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
Dixon Class Field Trips and Picnic
2-HOUR DELAY INFORMATION
In the event that the Superintendent of schools declares a 2-hour delay, the following schedule will be utilized. Please keep in mind that morning transportation will also be running on a 2-hour delay. Students are not to be dropped off until 10:20 a.m. as there is no supervision until that time.
Families will be notified of a 2-hour delay via our all call phone system. If you have any questions, please contact
Mrs. Sharshan at 330-482-5355 ext. 34507.
We will be listed on TV Stations as Columbiana Exempted Village. Many mistake us for Columbiana CTC.
LUNCH AND RECESS SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN THE SAME
*NO BREAKFAST will be served on 2-hour delay days. Please be sure your child eats breakfast at home.
*Additionally, THERE WILL BE NO MORNING PRESCHOOL ON 2-HOUR DELAY DAYS.
(in addition to those listed within newsletter)
April 5-7 K-Screening
April 8 Father/Daughter Dance
April 9 Mother/Son Kickball
April 11 6:00 PTO
April 13 2:30 Spring Class Celebrations
April 14 & 17 NO SCHOOL
April 18 Classes Resume
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 4th Grade Butler/Planetarium
May 18 4th Grade Living Museum
May 19 4th Grade Visits SSMS
May 19 Preschool Graduation
May 24 Last Day for PreK-K
(They will meet at the park on May 25)
May 25 Talent Show
May 25 Last Day of school 1st-4th
End 4th Grading Period
19th Annual Family Spring Fling
Friday-May 12, 2017
Please attend our meetings on
April 11, 2017 & May 9, 2017
Joshua Dixon All Purpose Room
March 20 & 21 3rd Grade Language Arts-Part I
March 22 & 23 3rd Grade Language Arts-Part II
April 24 & 25 3rd Grade Math-Part I
April 26 & 27 3rd Grade Math-Part II
March 27 & 28 4th Grade Language Arts-Part I
March 29 & 30 4th Grade Language Arts-Part II
May 1 & 2 4th Grade Math-Part I
May 3 & 4 4th Grade Math-Part II
May 8 & 9 4th Grade Social Studies-Part I
May 10 & 11 4th Grade Social Studies-Part II
Sample test items, practice tests, writing rubrics, and family/student resources:
Kindergarten Screening April 5-7
Appointments for Kindergarten Registration and Screening may be made by calling the school office the week of March 27th between 10:00 & 2:00. We ask that you please not call during morning arrival or afternoon dismissal.
Spring Musicals and Programs
1st Grade Mini Musical “The 3 Piggy Opera”
Grandparent’s Afternoon Matinee May 3, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Evening Family Performance May 3, 2017 6:00 p.m.
K Performance “Welcome to the Ocean”
Grandparent’s Afternoon Matinee May 10, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Evening Family Performance May 10, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Grade: Field Trip Destination Date: Picnic Date:
Preschool Mill Creek Metro Farms May 18th May 25th
Kindergarten Oh Wow! Children’s Museum May 16th May 25th
1st Grade Wagon Trails Animal Park May 12th May 23rd
2nd Grade Salem Community Center May 11th May 19th
3rd Grade Austintown Skate Zone May 9th May 24th
4th Grade YMCA May 22nd May 12th
*All class picnics are at Firestone Park
We have partnered with the Oasis Food Pantry and Second Harvest Food Bank in order to assist families in need by sending home weekend breakfasts and lunches for students. In order to help supplement our Back Pack Program, we would like to collect the following items:
February-Canned Soup (Small/Easy Open)
March-Canned Pasta (Small/Easy Open)
April-Non-Refrigerated Snack Pack
Our Makerspace provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Makerspace is a combination of a science lab, woodshop, computer lab and art room. It is designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. The Makerspace area promotes learning through play and experimentation. “It inspires students to become participatory learners to uncover their talents, needs, and interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking.” Dixon’s Makerspace is located in the Library. Teachers will be able to take their students to Makerspace during periods when the Library is open. If you would like to volunteer to assist students during the afternoon as they come to Makerspace, please contact Mrs. Sharshan 330-482-5355 ext. 34507 or email@example.com
To learn more feel free to visit this Makerspace video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fOm6cYuVak
(we have many of the same items in our Makerspace).
BELOW IS A LIST OF CONSUMABLE ITEMS WE ARE IN NEED OF FOR THE MAKERSPACE AREA AND WILL GLADLY ACCEPT DONATIONS:
Aluminum Foil Screw Drivers (all sizes/types) Small Hammers
Duct Tape Masking Tape Scotch Tape
Glitter Rubber Bands Gallon and Sandwich Baggies
Needle-nose Plyers Colored Pencils Empty Pasta Boxes
Empty Water Bottles Empty Yogurt Cups Scrap Cardboard Pieces
Playdoh Tweezers Conductive-Cooper Foil (Circuit) Tape
Sanding Block Sand Paper Old wood scraps
Wood Glue Fabric Pieces Sketch Pads
Young people who suffer with social anxiety disorder are at greater risk for developing depression and engaging in substance abuse. Learn the warning signs and how you can help.
The effects of bullying are devastating and can follow a person well into adulthood. Here are ways to talk with your child about bullying and the steps for parents to recognize and respond to it.
WHAT IS REMIND 101 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.
OHIO SCHOOL ALERTS
Columbiana Schools Offers Electronic Alerts
In an effort to further enhance school communications, Columbiana Exempted Village School District has implemented Ohio Alerts.
By signing up for Ohio Alerts, you can choose to receive important notifications through text or e-mail. As a student, parent, business leader, or community member, you can decide what alerts you would like to receive.
Receiving too many alerts? You can unsubscribe from various alert lists at any time. To get started, simply go to: http://www.ohioalerts.org/coex
You will be asked for your name, how long you would like to receive alerts (leave this blank to receive until you unsubscribe), your text or e-mail and your mobile provider (if text). If you would like texts and emails, just sign up twice.
Standard messaging fees through your provider may apply (for text messages)
Joshua Dixon Recycling Program
Joshua Dixon is hosting a paper recycling program for our community. We are partnering with Royal Oak Recycling. This is a free recycling program that pays us for recycling paper while benefiting the environment. Our school will receive a recycling container (located in our bus drop off area). You may drop paper products into the bin at any time, but each of our classrooms will also have recycling boxes for students/families to participate. Students can bring paper recycled products to their classroom daily. The fourth grade will be emptying bins each week. We hope to get the entire community involved, so if you know of a business that throws paper products away, please encourage them to participate in our program. Thank you so much for your participation.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (330)482-5355 (ext.34444) .
Accepted Items Include:
Newspaper, Magazines/Catalogs, Office and School Papers, Books, Junk Mail, Envelopes (windows are fine), Folders, Fax and Copy Paper, Colored Paper, Shredded Paper (bagged), Phone Books
The Cafeteria Menus have been posted on ClipperNet. These can be found at: http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/cafeteria/
SPECIAL THANKS TO…
Mrs. Becky Miller
Faculty & Staff
D.O.G.S. Dads of Great Students
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 Class of 1973 for their generous donation
~Columbiana PTO & Parent Volunteers
~Officer Boley and the Columbiana Police Department
~Columbiana City Dept.
~American Legion Post 290
~Oasis Food Pantry
~Mahoning County ESC Consultants
~Lions Club and Dr. Moreschi
~Columbiana Family Video
~Gamma Eta Sorority
~Jan Winnale-Maker Space Donation
~Brenda Goughenour-Maker Space Donation
BUSING, DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL, and VISTOR PARKING
Taking a different mode of transportation home requires a written note that has been signed and dated by the parent. If a child does not have a note, he/she will go home by their regular means of transportation. All notes must have a date, name, address and contact number of the person picking up the child or the place where he or she is to be dropped off.
In emergency situations, you may call the school to arrange a different mode of transportation. We do ask, however, that you only call in emergency situations.
If you must call, we ask that you please do so before 11:00 a.m. so that we have ample time to ensure all requests can be accommodated.
In the morning, if you are dropping off your child PLEASE be aware of the cars behind you. Pull up as far as you can, to allow others to be dropped off as well.
Lastly, the side lot is not for drop off or pick up. If you chose to use the side lot, you will most likely find yourself blocked in by buses pulling into the bus drop off area.
Those wishing to walk indoors during inclement weather are welcome to walk-warm at Joshua Dixon M-F 3:30-5:30 DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR-NOT SUMMER BREAK. If you come in the front door and walk the loop including the bus drop-off area, 8 laps is equivalnt to 1 mile.
There is a sign-up sheet and coat hanger in the old phone booth.
Open enrollment applications are completed at Joshua Dixon or 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
There are currently openings for our 17-18 Preschool
Our preschool is M-TH 1/2 days. The cost is...
(4) 1/2 days=$200.00
(3) 1/2 days=$150.00
(2) 1/2 days=$120.00
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.
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 $0.35. 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)
Remind 101-See Above
Ohio School Alerts-See Above