Welcome to Dixie Elementary School, San Rafael, CA
A 2014 California Distinguished School
"The best thing about Dixie School is Art Class!" - Nola, gr. 5
"I really love PE because I like sports and Coach Brian!" - Collin, gr. 3
"The best thing that I like about Dixie School is being with all my friends." - Ellie, gr. 4
"I really love all the teachers at Dixie School." - Anna, gr. 5
"When I am at Dixie I feel like I'm home, but with so many more fun things to do!"
- Evan, gr. 2
"I like Dixie School because it is a kind place." - Addison, gr. 2
2015-2016 Principal's Message
Link to Weekly DixiE-Newsletters
Cyber-Safety (Draft) Information K-5
SMART Train Safety Information
Dear Dixie Elementary School Families,
It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you and your student(s) to the 2015-2016 school year at Dixie Elementary School. I trust that your summer has been filled with both rest and adventure! The Dixie Staff is gearing up for another great year of learning and innovation. We will again be striving to create experiences where all students are capable of continuous learning and academic progress. As a staff, we will continue to serve the whole-child by providing a safe and nurturing environment that works to prepare our students for life as digital natives in an increasingly complex and connected world.
Please join me in welcoming two new staff at Dixie Elementary. New to Dixie include: Kindergarten (Long-Term sub for Nicole Cunha) Mrs. Celeste Perez, Third Grade- Mrs. Christina Kersnick. Both Christina and Celeste bring a wealth of teaching experience to their classrooms. In addition, veteran Dixie teacher, Mrs. Ali deGuia-Bumgarner is taking on the newly created position of District Instructional Technology Coach! Ali will be serving all four schools, helping both students and staff to become 21st Century Learners!
Our first student day is Thursday, August 20th, a shortened day beginning at 8:14 am and ending at 1:25 pm. Please note that Friday the 21st is also a 1:25 release day. All K classes begin at 8:14 am and are dismissed at 11:50 am until September 21st when the K classes move to their extended day and are released at 1:25pm.
Dixie Elementary Back-to-School Nights will be held September 2nd (K-2) and 3rd (3-5) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. There you will have an opportunity to hear about some of our programs and begin forging that all-important relationship with the classroom teacher, as well as learn about the grade level curriculum, specialists, classroom technology, and other educational activities. I hope that you will visit the Dixie School Website (http://www.dixieschool.com) often for the latest in news and information. You are also encouraged to follow us on Twitter. Please remember that it’s critical you return the emergency card with updated e-mail and contact information on the first day of school.
Again, whether you are new to Dixie Elementary School or a returning family, I encourage you to become an active participant in your child’s education and become familiar with the myriad of activities our school offers. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year with many jobs of all sizes and shapes that are essential to the success of our school. If you’re not sure how to become involved, please ask—we’d love to have you! The Dixie Home and School Club and CanDo! are always looking for parent participation! I’ll continue to send out the DixiE-News each Thursday. We have so much to be proud of at Dixie School and, working together, we will continue to create and foster an inclusive, dynamic and caring school community.
Greg Johnson, Principal
Dates to Remember...
9/2- Back to School Night TK-2 (6:30pm start in MPR)
9/3- Back to School Night 3-5 (6:30pm start in MPR)
9/7- Labor Day Holiday
9/17- Miller Creek BTSN
9/21- Picture Day for 3-5
9/22- Picture Day for k-2
9/25- Professional Staff Development Day (Non-Student)
9/28- DHSC General Membership Mtg. 8:30am
9/30- Picture Day (Make-Up)
To view the Dixie ELEMENTARY SCHOOL events calendar, click here.
To view the Dixie DISTRICT 2015-2016 Calendar, click here.
2015-16 FAMILY GIVING CAMPAIGN
Read more about how Can Do! supports Dixie
2014-15 Campaign Results
Total Dixie Family Participation = 82%
District Wide Family Participation = 70%
Total $ to goal = 99% of goal