Holiday Gift Drive 2014

Our annual Holiday Gift Drive supporting children in the Guardian ad Litem program begins December 1st and runs through December 12th. We hope every Shorecrest family will help us make the holidays special for a child in need!

Every class or advisory has a volunteer who will be sending out “wish lists” of specific Tampa Bay area children - often along with first names, ages, gender, clothing sizes and whether they live in a foster home or with relatives. The relatives who care for these children generally do not receive financial assistance and gifts for caregivers are thoughtful as well. For more details, refer to the letter you receive from your classroom volunteer.

All of the donated gifts will be held in collection baskets located in each school until Dec. 12 when the students carry them to the gym.  That morning, the Guardian Ad Litem caseworkers will arrive to pick up the packages and deliver them to the children.

Let SPA Shop for You!

If you feel the holiday “rush” already and would prefer to make a cash donation instead of shopping, we have provided a quick and easy link to do so. This link will ONLY be available until Monday, December 8, to give our shoppers time to fulfill holiday wishes.
Please indicate your name, your student’s teacher/advisor and amount of donation. You may submit up to four donations on this form:

The Shorecrest gift drive is a voluntary celebration of all holidays.
Please contact us with questions.

Thank you!

Suzy Olson and Emily Elywn
Gift Drive Chairs

Please Join Us!

There are many different personalities out there with many different talents, and just as many ways to become involved in our community. Whether it’s an hour a month or an hour a week, there is a place for you. Please join us for a SPA Parent Meeting to see how you can get involved.

I look forward to seeing you,

Gina White
SPA President
SHORECREST PARENT ASSOCIATION: A great way to support and make a difference at your child’s school!

Meeting Dates

September 3, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 19, 2014
January 8, 2015*
February 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015

SPA General Meetings are in the SAC at 8am, except 1/8/15 6-7pm.
One of Shorecrest’s great assets is its community. A goal of SPA is to support and develop that sense of school community. What does “School Community” really mean? The School Community Journal describes it as:
A community is a group of people associated with one another who share common values. Geography does not make community, nor does membership nor casual affiliation. When the school functions as a community rather than in a community, its constituents (students, parents, teachers, staff) associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. At the root, members of the school community assume responsibility for one another. Those children become our children, and parents are not external agents but full partners in the education of their children and of each other’s children. Teachers are not isolated practitioners of pedagogy, but professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose.
(Sam Redding, from The School Community Journal, Vol 1, #2, Fall/Winter 1991)
In a nutshell, that means:
Our common objective of getting the best education for our children, and the relationships we have with each other, are the tools required for building a School Community.

Therefore, the goals of SPA are:
  • to support and continue to build the relationships of those within our community – between students, teachers, parents and staff
  • to support the education of our children, by providing continuing education for teachers, seminars, and facility enhancement (i.e., playground equipment, library furniture)

SPA Board 2014-15

President - Gina White
Vice President - Kristin Leary 
Ways and Means Chair - Esther Happle
Treasurer - Julie Cenedella
Secretary - Julie Davis

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, FL.