Building Blocks, Selwyn's annual capital campaign, is here! A brochure explaining the purpose and importance of Building Blocks and how to donate will be sent home in your child's backpack this week. Please consider participating in Building Blocks. No matter the amount you give - big or small - every dollar counts!
You can find out more about Building Blocks on the PTA Website.
“One Book, One Pen, One Child & One Teacher Can Change the World”... Malala Yousafzai
Selwyn Support Staff will host a Parent Coffee on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 am.You spoke and we listened! Based on feedback from the recent Parent Needs Assessment, we will present and discuss information about Peer Relationships. Come find out what is really behind bullying, bothersome and mean moments. Get tips to help your children navigate the ups and downs of making and maintaining friendships, and ways to help them effectively resolve conflicts.
Recently, we asked for your help to present the Junior Achievement curriculum to 2nd and 3rd Grade classes. Thank you so much to the amazing parents and volunteers who stepped up to the plate on January 5!
The following three classes are scheduled to complete the program on February 9, 2018: Council, Hayes, Headd.
We could really use your help to ensure that these three classes are able to participate in this experience!
Information about the program is available here. To volunteer for the February 9 JA in a Day, please email Tanya Headd directly.
Box Tops Results
The Fall Box Tops Contest was a huge success, raising over $600 for the PTA!!!
It was the 5th Grade that collected the most Box Tops and were rewarded with a doughnut party just before the holidays. Thank you for collecting and sending in your Box Tops! Watch for another Box Tops contest this Spring.
Health & Wellness Tip
The Physical Activity Group Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents ages 6-17 receive 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.
With cold weather here to stay, you'll need to get creative to find ways to keep your kids active. Here are some ideas:
Locate an indoor location conducive to physical activity such as a bowling alley, local gym, indoor basketball court, or indoor pool.
Schedule an indoor kids’ fitness class at the local YMCA or community center.
Download an exercise video for your kids, or a game / activity that promotes movement on their gaming device - Xbox, PlayStation or Wii.
Bundle the kids up for an outside adventure! Have your child dress in layers with hats, gloves and warm socks. Running around outside will get their heart rates up and help keep them warm.