Seawell Peek At the Week
January 22, 2023
At Seawell We Value All...We Are Committed to All...Believe in All...and Lead with the Heart!!!
January is a both a time of review and rigor. Student MOY (middle of year) assessment data is analyzed by both the PLC team and our school leadership team. We use this analysis to determine intentional instructional adjustments and steps to address students on every level. During this time we review students absences, response to instruction over time and discipline info, if applicable. An overview of data will also be shared with our School Improvement Team as we continue to determine how best to meet the needs of our learning community.
During the month of January and beyond there is also a shift regarding academic rigor and teachers are working to prepare students for ending the year strong. At this point in the year the pace moves a bit faster due to ramped up expectations and in preparation for the next level of learning needed in order to successfully move forward to the next grade. We appreciate parental support and collaboration in order to ensure academic success for everyone.
Note that the shift is also in regard to behaviors and emotional learning. Restorative practices and proactive initiatives are at the core of this work for our learning community. Recognition of students exhibiting the character trait of the month along with their positive contribution to their class and school is also a part of what we continue to lift during this part of the year.
Remember at Seawell we value all, are committed to all, believe in all, and lead with the heart!!
NEWS FROM THE PTA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seawell Bingo Night and General PTA Meeting. We hope to see your family at Seawell's annual in-person PTA meeting and bingo event on Friday, February 3 at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the cafeteria. There will be prizes for game winners and plenty of fun! There is no cost to attend. There is an opportunity to pre-order pizza for dinner as well! Please use the following link to place your order:
Note: Pizza orders will close on Monday, January 30. Please make sure to place your order before that date. BYOB - bring your own beverages or reusable water bottles.If you have any questions, please contact Fabio (email@example.com).
- Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last Seawell Family Night on the Town at The Loop. Thank you to our friends at The Loop for their generous donation to the Seawell PTA. Our next event will be at Jade Palace on 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 http://www.jadepalacerestaurant.com/. Jade Palace is located at 103 E Main St. in Carrboro.
SES COVID-19 Cases
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.
January 2-25 mcLass Literacy Assessment Window
January 3-26 STAR Math Assessment Window
- Teacher Workday
- Report Cards Sent Home
NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10
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.
Please review the above information regarding summer camp options for the 2023 summer. Thursday, January 26 7:00-8:00pm there will be a virtual summer camp information night session that families are invited to take part in.
NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10
Monday, Jan 30 - 3rd Grade ELA
Tuesday, Jan 31 - 4th Grade ELA
Wednesday, Feb 1 - 5th Grade ELA
Thursday, Feb 2 - 3rd Grade Math
Friday, Feb 3 - 5th Grade Math
Monday, Feb 6 - 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, Feb 7 - 5th Grade Science (Life)
We’re hiring! CHCCS is hiring for a wide variety of available positions including Exceptional Children (EC), dual language, math and science teachers…plus bus drivers, facilities, maintenance and IT staff. Know someone who wants to join the CHCCS team? Please help us by using your networks on LinkedIn to share our posts and spread the word! Note that Seawell is still searching for:
- Fifth Grade LEAP teacher
- Fourth Grade Teacher
- Full time Interventionist/MTSS Coordinator
SEAWELL LIBRARY FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER
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 33201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report absences and tardies.
Educational leave for students must be requested at least ten days in advance utilizing this form.