Claxton Parent News 3.17

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

TONIGHT, March 17th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Saturday, March 18th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Sunday, March 19th: 2:30pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Thursday, March 30: Early Release, 12 noon

Friday, March 31: Optional Workday, No School

Friday, March 31: Light the Night Silent Auction, 7-11pm

What time is it? SHOWTIME!!!

Claxton's annual musical theater production begins TONIGHT! "Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation." Three performances - Tonight, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7pm and March 19 at 2:30pm. All ages will enjoy this showcase of Claxton's 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! Adult tickets are only $5, children are $2.

Light the Night Silent Auction

Friday, March 31st, 7-11pm

80 Broadway Street

Asheville, NC

SAVE the DATE! The Light the Night Auction will be held on March 31st at the Historic Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville. Join our Claxton community in an evening of fun and fundraising for our PTO. Proceeds from this event go toward many programs at Claxton such as the Playground project, LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton’s Storytelling Festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.


Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are only $25 when purchased in advance - this includes all drinks and eats at the event!


Everyone in our community is invited, bring your friends and neighbors!


Sign up here to assist our PTO produce this marvelous event, we need your help, your ideas and your expertise!

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Exciting happenings at Spellbound Books!

Asheville’s very own children’s bookstore, Spellbound Children’s Bookshop (right down the street on Merrimon Avenue!!) will be hosting some exciting children's authors - these are all FREE events!


On Saturday March 18th, Mo O’Hara of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish fame, will be visiting the bookshop from 11 to 12. This event will be great for a wide range of ages, from 3 to 10 years. She has a picture book companion to the original series, which is popular with ages 7-10. Take your kids here if they just couldn’t get enough of her during her Claxton visit! MO O’HARA WILL ALSO BE VISITING CLAXTON on Friday, March 17th at 1:30! We are looking forward to this exciting event, be sure to ask your students about it today!


Sunday, April 9th Andy Griffiths will be visiting Spellbound all the way from Australia to present on his amazing 13 Story Treehouse series! These upper elementary level books are wildly popular and if you haven’t read them yet, you should.

Author C.M. Surrisi Keeps 4th Graders on the Edge of Their Seats

Claxton was very lucky to get a visit from author C.M. Surrisi on Friday, click here to read about this very special visit at our Claxton A+ Blog!

Pasta for Pennies this March!

Claxton students had a FANTASTIC 1st week for the Pennies for Pasta campaign. Our school raised a total of $1282.07 in one week!!! Claxton’s student government has a goal of raising $2500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and with 3 weeks left in the campaign, they are sure to achieve it!

The money raised through student contributions in this campaign supports leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient services. Remember, the class in each school that raises the most money receives a pasta party delivered to their classroom and served by their local Olive Garden!
Bring in those pennies!!


Click here for more information about supporting this program.

Math Club Mondays


Don't forget that ACS Parent U offers a fantastic (and FREE!) math club every Monday from 3:45pm-5:30pm at Klondyke Homes on Montford Avenue. Join other students and parents for math fun and math homework help!


ACS Parent U collaborates with community agencies, businesses, and local colleges and universities in offering free, interactive workshops, events, and activities to parents and guardians. Offerings are intended to appeal to ALL families with children of all grade levels. They have an excellent selection of workshops, click here to check out what else is on the calendar this month!

Spanish Phrase of the Week

¿Cuantos sillas hay en la clase?


How many seats are there in the classroom?


Hay muchas sillas en la clase.


There are many seats in the classroom.


Now that we know hay sillas en la clase, we're ready to ask ¿Cuantos? How many?


We've been practicing counting Spanish every morning, so chances are your student can tell you exactly how many seats there are in her or his classroom. But it's also useful to be able to say hay muchas/there are many.


Notice that many is a word that describes a noun: many seats.

That means, in Spanish, it can be masculine or feminine, depending on the noun it describes:


muchas sillas

muchos lápices


And speaking of muchos, this video is worth watching again as we learn the Spanish words for objects in the classroom.

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