New Britton Elementary

March 25, 2022

Important Morning Arrival Information

We would like to remind everyone of the school start time of 7:40; this is when our tardy bell rings and students should be in their classrooms. If your student is a car rider in the morning, please arrive in time for him/her to be in the building before this time. Due to the large number of car riders, it is difficult for students to have breakfast at school and then make it to class by 7:40. If you would like your student to have breakfast at school, I would encourage you to have him/her ride the bus. If your student has not previously been a bus rider and you need assistance with bus stop and/or arrival time information or if you need assistance with making changes in Dismissal Manager, please call the office at 317-594-4130.

Lately, we have had up to 27 cars arriving after our start time. When students arrive to class late, they miss some of the morning routine and/or the first part of a lesson. A late start to the day may cause a student to feel rushed and behind. Our car-rider team of adults has teaching responsibilities starting at 7:40. As per the information in last week's newsletter, staring on Monday, March 21, the team has been walking into the building at 7:40. If car riders arrive after this time they will need to be walked in by a parent/adult family member. Thank you for helping us start the school day on time and in a safe manner.


Don't forget to 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.

PTO meetings

PTO meeting will have one more meeting this school year on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us, and enter through door 1 at New Britton Elementary.

If you are a parent of a current student or are a current teacher, YOU are already a part of the PTO, and we want your input!

PTO Board Members

Next year the PTO will be needing new board members! Positions to be filled are: President, Vice President, and Member at Large. Please reach out to the PTO if you are interested, or have questions about what these roles entail. Incoming members will meet with current members holding the same role and be walked through the responsibilities.

Upcoming PTO Dates

Dine to Donate

Mark you calendars now to join your NBE Family and Friends on Wednesday, April 13 at Panda Express for a Dine to Donate!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2022.

The PTO will be looking for help and donations to celebrate our teachers and staff and all the hard work they do for our children.

Bulldog Birthday Bash

As we gear up for the NBE Birthday Bash on May 6th, we are looking to add more carnival-style games for the students and families to enjoy. We do have some on hand, but are also looking to borrow or would be grateful for any donated carnival games. If you feel led to share or donate for this purpose, please contact the PTO by emailing Sarah Potasnik at hankley@gmail.com.

Likewise, be on the lookout in the coming month for opportunities to volunteer at the event. We look forward to a fun night of celebrating with the NBE community!
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Family Resources

Second Step Social Emotional Learning

This week 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 21 .

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor

Second Step Home Link