Eagle Email
September 11, 2018

Mark Your Calendar

09/11 (Tues) - RRR Pledge Cards Sent Home

09/12 (Wed) - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 11:45 am

09/13 (Thurs) 6:15 - Curriculum Night

09/19 (Wed) - Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL

09/21 (Fri), 9:00 am - PTA Board Chair Breakfast

09/24 (Mon), 3:10 - SLT Meeting

09/28 (Fri) - Mid-Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

09/28 (Fri) - RRR Pledges Due

Eagle Events
Early Release - September 12
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12 is an early release day for all CMS schools. Selwyn will dismiss 3 hours early at 11:45 am .

RRR Pledge Cards
Red Ribbon Reading materials are being sent home to each family in your oldest student’s backpack . All materials should be received on Tuesday, September 11 , so check your child’s backpack for the information. It’s time to help your children collect their pledges. Please return the collection envelope (with all sponsor checks enclosed) along with your child's reading chart to your child's teacher no later than  Friday, September 28 . If you have more than one child participating, please return all reading charts with your collection envelope to your oldest child’s teacher. 

A reminder that you or your family/friends may also make donations online . In addition, if your employer participates in the matching gift program , please read the corporate matching information sheet that came home with your child’s RRR materials and remember to enclose your company’s matching gift form.   

**Please remember even if you make your donation online, we still need the signed and completed collection envelope and reading chart!    

Questions? Please contact  Krissy Sternberg or Jennifer Whitworth .
Smashburger Spirit Event
Join your friends at the Smashburger on Park Road on early release day, Wednesday, September 12 from 12:00 to 9:00, and 20% from every item that you purchase will be donated to Selwyn!
Refer to the flyer for all additional details.

Questions? Contact Hillary Lacouture.
Curriculum Night
Selwyn Elementary School’s Curriculum Night is this Thursday, September 13 starting at 6:15 PM . The parent-only evening will begin in the Multi-Purpose Room with a brief PTA meeting (6:15-6: 45PM) followed by two twenty-minute sessions of classroom visits (6:55-7:15PM; 7:25-7:45PM). During classroom visits, your student's teacher will cover class-specific rules, structure, curriculum, and more. 

Teacher Workday
Wednesday, September 19 is a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students.
Eagle News
Afternoon Walker Policy
In the coming week, we will be implementing a new safety plan for our students who are afternoon walkers . All families who have students that are walkers will be provided 2 passes that will state the child’s name and teacher. Individuals who are picking up these students will be required to have the child’s pass in hand when picking them up. This is an additional safety procedure we are putting in place with the intention of keeping our wonderful children safe.

Late Student Pick Up
Carpool riders and walkers should be picked up no later than 3:00 PM so that staff members can report to their scheduled afternoon meetings. Students who are picked up after 3:00 PM will be supervised in the rotunda by a member of the administrative team. Parents/Guardians will have to sign their child out in the “Late Pick Up” notebook.

We understand that unexpected emergencies occur and there will be times when a child is picked up late. In the event a parent/guardian will be late, the protocol is to call the front office staff to inform of the anticipated arrival
time. Parents/Guardians of students who are continuously picked up late will be asked to speak to the principal to address the concern. Thank you in advance for your support!
Here Comes the Bus
CMS families with children that ride a school bus can use a free bus tracking system ! Families can download the app and have access to real-time location of their child's bus on a map as well as scheduled and actual arrival times at their assigned stop and school.

Signing up is EASY! On your desktop computer, you can sign up here. You will need the district code ( 73877 ) and your student's ID number (located on any formal document from the school). For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

Once activated, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you and the size of the notification radius around your bus stop.

More information is available on the CMS website .

Link the PTA Calendar
The Selwyn PTA Calendar is available in a Printable version on the Selwyn PTA website but because it is updated frequently, consider linking the live calendar to your personal Google calendar view. Changes are visible immediately so you'll always see the most up-to-date version. Click the +Google Calendar icon below the Selwyn PTA calendar . Follow the prompts to accept the additional calendar view.
Counselor Survey
The School Counseling Department would love your feedback! Please take a minute to complete a short survey . The information gathered from this survey will be used to identify ways to best meet the needs of our students and families.

Counselors provide classroom guidance lessons, individual/group counseling, parent consultation, and coordination of community resources for families in need. For more information on the School Counseling Department and information on contacting the counselors, please visit the Selwyn School Counselors Website.

Thank you in advance for your feedback and support! Jessica Webster (Grades 1, 2, and 5) & Jenny Baer (Grades K, 3, and 4).

Health & Wellness
September is “Fruits and Veggies More Matters” month!
More than 90% of adults and children do not get the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. Here’s a good rule of thumb: try and make half your child’s plate (or lunchbox!) fruits and vegetables. Fresh is best, but frozen or canned fruits and vegetables count too! For more information check out the More Matters website .