Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - December 2, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

As the daylight hours grow shorter and we begin the month of December, it is time for a mid-point check to assess student growth. Our students will be taking web-based NWEA assessments over the next few weeks. Teachers will also be administering our Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level Assessment to measure growth in your student’s instructional reading level. The purpose of these assessments is to measure student growth in reading and math and to determine areas of strength and needed instruction. The teachers will use this information as they plan learning opportunities for the 3rd 9 weeks and beyond.

These are just two examples of formative assessments that we use to measure academic growth and achievement. There are many other ways our students show what they know and can do regarding topics of study. Teachers compile a variety of assessment data for a more comprehensive picture of your student that is available through our report cards. Student report cards will be available on Skyward Friday January 6th. As always, please be sure to communicate with your student’s teacher if you have any questions.

Thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a great weekend!


Lori Mankin

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

November 21 - December 2

Mon. 12/5 (Day 4 ):

Tues. 12/6 (Day 5):

Wed. 12/7 (Day 6):

Thurs. 12/8 (Day 1):

Fri. 12/9 (Day 2): Kindergarten Gingerbread program 9:30 & 2:30

Mon. 12/12 (Day 3):

Tues. 12/13 (Day 4):

Wed. 12/14 (Day 5):

Thurs. 12/15 (Day 6):

Fri. 12/16 (Day 1): Classroom Holiday Parties

***No School December 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017***

Science Fair Kickoff with Professor Steve - SUCCESS!

Students and their classmates were entertained and educated by our beloved Professor Steve and his always engaging and thinking science displays. What an awesome way to kick off Science Fair preparation!! If your student in grades 1-4 is interested in participating in the NBE Science Fair, please access the information at the link below:

New Britton Elementary Science Fair

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Counselor's Cove - Mrs. Leiner

December can be a very fun, festive and somewhat frazzled month. Below are some helpful tips for the month:

  • Remind your students that school does not end until winter break starts which for NBE is December 16. The teachers at NBE have a lot of learning to pack in these last few days. Insist that your student keep up the regular school routine including bedtime routine.
  • In regards to sticking to the same routine, try to do the same thing with eating healthy foods, exercising, and general health issues. Keeping with the routine will keep those pesky illnesses away.
  • Plan to do something together like driving around to check out holiday lights, bake something sweet, start a large puzzle, and/or start to read a book that the whole family would enjoy.
  • Help your children focus on someone other then themselves. Find some activity that your family can be involved in that would help those less fortunate.
  • Explain the meaning of holiday or family traditions and why they are special. What are your family traditions? Don’t have any, then this is the year to start one.
  • Learn about what a different culture does during this time of the year or another time of year that is celebrated. Compare and contrast how it is different from your family celebrations or traditions.
  • If your circumstances are different this year then last year you can always start a new tradition.
  • Give yourself the gift of understanding. You can’t do it all. You may try and come really close, but then it may also come at a cost – financially, physically, and emotionally. Having a happy and relaxed, but scaled down festive season can be just as much fun.

Staff Spotlight - Angelia Quinn - NBE Speech Pathologist

I have been a Speech Pathologist for 11 years, 5 of those in HSE. I've been part time at NBE serving in the Lifeskills room for three years. This is my first year full time at NBE. I am married and have two children, Laureli (8) and Cormick (5). In my free time I like to learn about new technology, paint and restore furniture. I enjoy science fiction and Christian living books. I'm happy to be at New Britton full time this year!


If your child will be absent due to illness or medical/legal appointment, please call attendance line at (317) 594-4130. This phone line also has a 24 hour voice mail option. Please leave your name, your child's grade, teacher and the reason for the absence by 9:30 that morning. Please do not email the office with this information.

Bulldog Bulletin Updates

Please visit our website at http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/about/docs.aspx for the most current information & updates.

Catch of the Week

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Sajeev Chakaravarthy, Maddox Buis, Jerimiah Williams, Mason Askew, Ethan Brinkruff, Rowan Sprunger

1st Grade: Eli DiFilippp, Ciana Keller, Harlow Gordon, Danny Thacker, Charlotte Smith, Miguel Montes

2nd Grade: Takie Bouzar, Bailey Smith, Audrey Goddard, James Rinehart, Landon Hoffman, Noah Pearcy, Shreya Balaji

3rd Grade: William Webb, Ellie Schoch, Hudson Ayers, Delilah Williams, Elle Gilbert, Hayden Taratsas, Lilyn Williams

4th Grade: Adrienne Magers, Jaiden Britt, Madison Paciorek, Nate Colaw, Halle Michaels, Ashley Garcia

October Box Top Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Grampp's class - winner of the October NBE Box Top collection!

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Indiana Association for the Gifted Family Night

Friday, Nov. 11th, 6-7:30pm

350 West Maryland Street

Indianapolis, IN

Learn more and RSVP online HERE.

HSE Student Handbooks

For your convenience, the New Britton Elementary School Handbook can be found at this link: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/NBE/new_britton_handbook-15-16-final_.pdf

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PTO Info to Know:

  • Holiday Party will be Friday 12/16. Keebler Graham Snacks and Apple juice will be served. Click HERE to view the nutrition information for the snack crackers. Please contact Mrs. Vogt if you have any concerns with your child having this snack.

  • Tuesday 1/10 - Science Fair 101 and PTO meeting

New Britton Elementary PTO

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig Lesliezeisig@gmail.com

Co-President: Stephanie Solesky Steph.solesky@comcast.net

Vice President: Kalista Booth Kalista.booth@aol.com

Treasurer: Sarah Johnson Johnson10874@sbcglobal.net

Community Activities & Events

*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

FAST - Fishers Area Swimming Tigers


Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

To register log into www.Fasttigers.com and

click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page.

Session Schedule

Winter Two: January 9-26. Registration 12/8-1/8.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

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

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs