Seawell Peek At the Week

February 19, 2023

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At Seawell We Value All...We Are Committed to All...Believe in All...and Lead with the Heart!!!

Greetings Seawell Seahawk Families,

As we continue to celebrate the past and present accomplishments of African Americans, we have enjoyed the participation of various guests reading to classes and sharing their experiences. Our role as a learning community is to embrace and celebrate the diversity that makes us who we are as a school. One of our School Improvement goals is to increase our family engagement and provide opportunities for feedback/ideas.

A few weeks ago, I hosted a K-2 Cocoa and Conversations session and will offer another one for Grade 3 families this week. This is a very informal sharing and reflection time for me to learn about how your lived experience as a parent is impacted by our decisions. We want to make improvements and ensure that we are keeping the practices that are valuable to you as well. If you are a third grade parent, please plan to hop on our virtual meet Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30. An invite will be sent by Tuesday afternoon. Have an amazing week!

*A special note of appreciation for our bus rider families. Your flexibility and patience in the last weeks demonstrates true examples of what makes our Seawell learning community great!!

The character trait for February is INTEGRITY- it means having the strength to act justly and honestly even if others do not. It also means to do the right thing even when no one is looking/watching. Here is a choice board with activities you can use.

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  • Join the PTA for just $10 per person or sponsor a Seawell teacher or staff member for only $5 by clicking on the MemberHub link. As a PTA member there is no obligation to attend the PTA meetings or volunteer. We welcome other family members too, such as grandparents, to become PTA members, too!

  • Volunteer with the PTA! There are several vacant positions We are still looking for members of the yearbook committee and would love some volunteers! If interested in volunteering, please send an email to

  • Global Traditions Night is a fun time for families to come together to learn about the cultures represented at Seawell. We are currently looking for families to represent their country/culture at Global Traditions night on April 18th from 5:30-7:30pm. This event cannot happen without your help. Please sign up at the link below to volunteer. More information on other ways to help as well as details about the event are on the form.

  • Join us for the Seawell Family Night on the Town at Jade Palace this Thursday, Feb. 23. Jade Palace is only offering take outs and delivery at this time. Dine in is closed due to the incomplete renovation. Please consider pre-ordering ahead of time from their website Jade Palace is located at 103 E Main St. in Carrboro.

  • Let's get the Seawell community together on March 18, 2023 for the Public School Foundation 5K for Education! This event brings together members of the entire Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district. The Seawell PTA is looking for a teacher or parent representative to help promote the event. Please email if you are interested. If you’d like to run or walk with your family, please register for the event here.

Black History Month Feb. 1-March 1 2023

SNAC Meeting - February 21

Please join us for our February SNAC meeting!

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Link

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Topic: Behavior Supports Highlights and Updates, Presenters: Teonaka Daye and Tania Treml and Section 504 Highlights and Updates, Presenter: Janet Cherry.

Can’t attend in person? Watch the playback of our meeting on the SNAC website Students should not attend SNAC meetings without the supervision of an adult.

SNAC is a group of parents, district staff, and community professionals working together for the continuous improvement of the CHCCS Exceptional Children's program. Our purpose is to promote inclusion in our schools. If your child currently has (or recently had) an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 plan, is medically fragile, or has learning differences, then it is in your interest to get involved with SNAC.

Join our SNAC email list to be kept up to date on SNAC activities - email us at

Like us on Facebook to find out about local activities.

¡Únase a nosotros para nuestra reunión SNAC de febrero!

Martes, 21 de febrero, 6:00-7:30 p. m.

Zoom Meeting Link

¡Todos son bienvenidos y esperamos verlos en la reunión!

Tema: Problemas de comportamiento/Planes de comportamiento/ para incluir FBA Conexión con el marco del Sistema de apoyo de varios niveles (MTSS), la Sección 504 y el Código de carácter, conducta y apoyo.

¿No puedes asistir en persona? Vea la reproducción de nuestra reunión en el sitio web de SNAC Los estudiantes no deben asistir a las reuniones de SNAC sin la supervisión de un adulto.

SNAC es un grupo de padres, personal del distrito y profesionales de la comunidad que trabajan juntos para la mejora continua del programa CHCCS Exceptional Children. Nuestro propósito es influir en la política del distrito en temas de la CE y promover la inclusión en nuestras escuelas. Si su hijo actualmente tiene (o tuvo recientemente) un Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP), un plan 504, es médicamente frágil o tiene diferencias de aprendizaje, entonces le interesa participar en SNAC.

Únase a nuestra lista de correo electrónico de SNAC para mantenerse actualizado sobre las actividades de SNAC; envíenos un correo electrónico a Al igual que nosotros en Facebook, infórmese sobre las actividades locales.

Lindsay Guge Cozon, MSW


SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had 5 positive COVID-19 cases during the week of February 13 - February 17.

CHCCS encourages eligible students and staff to get an updated COVID-19 booster. The updated bivalent booster is now available for people 12 and older (two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose). It offers the most up-to-date protection against the latest Omicron variants. The booster, like all COVID-19 vaccines, is safe to get alongside your annual flu vaccine. The CDC also recommends a third dose for children 5 to 11 who have compromised immune systems. Click on these links for vaccination locations and more information on COVID-19 boosters

Families, please be sure to follow the following guidelines :

  • Masks: In general, CHCCS remains a mask-recommended, but optional district. Masks continue to be provided for students and staff upon request. Exceptions to this protocol are outlined on our website as well as the below paragraph about COVID-19 positive staff/students.
    • Also: Schools will no longer require masking in the entire building when there are clusters of 5+ positive cases in a small group or a cumulative total of 15+ positive cases in a school. More on this below.
  • Symptomatic Staff/Students - Will be required to provide*:
    • A negative PCR COVID-19 test, or
    • 2 negative Antigen (Rapid) tests separated 24 hours apart in order to return to work/school, or
    • An alternative diagnosis from a primary care provider.
    • *This is not for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is to prove that the COVID-like symptoms being experienced are not COVID-19. Individuals who choose not to test for COVID-19 or get an alternative diagnosis from their primary care provider are required to follow the COVID-19 positive staff/students guidance.
  • COVID-19 positive Staff/Students - Must quarantine for 5 days and can return on day 6 as long as they are free of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever without the use of medication and all COVID-19 like symptoms are improving (they do not need to be resolved). The individual needs to continue to wear a mask at work/school while indoors for an additional 5 days after returning. Please contact your school nurse for additional information and guidance on returning to work/school.
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February 22 - Third Grade Cocoa and Conversations Session (Virtual@ 5:30pm)

March 3 - Progress Reports Go Home

March 17 - Student Dance

Pre-K Registration January 17-March 17

Lost and Found: Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES

This section will now periodically highlight clothing items found around our campus so that parents can alert their children to reclaim what was once lost! All clothing/items pictured can be found in the Lost and Found section of our cafeteria.

Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES

Classroom Corner

There are lots of activities and displays in classes this month!!! Take a look!!!
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Seawell Library - Call for Specific Title Donations

The Seawell Library is accepting donations of the following titles at this time:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (any)

Dog Man series (any)

Cat Kid series (any)

Bad Guys (any)

Wings of Fire Graphic Novels (any)

Dork Diaries (any)

Rainbow Magic Fairies series (any)

Pusheen the Cat

Babysitters Club Graphic Novels (any)

Please ensure the books are in good condition (they need to be able to be circulated as library books so they need some life left in them). You may drop them off in the front office and please label them for the Seawell Library.

Please note that we are not accepting donations of any other materials at this time. Our hearts are big but our library is small!



Please call Seawell at 919.967.4343 ext 33200 or email Evelin Escobar to report absences and tardies.

Educational leave for students must be requested at least ten days in advance utilizing this form.

Volunteer Process

We are now able to have parent volunteers in our learning spaces again! In order to assist you with this process, please access the volunteer registration link . Note that you must go through the district volunteer process in order to chaperone filed trips, but not before beginning to actively volunteer in your child's classroom/school.