Parents

Parents Matter at Shoreline Christian School

I attended a Seattle Livewire event hosted by the Seattle Times last week.  The event involved the superintendents of a couple of the state’s larger school districts, two legislators, a CEO of a larger business, the Dean of Education from a state university, and the 2013 national teacher of the year.  All were there to discuss a vision for K-12 education in the State of Washington.  There were about 300 of us in the audience that listened to a dialogue between the panelists that was facilitated by two of the Seattle Times education columnists.

I found the discussion to be fascinating as it weaved from problems to potential solutions for the problems to problems with the solutions.  The discussion was interspersed with speeches,

When My Son Became a Joy

By Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent & Board Member

One morning during my quiet time, I was struck with a thought: “Ten years ago I never would have dreamed that my kids would be attending a Christian private school!” I am an educator myself, having taught K-12 special education and was a middle school counselor for three years. I’m all about having a great education, so twelve years ago we chose a well-regarded public elementary school for my son Isaac, to begin kindergarten at.

What Makes Parents In Prayer (PIP) Special

Posted by Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and PIP co-leader with Jen Colver

How does it feel to be known and loved?

I began attending PIP ten years ago when my oldest was 10 and my youngest was beginning kindergarten.  I was looking for community and joining a prayer group seemed like a good place to start.  I was a “young mom”, new to the school and was instantly in awe of the prayer leader, Chris Kredit, who had kids in HIGH SCHOOL! Read more >> about What Makes Parents In Prayer (PIP) Special

Liturgies, Formation and Ecosystem

I wish we could bottle all the enthusiasm and excitement from the start of our school year so that I could release it in small doses later in the year.  New clothes, new faces, new school supplies, and renewed attitudes all blend together to generate a liturgy of praise.  This continues into the school picnic where the simplicity of sharing a grilled hotdog with old friends and new acquaintances becomes an opportunity to worship within the ecosystem that supports the Christian formation of our children.

Did You Know?

I have kind of a funny story for you. Yesterday, a service representative came to switch out our postage meter machine in the office. He replaced it with the same model, but now it’s just a little bit fresher and cleaner. As the rep was showing us a faster way to print international postage, he flipped up a little plastic flap to reveal a keyboard. I gasped. After almost two years of working at the office, I still did not know that machine had a keyboard! Our rep laughed and then showed me another trick to unjam the machine should an envelope get stuck. Good thing I enjoy learning new things!

An Auction Reflection

Post by: Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and Board Member

The 2014 SCS auction will forever be etched into the memories of all who attended. The elegant setting was more than perfect and bustled with lively conversation – Happiness pervaded the space. The apex of the evening was set to begin as Tassie DeMoney welcomed all and Tim Visser prayed for God’s blessing. We were reminded and set to enjoy a night of generous giving. An instant later the room dramatically darkened and the music was abruptly silenced. A power outage!

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