CLX Buzz: 3/9/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • School Calendar Announced for 2019-2020
  • CLX Student Variety Show - Performance Auditions, Art Exhibit, Backstage Help
  • T-Shirt Campaign to Support CLX Social Justice League
  • Planning to Chaperone 4th or 5th Grade Overnight Field Trips or Proctor End-of-Grade Tests?
  • TICKETS and CHILDCARE Now Available for Claxton "A Night at the Museum" Evening
  • Volunteers NEEDED for "A Night at the Museum" Evening
  • Claxton Variety Show
  • Claxton Career Fair -- Share Your Job with Claxton's Students
  • Skill or Service to Share? Seeking Donations for Claxton's Auction
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!
  • Claxton Social Justice League Workshops
  • Thanks to K/1 Families for Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Thurs, Mar 14 - CANCELLED (Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner)

Fri, Mar 15 - Variety Show Auditions

Tues, Mar 19 - Spring Individual & Classroom Group Pictures

Wed, Mar 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm

Fri, Mar 29 - Claxton PTO "A Night at the Museum" Evening & Auction

Sat, Mar 30 - Spring CLX Grounds & Gardens Workday, 9am-1pm

Fri, Apr 12 - Claxton Variety Show

Sat, Apr 27 - 2nd Spring CLX Grounds & Garden Workday, 9am-1pm

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

ACS Calendar Announced for Next School Year

Asheville City Schools has announced the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year (available on the ACS website HERE).

Variety Show - Looking for On-Stage Artists, Artwork, and Backstage Help

The Claxton Variety Show is coming up! We are looking for many diverse types of acts, and we are also asking for your personal artwork from home, to put on display during the variety show. There is also a need for students to work backstage. The date of the show is Fri, Apr 12. Auditions will be held on Fri, Mar 15 at 8:30 in the gym. Please be prepared when you audition. Something new this year!--Video auditions can be submitted. Please email your audition video to or text them to 828-778-9534. Also, if you are a singer, you can perform with live accompaniment, acapella, or with a recorded karaoke track that just has the music on it. Thank you! We're excited for the show!

T-Shirt Campaign to Support Claxton Social Justice League

The CLX Social Justice League (SJL) has relaunched the #clxsocialjustice t-shirt fundraiser! This fundraiser helps provide resources to the SJL team including making their Family + Community Workshops happen.

Available in two different t-shirt styles, a long sleeve and a youth shirt, get yours here:

Planning to Chaperone Overnight Field Trips or Serve as an EOG Proctor? ADDITIONAL EVENING TRAINING ADDED!

If you're planning to chaperone an upcoming overnight field trip or serve as an End-of-Grade Proctor, be sure you've planned ahead to meet the one-time requirement of the brief (~20-30 min) ACS Level II Training to chaperone. 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.

Tues, Mar 12 at 5:30pm (new evening training)

Wed, Apr 10 at 12:00 pm

Tickets and CHILDCARE Now Available for Claxton's "A Night at the Museum" Auction!

The entire Claxton community – parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, teachers, and staff – is invited to celebrate and support Claxton at our upcoming "A Night at the Museum" Auction! Please purchase your tickets now for the most fun party of the year. This year's event will be at the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) on March 29th from 7-10:30pm. Click HERE to find more information and purchase tickets Also, check out our Facebook event page HERE to catch a glimpse of some of the awesome items up for bidding and stay posted about updates!

All Claxton families are welcome!---Please don’t let the ticket price prevent you from attending. For financial assistance please contact Mr. Ackerman at / (828) 350-6503.

Childcare for children ages 12 months to 12 years old will be available (with reservation in advance) 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 spots will fill up fast. 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.

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Volunteers Needed for "A Night at the Museum"!

We need your help to ensure our 2019 Claxton "A Night at the Museum" Evening and Auction is a SUCCESS! Please volunteer to help us with this event. We need people to help with various tasks before, during, and after the event. Please sign up HERE. We could not do this without you! Thank you!

Volunteer To Share at Claxton's Career Exploration Fair

Would you be interested in speaking with Claxton students about your job at our Career Fair on May 8? We'd love to have representatives from a wide variety of roles. Visit to submit an online volunteer interest form or complete and return the back of THIS FORM which was sent home recently in student folders.
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Do You Have a Skill or Service You'd Like to Share?!? Seeking Auction Donations

There is still time to donate to the 2019 Claxton “Night at the Museum”! The Claxton “Night at the Museum” event is on March 29! If you were wanting to donate something, but you just didn’t know what, here are some ideas:

  • Do you like to pet-sit, dog walk, garden, or babysit? You can offer 5 hours of your time doing these things!

  • Do you know how to play music, knit, make pottery, or draw? You can donate lessons!

  • Are you skilled at house projects, decorating, or organization? You can offer some of your time to do these things for someone else!

  • Do you like to bake? You can donate a dessert item for the event!

For inquiries or donations, please contact Lisa Manning at by March 22nd and include the following information: Name, Phone Number, Name/Description of Donation Item or Experience, and Cash Value (if applicable). Thank you!!

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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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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