Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of September 29, 2014
THIS WEEK AT SYRE ELEMENTARY
- Sept. 29 – No School Staff Work Day
- Sept. 29 – Last day to order Syre Gear
- Sept. 30 – First Day of Auditions for Bad Apples Production
- Oct. 3 – Wildcat Walk 1:30-2:30
- Oct. 8, 9, 10 – Parent Conferences 11:45 Dismissal
NEW EARLY DISMISSAL TIME
Note that dismissal time on early release days has changed by 5 minutes this year. Kids will be excused from their classrooms at 11:45 am on early release days.
LAST CHANCE! Syre Gear Sale Closes Monday
Just 4 days left to order your Syre gear! Show your Syre pride with t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece and so much more for the whole family. Don’t forget the new women’s cut t-shirts, too. Sale ends Monday, 9/29 at midnight so don’t miss your chance to order! Visit https://kimmel.itemorder.com/ and enter Sale Code: syreelem. Contact Corinne Pann at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ENRICHMENT CLASSES UPDATE:
Registration is still open and spots are still available for the conference week LEGO Camp. Please complete the attached form and return it to the main office with payment.
Robotics at Syre?
This year we hope to start offering after-school robotics club activities to all Syre students. Please answer the below survey questions to let us know if you are interested!
Please contact Deb Puetz at email@example.com or Dani VonGunten at firstname.lastname@example.org with any Enrichment questions.
Syre Bad Apples auditions start on Sept. 30 and continue on Oct. 1st and 2nd for all students signed up for the play.
STUDENT UPDATE FORMS
If you have not yet reviewed and returned the student update form sent home last week please do so as soon as possible. We will be reprinting and sending home second requests to families who have not returned them next week.
GLOBAL READING CHALLENGE
Calling All 4th and 5th Graders!!
The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders. The program is sponsored by the King County Libraries in connection with local elementary schools. It is a great way to promote reading, have fun and foster teamwork among students of all levels. After reading books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a “Quiz Bowl” game to determine a champion team.
KCLS will conduct challenges in each participating school with the the top team proceeding to a district-wide challenge and then possible to a Regional and Grand Challenge.
Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Altena will facilitate the meetings at Syre. We will meet once a week at lunch recess. From Oct.- Dec. we will be checking out the books and reading independently while periodically asking the students questions pertaining to the books. In January, we will form teams and hold mock challenges.
If your child would like to participate, please fill out a form and return it to the library by October 3rd. Forms are available from your teacher or the Syre Library.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Alexander at email@example.com or 206-393-4161
Heidi Alexander and Jennifer Altena
Chinook Book is a family-friendly resource–a coupon book, directory, and source of ideas for living well and enjoying the best of what’s green and local in Seattle! We are selling them to raise money for our school, promote community wellness and to support a healthy local economy. It’s easy to earn your money back while enjoying fabulous businesses that are making a difference in our community.
There are 3 ways to buy: Book only $20.00, App only $15 and a Combo pack with both for $30.00.
Syre PTA gets to keep half of all proceeds.
Purchase your copy in the school office or contact Kirsten Merrill-Tipple at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Please consider selling books to your contacts so we can generate income from outside the school too.