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SEPTEMBER 2019

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 2 – No school in honor of Labor Day!

September 3 – 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 4 – Last day for Clubs Choice fundraiser!  All orders and monies are to be turned in!

September 5 – Student Council meeting at 7:30 AM

September 5 –Party on the Pavement for K, 1st and 2nd from 2:40 – 4:00!

September 10 – Blood Drive at Dixie Bee from 2:00 – 6:30!

September 10 - Midterm reports will go home with all students in the Tuesday folder.

September 11 – Dixie Bee Dashers meet from 2:40 – 4:00

September 12 – Grade 5 to fairgrounds for Conservation field trip!

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

September 13– Picture Day! Smile pretty!

September 17Early Release Day – students will be dismissed at 1:45! 

September 17– Dixie Bee Skate party at Skate World from 6:00 – 8:00!!

September 18 – Grade 4 classes to planetarium (Engle/Runyan at 9:00), (Bennett/Ralston at 1:00.)

September 18 – Student Council meeting from 2:40 – 3:30 PM

September 19 – Party on the Pavement for grades 3, 4 and 5 from 2:40 – 4:00.

September 23 – Autumn begins!

September 23 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Kindergarten (9:30) and Grade 5

(1:15)

September 24 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Grade 1 (9:30) and Grade 3

(1:15)

September 24 – Grade 2 to Fowler Park for Pioneer Days!

September 24 – Grade 5 Science Fair – Mrs. Dillion’s, Mrs. Fuqua’s and Mrs. Lawler’s classes  from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

September 25 – Grandparents/Special Friends Day for Grade 2 (9:30) and Grade 4 (1:15)

September 25 – Dixie Bee Dashers meet from 2:40 – 4:00

September 26 – Cookies with Mrs. Cassell – 2:00 cafeteria!

September 27 – Fall Festival from 4:30 – 7:00!!

 

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 2019-20 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 $125.98, grade 1 - $139.27, grade 2 - $125.38, grade 3 - $130.47, grade 4 - $101.74 and gr. 5 - $119.87.  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 9:00 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 13th.  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.

·       Just a reminder, if you have not joined our wonderful PTO yet, you still have time!!  The cost is $5.00 for a family membership!!  They truly appreciate your support!!  Thank you!!  J

 

 

 

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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