CLX Buzz: 10/25/18
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Carnival Time is Here!
- Book Character Costume Day for Halloween at Claxton
- Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda
- Leader in Me Habit for October & Information for Supporting the 7 Habits at Home
- The Story Pirates Are Coming!
- Supper with the Super at Claxton
- Thanks-for-Reading Family Lunch Invitation & Volunteer Opportunity
- Claxton Crafty -- Call for Vendors and Musicians
- Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Oct 25
Wacky Hair Day - Fri, Oct 26
Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 26, 5:30-8:30pm
EARLY DISMISSAL - Mon, Oct 29. 12pm
Book Character Costume Day - Wed, Oct 31
Story Pirates Visit - Tues, Nov 6, 9am
EARLY DISMISSAL - Tues, Nov 6, 12pm
Supper with the Super at Claxton - Thurs, Nov 8, 5:30-6:30pm
Claxton Crafty - Sat, Nov 10, 10am-5pm
NO SCHOOL - Mon, Nov 12
Claxton Chat/Coffee with the Principal - Tues, Nov 13 (please note change of date), 8-8:30am in the CLX Cafeteria
PTO Meeting - Tues, Nov 13 (please note change of date), 6-7pm
Thanks-for-Reading Family Lunch - Wed, Nov 14 (check with your child's teacher for time of class lunch)
Claxton Presents 'Seussical the Musical Jr.' - Fri, Nov 16 - Sun, Nov 18
NO SCHOOL - Wed, 11/21 - Fri, 11/23
Carnival Time is Here! Advance Tickets & Volunteer Opportunities Available
Don't let the weather scare you off! This year's carnival will be held inside the school. One of our most fun events of the year, the Claxton Fall Carnival and Fundraiser, is tomorrow, Friday, Oct 26, from 5:30-8:30pm at Claxton. In anticipation of this festive event , Friday (tomorrow) will be "Wacky Hair Day" at school, so send your child to school with their craziest hair (or just some good bed-head!).
VOLUNTEERS -We are still in need of volunteers, especially for Kinder and 3rd grade carnival games but for other roles as well! Shifts are short so that we can all have time to enjoy the carnival with our families! If you're able to help, please sign up at tinyurl.com/clxcarnival2018
TICKETS - You can buy tickets in advance this year (pick up at "will-call" table at the carnival)! Use the MySchoolAnywhere App/Website (login and go to Store). If not registered go to: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=ClaxtonElementary132090. Financial assistance is available; please contact email@example.com or call 350-6503 for more details about financial assistance.
Halloween Book Character Costume Day
Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda
Leader in Me Habit for October -- Habit #1: Be Proactive!
We'll be focusing on the habits 1-by-1 in the Buzz but if you'd like to download the complete Parent Guide for Leader in Me, the Spanish and English guides are available here--https://nc02214494.schoolwires.net/domain/409
The Story Pirates Are Coming!!!
The Story Pirates are coming to Claxton! The Story Pirates is a self-proclaimed “kid-centric media company and leading arts education advocate” whose actors travel the country to perform at schools. The Story Pirates also put on an acclaimed children’s podcast series where they turn kids’ original stories into “wild sketch comedy musicals”.
Thanks to our own local bookseller, Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe, our students will be treated to a live performance by this traveling two-person troupe on Tuesday November 6th at 9 am. What’s even more exciting is that their theatrical performance will be based on the popular Mr. Lemoncello’s Library chapter book series by Chris Grabenstein! Much of the show will be improvised based on suggestions and ideas from kids in the audience and will include a series of interactive games and challenges.
Claxton students are invited to purchase paperback copies of the wonderful Mr. Lemoncello’s book series by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/2q17Cpy. Here you can order copies of:
Book One: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Book Two: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics
Book Three: Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race
A representative from Malaprops will be here at school the day of the performance to give out the books our students purchase. On top of helping bring this wonderful troupe to Claxton, Malaprops is graciously donating 20% of the total sales of the books back to the Claxton Elementary School media center! We thank Malaprops for thinking WIN-WIN-WIN: promoting reading, fundraising for our media center and offering an amazing presentation opportunity for our students!
Supper with the Super
Thanks-for-Reading Lunch Invitation & Volunteer Opportunity
On Wed, November 14, Claxton will be hosting our annual Thanks-for-Reading Lunch. This event includes a Thanksgiving lunch and opportunity to visit your child's classroom to learn about their reading activities this year. Invitations and RSVP information were sent home in this week's Thursday folders.
We also have two volunteer opportunities on this date--
1) We're looking for volunteers to staff our sign in tables in Claxton's lobby for hour-long slots between 10am and 1pm. Volunteers will help parents sign in, hand out name tags and help families find their way to students' classrooms.
2) Claxton will be hosting a one-day book fair with Firestorm Bookstore during school hours on Nov 14. Firestorm Bookstore will have staff present, but we're also looking for a few volunteers to help us in having a successful book fair!
To volunteer, please sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aaaa922abf58-book
Claxton Crafty -- Save the Date and Call for Vendors and Musicians
For more information, please contact Tricia Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-231-4078.
Application for Claxton Crafty Vendor Booth --
Serving as a Volunteer in the Classroom or as a Field Trip Chaperone This Year
Also, if you haven't already done so, you'll need to attend a 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 go ahead and make plans to attend one of these brief (~20 min) trainings. Please see below for the schedule.
All trainings are held in the Board Room at the Central Office of Asheville City Schools at 85 Mountain Street. No registration is required to attend the training.
The full ACS Volunteer Training Schedule for 2018-2019 is linked here. Dates coming soon include--
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:00 PM
If you have any questions about volunteer requirements for Claxton and Asheville City Schools, please contact email@example.com.