New Britton Elementary - December 4, 2015
Dear Bulldog Families,
It has been AMAZING to see our students’ interest in science growing this year through scientific inquiry…kindergarten took a trip to the farm and studied pumpkins. First grade students just finished project work regarding soil and worms and have an amazing partnership with Ritchey Woods. Second grade students analyzed owls and dissected owl pellets. Third grade scientists investigated rocks and minerals and created concrete molds with the help of an IMI representative. Fourth grade kicked off their year exploring the scientific method and how they can be scientists. Also, several classrooms are participating in a community garden project that directly benefits our Fishers community. These are just a few examples of our scientific study…classrooms are bursting with scientific wonder and inquiry.
We are so excited for our scientists to have an opportunity to further explore a question they have about science. The New Britton Elementary annual Science Fair (grades 1-4) will be held on Thursday, February 18th during the day with an award ceremony and special program from 6:30-8:00p.m. In order to prepare and generate excitement for this big event, we are hosting a Science Fair 101 with Professor Steve on this coming Thursday, December 10th from 7:00-8:00p.m. (doors will open at 6:45p.m.). We hope to see your family in attendance at this event. Kindergarten students are certainly encouraged to attend as we would like for them to participate in science fair next year.
As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a restful weekend!
9: Dining for Dollars at Marco's Pizza
10: Science Fair 101, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
18: Grading period ends
18: Winter parties
18: New Britton Night at the Pacers
19-January 4: Winter Break
5: Students return to school
12: PTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
15: Half Day for students
18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school
22: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30
25-29: After School Enrichment
Week 3 (Light Blue)
*see the full menu at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2205121834271841&page=menus
There will be a menu change on Dec. 16:
We will be serving-
There will be a special Holiday Meal on December 17:
Classroom Holiday Parties
Science Fair 101
Hey Kids! Do you like science? Are you looking for some really cool Science Fair ideas? Are you ready to see toilet paper flying in the air? Then come to New Britton Elementary School on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. & witness the amazing Professor Steve. Not only will he be presenting all kinds of science fair ideas for you to explore, he will also be demonstrating amazing feats of science right before your eyes. Lots of fun for both you & your parents. See you on December 10 at 7:00 pm.!
Winter weather is near!
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Local Media Outlets
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- WQME - 98.7FM
- WHBU-WERK-MAX, WLBC - 104.1FM
- WEDJ - 107.1FM Radio Latina
- WIBC - 93.1FM
- WSYW - 810AM
- WISH-TV 8
- WXIN (Fox 59 & CW4)
- WRTV (6)
- WTHR (13)
Morning drop-off reminder
Catch of the Week
Be there. Be present. Listen carefully to others around you. Be involved with others around you. We practice the FISH philosophy at New Britton: Be There, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Play Safely.
The following students are being recognized for exhibiting these elements of FISH philosophy in their classrooms last week:
Kindergarten: Riley Fehlinger, Allison Briggs, Ananya Jain, Calvin Wood, Kylie Gilliam
First Grade: Joseph Abulail, Oliver Callahan, Calie Wood, Ella Ratliff, Justin Love, Celia Ayers
Second Grade: Maddie Davis, Jackson Denning, Sara Evans, Antwon Clark, Sully Parker, Yuki Tanno
Third Grade: Oliver Casas, Yati Patel, Elise Emerson, Sujay Surendra, Fatimah Idrees
Fourth Grade: Lakshay Majahan, Caydence Wood, Elise Bryan, Justin Zeisig, Madison Leonard
- December can be a very fun, festive and somewhat frazzled month. Below are some tips for the month:
- Remind your students that school does not end until winter break starts which for NBE is December 18. 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. 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.
Box Top Challenge Winner
Hello New Britton Families! We have a “Dining for Dollars” event coming up on Wednesday, December 9th at Marco's Pizza. They are located at 8235 E. 116th Street. This is an all day event, and NBE will get a percentage of our sales, so order lunch for your office and dinner for your family.
This Marco's event is also a classroom competition, so be sure to mention the name of your child's teacher when ordering. The class that has the highest participation that day will win a pizza party. Be sure to tell your family, friends and neighbors to mention New Britton Elementary when placing a carry-out, delivery or dine-in order. Thanks for participating!
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation
Community Activities & Events
- S.P.O.R.T.S News
- Milk & Cookies with Santa
- Frost Fest
- Brother Doug's Pizza Dine to Donate
- Fishers Library January programs
- HEPL January Highlights
- Noblesville Library January programs
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