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
Girls on the Run Registration Open Through Feb 21!
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!
Planning to Chaperone Overnight Field Trips?
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 email@example.com / (828) 350-6503.
Plan ahead now to show your spirit during Read Across America Week Feb 25 - Mar 1!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Auction Volunteers Needed--Day of and In Advance!
We could not do this without you!
2019 Claxton Auction Team