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Beginning on Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20, all Elmbrook Schools will move to virtual learning and no students will report to school.

On Thursday, March 12 Governor Evers declared a Public Health Emergency for the State of Wisconsin and called upon the people of Wisconsin to work aggressively to slow the spread of COVID-19. We take this responsibility seriously, as we consider the impact of our decisions on students and their learning, our families and staff and their personal and professional responsibilities, and the greater Elmbrook Community. As we learn from others' experiences with COVID-19 both across the country and around the world, we want to answer one question with confidence; 'Are we doing all that we can to keep our students, staff members, and community safe?'

To view the communication sent home to District families and staff please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage here.

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Kids Heart Challenge Final Results

 

Congratulations and thank you!!

Dixon raised $9,553.06 for the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge.  

 

Mr. Johnson, Megan Repsa and the American Heart Association are truly grateful to all of the families for any money raised as every little bit helps.  

We would like to recognize Charlotte Steiner in 1st grade for raising $1131, Harold Gross in 1st grade for raising $266, Jack Lawrence in 3rd grade for raising $265 and Henry Gross for raising $248.  

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this heart felt cause.  

 

Although Dixon did not receive the additional $500 towards PE equipment, we still received $700 in US games credits which will allow Mr. Johnson to purchase new stopwatches, jump ropes, hurdle cones and some additional PE equipment. 

 

The prizes earned will be distributed to students next week. 

 

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge. 

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Empty Bowls 2020 was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of the talented Dixon young artists and teachers for creating such beautiful bowls this year.

A giant thank you goes out to the Empty Bowls committee: Mary Schubert, Jamie Martinez and Becky Oiler. You ladies spent countless hours gathering volunteers, ice cream and topping donations, setting up the event and much more. I am so appreciative of you three.  Also, a big thank you to all of the countless volunteers and teachers that helped set up, helped during the event and at clean up. Dixon School is a huge family. We all work together to make wonderful things happen. I am so proud of our school for making a difference and helping others in need in our community.

If you were unable to make it to Empty Bowls, Mrs. Johnson will have all of the bowls in the office through Friday, February 7.  Please send in your $10 donation to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, and Mrs. Johnson will wrap up the bowl and send it home with your child.

A donation in the amount of $5,239.12 will be made to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission!!!  WOW!!! 

Much love and many thank you's ...... Mrs. Jacobson❤

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On Feb 1 The Elmbrook Cup 2020 Chess competition was organized at the Brookfield East High School. All Elmbrook schools participate in this competition. Team trophies are awarded to top 3 teams, while individual trophies are awarded to top 8 participants.

 

Dixon Elementary School was represented by Yash Sanwal (grade 5), Shriyans Agarwal (grade 5), Amey Agarwal (grade 1) and Aryaman Mohakud (grade 4) in K-5 non-rated category.

In team category Dixon stood 3rd and won the trophy for it while in individual category, Yash Sanwal stood 5th and Shriyans Agarwal stood 7th.

Congratulations to the students of Dixon for making a mark at the event!!

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There are over 1,000 Elmbrook parent volunteers due to expire on 6/30/2020.  It will take HR some time to process/approve all of those applications. 

Parents -- Please refer to our website page "How To Volunteer in Elmbrook".   (shown below)

How to Volunteer in Elmbrook

The School District of Elmbrook welcomes family and community volunteers to support our students and staff throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities exist in school classrooms and libraries, as well as through participation in school and district committees, focus groups, athletic or performing arts events, and several parent organizations. Volunteers provide supervision on field trips, plan school community events, offer fundraising and donation support, and actively engage in classrooms to support student learning. Each year, Elmbrook families and community members contribute thousands of hours of service and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of our students, programs and schools. Thank you!

To ensure the safety of our students, beginning on September 1, 2015 all volunteers who may have unsupervised contact with students will be required to have an approved criminal background check prior to volunteering. Background checks are required for any volunteer (including parents) who meets any of the following criteria:

• the volunteer will have unsupervised contact with students
• the volunteer has a regular or ongoing assignment at the school;
• the volunteer will be off campus with students in an unsupervised situation, including chaperoning field trips;
• the volunteer is a mentor to a student or students;
• the volunteer is a coach or club advisor; OR
• the volunteer is unknown to the school or department staff.

Please read the full policy for more details.

If you are new to our District or are in need of renewing your Volunteer Application, please follow the steps below:

All 3 steps are required.

Confidentiality and student safety are paramount within Elmbrook School District for staff and volunteers.  As a volunteer in Elmbrook Schools, you are requested to be aware of and agree to the required expectations and responsibilities on confidentiality and safety, which are consistent with those for all district employees. 

Step 1:

Please click on this form, read the Practice Statement 4530, fill in the fields and submit.

Step 2:

Fill out a Raptor Volunteer Application Form here.

Step 3:

Complete the BIB Background Check here.

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It is with a heavy heart we inform our Dixon family of the passing of Karen Poppy.  Karen Poppy, Food Service Lead at Dixon Elementary, passed away on Saturday, November 30, following a brief battle with cancer. Karen's first position in the District was at Hillside in 1998, but in 1999 she transitioned to Dixon's kitchen where she worked through this past school year. In her twenty-one years of service to the Elmbrook Schools, Karen also worked as kitchen support at Wisconsin Hills and Burleigh, and as a part-time custodian at several schools. 

Karen was an outstanding employee who was known for her work ethic and commitment to the District. We extend our deepest sympathies to Karen's three children who also work for the District; Adam Landowski (Dixon), Emily Ledebuhr (PPMS), and Daniel Ledebuhr (Burleigh), as well as her friends and colleagues across Elmbrook as they mourn her loss. 

 

In Peace,

Luke Sadowski
Principal
Dixon Elementary School

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    Elmbrook Schools

    By the Numbers

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    81.7

    Exceeds Expectations Rating Score
    on WI Report Card

     

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    77%

    of 4th & 5th Grade Students in
    Band or Orchestra

     

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    $6,500

    Raised through the Empty Bowls Project Benefiting the Milwaukee Rescue Mission

     

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    18

    Clubs and Activities Offered

     

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    14

    Student and Staff Service Projects in 2019-20