CLX Buzz 10/31/19

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Support Our Schools and Artist Community at ACS Craft Fair!
  • Seeking Jubeelee Auction Donations!
  • Class Directory Information
  • Volunteering at Claxton
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!)

PTO Meeting - Tues, Nov 5, 6-7pm in the Media Center

ACS Craft Fair - Sat, Nov 9, 10am-7pm at Salvage Station

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Nov 11

Alice in Wonderland, Jr Performances - Fri, 11/15; Sat, 11/16; Sun, 11/17

Thanksgiving Meal Day - Wed, Nov 20

NO SCHOOL - Wed, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 29

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

ACS Craft Fair Next Saturday, November 9th

Artists in our community are coming together to support our ACS schools through an awesome handmade art and craft fair next Saturday, Nov 9 from 12pm-7pm at the Salvage Station on Riverside Dr. There will be vendors inside and outside. Come out and join in the fun, enjoy some great music, and shop to support our local schools and artist community! Invite your friends and family and spread the word! You can share the event on Facebook HERE.

If you're interested in participating as a vendor (or know someone who might be), there's still space for outdoor vendors who can bring their own easy-up tents. Outside vendor fees are $75 for community vendors and $37 for ACS teachers, staff and students. We invite teachers, staff, students, family members, and community members to apply as vendors. Vendor booth fees go directly to support participating Asheville City Schools. Vendors pay a registration fee but then keep all of their profits made at the event.

Contact information: Tricia Johnson or 828-231-4078

Please fill out the quick application form HERE and Tricia will be in contact with further details. Thank you for your support!

We Need Jubeelee Auction Donations!

The Claxton Jubeelee is happening earlier this school year (February 29, 2020), and to get ahead of the holidays we are requesting help securing auction items now. Please help us gather non-cash donations for the auction! All money collected from the auction goes to fund PTO services, such as playground redesign, food and books for students in need, money for classroom supplies and books, mini grants, staff appreciation meals and gifts, and more.

  • Are you an artist willing to donate a piece of art?

  • Do you have a service to donate (yoga classes, will services, acupuncture, massages, photo sessions, etc.)?

  • Do you have a second home to donate for a weekend?

  • Can you provide lessons as a donation (dance, cooking, sailing, etc.)?

  • Would your place of work donate gift certificates or tickets?

  • Do you have a contact you might be able to ask for a donation?

For inquiries or donations, please contact Amy Aiken at and include the following information:

  • Name

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • Name of Donation Item or Experience

  • Description of Item or Experience

  • Cash Value of Item or Experience

  • Any restrictions on the Item or Experience

No donation is too small or too big, and every dollar we raise goes to Claxton. We appreciate any and all help! Thank you!

Class Directory Information from Room Reps

For this school year, available student directory information was shared with room representatives last week to share with classroom families. If you haven't already received your class directory, watch for an email soon from your classroom parent rep! Please note that this information is for school-related and personal communications only. If you have a specific request for contact info, just reach out to Claxton's Data Manager, Kathy Ornato ( / Room 103B / 828-350-6507) and she can provide you with specific information.

Chaperoning and Other Volunteering at Claxton

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! If you wish to volunteer at any time, there are a couple of requirements that need to be completed in advance.

1) Whether you're a new or returning Claxton volunteer, an online background check is needed each year to volunteer in any capacity with students at school or as a supervising chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for checks to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to get yours started.

2) Also, all volunteers need to attend a brief (~30min) Level II volunteer training with Asheville City Schools before you can volunteer at Claxton. The training is a one-time requirement (not needed each year) and this year's schedule is set so you can go ahead and check the calendar. Please see below for the next training sessions or check this year's full calendar HERE. Trainings take place in the Boardroom at Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street unless otherwise noted. No registration is required to attend the training.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 12:00 PM

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

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Families' Facebook 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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