• Syre Scratchings

    December 2017



    Through Dec. 8 Holiday Food Drive

    Nov. 30 -“Tall Tales” Drama Assembly 2:30 pm

    Dec. 1 - “Tall Tales” Drama Performance 7pm @ Shorewood

    Dec. 2 - “Tall Tales” Drama Performance 7pm @ Shorewood

    Dec. 4 - NO SCHOOL Staff Work Day

    Dec. 5 - Rms. 4,5,6,7 Field Trip to Storybook Theater

    Dec. 6 - Musical Showcase Featuring 5th Gr.

    2:45 Assembly/7pm Concert

    Dec. 8 - Honor Choir Rehearsal 8am

    Dec. 13 -Honor Choir Rehearsal 8am

    Dec. 14 -ELL Family Night 6:00-7:30 pm

    Dec. 15 - Honor Choir Rehearsal 8am

    Dec. 20-Jan. 2 - NO  SCHOOL Winter Break

    Jan. 5 - Honor Choir Rehearsal 8am

    Jan. 10 -Musical Showcase featuring Rms. 7,12,13

    2:45 Assembly/7pm Concert

    Jan. 15-NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr.Day

    Jan.18 -BLS Night 5pm

    Jan. 22- PTA Skate Night 6-8pm Lynnwood Skate

    Jan. 24- Family Engineering Night 7pm

    Jan. 24- Honor Choir Rehearsal at Shorewood 7pm

    Jan. 25- Group Photos for Yearbook

    Jan. 26-End of 1st Semester

    Jan. 27 -Kinderfest 9:00-12:00 at Shoreline Center

    Jan. 29 -NO SCHOOL Staff Work Day


    Tickets are still available to Syre's Fall Musical, Lasso the Moon!

    Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.  Click here or go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3120477.  Tickets are $7 Adults/ $5 Children plus a small service fee.  Performances will be held at Shorewood High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd. Both shows are at 7:00 PM.

    Please email questions to Dani VonGunten daniv@tengundesign.com or Kristi Brueck kristi.brueck@gmail.com


    The 2017 Holiday Baskets food drive is on now and continues through December 8.  All donations will be distributed to families on Saturday, December 9th. Please send in non-perishable food items with your student.  In addition, a specific item is assigned to each school to ensure that healthy meal basics are in each of the Holiday Baskets given to the families.

    Our school’s 2017 assigned item is SHELF STABLE MILK! Each grouping of SIX individual milks is worth ONE 'item', so we need 3,300 individual milks!!!!! We can do it! FYI, the best price reported is at Fred Meyer and QFC.  They have the Horizon brand milks on sale at 10 for $10 through the end of Dec. .  

    In conjunction with our food drive, we also collect gift cards for the Teen Gift Drive. Gift cards ($5-$25) to Target, Fred Meyer, iTunes, Amazon, or fast food restaurants are a big help. If you can't donate a gift card, any monetary donation will help toward the purchase of gift cards. Checks should be made payable to the Shoreline PTA Council and turned in to the front desk at Syre by December 7th.

    Please sign up to volunteer during the food drive. We are using SignUp.com to organize our volunteers. Thank you so much for your help!!

    Jenni Gallagher & Naomi Erickson

    Co-VPs Community Service, Syre PTA


    We are continuing to collect gently used or new children’s winter coats and shoes in kid’s sizes 10 and 11 and up to size 5.  The Works is very low on these items and we will continue to collect them until they have replenished their supply.


    ADOPT A FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Each year our community works together to support Syre Families needing extra assistance during the holiday season. We are using volunteer spot to facilitate the anonymous donations.  Please click here  to sign up.  

    You can purchase gifts for a family or just donate a gift card for extra food support.  Please bring all donations to the Syre office by December 11th.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Family Advocate, Julie Amundson.  Email is best at julie.amundson@shorelineschools.org or call 206-393-1687.

    If adopting all the kids in one family feels like too much, think about sharing a family with a friend, your sister or Grandma, civic group or church group.  It can be fun to share the job!  If you need help with this or have questions, please contact Julie.

    Thank you making this a happy holiday season for all our families!


    Do you have a booster seat for the car with a back on it that you no longer use?  We have a family that could use it. Please bring to the office.  Thanks!!


    We provide free snacks to kids in need and we are going through snacks faster than ever!  If you would like to donate snacks to Syre kiddos, here are some that we use that comply with national food guidelines for healthy snacks and are also nut-free.  We order these from Costco Business:

    • PopChips and PopChips with ridges
    • Frito-lay Smart Snacks Mix (in a bus wrapper)
    • Special K Pastry Crisps
    • Nutri-Grain Soft Baked Cereal Bars


    Syre is partnering with a local church, First Lutheran of Richmond Beach, to provide free, kid-friendly food packs. This program is intended to assist families by providing some food for the weekend. A small bag of food and snacks is discreetly given to students each week. If this would be helpful for your family, you can sign your child up by contacting the Family Advocate.

    Julie Amundson, Syre Family Advocate

    206-393-1687 or julie.amundson@shorelineschools.org


    This season, your shopping can promote learning and support Syre students through Amazon Smile.

    Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible orders made via Amazon Smile to the Syre PTA.  There is no additional cost to you!

    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices, same service.

    Support the Syre PTA today by shopping at Amazon Smile (designate Melvin G. Syre PTA as your charity). Please note: our PTA will not receive donations from purchases made via the mobile app or amazon.com.

    Shopping on AmazonSmile is an easy way to support the important programs and activities funded by Syre PTA. Encourage family and friends to bookmark the site as well!


    December 4th is a no-school day in Shoreline! Looking for a fun activity? Come join Shoreline Special Needs PTSA for a day of fun at Elevated Sportz!!!   

    When:   Monday December 4th, 2017 10am – 9pm   

    Where: 18311 Bothell-Everett Hwy #140 Bothell, 98012   www.elevatedsportz.com   425-949-4488

    Purchases must be made day of event in person – no online purchases. Make sure to mention SSN-PTSA and they will donate 20% of the entrance fee.


    Many thanks to the following students for generously donating books to the Syre Library in honor of their birthday:

    Tyler Dare “Ideas Are All Around” Room 5

    Hudson Karl “If You Give A Cat A Cupcake Room 6

    Reagan Dunphy “Foxcraft, The Elders” Room 11

    Matthew Fong “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” and “Runaway Ralph” Room 17

    Audra Johnson   “Inside Out – Welcome to Headquarters” Room 6

    Max Beene “Middle School – Just My Rotten Luck” Room 22   

    Ella Montzingo “Goodnight Austin” Room 5

    Alexandria & Joanna Gilchrist “The Boys in the Boat” Room 6

    Thank you also to the following students for donating books to the Syre Library:

    “The Silver Mask”     Anna and Andrew Bond Rooms 14 & 6

                          Heidi Alexander, Librarian


    Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow- capped mountains, and clear blue lakes?

    Our federal public lands and waters are waiting for you to explore them.

    Every year, beginning Sept. 1st, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at www.everykidinapark.gov.  This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

    The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2018.


    The Chinook book is a coupon book with money-saving coupons, Chinook Book is the leading coupon app for saving at the best local, sustainable merchants, including: restaurants, grocery stores, arts and cultural venues, coffee shops, bakeries, outdoor outfitters, bike shops, garden centers, yoga and fitness studios and more.  Our school keep half of the profits from each book or app sold.  

    The Book now INCLUDES an digital app in each book and it sells for $25.00.  The digital app is $15.00 and we also get half of the profit.  

    You can pick up a book or app in the front office starting Monday the 2nd of October. Or you can send in payment attached to the order form included and we will fill your order and get it to your child to be sent home with them.

    Chinook Book Order Form 


    Looking for educational and recreational opportunities and events in our area? Click hereor visit www.shorelineschools.org to see a list of flyers submitted by local non-profit groups. At the district web site, click community and then e-flyers.