Principal Coffee for 4th and 5th Grade Parents

Parents of 4th and 5th grade parents are invited to join us Thursday, October 1 at 9:30am on the Selwyn Learning Plaza for a Principal Coffee with Alexander Graham Middle School Principal Mr. Bob Folk. Mr. Folk will speak on “Middle School-A Developmental Affair.”

The Countdown to RRRed Friday is on!

If you have not returned your Red Ribbon Reading Collection Envelope, Reading Chart and pledges please do so as soon as possible! We need EVERYONE to turn in an envelope. We must have this information to plan correctly for our BIG Red Friday celebration. Remember, every hour and every dollar count!

Questions? Contact Dawn Coleman dawncoleman8@hotmail.com or Catinna Sideris catinna@gmail.com.

AdvancED Parent Survey – Your Input Needed!

Parents – Selwyn needs your help in completing a survey being conducted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools!

The AdvancED survey reflects the commitment at CMS to nurture an ongoing, district-wide conversation about CMS. The questions were developed by AdvancED, an outside organization that works with schools and school systems to help them improve. They are designed to help CMS learn more about what you as a parent may be looking for in a high quality school. Your responses, once received, will inform decisions to help improve student achievement and strengthen our schools.

All individual survey responses are confidential. Only group-level results will be reported once the survey closes on October 2. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:
http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/6245670

Red Ribbon Reading – Let’s finish StRRRong!

Red Ribbon Reading materials came home last week in your child’s backpack. Please fill out the collection envelope and help your children collect their pledges. We ask that your children return the collection envelope (with their enclosed sponsor checks) along with their reading chart to their teacher by Friday, September 18.

A reminder that you or your family/friends may also make donations online here . In addition, if your employer participates in the matching gift program, please read the corporate matching information sheet that came home with your child’s RRR materials and remember to enclose your company’s matching gift form. ** Please remember even if you make your donation online, we do still need the signed and completed collection envelope and reading chart! Questions? Contact Dawn Coleman dawncoleman8@hotmail.com or Catinna Sideris catinna@gmail.com.

School Store – New Item

lanyardThe school store is excited to introduce our latest product, the Selwyn lanyard! Get yours today here!

Early Release Days

For the 2015-16 school year, CMS has instituted 4 early release days to allow for additional professional development time for teachers and staff. The first early release day is Wednesday, October 7, and all schools will release 3 hours early; Selwyn will release at 11:45am. More information will be forthcoming regarding ASEP, after school events and lunch. The other early release days are January 20 (3 hours early), March 1 (2 hours early), and April 20 (3 hours early).

Relink VIC Card; Save Box Tops!

Relink Your Harris Teeter VIC Card!

P lease remember to relink your Harris Teeter VIC card and earn money through your purchases for Selwyn or Billingsville, our partner school. Ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors to link up too! Selwyn’s number is 1736. Plus, from Sept. 9 through Nov. 3, when you spend $100 or more via the Express Lane (order online and drive up) for 5 of the 8 weeks, Harris Teeter will donate $50 to Selwyn! Relink now to take advantage of a great way to earn money for Selwyn.

Save Your Box Tops!

Start savings your box tops! Our contest to see which grade can collect the most box tops to earn money for Selwyn is coming up, with the grade that sends in the most winning a fun prize. Start saving now; we will collect box tops the week of October 5. Selwyn earns 10 cents for each box top. More info: http://www.boxtops4education.com

Make a Difference – Become a Learning Buddy!

As you plan your volunteer commitments, please consider serving as a learning buddy for a student at Selwyn. Your volunteer time could make a big difference in a child’s life! Various times are available before and during the school day. Training will be held at Selwyn on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00am. Questions? Please contact Kendra Neigoot at Kendra.Neigoot@gmail.com or Heather Price at hsprice@me.com.

Order 5th Grade Yards Signs Today!

5th Grade Parents – celebrate your graduating 5th grader and spread some Selwyn pride throughout your neighborhood! Order a “Where Eagles Fly” Class of 2016 yard sign by clicking here. Available for pick up at Back-To-School Night. Signs are $12 each. Orders must be place d by the end of day on Monday, Septe mber 7.

Sign Up Now to Receive Classroom and Grade-Level Info!

If you would like to receive emails from your child’s room parents as well as be included on emails that contain important information pertaining to your child’s specific grade, you must complete the Parent Communication form by clicking here (if you have not done so already). On this form, please enter your contact information to receive the room parent communication and select yes to receive the grade-level listserv communication.