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February 5, 2018
Selwyn Chorus
2017 - 2018
Mark Your Calendar
UPCOMING DATES

UNTIL 3/23 - Building Blocks Campaign

2/7 (Wed), 11:45 am - Early Release

2/8 (Thu), 10:00 am - Counselor Coffee

2/9 (Fri), 7:15 pm - Checkers Hockey Game, Doors Open at 5:45 pm

2/21 (Wed), 6:00 pm - Raising Resilient Kids

2/23 (Fri) - Selwyn Dance Party

2/28 (Wed) - Volunteer Day at Billingsville
A Message From Principal Lis
A Culture of Caring
Please check out this video to hear Mr. Lis talk about all of the ways we go above and beyond to create a Culture of Caring at Selwyn.
Building Blocks Status
Goal: $120,000 / Received: $20,000
We Need Your Donations!
As of the end of January, we have reached the $20,000 mark. Many thanks to all who have donated thus far! These generous donations fund a variety of teacher and staff needs throughout the year. 

We need your help to reach the $120,000 goal before March 23, 2018. No amount is too small...remember, every dollar counts!

Please be sure to include a Corporate Match if your company participates. Many companies will match your donation “dollar for dollar” through matching programs that encourage employee support of non-profit organizations.
Eagle Events
**NEW DATE**
Sip 'n Learn - Counselor Coffee
Selwyn Support Staff will host a Parent Coffee on  Thursday, February 8, 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. 

Please RSVP to   Jessica Webster.
Show Your Selwyn Spirit @ Charlotte Checkers Game
Join us for Selwyn Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game Friday, February 9 at 7:15 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm ).

Tickets are only $16 each ($5 comes back to Selwyn) and everyone gets a Checkers hat! Purchase tickets or learn more today!

Contact Emily Cooper with questions.
Raising Resilient Kids
Please join us in the Media Room on February 21 at 6:00 pm to hear Allan Howe, LCSW with Southeast Psych speak about raising resilient kids.

Mr. Howe has been in practice for more than 10 years with experience in various
settings. He has worked with children of all ages and will share information and insights during this informal talk.
Let's Dance!!
Grab your space gear and your dance shoes because Selwyn’s annual dance party will be a stellar event! Join us Friday, February 23 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Multi-purpose Room where we'll have a DJ, treats, games and more! 

RSVP via email on or before Tuesday, February 20 with the name of your oldest Selwyn student and the number of children and adults in your party. 

This event is limited to Selwyn students and their immediate family only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please adhere to Selwyn’s dress code.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please sign up today!

Please email your questions to: selwynfamilyfun@gmail.com.
Volunteer Day at Billingsville Elementary
Selwyn's Schoolmates committee is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming volunteer day Wednesday, February 28 at our sister school, Billingsville Elementary.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs - laminating, making copies, helping organize resource rooms, etc. Please sign up and help us make a difference for deserving students and staff.

Please contact Cathy Bradley or Jamie Scurry with questions.
Eagle News
Reserve your Copy!
Place an order to reserve your copy of the 2017-2018 Selwyn Yearbook NOW through February 28 ! You can order on line (school code 10674) or call (866) 287-3096.

Already placed an order? You may have received a confusing automated email. To confirm your order status, you may call the yearbook center at the number above.

This year we have included an option to add a scholarship book to your order. By purchasing a scholarship book, you can help us ensure ALL children who want a yearbook receive one.
PTA Board Nominations
2018 - 2019 School Year
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to begin filling PTA board positions for the 2018-2019 school year! We have approximately 100 positions and would love your help leading a team of volunteers. 

Please let us know how you would like to contribute to the PTA next school year by emailing Kathy Shields on or before Friday, March 2

In your email, please include the committees you might be interested in chairing, in order of preference. Feel free to list any particular skills or interests you have, as these will help us find the best use of your talents.

A complete list of committees and board positions is available   here .
Flu Alert!
The outbreak of influenza is getting an early start this year in part because of cold weather and low efficacy associated with this year's flu vaccine. Please read this letter from CMS regarding the precautionary measures to take to help avoid spreading this dangerous virus.
Health & Wellness Tip

Try this hot chocolate recipe - and make it your own with suggested healthy options.

-1 c. milk (try almond milk)
-1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa or cacao (go organic)
-1 tbs. sugar (consider coconut palm sugar)

Place all ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until hot and mixed well.