Claxton Parent News 5.25

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, No School

May 26 - June 8: EOG Testing

Monday, June 6, 12:30pm: Variety Show

Tuesday, June 6: Field Day

Thursday, June 8, 9-11am: Kindergarten Graduation

Friday, June 9, 9-11am: 5th Grade Graduation

Friday, June 9: Last Day of School, 12pm Dismissal

Race support needed in exchange for $$ for Claxton!

Are you planning to cheer on the participants in this year's Asheville Half Marathon and 10k race? Then sign up to join the Claxton PTO to cheer the athletes on and provide course support in exchange for $1,000 to Claxton Elementary! The Claxton PTO has agreed to provide 25 volunteers in exchange for a $1,000 donation from the Asheville Half Marathon - this is a fun and easy way to support our school! Volunteers will provide basic course support by acting as waterstop staff and course marshals. You have creative license at our water stop - bring and play music, promote Claxton and HAVE FUN!

Click here to sign up now!

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Claxton needs Field Day Volunteers!

This year’s Field Day will be held at Memorial Stadium

on Tuesday, June 6. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the day including sunscreen, hat, clothes that can get wet and proper footwear to be in the field.

We can not host such a large event for our entire school without help and support from YOU! Please click here to see descriptions, time requirements and sign up for any of the stations. Volunteers are what make Field Day a favorite for all our students!

EOG Testing Tips from Mrs. Briggs

All of our students have worked hard this year, and their success will show! Click here for a great list of testing tips and techniques gathered by Mrs. Briggs.

Pollination Celebration!

Pollination Celebration! is a coordinated event by Asheville GreenWorks and Bee City USA that takes place during the whole month of June 2017. This is a communal celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, flies, and other species that help pollinate one out of every three bites of food you eat! Events are hosted and/or presented by many local entities. Join the fun, learn a lot, and get actively involved with bringing back the pollinators by participating in the variety of Pollinator Month activities being offered in Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding area.


Click here to explore all the events, or you may also keep up with the latest Pollination Celebration! news by liking the Asheville GreenWorks Facebook Page and the BeeCity USA Asheville Facebook Page.

Spanish Phrase of the Week

¿Como se llama tu amigo/amiga?

Mi amigo/amiga se llama _______.

What is your friend's name?

My friend's name is _________.

We may have reached the end of the school year, but it's never too late to make friends, and using our Spanish is a great way to do it!

In the past few weeks, we've learned how to ask someone their name:

¿Como te llamas?

We've learned how to ask their teacher's name:

¿Como se llama tu maestro/maestra?

We know how to tell friends our teacher's name:

Mi maestro/maestra se llama Senor/Senora _______.

And now, since Claxton kids don't leave others out of conversations, we can invite new people to join in by introducing them:

Mi amigo/amiga se llama _______.

Don't forget, if your friend is a boy, say amigo and if your friend is a girl, say amiga.


Now let's practice with this fun video!


And another one, just for fun ...

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Thank you to Claxton Elementary's 2017 Corporate Sponsors!

The Claxton PTO would like to express deep appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses in our community that have donated to our school. These generous donations enable us to continue wonderful programs such as LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton's Storytelling festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.


Best and Best, PLLC

Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Campbell Shatley, PLLC

Dewey Property Advisors

European Wax Center

High Five Coffee

Longview Builders

Marks Family Dentistry

Silver-Line Plastics

The Village Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Order your Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2016-17 Claxton Yearbook
Here's a handy link to all of ACS's school lunch menus!