New Britton Elementary
April 15, 2022
I AM. YOU ARE. WE ARE. BULLDOGS!
News from Mrs. Mankin
Mrs. Miller's kindergarten students engaged in an Earth Day relay. In this relay they had to sort items into bins based upon what they are made of: plastic, paper, or metal/cans.
These first grade students are hard at work in our nature lab. Mrs. Dain-Cooper's class cleaned up the area and created a new sunflower garden.
2nd graders in Mrs. Hemmerling's class are working to help their families reduce waste. They created environmentally-friendly shopping bags to use at the store.
We hope that your spring break was just what you needed it to be and that the transition back to school was a smooth one! Our classes celebrated spring today with an early Earth Day celebration. Students engaged in conversation and activities regarding science-related topics: reducing-reusing-recycling, the plant life cycle, gardening, building, and beautifying outdoor spaces. They also had some extra time outside to enjoy this beautiful, windy weather. We would like to thank our room parents/volunteers who planned and executed our parties today - a special thank you to Mrs. Soehngen for organizing this special day!
This week our 4th grade Math Bowl team, led by Mr. Temple, competed at the district meet. They not only received the winning score at this meet, but they were also named the Indiana State Champions. We are Bulldog Proud of this team! Their dedication and hard work were noted by all as well as their enthusiasm for math and encouragement of each other.
The week after spring break signifies that the end of the school year is quickly approaching. We are already making plans for the 2022-2023 school year. In fact, we just hosted our Kindergarten Open House last night. We would like to thank our teachers, PTO members, Student Council, and other Bulldog team members who stayed last night to welcome new families. I am always so excited and proud to introduce others to our Bulldog Learning Community. If your family has an incoming kindergarten student or you have friends or neighbors who do, please be sure to use and/or share the registration link below to enroll your student. At the beginning of next week, we will be sending an "Intent-to-Return" form to families. We ask that you complete a form for each student in your family (grades K-3) who will be returning to New Britton next school year. This information is very helpful as we are planning and creating classes. We will once again be offering supply kits through our PTO; that information will be sent to you soon.
Have a restful weekend. As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.
Miss Esposito's class took advantage of a beautiful day by kicking off their spring party with a read aloud.
Two Thursdays a month, teachers engage in professional study. This group engaged in learning about close reading and different strategies that can be used to help students apply their learning.
Mrs. Gundersen and Mrs. Cox's classes heard from a parent today about architecture and the design process. We even got a sneak peek of some awesome Nickel Plate Trail features. Thank you Mr. Braley!
Dates to Remember
Congratulations to the NBE Math Bowl State Champions!
4th Grade Transition Information
If you have a 4th grade student who will be transitioning to Riverside or another HSE intermediate school next year, please review the following information:
- Our HSE intermediate schools will be sending welcome videos for classroom teachers to share with students and families on May 9
- Intermediate School Open House
- All intermediate schools will have a time available on Monday, 8/1 for families to tour independently (4:30-6:00pm)
- Meet the Teacher - our intermediate schools will host Meet the Teacher the first full week of school. Specific information will be sent by the individual schools.
It was a pleasure to meet so many future New Britton Bulldogs at the Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, April, 13th! If you were unable to join us and still need to register a kindergartener for the 2022-23 school year, please follow the below link.
Literary Resource Review
Literacy resources for grades K-6 and World Language resources for grades 7-12 will be on display at the HSE Administration Office during the noted times. Parents and staff are invited to preview the selections and offer feedback during the below dates and times:
Educational Resources Review:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
HSE Administration Office
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
HSE Administration Office
ILEARN State Testing
Indiana students in grades 3-8 will take the standardized assessment called ILEARN. ILEARN is Indiana’s multiple day, online assessment designed to measure your child’s proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards. The difficulty of the test will adjust to each student’s skills within their grade level providing a better snapshot of each student. Students in Grade 3 will be testing in English Language Arts and Math. while students in Grade 4 will be tested in English Language Arts, Math and Science. Students will practice the assessment the week of April 11th. The testing window runs from April 18th-May 6th. It is important that students in Grades 3 and 4 are in attendance during this window as they will be testing over multiple days.
Students will need their fully-charged ipads and headphones for ILEARN. To prepare your child’s iPad, please download the “SecureTestBrowser” app. The app can be found here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/airsecuretest/id607002517
Please install this app on your 3rd or 4th grade student’s iPad prior to the practice test.
If you have a rental iPad or you enrolled your BYO iPad into our Manger system, we will automatically push this app to your child’s iPad.
NBE Bulldog Birthday Bash
NBE turns 30!
The NBE PTO invites you to join the birthday celebration. This fundraiser will be an outdoor festival-like event with food trucks, games, entertainment, and more on Friday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is only open to NBE families with current students and NBE staff. We look forward to celebrating with you! The cost is $10 per child K-4, and $5 for siblings not currently enrolled at NBE, with a family cap of $25. Parents and guardians are free.
Learn more and register online at https://nbe-birthday-bash.cheddarup.com
Birthday Bash Volunteers
The NBE PTO is looking for volunteers to help at the Birthday Bash on May 6. If you are available, please sign up on the link below.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!!
Second Step Social Emotional Learning
Please see the Second Step Weekly Home Link attached at the bottom of the newsletter for specific information discussed in each grade level on Week 22 .
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 email@example.com
Mudsock Youth Athletics
Boys Volleyball is BACK this Spring:
Due to interest, Mudsock Youth Volleyball will be running sessions for 3rd - 8th graders from April 22nd - May 15th on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Participants can register NOW at myathletics.com. Parents/guardians, thank you for letting us know if you'd like to coach on the online form. Learn everything you need to know, including the format here. We’ll see you on the courts soon! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights Travel Cheerleading Tryouts:
Calling all incoming 5th and 6th graders! Do you want to stunt, flip, jump, and cheer for the Knights Travel Football Team? Attend the callout meeting on April 25th for all the details. The Knights Cheerleading 2022 season tryouts will be held Sunday, May 15th, from 4:30-7 p.m. at DeVeau’s Gymnastics. Find information and registration details here.
Fall Sport Registration Opens May 1st:
Mark your calendars! Open registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, co-ed field hockey, fall baseball and softball will take place on May 1 – May 31st at myathletics.com. Find fall season information from our leagues here.
Mrs. Lash is a First Grade Teacher here at New Britton. Her favorite colors are red and blue and she loves all types of flowers. Mrs. Lash likes to cheer for the Indiana University Hoosiers and the Indianapolis Colts. In her free time she enjoys taking nature hikes.
Mrs. Hower is one of our First Grade teachers here at New Briton. Her favorite colors are blues and greens. She loves all flowers and listening to music. In her free time Mrs. Hower enjoys being outside and visiting the mountains.
New Britton Elementary School
Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor