THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 2-13-17

 

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: Timothy Bloetz, Andrew Wolf, Kai Schwartz, and Sophia Paulus. Congratulations!

 

Get a special greeting for your valentine!

Middle School has valentines for sale through Monday for 50 cents each.  Show your friends what they mean to you!  They are sold during lunchtime in the cafeteria.

 

NO SCHOOL ON FEB. 20 and 21

There is no school for students on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20 and 21. We look forward to students on Feb. 22nd.

 

PASTA FOR PENNIES

We continue to collect money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this week.  The class that brings in the most money gets a pasta luncheon from the Olive Garden Restaurant.

 

ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL WILL OCCUR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH.  NEXT REHEARSAL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH.                                                               The Elementary Choir will have rehearsal on Monday, February 13th during their normal rehearsal time from 2:15-3:05 pm in the music room.  There will be no rehearsal on Monday, February 20th due to President’s Day.  The choir will have their next rehearsal on Monday, February 27th.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY MEETS WEDNESDAY MORNING

 NJHS will be meeting in Mrs. Scarnato room on Wednesday February 15th from 7:00 – 7:40 am.

 

WORLD LANGUAGE FAIR PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH-MIDDLE SCHOOL

All Middle School students are getting ready for the World Language Fair on March 11th at the Lee County Public Education Center. Students will be participating with art projects, posters, paintings, drawings 3-D Art, videos. Also, some students will go to the fair to perform in the entertainment categories (dancing, singing, playing instruments) and in quiz bowl. Students going to the fair are required to practice every Wednesday after school from 2:15pm to 3:15pm. February 15th, 22nd and March 1st, 8th and Thursday, March 9th. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Zavala [email protected]

 

WORLD LANGUAGE FAIR PRACTICE THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A group of elementary students will participate at the World Language Fair on March 11th at the Lee County Public Education Center at 12:00pm. Students will be dancing and singing a song in Spanish.  They are required to stay after school the following Thursdays: February 16th, March 2nd and March 9th from 2:15pm to 3:15pm. They will also perform a LCPEC on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 12:00pm.  For questions, please email Mrs. Zavala [email protected]

 

Are you a Sanibel School Volunteer?  Come join the Fun!

The Annual Volunteer Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, February 17th at 8:00 a.m. in the cafetorium.  If you have been involved in the Sanibel School as an adult volunteer this school year, we invite you to this once-a-year breakfast to let you know how much you mean to us.   Come hungry and enjoy, not only food and drinks, but a show performed by our students just for YOU!   “Good Things Grow From Volunteers’ Hearts!!”

 

 

 

 

2017 FSA TESTING

Elementary School Testing Calendar

February 28th

FSA Writing

 

1 day

Paper-based

Grades 4-5

March 28th and 29th

FSA ELA Reading

2 days

Paper-based

Grade 3

April 19th and 20th

FSA ELA Reading

2 days

Computer-based

Grades 4-5

May 3rd  and 4th

FSA ELA Math

2 days

Computer-based

Grades 3-5

May 1st and 2nd

Science

2 days

Paper-based

Grade 5

Middle School Testing Calendar

February 28th

FSA Writing

1 day

Paper-based (for 6-7)

Computer-based (for 8th)

Grades 6-8

April 19th and 20th

FSA Reading

2 days

Computer-based

Grades 6-8

May 1st and 2nd

Science

2 days

Paper-based

Grade 8

May 9th and 10th

FSA Algebra 1

FSA Math

2 days

Computer-based

Students enrolled

May 16th

Civics EOC

1 day

Computer-based

Grade 7

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. FIELD TRIP- FINAL PAYMENT DUE ON FEB. 24th

A letter was sent home last Monday, Jan. 30th reminding all 8th grade students participating in the Washington, D.C. field trip that the final payment is due Feb. 24th. If your student is interested in earning money to help defray the cost of the trip, another carwash is being organized. The next fundraising carwash will be on Saturday, Feb. 11th from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm at Bank of the Islands. Any students interested in participating should call (472- 1617) or email [email protected]. We also need 3 additional adult volunteers who would like to help supervise this carwash.

 

EIGHTH GRADE PARENTS OF STUDENTS GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR

The first enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching (January 23 – March 24, 2017). Preprinted High School Applications will be mailed to parents of currently enrolled 8th graders on January 19, 2017.  This is a very exciting time of year for students and parents as they plan for 2017-2018.There are no automatic assignments so please complete the student assignment application and return by the deadline.  If you have an address change or any questions, please call Donna Marks in the front office for assistance. 

 

SEADRAGON SPORTS NEWS

Track and field try-outs for boys and girls and soccer for girl will finish up this week on Tuesday, February 14 from 2:15- 4:00 pm. There will be no tryouts on Thursday due to district FSA training for teachers.  The team lists will be posted on Wednesday Feb. 22, with the first practice starting on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2:15- 4:00 pm. All players need to meet in Mrs. Scarnato’s room directly after school. Parents, please be sure to pick up your players at 4:00 pm at The Sanibel Fields. 

CLUB SSYRA AND THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS                                                                             The 3rd through 5th grade CLUB SSYRA book club will meet again this Friday from 2:15 to 3:30 in the Media Center.  All 3rd through 5th graders who wish to be part of our SSYRA book club will continue to meet during the semester after school to join in on engaging book talks, brain games, and fun!  If your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader wants to read the SSYRA novels and join the club, please email Mrs. Payne at [email protected] so she can send a required permission slip and inform you of future meeting dates and times.   The SSYRA book lists and other details for the 2017 Sunshine State Young Reader Award are available here:  http://www.floridamediaed.org.  The CLUB SSYRA meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend and enjoy the 14 novels together, but eventually a competitive team of 7 high achieving and committed club members will eventually be formed to represent our school at the Lee County School District Battle of the Books.  Let's show Lee County why The Sanibel School and our students truly are number one!  This week’s book focus – Dinosaur Boy!

PLEASE HELP TO SUPPORT THE STEEL DRUMMING BAND’S PERFORMANCE TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD                                                                                                                 

 The Steel Drumming Band is fundraising money to prepare for their upcoming performance trip to Walt Disney World!  So far, we have raised enough money to rent a truck to transport the steel drums.  Now, we are working to raise funds for our bus transportation up to Walt Disney World.  A performance at Disney would be a wonderful and once in a lifetime experience for the kids. We ask for your support to help fund The Steel Drumming Band's trip to Walt Disney World.  If you would like to make a donation to the Steel Drumming Band, please make all donations in the form of a check payable to The Sanibel School.  Any donation that you could make would be greatly appreciated.  We thank you in advance for your support of this exciting opportunity for the kids in the Steel Drumming Band. 

 

PTA NEWS

The Seahorse Festival is right around the corner.  This year the festival will be held on Saturday, March 25th at The Sanibel School.  We have started planning and are now forming committees to make the process as uncomplicated as possible.  Please contact Kimberly Paulus ([email protected], 239-822-4044 to sign up for one of the committees.  We will be meeting every Friday morning from now until the festival at the school conference room at 8 a.m., so please join us!  As a reminder, this is our once a year fundraising event where we raise most of the money that helps the PTA support The Sanibel School throughout the year. Thank you in advance for all of your hard work and dedication for our kids!!!

Razoo and Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to sign up for Razoo so you can contribute year round in monthly donations!  Go to https://www.razoo.com/us/story/The-Sanibel-School-Pta and start today!  Please sign up with Amazon Smile at www.smile.amazon.com today and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to our school!  Remember to select Sanibel School PTA!  Hope you have a happy and healthy 2017!  KP

 

8th GRADE YEARBOOK ADS ARE DUE BACK FEBRUARY 16TH

Eighth grade is a special year because it is the last year students attend The Sanibel School. Every student has worked hard and wants to celebrate the years he/she spent at our school. What better way to tell your son or daughter how proud you are of them, than to purchase a yearbook ad. Yearbook ads are in full color and printed on quality paper.

This is the last opportunity to purchase an ad for your 8th grader, as we are approaching our final deadline to submit the yearbook. Don’t wait and then regret that you didn’t place an ad! Quarter page ads sell for $25.00, Eighth of a page ads sell for $40.00, half page ads sell for $75 and a full page ad sells for $150.  You can do everything online (upload pictures, choose colors, choose font and type what you’d like to say) at jostensyearbooks.com.

If you have any questions about an ad please contact Dr. Kielborn-Jennings at [email protected].

 

“ALL IN?” YEARBOOK CONTEST NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 16TH

The Yearbook Staff is holding an “ALL IN?” contest now through February 16th!  The grade that purchases the most yearbooks by February 16th will have a pizza party courtesy of the yearbook staff! Since some classes already have higher numbers purchased than others, we will use the highest percentage of purchased yearbooks from today through Thursday, Feb. 16th for each grade!  Middle School, this is Game On! This competition is school-wide! Don’t miss some exciting new things and the best way to remember 2016-17 school year. Buy your yearbook if you haven’t already! The cost is still $40, make checks to The Sanibel School.

 

SANIBEL 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! You may also follow us on Twitter @Sanibel_School.

BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS & SPONSORS                                                                        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 2016-2017 School year.  Please join us in thanking them for their support of our Blue Ribbon School! Please feel to come join us for our next meeting February 6th at 2:30 pm.  If you have any questions, Please contact Christian Fautz at [email protected] for more information. .  Please save the date for the Annual Blue Ribbon Golf Outing on May 13th.

 

The School Board of Lee County, Florida

Mary Fischer, District 1 (Chairman);Jane E. Kuckel, PhD., District 6 (Vice Chairman); Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2; Chris N. Patricca, District 3; Steven K. Teuber, District 4; Pamela H. LaRiviere, District 5; Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan, District 7