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, CARNIVAL & AUCTION - The Clayton PTA would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the people who helped put on our 9th Annual Fun Run, Carnival and Auction on Saturday.  The weather held out for us, and once again it was a great event.  We could not have done it without our amazing volunteers.  Congratulations to our volunteer appreciation raffle winners, Colleen Cox who rocked our morning set up, Tara Paustenbach who was responsible for making Crazy Hair, and Yadi Martinez who helped our runners find their places at the start of the race.  Thanks again to everyone who helped! 

    Fun Run Feedback Wanted--We hope all of you had as much fun at the Fun Run as we did!   We are always looking for ways to improve and would appreciate any feedback you have while it's still fresh in your minds.  Click here to take a very short survey about the event, or you can email your thoughts directly to fundraising@claytoncardinals.org.


  • Window Open for Optional Parent Input Forms for 2015-16 Class Placement - Optional Parent Input Forms for Student Class Placement will be available in the Clayton office beginning Monday, April 13. To be reviewed for student placement, forms must be received no later than Friday April 24th at 3:30 p.m. Any parents wishing to provide additional input for class placement consideration may follow this optional process. Given that we will be hand placing almost 900 students in more than 40 classes, emails and phone calls will not be guaranteed any review and consideration for class placement.

    Please understand that the optional form is one of many pieces of data considered in determining classroom placement for individuals and groups of students. These forms are shared with current and future teachers, and we will not consider forms that list specific teachers by name. In addition to considering the individual needs of students, all classes will be balanced (to the extent possible) by gender, student strengths and needs, and with attention given to peer and teacher compatibility for multiple learners. Note that parents of incoming Kindergarten students will utilize a different form and process to provide additional information about their child(ren) as a part of the registration packet.

    The majority of the multi-step placement process with staff overall is completed prior to and through the final weeks of school. However, final placement will not be complete until August 2015. Some students (and teachers) move and/or leave us, new staff members join us, and new students enroll. Due to enrollment adjustments, teachers may change grade levels as well.  Because of the lengthy and thorough nature of this process,  please refrain from attempting to provide information outside of this process or to administration after the due date (Friday, April 24th at 3:30 p.m.). Remember that the form is not required and careful consideration will be given to every child's placement, regardless of whether or not we have received n optional parent input form. Any late forms will not be guaranteed any review and/or consideration.

    At this time, we plan to post 2015-16 class rosters the Thursday before school starts after 5:00 p.m. (August 20th) on the main doors of the school. We have also tentatively scheduled our "Meet the Teacher" event for the afternoon of Friday, August 21st. Specific details and any date and time changes for these events will be announced at a later time. Thank you


  • Important Parent Registration Requirement - Beginning April 6, 2015, 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..


  • 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! Only a few spots are left!! 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



  • 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, president@claytoncardinals.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, claytonyearbook@hotmail.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


  • 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-  We can earn 5 FREE Scholastic books if we turn in 1,000 labels by April 30.  We currently have 790 labels so we are almost there.  If we do not make this goal, we can still use these label points towards items (sports equipment, art supplies, VISA prepaid card, etc.) for our school.  I appreciate those who take the time to cut out these labels. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, 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.


  • 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, fundraising@claytoncardinal.org
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  • 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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