Saturday, August 31, 2013

What is the Bear Pack? 

This is a new group of Claxton dads who can make themselves available to help out at Claxton Elementary wherever needed. 

Too busy for long-term projects at school but want to help? The Bear Pack is for you! No meetings, no officers, no dues, no Robert's Rules of Order; we are rapid response volunteer help for much needed fast projects at our school.

OK you will get a stylish T-shirt, laminated membership card, a sticker for your manly vehicle (or Prius), and the knowledge that you are letting your children see you volunteer for something important-- to both you and them.

Become a member, be an involved parent, help when you can, make a difference. Join the Bear Pack today by emailing your name & contact info to: to join or get more information. 

--First Meeting is Never--

Thursday, August 29, 2013


In an effort to cut down on waste, each family will be receiving one set of Thursday packet information, with the exception being if there is a form that needs to be filled out per child. Packets will be sent home with the youngest child in each household.

Please bear with us as we make this change. If you are receiving more than one or your family needs to continue receiving more than one, please contact Julie Porter-Shirley at

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Some Important safety tips for drop-off and pickup

·         Julia Street is ONE WAY during drop-off and pick up.  Please don’t try to go the wrong way!

·         Please don’t let students out on Hillside – if you’re dropping off without parking, the line is the place to be.  Safety first!


Volunteers needed for ACT Marathon!

Claxton PTO is partnering with the ACT Marathon on Saturday, September 28th. We will be volunteering at an aid and cheer station located on Lakeshore Drive. (In the big curve by the lake). We will need to be there from 5:45-7:45 AM. 

In exchange for this work, we will be awarded $530 for our PTO!!!!! 

We will need 30 volunteers. (kids can participate) Here is the link to a google doc, so please sign up. 

I know this is early in the morning but it's easy money for our school and many of you live just down the street, so please consider helping out!! 

Also, there will be a volunteer thank you party at Highland Brewing on Oct.1st.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Vote for Claxton and Target Will Give Back to our School!

This year, Target will give money to schools all over the country for one simple act: a vote. Our school needs just 25 votes to earn a $25 donation from Target. But that's only the beginning. For each additional vote, our school will get $1 more. So please remember that, although the gesture is small, the rewards are potentially huge. 

Go to to vote for Claxton (enter Claxton) Elementary School once a week through September 21 or until Target has given away all $5 million.

And please forward this email to your friends.

Vote and see rules at!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Volunteer to help with the health fair on September 5th! 

 We will need volunteers to help with BMI measurement, vision and dental screenings at different time slots between 8:15 and 2:00 on Thursday, September 5th. If you would like to help with the vision screening, you will need to come to a brief 30 minute training session August 29th at 8:15 with our school nurse Amy Alday. 

Volunteers are most needed in the morning slot between 8:15 and 2:00 on the 5th. Sign up using the google document here! We need your help to make sure we have healthy kids at Claxton!