2019

  • Lower School Announcements

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Lower School Families
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  • Sophomores Visit Kindergarten

    by Dominique V. Craft, Assistant Head of Lower School
    It was a very exciting morning in the Lower School building on Wednesday, as Kindergarten students met their tenth grade buddies for the first time face-to-face! The week before, buddies had exchanged letters, sharing their interests, favorite things, and stories about themselves. Needless to say, there was great enthusiasm in the Kindergarten classrooms when the tenth graders arrived with huge smiles on their faces and books to read to their new friends.
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  • Adolescent Health Symposium [video]

    by SCA Board
    Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese: A panel of pediatric experts presented an evening symposium on adolescent health. Full video now online.
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  • After School Clubs: Registration Open

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Registration for session 4 After School Clubs is currently open online at: https://shorecrest.campbrainregistration.com. Clubs are available for ES, LS and MS students, and run April 1 - May 10; with a make-up week May 17.
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  • Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp and Read!

    by Book Fair Co-Chairs: Tonya Farkas & Bernice Murphy
    It’s time to Stomp, Chomp and Read at the Book Fair!
    Where: Janet Root Theatre Lobby
    When: Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    We are so excited to announce special evening hours too!
    When: Thursday, February 28, 5:30 - 7:00pm
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  • Shorecrest in Wonderland: Next week!

    by SCA Big Event Committee
    The Big Event ~ Shorecrest in Wonderland will be held on Friday, March 1 at 7pm at Station House St. Pete, 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Limited tickets remain - order yours now! www.shorecrestbigevent.com
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  • Toast and Tour, Feb. 28

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    On Thursday, February 28, Shorecrest will host two events in celebration of the nearing completion of the first floor of the new Innovation Center and Community Commons.
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  • Weedon Island 5K Meetup

    by Shorecrest Parent Jennifer Hart
    The Hart family is in the process of starting a parkrun in St. Pete, a free, weekly 5K event for all ages and abilities. 
    Next Event: Weedon Island 5K Meetup Saturday, February 23 at 7:30am.
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  • Register Now for Summer at Shorecrest

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Registration for summer programs is now open! Summer at Shorecrest offers camps, programs, and classes for students age 4-years-old through high school; there are even offerings for parents this summer! Visit www.shorecrest.org/summer for full descriptions, schedules and registration.
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  • Big Event: One of a Kind Class Books!

    by Big Event Committee
    Your children have worked hard on creating masterpieces and sharing ideas that have been transformed into beautiful class books. These projects are unique mementos that also contain special class pictures. You can pre-order your child’s book for $25 from the Shorecrest in Wonderland website.
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  • Dad Nights Out

    by Matt Frey, Shorecrest Parent
    Shorecrest dads are invited to meet other dads at fun, monthly nights out.  All events will be at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated.
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  • LATINOS en SHORECREST Meeting, March 6

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Te esperamos a la reunión de LATINOS en SHORECREST:
    Queremos oir tus ideas para las actividades de nuestro próximo año escolar.
    ¡Tus ideas cuentan!
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  • Relay For Life Special Events Update

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Pre-Relay for Life Fundraising Lunch was a great success. Team Gold Together Admin and Friends thanks all ES/LS students and parents for supporting the team and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Grillmaster/Headmaster Mike Murphy with the help of administrative staff grilled and prepared over 450 hot dog lunches in the rainy weather! Many Middle School teams sold out of sandwiches, pizza, drinks and more!
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  • Upcoming Relay For Life Fundraising Events

    by Jacqui Barnes '19, Head of Pre-Relay Events
    Join your fellow Chargers and their families and friends at the following events supporting the Relay For Life of Shorecrest, benefiting American Cancer Society.
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  • YOU can Help Haiti

    by Ms. Janack’s Fifth Grade Social Studies Students
    Fifth grade is partnering with the organization Youth Partners with Haiti to collect items needed in a school and orphanage in Haiti. We are collecting gently used or new recreation items such as games, puzzles, used sports equipment, and dolls. We are also collecting gently used or new educational items such as pencils, paper, flash cards, arts and crafts materials, crayons, and markers. Please check in closets, garages, and toy boxes for items to donate. In the words of the fifth grade students, "Be More! Be a Haiti Hero!" They are collecting through February 22.
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  • Box Tops - Collecting Now

    by Kristi Aussner, Parent Volunteer
    PLEASE SEND IN BOX TOPS BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 for the second submission deadline. The Box Tops for Education program gives 10 cents to Shorecrest for every Box Top collected. We submitted $250 worth of Box Tops for the first submission date!
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  • Interact Hosting Toiletry Drive

    by Taylor Emerson '19, Interact Club President
    Interact is hosting a toiletry drive starting Monday to collect travel-sized toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House. When new families arrive at RMH, they will be provided with these supplies. Please bring in any travel-sized toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotion, etc.) by February 22. Collection boxes will be in Landy Hall, Upper School. 
     
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  • Become a Parent Ambassador

    by Admissions Office
    Do you remember your first day at Shorecrest? Help a new family by providing a friendly face - become a Parent Ambassador!
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  • Second Grade Celebrates 100th Day of School

    by Michele Johnson, Second Grade Teacher
    As part of Shorecrest's 100th Day of School celebration, Mrs. Johnson's and Ms. Tucker's second grade classes met to make and launch 100 paper airplanes.
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  • Investing in Progressive Education

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    With Grandparents & Special Friends Day and St. Pete STEAMfest in our rearview mirrors, we can reflect on the success both of these programs have in bringing our ever-growing community together. Our Grandparents and Special Friends, along with families outside of the Shorecrest community had the unique opportunity to experience the inclusive, innovative and transformational education available to our students firsthand. Project- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities centered on technology, and a commitment to social responsibility are all hallmarks of a Shorecrest education. These each share something vital in common: they are all supported by The Shorecrest Annual Fund.
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  • Reggio Emilia Parent Workshop, March 19

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
    Shorecrest is hosting two parent workshops focused on the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning (0-6 yrs.) The workshops will be led by the author of “We Are All Explorers,” Dr. Karen Haigh. The next workshop will be March 19 at 8:30am in the SAC. Please RSVP to sdanyali@shorecrest.org.
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  • Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has a few changes that are intentional. While we are still just finishing the first quarter of this school year, we hope this information will help you with you planning.
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  • Dr. Sherri Danyali Promoted to Head of Experiential School

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Dr. Lisa Bianco, Shorecrest Head of Lower School, and Headmaster Mike Murphy are pleased to announce that Dr. Sherri Danyali will assume the role of Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay.
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  • America's Kids - Third Grade Show [video & photos]

    by Robert Mitchell, LS Music Teacher
    Third graders dazzled audiences with their knowledge of United States history as they performed the musical "America's Kids." Thank you to teachers and parents for making this experience so memorable for the students!
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  • 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 35-years strong and counting. This year's event, held on January 25, brought together nearly 600 guests for food, music, drama, classroom tours and more. The next Grandparent Council event is a meeting of the Grandparent Book Club on Tuesday, April 16, at 10am in the Middle School Conference Room. The group will be discussing "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story."
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  • Guest Reader in Spanish Class

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    This week, fourth grade Spanish class enjoyed a visit from Michael Cibran '95, alumnus and Spanish-speaking parent. He read a book in Spanish to the class and interacted with the children during their Spanish class. Thanks so much for your visit and for taking the time to read in Spanish to our students! 
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  • Social Emotional Learning [Video]

    by Kate Fierce, LS & MS Counselor
    Kate Fierce, LS/MS School Counselor, gave a talk focusing on stages of child development geared towards K-5 Families. Find a video of the full presentation here.
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  • "Cinderella" Auditions for LS Students

    by Cheryl Lee, Upper School Performing Arts Chair
    This April, Shorecrest Performing Arts will present the musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella." There are four roles available for Lower School students in grades 2-4 to portray Cinderella’s woodland creature friends. There are four roles available for Middle School students in grades 5-8 to portray Cinderella’s carriage horses and Prince Topher’s Heralds.
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  • Lower School Links Project for Relay

    by Lilianna Baralt '21, Lauren Merrifield '21 and Sofia Marston '21, Relay For Life Committee
    Relay For Life is around the corner, and as a community we are trying to reach the goal of raising $100,000 to support cancer research. To raise money in Lower School, students can participate in the Links Project. For every dollar your child brings in, they will receive one colored paper link. The links are then connected to form a paper chain in each classroom.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED - Date Change

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, will meet on April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm in the Media Center/Library Classroom. A light dinner will be served. If you are interested in participating in any of this year’s Parent/Guardian SEED group introductory sessions, please complete this form to indicate your interest. *The meeting scheduled for February 7 has been canceled. 
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  • Fourth Grade Spanish Project Share

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
    This week fourth graders had their project share in Spanish class: Escuelas Urbanas y Rurales en Latinoamerica (Urban and Rural Schools in Latin America.) 
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  • Guest expert Heather Vidal visits Kindergarten

    by Allison Hawley, Kindergarten Teacher
    For our living and nonliving study, kindergarteners in Mrs. Hawley's class welcomed guest expert Heather Vidal, a Shorecrest tutor. Mrs. Vidal came to talk about some living things she has as pets. She has some typical pets like dogs and cats, but she also shared with us another type of pet she has -- chickens!
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  • Shorecrest Announces Historic Philanthropic Evening

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Friday, January 11, a historic philanthropic evening for Shorecrest Preparatory School took place at Sea Salt in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. In one night, an event hosted by several Shorecrest families called “30 for 30” raised $1.2 million for the school’s Transform Campaign. Transform is the final puzzle piece to the Shorecrest campus: creating more than 60,000 square feet of new facilities and reimagining the lower campus to align with Shorecrest’s 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan.
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  • Weiss Family Memorial

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Since the tragic loss of the Weiss family - Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah '16 and Ari '20 - last year, several families, with the support of Headmaster Mike Murphy, have worked to determine how best to honor the Weiss Family on the Shorecrest campus. After a year of careful thought and reflection, the group is proud to share with the community plans for the Weiss Family Stage.
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  • HOW TO DONATE OLD TEXTBOOKS

    by Zuri Patel '20, Books Committee Head
    The Upper School Spanish Club is collecting used textbooks to sell online. Profits will be donated to a children’s village in Los Mina, Dominican Republic, through SOS Children’s Villages.
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  • Spring 2019 Community-Inclusive Dining Program

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    When we return to school after Spring Break 2019, our community will enjoy the benefits of our new Community-Inclusive Dining Program in the Dining Rooms in our new facility. Starting on March 18, 2019, SAGE Dining Services will offer our community their full-service, community-inclusive program, a major shift from the retail cafe-style program we use currently.
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  • Northeast Little League Registration

    by Northeast Little League
    Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL! Registration is open at: www.NortheastLL.com.
    Standard Registration ends: January 28. Late Registration ends: February 17.
    All players who register will be placed on a team. Tryouts are held so players are assigned to the correct division.
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