JOSHUA DIXON ELEMENTARY
2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
To improve travel time of shared staff and efficiency, Joshua Dixon’s school schedule will shift by 10 minutes. The schedule for the 2014-15 School Year is as follows: CHANGE FROM RED & WHITE DISTRICT NEWSLETTER.
8:20 Drop-Off (10 Minutes earlier)
8:30 Students dismissed to class
8:40 TARDY BELL
- 11:30-11:50 K Lunch
- 11:50-12:10 K Recess
- 12:10-12:30 1st Lunch/ 2nd Recess
- 12:30-12:50 1st Recess/2nd Lunch
- 12:50-1:10 3rd Lunch/ 4th Recess
- 1:10-1:30 3rdRecess/4th Lunch
Dismiss Walkers and Car Riders
Dismiss Bus Riders
The Cafeteria Menus have been posted on ClipperNet. These can be found at: http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/cafeteria/
Nov. 3 Preschool Tuition Due
Nov. 4 Election Day
6:30 BOE Meeting
Nov. 11 9:00 Veteran’s Day Program
Nov. 14 Family Night Scavenger Hunt
Nov. 21 Preschool Fall Feast
Interims sent home
Nov. 25 Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 26 NO SCHOOL
Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving
Nov. 28 NO SCHOOL
Dec. 1 NO SCHOOL-Teacher In-service
Dec. 2 Classes Resume
Remember to never forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U.S. Veterans. We celebrate this day and we honor Veterans because we know that without them, there would be no “land of the free”. It is our privilege to say “thank you” to all of America’s Veterans, to let them know that we appreciate them for their service and honor them for their sacrifices.
A celebration to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Joshua Dixon Elementary.
11/26-12/1 NO SCHOOL
Classes Resume 12/2
Parent-Teacher Conference Night is Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Appointment times were sent home in your child’s report card. If you need to discuss your child’s progress please contact his/her teacher at any time.
Experience PARCC sample and practice test items the way they will appear on the 3rd and 4th grade tests.
3rd and 4th grade students had the opportunity this week to participate in computer-based assessment training to gain an awareness of PARCC assessments and the site they will be testing on. This training included being introduced to the tools and resources available while testing. The new assessments will provide you with more information about how your child is progressing including their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Above you will find a website for practice tests and below a website with parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and Overview. http://parcconline.org/for-parents
WHAT IS REMIND101 AND WHY IS IT SAFE?
Remind101 is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind101, all personal information remains completely confidential. Mrs. Sharshan/The Office will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs.
How to sign up for Mrs. Sharshan's Dixon Elem. messages: Grab Your Phone! Follow the steps below to sign up for your Dixon Elem. messages.
To receive messages via text, text
@dixonel to (234) 517-7626.
You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @dixonel'.
*Standard text message rates apply.
Visit www.remind101.com to learn more.
Those wishing to walk indoors during inclement weather are welcome to walk-warm at Joshua Dixon M-F 3:30-5:30. If you come in the front door and walk the loop including the bus drop-off area, 8 laps equal 1 mile. There is a sign-up sheet and coat hanger in the old phone booth. Begins Oct. 6th.
Open enrollment applications are completed at Central Office located at
700 Columbiana-Waterford Rd. If you have moved to Columbiana and need to enroll your child (ren) please come to Joshua Dixon Elementary.
Joshua Dixon Preschool currently has a waiting list. Our preschool is M-TH 1/2 days. The cost is...
(4) 1/2 days=$150.00
(3) 1/2 days=$120.00
(2) 1/2 days=$90.00
There is also a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. Children need to be 4 years old to attend unless the child has a disability he/she may attend at age 3.
Supply lists can be found above.
EVERY MONDAY the ENTIRE school will be wearing our BE A BUDDY NOT A BULLY bracelets this year (compliments of PTO) and EVERY class will be having grade-appropriate lessons. Be a Buddy Not A Bully Bracelets EVERY MONDAY!
Please remember that
are to be dropped off prior to 8:20am
There is NO SUPERVISION.
Parents are encouraged to pull all the way up at the curb in the morning as this will allow multiple students to exit vehicles at the same time.
Additionally, there is NO PARKING in the FIRE LANE afterschool. It is also appreciated if people would not park along the curbing in the side lot. This is a constant reminder yet it continues to occur. Safety is priority!
Olweus Definition of Bullying:
“Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”
Three Key Components of Bullying Behavior:
-Involves an aggressive behavior
-Typically involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
-Imbalance of power or strength
EARLY DISMISSAL, APPOINTMENTS and TRANSPORTATION CHANGES
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in our efforts to minimize afternoon interruptions. We ask that any appointments you make for your child be scheduled on a day and time as to not interrupt the day (such as in-service days for teachers). Early dismissals from school interfere with the learning process (not only for your child but the other students in the class as well), so we ask that you only pick-up your child from school when it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Early dismissal for “convenience” sake is not permitted or considered an “excused” absence.
In addition, transportation changes should be accompanied with a note in the morning. We cannot guarantee a phone message or email can be delivered in a timely manner if done so in the late afternoon or last minute.
District Calendar Information:
In order to offer you one location to view the following information, Columbiana Schools has updated the event calendar to include:
Academic Calendar/District Events
Joshua Dixon Events
South Side Middle School Events
Columbiana High School Events
Links to the District Calendar as well as building calendars have
been updated to take you to the new calendar. You may also find
it by going directly to:
You can filter events by clicking on the drop-down triangle in the upper-right corner of the calendar.
It is our hope that this calendar provides you an easier solution for staying current with clipper events.
SPECIAL THANKS TO…
~Chief Garrity and The Columbiana Fire Department for their visit during Fire Prev. Week
~Columbiana Bus Drivers for Bus Safety Lessons
~Dixon PTO & Parent Volunteers
~Officer Boley and the Columbiana Police Department
~Columbiana City Dept.
~Mahoning County ESC Consultants
Still in need of school supplies or a back pack? If so, please call or email Mrs. Sharshan 330-482-5322 ext. 34507 or email@example.com . We have some supplies that have been donated and will share until they are gone.
Joshua Dixon Named "A School of Promise"
Joshua Dixon Elementary is
Recognized by The State Board of Education
for exceptional effort and success in achieving the designation of
EXCELLENT on the
05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13 and 13-14 Local Report Cards.
Click here to read the letter from
Deborah S. Delisle, Superintendent of Public Instruction
In the event you are having trouble paying your child’s school fees, please
give Mrs. Miller a call (330-482-5355). She will be able to assist you in
regard to unpaid fees and charges.
Payment: Payment for school lunches will be done on the Point of Sale register. Students have established accounts and can make deposits to the accounts at any time. Parents can also monitor student lunch history.
Menu: The menu will change monthly. The trays will be prepared with a main dish, side dish, fruit and milk. The only substitute will be a lunchmeat sandwich in place of the main dish. Students will be able to purchase homemade cookies for $0.25. If your child does not like what is being served, he/she should bring a packed lunch to school.
Breakfast: Breakfast is available until 8:50 a.m. Money for breakfast should be added into the Point of Sale account same as lunch. Those who get free lunch also receive free breakfast. See menu for details and choice selection and visit www.Mylunchmoney.com to access your child’s lunch account.
Beverages: Carbonated beverages tend to “explode”. Please send juice or other non-carbonated beverages or buy milk in the cafeteria.
Peanut Free Zone: As a precaution for students with severe nut/peanut allergies, no oils or foods with peanuts or peanut butter will be used or offered by the cafeteria kitchen. You can still pack your child’s lunch w/peanut butter as the lunchroom will be carefully monitored with peanut free seating available.
WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH
School Office (330) 482-5355
WCLP Channel #13 (Comcast)