Dixie Magnet Elementary School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • STARTALK: Registration is open for the 2019 Chinese Summer Institute. Visit fcps.net/languages for details.

    Golden Apple Awards: The Community Partners Leadership Team is accepting nominations. Visit fcps.net/partners to find out more.

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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


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    April 15, 2019

    SBDM Meeting 3:00 



    • Dixie’s Academic Challenge teams performed impressively at the recent meet at Squires Elementary. Dixie is the only team to have all primary teams advance in the first round, with six first round wins.  There were so many Dixie teams competing, that we had some rooms with Dixie v. Dixie.  Intermediate team B went all the way to the finals and lost by 1 point, coming in 2nd  Please see the lists of team members below.  Congratulations to all who participated. 
    • We will host a session of “On the Table” during our Arts Day. All parents and community members are invited to attend.  We will discuss fostering inclusion in our city.  On the Table events are sponsored by the Bluegrass Charitable Foundation. 
    • Please be sure to schedule parent/teacher conferences for the spring with your child’s teacher.
    • If you have not taken the Title 1 family survey, please do. This provides the school with valuable information so that we can improve.  We are always working to better meet the needs of our students and families.  You can fill the survey out online at: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/FCPS2019Families or fill out the paper copy and turn it in to the school.  Thank you so much for your help with this. 
    • 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. 

      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.    


      Dixie's Academic Team Roster

    • Primary - Dixie is the only team to have all teams advance in the 1st round.  We had 6 primary teams win. We had so many teams that 2 rooms were Dixie vs Dixie Teams.  In the semi-final round Dixie lost by 2 points and 3 points.

      Intermediate- Dixie had two intermediate teams, Team A and Team B.  Unfortunately Team A lost in the first round. Team B continued all the way to the finals and lost by 1 point in the Finals, so they came in 2nd place against some tough competition.


      Dixie Team A – Primary

      Team members:

      Kayden Cooper                  Ethan Massengale

      Josie Mayer (Captain)       Samora Isreal

      JR Howard                        Ethan Twagirimana

      Team members:

      Candice Tanmas                   Quinn Halcomb – (Captain)

      Sawyer Bentley                    Darshan Karthik

      Dixie Team B – Primary (Semi-Finals)

      Theo Mandzy           

      (added David Jones in 3rd round)


      Dixie Team C – Primary

      Team members:

      Nick Stoner                Bella Macias (Captain)

      Emmett Eppley            Raegan Schweitzer

      Cooper Young


      Dixie Team D – Primary

      Team members:

      Brody Sutton                 Angelie Sastre

      Audrey Moreland            Kayla Lawson

      Charlotte Pham               Kai Bishop (Captain)


      Dixie Team E – Primary

      Team members:

      David Jones                         Bailey Wagner

      Elijah Lawson (Captain)        Cabrielle Ferrell

      KaRiah Mays                        Evan Pero Gamble


      Dixie Team F – Primary (Semi-Finals)

      Team members:

      Bentlee Peyton            Sean Holifield         Harshan Karthik

      (added after round 2 Charlotte Pham, Audrey Moreland and Emmett Eppley)


      Dixie Team A – Intermediate

      Coach – Mrs. Vibbert

      Team members:

      Juno Vibbert                                   Braeden Dennis

      Conner Taylor    (Captain)                Lars Sequeros Colina

      Onika Williams


      Dixie Team B – Intermediate (Silver medals, #2 in Finals)

      Team members:

      Kavion Thompson                   Logan Nesbitt

      Brian Favela (Captain)            West Simmons

      Izayah Mason                       Cody Wainwright


    Staff Spotlight

    This week I would like to highlight our new part-time Social Worker, Dana Adams   Dana has worked in Fayette County Public Schools for 17 years as a FRYSC.  Being a school Social Worker is something she was inspired to be.  She feels that young people face so many challenges today that she wanted to have the opportunity to assist students and their families.  She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s degree in Social Work and received her School Social Worker Certification and CSW certification.  She is currently pursuing her LCSW certification.  Dana grew up on a farm in Southeastern Kentucky, but has called Lexington home for the past 25 years.  She is married to Jonathan, has a Golden Doodle Ollie, two sons and two stepdaughters and four grandsons with another due in July.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing cross fit, going to church events, and working on mission trips.  Please welcome Dana to our Dixie family. 

    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.  


    • 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.





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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    Thank you,
    The Community Programs Staff

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