New Britton Elementary

March 18, 2022


News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

It is difficult to believe that we are now officially three fourths of the way through our school year! If you have not had an opportunity yet, please review your child's growth this 9 weeks by accessing his/her report card in Skyward Family Access; these were posted yesterday (3/17). I encourage you to connect with your student's teacher with any specific questions or areas in which you would like more information. We truly believe the learning is partnership between home and school, and we welcome conversation with you about your child's learning and growth.

I want to remind everyone of the school start time of 7:40; this is when our tardy bell rings and students should be in their classrooms. If your student is a car rider in the morning, please arrive in time for him/her to be in the building before this time. Due to the large number of car riders, it is difficult for students to have breakfast at school and then make it to class by 7:40. If you would like your student to have breakfast at school, I would encourage you to have him/her ride the bus. Lately, we have had up to 27 cars arriving after our start time. When students arrive to class late, they miss some of the morning routine and/or the first part of a lesson. A late start to the day may cause a student to feel rushed and behind. Our car-rider team of adults has teaching responsibilities starting at 7:40. Staring on Monday, March 21, they will be walking into the building at 7:40. If car riders arrive after this time they will need to be walked in by a parent/adult family member. Thank you for helping us start the school day on time.

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

Fourth Grade Recorders

Spring is an exciting time of year because your 4th grader will learn to play the recorder during music class. If you would like to purchase a recorder through the school, please fill out the order form that was sent home with your child and return it along with $5.00 by March 25th. Every 4th grade student will need a recorder for music class for our recorder unit in April and May! If you need another order form, please have your student stop by the music room for one. Thank you!

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.

Bulldog Birthday Bash

As we gear up for the NBE Birthday Bash on May 6th, we are looking to add more carnival-style games for the students and families to enjoy. We do have some on hand, but are also looking to borrow or would be grateful for any donated carnival games. If you feel led to share or donate for this purpose, please contact the PTO by emailing Sarah Potasnik at hankley@gmail.com.

Likewise, be on the lookout in the coming month for opportunities to volunteer at the event. We look forward to a fun night of celebrating with the NBE community!
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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!!


International Night

The World Connections Club would like to announce our upcoming International Night (cultural event with food, music, and fun) on the evening of Friday, March 25, 2022.

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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 19.

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 limited spaces open for certain divisions in our baseball, softball, soccer, boys lacrosse, rugby, and track leagues. Register now at myathletics.com and we’ll see you on the fields. Learn more here.

Questions? Email info@myathletics.com.

Staff Spotlight

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor