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.
FUN RUN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN- Cardinals will be Running Wild on April 11th at the 9th Annual Clayton Fun Run, Carnival & Auction!
LIMITED ACCESS TO CAMPUS THIS WEEK - 4th and 5th graders will be taking the STAAR exams on Monday (March 30th) and Tuesday (March 31st). Please note that there will be no assembly on Monday, as well as limited access to our campus for visiting and/or lunches on Monday & Tuesday for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. There will be no access for lunches nor deliveries for parents of 4th graders on Monday and Tuesday and for 5th graders on Tuesday. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and understanding. Please CLICK HERE to view a flyer with more information.
Clayton/Kiker Camp Bluebonnet Registration is now Open! - The 7th Annual Clayton/Kiker Camp Bluebonnet is signing up excited campers! Bluebonnet Camp is for 2nd through 5th grades. Campers will spend a fun filled week reading great from the Texas Bluebonnet Award list, playing games, making crafts, enjoying yummy food, making new friends and learning! Three sessions are available! Camps fill up FAST and enrollment is limited! Kiker and Clayton students may attend any session. The teachers are Ms. Robillard and Mrs. Sprague, Clayton Teachers and Mrs. Smith, Kiker Librarian. Go to http://www.kikerelementary.org/campus-info/library to download camp information and the registration form. See you at Camp Bluebonnet.
Session 1: Clayton Library June 8-12 9 AM to noon Session 2: Kiker Library June 22-26 9 AM to noon Session 3: Kiker Library June 29-July3 9 AM to noon
Upcycling Volunteer Needed- Are you passionate about caring for the environment? Do you have a little time each week to devote to a fantastic green program? Then Clayton needs you! The Terracycle project (upcycling wrappers in the cafeteria) is in need of a new coordinator or the program will have to be discontinued. If you are interested in helping out or learning more, please contact Shannon Peris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton Fun Run- Clayton's 9th Annual Fun Run, Carnival and Auction is just a few short weeks away! Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day on April 11! Registration is now open. To help us get to the finish line for this great event, we need some help. The theme this year is Running Wild and we are looking for props. Do you have animal ears and tails, safari hats, or other thematic props we could borrow for promotions and the event? We are also looking for extra hands to finish the planning and execution of this great event. Want to help us brainstorm Running Wild ideas, or help man a shift on the day of the event? Please contact email@example.com if you can help with props or your time!
Fun Run Sponsor Last Call- Last Call for Fun Run Sponsors! We are closing in on our deadline to order the promotional items for Clayton's 9th annual Fun Run, Carnival and Auction. Don't miss your chance to get your business name, logos and links out to the more than 3000 expected participants of this amazing event. Sponsoring allows you a great opportunity to promote your business while investing in our children and community. Become a PTA Sponsor today! Questions? Contact Shannon Peris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Fun Run Silent Auction Committee Volunteers- The Auction Committee is looking for a few more volunteers to help with the 2015 Silent & Live Auction! The auction will occur during the 9th Annual Fun Run, Carnival, and Auction April 11th. Committee members will have a variety of opportunity to help, including collect donations, set-up, and work the auction. Please contact Emily Cannata at email@example.com or (512) 423-8953 if this is something you would love to be a part of.
2015 Fun Run Silent & Live Auction Donations - Clayton Families it's time once again for the Fun Run, Carnival and Auction! Each year we are overwhelmed at the fabulous donations that our community provides to the auctions. If you have a business, service, or item that you would like to donate, either for the Silent or Live Auction, please contact Auction Chair Emily Cannata at (512) 423-8953 or firstname.lastname@example.org Every child at Clayton benefits from the generosity of your donations and 100% of the proceeds are put directly back into our school!
Clayton Parent Spring Book Club - The votes are in and our Spring, 2015 Parent Book Club will be reading "Getting the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate, Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting" by Deborah Gilboa, MD. We will begin book club next week on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the teacher workroom. If you buy the book through Amazon, please be sure to go through the Clayton website! Please don’t worry if you don’t have the book by the 28th, we will fill you in on anything you miss. Questions? Contact: Denise Berry, email@example.com.
2014-2015 Yearbooks on Sale - You can purchase a yearbook online for $25 (plus $1 processing fee). Order online at www.balfour.com using a debit or credit card. In the drop down menu choose Clayton Elementary Austin, TX. Questions? Contact DeAnn McClurg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Report Card - Each year the State of Texas releases a School Report Card to share with the public. Although this is not new information and includes details previously shared regarding our performance during the 2013-14 school year, this report has been recently released and is to be shared with our families by February of 2015. For more information, please CLICK HERE to review Clayton's School Report Card for 2013-14. Thank you.
Help Clayton Elementary by Joining the PTA! - Join ONLINE or PRINT A MEMBERSHIP FORM and return it with payment to your child's teacher or the office. 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. Contact: Sharon Procyk, email@example.com.
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 http://my.austinisd.org 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 Cloud. If you have any technical problems accessing the cloud please contact 512-414-9187. Please click on the following links to learn more:
Labels for Education- It is Book Bonanza time and we can earn 5 FREE Scholastic books if we turn in 1,000 labels by April 30. We currently have 300 labels. Please keep turning in your labels to earn these FREE books for our school. On another note, Labels for Education has made some changes recently. On some of their products (ex. Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread), the Labels for Education words are not around the label/barcode, but these labels still count. As long as the product is on the Participating Product list, http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Portals/0/assets/pdf/EligibleProducts2014-2015.pdf, the label/barcode will count for points toward our school. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Tanya Snow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Tops for Education - Please continue to collect box tops and bring them to the school to earn points. Visit Clayton's Box Top webpage to learn more about the program. Contact: Suzanne Hesley, email@example.com.
Fall "No Sell" Fundraiser Update - It's Groovy to Give!!! - WOW! What a wonderful response from our Clayton Family! With your help we exceeded our goal of 75% participation and the kids will have the Wacky Dress Up Day! Your donations make a huge difference for the school and are very much appreciated. Please plan to attend a PTA meeting to learn about how the funds will be used this year. CLICK HERE to visit the donation drive webpage to see the classroom results. Online donations are still being accepted and will count towards classroom goals. CLICK HERE to make an online donation now. Contact: Chris Pollom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com:
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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