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/
March 2 NEA Read Across America-Dr. Seuss’s B-day
March 2-6 Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 4 Statewide Tornado Drill 9:50
March 8 Daylight Savings Time-clocks 1 hr. ahead
March 10 Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m.
March 16 Class Picture Day
March 16-20 Right to Read Week
March 17 Activity Picture Day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day-Wear Green
March 20 End of 3rd Grading Period
March 20 PTO-Family Night
March 23 Begin 4th Grading Period
March 27 Report Cards sent home
March 27 Dixon’s Family Literacy Night
Mark your Calendar:
The clocks are set ahead one hour during daylight savings time on
Sunday, March 8.
Columbiana Schools will use the Ohio Department of Education “Blizzard Bags” program that allows students to receive a set of assignments developed by teachers for each grade level for three additional calamity days after the five are reached rather than making up the time later in the school year.
Students can access the assignments online from their teacher’s webpage and/or their teacher will give them assignments when they get back to school. Students will have two weeks to turn them in. Lessons are based on current instructional progress and will count for a grade. Teachers will have lessons uploaded to their webpages by 11:00 a.m. on the calamity day. If a student does not have access to a computer at the student's residence and the lesson is on-line, the student shall be permitted to work on the posted lessons at school after school reopens or he/she will receive paper copies when they return to school.
Again, lessons can be on-line (teacher’s webpage) if a subject is not listed there then the students will be receiving a paper copy when they return to school. We have had (2) Blizzard Bag days thus far. Please be sure your child turns those assignments in.
(Dates and Times subject to change depending on school schedule)
March 2-5 4th Grade Language Arts-Performance Based Assessments
March 10 4th Grade Social Students-Performance Based Assessment
April 13-30 4th Grade ELA-End of Year Assessments/3rd Grade Math-End of Yr.
4th Grade Math-End of Year Assessments
April 21 3rd Grade Language Arts-Ohio Achievement Assessment
May 5 4th Grade Social Studies-End of Year Assessment
PARCC PRACTICE TESTS
3rd Grade Reading OAA
Registration and Pre-Screening
Kindergarten registration and pre-screening will be taking place April 8-10. Please call the first week in April for an appointment. You will need to bring your child’s:
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Records
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency, and Custody Papers (if applicable)
Your child also needs to attend the screening process.
PTO MEETING DATES
March 2, 2015
6:00 p.m. at CHS Media Center
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.
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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
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…
If we don’t say it often enough….THANK YOU
for making Joshua Dixon
a great place for our
children to learn and grow.
~Chief Garrity and The Columbiana Fire Department for their visit during Fire Prev. Week
~Columbiana Bus Drivers for Bus Safety Lessons
~Columbiana PTO & Parent Volunteers
~Officer Boley and the Columbiana Police Department
~Columbiana City Dept.
~American Legion Post 290
~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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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)