Dixie Magnet Elementary School

Lexington, Kentucky

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    Upcoming Events

      January 8, 2019

    SBDM Committee Meetings 3:00  PTA Meeting 6:00

       January 11, 2019

    Olweus Anti-Bullying Assembly

       January 14, 2019

    SBDM Meeting 3:00                            End of Grading Period 2

       January 21, 2019

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School!

       January 22, 2019

    No preschool

       January 25, 2019

    Class Pictures

       January 29, 2019

    Fruit Ninja/Wellness Night 5:30-7:00

       January 30, 2019

    Kindergarten – Lexington Children’s Theater 9:00

                                 

    Announcements

        • Please congratulate our Students of the Month. Students were chosen this month based on kindness.  I had the most enjoyable lunch yesterday with these wonderful students: K – Rayna Hayes, Wyatt Mullins, Jericho Muncie; 1st – Kyrie Irvin, Liam Cockrell, Christopher Meija Sigaran, and Jillian Cooper Newton; 2nd- Chris Knowles, Dakota Barnett, Sophia Hutchens, and Josie Mayer; 3rd – Emily Yalnozov, Lola Sauer, Jiya Sheth, and Evan Stults; 4th – Ibrahim Naji, Ava Miles, Brandon Edwards, and Kyra Harrison; 5th – Gerardo Lemus Paiz, Melek Spurlock, and Naelee Hagan. 

        • Ask your child about his or her attendance at our recent opera performance of Little Red Riding Hood. The students loved the opportunity to see this opera.  They were so engaged and excited by the performance!

        • Please be sure to send in proof of your child’s Hepatitis A vaccination. You may fax, scan, e-mail or send a copy in with your child to Valerie Freeman, our nurse.  It is imperative that this vaccination be completed. 

        • Any child who received a Proficient or Distinguished on any KPREP test will be recognized at our Proficient/Distinguished KPREP Ceremony on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00. We would love to see your child attend

        • Dixie is at full staff once again.  Please welcome Angela Krall, our new .7 Instructional Paraprofessional working with grades 2 through 5, and Heather Craft, our new full time Instructional Paraprofessional working with 5th

        • Don’t forget to wear your spirit gear and hats next Friday, December 7, 2018. You may wear the gear of Dixie or your favorite team. 

        • The PTA will be holding their School Store Fundraiser the week of December 6, 2018. This is an opportunity for your child to purchase gift items for family and friends. 

        • We will begin MAP testing the week after next. Please be sure your child comes prepared for the test and is well rested.  Please review your child’s goal setting sheet with him or her.

        • Thank you to all of our parents and community members who volunteered for our Career Day. We had more than 40 volunteers attend and present at this information day for your children.  The students had an opportunity to learn about approximately a dozen different careers.  Thank you again for your help with this wonderful day.  

        • When your child attends a field trip, it is greatly appreciated if you can send in the exact amount due. It is difficult for us to provide change for field trips. 

        • We continue to need volunteers at Dixie. Please sign up to be a volunteer.  We would love you to be a part of our school family.  To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://webapps.fcps.net/volunteer or go to Dixie’s website and click on the volunteer application.  (Please see below).

    Staff Spotlight

    This week I would like to highlight our new Speech Pathologist, Amanda Hale   Amanda lives in Lexington with her husband and one year old son Luka.  She will be adding a little girl to her family in April.  She loves to go clearance shopping, and to travel.  She also loves good coffee.  She has a cat named Jasper.  This is Amanda’s first year working in a school and she is really enjoying getting to know the Dixie students.  Previously, she worked for three years in a hospital.  Please be sure to welcome Amanda when you see her!

     

    Senator Thomas Visits Dixie Elementary

    Senator Thomas Speaking with the 5th Grade  Mr. Thomas  Senator Thomas Talking to the Children  

    On February 12th, Senator Thomas met with the 5th grade class at Dixie Elementary.  Upon entering he was greeted by four OMAC (Operation Making a Change) members and was escorted to the library where he spoke to the classes.  During this time, he shared his personal educational journey, which included attending Bryan Station High School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Law School.  Students researched Senator Thomas’ life and were well prepared for the Q and A session that ensued.  Senator Thomas encouraged Dixie students to take full advantage of their education and reminded them to not let obstacles stand in their way, sharing, “There’s no such thing as good luck.  Luck equals preparation, plus opportunity.”  Dixie students were also invited to the State House to be a Page in his office during this legislative session.  His visit to Dixie concluded with a student lead tour of the building and him leaving the students two books, one about Kentucky facts, and the other The Legislative Process.  

    Announcements:

    • There is an opportunity for free tutoring for your children at LTMS on Saturdays. Please see the flyer attached below for more information. 
    • There are also free dental clinics being held at UK. Please see the attached below for more information. 
    • As you know, the Design Thinking Committee has been working to revise the school’s Mission and Vision Statements. We have been getting student, staff, parent and community member input to develop a new mission and vision for the school.  We still need parent and community members’ help and feedback!  If you were not able to attend one of the information sessions, please feel free to contact Mr. Bailes if you would like to complete a survey at Mackenzie.bailes@fayette.kyschools.us.
    • We have several students who won a ride in a limo from parents who donated to the Wellness blood drive. Winners include: Evie Cox, Charlie Tracy, Maxwell McLaughlin, Brynleigh Howard, MacKenzie Davis and Dakota Christian.  Congratulations to our winners. 
    • Please return your packets from the SchoolStore.

       

       

    DIXIE MAGNET ELEM PTA 38509,


    TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
     

    • Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
    • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
    • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
    • Click on Sign In/Register
    • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
    • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
    • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
    • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
    • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
    • Update or confirm your information.
    • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
    • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
    • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
    • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
    • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

    Thank you,
    The Community Programs Staff
     

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