Dixie Magnet Elementary

Lexington, Kentucky

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Principal Update

I hope that you and your family have enjoyed the beautiful weekend! This week our kindergarten, fourth grade and fifth grade students enjoyed extended field trips. On Monday the kindergartners enjoyed a full day at the Louisville Zoo. Fourth graders traveled to 4-H camp in Carlisle, Kentucky on Wednesday where they hiked, dissected owl pellets, engaged in a pond study and enjoyed plenty of smores around the campfire. Our fifth graders traveled to Louisville on Thursday where they visited the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Louisville Science Center and then enjoyed dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. We appreciate all the help from our families and chaperones which made these experiences possible for our students. We ended the week with Wellness Day where students had 2 wellness workshops during their specials time. They learned from Premiere Martial Arts and Juhtan McClain with the UK Football team. It was an exciting day!


We are working hard to squeeze in as much learning and fun as we can over the next 19 days. Our kindergarten and second graders are looking forward to sharing their learning at their PBL Expo night this Wednesday. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will have their KSA Parade on Friday afternoon as we wish them good luck on KSA the week of May 8th - 12th. Coach Gay is busy planning field day and we have several other activities in the works. We look forward to enjoying the next 19 days with our students.


Thank you for your partnership as we continue to work together to reach our full potential and to provide opportunities for our students to be a positive force in our changing world!




Cynthia Bruno, Principal

Important Dates

Important Dates

May 3rd & 4th - Breakfast with your Best Buddy (for women) - info below

May 8 - SBDM at 3:00

May 16 - Election Day, No School

May 26 - Last Day of School


Weekly Rotation for Specials:

Monday (Day 1)

Tuesday (Day 2)

Wednesday (Day 3)

Thursday (Day 4)

Friday (Day 5)

Breakfast with your Best Buddy for Women

Breakfast with your Best Buddy for Women

Breakfast With Your Best Buddy (for women) please RSVP no latter than Tuesday, April 25th. Each household can bring one special female to enjoy donuts before school.

May 3rd, Students with last names beginning with A -M. https://forms.gle/ouNLRrooPNiu4fGd7

May 4th, Students with last names beginning with N-Z: https://forms.gle/iBUWJHYSBAWDx8Uv8


PTA - SBDM Parent Nominations

Nominations for the Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) are now open. All parents/guardians of Dixie students are invited and encouraged to run for a seat on the SBDM. This term is a two year term and will run from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025. Nominations will be accepted until Friday May 5th at 5pm. Nomination forms, along with a brief biography and a photo of yourself should be emailed to Programs@dixiepta.com. Alternatively, you can turn the form in to the front office.


More information can be found on the attached nomination form and information letter.


Voting will take place soon after the nomination window has closed and will be announced.


Thank you,

Dixie PTA


SBDM Parent Nomination Form

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Morning Arrival

We've noticed some issues with drop off in the morning. For the safety of our students and staff please remember the following:


  • Pull all the way down in the car rider line. This helps us get as many cars in the line as possible. We understand that it's cold outside (trust me - we are standing out there for 30 min), your child will always have a short walk inside. We've noticed some cars like to stop in front of certain doors which slows down the line and decreases the number of cars we are able to get through the line before 7:45.
  • For our 3rd - 5th grade students - they can enter the building through the FRC door or the back door. Whatever the case, when your car has stopped in the car lane, please have your child exit the vehicle. We've noticed that many families like to drive all the way to the end so their child doesn't have a long walk to the back door, but again, they can enter the FRC door or the backdoor. When you move all the way down to get closer to the backdoor this slows down the line.
  • If your child is dropped off after 7:45 they will need to enter through the front door. You can pull into the front loop at that time. Our staff enter the building at 7:45 and we close all side doors at that time.
Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center is here to assist you! If you need assistance getting school supplies, clothing, or food for your Dixie student, please contact Ms. Gettis at 859-381-3128 or Kasey.gettis@fayette.kyschools.us


While Dixie's meals will continue at no charge for the 2022-23 school year (through the National School LunchProgram’s CEP-Community Eligibility Provision), it is still important that families who would qualify(Free/Reduced) meal assistance, to fill out an application every school year. This is a great support to ourfamilies but also provides funding and resources for the school.

-Income guidelines are below that may help determine if you should complete the application.

-If your child recently received an approval of direct certification (DC) benefits letter for this 2022-23 SY, you donot need to fill out the form.

-Only one form per family needed, and it only takes a few minutes. For the 2022-23 school year, complete thisform online @ http://bit.ly/FCPSEBF



We always enjoy having visitors for lunch. If you come to eat lunch with your child please know that you will eat at one of our colorful booths with your child. We don't always have room at the tables for visitors and for security and district protocols we have to closely monitor who has access to our students while in the building.


It's also important to know that when you come for lunch, we ask that you go to the cafeteria and then when lunch is over please exit the building out the front doors. We are enhancing our security and all exterior doors have alarms set when students are in the building.


Looking for ways to support Dixie? Join the PTA!

Our AMAZING PTA is a wonderful organization that will help organize parent support. In order to join PTA click on the link below.


Join Dixie's PTA: https://dixie.memberhub.com/store


Dixie Family Facebook Group: The PTA has created a family Facebook page to help build connection with school community and help families connect with other families from the same grade level. You can find the group by searching "Dixie Magnet Families".

About Us

About Us

Dixie Magnet Elementary seeks to accelerate student achievement through personalized learning. Unique experiences will foster academic, social, and emotional growth, as well as instill self-confidence and cross-cultural understanding. In partnership with our families and community, our goal is to empower students to be leaders and a positive force in our changing world.