Eagle Email

August 6, 2020

Mark Your Calendar
8/10 - Class Lists Posted
8/10 or 8/11 - Chromebook Drop-Off for Rising 1st & 2nd Graders (Colony Entrance)
8/13 or 8/14 - Technology, School Supplies, & Yearbook Pick-Up (Barclay Downs/Runnymede Entrance)
8/13 - Virtual Meet Your Teacher
8/17 - First Day of School
8/30 - Red Ribbon Reading Ends
Eagle Events
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Canvas Sessions for Parents & Community Members

In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, CMS is excited to continue using Canvas as our CMS Learning Management System for students in grades Pre-K to 12 to ensure a consistent experience for all CMS students and families.

In order to support CMS families, we will host virtual family nights with the goal of learning:
  1. Why we are using Canvas and what to expect.
  2. How to access the Canvas app and pair with student account.
  3. The functions that parents can utilize in Canvas.
  4. Tips for preparing students for remote learning.
Schedule for Canvas Family Sessions:
  • August 10th, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • August 12th, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • August 14th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sign up here (English).
Sign up here (Spanish).

Click on this link to view the flyer (English).
Click on this link to view the flyer (Spanish).
Technology, Textbooks,
School Supplies, & Yearbook
Drop-Off & Pick-Up

This year, all students will start school remotely on August 17th. To prepare for remote learning, we will receive Chromebooks from our rising 1st and 2nd grade students who signed one out in the spring. We will also set up a time to deploy technology devices and textbooks for all K-5 students. If you purchased school supplies or a 2019-2020 yearbook, we will have those available as well. If there is a scheduling conflict, please send an email to your child's classroom teacher to set up a date and time for pick-up.

Chromebook Drop-Off: Students in rising 1st and 2nd grades who signed out a Chromebook in the spring will need to drop off their Chromebook at Selwyn on Monday, August 10th or Tuesday, August 11th from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The drop-off for rising 1st and 2nd graders will be at the front of the school. Please enter and exit on the Colony Road entrance of the school.

Deployment of Technology, Student Materials, School Supplies, & Yearbooks: All parents of our rising kindergarten through 5th grade students will need to stop be the school to pick up their child's supplies on Thursday, August 13th or Friday, August 14th from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The pick up will be a drive-by in the bus parking lot. Please enter and exit the bus parking lot at Barclay Downs Drive and Runnymede Road.

Meet Your Teacher

A virtual "Meet Your Teacher" will take place on Thursday, August 13th via Zoom. Classroom teachers will contact all families no later than Monday, August 10th and provide their Zoom information for a virtual "Meet Your Teacher."

Principal's Message 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Meeting ID Number: 446 326 7717
Password: 2iwVeC

Click this link to join Zoom meeting.

Extensions & Kindergarten: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1st Grade: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2nd Grade: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3rd Grade: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4th Grade: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5th Grade: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Red Ribbon Reading Ends August 30th

The start day of school was changed to August 17th but that does not mean the RRR date for your student to accumulate hours to receive prizes has changed. Continue to Read, Write, and Practice Math until August 30th. 

Please note you should only count the hours your student practices while not participating in school. 

Class Lists

Class lists will be posted on the Selwyn Elementary website by 6 PM on Monday, August 10th.

Yearbook Pick-Up

If you purchased a 2019-2020 yearbook, you may pick up your child's yearbook at our school drive through distribution on either Thursday, August 13th or Friday, August 14th.

For questions, please email selwynpics@gmail.com.
Eagle News

Selwyn Buddy Program

Is your family new to Selwyn? If so, the PTA encourages you to join in our Selwyn Buddy Program. This is a great opportunity to connect with an established Selwyn family so that they can share with you their first-hand experience and insider tips, as well as answer any general questions you have about the school.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Johnson.


Eagle Email & Grade-Specific News

Don't miss a beat this upcoming school year! Sign up to receive the Eagle Email!

Register here to receive weekly PTA information throughout the year so that you don't miss important school dates, events, and instructions.

In addition to Eagle Email, you can also sign up for grade-specific news here.

Volunteer at Selwyn

In order to volunteer in any capacity at Selwyn, you must be a registered CMS volunteer. You can sign up on the CMS website. The approval process can take some time so please fill out the form as soon as possible.

For those who have registered in the past, please check your email as it may be time to re-register. You may also log in to your volunteer account to verify or update your information at any time.

If you have questions regarding volunteering at CMS, more information is available on the CMS website.

Front Office Change

After 13 years at Selwyn, one of our two beloved smiling front office faces, Amy Goodson, will no longer be with us. If your student (or you) would like to write Amy a note telling her how much she has meant to Selwyn, you can drop your note by this Sunday, August 9th to any of the following:

Lisa Anderson-2710 Beverwyck Road, 28211;
Cecily Hudson-214 Scofield Road, 28209;
Michele Mangan-1951 Maryland Avenue, 28209; or
Kathy Shields-2427 Overhill Drive, 28211.

Amy will be so missed. We wish her the best as she goes to work for Dilworth Elementary. 

If you have any questions please email: 

AmazonSmile is Now
on Your Amazon App

Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Selwyn Elementary School PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

Re-Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card

Now is the time to re-link your VIC card to Selwyn Elementary (1736) for the upcoming school year. All cards are cleared of charities in June of each year, so please log into your account to continue supporting Selwyn.

Publix Partners is Now Available to
Help Raise Money for Selwyn!

Any Publix shopper who enrolls in My Publix Partners may select Selwyn as their school so that eligible purchases can actively help support our school. Remember to enter your phone number that is linked to Selwyn at checkout.

Help us spread the word about Publix Partners among your family, friends, and neighbors to support Selwyn. The greater the participation, the greater the rewards for our school!

See the FAQ and set up information for more details.