New Britton Elementary

October 8th, 2021

News from the NBE PTO

Join Us!

Parents, please join us! November 16th, 2021 is out next PTO meeting. We will be meeting at 7pm at New Britton Elementary. Please enter through door 1 for the meeting, we will meet in the center X.

Family Resources

National World Mental Health Day

National World Mental Health day is Sunday, October 10. Below are some staggering statistics on the needs that we have when it comes to our mental health. Click here for an article on how families can foster your child's mental health. I recently heard this saying "It's okay to be not okay." Part of that though is that if you know that you are not "okay" then talk with someone and get some help to work through it. At HSE, we have a partnership with Community Mental Health that can provide therapy at the schools for our students. If you need this support, reach out to me, Sherri Leiner, NBE school counselor. There are other ways to find support, so please see the link below. We are here to help. We are better together.

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Second Step Social Emotional Learning

This week students continued the Second Step Elementary digital program, a researched-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school.

Please see the Second Step Weekly Home Link attached at the bottom of the newsletter for specific information discussed in each grade level week 4.

Panorama Survey

We will once again be giving the Panorama survey to students and staff. The Panorama survey allows us to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement and more. We use this data to inform us regarding areas of success, growth, and need so that we can celebrate progress and further support areas of need for our students, families, teachers, and learning community. The survey window will run from October 25th – Nov 15th. Specific details about the dates of administration for each grade level/class will be shared next week. We will be offering HSE families the opportunity to attend an invitational webinar to discuss the purpose of the Panorama survey and answer common questions. Please review this letter for more information.

Families Invited to Panorama Parent Night Webinar

In the spring of 2019, HSE Schools began using the Panorama survey to better understand student’s experience in our schools. This survey helps HSE teachers, administrators and counselors gauge student growth and understanding around social and emotional competencies, which contribute to academic success and increase engagement in the classroom.

The district will be hosting a Parent Night Webinar to share information and answer common questions about the Panorama survey. We will discuss what data is collected and how HSE uses this data to help inform what services and supports are provide to students in order to increase academic success.

The webinar will be held on October 12th at 7:30PM. All HSE Families are invited to attend. Please pre-register for the event here.

If you can’t attend the webinar, the event will be recorded and posted to the HSE Schools website after concluding.

If you would like to learn more about how social-emotional learning can help your student better manage emotion, achieve positive goals, and experience increased success in the classroom, please visit: HSE Schools – What is Social Emotional Learning?

Below are the full links, just in case internal message links are broken and you need to re-enter them for your newsletter:

Parent Night Registration:


HSE Schools Social Emotional Learning Webpage:

Social Emotional Learning - Hamilton Southeastern Schools (hseschools.org)

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New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor

Second Step Home Link Week 4