Sunday, May 17, 2015

Order your Claxton yearbook online!

New this year: you can order and pay for your yearbook online! Here's how:




Search the pulldown menu for CLAXTON
then 'Add to Cart’.
Pay and wait for delivery on June 5th.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Request Money for Our Media Center with a few clicks!

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.


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You will also need this info and can copy and paste into the application:
Claxton Elementary School
Kimberly Dechant
241 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 28801
460 students, K-5
Request $10,000
Expense breakdown: Ergonomic Chairs x 28 = $3900, Adjustable Group Tables x 7 = $6100 (we can only apply for $10,000 max)
Funds available by July 13th
Check should be made to Claxton Elementary School
Teacher points should go to Jamie Allbach

Spring Concert & Celebration of Learning Potluck

Please join us to celebrate another great year at Claxton! 


Dinner begins outside at 5:30 with a potluck buffet and drumming circle on the big playground (weather permitting). Music begins in the gym at 6:15 with performances 
by Claxton’s Morning Music Groups and by:




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!

Claxton Gardens in ACT!

Several of our classes participating in a container gardening contest held by the Men's Garden Club of Asheville, and this week they showed off for the judges. Asheville Citizen Times was on hand to capture the story.



Check out the link here!

4th grade parents! We need your help!

As a send off to the 5th graders the 4th grade provides a reception following their graduation ceremony on the last day of school. 



We expect anywhere from 300-400 students and family members to attend. Please help by donating your time or an item for this event. I have attached a google doc if you wish to sign up. Thanks so much for all your support this year!

Click here to sign up!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Book fair volunteers needed!

The Spring Book Fair is coming


Sign up with the sheet attached!

We need many volunteers on May 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th and 27th


Sign up by clicking Here