Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Springing for Claxton -- Donate NOW!

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Claxton Elementary School
2012 Spring Fundraiser

Dear Parents, Grandparents, Family and Friends!

First of all, thank you.  Thank you for your tireless support of your children at Claxton Elementary School.

Gone are the days of fully funded public school programs.  Each year the Claxton PTO raises money to help support teachers in the classrooms, pay for exciting additional programs and student activities, and buy new school equipment.  Our goal this year is to have 100% family participation to raise $15,000.

Because we value your time and continued efforts we want to make the fundraising simple.  This year, from the comfort of your own homes, you are cordially invited to…

February 9-March 9, 2012

No babysitters, no admission cost, no selling various subscriptions, gift wrap or otherwise.  Just donate so that 100% of all monies raised goes to what really matters: the kids. 

Your generous donations provide the resources to sustain the programs and opportunities we’ve come to know and appreciate at Claxton as well as help facilitate the margin of excellence that sets our school apart.  A few examples of where the money goes:

  • classroom supplies for all teachers
  • assemblies such as the storytelling festival and LEAF in Schools
  • class field trips and class projects
  • staff appreciation events and improvement of the grounds
  • the Claxton Directory, the Back to School Ice Cream Bash, 5th Grade Graduation
  • After School Arts
  • and much, much more…

We are asking ALL of our families to SPRING FOR CLAXTON.  If everyone gives to the best of their ability, we will more than exceed our goal.  For $5, a teacher can buy art supplies; for $25, an entire classroom can participate in a science experiment; and for a $100 gift, a teacher can add 20 new books to the classroom library.

Making an online donation has never been easier.  Just click the button below!

All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you!  
Thank you for all you do to support your Claxton student and for your financial support that benefits EVERY Claxton student! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Claxton Night at Barley's!

Come one, Come all!
Enjoy some great pizza with fellow Claxton families!

When?   February 21st from 5:00 to 8:00
Why?   Because they love us and we love them!

Barley's has been a long time supporter of Claxton, and a spirit night at Barley's is about as good as it gets!  Kids have fun. Parents have fun.  Low key dinner with no need to cook, and a portion of sales go to support the Claxton PTO.... It's a beautiful thing. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Springing for Claxton!

Support Our School

The sun is shining, 
Flowers will soon be in bloom.
Something special is coming by mail,
To help ALL Claxton Students in EVERY Classroom!

Coming soon to a mailbox near you:

February 9 - March 9, 2012
Claxton Elementary School
2012 Stay at Home Fundraiser

From the comfort of your own home, you, your family and your friends have the opportunity to support your child's education.

The money you give supports:
Teacher Classroom Supplies
After School Arts Programs
Art Supplies
New Library Books
Science Experiments and more!

Our goal is 100% participation to raise $15,000!  
Give what you can -- Everyone can donate!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Claxton Merchandise Winter Sale

Been waiting for the weather to get cold enough for those wool sweaters?  Well, it may not happen this year. 
So, now's the time to stock up on some great new Claxton wear instead!

That's right, select Claxton merchandise is now on sale for a limited time, so don't miss out!  T-Shirts, baseball shirts, hoodies, bags and bottles are all available.  So, grab an order form and get yours before they're gone!

Sale ends February 24th! 

After School Arts Update

We are ready for another exciting session of
After School Arts!

View the Spring Schedule
Class registration due Friday, Feb. 10th.
Classes begin Tuesday, February 21st
Classes are once per week (M-Th) from 2:45 – 3:45. All classes are taught by local artists, Claxton teachers, and Claxton parents. The cost is $35 per class, and the payment must accompany the completed registration form sent home last week. 

Good to Know:

Placement is made through a lottery system, so be sure to give a 2nd and 3rd choice in case you do not get your first choice.

Students must be picked up promptly at 3:45. If students are continually picked up late, they may be dropped from the class. If you are approved for transportation, buses drop off your child at a designated location.

If school is cancelled or released early due to weather, the class will not meet. The class will not be made up unless it is missed two or more times.

Ms. Dechant has arranged bus transportation to a limited number of locations for children who might otherwise not be able to participate in ASA.  If your child needs transportation, please complete the transportation form and return it to her at school. 

Please contact Amy Jones.  Download a registration form.

2:30pm Friday, Feb. 10th

Time to eat some Doughnuts!

Starting Thursday February 2nd, 4th grade will have Krisy Kreme certificates for sale!

"What's a 'certificate'?" you ask.  "I've never heard of that kind doughnut!"

The certificate are a hot-and-fresh-when-you-want-them alternative to picking up a box of doughnuts at school.  Instead, you buy the certificate and you can swing in to pick them up next time your sweet tooth attacks.  Buy a handful -- take them to the office, take them to Grandma, take them to church on Sunday morning, take them along to the park or a party, use them to bribe your kids to clean their rooms!

Proceeds of the doughnuts sales will support the 4th grade field trip in May.

Valentine Grams

In celebration of Valentine’s Day. . .

The 5th grade will be selling 
Valentine Grams
February 6 - 10
Before and after school

Valentine Grams range in price from
$1 to $1.50
Great for friends, teachers, and family!

Proceeds from sales of Valentine Grams will support
 5th grade class field trips to Atlanta and Charlotte this spring

National Girls and Women's Sports Day

National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held at UNC Asheville on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a community event designed to expose women and girls to a variety of activities that will inspire them to lead active, healthy lives.
This year’s event is open to women and girls (ages 6 and up) as a chance to try a new sport or fitness class, or build skills in a sport of interest. Registration is $15 a person. This includes four clinics, t-shirt and goody bag, healthy lunch, door prizes, and a ticket to the Bulldogs basketball game at UNC Asheville that day. Register early to get the clinics Here is  your chance to try a new sport!of your choice!
Event highlights include:
  • Sports clinics run by qualified, professional college coaches and athletes
  • Drawings for door prizes
  • Chance to meet local female athletes and get autographs
This event is sponsored by Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department in collaboration with UNCA, Outdoor Family Fun, Buncombe County Parks and Recreation, Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts P2P, YMCA, Asheville Field Hockey Team, Asheville Rugby, Asheville Gymnastics, Disc Golf Association, and the YWCA.
Preregistration is highly recommended as we do run out of space and t-shirts. For more information or to register, contact Allison at 350-2058, or Jessica Johnston at 251-4042 or
Download the registration form here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Dance

Our 4th grade is hosting a
Valentine's Day Dance!

Tuesday February, 14th
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Claxton Gymnatorium
3rd, 4th and 5th grades

Tickets are $3.00.
Refreshments will be available:
Pizza - $2
Popcorn, soda & baked goods $.50 each.

All proceeds support the 4th grade field trip in May. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact a fourth grade teacher for more information.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

4th Grade Performance

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

1:00 PM in the Gymnatorium
Our fourth grade students have been learning about the history of North Carolina.  Please join us while the students perform songs they have created about what they've discovered. 

DVDs of the performance will be available for $13 each, and proceeds will go to the overnight field trip planned for May of this year.  If you would like to purchase DVDs, please complete the form that came home in last week's Thursday folders and return it to your teacher.  (If you did not get a form, you can email your classroom teacher).