2020

  • Flexible and Distance Learning Handbook, SAGE Plan

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    The Flexible and Distance Learning Handbook outlines our plans for Flexible Learning while school is in session on-campus, and our plans should we need to move to all-school Distance Learning. The Return to School Plan is updated starting on page 14 with detailed SAGE safety procedures.
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  • Start of School Forms Due August 5

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    The plans and details outlined in PowerSchool are what we intend as of today, July 15. As an administration, we are ever-mindful of the events and circumstances outside of our control. We are watchful and aware and are prepared to make changes as appropriate to maintain the health and safety of our school community.
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  • Summer Reading & Supply Lists *Updated 7/12/20*

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    SCA knows you're busy! We'll get your back-to-school supply shopping done for you (binders, folders, dry erase markers, index cards, etc...) Purchase online early to clear it off your list and get the best prices. Prices will go up on July 1, and SCA Supply sales close August 7.
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  • Health & Safety Update: July 1 , 2020

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Balancing our goals of preserving community health and offering in-person, on-campus instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, Shorecrest will require all people, including students in grades K-12, to wear a mask while indoors on-campus. This policy is effective July 1.
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  • Summer Camps Close for 2020

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The decision to cancel Summer Programs allows us time to strengthen our Return to School Plans and preserve our resources to ensure we may open as safely as possible when school resumes in-person, on-campus on August 19.
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  • LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP: The Legacy of Headmaster Mike Murphy

    by Paul Abercrombie
    Shorecrest wouldn’t look the same if not for soon-to-retire Headmaster Mike Murphy. Most of the campus as it exists today was built during his 15 years of leadership. Proud as Murphy is of the role he has played at Shorecrest - which he emphatically calls “supporting only” thanks to the leaders who came before him - he’s more gratified to have helped remake the school’s approach to education.
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  • Support from TLC

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    www.shorecrest.org/health
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  • An Ode to Third Grade

    by Charlie D. '29, Third Grader
    Third graders were asked to write a poem as they reflected on their third grade year. Obviously the 2019-2020 school year had an unexpected ending! Read one student's poem here.
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  • Final Fun Days in Lower School

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    The final week of Shorecrest Lower School was filled with fun, themed days: Design Thinking Day for fourth grade, Celebrate the Arts, Chargers Olympics and Feria LatinX!
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  • So Long, Farewell, Volunteer Paula Cooper

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In June, the Shorecrest community will bid farewell to the Cooper-Nixon family. Paula Cooper, the matriarch of the family, has been a volunteer dynamo at Shorecrest from day one! Paula’s most lasting legacy at Shorecrest will most likely be establishing the International Connection group.
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  • Thank you for supporting the annual fund

    by Advancement Department
    During these difficult times, we want to say thank you to our community for your continued support to the Shorecrest Annual Fund during the 2019-20 school year. Without these funds, we would not have been able to support our teachers, families and students—especially during this period of Distance Learning. 
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  • Celebrate the Arts 2020

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we learn from the surrounding community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • Kindergarten Car Parade

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Celebrate the end of the school year with the kindergarten teachers and a few other special friends! The kindergarten car parade is scheduled for Friday, May 22.
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  • Tips for Managing Anxiety in Young Children [Video & Notes]

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Child therapist Juli Hindsley gave a webinar for parents/guardians on the topic "Recognizing and Managing Anxiety in Young Children during COVID-19." A recording and notes are shared here.
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  • Prepping for August: Communicating our Return to School Plans

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    On Thursday, May 7, Headmaster Mike Murphy and Incoming Head of School Nancy Spencer shared high level plans for the safe return to school in August. The full video message and transcript, and other details are posted at www.shorecrest.org/health
     
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  • Summer 2020 Camps for all ages (*Updated!)

    by Terry L. Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. This year camps for the month of June will be hosted online and we hope to open the campus for more summer programs in July. 

    You don't have to be a Shorecrest student - camps are open to the public! Some of our online camps are even run nationally!
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  • Tips for Working from Home with Children at Home [Video]

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center
    Distance Learning is challenging for students and parents. One of the most frequent recent requests to TLC has been for ideas and resources to help manage and organize working from home while schooling from home during the campus closure.
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  • Relay For Life 2020 Closing Ceremony

    by Emery Camp '20
    This year has been crazy, to say the least, but our Relay For Life event leadership team, our sponsors, faculty support, and all the teams participating have still managed to do exceptional things to help fight cancer! The Relay season was run by Chair Kirsten Price ‘21, Fundraising Chair Emery Camp ‘20, Relay Events Chair Lindsey Leonhirth ‘20, and Community Engagement Chair Lauren Epstien ‘21.
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  • Thank you Volunteers! [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Although the annual Volunteer Breakfast was canceled, there was still so much to celebrate! Visit https://www.shorecrest.org/sca for a special video, presentation of the Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Awards, and announcement of next year's SCA Board Officers.
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  • First Graders Make Earth Day Fun at Home

    by Nicole Carson, First Grade Teacher
    First graders are finding lots of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with their families. 
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  • Mask Making Math

    by Mandy Howell, Fifth Grade Math Teacher
    Shorecrest fifth grade math teacher, Mrs. Howell, and her kindergartener, Emma, spent a recent weekend sewing face masks for doctors and nurses at St. Anthony’s hospital. Mrs. Howell then worked the geometry of mask making into her fifth grade math curriculum.
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  • Third Graders Send Letters of Thanks to NYC Doctor

    by Khana Rebman, Third Grade Teacher
    Third graders in Mrs. Rebman’s class had the opportunity to send letters to Dr. Joey Fernandez, a New York City doctor working with COVID-19 patients, who is friends with a family in the class. 
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  • Summer trip to Spain canceled

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
    To learn more contact Señora Jaime-Allwood: ejaime-allwood@shorecrest.org
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  • Spanish Projects Progress in Lower School

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    As our curriculum pivots to a distance learning platform, Lower School Spanish Teacher Emili Jaime-Allwood is incorporating activities that help students continue to expand their Spanish language skills.
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  • 2020-2021 General Calendar

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. As we continuously evolve to meet the needs of students and families, there are a few changes that I hope you find beneficial.
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  • Share Your Distance Learning Experience

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Share your distance learning and community support stories on social media using #ShorecrestTogether. Email them to ebytes@shorecrest.org to be included in this year's Crestviews yearbook.
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  • A Little Extra TLC...

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center
    The Learning Center (TLC) is here to help you navigate your child's distance learning needs. We offer online resources for parents and students to assist with distance learning such as supporting your children with Executive Function Skills (organization, task initiation, planning, etc.) Please fill out this Google Survey to tell us what you are finding most challenging.
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  • Force and Motion Project-Based Learning

    by Jennifer Hobbs, Third Grade Teacher
    Third graders in Mrs. Hobbs' class are learning about force and motion and how things move. 
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  • Cooking Videos from SAGE

    by Tina and Paco Rodriguez, Marcel Gallo, SAGE Dining Services
    With many families preparing meals at home and trying to keep their children engaged, SAGE is prepared to help! We’ve developed a video series with easy, delicious recipes to prepare at home (pasta Primavera with marinara sauce!), instructions for various cooking techniques, nutritional guidance, and even home food sanitation and hygiene tips.
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  • Black History Month Conversations

    by Kurt Wahlgren, US Social Studies Department Chair
    Recently third graders met with juniors and seniors to get to know each other and to discuss readings and historical topics they were studying.
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  • Distance Learning Silver Linings

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    As Chargers face new growth and learning experiences through distance learning, expressions of appreciation combined with stories of how families are meeting the challenges of social distancing and self isolation are inspiring. Read more in this week's letter from the Headmaster, and find some great distance learning moments below.
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  • EMOTIONAL WELLBEING DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

    by Courtney Ellis & Kate Fierce, Shorecrest Counselors
    Our daily lives have changed in ways that might have been unimaginable even a week ago. We are all feeling a wide range of emotions as a result of the changes in our lives due to COVID-19: anxiety, sadness, anger, loss, loneliness, frustration, maybe even irritation. These emotions are, of course, very normal human reactions to such an extraordinary circumstance. Furthermore, we know that children can be very influenced by the emotional states of the adults who are caring for them. With that in mind, we can help both ourselves and our children by identifying ways to manage our stress and build resiliency during these trying times.
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  • Fourth Graders Stitch Childrens Rights

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fourth graders brainstormed, drew and began stitching meaningful art pieces in the form of burlap tapestries this week. Guest artist and teacher Yvonne Moyer started a conversation with the fourth graders about rights vs. wants vs. needs, and the rights that children all around the world need to thrive. She then led the students through a stitchery project.
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  • Kindergarteners Study Needs, Wants and Rights

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kindergarteners are studying things people need vs. things people want. Right now their focus is on our need for food. Farmer Ray from Wunderfarms spoke with kindergarteners this week about gardening and composting. Ray Wunderlich III is a Charger alumnus who grows and donates food for St. Pete area food banks.
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  • Third Grade: Be the Change [Video, photos]

    by Marilyn Hayes Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    This year's third grade show, "Be the Change," was created by Ms. Marilyn and the third grade teaching team. The students have been learning about activists and change makers in the classroom, and shared a thought-provoking performance with the Shorecrest community right on the heels of leading a moving Children's March for Social Justice on campus.
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  • Contributing Charger: Jennifer Nguyen

    Over the course of the year we will highlight some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have provided the Shorecrest community with their time, talent and/or financial support. Today’s Contributing Charger is Jennifer Nguyen, a Lower School parent of Jocelyn A '33. 
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  • Celebrating Legacy Families [video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest alumni and their Shorecrest students gathered in Charger Commons on Friday, February 28 for the Alumni Association's annual Legacy Breakfast. For nearly 70 current Shorecrest families, donning the green and gold is a family tradition!
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  • Third Grade Learns with Others

    by Jennifer Hobbs, Third Grade Teacher
    Third graders have been creating and learning in tandem with other students of different grades and even a different country! Direct interaction between peers promotes active learning, critical thinking, and student engagement. 
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  • Show Shorecrest a Little Love this Valentine‚Äôs Day!

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Since every gift to the Annual Fund is an expression of gratitude to the teachers and administrators invested in your children, let's show them a little love this Valentine’s Day by making a gift of support!
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  • Mrs. Minke Reflects on Civil Rights Movement [Video]

    by Meric Weinkle, Fourth Grade Teacher
    Students have been working on gathering nonfiction information from different sources including videos, articles, and guest experts to expand their knowledge of the topics. Mrs. Weinkle invited a special guest, Shorecrest kindergarten teacher Mrs. Joanne Minke, to share some of her experiences teaching during the time when some schools were still segregated.
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  • Box Tops for Education

    by Kristi Aussner, Box Tops Committee Chair
    The Box Tops for Education program has now gone digital! All you need to do is download the Box Tops for Education app, search for Shorecrest (easiest way to is search by zip code – 33703), and scan in your receipt that contains qualifying Box Tops products within 14 days of purchase. Remember to credit your child’s class by typing in your child’s teacher’s name under “credit.”
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  • Contributing Charger: Tom Richmond

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Today’s Contributing Charger is Tom Richmond, a Lower School parent of Enzo ’28. He is a very active parent volunteer, this year’s Fall Festival Co-Chair, and a supporter of Two Funds. One Mission. Tom and his wife, Elizabeth, contribute to the Shorecrest community because they believe that investing their time and talent will help their child as well as current and future students of Shorecrest.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day [Video, photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 36-years strong and counting. This year's event was held on Friday, January 24 and welcomed more than 600 visitors to campus!
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  • St. Pete STEAMfest [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    St. Pete STEAMfest is an annual event geared toward children in preschool through middle school at Shorecrest Preparatory School. It is a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of all things creative, inventive, imaginative and fun! 
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  • Third Grade Led Children's March for Social Justice

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    On Friday, January 17, the entire K-4th Grade Lower School participated in an empowering Children's March for Social Justice. Led by the Shorecrest third graders, the Lower School students paraded throughout campus to honor and recognize the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we celebrate on January 20.
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  • New Student Applications & Financial Aid Applications Open Now

    by Admissions & Enrollment Management Office
    All financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due no later than January 31, 2020. To apply click here or contact the Admissions Office to learn more.
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  • NORTHEAST LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION

    by Northeast Little League
    Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL! Registration is now open.
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  • NICOLAS H. WINS SPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GeoBee - 5th year in a row!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic GeoBee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 16. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage, plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was eighth grader Nicolas H. For the last four years he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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  • Talking with Young Children About Race Part 2 [video]

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Roderick Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, presented an ES Parent Seminar, "Talking with Young Children About Race Part 2" on January 14.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Lila and Brenton Ross

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Lila and Brenton Ross, parents of Experiential and Lower School students, are grateful for Shorecrest and that their children love learning much as they do! The Ross family contributes to Two Funds. One Mission. because they experienced firsthand that Shorecrest is more than a school, it is a family, and they want to give back and support the people and children who make up the Shorecrest community.
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  • End-of-Year Challenge Update

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Before leaving for Winter Break, Shorecrest announced an End-of-Year Challenge. An anonymous donor family challenged the community to match and exceed their $70,000 philanthropic investment to the Transform Campaign. We rang in the new year by exceeding this challenge and raised $635,317! 
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  • ES Visits for Potential New Students, Jan 11 & Feb 8

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Are you or your friend interested in ES for a little one? Join us on either January 11 or February 8 to participate in a playful learning event planned for potential new students and parents. Families interested in enrolling a child in Alpha or JK for the 2020-2021 school year should contact Beth Mantooth bmantooth@shorecrest.org and/or Dr. Jean Spencer Carnes jcarnes@shorecrest.org for more information and to sign up for a time.
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