• Syre Scratchings      

    September 2017



    Sept. 5 - Back to Business 3 -4 pm

                   Meet the Teacher 3:45-4:15 pm 

                   PTA BBQ 4-6pm

    Sept. 6 - First day of School, Grades 1-6, 9:05 am

                   PTA Welcome Coffee 9:10 am

    Sept.6-8 Kindergarten Only - No School

    Sept. 11-First day of School, Kindergarten Only

                   AM Slow Start 9:05-11:45, PM Slow Start 12:45-3:30

    Sept. 12-PTA Welcome Coffee for Kinder Parents 9:10 am

    Sept. 21-Curriculum Night Time TBD

    Sept. 22-Wildcat Walk for the Future Assembly 2:45 pm

    Sept. 25-Mandatory Meeting for Drama Club 7 pm

    Sept. 26-New Family Orientation 6pm

                    PTA General Meeting 7 pm

    Sept. 27 & 28 - Drama Auditions 3:30-5:30

    Sept. 27-Room Parent Mtg. in the Library 3:45-4:15 

    Sept. 29-School Pictures 

                    PTA Ice Cream Social FREE for ALL Families 6pm

    Oct. 6 - Wildcat Walk for the Future 1:30 pm

    Oct. 9-11 Early Release @ 11:45 Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Oct. 12- Early Release @11:45 Staff Development

    Oct. 13- NO SCHOOL Staff Development

    Oct. 16- PTA Skate Night 6-8 pm

    Oct. 19-  Math Olympiad Kick-Off 8 am

                   6th Gr. Parent Mtg. for Camp Planning 6:30 pm

    Oct. 25 - PTA General Mtg. Grant Approvals 7 pm

    Oct. 27 - Wildcat Walk for the Future Wrap-Up Assembly 2:45

    Oct. 28 - RBCA Halloween Carnival @Syre 2-7 pm



    This is the first edition of the Syre Scratchings, our monthly newsletter.  Please take the time to read it carefully.  It is a joint newsletter with both school and PTA information that you will be receiving on the first of each month.  In addition, every Friday we be sending out a brief “Weekly Happenings” email that covers only events happening within two weeks.  The Principal, Michelle Carroll, also sends out “Principal Updates” from time to time.  All correspondence is communicated by email.  If you prefer a paper copy sent home with your student please contact Susie Johnson in the office.



    If your student will be absent or tardy you must contact the office.  Please call the 24 hour attendance line at 206.393.4165 and leave a message including your student’s name, room number or teacher, and the reason for the absence.  You can also email Susie at susie.johnson@shorelineschools.org or send a note to report an absence or tardy.  If we do not hear from a parent before or on the morning of the absence we will call home to check on the student.  Unless we hear from you, and you have given us the reason for the absence, your student will be marked unexcused.



    Please join us on September 5 for our Back to School events:

    3:00 - 4:00pm Business Session in the cafeteria/gym 

    Find out your student’s class placement, pick up your back to school paperwork and fill out and return the necessary forms

    3:45 - 4:15 pm Meet the Teacher and visit your new classroom. Feel free to bring your school supplies and drop them off in your classroom.

    4:00 - 6:00 pm. Syre Family Back to School BBQ!   Sponsored by the PTA.  All Syre families are welcome. 

    Come to the 3pm Business Meeting, head to the classroom for Meet the Teacher then please join us for the FREE BBQ out at the field. 

    We STILL NEED lots of VOLUNTEERS to help provide a great experience for all. If you can volunteer to help at the BBQ, please sign up online here: http://signup.com/go/QaoSUKt

    See you there!!



    Breakfast is served at Syre every morning.  Students having breakfast should arrive in the lunchroom at 8:45 am or proceed to the lunchroom directly from the bus.  The cost is $1.75 and free to students in the free and reduced lunch program.  

    Lunch is also served every day and the cost is slightly increased this year to $3.25.

    You can put money on your student’s lunch account by sending payment  to school with your student (check or cash) or pay online by credit card at https://wa-shoreline.intouchreceipting.com/.  There is no longer a fee to pay online with your credit card.  Be sure to mark all payments with your child’s full name, room #, and earmark it for “lunch acct.”.

    Breakfast and lunch menus are posted on the Shoreline website at https://www.shorelineschools.org/menus.

    Bon appetit!



    Wednesday September 27th 3:45-4:15 in the Syre library

    A room parent is an important volunteer responsible for working with his/her class’ teacher to plan celebrations and events, plan Teacher Appreciation Week as well as support the teacher in other activities.

    If you are interested and/or will be signing up for this job at curriculum night, please come to the meeting to get more information.



    On Friday October 6, 2017 Syre students, families, and teachers will participate in the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year: The WILDCAT WALK FOR THE FUTURE! This event raises money to fund numerous enrichment opportunities for students. To be successful we need ALL Syre families to go out and help raise money for all the exciting and valuable PTA sponsored programs. Fundraising will BEGIN after the Kick-Off assembly on September 22 - so KIDS - start thinking about who can help sponsor you in your fundraising efforts! 

    We have some fun, Syre-themed prizes this year for top individual and classroom fundraisers! Students also receive a FREE Syre t-shirt to wear for the event. 

    Thank you to all our sponsors, and to our local YMCA, Sundquist Homes, and Windermere Edmonds for being our Event Sponsors!!

    Interested in volunteering at the Walk? We need YOU…to set up/clean up, hand out jelly bands for kids as they lap the field, and help with handing out water. Contact Jenni Gallagher at jmlg0821@gmail.com to let us know how you can help OR, just sign up right here!: 





    Syre Families,

    Welcome Back to School!  The 2017-2018 school year is filled with some great activities and enrichment opportunities for our students and families.  We look forward to seeing you at some of our events this year.

    We would love to invite YOU to our first PTA meeting of the year.  It is on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM in the library.  Free childcare is provided by the YMCA at ALL our general membership meetings! Come find out how PTA works, our plans and goals for the year, and information about the programs we provide.

    Please "like" us on Facebook!  ("Syre Elementary PTA").  This is the BEST way to get timely updates, reminders and information about events and volunteer opportunities. We would love to stay connected to our Syre community via Facebook.

    Look for some new events this year, including Movie Nights and Ice Cream Socials!! We are still recruiting for some important Committee Chairs, such as Art Docent and Book Fair.   Check out the sign-up sheet in the Syre office. We need your help to keep these great programs going!

    We hope you all have a great year!  Go Wildcats!  

    Amy Reed & Jaime Lopez

    Syre PTA Co-Presidents



    Parents, send the kids off to class on Sept. 6th and then stop by for a cup of coffee and a snack from 9:15 - 10:00 am in front of the school. We will also have a welcome coffee event at 9:15 on Sept 12 (first day all Kindergartners will be in school.) We look forward to seeing you!! Stop by to catch up with friends you may not have seen over the summer and meet new friends!



    We would like to extend a big Syre Wildcat welcome to all the families that are new to Syre this year!  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 pm to come meet other families new to the school and learn about activities and events at Syre and in the Community.  Plan to stay for the PTA meeting at 7:00 pm.



    “Lasso The Moon (Tall Tales)” DANDYLYON DRAMA

    Syre PTA & Dandylyon Drama will be teaming up once again for the 2017-2018 school year’s fall musical, “Lasso The Moon (Tall Tales)”. This performance will have a 55 student cap, and is open to 5th & 6th graders. If we don’t reach our student cap, we will accept 4th graders on a 1st come/1st serve basis. Please note, students must turn in their completed play packets, $80 enrollment fee, and commit to their volunteer & chaperone job before they are cast & considered enrolled in the play. We will not accept paperwork after the September 22nd due date. Play packets will go out via kid mail & email on Tuesday, September 12th. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship please contact Syre Family Advocate Kristina Weidert at kristina.weidert@shorelineschools.org. Please feel free to contact producers Dani VonGunten at daniv@tengundesign.com and/or kristi.brueck@gmail.com with any play questions.

    Please note these important play dates:

    • September 12th – Play packets distributed to 4th-6th grade students
    • September 22nd – All required play items due
    • September 25th – Mandatory Parent Play Meeting
    • September 27th & 28th – Play Auditions
    • December 1st & 2nd – Performance at Shorewood High School

    NEW this year will be an opportunity for 1st-3rd/4th graders to perform an opening number at the musical’s two performances.  A separate flier will go out with more details and questions can be directed to melani@dandylyondrama.org.


    SKATING PARTY - October 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Join us for a Syre skating party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood.  Admission is $6.50 which includes quad skate rental.  Pay an additional $3.00 for in line skates.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  No drop-offs allowed.  Feel free to bring your helmet!  Hope to see you there!



    Please become a member of Syre PTA and make a difference in the education and quality of life for our children. Memberships need to be renewed annually and cost $14 for an individual or $25 for a couple. Membership envelopes will be included in the back to school packets and can be found in the main office. Alternatively, *New* individual enrollment is now offered on-line atwww.wastatepta.org. Scroll to the bottom of the page, under quick links, and click join your PTA. From there: choose Shoreline School District and Melvin G. Syre PTA. Please note there is a $1.00 processing fee & you can only sign-up for individual membership. (You will not receive the couple membership price break).



    Parents, please plan to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday, Sept. 21.  This is a very important opportunity for you to learn about the curriculum for the year and about your students’ classroom. Schedule for the evening is coming soon.



    Gear up for the new school year and show your Wildcat pride!  Get your Syre t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, shorts, and more!  We have a wide variety of colors and sizes for both kids and adults. Samples will be displayed at Back to School Barbecue on Tuesday, 9/5.

    The sale starts on September 5 with online sales only.  Watch Syre Elementary PTA’s Facebook page for ordering information.

    Questions? Contact Suwako Berg at 206-902-8851 or SyreGear@gmail.com



    School supply lists can be found on the Syre website athttp://shore.schoolwires.net/domain/489

    Students may drop off their supplies when they come to Meet the Teacher on Sept. 6 if they would like.  



    Families and community members can now recycle dead household batteries at Syre courtesy of our local Girl Scout Troup.  The cannister (“tube”) is in the office to deposit them.



    The Shoreline School District has a web page that will includes all the flyers from community organizations that have been approved.  If you want details on events or organizations you can access it anytime at http://schools.shorelineschools.org/e-fliers/