This week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of Feb. 2, 2015   THIS WEEK AT SYRE     Through Feb. 10 – Cookie Dough for Dollars Fundraiser Feb. 2 – Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 begins: Office open until 6pm, Monday only, … Continue reading

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Reminder…Guest Speaker

Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m., Syre Gym/Cafe

Sugar and Spice But Not Always Nice: Gender, Bias, and Aggression in Adolescent Girls
A talk with Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

Odd Girls Out. Queen Bees. Girl Bullying. When did we lose our sweet little girls? Examine the cross-section of socio-emotional development, gender bias, and adolescence in the emergence of the “Mean Girl” phenomenon. What can we do as parents, educators, and supporters to promote healthy relationship among girls?

 

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This Week

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of January 26, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

  • Jan. 26 – No School Staff Work Day
  • Jan. 27 – Feb. 1 – Syre 6th Grade Cookie Dough for Dollars Fundraiser for Camp Seymour
  • Jan. 28 – Tour for Incoming Kindergarten Parents 9:30 am
  • Jan. 28 – 5th Gr. Band & Orchestra Concert 7-8:30 pm
  • Jan. 29 – PTA Guest Speaker Rosetta Lee, Outreach Specialist from Seattle Girls’ School, 7-8:30 p.m.

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

  • Feb. 2 – Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 begins: Office open until 6pm, Monday only, for registration
  • Feb. 5 – *NEW* PTA MATHnificent Family Game Night
  • Feb. 9 – Group pictures and candids for the yearbook

 

6TH GRADE COOKIE DOUGH FOR DOLLARS FUNDRAISER FOR CAMP SEYMOUR

January 27- February 1

The 6th Grade is sponsoring the Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough Fundraiser starting next week. The funds raised from this event will go directly to the Camp Seymour fund to reduce the price per child and for scholarships for those in need. Look for more detailed information to come home via Kid Mail next Tuesday.

 

**NEW** PTA’s MATHnificent FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Families are invited to Syre’s first MATHnificent Family Game Night on Thursday, February 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Made possible through a PTA grant, Syre is purchasing new games for students K-6 to enjoy.  Some snacks will be available for purchase to help fund 6th Grade Camp and Scholarships.  Games will be available for purchase and Syre will receive 10% of sales in bonus games.  This is a family event – no student drop off.

Come play games with your child’s class! Students will have an opportunity to explore games during their library class time the week leading up to Family Game Night.  Volunteers are needed to help facilitate game play both during school hours and at Family Game Night on February 5th.   Go to VolunteerSpot to find your child’s class time or evening times at January Dates or February Dates.

 

5th GRADE BAND AND ORCHESTRA DEBUT CONCERT AT SYRE

January 28, 2015  7:00 -7:45 P.M.

You are invited to join our 5th grade band and orchestra for their first ever public performance. Mr. Phillips (band director) and Miss Ault (orchestra director) will explain to the audience how we teach and learn the beginning playing skills in our classes. This special evening will be both a demonstration and a performance for you, by the students. You will be impressed with the talents in the band and orchestra groups, and it’s always an exciting night when the students perform for their first time in public!

Our 6th graders are working on music for their separate festival concerts, which will be held in early February and March. We will get the information to you soon.

Thanks for your support, Mr. Phillips (band) and Miss Ault (orchestra)

 

PTA GUEST SPEAKER ROSETTA LEE

On January 29, Syre’s PTA presents guest speaker Rosetta Lee, Outreach Specialist from Seattle Girls’ School. Ms. Lee is a dynamic diversity speaker and trainer who speaks at schools and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. She will be sharing her presentation Sugar and Spice But Not Always Nice: Gender, Bias, and Aggression in Adolescent Girls. Syre gymnasium, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Tour of Syre

Parents of incoming kindergarteners are invited to tour the school on Weds. Jan. 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Although it is not necessary, it is helpful if you can RSVP to susie.johnson@shorelineschools.org or call the office at 206-393-4165 if you plan to come,.

Kindergarten registration for Shoreline residents with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2015 will begin Monday, February 2nd at all elementary schools.  Students in the Syre attendance area will register at Syre.  In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old by August 31, 2015.  To register you will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, their immunization record and proof of residency (such as tax statement utility/phone bill).  Please help us by encouraging families in the neighborhood that may not be aware that registration has begun to come in and register.  The office will be open late until 6 pm on Feb. 2 for parents to register.

 

 

 

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This week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of January 19, 2015 THIS WEEK AT SYRE Jan. 19 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20-23 – Parent/Teacher conferences 11:45 dismissal Jan. 22 – Toymaker Workshop for Kindergarten 9:30 … Continue reading

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From the Principal

Hello Syre Families,

I wanted to again thank you for your support last week during our school closure.  We did meet as a staff to debrief and are thankful that we have the opportunity to learn and grow both as a school and a district.  As a school, we reviewed the following safety language and procedures with students-

Lockout- Secure the perimeter and continue teaching, external threat or hazard.
Lockdown- Locks, lights, and out of sight, internal threat or hazard in the building.
Students on the playground while a lockout or lockdown is called-  A whistle will CONTINUE to blow indicating that ALL students should go into the nearest classroom.

I am working to have more staff visible before and after school.  Your presence around the school has also been helpful and I want to thank those of you who are able to be present.  Students are comforted by familiar and welcoming faces.  Thank you!

Martin Luther King Assembly-

Thursday, 9:30 a.m., please feel free to join us!

No School on Monday-

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday.

Conferences Next Week-

Don’t forget that we have conferences Tuesday-Friday next week with early release at 11:45 a.m.

Rosetta Lee Coming to Syre/Mark Your Calendars-

On January 29, Syre’s PTA presents guest speaker Rosetta Lee, Outreach Specialist from Seattle Girls’ School. Ms. Lee is a dynamic diversity speaker and trainer who speaks at schools and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. She will be sharing her presentation Sugar and Spice But Not Always Nice: Gender, Bias, and Aggression in Adolescent Girls. Syre gymnasium, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

 

Until next week,

Michelle Carroll

 

 

 

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Message from the Principal

As you know, today we engaged in a school closure and lock-down in the early morning as a measure to ensure the safety of your students.

Your student’s safety is of prime importance at Syre.  I want to thank the Syre staff for their great work over the course of this event as well as the Edmonds Police Department for their coordination with the Shoreline Police Department and physical presence near our school over the course of the day.  I also want to thank the Math Olympiad parents and volunteers who worked with staff to ensure that all students’ parents were contacted.  Your presence was most helpful.

When the lock-down was called, we had many students on campus for Math Olympiad and before school daycare.  Buses en route to Syre at that time were diverted to the Spartan Gym at the Shoreline Center where district staff released students to their families and designated adults.

We greatly appreciate the understanding of our families who picked up their children from Math Olympiad and before school care.  We are especially thankful for the patience demonstrated by parents while we safely worked to reunite you with your child.

Events like these can be upsetting and frightening for all of us, but please know that our site and district staff will always make decisions using available information to keep your students safe and learning.

We will have a staff meeting in the morning where staff will be briefed on the following in regards to talking with students about today’s event-

  • Remind students that we have safety protocol at Syre that we practice and follow.
  • Remind students that we will keep them safe.
  • Explain that we have drills like lock down drills so we know what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Direct students back to normal routine.

If students cannot let go of their worries, staff will ask them to write their worries down on paper. Sometimes writing information down helps students get their worries out of their minds and onto paper. ​ If students have specific questions about today’s incident, past incidents elsewhere, violent acts, etc., they will be referred to talk with their parent/guardian. As educators we will assure the students that we have procedures in place to keep them safe at school. We want to honor that parents have varying views on how and what to communicate about incidents that occur.  Of course, if any student needs further council, our family advocate will be on site to support them.

Please hug your child tonight.

Warmly, Michelle Carroll, Principal

 

 

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Safe Schools Tip Line

SafeSchools Alert is our district’s tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it! And remember, you can remain anonymous.

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This week…

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

THIS WEEK AT SYRE ELEMENTARY

 

  • Jan. 5 – First day back from Winter Break
  • Jan. 12 – Skating Party 6-8pm Lynnwood Skate

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

  • Jan. 13 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

 

SKATING PARTY – Monday, January 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Syre skating party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood.  Admission is $6.50 which includes quad skate rental.  Pay an additional $3.00 for in line skates.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  No drop-offs allowed.  Feel free to bring your helmet!  Hope to see you there!

 

FOOD DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

We had an exciting second week for the food drive especially with Fridays power outage! Our amazing Syre community collected 326 cooking oils and a total of over 4,500 items. Our contribution helped provide over 500 Shoreline Families with a Holiday meal and much more.

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who helped us collect, sort and count. We couldn’t have done it without you. We’d like to send an extra special thank you to the incredible kids at Syre. Not only did all of you collect food, we had so many kids sign up or show up to help out every day! It was inspiring and heart warming to see the spirit of our community through each of you.

 

 

 

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Welcome New Kindergarteners!! 2015-16

KINDERFEST 2015   – January 24th at Shoreline Center

Kinderfest is an opportunity for parents who will be enrolling their children in kindergarten to hear about the kindergarten program offered by the Shoreline School District.  Kinderfest will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10:00am to noon in the Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 – 1st Ave NE.

Kindergarten registration for Shoreline residents with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2015 will begin Monday, February 2nd at all elementary schools.  You will need to register at your neighborhood/home school.  In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old by August 31, 2015.   All elementary schools in the district will have kindergarten visitations on January 28, 2015 at 9:30am. Letting your home school know that you are attending the visitation is not necessary, but highly appreciated for planning purposes.

For students living outside of the Shoreline School District, kindergarten registration will also begin on Monday, February 2nd.  Registration and transfer request paperwork must be submitted to the Instruction Department of the Shoreline School District, which is located at the Shoreline Center, 18560 – 1st Ave NE.  The Instruction office is open between 7:30am and 4:30pm.  Families will be notified by the middle of April as to the status of their request.  For more information about kindergarten registration and Kinderfest, please contact Cathy Allred at 206.393.4211 or cathy.allred@shorelineschools.org.

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Message from King County Public Health

Public Health is receiving reports from area schools about increased absenteeism due to influenza like illness (ILI). Several schools have reported students out with fever, cough, chills, and body aches. While other viruses can cause these symptoms, other influenza indicators are pointing to the start of our influenza season.

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