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2019

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  • St. Pete STEAMfest, Jan. 26

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    You’re invited to a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of all things creative, inventive, imaginative and fun! Saturday, January 26, 2019. 10am – 2pm at Shorecrest Preparatory School.

    St. Pete STEAMfest is an annual event geared toward children in preschool through middle school. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here.
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  • Role of African American soldiers and Women in World War I, Jan 21

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    History Teacher Ron Heller will be giving a lecture on the role of African American soldiers and Women in World War I. Please join us on January 21, at 5:30pm in the Janet Root Theatre.
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  • Spring Sport Start Dates *Updated*

    by Athletics Department
    Spring Sport start dates are around the corner and we’re listing them below for your calendars! If you are interested in conditioning for a team prior to your start date, reach out to the coaches listed or our Strength & Performance Coach, Richie Cameron, and they can help get you going!
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  • Experiential School Announcements

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Experiential School Families
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  • Lower School Announcements

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Lower School Families
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  • Middle School Announcements

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Middle School Families
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  • Upper School Announcements

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Important Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students.
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts presents "Radium Girls", Jan. 19 & 20

    by Cheryl Lee, Chair Performing Arts Department
    Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts presents the play "Radium Girls"
    Saturday, January 19, 7pm evening performance
    Sunday, January 20, 2pm matinee performance
    in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest Preparatory School
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  • Shorecrest Announces Athletic Director Anthony McCall as New Varsity Head Football Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Starting with spring practices, Anthony McCall, Shorecrest’s Athletic Director, will lead the Chargers on the gridiron as their new Varsity Head Coach. McCall will replace Coach Steve Dudley, who has served as the Varsity Head Coach since the Fall 2014 season.
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  • Calling all Chargers Soccer fans!

    by Athletics Department
    The Boys Varsity Soccer team's recent win vs. Jesuit advanced the Chargers to the Champions League finals, where they will be playing another undefeated team in East Lake HS. This will be a rematch of a pre-season 2-2 tie at the end of their game earlier this season. Come out to support your Chargers on Saturday, January 19 at 7pm.
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  • New SAGE Dining Program Details & FAQs

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Our school community will enjoy dining together in the new Dining Rooms when we return from Spring Break 2019 on March 18. The new facility has dedicated space for Middle and Upper School student dining and for Lower School dining. Additional details and an FAQ are now available. 
     
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  • Rising Up!

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Last week I noted the importance of focusing on a priority. Mine is the completion of the second floor of our new facility. While there are other goals that are important for the advancement of the school, few others will affect every child like the second floor of our new Innovation Center and Community Commons.
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    The art department is very proud of our Chargers and what they accomplish. For the 2018-19 Scholastic Awards, Shorecrest artists were awarded 7 gold awards and 7 silver awards. Some were also selected by Temple Beth-El for its student exhibit during Arts Festival Beth-El. 
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  • Upcoming Athletics Senior Nights

    by Athletics Department
    Monday, Jan. 28, 6pm @ Girls Basketball vs. Canterbury (ceremony to begin at 5:55pm)
    Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30pm @ Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lakes (ceremony to being at 7:25pm)
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  • NICOLAS H. WINS SPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE - 4th YEAR IN A ROW!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic Geography Bee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 17. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage, plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was seventh grader Nicolas H. For the last three years he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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  • Fifth Grade Preview - Experience Middle School, Jan. 30

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Please join our Middle School administrators and the fifth grade team for a preview of fifth grade at Shorecrest on the morning of Wednesday, January 30.
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  • Alexander Awarded Distinguished Service Scholar, CASE District III

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Stacy Alexander, Shorecrest’s Director of Alumni and Community Engagement, was awarded the Distinguished Service Scholar scholarship for 2019 from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III. The scholarship will provide funding for her attendance at the organization’s annual conference and a mentoring opportunity with a CASE professional. Alexander also received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship.
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  • Flexible Tuition/Financial Aid Deadline Jan. 31

    by Admissions Office
    The financial aid application portal is open now, and all applications are due no later than January 31, 2019.
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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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  • 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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  • MS Girls Soccer beats Out of Door Academy

    by Coach Betsy Dougherty
    The Middle School girls soccer team ended their season this week with a 4-0 win over Out of Door Academy. 
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  • Tennis Team Interest Meeting & Tryouts

    by Coach Bob Davis
    Anyone in grades 6-12 who is interested in playing JV or Varsity Tennis is welcome to attend an informational meeting with the tennis coaches on Wednesday, January 23 at 4pm. The meeting will be held in the Janet Root Theatre.
    Varsity Tennis team tryouts will be held on Monday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 30.
    Junior Varsity Tennis team tryouts will be held on Tuesday,January 29 and Thursday January 31.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Ends Banner Year

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team - 4A State Champions! A banner in the Crisp Gym was recently unfurled celebrating their victory. A swimming State Championship Banner was also hung. The Chargers celebrated their Championship season with an End of Season party.
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  • Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Jan. 25

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    This year marks our 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day! Students may invite a guest for breakfast, a performance, and to visit them in the classroom on Friday, January 25, 2019. This special day is for all Grades — Alpha through 12th Grade. It is noon dismissal for grades A-4.
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  • Hard Hat Tours

    by Tara Gaffney, SCA President
    Any interested parents/guardians are invited to join SCA for a hard hat tour of the Innovation Center and Community Commons on Monday, January 28 at noon. If you haven't had a tour since November or earlier, the building is evolving daily and you'll be WOWed by the latest progress! Contact Tara Gaffney at  tmlilly@yahoo.com if you'd like to join.
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  • International Connection, Feb. 6 *UPDATED*

    by Lisa Hahn, Committee Chair
    If you have an interest in international culture, please join us for an informal get-together after drop-off on Wednesday, Feb 6 in the JRT Lobby.
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  • Moms Night Out, Jan. 23

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Join fellow Shorecrest moms for a community-building social on TRY WINE Bar, 1 Beach Dr SE #101, St. Pete. Open to moms of all grade levels.
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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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  • Toast and Tour, Feb. 28

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    On Thursday, February 28, Shorecrest will be hosting two events in celebration of the nearing completion of the first floor of the new Innovation Center and Community Commons.
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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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  • Build & Sip: Adults-only Block Building, Jan. 31

    by Dominique Craft, ES & LS Dean of Curriculum
    Bring your inner child to Shorecrest on January 31 at 6pm for a block building experience! Enjoy a glass of wine and a tasty treat as you use your imagination to construct a bridge, tower, castle, robot, dinosaur… the possibilities are endless! Bring your friends and experience the joys of play, collaboration, and creativity.  Thursday, January 31, 6-7:30pm in the Shorecrest Lower School Block Room
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  • Order your Yearbook by Jan. 31

    by Casey D McDonough, Yearbook Advisor
    Yearbooks must be preordered by January 31! Buy your yearbook online here.
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  • A Loss to Our Community - Judy Roberge

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Shorecrest community is saddened to share the passing of one of our dear and long-tenured community members, Ms. Judy Roberge. A parent of alumnus T.C. Roberge '92, and past President of the Shorecrest Community Association (formerly known as SPA), and a Shorecrest employee since 1996. Judy has served as the school Registrar for the past 18 years.
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  • Prioritizing Great Ideas

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    One of the pieces of advice I carry with me from the past year came from Morten Hansen’s book, "Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More." The opening chapter advises us to Do Less, Then Obsess. In short, select a priority and focus on it.

    Over the holiday, a friend and I were discussing the amount of advice football coaches receive from fans, players, alumni and broadcasters when he started laughing and said, “You probably get more advice than they do because you play every day not just once a week.”  
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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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  • Tampa Bay Times’ all-Pinellas County Volleyball

    by Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer
    Times' staff picks for the best volleyball players in Pinellas County this season: Shorecrest Chargers' Jacqueline St. Cin and Coach Raquel Ferreira take top honors. 
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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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  • 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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  • Join the Parent/Guardian SEED Group, Feb. 7

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, will meet on February 7, 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 by February 4, 2019.
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  • 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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  • Shorecrest Headmaster Mike Murphy Announces Retirement

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest Headmaster since 2005, Mike Murphy has announced that he will retire from Shorecrest at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

    "My mother gave the five of her children advice about being a guest. Be on time, bring a gift, offer to help with the dishes, and leave before you wear out your welcome. During the past 14 years I have tried to follow her advice, and it is with her words in mind that I now look forward to moving to the next stage of my life at the end of the 2019-2020 school year as I retire as Headmaster of Shorecrest," wrote Murphy in a letter to the community.
     
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  • Summer Trip: A few spaces left

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    What do Paris, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Munich have in common? 
    Mozart wrote, played and most likely slept in all of these places... and you can visit them June 1-18, 2019.
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  • Join the Flock

    by Big Event Committee
    This year for Grandparents and Special Friends Day SCA is starting a #jointheflock initiative. Florida’s iconic pink yard flamingos will be placed in a flock in front of the Janet Root Theatre to represent that our families are unique but we flock together. The flamingos will be on sale between December 15-January 24 and are $25 each. All proceeds from the sales of the flamingos go directly to the Shorecrest Community Association.
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  • SCA Presents Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese

    by SCA Board
    SCA Presents Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese
    Tuesday, February 19 
    Refreshments: 6:30pm in the JRT lobby
    Symposium: 7-8:30pm in the JRT 
    Don't miss this panel of pediatric experts presenting an evening symposium on adolescent health. Parents of all grade levels are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 
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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 7:30p unless otherwise stated.
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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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  • Play with the Basketball Chargers, Feb. 2 (new date)

    by Coach Justin Saunders
    The boys varsity basketball Chargers would like to invite any interested Lower School families to join them for some Saturday morning Breakfast Hoops. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the Athletic Center lobby, and the varsity players will assist children from grades K-4 with some shooting, passing, and dribbling drills.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Record-Breaking Philanthropic Gift

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce it has received an anonymous $2 million gift to the Transform Campaign. The gift is the single largest in the school's 95+ year history and brings the total raised for Transform to more than $9 million.
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  • Big Event Tickets On Sale Now

    by SCA Big Event Committee
    The Big Event ~ Shorecrest in Wonderland
    Friday, March 1, 2019, at 7:00pm at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club.
    Tickets are now available online. Limited quanity available - order now! www.shorecrestbigevent.com. 
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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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  • Middle School Eats Like Kings

    by Hélène Simon, MS French teacher
    La galette des rois (King Cake) is a French tradition that is centered around a special pastry that is eaten in France on and around January 6. A prize (such as a bean, coin, trinket or figurine) is hidden inside it. Whoever finds it becomes the king for the day! Middle School Chargers shared King Cakes in French class with two prizes per class for two bossy kings! They also made some fun paper crowns to wear. The prizes were travel-related charms to motivate students to explore and use French abroad.
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