Hello to our Shorecrest community!
Thank you to all of those who supported our Shorecrest community this year! As we close this chapter, it is a good time to look back with gratitude for the many ways our students, staff, and families felt loved and supported in a difficult year – thanks to you! And now we look forward to a restful summer and even autumn, which promises a triumphant back to school time. Stay tuned for more on that!
My time at Shorecrest PTSA is also coming to a close, with my daughter graduating and my term as President ending. What a wonderful opportunity I have enjoyed participating in PTSA here. It is great to feel connected to our school and other parents, and it was fun, too!
Lissy DesVoigne has agreed to be our nominee for President and will be elected at our fall membership meeting. I invite you to join in and support her and the rest of an awesome leadership team. There will be lots of ways that each of you can make a difference in our school community.
Make sure to check out our Family Services page to learn more about the Summer Meals program, our Back to School event and the Little Free Pantries.
Have a wonderful summer. Go, Scots!
Shorecrest PTSA President
Shorecrest PTSA Needs YOU!
We are looking to fill 2 open board positions for the 2021-22 school year. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, we would love to hear from you!
Serving on the board is a great way to give back, stay connected to the school, and meet other parents and families. The two open positions include Vice President and Family Services Chair. For more information, please contact Lissy Des Voigne.
Vice President: An elected position that serves 2 years, first as Co-President training under and assisting the President, the second as President with a new VP/Co-President elected to serve with you. VP duties are very light and include attending monthly PTSA meetings (Aug.-June) and assisting President in planning meetings, overseeing board and committee chairs, and planning special school events (e.g. Back to School BBQ).
Family Services Chair: Partner with the Shoreline PTA Council to provide support to Shoreline School District families in need. The Chair supports The Works, which conducts a monthly donation drive and the Holiday Baskets program.
Shorecrest PTSA is always working behind the scenes to find ways to help our staff, students, and families. Want to volunteer and support your student and the PTSA? Sign up here!
Forefront Needs YOU!
Forefront is the District’s suicide prevention program that partners parents/guardians and staff to support our youth. Want to be a part of the Shorecrest Forefront team? Email Heidi () for more information and read below!
WANT TO BE A PART OF THE SHORECREST FOREFRONT TEAM? WE NEED YOU!
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year old youth in the United States. In Washington alone, two youth die by suicide on average each week. With statistics this high, this topic needs to be amplified.
Forefront Suicide Prevention, a center of experts affiliated with the University of Washington, has been on the leading edge of preventative care. Since it was first implemented in Washington schools, Forefront has led trainings on suicide prevention for parents and faculty, refined the crisis response plan, and expanded the curriculum on student mental health.
Forefront in the Schools couldn’t exist without Parent Trainers. Parents play a significant role in suicide prevention and joining your school’s Forefront team is your chance to do so. This includes working on a team with school leaders and educating others through the Forefront parent training.
The parent training is meant to equip caregivers with an eye for prevention across the community–looking out for our own children as well as their friends, classmates, and neighbors. Knowing what to look for, how to intervene, and where to turn for information and resources are all vital in helping others feel safe and supported.
- One of the primary roles of a Parent volunteer is to promote and conduct the parent LEARN training.
- Two trainings per year,
- Led by Parent Volunteers at Shorecrest and Shorewood
- The training developed by Forefront, you will learn the five simple and effective LEARN® steps that empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.
- There will be a Forefront team supporting you as well as a curriculum and a script.
- Experts not needed, just a passion for helping others.
- Time involvement: 4-5 meetings per year, working with the team of SCHS and SWHS Parent Volunteers and Counselors
With this opportunity to turn your values into action, as a parent voice, you can spur change.
Answer the call to spread awareness about suicide and join Forefront In The Schools to be a part of transforming, educating, and saving lives.
“My daughter lost a friend to suicide in 7th grade. After attending a FIS parent training, I finally felt educated and empowered. I knew that same experience could help other parents and maybe save a life. I became a FIS parent volunteer and have grown into the role of being a parent voice at my school for these conversations and for advocacy.” -S.M. Parent FIS Volunteer