Ms. Then's Newsletter

Week of January 25th

Important Dates

  • Second Payment for Washington DC now due- $100.00 (online payment available)

  • 2/1 - After school Arts Classes begin
  • 2/2- PTO/Parent Meeting 6 pm at North Asheville Community Center
  • 2/11- Valentine's Day Dance
  • 2/19- Early Release Day
  • 2/22- No School- Required Work Day
  • 2/25- Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families in the Media Center
  • 3/1- PTO/Parent Meeting 6 pm at the Grant Center
  • 3/4- 7:00pm - 11:00pm "Light the Night" Auction
  • 3/15- Annual Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival 5:30-7
  • 3/25- 4/3 Spring Break
  • 4/5- PTO/Parent Meeting 6 pm at Burton Street Center
  • 4/6-4/8- Washington DC Field Trip Depart at 6:00AM
  • Homework Updates

    Unfinished math work will be sent home to be completed. Students are required complete the assignment for homework and have a parent signature. Assignments are due the next day.


    Thursday- Homework Packets are sent home.

    Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet. Review science vocabulary and create flash cards for the following words: anatomy, biceps, multicellular, protein, reflex, relax, tendon.


    Friday-Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.


    Saturday & Sunday

    Students should continue to read nightly in order to build habits of a lifelong reader. Consider some of these activities to support what your student is learning in class.


    • Science Vocabulary- Review flashcards with your child.
    • Washington DC Exhibits - Follow this link to explore exhibits we will be visiting in Washington DC http://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm


    Monday- Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.


    Tuesday- Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.


    Wednesday -Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet. Please sign your child's agenda to show they have been reading for at least 30 minutes each evening.


    • Thursday homework packet and flash cards are due.
    • Guidelines suggest limiting nightly homework to 50 minutes for fifth graders.
    • As students complete reading a book they will then write book reviews into their reading journal during class.
    • Follow the links below for help with math homework. (The lesson number on the homework page will direct you to which video to watch)

    Transition to Asheville Middle School

    Our new middle school is almost ready! see photos... http://claxtonparents.com/2016/01/14/asheville-middle-school-construction-update/