Seawell Peek At the Week

February 5, 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,

The final days of January brought lots of new changes and opportunities for our learning community. We say a fond farewell to our faithful data manager, Ms. Sarah Silberstein!!! She has long served the Seawell community during her tenure as a parent, past PTA president, data manager and on site historian of all things Seawell. While we will miss her dearly, we are also excited for her next venture as she begins the next phase at the UNC Hospital School.

The month of January also afforded our school the opportunity to celebrate one another thru kindness and by recognizing the many acts that were lifted in different ways. Though we move on to focusing on Integrity for the month of February, we know that the culture of kindness will continue.

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.

Seawell Angel Project!

Support Seawell’s new ART MURALS!

Add Hope, Color + Inspiration to our front wall (drop-off spot)!

We need YOUR help getting started on this mural and others around school!
Please donate $20, 40, 60+ Anything helps for needed painting supplies!

Bonus: Extra funds will roll over into the Art Department
to support much-needed art supplies + create the 5th Grade Legacy Project.
It’s a Win-Win!

For more details and to donate:

Or Venmo: Daria-Mace (Volunteer artist + mother of a 4th Grader at Seawell)

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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

  • FORT's (Family Out Reach Team) Global Traditions Night is a fun time for families to come together to learn about the cultures represented at Seawell. We need 1) volunteers to represent their country/culture at the event, 2) groups to perform and 3) volunteers to help with planning and running the event.

Sign up here to volunteer here and help continue this Seawell tradition:

Volunteers will showcase traditions of their culture or country from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 18 (rain date of April 19th). If you have questions please attend next Friday's FORT meeting or reach out to FORT Chairs, Liane Carneiro ( and Jenny Waters (

  • 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 Jade Palace is located at 103 E Main St. in Carrboro.

Black History Month Feb. 1-March 1 2023

SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had 1 positive COVID-19 case during the week of January 30- February 3

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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NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

Monday, Feb 6 - 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, Feb 7 - 5th Grade Science (Life)

February 9 - SIT Meeting 5:30pm

February 13 - Teacher Workday

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

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Classroom Corner

In honor of National School Counseling Week, students will participate in the following daily:

Mindfulness Monday

Dream Big and meditate daily

1. MIndful Ozzy (K-2)

2. Chin up 3 min meditation

3. Learn how to be mindful

Tell me your Dreams Tuesday

What is a dream that you have for yourself?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Wellness Wednesday

*Self Care

Self care tips for when you’re working hard to build your dream

Thankful Thursday

Big dreams start with being grateful.

What are 3 things you are thankful for?

Feel Good Friday

*Positive self talk

Dream Big and be yourself!! What do you like most about yourself?

NC Check-In Assessment Brief

NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

Testing Dates:
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
  • Full time Interventionist/MTSS Coordinator



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 before beginning to actively volunteer in your child's classroom/school.
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