Claxton Parent News 3.24
Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families
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
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:
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 419-494-6960
Sherry Martin: email@example.com 828-230-9732
The reviews are in, and Dear Edwina, Jr. was a HIT!
Leadership Opportunities Available with our PTO Team
Spanish Phrase of the Week
¿Cuantos libros hay en la clase?
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:
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!