“The Sanibel School is neither endorsing nor sponsoring these events, products or services nor endorsing the view of any sponsoring organizations included in our electronic flyer”

Note:  All flyers of community events included in the school e-mail must be approved through the required District approval process.  Please e-mail Ellen Galioto at [email protected]  if you would like a copy of the Electronic Flyer or Hand out flyer Approval Procedures guidelines for your organization. 



For- profit business/organizations ads:

  • 1-5 lines/100 characters per line/weekly                                    $25.00
  • 6-10 lines/100 characters per line/weekly                                  $50.00
  • 1-5 lines/100 character per line/ monthly                                  $75.00
  • 6-10 lines/100 character per line/monthly                                $150.00

Please contact Ellen Galioto by email [email protected] or 239-472-1617 for complete details and guidelines in placing an ad.



Bring your kids to MacIntosh Books and Paper during the month of May along with their Lee County Schools ID and register for a Summer Reading Discount Card.  This card (valid June-September of 2018) saves you 25% on all youth and teen books!  In addition, we’ll be offering reading incentives and fun activities all summer long.  More info in store or by calling 239-472-1447




DATE CHANGE: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Sanibel School Pavilion

Bring your children and grandchildren grades kindergarten through fifth grade to the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th at the Sanibel School Pavilion, located at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road. This event will provide your child an opportunity to learn about and practice, safe bicycling skills. The Bicycle Rodeo includes a safety inspection and a series of skills stations directly related to everyday bicycling situations. Participants will practice starting and stopping, the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection and avoid common road hazards. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet, but if they are unable to, equipment will be provided. All children attending that are not enrolled in the Sanibel Recreation Center After School Program must have a parent or guardian accompany them for this event. For more information contact the Recreation Department at (239) 472-0345. 



Half Day Fun Days: May 25th, May 29th & May 30th

Register your child now for upcoming Half Day Fun Days on Friday, May 25th, Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th. Each day will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment! Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Half Day Fun Days operate from 12:10 – 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. This new option is now available to families seeking child care on school half days; however, these days are included at no charge for children currently enrolled in the After School Program. Register in advance and receive the “Early Bird” rate. For more information contact the Recreation Department at (239) 472-0345. 



Full Day Fun Days: May 31st & June 1st

Join us Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st for a variety of fun games, athletics, crafts and activities! Don’t forget our gym and swim combo (weather permitting). Our regular gym and swim combo is always a part of every Fun Day at Rec!  Hours are from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and will be available for grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit and towel. Each child will need to bring their own lunch on Fun Days.  Register in advance and receive the “Early Bird” rate. For more information contact the Recreation Department at (239) 472-0345.



June 4th through July 27th
The Sanibel Recreation Department “Summer Day Camp” is a traditional eight week day camp which will run from Monday, June 4th through Friday, July 27th. Camp will not be held on Wednesday, July 4th. The 2018 Summer Camp program is offered to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. This summer as a pilot program, Summer Camp will be open to children entering kindergarten. Please refer to the registration packet for specific kindergarten registration requirements. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts and athletics, as well as, a variety of games. Summer camp will be available for purchase by the week.  Campers should bring swim suit, towel and sunscreen daily. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Register in advance and receive the “Early Bird” rate. Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families. For more information call the Recreation Center at (239) 472-0345.



Students Entering 9th and 10th Grade

The City of Sanibel Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Program is an exciting junior level personal development and leadership opportunity for teens entering 9th and 10th grade that are interested in volunteering with children in a recreational day camp setting. This is a special leadership program designed to prepare teens to become a camp counselor. C.I.T. students will gain valuable work experience, compression only CPR certification and earn community service hours all while making new friends. The Sanibel Recreation Department “Summer Day Camp” is a traditional eight week day camp which will run from Monday, June 4th through Friday, July 27th. There is an application that must be completed and returned to the City of Sanibel Recreation Department for review and approval. The application can be picked up at the Sanibel Recreation Center front desk. There will be a mandatory meeting for C.I.T.s on Monday, May 31st, from 10-3p.m. Registration includes lunch, activity participation, compression only CPR certification and field trip admissions when applicable.



Register Now!

SWAT is a youth swim team program for ages 5 to 18 designed to improve stroke technique and to build endurance. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) in order to participate. In addition to becoming members of Sanibel Water Attack Team, swimmers will get a chance to join Swim Florida for competitions. Stop by or call the Sanibel Recreation Center at (239) 472-0345 for more information on practice times and fee options.



 Register for the Summer Reading Program at the Sanibel Public Library. By reading and completing activities, participants earn books for themselves and for patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital. This program is for babies thru 12th grade (2018-19). Beanstack, the online resource to register and log reading activities, will be available again, PLUS they’ve added an app with a timer! Sign-ups will continue through summer. Questions? Visit our Children’s page on or email Ms. Deanna at [email protected] or call 239.472.2483



Registration is now open for our 2018 BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camps! BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp offers a fun, unique, and well-rounded program of visual and performing arts for 1st - 5th graders as well as an apprentice program for 6th - 12th graders. Go to for more information.



Summer’s coming.  Save the date for Rolling River Rampage, a white water rafting adventure theme for the week of June 4-8.  All kids who are 3 years old through completing 5th grade are invited to register.  It will be at the Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way from 4:00 – 7:00 pm each day that week.  Registration forms available on line  Or call the church office 239-472-2684.



FISH provides partial financial assistance for children’s summer camp sessions. Assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis.  Eligibility for need-based financial assistance is determined through a review of income and expense documentation. Scholarship amounts vary, and scholarships may cover only a portion of cost.  Contact Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director at the Walk-In Center, 239-472-4775. 


H2O at THE SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH                                                                              The youth group will be having a small group night for their year-end celebration on Wednesday, May 30. The students have a blast with various games and desserts. FYI Reminder that middle school H2O is canceled for this Wednesday, May 23 as the students are honored at the Sports Banquet. H2O meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Wednesday middle school meets from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and high school meets 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Sundays middle and high school meets from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.