Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Join Claxton in honoring Will Hornaday at ACSF event on March 21st!

Will Hornaday recognized as Claxton Elementary’s Parent Champion Volunteer March 21st!

Will Hornaday exemplifies an exemplary male parent at Claxton who has connected other fathers to the volunteer network with the development of the “Bear Pack”. Will has gladly volunteered to serve on the PTO as Chair of Yearbook for 2 years, offered his graphic design services “pro bono”, and served as a room representative in his son’s classroom. He always signs up to volunteer for school events, organizes the efforts of the Bear Pack, and delivers the MANNA food bags to our students in need EVERY WEEK! He is overall a great guy, with a passion for public education.

The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor exceptional leaders of the Asheville City Schools district at the annual Celebration for Champions, to be held at The Venue on March 21st, in downtown Asheville at 6:00 pm. Celebration for Champions is the Asheville City Schools Foundation's signature annual event that raises money for the Foundation's cornerstone programs. The Celebration of Champions award encourages individuals and organizations to engage with city schools and recognize the value a thriving public school system provides for the whole community.

And a huge thank you to our Auction's food and beverage sponsors!

A big Auction thank you!

ThaNK You!

Claxton PTO thanks you for your
support of this fantastic fundraiser!
It was a huge success and our largest one yet.
We raised over $30,000!!!
These funds go to support teacher supplies,
teacher mini grants, After School Arts,
field trip scholarships, cultural events, assemblies,
visiting artists, school celebrations,
and much more.

Want to help next year??
We need a new chairperson and many volunteers for this
exciting and fun event. Please contact:

Special thanks to the following:
Kevin and Darcy Sisson
Ben Martin
Celeste Sandridge
United by Love Design
Allegra Printing
Classic Event Rentals
The Millroom
Barleys Taproom and Pizzeria

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

PTO Meeting: Tuesday April 7th: All Claxton family welcome!

Please join us at our
Claxton General Parent Meeting on
Tuesday, April 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.

***EASY and changed menu ***CLX Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Hosted by Kindergarten Families, March 13th

We will now have salads and a potato bar.  Please sign up to bring potatoes, toppings, a salad, dessert or drinks.

Kelly Pippinger-Clark and Lisa Patton will be in the drop off line next Friday, March 13th, so you don't even have to get out of your car. 
Since this is an early release day, you may also drop off the food items 
around 11:30.
How easy is that?

Please help us show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.  

Please see the Google Doc below and sign up! If you have any problems with the document, please email Lisa or Kelly and we can sign you up for whatever you’d like to bring.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address on the google doc so that we can email you directly, if needed.

click here to sign up!
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NO PROBLEM, we completely understand.

 Please consider donating the amount that you would have paid for the ticket(s) or make a donation of any amount you choose. You will be there in spirit and your contribution will be ever so appreciated!   

To make a donation in your absence send in a check made payable to the Claxton Elementary School PTO with your student or to the schools address directly.  Or simply follow the link to donate:

THANK YOU TO ALL for your time and Support of Claxton Elementary School!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Auction is this Friday night! Get your tickets now or donate if you can't attend!

On March 6th, 2015, we will celebrate another successful year of Claxton Elementary at our biggest fundraiser and biggest party of the year. We will do our best to raise money to benefit EVERY student in the CLX community. Public school funding is at a minimum. It is the goal of the Claxton Elementary School PTO to enhance the experience of EVERY single student by raising money for artists in the school, field trips, assemblies, teacher supplies, teacher grants, equipment, and the big one…a new playground.

 Help give the kids what they have come to know and love from Claxton Elementary School by joining the parents, the teachers, the staff, and the administration of the Claxton community at this event. Tickets available at

CAN’T MAKE THE AUCTION?  NO PROBLEM, we completely understand.
 Please consider donating the amount that you would have paid for the ticket(s) or make a donation of any amount you choose. You will be there in spirit and your contribution will be ever so appreciated!   
To make a donation in your absence send in a check made payable to the Claxton Elementary School PTO with your student or to the schools address directly.  Or simply follow the link to donate:

THANK YOU TO ALL for your time and Support of Claxton Elementary School!

Another great auction item at Claxton Light the Night Auction Fundraiser!

Are you a hobby guitarist? Maybe a songwriter? Does your family play music together?

Here is another great auction item you'll find at Claxton PTO's Light the Night Auction Fundraiser

3 hours of studio time at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in downtown Asheville, one of the premier destination recording facilities in North America and "right in your backyard".
You'll get to record in the same room, with the same gear, that the bands including the Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, Band of Horses, and the Zach Brown Band have recorded. 
Musician, producer, and proud Claxton parent, Gar Ragland will serve as your producer and mixer, and help you prepare your song(s) for the session. (And as a multi-instrumentalist, he'll even play on your songs as well if you'd like.) 

Event is THIS FRIDAY, March 6th at 6:30 at the Millroom in downtown Asheville. Tickets available on this site or at the door.

Monday, March 2, 2015

More Auction Goodness! Food and Beverage Donors: See you all Friday!

Light the Night Auction Excitement! A Huge List of Items to bid on!

Bee Sieburg 18 x 24 framed oil painting, “My Donkey”
Beer City Festival VIP tickets
Blind Pig Supper Club tickets
Brewgrass Festival VIP tickets
Camp Rockmont one week co-ed day camp (new families only)
Claxton Reserved Parking Space for one year
Coach Swain for a Day (for 2nd-5th grade student)
Disney World four 1-day Park Hopper passes
Echo Mountain Studio three hours studio recording time
Hangout Music Festival tickets
Jewish Community Center summer family pool membership
Oceanfront Condo One Week Vacation at 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo in Garden City, SC
Principal for the Day (for 2nd-5th grade student)
Rhubarb “Sunday Supper” for 8
Rock Creek Vacation Getaway one week for up to 20 people with log cabin, loft, bunk house on 400 acre private preserve
Vice Principal for a day (for 2nd-5th grade student)

Wild Wings “Wings for Year 10 wings or 8 nuggets every week for a year

ABYSA 1/2 price one week Fundamentals Summer Camp
Ace Hardware science bucket
Alchemy Salon haircut with Lalena
Ashevillain hybrid pool deck skateboard
Asheville Cleaners gift certificate
Asheville Community Theater tickets
Asheville Pinball Museum day passes
Asheville Tourists tickets
Asheville Treetop Adventures Kid Zip and Adventure Park passes
Asheville Yoga Center one month of yoga
AVL Wood & Steel Decor handmade console table with local wood and welded steel base
Blue Ridge Food Vendors gift boxes
Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry new patient exam 
Boutique LP gift card and Rewined candle
Cantina at Biltmore Village gift certificate
Carolina Hurricanes Original Practice Puck signed by #14, Nathan Gerbe
Carolina Pet Company pet beds and dog toys
Chop Shop gift certificate
Cinnamon Bun Print by Barbara Baker/Tom Godleski
Claxton 1st grade teachers trip to Asheville Pizza Company and game room for 4 students
Claxton 2nd grade teachers trip to the Hop for 6 students
Claxton 5th grade graduation reserved front row seats
Claxton Kindergarten graduation reserved front row seats
Claxton Play “Romeo & Harriet reserved front row seats
Clean Green house cleaning gift certificate
Corner Kitchen gift certificate
Curio Toy Store gift certificate and stuffed animal
Maui Jim sunglasses
Tory Burch sunglasses
d.rentz designs hand printed 18x18 “Zinnia” pillow
Dancing Bear Toys block printing kit
Dawn Rentz limited edition print “Feels Like Summer”
Dollywood two 1-day tickets
Eagles Nest Outfitters single and double hammocks
Fine Arts Theater movie tickets
Grovewood Gallery enamel platter
Hip Replacements gift certificate
HipRemix upcycled skirt
Indigenous Design Landscape 1-hour consultation
James Cassara original painting
Karen Hall original artwork
Laureys “Dinner To Go for Two”
LaZoom tickets
Limones gift certificate
Magnetic Theater tickets
Martin Family Dentistry teeth whitening
Mast General Store gift bag
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop gift certificates
Mrs. Dechant gingerbread house party for 8 students
Ms. Ferguson’s class made bar stool
NC Arboretum one year household membership
NC Stage Company tickets
NOC rafting tickets for Nantahala River fully guided raft trip
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts one week summer camp
Omni Grove Park Inn dinner for two at Edison
Plum Print gift certificate
Poppy Popcorn birthday party package for 10
Push Skate Shop one week summer camp
RS Frue Design raglan sleeve knit top
Sierra Nevada Brewing swag bucket
Ski Country Sports gift certificate
Smoking J’s Fiery Foods Smokin’ Sauce
Spellbound Books signed “Bad Kitty” sketch on canvas by author, Nick Bruel
Sports Clips on Merrimon gift certificate
Sprinkle Creek Landscaping five applications of All Natural Turf Fertilizer
Super Cuts Arden gift certificate
Sweetwater Brewing swag bucket
The Love Snack basket of gourmet dog snacks
The Toy Box physics set
Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza tickets in Johnson City, TN
Tom Godleski original folk art
Ultimate Ice Cream gift certificate
Union Boutique gift certificate
Westside Fest at Urban Orchard Cider Company 2 tickets
Wicked Weed Brewing gift certificate with bottle of Bad Angel Brew
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort two 1-day lift tickets
Yamaha “guitalele plus 2 half-hour adult lessons with Mr. Butler