ANNOUNCEMENTS, UPDATES AND REMINDERS FOR LOWER SCHOOL FAMILIES

by: Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
Digital Citizenship Week
Next week, February 22-26 is Digital Citizenship Week. The goal of this week is to teach students about how to be safe online and use technology responsibly with reinforcement in the classrooms and all around school, and to engage our families in these efforts. Activities will highlight the themes of protecting our private information online, staying safe online by listening to your gut feeling, respecting yourself and others online, and balancing time on media/devices with non-screen time activities.

Teacher-Family Conferences
The Lower School’s child centered program empowers essential academic skills, knowledge, values, attitudes and habits of mind in a setting that inspires excellence and a love for learning. Your child is unfolding, and in the process of becoming. I bet you are noticing so much about them as learners and how they have grown since September. Conferences are critical to communicating your child’s academic, social, and emotional progress in school. Your child’s teachers are looking forward to speaking with you about your child’s growth and future goals on Wednesday, February 24, via WebEx. Sign up for a virtual conference to meet with your child’s teachers through the link on the grade level PowerSchool Learning page. This is a good time to ask your child’s teacher some questions or to share your observations. I think it is important to keep in mind how amazing all of our children are doing considering everything they have been through since last March and all that we have asked of them this school year.

If you need a little face-to-face time with the classroom teacher, I suggest you reach out with an email to request an alternative day and time to confer. The Health and Safety Task Force has recommended for us to do our conferences via WebEx, but a face-to-face is possible if it’s arranged.

For Your Calendar


Through February 19: Shorecrest Online Re-enrollment
Families received an email on February 1 with the necessary links and instructions to re-enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete the re-enrollment process by February 19 to guarantee your child’s space for next school year.
 
Friday, February 19: “Caring for Ourselves While We Care for Others” at 12-1pm, on Webex: https://shorecrest.webex.com/shorecrest/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0641b4d06b0da6a23fd4ed4d1df89e21 

Saturday, February 20: Carline Coffee with Nancy Spencer anytime between 9-11am

February 22-26: Digital Citizenship Week

Monday, February 22: Spirit Night 2 - 8pm at Yogurtology

Tuesday, February 23: Spirit Night 3 - 8pm at Evos St. Pete

Wednesday, February 24: Family Conferences via WebEx - NO SCHOOL
Spirit Night 4 - 8pm at Chipotle - 3540 4th St N

Thursday, February 25: Spirit Night 3 - 8pm at PDQ

Friday, February 26: Spirit Night 1:30 - 10pm at Uptown Snoballs

Sunday, February 28: SCA Uniform Sale 9am - 12pm in the Athletic Center lobby

Friday, March 5: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Monday, March 15: Return from Spring Break

Thursday, March 18: Class Picture Day. Photos will be with the students wearing their masks.

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