Activities

There's always a lot going on at Lily B. Clayton!  There are groups and clubs, PTA programs, school traditions, after school school classes, competitions, and more.  There's something for every family and student!  The following activities happen throughout the year.   
 
Check the calendar of events for specific dates. 
 

Flag Ceremony
- On the first day of school, all students and teachers come together for a special ceremony.

Love and Logic Classes - Join other parents for a 5-week session on Thursday nights to learn about parenting.  More... 

Walkathon - Our big fall fundraiser!  Students raise money to fund PTA activities throughout the year.  Plus they have fun and get some exercise!  More...

History Fair - Students create displays of special people and events in history.

Family Spirit Night - Families enjoy a free party with games, outdoor movie, and food.  We celebrate our Walkathon success.   
Used Uniform Sale - Families donate gently used uniforms so that others can buy them at greatly reduced prices. 

Storybook Parade - Students dress as their favorite character from a book and parade through the halls for this special tradition. 

Fort Worth Opera - Students were treated to a performance of "Three Billy Goats Gruff" this year by the Fort Worth Opera in our auditorium.

Career Day - Parents share their careers or hobbies with the students.
Muffins with Mom - Students bring their moms early to school for a special treat to share with their friends. 

Donuts with Dad - Dads get a special treat too and come early to enjoy donuts and coffee with their child.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony
- On Veteran's Day, students honor veteran family members with a special flag ceremony.

Invention Convention - Students come up with creative and innovative ideas and bring their projects to school. 

Clayton Holiday Corner - Led by Ms. Daniels, students buy holiday presents on their own and learn about budgeting and selection.  Older grade students also work the stores.  Proceeds help to keep the colorful Clayton Yearbook at a low price.   

Camp Analytical - Upper grade students enjoy many math opportunities. 

Singing in the Halls - The last week of school in December, students and families join together to sing holiday music. 
 

Running Club - An after school program led by Mr. Dague, students in grades 3rd-5th run twice a week in preparation for the Cowtown in February. 

Spelling Bee - Students compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  To learn more and view study words, click here

Valentinegrams - Parents, students and teachers send special messages to each other on Valentines's Day.


Cans of Love Food Drive - Students bring canned goods to school to help others in need. 
Field Day - Led by Mr. Dague, students compete in a variety of outdoor athletic competitions.

University Interscholastic League (UIL) - Students form teams and compete in different areas from storytelling to math.

Science Fair - Always wanted to hypothesize a new scientific theory? Now is your chance! Kindergarten through 5th grade can participate in the district science fair.

Spring Bonnet Parade - Students create and proudly display homemade bonnets to celebrate Spring!

Goodies with Grandparents
- Grandparents pick up their students and stay and play after school with a special treat!
Auction - Our big Spring fundraiser, families of Lily B. students enjoy a fun, adults only evening while benefiting the school.

5th Grade Trip to San Antonio - All students in 5th Grade take a trip to San Antonio for adventure and learning. 

Marvelous Monday - On the last Monday of the school year, students enjoy a cultural arts day as community members and parents teach classes during the day.  Depending on Memorial Day, also known as "Terrific Tuesday".

Graduation Ceremonies - Students in grades 2nd through 5th are promoted to the next grade.  5th grade students are "clapped out" of school early by the other students. 

Visiting Authors - Students enjoy visits from visiting authors in the library throughout the year. 

Chess Club - Led by Mr. Dague, students in 4th and 5th grades stay after school from 3-4pm to learn chess strategies and play against each other. 

Specials Classes: Art, Music & PE - Students in all grades rotate daily to either Art, Music or PE. 

Library Lessons/Accelerated Reader - Students go weekly to the library for lessons and to check out books.  Students test their reading comprehension with the AR (Accelerated Reader) program for testing and rewards.

Morning Reading Buddies - Younger students are paired with older students to work on reading skills. 

Morning Announcement Crew - Students work on speech skills by reading the morning announcement

5th Grade Safety Patrol - Led by Mr. Dague, 5th Grade students help to guide younger students and are leaders in the school. 

Choir - Led by Ms. Trent, all students in Grades 2-5 have singing practice before school 3 days a week and perform at various functions. 

Clayton YES Program - An onsite before and after school program for children of working parents. 

Newspaper - Led by Ms. Daniels, students meet before school to work on reporting and writing skills by producing a monthly newsletter. 

After School Spanish - After school Spanish lessons are available to students in all grades. 

Learning Garden - The Learning Garden is open to all students who are interested in discovering the interactive world of gardening. We host a variety of instructional activities, including planting in our school garden beds, playing related games, and learning all about what it means to be a responsible young gardener.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - The PTA uses funds to provide a free book to each student 4 or 5 times per year.

Teacher Treats Days - On 6 days each year, parents provide breakfast and lunch for the teachers and faculty. 

Boy Scouts - Boys from Lily B. are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 9.

Girl Scouts - There are several Girl Scout troops at different grade levels at Lily B.