Thursday, December 26, 2013

CANCELLED!!!! Claxton General PTO meeting: Tuesday, January 7th

Due to weather the below meeting is cancelled!

Please join us at our
Claxton General Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting on
Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00 pm
in the Claxton Media Center (1st floor). 

Why come to a PTO meeting?

« PTO meetings are a great opportunity to meet other Claxton parents. 
« You can be the first to hear about important news and  upcoming events at school.
« You can learn how your child and Claxton benefit from the work of the PTO.
« You can learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off, to positively impact the learning experience of all students at Claxton Elementary School. 
« PTO meetings bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Claxton Second graders Spread Holiday Cheer!

On December 4th the second grade classes delivered 90 holiday trees--decorated by students and staff at Claxton--to residents at Care Partners Adult Day Care.

Students performed holiday songs that they've been practicing in music class.  The residents loved it!!

Girls on the Run needs volunteers!

Girls on the Run (GOTR) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

There will be a coaches training on January 18th for anyone interested in helping out.

For more information about GOTR and ways to be involved, visit

Another great Claxton Family Night at Pisgah View Apartments

Claxton Family Night at Pisgah View Apartments was held on Monday, November 18th at the Pisgah View Community Center

It was a great evening

Family Nights are an outreach program designed to foster family-school relationships with Claxton students.  Held at Pisgah View and Hillcrest Apartments, parents, children and teachers enjoy dinner together, then divide into groups.  Teachers provide academic games and fun activities for the children, while parents learn about topics such as summer camp options, A-B Tech offerings and healthy shopping and food preparation.

The next Family Night at Pisgah View is Monday February 17th

Claxton PTO is seeking Auction Event Sponsors

Claxton PTO is seeking Event Sponsors
 to get this party started!!

Friday, March 7, 2014
The Millroom, 66 Asheland Avenue

You, a friend, a neighbor, a business associate, or an employer
can be included as a sponsor.

Many kind folks will donate goods and services.  Others might be more inclined to contribute cash. We are truly grateful and would like to recognize those folks as sponsors.

$250 Event Sponsor
*Recognition on Sponsorship Page on the PTO Blog with a hot link to the business

*Listing in all marketing materials associated with the event including
          but not limited to posters, newsletter, etc.

*Program recognition & verbal appreciation at the auction

Teri Reedy-  216.0189
Meredith Love- 275.0214

**Our Corporate Sponsors help to greatly enhance Claxton Elementary. Aside from assisting the PTO in carrying out the Arts in education mission, and the After School program, Corporate Sponsors directly impact each and every student.   They also benefit from Claxton Elementary School’s PTO 501(c)(3) status, which makes the contribution tax deductible. The outreach is to hundreds of families in the school as well as the staff and administration, and the many degrees of separation in the community.

The Holiday Lunch has been moved to Friday December 13th!

We hope you all will be able to join us!  

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bear Pack Merchandise!

Stuck trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone? Consider giving them a Bear Pack membership (free) and matching T-shirt ($10). 

Simply send Will Hornaday the Name/email/cell/and shirt size and you can avoid Tunnel Rd for the rest of the month! email to

Volunteer Opportunity! Winter concert refreshments

We need volunteers to help bring in food, drinks, cups, plates and napkins for the Winter Concert, held on Thursday, December 19th!  Please review the Google doc here, and if you are able to help, please enter your name and information. 

You can bring refreshments with you to the concert.  If will not be attending the concert but would still like to contribute, you may bring your volunteer offerings to the PTO room at any time during the day or after school on the 19th.

Holiday Lunch is Thursday December 19th

Plan to join your child for lunch on 
Thursday December 19th
to celebrate with classmates and friends

We need your help at the Holiday Lunch by helping check in families who have come to share the holiday meal with their children.
You may sign in here.

 Holiday Lunch Sign in will happen in the gym and parent volunteers can check in with Rachel, Vista Coordinator, at the front desk.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Claxton Craft Fair Success!

A big Thank you to all that came to support our local crafters and for supporting Claxton Elementary!

We had 29 vendors plus the 4/5th grades wrapping gifts and selling pizza, teachers selling the mugs they painted this year and the raffle. 

We netted $1000!

Holiday Staff Appreciation Lunch- this Friday December 6th: donate

This year the 2nd grade is handling the staff appreciation lunch on Dec. 6th

In years past, people have also donated $5-10 gift cards or poinsettias to be raffled off for the staff at that lunch. If any of you can pick up a gift card or flower, we would much appreciate it. You can put gift cards in PTO box "Fundraiser Folder" that is located in Mrs. Stewart's office. Any poinsettias can be brought to the parent workroom on the 1st floor. 

They need all donations by Thursday so that they can see what they may need to add. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

School Musical Needs Your Help!

Are you creative? 
Do you wish to use your creative talents to help your school in a fun way?

Cindy Baldwin, the co-director for the school musical, needs a costume designer and a program designer for the show in May.  

These two opportunities will ideally begin soon and continue throughout the musical. 

If interested, contact our volunteer coordinator, Rachel Tutwiler at

Sunday, December 1, 2013

PTO General Membership Meeting

PTO  Meeting
Tuesday, December 3rd
Claxton Media Center (1st floor)

 As a parent or guardian, you ARE already a member, so please join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

*Learn about important news and upcoming events!

*Meet other Claxton parents!

*Learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off!