Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - October 16, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

Did you know that Hamilton Southeastern Schools serve over 20, 000 students in 21 schools and that we are the fastest growing school corporation in Indiana? As a staff we take pride in our schools and strive to find ways in which we can provide a small community feeling with a focus on students and families. As part of this process, our Superintendent, Dr. Bourff has been on a Listening Tour in order to receive important feedback from our families. New Britton will be hosting a stop on the Listening Tour on November 3rd at 7:00p.m. in our media center. For the complete list of Listening Tour dates please access this link (HSE Schools web site, News, Hot Topics)


I encourage you to come to school on November 3rd with any questions you may have and to hear from our Superintendent and other HSE Administrators regarding the continued vision for advancement and excellence in our schools. I challenge you to help me "pack the house" at NBE to show our collaborative commitment to our children's education.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a relaxing weekend and a safe and wonderful fall break!


Lori Mankin

Rotation Days

October 19-23

Monday: 4

Tuesday: 5

Wednesday: 6

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School



14-21: Book Fair

20: Chaucie's Place program for grades K, 2, & 4

22-23: Fall Break; no school

26: Dining for Dollars at Jaggers

28: Square One Art sale begins

29: 2nd Grade Music Program, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

News from the Clinic

Mrs. Vogt is still entering student immunization records into Skyward. If your student's Skyward health records indicate "Not in Compliance" and you have provided her with immunization records, there is no need for concerns. She has already contacted parents whose student's immunizations are not up to date.

Student Vision Screenings

On November 19th, 1st grade students at New Britton will be given a vision screening. Dr. Jim Daugherty and Dr. Jillian Pall from Fishers Eye Care will be doing the vision screens for all of our 1st grade students throughout the district. There is no cost for the vision screening and you will be notified if your student’s results indicate a concern.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The bulk of our Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held on Oct. 20th and 21st. Teachers are offering some other days to better meet scheduling needs. Please be sure to sign up with your child’s teacher with the link they have provided to you, or call him or her to set up a conference time that best works for you. Our office staff will be here late on Oct. 20th and Oct. 21st. Thank you.

Scholastic Book Fair

Don't forget about Scholastic’s “Monster Book Fair” at New Britton through October 21st. Hours of operation will be Monday, October 19th from 9:15am – 3:00pm; and Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 – 21 from 9:15am – 8:00pm. Please feel free to stop in at any time!

(For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. You can also order books online at scholastic.com/fair until October 28th. Books will be shipped to school free of charge, and delivered to your child’s classroom)

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:

Kindergarten: Rosie Minges, Charlotte Gilkey, Kaden Scholl, Fiona Sharpe

1st Grade: Hank Redman, Sarah Flores, Rylee Bast, Alex Koo, Katie Brinkruff, Emanuel Cuahuizo-Ocelotl

2nd Grade: Lilly Valentine, BreAunna Marcello, Drew Palmer, Hayden Taratsas, Ethan Croke, Rowen McGee

3rd Grade: Ayden Morris, Erik Estrada, Trevor Hall, Owen Sanders, Brendan Albright, Kaelyn Heinrich

4th Grade: Olivia Clark, Gabby Adkins, Janet Gonzalez, Alex Cheney, Tyler Haggard, Mohab Sayed-El

Counselor Cove

by Mrs. Leiner

Parent-Teacher conferences

Parent teacher conferences are quickly approaching and to get the most out of the conference come prepared. Before your conference time ask your child how they feel about school and what they like or would change about school. As you nightly look at your child’s papers and their assignment notebook/sheet, pull out a few papers that you might ask about with the teacher. Also bring a list of specific questions you would like to ask the teacher. More then likely the teacher will answer many of these questions, but it is always good to have something in front of you to look at and remember. Here are some questions that might be asked or covered in the conference:

· Is my child performing at grade level in reading and math?

· Does my child turn in homework regularly?

· What are my child’s strengths and challenges?

· Does my child get along with others?

· What can I do at home to support my child and the learning that is going on in your classroom?

Hope you have a good parent teacher conference. Enjoy Fall Break!

Understanding Student Report Cards

Click here for more information

Chaucie's Place

NEW BRITTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

The Smart Steps education program will be taught at NBE on October 20.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Fall Creek Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sand Creek Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.

Good Samaritan Network

Annual Community-Wide FREE Thanksgiving Meals


November 26, 2015,


White River Christian Church

1685 N. 10th Street, Noblesville IN

Food, games, cookie decorating, and fellowship!


November 26, 2015


Sheridan Elementary School

24795 North Hinesley Road

Sheridan, IN 46069


November 26, 2015


St. Louis de Montfort

11441 Hague Road

Fishers, IN 46038

Hamilton County KidsCoats Distribution

This year's KidsCoats distribution will include two different dates and five locations. Families can click here to sign-up for available dates, locations and times:

KidsCoats Sign-Up ONLINE

Walk-in visits are considered those without an appointment (at any location) and will ONLY be made available AFTER pre-registered appointment slots are fulfilled. For the best selection it is suggested families secure an appointment. Event dates and locations include:

November 7: Carmel & Noblesville

November 14: Arcadia, Fishers, & Sheridan

(appointment times vary depending on site/location)

October 31 is the deadline for online sign-up.

New Staff Spotlight

Jennifer Dickerson

Hi! My name is Jenny Dickerson and I am the Teacher Development Specialist for NBE working with teachers on curriculum and instruction. I come to NBE from Lawrence Township where I served as a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade teacher, a Title One interventionist, and a K-6 instructional coach. It is my goal to make sure our students are engaged learners. Through HSE21, students will be learning all areas, including math and science, through authentic, hands on work.

On a personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart, David, and we have two children, Nick (11) and Laney (3). At home I love to play the piano and read books, especially historical non-fiction. I am often reading at least three books at a time!!

Internet and Social Media Safety

HSE Schools is proud to partner with the Fishers Police Department to bring you an information session about internet and social media safety. The parents-only, face-to-face session is one hour, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 19th at Fishers High School in Café A. Please enter the building using door FH1 or FH7. Content presented will include: iPad restrictions and recommendations, general practices regarding protecting your child at home, using commonsensemedia.org, and safety in using social media.

While this content is applicable to families with students in grades 5-12 who are currently 1:1, the reality is that even our K-4 students have access to internet devices. All parents are more than welcome to attend.

Thank you for interest in digital citizenship and keeping our students safe. See you on Oct. 19th.


Dining for Dollars Night

Calling all New Britton Families! We have a “Dining for Dollars” event coming up on Monday, October 26th at Jaggers. They are located at 14570 Mundy Dr. (146th & SR 37).

This is an all day event. Meet your friends for lunch and then bring your family in for dinner. There will be a flyer that you must bring with you in order for us to get credit for your purchase. Please look for the flyer in a forthcoming email. Please print the flyer and hand it out to family, friends, and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for supporting New Britton Elementary!

HSE FFA Fruit and Candle Sale

Hamilton Southeastern FFA, a joint chapter between Fishers and HSE, will be selling fresh fruit and soy candles from now until November 10th. Attached are the order forms for both the fruit and the candles, as well as a brochure detailing the options available in the fruit sale. If you would like to purchase anything, please fill out the form and send it back to lkschreck@gmail.com, or print your form and send it through the pony system, along with your money, to Tom Younts at HSE High School. The money from this fundraiser will be used to help fund experiences for these students that allow them to compete at a state or national level, develop their leadership skills, and become prepared for a variety of future careers. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the President of HSE FFA, Lauren Schreck, at lkschreck@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and have a great rest of the day!

Community Activities & Events

Contact Us

8660 E 131st St, Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: 594-4130

Fax: 594-4139

New Britton website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/home.aspx

HSE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/home.aspx

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs