Claxton Parent News 3.9

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

TODAY, Thursday, March 9th: Early Release Day, 12 noon

Friday, March 10th: Full Student Day, (update from original calendar)

Tuesday, March 14th: Math Carnival and Free Chicken Dinner, School-wide

Wednesday, March 15th: 5th Grade Asheville Symphony Field Trip

Thursday, March 16th: PTO Meeting, Media Center

Friday, March 17th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Saturday, March 18th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Sunday, March 19th: 2:30pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Light the Night Silent Auction

Friday, March 31st, 7-11pm

80 Broadway Street

Asheville, NC

SAVE the DATE! The Light the Night Auction will be held on March 31st at the Historic Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville. Join our Claxton community in an evening of fun and fundraising for our PTO. Proceeds from this event go toward many programs at Claxton such as the Playground project, LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton’s Storytelling Festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.


Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are only $25 when purchased in advance - this includes all drinks and eats at the event!


Everyone in our community is invited, bring your friends and neighbors!


Sign up here to assist our PTO produce this marvelous event, we need your help, your ideas and your expertise!

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Claxton's annual musical theater production is NEXT WEEK! "Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation." Three performances - March 17 and 18 at 7pm and March 19 at 2:30pm. All ages will enjoy this showcase of Claxton's 3rd, 4th and 5th graders!

Celebrate the greatest number in the universe!

THIS WEEKEND! In honor of Pi Day, UNC Asheville is hosting a community fun-run on the outdoor Straus Track. The event is free and open to the public, with a $10 suggested donation. Run or walk (or skip or trot) the 3.14 mile distance, which celebrates Pi’s value. Proceeds will benefit the Asheville Initiative for Math at UNC Asheville and its Marvelous Math Club, which offers ongoing tutoring programs with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville and Parent U, a program of Asheville City Schools.

The Pi Day Run is a chance to show your support for math literacy, which influences our ability to solve problems, understand statistical concepts like risk, and the ability to communicate effectively with numbers. Math literacy is an essential skill in our current workforce environment and will continue to grow in importance for personal economic success.


Click here to register for this fun event!

Exciting happenings at Spellbound Books!

Asheville’s very own children’s bookstore, Spellbound Children’s Bookshop (right down the street on Merrimon Avenue!!) will be hosting some exciting children's authors - these are all FREE events!


This Saturday, March 11th, C.M Surrisi will be holding a reading from 1 to 2 to celebrate the release of the second book in her Vampires on the Run series for upper elementary readers! Spellbound will also host a costume contest: Come in your best vampire costume and you could win a $10 gift certificate to Spellbound!


On Saturday March 18th, Mo O’Hara of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish fame, will be visiting the bookshop from 11 to 12. This event will be great for a wide range of ages, from 3 to 10 years. She has a picture book companion to the original series, which is popular with ages 7-10. Take your kids here if they just couldn’t get enough of her during her Claxton visit! MO O’HARA WILL ALSO BE VISITING CLAXTON on Friday, March 17th at 1:30! We are looking forward to this exciting event!


Finally, on April 9th Andy Griffiths will be visiting Spellbound all the way from Australia to present on his amazing 13 Story Treehouse series! These upper elementary level books are wildly popular and if you haven’t read them yet, you should.

Pasta for Pennies this March!

It's March and that means it's time for our annual Pennies service project! Claxton students will be collecting money for the next month to will go toward supporting children in North Carolina with Leukemia and Lymphoma. The classroom that collects the most money during the month will win a free lunch at Olive Garden!


Click here for more information about supporting this program.

Spanish Phrase of the Week

En la clase hay sillas.


In the classroom are chairs.


Learning to name objects in the classroom in Spanish continues! Silla, or chair, is a fun one because of the ll, which is pronounced like the letter y in English.


Plus, everyone has a silla en la clase. And some other objects that are fun to say in Spanish with this classroom rap

Order your Yearbook today!

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