Welcome to the Nan Clayton Elementary School Website 

It's our 10th Anniversary year and we are so excited to share it with you!  Our goal is to provide parents with the important and timely information needed to help students succeed. 


Upcoming Events

Every Friday - Our School House Rocks - WEAR CLAYTON T-SHIRT or RED

Friday, October 9 - Reflections Art Contest entry submission 7:15am-7:45am

Monday, October 12 - Student HOLIDAY

Thursday, October 15 - PTA General Meeting & Coffee Talk 7:45am in the cafeteria

Friday, October 16 - LAST DAY to submit art for Reflections Art Contest

Saturday, October 17 - Marathon Kids kick-off ceremony

Wednesday, October 21 - Wear ORANGE to celebrate Unity Day - Clayton is united to be a "No Place For Hate Campus"

Friday, October 23 - CARE Club meets after school in the cafeteria

All week, October 26-30 - Clayton Book Fair

Thursday, October 29 - Book Study Begins - Whole Brain Child


Fueling Your Child for Success with Good Nutrition

Whether you choose to "Fund my Student" with a nutritious school-prepared meal or pack your Cardinal's lunch box, two registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) will discuss ways to help your child get the right foods to fuel health and performance.  Lin Teng, RD, LD AISD's Nutritionist will review the National School Lunch Program including the latest initiatives to include clean labels and farm-to-school produce.  Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD (Clayton Cardinal mom and nutrition consultant) will explore packing healthy lunches including a number of practical tips and meal planning ideas for helping your child get what they need for a healthy, well-balanced diet while addressing some common concerns of parents and providing helpful resources.

Please join us October 15th @ 7:45AM in the cafeteria for the 2nd PTA Meeting of the year followed by our coffee talk.

Light breakfast/coffee provided and young children are welcome.


Reflections Art Contest

The Reflections Art contest has launched and the Reflections Committee is accepting
art entries every Friday from 10/2-10/16, from 7:15 am-7:45 am in the school lobby!

This year’s theme is, “Let Your Imagination Fly” and students can submit artwork in
six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition,
photography, and visual arts (e.g., painting, drawings, etc.). New this year is an online
form! In an effort to curb paper usage we won’t be sending forms home but you can
access forms and rules online.

Advancing entries will go to the Austin PTA Council for a chance to win at the state and
national competitions. Questions? Email: Carol O’Brien, c2obrien@austin.rr.com


Clayton CARE Club

Join the Clayton CARE Club and learn how, together, we can make a difference in our community.

WHO?  You!  All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family!

WHAT?  CARE Club is Clayton's very own community service club.

WHEN?  We meet about once a month for different service projects.

WHY?  Caring Actions Reward Everyone!

Interested in learning more?  Come to any meeting - no rsvp required.  To stay informed, sign up for the Clayton CARE Club email group by writing to claytoncareclub@gmail.com. Please note these are not drop-off events.


Dudes of Cardinals

Dudes of Cardinals (that's dads, grandads, uncles, older brothers, and other male role models) meet once a month in the cafeteria.  There will be coffee, a light breakfast (aka donuts) and a fun activity.  The school doors open at 7:15am, bring your child(ren) and we'll be done no later than 8am.


Green Apple Savings 

Teach your kids smart savings habits with the Green Apple Savings program at Clayton.  The school partners with A+ FCU and offers a savings account for all students.  Bring your deposits to school on designated DEPOSIT DAYS and let your kids see their savings add up!  For more information on the program, click here.

To make a deposit, bring your money and the completed form to school on designated days.  There will be an A+ FCU representative outside the cafeteria to take deposits.  For a copy of the form, click here.  Questions?  Contact Eric Perlmutter, eric.perlmutter@nm.com


Order Spirit Gear Here

 To order this year's rockin' gear, be sure to complete your Online Directory entry:

 Enter your family's information: www.tinyurl.com/ClaytonDataEntry

 Once complete, log in to www.tinyurl.com/ClaytonDirectory and go to 'Our Store'  

 For more information visit the new directory page

 Send questions about the directory to Lissa Bentley at directory@claytoncardinals.org


Join Clayton PTA

Only $7 for an individual, $14 for a family!  Joining the PTA is a GREAT way to help support your school, stay connected and be involved.   The Clayton PTA is an instrumental part of our school year every year – your support is very appreciated!  You can download the membership for here, or for more information on becoming a member, contact membership@claytoncardinals.org.


Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2015/2016 school year?   If so, thank you in advance!   Visit the volunteer section of this site for details -- CLICK HERE




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