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Welcome to the Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA website. Information on this site is updated regularly, so check back often for updates. If you have any questions or would like more information about the PTA, please contact us.

News/Announcements

Mental Health and Kids - Videos by Ms. Jodie Carper, LCSW, RPT

Dixie Families, here is something special we have to share with you! Our fantastic Mental Health Specialist, Ms. Jodie Carper, created some videos for us to share with parents about some of the needs our Dixie Dolphins might have during this time. Videos will be put up throughout the week. Please take the time to watch them and remember that you can always reach out to Ms. Carper at jodie.carper@fayette.kyschools.us or Ms. Lloyd at amanda.lloyd@fayette.kyschools.us for anything you want to talk about. We are so thankful to have such wonderful people working at Dixie.

Stress. Signs to watch out for in kids.

Moe's Taco Kit Fundraiser

This year we are doing a Taco Kit Fundraiser with Moe's. This kit is perfect for families and serves 4-6 people. The kit includes flour tortillas, 2 meats, rice, beans, toppings, and Moe's world famous Queso! Since 2020 has already been such a weird year, we decided to do a TACO THURSDAY! Kits will be available for pickup on October 22, 2020. To place your order go to https://rb.gy/tv61qq

PTA Meeting

Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA will hold the next meeting (via zoom) on November 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Please join us to discuss things that are going on at Dixie! Meeting link and zoom information will be posted closer to the meeting time.

Yoga for Relaxation with Sarah Bowker

This has been a stressful year to say the least. One of our fellow Dixie Dolphin parents, Sarah Bowker, yoga and meditation teacher at Barefoot Yoga Works, has made a wonderful video with a yoga practice that is easy to follow and will help with stress reduction, relaxation and stretching. Sarah has been teaching weekly classes for the last 12 years, has lead international workshops, and has been training yoga teachers for the past 10 years! Please join her in a short stretching session designed to relax your body and settle your mind. No yoga mat or special equipment needed! The practice can be used as a transition to bedtime or at any time of the day you'd like. The video is available at https://youtu.be/eXwidMlBh4w .

PTA Reflections

National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.... Students should submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts by October 23, 2020. For more information e-mail Hilary Jarvis at programs@dixiepta.com or visit https://pta.org/reflections

PTA Newsletter

See our Newletter for current PTA news! Updated September 10, 2020.

Dixie Virtual Hugs and High Fives Program

Do you have a teacher that you want to appreciate? A student at home who wishes they could give their teachers a big hug or a high five? One of our fantastic PTA members suggested a way to give positive feedback for our awesome Dixie teachers and staff. Starting today we are launching the Virtual Hugs and High Fives Program. Just fill out this form to submit a response and let our teachers know how much you appreciate them. Submissions will be posted on social media and on the read the hugs and high fives page so everyone can see that the Dixie teachers and staff are amazing.

2020-2021 School Year PTA Officers

  • President: Ruth Willoughby

  • 1st Vice President (Programs): Hilary Jarvis

  • 2nd Vice President (Membership and Family Engagement): Vacant - Recruiting

  • 3rd Vice President (Ways and Means/Fundraising): Susan Szczerbiki

  • 4th Vice President (Spirit): Laura Timm

  • Secretary: Whitney Cockerell

  • Treasurer: Melissa Pero-Gamble

If you have questions please contact any of the officers, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about PTA! If you would d like to get involved in PTA you can send a message to any of the board members or join us at our general meetings! We would love for you to be a part of the DME PTA!

Yearbooks

Yearbooks that were ordered were distributed with other school materials on August 24, 2020. If you still need to order a yearbook visit our memberhub store and place your order. E-mail dmeyearbook@gmail.com to coordinate pickup.

Join the PTA

Add your voice and encourage others in your family and community to be involved by joining the Dixie PTA! Join quickly and easily online by visiting our new online membership store. Thank you for helping us achieve our goal of 200 members!

When you become a member of the Dixie PTA, you also become a member of the Kentucky 16th District PTA, the Kentucky PTA, and the National PTA! See our Membership page for additional information.

Become a volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. In order to go on field trips, help out in the classroom, or assist with any of the various programs and events at school, you must complete an application to become an approved Fayette County Public Schools volunteer. The application is available online at https://apps.fcps.net/volunteer/.

You must complete a new application every four years, so be sure to check your expiration date if you have completed the application during a previous school year. More information is available on the Fayette County Public Schools website: https://www.fcps.net/volunteer.

See our Volunteer page for additional information on volunteer opportunities at Dixie Magnet Elementary.