Claxton Parent News 4.27
Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families
May 1 - May 5: Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 1: 4th Graders Biltmore Field Trip
Monday, May 8: 5th Graders Muddy Sneakers Field Trip
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, No School
Claxton needs Test Proctors for the EOGs!
We need your help…
Dear Claxton Volunteers:
Claxton needs volunteer End-of-Grade (EOG) Proctors for upcoming state tests starting May 31st. Tests are given in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Having a volunteer proctor helps in so many ways, so if you’re available, please consider being a proctor. Proctors don’t administer the test (don’t worry!). Proctors help ensure the testing environment and testing experience follows protocol.
If you’re interested, keep reading!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm.
ACSF Celebration of Champions
Join us as we recognize Pat Hall, Claxton Elementary’s Parent Champion, at Asheville City Schools Foundation’s Celebration of Champions 2017 on May 6th by reserving your ticket today through ACSF's website.
Claxton Elementary grandparent, Ms. Pat Hall, is best known as the fearless crossing guard on busy Merrimon Avenue. The Claxton community has been fortunate to have her escorting our students safely to school for over 20 years. One parent noted that she is “loving, vigilant, and bold in effectively getting cars to notice her stop sign if they are not being attentive.” She teaches children and adults about traffic safety and has generously donated bicycles and gifts to Claxton students for over 20 years. She hands small Christmas gifts to every student that crosses at her intersection. Ms. Pat has also been a foster parent and has helped several children during times when they were in unsafe living situations. She has been crucial in helping children transition to a safe and stable living environment.
Claxton Grounds Day is May 6!
Chaperones needed for Muddy Sneakers
Fifth Grade Families!
Want to enjoy a day with students at Bent Creek Experimental Forest? The fifth grade team needs chaperones for a Muddy Sneakers event on Monday, May 8. Only supervision is required for this trip, and you can be in the same group as your student. The group usually arrives at Bent Creek by 9am and leaves by 2pm. Not familiar with Muddy Sneakers? Claxton partners with this organization to bring their mission to our fifth grade students – “Enrich the Standard Course of Study through experiential education in an outdoor setting where students connect with the land, become more active, and gain in self-confidence while improving science aptitude.”
Please email email@example.com today if you can help.
Thank you so much for the many ways you support the 5th grade team at Claxton!
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Spanish Phrase of the Week
En la clase hay ...
In the classroom there is ...
We're starting to recognize the Spanish words for many classroom items: lápiz, libro, computadora, silla. This week, we learn an important and interesting one:
un maestro a (male) teacher
una maestra a (female) teacher
Here's a noun that works like an adjective. Its ending changes depending on whether the teacher is male or female.
We're loving this Canción del Maestro ("Teacher's Song") by Los Tres Tristes Tigres (The Three Sad Tigers)
And here's a song that includes many of the ways in which agradezco/I appreciate mi maestro, Tu Corazón Me Maestro ("You Give Me Your Heart, Teacher")
With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, this song is worth learning!