Hello Syre Families,
We are excited to welcome all of you to Syre tomorrow night, September 30, for our fall Curriculum Night! Families with students in grades K-3 will begin at 5:45, PTA Open House will begin at 6:30 in the gym/cafe, and families with students in our new 3/4 class and students in grades 4-6 will begin at 7:05. We are excited to have you visit Syre! Our teachers are anxious to meet you and share what your students will be learning this year in their class. If, for any reason, you are not able to make it, information will be sent home with your child.
Important Attendance Procedures-
Thank you to those who are calling the Syre office to let us know your child will be absent or late. The office must have a phone call, email, or note from the parent in order to excuse a student’s absence. If we do not hear from the parent before or on the morning of the absence, we call home. If there is no answer, we leave a message asking that parents call us to report the absence and reason for it. Next, if we don’t have a return phone call after we have left a message, we will send a letter that must be signed and returned to the office.
In complying with School Board Policy #3122, students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. Regular school attendance is necessary for mastery of the educational program provided to students of the district. At times, students may be appropriately absent from class (examples are illness, medical appointments, family emergency, or religious observances). Power, please note that our attendance policy is very strict because we do not want students missing any instruction. Staying home for birthdays, out of town guests, or because a sibling has an appointment, are all considered unexcused absences. If your family is planning a trip, you need to contact the principal for approval before the trip to have it deemed excused. Please make it a priority to have your child at school every day and on time. The habits you help them develop now will set positive habits for the rest of their schooling and working lives. Thank you for your cooperation on this.
It takes just a moment to call 206-393-4165 to let us know your student will be absent or late. This phone line is available 24 hours a day. You may also email us at: email@example.com
School Start and Stop Times-
- School opens at 9:00 (the first bell is at 9:05; the late bell is at 9:10). Parents will be called to pick up their child if they are dropped off prior to 9:00. Students not eating breakfast may not arrive before 9:00.
- Breakfast begins at 8:45. Students eating breakfast may not arrive before 8:45. Parents will be called to pick up their child if they are here for breakfast before 8:45.
- School ends at 3:30. Parents should arrive promptly to pick students up. There is not after school supervision in the office at 3:30 dismissal.
Dudes and Donuts this Friday-
Dudes and donuts is this Friday! This free event is sponsored by the Syre PTA and Top Dad Brian Dinghy. It is open to all positive “male” role models (dads, neighbors, uncles, grandpas, uncles, etc.) in your child’s life. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be provided. Dudes and Donuts starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends as each Dude walks their child to class.
Superintendent Miner Visits Syre-
Superintendent Miner will visit Syre this Friday. She will start by visiting Dudes and kiddos Friday morning. She will then visit classrooms until lunch starts. If you are on campus, please be sure to say hello!
Highly Qualified Staff-
We are very proud of our highly qualified staff at Syre Elementary School and would be pleased to share any information regarding the professional qualifications (teaching certificates, endorsements, college degrees) of your child’s classroom teacher, specialists, or instructional assistants. Please contact the me if you would like to request these facts.
Our staffroom has been cleaned and we have MANY unclaimed dishes including platters and baking wear. If you are missing something, please stop by the Syre staffroom. All unclaimed dishes will be donated after school this Friday. I’m sure something yummy came on all of the dishes we have set aside. Thank you.
Lost and Found is Growing-
Our lost and found is growing by the day. Please stop by our lobby area during Curriculum Night to claim any items your child may have misplaced. Unlike years past, our Lost and Found will be cleaned and donated at the end of each month. Please help us by taking the time to label your child’s clothing. Labeling your child’s items will us to identify items and return them to their owner. Items now claimed by this Friday will be donated to the Shoreline Works.
Cheers to a great week~
Michelle Carroll, Principal