Thursday, August 30, 2012

Classes need playground equipment!

Coach Swain needs help putting together a classroom set for each classroom grades K-5 for this year. Each class will get a basketball and playground ball assigned solely to their class. 

How can you help?  
You can choose to sponsor a class or simply donate to the cause. The cost of this will only be $15.00 per class. The goal is to be able to add a new piece of equipment to each year. 

If you would like to donate please send checks made out to Claxton (with "playground equipment" in the memo) to your child’s teacher so they can properly receipt it. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Free After School Program for Pisgah View Students

Children First/Communities in Schools welcomes any child living in Pisgah View apartments to attend a free after school program.  The program is available to K-5 students who are at least 6 years old.  Your child will be dropped off from the school bus at our Learning Center.  Children receive a healthy snack, homework assistance, and participate in enrichment activities (drumming, HipHop dance, arts and crafts, science experiments, fun sports and games).  The program operates from 2:24 - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday with an occasional Fun Friday where we go on field trips or have a party!  

If your child qualifies and you're interested, please call Jette Redmond, Parent Coordinator, at 768-3015, or Barbara Norton, Project MARCH Coordinator, at 768-2073.  Applications are available at the Project MARCH Learning Center at Pisgah View apartments, 16-C Stewart Street, from 9:00am - 12:00pm, or at the Family Resource Center behind Emma Elementary School off N. Lousiana Avenue.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

After School Arts Classes Starting Soon!

It's almost time for another exciting session of After School Arts classes!
Claxton's After School Arts program offers a variety of arts enrichment classes including:
  • visual arts (painting, clay)
  • music (drumming, guitar)
  • dance
  • photography
  • videography
  • martial arts
  • foreign language
Classes are open to all grade levels and are taught by local artists, Claxton teachers, and Claxton parents. They will begin the week of September 17th and are held once a week from 2:45 PM-3:45 PM. Classes are $35 each with a limited number of scholarships available.

Access the current Information Sheet here, check out the Fall Schedule, or download a Registration Form now!

Registration deadline is Friday, August 31st!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Staff Appreciation Luncheon a Success!

Claxton PTO's Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a success! Hero sandwiches to celebrate the everyday heroes that help our children learn and grow were served along with tasty side items contributed by Claxton parents. Special thanks to Jersey Mike's, Ingles, and our volunteers who participated in this event!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hey All You Claxton Parents –

It is a little over a week until school starts. I have been working on the landscape the past two weeks, but just can’t get to it all. Can you please donate 30 minutes of your time this week to go and pull weeds at the school? Bring a friend or a child to make the work go faster.

You can weed the front corner beds on Merriman/Hillside and Merriman/Annandale, the beds in the center front steps, the butterfly garden, or anywhere else you see that needs attention. Also, some deadheading needs to be done on the lavender and other plants.

Thank you so much for your help. I look forward to seeing you next week!

-- Mary Hiers Skelton
Claxton Diggers
Grounds Committee Chair