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: Charlee Armstrong, Valentina Bell, Essex Brodeur, and Riley Phelan.  Congratulations!



Congratulations to the following outstanding middle school students, who were chosen by their teachers as Students of the Month for March:  Max Vaughn, Tye Robison, Colin Menzel, Mallory Howard, Ethan Mathusa, and Othmane Martinez.

Keep up the great work!



Offered YEAR ROUND to Sanibel School students.  Includes weekly bag of non-perishable, nutritious foods that are kid-friendly & easy to prepare.  Those approved for Free/Reduced Lunch are automatically eligible.  Students not enrolled in Free/Reduced Lunch may contact FISH for participation requirements.  Contact Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director at the Walk-In Center, 239-472-4775.   



 Our Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests are quickly approaching. The FSA is one measure of a student’s achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students are ready for success in college, careers, and life. The test results allow us to determine whether the grade level goals are being met and if students are ready to move on to the next level. We are inviting all middle school students to join us for one night to review skills that they may need a little help prior to testing. This will start right after school in Ms. Scarnato’s room and work until 6:15 p.m. During that time, we will be providing a review that is aligned with skills needed for the FSA. We will take some time out for snacks and breaks. The boot camp is free to any student that is willing to give up their evening.  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.   


ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL MONDAY, APRIL 16TH.  NEXT REHEARSAL TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, APRIL 30TH                                                                                               The Elementary Choir will have a rehearsal on Monday, April 16th during their normal time from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.  The Elementary Choir will NOT have rehearsal on Monday, April 23rd due to a required teacher training.  Our next rehearsal will occur on Monday, April 30th during our usual time from 2:15-3:05pm.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

MANDATORY PERFORMING ARTS REHEARSAL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH               On Wednesday, April 18th, Performing Arts will be having a mandatory rehearsal after school in the music room and cafetorium from 2:15-4:30pm.  We will be working to prepare for our upcoming production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr.  All Performing Arts students are expected to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Giangreco via email at [email protected].        


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. . 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!)

Want more book fair info?  Check out our book fair page and online shopping link:



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.



Please join us on Friday, May 11th at 8:05 for breakfast, performances, and celebration of all that you do for the Sanibel School.  Volunteers help plant the seeds of love that help countless hearts to grow!  RSVP in the office or via email to [email protected].  We look forward to seeing you there!



TRACK AND FIELD: If you have NOT returned your uniform shirt please do so ASAP to Mrs. Dykhuizen. 

GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ TENNIS: Game against Bonita Spring Middle School Tuesday, April 17th starting at 5:00 pm at Worthington Country Club 13550 Worthington Country Club Bonita Springs Fl 34135. Game against Three Oaks Middle on Tuesday, April 19th starting at 4:30pm at Three Oaks Community Park 18251 Three Oaks Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912.  If you have any question please contact Mrs. Scarnato.

GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ GOLF: Golf practice for boys and girls will be Tuesday, April 17th and Wednesday, April 18th 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.  The area golf meet has been reschedule for April 24.



Irma, the flood, the holidays, and now taxes are over! 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 [email protected]



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. Please don’t hesitate to contact school if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.



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



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 3:30 pm.

.PTA NEWS                                                                                                                                 The Seahorse Festival is approaching fast!  It will be at The Sanibel Community Park on Periwinkle next to the Community House on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Several local restaurant venders will be offering various foods, deserts, and drinks including beer and wine, and the entertainment is featuring the band “Wilder Sons”!  There will be several games to play that will be organized and ran by the kids and/or department heads/teachers to make their own money per their class or department (and there are some awesome games) including the 8th grade class which will have A DUNK TANK!  (Please consider volunteering to be dunked to help raise money for their class graduation ceremony/dance)!  A Kid’s Inflatable Zone will be available for purchase as always, $20 per wrist band for unlimited play.  Admission is $5 for adults and kids are free. We will need many volunteers for the festival to help make it a huge success!  We are asking for event sponsorships if you are interested or if you would like to donate, please see attached forms for sponsorships and donations. And lastly, if you have a business that you would like to self-promote, we are allowing Vender Tables at $100 to set up and hand out marketing materials and freebees from the business. Please contact me if you are interested at 239-822-4044 or email [email protected].

 Event Sponsors so far are: Gold Sponsor: George & Anna Sampas, Invest Florida Realty-Nicholas & Kimberly Paulus, and PGI Homes-Anthony & Tia Farhat. Silver Sponsor: Dan & Mary Bell Bronze Sponsor: Jay Scanlon of Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers, Ralph & Allison Quillen Personal Best: Sanibel Charm- Lifestyle Blog

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 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                                                                                                                            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

J. McLaughlin



Bank of the Islands

Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

The Sanctuary Golf Club

Chuck Bergstrom

AJ & Sunny Scribante

Doc Fords

George & Anna Sampas



The Island Sun


The Mossberg Family

The Kouril Family

Law Offices of Jason Maughan

Eric Pfeifer Realty

Jensen’s Twin Palms Resort & Marina

The Dunn Family

The Lazy Flamingo

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

PGI Homes- Tia & Anthony Farhat

Aaron Pruss, Esq

Invest Florida Realty-Nicholas & Kimberly Paulus

RS Walsh

Jeff & Veronica Powers



The Crater Family

Donna & John Schubert

Natalya Zacharievich

Dan & Mary Bell



Jen McSorley

Helen & Chuck Ketteman

Alan & Joan Klutch

Superior Title of Sanibel

Jay Scanlon/Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers

Ralph & Allison Quillen



Linda & Richard Green

Emily & Dick Muench

Phaidra McDermott

Sanibel Charm-Lifestyle Blog


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