Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

After School Arts Registration Now Open!

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.

Deadline to Register is September 5th so Sign Up Today!

Classes are held once a week (M-Th) from 2:45-4:00 (changed from 3:45). All classes are taught by local artists, Claxton teachers, and Claxton parents. The cost is $45 per class and the payment must accompany the completed registration form. Checks may be payable to: Claxton Elementary. Please turn into teachers, not the office or PTO Box.

 Lost your forms? Find them electronically here by clicking below
Registration Form 
and return them to your child's classroom teacher before the September 5th. 

Contact Stephanie Carson, stephaniecarson123@gmail.com 
or Beth Mahan, bkmahan@hotmail.com  for more information or if you have any questions. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Claxton mural dedication photos in Asheville Citizen Times

The Claxton Mural Beautification project is now complete!

It involves restoring the 2nd floor mural. The project was closely tied to the curriculum of the grades on that floor (second and third) and is linked to the exploration of global cultures and community through the Social Studies Essential Standards.
Ian Wilkinson, the artist in residence, is Director of the Asheville Mural Project (AMP), a nonprofit program that utilizes the mural arts to empower the community and celebrate our culture and history.
Our students were given the task of illuminating the concept of a global/community connection to understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts. Creating this mural and tying the themes to curriculum benefited the entire Claxton community and reflects favorably on Claxton's commitment to the arts.
This mural project has been a dream for some time, and we have been working on securing funding for over 2 years. It is with great joy that we wish to thank the North Carolina Arts Council and the Asheville City Schools Foundation for generous funding.

The Asheville Citizen Times attended the Mural celebration and has a Slideshow up of the celebration at http://www.citizen-times.com/search/claxton/

The Claxton Beautification Mural project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council,
a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Escape at the Media Center!

Every Monday 11am to 3pm in the Media Center
from June 16th to August 11th.

Each session will include lunch, read aloud, craft/activity, and gardening.  Students who attend 6 out the 9 sessions will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad at the end of the summer!!

Important Dates to Remember:
June 16th - Summer Kick-off
August 11th - End of Summer Luau

Check your Thursday Folders for registration forms and ways you can help support summer reading!

Calling All Compost Bins

With the support of Asheville GreenWorks, we will have classroom compost bins beginning next school year.  Our mission over the summer is to collect enough bins for each classroom.

We currently need 19 bins!

Containers like the one pictured above make perfect classroom compost bins because they have an easy open lid.

Please collect bins from friends and neighbors and bring them by the parent workroom.  We will be collecting them throughout the summer.