CLX Buzz: 2/14/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • Girls on the Run Registration Still Open through Feb 21!
  • Planning to Chaperone 4th or 5th Grade Overnight Field Trips?
  • Tickets Now Available for Claxton PTO 2019 Auction Evening
  • Read Across America Week
  • Seeking Donations for Claxton's Auction
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!
  • Claxton Social Justice League Workshops
  • Auction Volunteers Needed
  • The Listening Project Live - Asheville City Schools Foundation Event
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Thurs, Feb 21 - Social Justice League Parent Workshop (see below), 5:30-8pm

Feb 25 - Mar 1 - Read Across America Spirit Week (see flyer below)

Tues, Mar 5 - PTO Meeting in Media Center, 6-7pm (All are welcome!)

Wed, Mar 6 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm

Thurs, Mar 14 - Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner (details coming soon)

Tues, Mar 19 - Spring Individual & Classroom Group Pictures

Wed, Mar 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm

Fri, Mar 29 - Claxton PTO "A Night at the Museum" Evening & Auction

Sat, Mar 30 - Spring Claxton Grounds and Gardens Workday


Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Girls on the Run Registration Open Through Feb 21!

Girls on the Run online registration for 3rd-5th graders is available through Feb 21 at gotrwnc.org. Scholarships are available. To learn more about Girls on the Run, check out this VIDEO and info on the same web page or see the flyer below.


Our program at Claxton will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, immediately after school until 4:00, beginning Tues, March 5 and finishing in mid-May with the GOTR 5K event on Sat, May 19. We have a super team of coaches, including Claxton parents and local community members!

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Planning to Chaperone Overnight Field Trips?

If you're planning to chaperone an upcoming overnight field trip, be sure you've planned ahead to meet the one-time requirement of the brief (~20-30 min) ACS Level II Training to chaperone. The full LEVEL II training schedule for the remainder of the year is available through this link.


The next training sessions, which happen about once a month, are on the following dates at the Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street. Please check the linked schedule above for exact room location at ACS Central Office.


Wed, Mar 6 at 12:00 pm

Wed, Apr 10 at 12:00 pm

Tickets Now Available for Claxton's "A Night at the Museum" Auction!

The entire Claxton community – parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, teachers, and staff – is invited to celebrate and support Claxton at our upcoming "A Night at the Museum" Auction! Please purchase your tickets now for the most fun party of the year. This year's event will be at the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) on March 29th from 7-10:30pm. Tickets are available online HERE.


All Claxton families are welcome!---Please don’t let the ticket price prevent you from attending. For financial assistance please contact Mr. Ackerman at mark.ackerman@acsgmail.net / (828) 350-6503.

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Plan ahead now to show your spirit during Read Across America Week Feb 25 - Mar 1!

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Call for Auction Donations!

Now is the time! Our Claxton Auction is coming up on March 29. Please help us gather non-cash donations for the auction! All money collected from the auction goes to fund PTO services, such as playground redesign, food and books for students in need, money for classroom supplies and books, mini grants, staff appreciation meals and gifts, and more.


  • Are you an artist willing to donate a piece of art?

  • Do you have a service to donate (yoga classes, will services, acupuncture, massages, photo sessions, etc.)?

  • Do you have a second home to donate for a weekend?

  • Can you provide lessons as a donation (dance, cooking, sailing, etc.)?

  • Would your place of work donate gift certificates or tickets?

  • Do you have a contact you might be able to ask for a donation?


For inquiries or donations, please contact Lisa Manning at ManningLA@yahoo.com and include the following information:

  • Name

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • Name of Donation Item or Experience

  • Description of Item or Experience

  • Cash Value of Item or Experience

  • Any restrictions on the Item or Experience


If you were the contact person for a donation for last year’s auction, please reach out to that donor again this year. Contact Lisa Manning (ManningLA@yahoo.com) with the details of that donation once secured.


No donation is too small or too big, and every dollar we raise goes to Claxton. We appreciate any and all help! Thank you!

Yearbooks on Sale Now!



  • $20 each - orders due by April 1st, 2019
  • All 5th Graders get a free yearbook (no need to order).
  • All other students: Order online at www.schoolannual.com or return order form and payment to your teacher (extra forms available in the office). Make checks payable to Claxton PTO.
  • Claxton yearbooks are printed in full color and feature all student portraits and many candid photos. Yearbooks will be distributed near the end of the school year. Order yours now – supplies are limited!
  • 5th Grade Families - Buy an ad to celebrate your student in the Yearbook! Ads due March 15th.


Contact Jessica Hunter at jessicahunter924@gmail.com for details.

Claxton Social Justice League Workshop Series Begins Soon!

If you haven't signed up for the Claxton Social Justice League workshop on 2/21 and want to attend, please sign up HERE! Check out the event pages here on Claxton Elementary's FB page for more information and sign-up.
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Auction Volunteers Needed--Day of and In Advance!

We need your help to ensure the 2019 Claxton Auction, "A Night at the Museum," is a SUCCESS! Please volunteer to help us with this event. We need people to help with various tasks before, during, and after the event. Please sign up HERE.


We could not do this without you!


Thank you!

2019 Claxton Auction Team

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CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Parent Team's page for more updates, photos, and fun! Look on Twitter to follow Claxton Elementary as well as many of our teachers and staff!
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