Dixie Magnet Elementary

Where the impossible comes true

Principal Update - Adventure Awaits!

I hope that you and your family are enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend. We had a great week of school! Our first graders kicked off their Fall Project Based Learning Unit with a field trip to Raven Run on Friday. The students were so excited to have time to explore the nature sanctuary. Soon they will learn how their experience will help them find ways to save local wildlife.

Tomorrow is the first day of our Fall Book Fair! We are also excited to celebrate grandparents tomorrow and Tuesday. On Thursday we are excited to open our doors to families for our 23-24 Open House. This is a chance for you to visit the complex and find more detailed information about the grade level and some experiences provided at each grade. Our PTA is hosting their first general meeting on Thursday night before Open House at 5:30. We hope you can come early to vote on this year's budget and find ways to get involved with our PTA.

We look forward to welcoming all of our students back into the building tomorrow for more days of learning and growing together. Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to reach our full potential and to provide opportunities for our students to be a positive force in our changing world!


Cynthia Bruno, Principal

Important Dates

September 11 & 12 - Grandparents Lunch, Monday (Last Name A-M), Tuesday (Last name N-Z)

September 14 - PTA Meeting 5:30 & Open House, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

September 15 - Fall Picture Day

September 20 - Coffee Talk with families 8:00 a.m.

September 29 - Walk to School Day

October 2-6 - Fall Break - No School

Weekly Specials Rotation:

Monday - Day 3

Tuesday - Day 4

Wednesday - Day 5

Thursday - Day 1

Friday - Day 2

Educational Benefits Form

While this school’s meals will continue at no charge for the 2023-24 school year (through the National School Lunch Program’s CEP-Community Eligibility Provision), it is still important that families who would qualify (Free/Reduced) meal assistance, to fill out an application every school year. This is a great support to our families but also provides funding and resources for Dixie. We use these funds to support our family nights, PBL, and additional staff which are all vital to our school.

  • Income guidelines are below that may help determine if you should complete the application.
  • If your child recently received an approval of direct certification (DC) benefits letter for this 2023-24 SY, you do not need to fill out the form.
  • Only one form per family needed, and it only takes a few minutes.

(If you need any help filling out the form on-line, please contact Jessica Morgison, FRAM Coordinator for FCPS Child Nutrition at 859-381-3838.


Family Size Annual Income

2 - $36,482

3 - $45,991

4 - $55,500

5 - $65,009

6 - $74,518

7 - $84,027

8 - $93,536

*Each additional person, add $9,509

Educational Benefits Form


Grandparents Lunch

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, Dixie Elementary would like to invite grandparents to have lunch with their grandchildren on September 11th for students with the last name A-M and September 12th for students with the last name of N-Z.

What you need to know to celebrate…

  • The time your grandchild eats lunch (please arrive 15 minutes early).

  • An adult lunch costs $5.00 (please bring exact change or a check). You are welcome to bring a packed lunch from home, but please no food from a restaurant.

  • Don’t forget the Book Fair is in the library!

Lunch Time

  • Kindergarten - 10:30 - 11:00
  • 1st grade - 10:40 - 11:10
  • 2nd grade - 11:00 - 11:30
  • 3rd grade - 11:30 - 12:00
  • 4th grade - 11:50 - 12:20
  • 5th grade - 11:15 - 11:45

Volunteer at Dixie!

Want to volunteer this year? Please complete the volunteer application below for the district.

Volunteer Application

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Dear Dixie Community,

We are so excited to be participating in Crank & Boom’s new fundraising program, PINTS FOR A PURPOSE! It’s a super easy way to enjoy delicious ice cream while supporting Dixie PTA! No need to collect money, make deliveries, or keep up with orders.

a. Pre-Order C&B ice cream pints between Sept. 1 - 15, 2023 at https://tinyurl.com/DixieIceCream and designate Dixie Magnet Elementary PTA as the beneficiary.

b. From Sept. 20 - Oct. 15, you can pick up your pre-order at Crank & Boom - Clays
Mill (3101 Clays Mill Road, Lexington KY 40503)

c. $4 from each $12 pint pre-order that is designated for our organization, will
benefit our group!

2. HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! Above is a graphic to use to help spread the word about our fundraising campaign!

For more information, please contact Laurie Armstrong at president@dixiepta.com.

Thank you for your continued support for Dixie PTA!
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Looking for ways to support Dixie? Join the PTA!

The PTA needs you! https://dixie.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true and scroll down to the appropriate membership type.

Join us by August 21st and be entered to win a Dixie t-shirt from our spirit store (coming soon!).

Join Dixie's PTA: https://dixie.memberhub.com/store

Dixie Family Facebook Group: The PTA has created a family Facebook page to help build connection with school community and help families connect with other families from the same grade level. You can find the group by searching "Dixie Magnet Families".

About Us

Dixie Magnet Elementary seeks to accelerate student achievement through personalized learning. Unique experiences will foster academic, social, and emotional growth, as well as instill self-confidence and cross-cultural understanding. In partnership with our families and community, our goal is to empower students to be leaders and a positive force in our changing world.