New Britton Elementary

November 18th, 2022


Like the "New Britton Elementary Parents and Teachers" Facebook page for regular informational updates, or go to the PTO page at https://nbe.hseschools.org/about/get-involved.

You can also reach out to the PTO at NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com.

Upcoming PTO Dates

Mark Your Calendars!

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 1 - Paint to Donate @ U-Paint Pottery - 3-5pm

December 16 - Winter Class Parties

December 19 - January 4 - Winter Break - No School

January 5 - School Resumes

HSEF Giving Tuesday

HSEF believes that Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to show our staff and schools just how much they matter, and its easy! On November 29th HSEF is continuing the annual tradition of taking a #HSEFunselfie when donating to the Foundation. Together we can make a difference in just 3 easy steps:

  1. Make a donation at www.HSEFoundation.org/giving-tuesday.
  2. Take a selfie photo or video proclaiming why you gave using the Unselfie sign. Tag #HSEFunselfie, your school, and @HSEFoundation on social media.
  3. Feel great this holiday season! Because of you, faculty, and staff at all 22 HSE Schools are feeling the love, and you helped support educational opportunities and innovation across the district.
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Holiday Lights Recycling Program

This Holiday Season, HSE is asking you to give a gift to the Earth by making the choice to be more sustainable. HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Starting December 5th and going until January 13th each school will be collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products.

  • This will be the third year for the holiday light recycling program!
  • During the 2020/2021 season you helped collected and recycle 3,519 pounds of holiday lights!
  • During the 2021/2022 season you helped collect and recycle 4,711 pounds of holiday lights.
  • In two years of recycling holiday lights, you have helped recycle the equivalent weight of a Ford F250.
    • Your small choices have helped prevent a total of 8,230 pounds of plastic, metal, and glass from ending up in a landfill.
    • You helped make a HUGE impact.

Morning Car-Rider Line/Student 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!

Family Resources

Good Samaritan Network

Thanksgiving and Christmas DETAILS

We recommend that you apply ONLINE by the early part of November for Holiday Assistance.

GSN's signature holiday assistance program significantly impacts thousands of families every year. GSN clients are always able to receive food baskets for both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Additionally, clients receive new or gently used toys and clothing for the Christmas season - as part of our Christmas Distribution.


In order to be considered for any GSN Holiday event - a yearly application is required. We prefer you complete the Holiday Assistance Application ONLINE. Contact the office if you need a paper copy, or visit any Hamilton County agency.

Everyone will receive some form of assistance from only ONE Hamilton County agency or source. No one will receive assistance without submitting an application (digitally/online or hard copy/mail).

Families will either be assigned to a 1) private sponsor (provided thru GSN) or 2) households will be assigned to GSN. Not both!


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 13.

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

Community News

Mudsock Youth Athletics Update

Save-The-Date: Spring Program Registration

Get moving with us in the spring! Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, and track and field opens January 1st at myathletics.com. Program information will be updated on the site mid-December.

Spring Program Scholarships

Families who qualify for free or reduced lunches within the district are also eligible for program scholarships with MYA. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For spring sports these dates are 1/1 – 1/31. Emailinfo@myathletics.com.

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor