CLX Buzz 10/31/19
The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and include the following information:
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
Chaperoning and Other Volunteering at Claxton
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. https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Asheville-City-Schools/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!