New Britton Elementary

January 21, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It has been another learning-filled week at New Britton! Although we have certainly seen varying class sizes due to an increase in Covid-related absences, our students appear to be doing their Bulldog Best adapting to changes and engaging in their learning. Mrs. Lee and I have been fortunate to substitute in a variety of grade levels this week as we navigate our substitute teacher shortage. I continue to be impressed with the structure and learning routines that our Bulldog teachers have put in place to support our students. Our children are able to share their previous learning and connections as well as engage in discussions of new learning and then apply their learning.

I talked to a group of 4th graders today, and a student asked me if I always wanted to be a teacher or principal when I was younger. This question made me smile and reflect upon my "WHY." It then led to further conversation about their interests and thoughts about possible jobs in the future. Mrs. Leiner has been talking to students about passions, practice, and learning new skills or concepts...and how these passions may lead to interest in different kinds of careers in the future. Be sure to ask your students if Mrs. Leiner has come their classroom in the past week or so to talk about careers in the future and how to achieve their goals.


Lori Mankin

Dates to Remember

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School News

Winter Weather Is Here!

Winter Weather Guidelines

It is always beneficial for students to get fresh air and exercise during recess, however, during the winter months we may have days when the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit that require students to stay inside. In these cases, teachers provide and supervise indoor recess activities as an alternative. To best prepare children for outdoor recess days, always send them to school with the appropriate outdoor winter clothing.

For more detailed information on HSE's recess policy, please click on the following link:


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Art Club

Art Club is open to all first though fourth grade students who show an interest and love for art. A lottery process was held to select 25 students per grade level, and participants have been notified. These 25 students will stay after school until 3:30pm on two separate days to complete one finished artwork. Often these projects are more extensive than what we cover in class. Meeting dates are listed below but please remember that students must be selected and notified of their acceptance to attend the meetings.

First Grade Art Club January 25 and February 1, 2022

Second Grade Art Club January 26 and February 4, 2022

Third Grade Art Club February 8 and February 15, 2022

Fourth Grade Art Club February 9 and February 16, 2022

For more information, please contact Mrs. Smith at mmsmith@hse.k12.in.us.

Humane Society Service Project

The New Britton Elementary Student Council is doing a Humane Society service project for the month of January!

Each grade level has been assigned a different item of need.

Kindergarten - Paper Towels

1st Grade - Canned Cat Food

2nd Grade - Easy Cheese (Squeeze Cheese)

3rd Grade - Soft Dog Treats (Such as Beggin Strips etc.)

4th Grade - Plush Dog Toys

Please send in your donations with your students, collection boxes will be located outside of their classrooms. Thank for your help in supporting this service project.

Bulldog Blood Drive

The New Britton Elementary Student Council is hosting a blood drive!

It is 2/24/2022 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

The Bloodmobile will be located at New Britton Elementary parking lot.

REMEMBER: Every 3 seconds someone needs blood--just think of the impact you are making on the lives of people in your local community and beyond.

​Here is the link to sign up to donate blood:


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

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

Coats for Kids

Appointment Sign-Ups are OPEN from now until October 15. We have IN-PERSON and PICK-UP appointments this year. YOU DECIDE how you would like to interact:

1) Order coats online and then drive-thru & pick them up
2) Attend in-person

See our website for more information

Community News

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Register Now For Spring Programs

What will you play? Open registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field runs through January 31st at myathletics.com. After the 31st, waitlists may form for certain sports in various divisions. Season information and program fees can be found here.

Rugby Boys and Girls TRY IT Day – January 23rd

Ready for something new? Stop by the Rugby TRY IT Day this Sunday, January 23rd, from 2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Learn about this fun, fast-paced, family-oriented game! Open to 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. All equipment provided. Learn more here. Questions? Email mudsockrugby@gmail.com.

Staff Spotlight

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New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor