Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.


by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
Third and fourth graders in Señora Jaime-Allwood’s Spanish class closed out the week before Winter Break with a special trip to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The students delivered stacks of handmade read-along books on CDs and cards that they made - in both English and Spanish - for pediatric hospital the patients.

Dr. Prem Fort, a Shorecrest parent, JHACH physician and native Spanish speaker, helped connect the classes with the hospital. Dr. Fort and staff from the All Children’s Hospital Foundation were there to greet the Shorecrest students and accept the gifts on behalf of the patients for the third year. 

“When you emotionally feel better, your illness gets better. What you guys have brought will bring a lot of smiles to a lot of kids - and they're going to practice their Spanish too!” said Dr. Fort. “You’ve helped make their holidays happy while they are here in the hospital.”

The visit was a culmination of a long-term project that involved Spanish vocabulary, reading, technology and community service.

Sra. Jaime-Allwood said, “For the first step of our community project I asked my classes, ‘How would you feel if you were sick in a hospital?’”

Chargers put their Spanish speaking skills into practice while recording themselves reading the books aloud and when delivering the cards, as Dr. Fort chatted with them in Spanish.

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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 preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.