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.

Events

August 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM - Popsicles with the Principal

August 5th, 2021 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM - Back To School Orientation

August 11, 2021 - First Day of Classes

August 20, 2021 - No Classes

September 6, 2021 - No Class, School and Offices are are Closed

**All Date are subject to change, please see the official FCPS school calendar


Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear is now available through our local partner Varsity Print Shop. Visit our spirit wear store to purchase your Dixie Spirit Wear! The spirit store will be open until August 15th. Items will be made after the store closes to please allow 2-3 weeks after closing for items to be available for pickup or shipping.

Yearbooks

It was a weird year, did you forget to order your yearbook for 2020-2021? You can still get one by going to our memberhub store and purchasing a yearbook and while you're there you can join the Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA! If you have questions send an email to yearbook@dixiepta.com.


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.


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!


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!


Membership

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