Claxton Parent News 10/27
Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families
Friday, October 27: Fall Carnival
Monday, October 30: Regular School day (make-up day from hurricane in September)
Saturday, November 4th: Claxton Crafty
Tuesday, November 7th: PTO Meeting
Monday, November 6th: Absentee Picture Makeup Day
Friday, November 10: No school, Holiday
Here is a link to a list of the official ACS Calendars, always up-to-date
The Fall Carnival is TONIGHT!!!
MorningAnnouncements.org is what you need as an ACS parent
Announcing MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
At the monthly PTO meeting on Oct. 3 PTO Advocacy Liaison and Claxton Parent Gary Peeples shared his insights on growth versus proficiency as indicators of school quality and rankings, along with recent educational policy news. It was an informative and interesting part of our meeting and thanks to Gary we can stay up-to-date on related topics through morningannouncements.org. Recently launched, morningannouncements.org features national, state and district educational policy news—and multi-level contacts who you can connect with regarding policy concerns. Check it out and get your MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Calling all Artists, Makers and Musicians!
The Claxton Directory has gone DIGITAL!
Our PTO has subscribed to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family and faculty directories. It's secure, easy to use, and free to families.
The family directory helps to build community with better communication among Claxton parents, students, and families. You can connect with a classroom peer for playdates/parties or reach out for help if you have a question about an assignment!
There are 2 ways to register: simply click on the link below or go directly to the site, enter our school code, and follow the steps to register your family.
You specify what information you'd like to appear in the directory – email, phone, address – or any combination - or choose not to appear at all. There are options to enter one or two parents and/or two households. Only current Claxton families will have access to the directory and your information is secure and never given to 3rd parties.
Register at join.myschoolanywhere.com
Invitation Code: claxton
You can still enter your information if you haven't yet. Please click on the links above to get started!
Volunteer Background Checks for Asheville City Schools
If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Tops 4 Education
Did you know that the money that Claxton receives from the Box Tops 4 Education program directly benefits Coach Swain's PE program?! Claxton is ALWAYS collecting Box Tops, and we want your help!
You can start by clipping the Box Tops off approved products you already have in your pantry. You don't need to clip the actual product UPC — just the Box Tops logo will do. From frozen foods to produce and household cleaning products, there are literally hundreds of opportunities to help, and each Box Top is worth 10 cents. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up fast. Box Tops are collected in the clear plastic bears located in the front hallway and gymnatorium.
There are so many participating companies! Participating companies and product lines include General Mills, Green Giant, Totino's, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Betty Crocker and many more. Here is a link to the participating brands.
The Box Tops 4 Education program offers new discount coupons on popular brands each month and also offers benefits for online purchases! Click here to see this month's offers.
Clip those tops and lets fill those bears for Coach Swain!