Dixie Magnet Elementary School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Student Support Team

    If you would like to contact Dixie's Student Support Team, regarding any concerns you have about your child, please use the link above.  The team meets weekly to discuss academic, behavior and mental health needs of our students.  

     

    Olweus Bully Survey

     

    Upcoming Events

     

    April 22-23, 2019

    Book Fair – 2 free books for every Dixie student!

    April 22-26, 2019

    MAP Testing

    April 24-25, 2019

    4th Grade to 4H Camp

    April  30, 2019

    PBIS Meeting

    May 3, 2019

    Spirit & Hat Day!

    May 6-10, 2019

    Teacher Appreciation Week!

    May 6, 2019

    SBDM Committee Meetings 3:00       PTA Meeting 6:00

    May 13, 2019

    No Preschool                                       SBDM Meeting 3:00

    May14, 2019

    No Preschool!

                                 

    Announcement 

    • Great news – Title 1 is sponsoring a book fair for all students at Dixie! Every child at Dixie will receive two free books up to $15 in value each, next week on April 22 or April 23.  The students will have an opportunity to choose books during their specials rotation.  Please see the attached flyer.  Students will not be allowed to purchase books during this event. 
    • Teachers have been meeting with your child to discuss MAP test goals.  Please ask your child to share this information with you.  Students have been given goal sheets to share with parents in their take home folders.  Students will begin taking the MAP test next week.  Please be sure your child is well-rested and has a nutritious breakfast.  I have told the students that I am willing to be duct taped to the wall again if they show growth.  This certainly seemed to inspire them last year!
    • Thank you to all parents who participated and filled out our Title 1 survey. We had 69% of our families turn in a survey, which was one of the highest return rates in the District.  We received some excellent feedback that we will discuss at our next Title 1 Advisory Meeting.  Overall, parents are pleased with their experience at Dixie, which is good news for us!
    • Congratulations to our SBDM election winners, Chris Tracy and Claira Reynolds!  These two have represented Dixie parents on SBDM for the past two years.  I appreciate all the time they have given to Dixie, and that they are willing to serve for another year.  They have been vital members and contributors to our SBDM Committee.
    • We will need to elect an additional minority parent representative to SBDM. Because no teacher or parent representatives elected are minorities, the PTA will hold a special election to elect a minority representative.  If you are interested, please contact Amelia Dunn at ahampton@kybloodcenter.org
    • KPREP dates have been determined. We will be holding KPREP testing from May 13-17, 2019, with make-ups the following week.  All third, fourth and fifth graders will be testing during this window.  It is extremely important children come to school prepared to take the test.  Currently, Dixie is identified as a TSI school.  If our students perform at high levels, this label will be eliminated.  Please be sure your children are well rested, and eat and nutritious breakfast.  Provide your children with words of encouragement. 

     

    • Reminders:

    Please be sure that your child has been vaccinated against Hepatitis A.  This is a district requirement.  We have sent out several notices regarding the vaccine.  We are still finding students who have not been vaccinated. 

     

    • Volunteer Spotlight

      This week I would like to highlight one of our amazing volunteers, Ruth Willoughby   Ruth currently has a son Maxwell who is in Ms. Gray’s kindergarten classroom.  She has been busy volunteering in Kindergarten, doing whatever Ms. Gray asks.  Ms. Willoughby is not only giving of her time, she is quite generous as well, providing treats for all of the kindergarten students and lunch for the staff.  She is a wonderful member of our Dixie community.  I wanted to let her know how much we appreciate all that she does for Dixie.  If you see Ruth, please thank her for her time.    

       

    Staff Spotlight

    This week I would like to highlight our amazing art teacher Rachel LoschRachel provided us with an excellent start to our spring break by organizing an amazing Arts Day on the Friday before.  I have enjoyed Arts Day every year that I have been at Dixie, but I think this one was the best.  The kids were so excited for the day.  The activities were all excellent hands-on, engaging lessons.  The students really enjoyed everything about the day.  I heard great feedback from the staff as well.  I know the tremendous effort that goes into organizing an event such as this, and I cannot thank Rachel enough. 

    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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