CLX Buzz: 1/24/19
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Register Now for After School Arts (ASA) - Registration Open Through Sun, 1/27 @ 9pm
- Volunteers Needed for Open House Days This Week
- Winter Dance for 3rd-5th Grades on 1/31- Donations Wanted
- Claxton's Scholastic Book Fair in February
- Teacher and Staff Grant Awards from PTO
- Call for Auction Donations--It's Time!
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!
Sun, Jan 27 - Registration Closes for After School Arts (9pm)
Tues, 1/29; Wed, 1/30; Thurs, 1/31, 9am-2pm - Open House @ ACS Elementary 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 5:30-8pm
After School Arts Class Registration OPEN!
Registration for Claxton's After School Arts (ASA) spring classes is open online through Sun, Jan 27 at 9pm. Don't delay--register today! Click on this LINK to access registration and class info. If you have limited access to the internet, please call 828-419-0327 or email claxtonASA@gmail.com to request help with registration. We're happy to assist and will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Scholarships are available. Spring classes begin the week of Feb 4-7. Please contact claxtonASA@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Volunteers Still Needed for Open House Days This Week!
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.Help roll out the Claxton welcome mat to new families in our community! Please click HERE and choose a time slot (or two!) as your schedule allows!
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. 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 clxVOLS@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Upcoming Winter Dance for 3rd-5th Grades - Please Sign Up to Donate Snacks!
PTO Grant Awards to Teachers and Staff
Chris Carter - Eco-friendly supplies for the Thanksgiving and Christmas lunches
Amy Brown - Headphones for Inquiry 20% specialist class
Shannon Hunt - Math curriculum materials
Mark Ackerman - Hood Huggers Tour for Social Justice League
Tom Godleski - Six hens that will lay eggs and live in the K-1 playground house
Haley Watts - Feeling Buddies from Conscious Discipline for use in teaching Community Resiliency Model strategies
Beth Kickert– Kore Wobble Chair -- STEM flexible seating
3rd Grade Teachers - Working whiteboard and supplies for each 3rd grade student to practice daily phonics instruction
Kaeta Seimer - Over-the-ear headphones to ensure each student has access to a set
Kelly Hillier - Headphones for class for use during computer-based educational programs; Bouncy bands to stimulate student movement in a non-disruptive manner
Rachel Autrey - Copies of the book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas for Global Shake-Up Unit on Empathy
Molly Peeples - Copies of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain to use in book study with 5th Grade Teachers
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 ManningLA@yahoo.com and include the following information:
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 (ManningLA@yahoo.com) 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!