Claxton Parent News 5.11

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

Thursday, May 11: Last PTO Meeting, Media Center, 6pm

Friday, May 12: Poppy Popcorn Orders DUE

Thursday, May 18: Celebration of Learning, 5-8pm

Friday, May 19: 5th Grade Science Symposium

Monday, May 22: Poppy Popcorn Orders ready at dismissal in gym

May 17-22: Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, No School

May 26 - June 8: EOG Testing

Tuesday, June 6: Field Day

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Claxton needs Test Proctors for the EOGs!

We need your help…

EOG Test Proctors Needed!
Proctors are the "silent monitors" who will alert the test administrator (the teacher) of anything that deviates from the testing procedures. Test proctors are vital resources for helping our school ensure the integrity of the testing process.

Please click below to sign up, this volunteer time is crucial to our students' success!

1. Click here to sign up for a 45 minute training and let Mary Nichols (Claxton AP and Testing Coordinator) know when you could be available to proctor. You’ll get more information by clicking on the link.

2. Click here to start on your background check (all proctors must have a background check through Asheville City Schools!). If you already have had a background check, please check with Elizabeth Callahan ( to confirm.

Thank you!

Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn Orders Due Friday, May 12!

Asheville's very own Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn is offering their handmade, gourmet popcorn for Claxton family and friends, and 40% of all sales benefit the Claxton PTO!

Your student was given an order form on Monday, May 1. Be sure to mention this fundraiser to family and neighborhood friends, Poppy Popcorn makes a great gift!

  • Each child should fill out the form with student name, grade level and teacher name.
  • Be careful to pay attention to prices when ordering, as they differ with flavors.
  • Orders and money due Friday, May 12.
  • Any checks are to be made out to Claxton PTO.
  • Popcorn can be picked up by families on May 22 in the gym at dismissal.
  • If needed, additional order forms are located in the front office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ginger Frank at or Southard Nowak

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held May 18-24, and we need parents to help staff the fair. This is a great opportunity to enjoy lunch with your child and then head over to donate a bit of your time helping with one of our biggest fundraisers. Click here to sign up.

Spanish Phrase of the Week

¿Como se llama tu maestro/a?

Mi maestro/a se llama ....

What is your teacher's name?

My teacher's name is ....

After learning that maestro/a is the Spanish word for teacher (ending with an o for a male teacher and an a for a female teacher), last week we learned to ask what your teacher's name is. This week, we get to answer the question.

Let the conversations begin!

Notice tu means your and mi means my. Easy!

We've practiced to this song before, but it's even more fun with these images!

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Thank you to Claxton Elementary's 2017 Corporate Sponsors!

The Claxton PTO would like to express deep appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses in our community that have donated to our school. These generous donations enable us to continue wonderful programs such as LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton's Storytelling festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.

Best and Best, PLLC

Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Campbell Shatley, PLLC

Dewey Property Advisors

European Wax Center

High Five Coffee

Longview Builders

Marks Family Dentistry

Silver-Line Plastics

The Village Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Order your Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2016-17 Claxton Yearbook
Here's a handy link to all of ACS's school lunch menus!