New Britton Elementary
News from Mrs. Mankin
Dear Bulldog Families,
I hope that you and your family were able to spend some time outside this past weekend - playing, laughing, and observing nature. Trees and flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and children are hopefully able to take in a little more of the fresh air. As the daylight lasts longer, we sense the end of the school year approaching, and plans for the upcoming year are starting to unfold.
With our new year comes a renewed excitement and some familiar routines. We just hosted our Kindergarten Open House last Tuesday, and it was inspiring to return to that yearly ritual. If you have a student who will be joining us for kindergarten for the upcoming year, please be sure to enroll him/her - help us get the word out to your neighbors, too!
We are unsure of the continued impact of the Pandemic on our mitigation and increased health and safety measures, but we do know several important pieces of information about the 2021-2022 school year:
- A 2021-2022 draft calendar was introduced at the last Board meeting (see below). Please note that there are 4 eLearning Days built in for district professional development. The Board will vote on this calendar at the next meeting.
- Students will be attending school in-person Monday through Friday.
- We will be switching to an earlier start-time. The elementary day for students will be 7:40-2:10.
To assist us with planning, we are asking families to complete an Intent to Return form that will be sent via email on Wednesday (4/21). We appreciate you completing this information so we can have a good idea of the number of classes needed to meet our learning community's needs.
As always, thank you for partnering with us in education!
Lori Mankin, Principal
Building Connections: An Innovating Approach to Creating Community
Virtual Family Book Club
Teacher Appreciation Information from Our Bulldog PTO
Please help the PTO make the teachers and staff at New Britton feel appreciated during Teacher Appreciation week, May 3-7. You can sign up to "Sponsor a Teacher" using the Sign Up Genius link below. We will use this money to provide a lunch, small gift and other goodies during the week. We appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Sign Up Genius
Expanding our Outdoor Lab - Portable/Cottage Area
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 5933 4677
ILEARN Statewide Assessment
ILEARN (Third and Fourth-Grade students only)
ILEARN is Indiana’s online computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure your child’s proficiency of the Indiana Academic Standards for Grades 3-4. ILEARN fulfills both state and federal accountability requirements and is Indiana’s summative accountability assessment. Students in Grade 3 will be assessed in Math and Reading while students in Grade 4 will be assessed in Math, Reading and Science. The ILEARN assessment is taken over multiple days in-person at school. Virtual students are encouraged to join their class in person, however, an option to test on Fridays will be communicated to virtual families next week.
Tools for Schools assists qualified families that live in Hamilton County with back packs, school supplies and other important school needs according to your children's supply list(s). We will also assist with new shoes, socks, and underwear. Kids Coats will provide a new book for every child. We also give fresh foods for the entire family!
Commitment to Health & Safety - COVID Reporting
New Britton Elementary School
Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor