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
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.
If it is at least 30 degrees the children will be going outside (we will take the wind chill into account). Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately (hats and gloves). Students wearing boots to school will need to bring a pair of shoes to change into.
After School Program
BE A BUDDY NOT A BULLY! T-SHIRT ORDER FORM IS IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK!
PLEASE TURN IN EARLY RELEASE PAPERWORK BY JAN. 10, 2018
January 3 Classes Resume
January 3 Preschool Tuition Due
January 5 All Pro Dad’s Day-CANCELLED
January 9 6:00 Board Meeting-CHS & PTO Meeting-Dixon APR
January 12 End 2nd Grading Period/1st Semester
January 12 Early Release Day for Teacher in-service (See attached)
January 15 NO SCHOOL-MLK Day
January 16 Begin 3rd Grading Period/2nd Semester
January 19 Report Cards sent home
PARENTS-MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- JANUARY 12, 2018 WE WILL BE HAVING AN EARLY RELEASE DAY
- Students will be on an adjusted lunch and recess schedule.
- Car Riders and Walkers will be dismissed at 1:05 INSTEAD OF 3:05.
- Teachers will be participating in professional development.
- FEBRUARY 27, 2018 WE WILL BE HAVING A 3-HOUR DELAY START TO THE DAY
- Students will eat lunch at the same time as usual, therefore there is no breakfast served on this day.
- No morning preschool on this day either.
- Student arrival time is 11:20 INSTEAD OF 8:20.
Additional notes will be sent home closer to the dates.
January 9, 2018-6:00 p.m. Dixon APR
NO SCHOOL MONDAY JANUARY 15th Martin Luther King Jr. Day observe
INTRAMURALS FOR GRADES 3-4
Permission slips must be on file to participate.
Participation is optional-PLEASE NOTE SOME DATE CHANGES
3rd Grade Girls 3rd Grade Boys 4th Grade Girls 4th Grade Boys
Jan. 4, 2018 Jan. 5, 2018 Jan. 29, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018
Jan. 11, 2018 Jan. 19, 2018 Feb. 5, 2018 Feb. 15, 2018
Jan. 18, 2018 Jan. 22, 2018 Feb. 12, 2018 Feb. 22, 2018
Jan. 25, 2018 Jan. 26, 2018 Feb. 26, 2018 Mar. 1, 2018
Intramurals are 3:00-4:00. All students must have appropriate gym clothes and shoes.
All students must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. at the front doors.
ALL PRO DADS' DAY MEETINGS
All Dads or Significant Male Figures are invited to attend All Pro Dads' Day events and activities
the 1st Friday of each month.
3rd and 4th Grade
3rd and 4th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in computer-based assessments. These 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 websites for practice tests, parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and an Overview.
REGISTRATION & SCREENING
Requested Items: Birth Certificate, Shot Record, Social Security Card, Immunization, Proof of Residency, Custody Papers-if applicable, and if you are considering open-enrollment that paperwork begins at Central Office prior to screening.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling Joshua Dixon Elementary beginning March 26 from 11-2.
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
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.
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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.
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
If we don’t say it often enough….THANK YOU
for making Joshua Dixon
a great place for our
children to learn and grow.
Much Appreciation to…
- Columbiana Class of 1973 for their generous donation
- Columbiana City Dept.
- Columbiana Chamber
- Ciardi Co. Contracting Innovations-Monetary Donation for Playground
- Mr. Greg Sayers for School Supply Donations and the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary for Backpacks and Supplies
- Melina Orr and the Oasis Food Ministry
- Ciardi Family for Thanksgiving Dinners
- Columbiana Rotary for Operation Warm Coat and April Brinker, Century 21 for Hats and Gloves
- Jeff Jackson and Bruce Jeffries for All Pro Dad Days
- Mr. Rob Miles for his generous donation to Character Education
- Columbiana Bus Drivers for doing Bus Safety Lessons
- The New Waterford Lions Club and Dr. Moreschi for Vision Screenings
- The New Waterford Lions Club for Grocery Gift Cards for Families
- Dixon PTO and Parent Volunteers
- The Columbiana Fire Department for bringing over the fire trucks and sharing
FIRE PREVENTION AWARENESS topics with the students
- The Columbiana Police Department for assisting with safety requirements and reading holiday stories
- American Legion Post 290 for their attendance at our VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM.
- All Families, Staff, Individuals, Community Members and Businesses that supported our Annual Giving Tree
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 3 1/2 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 t-shirts this year (compliments of PTO and Mrs. Sharshan) and EVERY class will be having grade-appropriate lessons. Be a Buddy Not A Bully t-shirts 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