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
Fourth Graders "Every Kid in a Park" Link
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!
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/Events to Remember...
10/2- Family Giving Campaign DONATION DAY
10/2- Smart Train Safety Assemblies
10/5- Dixie School Site Council Mtg. 3:00pm
10/7- 4th Grade Bike Rodeo
10/8- West County Spelling Bee 3:00pm MPR
10/9- Book Fair Grand Opening/Pizza Night
10/10- Book Fair Saturday Session
10/12- Conference Day (non-student)
10/13 to 16-Conference Week Early Release 1:25pm
10/15- Great Shake Out Drill
10/20- Coordinating Council Mtg.
10/26- DHSC Mtg. 8:30am
10/30- Halloween Parade 8:45am 1/2 Play Area
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
2015-2016 Campaign Status
Dixie Student Participation per Grade Level:
TK = 47%
K = 37%
1st = 27%
2nd = 33%
3rd = 27%
4th = 32% (includes McGee 4/5)
5th = 29% (includes Gallagher 4/5)
Total Dixie Family Participation = 31%
Total District Wide Family Participation = 29%
Total $ to goal = 36% of goal