Dixie Magnet Elementary School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Gift and Talented Screening and Auditions

    Below is a link to the information provided to the students about gifted and talented screenings and auditions in the Visual and Performing Arts onto one website.   

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    Upcoming Events

    October 17

    - Author Visit - Sandra Markle

    October 18

    - PICTURE DAY

    October 19

    - Fall Festival 5:30 to 8:30 

     

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    • Next Friday, October 19, 2018 we will hold our annual Fall Festival sponsored by the PTA. This is a fun, family event.  The PTA will have a dunk tank, food, games, and a silent auction.  Please come and join us for an evening of fun!

    • Our attendance for the year has been spectacular! We are at close to 97% attendance, which is higher than last year!  Keep up the great work.  This makes a big difference with our school funding.  We appreciate you getting your children to school on time every day!

    • We had a very successful Walk to School Day. All children had an opportunity to participate in this special event that was covered by the local news services.  A big thank you goes out to our Physical Education Teacher, Coach Gay.  She did an outstanding job organizing volunteers, speakers and sponsors for this event. 

    • We held a successful assembly on Monday with Chinese Acrobats. Before their performance at EKU, the Chinese Acrobats stopped by Dixie to perform for our students.  The children were mesmerized by the acrobats’ tricks and antics.  It was an amazing performance and one I am sure they will not forget.  The acrobats entertained the children with juggling, gymnastics, and by balancing items on their heads, feet and hands.  Ask your children what they enjoyed most about the performance.   

    • One of the most important things you can do with your child to help him or her be successful in school is to read to your child or ask your child to read to you.  Just 20 minutes each night will make a major difference in your child’s ability to do well in school.  Reading helps children be successful in all subject areas including math, science and social studies.  Children become better readers the more they participate in this activity at home.  

    New Staff Spotlight

    This week I would like to highlight our new staff member, Jean Dorton.  Jean is working as an Instructional Assistant with students in grades 1st through 5th.  She has been such a positive asset to Dixie.  Jean comes to us with 20 years of teaching experience at the elementary level, in several grades and states.  She loves fitness – doing the elliptical, playing tennis, waterskiing and exercise walking.  Jean is married to an Equine Veterinarian and has two daughters.  She also has two yellow labs and two cats.  She is an avid UK fan as well.  She is even planning on going to Missouri to see the Cats play football there!  Her favorite thing to do though is to help children learn.  That is clear every time I see Jean working with our students.  Please help me to welcome Jean to our Dixie staff!

     

    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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