CLX Buzz: 3/2/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • Calling K/1 Families--Donations/Help Needed for Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • Planning to Chaperone 4th or 5th Grade Overnight Field Trips or Proctor End-of-Grade Tests?
  • TICKETS and CHILDCARE Now Available for Claxton "A Night at the Museum" Evening
  • Volunteers NEEDED for "A Night at the Museum" Evening
  • Claxton Career Fair -- Share Your Job with Claxton's Students
  • Seeking Donations for Claxton's Auction
  • Thanks to Our Book Fair Volunteers!
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!
  • Claxton Social Justice League Workshops
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton....

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Tues, Mar 5 - Girls on the Run 1st Session; PTO Meeting in Media Center, 6-7pm (All are welcome!)

Wed, Mar 6 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm; Staff Appreciation Lunch Provided by K/1 Families

Thurs, Mar 7 - CLX SJL Workshop - Understanding Gender Identity

Thurs, Mar 14 - CANCELLED (Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner)

Tues, Mar 19 - Spring Individual & Classroom Group Pictures

Wed, Mar 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12pm

Fri, Mar 29 - Claxton PTO "A Night at the Museum" Evening & Auction

Sat, Mar 30 - Spring CLX Grounds & Gardens Workday

Sat, Apr 27 - 2nd Spring CLX Grounds & Garden Workday

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars

K/1 Families' Help Needed for Mar 6 Staff Appreciation Lunch!

Hello Claxton 1st Grade and Kindergarten Families! Throughout this school year, we're sharing our appreciation with the teachers and staff at Claxton with a series of organized lunches provided by the families and PTO. The 1st Grade and Kindergarten Families will provide our fourth lunch, a baked potato bar, on Wednesday, March 6. K/1 families can efficiently sign up on this Google Sheet to help out--

If you have difficulty with the sign-up sheet, please email Michelle Gray with the item(s) you would like to bring and she will record it for you. To make it even easier we will be collecting all items in the morning drop off line from 7:15-8:00 AM on the 6th.

Please contact our PTO Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs, Michelle Gray and Sherry Martin, by email at or, if you have any questions and, most importantly, THANK YOU for making our Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch a successful one!

Planning to Chaperone Overnight Field Trips or Serve as an EOG Proctor? ADDITIONAL EVENING TRAINING ADDED!

If you're planning to chaperone an upcoming overnight field trip or serve as an End-of-Grade Proctor, be sure you've planned ahead to meet the one-time requirement of the brief (~20-30 min) ACS Level II Training to chaperone. The full LEVEL II training schedule for the remainder of the year is available through this link.

The next training sessions, which usually happen about once a month, are on the following dates at the Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street. Please check the linked schedule above for exact room location at ACS Central Office.

Wed, Mar 6 at 12:00 pm

Tues, Mar 12 at 5:30pm (new evening training)

Wed, Apr 10 at 12:00 pm

Tickets and CHILDCARE Now Available for Claxton's "A Night at the Museum" Auction!

The entire Claxton community – parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, teachers, and staff – is invited to celebrate and support Claxton at our upcoming "A Night at the Museum" Auction! Please purchase your tickets now for the most fun party of the year. This year's event will be at the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) on March 29th from 7-10:30pm. Tickets are available online HERE.

All Claxton families are welcome!---Please don’t let the ticket price prevent you from attending. For financial assistance please contact Mr. Ackerman at / (828) 350-6503.

Childcare for children ages 12 months to 12 years old will be available (with reservation in advance) at the downtown YMCA from 5:45 - 9:30pm. The cost of this Parent’s Night Out program is $15 for Y members and $26 for non-members. Please register your kids at the downtown YMCA as soon as possible, as spots will fill up fast. You can call the downtown Y at (828) 210-9622 or stop by to register. The Y is giving Claxton parents an early sign up period before opening it up to the larger Asheville community.

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Volunteers Needed for "A Night at the Museum"!

We need your help to ensure our 2019 Claxton "A Night at the Museum" Evening and Auction is a SUCCESS! Please volunteer to help us with this event. We need people to help with various tasks before, during, and after the event. Please sign up HERE. We could not do this without you! Thank you!

Volunteer To Share at Claxton's Career Exploration Fair

Would you be interested in speaking with Claxton students about your job at our Career Fair on May 8? We'd love to have representatives from a wide variety of roles. Visit to submit an online volunteer interest form or complete and return the back of THIS FORM which was sent home in your student's folder last week.
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Call for Auction Donations!

Now is the time! Our Claxton Auction is coming up on March 29. Please help us gather non-cash donations for the auction! All money collected from the auction goes to fund PTO services, such as playground redesign, food and books for students in need, money for classroom supplies and books, mini grants, staff appreciation meals and gifts, and more.

  • Are you an artist willing to donate a piece of art?

  • Do you have a service to donate (yoga classes, will services, acupuncture, massages, photo sessions, etc.)?

  • Do you have a second home to donate for a weekend?

  • Can you provide lessons as a donation (dance, cooking, sailing, etc.)?

  • Would your place of work donate gift certificates or tickets?

  • Do you have a contact you might be able to ask for a donation?

For inquiries or donations, please contact Lisa Manning at and include the following information:

  • Name

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • Name of Donation Item or Experience

  • Description of Item or Experience

  • Cash Value of Item or Experience

  • Any restrictions on the Item or Experience

If you were the contact person for a donation for last year’s auction, please reach out to that donor again this year. Contact Lisa Manning ( with the details of that donation once secured.

No donation is too small or too big, and every dollar we raise goes to Claxton. We appreciate any and all help! Thank you!

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

  • $20 each - orders due by April 1st, 2019

  • All 5th Graders get a free yearbook (no need to order).

  • All other students: Order online at or return order form and payment to your teacher (extra forms available in the office). Make checks payable to Claxton PTO.

  • Claxton yearbooks are printed in full color and feature all student portraits and many candid photos. Yearbooks will be distributed near the end of the school year. Order yours now – supplies are limited!

  • 5th Grade Families - Buy an ad to celebrate your student in the Yearbook! Ads due March 15th.

Contact Jessica Hunter at for details.

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Claxton Social Justice League Workshops

If you're interested in attending any or all of the upcoming workshops, please sign up HERE! Check out the event pages here on Claxton Elementary's FB page for more information and sign-up.
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CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Parent Team's 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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