CLX Buzz 10/10/19

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Health Fair Volunteers NEEDED for Tues, Oct 15
  • Latinx Heritage Month Read-In

  • The Fall Carnival Is Coming...

  • Claxton Specialists' Updates

  • Leader in Me Parent/Family Intro and PTO Meeting Minutes

  • Calling All Caterers for Claxton Jubeelee

  • Volunteering at Claxton
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!) - (Flyers were sent home on Tues/Wed this week.)

Digital Citizenship Week - Oct 14-18

Student Health Fair - Tues, Oct 15

Latinx Heritage Month Read In - Fri, Oct 18

Make-Up School Pictures - Tues, Oct 22

Claxton PTO Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 25, 5:30-8:00pm

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Oct 28

PTO Meeting - Tues, Nov 5, 6-7pm in the Media Center

ACS Craft Fair - Sat, Nov 9, 10am-5pm at Salvage Station

Alice in Wonderland, Jr Performances - Fri, 11/15; Sat, 11/16; Sun, 11/17

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Health Fair Volunteers Needed for Tues, Oct 15

It's time for Claxton's annual Student Health Fair and we're looking for volunteers to help out! If you can share an hour or two this coming Tuesday morning, we'd really appreciate it! Please SIGN UP HERE. Thanks for supporting our students!

Latinx Heritage Month Read-In on Oct 18

On Oct 18, Spanish-speaking guest readers will visit our classes. Most of our volunteer guest readers will be Claxton family members. If you're interested in visiting your child's classroom on Oct 18 during the read-in, please contact your child's teacher to coordinate.
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The Fall Carnival Is Coming....

The 2019 Claxton PTO Fall Carnival and fundraiser is just two weeks away on Friday, Oct 25 from 5:30-8:00 pm. Come one, come all to an evening of community, food, and fun!!

Avoid lines at the door! Purchase wristbands and tickets in advance ONLINE. Credit card and cash purchase available at the door. Extra tickets and “Pie in the Face” raffle tickets will be available for purchase at a booth inside the carnival.

Financial assistance is available; please contact or call 350-6503 before October 23 for more details.

Wristbands cost $5 for entry per child and include bounce house, obstacle course, music, face painting, Math Attack Jumbo Puzzles, K-3 games, and more…

Tickets cost $1 each. Food and some activities cost one or more tickets; examples include:


Hotdogs, pizza, cotton candy, caramel apples- 2 tickets each

Chili cook-off tasting flight- 4 tickets

Soda and seltzer- 1 ticket (free tap water also available)

Ice cream- 2 or more tickets, depending on scoop size


Cake walk- 1 ticket for two rounds

More food and activity details to come next week…

Do you know a middle school student who attended Claxton and wants to fulfill community service hours, or just likes to volunteer? Please contact the Fall Carnival Volunteer Coordinator, Patricia Simpson (, for more information.

This event requires many family volunteers! Volunteering for the Fall Carnival is a great way to get to know the Claxton Community. SIGN UP HERE to volunteer for a time slot, and still have time to enjoy the Carnival.

Please contact us with any questions.

Carnival Co-Chairs

Kelly Yeiser:

Susannah Watson:

Claxton Specialists' Updates

Check out the latest monthly updates to the Claxton Specialists' website to learn about the awesome activities of our busy bees in specialist classes (Music, Art, Drama, Library, and P.E.) and to read an intro from our new P.E. teacher, Mr. Hafke. Welcome to Mr. Hafke!

Leader in Me Parent/Family Intro and PTO Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the October 2019 PTO meeting are available HERE. Big thanks to Ms. Ferguson for presenting a fantastic overview of The Leader in Me program to parents and families!!! If you weren't able to attend, you can view the presentation through this LINK or below.
The Leader in Me Overview for Claxton Parents and Families

Claxton Jubeelee Team is Looking for Caterers!

Calling all caterers! The Claxton PTO is exploring having the Claxton Jubeelee (formerly known as the Claxton Auction) catered. Food has been donated by local restaurants for this event in the past. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2020. We expect to have 200+ people in attendance. If you or someone you know might be interested in catering our event, please contact Amy Aiken at and include the following information:

  • Name of catering business

  • Contact name, phone number, email

  • Suggestions for buffet-style food theme

  • Approximate price per person for the food

Please note, the Claxton PTO is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please respond to this request by November 7, 2019, at 5:00pm.

Chaperoning and Other Volunteering at Claxton

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! If you wish to volunteer at any time, there are a couple of requirements that need to be completed in advance.

1) 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 supervising chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for checks to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to get yours started.

2) Also, all volunteers need to attend a brief (~30min) 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 you can go ahead and check the calendar. Please see below for the next training sessions or check this year's full calendar HERE. Trainings take place in the Boardroom at Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street unless otherwise noted. No registration is required to attend the training.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Families' Facebook 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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