Leadership Night  

Leadership Night

Leadership Night is a time for our school to open doors to our guests and celebrate the great things that are happening with The Leader In Me. It puts a spotlight on students, and offers staff members to showcase their creative ideas. Along with creative ideas, 1st grade will be showcasing our Oceania global study in the 1st grade hallway. Inside the gym will be some displays and information on what each of the 7 habits are and how we implement it into our curriculum.

When: 5/25/17

Time: 5:30-7pm

Why: To learn about The Leader In Me and our global study

Hope to see you there!

Mrs. Panagakis

1st Grade Music Performance  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This year our 1st grade students will be putting on a patriotic performance called “This is America.” The students have already started working and are excited to perform for you all! The following is important information for the May 24th performance date.

Location: Dixon Elementary Gym

Attire for Students:

Red or White dress shirt, black dress pants or knee length skirt, and black dress shoes.

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 2 p.m.

In addition, we would like to honor those heroes in our communities. If you have any pictures with your child and another member of your family who is serving in the military, as a police officer, firefighter, or any other form of service to this country please submit those pictures to your child’s homeroom teacher. Thank you for all your help and cooperation in advance! I hope to see you all at the performance!



Mrs. Natalie Post

Earth Day!  
 Dixon Families,

PBIS Celebration - 1st Grade Egg Hunt  


Dear 1st Grade Parents,

April 7,2017 will be our PBIS Easter Egg Hunt to celebrate the 3rd 9 weeks of Catching the Wave and demonstrating all 7 Habits of Leadership. Students need to have earned at least $203 dolphin dollars by March 30th.

Donations of plastic eggs and wrapped candy (no chocolate) for this celebration will be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 

First Grade Team 

100th Day of School!  

February 10th is the 100th Day of School! So much learning has taken place since the first day of school. Encourage your child to celebrate this special day with a decorated T-shirt of 100 things. Please see parent letter sent home for some ideas. 


Happy Chinese New Year!  

This Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rooster! February 9th will be our schoolwide Chinese New Year parade. All visitors should wait along the sidewalks at the front of the school to view the parade. This is always a fun event to see a variety of Chinese costumes and dances.


Chinese New Year


Class Party  


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Parents please click the following link to check which item you would like to donate to our class party on Friday, December 16, 2016. 

Thanks so much!!

Farm Field Trip  

Tomorrow, 11/16/16, is our farm field trip!

Old River Farms
8711 Old River Rd, Burgaw, NC 28425


Please don't forget to have your child bring a coat, bag lunch (if not buying lunch from the school) and dress for the weather. We will be leaving at 9:15 a.m. and will return at 3 p.m. 

Patriotic Pride Day  

Help support our 5th graders raise money for their trip to Washington D.C.! $1 to wear red, white and blue to the extreme on November 10, 2016.

Report Cards  

Report cards go home on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Christmas Cheer!  

This November Help Support Dixon Schools CHEW Program and Onslow Community Outreach Christmas Cheer! The class that collects the most items will win a pizza party on Dec.2nd!

Donate the following:

  • Pop Tarts
  • Oatmeal
  • Instant Grits
  • Cereal
  • Complete Pancake Mix
  • Canned Soup
  • Ravioli/SpaghettiO's
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fruit
  • Beans
  • Canned Vegetables/Stews
  • Spaghetti/Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Meats
  • Boxed Meals
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Holiday Meal Items


Make-Up School Picture Day  

School picture samples went home on 10/20/16. If you would like to purchase pictures please return cash/check inside the envelope provided. If you would like your child to re-take their picture, our make-up school picture day will be held on Oct.25th!

Red Ribbon Week  


Take the Drug-Free pledge and celebrate with us!

  • Monday 10/24/16 -Wear Red
  • Tuesday 10/25/16 -Dress Like Your Favorite Profession
  • Wednesday 10/26/16 -Wear Your Favorite Team
  • Thursday 10/27/16 -Wear Your Favorite Hat
  • Friday 10/28/16 -Wear Your Favorite Costume


Pictures for Ident-A-Kid has been re-scheduled for 10/24/16. 

Picture Day  

Picture Day is on

September 28, 2016!


mClass Reading 3D  

Beginning of Year reading assessments have begun and will end on September 27th. With this data information given on your child's areas of strength and concerns, please familiarize yourself with the the formal mClass assessment, and also the reading process your child will develop over time. 

Please read more information on how we use the mClass Reading 3D formative assessment system to measure your child's reading and comprehension skills in the state of NC. Keep in mind, other informal assessments are used as well to monitor your child's progress.

Click on the orange tab to the left -"mClass Reading 3D Reading Overview". Next, click on the grey tab "Basic Early Literacy Skills", following the grey tabs underneath for the introduction. 

This introduction will provide a walk-through of your child's reading process and a portion of the reading instruction given from the beginning to the end of the year. Reading 3D instruction is given along with Daily 5 and CAFE. 

Here's to a great year of learning! 

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." -Margaret Fuller

Open House  

Parents please join us for Open House on September 29, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. Your child will have lots of information to share with you! This will be a good time to sign up for a parent conference to discuss any concerns or to check on your child's progress. The Book Fair will also be held in the school library.

Scholastic Book Orders  
The next book order for our Scholastic Reading Club has been updated.
Please visit:
  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code: MTZV3
  • SHOP from a varefully curated selctionof the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • This order due date is September 30, 2016
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom and sent home the same day to enjoy reading!

Orientation Night  

New students and parents,

Please stop by room 718 this Friday -August 26, 2016 from 2-6 p.m. for orientation! This will be a great time to introduce ourselves, for students to take a look at their classroom and choose where they would like to sit. This would also be a good time to bring in school supplies for your child so they will be best prepared for next week. Hope to see everyone soon!


2016-2017 1st Grade School Supply List  

2016-2017 First Grade Supply List


2- packs of YELLOW #2 pencils with eraser.

4- boxes of Crayola 24 count crayons

 1 -plastic pencil box with snap lid to keep on their desk (labeled with name)

12- glue sticks 

2 -4 oz.bottles of Elmers school glue

5- Composition Books (non-spiral, typically marbled covered)

Pink brick erasers 

1-pack of copy paper

1-pack of expo markers

4 -Vinyl folders with prongs (No binders)

1 pair of round-tip scissors (fiskars or similar brand)


** Donations of Lysol cleaning wipes, tissues, 1 gallon and 1 quart sized Ziploc bags, and lined paper-wide ruled are greatly appreciated. Thank you! **







Sea Turtle Hospital   
To begin our Sea Turtle learning unit, the following links provided below are episodes with AquaKids, which includes an interview with Jean Beasley who is the founder of the Sea Turtle Hospital located in Surf City, NC. The interview also includes Ms. Howard, who is our school Art Specialist and also takes part as a current dedicated volunteer to help care for Sea Turtles as well. Please view these two award winning episodes to prepare for our field trip!