New Britton Elementary

March 3, 2023

Upcoming PTO Dates

Mark Your Calendars!

March 9th - Play to Donate at Urban Air

March 9th - 4th Grade Music Program @ 7pm

March 13th - Flex Day - No School

March 17th - PTO Movie Night @ 6pm

March 18th - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

NBE Third Grade Families - IREAD-3 Assessment Information

This week third graders will take the IREAD-3 state assessment. Teachers will administer the test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 assesses foundational reading standards through grade three.

  • Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development
    Identifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, identifying synonyms and antonyms and using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words in a text

  • Comprehension and analysis of nonfiction and informational text
    Comparing and responding to grade-level informational text by making connections and/or predictions while reading and identifying important information within text

  • Comprehension and analysis of literacy text
    Comparing and responding to grade-level literacy text by recalling and/or describing story elements and identifying the theme and narrator of different literacy genres

To get ready for testing, please make sure your student is well-rested, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives on time for testing. We are confident that students will put forth their best effort in IREAD-3.

More information about IREAD-3 is included in this link DOE: IREAD-3 (in.gov). Should you have questions, please call NBE Assistant Principal Katy Lee.

PTO Snack Cart

In our continued effort to show our NBE Staff appreciation, we will be providing a fun snack/drink cart through the NBE hallways in March and April. We appreciate your assistance with stocking the treats!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please make sure you write how many packages you will be donating. Snacks/Drinks can be brought to the New Britton office on Wednesday, March 15th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. If that time is not convenient for you to drop off, please feel free to contact Ellen Hammond via eehammond78@gmail.com and we can communicate a porch drop off. Thank you!


Yearbook Orders

It's time to order your New Britton Elementary Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $18. Click the link below to order, or return the paper form that was sent home earlier this week.

Link to order a yearbook: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

Use Code: 75287M

Online ordering ends 3/17/2023.

4th Grade Music Program 2023

Who: All students in the following classes - Biggs, Buening, Clark, Cox, Gundersen, Temple

What: 4th Grade Music Program

Where: New Britton Elementary Gym

When: Thursday, March 9th

Cox, Buening, and Temple will perform at 6:30 p.m.

Gundersen, Clark, Biggs will perform at 7:30 p.m.

*Students need their recorders for every practice during February and March. Please have students store recorders in their backpacks from now until March 6th so that they will have them for rehearsals! Students will keep their recorders at school March 6th through March 9th!

Details: All students have been working hard to prepare for this short musical performance. This performance will be 20-25 minutes. Students will sing and play xylophone, recorders, and drums. Students should dress up or wear nice school clothes for this event. PLEASE NOTIFY THE MUSIC TEACHER IN WRITING IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS CONCERT.

Parking for the 4th Grade Music Performance

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Family Resources

Future You

Future you! - The last couple of weeks, Mrs. Leiner has gone to all the classrooms to discuss the topic of "Future You!". At the elementary level, we really focusing on awareness of strengths and interests that may lead to a future option. Since we all change and grow, the message is that it's okay to think and dream about a lot of different interests. Students in grades 3 and 4 discussed how your interest can lead to further study in an area which may lead to a job or career for the future. These students looked through 2 websites that had videos and information that matched the interests they picked. In grades kindergarten through 2nd grade, we discuss again how their interest or passions can lead to their future at their developmental level. Indiana's department of education (DOE) has a website that is geared towards this type of future thinking which is titled Learn More Indiana. Below are the links to the websites. We encourage you to talk to your student about what they see in their future.




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 23.

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

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor