• Syre Scratchings      

    November 2018



    Nov. 1-30 - Winter Coat Drive: all month long!

    Nov. 2 - Mrs. Anneberg’s class to Cedar Falls Watershed 9:20 -2:15

    Nov. 2 - Traditional Game Night 6:30-7:30

    Nov. 6 - Mr. Reni’s class to Cedar River Watershed 9:20 -2:15

    Nov. 7 - Individual Photo Retakes

    Nov. 7 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

    Nov. 12 - No School - Veterans Day Observed

    Nov. 13 - Book Fair Preview Day

    Nov. 14-16 - Scholastic Book Fair in the Syre Library

    Nov. 14 - Veteran’s Day Assembly Presented by Gr. 3&4 2:45-3:15

    Nov. 14 - Full Day of School Wednesday

    Nov. 14 - Fall Family Night

    Evening Book Fair 8:30am-8pm

    BLS Night - Family Traditions 5-7 pm

    PTA Hot Chocolate Bar 6:00-7:30

    Classroom Open House 6:30 -7:30

    Nov. 16 - Spirit Day: College Day!

    Nov. 21 - Half Day 11:45 Dismissal

    Nov. 22 -23 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 28 - 1st Gr. Field Trip to Children’s Theater

    Nov. 28 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

    Nov. 28 - “Wizard of Oz” Play Dress Rehearsal at Shorewood H.S.

    Nov. 29 - “Wizard of Oz” Play School Assembly 2:30-3:15 pm

    Nov. 30 - “Wizard of Oz” Play Performance 7-9 pm at Shorewood H.S.

    Dec. 1 - “Wizard of Oz” Play Performance 7-9 pm at Shorewood H.S.

    Dec. 3-14 - Holiday Food and Teen Gift Drive

    Dec. 5 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

    Dec. 6- Syre PTA Movie Night 6:30-8:30 pm & 6th Gr Fundraiser

    Dec. 12 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

    Dec. 19 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

    Dec. 21 - Spirit Day - Holly Jolly Day

    Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 No School - Winter Break

    Jan. 7 - School Resumes


    The Wildcat Walk for the Future Wrap-Up assembly was on Monday 10/29, and boy, did we have a lot to celebrate!! Thanks to all our students, families and sponsors we were able to raise over $44,000 (with sponsorships) for OUR school!! Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for all your hard work! Also, if you see one of our sponsors out in the community, be sure to thank them again for generously supporting our Syre Wildcat Walk Event -


    American Family Insurance, Ryan Carlson, Agent

    Dale Turner Family YMCA

    SCL Enterprises

    Windermere, Edmonds


    Falkin Associates

    Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta

    U District Family Dentistry


    Edge Design Build

    Eric Carlson, DDS

    James Alan Salon & Spa

    Northlight Custom Builders, LLC

    Richmond Pediatrics

    Simons & Lowe Orthodontics

    Tradewinds Capital Management


    Rory’s of Edmonds

    Dunn Lumber

    Law Office of Robert P. Brouillard


    James Haberman, Jr.

    A BIG WILDCAT WOW goes out to ALL the awesome parent volunteers who helped make our fun Wildcat Walk event happen - from handing out jelly bands, setting-up for the event, handing out water to the walkers, and counting all the money that was raised. We could NOT have been successful without YOU! Thank you to: Dawn Bowerman, Erin Anderson, Kirsten Bannister, Mika Bennett, Renee Benton, Suwako Berg, Cecilia Berge, Anna Bley, Amber Brust, Melissa Casimir, Megan Castellano, Addi Daisley, Courtney Drey, Naomi Erickson, Michi Glasser, Heather Grutz, Michelle Harris, Brittany Harsila, Cindy Hensel, Amy Hicks, Kiersten Holm, Tannie Johansen, Carolina Leitner, Scott Marshall, Preston Moore, Kayleigh Milliren, Lisa Otness, Amy Reed, Heather Stroh, Vivian Strope, Masami Suzuki, Elise Vanee, Dani VonGunten, Piper Carlson, Sophie Choi, Julia Bowman, Allison Norris, Emily Sterling, Jenn Viau, and everyone else who stepped-in to help when needed.  Thanks, volunteers!


    to all top fundraising students and classrooms, as well as classes with 100% participation!!  All were recognized at Monday’s assembly, and all will be receiving a fun prize as a reward for work well done. Great job everyone!

    Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to Syre! GO WILDCATS!


    Join us on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-8pm in the Syre Cafe for a night of karaoke, games, pizza and family fun.  EVERYONE WELCOME!

    Bring a game to share that reflects your culture or a game that is a family tradition for you.  Don’t have a game you particularly want to share? Come anyway and share your company!

    Too much Halloween Candy?  Bring it in to donate to Operation Gratitude.  We will weigh it and the top donations will receive prizes!

    Questions?  Contact jennifer.huda@gmail.com or 206-771-6436

    Can’t wait to see you!!


    Wednesday, Nov. 21st is College Day!  Show your spirit!  Wear your Husky or Cougar gear and support your favorite Apple Cup team!  Or wear gear from any of college of your choice or your Syre gear. 


    Picture Retakes are Weds., Nov. 7.  All students who were absent on Picture Day will have their photo taken and parents can order at no extra charge.  Or, if you are not happy with your student’s photo and would like to have it taken again please return your photo package with your student the morning of the 7th and they will print the same package with the new photo.



    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Syre library Nov. 13th to 16th.  This is a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for your kids and support our library’s book collection!

    We will be open for shopping the following days:

    Tuesday, November 13th (PREVIEW ONLY) All students will be brought to the library that day by their teachers to preview books and make their lists for shopping.

    Wednesday, November 14th -The Book Fair will be open at 8:30 a.m. before school; during lunch and recess and from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Family Fall Event.

    Thursday, November 15th - The Book Fair will be open at 8:30 a.m. before school; during lunch and recess and after school from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Friday, November 16th - The Book Fair will be open at 8:30 a.m. before school; during lunch/recess and closes at 1 p.m.

    Get a jump-start on shopping through our Online Book Fair!  Dates to shop online are October 31st thru November 20th: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/syreelementaryschool


    We would love your help!!!  Please take a look at the below link and sign up for a time slot(s).



    Be sure to join us for three exciting events in one on Nov. 14th!

    Shop the Scholastic Book Fair in the library during their long open hours from 3:30pm all the way until 8pm.  Come early to miss the crowds!

    Enjoy a yummy cup of Hot Chocolate and a cookie in the Cafe between 6:00 and 7:30.  Meet new Syre families or visit with old friends.

    Visit your student(s) classroom to see the exciting learning and activities going on in their classrooms between 6:30 and 7:30.




    Syre Elementary PTA and Dandylyon Drama are thrilled to bring The Wizard of Oz to the stage! We are excited to present a talented group of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who make up the cast for this very special two night event! This performance will also feature a junior musical track with a special group of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students. Please join us for one or both of the evening performances. Tickets will be available for sale online through Brown Paper Tickets on November 2nd for cast members and November 9th to the public or at the door, but don’t wait as we are anticipating a sellout! 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,  November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. Both shows are at 7pm. Please email questions to Dani VonGunten daniv@tengundesign.com or Kristi Brueck kristi.brueck@gmail.com


    Let’s finish off the calendar year with another fun Family Movie Night! Mark your calendar for Thursday, Dec 6th and join us at 6:30 pm! Our feature film title will be announced later this month! Stay tuned! In conjunction with Movie Night, 6th graders will also be hosting a fundraiser to help decrease the cost of 6th Grade Outdoor Education - they will be selling concessions, so bring your cash and support these families! Also provided will be allergy-friendly food choices for sale. Bring your pillows, blankets and low-lying lawn chairs! No soda. No drop-offs. A quiet room will be available for friends who may need a low-sensory space to take a break from the movie. Hope to see you there for an evening of fun and entertainment!


    “Feed” it to the Candy Monster in the office!  We will kick things off at Family Game Night with prizes for the most candy donating and then continue to collect in the Syre office for the next two weeks.  We will be donating it to Operation Gratitude.


    The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program that assists in providing nutritionally balanced low-cost or free meals to students each day.

    To qualify for the meals, you must submit an application form (available in the main office). One form must be fully completed for each household, each school year.If your student received free/reduced meals last year and you want to continue receiving the meals, you must fill out a form for this school year. A new application must be submitted and approved prior to October 18th, 2017 to avoid full-price charges on your student’s account. Parents/guardians will be responsible for any accrued fees. (Daily meal fees: Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $3.25)

    Not sure if your household qualifies for free/ reduced meals? Just submit an application and you will be notified of your eligibility.


    Hello Wildcat Families. As the weather turns colder THE WORKS always has an increased demand for Winter Coats. We will be collecting any NEW and GENTLY USED coats at the school throughout the month of November and so please consider donating any coats your children have outgrown or no longer use. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.


    Mark your calendars for Dec. 3-14th! It's almost time for our annual Holiday Food and Teen Gift Drive. The Shoreline PTA provides baskets of food to over 650 families within the district and every school is assigned a different item to collect. Syre's focus this year is: HEALTHY CEREAL. The drive will take place during the first two weeks of December (3rd - 14th). More information will be coming soon with ways you can sign up to help, but it's never too early to start gathering items when you are at the store (COSTCO double packs of Cheerios or similar low sugar options are perfect!). Thanks Wildcats! It's always so wonderful to see how this community comes together to support those in need at this time of year.

    Thanks so much!

    Naomi, Amie and Carolina


    Holiday Baskets provides holiday food and gift support to Shoreline School District families in circumstances that make it challenging to provide either for their children. Holiday Baskets Food & Gifts Distribution to Families Saturday, December 15th, 2018

    11:30am 4:00pm

    Kellogg Middle School

    For Families needing assistance with Winter break food & Holiday gifts, registration begins October 1st.

    There are two ways to register!

    • Register online at:


    • Fill out a registration form and give it to your school Family Advocate. Forms are available in their offices.

    Deadline for Registration is November 21st. For more information go to: www.shorelinepta.org and click on Holiday Baskets.

    Members of the Holiday Baskets partnership: The Shoreline PTA Council, the Shoreline Fire Department, Hopelink, Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park, the City of Shoreline, & Dale Turner Family YMCA.


    Hello Wildcat Families,

    Help us raise money to support 6th grade outdoor camp by purchasing a CHINOOK BOOK!  Order forms were sent home with students and are also available in the office. Send in a form or buy a book or app directly from the office.

    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.

    Please consider buying a book (or many books - they make wonderful gifts!).  Order forms are attached and available in the office.  You can also buy directly from there too. Books are $25 (includes an App) or the App alone is $15.

    We will be selling up until November 16th.

    Please contact Naomi_Erickson@msn.com if you have any questions.

    Thanks in advance for your support!

    Chinook Book Order From