CLX Buzz: 4/4/19

The Claxton Elementary Community Newsletter

What's the Buzz?

  • Coming Soon at Claxton
  • Support Claxton through Extended Online Auction Happening Now!
  • School Picture Orders - Due 4/22
  • Looking Ahead to 2019-2020 School Year--Leaders and Ideas Needed for CLX PTO
  • Lost & Found -- Please Claim Any Leftover Dishes/Utensils
  • Thanks to Our Volunteers!
  • Wish List for Drama Class
  • Yearbook Sale Extended until April 15--Order Yours Today!
  • Claxton Social Justice League Workshops
  • 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!

Thurs, Apr 11 - CLX SJL Workshop, 6-8pm (see flyer below)

Fri, Apr 12 - Claxton Variety Show

Mon, Apr 15 - Fri, Apr 19 - No School (SPRING BREAK!)

Sat, Apr 27 - Outdoor Family & Community Workday, 9am-1pm (ALL are welcome! Please join us!)

Mon, May 6 - Fri, May 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tues, May 7 - PTO Meeting, 6-7pm in the Media Center

Wed, May 8 - Claxton Career Fair for Students

Fri, May 17 - Claxton's Annual Bee Day!

Claxton Elementary Online Calendar

Claxton Printable Calendar of Special Events

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

Bee Day 2019 is Coming! Catch a Piece of Bee Day 2018 and Claxton's Bee LOVE in Our Online Auction!

Support Claxton through Extended Online Auction Happening Now!

Go to Claxton's Bidding Owl Auction HERE or visit for link.

Did you miss the 2019 “Night at the Museum” evening celebration & auction? Or maybe you attended but did not win anything? You can still support Claxton through our extended online auction!

We have new items (some starting at $5), a few repeat items, and fund-a-need items. 5th grade parents, we need your help supporting the drum residency program--sponsor a $60 drum for a student!

Please view these online auction and fund-a-need items and consider supporting Claxton through this virtual auction. The auction is open until Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm. We appreciate your support and generosity!

School Picture Orders - Due 4/22

Claxton spring picture proofs and order info will be coming home soon. You can order and pay online or return the paper form with payment. Any orders and payment need to be submitted by 4/22 (the day students return after Spring Break).

We need YOU! Looking for Leaders for CLX PTO for 2019-2020 School Year

We are ALL a part of the PTO! Without all of us, there would be no "P" (parents) and "T" (teachers/staff) to make the PTO! We invite you to consider stepping up for a committee member or leadership role with the Claxton PTO! We are planning for the 2019-2020 school year, and we are looking for your awesome ideas and talents to help make all of our exciting opportunities at Claxton possible. No experience is necessary; you only need to bring enthusiasm and dedication to helping Claxton become the best it can be! PTO positions are open to all parents or caregivers of Claxton students. We're working on role descriptions and will include that info in the Buzz soon! If you are interested in exploring a role or two or if you have any questions, please reach out to Miriam Scott (Claxton Volunteer Coordinator) at or (828) 419-0327.




SIT (School Improvement Team) Parent Reps

Leader in Me Team Parent Reps

Corporate Sponsors/Community Partners


Fun Run

Fall Carnival

Book Fair

Claxton Rewards

4th Grade Field Trip Reps

5th Grade Field Trip Reps

Craft Fair/ Art Walk

Holiday Shoppe

Auction Team

Grant Writing




Advocacy Liaison

Staff Appreciation


Green Team

FIRST Lego League

Odyssey of the Mind

After School Arts

New Families & Tours


Bear Pack

Lost & Found -- Please Claim Any Leftover Dishes/Utensils!

Are you missing a crock pot, serving utensils, plastic containers, cupcake stand, etc. that you brought to school for an event? Chances are it is in the PTO workroom (room 304). Please retrieve all items before the end of the school year as we plan to donate nonessential items (Mrs. Ornato has a key to the room). If you cannot visit the workroom during school hours please reach out to parent Stephanie Jones ( to provide a description of your missing item(s). She will look for your item and arrange a way to get it to you.

BIG Thanks to Our Claxton Family and Community Grounds Volunteers!

Have you noticed Claxton's grounds this week? Our campus looks amazing! Thanks to our PTO Grounds Chair Tricia Johnson and to Claxton families who joined in our workday this past Saturday. We were so lucky to also have help from community volunteers from First Baptist Church and Preferred Properties this past week to help with readying Claxton's outdoors for the spring! First Baptist Church also helped Claxton staff with projects preparing materials for our students. It takes a village, and we are very grateful!
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Wish List for CLX Drama

Do you happen to have any of these items lying around? If so, we would welcome them for our drama classroom if you're interested in donating. You can drop off wish list items in Claxton's front office with Cherie Davis. Email our CLX Creative Drama teacher at if you have any questions. Thanks!

  • Steering Wheel (real!)
  • Microphones (non working)
  • Wings
  • Trays/Pitchers/Mixing Bowls/Tablecloths
  • Feathers, Pom Poms, Sequins
  • Old Costume pieces (No superheroes please)
  • Leftover Birthday Party Supplies (invitations, hats, etc)

Yearbook Sale Extended! Order Yours Today!

  • $20 each - orders due by April 15, 2019

  • All 5th Graders get a free yearbook (no need to order).

  • All other students: Order online at (clicking on "2019 Yearbook") or return order form and payment to your teacher (extra forms available in the office). Make checks payable to Claxton PTO.

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

Order yours now – supplies are limited! Contact Jessica Hunter at for details.

Claxton Social Justice League Workshops

If you're interested in attending the final SJL workshop of this season, please sign up HERE! Check out the event page here on Claxton Elementary's FB page for more information and sign-up.
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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, April 10, 2019, at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 12:00 PM

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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