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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.

Red Ribbon Reading

We hope your children had a great summer, enjoyed reading lots of great books and have reached (or almost reached) their reading goals!

Your children can read and record their hours through this Tuesday, September 8!

With each hour they read, your children are directly contributing to Selwyn’s success. The generous contributions of parent, family and friends collected through RRR are essential to Selwyn’s diverse learning opportunities including field trips, science lab, outreach programs and more.

Your child will be bringing home their Fall RRR information this Tuesday, September 8. Please review it, help them collect their pledges, complete their Reading Chart, fill out their Collection Envelope and return everything to school by Friday, September 18 as we are planning a fun Red Friday Celebration on Friday, October 16!

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.