by: Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
Update on Auxiliary Programs
Continuing the delay of some extracurriculars, Shorecrest will not be offering after-school clubs this semester. These are fee-based clubs for students in Experiential through Middle School that are under the Auxiliary Programs umbrella, which includes 4th Grade Band. Shorecrest will continue to offer Extended Day for students in Alpha - fourth grade and after-school Study Hall for Middle School students. Details on Sessions 3 and 4 clubs are still to be determined. These are sessions that typically begin after Winter Break. If you have any questions please contact CFO Lisa Wylie at

Reading at Home is Important
Children should develop the habit of reading with you or independently at home each and every day. Reading should just be part of daily routines like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, or combing your hair. By second grade students are able to read independently for at least 20 minutes. Third and fourth grade students are able to read longer. We want our students to read with an active mind, build a rich reading life and have a positive relationship with books and reading. I know for me, reading a storybook or chapter book each night was always the best part of my day.

Special Dates to Put on Your Calendar
Friday, October 30: Half day of school. Fall Festival in the classrooms. Noon dismissal for 1-4th grade. K will be dismissed at 11:45am. 

Wednesday, November 4: No School, Fall Parent/Guardian and Teacher Conferences (virtual meeting on Webex on 11/4)

Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Break

Shorecrest Fund Giving Week: Celebrating Academic Excellence
Lower School parents Christie and David Vetter have generously donated $25,000 to the Shorecrest Fund. Their gracious, philanthropic investment comes with a $100,000 challenge for this week’s Giving Day. To join the Vetter family challenge to make a powerful impact click here.

SCA Holiday Greenery
Holiday greenery is a great way to support Shorecrest and SCA while giving a wonderful gift to your relatives, friends and business associates. This year, all orders will be made online - no paper forms. In addition the Greenery Committee will not be hand delivering orders this year. They will ship directly from our supplier and will arrive within two weeks after Thanksgiving to the address of your choosing. Please email with questions. You can view prices and purchase greenery at


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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.