March 30, 2017
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.
Global Youth Service Day Food Drive
** 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.
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
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
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
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
*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