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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.




  • Groovin' and Movin' into our Future Week - The Clayton Campus Leadership Team will be hosting the second annual College and Career week next week.  The theme this year is Groovin' and Movin' Into Our Future!  CLICK HERE to see the themes for each day.


  • Clayton Elementary Spring Gifted & Talented Nominations- CLICK HERE to view information on the nomination process and timelines. To nominate your child to be considered for identification for the gifted and talented program, complete the PARENT SURVEY, sign the box and return the form to the Clayton office by the end of the school day on Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015.  No late nominations will be accepted because of the tight deadlines for requesting testing materials and administering assessments.  Questions? Contact: Assistant Principal, Lalla Beachum,


  • Clayton Book Exchange - Reminder - The Clayton Book Exchange will be Thursday, Jan. 29th at 6:30 - 7:30pm.  This event is a simple and free way to bring your children's used books in from home and exchange them with "new" books from other children. Book collection will occur Jan. 22nd-28th in the front lobby. CLICK HERE for the form to turn in with your books.  Hard copies will also be sent out in folders this week with additional copies available in the carousels by the front doors (not in the office).  In order to make this event successfull, we need volunteers to help sort the books as well as with the night of the Book Exchange.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up. Questions or want to help? Contact Shannon Peris,


  • 5th Grade Parents - 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.  5th Graders will have an opportunity to visit GMS on Jan. 30th. Questions? Contact the GMS counseling department by CLICKING HERE.


  • Marathon Kids Running Logs Due Jan. 30th - Attention all Marathon Kids participants, running logs are due by January 30th.  Please return your running log to the PE teachers upon completion.  The Final Mile Medal Celebration is on February 28th at the Burger Stadium (More information to follow).  The Finisher T-shirts will arrive in March.  Thank you for your participation in this running program.  Questions? Contact, Mrs. Gordon or Ms. Wilk.


  • Clayton's Science Fair is Thursday, Jan. 22ndThe Science Fair will be on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  Please plan to attend this fun, learning event!  CLICK HERE for more information on the Austin Energy Science Fair.

            EVENT SCHEDULE:

                   8:45-11:30am: Student Project Judging, Cafeteria (judges only)
                   5:30-6:30pm: Science Fair Project Viewing, Cafeteria & Entry Hall
                   6:30-7:15pm: Entertainment - Austin Reptile Shows 

VOLUNTEER: We will need volunteers to help set up tables and projects, clean-up after the fair, and a few other activities throughout the day.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up. Show your special student that exploring science is fun!  We need your help to JUDGE the great scientific work of our students that morning.  Please help inspire a budding scientist!  If you are interested in judging some of these great projects or know someone who might like to help, please contact Arrion Rathsack or CLICK HERE to complete the Online Judge Registration Form.  Retired grandparents and neighbors make great volunteer judges!  Judging instructions will be provided in advance.  Contact Arrion Rathsack at with any questions.


  • 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,


  • Changing Families Support - For kids, divorce can feel like loss: the loss of a parent, the loss of the life they know. Sometimes the waves of grief are calm and the child is feeling okay and coping well with the changes in their lives.  Other times, the waves slam down, with strong and feelings that can be difficult.  If your child is coping with the strong waves of family change, regardless of when the change occurred, they are invited to participate in our Changing Families Group.  This group will be offered to students in 2nd through 4th grades and will meet after school on Mondays, beginning February 2, 2015 from 2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please contact me at 512-841-9209 or if you’d like more information or if you’d like your child to participate.


  • Volunteers Needed - The Clayton PTA is looking for 3 volunteers to serve on the PTA Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee will advertise the open PTA board positions for the 2015-16 school year, and coordinate the nomination process.  The Nominating Committee acts as a neutral liaison between the current PTA board and the people who are interested in filling the positions that will be open next year.  Serving on the Nomination Committee is a very short term volunteer position (about 1 month), and does not require a lot of time.  The work load is light, and it is a great way to see what volunteers opportunities are available at Clayton!  Questions? Contact the PTA Volunteer Coordinator,


  • 2014-2015 Yearbooks on Sale - You can purchase a yearbook online for $21 (plus $1 processing fee).  Order online at using a debit or credit card.  In the drop down menu choose Clayton Elementary Austin, TX.  Yearbooks purchased AFTER January 15th will be $25.  Questions? Contact DeAnn McClurg,


  • 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,


  • 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.  If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please send an email to for more details. Contact: Chris Pollom. 


  • 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 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
                 Creating a Parent Cloud Account
                 Parent Cloud, How to Navigate, Personalize, Find Content & Support
                 TEAMS Parent Self Serve


  • Labels for Education- CLICK HERE to print the January Collection Sheet. Paste 10 labels on this sheet and earn 50 points for our school. Thank you to the families who sent in Lables for Education during the months of October, November & December. We earned 2,870 points, which is great! With our earned points from September and October, we have currently ordered a variety of sports balls and a set of ball hops to be used on the playground. We also were able to order a $50 VISA prepaid card to purchase a table to be used during school events. Thanks again for all your support! If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator, Tanya Snow,


  • 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,



  • 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,
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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? 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  
    • 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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