CLX Buzz: 9/27/18
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- It's Fun Run Time!!!
- Final Weekend to Collect Donations for Hurricane Relief Drive
- Claxton's Student Health Fair - Volunteers Needed
- 4th Grade Families: Let's Show Our Thanks with Oct 9th Staff Appreciation Lunch
- Classroom Wishes and Needs - Volunteers for Classroom Libraries and 1-on-1 Support
- Room Reps Still Needed for 3rd and 5th Grades
- Social Justice League News
- Join CLXLeaders for a Good Cause--Sign Up for Eblen Charities' Walk, Run, or Roll!
- Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
- Claxton Crafty -- Call for Vendors and Musicians!
- Call for Auction Donations!
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Sept 27
Thurs ASA Classes Begin (except Bricks4Kidz) - Sept 27
PTO Meeting - Tues, Oct 2, 6-7pm
Thurs Bricks4Kidz ASA Class Begins - Oct 4
Fun Run, Memorial Stadium - Thurs, Oct 4
Kinder Field Trip to Fire Dept and Police Station - Fri, Oct 5
Early Dismissal & Staff Appreciation Lunch - Tues, Oct 9 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
No School - Wed, Oct 10 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Fall Picture Day - Fri, Oct 12
Claxton Student Health Fair - Mon, Oct 15, 8-11:30am
Claxton Chat/Coffee with the Principal - Tues, Oct 16, 8-8:30am
Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Tues, Oct 23
Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 26 5:30-8:30pm
Claxton Crafty - Sat, Nov 10, 10am-4pm
Thanks-for-Reading Lunch - Wed, Nov 14
It's Fun Run Time!!!
Our FUN RUN kicked off with a pep rally on Monday and is now in full swing! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for cultural enrichment programs, field trip scholarships, teacher appreciation, books, and supplies for the classroom, and we need your help !!!
Use your Pledgebook that came home this week or log onto funrun.com to start gathering pledges for your student. We want this to be fun and easy for everyone, so think of others who can support your student as they run laps to help our school. And don’t forget to save the Fun Run Date—next Thursday October 4 at Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville. You’re invited to come out and cheer on our students! Thank you for supporting Claxton!
We need volunteers at the Fun Run to serve water, mark laps as students run, and cheer on our CLX Leaders! Sign up here to help for an hour shift: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1od0IVzGdY8y1_NUogelMhSyHWyHUR2QE4pUwlb-4uCI/edit?usp=sharing
Final Weekend for Donations to Hurricane Florence Relief Drive
Claxton's Student Health Fair--Volunteers Needed!
4th Grade Families: Let's Show Our Thanks with Oct 9th Staff Appreciation Lunch
Throughout the upcoming school year, we would like to show our appreciation to the teachers and staff at Claxton with a series of organized lunches provided by the families and PTO. We plan to serve lunch on early release days, host a holiday lunch in December, and plan an exciting week with various gifts during Teacher Appreciation Week. We have four luncheons scheduled this school year and we will ask each grade to help out with one meal. As seasoned Claxton families, the 4th Grade Families will provide our second lunch on Tuesday, October 9. All 4th Grade Families can efficiently sign up via a Google Sheets to help out. If you are having difficulties using the Google Sheets, 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 AM drop off line from 7:15-8:00 AM on the 9th.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and, most importantly, thank you for making our Staff Appreciation Lunch a successful one!
2018-2019 Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
Michelle Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org 419-494-6960
Sherry Martin: email@example.com 828-230-9732
Classroom Wishes and Needs
5th Grade 1-on-1 Volunteer: Our 5th grade teaching team is looking for volunteers to work with students one-on-one to support a range of needs in the classroom. The time commitment is flexible but it would be great if a volunteer had a few hours per week to offer for several months or for the year. Volunteers need to have a current background check and must have attended a Level II ACS training. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
Room Reps Still Needed!
Room Reps are still needed in several of our Claxton classrooms, so please consider taking on this role for your student’s class! The intended role of the Room Rep is to help distribute important information regarding class and PTO events. We want every family to be informed about events and allowed the opportunity to volunteer at Claxton. The Room Rep also collaborates with the classroom teacher regarding class needs, which may include extra supplies, snacks, or volunteers for class events.
Room reps are still needed for the following classes:
Are you interested in being a room rep this year? If so, please contact Amanda Pattanayak at email@example.com or at (617) 953-0855 as soon as possible.
Social Justice League News
Join CLXLeaders for a Good Cause--Eblen Charities' Walk, Run, or Roll!!!
Claxton is putting a team together for Eblen Charities 18th Annual Walk, Run or Roll event taking place Saturday October 13th at 9:00 am. All funds raised help Eblen Charities to keep helping out more than 125,000 local families with medical care and supplies, travel assistance, dental and prescription care, funding assistance for food, rent, heat and other emergency aid. We value Eblen's services to families and want to get together a team of amazing CLXLeaders who will WALK with us and raise money for Eblen. Want to join? Register here by finding team name CLXLeaders on Eblen's website.
Serving as a Volunteer in the Classroom or as a Field Trip Chaperone This Year
Also, if you haven't already done so, you'll need to attend a 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 go ahead and make plans to attend one of these brief (~20 min) trainings. Please see below for the schedule. All trainings are held in the Board Room at the Central Office of Asheville City Schools at 85 Mountain Street. No registration is required to attend the training.
ACS Volunteer Training Schedule for 2018-2019
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00 PM
If you have any questions about volunteer requirements for Claxton and Asheville City Schools, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claxton Crafty -- Save the Date and Call for Vendors and Musicians
Tricia Johnson email@example.com 828-231-4078
Call for Auction Donations!
Mark your calendars for the Claxton Auction on March 29, 2019. Although it’s a little ways away, we need to start gathering non-cash donations for the auction now. 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 ManningLA@yahoo.com and include the following information:
Name of Donation Item or Experience
Description of Item or Experience
Cash Value of Item or Experience
Any restrictions on the Item or Experience
No donation is too small or too big, and every dollar we raise goes to Claxton. We appreciate any and all help! Thank you!