SPRING TESTING DATES

Hi Syre Families,

Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) are the next generation of student assessment and will replace the MSP inWashington State. All students in grades 3 – 6 will take the test in both mathematics and English language arts/literacy.In addition, 5th grade will take the Science MSP this year.

Our school plans to administer the tests on April 7th- May 29th. Please limit out of school times, specifically on the dates your child is testing. The testing schedule and makeup dates are provided here. It is complicated and difficult to make up these tests.  All of the assessments will begin at 9:15 am and students will be provided the entire day if necessary.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming MSP, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, Mrs.Carroll, or the school assessment coordinator, Heidi Alexander (heidi.alexander@shorelineschools.org).

Thank you for your support and understanding, Syre Staff

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School canceled on Monday, May 11; make-up day scheduled for May 22

Dear Shoreline School District Families:

The Shoreline Education Association (SEA), the union representing our teachers, and the Shoreline Educational Support Professionals Association (SESPA), the union representing our school support staff, have voted to participate in a one-day walkout on May 11, 2015.

Union leadership has been in contact with the District regarding this action and has emphasized that this is not a strike against the District, students, families or our community, but rather a way for staff to show solidarity with their colleagues across the state and send a message to legislators about the importance of adequate educational funding. We agree that the state has failed to fully fund K-12 education and must live up to its responsibility as mandated by the State Supreme Court.

As a result of the one-day walkout, the Shoreline School District is canceling school on Monday, May 11, 2015. The following activities will proceed as scheduled on May 11: AP testing; high school and middle school athletic practices and contests; and facility rentals. The Shoreline Children’s Center will be open for its regular preschool programs, but the extended day sites at our schools will be closed. Please check individual school websites for evening activities. Schedules for state assessments currently underway will be adjusted at the school level.

Due to school being canceled on May 11, a make-up day is now scheduled for Friday, May 22, a previously scheduled non-student day.

The District will keep you posted on new developments if they arise. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that canceling school on May 11 may cause to you and your family.

If you have any questions, please send them to us at public.info@shorelineschools.org or contact the Public Information Office at 206-393-4412.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Miner, Superintendent

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of May 4, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

  • May 4 – 6th Grade State SBAC testing
  • May 5 – 6th Grade State SBAC testing
  • May 6 – 6th Grade State SBAC testing
  • May 6 – Variety Show Tryouts 3:30 – 5:00 (Weds.)
  • May 7 – 3rd and 6th Grade State SBAC testing
  • May 8 – 3rd Grade State SBAC testing

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of April 13, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

  • Apr. 14 – PTA Meeting 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Apr. 14-17 3rd grade Make-Up testing for SBAC
  • Apr. 16 – Volunteer Appreciation Tea

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  • Apr. 20-24 No School, Spring Break

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION TEA

Calling all volunteers!  You are invited to join us on April 16 between 11:15 and 12:50 to join us for lunch hosted by Syre staff to thank all of you wonderful parents and community volunteers that pitch in to help us at Syre.  Sit down and have lunch with your child’s teacher and enjoy entertainment by the Syre Singers.

11:15-12:00 Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade lunch

11:45-12:25 3rd and 4th grade lunch

12:10-12:50 5th and 6th grade lunch

Syre singers will perform from 12:00 to 12:20

 

PLEASE HELP 5TH GRADE COLLECT CLEAR 2 LITER POP BOTTLES!

Each 5th grade classroom will need to collect enough CLEAR 2 liter bottles so that each science team can build an eco-column to be used for pollution experiments, plus at least one extra to be used as the control.  It takes three 2 Liter bottles to build each ecocolumn: one for the Aquarium, one for the Terrarium, and the 3rd one is the Connector piece.

 

IT’S TIME TO VOTE!

Please take a moment to vote for our 2015-2016 Syre PTA elected positions.  It only takes a few minutes and every vote counts!  Use this link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6YJHR27

Paper ballots will also be available at the PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday April 14 in the Syre Library from 7-8:30pm.

We are still in need of a TREASURER for next year! If you or someone you know is interested please contact Heather Stroh at h.stroh@comcast.net or Heather Grutz at heathergrutz@hotmail.com

 

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of April 6, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

  • Apr. 6 – No School Staff Work Day
  • Apr. 7 – Report Cards sent home
  • Apr. 7 – 3rd grade State SBAC testing
  • Apr. 8 – Math Olympiad Celebration Breakfast 8:00 am
  • Apr. 8 – 3rd grade State SBAC testing
  • Apr. 9 – 3rd grade State SBAC testing
  • Apr. 9 – NOISE Opera Assembly 2:30 pm
  • Apr. 9 – PTA Guys and Kids Night 6pm
  • Apr. 10 – 3rd grade State SBAC testing

 

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 30, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

  •     Mar. 30 – Skating Party 6-8pm at Lynnwood Skate
  •     Apr. 1-3 – 6th Graders at Camp Seymour

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This Week….

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 16, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

 

  • Mar. 16 – Lost and Found: Any items remaining donated at 4pm.
  • Mar. 18 – 6th grade Honor Band Concert 7:30 at Einstein
  • Mar. 19 – Last day to turn in Enrichment Registration
  • Mar. 20 – End of 2nd Trimester

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 2, 2015

THIS WEEK AT SYRE

  • Mar. 2 – Last Call for Yearbook Orders
  • Mar. 2-6 – Support Staff Appreciation Week
  • Mar. 3 – PTA Speaker Amy Lang at Briarcrest Elem. 7pm.
  • March 4- Author, David Patneaude, visit with 4th and 5th Grade
  • Mar. 5 – Global Reading Challenge-District Competition
  • Mar. 5 – Westside Choral/6th Grade Honor Choir Festival                                                7pm at Shorewood H.S.
  • March 6- Author, Royce Buckingham,  visit with 6th Grade
  • March 11- Author, Eric Ode, visit with K-3

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PTA Guest Speaker

On Tuesday, March 3, there is a PTA sponsored guest speaker scheduled to co-present to the Syre and Briarcrest families at Briarcrest Elementary 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Amy Lang, an excellent local speaker, will present to parents about how to help take the sting out of talking to kids about the birds and the bees. You can learn more about Ms. Lang and her presentation here.  I hope you can join me for this wonderful event!

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From the Principal

Hello Syre Families, Special Note-  A pink heart shaped lunchbox type of bag was misplaced today.  The bag is full of diabetes supplies for one of our students.  Please take a moment to check your child’s backpack and lunch box to make … Continue reading

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Global Reading Challenge

GRC
We had a very close competetion last week! Everyone showed great effort and sportsmanship! We were so proud of all 38 4th and 5th grade students for all their hard work.
Congratulations to the Cheetahs! All your hard work has paid off and you are on your way to the District Challenge! The Challenge will be held on March 5th at 10:00 at the Shoreline Center. We will be taking a bus from Syre with the other Westside teams. The bus will leave at 9:15 from Syre and returning around 11:45.
Please return the permission slips at as soon as possible.We will meet at lunch on Friday, the 27th to practice one more time before the competition. 

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