CLX Buzz: 3/21/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • "Night at the Museum" with MCs Mr. Edwards, Mr. Godleski, and Coach Swain!
  • Join Us for Spring Outdoor Family Workdays - 3/30 and 4/27!
  • Looking Ahead to 2019-2020 School Year--Leaders and Ideas for CLX PTO
  • Vote in NC School Hero Contest for CLX's Mr. Godleski!
  • Wish List for Drama Class
  • Leader in Me Team Looking for Parent Representatives
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!
  • Claxton Social Justice League Workshops
  • Volunteering at Claxton -- Training Schedule and Background Checks
  • Upcoming Free Dental Care Clinic
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Wed, Mar 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm; Wear Red for Public Ed!

Fri, Mar 29 - Claxton PTO "Night at the Museum" Evening & Auction, 7-10:30pm

Sat, Mar 30 - Spring CLX Outdoor Workday, 9am-1pm

Tues, Apr 2 - PTO Meeting, 6-7pm in the Media Center

Thurs, Apr 11 - CLX SJL Workshop, 6-8pm (see flyer below)

Fri, Apr 12 - Claxton Variety Show

Mon, Apr 15 - Fri, Apr 19 - No School (SPRING BREAK!)

Sat, Apr 27 - 2nd Spring CLX Outdoor Workday, 9am-1pm

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars (including 2019-2020 School Calendar)

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"A Night at the Museum" Auction with MCs Mr. Edwards, Mr. Godleski, and Coach Swain!

Only one week remains before our Claxton “Night at the Museum” event on March 29 from 7:00-10:30pm at the Asheville Museum of Science! We hope you are planning to attend! You will not want to miss Mr. Edwards, Mr. Godleski, and Coach Swain as MCs!!!

TICKETS - Purchase your tickets on For financial assistance, contact Mr. Ackerman or (828)350-6503.

WE REALLY NEED VOLUNTEERS - We really need YOUR help to ensure the 2019 Claxton Auction is a success! We have lots of options for you to help! Please check out the needs and sign up to volunteer HERE.

ONLINE AUCTION - Unable to attend the 2019 “Night at the Museum” evening? Or maybe you want to bid on additional items or donate to Claxton programs? You can participate through our online auction! The online auction will open Monday, March 25. Go to our Bidding Owl auction HERE!

CHILDCARE - Childcare for children ages 12 months to 12 years old can be reserved at the downtown YMCA from 5:45 - 9:30pm. The cost of this Parent’s Night Out program is $15 for Y members and $26 for non-members. Please register your kids at the downtown YMCA as soon as possible, as they'll be opening registration to the whole community soon. You can call the downtown Y at (828) 210-9622 or stop by to register. The Y is giving Claxton parents an early sign up period before opening it up to the larger Asheville community.

Save the Date for Claxton's Outdoor Workdays This Spring!

Join us on Sat, 3/30 and Sat, 4/27 anytime between 9am-1pm to welcome spring to our campus! We'll be preparing our garden beds for the growing season, mulching, and taking care of a few other tasks around campus. We have garden tools, but, if you have any favorites, please feel free to bring trowels, hand pruners, shovels, rakes, root diggers, and wheelbarrows. Children are definitely welcome! Learn more details or let us know you're planning to join the fun by visiting our Facebook event page here. Email our Claxton PTO Grounds Chair, Tricia Johnson, at if you have any questions.
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We need YOU! Looking for Leaders for CLX PTO for 2019-2020 School Year

We are ALL a part of the PTO! Without all of us, there would be no "P" (parents) and "T" (teachers/staff) to make the PTO! We invite you to consider stepping up for a committee member or leadership role with the Claxton PTO! We are planning for the 2019-2020 school year, and we need YOU and your awesome ideas and talents to help make all of our exciting opportunities at Claxton possible. No experience is necessary; you only need to bring enthusiasm and dedication to helping Claxton become the best it can be! PTO positions are open to all parents or caregivers of Claxton students. We're working on role descriptions and will include that info in the Buzz soon! If you are interested in exploring a role or two or if you have any questions, please reach out to Miriam Scott (Claxton Volunteer Coordinator) at or (828) 419-0327.




SIT (School Improvement Team) Parent Reps

Leader in Me Team Parent Reps

Corporate Sponsors/Community Partners


Fun Run

Fall Carnival

Book Fair

Claxton Rewards

4th Grade Field Trip Reps

5th Grade Field Trip Reps

Craft Fair/ Art Walk

Holiday Shoppe

Auction Team

Grant Writing




Advocacy Liaison

Staff Appreciation


Green Team

FIRST Lego League

Odyssey of the Mind

After School Arts

New Families & Tours


Bear Pack

Vote for Mr. Godleski--NC School Hero!

One of our beloved teaching assistants, Tom Godleski, was nominated as a NC School Hero! Please vote every day (through 3/31) to help him win. If he wins, Claxton wins too! Please help spread the word!

Wish List for CLX Drama

Do you happen to have any of these items lying around? If so, we would welcome them for our drama classroom if you're interested in donating. You can drop off wish list items in Claxton's front office with Cherie Davis. Email our CLX Creative Drama teacher at if you have any questions. Thanks!

  • Steering Wheel (real!)
  • Microphones (non working)
  • Wings
  • Trays/Pitchers/Mixing Bowls/Tablecloths
  • Feathers, Pom Poms, Sequins
  • Old Costume pieces (No superheroes please)
  • Leftover Birthday Party Supplies (invitations, hats, etc)

Leader in Me Parent Representatives Wanted

Our Claxton Leader in Me team is seeking a parent representative (or two!) to add to their team. In this position, a parent rep would:

- Attend monthly Lighthouse meetings (every 3rd Tuesday from 3-4pm in the Media Center);

- Work closely with Mrs. Olson to work on Leader in Me artwork throughout the school (beginning in May and continuing into the summer); and

- Supervise students a few times a year to work on art projects in the school.

We'd love to welcome our new parent rep(s) at the Leader in Me April meeting and have the same parent rep(s) continue through next school year. Please contact if you're interested in stepping into this new role!

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

  • $20 each - orders due by April 1st, 2019

  • All 5th Graders get a free yearbook (no need to order).

  • All other students: Order online at or return order form and payment to your teacher (extra forms available in the office). Make checks payable to Claxton PTO.

  • Claxton yearbooks are printed in full color and feature all student portraits and many candid photos. Yearbooks will be distributed near the end of the school year. Order yours now – supplies are limited!

  • 5th Grade Families - Buy an ad to celebrate your student in the Yearbook! Ads due March 15th.

Contact Jessica Hunter at for details.

Claxton Social Justice League Workshops

If you're interested in attending any or all of the upcoming workshops, please sign up HERE! Check out the event pages here on Claxton Elementary's FB page for more information and sign-up.
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Volunteering at Claxton

If you're interested in volunteering at Claxton, be sure you've planned ahead to meet the one-time requirement of the brief (~20-30 min) ACS Level II Training. The full LEVEL II training schedule for the remainder of the year is available through this link.

The next training sessions, which usually happen about once a month, are on the following dates at the Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street. Please check the linked schedule above for exact room location at ACS Central Office.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!

Free Dental Care Clinic

Periodically, North Carolina dental providers are providing free dental clinics offering services such as cleanings, extractions, and fillings. Please help us spread the word about these free clinics to help the citizens of North Carolina have access to these free dental services.

Upcoming Clinic at Zoe Dental in Asheville

When: Saturday, Apr 13, 2019

Where: 10a Yorkshire St, Asheville, NC 28803, USA (map)

Description: Dentistry from the Heart event
Call a pre-recorded line 828-348-1284 for detailed information and what type of treatment will be rendered. It is first come first serve registration starts at 7am. Guarantee services to first 75, more if time allows. May choose one of the 3 services.

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Parent Team's page for more updates, photos, and fun! Look on Twitter to follow Claxton Elementary as well as many of our teachers and staff!
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