Giving is truly better than receiving!

Wow! Our community really came together these last few days to provide thoughtful gifts for the children in the Guardian ad Litem program. The piles of packages filling the gym was a sight to behold. We had Elsa dolls and Playstaions, bedding and pots and pans. The Gift Drive is about more than providing "frivolous" things for kids that really just want permanent, secure homes. The idea of the gift drive is to let the kids in the program feel normal and experience the joy of the season. They can ask for, and hopefully receive gifts they truly want just like other kids and feel like everyone else when they receive a gift they have chosen. The gratitude of the Guardians picking up the gifts reminded us all that our hard work was worth it.

All this could not have been done without an entire army of volunteers in our community working hard to make the gift drive a success. All the help and tireless work, by so many, is truly appreciated.

Thank you to everyone in the Shorecrest community!  It has been a true pleasure.

Emily & Suzy
Gift Drive co-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.