The Dixie-nary


THE CHARTER- Dixie Canyon Community Charter is an affiliated charter school.  That means we're an LAUSD school with more flexibility with decision-making.  Parents, teachers and staff participate in Charter Governance and the Charter Committees and it’s a great way to be involved in decisions about our school.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and be involved.  The charter block grant provides close to $300,000 for staff salaries, programs and supplies.  Charter Governance decides how this block grant is spent for our school. 


PTA– Parent Teacher Association.  The Dixie Canyon PTA has been serving the students and families of Dixie Canyon for over 70 years.  Our mission is to improve the lives of all students and we do this through community building events and projects as well as fundraising for programs that are part of your child’s daily curriculum.  Thanks to the support of parents like you, the PTA provides our school close to $250,000 to pay for salaries, field trips and other items not paid for by LAUSD. Please come to a meeting and join - all welcome!! 


ANNUAL GIVING -  Annual Giving is critical for keeping the programs that make Dixie great.  It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the PTA.  There's a whole brochure telling you how the PTA pays for enrichment programs that are part of your child’s daily curriculum.  Things like the science lab and the computer lab. Check out the flyer for more info.


PARTNER OF DIXIE - Our corporate sponsors who generously support the school. 


Stop Drop & Go – A parent volunteer powered safe way to drop off 1ST- 5th Grade kids in the morning at both the front and back gates of school (TK & Kinders still have to be walked to class).  Each class has at least one week per school year where they are responsible for Stop Drop and Go (even TK and Kinder).


Fall Family Night - A community building event with food trucks, a bouncy house and other fun surprises. 


DIXIE DINNERS - Nights at local restaurants where part of your bill gets donated back to Dixie. 


Spirit Days – Fun themed Fridays where kids wear silly outfits or their Dixie Spirit Wear. These are determined by the 5th grade student body and you’ll learn about them in the weekly Dixie Digest (aka the eBlast).


eBlast - Weekly email that will keep you up to speed about Dixie info you need. Please make sure you’re registered so you don’t miss out on anything. 


Room Parent - A parent in each classroom that is designated by the teacher to communicate notices and information to the rest of the classroom parents. 


PARTY BOOK - Parents help fundraise by coordinating and attending a variety of parties for kids and adults. 


Back to School Night – Get a sitter, this night is for parents only to meet your teachers & get the lowdown on how they like to do things.  This is directly followed by Parent’s Night Out.


Scholastic Book Fair –There are two book fairs, one in the Fall and one in the Spring and they are optional but a great way to encourage reading.  


Spell-a-thon – This fun spelling challenge raises money for Mr. Merkelson and our computer lab.  All children are invited to participate regardless of if they raise funds or not.

Giving Tuesday - A national day of giving back. #GivingTuesdayDixieCanyon raises money via social media campaign. 


Winter Wonderland – Inflatables, slime, games, food trucks and so much more.  This amazing winter festival has something for all members of your family.  


Holiday Boutique – A Dixie tradition, Kids can shop for inexpensive holiday gifts for their whole family with help from parent volunteers.  This fundraiser isn’t just fun it teaches valuable life lessons about money, budgeting and that giving can be more fun than receiving.


Open House – In the Spring, teachers show you what the kids have been up to all year.  You come with your child to this.  It’s the same day as the Science Fair. 


Science Fair – All ages/grades welcome to do a fun science fair project.


Fun Run –A Spring fundraiser that raises money for Coach Nick, our PE teacher.  Kids collect pledges from friends, family and neighbors to win prizes and support Dixie.


Spring AuctionThe final fundraiser of the year is a fun parents night out where our kids are the real winners (these usually have theme names like “DixieFest”) … stay tuned for this years theme!








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