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Mrs. Kim Sharshan
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kim.sharshan@columbianaschools.org

 


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JOSHUA DIXON
SCHEDULE

8:20 Drop-Off

Breakfast

8:30 Students dismissed to class

 

8:40 TARDY BELL

 

8:50-9:30

First Period

9:30-10:10

Second Period

10:10-10:50

Third Period

10:50-11:30

Fourth Period

11:30-12:10

  • 11:30-11:50 K Lunch
  • 11:50-12:10 K Recess

 

Fifth Period

12:10-12:50

  • 12:10-12:30 1st Lunch/ 2nd Recess
  • 12:30-12:50 1st Recess/2nd Lunch

 

Sixth Period

12:50-1:30

  • 12:50-1:10 3rd Lunch/ 4th Recess
  • 1:10-1:30   3rdRecess/4th Lunch

 

Seventh Period

1:30-2:10

Eighth Period

2:10-2:50

Ninth Period

2:50-3:00

Homeroom

3:05

Dismiss Walkers and Car Riders

3:10-3:30

Dismiss Bus Riders

 

happy holidays

Dec. 6                  2:00 Grandparents’ Matinee- 2nd Grade Holiday Concert
Dec. 7                  7:00 2nd Grade Holiday Concert
Dec. 12-16           Secret Santa Shoppe
Dec. 13                2:00 Grandparents’ Matinee- 3rd Grade Musical/6:00 Board Mtg./7:00 PTO Mtg.
Dec. 14                GIVING TREE GIFTS DUE/7:00 3rd Grade Musical
Dec. 16                The Polar Express Day!-Pajamas, Movie, Cookies! AND Pictures with Santa!
Dec. 19                4th Graders Christmas Carol at Whispering Pines
Dec. 20                9:00 CHS Concert and Show Choir
Dec. 20                2:30 Classroom Winter Celebrations

Please note, any outside treats sent on party day will need to be individually wrapped to send home with students.  We have diabetic students and those with allergies and our cafeteria bakes the cookies to ensure no cross-contamination.  Also, the nurse has already calculated the carbs so that ALL students can enjoy the festivities along with their peers. 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

In an effort to accommodate our families and have sufficient seating at our Holiday Programs, we have decided to do multiple showings of the concert and musical.

2nd Grade-Holiday Concert                               3rd Grade-Holiday Musical

Dec. 6                                                       Dec. 13
9:30 Students and Staff-ONLY                  9:30 Students and Staff-ONLY
2:00 Grandparents/Matinee                        2:00 Grandparents/Matinee

Dec. 7                                                       Dec. 14
7:00 Families                                              7:00 Families

*Mrs. A. Moore will be sending home RSVP invites so that we have an idea how many to plan for.  If a family or family member cannot attend the 7:00 p.m. showing, feel free to mark the 2:00 showing on the previous day on your RSVP.  We want everyone to truly enjoy the programs as the boys and girls have worked so hard.  Unfortunately, we have limited space, so we would like to ask that you attend one or the other of the showings to allow for a more enjoyable experience.  Thank you.

 

 

Giving Tree 

DIXON’S  10th  ANNUAL GIVING TREE

As you enter Dixon there is a ‘Giving Tree’ in the main hall outside of the office.  The tree displays ornaments of Columbiana Families needing a little extra love and support this holiday season.  Any adults visiting the building are welcome to take an ornament, purchase and wrap a small gift (indicated on the ornament) and return it to Dixon by
Dec. 14th.  If you choose to participate, please be sure when you return the wrapped gift the original ornament is taped to the front.  Thank you ahead of time for your generosity in helping those a little less fortunate.  Giving Tree Pick-Up will be Friday, December 16th.

 

Dec. 21, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017  NO SCHOOL

 The Staff at Joshua Dixon

Classes Resume Jan. 3, 2017

DIXON WAY STATION COLLECTION (As always, participation is optional)

Preschool & Kdg.                      Hats, Mittens, and Gloves for Adults and Children
First & Second Grade              Socks for Adults and Children
Third Grade                             School Supplies-Crayons, Pencils, Glue, Notebooks, and etc.
Fourth Grade                           Health and Beauty Supplies. 


Giving

 

Annual POLOAR EXPRESS DAY at Dixon
December 16th-Pajamas, Movie, Treats, AND Pictures with Santa!

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

On Friday, December 16, 2016, The Columbiana PTO has set up a school viewing of The Polar Express.   The movie will be shown in Dixon’s All Purpose Room.  Students are invited to wear their PJs to school where they will enjoy the movie, listening to the story with an afternoon treat, and have a chance to take a picture with Santa! 

The Polar Express Poster

 

Annual Movie @ Main Street Theater for 3rd and 4th Grades ONLY
CROWN THEATER PRODUCTON of
-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
December 8th-Performance @ Theater (permission sent separately)

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, The Columbiana Main Street Theater has set up a school viewing of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The 3rd and 4th graders will be walking to the theater to see the play.  This is for grades 3 and 4 ONLY.  The Theater is charging $3.00 for the movie ticket.  If this creates a financial hardship for your family, please call or send Mrs. Sharshan a note or email and it will be taken care of.  We would like to have the permission slip filled out and returned to school by:  December 5, 2016.

 

COMING SOON…DIXON MAKERSPACE
Our Makerspace will provide 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.”-Michael Wallace Elem. Teacher 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 kim.sharshan@columbianaschools.org
To learn more feel free to visit this Makerspace video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fOm6cYuVak  (we will have many of the same items in our Makerspace).
In addition to teachers being able to take classes from 5th-9th periods, the following staff will also be available to send small groups to Makerspace.  Staff will be meeting with each class during their Library times to share the Makerspace rules and expectations.

Maker Space


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
                                        

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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. 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/News/Know!-Social-anxiety-increases-substance-abuse-ris

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.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/News/Know!-To-Recognize-and-Respond-to-Bullying

 

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) 

2016-17  DATES TO REMEMBER  calendar 

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January 3 Classes Resume
January 13 End Second 9-Weeks/1st Semester
January 16 NO SCHOOL-MLK Day
January 17 Begin Third 9-Weeks/2nd Semester
January 20 Report Cards sent home

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February 14 Classroom Valentine Parties
February 16 Parent-Teacher Conference Night
February 17-20 NO SCHOOL-Presidents' Day
February 21 Classes Resume

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March 12 Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 24 End Third 9-Weeks
March 27 Begin Fourth 9-Weeks
March 31 Report Cards sent home

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April 13 Spring Parties-Annual Egg Hunt
April 14-17 NO SCHOOL-Happy Easter
April 18 Classes Resume

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May 1-5 Staff Appreciation Week
May 12 5:00-8:00 19th Annual Family Spring Fling
May 24 Last Day at School for PreK and K (Picnic May 25th at Park)
May 25 PreK and K Class Picnic at Firestone Park
May 25 Talent Show
May 25 Last Day of Schoool for 1st -4th Graders
May 25 End Final 9-Weeks/Second Semester-Report cards sent home (K-mailed)

3rd and 4th Grade STATE ASSESSMENTS

STATE ASSESSMENTS
Experience State sample and practice test items the way they will appear on the 3rd and 4th grade tests.

https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Ohios-State-Test-in-ELA-Math-Science-SocialStudies/Sample-test-items-and-practice-tests

Your children are being introduced to practice tests, formats and to the tools and resources available while taking state tests.  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 resources and below, a website with parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and Overview.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Test-Talk-for-Parents

Student Practice Tests (just choose your grade level) Practice Tests based on grade level/subject
Video: How to use the toolbar Ohio AIR tutorial
Student Practice Resources Links to resources based on grade level
Practice Site Guidance Document  Student Tools and Tutorials folder
Equation Tool Tutorial Explains how to use the Equation Response Editor tool and lets you practice.
Experience State sample and practice test items the way they will appear on the 3rd and 4th grade tests.


http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and-families/
http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/?section=1-student-practice-resources
https://login1.cloud2.tds.airast.org/student/V138/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Ohio_PT&v=138
Your children are being introduced to practice tests, formats and to the tools and resources available while taking state tests.  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 resources and below, a website with parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and Overview.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Test-Talk-for-Parents-Understanding-Ohios-State

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 ron.moser@columbianaschools.org, or (330)482-5355 (ext.34444) .

 

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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
Custodial Staff
Columbiana PTO

THANK YOU
PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
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
~Nutrition Inc.
~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.
~Columbiana Chamber
~American Legion Post 290
~Columbiana Rotary
~Oasis Food Pantry
~Mahoning County ESC Consultants
~Lions Club and Dr. Moreschi
~Rob Miles-Donation
~Columbiana Family Video
~Gamma Eta Sorority
Thanks

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.

 

 

WALK WARM 
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
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 is currently a waiting list for our 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.

(PLEASE NOTE PRICE CHANGE-WE HAVE HAD THE SAME PRICES FOR SEVERAL YEARS and DUE TO INCREASE MATERIAL AND OPERATION COSTS, WE DID HAVE TO RAISE OUR PRICES)

Please remember that
NO STUDENTS
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!

   OlweusEVERY 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!

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

 

Appointments

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
Athletic Events
U.S. Holidays

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:

http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/calendar

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 kim.sharshan@columbianaschools.org .  We have some supplies that have been donated and will share until they are gone.

school supplies

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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


SCHOOL FEES
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.

CAFETERIA INFORMATION

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

Dixon Webpage
http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/joshuadixon/

Dixon Calendar
http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/calendar/

WCLP Channel #13 (Comcast)

Remind 101-See Above

Ohio School Alerts-See Above


 
         
 

E-mail the Assistant Principal/Director of Technology at: jason.martin@columbianaschools.org
This page last updated:April 10, 2012