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Welcome to the Clayton Elementary Website. Our goal is to provide parents with the important and timely information needed to help students succeed. Browse the site and be sure to check the TOP NEWS below and the CLAYTON CALENDAR to the right.



  • Clayton's Great American Magazine Fund-raiser - Your Cardinal will bring home a packet tomorrow with information on Clayton's Magazine fundraiser.  This fundraiser helps support class/student materials, technology replacements/supplies and interventions plus other critical items for the school.  Please consider purchasing new/renewing existing magazine subscriptions through this program.  CLICK HERE to support this fundraiser.  Questions? Contact: Julie Loera,


  • Clayton CARE Club -- a student led and directed community service club for the whole family -- will be kicking off this year's activities with a meeting on Sept. 29th.  Bring your kids to the gym after school (all ages welcome, but please note this is not a drop off event) and join us for some fun service learning opportunities!  Questions or ideas? Contact Shannon Peris,


  • SAVE THE DATE: CLAYTON FUN RUN 2015 - Clayton's 9th Annual Fun Run, Carnival, and Silent Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Please come be a part of the planning committee.  Join us for one of our Fun Run Kickoff Meetings next week on Monday, Sept. 29th at 7pm or on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 8am.  If you can attend, please send an email to for more details. Contact: Chris Pollom


  • Clayton PTA's Reflection Art Program - Encourage creativity and inspire a lifelong love of art with your child! Clayton PTA's Reflection Art Program kicks off on Monday, Sept. 29th.  This year's theme is, "The World Would Be a Better Place If" and students can submit artwork in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts (e.g., painting, drawings, and more).  All students who enter will receive a Cardinal Tag and have their artwork shown at an art show in November!  Forms and flyers will be coming home in your students packet soon.  Please review rules on entries by CLICKING HERE.  Advancing entries will go to the Austin PTA Council for a change to win at the state and national competitions.  Entries can be turned in to the Reflections Committee in the school lobby on Oct. 3rd, 10th, 16th and 17th. Additional information can be found on the REFLECTIONS WEBPAGE.  Contact: Carol O'Brien,


  • Spanish Learning School at Clayton Elementary - Spanish Learning School is now enrolling for the Fall season of Spanish classes after school.  Space is limited.  For more information please visit  Classes will start the week of Oct. 6th for 8 sessions.  Contact: Martha Gareau,


  • Austin Empty Bowl Project at Clayton - The Austin Empty Bowl Project is gearing up for the 18th annual event in November.  Last year, Clayton Elementary's art teachers answered a call for more bowls by offering a series of bowl making and bowl glazing workshops to support this worthy cause.  We are proud to participate in that way again. Ms. Hallmark will hold workshops on Monday afternoons from 3-4pm. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are invited to sign up with an adult to make and glaze bowls that will be donated to the Austin Empty Bowl Event on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  Space is limited to 20 participants per class.  Students must bring an adult to work together on the project.  This is a nice way to share quality time and explore an art form while helping a worthy cause.  The workshops will run on the following Mondays (9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3).  You must sign up in advance to participate.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Sign up is on a "first come, first served" basis.  Contact: Nancy Hallmark,


  • AISD Parent Cloud Information - Grade Speed will no longer be available this school year. All parents must have a Parent Cloud account to have access to their students information. If you have not yet created a Parent Cloud account, please do so at and login with your Parent Connection info. To add new students, you will need your child's student ID number, date of birth, and PIN (found on report card). Click here for more info about Parent Cloud. If you have any technical problems accessing the cloud please contact 512-414-9187.  AISD parents can view their students' grades, attendance, lunch menu, school and teacher information, and much more on the Parent CloudIf you have any technical problems accessing the cloud please contact 512-414-9187.  Please click on the following links to learn more:

     Parent Cloud Brochure
     Creating a Parent Cloud Account
     Parent Cloud, How to Navigate, Personalize, Find Content & Support
     TEAMS Parent Self Serve


  • Labels for Education - Please continue collecting Labels to help earn educational resources for our school.  For extra points, CLICK HERE, print out the sheet, read the instructions and paste certain labels on the sheet to earn more points for our school.  Then, drop the sheet in to the box on the stage or in the office by Sept. 30th.  To learn more about the program CLICK HERE.  Thanks for your support!  Contact: Tanya Snow,


  • Box Tops for Education - HEB is running a promotion in conjunction with Box Tops for Education.  When you purchase participating Box Tops for Education products you will earn bonus box tops.  CLICK HERE for more information on the promotion as well examples of qualifying items.  Also visit Clayton's Box Top webpage to learn more about the program.  Contact: Suzanne Hesley,



  • Help Clayton Elementary by Joining the PTA! - Texas PTA has again partnered with Academy to give our school a chance to win $1000 in sports equipment for our school.  To be eligible, we must increase memberships over our 2013-14 school year total.  If we exceed our total, our PTA will be entered in the drawing to win one of three prizes valued at $1000.  Help us win by joining today! PTA provides opportunities to meet and talk with other parents as well as share concerns and goals.  As a PTA member, you will be a more informed, and a more involved parent in your child's education.  The membership fee is $7 per year.  Visit the membership page for more info on how to join, or print a form and turn it and the fee in at the office. Contact: Sharon Procyk,


  • There's a Place for Everyone to Volunteer at Clayton! - Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year? Would you like to become a coordinator of one of Clayton's wonderful programs? There is one coordinator position available for the 2014-15 school year.  If you are interested in being a coordinator or have questions regarding volunteering at Clayton, please contact the PTA Volunteer Coordinator at  
        • Clayton's Cultural Celebration (C3) Coordinator - Clayton's Cultural Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the diversity of our Clayton families.  The coordinator will organize the event, which occurs in the late fall.





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