CLX Buzz: 7/14/18 Mid-Summer Issue
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- Meet the Teacher Events
- New Family Orientation
- After School Arts Program - Looking for Instructors for Fall 2018!
- Claxton's August Garden and Grounds Workday
- Invitation to Dig in and WEED!
- Elementary Battle of the Books '18-'19 Reading List
- Summer Reading Program
- Claxton's NEW Little Free Library
- School Supply Lists
- Thanks to Our Field Day Crew!
- Claxton Spirit Night
- Help Our P.E. Program Purchase New Equipment - Be a Box Tops for Education Hero!
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Kindergarten Meet the Teacher - Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30-7:00pm
Grades 1-5 Meet the Teacher - Fri., Aug. 24, 9-11 am
FIRST DAY OF CLASS - Mon., Aug. 27 (Full Day for All Students)
No Classes - Mon., Sept. 3 (Labor Day Holiday)
After School Arts Class Registration OPENS - Tues, Sept. 4, 8:00am, tentative
Open House and Ice Cream Social - Thurs., Sept. 13, 5-7pm
Early Dismissal - Fri., Sept. 14, 12pm
Back to School Dance (3rd-5th Grades) - Thurs., Sept. 20 3-4pm
After School Arts Fall Classes Begin - Week of Mon, Sept. 24
Fun Run, Memorial Stadium - Thurs. Oct. 4
Fall Carnival - Fri., Oct. 26 5:30-8:30pm
Here is a link to a list of the official ACS Calendars, including the upcoming 2018-2019 school calendar.
Meet the Teacher August Events
Grades 1-5 Meet the Teacher - Fri., Aug. 24th 9-11am
(Please note: Kindergarten teachers will NOT be at Claxton during this morning event. Interested kindergarten students and families should come to the Thursday evening event on 8/23. We realize this arrangement might mean that families with multiple students in both Kindergarten and other grades might attend both sessions.)
Students will receive teacher assignments in August before our Meet the Teacher events.
New Family Orientation
After School Arts Program Call for Instructors
Claxton's Back-to-School Gardens and Grounds Workday--Save the Date!
Bring your family and friends to Claxton on Sat., Aug. 4th anytime from 9-1 to help our garden beds and grounds SHINE for the kick-off of our new school year! No garden experience is needed; just come prepared to HAVE FUN and to GET DIRTY! We'll be weeding, picking up litter, sweeping, pruning, repairing, and more. Please wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. We'll supply light snacks and a water cooler to refill your containers. Email Tricia Johnson at email@example.com if you have any questions. RSVP (optional) to our workday invite on Facebook--https://www.facebook.com/events/1972465409490147/.
An Invitation to Weed!
Elementary Battle of the Books '18-'19 Reading List
The 2018-2019 Elementary Battle of the Books list is out! Any and all interested 4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate and summer is a great time to get your read on. Check out the list and head to your public library. Happy reading!
Keep up the Reading!!!!
With summer in full swing, let your adventures soar through reading! Ms. Brown sent some wonderful resources and information home with students in their report card envelopes. At this mid-summer point, here's a refresher of what she shared--
Summer Reading Resources (sent home in green folders) -
Dear Claxton Families,
This summer I hope that our students have a chance to relax, to play with friends, to have fun with family and to READ A LOT! We have loads of research pointing to the importance of summer reading for maintaining or improving reading skills. Study after study shows us that when students continue to read over the summer and/or are involved in summer library programs they return to school with a “positive attitude about reading, are more confident in the classroom, read beyond what is required, and perceive reading as important.” (Fiore & Roman, 2010). Additionally, we know that the more students read the better readers they become.
We are lucky to live in a town with thriving free summer library programs at each of our 13 branches. Please find the attached reading lists and suggestions for summer reading programs, including the Pack Memorial Library summer reading program schedule and information on the Zoom program which gets library card holders into area attractions for free.
Enjoy your summer, Claxton families, and remember to READ, READ, READ!
With bounding book love,
Fiore, Carole & Roman, Susan. “Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says.” School Library Journal, 1 Nov 2010, www.slj.com/2010/11/students/summer-reading-programs-boost-student-achievement-study-says/#_.
Claxton's NEW Little Free Library
2018-2019 School Supply Lists
Remember to Collect Your Box Tops this Summer to Support Physical Education at Claxton!
Please save your Boxtops for Education throughout the summer and bring them in when you return to school in August. You can place them in the bear container outside of the main office or in the gym. This will help us "kick off" the school year by providing funds for Coach Swain to buy new balls and other needed equipment for our P.E. program! Thank you! Click here for a list of participating products.