Eagle Email
April 10, 2018

Bye Bye Spring Break, Hello April!
Mark Your Calendar

4/ 13 (Fri) - Eagle Dads Volunteer Day


4/19 (Thu) - Spring Individual Pictures

4/19 (Thu), 10am - Counselor Coffee

4/21 (Sat), 1pm - Campus Clean Up

4/22 (Sun), 2pm - Wellness Fair

Eagle Events
Eagle Dads Volunteer Day
Attention awesome Selwyn Dads! Our Spring Eagle Dads Volunteer Day is this Friday, April 13 . There are still slots available to help with morning carpool, serve as lunchroom monitors and assist with general campus clean-up. 

We have added some after school time slots this year to focus on campus beautification projects. So come grab your child(ren) and work together with other teams to make our campus shine. Plan ahead to celebrate your joint team efforts when you finish.

In addition to the open time slots in the Eagle Dads SignUp Genius , you can also check your child’s class calendar for open volunteer slots in Art, Media, or Technology.

Refreshments will be available in the parent room. 

Let's keep this great tradition at Selwyn going strong! We look forward to a big turnout on Friday.

Contact Kerri Porter with any questions or to reserve your spot!
Wear Blue Friday, April 13
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April, the counselors will be holding classroom guidance lessons that focus on educating students on this important topic. Students are also encouraged to wear BLUE to school Friday, April 13 in recognition of child abuse prevention. 

Parents are encouraged to visit this link for more information. Thank you for your support in helping educate "the whole child!"
EOGs Bring Test Anxiety
As the EOG testing season begins, Selwyn Counseling Staff will host a Parent Coffee on April 19 at 10am to discuss Test Anxiety. Parents of students in all grades are welcome.

Please contact Amy Wichman or Jessica Webster with questions.
Spirit Event at The Rusty Bucket
Everyone is invited to gather at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern throughout the day on April 18. Present the attached certificate and 15% of your bill will be donated to Selwyn Elementary.
Time for Spring Cleaning!
Help beautify the Selwyn Campus this spring season by coming out anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday, April 21 . Bring your gardening gloves and non-powered yard tools and join us as we clear out the weeds and trash, spread new pine needles and plant new plants.

Contact Meredeth Murr with any questions.
SCARTS Volunteers Needed
The SCARTS (Selwyn Celebrates the Arts) Committee needs your help to prepare for our annual spring art and music event. The committee needs volunteers to prepare and hang artwork.

It takes many hands to make this event happen, so please click here to sign up and join us in the Fine Arts Building as we prepare for the fun and festive event!

Contact Robin Huffstetler with any questions.
Eagle News
The Results Are In!!
The Building Blocks Campaign has come to an end. Thank you so much to the 334 families who donated this year. These families represented 59% overall parent participation and they raised over $96,000 including corporate matches and pledges. THANK YOU!

A special thanks goes out to the following classrooms who reached 75% or higher classroom participation:
  • Julie Vande Weghe - 1st Grade
  • Judy Council - 2nd Grade
  • Amy Mateer - 3rd Grade
  • Lecia Shockley - 3rd Grade
  • Katelyn Gardepe - 4th Grade
  • Kate Kuykendall - 5th Grade
Your contributions will immediately be used to fund educational items and playground upgrades. If you would still like to donate, it's not too late. Please use the PayPal Link or mail your check to Susan and Chris Rukus. 

All who have donated will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Please reach out to Susan and Chris Rukus at bbselwyn@gmail.com if you need help with Corporate Matches.

Thanks again to everyone who donated to this year's Building Block Campaign!
Does your child snack often? While it's true they are growing and may need extra calories occasionally, create appropriate snacking habits with these tips in mind:

  • Only allow snacking in certain areas, such as the kitchen, and avoid serving snacks during screen time.  
  • For snacks on the go, offer a banana, string cheese, yogurt sticks, cereal bars, carrot sticks or other less messy foods.
  • Schedule snacks so that they don't interfere with a healthy meal. Skip snacks and juice within two hours of mealtime so that your child is hungry enough to eat with gusto a balanced, nutritious meal.

Teaching your child to make healthy snacking decisions now will help set the stage for a lifetime of healthy eating. Start today!