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.
DOCS Meeting- Come Read with Me! All Cardinal Dudes - come to the Dudes of Cardinals meeting this Friday, Oct. 17th for some tips and tricks on reading and encouraging reading. The school doors open at 7:15 for drop-off - come to the cafeteria for a donut, coffee, and time with your children. After the bell and when the students have left for class, Delma Chavanne, AISD Literacy Specialist, will talk about some reading hacks! We'll be done by 8:00am. See you there! Contact: Jim Farrell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE Club Meeting- The next CARE club meeting will be Friday, Oct. 17th at 3pm in the Clayton Gym. This month we will be helping out our animal friends at Austin Pets Alive! APA! is a rescue organization started in 2008 to increase the live outcomes from our city shelter and has been the reason we can now call Austin a no kill city. APA! needs our kiddos to help them get ahead of the cold weather. We will be making knotted fleece blankets to donate to APA! If you would like to donate fleece for this project please contact Shannon Peris. Please plan to attend the meeting and help our furry friends! Contact: Shannon Peris, email@example.com.
Unity Day - Wednesday, Oct. 22nd- October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Clayton Cardinals are encouraged to participate in Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd. Clayton Elementary earned the distinction of being a No Place for Hate Campus last school year and we want to meet that goal again for this school year. Clayton Cardinals care about safe and supportive schools and communities so we will wear ORANGEon Unity Day. That's the day everyone can come together -- in our school and community -- and send one large ORANGEmessage of support, hope, and unity. Make it ORANGEand make it end! Unite against bullying! Contact: Amy Gonzales,firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Spooky Dance Party & Movie Night- Mark your calendars for Clayton's Spooky Dance Party & Movie Night, Friday, Oct. 24th. You don't want to miss this spooky good time dancing with your favorite teachers and Clayton staff! The dance party starts at 6pm, with the movie starting at 7pm. The feature movie this year is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. This is a family event -- children must be with a parent or responsible adult. CLICK HERE for more information. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event please CLICK HERE to visit the volunteer sign up. Contact: Jennifer Gregg, email@example.com.
Fall Book Fair Volunteers Needed - Our Fall Book Fair is right around the corner, and we need your help! Setup is Oct. 22nd. We're open on the 23rd and the following week. Tear down will be Nov. 3rd. Please CLICK HERE to visit the sign up and grab your spot today! Questions? Please contact Stacey Ankele at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in the Library!
SAVE THE DATE: CLAYTON FUN RUN 2015 - Clayton's 9th Annual Fun Run, Carnival, and Silent Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015. Planning has begun. The organizers need your input to help in planning the event. Please CLICK HERE to take a short survey regarding the event. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please send an email to email@example.com 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 is underway. 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. 10th, 16th and 17th. Additional information can be found on the REFLECTIONS WEBPAGE. CLICK HERE to print the entry form. Contact: Carol O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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 - Thank you to the families who turned in the 50 Point Bonus Sheets during the month of September. You earned 1,150 points for our school! For the month of October, our school will earn DOUBLE POINTS for each label/UPC. This means, we will earn an additional one point for every label/UPC collected. Keep turning in labels! Thanks for your support. 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.
Help Clayton Elementary by Joining the PTA! - The Clayton Book Fair is coming up! We are excited to have a special for PTA members - all Clayton PTA members now have a chance to win a $25 Book Fair Certificate for themselves or for the classroom of their choice. There will be 3 individual and 3 classroom certificates to win! If you haven't joined yet, it's not too late to be eligible. Join ONLINE or PRINT A MEMBERSHIP FORM and return it with payment to your child's teacher or the office by Tues., Oct. 28th. All prizes will be awarded so that they can be used during the Fall Book Fair. All current PTA members are automatically entered into the drawing. 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.
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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