New Britton Elementary
January 13, 2023
I AM. YOU ARE. WE ARE. BULLDOGS!
News from Mrs. Mankin
These children took a few moments to enjoy the snow and some laughter today during recess.
Teachers As Learners
On Thursday we met in cross-grade level groups to reflect upon our students' math learning and share effective strategies.
Mrs. Shelton had students "up and moving" as she reviewed Spanish greetings.
Teachers As Learners
It is difficult to believe that we have already started our second semester of school! We hope that your student has experienced a smooth transition back to school and into 2023. The beginning of a new year presents the perfect opportunity to set goals. I would suggest discussing a school goal and a home goal with your child. Goal setting is beneficial in so many ways. It help students take ownership in their learning, understand the importance of a growth mindset, and develop grit. Learning (whether at home or school) can be messy, and it takes time, effort, and perseverance. The "practice plan" below is a simple, goal-setting format that you can use for students of all ages. Please connect with your child's teacher if you would like to collaborate regarding a school goal.
Monday is a holiday to recognize the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are many resources, both online and at the library, that you can use to illustrate his accomplishments and message. I would encourage you to consider attending the "Living the Dream" community celebration on Sunday, January 15 from 1:00-2:00p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library. HSE Schools have partnered with the library to create a student-centered celebration for families and community members to enjoy.
As always, thank you for partnering with us in education!
No School on Monday, January 16, 2023
Dates to Remember
"Living the Dream"
Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL), and the City of Fishers are hosting a community celebration in honor and reverence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 15th from 1-2pm. This FREE event, “Living the Dream” will be held at the Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) auditorium and will feature students from HSE Schools. Join us as we harness the power of the Beloved Community and pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. King.
NBE Blood Drive
There is currently an emergency blood shortage here in Indiana!
The New Britton Elementary Student council will be hosting a Blood Drive next month as a service project. See if you can help save lives by donating blood!
NEW BRITTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
8660 East 131st Street
FISHERS, IN 46038
Here is the link that everyone can use to sign up for it:
4th Grade Field Trip
All 4th grade students from New Britton Elementary will attend the Discovery Concert hosted by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
During music class we have been learning about the instruments of the orchestra and the composers of the music featured in this concert. This is an exciting musical experience for New Britton Elementary 4th grade students. Please send $5 to help cover ticket cost and transportation. Please send cash or a check made out to New Britton Elementary.
Please fill out the field trip form return to the classroom teacher by Friday, January 13th!
Radon Awareness Month
January is Radon Awareness month: Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium in the soil and can be drawn into homes through cracks in the foundation. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Approximately 1 in 3 homes tested have radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L in Indiana. https://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information
For the past several years, HSE students have participated in the American Lung Association Poster Contest and have helped education others on the danger of Radon through art!
We need your student’s help explaining science through art! The 2023 Indiana Radon Poster Contest is here! This is a fun, educational, and potential prize-winning opportunity for our students.
In order to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the American Lung Association is calling on Indiana students age 9-14 to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes.
If you choose to participate, please send your posters to central office Attn: Bob Rice by March 1. I will collect all submissions and send them to the American Lung Association by the March 10 deadline.
Full Contest details and additional radon information is available on the contest website at: https://www.lung.org/getmedia/f35e8929-325b-4610-9a37-b1b3559cb582/IN-Poster-Contest-Official-Rules
1st place winner will receive $200
2nd place winner will receive $150
3rd place winner will receive $100
Drama Club to be offered at NBE
A new club will be offered for the second semester beginning at the end of the month. The NBE Drama Club is open to students who desire to learn more about theater, acting and performance. Students will be placed in small groups to learn the basic elements of theater and perform in a one-act play. The club will be limited to forty students in the second, third or fourth grades. Students will be notified with a written confirmation of their participation in this club. Parents will be notified by e-mail if their child is selected to participate in Drama Club. Meeting dates will be directly after school at NBE on Wednesdays from 2:10-3:15 PM.
Click below to access the registration form for Drama Club. Forms can be turned in to Mrs. Mayer outside of Room 38 no later than Friday, January 20th.
Snack Attack - Fishers Youth Assistance Program
NBE is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.
Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.
There is no cost to you or the school. This program is open to students that qualify for the reduced lunch program or have an increased need currently.
To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8
If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Leiner, NBE School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Please see the Second Step Weekly Home Link attached at the bottom of the newsletter for specific information discussed in each grade level Week 17.
Sleep and Health
After Winter Break, getting back to our 'School Routines' can be challenging; yet we are all being reminded of the need for adequate sleep, not only as staff, but for our students.
As stated by the CDC related to Health and School Success,
Adequate sleep contributes to a student’s overall health and well-being. Students should get the proper amount of sleep at night to help stay focused, improve concentration, and improve academic performance. Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, poor mental health, and injuries.
Please work with us to help your children get the adequate amount of rest to learn, participate and be healthy each day.
Mudsock Youth Athletics
Spring Program Registration is Open!
Get moving with us the spring! Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, boys volleyball and track and field is open at myathletics.com. Learn about each of our programs here. Remember to register between January 1st – 31st to guarantee your place on a team and receive the best pricing.
Spring Program Scholarships
Families who qualify for free our reduced lunches within the district are also eligible for program scholarships with MYA. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For spring sports these dates are 1/1 – 1/31. Email email@example.com.
Rugby Try-It Days (Open to 5th – 8th Graders with Female Only Times)
Calling all 5th – 8th graders who live within the HSE School District. Attend one of our free try-it days, including female only sessions, to learn about the sport. We are specifically trying to grow our junior high girls team! Sessions offered on Sundays at RJH (Feb. 5th) and HIJH (Feb. 26th). Learn more here.
Summer Camp 2023
Fishers Residents can register their child for Summer Camp NOW!
We've launched our Summer Camp 2023 registration for Fishers Residents with 10 weeks of available full and half-day camps at over 5 locations starting May 30 - Aug 4!
Choose from different themes and locations, from adventures at the AgriPark to exploration at Ritchey Woods!
Click the link below to register
Mrs. Drew is a Third Grade teacher here at NBE. Shades of blue are her favorite color. Mrs. Drew loves Gerber daisies and listening to music. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
This is Mrs. Mann's first year teaching third grade at NBE. Purple is her favorite color and she likes all flowers. Mrs. Mann enjoys cheering for the Colts and the Hoosiers, or being outside in her free time.
New Britton Elementary School
Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor