Mrs. Cassell’s Newsletter

What’s Happening at Dixie Bee?

December 2022
Week of December 5 – Fannie May candy fundraiser delivery – more details to follow!
December 6– Student Council holiday party after school!
December 7 – Kindergarten Winter Fun Night! 6:00-7:00 PM in kindergarten classrooms.
December 13 –Christmas Program in the gymnasium! Grades K-1 at 9:00 AM, grades 2-3 at
10:15 and grades 4-5 at 1:15 PM. Please feel free to park in the playground area behind the
school by the gymnasium!!
December 17– Elks sponsored Hoop Shoot at Terre Haute South at 9:00 AM. Good luck to our
participants, Nolan Boyd, Mia Cottrell, Kole DeMoss and Ava Neukom.
December 19 – Classroom holiday celebrations!
December 20– Last day of school before Christmas vacation! Dismissal is 1:45!!!
December 20 – Last day of the 2 nd grading period and end of the first semester.
December 21– January 3– Christmas vacation – NO SCHOOL!
January 4– First day back to school after Christmas break! Welcome 2023!
1. Attending school on time and everyday.
2. Getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
3. Eating a healthy breakfast each morning.
4. Paying attention in class.
5. Writing down all assignments for each subject.
6. Starting projects when getting them.
7. Completing homework on time.
8. Reading for pleasure each day.
– HOOP SHOOT! – Congratulations to Cole Courtney, Kole DeMoss, Addison Switzer,
Caiden Grigsby and Kalena Pollert. They will be representing Dixie Bee at the Elks Hoop
Shoot at Terre Haute South on Saturday, December 17th at 9:00 AM. Good luck to our
– Congratulations!! –– Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom nominees for the
month of  November:  (Citizenship: “Showing empathy, caring, valuing diversity, and
appreciating and caring for the world.”"), Kindergarten: Elliott Sebastian, Merakhi
Hutchinson, Caylee Racines, Asher Davis, Jack Tanoos, 1st Grade: Madelynn Gregg,
Cooper Caton, Ava Huwer, Addison Kelsey, Nolan Bauer, 2nd Grade: Callie Behnke,
River Jasper, Naomi Carual, Carter Singh, Kruz McLeod, 3rd Grade: Anna Kasinger,
Maddox Crosley, Hailey Stephens, Sophia Hoggatt, 4th Grade: Carli Millington, Adrian
Espinosa, Hailey Hock, Olive Minster, 5th Grade: Kaydence Geller, Winter Fulk, Drew
Drummond, Isabella Rosas. Special congratulations are in order to fifth grader, Kaydence
Geller, who will represent Dixie Bee this month at the City Council meeting!
– More Congratulations! – Congratulations to our Spell Bowl team and Coach Dana Bennett!
They were Regional Champs at the Indiana Spell Bowl on November 15 th ! Team members
are: Nilufer Akgul, Ava Asadi, Akal Lehal, Saanvi Motycka, Carolina Sagahon, Hayden
Sappingfield, Sophia Spencer, Anaya Thothala, Mia Wheaton and Claire Zuo. Way to
go, BEES!!
– WINTER! – Please make sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for outside
recess. A heavy winter coat, hat and gloves help ensure that your child stays warm on chilly
winter days! Also, please mark these items with your child’s name.
– MARK IT DOWN! – The testing window for the spring ILEARN will be April 17 – May 12,
2023. Please do not schedule any out of town activities during this time frame. Thank you!
– IMMUNIZATIONS – Immunizations can help protect your child from many common
infections. Theses infections can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications.
Indiana law requires that students be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping
cough), tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). Not
all these immunizations are required at every grade level. Your school has information
regarding specific requirements.
Throughout the school year, school nurses review student records and send letters
to parents of those students who have incomplete records. In our community, immunizations
are available for low or no cost at Well Child Clinic (462-3446) and Sycamore Nursing Center
(237-2323). You may call for an appointment if your child’s immunizations are not up to
date. Thank you!
– HOLIDAY WISHES! – The Dixie Bee Family would like to wish each one of you a most
joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!
Dixie Bee Elementary School Purpose Statement
Teachers, administrators, parents and the community of Dixie
Bee School maintain high expectations for academic growth of all
students. Students learn best when actively engaged in the
learning process in a positive, safe, and secure school environment.
November 2 – Grade 3 classes to the Historical Museum!
November 3 – Recognition Program – grades K-2 at 9:00 and grades 3-5 at 12:00 PM!
November 7– Fannie May candy orders due!!
November 8 – Student Council meets from 2:40 – 4:00!
November 9 – Picture Re-take Day!
November 10 – Veteran’s Day Program at 9:00 AM! Wear red, white and blue to school in honor of our veterans!
November 11– NO SCHOOL in observance of Veterans’ Day. We encourage everyone to take time to pay tribute to those that have proudly served our country and protected the freedom we all enjoy today.
November 13 – World Kindness Day! Do a kind deed for someone today!!
November 14 – Good luck to our Spell Bowl team and Coach Bennett as they compete at Woodrow Wilson at 5:00 PM!
November 18 – “Cookies with Mrs. Cassell!” at 2:00 PM!
November 22 – Midterms will be issued to students failing any given subject or have dropped 2 letter grades since the last grading card.
November 23-27 – NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK! Enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday week with family and friends. School will resume on Monday, November 28 th !
– Many Thanks! – Many thanks to our awesome PTO for hosting “Trunk or Treat!” for our students, their families and staff! Thanks, too, for all who hosted a “trunk” for the evening! The themes and decorations, (and candy!) were outstanding! An amazing time was had by all!!
– CONGRATULATIONS!! – Mayor Bennett’s Character Education classroom nominees for the month of  October (Responsibility: “Making decisions, being trusted and learning to take credit for one’s actions whether good or bad.”), Kindergarten: Owen Sturdeon, Issac Galvez, Phillip Ferguson, Finny Jaafar, Taylor Naumann, 1st Grade: Gia Brucken, Ava Weltzin, Alex Romero, Walter Cirulis, Lila Hassler, 2nd Grade:  Thomas Graham, Jossten Glasgow, Matthew East, Austin Grindle, Case Sebastian, 3rd Grade: Penelope Ralstin, Diya Chauhan, Cooper Boyd, Carson Montgomery, 4th Grade: Levi Lamb, Ella Naumann, Aubrey Rechenmacher, Lewis Speer, 5th Grade: Aubrey Shober, Moses Killinger, Kevin Sullivan, Ronan Kirk. Special congratulations are in order to second grader, Thomas Graham, who will represent Dixie Bee this month at the
City Council meeting!