New Britton Elementary

August 27, 2021


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

Making connections is an important part of the learning process. HSE is cultivating community connections through partnerships with Fishers Parks and businesses. We are fortunate to continue a partnership with Conner Prairie for our 4th grade learners. Students in each fourth grade class travel to Conner Prairie and learn social studies standards combined with a variety of other concepts as they engage in learning experiences on the prairie. We also have a continued, first grade partnership with Ritchey Woods - Nature First. School-based outreach is done through naturalist visits to each classroom three different times throughout the year. Our first grade Bulldogs also visit Ritchey Woods once in the fall and again in the spring to complete a comprehensive experience steeped in our science standards. In both of these partnerships, the learning extends far beyond a singular subject area; our students are immersed in authentic experiences in which there are numerous connections to other classroom learning.

A new second grade partnership with the Fishers AgriPark Farm is just taking shape this year! Brooke Daniel, a previous Hoosier Road Elementary teacher, was hired just before school started as the teacher-in-residence. We are fortunate to have a New Britton teacher, Mrs. Mayer, involved as a member of the district planning team. To learn more about this partnership, as well as one for fifth grade students, please access the link below.

HSE Schools - New Community Partnerships

I hope that your student has made many social and academic connections this week. I saw many moments of joyful learning this week as I visited classrooms!


Lori Mankin, Principal

Dates to Remember

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Family Resources

Good Samaritan Network

Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of nonprofits in Hamilton County. GSN utilizes two serving approaches, Direct and InDirect services, and in part is designed to ensure efficiency and communication among the different agencies, social services, nonprofits, local government, pantries, and businesses - as together we serve the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or underserved.

If you are in need or would like to help those in need, this website can assist you. The link below provides support for holiday assistance, rental assistance, energy assistance, and ways to provide support.

Please take a moment to explore this website - click here.

FYAP Snack Attack 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. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Coats for Kids

Appointment Sign-Ups are OPEN from now until October 15. We have IN-PERSON and PICK-UP appointments this year. YOU DECIDE how you would like to interact:

1) Order coats online and then drive-thru & pick them up
2) Attend in-person

See our website for more information

School News

School Day Volunteers

As September arrives, some classroom teachers may begin to reach out with volunteer opportunities. Please review the volunteer information on our website. All volunteers will need to have a background check on file to volunteer in a classroom or our library. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not allowing lunch visitors this year. Background checks are valid for three years from submission. If you would like to check the status of a previous background check, please call the school office.

Volunteer Information

Library Volunteers

Help Wanted! We're looking for parents to volunteer in the library this year. Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Mrs. Williams will be contacting interested individuals next week to come receive a short training session. Volunteers will start the week of September 7th.


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September Family Bookclub

We are excited to invite you to share in a virtual family book club with us. We will meet via Zoom on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m. This virtual book club will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

This month we will be reading the book, My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete. In this story, twins Callie and Charlie have a lot in common, but they are also very different: Charlie has autism. Callie is the narrator of the story and she describes what autism is and explores the issues that come along with it. The theme of the story is love, patience, and acceptance.

We have been awarded an HSE Foundation Grant to buy the books to loan to participating families; there is no need to purchase the book. We will send the book home with your child on Friday, September 10th. Please send the book back to school on Friday, September 17th.

We hope you will be able to join us. We look forward to reading and discussing with you!


School Picture Day

New Britton Elementary School picture day is Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Order your photos online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry.

The Picture Day event's Order Code is 59427PF.

Child Find

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child find

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

Response to Instruction (RtI) is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

Our Community

Fishers Show Choir Camp 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

8:30am - 3pm

Schedule: Check-in starts at 8:30, clinic begins promptly at 9:00 AM. Parents are invited to a performance at 3:00 PM. Clinic ends after the performance by all attendees.

Age groupings: Students will be grouped by their grade in school (K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8).

Registration Fee: $50 per student

What to Wear/Bring: Comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and a bottle of water. Lunch is provided. Please be sure to note any food allergies or restrictions on the registration form.

Bonus: Your student will also receive one free student ticket to the 2021 Fall Concert on September 23rd.

Online registration: Please complete the form online and bring your payment to the Show Choir Clinic (cash or check) on September 11th. Checks made payable to FHS Tiger Choirs.

Questions: Contact FHS Clinic Parent Volunteer Niesha Richardson @ nieashap@hotmail.com

Please complete registration online using the code or at https://tinyurl.com/secrk4z5

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Recreational Basketball: Play with us this winter! Registration is open for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game. Beginning September 1st, a $10 late fee will be added to every registration and waitlists may form for some divisions. Open to kindergarteners through 8thgrade. Information and registration can be found here. *High school intramural basketball information will be released in November.

HSE/Fishers Girls Travel Basketball: Find tryout information for travel basketball for girls in 3rd – 8th grade here. Athletes must be registered to attend at www.myathletics.com.

HSE/Fishers Boys Travel Basketball: Find tryout information, including parent meetings, for travel basketball for boys in 3rd – 6th grade here. Athletes must be registered to attend at www.myathletics.com.

Everyone Plays. Registration scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are 8/1 – 8/31. Email info@myathletics.com for more information.

PTO Updates

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PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting of the year was this past Wednesday. Our new officers were officially named, our budget was approved, teaching and learning updates were shared, and fundraising and volunteer opportunities were discussed.

New Britton Spirit Wear

Show your Bulldog pride and check out our online spirit wear sale. All orders must be placed online using the link below. Sale ends August 31, 2021.


You MUST add the required "classroom pickup" item to your order so we know where to deliver items!

Bulldogs for Mums

Order your fall mums through New Britton Elementary School PTO, and help support the school with your purchase!

We are partnering with a local business, Wasson Nursery, to bring you some great options this year. The sale runs through the end of the school day on September 10th. You will pick up your mums at Wasson Nursery in Fishers (13279 E 126th Street). Pick up will be during their business hours from September 17th-21st. This offers more convenience for our families! When you go to pick up, you just tell them the name on your order and that you ordered through New Britton's fundraiser.


New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor