Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Duke Energy helps beautify Claxton!

We are so thankful for the Volunteers from Duke Energy!

They helped to mulch, weed and build beds for our Master Gardener grant.

Claxton grounds are looking great thanks in part to these volunteers!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boosterthon: Reminder all pledges are due today! (Tuesday the 21st)

Thank you for supporting this year's Boosterthon Fun Run! The program was a huge success, but I still need your help. All pledges are due Tuesday, October 21st! Please help your student get in touch with their sponsors. Sponsors can pay three ways—Cash, Check (written out to Claxton Elementary PTO) or Credit Card online. If we have 100% collection, Claxton is on target to profit over $20,000 to go directly back to the school!!
 If an e-mail address was entered with the original pledge on, your sponsor will receive a pledge link to pay directly by credit card. If not, they can mail cash or check to you and you can send it all in at once with your child's collection envelope. That envelope went home today with a reminder letter highlighting what's outstanding. You can also log on to for all the information you may need.

We are extending our pledging for the Boosterthon program!! If you have any additional pledges that you would like to add, you can do so until next Thursday! Students can still earn prizes for pledges entered on! We are raising funds to go directly back to the school through the Claxton PTO. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celebration of Champions Nomination Guidelines & Application Available!

The Asheville City Schools Foundation is accepting nominations for our Annual Celebration of Champions. Every year, unsung heroes work in our schools as parent leaders, representatives of organizations, or work directly with students.

This year, special consideration will be made for nominees who reflect our diverse community, show innovation, or serve an unmet need. ACSF seeks nominations of community volunteers in categories including: Business, Community Agency, Volunteer Champion, and Parent Champions. (The Parent Leader Champion will be chosen from amongst the Parent Champion nominations and typically reflect a parent whose volunteerism spans over several years and/or schools.) We want to see your school represented! Deadline January 15th, 2015.

 Click here to see videos of last year’s Champions!

Download a nomination form here

Save the date: Next Claxton Spirit night is November 13th at Ben's Tune-up!

10% of all proceeds go tClaxton!
195 Hilliard Ave

Come support our school while enjoying a great meal!

Claxton Carnival a success!

Big Thanks to Carnival PTO Chairs Molly Russell, Amy Jones, and Beth Mahan for organizing a great Claxton event!!

We would also like to thank all the teachers, staff, and parents who volunteered their time to make the carnival a success.

The 4-5th grade team was able to raise over $600 for the 4-5th grade field trip fund with the 1st Annual Haunted House, which was a huge success.

Thanks to Barley's Pizza and Poppy Popcorn for donating their proceeds to Claxton.

Claxton's own Kimberly Dechant is Principal of the Year!


Kim is in her fourth year as Claxton’s leader and was cited for her outstanding vision and the planning skills and implementation that followed on initiatives like Wilson’s Fundations and the brand new ‘Daily 5’ program.

What a wonderful accolade!

The Claxton family is so proud of Kim!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fun run is tomorrow!

Thanks so much for everyone's participation in the Fun Run Event~

It is still not too late to register your child and collect pledges. All students will be running in the event tomorrow at Claxton!!

Come out and show your support!
K-1 at 8:30am,
1st-2nd at 9:35am,
4-5th at 10:45am

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fun Run is underway!

Some photos from the pep rally!

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

The Claxton Carnival is this Friday!

Claxton Fall Carnival
Come one, Come all

Claxton’s fall carnival will be held this Friday, October 10th from 5:30-8:30. 

Please join us for carnival games, a haunted house, bounce houses, cake walk, pie throwing, pizza, popcorn, ice cream, and caramel apples. 

Wristbands $5.00 at the door. 
Tickets will be sold for $1.00. 
Tickets cover food, drink, cake walk, pie throwing and haunted house. 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Claxton merchandise for sale at Carnival!

We will have merchandise for sale!

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


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.