March 29, 2018
Dear Bulldog Families,
It is difficult to believe that we just wrapped up our 3rd 9-week grading period! Our students continue to be engaged in relevant, authentic learning – hopefully you are hearing all about it from your student and his/her teacher. As spring arrives (well, comes and goes…), there is inquiry in the air at New Britton. Several kindergarten classes were involved in answering the following question: How can we, as kindergartners, help keep Fishers a great place to live? As a result of their study and research, two classes collected personal care items for a local church and one class collected food for the Delaware County Food Pantry. This class just took a mini field trip to the Delaware Township Trustee’s office Wednesday to drop off this donation. Another kindergarten class is working to brainstorm some possible solutions to this question: How can we use the wooden fence on the playground to provide opportunities for those with physical challenges? Our young minds are already generating some great ideas!
We also have students from five classes involved in a cross-grade level inquiry project. The guiding/big question that they are working on is Why is there not enough food for everyone in the world? Each class (one in K-4) is involved in research/study based on areas of interest within this question. One topic they are studying is how some areas around the world are using insect farming to help provide food and nutrients to their community members. The classes are studying the life cycle of meal worms to understand how the insect farming works and can provide a good option to address hunger. The final product of this PBL will be student artifacts that can help educate others. There is a culminating service component with this project. We will be hosting a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event in which Christ Community Church has partnered with us both monetarily and in service on the packaging day. As you are probably aware, these classes have been raising money to get the supplies for this service project by collecting donations from students - for every $100 raised, a teacher has volunteered to eat a dried cricket. We are excited to announce that we have raised over $1,000 and have met our goal. By combining our money with a donation from Christ Community Church, our students and families are providing 10,000 meals to those in need around the world! We would like to thank all who donated food and/or money (Think Local: Donate Food, Think Global: Donate Money). We are Being There and Making Their Day for those in our local and global community!
Students in 2nd and 3rd grade classes have been writing persuasive letters to members of our school and city communities to share their thoughts and hopefully make a difference. I just recently received an email from Jeff Hill, the Director of Engineering for the City of Fishers. Gabriella, in Mrs. Hughes’ 2nd grade class, wrote him a letter regarding the need to improve the traffic flow on SR 37 – “The red lights are taking too long.” As a result of this letter, we are working to schedule time in which members of the City Engineering staff can come in and talk to Gabriella’s class about their plans to upgrade SR 37. Persuasive writing is such a great opportunity in which students can find their voice!
As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a save and relaxing spring break!
NBE Renovation Plans Update
E-Learning Experience Information
After School Enrichment Classes
April Dates to Remember
April 2 - 6th
Welcome back to school!
1:30-3:00 - Author Troy Cummings visits NBE 2nd-4th graders
9:00-12:30 - Amazon John visits NBE
5:00-7:00 - Kindergarten Open House
Earth Day parties
9:15-2:00 - Mrs. Risinger to Ritchey Woods
9:15-2:00 - Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Hower, Mrs. Shelton to Ritchey Woods
9:15-2:00 - Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Port, Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Cooper 1st graders to Rtichey Woods
9-10:15 - Owl Presentation in Café for 2nd grade
From the Cafeteria
Due to the capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please call the office at 594-4130 to reserve your seat. Spots are available first come first serve and may be reserved up to a week before the date.
When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all checks and envelopes.
From the Media Center
Save the Date! The spring Book Fair will be held the week of May 14th in the NBE library. The Book Fair will be a buy one, get one free book event! The goal of the fair is to encourage children to continue reading over the summer months. Please stay tuned for more details and volunteer opportunities.
PTO Executive Board
Co-President: Leslie Zeisig
Co-President: Lisa Cheney
Vice President: Sarah Fleming
Secretary: Gretchen Gonso
Treasurer: Amy Mason
Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com
Click HERE for PTO contact Information, important dates and volunteer opportunities.
Mark your calendars for upcoming 7:00 p.m. PTO meetings:
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