Announcements

Dear Dixon Families:

We continue to update and modify the schedules for In-Person students as the year progresses, keeping health and safety concerns at the forefront.   Please read the attached letter outlining these changes.  As always, contact me with your questions or concerns.

 

Other Important Dates to Note:

 

Friday, January 15:  NO SCHOOL -- Teacher Professional Development Day

Monday, January 18:  NO SCHOOL -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 25:  NO SCHOOL -- Teacher Records Day (End of Q2)

 

Please remember students will go outside for recess every day so they should be prepared with snow boots, snow pants, coat, hat and mittens.  Thank you.

 

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Luke Sadowski

Dixon School Principal

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Elmbrook Families and Staff,

Elmbrook Schools, Waukesha County Food Pantry, and the Brookfield Elm Grove Interfaith Network (BEGIN) are providing free meals to families in our community, regardless of income status. Additional items such as outdoor winter clothing, diapers, and infant formula can also be noted on the survey for anyone in need.

On both Friday, January 15 and Friday, January 22, registered families will receive meals for a week provided by the Waukesha County Food Pantry. In addition, families with children ages 2-18 will receive breakfast and lunch meals per child, provided by Elmbrook Schools' Food Service Team.

Pickup for both dates will be available at Burleigh Elementary School (16185 Burleigh Pl, Brookfield, WI 53005) from 11:30am-1:30pm at entrance N-5 on the building's north side. A delivery option for either day is available for those not able to pick up their food or items. Registration is required and is requested by January 13 to participate in the January 15 event, and by January 20 to participate in the January 22 event to ensure enough food is available. Please indicate your interest by clicking here or visiting elmbrookschools.org/foodsecurity.

Please contact Laura Baritt at 262-781-3030 ext. 1175, if you have any questions.

Elmbrook Public Relations


School District of Elmbrook· 3555 N. Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005 · 262.781.3030 · elmbrookschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library Book Checkout for Dixon Virtual Students 

 

Hello, Dixon Dragons!  We strongly encourage our virtual students to take advantage of the Dixon library even though you won't be physically at school.  We will be offering curbside pick-up of library books on alternating Fridays of every month for all virtual students in grades K-5. You can pull up to the south side doors (back entrance) of Dixon between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to pick-up your orders - Mrs. Foley will meet you at your car.  Our curbside schedule for the next two months is as follows:

  • Friday, January 22nd, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Friday, February 5th, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Friday, February 19th, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Friday, March 5th, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Friday, March 19th, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Simply log into your child's library account and put the books that he/she would like on hold.   Requests for Friday must be made by 3:00 p.m. the Thursday before pickup!  Mrs. Foley will have all available requested books ready for you to pick up on your scheduled Friday morning. You are also welcome to return any library books that you currently have checked out at this time.

If you are not sure how to log into your child's library account or put books on hold, please click on these links for more information:

How to Access Your Dixon Library Account

How to Place a Dixon Library Book on Hold

Finally, don't forget about all the wonderful electronic and audio books available on SORA!   How to Use SORA

Questions?  Feel free to email me at foleys@elmbrookschools.org.  Thank you and happy reading!

--
Stephanie Foley

Dixon Elementary School - Library Services

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All District Read Information

An All-District Read is a community-building event in which every family and staff member in school has the opportunity to read the same book aloud at home for a set period of time. Our 4th Annual All District Read will begin on Monday, February 1 for those families that opted in September for either A Boy Called Bat or Crenshaw. Virtual Students will kick off the books with their classroom teachers the week of January 18 and books will be sent home at virtual pick up on Friday, January 22. In person students will kick off the books with their classroom teachers the week of Monday, January 25 and books will go home on Thursday, January 28. Trivia question answers will be announced along with trivia question winners each week. Below you will find the pacing calendars for each book. More information to come about virtual family literacy night and trivia questions for each week!

 A Boy Called Bat Calendar

Crenshaw Calendar

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News

Last evening (January 12th), the School District of Elmbrook's Board of Education approved adding 4-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) for the 2021-2022 school year by a vote of 5-2. The 4K offering will be tuition-free and hosted at each District elementary school. Prior to the approval, Elmbrook was one of only five Districts across the state to not offer this half-day, educational program to our community.

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Dixon had a record-breaking Spelling Bee this year! Our participant total came to a whopping 35, beating last year's record by 10 participants! Both in-person students and virtual students came together over Zoom to battle through 12 rounds of intense competition over nearly 3 hours! Nolan Scott (1st place) reigned supreme, with Venkat "Arya" Mitta (2nd place) and Charan Karthikeya Anumukonda (3rd place) close behind. This year was also very special as we had an nearly equal number of students across each grade level (3-5). Each and every student worked hard over the past month to improve their spelling skills. We are so proud of everyone!

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All we can say is WOW!   What an amazing turnout of toys we had in just a couple days! All of these wonderful toys were dropped at the Milwaukee Reserve Center over the weekend and will go out to the distribution center today to be given to families. ❤

 

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