THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 3-26-18

 

NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH

Please enjoy this four day school week and we look forward to seeing you next Monday, April 2nd.

 

FREE BAILEY-MATTHEWS NATIONAL 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!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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: Kacelyn Noorlander, Chloe Selby, Libby Phalen, and Natalya Sampas.  Congratulations!

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  

We are excited to announce our new middle school students of the months for January and February:  Ella Stroud, Jack Byers, Bailey Drobnyk, Chet Sproles, Kristian Schafer, Camryn Peach, Lilly Noorlander, Vincas Jankauskas, Sophia Black, Kaitlyn Ricciardella, J.J. Ignac, and Amy Martinez. All students will be recognized on Sea TV News as well as have their photo displayed on the Middle School Bulletin Board.  Congratulations to all of these fabulous students!

 

8th GRADE PROMOTION  

It’s time to start planning for this year’s 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and events in May! If you are a parent of an 8th grade student and are interested in participating in a planning committee, please email Jamie Reid at [email protected]. We will be having a planning meeting soon!

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. If you would like for your child to join her for the boot camp, please see the attached flyer. Flyers were also sent home with all middle school students.

ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL ON MONDAY, MARCH 26TH.  NEXT REHEARSAL TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, APRIL 9Th FROM 2:15-3:25PM

The Elementary Choir will have rehearsal on Monday, March 26th during their normal rehearsal time from 2:15-3:05 pm in the music room.  There will not be a rehearsal on Monday, April 2nd.  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. 

SEAHORSE CHORALE TO PERFORM AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH                          Seahorse Chorale will be presenting a performance at a school board meeting for The School District of Lee County on Tuesday, March 27th.  Their performance will begin around 5:30pm and continue into the beginning of the school board meeting at the Lee County Public Education Center.  As school board meetings are opened to the public, you are invited to come to the meeting and support Seahorse Chorale in their performance.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions.  

FIELD DAY!

Field Day is Thursday, March 29th 2018. All students K-5 will be participating in FUN! Activities are from 8:30 am to 10:45am. 6th graders will be running the stations. Parents are welcome to come!

Please remind your students to:

*Dress appropriately and use sunscreen.

*Bring water bottles-with their name on it. An extra shirt is also recommended.

*Use good sportsmanship! Field Day should be FUN!

 We will wrap up our field day with a barbeque! A hot dog, chips, and a drink will be available for all students at a cost of $2.00. Please send cash money with your child on Field Day.

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.

 

FALL BOOK DRIVE GIVING BRINGS JOY TO BONITA!

Hurricane Irma sure did mess up our calendar, but she only brought out the best in our kids, families, and community.  When our kids knew they were going to receive new books at our fall book fair, they asked to give used books from their own personal libraries to bring joy and hope to other kids who lost everything in the big storm.  Our students, local author Kyle Miller, and local news reporter Jeff Lysiak all donated beautiful children’s books which we then were able to present to the children of Bonita Springs Elementary School.  Many of their homes in the Imperial River area were devastated in the flooding before, during, and after Irma.  It makes me truly proud to relay that those storm victims received 505 books because of The Sanibel School’s collective generosity.  Thank you, everyone for letting our community know that we care.

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  

 

SEADRAGON SPORTS: 

Track And Field Practice-We will have practice on Thursday, March 29th, from 2:15-4:00 pm this week only for the athletes who qualified to go to district championship. District Championships will be Wednesday and Thursday (4/4-4/5).  Congratulations to all athletes, all did an excellent job.   Athletes are to come to Mrs. Scarnato’s room right after school. Please bring running shoes and black shorts.  All athletes need to have an intramural consent form signed.   

Girl’s and Boys’ Tennis: Tennis try-outs for boys and girls will be Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 from 2:15- 4:00 pm. All players need to meet in Mrs. Scarnato’s room directly after school.  In order for a student to partake in sports, their Intramural Athletics Acknowledge, Consent and Release Form must be turned in to Mrs. Scarnato.  Parents, please be sure to pick up your players at 4:00 pm at The Sanibel Rec Center. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Scarnato. They must also meet the GPA and behavior criteria in order to participate.

Girls’ and Boy’s Golf:  Golf try-outs for boys and girls will be Tuesday, March 27th  and Thursday, March 29th  from 2:15- 4:00 pm. All players need report to the Dunes Golf and Country Club to meet up with Coach Chris. In order for a student to part take in sports their Intramural Athletics Acknowledge, Consent and Release Form must be turned in to Mrs. Scarnato. Students must also meet the GPA and behavior criteria in order to participate.  

 

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.

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                                                                                                                              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 one-time only donation. Go to https://www.razoo.com/us/story/The-Sanibel-School-Pta and start today!  Do you shop at Amazon? I know I do!  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                                                                                                 

2017-2018 School Year 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]