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Syre Scratchings - February 2020

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will begin on Tuesday, February 4th at Syre. In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, your child must be five years old by August 31, 2020 and reside in Syre attendance area.  Registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis. All students registered by the close of business on February 28th will be put in a drawing to fill Kindergarten spaces available at Syre.At this time we anticipate having space for two kindergarten classes at Syre. Incoming kindergarten students who have a sibling at Syre will be given priority placement at Syre if registered prior to the close of business on February 28th. Those registering after February 28th will be added to the Syre wait list as they register.

Important Information for the 2020-21 School Year

Mark your calendars!  The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be Wednesday, September 2nd (before Labor Day).  Students who do not attend the first four days of the school year must be withdrawn and this makes it difficult for class placement.  Please plan your family vacations accordingly.

PTA Reflections Art Program

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the PTA’s Reflections Art Program.  A special hurray to these three students who moved on to the state competition: Dorothy Summers, Dylan Werbeck and Kate Campbell and to these two students who received  honorable mentions: Victoria Facilla and Jimmy Facilla. 

Great Job!!

Attendance Procedures

Thank you to those families that are calling Syre any time their student will be absent or arriving late. It just takes a minute to call our 24 hour attendance line at (206) 393-4165 and leave a message.  Please be sure to include the student’s name, the teacher’s name and the reason for the absence.  This is our Safe Arrivals program and ensures that all students are accounted for each day.

Attendance is very important to your student’s success at school  Please make every effort to keep absences to a minimum.

To request that a planned absence for vacation be excused we require that you fill out the form attached below, 14 school days prior to the absence.  

Excused Absence Request From 

Boxtops for Education

The BoxTop Program has become digital now with their mobile app. When you buy products from the store, simply scan your receipt using the Box Top app and cash will be added to the school account. You have to scan the receipt within 14 days of purchase. 

Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents for the school. You can find the Boxtop label on many products like cereal boxes, Go-Gurt, Yoplait, Cleaning Supplies, Ziplocks and More (see for a complete list of products). You will be amazed at how they add up and fund lots of great recess and PE equipment for the kids.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at   my email

Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Support the Syre 5th and 6th grade camp fund by purchasing Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough between February 4th - February 25th.  All cookie dough flavors are packed in 3 lb tubs and cost $17 per tub. Syre will keep 50% of the proceeds. Cookie dough flavors include: Original Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin Cinnamon, Double Chocolate Oregon Hazelnut, Classic Peanut Butter, Chewy Molasses-Ginger, Lemon Cheesecake, All-Butter Rolled Sugar, and Ballpark. Although some dough flavors do not contain nuts, all cookies are made on shared equipment. Cougar Mountain cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for two months and the freezer for twelve months.

We ask that all students return their completed order forms, cash, and checks to their teachers no later than Tuesday, February 25th.  Checks should be made out to “Syre Elementary.” We will have the cookie dough delivered to Syre on Thursday, March 12th at which time we will need students and parents to pick up their cookie dough orders between 3:00 – 4:00pm. We do not have space to store cookie dough overnight, so please mark this date on your calendars. 

Let’s have fun with this event and make some “dough” for Syre’s 5th & 6th grade camps!!!

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dani VonGunten at or 206.412.9119, or  Kristi Brueck at or 206.992.3880. Thanks for your support!

Calendar of Giving

Happy New Year, Syre Families! Hope that you had a wonderful break... For the rest of this school year we will be collecting different items each month that are needed for the Back to School Event that is held each summer. WHAT IS THE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT?! The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall. Look for a "Calendar of Giving" flyer coming home next week with your student that shows which item we are collecting each month  ***Spoiler Alert*** February is Toothpaste and Toothbrushes! Thanks in advance from your Community Services Team.

Thanks so much!

Julia, Sarah, Carolina

Community Services Team

DD Meats Camp Fundraiser

Syre Wildcats! Keep an eye out for the flyer coming soon in KID MAIL! DD Meats in Mountlake Terrace is giving us %15 of every sale on Friday Feb 28th for all folks who bring in the kid mail FLYER! Yes, this is another camp fundraiser - but who doesn't need meat?!! Stop by on 2/28 and stock up on some of the best deli meat, bacon, or marinades around! You won't be disappointed!  Look for the flyer coming home in your child's backpack!

Lost and Found is Getting Full!

Please come and check the Lost and Found.  So many very nice coats with no names waiting to be found!  All unclaimed items will be donated to The Works on Feb. 27.

Calendar of Events

Feb. 4 First day of Kindergarten Registration for fall 2020

Feb. 4-25 Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough Camp Fundraiser

Feb. 5 Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

Feb. 5 Westside Orchestra Festival for 6th gr. 7pm Shorewood 

Feb. 7 PTA Family Game Night

Feb. 12 Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

Feb. 14 Report Cards for 1st Sem. sent home

Feb. 17 -21 No School Mid Winter Break

Feb. 24 6th grade Visit to Einstein 12:45

Feb. 25 5th grade Visit to Einstein 12:45

Feb. 26 Early Release Wednesday 1:50 dismissal

Feb. 27 Global Reading Challenge West Side Competition 9:15 am

Feb. 28 DD Meats Fundraiser Day for 5th/6th Gr. Camp

Mar. 9 5th Gr. Band Debut Concert 7pm

Mar. 10 Animal Club begins for 6th Gr. 3:30 pm

Mar. 12 BLS Night 5pm

Mar. 23 Book It Assembly 9:30 am

Mar. 24 - 27 5th Grade to Camp Orkila