Hello to our Shorecrest community!
With only a couple of weeks left in the school year, we hope you and your family are all doing well. It has been a challenging year, but we are grateful to the incredible Shorecrest staff and administration for their dedication and adaptability while providing both online and on-site learning – and huge kudos to all students for their perseverance and resilience. Go Scots!
Spring is always an exciting time of year. We’ve coordinated Staff Appreciation Week, held a membership meeting on May 4th, and will be announcing our awards soon for outstanding volunteer and educator. We are also thrilled that Senior Spree happened on June 13th, and we look forward to commencement on June 20th.
Shorecrest PTSA Needs YOU!
We are looking to fill two open board positions for the 2021-22 school year. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the Shorecrest PTSA board next year, 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. As of now, the two open positions include Vice President and Family Services Chair. Below is a little information about each position. For more information, please contact Lissy Des Voigne at
- The Vice President is 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: serving as a member of the Executive Board along with President, Secretary and Treasurer; attending monthly PTSA meetings August through June; assisting the President in planning for PTSA board and general membership meetings; assisting the President in overseeing board and committee chairs as needed; assisting the President in planning special school events like the Back to School BBQ; attending quarterly Shoreline Council meetings/superintendent meetings as available; and alternating with the President. President duties the following year include taking the lead on all of the above, including managing the board of directors; running the monthly board meetings and quarterly general membership meetings; consulting with the Secretary to prepare meeting agendas; serve as signer on the bank account; attend Shoreline PTA Council membership meetings (a few times each year); approving PTA communications; ensuring board meets standards of affiliation; attends required trainings; and and keeps legal records.
- The Family Services Chair at Shorecrest works in conjunction 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. Duties include attending monthly PTSA board meetings; attending Shoreline PTA Council meetings; communicating donation drives; and serving as the onsite point person at The Works and Holiday Baskets/gift drive.
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!
Shorecrest PTSA President
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