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: Rowan Moore, Ivory Williams, Landon Markosky, and Kayla Cavanagh.  Congratulations!

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 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. 

Class pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Feb. 14th. Your child will soon come home with more information about ordering class pictures. 

ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH.  NEXT REHEARSAL TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH                                                               The Elementary Choir will have rehearsal on Monday, February 5th during their normal rehearsal time from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.  The next rehearsal will take place on Monday, February 12th from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 
MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER FORMAL                                                                                   NJHS presents “Vegas Night/Black and White”. Come join us on February 16 from 6:00- 8:30 pm! Your night in Vegas will include dinner, dessert bar, drinks, DJ, unlimited photo booth and black jack tables. All this for the amazing price of $15.00. Ticket will go on sale starting on February 6 through February 14 at lunch in the cafeteria. *Students must have a GPA of at least a 2.00 on their most recent interim in order to be eligible to attend the dance. Students must attend school (minimum 2 hours) the day of the dance. Students’ behavior must fall within with the school discipline plan and will be left to the discretion of administration. The Dress Code for evening dance will be for Girls:  dresses or skirts must be at least fingertip length, or dress pants (no jeans). All tops including the tops of dresses, must have fabric shoulder straps at least one inch wide. Boys:  dress pants (no jeans) and collared shirts.     

COME WATCH SEAHORSE CHORALE PERFORM AT DISNEY SPRINGS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 2:45PM!                                                                                            Seahorse Chorale will be performing at Disney Springs (formally Downtown Disney) at Walt Disney World on Friday, February 23rd.  Seahorse Chorale will be performing at 2:45pm at the Marketplace Stage across from the World of Disney Store in Disney Springs.  The students have been working hard all year to prepare for this once in a lifetime performance at Disney.  We hope that you will be able to come and help support our very talented students!  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Giangreco via email at [email protected];
SEADRAGON SPORTS                                                                                                         TRACK AND FIELD TRYOUTS:  Come one and all middle school students!   Track and field season is beginning.  Tryouts/practice begins Tuesday, February 13.  Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-4:00 at The Sanibel School.  Athletes are to meet in Mrs. Scarnato’s room afterschool.  Bring clothes to run in, water bottle and your enthusiasm.  All athletes need to have turned in their intramural consent form and be in good academic and behavior standing in order to participate. 
The New Year brings new opportunities for volunteers to plug in at The Sanibel School!  Ms. Payne has open slots for weekly library volunteers and can also use a slate of substitute and book fair volunteers on occasion during the year as well.  Current weekly openings include Mondays from 7:45 AM to 11 AM and Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  If you have resolved to get more involved, share your time and talents by contacting her at [email protected].  Middle School community service volunteers may also contact her in the Media Center to sign up for community service prior to desired volunteer days. 

Our yearbook sales are down. We get it:  flooding, IRMA and then the holidays! But, this year's cover will have first time ever laser engraving and lots of memorable pictures of this school year with a special feature of our eighth graders in tux and drape photos.  Purchase yours now for only $40 because after March 1st, the price goes up to $45. Make checks out to The Sanibel School, and provide the name of the student, teacher and grade. If you have questions please contact Dr. Terrie Kielborn-Jennings at [email protected]. “The deadline for purchasing student recognition ads is fast approaching.  Information and forms to purchase a recognition ad for your student can be found on the Sanibel School website under School Info/Forms/K-8

Parents can check their child’s grades by visiting our school website or access the Focus Parent Portal registration screen at 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.
Thank you for all that participated and attended the My Little Darling Semi-Formal Dance Saturday.  A special thank you to Cips, Floral Artistry, Baileys, and Jerrys for all their donations, and Alicia Clark for all of her hard work that made this event so special! Thank you to everyone that helped with decorations and staffing.
PIZZA ANYONE?  We are offering a Pizza Party for any class that gets at least 75% of their families to join the PTA, so please join and your adorable little kids will get to enjoy the yumminess!  The cost is $20 and the sign-up forms will be available in the front office and as an attachment here. 
It’s time to start planning this year’s Seahorse Festival which is tentatively scheduled for April 21st (we had to change the date because of scheduling conflict).  We need your support and we look forward to hearing your ideas! Please contact Kim at [email protected] to assist us in the fundraiser! 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, whatever is more comfortable for you.  Go to and start today!  Do you shop at Amazon? I know I do!  Well 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 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.


Charitable Foundation of the Islands
Doc Fords

Bank of the Islands
The Sanctuary Golf Club
Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Chuck Bergstrom, Island Resident, Award Winning Realtor
The Mossberg Family
The Kouril Family
Eric Pfeifer Realty
Jensen’s Twin Palms Resort & Marina


Jen McSorley

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