Dear SCCS parents,
What a pretty morning it is! Fall is in the air, and we are so excited.

I saw some of you at the recent park day, which was a fun afternoon. I'm thankful to see those who are interacting on the FB group page offering encouragement or answering questions from other parents. I appreciate your support of each other and being willing to share your experiences. That's what this community is designed to do! Also, remember that our chaplains, Kuna and Carol Griggs, are always available for encouragement, spiritual counsel, and advice when needed. Their contact info is: 901-482-9737 or

There are many great opportunities for enrichment and socialization with other SCCS families this month. I hope you can join us for the field trips or events that suit your family, and remember to check the SCCS website for further details on all these events. Note the deadlines for signing up for some of these events is very soon. Please RSVP and see instructions for payment when there is a charge.



10­-11 all weekend  Service Project – make treats and deliver cards to your local fire, paramedic, and police station as a thank you for their dedication on the weekend of Patriots Day and the 15th anniversary of 9/11. This is one of our favorite ways to love on these public servants.

15 Thursday 9:30 or 11:00  Birmingham Children’s Theatre Wee Folks – “The Little Engine That Could,” tickets ordered in advance. Arrive a few minutes early, give your name/# of attendees, and let them know you're with Shelby Crossings so they can mark you off, and direct you to your seats. No tickets are given; seats are reserved for your party based on your RSVP and payment.

20 Tuesday 7:00  SCCS Support Group and Fellowship at Panera Bread in Alabaster (RSVP on SCCS website)

22 Thursday 7:00 Code Breakers: Parent Advocates ­ support group meeting for parents of students with special needs at Briarwood Presbyterian Church (RSVP on SCCS website)

27 Tuesday Homeschool Day at DeSoto Caverns – includes cave tour, laser light show, panning for gems and trail maze. $15.00 per person for this discounted fun pack. Bring teacher ID to get discount

30 Friday Alabama Wildlife Federation Nature Center in Millbrook ­ hike, picnic, live animal demonstration etc. (RSVP and payment deadline Wednesday 9/7)

​Also - RSVP deadline for Aldridge Gardens and Old Baker Farm pumpkin patch and petting zoo, etc - 9/9