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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of October 5, 2015


  • Oct. 6 – Room Parent Meeting 3:30 -4:00 in the Syre Library
  • Oct. 9 – Wildcat Walk for the Future 1:30-2:30

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From the Principal….

Hello Syre Families,

Curriculum Night-

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 5:45PTA Open House will begin at 6:30 in the gym/cafeand 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: 

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.

Missing Dishes?

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 


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Parent Preview Night for Curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health

Parent Preview Night for Curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.)

Shoreline School District is offering a parent preview night for our adopted curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.). Parents and guardians of students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to attend on October 13, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Shoreline Learning Center, Rainier Room, located at 18560 1st Avenue NE.

Teri Poff, Shoreline Director of Teaching and Learning, will be present to give an overview of the curriculum, the guidelines for teachers to use when teaching the curriculum, and how parents and families can be involved. Copies of the curriculum will be available for review. The curriculum materials can also be viewed online at Additional information can be seen on the Shoreline website at:

The Shoreline School Board has approved the use of F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum in grades 4-12.  In the spring of 2010, he Board acted on the recommendation of the District Instructional Materials Committee and the Committee to Select Sexual Health Curriculum.  A committee of parents, teachers, nurses and students worked with facilitators from King County Health and the Center for Health Training to evaluate the state approved programs and to ensure that the District is in compliance with current state laws regarding sexual health education.

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This Week

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of September 28, 2015


  • Sept. 28 – No School Staff Work Day
  • Sept. 30 – Curriculum Night and PTA Welcome

5:45 – 6:25 K-3 grades

6:30 – 7:00 PTA Welcome

7:05 – 7:30 4-6 grades

  • Oct. 2 – Dudes and Donuts 8:30 -8:55 am

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From Mrs. Carroll

Hello Syre Families,


There will be no pictures this coming Monday.

I have good news.  Our first days’ enrollments have come in higher than anticipated.  This means that we get to lower our class sizes in several grades and hire another teacher for our building.  This is good for kids!  I have posted the position so that we can get a top candidate.  We will continue in our current class configurations.   I will keep you updated on the status of the new hire and let you know when changes will occur.

Changes can be stressful for teachers, parents, and most of all, our students.  Please do not discuss potential changes with your child.  I will contact families if your child will be affected by the addition of the new class.  Below you will find  the new class configurations:  

Kindergarten-  NO Change

First Grade-  NO Change

Second Grade- NO Change

Third Grade/Fourth Grade- Add split class of third and fourth grade students, class sizes, 24

Fifth Grade- Add a third 5th grade class, class sizes 26

Sixth Grade- NO Change


Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.  Please do not contact your child’s teacher about placement.  I will be working with staff to do what is best for kids.  Smaller class sizes are a good thing!  I look forward to seeing you at next week’s PTA Meeting, Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.


Michelle Carroll



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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of September 14, 2015


  • Sept. 13 – Embrace Syre Fall Clean-Up 10-2pm (Sunday)


  • Sept. 22 – Wildcat Walk Kick-Off Assembly 2:45 – 3:15
  • Sept. 24 – Taproot Theater Assembly 9:30-10:30
  • Sept. 24 – New Parent Welcome 6:30-7:00
  • Sept. 24 – PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00

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From the Principal

Hello Syre Families!

It’s been a GREAT first week at Syre.  It has been a delight to have the students back in the building and to begin our “normal” routine here at Syre. Below is information intended to keep you informed about happenings and events here at school.


This year, we created a schedule that allows our kindergarten students to have their own lunchtime in the cafeteria.  Today was our first “go” with this and it was FANTASTIC.  The kindergarten students got extra support in opening things in their lunch and it was much calmer and less crowded without the addition of two more grades eating with them in the cafeteria.   Continue reading

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Important Dates


  • Sept. 4 – Class placement emailed to families at 4pm
  • Sept. 8 – 3:45-4:15 pm Meet the Teacher
  • Sept. 8 – 4:00-6;00 All School BBQ on the playground
  • Sept. 9 – First Day of School! 9:05 Start!
  • Sept. 9 – Welcome Coffee for parents 9:00-10:00 and 12:45-1:45 in front of the school
  • Sept. 11 – Opening of School Assembly 9:30

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