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Syre Happenings for the Week of April 8, 2019

Syre Happenings for the Week of April 8, 2019


April 8 - Toymaker visits 3rd Gr. 1:45 pm in the Cafe

April 9 - PTA Skate Night at Lynnwood Skate 6-8pm

April 10 - Class Pictures by Dorian

April 10 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

April 11 - Cookie Dough Pick-up 3:30 to 4:30

April 12 - Spirit Day - Crazy Hat Day!

April 12 - Lost and Found Items Donated to The Works


April 16 - Appreciation Luncheon for Syre Volunteers 11:10-12:50

April 16 - First Grade Open House and Musical Showcase 6:30-7pm

April 17 - Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

April 19 - Parent Input Form for Class Placement due

April 22-26 No School - Spring Break


Syre PTA is seeking individuals to serve on our Board next year! We need someone to step up and serve as co-President with Kiersten Holm. We also need a Family Engagement VP, as our current Family Engagement VPs will end their terms at the same time. If we don't fill these positions, we simply won't be able to organize events or manage things like the grant program. If you are interested, our board members are happy to meet with you to discuss what serving on the PTA Board entails. Please email if you are thinking about joining the PTA board!


Please come and check for lost items!  So many nice coats have been left over the winter.  All items will be donated to The Works on April 12.

Please mark all outerwear that your child brings to school with their first and last name.  We really try to return items, but we can only do it if they are labeled.


Order forms were sent home with students and are available in the office

Yearbook order forms-

  • Yearbooks are $14 and checks must be made payable to SYRE ELEMENTARY.  
  • Please pre-order now since only a very limited number of additional yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the year.

Class photos and and Spring Portrait orders-

  • Photos will be taken on April 10
  • Select option “I” to purchase only a class photo for $9 and note that a class photo is included with the portrait packages
  • Only students who order a portrait will have an individual photo taken
  • Checks for class photos/spring portraits must be made out to Dorian



Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for Syre skate night at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is $7.00 which includes quad skate rental.  Pay an additional $3.25 for in line skates.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  No drop-offs allowed. Feel free to bring your helmet!  Hope to see you there!


It's time for "April Showers" at THE WORKS. This month our "Calendar of Giving" item is: SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. Please send in full size bottles (no 2 in 1 please) anytime this month. There is a collection box in the foyer. Thank you, as always, for your generosity.


Are you a Syre Volunteer?  We want to celebrate YOU!

You are invited to our Annual Volunteer Salad Luncheon to thank our wonderful volunteers!

The luncheon will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the Syre Library between 11:00 and 1:00.

Your child’s teacher will join you during their regularly scheduled lunch times for their grade level.

Kindergarten   11:10 - 11:35

3rd & 4th 11:20 - 11:35

1st & 2nd 11:45 - 12:00

5th & 6th 12:10 - 12:25

The Syre Honor Choir, led by Robyn Clapper, will be performing.

Hope you can attend!  Thank you for all that you do for our school!


Please be sure to pick up your Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough on Thursday, April 11, in the south parking lot between 3:30  and 4:30. If you would like your student to bring home your order please have them pick it up on their way out at 3:30. Please note that we do not have a refrigerator to store the cookie dough so it must be picked up at this time.


April 12 is CRAZY HAT Day

Student Council is encouraging 100% participation.

Please nominate 1 boy and 1 girl to represent your class as the Craziest HAT from your class.

Come to the office at 9:20 on Friday, April 12 for the CRAZY HAT contest.

TOP WINNER from K-3 and 4-6 will get a prize!


Thanks for your support on Popcorn Fridays for sending kids to Camp!

Please remind your kids to pick up their popcorn bags on the playground and not litter. We need to keep our playground clean :-)


Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) are the state student assessments in Washington State. All students in grades 3 - 6 will take the test in both Mathematics and English Language Arts/literacy. In addition, 5th grade students will take the Next Generation Science test.

The testing schedule and makeup dates are provided below.  Please limit out of school times, specifically on the dates your child is testing. 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 testing, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, or the school assessment coordinator, Heidi Alexander (

Thank you for your support and understanding, Syre Staff



$30 per child


Student placement is one of our most important spring tasks.  Teacher teams give careful consideration as they develop class lists for the coming school year.  While specific teacher requests will not be honored, you may use the form attached here to offer specific input to help our wonderful staff to balance classes.

Parent Input Form 2019-20 

Golden Acorn Awards:

Congratulations to our Golden Acorn Award Recipient, Kristi Brueck!

Kristi has dedicated countless hours to serving our Syre community in several remarkable ways.  Over the past 6 years, Kristi has volunteered at almost every type of PTA event including our Wildcat Walk, the school dance, the food drive, staff appreciation meals, field day, room parent, photo day and our back to school social.  Kristi took on an extremely time consuming position of co-producing our PTA sponsored play and joined the nominating committee. We are truly thankful for Kristi!

Congratulations to our Outstanding Advocate Award Recipient, Michelle Harris!

Michelle has brought new ideas and energy to Syre PTA’s mission to be a voice for all children.  Michelle has attended a Bystander Intervention Training workshop, a Race and Equity meeting, a Natural Leader training course and the Washington State PTA Legislative meeting, as well as developed the Syre Ambassadors program.  She has been instrumental in making sure our events are more inclusive by having gluten and dairy-free options, as well as a quiet space for those looking for a break from the large group activities. Michelle’s goal is to make sure that we do a better job at making all families feel welcome at our events and programs.  Thank you Michelle!

Congratulations to our Outstanding Educator Award Recipient, Lori Hashimoto!

Mrs. Hashimoto has been a staple at Syre for years and is the ideal kindergarten teacher.  She is a professional and attends to every detail. She creates a loving and fun environment for her students and individualizes lessons and small groups to meet every child’s need.  Mrs. Hashimoto invests in each child and makes very specific plans and goal to bring out the best in each of her students. We are so fortunate to have her at Syre. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!


Mrs. Hashimoto will be honored at the staff meeting on April 11th.  

Kristi and Michelle will be honored at the volunteer luncheon on April 16th