PTO Report
PTO Membership
Did you know that you can still join the PTO? Even though the membership drive has ended, we still encourage you to join the PTO! You can join at any time. We can always use the help and we have fun! Plus, you can feel good about helping your child's school and supporting their education. You can join here: Join the PTO!
Virtual PTO Meeting
Please join us for the next virtual PTO Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30PM via Zoom. Please see the link below. We hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 846 2307 5267 
Fundraising Updates
A BIG thank you to all of those who supported our Fall Fundraiser! LNS parents and students sold over $28,000 in retail for a profit of almost $13,500! Job well done!

Also, a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. McBride for having half of their classes sell at least one item.

Mr. Ryan's 8th grade homeroom had the highest total retail sold, as well as the top selling student, Hudson Sawyer. Congratulations Hudson! He received many great prizes including the PTO's grand prize, a Hover 1 Special Edition Hoverboard!
Spirit Night at Culver's
Get ready for our next fundraiser!

Want the night off from cooking? Join us on Monday, November 9th at the Culver's in Venice for our first Spirit Night of the year! A percentage of all sales between the hours of 4PM-7PM will be donated to LNS.

Culver's is encouraging patrons to utilize the drive-thru or complete their order online in order to maintain social distancing. See the flyer above for more details and we hope to see you there!
On-Going Fundraisers
Please help us raise money for our school by participating in these continuous fundraisers.
All new and improved! No more clipping! You can now download the Box Tops for Education
mobile app. Once you download the app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your
store receipts to find participating products. The app will then automatically credit your
school's box tops to earnings online. Scanning your receipts needs to be done no later than
14 days from the of purchase. It's never been easier to help our school earn funds for
education. Download the app today!
Help support LNS by going to Amazon Smile and designating Laurel Nokomis PTO as your charitable organization. After that, the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to LNS on Amazon shopping done through the AmazonSmile portal. It costs you nothing and your Amazon shopping experience will be the same (wish lists and preferences carry over to the portal).
Shout-Out to our Proud Principal, Mr. Raymond Wilson!
The PTO would like to congratulate our proud Principal, Raymond Wilson, on being recognized by Florida Association for School Administrators as a Resilient Leader for National Principals Month! LNS is lucky to have such a wonderful leader who is committed to sustaining excellence!
CONGRATULATIONS MR. WILSON!!
Business Partner News
Thank you to Aspire Direct Primary Care for becoming a Business Partner and supporting LNS!

Aspire Direct Primary Care is modern medicine delivered the old fashion way. It is a membership based office that provides comprehensive personalized primary care for ALL ages and levels of health for a nominal monthly fee. Our patients have access to Dr. Gero for all your primary care needs, including unlimited office visits, for well visits, medication management and acute/sick visits. There are no additional copays, deductibles, or surprise hidden charges. We offer early morning or late afternoon appointments by arrangement to avoid missing work or school; as well as evening and weekend appointments as needed to help you avoid the urgent center or ER. Additional advantages of DPC include:

·       Extended office visit time with Dr. Gero, with 30-60 minutes devoted to each appointment

·       No waiting, as the practice is limited to 600 patients
·       Same day / next day appointments

·       Labs sent either through insurance or done at a VERY low discounted price through our lab partnership (screening blood work panel is about $50!). 

·       Procedures such as pap tests, EKGs, skin biopsies, breathing tests (spirometry), urine tests, rapid flu and strep testing are included in the membership fee.

·       Telephone access, as well as texting, email, and video chatting

·       In-house medication dispensing, with very discounted generic medications and avoiding a pharmacy visit. 

Healthcare where YOU are the priority! Call for more details and set up a meet and greet appointment with Dr. Gero. 941-800-1630
The Laurel Nokomis PTO is in the process of securing business partners to support the school for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in being an LNS Business Partner or know a business or someone that would like to be a LNS Business of Family Partner,
please contact us at laurelnokomisdonation@gmail.com.
Ways to Stay in the Know
Be sure to stay in the loop and check out our Laurel Nokomis School PTO Website. You can access the webpage at LNSPTO.digitalpto.com. Please check the webpage on a regular basis because the site will be updated often!
You can also check out the LNS PTO Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/LNSPTO
Do you want to stay up to date on the PTO, upcoming events, deadlines, messages from the Principal, staff, student organizations and
more? If so, you will want to subscribe to this
monthly LNS PTO Newsletter. You can sign
up online here by scrolling down to the
"Subscribe to our Newsletter" button on the left.
A Note from the Principal
Winston Churchill wrote: “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won”. We began this school year without any blueprint for how concurrent learning should go. Today, our teachers are continuing to master difficulties placed upon them as result of the pandemic. Students are responding relatively well under the conditions. We are proud of our teachers and students for creating pathways to success. We appreciate our parents/guardians for being very understanding and showing levels of commitment beyond measure. Our teachers, staff, students, parents and community at large are what make us Lightning Strong! The efforts given during Quarter 1 made us all realize that we can do this! If we can sustain our partnerships, then these become opportunities won!
 
Go Lightning!

Raymond Wilson
Principal
LNS
Important Dates
Wednesday November 4th - Virtual PTO Meeting 7:30PM; see above for information

Thursday, November 5th - Make-up Picture Day in the Gym
Remote Students can come from 11-1PM

Thursday, November 5th - SAC Meeting 7:20-8:00AM

Monday, November 9th - Culver's LNS Spirit Night

Wednesday, November 18th - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 25th-Friday, November 27th - NO SCHOOL
Don't Forget Your Yearbook!
Isn't 2020 a year you want to remember? Don't forget to buy your LifeTouch 2020-2021 Laurel Nokomis Yearbook, on sale now HERE.
Middle School News
LNS Band Kiss4Kids Soy Candles Fundraiser!

Please consider supporting our Band program by ordering some of our Soy candles!

You can order from any band student or online at www.kisscandleco.com.

If ordering online, you can add our Group Name and student name to your order in the comments/info box so the student can get credit towards prize incentives. (Example: Laurel Nokomis School Band, Angela McKenzie).

Candles are $12 each for tin candles and $20 each for glass candles.

All proceeds helps provide support for our band students and program.
Cash or checks payable to LNS.
ALL candle orders need to be complete by Friday, November 6, 2020.

Candles ordered online will ship directly to you. Candles ordered through a band member will be delivered to you by the band member you ordered from.

Thank you for your support of our students!
Mrs. Bauman and our orchestra students need your help!

Her classroom is in need of supplies. If you have a chance to contribute any of these items, she would be so grateful. I’m also sharing a link to her Amazon wishlist, https://a.co/eiIj1mW.

Supplies can be dropped off at the front office, brought in with your student, or Amazon orders can be sent to her at the schools address. Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

Some items that she really needs:

70% Rubbing Alcohol bottles
Alcohol Swabs/Prep pads (the little towelettes)
Paper Towel Rolls
Re-chargeable AAA batteries
THANK YOU!
LNS "GO LIGHTNING!" Sports News
The LNS Volleyball Schedule this month:

Wednesday, November 4th - LNS @ Booker - 6:15 PM
Monday, November 9th - LNS @ Pineview - 6:15PM
Wednesday, November 11th - LNS @ Heron Creek - 6:15PM
Monday, November 16th - Woodland @ LNS - 6:15PM
Thursday, November 19th - SMS @ LNS - 6:15PM
Basketball Intramurals
LNS is happy to be offering Basketball Intramurals during the months of November and December. Basketball will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 – 5:00pm for boys and girls in grades 6th – 8th.

​The first basketball session will be on Wednesday, November 4th. Students will meet in the locker rooms at 3:15pm. The last session is Wednesday, December 9th.

Intramural basketball session dates are as follow: Nov. 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 2, 7, & 9th.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out an athletic packet and a COVID wavier form, both located on-line at the Laurel Nokomis School website under the Athletics section. Please return the completed sport packet to Coach Lynn as soon as possible.

Again, athletic packages and COVID waivers can be located on the school’s website.

Coach Marisi & Coach Jamal
Everyone at LNS hopes you & your family have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!