CLX Buzz: 11/15/18
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Seussical Jr. the Musical at Claxton THIS WEEKEND!
- Inclement Weather
- Girls on the Run Spring 2019 -- Looking for Awesome Volunteers to Coach!
- Spirit Night at Farm Burger - Thurs, Nov 29
- Make-Up Picture Day
- Fun Run SUCCESS!
- Homework and Community Resources
- Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Nov 15
Claxton Presents 'Seussical the Musical Jr.' - Fri, Nov 16 - Sun, Nov 18
NO SCHOOL - Wed, 11/21 - Fri, 11/23
Farm Burger Spirit Night Fundraiser - Thurs, Nov 29 (please note corrected date)
Tues, Dec 4 - PTO Meeting, 6-7pm in CLX Media Center
(The previously scheduled Winter Dance for Fri, Dec 7 has been POSTPONED. More info to come!)
Seussical Jr. the Musical Opens Tonight at Claxton!
Inclement Weather Policy of Asheville City Schools
(If you aren't receiving text alerts from WLOS for Asheville City Schools closures and delays, we recommend signing up for them here. After entering your contact information, you'll find the 'School Closings' notification section close to the bottom of the sign-up page.)
As we prepare for potential inclement weather conditions that could impact our school day, please understand that SHOULD a decision be made for "No Buses on Icy Roads," the roads below are automatic NO TRAVEL roads. Please remember that a bus driver may use their professional judgment on ANY ROAD they feel is unsafe to travel. We encourage you to speak to your regular bus driver to help determine available alternate bus stops when "No Buses on Icy Roads" has been issued. Historically, these roads are prone to ice, making it dangerous to safely travel in a school bus. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. As a reminder, when a decision is made for “No Buses on Icy Roads" the following roads will never be traveled on by Asheville City Schools bus drivers.
Spooks Branch Rd
Webb Cove Rd
Red Oak Dr
Town Mountain Rd
Parents are always welcome to call the Transportation Department with any questions or concerns.
Sue Tripp 828-350-6152
Amanda Rigsby 828-350-6913
Darren Barkett 828-350-6121
Girls on the Run Spring 2019 & Volunteer Coach Opportunity
We are looking for parents and community members who are interested in serving as volunteer coaches for a 3rd-5th grade Girls on the Run program at Claxton in Spring 2019! You don't need to be a runner to be a coach! If you'd like to learn more, visit https://www.gotrwnc.org/coach and contact Claxton's Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Additional information about student participation will be shared soon!
Description of the GOTR Program--
Over a period of 10 weeks, girls participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
Spirit Night at Farm Burger in Downtown Asheville
Make-Up Picture Day
Fun Run SUCCESS!
Fun Run 2018 was a HUGE success! Final numbers are now tallied and we’re pleased to announce our amazing Claxton community was able to raise $30,750.87!!! Way to go team!!! This is an incredible amount of money and we’re so very grateful to all the parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and neighbors who pledged our CLX Leaders!!! These funds will be used to help with field trip scholarships, cultural arts programming and so much more. A special thanks to our outstanding Fun Run Co-Chairs, Wren London and Sara Niedenthal, for supporting our school by sharing their leadership and time!
Homework and Community Resources
Here are some great resources available specifically to Asheville City Schools families through United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County:
- Homework Diner: Every Tuesday 5:00-7:00 at Asheville Middle in the Cafeteria. A free family meal is provided and help with homework from teachers and volunteers. See flyer for more details.
- Asheville Middle School Community Resource Room: Room 216, on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 to 11 and 1 to 3. This room provides access to information on community resources, internet and computer access, and 2-1-1- service line access.
Serving as a Volunteer in the Classroom or as a Field Trip Chaperone This Year
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 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--
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 5:30 PM
If you have any questions about volunteer requirements for Claxton and Asheville City Schools, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.