CLX Buzz: 9/20/18
The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter
What's the Buzz?
- Coming Soon at Claxton
- It's Fun Run Time!!!
- Hurricane Florence Relief Drive
- Classroom Wishes and Needs - Request for Volunteers to Help with Classroom Libraries and 1-on-1 Support
- Room Reps Still Needed for 3rd and 5th Grades
- ATTENTION: Volunteer Background Checks and Training Needed
- Please Share Your Thoughts--Survey for Family Information Nights
- Join CLXLeaders for a Good Cause--Eblen Charities' Walk, Run, or Roll!
- Claxton's Student Health Fair - Volunteers Needed
- CLX on Social Media
- Quick Links
- Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Coming Soon at Claxton....
Thursday Folders Sent Home--Check your Claxton backpacks! - Thurs, Sept 20
Claxton Spirit Night at Salvage Station - Thurs, Sept 20, 5:30-7:30pm
1st Grade AMOS Field Trip - Fri, Sept 21
Fun Run Pep Rally! - Mon, Sept 24
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
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
Fall Carnival - Fri, Oct 26 5:30-8:30pm
It's Fun Run Time!!!
We’re less than a week away from kicking off the Claxton Elementary FUN RUN! This is one of our two 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 !!!
Our 2-week fundraising program kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, September 24. Look for a Pledgebook to come home that day so your family can start getting 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—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
Hurricane Florence Relief Drive
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 via email to all class families 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:
3rd: Conti and Seimer
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.
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
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 12:00 PM
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.
Please Complete Survey for Possible CLX Family Information Sessions
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.