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SEPTEMBER 2018

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!

Dixie Bee School Purpose Statement

Teachers, administrators, parents and the community of Dixie Bee School maintain high expectations for academic growth of all students. Students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process in a positive, safe, and secure school environment. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Mark it down!!

September 3 – No school in honor of Labor Day!

September 4-7 – Second grade students will be involved in Terra Nova testing.

September 4 – The first PTO meeting of the school year in the Media Center at 6:00 PM. 

All interested parents are encouraged to attend and be a part of this fine group that helps our students, teachers and school.

September 5 – Mrs. Dillion’s class – Science Fair from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

September 11 – Blood Drive at Dixie Bee from 2:00 – 6:30!

September 11 - Midterm reports will go home with all students in the Tuesday folder.

September 12 – Grade 4 classes to planetarium (Engle/Ralston at 9:00), (Bennett/Reynolds at 1:00.)

September 12 – Dixie Bee Dashers meet from 2:40 – 4:00!!

September 13 – Grade 5 Conservation Field trip to the Fairgrounds.

September 19 – Early Release Day – students will be dismissed at 1:45! 

September 19– Dixie Bee Skate party at Skate World from 6:00 – 8:00!!

September 21– Picture Day! Smile pretty!

September 21 – Cookies with Mrs. Cassell – 2:00 cafeteria!

September 23 – Autumn begins!

September 25 – Grade 2 classes to Pioneer Days at Fowler Park.

September 26 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Kindergarten (9:30) and Grade 5

(1:15)

September 27 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Grade 1 (9:30) and Grade 3 (1:15)

September 28 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Grade 2 (9:30) and Grade 4 (1:15)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

·       Principal Notes – This school year has gotten off to a fantastic start!  We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding group of teachers working with our super students.  We are excited about the 2018-19 school year!  Please, don’t hesitate to call or visit the school if you have any questions or concerns. (462-4445)

·       Textbook Fees Textbook rental fees are now due!  The fee for kindergarten is $126.00 and the book fee for grades 1-5 is $127.00.  You may stop in the school office and pay Mrs. Myers, or send the money to school with your child.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

·       ATTENDANCEGOOD ATTENDANCE is VITAL for the students to achieve their full potential.  Students need to be at school each and every day.  Skills are taught every day and when your child misses a day at school that puts him/her behind immediately.  Attendance is going to be monitored very closely this year.  Please remember to call the school by 10:00 AM if it is necessary for your child to miss school.  We will be calling you if we do not hear from you.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!!

·       REMINDER!!  TOO MANY TARDIES!! – School takes up at 8:15 AM sharp!  If you bring your child to school, please make sure they are on time.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!

·       Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Applications for free and reduced meals are due by Friday, September 14th.  Only one application is needed per family with each child’s name listed on the application.  Even if you are not sure if you qualify for this service, please fill it out and return to school.  Parents will be responsible for textbook fees for each child who does not have an approved application filed.  Thank you!

·       No Glass Containers! – If your child brings their lunch to school, please make sure all items are packed in unbreakable containers.  Thank you for your attention to this matter!

·       Drop Off – Just a reminder to those dropping off their children in the mornings.  Please, DO NOT pass other cars as the students are being dropped off.  This is a serious safety issue.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

·       Bus Passes – If your child needs to ride a different bus home from the one they usually ride or they are being picked up instead of going home on the bus, they must come to school with a note from home.  We are getting many phone calls late in the afternoon, which makes it difficult to get these messages to the children.  Thank you!

·       Visitors – If you need to come to the school, you must check in at the main office.  If you need to pick up your child, you are not to go to the classrooms – we will call your child to the office.  This is for the protection of your children.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

·       Mayor Bennett’s Character Award Program Once a month, the teachers will select one student in their class who exhibits the character trait of the month.  The class nomination will be given to the Character Award Committee and one winner will be selected per school.  Mayor Bennett will honor each winner from each school at the City Council Meeting held on the second Thursday of each month.  In May, the winners will be honored at a celebration.

 

VCSC Mission Statement

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

We’re off to a great start!!


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