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! Registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register or CLICK HERE to visit the Fun Run Information page for more details. Questions? Contact: Chris Pollom, email@example.com.
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.
Spring Under the Sea Book Fair- The book fair starts March 6th and we have an exciting week planned.
Fri, March 6: 8am-5pm, Previews & Shopping
Mon, March 9: 8am-5pm
Tues, March 10: 8am-5pm, Shopping and Guest Author - Keith Graves
Wed, March 11: 8am-5pm, Bring someone GRAND to lunch & "Beach Attire" Day
Thurs, March 12: 8am-8pm, CLAYTON LITERACY NIGHT, Family Night & Late Shopping with Kona Ice from 5:30-7:30pm
Fri, March 13: 8am-1pm, Last Day for Book Fair and online shopping begins
AISD Parent Survey- Please fill out the AISD Parent Survey – Clayton is participating in the annual AISD Parent Survey. The Parent Survey is an important way for the district to receive valuable feedback from parents. The results of this survey will be distributed to our Principal, district administrators, and the Board of Trustees, and our campus report will be made available on the AISD website, so it is very important that we try to reach as many of our parents as possible. Your child should bring home the survey tomorrow. Please look for it and complete the survey. You may return completed survey to school, or mail them to the AISD Department of Program Evaluation. The survey is also available online. (CLICK HERE) All surveys must be returned to school by March 27th. Thank you for your help with this important project!
5th Grade Show- The 5th grade classes will be presenting "RONDORAMA" on Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. It is a show where each 5th grade class will present a song in Rondo form on instruments they play in music class. This includes instruments such as the xylophones, conga drums, tubano drums, steel drums, ukuleles and many many more! The Rondo form is a type of musical form where the music has different sections but every other section returns to the A section. Examples: ABACADA form, ABABA form and ABACABA. All the music is lively and fun! The 5th graders will perform for the students during the day and then again that evening at 6:30 pm, for the community. Questions? Email: Barry Nunnelee, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Every child at Clayton benefits from the generosity of your donations and 100% of the proceeds are put directly back into our school!
Spring Book Fair Volunteers Needed- The Clayton Spring Book Fair is right around the corner! We will start setting up on March 4th, and the fair is the following week. It is a great opportunity to see what exciting books are available for our kids, as well as support our amazing library program. Please visit www.mysignup.com/claytonbookfair to sign up! Questions? Contact: Stacey Ankele, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-2016 CLAYTON PTA BOARD - Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 PTA Board. See below for open positions and brief descriptions. CLICK HERE to view detailed descriptions of all PTA Board Roles. If you are interested in a position on the board please email the nominations committee (Lindsey Baker, Lisa Haney and Sharon Procyk) at email@example.com.
OPEN POSITIONS INCLUDE:
VP, Membership - Organize Clayton PTA’s membership drive, receives membership applications, record membership information, and coordinates with Treasurer to process payments, and submit new member info to TX PTA.
VP, Programs- To create programs, jointly, for the school community and the General PTA Membership. Assist with fundraising planning and implementation as needed and in all PTA endeavors.
Treasurer - Responsible for financial records and transactions of the Clayton PTA.
Secretary - Record, transcribe, and post all meeting minutes, keep a record of all officer information and coordinate with the President frequently.
Sales & Services Officer- Oversees the delivery of Services approved by the Clayton PTA Board, working with vendors, interacting with local businesses, organizing sales and service events.
Volunteer Coordinator - Responsible for locating and organizing volunteers for PTA programs and events. This position will assist with fundraising, planning and all PTA endeavors as needed.
Communications Officer - Keep the website and calendar up to date with PTA information, create and distribute The Clayton Weekly and function as webmaster for the claytoncardinals.org website, manage users and email accounts. Maintains social media accounts (i.e. Facebook).
ACPTA Representative - Attends all ACPTA, Bowie Vertical Team (BVT), Clayton PTA Executive Board and General Membership meetings and reports back to board on activities.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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:
Labels for Education- Please continue to collect Labels for Educations. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Tanya Snow, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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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