Welcome Back! A Glimpse of the First Day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Family Life & Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Preview Night

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Shoreline School District will be offering sexual health instruction in grades 4-12 as part of our comprehensive health education program.  Included in this is the HIV/AIDS prevention in grades 5-12 that is mandated by state law.

Parents and guardians are invited to learn about the goals of this program and preview the instructional materials during the following public review:

Date:  October 22, 2014                Time:  6:30 – 8:00 PM                   

Location: Ballinger Room, Shoreline Learning Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE

You will be able to learn the program objectives, review the materials, identify resources, and ask questions.  If you are unable to attend the public preview session, but want more information, please contact your child’s school or teacher.

According to state law and district policy, a parent or legal guardian may excuse their child from participating in any, or all, classes related to sex education after they have previewed the materials.  If you do not want your child to participate, you must notify the school in writing.  You may complete and return the form, Student Participation in Health Education, or write a letter requesting that your child be excluded.

Sincerely,

Teri Poff, Director of Teaching and Learning

Shoreline Public Schools

18560 1st Ave. SE

Shoreline, WA 98155

206-393-4211

teri.poff@shorelineschools.org

Posted on by Heidi Alexander | Comments Off

This Week…

Here’s what’s happening for the week of September 15, 2014 THIS WEEK AT SYRE ELEMENTARY Sept. 16 – New Parent Welcome 6:30-7:00 Sept. 16 – PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00 Sept. 18 – PTA Dandylyon Drama Parent Mtg. 6:00-8:00 Sept. 19 – … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

From the Principal

Every Child. Every Opportunity. Every Day.

Syre Elementary School

Hello Syre Families!

We are off to a great start.  It has been so wonderful to hear the murmur of children filling our building!  We started this week with our annual Welcome Back Assembly where the students sang song, learned about school wide expectations (Safe, Respectful, and Responsible), and viewed first day photos in a slideshow.  Below you will be updated on emergency preparedness, breakfast, before and after school supervision, our new lending library, and a sneak peak of our Tree of Dreams.

Emergency Preparedness-

September is our kick off to emergency preparedness for the year.  By the end of the month we will have completed a drill for fire, earthquake, lock-down and shelter in place.  We explain to the students that is unlikely that we will have an emergency at Syre but that it is important that we practice so that we are prepared should an emergency occur.  If you are on campus during a drill, please exit the building and head directly to the field.  In addition to accounting for all students, we account for all staff and visitors in our building.  If there were to be an emergency at Syre while your child is in school, information will go out on the school district website and from Syre as soon as it is deemed safe for us to do so.  Should students need to be pieced up at school due to an emergency situation, parents will be led to the parent and reunification area that is near the field. 

Breakfast-

You may recall, we have added a school breakfast program at Syre.  Students who would like to purchase breakfast ($1.75 or free for qualifying students), may enter the front lobby/foyer (we have a safety patrol at this door to meet students and direct them to the cafeteria).   Students eating breakfast will be supervised in the cafeteria until 9:00 when they will be released to line up outside their classroom door.  Interested in having your child eat breakfast?  Check out the menu at- http://schools.shorelineschools.org/foodservices/files/2014/05/Modified-Breakfast-and-Lunch-Sept.pdf

Before and After School Supervision-

Unless your child is eating breakfast (see above), our school doors open at 9:05 a.m.  Students arriving to school via school will be greeted by Mr. Warrick and directed to head to breakfast or line up outside their classroom door.  We will also have limited supervision monitoring the classroom line-ups.  Students walking to school should arrive in time for the 9:05 entrance bell.  All students should be unpacked and in their seats ready to start school at 9:10 a.m.  All doors, expect the front office door, will be secured at 9:10 a.m.  Students arriving after this time should go directly to the office for a late arrival pass.  School dismissal time is at 3:30 p.m.  All students in grades K-6 will exit the building via their classroom exterior door.  The exception to an outside exit from school is for students going to the Shoreline Children’s Center, YMCA, or Horizon after school care.  Kindergarten and first grade students in these programs will exit through the main hallways to the exit next by our south parking lot.  We have put student helpers in place to ensure these students get to their program.  Anyone needing back in the building after 3:30 will be directed by after school supervisors and safety patrols to the front office. 

Special notes for supervision:  

  • ALL visitors must enter via the front office, sign in and obtain a visitor/volunteer badge
  • ​Bathroom use after 3:25 will be available in our supervised front lobby/foyer area
  • Students and staff have been directed to NOT open doors for visitors/volunteers and to redirect them to the front office
  • ALL volunteers must complete a Washington State Background Check http://schools.shorelineschools.org/einstein/files/2011/12/WSP-Form-2014-15.pdf

Unknown-1Tree of Dreams

Many thanks to the Shoreline Schools Foundation who funded a grant last year for Mona Fairbanks to work with our students to create our Tree of Dreams for our front lobby/foyer area.  Be sure to check it out on Syre Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 23.

UnknownFREE Lending Library

Thanks to the idea from parent Marie Phillips, we now have a FREE Lending Library in our front lobby/foyer.  Students/parents can feel free to drop books off and pick out books!

Have a great day!

Michelle Carroll, Principal 




Shoreline School District 412 would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Shoreline School District 412 directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

SchoolMessenger is a notification service used by the nation’s leading school systems to connect with parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email, and social media.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

This Week…

 

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of September 8, 2014

 

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

 

  • Sept. 8 – School Expectations Assembly 9:30 -10:00

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

  • Sept. 16 – New Parent Welcome 6:30-7:00
  • Sept. 16 – PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00
  • Sept. 18 – PTA Dandylyon Drama Parent Mtg. 6:00-8:00
  • Sept. 19 – Wildcat Walk Kick-Off Assembly 2:45 – 3:15

 

 

Curriculum Night Date Change!!

Curriculum Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  

The schedule for the evening will be the same:

Kindergarten – 3rd grade:   5:45-6:25 pm

PTA Welcome:    6:30 – 7:00 pm

4th – 6th grades:    7:05 – 7:45 pm

Please update your calendars and plan to attend this important school event!

 

Breakfast is Served!

New this year, Syre will be serving breakfast.  Students having breakfast should arrive in the lunchroom at 8:45 am if they walk to school and bus riders should proceed to the lunchroom directly from the bus.  The cost is $1.75 and free to students in the free and reduced lunch program.

 

Get your Syre Spirit Gear!

Gear up for the new school year and show your Wildcat pride with Syre t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece,  duffel bags, caps and more.  We have a wide assortment of colors with sizes for the whole family. (Note: Sweatshirts run small and shrink so order a size up if you aren’t sure.  You can see the sizes during the PTA reception at Curriculum Night on 9/23.)

Order your Syre gear at https://kimmel.itemorder.com/and use sales code: SYREELEM.  Orders must be received by Monday, September 29that midnight and will be delivered 2-3 weeks later.

Questions? Contact Corinne Pann at 206-369-3110 or cpann@alumni.duke.edu.

 

Birthday Celebrations at Syre

Due to the growing number of allergies and health concerns for our students, the Syre staff will be celebrating student birthdays with a non-food celebration this year.  To celebrate each student, their name will be read over the morning announcements, teachers will recognize the child in class, and students will visit the library and front office for a small treat (pencil, sticker or the like).  Students are also invited to purchase a book in their name to be added to our school library or their classroom library.  We know this is a change and appreciate your support by not sending in food treats for your child’s birthday.

 

Lunch Room and Recess Help

Parents are welcome to join our students for lunch and recess.

We have 3 lunches:

K – 2nd gr. – 11:15 to 12:00

3rd – 4th gr. – 11:45 to 12:10

5th – 6th gr. – 12:10 to  12:50

Extra adult hands and eyes are really helpful, especially at the start of the year and especially with the youngest kids at first lunch.

 

Family Photo Bulletin Board

We would like to create a photo gallery in the entryway with photos of every Syre family. We have done this in the past and we are ready to start fresh with updated photos of all families.

Please send a photo of your family (4×6 or smaller) to school with your child in an envelope marked “Kristina Weidert/Photo gallery” or email a photo to Kristina.Weidert@shorelineschools.org.

Please note: We will be unable to return your photo.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

From Mrs. Carroll…

Hello Syre Families,

It was wonderful to see so many faces at today’s teacher meet and greet and back to school bbq. Many thanks to ALL of the volunteers who worked hard to put this special event together! We appreciate you.

The staff and I are very excited about our upcoming school year. Below you will find information that we would like you to note:

Communication-

Monday- Principal Update sent to parents via email

Tuesday- Kid Mail Day- check your child’s backpack for school related communications

Thursday- Principal Messenger to staff- if you need me to share information with the staff, please send it my way by Wednesday p.m.

Friday- Syre PTA and School Blast- email sent home to all families regarding the next week’s happenings

 

Breakfast @ Syre-

We will begin serving breakfast to students starting Thursday, September 4, 8:45-9:05 a.m. If your child will be purchasing breakfast, please escort them to the cafeteria. Students coming off the bus will be directed to the cafeteria if they are buying breakfast.

 

Curriculum Night Change-

It was brought to my attention that our originally planned curriculum was in conflict with Rosh Hashana. To address this, our curriculum night has been changed to TUESDAY, September 23rd. Thank you for noting this change on your calendar.

 

Birthday Celebrations @ Syre-

Due to the growing number of allergies and health concerns for our students, the Syre staff will be celebrating student birthdays with a non-food celebration this year. To celebrate each student, their name will be read over the morning announcements, teachers will recognize the child in class, and students will visit the library and front office for a small treat (pencil, sticker or the like). Students are also invited to purchase a book in their name to be added to our school library or their classroom library. We know this is a change and appreciate your support by not sending in food treats for your child’s birthday.

I am very excited for the 2014-15 school year!

Warmly, Michelle Carroll, Principal

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Classroom Placements Emailed Friday, August 29

Hello Families,

All student placements for the 2014-15 school year were emailed to families on Friday, August 29. However, due to privacy concerns, class lists were not published this year.  Thank you for your understanding and support.  Please remember that a lot of careful time and effort went into placing each child.  We are looking forward to a great school year and seeing students and families at our Meet and Greet the Teacher starting at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2.  Meet and Greet will be followed by our Welcome Back BBQ from 4-6 p.m.

Michelle Carroll, Principal

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Back To School BBQ

It’s almost time for the Syre Elementary Back to School BBQ
Join us next Tuesday Sept 2nd, 4-6pm.
We will be serving hot dogs, fruit and cookies.
We will not be offering vegetarian options. You are welcome to bring your own
We are looking for some additional volunteers to help provide a great experience for all. Please check out the link below and sign up to help volunteer.  We Need YOU!
We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up for Back To School BBQ Tuesday Sept 2nd – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/cT6KzJ
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

Hope to see you there!

Michelle Carroll, Principal

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Welcome Back!

Hello Syre Families!

I hope you have been enjoying this wonderful summer.  I am so excited for our upcoming school year and want to let you know about two important times to put on your calendar as well as an opportunity to volunteer.  First, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 2, 3:45-4:15.  This time is scheduled for you and your child to come and meet and greet their teacher!  Second, please save the time on this date for the Syre Annual PTA Welcome Back to School BBQ from 4-6 p.m.  Last, I have listed information below about how to sign up to volunteer at our BBQ which is our most attended event of the school year.  More information about Back to School will be coming to your in box soon.  Until then, keep enjoying summer!

Warm wishes, Michelle Carroll, Principal

Syre Elementary Back to School BBQ Sponsored by PTA
Tuesday Sept 2nd, 4-6pm.
We will be serving hot dogs, fruit and cookies.
We will not be offering vegetarian options but feel free to bring your own!
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Congratulations!

photo 1-1photo 3-1 Many congratulations to Mrs. Aagaard, Mrs. Fujita-Gamble and Mrs. Menzos who will be retiring at the end of our school year!  Each of these staff members will be missed greatly and we wish them the best of luck as they enter new chapters in their lives. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off