Seawell Peek At the Week

September 11, 2022

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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,

September is full of opportunities for us to demonstrate our appreciation for one another and grow stronger together as a diverse learning community. In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month, I will share information and resources throughout the month.

Hispanic and Latino are often used interchangeably though they actually mean two different things. Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America.Jun 30, 2019

September is also Attendance Awareness Month. The theme this year is “On Time, Every Day, All Day”. I would like to take this time to reiterate the importance of having your child at school on time and present all day, my reference to daily early checkouts. We are working on our end to have ample support during arrival to ensure that our car and/or bus riders get to their destinations as quickly as possible. Instruction begins promptly at 7:50 and most schedules begin with a critical morning gathering/meeting component that allows our students and staff to build community. Even before that time, some students have academic activities to review or challenge that build their skill level as well.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.( We have our Code of Conduct which frames how we address bullying in our learning community, both in person and in the cyber world. As we progress through the month, I will highlight preventative actions that we take to prevent bullying from occurring along with district guidelines/supports as well. If your child has been bullied, please remember that you can reach out to any member of our school community so that we can address the situation.

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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, including PTA president. If interested in volunteering with the PTA, please send an email to

  • Order your Seawell Spirit Wear! All items are 30% off and free shipping for purchases over $60 through September 14. Click the link for the Seawell online store:

  • Seawell Family Night on the Town: About once a month, Seawell plans a fundraising event at a local eatery or restaurant in the area. Seawell families are encouraged to visit there on a designated date, and the restaurant in turn donates a portion of sales from that day to the Seawell PTA! The first Seawell Family Night on the Town is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at YoPop Frozen Yogurt (in the Timberlyne Shopping Center, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite V). Meet up with friends or bring your family for an after school snack or grab some dessert after dinner - all proceeds will support our school!

  • LIKE the Seawell PTA Facebook page.

  • LINK your Harris Teeter VIC Card online or at the cashier to enter school code #2543 the next time you shop.

Seawell Chess Club


Chess Club

After School Program

Who: Students 2nd Grade and Up

Novice & Experienced - we teach 2 levels

When: Every Monday --- September 12th - November 14th

Time: After School --- 2:30pm until 3:40pm

Fee: $129 for an 8 week course ($16.12 per week)

* Students will learn from a certified Chess Coach

* Curriculum is "Learn Chess in Steps" --- WorkBooks 1-4

* The Fundamentals of Chess

* Strategy & Tactics

* Problem Solving

* Improves Confidence

* Enhanced Learning Skills & Critical Thinking

* End of Semester Student Chess Tournament with Trophies (1st - 3rd place)

* Also we offer an option to create 4 person teams to compete against other local schools

** Questions: or call Bill Clausen (919) 272 8017

Online Sign Up:

1) Go to

2) Under In School on right

3) Click Sign Up

Checks may be made out to Triangle Chess if not paying online

SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had one positive COVID-19 case during the week of September 6-9.
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September 12

Chess Club Begins 2:35-3:40 (Students meet in the media center and will meet parents for pickup at the front of the building in the car rider line. There is no need to exit your vehicle as students will be escorted from the media center at 3:40.)

September 22

Family Night at Yo Pop Frozen Yogurt

September 26
  • Teacher Workday

September 28

  • School Picture Day
  • Open House@ 5:30pm (more information will be shared closer to this date)
  • PTA Meeting

Classroom Corner

While we have most of our teaching positions staffed, we continue to work on filling the following positions:

Spanish - we have one shared position (Northside) hired and are in the process of interviewing for our second Spanish teacher. Our shared teacher is slated to being in late September. In the meantime, we have one sub working an alternating schedule.

EC - We still have one EC teaching vacancy, but are fortunate that our long-term substitute from last year is able to support us until we can find a permanent teacher. Our program facilitator, Ms. Moon will support her with case managing.

LEAP- While we have amazing supports in place, we are continuing to search for two fourth grade and one fifth grade teacher for these positions.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to work to fill these positions.

Note that BOY (beginning of year) assessments are continuing throughout the month of September.

Car Rider Update: Tags: Checking ID

Carpool: Carpool tags/numbers will be given out at the beginning of the year to new students. Returning students can request new tags if they have been lost or damaged.

  • Parents and guardians must present their tags to pick up their students. If they do not have a tag, they must show a valid driver’s license and sign them out in the office.

  • If there are extenuating circumstances regarding this expectation, please reach out to the principal or call the front office to receive guidance. Keeping your child(ren) safe is our priority.


Please call Seawell at 919.967.4343 ext 33201 or email to report absences and tardies.

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