Syring Seashell News
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April 4 - General PTO Meeting 6:00 at Syring (All parents are invited)
April 5 - Reports Go Home
April 5 - Hat Day $1
April 12 - Pickle Day $1 each
April 12 - Me & My Guy Dance at SCMS 6:30-8:00 (Tickets $15/couple)
April 15-26 - MSTEP Testing for 5th Grade
April 19 - NO SCHOOL for Good Friday
April 26 - Popcorn Day 50 cents a bag
Second Step Curriculum at Syring Elementary
At Syring Elementary School, we use a social-emotional curriculum called Second Step. This program helps students learn the skills to help them enact the CREEK behavior expectations of safety, respect and responsibility.
One of the key set of skills is called skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task.
Another key skill is showing empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.
Emotion management is the third set of skills that are taught. In these lessons, we prompt students to notice their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies, and we remind them to use their Second Step skills to calm down:
· Stop—Use your signal
· Name your feeling
· Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk
These skills help students calm down strong emotions when faced with learning and social challenges, which helps them succeed academically and get along well with others. Second Step lessons specifically teach about calming down strong emotions such as anger, disappointment, frustration, and anxiety.
Another key component of the program are the problem solving “STEPS”:
· S: Say the problem
· T: Think of solutions
· E: Explore consequences
· P: Pick the best solution
As you can see, the first letter of each step spells the word ”step.” Remembering “step” helps students solve problems with each other in safe and respectful ways. Second Step lessons specifically teach students to use each step and reinforce the message that solutions need to be safe and respectful.
The final set of skills taught are friendship skills. We remind students to invite others to play, play in fair ways, take responsibility for mistakes by making amends, and how to handle name-calling assertively. These skills help students make and keep friends.
Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.
Art is fun!
Volunteering & Field Trips
Our Daily Schedule
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.
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 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
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!