Charger News: SCS Weekly Announcements
November 29, 2017
Tips for "The Talk"
November 29, 7pm - 8:30pm

Parents are the most influential people in their child’s lives. Shoreline Christian would like to be a resource for parents as they determine the best time to discuss the topics of puberty, sexuality, safety, and decision making with their child. The timeline for these discussions is different in each family and we, as a school, want to support those individual differences by giving parents the tools to use whenever their children are ready.

For more information, click here .
New Staff Introduction - Rachel Burke

We are excited to announce Rachel Burke is taking over as our Technology Integration Specialist (the role previously held by Kaelyn Bullock). Below is a brief introduction from Rachel.

"I'm honored to be joining the amazing teaching staff here at SCS. My family has been a part of the SCS community for almost eight years and my three children attend and love this school. We've had such a positive experience here because of the exceptional teachers and staff. When the opportunity to join this awesome team presented itself I just could not resist. I'm eager to use my teaching and programming background to support and enhance the curriculum of our teachers as well as to really dig into some coding and robotics with the students. I have a heart for encouraging people of all ages while learning things that require some degree of frustration tolerance. I'm eager to be a part of creating an environment where our students will be enthusiastic, confident, professional and innovative with technology. Please feel free to email me anytime at  rburke@shorelinechristian.org  And thank you already for such a warm welcome."
December 15th Early Dismissal

Friday December 15th is the final day of school before Christmas break. We will have early dismissal that day. Elementary will be released at 1:50pm, Middle and High School will be released at 1:45pm. Please plan to pick up your students at those early times.

If you need childcare, you must email Amy Hart to sign up in advance.
Middle School Magazine Sales - Last Chance!

The middle school magazine sale fundraiser is running now and ends this week. Anyone can renew or purchase magazines, order gifts and personalized photo gifts through this link:

Homecoming Winter Ball Decorations
Student Council is looking for white string lights (with green cords) for decorations at the Homecoming Dance. If you have Christmas decor you're willing to lend or donate, contact Ms. Huston.
From the Blog
Steadfast Future: Presidential Report 2017-18

"As we celebrate 65 years of Watson Groen and Shoreline Christian School this year, we began with gratitude. Acknowledging the staff, students and families who have come before us and made this place what it is today. But our Gala in September was only a pause to catch our breath before turning toward the next 65 years. In the words of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, 'Life can only be understood backwards, but lived forwards.'"

Read more on the school blog ...
SCS Preschool Christmas Program

Parents, grandparents, and the SCS community are invited to the Preschool Christmas Program at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 5. You'll have an opportunity to visit the preschool space and check out what the students are up to, then the program will be upstairs in the sanctuary of the church.
Kindergarten Open House

You are invited to attend the Kindergarten Open House on December 7 at 7pm at Shoreline Christian School. Meet Mrs. Visser, our fantastic Kindergarten teacher, who is passionate about creating a classroom that celebrates all parts of creation and that honors the learning styles of Kindergartners.

You'll learn about her vision for Kindergarten, as well the curriculum, schedules, and special activities. You can explore the Kindergarten classroom and tour the elementary and high school buildings. Come join us and other parents so that you can discover the wonder and excitement of Kindergarten learning. Mrs. Visser will give a presentation at 7:15 in the classroom. 

Current preschool families are especially encouraged to attend.
Support SCS with Your Christmas Shopping

Did you know you can shop Amazon and give to SCS at the same time??? You can!

When you visit smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a non-profit to support with your purchases on Amazon. You can read more about the Amazon Smile program here.
Christmas Lunch for Teachers & Staff

On December 12th there will be a special lunch for teachers and staff. Additional salads, bread, desserts and beverages are needed. Please contact Tuvette McCroskey ktuvette@comcast.net to help.

Thank You!
Storage and Weight Room Contract Bidding

We have final plans for the new storage building and weight room and are looking for contractor bids for construction. We are hoping to make a decision soon, so if you are a contractor, or know some one who is, we'd love to hear from you. You can download relevant documents here. Email Tim Visser with questions or to submit a bid.
SCS Christmas Concert

The SCS K-12 Christmas Concert will be Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7pm at Shoreline CRC. The concert also kicks off our Homecoming weekend!
Christmas Break and Childcare

Christmas break is December 16 - January 1st this year. If you need childcare during that time, you must email to sign up in advance with Amy Hart. Childcare will be open December 18 - 22, and closed December 25 - January 1.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Homecoming Alumni Reception
Interested in helping coordinate our Alumni Reception next month?

Join us in making this year's Reception special by providing treats, assisting with set up or clean up at the basketball games on Monday evening, December 18th . Homecoming is only once a year - so join us at the Christmas concert on December 14th, and the Basketball game on Monday evening, December 18th!

Show Your SCS Spirit!

Parents and students, are you ready to show your Charger spirit? Connect with parents in your child's grade to host one of our home games this season! Classes can host a game by signing up for service needs at a home game. Positions include Greeters to welcome our community and guests from the other team, court supervisors and more. Home games available now are 12/2, 12/8, 12/12, 12/18 (Homecoming), 1/2, and 1/12.

To sign up for a volunteer slot for the December 2nd home game, click here.

Email  volunteer@shorelinechristian.org or talk to Michelle in the office  for more information. 
Charger Parent Club

Join us on Thursday, December 7th from 8 to 8:30AM in the Elementary Library for Charger Parent Club. It's our opportunity to celebrate what we've accomplished as a community this year and look at our future service needs. ​Below are the topics we will highlight.

-Basketball Home Games (Sign up links are below)

Charger Basketball - Homecoming Game 12/18

-Sign up to participate with the 2018 Auction Committee

-Class ideas...how are you experiencing community?

​Wear your favorite holiday sweater and enjoy hot coffee and holiday treats. See you there!
Charger Sports News
Family Night! The first game of the HS basketball season will be at home on Saturday, December 2nd. Boys' JV plays first at 4pm, followed by Girls' Varsity at 5:30pm, and Boys' Varsity at 7pm. To celebrate their first game of the season, SCS families are invited to come for FREE! We'll have fun activities and celebrations, and of course we'll be cheering on our teams.

Charger Gear: Did you know you can order your very own Charger gear online? We have a shop set up at GTM with sweatshirts, jackets, tshirts and more! Check it out!
Upcoming Basketball Games 
  • The first games of the season will at home on December 2nd against The Bush School. 4pm Boys' JV, 5:30pm Girls' Varsity, 7pm Boys' Varsity
  • MS basketball plays away at CPC Bothell on 11/30 at 3:45pm
Eligibility Check Dates

Upcoming eligibility check dates:
Dec. 6
Jan. 3
Jan. 26 ( end of first semester )
Feb. 21
Mar. 14
Apr. 6 ( end of third quarter )
May 2
May 23
June 15 ( end of second semester )
Scrip Program

Have you used the Scrip program at SCS? It's a program for buying gift cards to local retailers and getting a credit toward your tuition. Gift cards are available for purchase in the SCS office.

More information is  available here .
On The Horizon

Dec 2 - HS BB Family Night
Dec 14 - Christmas Concert
Dec 18 - Homecoming BB Games
Dec 16 - Jan 1 - Christmas Break

See what else is on the calendar at  www.shorelinechristian.org/calendar