Claxton Parent News 3.24

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

Tuesday, March 28: FREE Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival, 5:30-7:30

Thursday, March 30: Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Kindergarten and 1st Grade Families

Thursday, March 30: Early Release, 12 noon

Friday, March 31: Optional Workday, No School

Friday, March 31: Light the Night Silent Auction, 7-11pm

Monday, April 10 - Friday April 14: Spring Break, No School

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Dust off your dancing shoes, Claxton's biggest fundraiser is NEXT WEEK!


Hosted at the historic Asheville Masonic Temple, the Light the Night Auction is an elegant evening of fun, friendship, food and drink - and the opportunity to bid on over 100 highly desirable items featured by local businesses. 100% of auction proceeds benefit Claxton's Arts and Humanities magnet theme by supporting many programs at Claxton such as the Playground Project, LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton’s Storytelling Festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.

Tickets purchased before March 31st are only $25 - ticket price includes admission and all drinks and eats provided by local restaurants such as Zen Sushi, Mellow Mushroom, WALK, and Cecilia's Kitchen! Click here to save $5 on each ticket when you purchase them online!


Here is just a tease of items available to bid on:
Dollywood Passes
Kid’s bicycle from Youngblood Bicycles
UNCA Basketball Season Tickets
Plus many originals by local artists, jewelry, day camps and gift certificates to local shops, restaurants and attractions.

Heaps of thanks and a special shout-out to Claxton’s corporate sponsors: Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry, European Wax Center, High Five Coffee, Silver Line Plastic, The Village Group of Oppenheimer & Co, Inc., Best and Best Attorneys at Law, PLLC, Dewey Property Advisors, Longview Builders, Campbell Shatley, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, and Marks Family Dentistry

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Attention all Kindergarten and First Grade Families!

Throughout this school year, we have shown our appreciation to the teachers and staff at Claxton with a series of organized lunches provided by the families and PTO. The 1st Grade and Kindergarten Families will provide our fifth and final lunch on Thursday, March 30th. This lunch theme will be a “Salad” Bar.

All 1st Grade and Kindergarten Families can efficiently sign up via a Google Sheets to help out. If you are having difficulties using the Google Sheets, please email Michelle Gray with the item(s) you would like to bring and she will record it for you. To make it even easier we will be collecting all items in the AM drop off line from 7:15-8:00 AM on March 30th.

Teacher Appreciation Sign Up Sheet

Please feel free to contact Michelle and Sherry if you have any questions and most importantly, thank you for making our Staff Appreciation Lunch a successful one!

Michelle Gray: michelledpina@gmail.com 419-494-6960

Sherry Martin: srmartin8@att.net 828-230-9732

The reviews are in, and Dear Edwina, Jr. was a HIT!

Check out this Claxton A+ blog post about this year's musical Dear Edwina, Jr!

Leadership Opportunities Available with our PTO Team

It's already time to prep our PTO team for next year - we need you and your stellar skills and ideas to make our school the best it can be for all our students and staff. Click here to see a list of open positions and their descriptions - there is no experience needed, just a love of our community here at Claxton!

Spanish Phrase of the Week

¿Cuantos libros hay en la clase?


How many books are there in the class?


Hay muchos libros.


There are many books.


Our Claxton students who are working on their Spanish are really hitting their stride! This week, we learn a new classroom item:


libro book


We've been working on:


¿Cuantos hay? How many are there?


Putting together these phrases, and using their knowledge of classroom items and colors, allows students to start having conversations. What an empowering feeling!


Use this video to see how much progress we've made ... and to learn the Spanish words for even more classroom objects:


And just for fun, see how much of this trailer for the Spanish language version of Libro de Vida (Book of Life) you can follow!

Order your Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2016-17 Claxton Yearbook