CLX Buzz: 1/17/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • After School Arts (ASA) Class Registration Opens Sunday
  • MLK Peace Rally and March
  • Volunteer CLX Ambassadors Needed for Open House Days
  • Winter Dance for 3rd-5th Grades on 1/31 - Volunteers Needed!
  • Call for Auction Donations--It's Time!
  • Social Justice League Workshops Announced
  • Homework Diner on 1/29
  • Updated School Calendar
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Fri, Jan 18 - MLK Day of Service for 5th Grade

Sun, Jan 20 - Registration Opens for After School Arts (6pm) (see info below)

Mon, Jan 21 & Tues, Jan 22 - NO SCHOOL (District Holiday & Teacher Workday)

Sun, Jan 27 - Registration ENDS for After School Arts (9pm)

Tues, 1/29; Wed, 1/30; Thurs, 1/31 - Open House for ACS Elementary Magnet Schools

Thurs, Jan 31, 3-4pm - Winter Dance (3rd-5th Grade)

Fri, Feb 1 - National Wear Red for Ed Day

Mon, Feb 4 - ACS Board Meeting 6:00 pm

Mon, Feb 4 - Thurs, Feb 7 - After School Arts Classes Begin

Tues, Feb 5, 6-7pm - PTO Meeting, Claxton Media Center

Mon, Feb 11 - Fri, Feb 15 - Book Fair

Thurs, Feb 21 - Social Justice League Parent Workshop 5:30-8:00 pm

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

After School Arts Class Line-Up and Registration

Our After School Arts (ASA) spring class line-up is loaded with opportunities for our students to explore interests and develop talents! A purple copy of our spring classes was sent home in student folders this week. The same info is available HERE. Registration opens online this Sun, Jan 20 at 6pm and closes Sun, Jan 27 at 9pm. Click on this LINK to access registration and class info. If you have limited access to the internet or any other challenges with registration, please call 828-419-0327 or email to request assistance. Please include your name, your Claxton student's name, and your phone number in any message you leave. We're happy to assist and will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Online pre-registration is open from now until the time registration starts on Sunday. Pre-registration does not guarantee space in a class but allows you to browse and add classes to your shopping cart so that you can register easily once registration begins. Scholarships are available and can be requested through online registration. Spring classes will begin the week of Feb 4-7. Please contact if you have any questions.

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CLX Ambassadors Needed for Magnet School Open House!

Do you remember coming to Claxton for a tour or Open House? You can help provide that positive experience for a new family! Think about what made you and your family choose Claxton - the experiences you and your children have had at our school - the things that you'd want new families to know about what makes Claxton so great! The ACS Open House event gives prospective families the opportunity to visit the magnet schools and see classrooms in action. We're looking for volunteers to help at our welcome table and to assist with giving tours for Magnet School Program Open House Days, January 29-31. Please click HERE and choose a time slot (or two!) as your schedule allows! Help roll out the Claxton welcome mat to new families in our community! Guiding tours is a great way to support the Claxton community, learn more about our school, share your experience, and have fun!

A few things to keep in mind:

+ You are exactly who we're looking for! There's no experience required to be a tour guide - other than your love for Claxton! We'll give everyone a brief outline of the main information you'll need.

+ Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Nichols will be on hand to answer any specific questions that prospective parents might have.

+ Our students will be the main tour guides!! Most tours are conducted by two Claxton students from the Lighthouse Team accompanied by a volunteer parent tour guide. During busy times, some open house tours may be conducted only by volunteer guides.

Please email if you have any questions.

Upcoming Winter Dance for 3rd-5th Grades - Volunteers Needed!

3rd - 5th graders are cordially invited to our Winter Dance, scheduled for Thurs, Jan 31! Join us to dance, eat treats, and have fun with friends! The Claxton school dances are lots of fun and the kids have a blast PLUS it is a fundraiser to help cover the cost of field trips! Kids go straight from class to the dance, which lasts from 3:00-4:00. Cost is $3 for dance, $2 for pizza, and $1 for snacks and drinks. Admission or food vouchers available if needed. Look for permission slip coming home with your child. We do NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Click THIS LINK to sign up to help by contributing snacks and/or your time!

Call for Auction Donations!

Now is the time! The Claxton Auction is a little over two months away (March 29, mark your calendars!). 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 and include the following information:

  • Name

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • 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 ( 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!

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Updated School Calendar - Make-Up Days

Due to winter weather that affected our district in November and December, Asheville City Schools' 2018-2019 Calendar has been amended. To make-up lost instructional time, all students and staff should now attend school on Monday, February 18th, Tuesday, February 19th and Monday, April 22nd. Each will now be counted as a regular school day. A link to the calendar can be found here.

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Parent Team's 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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