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/
Dec. 1 Teacher In-service Day-No Students
Dec. 2 Classes Resume
Dec. 3 6:00 PTO/7:00 Boosters (CHS Media Ctr.)
Dec. 9 Board of Education Meeting-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 7:00 2nd Grade Musical
Dec. 12 10:00 Preschool Family Fun Day
Dec. 15 K-4 Annual Walk to Main Street
Theater to see The Santa Clause
(Permission home soon)
Dec. 15-19 Secret Santa Shoppe
Dec. 17 7:00 3rd Grade Musical
Dec. 17 Giving Tree Gifts Due
Dec. 19 Polar Express Day-Flyer home soon
Dec. 20 Pancake Breakfast & Santa Shoppe
Dec. 21-Jan. 2 NO SCHOOL-Holiday Break
Jan. 5 Classes Resume
2nd Grade Musical
“The Sounds of Christmas”
Wednesday, December 10th
7:00 PM at Dixon
3rd Grade Musical
“The Elfis Impersonator”
Wednesday, December 17th
7:00 PM at Dixon
DIXON’S 8th 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. 17th. 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, Dec. 19th.
On Monday, December 15, 2014, The Columbiana Main Street Theater has set up a
school viewing of the 1994 movie The Santa Clause. As in the past, we will be walking
to the theater to view the movie. This is for grades K-4. The Theater is charging
$3.50 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 10, 2014.
All school Polar Express Day-PJs, Hot Cocoa, Cookies and The Polar Express Story & Movie
All students and staff are welcome to wear pajamas to school on our last day before break. This will be our classroom parties. PTO will be supplying the cookies and hot cocoa and teachers, the story and movie. Holiday Room Parents will be assisting with a Polar Express Craft or Game, as well as helping serve the treats. 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 the bakery where PTO gets the cookies from guarantees no cross-contamination and the nurse has already calculated the carbs so that ALL students can enjoy the
festivities along with their peers.
Those signed up to be room parents may arrive at 2:15.
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.
‘All The Little Things’
(A group of CHS Students)
Collecting New and Gently Used Books to make a donation to a Local Hospital.
Participation is Optional
Books can be donated
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014
JOSHUA DIXON ALL PURPOSE ROOM
VISIT WITH SANTA & HIS ELVES
SANTA SHOPPE IS OPEN TOO
Dec. 21, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015 NO SCHOOL
The Staff at Joshua Dixon
Experience PARCC sample and practice test items the way they will appear on the 3rd and 4th grade tests.
3rd and 4th grade students had the opportunity this week to participate in computer-based assessment training to gain an awareness of PARCC assessments and the site they will be testing on. This training included being introduced to the tools and resources available while testing. 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 below a website with parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and Overview. http://parcconline.org/for-parents
PTO MEETING DATES
December 3, 2014
6:00 p.m. at CHS Media Center
For Gala Tickets call
Dani Clancy at 330-482-3264
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.
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.
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 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…
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
~Dixon 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. 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)