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MARCH 2018

Dixie Bee School Purpose Statement

Teachers, administrators, parents and the community of Dixie Bee School maintain high expectations for 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 school environment enhances student learning and supports the ongoing improvement and student performance.

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!


February 26 – March 9 – Students in grades three, four and five will be involved in ISTEP+ testing on these dates.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a well-balanced breakfast and comes to school to do his or her best.   Students should make every effort to be at school and on time on these dates!  Thank you!

March 2 – All Pro Dads at 7:15 AM!

March 2 – Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss

March 5 – 9 – Mrs. Deady’s class to the Aquatics Center!

March 6 – PTO meeting at 6:00 PM in the Media Center.

March 8 – Grade one Math Night from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

March 9– End of the third grading period.

March 9 – Dixie Bee night at the Children’s Museum from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

March 12-16 – IREAD 3 test will be given to all 3rd grade students.   ALL 3rd graders need to be at school and on time this week!  Thank you!

March 12 – 16 – Student Council sponsored Hoop Shoot from 8:00 – 8:15 AM in the gym.  Proceeds will go to the Backpack Program!

March 14 – Super Powers shirt day for the Backpack Program.  Wear your favorite Superpowers shirt to school for $1.00.

March 14 – Student Council meets from 2:40 – 3:30 PM.

March 16 – Mother/Son Shamrock Dance at Dixie Bee from 6:00 – 7:30 PM!

March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  May the luck of the Irish be with you today!

March 17– Literary Fair at the Vigo County Public Library!  Come and see your child’s work on display at the Dixie Bee booth from 10:00 – 1:00 PM.

March 17 – Tribune-Star sponsored Spelling Bee at Sarah Scott – 10:00.  Good luck to Jessica Kallubhavi who will be representing Dixie Bee!

March 19 – 23 – School Spirit Week!  Monday – School Spirit Day, Tuesday – Crazy Hair Day, Wednesday – Twin Day, Thursday – Inside Out/Mixed Up Day, Friday – Beach Day.

March 20– Grade 2 Book Bingo from 2:40 – 4:00 PM.

March 20– Report cards will be sent home in the Tuesday Folder

March 20 – Dixie Bee Skate Party from 6:00 – 8:00 at Skate World.

March 21Early Release Day – 1:45 PM.

March 22 – Dixie Bee Dashers meet from 2:40 – 4:00 PM

March 22 – “Cookies with Mrs. Cassell!” at 2:00 in the cafeteria!

March 23 – Student Recognition Program –8:30 (K-2) and 1:30 ( 3-5.)

March 26 – April 1 – No School!  Enjoy your Spring Vacation!

April 2 – Built in Snow Day – No School!

April 3 – School resumes!



*Congratulations! –Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom nominees for the trait of “Self Discipline” – “The ability to make yourself do what you know you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” were:  KindergartenCam Carson, Joci Griese, Lane Mayfield, Sofia Singh, Gabriel Stanisz and Kevin Sullivan, Grade 1Adelyn Bailey, Chase Demchak, Jo Kitahora, Mary Hock and Matthew Lamberson, Grade 2 – Kaecyn Munsterman, Tina Nguyen, Ian Trump, , Carlos Victorio-Garcia and Rhesa Vinzant, Grade 3 – Isabelle Gonzalez, Alexis Lamberson, Landyn Mayfield, and Saihajot Singh, Grade 4- Kyson Daugherty, McCartney Grimes, Amelia Loudermilk, Meredith Toomey and Skylar Vinzant, –Grade 5Maddie Barnes, Emma Lamberson, Joey Lawler and Alyssa Parker. Special congratulations to third grade student, Saihajot Singh , who will represent Dixie Bee this month at the City Council meeting!

*Math Competitions! – Congratulations to our 4th and 5th graders who competed in the Math Bowl in Bloomfield, on February 22nd and came in first place for their division!!  They are:  Judy Bai, Jeffery Chen, Anika Gera, Ethan He, Jessica Kallubhavi, Jaxon Kyrouac, Emma Lamberson, Jenny Li, Angelina Li, John Mann, Alvina Mastakar, Arya Okhayamangalam, Jarko Rumbaoa, Nan Seko, Benjamin Spencer, Harrison Thrift, Kaleb Verst and Crystal Wang.  The students were coached by Mrs. Tiffany Scamihorn!

*School Improvement Plan – When developing our School Improvement Plan the goal areas identified were reading comprehension and problem solving skills.  We are concentration on both goals at all 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! *TEXTBOOK FEES – The Vigo County School Corporation is currently sending textbook accounts to the collection attorney.  Accounts that have had nothing paid on them are being processed.  If you receive a notice from the attorney that is in error, contact the textbook office at 462-4229.  To prevent your account from being turned over, you must make a payment now and have it paid off by April 23, 2018.  Your cooperation is appreciated. 

*Good Attendance – Please make sure your child is at school each and every day unless they are ill.  Make every effort to schedule doctor and dentist appointments after school. If your child does need to leave school for an appointment, they need to bring in an excuse from the doctor/dentist for the absence to be excused.  Make every attempt to get your child to eat nutritious meals and get plenty of rest.  Have your child complete missed assignments.  School attendance is important!

*Immunizations and Physicals – Fifth graders need to prepare for entrance to 6th grade with both immunizations and physicals in order to participate in sports.  Middle school immunizations are Tdap and MCV.

*Emergency Cards – Please let the school know as soon as possible if you have a change in address, phone number or emergency contact.  This information is very important to us in case we need to get a hold of you during the school day.  Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

*Wellness Policy – In keeping with the guidelines of the Wellness Policy, parents and guardians are encouraged to support VCSC nutrition education efforts.  All classroom celebrations involving food should encourage the use of healthy treats.

*Excellence in Education Award – Any student, parent or community member who would like to nominate a Dixie Bee teacher, counselor, administrator or other certified educator may do so for the Vigo County Education Foundation “Excellence in Education” award by filling out a form available in the school office.  Forms are due Friday, March 2nd.


For each petal on the shamrock

This brings a wish your way –

Good health, good luck and happiness

For today and everyday!!

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