CLX Buzz: 10/11/18

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • Volunteers NEEDED for Claxton's Student Health Fair on Mon, Oct 15
  • CLX Chat - Join Our Principal for a Coffee and Chat in the Cafeteria on Tues, Oct 16!
  • Pledges Due Now to Wrap Up Our SUCCESSFUL Fun Run!
  • Fall Picture Day is Tomorrow, Fri, Oct 12--Pre-Purchase Only
  • Claxton Fall Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up
  • NEW Specialists' Newsletter!
  • Classroom Wishes and Needs - Volunteers for Classroom Libraries and 1-on-1 Support
  • Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
  • Claxton Crafty -- Call for Vendors and Musicians!
  • Thanks to Our 4th Grade Families for a Delicious Chili Lunch!
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Oct 11

Fall Picture Day - Fri, Oct 12

Claxton Student Health Fair - Mon, Oct 15, 8-11:30am

Claxton Chat/Coffee with the Principal - Tues, Oct 16, 8-8:30am in the CLX Cafeteria

Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 26, 5:30-8:30pm

PTO Meeting - Tues, Nov 6, 6-7pm

Supper with the Super at Claxton - Thurs, Nov 8, 6:30-7:30pm

Claxton Crafty - Sat, Nov 10, 10am-4pm

Thanks-for-Reading Family Lunch - Wed, Nov 14

Claxton Presents 'Seussical the Musical Jr.' - Fri, Nov 16 - Sun, Nov 18

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Claxton's Student Health Fair--Volunteers Needed!

Information about our annual student health fair was sent home in Thursday folders this week. We are looking for volunteers to help with our annual student health fair on Mon, Oct 15. Volunteers will assist with collecting and recording information for vision and BMI assessments. No experience is necessary! Sign up here if you'd like to help-- Thank you!
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Pledges Due Now to Wrap Up Our SUCCESSFUL Fun Run!

Another thanks goes out to all involved with Claxton's Fun Run! For pledges that still need to be collected, you can send in cash or check to your student’s teacher or sponsors can pay online if they entered their email address on Thank you again for your support of our school!

Fall Picture Day - Tomorrow Friday, October 12

An order form came home in Thursday Folders last week. Please be sure that you fill out the order form and include payment or write down the online code if you make the purchase online. Each student must provide an order form/envelope when they come to get their picture taken. Fall pictures are pre-purchase only, so if you wish to order pictures of your student, you must pay ahead. If you get the pictures and aren't happy with them, your student will be allowed to re-take them on a different day. The student will have to bring the complete purchased package back in order to get a new picture taken. Online purchases can be placed at

Claxton Fall Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up & Advance Tickets

Come one, come all! Our annual Claxton Fall Carnival and Fundraiser is just around the corner on Fri, Oct 26 from 5:30-8:30pm at Claxton. You're invited to an evening of fun, presented by your Claxton PTO, with bounce houses, a cake walk, food and drink, a haunted cardboard arcade, carnival games, prizes, a fear factor experience, a fortune teller, and more! A carnival flyer was in Thursday Folders this week. Lots of volunteers are needed. Please sign up at

More details and advance ticket purchase options will be available soon. Financial assistance is available; please contact or call 350-6503 before October 24 for more details about financial assistance.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks so much,

Carnival Krewe Co-Chairs

Kelly Yeiser:

Rosie Sullivan:

Classroom Wishes and Needs

Book Leveling Help: If you're excited to kick off the school year volunteering for Claxton and might still be waiting for a Level II training or for approval of your background check, we have a current volunteer need that does not have these requirements. Our teachers have classroom libraries with books arranged according to reading level. Several of our teachers would love to have help with organizing their libraries by level. This task involves scanning the bar code on books into a database/app and then categorizing the books into levels. Having volunteers complete this task would be a tremendous support to our teachers! Please email if you can help!

5th Grade 1-on-1 Volunteer: Our 5th grade teaching team is looking for volunteers to work with students one-on-one to support a range of needs in the classroom. The time commitment is flexible but it would be great if a volunteer had a few hours per week to offer for several months or for the year. Volunteers need to have a current background check and must have attended a Level II ACS training. Please email if you can help!

Serving as a Volunteer in the Classroom or as a Field Trip Chaperone This Year

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 chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for them to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to act now. You don't want to miss a chance to help out as a volunteer!

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 in the Board Room 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, November 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:00 PM

If you have any questions about volunteer requirements for Claxton and Asheville City Schools, please contact

Claxton Crafty -- Save the Date and Call for Vendors and Musicians

Mark your calendars for Sat Nov 10 for the Claxton Crafty at the Salvage Station from 10am-4pm! We invite vendors and musicians to join in this great event. Proceeds from booth rental fees go directly to support Claxton Elementary School (and vendors keep 100% of their own sales). We're planning to host the event outside but our backup plan in case of rain or cold is to use the inside space at Salvage Station. The link to the application is below. Please complete the application and we'll be in touch with further details and vendor booth rental payment information. We are planning on having live music, again provided by talented members of our Claxton family and other community members. Mr. Butler, our music teacher, is helping to coordinate this. If you know anyone else (adult, child, professional, or novice) who may be interested in performing, please let us know. Thank you for your interest!

For more information, please contact Tricia Johnson at or 828-231-4078.

Application for Claxton Crafty Vendor Booth --

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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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