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Shoreline Christian School Alumni Monthly E-Newsletter
August 27, 2015

Save the date!

2015 Presidential Gala
benefiting Shoreline Christian School.

We'll be back at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, WA 
October 16, 2015 

Join us for an evening of celebration and live jazz music by professional musician, singer, and composer - Dawn Clement. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm for hors d'voeuvres, dinner is served at 7:30 pm, followed by a short program and live entertainment.

Tickets go on sale September 7, 2015

Shining Lights
At the end of each school year, the Admin Team meets to discuss the school theme for the coming year. This year we decided on "Let Your Light Shine", based on Luke 11:33-36.

We were drawn to the images it conjured up in our minds - a lighthouse, stars, lamps, etc. We love the idea of our students being lights in the world, beacons of Christ's love. And it presents a question to wrestle with - What does it mean to be a light for Jesus?

Little did we know at the time what that theme would mean to our community over the summer. Two bright lights of the SCS community, Mins Reinsma and Nancy Kamerman Colón, were called home. Please read more about them below.

So, we start the school year next week with sadness but also a sure hope in the Light of the World. 
Tassie DeMoney
Director of Development and Marketing
In Memory of Nancy Kamerman Colón
Nancy Beth Kamerman Colón went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2015. Nancy was born January 6, 1982, in Manhattan, Montana. She was the eighth child and youngest daughter of Delbert and Nellie Kamerman. As a child, she was quiet and happy growing up on the family dairy farm, and learned everything a farmer's daughter learns. She had the ability to make everyone laugh and turn the most mundane moments into joyful memories.  

Nancy attended Manhattan Christian School. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While in school, she spent time studying in Honduras and became fluent in Spanish. After her graduation in 2004, she received an offer to teach second grade from Shoreline Christian School in Shoreline, Washington, two weeks before classes started. She packed up everything and moved to Seattle, where she taught for 11 years. This past spring she watched her first class graduate high school.  Read More>>

In Memory of Mins Reinsma
In the early morning of Friday, August 14, Mins Reinsma passed away in his sleep and went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 12, at 3:00 pm at First Christian Reformed Church of Seattle (the church across the parking lot from the school). The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shoreline Christian School in Mins' name.   Read More>>

Featured Alumni:  Brian Kaemingk      
Submitted by  Brian Kaemingk (Class of 2003)

After graduating from Shoreline Christian, I went to Calvin College to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.  After that, I went to the University of Southern California where I got an MBA.  Since then, I have worked in technology, finance, and strategy at National Security Agency in Washington D.C., The Boeing Company in Los Angeles and, in my current position, I am a Manager at the Seattle office of Ernst & Young, which is a global accounting and business advisory firm.

In 2013 I moved back to Seattle where I have enjoyed being closer to family and pursuing hobbies like mountaineering and brewing.  Once you have grown up in the Pacific Northwest, it's not easy to leave!  The most important thing that Shoreline Christian taught me was work ethic, and I am grateful for the men and women who taught and mentored me there.  I'd love to connect with you.  My email address is:

Memorial Garden Plaques
In celebration of our 60th anniversary, a space was created for stories - past and present - a memorial garden. 

Now we need stories!  You can tell your story on a plaque that will be attached to the faces of the benches.  Learn more here.

Featured Alumni Stories:
Each month we like to feature an Alumni in our newsletter.  This is a great way for alumni to re-connect. We would love to hear from you about where you are and what you are doing now.  Share your story with us.

Reunions and Homecoming

Did you have a reunion this summer? We'd love to hear about it!

Class of 2005 - 10 Years
Class of 1995 - 20 Years
Class of 1985 - 30 Years
Class of 1975 - 40 Years
Class of 1965 - 50 Years

We are planning another Homecoming Celebration in December...more details to come! 

Save the Date!

We're heading back to the Inglewood Golf Club for this year's Presidential Gala on October 16th. More information to come!


Gift Matching

Does your company have a matching gifts program? Boeing, Microsoft, and Expedia are just a few of the many companies that offer this benefit to their employees.  With a match you'll double your giving to the school! Check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company's commitment to their community extends to donating money to non-profits.