THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 12-18-17

 

THE SANIBEL SCHOOL IS A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE.

It is with great excitement and honor that we announce to you that we have been recognized by the FL DOE as a School Of Excellence.   This means that our school received 80% or higher of the points to become an A school for the past 3 years.  We were well above this for all 3 years.   We are very proud of our students, teachers, and staff for all of their hard work.  We are honored and humbled by this award. 

 

Freedom!

This is probably the last time I can write in the Monday Reporter…  I have enjoyed SO many aspects here at The Sanibel School.  I will miss you ALL.  I will only be a phone call away, though.  The most exhilarating thing about retirement is not having a schedule to follow and I will never have to ask for a day off.  I am going to take time to travel, do arts and crafts and most especially, spend lots of time with my grandchildren!   And, as they say, as one chapter ends, another begins, I welcome to this new found freedom!  Linda Reynolds

 

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: Taylor Peach, Emma Murray, Regan Gould, and Lukas Sanders. Congratulations!

 

CHECKING STUDENTS’ GRADES IN FOCUS

Parents can check their child’s grades by visiting our school website or access the Focus Parent Portal registration screen at http://focus.leeschools.net. We recommend that you check your child’s grades weekly.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL LATE ASSIGNMENTS

All middle school late work must be turned in no later than Monday, Dec. 18th. Students will taking exams in classes this last week of the quarter (Dec. 19-21)

 

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES

Lunches will continue to be free to students through 1/31/18.

 

PARKING AT THE REC CENTER

The Rec Center has asked that parents do not park at the Rec Center Parking Lot when picking up students from school. Rec Center parking is limited, plus we don’t want our students walking alone across the parking lot or the bus ramp. Student safety always comes first!

 

2018 Open House for High Schools

Estero High School                 January 9         6:30 p.m.

Fort Myers High School         January 10       6:30 p.m.

Dunbar High School               January 11       6:30 p.m.

Cypress Lake High School     January 17       6:00 p.m.

South Fort Myers H. School   January 25       6:00 p.m.

Parents of currently enrolled eighth graders will be mailed applications for high school on January 19, 2018.More information will soon follow.

 

NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FROM DEC. 18th THROUGH DEC. 22nd

There will be no After School Program on Monday, December 18th- Friday - December 22nd.  Please be sure to make other dismissal arrangements with your child’s teacher. Also, as we approach the end of the semester, please be sure that your child’s After School account is paid in full by December 22.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Williams at [email protected].

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

 

NO ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.  REHEARSALS RESUME ON MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH

There will be no Elementary Choir rehearsal on Monday, December 18th.  The Elementary Choir will resume rehearsals after the holiday break on January 8th during their usual rehearsal time from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.   Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

SEAHORSE CHORALE SPECTACULAR TO TAKE PLACE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH AT 7:00PM

The Seahorse Chorale Spectacular will take place on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00pm in The Sanibel School cafetorium.  During this performance, Seahorse Chorale will present a wide variety of music.  Throughout this exciting concert event, repertoire will be performed celebrating the December Holidays.  Other exciting selections will also be performed including a piece from the hit musical Hamilton!  In addition to Seahorse Chorale, The Steel Drum Band will also perform.  Your family and friends are invited to attend what is sure to be a memorable concert.  Admission is $5.00 per ticket, but tickets for all students will be FREE.  Concessions will also be available for purchase.  All funds raised will help to support Seahorse Chorale’s upcoming trip to perform at Walt Disney World!  We look forward to seeing your family and friends at the Seahorse Chorale Spectacular!

 

3RD GRADE ARBOR DAY PROGRAM TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH AT 10:00AM

Family and friends are invited to attend the annual 3rd Grade Arbor Day Program on Friday, January 19th. The program will begin at 10:00 A.M. in the cafetorium and will be followed by a tree planting on the school grounds. Lunch will follow at 11:00 A.M.

 

PLEASE HELP TO SUPPORT SEAHORSE CHORALE’S PERFORMANCE TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD                                                                                                 

 Seahorse Chorale is fundraising money to prepare for their upcoming performance trip to Walt Disney World on February 23rd!  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 Seahorse Chorale’s trip to Walt Disney World.  If you would like to make a donation to Seahorse Chorale, 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 Seahorse Chorale! 

COMPASS PARENT WEBINARS                                                                                                    Compass Learning Odyssey has been adopted by the District to provide additional digital content and skills reinforcement for your student.  The company hosts a series of webinars to help parents and guardians better understand the role Compass has in your student's education.  Please click on this link, Compass Webinars, to view and register for this month's webinars. Compass is also offering sessions for our Spanish speaking parents on January 11th.   Information on both webinars can be found on the Lee Schools Website, at http://www.leeschools.net/parent-portal

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

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.