Bulldog Bulletin

March 30, 2017

Spring Break March 31 - April 7

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

We'll look forward to seeing everyone back on

Monday April 10!

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

It is difficult to believe that spring break is already upon us and that we have less than 9 weeks of school left this year. We have a busy but exciting end to our year.
The 4th grade students just presented Reflections: Celebrating 25 Years of Music and Dance. Our student musicians and dancers showcased some favorite shows from the past as well as some new pieces. They even incorporated a song from our dedication in 1991, Blessing. "Hats off" to our amazing performers, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Martin, and our amazing parents who volunteered in a wide variety of capacities.

Our entire student body participated in an art activity to help Celebrate New Britton. Students were asked to create a drawing to show what they love about or think about when asked about New Britton. The drawings and designs were detailed and from the heart. The artwork from our finalists is displayed in the office and near the music room. When you visit, be sure to view our artists' work. The final design was drawn by Brendan Albright, a 4th grader in Mrs. Gundersen's class – congratulations Brendan! This design is on our 25th Anniversary t-shirts. Please continue reading the newsletter for ordering information.

First graders have a celebration to announce based on their inquiry project of giving back to New Britton: They have collected $1,016.00 for their Quarters for a Quarter project! Thanks to all the generous New Britton students, they will be purchasing a tulip poplar tree which is the Indiana state tree! The tree will be planted on Arbor Day which is April 28th! The class with the highest total was Mrs. Sanders's kindergarten class! They raised $112! Her class will be joining first grade for a celebration recess! A big thank you to everyone who helped make this a fun, learning-filled, and successful project!
We will continue our Celebration of 25 Years by hosting a BIG weekend of celebration starting with the Bulldog Blast on Friday, April 21st from 6:30-8:30p.m. for our current students and families. On Sunday, April 23rd we will be hosting an open house from 2:00-4:00p.m. for student and staff alumnae.

Spring Break is here – whatever plans you may have, we wish you a safe, relaxing and family-filled break! We will see our Bulldog students back at school on Monday, April 10th.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in education.

Lori Mankin

Global Youth Service Day Food Drive

We are collecting items to be donated to Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank for their Summer Lunch Program. Learn how you can help HERE!

Order your NBE 25th Anniversary T-Shirt here!

Click HERE to print your order form.

Hurry! All orders and payment must be returned by Tuesday April 11, 2017.

** NEW Kindergarten Open House Date **

2017 Kindergarten Registration Information and Open House Announcement 4/18

Will your child be 5 years old on or before August 1st?

HSE now offers online registration for your 5 year old coming to kindergarten!

Register your child for Kindergarten here: Kindergarten Registration

Click HERE to learn more about Kindergarten enrollment.

Be sure to mark your calendars to attend the

Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday April 18th from 5-7p.m.

Learn more HERE!


Bulldog Blast Friday April 21st 6:00-8:30

This year's Bulldog Blast will include fun and food for all ages! Check out the activities and food options your family can enjoy at the Blast! Click HERE to learn more!

Save money on wristbands by pre-ordering! Print this form to pre-order your wristbands and return form and payment by Wednesday April 19th.

Parents - We need your help!

Scan here to volunteer for the Bulldog Blast and join the fun!


Attention 3rd & 4th grade Parents

ISTEP/CCRA (College &Career Ready Assessment) which is much like the ISTEP+ Multiple Choice testing done online will be the week of April 17th through April 28th.

Testing make-up days will be done as needed throughout the second week. As the time gets closer, teachers will send out detailed dates and information to parents.
The Indiana Department of Education has provided parents with some information concerning the testing at the link below: http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/istep-grades-3-8

Attendance during these days is very important; please make every attempt to reschedule dentist/doctor appointments around the test dates.

Here are just a few tips for a good start to every morning and they also make for an even better testing situation:

• Get a good night’s sleep. This is important every night!!!

• A good morning at home makes for a good morning at school.

• Eat a good healthy breakfast.

• Wear comfortable clothes.

• Talk to your students about the test in advance not just the week of the test. Remind them to give their best effort today and everyday. This test is important, but too much stress can be a problem also.

• Encourage your student to listen to the teacher for directions.

• Encourage your student to think positively – they can do this!!!

• Smile ☺ and tell a funny joke – laughing is good for everyone.

Fun Fact Fridays

Do you have an interesting bit of trivia or history about New Britton Elementary? Help us with Fun Fact Fridays. We plan to share FUN FACTS about New Britton’s 25-year history each Friday. If you or someone you know is a Bulldog alumnae and have a fun fact to share, please email Michelle Ayres at mayres@hse.k12.in.us. Thank you for helping us collect fun facts in celebration of our 25 years!

Bulldog Calendar & Rotation Days

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL - Friday March 31 through Friday April 7

Monday 4/10 (Day 6) Welcome back to school!

Tuesday 4/11 (Day 1) PTO meeting 7:00p.m.

Wednesday 4/12 (Day 2)

Thursday 4/13 (Day 3)

Friday 4/14 (Day 4) Earth Day Parties


If your child will be absent due to illness or medical/legal appointment, please call attendance line at (317) 594-4130. This phone line also has a 24 hour voice mail option. Please leave your name, your child's grade, teacher and the reason for the absence by 9:30 that morning. Please do not email the office with this information.

Congratulations to our "Catch of the Week" Students!

Kindergarten: Lainey Meils, Jaiden Coffman, Olivia Mitchell, Austin Morgan, immy Seay, Devin Cleaver, Ethan Brinkruff, Dhruv Gupta, Grant Vorderlandwehr, Broderick Huttinger

1st Grade: Allison Briggs, Abin Sajeesh, Srijan Pilla, Lukas Paul-Bulin, Ananya Jain, Kaden Scholl, Andre Ames, Kira Hoffman, Faheem Mohaideen

2nd Grade: Kylee Long, Kayla Coahuizo, Andrew Decker, Kraidien Bumbala, Avery King, Parker Brown, Yuktha Komirisetty, Lauren Lee, Gabe Rush

3rd Grade: Peyton Coleman, Chad Long, Isaiah Luedtke, Camila Mendoza Rivas, Idara Ekpo, Will Holdread, Jared Kiski, Ivan Case, Laila Glinke, Henry Weiss, Hasini Karishna, Kassidy Ferris, Alyssa Dukes

4th Grade: Yavus Atlamaz, Makena Feldwisch, Will Haughy, Alex Wakley, Ian Werhnyak, Paul Gilbert, Pete Chambers, Owen Folta, Jonathan Albright, Jesse Martinez, Alex Rocha

HSE Student Handbooks

For your convenience, the New Britton Elementary School Handbook can be found at this link: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/NBE/new_britton_handbook-15-16-final_.pdf

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2017-2018 PTO - NBE needs YOU!

With Spring Break coming up next week, we are quickly nearing the end of the school year. As we do this, we must start looking to next year. We have had a great year with the PTO, but we desperately need more involvement next year. We are currently searching for:

* Vice President
* Secretary

* Walkathon (Glow Walk) Chairperson
* After-School Enrichment Chairperson
* Science Fair Chairperson
* 4th Grade Picnic Chairperson
* Bulldog Blast Co-Chairperson (we need several here)
* Mum Sale Chairperson
* Grant Proposal Chairperson

Most of these could use a couple of people chairing them. The more people we have to help, the smoother the year will go and the better the PTO will be!

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Leslie at lesliezeisig@gmail.com.

New Britton Elementary PTO

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig Lesliezeisig@gmail.com

Co-President: Stephanie Solesky Steph.solesky@comcast.net

Vice President: Kalista Booth Kalista.booth@aol.com

Treasurer: Sarah Johnson Johnson10874@sbcglobal.net

Check out the HSE Community Bulletin Board (CBB)!

Hamilton Southeastern Schools has now consolidated all the great activities offered in Fishers into one easy to access location - the CBB! Check out the CBB for library programs, S.P.O.R.T.S. news and other programs you would normally see in our Bulldog Bulletin. Use this link to check it out now!

Community Bulletin Board

*If you would like to have your event advertised to this link, please complete the submission form on the CBB.

*Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs

We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.

Parents must attend an informational meeting Friday during the clinic.

2017 Knights Travel Football Cheerleading

* No Pre-registration necessary. You will complete a registration for S.P.O.R.T.S cheer at the parent meeting. Payment must be made before tryouts (no checks will be cashed prior to results)

* Attendance at Clinic is Mandatory to be eligible to make the team

* Grades Eligible 5th-6th for upcoming 2017-2018 school year

* Practice twice a week starting June until the start of school

* Games are every Saturday from August- October (including Labor Day Weekend and Fall Break)

* Team Cost Estimated $300.00 (including registration fees)

* Uniform/Practice Wear/Warm Ups/Back-Pack & Coaching (Discounted used uniform pieces will be available on a first come basis)

* Cheerleaders are judged on Side Line Cheer, Jumps, Motions, Appearance and Enthusiasm!

* Tumbling ability is only worth extra credit points/ It is not a requirement to make team

* Knights Cheer encourages strong academics. Bring a copy of your report card for extra credit

Please reach out to the coaches with any questions:

Giannine Cohoon: Giannine.Cohoon@roberthalf.com (312) 545-5342

Tricia Akers: Triciaakers@yahoo.com (317) 679-8303

Fishers Parks Department Camps

It is difficult to believe that summer is just around the corner! The City of Fishers Parks and Recreation Department launched its summer camp registration on Wednesday: http://www.fishers.in.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message?id=15994

HSE Robotics Summer Camps

Learn more HERE!

Design, Make & Tinker Camp

Students entering 4th - 6th grades. Learn more HERE.

FHS Tiger Night Lights

1st-4th grade boys - join Fishers Tigers Football team for an evening of fun, football and pizza! Learn more HERE.

FHS Winter Youth Softball Clinic

1st-8th grade girls - join the Fishers Tigers Softball team for an afternoon of hitting, throwing and fielding skill practice. Learn more HERE.

HSE Fishers Give Back Wednesdays

Dine at Rockstone on March 8th or May 10th and a portion of your purchase supports HSE Fishers Youth Lacrosse! Learn more HERE.

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

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs