Bulldog Bulletin

December 1, 2017

Dear Bulldog Families,

I hope that you all enjoyed time with family over Thanksgiving break and that you had an opportunity to relax. As I was relaxing with my family, I reflected upon the many things (at school and home) for which I am thankful. I am so thankful for our Bulldog students, families, and staff! We are fortunate to have a school community that is extremely supportive of our students and their social, emotional, and academic growth. As you know, we follow the FISH Philosophy of Be There, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Play Safely and Fairly. I would like to highlight just a few ways in which our students, teachers, and families have raised the bar in Being There for others. We finished our Student Council food collection before Thanksgiving and were able to provide assistance to many families in need. Our Bulldog Boy Scout Pack 106 spearheaded the collection of pre-worn shoes to assist the non-profit Soles 4 Soles in order to provide needed shoes to those in need, both domestically and internationally. We are continuing our collection of clothing donations as part of the HSE collaborative effort with Goodwill, which helps us earn clothing vouchers that can directly benefit Bulldog families in need.

Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Buening's buddy classrooms have reached out to Northridge Retirement Community by establishing a partnership in which they interact with residents in both social and academic ways. Mrs. Port's (Hensley) class recently studied communities, and as a result, the students decided they wanted to help others. They are now in the beginning stages of a service project to provide blankets to homeless shelters. Mrs. Leiner facilitates the continued work of a group of Mrs. Biggs' former and current third grade students who write mirror messages to promote positive self-image. This work is the result of student-led inquiry in Mrs. Biggs' class two years ago - what a great learning legacy! Mrs. Street's students decided to Pay It Forward by writing letters to a classmate's ill grandfather. The family was so touched by this act of kindness that they wanted to thank the class with a pizza lunch. The students, on their own, decided that instead of benefitting from a yummy pizza lunch that they would like to again Pay It Forward by having the family instead donate this money to help a family in need of some holiday cheer. These are just a few of the MANY examples that students, teachers, and our community generate as ways to Be There and Make Their Day for others. Thank you for partnering with us in educating such kind, service-minded children. Every day I see even more examples of why I have the best job ever!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Calendar Update:

The HSE School Board held a special session this past Wednesday and reconsidered last week's calendar decision. As a result, the vote was held again. The calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 can be viewed at this link - http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/calendar.aspx


Lori Mankin

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Goodwill & HSE Collect and Connect

Bring your donation of gently used clean clothing to the Goodwill bin located in our NBE office. For every 13 gallon bag of clothing donated, NBE will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to our local families in need.

December Dates to Remember

Friday 12/1

7:45 tennis

Monday 12/4

3:20 District Early Dismissal

Tuesday 12/5

3:45-4:45 Chess Club

Wednesday 12/6

7:45 4th grade tutoring

Thursday 12/7

7:45 4th grade tutoring

Monday 12/11

3:20 District Early Dismissal

Tuesday 12/12

3:45-4:45 Chess Club

Wednesday 12/13

7:45 4th grade tutoring

Thursday 12/14

7:45 4th grade tutoring

2:30 Kindergarten Gingerbread Program

Monday 12/18

3:30 District Early Dismissal

Tuesday 12/19

3:45-4:45 Chess Club

Wednesday 12/20

Winter parties, 1st semester ends, Last day before Winter Break

Winter Break 12/21/17-1/3/18

Thursday 1/4/18

Students return to school

From the Counselor

NEW December can be a fun, festive and somewhat frazzled month. Click HERE to read Mrs. Leiner's Counselor Cove full of tips to help make your family's December enjoyable, relaxed and full of fun!

From the Cafeteria

Cafeteria Menu Schedule

Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Cafeteria Birthday Day Information

E-Funds Online School Payments

Due to the capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please call the office at 594-4130 to reserve your seat. Spots are available first come first serve and may be reserved up to a week before the date.

When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all checks and envelopes.

From the Music Teacher

Want to know the latest and most up to date info for the NBE Music Program? Check out Mr. Martin's NBE Music Notes here!

From the Art Teacher

Click here to read the most current information from Mrs. Smith, NBE Art Teacher. Mrs. Smith's NBE Art Notes

--- Handbook Highlights ---

Each Bulldog Bulletin will highlight a portion of the New Britton Student Handbook. This month's focus is Skylert & Emergency Phone Numbers.

  • SKYLERT INSTANT ALERT SYSTEM Schedules change, buses run late, emergencies occur. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has implemented an instant alert system, Skylert, which can be utilized by district or individual building administrators, as needed. This system allows the school to notify parents of emergencies and/or changes to the school’s regular schedule more quickly and conveniently. Skylert brings critical and/or changing news directly to the intended audience, as parents can select how and where they receive messages. Each year, the home phone number listed for the student is set as the default in the system. Parents should update the information in the system annually which can include work phone, cell phone, email. Updates to Skylert can be made at any time by logging into Skyward Family Access.

  • EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS Upon registration of your child, you were asked to provide the school with phone numbers of people that could be reached in cases of emergency. If these numbers change during the school year, please inform the school so that we will always have up-to-date information on file. Please make sure the people the school is to notify are willing to take responsibility for your child in case you cannot be reached.

Click HERE to read more from the NBE Student Handbook.

PTO Executive Board

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig

Co-President: Lisa Cheney

Vice President: Sarah Fleming

Secretary: Gretchen Gonso

Treasurer: Amy Mason

Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com

Click HERE for PTO contact Information, important dates and volunteer opportunities.

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Check out the HSE Community Bulletin Board!

Hamilton Southeastern Schools has now consolidated all the great activities offered in Fishers into one easy to access location - the CBB! Check out the CBB for library programs, S.P.O.R.T.S. news and other programs you would normally see in our Bulldog Bulletin. Use this link to check it out now!

Community Bulletin Board

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Contact Us

8660 E 131st St, Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: 594-4130

Fax: 594-4139

New Britton website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/home.aspx

HSE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/home.aspx

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