Staff Appreciation Week – Show some love to our teachers!

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 assistant, 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.

See all the details here for suggestions of what to bring to school next week for Staff Appreciation Week!

Monday – gifts cards (deliver to teacher)
Tuesday – (breakfast being provided)
Wednesday – hand-made cards, baked goods (cards to teachers, goodies to teacher’s lounge)
Thursday – school supplies (deliver to teacher) – see requested supplies here
Friday – chocolate or flowers from your yard (send with your child)

Vote Claxton best school in WNC

You Can Vote for Claxton in the Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC”

– Simply go to 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 “save”

After-School Arts – End Dates

After-school arts classes are being extended to make up for missed snow days in February, as follows:

Monday classes: last day May 4th
Tuesday class: last day May 12th
Wednesday classes: last day May 6th
Thursday classes (except Mr. Cassera’s): May 21st
Mr. Cassera’s Thursday class: last day May 7th

Help Needed with Spring Play

The 3rd-5th grade spring play is coming up April 24th, and the actors and directors need our support! Mrs. Baldwin needs skirt hangers and plastic bins – if you have any you don’t need and can donate, please bring them to the parent workroom. They also need an additional videographer, help breaking down the set and stage on April 15th, and help with other things like costume changes backstage, concessions, etc. Please open this Google doc to see what is needed, and sign up if you can help! If you are helping the night of a performance, please plan to be at the school an hour and a half prior to the performance (Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 pm, Sunday performance begins at 2:30 pm).