Mrs. Cassell’s Newsletter

What’s Happening at Dixie Bee?

MAY 2023


May 1 and 2 – Grade 5 to the Swope Art Gallery (Mrs. Camp and Mrs. Sebastian on the
1 st and Mrs. Fuqua and Mrs. Lawler on the 2 nd )
May 2, 3, 4 and 5 – Drama Club meets after school until 4:00 PM!
May 2 – PTO meeting at 6:00 PM!! Hope to see you there!!
May 4 – Student Showcase!! – grade K-5 5:30 – 6:30!!!! Looking forward to seeing you
May 5 – Kindergarten Orientation – 9:00-10:00 AM in the gymnasium!
May 8-12 – Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate the teachers at Dixie Bee for all
their hard work and dedication to the students and to their profession.
May 8 – Harlem Wizards vs. The Scholar Ballers! TH South Gym at 6:30!!!
May 9 – Mrs. Thornton’s class play at 1:30 PM!
May 9 – Student Council End of Year Party – 2:40 – 3:30!
May 10 – Last day to check out books!
May 10 – Grades K-2 Field Day!
May 11 – Grades 3-5 Field Day!
May 14– Happy Mother’s Day!
May 16 – The Drama Club performance in the AM (9:00) and PM (1:20)!
May 16 – Skate party at Skate World from 6-8:00 PM
May 17 – Grade 4 Career Day!
May 17 – Ms. Cornelison’s class play at Ivy Tech!
May 17 – All materials are due to the library! (staff and students)
May 18 – Grade 5 field trip to Holiday World!
May 19 – Grade 5 program at 9:00AM!
May 19 – Grade 3 Career Day!
May 19 – “Cookies with Mrs. Cassell!” at 2:00 PM!
May 22 – Grade 5 Career Day!
May 23 – Grade 5 Mixer in the gym 2:45 – 4:30!
May 24 – Student Recognition Program 9:00 AM!
May 24 Last day of school! Please note – students will be dismissed at 1:45 PM!!
Report cards will be sent home with students.
August 9 – Open House from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
August 10 – First day back to school for the 2023-24 school year! YAY!!

– Such Generous Friends! – A huge THANK YOU to our students, staff and families
for your GENEROSITY!! Through your thoughtfulness, Dixie Bee students were
blessed to donate $500.00 to the Terre Haute Humane Shelter and $1,905.48 to the
Sullivan, IN Relief Fund. I am so very proud of everyone – makes my heart smile!!
-CONGRATULATIONS!! –– Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom
nominees for the month of April (Honesty- "Telling the truth no matter the consequences
one may face.”)  are: Kindergarten: Luisa Bresil, Colton Strassler, Grace Long, Izzy
Ruiz, Cohen Swiger, 1st Grade: Olivia Millington, Thomas Oertel, Jacob Plasencia,
Madilyn Carter, Lena Copeland, 2nd Grade: Britta Passanante, Oliver Oertel, Mahi
Patel, Triston Edmonds, Anna Spencer, 3rd Grade: Luke Paver, Lauryn Young,
Chaney Jackson, Robbie Huff, 4th Grade: Nathan Wilson, Michael Nikirk, Dustin
Truong, Alena Shih, 5th Grade: Gabriel Stanisz, Declan Cash, Coble Henderson,
Lillian Mahady.  Special congratulations are in order to kindergartener, Luisa Bresil,
who will represent Dixie Bee this month at the City Council meeting!
– Read, Read, Read!! – Please don’t forget the importance of reading this summer!
“READERS ARE LEADERS!” Be a friend of the public library – they also provide
many fun programs for elementary aged children. Check it out!!
– Fall 2023 School Supplies – Please check the Dixie Bee website this summer to find
out what school supplies your child will need for the fall.
–   “Protect the Precious” Fire Prevention!
A) Check-n-Change:
1) Check your detector and change battery if needed.
B) Safety Tip:
There’s a fire, what next.
1) GET OUT.  Alert your family and get out.
2) Go to your meeting spot and make sure everyone is out.
3) Call 9-11 outside of burning structure.
4) Don’t worry about possessions. They can be replaced.
5) Do not go back in for pets; your family needs you more.

Dear Dixie Bee Families,
What a wonderful year we have had thus far at Dixie Bee Elementary School! It has
been an enjoyable and rewarding school year and I look forward to many more!
Good luck to our 5 th grade students as they continue their educational journey at
Honey Creek Middle School. They will be missed.
Please accept my love and best wishes to all for a fun, safe, healthy and happy

Mrs. Cassell