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 August/September Cafeteria Menus have been posted on ClipperNet. These can be found at: http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/cafeteria/
10/1 Preschool Tuition Due
10/2 Preschool to Peace Vally-AM
10/2 Picture Day
10/6-10/10 Fire Prevention Week
10/7 3rd Grade Reading OAA (Fall Administration)
10/9 Picture Make-Up Day
10/9 Kindergarten to Catalpa-PM
10/13-10/17 Fall Book Fair
10/13 Family Literacy Night
10/22 Breast Cancer Awareness Day-Wear Pink-$1.00 donation-Optional
10/22 PTO Meeting~6:00 pm at CHS
10/24 End of First Grading Period
10/24 Preschool Family Fun Day 10:00-11:00
10/27 Begin Second Grading Period
10/27-10/31 Red Ribbon Week
10/31 Fall Fun Day-Parade of Costumes @2:00 pm
10/31 Report Cards sent home with students
3RD GRADE OHIO ACHIEVEMENT ASSESSMENT
The 3rd Graders will be taking the Fall Administration of the Ohio Achievement Assessment (Rdg. only) on October 7, 2014. Resources are available on the Ohio Department of Education Website:
You can also get to the ode website from a link on Clippernet.
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.
PRESALE GAME TICKETS
Clipper football tickets will be on sale FRIDAY mornings
(OF HOME GAMES)
For students at a discounted rate of $4.00.
Coach Baughman will be
selling them on FRIDAY
mornings in the library.
RED RIBBON WEEK
Monday October 27, 2014 “Follow Your Dreams-Don’t Do Drugs” Pajama Day
Tuesday October 28, 2014 “I mustache you NOT to do drugs” Mustache Day
Wednesday October 29, 2014 “I’m a Jean-ius-I’m Drug Free” Blue Jean Day
Thursday October 30, 2014 “HAIRS” to a Drug Free Life Crazy Hair Day
Friday October 31, 2014 “Hocus Pocus Drugs are NOT my focus” Fall Fun Day
Participation is Optional
FALL FUN DAY
All students and staff are invited to participate in our Annual Fall Fun Day on Friday October 31, 2014. The students will change into costumes at 1:45 p.m. with the Annual Parade of Costumes beginning at 2:00 p.m. Weather permitting the parade will be outside. Room parents can go in and set up classrooms during the parade. Please make sure your child’s costume is in a bag and labeled with his/her name. Please DO NOT send props like guns, swords, etc. with costumes. Due to limited changing areas and time, your child should be able to put on and take off his/her costume independently and over top of clothes. Classroom parties and activities will begin at 2:30. Parents wanting to take students home after the parties will need to sign them out in the classrooms. FALL FUN DAY PARTICIPATION IS OPTIONAL. IF YOU WOULD RATHER YOUR CHILD NOT PARTICIPATE PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO HIS/HER TEACHER.
October is…National Hunger Awareness Month
Joshua Dixon Students will be participating in a food drive. The following items will be collected from each grade-level and donated to local area agencies.
PreK and K will collect PASTA
1st Grade will collect CANNED FRUIT
2nd Grade will collect CANNED VEGETABLES
3rd Grade will collect BOXES OF CEREAL
4th Grade will collect BOXES OF STUFFING OR INSTANT MASHED POTATOES
Participation is optional. Our hope is to encourage community outreach.
No classroom contests will take place for participation. It is strictly optional.
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.
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. 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)