Bulldog Bulletin

February 8, 2019


Dear Bulldog Families,

Wow, what an interesting weather world we have been living in for the past several weeks! Although the inclement weather has caused some extra work with rearranging schedules at home and at school, it has also created an opportunity for all kinds of learning. We are witnessing so much science at work:

  • What is happening to the giant pile of snow in the parking lot as the weather is changing? Why was steam coming off it one day?
  • Why was the front door at school all “foggy” this morning? Why did my glasses fog up when I walked into the building?
  • What do the animals do when it gets REALLY cold?
  • What was the temperature range the week of January 28th? What was the difference in temperatures between January 30th and February 5th?

With our inclement weather, we had several eLearning days in a row. Please be sure to communicate with your student’s teacher if you have any questions regarding our eLearning activities. The assignment deadlines are one week from the day that was missed.

Our HSE School Foundation is hosting our annual Game Day Fundraiser on Friday, February 22nd. Proceeds from Game Day support innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM); literacy; mental health and wellness initiatives across all grade levels within HSE Schools. Our students have directly benefitted from foundation grants and in these areas. Thanks to all of you, the New Britton PTO has sponsored the attendance of a team from NBE. Mrs. Sanders, our 2018 Teacher of the Year, and her husband will attend as well as two other teachers, Mr. Gorrill, and me. Please join us if for a night of purposeful FUN if you are able!

The Student Council is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, February 12th from 4:00-8:00 (more information below). Please consider “Being There” for others by donating blood! I would like to thank Mrs. Buening and our Student Council for this great opportunity to serve others.

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


Lori Mankin


Over the past few weeks, New Britton students have enjoyed a wide variety of After School Enrichment classes. From learning about German culture, to making homemade ice cream and even breaking boards with Taekwondo, our Bulldog students were engaged and learning and growing and having lots of fun!

A BIG THANK YOU to Jill and Clint Cloys - official ASE Parent ROCK STARS! Thank you for the great classes, organized process and smooth scheduling - even with a 3 day weather delay! Thanks also to Lisa Chaney and Leslie Zeisig for helping confirm class list and correct dismissal arrangements. A giant thank you to the adult volunteers for sharing their time and talents with our Bulldogs and for their flexibility in rescheduling due to the weather delays.

Please consider volunteering to be a part of ASE next year. We are always looking for new classes to add to our offerings. Be on the look out for more information next Fall.

Blood Drive

Our NBE Student Council is sponsoring a

Blood Drive on Tuesday 2/12 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

To schedule your donation time, click here to email Mrs. Buening with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Phone Number
  • Your preferred appointment time on Tuesday 2/12 between 4:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.

Chaucie's Place - Body Safety Programs

The week of 2/11/19 New Britton students will take part in Chaucie's Place body safety programs. Information was originally shared with all Bulldog families in August 2018. Please click below to review the program information.

Program Information

Please click the link below for information from Assistant Principal Scott Gorrill about the program.

Body Safety letter

If after reviewing the information, you would prefer your student not to participate in this experience, please click the link below for the Opt Out form. Print this form , sign and return it with your student on Monday 2/11/19.

Opt Out form

Marker Recycling

Do you have markers that are worn out?

Would you like to help the environment and repurpose the markers instead of throwing them away?

You can help by bringing your worn out markers (regular, dry erase, even highlighters) to the art room and placing them in the Crayola ColorCycle container. This wonderful program offers an opportunity to

  1. Rid your home of all the used up markers hiding in junk drawers and old backpacks
  2. Teach students about the opportunity to repurpose everyday items
  3. Encourage families to consider ways we can explore other eco-friendly practices

Thank you Mrs. Smith for helping New Britton continue on our path to be an Eco-Cool School!

Learn more at the link below: Crayola ColorCycle Program


Students will be dismissed 20 minutes early each Monday

to allow teachers to participate in additional training and education.

  • Please be at your child's bus stop ready to receive your child 20 minutes earlier than their regular arrival time each Monday.
  • Car riders will need to be picked up at 3:20.

Dates to Remember

2/12: Student Council Blood Drive @NBE 4-7p.m. (See info above)

2/13: FIELD TRIP: Kindergarten to local retirement living locations

2/15: FIELD TRIP: 4th grade to Indiana State Museum

2/15: FIELD TRIP: 3rd grade to Children's Museum

2/15: PTO Movie Night 6:30-8:30

2/22: GameDay at Conner Prairie (info below)

2/26: FIELD TRIP: 1st grade to Clowes Hall

3/6: FFD Safety program: "Weather" 2nd grade classrooms

3/14: FIELD TRIP: Gundersen & Temple to Conner Prairie

3/15: FIELD TRIP: Gundersen & Temple to Conner Prairie

3/18: PTO meeting 7:00

3/19: FIELD TRIP: Cox & Webber to Conner Prairie

3/20: FIELD TRIP: Cox & Webber to Conner Prairie

3/21: FIELD TRIP: Buening & Hull to Conner Prairie

3/22: FIELD TRIP: Buening & Hull to Conner Prairie

3/22: PTO Movie Night 6:30-8:30

3/28: Last day before Spring Break

4/8: First day back from Spring Break

4/9: FIELD TRIP: Kindergarten to Clowes Hall

4/11: Kindergarten Open House 5:00-7:00

4/26: FIELD TRIP: First grade to Ritchey Woods (1 class)

4/29: FIELD TRIP: First grade to Ritchey Woods (3 classes)

4/30: FIELD TRIP: First grade to Ritchey Woods (3 classes)

5/1: HSEvening of Innovation (more info to come)

5/8: All School Learning Celebrations 6:30-8:00

5/13: 4th grade students visit RSI

5/13: PTO meeting 7:00 p.m.

5/16: FFD Safety Program: "Escape Plan" 3rd grade classrooms

5/17: PTO Movie Night *4th grade students ONLY*

5/24: Last day of school

HSSF 2019 Game Day

On Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m., the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF) will present its seventh annual GAME DAY. Grab your favorite sports gear and your dancing shoes to tip off an informal evening celebrating excellence in education.

Use this link to purchase tickets and to learn more about the event: GAME DAY

Car Riders

The easiest and most efficient way for your children to get to and from school is the district provided transportation. Our busing system is set in place to transport all NBE students safely and efficiently.

If your student needs to be a car rider more than occasionally and you have not yet received a car tag, please email Michelle at mayres@hse.k12.in.us with your name, your student's name and your 4 digit FastLane number to get your car tag. Please hang the car tag from your rear view mirror each day to help expedite the pick up process.

Thank you to all families that have been consistently using the car tags for pick up. It seems to have helped speed up the entire process!

Media Center Volunteers needed

The PTO would love your help in the Media Center. A volunteer is needed each morning from 9-10 and another sometime in the afternoon. Volunteers check in books and shelve them. Check out this signup for available slots! http://signup.com/go/XpHWqZZ

Returning and new volunteers welcome. SafeVisitor badge required.


Want to eat lunch with your child/grandchild? Simply click the ling below to reserve your spot and prepare to enjoy a fun lunchtime adventure!


  • You MUST have a current background check on file in order to eat lunch with your child.
  • Parents may NOT use their student's account when purchasing a parent lunch. Parent lunch is $3.36
  • According to our school handbook, please no outside restaurant food

Click the link below:

February Lunch Guest Sign Up

  1. Select the date and correct grade level
  2. Click "Submit and Sign up"
  3. Enter your name and in the comments section please type your lunch choice
  4. Then click "Sign Up Now"

E-Funds Online School Payments

2018-2019 Lunch Menu

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

Plastic Cap Collection

Kindergarten classes would like to thank our Bulldog families so much for their generous donations. Good news - we are still collecting plastic caps! See link below for information on acceptable caps and lids to donate.

Plastic cap and lid donation specifications

New Britton Student Handbook

Click the link below to see our New Britton handbook full of important information.

2018-2019 New Britton Student Handbook

PTO Executive Board

Co-President: Lisa Cheney

Co-President: Sarah Fleming

Vice President: Gretchen Gonso

Secretary: Jill Cloys

Treasurer: Amy Mason

Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com

Join us for the next NBE PTO meeting March 18th @ 7:00p.m.

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HSESchools - District website

New Britton Elementary - School website

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8660 E 131st St, Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: 594-4130

Fax: 594-4139

New Britton website: https://nbe.hseschools.org/

HSE Schools website: https://www.hseschools.org/

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs