Dixie Magnet Elementary School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Magnet Application

    The 2018 window is Aug. 15 to Oct. 8 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

    Link to Application

    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.   

    Link to Information

     

    Upcoming Events

    September 17, 2018

    Clothing Center Visit                         UK Dental Van

    September 18, 2018

    Sprout Archery Lesson Challenge! UK Dental Van

    September 20, 2018

    High Attendance Day!             Sprout Day!  All donations due to teachers!

     

    Announcements

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018 will be HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY! Please try to have your child at school, and on time this day.  We are having a district-wide contest!  We also don’t want your child to miss our Sprout health and wellness event. 

    • I just want to thank everyone who attended Open House. We had fabulous attendance for this event.  We appreciate families taking the time to visit your child’s classroom, teacher and the school.

    • Thank you for all of your support of our PTA through our Sprout fundraiser. We will hold our Sprout event on Thursday.  All students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of health and wellness activities including: dance, taekwondo, tennis, and meditation, to name a few. 

    • Thank you so much for your support of our school library through the Book Fair. We appreciate your support of the teachers’ wish lists, and providing your child with reading materials.  Your support has made a tremendous difference in the number of books that we can purchase for the library.  It is because of our families that our library collection is growing and thriving. 
         
    • We had incredible attendance at our Grandparents’ Luncheon and Muffins for Mom. More than 275 students had grandparents in attendance at this event, and even more children had mothers and significant others attend our breakfast.  Again, thank you for your support.  You have no idea how much this means to your child!

    • Just a reminder that if you would like to change your child’s transportation, it must be in writing and completed by 1:00. Transportation changes may not be made over the phone.  If you need to take your child to an appointment at the end of the school day, please arrive to check your child out by 2:15.  If you arrive later than that, it interferes with dismissal and you may have to wait. 

    • Information regarding the School Store will arrive home in your child’s backpack next week. This is a way to support your teachers by purchasing supply items through this website and donating gift cards to your child’s classroom teacher. 


    New Staff Spotlight

    This week I would like to highlight Dixie’s new full time Gifted and Talented Teacher, Paula Mliner.  Paula just started her 24th year of teaching, with 23 years of these at the middle school level.  She loves teaching at Dixie and the elementary level!  She said that she is impressed with all of the differentiated instruction that she sees in the classrooms here.  Paula has three children: a kindergartner at Dixie, and twin two year olds.  She is a Presidential Teaching Award recipient for math and science.  She has also volunteered to coach our Governor’s Cup Team and is hosting a history club in the morning.  Paula has already become a welcome addition to the 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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