CLX Buzz 4/15/18

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's Happening

Report Cards - Fri, 4/13

ACS Board Meeting - Mon, 4/16, 6:30pm

Career Day - Tues, 4/17

4th Grade Raleigh Field Trip - Thurs, 4/19 - Fri, 4/20

Bee Day and Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Tues, 4/24

Math Carnival & Chicken Dinner - Wed, 4/25 5:30-7:00 pm

Stand Against Racism Day and Staff Appreciation Lunch - Fri, 4/27

Early Release - Fri, 4/27 @ 12:00 pm

Here is a link to a list of the official ACS Calendars, always up-to-date

Join us this coming Sunday, April 22nd, from 12-4pm for a Claxton Grounds Workday!

We invite all students, staff, families, and the community to spend a fun afternoon together, maintaining and beautifying our school gardens and grounds, on Sunday, April 22nd from 12pm-4pm. You don't need to have a green thumb or gardening experience to come! We'll be cleaning the grounds; weeding our vegetable, perennial, and pollinator beds; spreading mulch on the playground; and taking care of a few other maintenance tasks on our wonderful campus. If you have garden tools, please bring trowels, hand pruners, shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. If you don't have any tools, we have a few in the garden shed to share! Snacks and drinks will be provided, and kids are most definitely welcome! Email our Claxton PTO Grounds Chair, Tricia Johnson, at if you have any questions.

Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Tues, April 24th

Our next Mix It Up at Lunch Day is on Tuesday, April 24, which is also our CLX Bee Day! We'd love to have you at Claxton during lunch to help facilitate conversations and to mix it up! Contact Claxton Counselor Mark Ackerman,, if you would like to help.

We need YOU! Looking for Leaders for CLX PTO for 2018-2019 School Year

If you've ever wanted to become more involved at Claxton and didn't know where to start, your chance is here! The Claxton PTO needs you and your awesome ideas and talents to help make all of our exciting opportunities at Claxton possible. We are looking to fill several positions for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience is necessary; you only need to bring enthusiasm and dedication to helping Claxton become the best it can be! The following PTO positions are open to all parents or caregivers of Claxton students. If you are interested please reach out to Molly Russell, PTO Co-President, at Even if a leadership role isn't a good fit for you at this time, we would love to have you join us for PTO meetings! The CLX PTO meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Claxton media center. Please click here for details about the roles listed below.

VP of Communications

4th Grade Representative

Auction Committee (4 open positions)



Grant Writing

Hospitality (2 open positions)

Fun Run (2 open positions)

Local Musician and Resident Teaching Artist Laura Blackley at Claxton

Thanks to grant funding from the Asheville City Schools Foundation, Claxton 4th graders recently worked with local musician and resident teaching artist Laura Blackley to learn about blues and roots musicians of Western North Carolina, with a specific focus on Nina Simone, Etta Baker, and Doc Watson. Students prepared songs for a special performance that culminated the artist residency experience at a school assembly on Tuesday, March 27th.

Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

Claxton has several current needs for one-on-one and small group volunteers in the classroom setting. One of these opportunities focuses on helping 2nd grade students with reading fluency work, and another opening is being paired to work one-on-one with kids in their grade level classrooms during various learning times. Please contact Miriam Scott, Claxton Volunteer Coordinator, at if you are interested in helping us meet these needs.
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Order your Claxton Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2017-18 Claxton Yearbook.

Volunteer Background Checks for Asheville City Schools

As a volunteer, you are an important part of the school community. When you become a volunteer, your work takes on special significance -- though you are not part of the staff, you share the same responsibilities that paid staff are held to while engaged with students. We are THANKFUL for all of our volunteers! Please click on the link below to complete a background check. This background check is required for anyone who may work in the classroom, serve as reading and math tutors, extracurricular coaches, mentors, and overnight field trip chaperones. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out the information, and once it is returned (usually within a week), you are all set to go.

ACS Online Background Check

If you have any questions, please email Miriam Scott at

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsor, Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry!
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