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PTSA PROGRAMS

Shorewood PTSA provides academic enrichment and support for all students. Our programs are made possible by our members and donors. 

Academic Support

Classroom Grants (formerly known as EQC) offers classroom grants. This PTSA committee holds separate fundraisers, and there is a Classroom Grants line on our donation form. Teachers apply for grants in the fall and the committee fills as many requests as possible. 

Homework Club is Shorewood's primary intervention for kids who are receiving a failing grade in at least one class. PTSA supports this program through grants to the school.

AP Prep allows teachers of Shorewood AP classes a chance to hold extra preparatory sessions in the spring prior to the tests in May. 

 

Shorewood Career Center (After Shorewood)

Assists families in their search for post-high school options.

 

College Application Essay Workshops are scheduled at times during the school year and summer to offer rising seniors a chance to get started on their essays, and be given helpful tips and direction. 

Events & Speakers for parents and students, including panel discussions on: College Athletics; FAFSA applications, Sending Kids off for the First Time; First Semester in College, Mental Health, and more. 

 

Website has resources and information on college applications, scholarships, community service, testing, and much more. Shorewood Career Center

Basic Needs Support

Back to School Event distributes new backpacks filled with school supplies, toiletry kits, and much more. For more information, see  the Back to School Consortium Event page. 

 

Food and Teen Gift Drive provides a December boost for Shoreline School District families in need. At Shorewood, the PTSA works in conjunction with ASB Leadership. District-wide, many social service agencies help with this Shoreline PTA Council led effort. 


The Works offers Shoreline School District families in need a place for no-cost school clothes and supplies. The Works is open every Wednesday evening during the school year. The Works website

Emergency snacks & weekend food support for students are coordinated through the Shorewood counselling office. 

Events and Activities

Back to School BBQ to welcome families new to Shorewood. In conjunction with Boosters, we offer a meal and make ourselves available to answer any questions new parents might have about PTSA or being a parent at Shorewood. 

 

Lattes for Letters recognizes teachers who have written letters of recommendation for our seniors. A coordinator solicits help and coffee beverages are hand-delivered to teachers on a designated day. 

 

Reflections is the nationwide PTA arts contest. PTSA administers the contest at Shorewood. Student projects often move on to the District and the State levels. More details here

Forefront in Schools for Shoreline School District

It takes a village to raise a child, at Shorewood our youth’s health and well-being is a top priority.  Forefront in School's suicide prevention program is a partnership with the University of Washington, and started in the Shoreline School District high schools the fall of 2017.  The program includes training for all school community members, creation or expansion of crisis protocols, social/emotional learning support and more. 

Shorewood Parent Advocates:
Gina Cantara & Carrie Yandell - saveslives@shorewoodptsa.com

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Suicide among youth is a serious public health, mental health and community-based problem. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death in Washington State for youth ages 10-24. Twice as many young people die by suicide than by homicide in Washington State and we lose two youth to suicide each week on average. The suicide rate in Washington State has been increasing steadily since 2006.

Shoreline high schools have elected to participate in a 3-year cohort of 16 area schools with Forefront, an organization connected with the University of Washington and a leader in suicide prevention and education. Forefront in the Schools (FIS) will assist us in a comprehensive review, developing systematic supports and providing community education promoting mental health and suicide prevention.

The FIS program uses a “train the trainer” model for students, parents, faculty, and staff to help prevent suicide. This reduces the stigma of mental illness and makes schools safer, more welcoming, healthier environments where everyone can thrive. The program also supports policy enhancement, social/emotional learning, and leadership opportunities for students and builds community by engaging leadership across groups because everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention.

 

Components of the FIS model include:

Multi‐disciplinary teams of 6‐8 members from each school, comprised of parents, students, teachers, administrators and school counselors. Monthly meetings over 3 school years.  

A cohort model that includes shared learning and support to do this life‐saving work.

Forefront’s LEARN™ curriculum:

  • 90‐minute training by parents for parents.

  • 90‐minute training by teachers for teachers.

  • 1‐day fall academy for all teams each year.

  • Extensive revisions to, or creation of, suicide prevention, intervention, assessment, re‐entry, and recovery procedures.

  • Enhanced linkages with mental health referral network.

  • Teacher and student led training and mental health promotion week.

  • Half‐day end‐of‐year meeting for all teams each year.

Advocacy and Communication 

Legislation is the part of PTSA connected to State-level educational matters. We will keep you informed about school funding, testing requirements, and other issues that will affect your student. 

 

Membership provides Shorewood parents a way to be connected to the PTSA and the school. Members receive occasional emails about PTSA events or educational news. 

 

Newsletter. The Shorewood Newsletter in partnership with Boosters provides parent/ guardians with pertinent information on a monthly basis. The Newsletter is delivered via PDF  to all email addresses in the school database. Check with the school office to be sure that your email address is current. 

 

Website. The PTSA website provides a home for PTSA information and complements the Shorewood School Website. Check out Advocacy News on this page