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MAY 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!


April 30 – May 4 – Canned Food Drive!

May 1 – Major Saver fundraiser kick off!!

May 3 – Dixie Bee Talent Show at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium!

May 4 – All Pro Dads at 7:15 AM!

May 4 – Kindergarten field trip to St. Mary’s for Mrs. Condon’s and Mrs. Hampton’s classes.

May 7-11– Teacher Appreciation Week!  We appreciate the teachers at Dixie Bee for all of their hard work and dedication to the students and to their profession.

May 8 – Grade 5 classes to the Swope Art Gallery

May 8 – Kindergarten field trip to St. Mary’s for Ms. Rader’s and Mrs. Wheaton’s classes.

May 9 – Kindergarten field trip to St. Mary’s for Mrs. Deady’s and Mrs. Harlan’s classes.

May 11– Mother’s Day programs in assorted classrooms at various times!!

May 12– PTO sponsored Color Run! 9:00 for K, 1 and 2 and 9:30 for grades 3, 4 and 5.

May 13– Happy Mother’s Day!

May 15 – Field Day for assorted classes. AM – ( Engle, Lammey, Lowery, Noble, Ralston, Runyan and Scamihorn) PM – (Myers, Overpeck, Rader, Schopmeyer, Sluder, Thornton, Warren, Wheaton)

May 16 – Grade 5 classes to St. Louis from 8:00AM-8:00PM.

May 17– Field Day for assorted classes. AM- (Bennett, Burger, Cornelison, Cox, Dillion, Lawler, Stark) PM – (Condon, Deady, Fendrick, Hampton, Harlan, Hendrix, Hopper, Moss)

May 18 – Last day for children to check out books from the Media Center.

May 21-24 – Book Fair Week!!

May 21 – Mr. Moss’ class play at Ivy Tech at 6:30 PM.

May 23 – Student Council meeting from 2:40 – 3:30.

May 23 – Dixie Bee Dashers from 2:40 – 4:00.

May 24 – Mrs. Burger’s class to Chick-fil-A from 12 – 2:00

May 24 – Grade 5 program at 1:15 PM in the gymnasium.

May 25 –NO SCHOOL – unused Snow Day!

May 28– NO SCHOOL in observance of Memorial Day.

May 30– Fifth grade mixer from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

May 30 – Cookies with Mrs. Cassell at 2:00 in the cafeteria!

May 31 – Recognition Program in the gymnasium at 8:30 AM.

May 31- Last day of school!  Students will be dismissed at 2:40 PM – this is a FULL DAY.  Report cards will be sent home with students.

August 7 – Open House from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

August 8 – First day back to school for the 2018-19 school year!  YAY!!



-        Cafeteria News – We are now getting close to the end of the school year.  If your child has outstanding lunch charges, it is now time to bring them up to date.  The cut off date for charges was Friday, April 20th.  Please send lunch money with your child daily or you may also send a weekly amount to be put in his/her account.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

-        Congratulations! – Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom nominees for the month of April and the trait –Perseverance - “To continue doing something even though it is difficult.” were:  KindergartenKali Clerget, Rylan Gabbard, Natalie Lingston, Bryor Moran, Bella Rosas, Sheyla Victorio-Garcia, Grade 1Atticus Jaafar, Coble Henderson, Salidat Orozalieva, Riley Payne and Noah Seo, Grade 2 – Italia Catt, Mason Collier, Gunner Isaacs, Isaac Miranda and Jiya Patel, Grade 3  Maya Bodine, Kaitlin Cox, Addysen Dellmo and Audric Martin, Grade 4Avery Cassell, Connor Maesch, Benjamin Seller, Julia Trotzke and Jocelyn Wilkin, Grade 5Shakira Bilal, Prestyn Mayfield, Rachel Peterson and Sydni Weber. Special congratulations to second grade friend, Isaac Miranda, who will represent Dixie Bee this month at a special reception prior to the City Council meeting.

-        Read, Read, Read!! – Please don’t forget the importance of reading this summer!  Be a friend of the public library – they also provide many fun programs for elementary aged children.  Check it out!!

-        Fall 2018 School Supplies – Please check the Dixie Bee website this summer to find out what school supplies your child will need for the fall.

-        Many Thanks! – Many thanks to our 2017-18 PTO officers, Katie Weber (president), Deborah Myers (vice-president), Heather Powell (secretary) and Curtis Bodine (treasurer) for a job well done!   They have worked hard to provide many wonderful opportunities for the Dixie Bee children and staff.

-          “Protect the Precious” Fire Prevention!
A) Check-n-Change:
       1) Check your detector and change battery if needed.
B) Safety Tip: 
      There’s a fire, what next. 
      1) GET OUT.  Alert your family and get out.
      2) Go to your meeting spot and make sure everyone is out.
      3) Call 9-11 outside of burning structure.
      4) Don’t worry about possessions. They can be replaced.
      5) Do not go back in for pets; your family needs you more. 



VCSC Mission Statement

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



Dear Dixie Bee Families,

What a wonderful year we have had thus far at Dixie Bee Elementary School!  Many thanks to the children, parents, support staff and teachers for creating such lasting memories.   It has truly been an enjoyable and rewarding school year and I look forward to many more.

Good luck to our 5th grade students as they continue their educational journey at Honey Creek Middle School.  They will be missed.

Please accept my love and best wishes to all for a fun, safe and happy summer!

     Hugs,  Mrs. Cassell

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