CLX Buzz 10/24/19

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Fall Carnival Tomorrow--Parking Info/Online Ticket Sales End Tonight/Volunteers
  • Class Directory Info Now Available
  • Latinx Heritage Month Read-In
  • Volunteering at Claxton
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!)

Claxton PTO Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 25, 5:30-8:00pm

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Oct 28

PTO Meeting - Tues, Nov 5, 6-7pm in the Media Center

ACS Craft Fair - Sat, Nov 9, 10am-5pm at Salvage Station

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Nov 11

Alice in Wonderland, Jr Performances - Fri, 11/15; Sat, 11/16; Sun, 11/17

NO SCHOOL - Wed, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 29

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Fall Carnival Tomorrow--Parking Info! Online Ticket Sales End Tonight! Volunteers Needed!

The Claxton Fall Carnival and PTO fundraiser is tomorrow, Friday, Oct 25 from 5:30-8:00 pm. Come one, come all…RAIN or SHINE!

PARKING: Also, after 5:30pm, PARKING is available in Brookstone Church lot (just north of Claxton at Merrimon and Annandale).

WRISTBANDS AND TICKETS: Avoid lines at the door! Purchase wristbands and tickets in advance HERE for pick up at the “Will Call” table. Online sales will close TONIGHT (Thurs 10/24) at 9:00pm. Credit cards and cash are accepted at the door. Extra tickets and “Pie-in-the-Face” Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase inside the carnival.

For financial assistance, please contact or call 350-6503 TODAY (10/24). Wristbands and tickets reserved in advance through Mr. Ackerman will be available for pick-up at the “Will Call” table.


Wristbands $5 (needed for each child participating--not for adults): includes Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Music by DJ Jesse, Carnival Games, Prizes, Math Attack Jumbo Puzzles, Storytime Pumpkin Patch, and more!

Food: Pizza (2 tickets), Hot Dog (2), Chili Cook-Off Tasting Flight (3), Cotton Candy (2), Caramel Apple (2), Whit’s Custard Kid’s Scoop (2), Ultimate Ice Cream Single Scoop (3), Mini Soda (1), Seltzer (1)

Activities: Pie-in-the-Face Raffle (1 ticket), Face Painting (1), Haunted Arcade - 5th

Grade Washington DC Trip Fundraiser (3), Fear Factor - 4th Grade Raleigh Field Trip Fundraiser (2), Cake Walk (2 tickets for 3 rounds), Fortune Telling (2)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! This event requires MANY volunteers, and lots of spots still need to be filled. First time volunteers are wanted and welcomed! Middle school and High School students who attended Claxton are also welcome. Sign up HERE.

FOOD DONATIONS: All varieties of treats for the cake walk are needed. See the “cake walk” tab on the volunteer sign up HERE.

Special thanks to Whit's Frozen Custard of Asheville and Ace Hardware for their gracious donations!!

We’ll see you at the Carnival!

Class Directory Information Now Available

For this school year, available student directory information was shared with room representatives this week to share with classroom families. If you haven't already received your class directory, watch for an email soon from your classroom parent rep! Please note that this information is for school-related and personal communications only. If you have a specific request for contact info, just reach out to Claxton's Data Manager, Kathy Ornato ( / Room 103B / 828-350-6507) and she can provide you with specific information.

Latinx Heritage Month Read-In

This month, we had so many parent, family, educator and community volunteers come in to read to each of our classrooms for our first Libro Love Read In! THANK YOU to these incredible volunteers!!! All of our readers shared their Latinx heritage for our school community and some read books in Spanish. Although Latinx Heritage Month is more than just this month, we loved getting an opportunity to highlight our families, culture and language within our classrooms. Check out all of the great photos from the event HERE!

Chaperoning and Other Volunteering at Claxton

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! If you wish to volunteer at any time, there are a couple of requirements that need to be completed in advance.

1) 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 supervising chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for checks to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to get yours started.

2) Also, all volunteers need to attend a brief (~30min) 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 you can go ahead and check the calendar. Please see below for the next training sessions or check this year's full calendar HERE. Trainings take place in the Boardroom at Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street unless otherwise noted. No registration is required to attend the training.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Families' Facebook 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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