CLX Buzz 4/23/18
The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner THIS Wednesday
- Claxton's 3rd Annual Bee Day
- Mix It Up at Lunch Day
- Claxton's Stand Against Racism Activities
- Claxton Volunteer End-of-Grade Proctors Needed
- Volunteer Background Checks and Training
- Classroom Volunteer Opportunities
- Claxton PTO Positions for 2018-2019
- Order Your Yearbook Today!
- Author Visit with Charles Waters
- Claxton Career Day Photos
- 5th Grade Drum-Making
- Sound School Performance by 2nd Graders at The Orange Peel
- 1st Grade Mineral Labs Field Trip
- Bess the Book Bus Visits CLX Kindergarten
- Claxton Grounds FUN Day/Workday Thanks and Photos
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Bee Day and Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Tues, 4/24
Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner - Wed, 4/25, 5:30-7:00pm
Stand Against Racism Day and Staff Appreciation Lunch - Fri, 4/27
Early Release - Fri, 4/27 @ 12pm
Author Visit with Charles Waters - Mon, 4/30
Teacher Appreciation Week - 5/7 - 5/11
Celebration of Learning/International Potluck - 5/17
Here is a link to a list of the official ACS Calendars, always up-to-date
Claxton's 3rd Annual Bee Day - Tuesday, April 24th
Claxton is gearing up for its 3rd annual celebration of Bee Day which will be tomorrow Tuesday April 24th. It promises to be a fun and learning-filled day! All students will visit the media center to interact with bee-related Makey-Makey circuit board projects, learn from our 5th grade science students as they present the findings of their research on pollinators, enjoy the unveiling of Claxton’s newly-beautified beehive garden, enjoy kindergarten bee-themed poetry performances, and meet beekeepers from Buncombe County Beekeepers Association. Special thanks to Home Depot for generously donating supplies for our garden beautification project!
**All students and staff are invited to come to school dressed in their best black and yellow to celebrate our honeybee friends.
*****Students will be invited to sample honey brought in by our beekeepers. Please let your child’s teacher know if you do not want your child to taste any honey.
Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Tues, April 24th
Volunteers Needed to Serve as EOG Proctors
Claxton needs volunteers to proctor the North Carolina "End of Grade" (or EOG) tests. Test dates are May 30, May 31, and June 1. We would love for you to volunteer ALL or SOME of these dates. Tests start at 8:00 a.m. and end around lunch time. Parents from any grade level can volunteer.
In order to proctor, you'll need to attend a proctor training. To volunteer, please click this link and select your training date! You will also need to have had a background check through Asheville City Schools. See article below for more information if you haven't already had an ACS background check.
Volunteer Background Checks for Asheville City Schools
Classroom Volunteer Opportunities
We need YOU! Looking for Leaders for CLX PTO for 2018-2019 School Year
If you've ever wanted to become more involved at Claxton and didn't know where to start, your chance is here! The Claxton PTO needs you and your awesome ideas and talents to help make all of our exciting opportunities at Claxton possible. We are looking to fill several positions for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience is necessary; you only need to bring enthusiasm and dedication to helping Claxton become the best it can be! The following PTO positions are open to all parents or caregivers of Claxton students. If you are interested please reach out to Molly Russell, PTO Co-President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if a leadership role isn't a good fit for you at this time, we would love to have you join us for PTO meetings! The CLX PTO meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Claxton media center. Please click here for details about the roles listed below.
Spirit Nights/Passive Giving
Auction Committee (4 open positions)
Hospitality (2 open positions)
Fun Run (2 open positions)
FIRST Lego League
Author Visit with Charles Waters
We are happy to announce that Claxton will be getting a visit from poet Charles Waters on Monday April 30th. Mr. Waters will do a school-wide presentation on his most recent publication which he co-wrote with Irene Latham; Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship. We are thrilled that Mr. Waters will be with us to celebrate the last day of National Poetry Month.