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JANUARY 2018

DIXIE BEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

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

January 2  Welcome back to school!

January 5 – All Pro Dads at 7:15 at Dixie Bee!

January 8 – WIDA testing for ELL students through 2/23/18.

January 9 – Report cards will be sent home with the students in their Tuesday folders – please look for them!!

January 10 – Student Council meeting from 2:40 – 3:30 PM.

January 11 – Student Recognition Program K-2 8:30 and 3-5 at 1:30.

January 11 – Mrs. Burger’s class to the Public Library from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

January 12 – $1.00 Hat Day for Backpack Program!

January 12– In-service Day for teachers - school will be dismissed at 1:45 PM.

January 15– No school in observance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16 – Vision screening for grade one students.

January 16 – Dixie Bee skate party at Skate World from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

January 17 – Grade one students (Hendrix/Myers) to TH Children’s Museum and VCPL.

January 18 – Grade one students (Fendrick, Overpeck, Warren) to TH Children’s Museum and VCPL.

January 20– Student Recognition Program at 12:30 (K-2) and 1:20 (3-5) in the gymnasium.

January 24 – Student Council meeting from 2:40 – 3:30 PM.

January 26 – “Cookies with Mrs.Cassell” at 2:00 in the cafeteria!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-        Attendance!  Thanks to all of you for making school attendance a priority with your child.  We do appreciate the time and effort it takes on your part to schedule dental and doctor appointments after school hours.  If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call us at 462-4445 by 10:00 AM. Just a reminder, students are tardy after 8:15 AM, so please have your child at school before then!!  Thank you!

-        Lunch Charges – The school cafeteria encourages you to have your child eat our nutritionally balanced meals.  As a reminder, we operate on a cash basis.  Student meals must either be paid in advance or as consumed.  Please ensure that your child’s paid-in-advance account has a sufficient balance for their breakfasts/lunches.  Thank you in advance for taking care of this matter.

-        Outside Dress - Please make sure your child comes to school with appropriate clothing to go outside.  We like for the children to be able to go outside for recess even in the winter months so it is important they are dressed accordingly.  Also, don’t forget to put your child’s name on all coats/hats! Thank you!

-        Weather Watch - Hopefully the weather will cooperate this month, but if not, be sure to listen to the local radio and television stations for school delays and cancellations.  Superintendent Tanoos has done an outstanding job of letting us know about delays and cancellations in a timely fashion.

-        Student Drop Off Reminder – Just a reminder, when you are dropping your child off at school, please pull all the way up to the black mailbox to help keep the traffic flowing.  We have the south doors open for your child to enter the building.  Thank you!

-        Textbook Fees – The textbook collection office has informed us that they will begin processing accounts for legal action where no payment has been made.  There is still time to either set up a payment plan or pay textbook fees before they are sent to collections.  Please come in or call school at 462-4445 if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!

-        GT Testing - Each spring, all grade one students are tested for the Gifted and Talented Program.  A test of G/T Potential will be administered in February.  In addition, each student's classroom achievement scores will also be reviewed.  Families whose children are recommended for the G/T Program will be notified from Central Office in May.

-        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 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!

-        Congratulations!! – The Mayor Bennett Character Award classroom nominees for the December trait – Trustworthiness, “the ability to be honest and reliable,” were: KindergartenFahad Alzahrani, Kenzlee Edwards, Jason Fell, Elysian Harris, Peyton McKinney and Luke Millington, Grade 1Ethan Demchak, Kailyn DeMoss, Darwin Gosingco, Danielle Mackey and Jaia Millikan, Grade 2Ochro-Erdem Angar, Juan Fernandez, Austin Semmler, Abigail Stolze, and Kylie Ye, Grade 3Ibrahem Aldoghaithr, Kerrigan Byrd, Elizabeth England and Whitney Powell, Grade 4 – Kris Burden, Taryn Christian, Kensington Heath, Taylor Mackey and Eden Moody,  Grade 5Amyah Jackson, Jessica Kallubhavi, Emma Payne and Sarah Rowe. Special congratulations to first grader, Darwin Gosingco, who will represent Dixie Bee at the January City Council meeting!

-        Reminder! – The ISTEP+ spring testing window is February 26 – March 9 and April 16 - May 4, 2018.  Please do not schedule any out of town activities during these time frames.  Thank you!

-        Best wishes from the Dixie Bee family for a healthy and happy New Year!  Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do for you.  Feel free to call 462-4445 if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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 supports the ongoing improvement of teaching and student performance.


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