Claxton Parent News 3.3

Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families

What's Happening

Thursday, March 9th: Early Release Day, 12 noon

Friday, March 10th: Full Student Day, (update from original calendar)

Tuesday, March 14th: Math Carnival and Free Chicken Dinner, School-wide

Wednesday, March 15th: 5th Grade Asheville Symphony Field Trip

Thursday, March 16th: PTO Meeting, Media Center

Friday, March 17th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Saturday, March 18th: 7pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

Sunday, March 19th: 2:30pm, Claxton Musical Dear Edwina Jr.

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Light the Night Silent Auction

Friday, March 31st, 7-11pm

80 Broadway Street

Asheville, NC

SAVE the DATE! The Light the Night Auction will be held on March 31st at the Historic Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville. Join our Claxton community in an evening of fun and fundraising for our PTO. Proceeds from this event go toward many programs at Claxton such as the Playground project, LEAF in Schools and Streets, Claxton’s Storytelling Festival, teacher mini grants, field trip scholarships, books and supplies for classrooms and more.


Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are only $25 when purchased in advance - this includes all drinks and eats at the event!


Everyone in our community is invited, bring your friends and neighbors!


Sign up here to assist our PTO produce this marvelous event, we need your help, your ideas and your expertise!

Green Eggs and Ham by Claxton's own First Graders

Check out this video of the book Green Eggs and Ham created by Claxton first graders in honor of Read Across America day! The kids did ALL the props, scenery and performances themselves in the new Maker Space in the Claxton Media Center! (did you know that Claxton has a green screen for videography?!)
1st Grade and Green Eggs and Ham!
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Join SoCon Pep Bands, Cheerleaders and Mascots this Saturday, March 4 at Pack Square for the 2017 Southern Conference Downtown Dribble and Kids Fest! Registration is 9:30am-10:30am.

First 700 children receive a Free t-shirt, Basketball and Game Ticket!!!!

Pre-register Online here.

Claxton's annual musical theater production is right around the corner! "Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation." Three performances - March 17 and 18 at 7pm and March 19 at 2:30pm. All ages will enjoy this showcase of Claxton's 3rd, 4th and 5th graders!

Spanish Phrase of the Week

En la clase hay lápices amarillos y rojos. ¿De cúales otros colores son los lápices?


In the classroom there are yellow and red pencils. What other colors are the pencils?


It's quite a mouthful, but our Claxton language leaders are up to it! We've spent the past several weeks practicing different ways to talk about the pencils we find in our classrooms: in the singular or plural, in different colors, and in statements and questions.


We're loving this short rap about the classroom. Keep watching -- los lápices están allí!


And if you've got 10 minutes, try this video that reinforces the Spanish words for different colors and applies them to all sorts of objects, giving kids a great chance for some mini-immersion.


Order your Yearbook today!

Click here to order your 2016-17 Claxton Yearbook