Thursday, September 25, 2014

International Walk/Bike to School Day

 Wednesday October 8, 2013

If your child already walks or bikes to school, we ask that they do the same on October 8th. For all students and parents who are interested in participating in the Walk/Bike who do not live in walking distance of the school we can meet at two locations: the parking lot at Weaver Park, or in the parking lot at Fuddruckers on Charlotte St. Staff members will be at both locations by 7:15. We will leave both locations at 7:30 en route to Claxton.

The event is being organized by Claxton Elementary School’s Wellness Team. All students who participate will receive a bottle of water and a Cliff Bar.

For more information contact Coach Swain at or 828-350-6532

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser Basics

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser Basics

Pep Rally Kick-Off, October 7th Tuesday  

12:45-1:15pm K-2 Grades and 1:30-2:15 3-5th Grades
(Located in the gym)

** Parents welcome to come see the pep rally!!!
** Students will be sent home with pledge information on that day
** Students will collect pledges throughout the week from family and friends

Fun Run Event- October 16thThursday (Held at Claxton)
8:30am-9:30am- K-1 Grades
9:35am-10:40am- 2-3 Grades
10:45am-11:45am 4-5th Grades
** We will need plenty of parents to volunteer the day of the event, handing out waters and counting laps for the students- join in the fun!!!
** Every student can participate in the run regardless of pledges raised

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Everyone is invited to make a fabulous cake, cupcakes or other baked good for the Claxton Carnival Cake Walk on Friday October 10th!

A cash prize of $10 will be awarded to the most creative kid-made cake.  $5 will be awarded for second place. 

Cakes can be dropped off in the parent workroom starting Thursday afternoon or they can be brought directly to the carnival.

Monday, September 15, 2014

After School Arts Classes begin the week of September 22nd

We are ready for another exciting session of After School Arts Classes. 

Classes will begin the week of September 22nd, so be prepared to have fun.

4th grade staff appreciation lunch: September 26th

sign up to Help!

It is time for the 4th grade families to show their appreciation. The next luncheon is scheduled for September 26th, which is also parent-teacher conference day.  We will serve sandwiches, fruit and chips and will be feeding approximately 65 staff members.

We hope you will help by preparing some of your favorite sandwich items and bringing in sides and toppings. Homemade desserts are always a favorite.  You could donate money or time if that is easier.  (Make a check payable to Claxton PTO with Staff Appreciation in the memo line.) Unfortunately, I have a work conflict on that date, so if anyone could help with clean-up, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please see the link below to sign up! If you have any problems with the document, please email Lisa Patton or me and we can sign you up for whatever you’d like.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address on the google doc. We will send reminders and other instructions as we get closer to the date.

The staff lines up for lunch and they are so appreciative of the efforts of the families. We hear many statements of amazement and gratitude! We thank you for your help in making the Claxton staff feel appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you.

Questions? email 

Kelly Pippinger-Clark  or
Lisa Patton

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


DATE change to October 10th

FRIDAY, OCT. 10th, 5:30-8:30PM


We are switching things up and moving the Claxton carnival to a Friday night this fall! We will have classic carnival games, a haunted house, bounce houses, cake walk, pie throwing contest, pizza, popcorn, caramel apples and ice cream. Please bring your kids out for this fun filled evening and help to support our school.

All tickets and wristbands will be sold at the door.
Wristbands- $5.00

Please email if you are interested in volunteering for this event.