PTO Board Update

Lots of info to pass on. Thanks for all you are doing!

What's up with this fancy email?

  • Periodically, due to the large volume of work the PTO does, we will send out an update on things we think you as board members need to know. This may come once a month, or once a quarter, but please read through it as it contains helpful information for all of us as we work to support our school.
  • We will be using the Smore platform because it makes managing email addresses easy and provides a well organized format.

New PTO Membership Cards

Designed to Build Parent Involvement

Why the cards?

We are trying something new, thanks to brainstorming by parents and staff during Claxton's Racial Equity workshops last year.


In order to clarify that each parent is a member of our hard working PTO (and encourage more parents to help shoulder the workload), feedback suggested handing out membership cards to all families at the start of this school year. Rachel Hale designed the cards that will come home with your child this week.


How does it work?

Families can get their cards punched (a total of 10 times) over the course of the school year at PTO sponsored events such as the International Potluck, grounds work days, the math carnival, and any PTO monthly meeting. Punches can then be redeemed at PTO events throughout the year for perks such as tickets, snacks and other goodies. Punches will be given at the PTO Info/Merch table at these events. We believe this will incentivize participation in Claxton events for parents who otherwise may not attend.


How can you help?

If you are chairing a committee that plans an event, please include a small perk that can be redeemed with punches. For example, 5 tickets at the Fall Carnival for 3 punches, or a free bag of popcorn at the Winter Concert with 4 punches. Put this information in the flyer/posts about the event. Who knows? It just might work:)

October 6th PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 6pm

100 Atkinson Street

Asheville, NC

The meeting will be held in the Community Center immediately on your right as you enter the complex. We will be in the after school room. If you would like to carpool to Hillcrest, please meet in the Claxton parking lot at 5:30.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Save the Date!

Fall/Holiday PTO Cocktail Party


  • Tricia and James Johnson's House, Saturday, November 21st 7pm-10pm
  • Please join us to celebrate fall and kick-off the holiday season. More details to follow.