December 2017

Principal's Message                            

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Principal DuBose

Mark Your Calendar                                                     

4-19 FORT Holiday Food Drive
7 Delayed Opening
21 SIT Meeting, 7:55am
14 Variety Show Performances
22-31 Winter Break

1 Winter Break
4 SIT Meeting, 7:55am
5 FORT Meeting, 8:00am 
13-23 Read-a-Thon
15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
16 No School Teacher Workday
22-26 FORT Food Drive
25 Delayed Opening 
26 General PTA meeting & Bingo night

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 use the carpool lane to drop-off your children. (And not the bus area.)
  • Carpool begins at 7:25.
  • Please drive carefully and slowly through our parking lots. 
  • Please have your children exit the car on the curbside in the car rider line. Cars may be passing on the left-side.
  • 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 carpool 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                                        

With winter break just a couple of weeks away, there’s so many things to look forward to when we return!

Our first fundraiser for 2018 will be the annual Read-a-Thon from January 13-23. Your students will log the time that they read each day and collect pledges based on the time that they read. Students can win prizes like gift cards, librarian for the day, and many more fun things! More information about the Read-a-Thon will go home in your student’s folder when they return from winter break. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with Read-a-Thon, please reach out to me or our Read-a-Thon coordinator, Tina CoyneSmith.

Our next General PTA Meeting will be held on Friday, January 26th at 6pm. We will have a few action items that require a vote, so your attendance is appreciated. After our brief PTA meeting, the Bingo Night will begin. The is a great community event and we hope to see you and your entire family there competing for awesome prizes! If anyone is interested in helping volunteer for this event, please contact Jaclyn Volpe at

With the recent Lincoln Center and CHHS Bond, Glenwood Mandarin, and PTA Thrift issues happening, I would like to invite anyone interested in these and other advocacy topics to attend the next advocacy committee meeting. Please email me with the subject “Advocacy,” so I can add you to the Advocacy committee’s next meeting. We will go over these issues and discuss the best way the committee can communicate with our families to help get the information out, rally families as needed for school board or local government meetings, and determine what our position(s) are as a PTA for these and other issues.

Calling all parents - We also have our PSF 5K for Education, St. Patrick’s Day dance, Science Night this spring, if you are interested in helping with these events please contact me as soon as possible. Planning for these events will take place when we return from the winter break, so we’d like to have planning meetings scheduled as soon as possible.

I would like to thank everyone for a great first half of the year! Have a safe and happy winter break with your family and friends!


Riza Redd

Seawell Interim PTA President