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Family Newsletter for May

Principal Update

Happy 1st day of May! We have officially arrived at the last month of school. The next several weeks of school will be full of a variety of learning activities, field trips, and state testing as we bring closure to the year. This past week was busy at Dixie! We had several extended field trips for our students. Our Kindergarten students had a fun day at the Louisville Zoo and our 4th and 5th graders learned so much and had a chance to explore nature at 4H camp. Our Battle of the Books team competed in the district finals and came in 2nd place! On the same night many of our students logged in and enjoyed a fun virtual Science Night hosted by Ms. Sword.

Thank you to those who attended our first Parent Coffee Talk this past Tuesday. We shared the results to the district family survey and discussed ways we can improve communication between families and our school. We hope to make our Coffee Talks a regular event.

This upcoming week is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. The Dixie PTA has several activities planned to celebrate our staff. Please see this newsletter to learn how you may contribute. Thank you so much for your support of the staff!

Registration is now open for incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year! The birthday cutoff to enroll in kindergarten is age 5 on or before August 1st. If you know someone in our neighborhood with a child that is eligible for kindergarten next year, please let them know that the window is open to register! You can find more information here: Registration

Thank you for your partnership as we continue to strive to provide the best learning opportunities and outcomes for the students at Dixie. Working together we are "The Greatest School!".

 

Sincerely,

 

Cynthia Bruno, Principal

 
Important Dates

Important Dates

COVID-19 Student Testing: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Parent Coffee Talk: April 26 @ 8:00 a.m. (in person)

Virtual Science Night: April 26 5:30 - 7:00 (Zoom)

Weekly Rotation for Specials*

Monday (Day 4)

Tuesday (Day 5)

Wednesday (Day 6)

Thursday (Day 1)

Friday (Day 2)

Important Dates

COVID-19 Student Testing: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: May 2nd - 6th (See detailed information below)

Music Performance: Tuesday at 6:00

Wellness Wednesday: May 4th

Dixie's Picnic on the Playground: Friday, May 6th, 5:00 - 7:00

 

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DEA After School Program Assistant Opportunity

We are working to fill our after school staff for the 22-23 school year. This is a great opportunity to work a fun part time job at Dixie and we are now accepting applications. If you know anyone interested please direct them to fpcs.net to apply!

Congratulations to Ms. Losch!

Ms. Losch was one of ten teachers chosen by 106.3 for the 2022 Tell on your Teacher Award! The Dixie community has been invited to celebrate with her at Malibu Jacks on May 10th. The party will be from 5-7 with the awards presentation at 6pm. We will recognize each of our 10 winners. Teachers and students are welcome.
 
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Let our teachers and staff know that they ROCK!

We already know that our teachers and staff do amazing things to make Dixie the Greatest School, but it helps when we recognize their efforts. If you would like to send a "You Rock!" recognition to someone on staff please complete this form: You Rock! A certificate will be emailed to them.
Let our teachers and staff know that they ROCK!
 
Infinite Campus Portal

Infinite Campus Portal

Infinite Campus (IC) has a parent portal that gives families access to key student information. The portal allows you to update your contact information for IC. Note that IC e-mail addresses are used for the Dixie Family weekly newsletter and to send important updates and messages from the school. Please see the FAQ documents below for information on how to access Campus Portal.

FAQ English FAQ Spanish

 
Meal Assistance Application
 

Meal Assistance Application

https://www.fcps.net/Page/4882

Although every student can receive school meals at no charge right now, we still need families who qualify to complete the Meal Assistance (free/reduced) Application to ensure our school receives the full amount of state and federal funding available. This is a great support to our families but also provides funding for the school. Below are the income guidelines that may help you determine if you should complete the application. We only need one form per family, and it only takes a few minutes.

Apply now @ http://bit.ly/FCPSMealApp .

(If you need any help filling out the form on-line, please contact Jessica Morgison, FRAM Coordinator for FCPS Child Nutrition at 859-381-3838 or the school’s front office at 859-381-3116)

Thank you for your help!

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for 21-22

Family Size Annual Income

2 $32,227

3 $40,626

4 $49,025

5 $57,424

6 $65,823

7 $74,222

8 $82,621

*Each additional person, add $8,399.

 
 
Family Resource Center Community Support
 

Family Resource Center Community Support

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

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

 
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.