Welcome, From the Dixie Magnet PTA

Our mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all students. Key values include collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusivity, and integrity.

Welcome to the Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA website. Information on this site is updated regularly, so check back often for updates.

A link to the latest PTA newsletter can be found here

If you have any questions or would like more information about the PTA, please contact us.


March 16, 2021 - PTA General Meeting at 7:00 PM via ZOOM (link will be posted)

March 18, 2021 - Picture day for In-Person learners

March 20, 2021 - Picture day for virtual learners

2021-2022 PTA Executive Board

Elections were held at the general PTA meeting on 4/22/21 via Zoom. We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board:

President - Ruth Willoughby

1st VP Programs - Jess Hankinson

2nd VP Membership - Hilary Jarvis

3rd VP Ways and Means - Susan Szczerbicki

4th VP Spirit - Whitney Cockerell

Secretary - Stacy Faraci

Treasurer - Melissa Pero-Gamble

Dixie Virtual Hugs and High Fives

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. This year we launched 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.

District Governor's Cup

The top five students in each category advance to regionals. The following Dixie Dolphins are advancing to regionals!


1st - Harshan Karthik (Harshan was one of only 5 students in the entire state to earn a perfect score on his test)

2nd Kai Bishop

3rd Dharshan Karthik


2nd Sean Hollfield

3rd Nazir Jackson

Social Studies

1st Seve Webb

2nd Matthew Barnett

4th Evan Pero-Gamble

Language Arts

4th Kaylee Sells

5th Dharsan Karthik

Arts and Humanities

2nd Jayla Bryant

3rd Kaylee Sells

4th Micha Gilkison

Written Composition

3rd Elijah Lawson

5th Kaylee Sells


Buy your yearbook today - go to www.balfour.com and search for Dixie Magnet Elementary to place your order!

We still need your pictures for the yearbook - This year is crazy and since we can't be on campus to get pictures of students working and having fun we need your help! To upload your photos you can download the Balfour ImageShare mobile app or go to https://images.balfour.com. Our project number is 105583.

Email dmeyearbook@gmail.com for any questions you might have about ordering a yearbook or submitting your photos!

PTA Reflections Dixie Magnet Elementary 16th District Awards

Dance Choreography: Anna Willoughby*, Overall Winner, Primary Division

Film Production: King El-Amin*, Overall Winner, Intermediate Division

Literature: Maxwell Willoughby, Award of Merit, Primary Division

Musical Composition: Zaria Barber*, Overall Winner, Intermediate Division

Musical Composition: Sawyer Bentley, Award of Excellence, Intermediate Division

Photography: Maxwell Willoughby, Award of Excellence, Primary Division

Visual Arts: Evey Jarvis*, Overall Winner, Primary Division

Visual Arts: Josie Mayer, Award of Merit, Intermediate Division

Visual Arts: Eli Gunnell, Award of Excellence, Special Artist Division

*These students will advance to the KY PTA Reflections Competition this Spring!

The National PTA's Statement on Riots at the US Capitol

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Jan. 8, 2020)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Leslie Boggs:

“National PTA condemns the storming of our nation’s capital. Like so many Americans, we were outraged by the violence, destruction and attack on our democracy. Wednesday was another hard day for our nation, and one that we should never have experienced.

“Every parent, grandparent, family member, community leader, business leader and educational leader knows it is how we choose to react to situations that makes the difference. Out of every challenge is an opportunity to do things better, think differently and embrace resources we never utilized before.

“National PTA is choosing to react with hope. We are choosing to honor our association’s values of collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect and accountability. We are choosing to continue to believe in the supreme importance of our children and in our mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

“This is an important time for all of us to sit down together with our children and talk with them about how democracy and government works in our country, the importance of practicing civility, and the importance of using our powerful voices for good.

“National PTA offers tips to help families and educators have conversations with their children about incidents such as the riots at the U.S. Capitol and ways to use such situations to reinforce family and community values and beliefs. The tips can be accessed at PTA.org.

“PTA has a rich legacy in coming together to help solve the toughest problems facing our children, families and communities. It is imperative that we choose to be united and supportive during this difficult time in our country. As PTA members, we must continue to help lead the way with our powerful, collective voice to protect the voice of our future—our children. Together, we can move above and beyond the division of our country and build a shared experience—the experience of working together as human beings, intent on building a better nation and world.”

National PTA's statement on riots at the U.S. Capitol

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.

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. A PTA membership only costs $5 and with it you become part of the largest child advocacy group in the United States. 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.

See how the Kentucky PTA is advocating for children!

Learn about the national PTA's advocacy work here.

Resources for families provided by the National PTA