Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Celebration of Learning -- May 9th

Celebration of Learning Potluck
(located on the big playground)
Thursday, May 9th. Dinner 5-6 and Music provided by the Claxton Morning Music groups 6-7

Please Join in and Bring:
Grades K-1 - Salads & Sides
Grades 2-3 - Main Dish items
Grades 4-5 - Desserts

Bring your picnic blanket and join in to celebrate another great year at Claxton!

2013 - 2014 PTO Volunteers Still Needed!

Please support our wonderful school by signing up for a position with our 2013-2014 Claxton PTO!

We still need your help with the following positions:

Claxton Elem. PTO Committee Chair and Executive Office Descriptions & Vacancies 2013-14
Winter Auction Co-Chairs (2 people needed)—Works closely with VP of Fundraising to organize and execute PTO’s largest fundraiser. 

 Corporate Sponsors Co-Chair (1 more person needed)-- Solicits sponsorships from and encourages partnerships with local businesses.  Works closely with VP of Fundraising and with VP of Communications to ensure that corporate sponsors are advertised in appropriate venues.

After School Arts Liaison Co Chair (1 more person needed): Works closely with VISTA Volunteer Coordinator to help organize the school’s Fall and Spring After School Arts programs.

To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact anyone on the nominating committee listed below!
            Jill MooneyTressa Hayes, or Kristin Hicklin.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Thanks to all the runners who designated Claxton as their school of choice when registering for the Falafel 5K!  We edged out the competition by a "fraction of a hair" to win $500 as the school with the biggest turn out.  Way to go Claxton runners!

Wish you could have been part of the fun?   Not to worry -- you have another chance.  We're eligible for the same challenge (and another $500 prize) in the Ramble Run at Biltmore Park on May 11th.  Interested?  Contact Amanda Van Cleve.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Attention Runners

We're in a photo finish for first place for the Falafel 5K Zip's Challenge!  The team with the most runners gets $500 for their PTO ($250 for second place), so come on!  You'll have a great time, get some great exercise and help the PTO win some easy money!

Designate Claxton as your school of choice when you register.  Our PTO will receive $5 for every 5K registration and $2 for every Fun Run registration (that's in addition to prize money if we get the most participants!).   Contact Amanda VanCleve, our Team Captain.

Can't make that date?  The same challenge is available for the Ramble Run in Biltmore Park o May 11th.  Click here for more info!

Rockin' Tale of Snow White -- Parent Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping with the Spring play coming up on April 19th, 20th and 21st? There are many tasks that need volunteers such as concessions, backstage wrangling, makeup, and more! If you are interested in helping with the play, here are the ways you can sign up to volunteer:

Bring Baked Goods to Sell at Concessions 
Sign up to bring individually wrapped concessions to sell at the three productions using this link.

Volunteer to Help with the Production 
Sign up to sell concessions, help backstage, help with make-up, sign up to be a lead backstage manager (must be able to sign up for all three productions), help with microphone support (must be able to sign up for all three productions), or help with clean up following the play on Sunday evening here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reminder: 3rd and 4th graders interested in FLL -- applications are due on Friday, April 12th.

Interested in the FIRST LEGO Robotic League this fall? 

Applications are due on Friday, April 12th.  

For the 2013 fall season, teams will conduct scientific research based on the theme "Nature’s Fury," and will propose an innovative solution to a real-world issue related to their research. Teams will also design, build and program a robot to compete in a game based on the same theme. Through all of this, teams must embrace the core values of teamwork, community service, "coopertition" and fun. Teams will compete in a regional tournament in November. 

There are a limited number of spaces per team, and students must apply to participate! Registration fee for the 2013 – 2014 season is $60 and will be due when team selections are announced (waived for students with financial need.)   Application information is available here.

Practices are held on Mondays and Fridays after school throughout the fall, with tournament season starting in November.  It’s a lot of work and a LOT of fun!

If you need an application or more information, contact Jenny Manner or Sarah Thornburg.

Buy your carnival Tickets & Wristbands Now!

Claxton's Carnival is just around the corner!
Arpil 13th -- 10:00am to 2:00pm

This year's carnival promises to be better than ever!  In addition to the spectacular carnival fare you expect - the inflatable slide, cake walk, face painting, food, drinks, prizes and of course a Claxton favorite- Barley’s pizza! - each student will receive a passport with the purchase of a wristband.  They'll work their way around the “globe” participating in games and activities chosen by each classroom to represent the country they've selected.  This is an event you don't want to miss!  Buy your wristbands and tickets now!

Classes need parent volunteers to help with activities -- contact your teacher or parent room rep or sign up here!

We need bakers to make goodies for the cake walk -- contact Molly Russell

Variety Show Auditions

Auditions for our annual variety show will be held on Friday, April 26th. All students are encouraged to audition for this fun-filled showcase of Claxton's talent.

We do ask that parents screen the act that their student wants to audition.

  • Each act must be no longer than 3 minutes
  • Costumes must be appropriate for school, i.e.: no bare midriff, no short shorts, and no exposed undergarments.
  • All song lyrics must be appropriate for elementary age students, i.e.: no foul language, no suggestive lyrics, and no references to drugs or violence. 
  • Dance moves should be appropriate as well, not suggestive. 

**Please note that students will only be allowed to appear in one (1) act this year.**

To sign up please fill out the form that was sent home in your child's Thursday packet and return to school by Friday, April 19th.

Mark your calendars for the Rockin' Tale of Snow White
April 19th - 21st