The American Dream

The third graders performed their play, "The American Dream" for the students of the Lower Division this week. The students learned about the history of The United States and had to research their character in order to create their own costume to represent that person. The songs were a musical presentation that chronicled the early years of the building of our nation. They captured the joy and heartache of the men and women who worked so hard for what they believed in.

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After the fantastic show, students and their guests returned to the Lower Division for a United States cake that everyone took part in creating and decorating. Yum!

Highlights from the performance may be viewed in this video.


Brush Your Teeth!

February is Dental Health month. The kindergartners had the opportunity to visit Dr. Sandy W. Epstein's dentist office. While there, they got to lay in the dentist chair, explore the tools that the hygienists use to clean their teeth and learn the correct way to brush and floss their teeth. The students really loved looking at X-rays and seeing the permanent teeth waiting to come in under the baby teeth. The students also learned that it is very important to visit the dentist twice a year.

Do you know how many baby teeth a child has or how many permanent teeth an adult has?
If you pass a kindergarten student on campus, ask them-they do!

Thank you, Dr. Epstein!

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Second Grade Update

Second graders practiced the observation step of the scientific method of study by observing some very interesting insects from our classroom science center.

Second graders are also learning how to write nonfiction pieces. To prepare for the unit, the students began by investigating nonfiction books to learn what elements are important. They shared what they learned with one another.


Pre-Relay For Life Cookout

Over 500 all beef and tofu hot dogs were prepared by grillmaster Mike Murphy, while administrators handed out potato chips, Rice Krispie Treats and bottles of water to go with them for the Early Childhood and Lower Division Cookout on Thursday, February 28.

Parents and grandparents enjoyed picnicing with their children on the beautiful, sunny day while supporting a worthy cause. All net proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Shorecrest's Relay For Life will be held on April 5 from 5:00pm - midnight.

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Oldie Goldie Book Sale - March 22nd

Mark March 22nd on your calendars - that's the day our breezeway will be filled with treasured books, both old and new. The Oldie Goldie Book Sale will be in full swing, and the children will be able to purchase books - all for under $1. For over 20 years, this Lower Division event has been a favorite.

Here's how YOU can help to make Oldie Goldie a success:

Beginning on Monday, February 25, for 2 weeks, boxes will be placed outside all of the classrooms & MD breeze ways. Students can bring in books they no longer read or need and place them in the boxes. Each afternoon the “book fairies” will empty the boxes, sort the books, and prepare for the big day. We appreciate your help in filling those boxes. We are dedicating LD's reading week and Oldie Goldie to Dawn Weinman. Thanks for your help!


Cub Scout Corner

The Cub Scouts have been so busy, we have their information on a special page for you this week! You may also read here for information about joining Scouting.


Spring After School Programs


Class picture order forms will be accepted through Tuesday. For more information and to place an order, click here.

Gift Drive Thank you

As a follow up to our December Guardian Ad Litem Gift Drive program, we have received a very gracious note of thanks with heartfelt messages from some people involved with Guardian Ad Litem. You can read it here.


Summer Programs