THE SANIBEL SCHOOL MONDAY REPORTER FOR 5-22-17
CITIZENS OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
At the end of the school year, students in Kindergarten and 1st grade, select from their peers who they think have modeled being good citizens (good behavior, helpful attitude, and an eagerness to learn) at school throughout the entire year. The following are the 2016-2017 Citizens of the Year: Mrs. Prescher: Kayla Cavanagh (GIRL), and Timmy Bloetz (BOY); Mrs. Fautz: Scout Moore (GIRL) and Harrison Jones (BOY); Mrs. Hackett: Korynn Livermon (GIRL); Joshua Schwartz (BOY); Mrs. Wells: Lilly Wolf (GIRL) and Yuan Bonhayag (BOY);
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!
The following students were selected by their teachers and administrators as students of the month: Colin Menzel,
A.J. Aracri, Anna Wells, Amber Laborde, Jeb Polite, and Jackson Marto. Congratulations to you all!
FORMER GRADUATES NEEDED TO WALK OUR HALLS!
We are seeking High School Seniors that attended the Sanibel School to contact us to come walk our halls, so that our students can celebrate their success! Please contact Cozy Kelly (472-1617) if you know of a graduate who would like to help out.
EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS THIS WEEK: MAY 24, 25, AND 26.
This week is the last week of school. The last three days are early dismissal days, with students being dismissed at 12:10 p.m. Breakfast will be served at the regular time and lunch will be available to all students prior to dismissal.
NO BACKPACKS LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL
On the last week of school we ask our middle school students to clean out their lockers on Tuesday, May 23rd and leave their backpacks at home for the rest of the week. Elementary schools students will have Thursday, May 25th as their last day to bring their backpacks to school.
THE LAST DAYS OF CHESS CLUB WAS MAY 18th
The Chess Club’s last day was Thursday May 18th. A big thank you to Mr. Metz for selflessly donating his time this year to teach our students! If you have any questions, please contact Linda Reynolds at [email protected].
NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
There will be no After School Program during the last week of school (May 22-May 26). Please be sure to make arrangements for your child’s dismissal for that week if they normally attend the program.
Also, as we approach the end of the school year, please be sure that your child’s After School account is paid in full by Tuesday, May 23rdt. Any negative balances must be cleared up before your child may attend any end-of-year special activities. If you have any questions, please contact Tajh Corricelli at [email protected].
FROM THE CLINIC: MEDICATION PICK UP Parents, please pick up your student’s medication from the clinic. Any medication left in the clinic after the end of the school year will be discarded. We cannot send it home with your child. Thank you
MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD DAY MONDAY, MAY 22ND
Please dress appropriately for field day (shorts, hats, sunglasses, and gym shoes for outside play is best).
RETURN OF BOOKS, CHROMEBOOKS, AND EQUIPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE TALENT SHOW AND THE 8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY
Now that we are in our final month of school for this school year, please take note of the following policies for checkouts, returns, and payment of fines at school! For students to be eligible to attend the last day’s talent show and/or the 8th grade promotion ceremony, all uniforms, instruments, library materials, and technology pieces on loan must be returned, and all fees throughout the school settled.
Chromebooks will be collected from students on the following days. Please remind your child to bring all chargers and cases as well:
- 8th Grade – Tuesday, 5/23
- 6th and 7th Grades – Thursday, 5/25.
Teachers will advise their students when to turn in textbooks – as soon as they are finished studying for final exams in most cases. Unless needed for final exam studying, please have all texts checked out to students returned by Wednesday, May 24th
.ANNUAL TALENT SHOW FRIDAY, MAY 26TH AT 8:05AM
The Sanibel School’s Annual Talent Show is just around the corner. It will occur THIS Friday, May 26th at 8:05am in The Sanibel School cafetorium. Parents are welcome to attend the talent show to watch their child perform. For students who have submitted applications, try-outs will be held after school on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd from 2:30-4:00 pm. Please refer to the attached document to see the day time your child is scheduled to audition. Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. We are looking forward to an exciting talent show!
8th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY AND DANCE – MAY 26th at 6:00 PM
If you are the parent of an 8th grade student, please join us for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at The Sanibel Community House on Friday, May 26th at 6:00 PM. The dance will follow the ceremony at the same location. Parents, please help your child follow our school dress code policy for school dances. 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 on inch wide (no strapless dresses). Boys: dress pants (no jeans), collared shirts.
ALL SPORTS UNIFORMS, LIBRARY and TEXTBOOKS ARE NOW DUE, AS WELL AS ANY DEFICIENCIES IN THE CAFETERIA AND OTHER ACCOUNTS At this time of the year, there are fun activities for all the students to attend, including the elementary swim parties and the talent show. It is important that your child has no outstanding balances, books or intramural uniforms so they can attend our special year end activities. Any payments due for the After School Program, textbooks or library books not returned, negative cafeteria balances, sports uniforms not returned, or any outstanding accounts with the bookkeeper will prohibit your child from enjoying the festivities. Please be sure that your student’s accounts are not in arrears. Contact our book- keeper, Ellen Galioto, if you have any questions.
GOOD NEWS! BAD NEWS- YEARBOOKS
The good news: you can still buy the 2017 Awesome Sanibel School Yearbook, including formal pictures of our 8th graders, pictures of the new Lighthouse Team, our Steel Drumming band at Disney, Mr. Vilardi’s famous Honor Roll cookouts and AR pool parties, and lots of pictures of our students!
The bad news: now that the yearbooks are here, they are $45 instead of $40. Forms are in the front office or in Dr. Kielborn-Jennings room. You won’t want to miss out!
All elementary school report cards will be sent home with your student on the last day of school. Middle school report cards will be mailed home in mid-June. If you have questions about report card or grades, please contact Donna Marks at 472- 1617.
Please join us in welcoming our new PTA Board for the 2017-2018 school year! Congratulations Kimberly Paulus-President, Alicia Clark-Vice President, Shanna Clark-Treasurer, and Lindsay Cantor-Secretary, we know you will do a great job! Thanks again to our previous PTA Board and Committee Leaders, you were very much appreciated for all your hard work.
Razoo and Amazon Smile Don’t forget to sign up for Razoo so you can contribute year round in monthly donations! Go to https://www.razoo.com/us/story/The-Sanibel-School-Pta and start today! Please sign up with Amazon Smile at www.smile.amazon.com today and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to our school! Remember to select Sanibel School PTA! We wish everyone a very happy and healthy summer break and we will see you all next school year! K.P
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SANIBEL S.T.EM. (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) NIGHT
The Sanibel School S.T.E.M. Night was a huge success thanks to donations of food and time from these valuable community partners: Cips Restaurant; The Sanibel Deli; Queenie’s Ice Cream; and Scarnato Lawn Service; Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Stephanie Wolf; City of Cape Coral Environmental Resources Division Public Works Dept., Kraig Hankins; CROW Clinic for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife, Rachel Rainbolt; ECHO Ecological Concerns for Hunger Organization, Alyssa Barrett; Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve & Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, Rebecca Flynn; Everglades Foundation, Jennifer Diaz; FGCU Professor of Chemistry, Xiaofei Zhang; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Sarah Peltier; Fossil Club of SW Florida, Zach Deyo and Jack Boyce; Island Water Association, Bill Epranian and Neil Erickson; LCEC Lee County Electric Cooperative, Karen Ryan; Lee County Solid Waste, Molly Schweers and Gordon Schweers; Sanibel Fire Department, Kevin Barbot and other Firefighters; Sanibel Police Department, Officer Kevin Adams; Sanibel Recreation Center, Kayla Schuneman; Sanibel Sea School, Brooke Linn; Tarpon Bay Explorers, Mandy Hunt; and Trouper the Raccoon, Dot Lee and Judy Louis.
Thanks to all for your wonderful contributions to the children at The Sanibel School.
Thank you to all of our families who came out to celebrate your child’s learning projects at our annual Education Celebration Night last Thursday! Students were so proud to showcase their academic success and hands-on projects!
BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS & SPONSORS THANK YOU to all of our Blue Ribbon Partners and sponsors who have donated to The Sanibel School this year.
Please thank the following sponsors for their continued support of The Sanibel School!
Charitable Foundation of Islands
AJ & Lynda Scribante
Bank of Islands
Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
The Sanctuary Golf Club
Bay Medical Solutions
Kremenchucker Law Firm
The Burns Family
Mike and Carrie Dunn
The Island Sun
The Kouril Family
The Great White Grill
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Christian and Jamie Fautz
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
Andrew Thompson & Company
Eric Pfeifer realty
Scanlon Auto Group
Dunes Golf & tennis Club
Sanibel Home Furnishings
John Grey painting
South Seas resort
Mr. & Mrs. John P. Seymour
John R. Wood
Dana Crater Mackoul Pediatrics Fort Myers
The Willis Family
The School Board of Lee County, Florida
Mary Fischer, District 1 (Chairman);Jane E. Kuckel, PhD., District 6 (Vice Chairman); Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2; Chris N. Patricca, District 3; Steven K. Teuber, District 4; Pamela H. LaRiviere, District 5; Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan, District 7