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What's Happening at The Sanibel School

Open House 2019
PTA News
Welcome to the Sanibel PTA Website. In the future, please note there is a link to the website under "Shortcuts"!
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Playground
The Sanibel Spirit Newsletter September 2019
Every month the Sanibel Spirit Newsletter will be published highlighting events from the previous month and listing important upcoming dates. Be sure to check out every edition!
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District News

Florida Department of Education Logo Civics Review
Florida Department of Education Civics Review
09/16/2019
On June 26, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 807, which amended section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, to require the following: “All instructional materials for the civics education course must be reviewed and approved by the Commissioner of Education
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Kindergarten Pre-Registration Period Begins September 23rd
Kindergarten Pre-Registration Period Begins September 23rd
09/16/2019
The School District of Lee County is opening pre-registration for students who will start kindergarten in August 2020 on September 23rd. Pre-registration allows parents to avoid the lengthy wait times often experienced during the traditional student enrollment period.
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Delivering Joy - A Special needs child holding his speech device
Delivering Joy
09/12/2019
A student at Cape Elementary School is delivering coffee to teachers and learning new ways to use his special communication device at the same time.
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Principal's Message

First, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are very excited to have you aboard again or for the very first time.   You will find that The Sanibel School is a small community school that helps children to thrive academically, socially, and physically.   Safety is of huge importance to me as your child’s principal.  Throughout the year we will be practicing many drills and you may have noticed that you no longer can walk right in the front office.   But please do not let that stop you from coming to enjoy lunch or activities with your child or grandchildren.  Simply ring the doorbell.  If my office staff recognizes you, you will be allowed to enter.  If they do not recognize you, or you are new to our school, you may speak to us via the doorbell and state your business and show your Driver’s License so we can identify who you are.   Once verified with our system, one of my staff will be glad to welcome you into our beautiful campus. 

Many of you have been wondering where The Sanibel School is with enrollment. Actually, we are up from last year.   I want to thank our PTA and SSF team for helping to raise awareness of the waiver process to join our team.  We were at 265 students last year, and at the time of this letter, we are at 310.   We have added a 2nd Kindergarten class to our school as of last week.  1st and 2nd grade will share a roaming teacher as their numbers don’t warrant the second teacher just yet.  The district will monitor our numbers closely the first 10 days of school to see what supports if any need to be put into place.  I want to assure you that this is common practice in our district and has happened at the Sanibel School before.   It is just new for some of you, who may have just started with us at the Sanibel School.   Your child’s education is my top priority as the Principal of this school.   That is why I am pleased to have Veteran and Lead Teacher Emily Wells in first grade and Veteran and Lead Teacher Laurie Sanders in 2nd grade to guide the instruction.   I am confident we will have another very successful year.

I have outstanding news to share.   Our School Accountability report came out.   We were at 698 in 2018 and 760 in 2019.   We are the highest scoring school in Lee County, and in the top 50 schools in the state of Florida.   This is out of over 2000 schools statewide.   I am humbled and proud of the work of our teachers, staff, and most certainly the students.   If you get a chance, please take the time to congratulate our faculty and staff.  

I am honored to serve as your child’s principal!  Please feel free to stop in or call anytime.

Sincerely,

Mr. Chuck Vilardi

 

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