CLX Buzz 11/21/19

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Traducción de boletines al español y otros idiomas (Newsletter Translation Now Available)
  • Call for Proposals for Spring 2020 After School Arts (ASA)

  • Updated Final Class Dates for Fall After School Arts
  • ACS Magnet School Enrollment for 2020-2021
  • Volunteering at Claxton
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!)

NO SCHOOL - Wed, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 29

PTO Meeting - Tues, Dec 3 from 6-7pm in Media Center

Dance for 3rd-5th Grades - RESCHEDULED/TBD

Claxton Storytelling Festival - Fri, Dec 6 (during school day)

Holiday Meal Day - Wed, Dec 18

Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) - Mon, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 3

First School Day of 2020 - Mon, Jan 6

NO SCHOOL - Mon, Jan 20

Early Release Day and Staff Appreciation Lunch - Fri, Jan 24

Registration Open for Spring After School Arts (ASA) - Sun, 1/26 @ 8pm - Sun 2/2 @ 8pm

Spring ASA Begins - Week of Feb 10-13


Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Traducción de boletines al español y otros idiomas

El boletín semanal Buzz de Claxton para familias ahora está disponible en muchos idiomas. Para acceder a la traducción del boletín, desplázate hacia abajo de esta página y encontrarás "Traducir" en una barra negra. Haga clic en "Traducir" y elija su idioma preferido. El boletín se traducirá automáticamente a su idioma seleccionado. Para obtener ayuda, llame a Kimberly Eggett al 350-6561.

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Claxton's weekly Buzz newsletter for families is now available in many languages. To access newsletter translation, scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find "Translate" in a black bar. Click on "Translate" and choose your preferred language. The newsletter will be automatically translated into your selected language. For help, call Kimberly Eggett at 350-6561.

Call for Proposals for Spring 2020 After School Arts (ASA) Program

The Call for Proposals for our Spring 2020 After School Arts (ASA) Program is now open! Please share this invitation for new class ideas with friends, family, and community!


[For Spring 2020 ASA, class catalogs will be available in mid-January. Registration will open on Sun, 1/26 at 8:00pm and close on Sun, 2/2 at 8:00pm. Classes will begin the week of Feb 10-13.]


Please contact Miriam Scott at miriam.scott@acsgmail.net if you have any questions or would like to discuss any ideas about the program.

Updated Final Class Dates for Fall ASA Classes

As our After School Arts season begins to wind down, here are the updated final class dates--


  • Monday Classes--

    • LEGO Explorations ends on 12/2.

    • Poetry ends on 12/9.

  • Tuesday Classes--

    • FEAST and Board Games ended on 11/19.

    • Yoga Games (no class on 11/26) ends 12/17.

  • Wednesday Classes--

    • Math Attack ended on 11/15.

    • Prop & Set Design ended on 11/20.

  • Thursday Classes--

    • Prop & Set Design and Birds ended on 11/21.

    • Mindstorm Robotics ends on 12/5.

    • Spanish ends on 12/12.

ACS Magnet School Enrollment for 2020-2021

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Chaperoning and Other Volunteering at Claxton

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! If you wish to volunteer at any time, there are a couple of requirements that need to be completed in advance.


1) Whether you're a new or returning Claxton volunteer, an online background check is needed each year to volunteer in any capacity with students at school or as a supervising chaperone on field trips. It takes about 5 minutes to start your background check but can sometimes take 2-3 weeks for checks to be approved. You cannot volunteer until your background check has been approved, so jump over to this link to get yours started. https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Asheville-City-Schools/


2) Also, all volunteers need to attend a brief (~30min) Level II volunteer training with Asheville City Schools before you can volunteer at Claxton. The training is a one-time requirement (not needed each year) and this year's schedule is set so you can go ahead and check the calendar. Please see below for the next training sessions or check this year's full calendar HERE. Trainings take place in the Boardroom at Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street unless otherwise noted. No registration is required to attend the training.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 12:00 PM


Please contact miriam.scott@acsgmail.net if you have any questions or are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at Claxton!

CLX on Social Media

Follow Claxton Elementary on Facebook and the Claxton Families' Facebook 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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