New Britton Elementary

November 10, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It has been a week full of making connections - connections with community helpers, colleagues, classmates, and with new learning activities! Our children bring many experiences with them, and through collaborative learning, they are growing their thinking, problem solving, perseverance, and perspectives. Ask your child about something new they learned this week. A good follow-up question is, "What are you proud of from your week?"

We are proud to announce that several New Britton team members have been awarded grants through the HSE Foundation:

  • Mrs. Moore - using loose parts to create
  • Mrs. Sanders - connecting through kindness
  • Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Buening - building models and designs with 3-D printing
  • Mr. Coato - encouraging fitness through leisure activities (pickleball)

We are thankful for our teachers writing these grants and for the continued support that our foundation provides.

Our Bulldog Student Council has connected with Key Club in service for Riley Children's Hospital. We are helping raise funds, through a school-wide pajama day, to support patients at Riley. Students are encouraged to bring a donation up to $1 and wear pajamas on Friday, November 18.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.

Have a restful weekend!


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

NBE Spirit Sale (part 2)

Show your Bulldog pride with kid's, women's, men's, & non-wearable items!

NBE Spirit Sale runs now through Sunday, November 20th. Spirit wear will be delivered to your child's classroom before winter break. If you want to arrange an alternate pickup for winter presents or have questions, please email the PTO at: newbrittonpto@gmail.com.

No orders will be accepted after 11/20/2022.


Second Grade Music Program

The amazing musical talents of our New Britton Elementary Second Grade students will be showcased at their Music Program on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the NBE gym.

Morning Car-Rider Line/Parent Drop-Off

We are experiencing some challenges with our morning drop-off. Please review this information to assist us with safety and efficiency:

  • Students should be ready to get out of the car (coats on and backpacks ready) when the car is within the identified drop-off area. Do not release your student until you have been directed to do so.
  • When leaving the parking lot, do not turn left as this causes a backup in the parking lot and a delay in releasing additional students from cars.
  • Do not pull in to park from 7:20-8:00. If you need to drop off your student, join the drop-off line. Pulling out of parking spaces during drop-off also creates a back-up. Children are not to be dropped off in the bus parking lot as there are no adults supervising this area when buses leave.
  • Our car-rider team will finish releasing a group of cars at 7:40, but after this time, families will need to park and walk their students into the building. These adults all have teaching or other responsibilities at this time. Class starts at 7:40. If students are dropped off after this time, they are late.

We continue to work with our HSE Safety Team to see how we can improve this process. Please contact the office at 317-594-4130 if you need assistance with bus transportation. We recommend riding the bus if possible to ensure that your student is able to start their day at 7:40. Thank you for your help with this morning process!

Clothing Donations

Our nurse, Mrs. Cernero, is in need of clothing donations for the nurses office!

Many children come in throughout the day needing a change of clothes for various reasons - a spill at lunch, getting wet or muddy at recess, having a potty accident, etc. Please consider donating clothes your children may have outgrown!

Here are the most needed items

*boys and girls pants size youth small and youth medium - leggings and sweatpants work best

*short sleeve shirts size youth small and youth medium

*youth size tennis shoes (not fancy shoes)

Library Happenings


Volunteers are needed and appreciated in our NBE library! We need daily volunteers for checking books in, shelving books, and general help in the library. Please follow this link to volunteer:


Cafe News

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Family Resources

Snack Attack - Fishers Youth Assistance Program

NBE is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. This program is open to students that qualify for the reduced lunch program or have an increased need currently.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Students continued the Second Step Elementary digital program, a researched-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school.

Please see the Second Step Weekly Home Link attached at the bottom of the newsletter for specific information discussed in each grade level Week 12.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor