Monday, September 15, 2014

After School Arts Classes begin the week of September 22nd

We are ready for another exciting session of After School Arts Classes. 

Classes will begin the week of September 22nd, so be prepared to have fun.

4th grade staff appreciation lunch: September 26th

sign up to Help!

It is time for the 4th grade families to show their appreciation. The next luncheon is scheduled for September 26th, which is also parent-teacher conference day.  We will serve sandwiches, fruit and chips and will be feeding approximately 65 staff members.

We hope you will help by preparing some of your favorite sandwich items and bringing in sides and toppings. Homemade desserts are always a favorite.  You could donate money or time if that is easier.  (Make a check payable to Claxton PTO with Staff Appreciation in the memo line.) Unfortunately, I have a work conflict on that date, so if anyone could help with clean-up, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please see the link below to sign up! If you have any problems with the document, please email Lisa Patton or me and we can sign you up for whatever you’d like.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address on the google doc. We will send reminders and other instructions as we get closer to the date.

The staff lines up for lunch and they are so appreciative of the efforts of the families. We hear many statements of amazement and gratitude! We thank you for your help in making the Claxton staff feel appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you.

Questions? email 

Kelly Pippinger-Clark  or
Lisa Patton

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


DATE change to October 10th

FRIDAY, OCT. 10th, 5:30-8:30PM


We are switching things up and moving the Claxton carnival to a Friday night this fall! We will have classic carnival games, a haunted house, bounce houses, cake walk, pie throwing contest, pizza, popcorn, caramel apples and ice cream. Please bring your kids out for this fun filled evening and help to support our school.

All tickets and wristbands will be sold at the door.
Wristbands- $5.00

Please email if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Calling all Artists/Crafters

Claxton Holiday Craft Fair is coming soon!!!

Claxton is planning our 3rd annual Holiday Craft Fair for our talented community  to sell their wares. 

DATE:  Saturday November 15, 2014
TIME:  10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Setup begins at 9 a.m.

PLACE:  Claxton Elementary School, Gymnatorium

* only hand made items allowed. Quality crafted and original work.

* tables are 8'x30" and cost $50 each / $75 for shared tables.

* We will also be having a silent auction. If you would like to donate an item (value of $20+), you can save $10 on table price ($40/$65) Please send in your raffle donation to Claxton front desk by Nov. 1st labeled with your info. and let me know that you have dropped it off.

* please include on registration form if you plan to donate to raffle with item description and value

* All forms and fees are due by November 1st and space is first come first serve. Make checks payable to Claxton Elementary.

Please contact Liz Hacket at or 242-8042 to reserve your space or with questions.
click here for a registration form

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

Please join us at our
Claxton General Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting on
Tuesday, September 2nd 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.

Claxton spirit night at BARLEY'S

10% of every meal goes to Claxton

Tuesday September 9th

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

42 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown Asheville

Enjoy delicious food in a fun setting and support your school!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The PTO is EXCITED to Host the ANNUAL
“Back to School” Ice Cream Social

Bring the family for some free ice cream from the Hop.

Thursday, August 28, 2013
5: 30 -7:00pm

Enjoy a chance to reconnect with teachers, staff and old friends.
Get to know other Claxton families.
Greet our new families!
and enjoy a general good time!