Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Parent U program tonight! Wednesday May 28th~

REMINDER:  Asheville City Schools' Parent U program will be offering a timely session  Wednesday about how you can encourage and monitor the responsible use of social media platforms by your child/children. The session will be introduced by Charlie Glazener and presented by attorney (and district parent) Chris Campbell.
Here are the details:
  • Parent U Social Media Special Session
  • Wednesday, May 28
  • 6:00-7:15 PM
  • Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center
  • 285 Livingston Street (located just around the corner from the intersection of South French Broad Ave. and Livingston Street...near AMS and AHS/SILSA)
Light refreshments will be provided.  We hope to see you there as we address this important issue regarding school/child safety.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Extreme Recycling Event

Do you recycle?  Do you wish there were more items that could be recycled and not thrown away?  If you answered yes, then come to Claxton Elementary on Saturday, May 17 10am – 2pm.

The following items will be collected and shipped to Terracycle where they will be turned into new products.

·        Athenos (Athenos brand packaging only)
·        Baby Food Pouch (entire package)
·        Brita Filters (Brita brand only)
·        Cereal Bags (any plastic cereal bags & cereal bag liners)
·        Cheese Packaging (any type of packaging from a cheese product)
·        Cleaner Packaging Refills (only the flexible cleaner packaging)
·        Diaper and Wipe Packaging (only the outer plastic wrapping)
·        Drink Pouch (entire package straw & straw wrapper accepted)
·        Elmer’s Glue (Elmer’s brand only all glue containers)
·        Energy Bar Wrappers (Foil-lined wrappers from energy bars, meal replacement bars & granola bars)
·        Lunch Kits (entire package)
·        Personal Care/Beauty Products (i.e. chap stick, soft tubes of creams and lotions, makeup, deodorant, lip-gloss, etc.) Empty products only please.
·        Tape Dispenser (empty tape dispenser or cores)
·        Tooth Paste/Toothbrushes (any brand of toothpaste, toothbrushes & floss containers)
·        Writing Instruments (except crayons)
·        Yogurt/Dairy tops (foil & plastic seals on all dairy products)

Please bring only the items that cannot be placed in your recycle container at home.

Claxton will receive money from these items that would normally end up in the trash.  Come and bring your items and help out the environment as well as the school.

For more information please contact Sonja Kun 713-3566.

Monday, May 12, 2014

EOG Proctors needed

Volunteer to be an EOG Proctor

We need proctors to help on our 2 heavy days of testing.  You must attend a mandatory training THIS Thursday May 15th at 11am to noon in order to proctor.
sign up here

Volunteers needed for field day!

 Filed day is May 19th and 20th and we need your help!

We need volunteers to help with field day stations and to help prepare and serve lunch.

Sign up here to help with stations

Sign up here to help with lunch

If you have never volunteered for field day before, it is a treat! Such a celebration! 

Celebration of Learning Potluck!

Please join us for our annual
Celebration of Learning Potluck and Spring Concert!
Friday, May 16th from 5:30 - 7:30
 on the large playground  (or in the gymnatorium if it rains!) 

Please bring picnic blankets, chairs and food to share!
Kindergarten: Desserts
1st grade: Entrees
2nd grade: Salads
3rd grade: Side Dishes
4th grade: Bread/Rolls
5th grade: Drinks 
PTO will provide cups, napkins, silverware and plates. 
Please provide your own serving spoons. 
Hope to see you there!
We need volunteers throughout the meal. sign up here

Friday, May 2, 2014

WNC for Public Education - Town Hall Meeting on MONDAY!!!!

What are we trying to do?
Educate families, raise awareness of the state of schools in North Carolina, especially as it pertains to WNC, and promote a call to action. Let legislators see us and take notice to make public schools in North Carolina the best that they can be for teachers and students. 
There is an Education Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 28th.  There will also be a regional event on May 8th with all of the Buncombe County School Districts. Mark your calendars for both events. 
Like us on Facebook: WNCforPublicEducation
Be powerful, Be informed, Be there!!!

Thank you for your support of public schools,

Teacher Appreciation Week