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VCSC Mission Statement

The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.

Dixie Bee Pledge

Today is a new day.  Yesterday is in the past.  Today I pledge to believe in myself, explore opportunities, experience excellence, and serve others. I am proud to be a bee!

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – MARK IT DOWN!

December 5 – Mr. Moss’s class play at Ivy Tech!

December 5 – Dashers meet from 2:40 – 4:00.

December 6 – Student Council meets at 7:30 AM.

December 7 – Chess Club meets from 2:40 – 3:45 PM

December 8 – Dashers will march in the “Miracle on 7th Street” parade at 6:00 PM in downtown Terre Haute!

December 8– Elks sponsored Hoop Shoot at Terre Haute South at 9:00 AM. Good luck to our participants!

Week of December 10  – Fannie May candy fundraiser delivery – more details to follow!

December 12 – Dixie Bee Dashers will meet from 2:40 – 4:00.

December 14– Holiday programs at 9:15 (Grades 4 and 5), 10:15 (Grades 2 and 3) and 1:15 (Kindergarten and Grade 1) in the gymnasium!  Parking is in front of the school, back lot and Ivy Tech lot.

December 14 – Chess group will meet from 2:40 – 3:45 PM

December 19 – Student Council will meet from 2:40 – 3:45 PM.

December 19 – Kindergarten Cookie Exchange Night – 6:00 PM in kindergarten classrooms.

December 20 – Classroom holiday celebrations.

December 21 – Chess Club will meet from 2:40 – 3:45 PM

December 21– Last day of school before Christmas vacation!

December 21 – Last day of the 2nd grading period and end of the first semester.

December 22– January 6– Christmas vacation – NO SCHOOL!

January 7– First day back to school after Christmas break!  Welcome 2019!

 

EIGHT KEYS TO SUCCESS!!

 

1.               Attending school on time and everyday.

2.               Getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night.

3.               Eating a healthy breakfast each morning.

4.               Paying attention in class.

5.               Writing down all assignments for each subject.

6.               Starting projects when getting them.

7.               Completing homework on time.

8.               Reading for pleasure each day.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-        HOOP SHOOT – Congratulations to Kennidy Dillion, Ryker Heath, Jackie Nguyen-Overton, Addison Switzer and Luke Wheaton. They will be representing Dixie Bee at the Elks Hoop Shoot at Terre Haute South on Saturday, December 8th at 9:00 AM.  Good luck to our participants!

-        Congratulations!! – The Mayor Bennett Character Award classroom nominees for the November trait Integrity – “Showing self-control by doing the right thing at the right time,” were: KindergartenAnnabella Burns, Anna Hescher, Chloe Hu and Jack Moulton, Grade 1Saanvi Motycka, Adleigh Pearison, Brynlee Rader, Jaxon Stuart and Thatcher Vinzant, Grade 2 Sonia Bavishi, Ethan Demchak, Zoe Diaz, Brianna Engle and Suchi Parikh, Grade 3 Andrew Hegna, Leah Kemp, Olivia Ruehrschneck, Austin Semmler and Bryson Stephens, Grade 4 Todd Dawson, Autumn Earls, Jillian McCoskey and Whitney Powell, Grade 5 Robi Lim, Samuel May Addy Miklozek and Meredith Toomey.  Special congratulations to kindergarten friend, Kennedy Semmler, who will represent Dixie Bee at the December City Council meeting!

-        More Congratulations!  - Congratulations to our Spell Bowl team and Coach Dana Bennett for finishing 8th in the state!  Team members are:  Anneke Donker, Christopher Gosingco, Taylor Mackey, Nidha Rajoli, Ayma Rizwan, Benjamin Sellers, Zander Tracy and Crystal Wang. Way to go!!!

-        ABSENCES AND TARDIES – Just a reminder, we want to focus our efforts to help each student achieve his/her potential.  In order for optimum learning to occur, we need to have all students here and on time every day (by 8:15.) We realize it is often difficult to get dental, doctor and other appointments scheduled for after school hours, but we do request if your child needs to leave school for a doctor or dental visit, they must come back to school with an excuse slip from the doctor or dentist’s office.  Also, please remember to call school by 10:00 AM if your child is ill and won’t be at school.  If we do not hear from you, we will be calling you to check on your child. Thank you for your support in this matter!

-        SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN – When developing our School Improvement Plan, the goal areas identified were reading comprehension and problem solving skills.  We are concentrating on both goals at all grade levels.  Making a special time at home for reading is essential for all students!  Try having a time where everybody reads and then shares what they read with one another.  Also, try giving your child a weekly math story problem for them to solve.  Being a good problem solver is a necessity!

-        WINTER! - Please make sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for outside recess.  A heavy winter coat, hat and gloves help ensure that your child stays warm on chilly winter days!  Also, please mark these items with your child’s name.

-        TEXT ALERTS! - Please help our school safety plans by signing up for "text alerts". The service is free and offered through WTHI-FM. You may go to www.hi99.com and then to the Vigo County School list. You can choose your school (s) and type of alert. This service will notify parents of activities and or emergency or weather situations. Parents are responsible for updating their contact information when it changes. What a valuable tool for our families!

-        MARK IT DOWN! – The testing window for the spring ILEARN will be April 22 – May 17, 2019. Please do not schedule any out of town activities during this time frame.  Thank you!

-        IMMUNIZATIONS - Immunizations can help protect your child from many common infections.   Theses infections can lead to serious and even life threatening complications.  Indiana law requires that students be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox).  Not all these immunizations are required at every grade level.  Your school has information regarding specific requirements.

       Throughout the school year, school nurses review student records and send letters

to parents of those students who have incomplete records.  In our community, immunizations are available for low or no cost at Well Child Clinic (462-3446) and Sycamore Nursing Center (237-2323).  You may call for an appointment if your child’s immunizations are not up to date.  Thank you!

-        HOLIDAY WISHES! - The Dixie Bee Family would like to wish each and every one of you a most joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!

 

 

Dixie Bee Elementary School Belief Statement

Teachers, administrators, parents and the community of Dixie Bee School maintain high expectations for the learning of all students.  It is believed that all students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process by using a variety of thinking and reasoning skills.  A safe and physically comfortable environment enhances student learning and support the ongoing improvement of teaching and student performance.

 

“It is a miracle if you can find a true friend,

it is a miracle if you have enough to eat,

it is a miracle if you get to spend time doing what you like to do.

The holiday season is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life and to be grateful for them.”


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