Thursday, May 28, 2015
Good afternoon Asheville City Schools Families,
We value your role as a parent and supporter of our small public school district. That's why we have worked hard this past year to make our schools 'user-friendly', responsive and attentive to staying in touch with you throughout the year.
So please take just a few minutes to respond to an 11-question survey. Led by Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator Marta Alcala-Williams, we will be responsive to your feedback and ideas as we begin to plan for the 2015-16 school year.
Here's the link: https://www.
And thanks in advance for your input.
Pamela Baldwin, Ed.D.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
We have a great opportunity to help the library renovation project. James Patterson is teaming with Scholastic to donate $1.25 million to school libraries! Any number of us can apply for this grant, and if a grant is awarded, we will get a matching number of scholastic points. The deadline is May 31st and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Jamie Allbach has requested very nice tables and chairs for our students - below is what one parent submitted that gives all the details and costs you'll need to include. (Please feel free to re-word the submission.)
Just go to: scholastic.com/
pattersonpartnership - and here's a sample submission to copy and paste:
We would purchase ergonomic chairs and height-adjustable tables for our students to use in the media center. Our media center has been under renovation gradually this past year to create spaces for different kinds of learning, to better integrate technology and various media, and to better serve our students. New furniture is a big expense that we are still trying to fund.
The desired chairs move so children are more comfortable, focus better, and have improved posture. The chairs are $141 each, and we need 28 for a total of $3,948. The tables we want can be raised for students to use while standing -- for example, working on robotics projects. They can also be lowered to fit the youngest kindergartners. The tables are $937.50 each, and we need 7 for a total of $6,562.50.
You will also need this info and can copy and paste into the application:
Claxton Elementary School
241 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 28801
460 students, K-5
Expense breakdown: Ergonomic Chairs x 28 = $3900, Adjustable Group Tables x 7 = $6100 (we can only apply for $10,000 max)
Funds available by
Check should be made to Claxton Elementary School
Teacher points should go to Jamie Allbach
Please join us to celebrate another great year at Claxton!
Dinner begins outside at potluck buffet and drumming circle on the big playground (weather permitting). Music begins in the gym at with performances by Claxton’s Morning Music Groups and by:with a
Ms. Dudley’s Kindergarten, Ms. Jones’ Kindergarten, Ms. McMillan’s Kindergarten, All 1st grade classes, Ms. Lemus’s 3rd grade, Ms. Well’s 3rd grade, Ms. Locke’s 4th grade, and Ms. Ingle’s 5th grade.
Please bring: a picnic blanket, a drum, and a dish to share:
Dishes by class
Kindergarten – desserts / 1st grade – main entrees / 2nd grade – salads / 3rd grade – sides / 4th grade – breads / 5th grade – drinks
We are also collecting bicycle helmets for some of our students. You can help by bringing children’s used or new helmets to donate!