Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PTO Meeting: Tuesday September 2nd: All Claxton family welcome!

Please join us at our
Claxton General Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting on
Tuesday, November 4th  at 6:00 pm
in the Claxton Media Center (1st floor). 

Why come to a PTO meeting?

« PTO meetings are a great opportunity to meet other Claxton parents. 
« You can be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events at school.
« You can learn how your child and Claxton benefit from the work of the PTO.
« You can learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off, to positively impact the learning experience of all students at Claxton Elementary School. 
« PTO meetings bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.





Duke Energy helps beautify Claxton!

We are so thankful for the Volunteers from Duke Energy!



They helped to mulch, weed and build beds for our Master Gardener grant.




Claxton grounds are looking great thanks in part to these volunteers!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boosterthon: Reminder all pledges are due today! (Tuesday the 21st)

Thank you for supporting this year's Boosterthon Fun Run! The program was a huge success, but I still need your help. All pledges are due Tuesday, October 21st! Please help your student get in touch with their sponsors. Sponsors can pay three ways—Cash, Check (written out to Claxton Elementary PTO) or Credit Card online. If we have 100% collection, Claxton is on target to profit over $20,000 to go directly back to the school!!
 If an e-mail address was entered with the original pledge on www.funrun.com, your sponsor will receive a pledge link to pay directly by credit card. If not, they can mail cash or check to you and you can send it all in at once with your child's collection envelope. That envelope went home today with a reminder letter highlighting what's outstanding. You can also log on to www.funrun.com for all the information you may need.


We are extending our pledging for the Boosterthon program!! If you have any additional pledges that you would like to add, you can do so until next Thursday! Students can still earn prizes for pledges entered on funrun.com! We are raising funds to go directly back to the school through the Claxton PTO. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celebration of Champions Nomination Guidelines & Application Available!


The Asheville City Schools Foundation is accepting nominations for our Annual Celebration of Champions. Every year, unsung heroes work in our schools as parent leaders, representatives of organizations, or work directly with students.



This year, special consideration will be made for nominees who reflect our diverse community, show innovation, or serve an unmet need. ACSF seeks nominations of community volunteers in categories including: Business, Community Agency, Volunteer Champion, and Parent Champions. (The Parent Leader Champion will be chosen from amongst the Parent Champion nominations and typically reflect a parent whose volunteerism spans over several years and/or schools.) We want to see your school represented! Deadline January 15th, 2015.

 Click here to see videos of last year’s Champions! http://acsf.org/community/celebration-of-champions/2014-champions-for-asheville-city-schools.php


Download a nomination form here


Save the date: Next Claxton Spirit night is November 13th at Ben's Tune-up!



10% of all proceeds go tClaxton!
195 Hilliard Ave


Come support our school while enjoying a great meal!

Claxton Carnival a success!

Big Thanks to Carnival PTO Chairs Molly Russell, Amy Jones, and Beth Mahan for organizing a great Claxton event!!

We would also like to thank all the teachers, staff, and parents who volunteered their time to make the carnival a success.

The 4-5th grade team was able to raise over $600 for the 4-5th grade field trip fund with the 1st Annual Haunted House, which was a huge success.

Thanks to Barley's Pizza and Poppy Popcorn for donating their proceeds to Claxton.