CLX Buzz: 10/4/18

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • Claxton Fall Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up
  • Fall Picture Day Orders
  • Fun Run SUCCESS!
  • Claxton's Student Health Fair - Volunteers Needed
  • 4th Grade Families: Let's Show Our Thanks with Oct 9th Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • Classroom Wishes and Needs - Volunteers for Classroom Libraries and 1-on-1 Support
  • Join CLXLeaders for a Good Cause--Sign Up for Eblen Charities' Walk, Run, or Roll!
  • Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
  • Claxton Crafty -- Call for Vendors and Musicians!
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Oct 4

Early Release & Staff Appreciation Lunch Provided by 4th Grade Families- Tues, Oct 9 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

NO SCHOOL - Wed, Oct 10 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Fall Picture Day - Fri, Oct 12

Claxton Student Health Fair - Mon, Oct 15, 8-11:30am

Claxton Chat/Coffee with the Principal - Tues, Oct 16, 8-8:30am in the CLX Cafeteria

Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 26 5:30-8:30pm

Claxton Crafty - Sat, Nov 10, 10am-4pm

Thanks-for-Reading Lunch - Wed, Nov 14

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Claxton Fall Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up & Advance Tickets

Come one, come all! Our annual Claxton Fall Carnival and Fundraiser is just around the corner on Fri, Oct 26 from 5:30-8:30pm at Claxton. You're invited to an evening of fun, presented by your Claxton PTO, with bounce houses, a cake walk, food and drink, a haunted cardboard arcade, carnival games, prizes, a fear factor experience, a fortune teller, and more! A carnival flyer was in Thursday Folders this week. Lots of volunteers are needed. Please sign up at

More details and advance ticket purchase options will be available soon. Financial assistance is available; please contact or call 350-6503 before October 24 for more details about financial assistance.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks so much,

Carnival Krewe Co-Chairs

Kelly Yeiser:

Rosie Sullivan:

Fall Picture Day - Next Friday, October 12

An order form came home in Thursday Folders this week. Please be sure that you fill out the order form and include payment or write down the online code if you make the purchase online. Each student must provide an order form/envelope when they come to get their picture taken. Fall pictures are pre-purchase only, so if you wish to order pictures of your student, you must pay ahead. If you get the pictures and aren't happy with them, your student will be allowed to re-take them on a different day. The student will have to bring the complete purchased package back in order to get a new picture taken. Online purchases can be placed at

Fun Run SUCCESS!!!

Our students did a FANTASTIC job at the Fun Run on Thursday - - they ran their hearts out! We exceeded our goal of raising $25,000 and pledges are still rolling in!!! Stay tuned for the final number…

A huge heartfelt thank you to our Claxton community for making this year’s Fun Run the most successful Fun Run yet! Please have all of your pledge money turned in byOctober 11. Simply place all pledge money into the collection envelope your students came home with yesterday and send that back to school. Also, sponsors can pay online if they entered their email address on Thank you again for your support of our school!

Claxton's Student Health Fair--Volunteers Needed!

Information about our annual student health fair was sent home in Thursday folders this week. We are looking for volunteers to help with our annual student health fair on Mon, Oct 15. Volunteers will assist with collecting and recording information for vision and BMI assessments. No experience is necessary! Sign up here if you'd like to help-- Thank you!

4th Grade Families: Help Requested with Oct 9th Staff Appreciation Lunch

It's the 4th grade's turn to share our thanks with this year's second Staff Appreciation Lunch this Tuesday, October 9th. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

This lunch theme is a Chili Bar and our sign up is very low for Chili and a few other small items. Please see the needs and sign up here--…/1di_mw4pg4PgWb0sc_ueCBj95PF…/edit…

We will be collecting all items in the AM drop off line from 7:15-8:00 AM on the 9th or if you are bringing a hot dish, please drop it off at 10:30 AM if convenient.

Please contact our PTO Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs, Michelle Gray and Sherry Martin, by email at or, if you have any questions and most importantly, THANK YOU for making our Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch a successful one!

Classroom Wishes and Needs

Book Leveling Help: If you're excited to kick off the school year volunteering for Claxton and might still be waiting for a Level II training or for approval of your background check, we have a current volunteer need that does not have these requirements. Our teachers have classroom libraries with books arranged according to reading level. Several of our teachers would love to have help with organizing their libraries by level. This task involves scanning the bar code on books into a database/app and then categorizing the books into levels. Having volunteers complete this task would be a tremendous support to our teachers! Please email if you can help!

5th Grade 1-on-1 Volunteer: Our 5th grade teaching team is looking for volunteers to work with students one-on-one to support a range of needs in the classroom. The time commitment is flexible but it would be great if a volunteer had a few hours per week to offer for several months or for the year. Volunteers need to have a current background check and must have attended a Level II ACS training. Please email if you can help!

Join CLXLeaders for a Good Cause--Eblen Charities' Walk, Run, or Roll!!!

Claxton is putting a team together for Eblen Charities 18th Annual Walk, Run or Roll event taking place Saturday October 13th at 9:00 am. All funds raised help Eblen Charities to keep helping out more than 125,000 local families with medical care and supplies, travel assistance, dental and prescription care, funding assistance for food, rent, heat and other emergency aid. We value Eblen's services to families and want to get together a team of amazing CLXLeaders who will WALK with us and raise money for Eblen. Want to join? Register here by finding team name CLXLeaders on Eblen's website.

Serving as a Volunteer in the Classroom or as a Field Trip Chaperone This Year

Whether you're a new or returning Claxton volunteer, an online background check is needed each year to volunteer in any capacity with students at school or as a chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for them to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to act now. You don't want to miss a chance to help out as a volunteer!

Also, if you haven't already done so, you'll need to attend a Level II volunteer training with Asheville City Schools before you can volunteer at Claxton. The training is a one-time requirement (not needed each year) and this year's schedule is set so go ahead and make plans to attend one of these brief (~20 min) trainings. Please see below for the schedule.

All trainings are held in the Board Room at the Central Office of Asheville City Schools at 85 Mountain Street. No registration is required to attend the training.

The full ACS Volunteer Training Schedule for 2018-2019 is linked here. Dates coming soon include--

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:00 PM

If you have any questions about volunteer requirements for Claxton and Asheville City Schools, please contact

Claxton Crafty -- Save the Date and Call for Vendors and Musicians

Mark your calendars for Sat Nov 10 for the Claxton Crafty at the Salvage Station from 10am-4pm! We invite vendors and musicians to join in this great event. Proceeds from booth rental fees go directly to support Claxton Elementary School (and vendors keep 100% of their own sales). We're planning to host the event outside but our backup plan in case of rain or cold is to use the inside space at Salvage Station. The link to the application is below. Please complete the application and we'll be in touch with further details and vendor booth rental payment information. We are planning on having live music, again provided by talented members of our Claxton family and other community members. Mr. Butler, our music teacher, is helping to coordinate this. If you know anyone else (adult, child, professional, or novice) who may be interested in performing, please let us know. Thank you for your interest!

For more information, please contact Tricia Johnson at or 828-231-4078.

Application for Claxton Crafty Vendor Booth --

CLX on Social Media

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