Friday, April 27, 2012

Please join our Claxton community for a
Celebration of Learning Potluck!

Tuesday, May 1
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Claxton Playground (or indoors, if it rains!)

Families from each grade are invited to bring the following:
Kindergarten:  Salad
1st Grade:  Bread
2nd Grade:  Salad
3rd grade:  Main Dish
4th Grade:  Side Dish
5th Grade:  Dessert

While there, be sure to check out the PTO’s
Staff Giving Tree. . .
a wonderful way to say “Thank You” to Claxton teachers and staff by donating directly to their areas of need.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grounds Update!

Most of the plants that we had donated in the fall have been planted around the school and it really looks great. Thanks to a small group of hard working parents, Claxton’s landscape is shaping up!

The K-1 playground has had more exciting things happen. We now have a dry creek bed for drainage and a bridge for kids to play on. The dry creek bed held up well during the torrential rains last week! Thanks to Paul Willard for his hard work and artistic eye!

We are working on several grants for the large playground. It is going to require a lot of grading and drainage work before we can even get to the fun stuff. Hopefully we can start working on that this summer.

On Hillside and Merrimon Avenue, we are planting lots of plants, in hopes of creating a noise buffer from the roar of traffic. That way, we will be able to eventually have outdoor classrooms! We are just starting, but hopefully will be able to raise some funds to plant hollies and other plants in the upcoming years to enhance this sound barrier.

Now, we are just trying to keep weeds and grass at bay around the plants we have installed.

We need your help!  

We have dumped some mulch around the plants, and it needs to be spread out. We also have a bit more mulch near the front entrance that can be used. Can you spare 30 minutes to an hour and stop in anytime to help spread this mulch? There are also weeds to be pulled along the building and in the planting beds at the corners of Merrimon. 

Also, we'd love to plant some fern and hosta in the front raised beds at the Hillside/Merrimon corner. If you have any to share, we would love to have them!

The Asheville City School Board meets at Claxton on Monday, May 7. Won’t it be great for our grounds to welcome to them? Please lend a hand in the coming week to help with these projects to make sure everything looks great!

Looking for some Tablers.

Kindergarten Registration Day
 May 3rd!

PTO will be welcoming incoming Claxton Families on May 3rd from 9am until 3pm.
We are looking for volunteers to bring snacks, greet families, and share their experiences with PTO and the school in general.

Questions: Contact
Amanda Van Cleve

Check out the Google Doc!

Save the DATE!

SAVE THE DATE for our first annual...
 Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony!
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Food, Drinks, and Live music Provided!

This is our opportunity as staff to appreciate all the work you have done as volunteers to contribute to the success of our classrooms.

Your attendance to be appreciated is greatly appreciated!

Graduation is here!

 June 1st @ 10AM

This is the day to celebrate the success' of our 5th Grade Students! Families come on out and show your support.

Were Looking for Healthy Food items and Hearty Volunteers please!

Questions: Contact
Liz Hackett

Check out the Google Doc!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Grounds Day Saturday!

Hey Claxton Diggers!!!

We are having a work day this Saturday at 9am. We will be spreading mulch, planting a few plants, weeding and sprucing up the school. We need all the help we can get. Bring friends!

Also, bring a wheelbarrow, pitchfork, weeder, garden spade, gloves, good jokes, etc.!