Friday, April 25, 2014

PTO Board Vacancies

PTO Board Vacancies

Executive Committee
VP Fundraising - Supervises and works closely with fundraising committee throughout the year
Secretary - Attends monthly PTO meetings, first Tuesday of the month at 6pm and takes minutes at meetings.

Volunteer Committee
After School Arts Liaison Co-Chair - Works closely with VISTA Volunteer Coordinator to help organize the school's Fall and Spring Art School Arts programs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Carnival (this Saturday) still needs volunteers!

The carnival ladies asked to see if anyone could PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE consider giving an hour to help pull off the carnival this Saturday!

 I know you are also being asked to sign-up at your booths for the classroom. But if you have any more time that your kids will be there having fun at the carnival, consider signing up on google doc below. Thanks so much in advance for all your help!

link is here to sign up for general help
and here is the link to sign up to volunteer at your teacher's booth!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Need baked goods for the annual Claxton Cake walk: this Saturday!

Calling all  Bakers!

We are in need of baked goods for the annual Claxton Cake walk at the Carnival this Saturday.  Please bring either a homemade or store bought cake or baked good to donate to this year’s carnival. A prize will be awarded to the best dressed cake so don’t be afraid to get creative. Thanks for supporting our school!
You can drop off your goods on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
Please contact Molly Russell with questions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 minigrants awarded by PTO

The PTO is pleased to award the following three grants for our spring season

minigrant amount of $200.00 to Brooks Butler to bring West African Drumming to Claxton. It's so nice that Brooks decided to bring this to the school again this year. This will be the third year!

minigrant amount of $106.13 for the 3rd grade math enrichment on behalf of Mr. Pruett and Holly Gregg!

 minigrant amount of $200.00 to Jamie Allbach for the Occupy Summer e-reading initiative!

Please join us in congratulating these educators!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Claxton wishes to thank our Carnival sponsors!!

Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry
218 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828.575.2345
Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing our patients with dental care in a fun and comfortable setting. To us, going to the dentist is about more than having teeth cleaned or cavities filled. Dr. Knechtel’s experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. We believe that a partnership between our office and our parents will encourage our patients to maintain an overall healthy and happy smile.

372 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828. 575.9444
We are a neighborhood market specializing in straight-ahead good food made with high quality ingredients.  Our breads and pastries are made fresh, in-house everyday; our market area is stocked with chef-selected ingredients, cheeses, wine and craft beer; we have a beautiful classroom where we teach cooking classes  and host private events; and we have a delicious bounty of prepared foods ready to be heated up and served for dinner. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carnival Needs Your Help!

The PTO is looking for carnival volunteers.  

Please help out if you can.  

Google Docs sign up sheet link below.

Art Garden needs your help!

Get artsy with the Art Garden!

We are in need of adult volunteers to help with Art Garden projects: 
  • sealing the kindergarteners' paving stones
  • affixing third graders' ceramic tiles to plywood boards
  • grouting display of third graders' ceramic tiles
Contact Melissa Cole Essig at if you are interested.

And mark your calendar for Saturday, May 10, when we will be completing the installation.

Be a permanent part of the Art Garden by buying an engraved brick for your kids, a family member, friend, pet, favorite teacher, or your business.