Eagle Email
September 11, 2017

Congratulations On Your 'A' Rating, Selwyn!
Scores are based on student achievement and growth.
Mark Your Calendar

9/12 (Tue) - RRR Pledge Cards Sent Home

9/12 (Tue), 9:30 am - Room Parent Training Session

9/18 (Mon), 5 pm - TD Meeting, Grades 3 - 5

9/19 (Tue), 6:15 pm - Back to School Night / PTA Open House

9/21 (Thu) - Teacher Workday (School Closed)

9/22 (Fri) - Teacher Workday (School Closed)

9/29 (Fri) - RRR Pledge Cards and Charts Due
Eagle Events
Talent Development (TD) Meeting
Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students receiving TD instruction are invited to attend a meeting, Monday, September 18 at 5 pm in Selwyn's Multipurpose Room. Ms. Garber and Ms. Mac will be presenting and discussing the “Differentiated Education Plan.” They have asked parents to bring a tablet or smart phone so they may access relevant information during the meeting. 

Please RSVP and contact Pamela Garber with questions.  
The Door's Open...Come On In!
Selwyn Elementary’s Back To School Night is Tuesday, September 19 at 6:15 pm.   The evening will begin in the Multi-Purpose Room with a brief PTA meeting and followed by classroom visits. During classroom visits, your child's teacher will cover class-specific rules, structure, curriculum, and more. After twenty minutes, a bell will signal the end of the first session. Parents with more than one student may then visit a second classroom.
Sip and Learn
Sip on a hot cup of joe while learning how to help your child succeed - in school, at home, and beyond! Mark you r calendars for September 26, 10 am to attend an informative presentation based on Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential , by Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD.

Presented by Amy Wichman, M.A., School Psychologist, with Selwyn Counselors, Jenny Baer (Grades 1,3,5) and Jessica Webster (Grades K,2,4).
Eagle News
Proctors Needed
Volunteers are still needed Thursday, September 14 , to help with Beginning of Grade (BOG) Assessments. Volunteers must NOT have a child in 3rd grade and must be a registered CMS volunteer. Training will be provided for volunteers at 7:45 am , and BOG testing will begin at 8:00 am. Volunteers may leave once their assigned class has finished. Plan to be available until at least 10:00 am. 
Time to Collect RRR Pledges
This week each student will receive Red Ribbon Reading materials in their backpacks, with pledge forms given to the youngest sibling. It’s time to help your children collect their pledges! Please return the collection envelope no later than  Friday, September 29

If your employer participates in the matching gift program, please review the corporate matching information sheet and remember to enclose your company’s matching gift form.    

Donations can also be made online! Please Note: Regardless of payment method, we must receive the signed and completed collection envelope and reading chart!    

Contact  Grey Setaro   or  Laura Patton with questions.
It's Your Move!
Young Master Chess is excited to announce the return of the Selwyn Elementary Chess Club this Fall! Chess Club will meet Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, beginning the first week of October and concluding the last week of April. More information is included in the  registration form  which must be submitted by September 29We look forward to seeing your child in Chess Club this year!
Park It Here, Not There
We appreciate your patience during construction of new parking to be completed the end of November. Until then, parking spaces are VERY limited.

When visiting Selwyn, please park at AG Middle school or along the entrance drive to the school. Emergency vehicles must be able to reach the school in an emergency!


1 - Entire Selwyn Parking Lot
2 - Selwyn Carpool Lanes - left or right carpool lanes, including curbs surrounding the Selwyn Staff lot
3 - AG Carpool Lanes - lanes that run from the front of AG to the Runnymede stoplight
4 - Bus Lot
5 - Rear Loading Dock/Driveway - loading dock near the cafeteria and the driveway connected to Runnymede Lane

Walk This Way!
In the interest of safety, Selwyn will enforce carpool procedures specifically for Walkers. Walkers include students who are escorted from the school grounds on foot (either to walk home or to a vehicle parked at AG's lot).

We need your support! Please review with your student(s) what is expected of both you and them when they are a Walker.

Parents / Guardians:
1 - Wait for student dismissal on the grassy area across from the covered walkway.
2 - Do not leave with your child until they are released to you directly by a Selwyn Staff member.

1 - When dismissed along with Car Riders, report to the designated area for Walkers.
2 - Remain in the Walkers area until a Selwyn staff member releases you to your waiting parent or guardian.

Reminder: ALL transportation changes require a HANDWRITTEN note from a parent or guardian.

Turn Your Purchases Into Ca$h
Re link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Selwyn Elementary (#1736). We earn money for every Harris Teeter brand purchased.

Box Tops for Education Download the App and start collecting Box tops for our semi-annual collection in October. Find box tops on items from General Mills, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Ziploc and Kleenex. Last year, Selwyn earned over $1200 last year…those 10 cent box tops add up!

Amazon Smile - Did you know that any time you shop Smile.Amazon.com and choose to support Selwyn Elementary PTA, your purchases can earn money for our school? Learn more about AmazonSmile  or click  here to start shopping.