CLX Buzz 1/30/20

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • High Five to Our Volunteers! THANK YOU!
  • After School Arts Classes -- Sign Up Ends Sunday
  • Book Fair Feb 10-14
  • Info and RSVP for Valentine's Day Lunch and Shop!
  • 3rd-5th Grade Valentine's Dance Info + Sign Up to Donate or Volunteer!
  • Please Help with Food & Drink Donations for the Jubeelee Celebration!
  • 3rd-5th Grade--Girls on the Run Registration Coming Soon!
  • ACS Magnet School Enrollment
  • Volunteering at Claxton

  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!) - Book Fair, Valentine's Lunch, and Jubeelee Info

Registration Ends for Spring After School Arts (ASA) - Sun 2/2 @ 8pm

PTO Meeting - Tues, Feb 4 (6-7pm) in Media Center

Spring ASA Begins - Week of Feb 10-13

Book Fair - Feb 10-14

3rd-5th Grade School Dance - Thurs, Feb 13 (3-4pm)

NO SCHOOL - Feb 20-21 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Classroom Group + Spring Pictures - Tues, Feb 25

Student Career Day - Wed, Mar 11

Early Release - Fri, Mar 13 @ 12pm

Jubeelee Celebration + Fundraiser (formerly CLX Auction) - Sat, Mar 14

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - Thurs, Apr 23

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Thank You Volunteers!

January has been a big month at Claxton and we've had incredible support from our Claxton families! Thank you for everything you do. A special high five to our volunteers for our 5th Grade MLK Day of Service, our Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by 2nd/3rd grade families, and our Open House and also to our regular classroom volunteers! Your support makes a huge difference every day!

Final Call to Sign Up for After School Arts!

Our spring enrichment classes begin the week of Feb 10-13. Registration is open online at until 8:00 pm this Sun, Feb 2. We encourage all students to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If needed, a scholarship can be requested during online registration. Call 828-419-0327 or email with questions or help with registration.

Click here for class info in English and Spanish:

After School Arts Spring Class Catalog

Versión en español de catálogo de artes para después de la escuela

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3rd-5th Grade Valentine's Dance Info + Sign Up to Donate or Volunteer!

Attention 3rd - 5th graders! The Valentine's Dance is Thurs, February 13. Claxton's school dances are so much fun and the kids have a blast PLUS it is a fundraiser to help cover cost of field trips! Kids go straight from class to the dance, which lasts from 3:00-4:00. Cost is $3 for dance, $2 for pizza, and $1 for snacks and drinks. Admission or food vouchers available if needed. Look for permission slip coming home with your child. We do NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Click this link to see how you can help by volunteering or contributing drinks and snacks!

Please Help with Jubeelee Food & Drink Donations!

Each year local restaurants and businesses donate food and drinks that can be served at the Jubeelee. It is a special part of the event to have an abundant buffet of delicious foods and a variety of drinks representing some of the best restaurants in town. It is a great opportunity for local restaurants to be seen by our friend-and-family network of 650 Claxton and Asheville Primary families and anticipated 250 Jubeelee attendees (and all donations are tax deductible).

If you are a restaurant owner and would like to donate food or drinks to be served at the event, please contact Amy Aiken at If you know a restaurant owner and are willing to ask that owner for a donation, please do so and contact Amy Aiken with the details.

Thanks for your help in making this event a success!

Girls on the Run Coming to Claxton This Spring!

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Magnet School Enrollment for 2020-2021

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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, February 12, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 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! Add Claxton Families to your Instagram feed too!
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