Save the Date – Friday Night Lights

Mark your calendars now for the annual Selwyn tradition of Friday Night Lights – Friday, September 25 from 5:00 to 7:00pm! Join Selwyn families in the bus parking lot as we picnic Selwyn style. Pack your own picnic or enjoy Chick-fil-A, Sunset Slush or Buck’s Ice Cream. Special appearances by the Myers Park High School band and cheerleaders plus Split Second Sound as DJ, hair and face painting and football toss. The Myers Park High School football team will take on Rocky River following Friday Night Lights. More information about the event and the raffle will be sent home with your child. Hope to see you there!

Selwyn Staff Lounge-Surprise Makeover!

Few parents get the opportunity to see the staff lounges, but they were in the need of a bit of an uplift as seen in the pictures below.


Staff Lounges_Before

With the use of some allocated PTA funds, these spaces received a surprise makeover over the summer. The PTA unveiled the new space to teachers and staff when they returned for the school year on August 17 – and hopes they will enjoy a well-deserved break during the day in their new and improved lounges!

Special thanks to volunteer Selwyn parent Liz Flinn of Brass Pineapple Interiors, the Selwyn custodial team, and the Selwyn administration for their help with the project!


Staff Lounges_After

Room Parents Wanted!

Room Parents at Selwyn play a vital role in supporting the classroom teacher, coordinating volunteer needs and helping the class stay organized and up-to-date with school and class events. Each class needs two room parents. Please let us know your interest by completing the online form by Friday, August 28, 2015. All room parent selections will be made by lottery over the weekend of August 30.

Selwyn Spirit Day at TCBY

Celebrate your new classes with yogurt on a visit to TCBY! Today is Selwyn Spirit Day from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Don’t forget to mention that you are with Selwyn Elementary when ordering!

Meet the Teacher!

Meet Your Teacher will be held Thursday, August 20 from 12:00-1:00pm for Grades K-2 and from 1:30-2:30pm for Grades 3-5. Join Selwyn families and get acquainted with your child’s new classroom and teacher.

If you pre-purchased school supplies, please pick up your pack in the gym before heading to the classroom. If you did not pre-purchase, feel free to bring in your supplies on Thursday and make the first day a breeze!

Class lists will be posted on Wednesday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. outside the school.

Kindergarten Popsicles on Playground!

Rising kindergartners and their parents are invited to Popsicles on the Playground, Wednesday, August 19 from 10:00-11:00am on the Selwyn Elementary Playground (corner of Runnymede Lane and Barclay Downs Road). Rain date is Friday, August 21 from 10:00-11:00am. Siblings are welcome! Questions, please contact

Back to School Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help get ready for school to start. If you are available this week, check out the Sign Ups to help with 1st Day Folders, School Supply kits and especially Office Support. Volunteers are also needed the first week of school with Carpool and Kindergarten Lunch. To sign-up, go to and click on the Volunteer Today button. All volunteers must be a registered CMS volunteer – to register, go to  Thanks!

Campus Clean-Up Day

Come help spruce up the school before the teachers arrive back on Monday and classes begin on the 24th! Bring the family and non-powered garden tools to Campus Clean Up Day this Saturday, August 15th at 9am to join in the fun!

Summer Read-In

Summer Read-In with Mr. Lis is Tuesday, August 4 from 10am – 11:30am at Selwyn in the Media Center. Students may listen to a story, read a summer favorite and earn time toward RRR goals! Please remember your own books and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Day to Order School Supplies!

Selwyn is pleased to offer a service that takes the hassle out of buying back-to-school supplies. This service will package your child’s supplies exactly as the school requests with name brand products at competitive prices. The sale has been extended through today, July 14!

To order:

  1. Go to, buy school supplies. Enter our school number: SEL003.
  2. Select the appropriate grade pack and gender for next year.
  3. Pay with a credit card at checkout.

Your Back-to-School Pack will ship directly to Selwyn before the first day of class. Questions? Contact Heather Simmons or Kerri Porter.