New Britton Elementary

March 4, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

Everyone seems to be adapting well to our changes in Covid protocols and the option of wearing face coverings/masks. Regardless of the choice that families have made, our building and classroom learning environments continue to be safe, respectful places for students to learn and grow. As spring approaches, our learners are really starting to bloom! Students are thinking more deeply about concepts and are better able to apply their learning in new situations. Be sure to ask your child about their favorite learning moments this week.

Hopefully, your weekend plans include time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather that is predicted! I would encourage you to get outside and join in some type of fit and fun activity. Fishers Parks has many great sites that you may want to explore. Another great weekend possibility is attendance at our HSE Art Fair. I am always amazed by the talents of our young artists. More specifics can be found in the information below.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a restful weekend!


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

IREAD-3 State Testing

IREAD-3 - Third-Grade Students Only

March 7-18. *Classroom teachers will share the specific dates.

The IREAD-3 test is given to all third-grade students. It measures your child’s foundational reading skills in word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension of literature and nonfiction text. The IREAD-3 assessment is taken over multiple days between March 8-12 with the week of March 15-18 dedicated to make up testing. The assessment must be taken in-person at school.

HSE Art Show

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the HSE District Wide Art Show on March 5th and 6th at Fishers High School from 2-5pm. There will be many pieces of art from all grade levels to see at this open house style art exhibit. There are 140 pieces of art in the show that were made by New Britton students! Enter at door 19 for easy accessibility to the elementary artwork on display in Café A.

Congratulations to these talented artists who will be a part of this great art exhibit!

NBE Folk Dance Club 2022

This year New Britton Elementary will be participating in the 49th Annual Children’s Folk Dance Festival on Saturday, April 23rd at North Central High School from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Folk Dance Club is open to 3rd and 4th graders. Folk Dance Club will meet on Friday afternoons beginning March 11th. Rehearsals will be from 2:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the dates listed below. We have 13 folk dances from around the world that must be learned before participating in this event. It is very important that students attend rehearsals so that we are ready for this performance. Students missing too many rehearsals will not be able to participate in the Folk Dance Festival. Rehearsals will be in the gym please wear or bring gym shoes for practice. Pick up will be at gym door #5.

The cost of NBE Folk Dance Club is $10 to pay for the T-shirt for this event. Please send a check or money and permission slip to Ms. Thornsberry as soon as possible before March 10th. (A green permission slip was sent home last week!) If you need another permission slip there are more outside the music room door or you can check out the Folk Dance Club 2022 Link on the Music Canvas Page - you can even download and print permission slip.​Checks should be made out to New Britton Elementary. If you have questions, please email kthornsberry@hse.k12.in.us!

Thank you,

Ms. Thornsberry and Mrs. J

Rehearsals from 2:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the New Britton Elementary Gym

March 11th, 18th, 25th

April 15th, 22nd

49th Indiana Children’s Folk Dance Festival at North Central High School Saturday, April 23rd – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please enjoy this video of the children Folk Dancing at a previous festival!


Bulldog Birthday Bash

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Library News

Volunteers Needed!

As we are beginning our 2nd semester of the school year, we could use some help in the library. If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please sign up using the link below.

If it will be your first time, please let Mrs. Williams (kwilliams@hse.k12.in.us) know what day and time you will be coming so she can be sure to be in the library to give directions.

Feel free to grab a friend and come shelve some books! It normally takes an hour or so to put the books away. Volunteers are free to come at a time that is convenient for them anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You must have a current SafeVisitor background check on file. If you have any questions, please ask!


Support our Library

Are you looking for a way to support the NBE library? If so, we have a program called Support our Library! Using the link below, you can choose a book to donate to our library. You have the option to donate the book in honor of a teacher, a student for his/her birthday, or just for the fun of reading! These books are library bound books and come processed...which means they are ready for the shelf and checkout to students as soon are they arrive at NBE. If you choose to donate a book to our library, Mrs. Williams will share the book first with your child's class. Thanks for being willing to Support our Library!!



Yearbook flyers will be coming home next week with students. You can fill out the form and return to school. You can also order online by visiting www.inter-state.com/order . You will need to enter code 62983E to find NBE. All orders are due by Friday, March 18th. Yearbooks will come home at the end of May.

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 17.

Good Samaritan Network

Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of nonprofits in Hamilton County. GSN utilizes two serving approaches, Direct and InDirect services, and in part is designed to ensure efficiency and communication among the different agencies, social services, nonprofits, local government, pantries, and businesses - as together we serve the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or underserved.

If you are in need or would like to help those in need, this website can assist you. The link below provides support for holiday assistance, rental assistance, energy assistance, and ways to provide support.

Please take a moment to explore this website - click here.

FYAP Snack Attack 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. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at sleiner@hse.k12.in.us

Community News

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Spring Sports: Did you forget to register for spring programing? There are still spaces open in many of our baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, and track leagues. Register now at myathletics.com and we’ll see you on the fields. Learn more here.

Supporting Your Athlete: We’ve put all the resources in one place for you to re-learn how to support your athlete in 2022. Thank you for helping us create a safe and positive environment for participants, parents, guardians, coaches and referees. Read here.

Teacher Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor