THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 4-2-18

 

TYE PHOENIX DAY, FRIDAY APRIL 6TH!

Friday is Tye Phoenix Day!  We are encouraging all students to wear blue.  Blue is Tye’s favorite color.   Tye has been in the hospital for several weeks now.  He is one of our students, and we want to encourage him and support him.   Our students are also organizing a voluntary Prayer at the flagpole for 7:15am this Friday morning.   All parents and students are welcome to join in front of the flag pole promptly at 7:15am.     

 

CITIZENS OF THE WEEK

Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade earn Sea Horse tickets for good behavior, helpful attitude, and an eagerness to learn. Each week we select a Sea Horse ticket winner from these classes.  These students get to come to the office and select a prize from our prize cabinet. The following students are this week’s citizens of the week: Alexander Flynt, Angelina Roa, Simon Allison, and Lucy Demaras.  Congratulations!

 

CONGRATULATIONS YOU’RE IN THE SHOW:

Our yearly art show at The Alliance for the Arts is coming up and we have quite a few artists who will be representing The Sanibel School this year. This show represents all the best art work in Lee County, in Elementary and Middle Schools.

Congratulations Middle School artists: Anna Lermer, Jack Sergeant, and Nicholas Underwood.

Congratulations Elementary artists: K: Gretta Livermon, Fisher Ignac; Grade 1: Daniel Tison, Dillon Barron;

Grade 2: Lilly Wolf, Jillian Breece, Yuan Bonhayag, Korynn Livermon, Daniel Tison; Grade 3: Gia Lackenby, Pierce Farhat; Grade 4: Molly Dunn, Caroline Muddell, Lily Brennan; Grade 5: Grace McKinney, Julia Lemmon, and Sophia Schroy.

The show opens, with a reception, for the artists and their families on Wednesday, April 4th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

This dynamic show will be up for viewing to the public from April 5th through April 13th. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers Florida, 33919.

Please take some time to view these masterpieces. We are very proud of all their efforts in learning to create beautiful works of art that represent a bit of themselves.

 

REPORT CARDS

On Friday, April 6th all elementary report cards for the third quarter will be distributed in school. Middle school report cards will be mailed home on April 6th as well. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to schedule a conference.

 

8th GRADE PROMOTION PLANNING MEETING

This Friday, April 6th we will be having a 8th grade promotion ceremony and dance planning meeting at 8:15 am in the office conference room. All parents of 8th graders who are interested in helping plan are welcome to attend. No experience is necessary!

 

ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, APRIL 9th FROM 2:15-3:25PM

The next rehearsal will take place for a slightly extended time on Monday, April 9th from 2:15-3:25pm in the music room.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

 

WASHINGTON, D. C. FIELD TRIP PARENT MEETING

Calling all 8th grade students and parents! There will be an informational meeting about the Washington, D.C. field trip on Wednesday, April 11th from 5:30- 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Please plan on attending if your child is participating in this amazing fieldtrip!

 

VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE HELPERS NEEDED FOR A WILD ADVENTURE AT THE BOOK FAIR SAFARI!

We are celebrating reading and it's going to be WILD!  This spring's Scholastic Book Fair Safari will be held April 11th through 18th in the Media Center, and we need volunteers!  Volunteer safari hosts and guides can prepare decorations, hang posters, set up equipment, assist parent night and after school shoppers, restock merchandise, and help pack-up and clean up.  Enjoy growing strong readers as you help shoppers track and locate books to take them on exotic adventures and grow their pride.  We'd love to have you here for multiple shifts, so please come as often as you like and are able.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4facae229-20181 . Middle schoolers: We need you too! Click below for the "Student Signup Page" full of opportunities for you to work off your community service hours and have fun at the same time! (Some shifts may involve being in costume, maybe even Drumming!)   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4facae229-2018

Want more book fair info?  Check out our book fair page and online shopping link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/sanibelschool1

 

SPRING MUSIC SHOWCASE TO TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH                             The Spring Music Showcase will take place Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm in The Sanibel School Cafetorium.  Seahorse Chorale, Elementary Choir, and a Fun with Instruments and STOMP group will all be performing on the Spring Music Showcase.  Additionally, Performing Arts will present a sneak peak of their upcoming production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr.  Tickets will be $5.00.  All students from The Sanibel School will receive one free ticket to attend this show.  Concessions will also be available for purchase.  All funds raised will go to support the music department.  Additionally, while you attend the Spring Music Showcase, be sure to stop by the Safari Book Fair in the Media Center and go on a reading adventure!  We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Music Showcase!!!  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected].

 

2018 FSA BOOT CAMP                                                                                                 

 Mrs. Scarnato is organizing a boot camp for all middle school students taking the FSA. The sixth grade night for students who are taking 6th grade math will be April 16th, sixth graders taking 7th grade math will meet on April 17th, April 19th for Honors Algebra, and April 23rd for Pre-Algebra Flyers were sent home with all middle school students.

 

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT

Parents of currently enrolled eighth graders were mailed their high school application on January 19, 2018. Those receiving applications can save time by applying online! Please read the documents sent to you carefully, and determine if you wat to apply online, mail it in, or bring it to the Lee County School District Office. Please visit www.leeschools.net for more information. If you are the parent of a preschool child that will be attending kindergarten next year, please contact Donna Marks (239-472-1617) for more information about registering your child for school next year.

 

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AT THE SANIBEL SCHOOL

This year we will have an orientation for kindergartners on April 26, 2018 from 5:30 pm. to 6:30 pm.   We invite you and your child to come tour our campus, have your questions answered, and meet the kindergarten teachers too.   Please contact Donna Marks, The School Registrar, at (239) 472-1617 for information and an enrollment packet. We look forward to meeting your family and are excited that you have chosen our school for your child’s education.

 

SAFETY DRILLS

We are continuously striving to improve our safety protocols at The Sanibel School. For the next two months we will be conducting extra safety drills and practice activities. ParentLink messages will be sent home to communicate to parents on the days that we conduct these drills. Please don’t hesitate to contact school if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.

 

FREE SHELL MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP FOR SANIBEL SCHOOL FAMILIES!

The Kiwanis Club has generously underwritten a portion of the value of an annual family membership to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum for all Sanibel School families - a $75 value! See the attached flyer for information.

 

SEADRAGON SPORTS: 

TRACK AND FIELD PRACTICE-We will have practice on Tuesday, April 3rd, from 2:15-4:00 pm this week only for the athletes who qualified to go to district championship. District Championships will be Wednesday, April 4th, and Thursday, April 5th, at Fort Myers High School starting at 6 p.m.  Athletes who qualified are to meet Mrs. Dykhuizen at Fort Myers High School at 5:45 pm.  Wednesday, April 4th is for the boys and Thursday, April 5th is for the girls.  Please come dressed in your Sanibel track shirt and black shorts.  All are welcome to come cheer on our track and field athletes. 

 

YEARBOOK COUNTDOWN FOR 100 MORE 

Irma, the Flood, the Holidays, Taxes are now over (taxes almost). Each year we base the price of the yearbook on the amount it cost divided among how many books we believe to be purchased. This year we are under by 100! Please help our yearbook program out by purchasing one today. The cost is $45 but this book of memories for 2018 is priceless

Cash or checks accepted (made out to The Sanibel School).  We need student's name, grade and homeroom teacher. For questions, email Dr. Kielborn-Jennings at te[email protected]

 

CHECKING STUDENTS’ GRADES IN FOCUS

Parents can check their child’s grades by visiting our school website or accessing the Focus Parent Portal registration screen at http://focus.leeschools.net. We recommend that you check your child’s grades weekly.

 

PARENT PICKUP PARKING

We ask that all parents park in the Parent Pickup Parking Lot if you need to park before picking up your child. Please do not park at the Rec Center or bus ramp, as this creates safety concerns for our students. Thank you.

VISIT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE!                                                                                          Please visit The Sanibel School website for more information about school policies, activities, calendar of events, our faculty, homework portals, teacher websites, and so much more!

SANIBEL SHIRTS                                                                                                                 Sanibel School T-shirts are available in the front office (sizes S, M, L and XL) for $10 each.  School spirit days are Fridays giving students many opportunities to wear their pride.  Office hours are 7:30 am.to 3:30 pm.

.PTA NEWS                                                                                                                                      This year’s Seahorse Festival will be held or May 5th, from 4-7 pm, and the location is to be announced later this week. The Seahorse Festival is going to have a “Taste” theme.  There will be several local restaurant venders offering various foods, desserts, and drinks.  There will be several raffles, a silent auction, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Entertainment will be the band “Wilder Sons”, along with a few of the kids performing skits.  Several games will be set up and ran by the kids to make their own money for their class, and of course the Kid’s Inflatable Area will be available for purchase as always.  Please consider volunteering for the Festival, we need as many helpers as we can get to make this a huge success!  Please PM me if you are interested at 239-822-4044 or email [email protected]Razoo and Amazon Smile I Razoo, do you?  Want to contribute and can’t seem to make any of the fundraisers?  Through Razoo you can contribute year round in monthly donations, or a onetime only donation, whatever is more comfortable.  Go to https://www.razoo.com/us/story/The-Sanibel-School-Pta and start today!  Do you shop at Amazon?!  Now there is a way to raise money for The Sanibel School just by clicking a box at no cost to you. OUTSTANDING!  Sign up at www.smile.amazon.com today and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to our school!  Remember to select Sanibel School PTA!  Amazing Amazon Smile!  Let’s make 2018 a very special year for the Sanibel School Students, so please, help support your school!

SANIBEL SCHOOL FUND

THANK YOU to all of our Blue Ribbon Partners and sponsors who have donated to The Sanibel School this past year.  We are looking forward to your continued support for 2017-2018 School year.  Save the date for the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic and Dinner at the Sanctuary on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  We are looking for silent and live auction items if you would like to help sign up local businesses to donate. Please feel to come join us as we are starting our new campaign for this year's Blue Ribbon Sponsors.  If you have any questions, Please contact Christian Fautz at (917) 763-6824 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS & SPONSORS

PREMIER

Kiwanis

                                                                                                     TITLE

Charitable Foundation of the Islands

Doc Fords

                                                                                                     GRAND  

Bank of the Islands

The Sanctuary Golf Club

Chuck Bergstrom

Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

AJ & Sunny Scribante

 

 PLATINUM

Bailey’s

The Mossberg Family

The Kouril Family

Eric Pfeifer Realty

Jensen’s Twin Palms Resort & Marina

The Dunn Family

The Lazy Flamingo

 

GOLD

 

SILVER

Jen McSorley

 

 

If you are interested in our sponsorship program, please contact Christian Fautz at (917) 763-6824; [email protected]