Syring Seashell News

Syring Office 810-591-1300


It's hard to believe we are already over halfway through our school year! As a reminder, please make sure that your students are getting to school on time. We still have lots of fun events scheduled for the remainder of this year. March is Reading Month so look for the fun activity calendar that will be coming home soon. Don't forget to check out our Google Calendar for all the exciting events we have planned for this month and beyond!

Upcoming Events

March 1-March 20 Bikes for Books Contest for 3rd-5th Grades

March 7 Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00-7:00

March 14 3rd Grade Field Trip to Longway Planetarium

March 14 Elementary School Model Changes Parent Info Meeting 6:00 at Dieck Elementary

March 15 Spring Picture Day

March 15 Popcorn Day (50 cents a bag)

March 22 Pajama Day

March 22 End of Marking Period 1/2 day Dismissal at 11:55

March 23-March 31 Spring Break

April 1 School Resumes (Not a joke!)

March is Reading Month

Please see our calendar below to see what fun reading activities we have going on in March!

Also, each Monday, students need to bring back their "I Mustache You What Your Read" flyer to show what they've read over the weekend. With these mustaches, we will continue to decorate our bulletin board in our hallway. Send in those mustaches!

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Art is fun!

Art is decorating our hallways here at Syring. Check out some of our newest projects!

Our Daily Schedule

8:32 a.m. Students enter the building (8:20 a.m. if students are having breakfast).

8:40 a.m. School begins (students must be in class ready to learn when the bell rings)

3:40 p.m. Students are released from school

Just a reminder, any student not in their classroom when the bell rings at 8:40 is tardy.

Student Attendance

Please note that student attendance is critical to student success. We need our students present, on time, and ready to learn each morning. If your child is walking or being dropped off at school, please plan accordingly so that they arrive by 8:30 and have time to take care of their things and be in class ready to learn by 8:40 am.

Volunteering & Field Trips

We love volunteers! If you would like to volunteer to work with our students in the building or accompany our students off-site on field trips, you must complete a volunteer profile sheet. Profiles sheets need to be redone each year and are available online or in the school office. We have also attached a link to download the volunteer form.

Save your Coca-Cola caps and Box Tops!!!

Please save your Coca-Cola Brand caps and boxes that have codes on the inside and send them to school with your child. Syring earns funds when you save these for us! We have a wonderful volunteer who enters all the codes for us. We have already earned over $1000 in the past year!

Also, please save your Box Tops for us. We earn 10 cents per Box Top for our school and this adds up quickly for our school. Our same wonderful volunteer counts all the Box Tops for us to be submitted. We earned over $1000 last year!!

Thank you for your support!!

Free Money from Kroger and Office Depot/Max

You can help our school earn money through Kroger Community Rewards! All you have to do it enroll at to connect your Kroger card to Syring Elementary. Our school's NPO number is FH488. Then whenever you shop at Kroger and swipe your rewards card, Syring will automatically earn money.

You can also help our school earn money through Office Depot/Office Max to help purchase school supplies! All you have to do is give our school's name (Syring Elementary) or our ID number 70052713 at checkout and we will earn money just by you shopping!

These are just two small ways you can help your child's school earn free money!!

Student Safety and Security

Student safety and security is very important to all of us. Please review our drop off and pickup procedures that were mailed home with our welcome back letters.

Our building is locked at all times, anyone entering must identify themselves at the front door. Any adult entering the building must stop in the main office and sign in and receive a visitors badge. In the mornings as children enter the building, we ask that you please say goodbye in the drop off lane or outside the doors unless you are entering to volunteer.

Syring PTO Members

Our PTO Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year

President- Stacey Springer

Vice President- Mandy Cummins

Secretary- JoAnne Zofchak

Treasurer- Becky Beverly

Fundraiser Coordinator- Rhyannon Burns

Members at Large- Abby Henry, Kelly Johnson, and Julie Landis

As always, please let our PTO know if you can help with school activities. Thank you!


Are you a certified teacher- active or retired?

OR have a valid substitute teaching permit?
We can use you as a substitute teacher!
What is required to obtain a substitute teaching permit?
90 credit hours at an accredited college.
Contact Genesee Intermediate School District, pay a $45 fee.
You will also need to have live scan finger printing done. If you have one on file with a different district, you will need to fill out a release form to have them released to our district. If no live scan has ever been done, you need to contact Genesee Intermediate School District, at (810)591-4400, to make an appointment. You can also contact the Clio Police Department at (810)686-5010, or Going Postal at (810) 635-7447. All are a $60.00 fee.
You will also need to stop by the SC Administration Building and pick up a Substitute Teaching packet to fill out. When you have completed the packet, you will need to show valid driver’s license, Social Security card and a voided check from your checking account. If you do not have a checking account, please get something printed off from your banking institute with your account number on it for direct deposit for payroll.
Need more information, please call (810) 591-2300.