April 2017

Principal's Message                                  

Mark Your Calendar                                                      

2 Seawell Grounds Beautification Workday, 10:00am
7 FORT Meeting, 8:00am 
12 PTA Meeting, 8:00am
13 SIT Meeting, 7:55am
14 Holiday
16 Seawell Ground Beautification Workday, 10:00am 
17-21 FORT monthly food drive
18-24 Scholastic Book Fair
19 FORT Global Traditions Family Night 5:15-7:30pm
20 Delayed Opening
23 Family Morning at The Bagel Bar (Weaver Dairy Rd)
30 Seawell Ground Beautification Workday, 10:00am 

5 FolkMoot Dance Festival, 9:00am
12 FORT Meeting, 8:00am
14 Seawell Ground Beautification Workday 
18 Delayed Opening
28 Seawell Ground Beautification Workday 
29 Memorial Day Holiday 

Be Safe! Drive Slow! 

There is no need for speed!

We want to remind parents to be mindful of all our families. Here are a few helpful tips: 
  • Please drive carefully and slowly through our parking lots. 
  • It is best not to be using your cellphone while in the car rider line, particularly when you are moving.
  • Please stay in your car if you are in car rider line. If you need to get out, please park. 
There are small children, filled with excitement going to school and coming home from school.  Let's embrace that happiness and be safe!

PTA President's Message                                        

I hope everyone had a fun spring break! With only a few weeks left in the school year, we still have several activities for the entire school. With so many activities, there are lots of volunteer opportunities that we have available for everyone.

Each spring we need 3-5 parents to serve on our Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is responsible for overseeing the School Improvement Team (SIT) election process and also the PTA elections. This year we have two (2) SIT positions that we need filled. Along with the SIT positions, we will need to fill all of our PTA officer positions – President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For more details about the Nominating Committee, SIT, and the PTA officers, you can visit the PTA website (click for link) or email me with your questions at rizaredd@hotmail.com. I hope that we can have the Nominating Committee positions filled no later than April 12th to ensure that we meet all of the election requirements for this year.

Folkmoot is Seawell's annual folk dancing festival which will be on Friday, May 5th. There are a lot of costumes that we will need ironed/steamed. Please consider an hour or two to help our kiddos get ready for Folkmoot - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4EAEAE2FA1F49-folkmoot1.

On Thursday, April 20th, the Kindergarten families will sponsor breakfast for our awesome teachers and staff. Please visit


for items that we need donated. Seawell Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will be May 1-5. Our families provide teachers, specialists, and staff with lunch and a financial gift. Last year every Seawell staff member received $85! You can send donations of any amount in your child’s folder or by mail to Jeanne Delgado, 208 Napa Valley Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or online https://sites.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/seawell-pta/Fundraising/online-payments/teacher-appreciation. Also, don’t forget to write messages on the notecards for our staff to say thank you for all of the great work that they do for our school and children!

The PTA Council is sponsoring a meet and greet with the new superintendent, Dr. Pamela Baldwin on April 13th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the Carrboro High School in the Commons Area. Please RSVP


to enjoy sips and sweets while you hear from our new superintendent.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be from April 18 – 24 from 7:30am – 3:00pm. The Book Fair will also be open during the FORT Family Night. Proceeds from the book fair go to the Seawell Elementary Library for the purchase of new books and other library resources.

I hope to see all of our families at the Seawell FORT Family Night – Global Traditions on Wednesday, April 19th from 5:15pm – 7:30pm. There will be cultural booths, entertainment, and food.

I’d like to remind everyone that yearbook orders are due April 20th. Also, we have only a two more PTA meetings left for this school year. The next PTA Board Meeting is Wednesday, April 12th at 8:00am and the final PTA General Membership Meeting is Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00am. All PTA meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.

Have a great April, and please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Riza Redd

Seawell PTA President