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.




  • Final PTA Meeting of the Year - The final PTA meeting for this school year will be on May 21 at 7:45am in the cafeteria.  Please join us as we wrap up the year.  We will be discussing how we plan to use the funds raised this year and giving an overview of plans for next year.  We invite you to join us and give your feedback and input.  We want to know what you would like to see from your Clayton PTA!  Hope to see you there. Questions? Contact: Shannon Peris, president@claytoncardinals.org.


  • Volunteer Program Coordinator positions available for next year! - Are you looking for a way to get more involved and make an impact on your child's school?  The Clayton PTA is seeking volunteers to be program coordinators.   As a program coordinator, you will run and manage a specific program.   The following program coordinator positions are available for the 2015-16 school year:
    Art Department Display
    Clayton Cultural Celebration ("C3")
    Green Apple Savings
    Kindergarten Roundup
    Landscaping/Property Development
    Marquee Coordinator (sign in front of the school)
    VIP Room needs 1-2 co-coordinators
    DOCS needs a co-coordinator
    Questions?  Contact Deana Rooney at volunteers@claytoncardinals.org.


  • PE News - PE has concluded the FitnessGram testing for this school year. You may contact PE to request you child's results.


  • Library News - Monday, May 11th is the final AR assembly for the school year.  Congratulations to the hundreds of students who participated.  It was a very successful year!  Lunch bunch will be in the library on Monday for grades 2, 4 and 5 and on Tuesday for grades 1 and 3.  Parent volunteers are welcome!  The library is winding down for the year.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in the library this year.  It has been a pleasure for me to be at Clayton as the librarian substitute.  Thanks for welcoming me and making my time here very special.  I look forward to returning to Clayton next year as a classroom substitute.  This week was the final checkout for all grade levels.  Next week Primary grades will come to the library for their final story time but no check-outs.  The following week Intermediate grades will come for their final story time.  All library books are due from students and parents by May 22nd. Questions? Contact: Melessa Cowan, melessa.cowan@austinisd.org.


  • Performance Day in Music Class - On May 27 (C Day), May 28 (A Day), and May 29 (B Day), the students will have a performance day during their regular music time. This will be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday depending on which day your child attends music. 

    Ideas for performance day:
    Play a song on an instrument they have learned (no making up songs on the spot please). This could include piano, guitar, accordion, recorder, violin, cello, etc. Sing a song they have practiced. Dance to a song that is prepared ahead of time. Show and tell about an instrument they do not play (e.g., grandpa’s old trumpet)

    Other ideas might include:
    Jump rope, Tell jokes, Gymnastics (we will have a mat), Hula hoop, Karate, Perform a short drama (skit), Juggle, etc.

    We also ask that the performance be limited to 2 minutes to allow all class members an opportunity to perform. We hope your child will want to participate but it is not required.  This will in no way affect your child’s grade.  It is just a time to share with the other students in their classroom. (This is not a contest)  We also ask that parents do not attend unless they are part of the performance.  Questions? Contact: Kristina Bishop and Barry Nunnelee, Clayton Music Teachers


  • School Supplies for the 2015-16 School Year - We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box.  Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address.  You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items from the teacher approved list.  Already have a ruler or scissors? Remove them.  Need an additional box of crayons for home or supplies for a sibling? Add them.  It's that simple! Online ordering is open now! www.schooltoolbox.com.   CLICK HERE for pricing. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Gregg, jgregg219@gmail.com.


  • School Supply Donation Drive - Ms. Wilk, Clayton PE teacher, is traveling to Africa this summer to help children in Zimbabwe and Zambia as part of a nonprofit organization called It Starts with Soccer.  This established charity influences the lives of more than 1500 children in 18 schools and 5 orphanages.  Please help by donating items that will be delivered by Ms. Wilk to schools and orphanages in Zimbabwe and Zambia.  Collection bins are placed outside the gym and at the front of the school.  Suggested items to donate are pens, boxes of pencils, rulers, erasers, colored pencils, chalk, markers, crayons, scissors, glue/glue sticks, and solar panel calculators.  For additional ways to contribute or to learn more about other community outreach projects Ms. Wilk will be spearheading while in Africa, please visit: Zimbabwe: http://tinyurl.com/ZimbabweAfrica and Zambia: http://tinyurl.com/AfricaZambia.  Thanks in advance for your support!


  • Kinder Registration -  Go to my www.austinisd.org and register for an AISD Parent Cloud account and complete new student registration. CLICK HERE for instructions on creating a Parent Cloud Account. Please bring your registration confirmation page along with your student’s birth certificate (copy and original), 2 copies of immunization records, copy of the social security card, verification of residency such a gas or electric bill, and parent’s driver’s license to the Clayton Office to register. Questions? Contact: Joanna Willard, joanna.willard@austinisd.org.


  • Important Parent Registration Requirement - The registration deadline is quickly coming upon us.  If you have not had a chance to register your student for the 2015-2016 school year, please do so as soon as possible.  To ensure that your child is considered enrolled to be at Clayton for the following school year and be placed on a class roster, you must register by May 15th.  If you are not returning to Clayton for the 2015-16 school year, please contact Joanna Willard in the front office. Families of AISD students will be able to begin online registration (verify information) for their children for the 2015-2016 school year. The system will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is accessed via the AISD Parent Cloud (my.austinisd.org). This new system will save time and will better accommodate busy schedules. Each year, parents and the school, must verify student registration and note any changes to maintain or update enrollment for the following school year. To prepare for the opening of the system, parents should ensure they have a Cloud account created at my.austinisd.org.  To create an account, you will need your student’s school identification number, in which you can find by your student’s name on the report cards. Once the site opens, the Online Registration tile will be available for parents to register. For assistance with Parent Cloud, please call the Parent Technology Support Help Line at (512) 414-9187. To ensure your child is considered enrolled to be at Clayton for the 2015-16 school year and be placed on a class roster, please register by May 15, 2015.  For questions, please contact the Clayton office at 512-841-9200.  Your Clayton Registrar is Joanna Willard and can be contacted at Joanna.willard@austinisd.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


  • Middle School Information for 5th Graders - Please CLICK HERE to visit Mrs. Berry's webpage, at the bottom you will find information on middle school options for 5th graders.  Also you can find a link to request STAAR results for Magnet/Academy applications.  Gorzycki Parent Email Group - Parents of 5th grade students planning to attend Gorzycki Middle School next year are encouraged to join the parent email group now.  It will be beneficial to you to receive our emails prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.  CLICK HERE to read a flyer with important information for next year. Also each summer Tiger Camp is offered for incoming 6th graders to GMS to help ease the transition to middle school.  CLICK HERE for information and the registration form.  Questions? Contact the GMS counseling department by CLICKING HERE. Contact: Denise Berry, denise.berry@austinisd.org


  • 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: 

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


  • Labels for Education-  The Book Bonanza contest has ended.  We reached our goal of 1,000 labels!  Labels for Education has to collect and count these labels from different schools and then they distribute a certain amount of books until they run out of them.  I will find out in a couple of weeks if we earned our 5 FREE Scholastic books.  Thank you to the families who cut and turned in these labels.  I believe their May promotion will be DOUBLE the points on the labels submitted so keep turning them in.  For questions, contact Tanya Snow, tgsnow@austin.rr.com.


  • 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, shesley@austin.rr.com.


  • 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? If you are interested in being a coordinator or have questions regarding volunteering at Clayton, please contact the PTA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@claytoncardinals.org.  




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