Seawell Peek At the Week

November 6, 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,

Daylight saving Time ends today so don't forget to turn back your clocks/check digital devices to ensure that your time is correct!!

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

  • The 2022 Fall PTA Fundraiser is here. Support your favorite causes: Critter Corner, Field Day, Book Fair, cultural activities and so much more! 100% of EVERY donation goes to Seawell Elementary School. NO amount is too small. Donate at:

Thank you for your generosity.

  • PTA Board Meeting will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 pm. Zoom link is here.

  • Fall into Fall Dance on November 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

    • Parents, please register your child here:

  • Parent volunteer sign-up:

  • 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.

SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had 2 positive COVID-19 cases during the week of October 31- November 4.

  • 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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November 8

  • Teacher Workday

November 10

  • Fall Picture Makeup Day

November 11

  • Veterans Day Holiday

November 22

  • 3-Hour Early Dismissal

November 23- 25

  • Teacher Workday/Thanksgiving Break

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Classroom Corner

October Photo Dump:)

Exciting things are happening at Seawell!!

We had an Author visit from Stacy McAnulty in support of her new STEM book Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink. Sponsored by Flyleaf Books.

The Tech Fairy visit Kindergarten:)

Math strategies in Second grade

UNC Dental School DEAH Day Visit - various stations educating about dental health

Fall 2022 Seawell CogAT and TerraNova Testing News

Third Graders & New to CHCCS Fourth & Fifth Graders

Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools will give the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the TerraNova to all of our 3rd grade students and 4th and 5th grade students who are new to the district. At Seawell the TerraNova will be given:

Tuesday, Nov. 29th Reading

Wednesday, Nov. 30th Math

Our goal is to make sure each child in grades 3 through 5 has the chance to participate in our universal screening opportunity which allows us to support our students through a strength based approach. If your child is in third grade, or is a fourth or fifth grader who is new to CHCCS, and you do not want them to participate in testing please return the form that has been sent home with your child. Finally, if your child does not feel well on a testing day there will be opportunities for makeup testing the following week. Please do not have your child take the assessment if they are not feeling well. Should you have any questions please consult our Frequently Asked Questions document or our building level GES. We look forward to helping you in any way possible.


  • Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) website linked here

  • Ms. Lindsay Guge Cozon is our representative


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.

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
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Substitute teachers