Mrs. Cassell’s Newsletter

What’s Happening at Dixie Bee?

April 2023
You may register your kindergarten aged child online at after Spring Break!!
March 25 – April 2 – No School – Spring VACATION!
April 3 – School resumes!
April 3 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00!
April 4 – PTO meeting at 6:00!! Hope to see you there!
April 7 – No school in observance of Good Friday
April 10 – 14 – Earth week!!
April 11 – Bountiful Books Spring Book Fair! Every student receives a free book!!!
April 11 – Student Council meeting from 2:40-4:00 PM
April 11 – Math Contest – 5:30 at Carlisle Elementary School. Good luck!!
April 12 – Blood Drive at Dixie Bee!! 2:30 4:30
April 13 – Last day of After School Tutoring!
April 14 – Battle of the Books at the Administration Building! Good luck to our teams!
April 14 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 17 – Kindergarten friends on field trip to St. Mary’s and ISU recycling center
April 17 –May 12- I-LEARN testing for grades 3, 4 and 5. Please be sure your
children are well rested and eat a balanced breakfast this week!
April 18 – Grade four classes to the symphony!
April 19 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 18 – Skate Party at Skate World from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
April 21 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00PM!
April 24 – 28 Mrs. Deady’s and Mrs. Silcock’s students swimming at the Aquatic
April 25- Midterm reports will be sent home with students (in their Tuesday folder) to
those dropping 2 letter grades in any given subject from their last report card or receiving
a failing mark in any area.
April 25 – Student Council meeting 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 26 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 27 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 28 – “Cookies with Mrs. Cassell!” at 2:00 PM!
April 28 – Drama Club meets from 2:40 – 4:00 PM!
April 28 – Car Show – 4:00 – 6:30 – Dixie Bee parking lot
– Teacher Request Forms – You may email me at to request
a teacher request form, complete it thoroughly and return to Mrs. Cassell by Friday,
April 21, 2023. ALL requests must be submitted on this form prior to April 21 st
for consideration. Forms will NOT be accepted after this date. Thank you.
– CONGRATULATIONS!! – Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom
nominees for the month of March (Fairness- "Treating others equally or in a way that
is considered right or reasonable.”)  are: Kindergarten: Connor Zehner, Ma’Tyus
Hutchinson, Scheherzade Reza, Blake Montgomery, Nora Krueger, 1st Grade:
Thomas Kabous, Seth Tucker, Alaina Coffey, Valery Barron, Lila Hassler, 2nd
Grade: Jasmine Ngeno, Aeris Clester, Parker Bergesen, Myles Loveland, Owen
Zuo, 3rd Grade: Liana Belarmino, Adrian Wittman, Kalina Long, Alex Graham,
4th Grade: Kenna Byrd, Anna Hesher, Trinity Jones, George Kabous, 5th Grade:
Kelsey Powell, Amirah Keengwe, Adleigh Pearison, Amira Runyan.  Special
congratulations are in order to third grader, Kalina Long, who will represent Dixie
Bee this month at the City Council meeting!
– Good attendance is vital to learning. Please make every effort to have your child at
school everyday, unless they are ill. Just a reminder, children need to be fever free
for 24 hours before being sent back to school. Thanks!
– Please remind your child about appropriate behavior at school. There are eight
weeks left this school year and we still have many important things to accomplish
with our students. We need for the children to be focused on the importance of
listening and learning, so they can be better prepared for their future school years.
Thank you!
– BUG Club! – We are happy to report 94 Dixie Bee students in grades 1 – 5 brought
up at least one grade from the second grading period to the third grading period
without going down in any subject. Each grading period, BUG students will add
their name to a hat and at the end of the school year a name will be drawn for a free
bicycle. We are very grateful to the Kiwanis Club; our BUG Club sponsors!
VCSC Mission Statement
The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and
prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.
Happy Spring!!
March 2023
After School Tutoring continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until April 13 th !
March 2 – “Read Across America Day!”
March 2 – Spring Pictures!
March 3 – Drama Club meeting from 2:40 – 4:00
March 6-10– IREAD 3 test will be given to all 3 rd grade students. ALL 3 rd graders need
to be at school and on time this week! Thank you!
March 10 – Early Release Day – students will be dismissed at 1:45 PM.
March 10 – Mother/Son/Special Friend bowling at Terre Haute Bowling Center from
6:00 – 7:30.
March 10– End of the third grading period.
March 13-17 – Book Fair in the Media Center!
March 14 – Student Council meeting from 2:40 – 4:00 PM
March 15 – Book Fair open in the Media Center 2:40 – 6:00 PM!
March 16 – Grade 2 Book Bingo from 2:40 – 4:00
March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! May the luck of the Irish be with you today!
Don’t forget to wear green!!
March 17 – “Cookies with Mrs. Cassell!” at 2:00 PM!
March 17 – Drama Club meeting from 2:40 – 4:00
March 21– Dixie Bee Skate party at Skate World from 6:00 – 8:00!!
March 21– Report cards will be issued in the Tuesday Folder!
March 22 – Student Recognition Program!
March 22 – Dine at Chick-fil-A tonight and a portion of the proceeds will help defray the
cost of the grade five field trip!!
March 23 – Grade 1 Math Night from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
March 27 – April 2 – No School! Enjoy your Spring Vacation!
April 3 – School resumes!
*CONGRATULATIONS!! – Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom
nominees for the month of February (Perseverance-"The act or power of continuing to do
something in spite of difficulties.”)  are: Kindergarten: Nolan Wright, Remi Snyder,
Madyson Achenbach, Nicholas Spencer, Ryleigh Tesman, 1st Grade: Rin Okitsu,
Ethan Knight, Emberlyn Elkins, Amelia Wittman, Lena Hauer, 2nd Grade: Tristan
Andover, Arrianna Akindiya, Cale Walters, Jaxson Hennings, Joshua Song, 3rd
Grade: Skylar Nelson, Hunter McCullough, Emma Leibert, Brandon Pence, 4th
Grade: Anghelina De La Cruz, Maverick Willis, Abbi Payne, Ananya Thothala, 5th
Grade: Leah Camp, Brooklyn Wilson, Connor Henderson, Mary Strawser.  Special
congratulations are in order to first grader Lena Hauer, who will represent Dixie Bee
this month at the City Council meeting!
* MORE CONGRATULATIONS! – Congratulations are in order for grade 5 student,
Kole Demoss and 3 rd grade student, Ava Neukom. Both Kole and Ava advanced to the
state Elks Hoop Shoot Contest February 25, 2023! Kole won the state title in his age
division and Ava placed fifth in her division! We are so proud of you both!!
*Good Attendance – Please make sure your child is at school on each and every day
unless they are ill and that they are on time as well. School begins promptly at 8:15!
Make every effort to schedule doctor and dentist appointments after school. Please make
every attempt to get your child to eat nutritious meals and get plenty of rest. Have your
child complete missed assignments. School attendance is important! Thank you!
*Immunizations and Physicals – Fifth graders need to prepare for entrance to 6 th grade
with both immunizations and physicals in order to participate in sports. Middle school
immunizations are Tdap and MCV.
*Emergency Cards/Skyward – Please let the school know as soon as possible if you
have a change in address, phone number or emergency contact. This information is very
important to us in case we need to get a hold of you during the school day. Thank you in
advance for your prompt attention to this matter.
*Wellness Policy – In keeping with the guidelines of the Wellness Policy, parents and
guardians are encouraged to support VCSC nutrition education efforts. All classroom
celebrations involving food should encourage the use of healthy treats.
VCSC Mission Statement
The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and prepare them to become
productive and responsible citizens.
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck and happiness
For today and every day!!