CLX Buzz 12/5/19

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Traducción de boletines al español y otros idiomas (Newsletter Translation Now Available)
  • Help Us Fill the Box! Food Drive Hosted by 4th Grade SLT

  • Math Kangaroo International Contest - Registration Ends Dec 15

  • PTO December Meeting Minutes

  • Support Our Hive! - Honey Available for Sale in CLX Office

  • 2020 Go Local Cards Are Here!

  • Call for Proposals for Spring 2020 After School Arts (ASA)

  • Final Class Dates for Fall ASA Classes

  • Volunteering at Claxton
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!)

Winter Holiday Lunch - Wed, Dec 18 (details coming soon)

Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) - Mon, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 3

First School Day of 2020 - Mon, Jan 6

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Jan 20

Early Release Day and Staff Appreciation Lunch - Fri, Jan 24

Registration Open for Spring After School Arts (ASA) - Sun, 1/26 @ 8pm - Sun 2/2 @ 8pm

Spring ASA Begins - Week of Feb 10-13

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Traducción de boletines al español y otros idiomas

El boletín semanal Buzz de Claxton para familias ahora está disponible en muchos idiomas. Para acceder a la traducción del boletín, desplázate hacia abajo de esta página y encontrarás "Traducir" en una barra negra. Haga clic en "Traducir" y elija su idioma preferido. El boletín se traducirá automáticamente a su idioma seleccionado. Para obtener ayuda, llame a Kimberly Eggett al 350-6561.


Claxton's weekly Buzz newsletter for families is now available in many languages. To access newsletter translation, scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find "Translate" in a black bar. Click on "Translate" and choose your preferred language. The newsletter will be automatically translated into your selected language. For help, call Kimberly Eggett at 350-6561.

Help Us Fill the Box! Food Drive Hosted by 4th Grade Student Lighthouse Team

Claxton's 4th Grade Student Lighthouse Team is hosting a Food Drive to help local families this season. Beginning Monday 12/9 and running through Thursday, 12/19, our students are collecting donations of canned and boxed food. Please drop off your donations in the box in Claxton's lobby. Let's fill it up! Thanks for your help!

Math Kangaroo Contest

Claxton is hosting the Math Kangaroo competition this coming spring, thanks to parent organizer Leslie Hayes! Registration is open now through Sun, 12/15/19. Math Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition where over 50 countries are represented. The competition will be held after school on THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020.

More about Math Kangaroo--
  • 75 minute multiple choice test, available for grades 1-5.

  • Most questions are word problems. Sample problems and practice tests for each grade level can be found at

  • Each participant receives a t-shirt, a certificate, and a gift on the test day.

  • National and state winners are awarded medals and ribbons in May.

The participation fee is $21. Scholarships are available. Online registration is currently limited to 10 participants but we hope to increase that number if more students are interested. To register or if you have any questions, contact Leslie Hayes at

PTO Meeting Minutes

Want to hear about all of the exciting things happening with our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)? A recap from December's meeting can be found in our PTO Meeting Minutes here. Please join us for next month's PTO meeting on Tues, Jan 7 from 6-7pm in Claxton's Media Center!

Support Our Hive! Honey for Sale!

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2020 Go Local Cards Are Here!

Grab a great deal and support our school at the same time! Go Local Cards make great stocking stuffers or gifts for employees, family, and friends. The Go Local Card gives access to discounts and special offers at over 540 local businesses, all while benefiting our school.

Save a couple of bucks and purchase for $19 from Mrs. Cherie Davis in the Claxton office or buy online (please choose Claxton at checkout).

Learn more about the benefits of having a Go Local Card in your pocket by visiting the Go Local Card Business Directory.

Call for Proposals for Spring 2020 ASA

Share your knowledge and inspire our Claxton students through our After School Arts Program! Our Spring 2020 Call for Proposals is here. We have had many awesome classes in the past taught by Claxton family members and Claxton staff and can't wait to see what the new year brings. Please share this invitation for new class ideas with friends, family, and community!

[For Spring 2020 ASA, class catalogs will be available in mid-January. Registration will open on Sun, 1/26 at 8:00pm and close on Sun, 2/2 at 8:00pm. Classes will begin the week of Feb 10-13.]

Please contact Miriam Scott at if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about the program or class ideas.

Final Class Dates for Fall ASA Classes

Classes that are still running will end on the following dates--

  • Monday's Poetry ends 12/9.
  • Tuesday's Yoga Games ends 12/17.
  • Thursday's Spanish ends on 12/12.

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, 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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