Bulldog Scoop

New Britton Elementary

September 11, 2020

News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

We would like to thank each student and family for making our return to school a smooth one. As I shared on our video morning announcements, it has been a week of moving, exploring, building, and collaborating. Students have filled our building with energy and excitement for learning - it has been a pleasure to start this phase our our learning journey.

Mrs. Lee and I have been in many classrooms this week, witnessing a variety of learning experiences. Our younger students are reading and growing their "new favorites" list as well as sharing small moments verbally that they can then write about. As mathematicians, our students are skip-counting and measuring lengths of paper chains with team members. Our older students are engaged in STEAM challenges, revising their writing, and collecting and analyzing data. All students have been engaged in using "I feel" statements in order to let others better understand their point of view.

These are just a few highlights of our jam-packed week of learning. Please be sure to ask your student about his/her favorite part of the week and/or being back at school. We appreciate your extra flexibility and patience as we partner with you to create the best learning opportunities for your student.

Have a great weekend!


Lori Mankin, Principal

Day of Remembrance

September 11th is a day of remembrance...one in which we consider the lasting impact of the events of this day. Ms. Coffman, our Global Studies teacher, has created a student-friendly explanation of the significance of September 11th. You might choose to watch this as a family and then engage in some discussion about the significance of this day.

9/11 video

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Virtual Enrichment Opportunities

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We encourage all virtual learners to look at the schedule above and join Mrs. Crane (read alouds), Mrs. Mankin (science provocation), Mrs. Lee (science provocation), Mrs. Gibson (inquiry), and Mrs. Leiner (2nd Step and social-emotional learning, SEL) for some engaging enrichment sessions. Offerings will be held at 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 each day. Some sessions are K-2, some 3-4, and some are available to ALL learners. Your student won't want to miss the chance to engage in these experiences and connect with other students members of our Bulldog teaching team.

Please have your student access this information by going into Canvas and selecting the Media Center Course (see picture below) from his/her dashboard.

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Enrichment Lessons - Wednesday Highlight

Please join us on Wednesdays for enrichment lessons. For the next three Wednesdays, we will be studying Early Fishers through its Characters. Early Fishers through its Characters. Did you know what William Conner learned from the Lanape? Why are we called Hamilton County? What did William Conner learn during his life along the White River 200 years ago?

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16th, we will start with a study of the Lanape and Conner.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, we will discover details about Conner in his pioneer life.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, we will discuss how he changed, what he learned, and what we can learn from him.

Mrs. Murch (Conner Prairie teacher-in-residence) and Mrs. Gibson (Teacher Development Specialists at NBE) will plan and Mrs. Gibson will facilitate the k-2 Zoom meeting to notice and wonder/inquiry-based learning. Grades 3-4 will be able to join both Mrs. Murch and Mrs. Gibson via Zoom to read texts, maps, photos, and letters for inquiry on the times of 1820. In the end, we will have time for a virtual fieldtrip where the students can ask questions of the staff about life and learning in 1820.

1:00-1:30 is best for K-2, 2:00-2:30 is best fit for grades 3-4 for this study.

1:30-2:00 is for any student in K-4 and may not directly tie to the study of Fishers every week.

HSE Elementary Schedule - Phase 2

We will begin week 2, on Monday, September 14th so the red group will be attending in-person. Remember that the red group always attends in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays. The blue group always attends on Thursdays and Friday. Wednesday is the day that alternates between the two groups for in-person learning. Please reach out to your student's teacher or the office if you have any questions.
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Visit 12 Indiana cultural attractions for just $2 with the Access Pass program!

Presented by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Access Pass makes family learning more accessible. The Access Pass is good at 12 cultural attractions in Indiana: Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, The NCAA Hall of Champions, Newfields, Rhythm! Discovery Center, Terre Haute Children's Museum, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and WonderLab Museum in Bloomington.

Families that meet the requirements listed below can visit all participating locations for just $2 general admission per family member per visit, for up to two adults and all dependent youths living in the household. Indiana residents actively enrolled in these programs qualify:

  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance (Indiana's health care program for low-income families, pregnant women, and children)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

For more information on eligibility and to easily apply online, visit the Access Pass website.

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Picture Day!!!

Monday, Sep. 28th, 9:45am-3pm

8660 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN

**We have also scheduled a date for the blue group. We will share this date this coming week.

School Lunch News

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Great News

We just received information that HSE will be able to implement the USDA Waiver to allow FREE meals for ALL students through 12/31/2020. This change took effect today, and we are refunding any charges to families from 9/1 to now! This waiver will allow us to claim Free reimbursement for each meal we serve. You should have received a Skylert email about this.

Book rental and School Fees 2020-21

2020-21 book rental fees are posted to skyward. Please log into skyward to view the fees and use the instructions posted below to pay the fees in e-funds by October 2nd.
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Body Safety Parent Nights

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PTO News

Hello New Britton Families! We hope your year is off to a great start. As we head back to school next week, the teachers and staff have some items they are in need of in order to make NBE a safe learning environment. Please check out the links below and consider making a donation using their Amazon Wish Lists! This will be updated as we receive more lists. Please check back often.

As always, thanks for your support!


Upcoming Dine 2 Donate

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Dine 2 Donate

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 5-9pm

11715 Allisonville Road

Fishers, IN

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor