New Britton Elementary

January 27, 2023


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

This week brought our first "old fashioned" snow day. This year we have 2 built-in flex days that will be used for the first two (and hopefully only two) snow/inclement weather days. We will now attend school on Tuesday, February 21. If we experience another day of inclement weather, we will use the flex day in March. If we experience more than two days of school cancellation, we will conduct online, synchronous instruction via Microsoft Teams and our Canvas Learning Management System. We will share more specifics if/when the need arises.

This week I have spent time noticing inquiry as I have visited classrooms in every grade level. Students are presented with opportunities throughout their day in which they can explore curiosities through asking questions, conducting research, and/or collaborating with classmates and teachers about their ideas. I continue to be impressed as I listen to conversations and ask questions of our learners. I am so proud of our teachers and students. I am also thankful for our families and community partners that help extend the learning done at school.

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


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

February Movie Night

NBE PTO will be hosting a movie night on Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm - Sing 2.

Sign up and payment needs to be completed thru Cheddar Up, link below.


Registration will close Wednesday, February 8th at midnight. No late registrations will be accepted. A flyer was sent home with more specific information. Please contact Megan Siebert at meganesiebert@gmail.com with questions, or you can call the New Britton office at 317-594-4100.

NBE Blood Drive

There is currently an emergency blood shortage here in Indiana!

The New Britton Elementary Student council will be hosting a Blood Drive next month as a service project. See if you can help save lives by donating blood!

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
8660 East 131st Street

Here is the link that everyone can use to sign up for it:


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4th Grade Celebration - Planning Meeting

Calling all 4th grade parents! We need your help with the planning process of the 4th grade end-of-the-year celebration! The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th. We would love to hear your creative thoughts on different fun and engaging activities for the students to participate in during the celebration. PTO will be hosting a Zoom call on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 PM to start brainstorming ideas and fun activities for the 4th grade students. We want to make this an exciting day for the students to celebrate the end of their time with NBE friends and staff. Please email Karyn Havens, karynhavens18@gmail.com, if you are interested in attending the Zoom, and the link will be sent to you.

Nurses Corner

Mrs. Cernero, our school nurse is in need of some cellulose sponges. These sponges are used to make ice packs for the kids here at school. Donations of these non-scrubber cellulous sponges would be great appreciated!

Cafe News

There will be a menu change for Tuesday January 31st. We will be serving Beef Pepperoni Calzone not Stuffed Cheese Sticks.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as food shortages are still affecting our orders. Thank You

Radon Awareness Month

January is Radon Awareness month: Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium in the soil and can be drawn into homes through cracks in the foundation. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Approximately 1 in 3 homes tested have radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L in Indiana. https://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information

For the past several years, HSE students have participated in the American Lung Association Poster Contest and have helped education others on the danger of Radon through art!

We need your student’s help explaining science through art! The 2023 Indiana Radon Poster Contest is here! This is a fun, educational, and potential prize-winning opportunity for our students.

In order to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the American Lung Association is calling on Indiana students age 9-14 to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes.

If you choose to participate, please send your posters to central office Attn: Bob Rice by March 1. I will collect all submissions and send them to the American Lung Association by the March 10 deadline.

Full Contest details and additional radon information is available on the contest website at: https://www.lung.org/getmedia/f35e8929-325b-4610-9a37-b1b3559cb582/IN-Poster-Contest-Official-Rules


1st place winner will receive $200

2nd place winner will receive $150

3rd place winner will receive $100

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 19.

Community News

2023 YMCA Summer Camp - Registration Now Open

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Mudsock Youth Athletics

Spring Program Registration is Open!

Get moving with us the spring! Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, boys volleyball and track and field is open at myathletics.com. Learn about each of our programs here. Remember to register between January 1st – 31st to guarantee your place on a team and receive the best pricing.

Spring Program Scholarships

Families who qualify for free our 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. Email info@myathletics.com.

Rugby Try-It Days (Open to 5th – 8th Graders with Female Only Times)

Calling all 5th – 8th graders who live within the HSE School District. Attend one of our free try-it days, including female only sessions, to learn about the sport. We are specifically trying to grow our junior high girls team! Sessions offered on Sundays at RJH (Feb. 5th) and HIJH (Feb. 26th). Learn more here.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor