Bulldog Bulletin

August 28, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,


We have had another great week at New Britton! We are continuing work on our routines, expectations, and building academic stamina. I have already witnessed some in-depth thinking and learning in the classrooms. Next week, we will begin our monthly, grade-level Professional Learning Community meetings with our teachers. Each grade level will have the opportunity to meet for an hour (on different days) to collaborate regarding best practice for teaching and learning. Special Area teachers, Mrs. Leiner, and Mrs. Wood will be teaching enrichment lessons during the last 30 minutes of the day. They will also be dismissing our students. As always, please be sure to make any end-of-day transportation changes by 2:00 at the latest. Thank you for following this important procedure.


We have spent some time in the past several weeks talking about one of our core expectations in which students and staff are encouraged to “Make Their Day.” We have discussed that there are many ways, big and small, in which children and adults can give back to their community. There are many opportunities every day for all of us to “Make Someone’s Day” - kind words, helping someone, returning a lost item, etc.


Along the same lines, we have a donation opportunity in which we, as a school, can give to our community. If you are able, we encourage you to participate in the “Pasta Bowl” food drive through the donation of any type of pasta. Please send donations in from September 1-11. The pasta collected will benefit food pantries serving the Fishers and Indianapolis communities.


Sincerely,

Lori Mankin, Principal

Rotation Days

August 31 - September
  • Monday - Day 2
  • Tuesday - Day 3
  • Wednesday - Day 4
  • Thursday - Day 5
  • Friday - Day 6

Cafeteria News

Lunch Cycle

Week 1 (Green)

*see the full menu at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2205121834271841&page=menus


You may join your student for lunch beginning September 1st. Due to the seating capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please remember to call before 9:30 to reserve your seat.


When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all envelopes and checks. Thank you!


Information on Free and Reduced lunch applications can be found at: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=lunchapps&sid=2205121834271841

Calendar of Events

September

1: Mum Sale order forms due

1: Girl Scout Registration 6:30-8:30 in the Cafeteria/Gym

7: Labor Day; no school

11: Early Dismissal; Car riders dismissed at 11:55, Bus riders dismissed at 12:01

15: PTO Meeting in the Library, 7:00-8:00

18: Mum pick-up

18: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30

21: Room Parent Meeting, 7:00-8:00 in Media Center

23: Picture Day


Plan ahead by checking out the New Britton calendar

Book Rental Collection

Each student's book rental fee is based on a student's class and curriculum assignment. This year, book rental fees will only be posted in Skyward. Paper invoices will not be sent home. Fees are due no later than September 15, 2015. You may pay by using a credit card online at eFunds or make an electronic funds transfer directly from your checking account. To access eFunds, go the www.hse.k12.in.us website and click on the "For Parents" tab and then click on "eFunds for Schools" on the left side. If you choose to pay by check, please make check payable to NBE and include the student name and student number in the memo line. Check and cash payments may be sent into school with your child or you may bring the payment to the NBE office during the hours of 8:30-3:00.


Financial Assistance is available for families. Please log into your Skyward account, then click on Food Services. Further instructions can be found on the HSE Food Services website.

Student Directory Information

The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.

To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year.

Counselor Cove

By Sherri Leiner


NWEA testing is already in full swing and we are hoping to finish up by September 4 with all classes and make-up tests. Teachers will be emailing the student progress report home by September 9. Attached to this newsletter email you will find more detailed information about NWEA. If you have questions after reading this information and your student’s NWEA progress report, please call your teacher, myself, and/or the principal.


Thanks,

Mrs. Sherri Leiner

NBE School Counselor

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.

Child Find

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

New Staff Spotlight

Adrienne Moore

I am originally from Mishawaka, IN and I'm a big ND and Bears football fan. I am married to my husband Craig and we live in Noblesville. I starting working as a preschool teacher at 19 while attending IU in South Bend. This is my 5th year teaching kindergarten and I love it!! In my spare time I love reading a good book- my favorite is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I love going to the movies. I also love teaching the STEM components because of the hands-on research and problem solving it presents for the students.

PTO News

Movie Night

New Britton's first movie night is on September 18th. This is a fun event for all of our students, but it takes the help of many hands to make it possible. If you're available to help, please contact Marty Blake at marthill916@yahoo.com . Thanks!


Mums

Mum order forms are due next Tuesday Sept. 1st, so you have one last weekend to help raise funds for the school.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't already sent in your volunteer forms, please send them in soon for volunteer opportunities that are quickly becoming available.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF) energizes the community in support of our local public education. The Foundation has invested over $1 million in individual student scholarship and teacher grants. HSSF supports all HSE students and now you can support HSSF!

Mudscock & Pasta Bowl '15

Join the HSE Schools Foundation for a rival game between two great high schools! See the attached flyer to find out the many ways you can participate!
Make a Donation to HSSF

Click now to support our schools!

Apple Crossing supports HSSF!

Need to purchase or repair an iDevice? HSSF receives $10 from every one of your Apple Crossing transactions by simply mentioning HSE Schools. Click here for details!

Hamilton County Reading Council

Hi Bulldogs!

There are so many SWEET opportunities waiting for you at the Hamilton County Reading Council!


9/10, 5:00 p.m.

Technology Integration

Monon Com. Center


9/20-21

ISRA Conference

Indianapolis Marriot


11/5, 5:00 p.m.

IN Partnership for

Young Writers

Monon Com. Center


1/13, 5:00 p.m.

PATINS Project

Noblesville Library


4/13, 5:00 p.m.

Susan Crandall~Author

Carmel Barnes & Noble


Great fellowship, professional development, and prizes await you for only $15.00. Please complete the membership form and return it with your child to school. Enrollment is until 11/1, but the first PD is September 10th. In the meantime, please enjoy their August newsletter.

Engineering for Kids

New Britton is proud to once again host Engineering for Kids! This program brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to children through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Session 1 will focus on Robotics & We-Do, and will run from September 14 through October 12. For more information on this program and registration, please go to https://www.engineeringforkids.com/location/indianapolis.

Contact them by phone at (317)760-9885 or email at Indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net

Community Activities & Events



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Employment Opportunities

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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