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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This Week….

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



  • 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


  • 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

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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District closed to new non-resident applications for grades K-6 for 2015-16

Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment.  While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools.  As a result of:

  • Increased enrollment
  • Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
  • Anticipated future growth

the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:

In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.

Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.

The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.

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This Week…

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of Feb. 9, 2015 THIS WEEK AT SYRE   Feb. 9 – Group pictures and candids for the yearbook Feb. 9-13 Friendship Grams/Student Store Feb. 10 – Last day for Cookie Dough Fundraiser Orders … Continue reading

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Shoreline Schools Foundation Partners with Campbell Nelson Nissan Volkswagon

Take a test drive at Campbell Nelson Nissan Volkswagon, and earn $10 for our kids!
Now through March 31st Campbell Nelson is pledging $100 per test drive to Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, for anyone who brings a Golden Ticket to the dealership, up to a total of $10,000 (there are only 100 golden tickets)!
1. Contact us at shoreline.foundation@shorelineschools.org and we will mail you a Golden Ticket.
2. Bring your Golden Ticket to Campbell Nelson when you take your test drive, and give it to your salesperson.
3.  Be sure to take your test drive before March 31, 2015.
Please note:  Limit one Golden Ticket per household.

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PTA Presentation

 Last week Syre’s PTA brought guest speaker Rosetta Lee, Outreach Specialist from Seattle Girls’ School to Syre.   Ms. Lee is a dynamic diversity speaker and trainer who speaks at schools and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. She shared her presentation Sugar and Spice But Not Always Nice: Gender, Bias, and Aggression in Adolescent Girls.
Here are the notes and resources from her presentation:
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