Dixon Elementary

April Newsletter

SHOUT OUTS!

Congratulations to Logan Coughlin for representing Dixon Elementary in the Onslow County Multiplication Bee! Way to go, Logan!


Congratulations to Jacquelline McCarthy for representing Dixon Elementary in the Onslow County Spelling Bee! Good Job, Jackie!


Good luck to McKenzie Tomlinson and Hannah Oakes as they compete in the Level II Woodsmen of the World speech contest, to be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Onslow County Schools office. The speech contest is held annually and is open to students in the fifth – eighth grades. This year’s topic is “What Does It Mean to Be a Hero?”

MUSIC PROGRAMS

Here are upcoming dates for our Kindergarten and First Grade Music Programs:


May 24th - First grade will be performing "This Is America"

June 8th - Kindergarten will have their performance of "Sounds A Little Fishy To Me"


Please join us!

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REMINDER: Parents, please have your student dress appropriately (tennis shoes and loose, comfortable clothing that they can move around in). I also encourage them to bring a water bottle especially as the temperatures go up. Lastly if there is any reason why a student can't participate please send a note in to me or their teacher. I get told all kinds of wild stories and see all kinds of strange wraps, bandages, and braces.


Thank you, Mrs. Domke

IMPORTANT DATES


  • April 5th - report Cards go home
  • April 6th - Student Led Conference night from 4-6pm
  • April 10-14 - Spring Break
  • April 21 - Economy Store Open/Students will be selling products or services to the entire school as a fundraiser for Wounded Warriors, Special Olympics and Child Abuse Prevention as part of their economy unit in Social Studies
  • April 21 - Purple Up! Day
  • April 24-28 - Benchmark Testing
  • April 26 - Level II Woodsmen of the World speech contest

ONSLOW COUTNY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN

In Onslow County each year, more than 3000 reports of child abuse and neglect are made to Child Protective Services. Onslow County continues to experience a high rate of child abuse and neglect, the very reason why the Child Advocacy Center was established to evaluate these young victims and to start the healing process. In order to increase public awareness and community education, our goal is to plant pinwheel gardens at all public schools and licensed childcare centers in Onslow County. You can help us by sponsoring a Pinwheel Garden for $40.00. Please click on the link below and help us raise awareness in our community!


https://wcosner.wufoo.com/forms/k148627c18a02hq/

PURPLE UP! DAY

Purple Up! day is a time for Americans to show their support for military families “It’s to build awareness for the needs of military families,” said Barbara A. Thompson, the director of the office of family readiness policy.


This is not a Defense Department program, but a grassroots effort that began in 2011 as a way to honor the sacrifices military children make every day for the nation. According to the 4-H Military Partnerships website, 4-H clubs in New Hampshire developed the “Purple Up! for Military Kids” initiative while working with the children of deployed National Guardsmen and reserve component members, and they saw Purple Up! as a way to build awareness in their communities. “It’s grown like wildfire across the United States and now DoD has embraced it, too,” Thompson said.


The 4-H went with purple because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. “It is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy blue,” according to the 4-H. “The goal of ‘Purple Up!’ is for military youth to actually see the support in their school, youth groups and the community.”


Dixon Elementary will recognize Purple Up! on April 21st to show support for our military children.