Building Blocks

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A Tradition of Giving and Excellence.

Building Blocks is a critical source of funding  for classroom equipment, technology, and other resources.

Building Blocks donations from last year paid for the new track playground that all of the kids are loving, and also upcoming track resurfacing. In years prior, donations have funded items such as playground equipment, Chromebooks, classroom libraries, water fillers, and the fence along Runnymede.

  • 100% of your donation  goes to school improvements and educational resources
  • A committee of Selwyn teachers, administrators and staff decide where to apply every dollar of your donations

Many employers will match your gift. Be sure to indicate the name of your employer online and the amount of their matched gift, if applicable.

Thank you to the families that donated to the 2020-21 Building Blocks campaign

2020-2021 Building Blocks Donor List

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Building Blocks?

Building Blocks is our annual fundraising campaign for Selwyn Elementary.

How is Building Blocks different than Red Ribbon Reading?

Building Blocks funds longer-term improvements to the school such as technology (Maker’s Space), classroom libraries, playground equipment (most recently, the Play 360 and new track Versacourt), bottle fillers, and curriculum needs. There is a committee made up of teachers from each grade level and a PTA representative that votes on how the money is spent. Red Ribbon Reading is used by the PTA to fund the yearly PTA operating budget to pay for events like the school movie, school dance, Red & Blue Day and field trips.

When are contributions due?

The 2022 campaign will run February 1 through February 28, 2022. We welcome donations anytime, including prior to December 31, 2021 if you wish to donate early for tax purposes.

How much should I give?

Any amount is appreciated and every dollar counts! In past years, we have raised as much as $120,000.

How do I donate?

To donate by check, make checks payable to Selwyn PTA and mail to  Ashley Ellis, 2036 Brandon Circle, Charlotte, NC 28211.  You may also donate by Pay Pal.  To donate through Pay Pal click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.

Where can I find out more?

Please email the Building Blocks co-chairs, Ashley Ellis and Dawn Holland.