CLX Buzz 8/12/19
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton...
- Meet the Teacher Events This Week
- Join Us for Our Garden and Grounds Workday This Saturday
- Volunteering at Claxton
- Mrs. Hillier's Project Lit Funding Campaign
- After School Arts this Fall at Claxton
- ACS Bus Transportation
- School Supply Lists
- Claxton Rewards Programs
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton...
Kinder Meet the Teacher & New Family Orientation - Mon, Aug 12, 5:30-7pm
1st-5th Grades Meet the Teacher - Fri, Aug 16, 9-11am
Garden and Grounds Workday - Sat, Aug 17, 9am-1pm
First Day of School (Full Day) - Mon, Aug 19
Kinder Staggered Start & Kinder Parent Welcome - Mon, Aug 19 & Tues, Aug 20
Online Registration for After School Arts - Mon, Aug 26, 8am - Mon, Sept 2, 8pm
CLX Chat with Mr. Edwards - Tues, Aug 27, 8-8:30am in the Cafeteria
NO SCHOOL (Labor Day Holiday) - Mon, Sept 2
After School Arts Classes Begin (see individual class schedules) - Mon, Sept 9
Claxton PTO Meeting - Tues, Sept 10, 6-7pm in the Media Center
Open House & Ice Cream Social - Thurs, Sept 12, 5-7pm
Early Dismissal - Mon, Sept 16, 12pm (Staff Appreciation Lunch - 5th Grade hosting)
3rd-5th Grade Dance - Thurs, Sept 19, 3-4pm
Fun Run - Fri, Sept 27
Meet the Teacher!
Kindergarten Meet the Teacher & New Family Orientation - Mon, Aug 12, 5:30-7pm
1st-5th Grades Meet the Teacher - Fri, Aug 16, 9-11am
Join Us for Our Claxton Outdoor Workday!
Volunteering at Claxton
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. https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Asheville-City-Schools/
2) Also, all volunteers need to attend a brief 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. No registration is required to attend the training.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!
Support Project Lit at Claxton
After School Arts (ASA) Classes at Claxton This Fall!
Message from ACS Bus Transportation
Hello Asheville City School Families,
To prepare for our students return on Monday, August 19th, our Transportation Department is diligently working on school bus assignments.
If your student rode a bus last year and has not changed schools or home addresses, no action is needed. They will ride the same bus as last year.
If you are new to the district, your bus assignment was completed based on your enrollment information. No additional action is needed.
Please note, if you changed addresses, regardless of what grade your student is entered, please contact your school before completing a new bus request form.
Rising 6th and 9th Graders do not need to contact their school before completing a new bus request form. However, please know that a new bus request form must be completed before August 12th to be eligible to ride a bus on the first day of school.
You can access the online bus request form on the district’s Transportation webpage. If you’d prefer to fill out a paper copy, please stop by your child’s school.
Elementary and middle school bus assignments will be assigned during back to school Open Houses and Meet the Teacher events. High school bus assignments will be available by contacting Asheville High School or SILSA beginning Thursday, August 15th.
If you have any additional questions about the process or student bus assignments, please contact your child’s school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Mark Dickerson, Assistant Superintendent of Administration
Claxton Rewards - Support Our School through Your Regular Shopping!
YOU can easily help our Claxton kids by shopping as you normally do! It all adds up! Please share with your friends and family! Funds go directly to our students in the form of books, field trips, classroom supplies and enrichment programs.
Every August (must be done each year) link your VIC card to choose Claxton as your school. Can do at a store or online:
Every August (must be done each year) link your Ingles Advantage card to choose Claxton as your school. Can be done at a store or online:
Shop at Amazon? Choose Claxton PTO as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Claxton. Cannot use the app but you can put items in your cart from the app and then go to smile.amazon.com to make the final purchase.
How to: 1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone brows- er. 2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mo- bile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. 3. Select a new charitable organization to support. http://smile.amazon.com/about
For every purchase you make at Staples thru 9/15/19, 5% will go directly to the educators you choose in their rewards check.
Parents visit the website, select a teacher (if you don’t see your teacher just choose another Claxton teacher) and enter a Staples receipt number and purchase amount.
Box Tops are worth 10¢ each for our school. This is THE way that Claxton purchases new types of PE equipment and replenish what is worn out.
Look for the Box Tops 4 Education logo on hundreds of everyday grocery and household products. Clip and save the box tops and place them in container in hallway by office. Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipts. www.btfe.com