Selwyn Sunday Funday

Join us on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00-4:00 pmfor the Selwyn Sunday Funday! We will kick off the event with a 5 min FUN RUN/WALK. Families are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume or theme and the best/wildest dressed family will win a prize!

Attendees will have a chance to NAME the Selwyn Eagle. There will also be a dunk tank for those who wish to dunk some of their teachers!
We will have fun activities for the whole family to enjoy and an assortment of community vendors.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please click here to check out the opportunities to help out.

All Things Middle School with Michelle Icard

Go ahead. Ask anything.

Are you worried about your child’s transition to middle school? Do you want to understand more about how to help your child navigate social media, peer pressure, sibling squabbling, or increased academic demands? And how much independence should you be giving your child during these years? Please join us on April 4 from 8:30-9:30 in the Media Center for coffee and a casual Q&A session with nationally recognized middle school expert, Michelle Icard, author of “Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years.”

The Alexander Graham Middle School Administration and PTO will also be present to share insights about the AGMS experience. Information about the new attendance boundaries and what AG is doing to support all students will also be shared.

All parents are welcome. Please use this link to submit anonymous questions in advance so Michelle can address specific concerns. She’ll cover the first 10 questions received or the topics that come up most frequently. You can find out more about Michelle at her website. We hope to see you there!

Selwyn Family Dance Party

March Madness is coming to Selwyn! Bring your team spirit and fancy footwork to the SELWYN DANCE PARTY this Friday, March 22 from 6 to 8 pm in the Gym. Enjoy a DJ, treats, games and more! Feel free to wear your team’s colors or a jersey!

RSVP by TOMORROW, March 20 with the name of your oldest Selwyn student and the number of children and adults in your party.

This event is limited to Selwyn students and their immediate family only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. See you there!

Selwyn STEM Day

STEM day for 3rd, 4th and 5th will be on March 20. (The date for K-2 is still being finalized.)

Can you determine the right speed and distance to program a robotic ball to knock down bowling pins?

How about building the fastest toy car out of pasta to measure the distance it can travel?

These are just a few exciting STEM challenges the students will be participating in on STEM day! Students will collaborate in groups to complete four engaging STEM challenges to develop their problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills.

Please come join the fun by assisting students with their STEM challenges on Wed Mar 20th.
We need your help to make this possible! Please secure your spot here.

Additionally, more toilet paper and paper towel rolls are still needed for the day. Please sign up if you have some to donate. Items are needed on or before March 18.

Thank you for your support!

Let’s Shower our Staff with Appreciation!

Selwyn’s Annual Staff Appreciation Week will be March 11-15 . Please join us in celebrating our teachers and staff with festive treats and eats throughout the week. You will receive information from your room parents about volunteer opportunities for the week and a schedule of the week’s planned activities to show our appreciation for our staff.

On Friday, March 15, we will send ALL staff and bus drivers home with gift cards. Please consider donating to our wonderful staff by purchasing one of more $10 gift cards for Harris Teeter, Target, or Amazon. Please only purchase exact amount gift cards of $10. Collections will take place until March 9. Gift cards may be sent in with students in an envelope marked “STAFF APPRECIATION” or may be dropped off in the Parent Room.

Thank you for your support!

Building Blocks Update

Building Blocks needs your help!

We’re in the homestretch of the Building Blocks campaign, and we need your help to hit or exceed last year’s level of participation. As of February 18, we have 88 families donating a total of $47,000. Our goal is 60% participation.

Every dollar really does count:

  • $5 can buy a book for a classroom library
  • $50 can provide EOG prep materials for one child
  • $500 can buy a new classroom rug
  • $5,000 can help pay for a 3D printer for the new Makerspace lab.

Along with creating a Makerspace, we hope to supplement the cost of a Play 60, 40 yard turf dash on the new upper field. We need your support to give our children these opportunities that will continue to set Selwyn apart.

If you still have questions about how Building Blocks is different than other campaigns and what this year’s campaign is hoping to achieve, check out the video of Kenny Smith at the most recent Character Education Assembly.

Donate now online through PayPal, or return the paper form to school in your child’s backpack (additional forms are available in the rotunda).

Thank you to all our donors so far!

Parent Party

Don’t miss the annual Selwyn Parent Party on Friday, March 1 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Legion Brewing (5610 Carnegie Blvd)! $12 per person or $24 per couple. Come mingle with other Selwyn parents while enjoying heavy hors d’ oeuvres, College Basketball and a raffle drawing for prizes. Beverages will be available for purchase (beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks).

Remit your payment by Tuesday, February 26 as follows:

Check (payable to Selwyn PTA, enter Selwyn Parent Party in the memo line) and send it in with your child.

Click here to easily pay for your tickets via PayPal.

Your payment will serve as your RSVP.

Volunteer Day at Billingsville-Cotswold

Selwyn’s Schoolmates committee is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming Volunteer Day Wednesday, February 20 at our sister school, Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs – laminating, making copies, helping organize resource rooms, etc. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up here.

Please contact Cathy Bradley or Jamie Scurry with questions.

Count Me In! Invest in Selwyn

Our annual Building Blocks fundraiser kicks off February 1, and this year we are hoping to raise enough money for a Makerspace Lab!

Building Blocks helps fund capital improvements (larger purchases) such as technology, playground equipment, water fillers, and classroom libraries. Gifts are confidential, and no contribution is too small. They are also tax deductible.

Look for the donation form in your child’s folder this week. Or, you can donate now!

Have you ever wondered what Building Blocks funds or have questions about the campaign? Wonder what a Makerspace Lab is? Join us for informal parent meetings to learn more about how your gift can make an impact. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Meeting for Grades 3-5:
January 29, 7:00-8:00 pm
The home of Trina and Sam Cone
2720 Chelsea Drive
RSVP: Trina Cone

Meeting for Grades K-2
February 7, 7:00-8:00 pm
The home of Michele and Steve Mangan
1951 Maryland Ave
RSVP: Michele Mangan

Questions? Please contact us.

First Annual Grandparents/Special Friend Day

Have you wanted to share how awesome Selwyn is with a grandparent or special friend (such as another relative, neighbor or babysitter)? Now you can!

Selwyn will be hosting our first annual Grandparents/Special Friend Day on Friday, February 15 from 8:30-10:30 am. Doors open at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. This shared celebration will allow grandparents/special friends to not only learn about Selwyn with a fun student presentation in the gym but to also visit your student’s classroom!

Please note that given room constraints, this event is intended only for grandparents and special friends and not for parents and siblings.Thanks for your understanding!

To help with planning of the event, please RSVP here with the name and teacher of your student(s) along with the number of attendees joining them.

Please allow extra time to check in and a photo ID is required.