CLX Buzz: 5/9/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Claxton Showcase & Step Up Night
  • Volunteer Opportunity - Proctors for End-of-Grade Testing
  • Claxton's Bee Day!
  • Free Community Family Swim at YWCA
  • Broadband Internet Survey
  • Volunteering at Claxton -- Training Schedule and Background Checks
  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links
  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Folders--Check your Claxton backpacks!

Tues, May 14 - PTO Meeting, 6-7pm in the Media Center (All CLX families are welcome! Please join us!)

Fri, May 17 - Claxton Bee Day

Mon, May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day Holiday)

Mon, Jun 3 - Field Day (**volunteers needed--info and sign-up coming soon!)

Wed, Jun 5 - Showcase & Step Up Night, 5:30-7:30pm (see flyer below)

Fri, Jun 7 - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal, 12pm)

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

Asheville City Schools Calendars (including 2019-2020 School Calendar)

Claxton Showcase & Step Up Night

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Volunteer Opportunity - End-of-Grade Testing Proctors

We're looking for volunteers to proctor the state End-of-Grade (EOG) tests. Sign up HERE! This opportunity is open to parents of students in all grades. Parents of younger grades are encouraged to sign up even though your child is not yet having EOG tests. This experience will help parents get a glimpse of what to expect when your child begins EOG testing in 3rd grade.

Available testing dates to proctor are 5/24, 5/29, 5/30, and 5/31. Proctors will need to be available from 7:45am until 12pm. You can sign up for one or more dates. Thanks!

Claxton Bee Day!

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Free Community Family Swim!

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Broadband Survey

It is a goal of Asheville City Schools to serve the needs of our students and community with a consistent focus on Excellence with Equity. A community partner of Asheville City Schools, the nonprofit Land of Sky Regional Council has presented an opportunity to enhance equity in our students’ access to broadband internet outside of school, while at the same time potentially improving internet access in Western North Carolina for all.

Land of Sky is engaged in an ongoing project called West Next Generation Network, or WestNGN. The goal of the project is to develop a business case for low cost and high-speed broadband internet access. This is an economic development project at its core, with application in the Professional & Technical Services, Home-based business, Small business, Technology, HealthCare & Telehealth, Life Sciences, and Education fields.

To the students of Asheville City Schools, the success of the WestNGN initiative could lead to lower cost high-speed broadband access available at home.

To help make the case for improved broadband access, Land of Sky is requesting that households in the region complete a survey regarding internet access. Your participation in the West Next Generation Network Initiative is welcomed. The data from the survey is being collected to identify unserved, underserved, and competitive broadband environments in Western North Carolina for possible improvement.

The data could be instrumental in getting underserved areas access to broadband internet for the first time and improving existing service with higher speeds, better cost, and better service. Asheville City Schools supports the Land of Sky Regional Council’s efforts to ensure our students have the connectivity they need to succeed in the digital workplace. The survey may take 10 to 12 minutes. Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties are all participating. The survey is anonymous and questions include home internet connection speeds and internet service costs.

Land of Sky Regional Household Broadband Survey

If you would prefer to take a survey on paper, copies will be available at your child’s school.

Volunteering at Claxton

If you're interested in volunteering at Claxton, be sure you've planned ahead to meet the one-time requirement of the brief (~20-30 min) ACS Level II Training. The full LEVEL II training schedule for the remainder of the year is available through this link.

The next training sessions, which usually happen about once a month, are on the following dates at the Asheville City Schools' Central Office at 85 Mountain Street. Please check the linked schedule above for exact room location at ACS Central Office.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Please contact 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 Parent Team's 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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