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.
Spirit Week is Outta Sight!
Tuesday (Aug 26) - Our Future is Cool and Bright - Wear Sunglasses
Wednesday (Aug 27) - We're Groovin' to Learn - Can you dig it? - Wear tie-dye, fun and/or groovy wear
Thursday (Aug 28) - We're kickin' off a Far Out Year! - Wear crazy socks with your athletic shoes
Friday (Aug 29) - Peace, Love, and Cardinals - Wear your 2014-15 school t-shirt
Choir Tryouts for 4th and 5th grade: Auditions will be held next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2nd and September 3rd from 2:45pm until 3:45pm in Mr. Nunnelee's room. When you are finished with your audition you may leave before 3:45pm if your parents come directly to the room to pick you up. Otherwise we will dismiss on the side of the school in the bus lane at 3:45pm.
There will be sign up sheets in both Mr. Nunnelee’s and Mrs. Bishop’s music rooms. Sign up to audition either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon- whichever works for you.
For the audition you will sing a short warm up and the school song with a small group of students. A list of students that are chosen for the choir will be listed on the music room doors on Friday, September 5th at 7:15am.
Click Here for additional information about the choir and the tryout form. The tryout form needs to be filled out and turned in anytime between now and the day of the tryout.
Clayton Math Pentathlon Registration is now open! Deadline is Friday, Sept. 5 - If you are looking for a fun way to engage your kids in math, check out the Clayton Math Pentathlon Club! Registration is now open. SPACE IS LIMITED. Our team is run by parents and is a cooperative program. As such, families are expected to volunteer and participate in weekly practices as well as play the games at home. For more information and to register, visit our Math Pentathlon website. Please note that completing your registration form does not guarantee team placement. You will receive an email around Sept. 12th regarding team placement and next steps. Registration closes Friday, September 5. Contact: Angi Menell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton Student Directory - Fill Out the Form to Have Your Child Included - Will your child be listed with his/her class in the Cardinal 2014-15 School Directory? This is a great resource for parents as we set up playdates, birthday parties, have a homework question, etc. Please participate by completing the input form (one for each child). The deadline is Monday, September 15, 2014. Contact: Melissa Bentley, email@example.com.
Clayton Student Directory - Advertisers Needed - Reach our community of over 900 students, faculty and staff! We use this directory all the time and seeing your ad reminds us that you are a great Cardinal supporter. Details regarding pricing, sizing, artwork and payments can be found on the directory webpage. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Clayton Elementary PTA! - 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. Please consider joining today! 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, email@example.com.
New student registration - Clayton Elementary wants to accurately account for the enrollment of new students for the fall of 2014. If you are new to the Austin area and/or have just moved into our attendance area with elementary-aged students or if you have a student who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014 for Kindergarten, we welcome you to begin and complete the registration process with our school. If you have not yet contacted our school or registered at this point, please do so at 512-841-9200 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although we do not have office staff until the first week of August to complete formal registration, we can account for your child informally by intermittently reviewing your voice messages and/or emails with your new address and child’s information. Thanks for reaching out to us and for allowing us to successfully prepare for our new and returning Cardinals this year. We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! We miss our students and look forward to welcoming everyone back in August!! For more information about Clayton ES, sign up for the campus Googlegroup to the right.
Attention Parents and Students attending Clayton Elementary in the fall 2014-2015, in grade levels 3rd through 5th (and for those in middle and high school) - Grade Speed will no longer be available next school year 2014-2015. All parents must have a Parent Cloud account to have access to their students information for next school year 2014-2015. 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.
Calling all Clayton Volunteers for 2014-2015! - Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year? Volunteering at Clayton is the best way to get involved, meet new people and directly impact your child's school experience! Check out the SignUp Genius link, and sign up for the programs that interest you. Make sure to sign up for the upcoming school year, even if you currently serve on a program, and would like to continue volunteering for that program. Questions? Contact Clayton's Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
A huge thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who allow us to offer so many helpful and supportive programs. We could NOT do it without the time and dedication of our Clayton families. THANK YOU!
Get involved! Volunteer opportunities for next year - Would you like to become a coordinator of one of Clayton's wonderful programs? The following program coordinator positions are available for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the PTA Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Art Department Coordinator - The Art Department Coordinator will assist the art department with the hang up/take down of art in the Clayton hallways throughout the school year.
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.
Community Support/Perez Elementary Sister School Program Coordinator - The mission of this program is to provide items to enrich the education and lives of the children at Perez Elementary (Clayton’s sister school), and to foster a sense of community and charity in our children. The coordinator may work with counselors and assist with other needs as determined.