SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST PUBLIC FORUM ON SALES TAX REFERENDUM ON SANIBEL                                                          

The School District of Lee County is inviting parents, interested parties and the community to two public forums - one on Sanibel - about the sales tax referendum on the November ballot. The first will be held May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Next Level Church in Fort Myers. The second will be held May 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Community House. Lee County Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins and School Board Member Chris Patricca will present "Change-for-Change, the Facts about the School Board's Half-Cent Investment in our Children."

Topics to be covered include:

- Capital need

- Why a sales tax?

- How will the money be spent?

There will be time set aside for question-and answer sessions after the presentations.

For more information about the sales tax referendum, visit

The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.



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: Fisher Ignac, Alannah Jarvis, Christopher Erickson, and Lukas Sanders. Congratulations!



Florida Standardized Assessments (FSA) begins this week for students in grades 3-8. Third graders will test on Tuesday and Wednesday, while grades 4-8 begin testing on Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, has their Chromebook charged, and comes to school on time on these days. Our students are well prepared!



Interim reports were sent home last Friday for students in K- 7 grade. All 8th grade students will bring home interim reports on Monday, April 30th. Please sign and return the interim report to the front office if your middle school student is failing a class. Reports are due by Thursday, May 3rd. Let’s finish strong this fourth quarter of school!



The Chess Club will meet Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 3rd at 2:10pm to 3:10 pm. This is the last meeting of the year.  A BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Bramble for all his hard work and direction!



Rehearsal today, Monday, April 30th during our usual time from 2:15-3:05pm.  Please contact Mr. Giangreco at [email protected] if you have any questions. 



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!



Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis: Practice:  The team will practice Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 3rd from 2:15 till 4 pm. Students will be in the second round of playoff on Tuesday, May 7th at Cypress Lake.   If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Scarnato.



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]



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.



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 this weekend!  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, and the entertainment is featuring the band “Wilder Sons”!  There will be several games to play organized by the kids and/or department heads/teachers to make their own money, 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! 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. If you’re interested please contact [email protected] or 239-822-4044.  For volunteers, please go to:  for sign-up or if you have any questions contact Emma Hall at 239-938-5802.Thank you JJ Taylor Distribution, Baileys, and Point Ybel for being our beverage sponsors. 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, Maughan Law Group, McCallion & McCallion. Bronze Sponsor: Jay Scanlon of Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers, Ralph & Allison Quillen. Personal Best: Sanibel Charm- Lifestyle Blog.

Razoo and Amazon Smile! Do you want to contribute but have trouble making it fundraisers?  Through Razoo, you can contribute year round in monthly donations, or a one -time only donation, whatever is more comfortable for you.  Go to and start today!  Do you shop at Amazon? 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!  Let’s make 2018 a very special year for the Sanibel School Students, so please, help support your school!


Provides partial financial assistance for children’s summer camp sessions. Assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis.  Eligibility for need-based financial assistance is determined through a review of income and expense documentation. Scholarship amounts vary, and scholarships may cover only a portion of cost.  Contact Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director at the Walk-In Center, 239-472-4775.   


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.

                                     BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS & SPONSORS


THANK YOU to all of our Blue Ribbon Partners and sponsors who have donated to The Sanibel School.  Please join us in thanking them for their support of our Blue Ribbon School!







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

Congress Jewelers



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- Nicholas & Kimberly Paulus

RS Walsh

Jeff & Veronica Powers

Art & Susan Cassell

The Muddell Family






The Crater Family

Donna & John Schubert

Natalya Zacharievich

Dan & Mary Bell

McCallion & McCallion Real Estate

Stevens Family Chiropractic




Jen McSorley

Helen & Chuck Ketteman

Alan & Joan Klutch

Superior Title of Sanibel

Jay Scanlon/Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers

Ralph & Allison Quillen

Island Inn




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 or [email protected]