THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 11-20-17

 

 

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: Kacelyn Noorlander, William Padgett, Essex Brodeur, and Cameron Lee. Congratulations!

 

POINSETTIA SALE FUNDRAISER- PLEASE HELP!

The 8th and 7th graders will be selling poinsettia to raise funds for their 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip.  Students will take order from November 14- November 29th.  Plants will be delivered to The Sanibel School on Friday, December 1st

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

The following middle school students were selected by their teachers and administrators for demonstrating a growth mindset, positive behavior, and leadership with their middle school peers: Kayla Betts, Myellie Cajigas, Sawyer Dieckman, Mia Kjoller, Gabby McKinney, and Brayden Williams. Congratulations!

 

NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM THIS WEEK!

No after school program this Monday or Tuesday. The program will resume next week, starting November 27th.

 

ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH.                        The Elementary Choir will have rehearsal on Monday, November 20th during their normal rehearsal time from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.  Our next rehearsal will occur on Monday, November 27th.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

 

CALLING ALL TURKEYS FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TURKEY TROT

The 17th annual Middle School Turkey Trot will be on Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30 am.  Applications have been passed out. See you teachers or Mrs. Kridle for more. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 50 entries and trophies will be awarded for top male and female runners. Refreshments will be provided for all runners after the race.. No entry forms will be accepted the day of the race.  

 

NO ORFF CLUB MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND.  LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

There will be no Orff Club meeting this Wednesday, November 22nd due to Thanksgiving break.  The Orff Club will have their last meeting of the year on Wednesday, November 29th from 2:15-3:05 in the music room.   All members are expected to attend.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any question.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PERFORMERS IN THE FALL MUSIC SHOWCASE!

On Thursday, November 16th, the music department presented the Fall Music Showcase.  The Steel Drum Band, Seahorse Chorale, Elementary Choir, and Orff Club all performed on this exciting concert.  We are so proud of the students for all of their hard work preparing for the Showcase and for a job well done on a phenomenal and memorable performance! 

 

ART SHOW AT THE BANK OF THE ISLANDS:  

The following students have masterpieces at the Bank of the Islands on 1699 Periwinkle Way. These Molas design collages are interpretations of the patterns created on traditional Indian clothing. These colorful pieces were created by: Grade 1: Dawson Riggio and Levi Priestly. Grade 3: Kylie Hackett, Liam Nuckolls and Gia Lackenby. Grade 5: Tony Underwood, Kennedy Hanni, Kate Doster and Luke Williams. Take some time to view this fabulous show, it’s well worth it. It will be up through the month of November.

 

EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES STAR SPANGLED HOLIDAY ARTWORK:

Thomas Edison continues to inspire a new generation of curious and creative minds. Each year, during the holiday season, the Edison & Ford Estates, located at 2350 McGregor Blvd., hosts a luminary event, The Children’s Tree Trail, for all to enjoy. Each year Lee County Schools are asked to create recycled ornaments to display on their special tree. The Sanibel School participates each year and this year Middle School and Elementary students have created ornaments around this year’s theme, “Star Spangled Holiday”. The Preview night will be Monday, November 20th from 6:00 – 7:30, although the display will be up all season. Please take time this holiday to stroll the Estate with your family and friends, it is well worth it. If you should have any questions you can contact me at [email protected].

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHNNY JENSEN FOR EARNING A PLACE IN THE ALL STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL MIXED CHOIR!

Congratulations 8th grade student Johnny Jensen for earning a place in the All State Middle School Mixed Choir for the second year in a row!  Johnny is the second student from The Sanibel School participating in All State this year.  As previously announced, Summer Stewart, a 5th grade student, has been accepted to the All State Elementary Choir!

The All State Middle School Mixed Choir consists of the most talented middle school singers from across the state of Florida and is made up of just over a hundred students.  Over a thousand students auditioned to be a part of this ensemble.  It is an honor for Johnny to have been accepted.  He will travel to Tampa, FL in January to be a part of the All State Choir at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference.  He will participate in daily rehearsals and workshops, and culminate his experience with the All State Middle School Mixed Choir concert.  It is sure to be a memorable experience!

In order to be accepted, Johnny had to go through a difficult audition process.  He had to take and pass a written test on music theory concepts, perform a sight singing test, and prepare all of the choir’s repertoire to be recorded for his “vocal audition.”  Johnny has spent many hours practicing for these auditions.  We are very proud of Johnny for his hard work, dedication, and for this great accomplishment. We know he will do a great job representing The Sanibel School in All State!

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS ARE MOST STRESSFUL FOR MOMS

A new study conducted by Arizona State University researchers showed that the most challenging period of mothering comes during the child’s middle school years.  Read more at: https://asunow.asu.edu/20160121-discoveries-moms-you-think-babies-are-tough-wait-until-middle-school

 

SANIBEL SPORTS NEWS

Girl’s and Boys’ Volleyball: There will be a boys- only volleyball game at Lexington Middle School on Monday at 4:45.  Students will check in with Mrs. Scarnato before coming to Coach Perry’s classroom.  Please send your child with a note if you wish to bring your child home directly from the game instead of taking the bus.  You may also email the coach your note: [email protected] . There will also be boys’ and girls’ practice on Tuesday from 2:15 to 4pm.  Please note that students must be in good academic and behavior standing to play.  Bring proper athletic equipment including knee pads.  Parents, please be sure to pick up your players at 4:00 pm at The Sanibel Rec Center. 

PTA NEWS                                                                                                                        WONDERLAND GIFT SHOPPE VOLUNTEER DATES: The shop will be open on November 29th (Wednesday), November 30th (Thursday), and December 1st (Friday) for shopping (8:00am-2:00pm) We will need approximately 4-8 volunteers each morning (8-11) and each afternoon (11-2) to help children shop, wrap, and calculate their purchases.  .We will also need help with the shop setup (Monday 8-2) and breakdown (Friday 2-4). If you can volunteer please contact Holly Nuckolls at 239-336-4431 or sign up directly using this link.http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaead22a3f58-thewonderlandThank you for your support.

 

 

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

YEARBOOK, THE ONE AND ONLY MEMORY BOOK FOR 2017                                   Parents, teachers and students, now is the time to purchase a 2017 yearbook! The staff has designed the best cover ever!!! Eighth graders have formal portraits in tux or drapes for the first time ever! Cost is $40 now until March 1st. Yearbooks make great birthday, Hanukkah or Christmas gifts. Buy yours today online at yearbookforever.com or at school in the front office with cash or check (made out to The Sanibel School). Don't let your child's memories fade, make sure they get a yearbook.