Daily Announcements

Hello Dixon Families:  

Good luck to Dixon students who will be participating in the Dixon Spelling Bee after school on Wednesday, December 11.  The Elmbrook Spelling Bee will be held on January 23 from 3-5 p.m. at WHMS. 

Dr. Hansen working with the very talented artist Vesile Yilmaz.  Thank you to our PTO for helping to bring her to Dixon School!

Dr. Hansen 

Mrs. Johnson Works with Artist-in-Residence Vesile Yilmaz

Reminder -- NO SCHOOL on Monday, December 9.  

Thanks to Ivy Smith and her students for the wonderful performance of the Nutcracker .  Thanks also to all the parent helpers.  We're so fortunate to have the Nutcracker brought to us every year.

As part of the District's 2018 School Safety Grant awarded by the State of Wisconsin, we were able to install 32 new cameras at Dixon Elementary this Fall. This is a significant upgrade from the four cameras we had installed prior to this school year, and matches the standard deployment of cameras at all other schools in our District. 

The location, control and access to our security cameras is directed by District Policy 5144.3. The security cameras record video only (no sound) and are deployed to improve our ability to monitor activity that would provide a disruption to learning, or a threat to the safety of our students and staff. Cameras are installed in high traffic locations around the school such as hallways, the gymnasium, and the cafeteria. Additionally, there are cameras on the exterior of the building focused on our building entrances/exits and the playground. 

We have programmed our cameras to record whenever there is motion, 24 hours per day. Office staff are also able to view live feeds of the cameras should the need arise. Video footage is retained for about 30 days and then overwritten by new recordings.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we are grateful for the opportunity to expand our cameras through the School Safety Grant. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

As always, if you need anything from us at Dixon, please contact me.

 

Luke Sadowski
Dixon Principal
sadowskl@elmbrookschools.org

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Patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin rely on the generosity of a giving community to brighten a hospital stay. Your donation of new, unused items, are important in creating a comfortable and healing environment. You can send in items to your classroom teacher Wednesday, December 11th through Wednesday, December 18th. You do not have to gift wrap any items.

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MPS Mitten Tree:

Legacy Project Students (formerly Student Council) are collecting new winter items for Milwaukee Public Schools to give families in need. There will be two trees in the main hallway for student to hang hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. There will also be bins for larger items such as coats, snowpants and boots. This collection will run from today through the middle of January.

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All the National Honor Societies of Elmbrook School District have come together to host a holiday celebration for your kids! They will be hosting a party filled with entertainment, games, cookie decorating, and even a visit from Santa! High school volunteers and supervisors will be running this event free of charge, giving you an afternoon to holiday shop or have some quiet time. This celebration is on Saturday, December 14th from 1 pm-4 pm in the Brookfield East Field House and they would love for your kids to attend. They have created an RSVP link to indicate whether your kids will be attending in addition to a flyer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mia Liacopoulos at 20liacom@elmbrookstudents.org. 

 

The Elmbrook National Honor Societies wish you and your families a happy holiday season and we hope to see you at our celebration!

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In true, festive Dixon Spirit we will have some Holiday Dress Up days the week leading up to break ❄. These will be shared with video announcements for students, but we also wanted to ensure you had them (and could start prepping your child's wardrobe:)

 

Monday, December 16: Mad About Plaid Day

Tuesday, December 17: Red and Green Day

Wednesday, December 18: Holiday Socks Day

Thursday, December 19: Festive PJ Day

Friday, December 20: Ugly Sweater Day

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Did you know we have a Staff Favorites Book in the office.  If you're stuck on the perfect gift for your child's teacher, take a peek at their page in the Staff Favorites Book.  It's housed in the office.

 

 

If what you're after are gift cards, Julie Johnson has a supply in the office to include:

$10 BWW

$25 Chilis

$10 Chipotle

$25 Marcus

$5 & $10 Panera

$10 Papa Murphy Pizza

$25 Roundy's / Metro Market

$25 TJ Maxx / Marshalls

$10 & $25 amazon.com

$10 Cousins Subs

$10 Noodles

$10 Potbellys

$25 Qdoba

$5 & $10 Starbucks

$10 Subway

$10 & $25 Target

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If your child will be absent from school, please do one of two things:

 

1.  Call 262.785.3972 and report your child's absence OR

2.  Email attendance to dixonhealthroom@elmbrookschools.org

 

All absences should be reported to Dixon's health room no later than 8:30 a.m. 

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Thank you to Sara Monty and the long list of parents who helped make this year's Book Fair a HUGE success!  Because of you, each teacher was awarded $350 in books for their classroom.

 

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