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News & Happenings for February 24, 2021
UPCOMING DATES         
2/24 - Wow Me Wednesday: Video Game Variety Show by the YTAC Program (12:15 pm)
2/26 - Citizens and Scholars Assembly (8:30-9:30 am)
2/26 - Family Fun Virtual Painting Event (6:00-7:00 pm)
3/3 - Wow Me Wednesday - Introduction to Chess (12:15 pm)
3/5 - Picture Day for Rotation B, Extensions, Full Remote Academy Students
3/8 - Staff Appreciation Week Begins
3/9 - Picture Day for Rotation A
Eagle Events
Wow Me Wednesday: Video Games
Today, 12:15-12:45 pm
via Selwyn Zoom Room

Join us for today's Wow Me Wednesday which will focus on a favorite student past time: VIDEO GAMES! CMS and New Hanover High Schooler’s from the Carolina Fintech Hub YTAC program (Youth Technology Apprenticeship Camp) will put on a variety show using popular games like Minecraft and Rocket League to show how video games can not only build important skills like teamwork, leadership and communication… but also how STEM, coding and technology come together to make some of their favorite things possible. Selwyn students will get to see first-hand how they can learn to code their own video games, and parents will get a chance to see how esports can be a powerful force for personal development when structured properly.

Right after this week's Wow Me Wednesday session, students can sign up for the new Selwyn Esports Competition, where they will compete in Minecraft and Rocket League, and the champion teams from each grade will face off against each other in an epic tournament live streamed on Twitch where their family and friends can cheer them on.To sign up, please go to www.carolinafintechhub.org/selwyn/.

Meeting ID: 446 326 7717
Passcode: Eagles
This Friday: Selwyn Family Fun Painting Event

Join us this Friday from 6:00-7:00 pm for the Family Fun Virtual Painting Event with Heidi Kirschner, an award-winning painter and parent of two former Selwyn Eagles. 
 
The live event via our Selwyn Zoom Room will last approximately an hour. We will record the event if you want to divide the session for your younger students. We encourage both students and adults to participate. 

Please see the supply list for the event for you to purchase your own supplies.

Meeting ID: 446 326 7717
Passcode: Eagles
Wow Me Wednesday: Introduction to Chess
March 3, 12:15-12:45 pm
via Selwyn's Zoom Room

Join Master Coach Alex Velasquez from the Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy as he provide an introduction to the game of Chess. Learn how you can work your way to becoming one of Charlotte’s next Chess Masters. 

Meeting ID: 446 326 7717
Passcode: Eagles
Picture Day is Coming!

Selwyn will be taking individual school pictures for the yearbook in March!

Friday, March 5: Rotation "B", Extensions, & Full Remote Academy Students
Tuesday, March 9: Rotation "A" Students

Order Forms are being sent home with your child. Or skip the Order Form and pre-order before Picture Day by clicking HERE. (Pre-order access will expire 48 hours after picture day)

Full Remote Academy students' picture date is Friday, March 5 by appointment only in the Selwyn gym. Please park in the bus parking lock and access through the side gym door during your assigned slot. Please use the Signup Genius that was sent through your teacher to schedule your student's specific appointment time.

Click HERE to view Classic Photography's 2021 COVID Picture Day Process.

Questions? Contact Classic Photography Customer Service at (800) 869-9515 x112.
Staff Appreciation Week: March 8-12

Our theme this year for Staff Appreciation Week is: WE ARE SO VERY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR HEART OF GOLD INTO TEACHING! This has been a challenging year and our staff and teachers have gone above and beyond to provide as much of a normal school setting as possible during remote and hybrid learning. 

Traditionally staff appreciation collects $10 gift cards to distribute to all staff in a goody bag at the end of staff appreciation week. Please click HERE to sign up to donate a $10 gift card(s). Please drop off all gift cards to the office by Wednesday, March 10. 

Let’s show our staff and teachers how much we appreciate all they do and how lucky we are to have them.

Staff Appreciation Week: March 8-12

MONDAY: IRISH we could thank you like this every day! We are nothing “BUNDT” thankful for all you do! Teachers will receive a bundlet cake from Staff Appreciation.

TUESDAYOur teachers and staff SHAMROCK (card and flower day)! Rotation A: Bring your teacher a homemade card using the theme: “I am lucky you are my teacher because…
Bring your teacher a flower(s) to put in a vase provided by Staff Appreciation

WEDNESDAYWe are over the RAINBOW!
Wear your teachers favorite color during remote learning. Room Parents will let you know your teacher's favorite color. You can go to selwynpta.org and click on the Staff Favorites button to see all your teacher’s favorites.

THURSDAYOur teachers and staff SHAMROCK (card and flower day)! Rotation B: Bring your teacher a homemade card using the theme: “I am lucky you are my teacher because…
Bring your teacher a flower(s) to put in a vase provided by Staff Appreciation.

FRIDAYEnjoy a FOUR LEAF healthy boxed lunch. Teachers will enjoy a boxed lunch provided by Staff Appreciation. Gift card goody bags will be distributed to all staff in their boxes. 

Thank you for all your support and help showing our staff and teachers how much we love and appreciate them. 

Staff Appreciation Committee - Kathy Shields, Cecily Hudson and Megan Roane
Parent Education Session

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 from 8:00-9:00 am for a parent education session with Dr. Michele Mannering. Dr. Mannering is a licensed psychologist who has run her independent clinical practice, Myers Park Pediatric Psychology, for the past nine years. She will provide guidance on supporting our children, both academically and socially, through the unique circumstances created by this pandemic. The last portion of the session will include time for questions and answers. If you would like to submit a question anonymously, please fill out this form. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Info
Meeting ID: 258 021 1936
Passcode: baer
Eagle News
Deadline for Square 1 Art

Important Reminder! The deadline for “Square 1 Art” artwork to be returned to school is Thursday, March 4!

For students that do not have art in person and wish to participate in Square 1 Art for this year, please have your student complete the final “Square 1 Art” white board (cardstock page), which was sent home. The label is at the top of the board. Please do not turn it any other way or use the back. Remind your student to draw big, add details and background, and color neatly with bright markers. The more colorful the better! Do not bend or fold the cardstock. Please return the art to your child’s classroom teacher by NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH! Full Remote students should drop the boards off in the main office.

More information about ordering the amazing Square 1 products that showcase your child's artistic talent will be sent home the end of March. Thank you for participating in this fun project!

For those new to Selwyn...want to know what is Square 1 Art? Visit https://www.square1art.com/.

Questions, please contact Jaimee Hagerman.
Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders!
Virtual Performance Showcase

Calling all third, fourth, and fifth grader musicians! Do you take private music lessons for voice or an instrument?

All third, fourth and fifth graders are invited to perform in the upcoming Virtual Performance Showcase. The Virtual Performance Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 29 during our annual “Selwyn Celebrates the Arts”/PTA meeting. This year, all student performances will be prerecorded and showcased both during the virtual event and as well as being available for viewing after the event.

Interested in participating in the Virtual Performance Showcase? Click HERE to fill out the Showcase Performer Form and Mrs. Pasour will be in touch with more details! Sign-ups will be open until March 1.

Contact Mrs. Pasour via email with any questions: jennifern.pasour@cms.k12.nc.us
Building Blocks Update

We’re in the homestretch of the Building Blocks campaign but we need your help! As of February 23, we have only 76 families (18%) donating a total of $23,222. Our goal is 100% participation. Every dollar really does count.

In addition to larger expenses such as playground equipment, fencing along Runnymeade, and the MakerSpace lab, Building Blocks dollars go toward everyday classroom needs. $5 acquires a book for a classroom library for one child, $100 purchases a document camera for a class, $500 buys a much needed classroom rug while $1,500 procures an annual Learning A-Z/Raz Kids subscription. All donations of $1,000 or more are designated Eagles Nest members for 2020-21. 

Please consider making a donation today by clicking HERE.Thank you to those families who have already made a donation!
Join Our 2021-22 Selwyn PTA Board

We need your help! One of the things that makes Selwyn special is our strong parent volunteers. We are already planning for next year, when we hope to continue our traditions and celebrations to the greatest extent possible. Next year is going to be critical for our children and we need strong PTA volunteers.
 
Click HERE for a link to a list of Board positions. If you are interested in helping, please email Whitney Seeburg at whitneyseeburg@gmail.com and we will find a position for you. We can use everyone’s help! We are also in need of volunteers who have accounting, finance and web development skills.  
 
Thanks for your commitment to Selwyn!
WSEL Broadcast

Please see attached VIDEO for this week's WSEL broadcast.