We are adopting two schools to help out in the Bonita Springs Area.  Spring Creek Elementary and Bonita Springs Elementary.  The families are in need of the following: Brand New School Uniforms:  Red, White, Blue Polo’s with Tan, Black or Navy Shorts or Skirts. All sizes but specifically   5 – 7, 8 – 10 and Large and Extra Large. New towels, face cloths, pillows and linens. New underwear. Girls and boys sizes 4-10We would appreciate your donations.  Remember all items must be new.  We are not collecting used items.  



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: Keeva Clark, Addison Quillen, Daniel Tison, and Scout Moore. Congratulations!



Each month our middle school teachers choose two students from each grade level to recognize for their great behavior, leadership, growth mindset, academic improvement or effort at school. The following students were selected as students of the month for September:  Lauren Macalka, Kyle Klaric, Johnny Quillen, John Prescher, Tye Phoenix, and Mason Macalka, These students were also recognized on Sea-TV News last Friday. Congratulations to all!



Parents, if you would like to have your middle school student get extra academic support, please make sure to register them for the Middle School Before and After School Program. Also, parents need to contact the individual teacher to arrange for a day and time for students to work with their teacher. Teachers are generally available after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:10- 3:10 PM or before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:50- 7:50 AM. For more information about this program, please visit our school website or get a registration form from our front office.


ELEMENTARY CHOIR REHEARSAL MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.                                                                     The Elementary Choir will have rehearsal today, October 2nd.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 


The Orff Club will meet during their usual time on Wednesday, October 4th from 2:15-3:05pm in the music room.   All members are expected to attend.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions.



Picture Day is rescheduled for Wednesday, October 11th.  Individual pictures for K-7th grade students, Individual and team pictures for Basketball and Cross  and staff pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October11th. If you have the flyer describing packets and prices for our original date you may use them. Please remember to Be Proactive and dress for the occasion. These photos are the ones used for the yearbook. 

Eighth grade students will NOT have their pictures taken, unless parents schedule an appointment online with Legacy for our special "tux and drape" look this year. We will be sending out more information on the next available date for scheduling as soon as possible. Questions or concerns? Please contact Dr. Kielborn at [email protected]



 Girls and Boys Basketball: There will be basketball games this week.  Tuesday, October 3rd will be an away game at Bonita Middle Center for the Arts.  Boys play first at 4:30.  Girls will play when boys finish around 5:30.  Please make sure your athlete comes prepared with appropriate gear and a snack and water for the game.  All players need to meet in Mrs. Scarnato’s room directly after school. Students will be returning to The Sanibel School by bus unless given a written signed note to Coach Perry or Mrs. Scarnato.  We will be serving Bonita Middle Center for the Arts a meal right after the games in light of the destruction of Hurricane Irma to the area.  We also have a home game on Thursday October 5th with girls playing first.  See your coach for game times.  Please make sure your athlete has proper equipment and an afternoon snack.  Report to Mrs. Scarnato’s room after school.  For games this week and following, please make sure students have a change of clothing after the game and to give their uniform to Mrs. Scarnato after the games in order to keep track of uniforms and prevent items from being lost. 


ART SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR EDISON /FORD HOLIDAY TREE TRAIL ORNAMENTS The Sanibel School will be participating in this year’s Edison Ford Tree Trail. The Theme is “A Star Spangled Holiday”. We are looking for recycled materials: empty soft drink cans, (Coke, Pepsi), Corks, wire, google eyes, Styrofoam. Everyone should use your imagination and bring it to the office. Thank you for helping our students be spirited, creative problem solvers.  


Nonfiction Reading HAS Improved but Still Short of College Readiness Levels

The amount of non-fiction read by students in grades 1-12 has steadily increased since the adoption of new learning standards introduced in the Common Core. Yet students — especially those in high school — don't read to the level of difficulty they should and fall "far short" of what may be required for college and career preparedness. At the same time, students who begin the school year behind their peers can make up for lost time with the right standards in place.  Read more at:



Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at The Sanibel School are engaged in training to add English for speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to their teaching certificates: Paula Bolado, Jamie Fautz, Alexis Perry, LeAnn Prescher, Karen Thompson, Lisa Whalen, and Laura Wolf. Additionally, Lisa Whalen is working on renewing her Elementary K-5 Certification in Florida.



Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, we are celebrating reading and it's going to be a rip-snortin’ good time!  This fall our Scholastic Wild West Book Fair, is fast approaching and we need volunteer hands to help wrangle up some mighty good reads from Wednesday, October 18th  through Wednesday, October 25th in the Media Center!  Volunteer partners are needed to prepare decorations, hang posters, set up equipment, assist shoppers, restock merchandise, provide grub for the crew, and help pack-up and clean up.  We'll also host a big family night for moseying in to check out the stock on parent conference night,   Tuesday, October 24th.  We'd love to have you here for multiple shifts, so please come as often as you like and are able.  Adult volunteers can sign up to help at .  It’s full of opportunities for middle school student to work off your community service hours and have fun at the same time too!  For more book fair information contact Mrs. Payne, or check out our book fair web page and online book fair at See you at the book fair!



Parents, teachers, and students, we hope that everyone came through the hurricane without too much distress, and now it’s time to get back on schedule.  Fall Festival is scheduled in October, and we would like to combine the welcome back dinner/pool party that had to be cancelled with fall festival crafts and games.  The details for the Welcome Back Dinner/Pool Party/Fall Festival TBA in the following Monday Reporter.

Please join the PTA!  The cost is $20 and the sign up forms will be available in the front office and at every event.  Our next PTA meeting will be October 4th at 2:30 in the school conference room.  Come and join a committee and share your ideas and add your special touch to our upcoming PTA events!

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BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS & SPONSORS 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.  Our next meeting is Monday October 9th at 7:45 AM. Please feel to come join us as we are starting our new campaign for this year's Blue Ribbon Sponsors.  The meeting is open to all.  If you have any questions, Please contact Christian Fautz at (917) 763-6824 or email [email protected] for more information.


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 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.