by: Roderick Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Once again the Shorecrest community will participate in St. Petersburg's Dream Big Parade (formerly the MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade.) The parade will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21. Every member of the community is encouraged to wear your Charger Green & Gold and to march with us as the parade weaves through downtown St. Petersburg.
Third and fourth graders in Señora Jaime-Allwood’s Spanish class recently took a special trip to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. For the fourth year, students delivered stacks of cards that they made - in both English and Spanish - for pediatric hospital patients. Third graders made Spanish flashcards about animals, fruits and vegetables for patients to increase their vocabulary skills. Fourth graders made holiday greeting cards with positive messages.
by: Marina Pallares, US World Language Department Chair
Host families are needed for two weeks for the annual French Exchange Program, January 31 - February 15, 2019.
Hundreds of students over the past 23 years have participated in the exchange program between Shorecrest and lycée Bayen, France. Host families are needed to continue this enriching and fun tradition. We need 9 more families for 2 weeks. The 9 students still waiting for host families are all girls. These students are financially independent and have health insurance. All of them speak English.
The Upper School SPARC service club is pleased to launch a new service club just for our Middle School peers. It's called Best Buddies. Best Buddies is an international organization that creates friendships between students and a population of special needs students. Their mission is to be the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).