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Family Newsletter

Principal Update

I hope that you and your family are enjoying this beautiful weekend. On Friday our students, parent volunteers and staff enjoyed an exciting Field Day. Students spent the entire day rotating through stations which included relay races, water games, scavenger hunt, martial arts, and so much more!


We want to congratulate Susan Szczerbicki as the newest parent member elected to Dixie's SBDM Council. Susan will begin her duties on SBDM in July and will serve a 2 year term. Thank you to Rachelle Gardner for her service this year as one of the parent representatives. SBDM Council meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 3:00. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 12th at 3:00 in the conference room.


We only have one more week together and there are several exciting events to celebrate the end of the year. This Wednesday, May 24th, our PTA is hosting a Dixie Family Block Party. As many of you know, we are getting a new playground. We were hoping the playground would be finished before the block party, but the district is working to provide rubber matting as an addition to the new equipment, so the playground renovation should be finished this summer. Because of this, the Dixie Family Block Party will be held on the other side of the building. Find more information below, including a Sign Up Genius for those willing to volunteer. We hope to see everyone on Wednesday!


This will be our last Dixie Family Newsletter for the 22-23 school year. This has been an amazing year and I want to you thank you for your support. Our students have grown so much this year and we are already planning exciting learning experiences for the 23-24 school year! Thank you for your continued partnership as we 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 22 - 5th grade field trip

May 24 - PTA Dixie Family Block Party

May 26 - Last Day of School, 5th grade promotion ceremony

June 12 - SBDM at 3:00


Weekly Rotation for Specials:

Monday (no rotation - chromebooks will be collected)

Tuesday (Day 4)

Wednesday (Day 5)

Thursday (Day 1)

Friday (Day 2)


Title 1 Family Event Survey

We would love to hear from you to improve the events and activities at Dixie. Please complete this short survey. We plan to use this information to help plan our events/activities for the 2023-24 school year.


- Ms. Warren

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PTA's Dixie Family Block Party

Come one, come all to this year's Dixie Family Block Party, hosted by the Dixie PTA. Enjoy FREE food, drinks, and dessert, win something in the FREE raffle, get a custom Dixie temporary tattoo, FREE scavenger hunt with prizes, and enjoy playing with and meeting other Dixie Families! We are inviting our families to join us in the Dixie parking lot for this event. Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

Rain plan: Will be having all the same great options, but will take place inside Dixie.


If you're willing to sign up to Volunteer for the Block Party, click on the link below.


Block Party Sign Up Genius

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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


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 @



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:


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.