CLX Buzz: 4/25/19
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Reminder: Grounds Workday Tomorrow, Sat 4/27
- UPDATE about ACS Calendar and Dismissal Times
- Stand Against Racism Read-In Day
- Volunteer Opportunity - Proctors for End-of-Grade Testing
- Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
- Lost & Found Items from School Events
- Looking Ahead to 2019-2020 School Year--Leaders and Ideas Needed for CLX PTO
- Spirit Night at Salvage Station on Thurs, May 9
- Broadband Survey
- Volunteering at Claxton -- Training Schedule and Background Checks
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!
Sat, Apr 27 - Outdoor Workday, 9am-1pm (Come for any or all of the time if you can!)
Mon, Apr 29 - Stand Against Racism Read-In Day
Wed, May 1 - NO SCHOOL (refer to recent ACS communications and update below)
Sat, May 4 - ACS Career Fair @ Claxton
Mon, May 6 - Fri, May 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed, May 8 - Claxton Student Career Fair
Thurs, May 9 - Spirit Night at Salvage Station, 5:30-7:30pm (see flyer below)
Tues, May 14 - PTO Meeting, 6-7pm in the Media Center
Fri, May 17 - Claxton Bee Day
Mon, May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day Holiday)
Mon, Jun 3 - Field Day
Wed, Jun 5 - Showcase Step-Up Night
Fri, Jun 7 - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal, 12pm)
Asheville City Schools Calendars (including 2019-2020 School Calendar)
Reminder: Grounds Workday Tomorrow, Sat 4/27
Stand Against Racism Read-In Day
Volunteer Opportunity - End-of-Grade Testing Proctors
Available testing dates to proctor are 5/24, 5/29, 5/30, and 5/31. Proctors will need to be available from 7:45am until 12pm. You can sign up for one or more dates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with this need. Thanks!
Teacher Appreciation Week Activities for May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th - May 10th. We’ve come up with a few ideas to show our teachers how much we appreciate them. Click here for the details. Please also consider any assistant, specialist or someone else whom you would like to thank. Feel free to follow the suggestions in the link above or come up with your own way to show your appreciation. E-mail reminders will be sent to families throughout the week of May 6th.
Lost & Found Items from School Events
Looking Ahead to 2019-2020 School Year--Leaders and Ideas Needed for CLX PTO
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 email@example.com or (828) 419-0327.
SIT (School Improvement Team) Parent Reps
Leader in Me Team Parent Reps
Corporate Sponsors/Community Partners
4th Grade Field Trip Reps
5th Grade Field Trip Reps
Craft Fair/ Art Walk
FIRST Lego League
Odyssey of the Mind
After School Arts
New Families & Tours
Claxton Spirit Night
It is a goal of Asheville City Schools to serve the needs of our students and community with a consistent focus on Excellence with Equity. A community partner of Asheville City Schools, the nonprofit Land of Sky Regional Council has presented an opportunity to enhance equity in our students’ access to broadband internet outside of school, while at the same time potentially improving internet access in Western North Carolina for all.
Land of Sky is engaged in an ongoing project called West Next Generation Network, or WestNGN. The goal of the project is to develop a business case for low cost and high-speed broadband internet access. This is an economic development project at its core, with application in the Professional & Technical Services, Home-based business, Small business, Technology, HealthCare & Telehealth, Life Sciences, and Education fields.
To the students of Asheville City Schools, the success of the WestNGN initiative could lead to lower cost high-speed broadband access available at home.
To help make the case for improved broadband access, Land of Sky is requesting that households in the region complete a survey regarding internet access. Your participation in the West Next Generation Network Initiative is welcomed. The data from the survey is being collected to identify unserved, underserved, and competitive broadband environments in Western North Carolina for possible improvement.
The data could be instrumental in getting underserved areas access to broadband internet for the first time and improving existing service with higher speeds, better cost, and better service. Asheville City Schools supports the Land of Sky Regional Council’s efforts to ensure our students have the connectivity they need to succeed in the digital workplace. The survey may take 10 to 12 minutes. Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties are all participating. The survey is anonymous and questions include home internet connection speeds and internet service costs.
If you would prefer to take a survey on paper, copies will be available at your child’s school.
Volunteering at Claxton
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, May 8, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!