Ms. Steiner's Weekly Newsletter
Gift and Talented Screening and Auditions
Dance and Drama Auditions—Nov. 2nd
All recommendation forms and self-assessments due Nov. 15th
Visual Arts Portfolios and Auditions—Nov. 20th
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
5th Grade Living Arts/Science Center Field Trip 9:30-1:30
SBDM Meeting 3:00
Career Day! Students may dress up in their favorite career outfit.
- I just wanted to wish you all a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. I also wanted to tell you how thankful and appreciative I am to work at Dixie. I feel fortunate to work with such incredible students, wonderful and supportive parents and an amazing staff. I am fortunate to be the principal of a very special school.
- We will hold our Career Day next Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Students may dress up in the outfit that represents their favorite career. We have more than 40 people presenting careers. Your child will have an opportunity to be introduced to 12 different career professionals.
- Our Veteran’s Day Program was a huge success. We had over 50 veterans and 70 students participate in this very special program. What a great day it was to celebrate our heroes. A big thank you to Crystal Peters and our Special Area Teachers, and students for their work preparing this event.
- We have a lot to celebrate this year including what we have been able to provide the school with using our Title 1 funds. We have been able to purchase new resources to use with your children including: Do The Math, Wonder Works, Imagine Learning and Mystery Science licenses, Versatile kits, magnetic boards and letters, as well as teachers for our classrooms. We have also provided important professional development for our teachers including: reading training, Kagan engagement strategies training, and Personalized Learning. We had at least 999 parents/guardians attend our three Title 1 events (Open house, Orientation, and our Grandparents’ Luncheon). That includes just the individuals who signed in! I think it is actually a much higher number than this!
- Parent contacts continue to increase this school year. Our staff has had more than 8,924 contacts with parents as of October 15. That is up from over 6,000 parent contacts for the same time period last year! We would love to see this number increase as well.
- When your child attends a field trip, it is greatly appreciated if you can send in the exact amount due. It is difficult for us to provide change for field trips.
- We continue to need volunteers at Dixie. Please sign up to be a volunteer. We would love you to be a part of our school family. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://webapps.fcps.net/volunteer or go to Dixie’s website and click on the volunteer application. (Please see below).
This week I would like to highlight our amazing music teacher, Crystal Peters. Although you all know Ms. Peters, I am not sure you know just how much she does for our school. Hopefully you were able to attend our incredible Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday. Ms. Peter organizes this event each year. It is one of my favorite and I think the most special event we hold over the course of the school year. I never fail to get teary-eyed during this assembly. Crystal manages the organization of the program, getting the Veterans here with their students, and arranging the music. She also does so much more for the school. Recently, she was recognized as Music Teacher of the Year in Fayette County. Crystal is the best music teacher with whom I have worked. She is simply excellent. Her passion for music is contagious. Not only does she teach students at a very high level and get them excited about this art form, she volunteers for clubs before school including: Glee Club and Drumming. Further, she organizes the BEST 5th Grade musical a school could ask for. Crystal also organizes many of our after school events such as the STEM night as well. In closing, it is difficult to list everything that Crystal does for Dixie. She is simply amazing! I hope that when you have the opportunity you will thank her for all that she does for your children. We are extremely fortunate that she is a member of our Dixie Staff.
Senator Thomas Visits Dixie Elementary
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.
- 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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,
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- 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.
The Community Programs Staff