Bulldog Bulletin

New Britton Elementary - January 8, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Bulldog Families,

We hope that you all enjoyed the winter break and holiday season. We have had a smooth first week of 2016! Students eagerly transitioned back into their classroom communities, continuing to learn and grow. Please remember to check your student's progress made during the 2nd 9 weeks by logging into Skyward Family Access and clicking on the Portfolio tab. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's growth, please be sure to contact his/her teacher.


Science Fair is quickly approaching! I encourage you to talk with your student about participating in this wonderful enrichment opportunity. Participation in science fair is a great way to promote questioning, researching, presenting, and deep thinking skills. Please continue reading to get the details about this year's science fair.


HSE21 provides a dynamic vision for our schools. Technology integration is just a component of this vision as we continue to prepare our students to be 21st Century learners. You will not want to miss the opportunity to hear from Dr. Combs and other Central Office team members on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00p.m. regarding HSE21 and the 1-to-1 implementation at the elementary level for the 2016-2017 school year.


As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Lori Mankin

Rotation Days

January 11-15

Monday: Day 5

Tuesday: Day 6

Wednesday: Day 1

Thursday: Day 2

Friday: Day 0

Calendar

January

18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school

22: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30


February

5: Half Day for students; car riders dismissed at 11:55, bus riders dismissed at 12:01

15: Presidents Day; no school

16: Flex Day

19: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30

Science Fair

Attention Science Fair Participants!

It’s time to finalize those science fair project ideas! Here’s what you need to do:


  • Step 1: Go to the New Britton website and click on Science Fair 2016 Information & Registration (or click here)
  • Step 2: At the bottom of the information sheet click on Project Proposal –please complete online.
  • Step 3: Complete Project Outline Form


If you need a paper copy of the Project Outline Form, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.


Don’t forget Project Proposals are due January 20.

Science projects are due February 18th!

Illness

For the health and well-being of everyone in our building, students should be kept home from school if they have a fever of 100 degrees or more, or if they have symptoms of diarrhea and/or vomiting, within the past 24 hours. Students are required to be fever/vomit/diarrhea free without the aid of medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. You can report your student's absence by calling 317-594-4130 and leaving your child's name, classroom teacher, and illness. Thank you for your help in keeping our students and staff healthy as we begin the new semester!

Winter weather is near!

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is committed to the safety and well-being of all students and endeavors to make decisions regarding weather-related delays and closures as early as possible. Please stay tuned to the following sources for the latest weather-related school news.

HSE Skylert

In the event of a delay or cancellation, all families will receive an automated message from HSE Transportation Director Jim White via our Skylert system. The message will arrive by both a phone call and an e-mail. Parents also may opt to receive a text alert through Skyward/Family Access. To login, please click on the following link: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/w


HSE Social Media

Social media has become our fastest way of sharing school news. Weather-related school updates are available on the HSE Twitter feed and Facebook page. Students, families and residents are encouraged to join our more than 10,000+ "followers" at https://twitter.com/HSESchools and join our Facebook family at www.facebook.com/HSESchools. Not on Twitter or FB? Access both directly from the HSE website at www.hse.k12.in.us.


Local Media Outlets

Television and radio stations remain a traditional way to share school weather announcements. HSE posts school delays and closures to the following media outlets:


  • WQME - 98.7FM
  • WHBU-WERK-MAX, WLBC - 104.1FM
  • WEDJ - 107.1FM Radio Latina
  • WIBC - 93.1FM
  • WSYW - 810AM
  • WISH-TV 8
  • WXIN (Fox 59 & CW4)
  • WRTV (6)
  • WTHR (13)

Child Find Information

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

  • For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.
  • For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/special_education/suspect_disability.aspx


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

PTO News

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable winter break and that you are back in the swing of things.


Our next PTO meeting will be on January 12th from 7-8:30. Dr. Combs will be our guest speaker. She will be speaking about the technology changes our students will be experiencing in the coming years. We invite you to come and get involved and ask questions.


After School Enrichment is being rescheduled. We will have information out as soon as we have our alternative dates.


Science Fair is approaching! Keep investigating for the perfect project.


Have a great weekend!

Box Top Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Street's class for being the December winner of our Box Top Competition!
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Community Activities & Events

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