Dixie's Special Area News

February 2023

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ART with Mrs. Losch

Kindergarten through 3rd grade students were inspired by blue and white, porcelain vases from China. My student teacher, Mrs. Valentine, created the bulletin board with their beautiful artwork for all to see. Each project is designed to showcase for our Multicultural night in March
The 4th and 5th graders created their own masks that were inspired by Beijing Opera masks. Students selected the character traits, colors, and emotions that they wanted their mask to possess. This project was a collaboration between Mrs. Wang (Chinese Teacher), Mrs. Valentine (Student teacher), and Mrs. Jarvis (Parent and substitute teacher, and it took us all to make it successful for the students.


CHINESE with Mrs. Wang

Happy Lunar New Year!

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Dixie Chinese Dance Club was invited to perform at the Downtown Lexington Public Library on January 22. They represented Dixie very well.

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The FCPS STARTALK pre-camp activities began on January 9th. The theme is Explore Chinese through STEAM. It hosts two activities monthly. There are a total of 43 participants including students in kindergarten to 5th grade. The participants made and tasted dumplings and noodles in January. They had a lot of fun with the hand-on activities.

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Students in K-3rd grade experienced Chinese New Year celebrations as well. They did paper cutting and origami, made lanterns and practiced lion dance. They also can retell the zodiac animal story, name and identify animals.

4th grade students are learning about their favorite sports/games. 5th graders are learning about cities around the world. All 4th-5th graders learned about Beijing opera in the Chinese class and made Beijing opera masks in the art class.

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LIBRARY with Mrs. Serres

In the month of January, 3rd-5th grade students have been creating stop animation films using our new Hue HD cameras. They have used a variety of materials to produce short films by taking multiple frames (pictures) and string them together to make a reel (video). Their creativity has really shined during this project! The kids absolutely love working with stop animation.

K-2 have been learning about digital citizenship and how to be safe when using devices online.

Click on the Videos Below to Watch Student Created Stop Animation!

How to Make a Cake

by Kennedy Kerr, Aubree Edwards Sara Cool

How to Draw

by Nora Tower and Alex Remmele

5 Little Pumpkins

by Aliyah Nutter and Julian Soto Martinez


MUSIC with Mrs. Ayotte

This month in music K-5 students learned about the Ukulele! We learned where they came from/how they are made. Students learned how to Identify the parts of the ukulele, as well as play 3 different chords. We also took time in class to review our house chants/cheers. Next month we will be learning about music from various cultures around the world.
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P.E. with Coach Gay

K - 2: We are learning how to transfer weight from one foot to the other, demonstrate squat recovery to balance and recover the skate. We are also learning to practice 4 steps to standing up.

3 - 5: We are learning to transfer weight from one foot to the other, demonstrate 4 steps to getting up properly and we are practicing different skating techniques to advance to the big floor.


Upcoming Events

Multicultural Night

Thursday, March 9th, 5:30-7pm

1940 Eastland Parkway

Lexington, KY

We are celebrating the many cultures of our Dixie Community at our Dixie Multicultural Night on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30-7:00. We would love to have families share about their cultures and heritage at this event. You are invited to have a table to display any authentic materials from your heritage/culture such as food, clothing, souvenirs, art work, demonstrate games, share cultures, etc. Please complete this form by February 17 if you are interested in presenting at this school-wide event. Thanks.

Click HERE to complete form

Spring Book Fair

Monday, March 6th, 7:15am to Friday, March 10th, 2pm

1940 Eastland Parkway

Lexington, KY

Spring book fair will be here soon! The fair will be open during Multicultural Night from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.


Skating Unit

January 3rd - January 31st

Please send tall socks and work on tying shoes!

The STARTALK Chinese After School Club will start on Monday, January 9th with the cooking class. Detailed information will be sent home soon.

Robotics Club will start Monday, January 9th.



Contact Us

Rachel Losch

Art Teacher

Sustainability Coordinator

FCPS Elementary Art Representative

Yan Wang

Chinese Teacher

Chinese Dance Club Sponsor

Chinese Speech Club Sponsor

STARTALK Chinese Club Sponsor

AllieShae Serres

Library Media Specialist

Battle of the Books Sponsor

Robotics Sponsor

STLP Teacher

School Technology Coordinator

Taylor Ayotte

Music Teacher