Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th-8th

Hello Claxton Families,
Teacher Appreciation week is May 4th - May 8th.  We've come up with a few ideas to show our teachers how much we appreciate them.  Please also consider any specialist or someone else who you would like to thank. Feel free to follow the suggestions below or come up with your own way to show your appreciation. We will send out e-mail reminders throughout the week of May 4th.

MondayGift cards – a $5-$10 gift card for your teacher.  A few ideas…Starbucks, Dough, Bruegger’s, Dunkin Donuts, Grocery Stores, Lowes, etc. Please deliver to your child’s teacher.

Tuesday – Breakfast provided by PTO

WednesdayHand-Made Cards created by students and/or a thank you note from parents. Baked Goods in the Teacher’s Lounge provided by Claxton families.  Cookies, cakes, pies, etc.  Please drop off any baked goods in the teacher’s lounge on Wednesday morning and give the cards to your teachers.

ThursdaySchool Supplies to help teachers get through the end of the year.  See the back (pg 2) for grade level needs. Please deliver to your child’s teacher.
Brueggers Bagel Breakfast provided by the PTO

FridayChocolate or Flowers –Please bring in one or two flowers from your yard to create a bouquet for each teacher or bring in your teacher’s favorite candy or chocolate. Please send to school with your child on Friday.

If any questions, please e-mail kpipclark1@yahoo.com or hpatton4118@charter.net.
Please see the lists below for requests from teachers in each grade level.  Feel free to touch base with your child’s teacher for other suggestions.

Kindergarten- Crayola crayons, markers, skinny dry erase markers (NOT washable), white card stock.

1st Grade-Teachers have been requesting supplies throughout the year so feel pretty set, but could use small gift cards to Target, Walmart, CVS, etc to help with end of the year celebration and any last minute needs.

2nd Grade-Pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, coffee filters, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, white card stock, colored card stock, ink pads.

3rd Grade-Dry Erase Markers, pencils, pencil top erasers, paper towels, kids scissors.

4th Grade-Dry Erase Markers, Dry Erase Marker erasers, Board cleaner, magic markers.

5th Grade-Pencils, 3x5 index cards and pencil top erasers.

Thank you so much for helping celebrate the Claxton teachers during Teacher Appreciation week.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vote for Claxton in the Mountain Xpress "best of" poll!

You can vote for Claxton in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC'

Simply go to the Mountain Xpress link here ,  and register with your email.

Once you begin voting, there is a pull down section for "kids" 

In that section is a category titled "school (Pre-college)"

Simply write in "Claxton Elementary" and don't forget to hit "save"

Claxton Merchandise sale on Tuesday April 21st

We will be hosting a sale in the afternoon carpool line next Tues, April 21! 

We have a variety of t-shirts, stickers, and water bottles available. 

If you are interested in purchasing any Claxton merchandise please contact Jill Mooney at jillrmooney@aol.com

4th grade Raleigh field trip a great success!

A huge Thank You to all the parents, teachers, staff, chaperones and others who gave of their time to help organize the Raleigh field trip.

It was a great time for all!

We have such a beautiful community here at Claxton!

Help needed with the Spring Play!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up and pitched in so far! 

In the last few days now leading up to the play, we are still in need of some help with
- Ironing/Steaming costumes
- Running Sound/mics
- Taking and filling photo orders
- Operating a second video camera and editing the video

Sign up here,  or contact Ms, Baldwin directly at 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spirit Night April 14th at Wild Wing Cafe.

The next Claxton Spirit Night will be April 14th at Wild Wing Cafe. 

10% of proceeds goes to the Claxton PTO, and a music group from Claxton will be performing. 

Go have an awesome dinner and support our school!

Proctors needed for Asheville City Schools!

We are in need of 40-60 proctors a day from May 22-29. If you all could please ask your family members, friends, church community, other groups, etc. to help us out for even just one day! 

The following link gives a description of proctoring and allows people to sign up for a training date: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XWNBW7hfrJhIElOPsHh9rbJCTUusbD3r9nTAnBMbLXo/viewform.

If you are available please contact Anna Colburn
Volunteer and Parent Outreach Coordinator, ACSF VISTA AmeriCorps
IRL Volunteer Coordinator
Asheville Middle School
197 S. Frenchbroad Ave.