CLX Buzz 2/6/20

The Claxton Elementary Family Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton...
  • Book Fair Volunteers Needed
  • Book Fair Information & e-Wallet Set-Up
  • Online RSVP for Valentine's Day Lunch and Shop!
  • 3rd-5th Grade Valentine's Dance Info + Sign Up to Help
  • Are you Curious about the Jubeelee? Check Out This Q&A Video
  • Please Help with Food & Drink Donations for the Jubeelee Celebration
  • Career Fair--We Need You!
  • Did You Miss the PTO Meeting? Minutes and Video Are Here!
  • 3rd-5th Grade--Girls on the Run Registration
  • 2nd Grade - New Girls on the Run Program at UNC-A!
  • Order Your Yearbook!
  • Roots & Wings After Care -- Spaces Available!
  • Attention Families with Rising K Siblings--Magnet School Enrollment
  • Volunteering at Claxton

  • CLX on Social Media
  • Quick Links

Coming Soon at Claxton...

Thursday Flyers (Check your Claxton folders!) - Book Fair Info, Yearbook Info + Order Forms, Note from State Superintendent

Spring ASA Begins - Week of Feb 10-13 (except for Yoga Games--starts 2/18)

Book Fair - Feb 10-14

3rd-5th Grade School Dance - Thurs, Feb 13 (3-4pm)

NO SCHOOL - Feb 20-21 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Classroom Group + Spring Pictures - Tues, Feb 25

PTO Meeting - Tues, Mar 3 (6-7pm) in Media Center

Student Career Day - Wed, Mar 11

Early Release - Fri, Mar 13 @ 12pm

Jubeelee Celebration + Fundraiser (formerly CLX Auction) - Sat, Mar 14

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - Thurs, Apr 23

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Family Events Calendar

Asheville City Schools Calendars

Book Fair Volunteers Needed for This Week!

Hello, Claxton Parents! It's Book Fair time and we need YOU! We have lots of volunteer positions open for setup, breakdown, and working the fair during school hours - Feb 6-14. Never volunteered before? Working the Book Fair is a fun, easy, way to get involved. Help us get more books to our students and into our classrooms.

Please sign up here. Email me if you have questions or if you'd like to sign up but don't have a Scholastic account (and don't wish to create one).

Nanci Mackey - Claxton parent volunteer

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RSVP Online for Lunch & Shop with Someone You Love!

If your CLX student will have guests for the lunch on Feb 14 and you haven't sent in your paper RSVP, feel free to RSVP here instead
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3rd-5th Grade Valentine's Dance Info + Sign Up to Donate or Volunteer!

Attention 3rd - 5th graders! The Valentine's Dance is Thurs, February 13. Claxton's school dances are so much fun and the kids have a blast PLUS it is a fundraiser to help cover cost of field trips! Kids go straight from class to the dance, which lasts from 3:00-4:00. Cost is $3 for dance, $2 for pizza, and $1 for snacks and drinks. Admission or food vouchers available if needed. Look for permission slip coming home with your child. We do NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Click this link to see how you can help by volunteering, contributing drinks and snacks, or donating money towards pizza!
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Please Help with Jubeelee Food & Drink Donations!

Please plan to join us for the Claxton and Asheville Primary School Jubeelee on Sat, March 14!! We have Virginia and the Slims (CLX parent Joanna Best’s band), Stacy Claude and Bryan Clendenin (APS parents), and DJ Dr. Mark Dickerson lined up to play at the event. Plan to celebrate our schools and enjoy a night with friends, teachers, and staff. You will not want to miss such a fun night!

We still need help gathering auction items. Please help us gather non-cash donations for the auction!

  • Do you have a service to donate (yoga classes, will services, acupuncture, massages, photo sessions, etc.)?

  • Do you have a vacation or rental property you could donate for the weekend?

  • Can you provide lessons as a donation (dance, cooking, sailing, etc.)?

  • Would your place of work donate gift certificates or tickets?

  • Can you bake a pie (the Jubeelee is Pi Day this year!)?

  • Do you have a contact you might be able to ask for a donation?

Please contact Amy Aiken at for donations. No donation is too big or too small! Thank you!

Volunteer for Claxton's Career Fair

Would you be willing to speak with Claxton students about your job at our Career Fair on March 11? We'd love to have representatives from a wide variety of occupations! Complete an online volunteer form here. You can also print and complete this form and return it to your child's teacher. Our Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity for our students to explore different roles. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and interests with them!
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Minutes and Video from Our February PTO Meeting

Our Claxton PTO meeting was held this past Tuesday. Special thanks to guest speakers Mary Cozens and Audra Morrow who shared a presentation about the important services of Children First/Communities in Schools. If you didn't get a chance to stream this month's meeting on Tuesday evening, you can still catch up on the happenings by watching HERE or reading the minutes HERE. While you're checking out the video on Facebook, be sure to like and follow Claxton Families if you haven't already.

Girls on the Run Registration Opens Next Week! Join Our Claxton Spring Program!

Info flyers were sent home with 3rd-5th grade this week. Register online here Feb 10-20!
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2nd Grade - Girls on the Run Piloting New Program at UNC-A! Register Now! See Flyer Pages Below for More Info!

Info flyer was sent home with 2nd grade this week! Register at

Order Your Claxton 2019-2020 Yearbook Now!

Yearbooks are on sale through March 31 and are $20 per copy.

All 5th Graders get a free yearbook (no need to order). All other students can place an order online HERE or return the order form (flyer sent home on Thursday) with payment to Claxton. Make checks payable to Claxton PTO. Extra forms are available in the school office.

5th Grade Families - Buy an ad to celebrate your student in the Yearbook! Ads due March 15th. The ad form came home in student folders and is available here online.

Claxton yearbooks are printed in full color and feature all student portraits and many candid photos. Yearbooks will be distributed near the end of the school year.

Order yours now – supplies are limited!

Contact Jessica Hunter at for details.

A Few Spaces Available in Roots & Wings' Claxton On-Site After School Program...

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Attention Families with Rising K Siblings--Magnet School Enrollment

Don't forget to register your rising K student and follow the regular magnet school registration process. You can begin the enrollment process by completing the application online here or feel free to stop by Claxton and use one of the enrollment computer kiosks in the office.
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Planning to Chaperone Field Trips or Help by Serving as an EOG Proctor? Please Plan Ahead and Be Sure You've Attended Level II Training!

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.

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, February 12, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 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 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! Add Claxton Families to your Instagram feed too!
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