Newsletter 5th Edition: 2018-2019 December/January
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Monday, Dec. 3
Holiday Shop Open
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PTO Portable

Basketball Games
LNS hosts Sarasota
Girls - 6:00 PM
Boys - 7:15 PM
LNS Gym


Tuesday, Dec. 4
Holiday Shop Open
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PTO Portable


Wednesday, Dec. 5
Holiday Shop Open
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PTO Portable

Basketball Games
LNS hosts Venice
Girls - 6:00 PM
Boys - 7:15 PM
LNS Gym

Dairy Queen Family Night Fundraiser
DQ location on 
E. Venice Ave.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Thursday, Dec. 6
SAC Meeting
7:20 AM
Media Center

Holiday Shop Open
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PTO Portable


Friday, Dec. 7
Holiday Shop Open
FINAL DAY!
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PTO Portable


Monday, Dec. 10
Basketball Games
LNS @ Booker
Girls - 6:00 PM
Boys - 7:15 PM


Wednesday, Dec. 12
Basketball Games
LNS @ Brookside
Girls - 6:00 PM
Boys - 7:15 PM


Thursday, Dec. 13
LNS Band Winter Concert
7:00 PM
LNS Gym


Friday, Dec. 14
Middle School Winter Dance
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Cafeteria


Monday, Dec. 17
Basketball Games
LNS hosts McIntosh
Girls 6:00 PM
Boys 7:15 PM
LNS Gym

Orchestra Winter Concert
7:00 PM
Venice Performing Arts Center


Tuesday, Dec. 18
Chick-fil-A Night
Sarasota Square Mall Food Court
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Friday, Dec. 21
NO SCHOOL
Professional Day


Winter Break
Monday, Dec. 24 - Friday, January 4

See you back at school on Monday, January 7, 2019


Wednesday, Jan. 9
Basketball Games
LNS @ Pine View
Girls 6:00 PM
Boys 7:15 PM


Monday, Jan. 14
Basketball Games
LNS @ Heron Creek
Girls 6:00 PM
Boys 7:15 PM


Tuesday, Jan. 15
Chick-fil-A Night
Sarasota Square Mall Food Court
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Wednesday, Jan. 16
PTO Meeting
3:30 PM
Teachers Lounge

Track Team Info Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LNS Gym

Basketball Games
LNS hosts Woodland
Girls 6:00 PM
Boys 7:15 PM
LNS Gym


Monday, Jan. 21

NO SCHOOL


Friday, Jan. 25
Fun Friday!
Pajama and Popcorn Day


The LNS Constant Contact Newsletters Are Written and Produced by the 
 LNS PTO Communications Committee.

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reportcards

2nd Quarter Report Cards

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, December 20. Report Cards will be ready and available for downloading and printing on the Sarasota County School Student/Parent Portal sometime after the New Year. Be sure to check your email or our PTO Website for the date as it becomes available. Once available, you will need to click this link:


and follow the steps to register. You will need your student's N number.  If you do not know your child's N number, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or the main office at the school.  Get your questions answered with this quick "How To" guide  .

toys

Toys For Tots

Laurel Nokomis School is collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys for Toys For Tots! Between December 1st and 15th, please drop off any donations in the front office in the Toys For Tots box. Thank you for your generosity during this holiday season!

shop

The Holiday Shop is Coming to Town!

The Holiday Shop is back!  Each year the Laurel Nokomis School PTO sponsors a holiday store for the students  where they can shop with their own money for gifts for their friends and family, and the students LOVE it!   Send your child to school with a little cash to spend at our fantastic holiday boutique, uniquely curated with the areas best deals, and you'll love to see what they choose! 

Holiday Shop Hours:
Monday, December 3rd - Friday, December 7th from 8:00AM - 3:30PM each day in the PTO Portable...just follow the signs! 

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at kellymcclin@yahoo.com for more information. Happy Holiday Shop-ping!

Holiday Shop 2018
Holiday Shop 2018
Holiday Shop 2018
Events1
LNS Events in December

bowls
  
2018 Bowls of Hope Fundraiser
Sunday, Dec 2nd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ed Smith Stadium

All staff, parents, and students were invited to the Ceramic 3D Art Studio in Mrs. Cory's Room 404  on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30PM from September  18 until October 31  to make a clay bowl to donate to the All Faiths Food Bank. Clay was donated from the LNS Art 3D studio clay fund and many people came in to donate their time and talent. The over 150 bowls are now on display in the LNS Front Office.

All students, families and staff are invited to the 2018 Bowls of Hope Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2nd from 11am - 2pm at Ed Smith Stadium.  This is a sell out event, so buy your tickets today at  https://www.allfaithsfoodbank.org/bowlsofhope/.   Bring the kids for a soup-er, family-friendly day at the ballpark, where more than 1,500 guests (a sold-out crowd!) attend each year to support All Faiths Food Bank. Along with an opportunity to enjoy soup, bread and desserts provided by 40 restaurants, each guest selects a beautiful, handcrafted bowl - donated by local artists - to take home as a reminder of the empty bowls they help fill.  This is one way that LNS families support the community. We hope to see you there.




SAC
  
SAC Meeting
Thursday, December 6th
7:20 AM - 8:00 AM
Media Center
  
The LNS School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting is scheduled on  Thursday, December 6th at 7:20 AM. If you are interested in  learning  about the schools budget or plans for improvement you are  invited to attend the SAC meeting.  
bandconcert

LNS Band Winter Concert
Thursday, December 13th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LNS Gym

Our LNS Band students will be performing their annual Winter Concert on Thursday night, December 13th. Join them for a wonderful night of music!

 
dance

Middle School Winter Dance
Friday, December 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LNS Cafeteria

The Lightning Council is sponsoring the Middle School Holiday Dance on 
Friday, December 14th in the cafeteria from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  DJ Jamal will be playing your favorite hit songs and light refreshments will be served. Tickets will be $5 and sold at lunch the week leading up to the dance. NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR so be sure to buy your ticket at lunch. Parents note, no student will be allowed to leave the dance until a parent or guardian signs them out in the cafeteria. Chaperones are needed! Please contact Joanna Karins at 941-441-5634 or  jkkarins712@gmail.com

 
 
orchestraconcert
Orchestra Winter Concert
Monday, December 17th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venice Performing Arts Center

The LNS Orchestra students will be performing their annual Winter Concert on Monday night, December 17th at the Venice Performing Arts Center at Venice High School. Please come out to support them and enjoy a wonderful night of music!

 
professional

Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, December 21st

Start your vacation early!
winterbreak

Winter Break
Monday, December 24th - Friday, January 4th
NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your Winter Break and Happy New Year!

 

events2LNS Events in January
NEWYEAR
 
Happy New Year Back at School
Monday, January 7th, 2019

School resumes and begins Third Grading Period on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Happy New Year!
PTOmeeting
 
PTO Meeting
Wednesday, January 16th
3:30 PM
Teacher's Lounge

Parents, students, staff and other community members are invited to join us for the January PTO meeting on Wednesday afternoon, January 16th after pick-up. You must sign in at the office and get a visitor's pass before you come to the cafeteria. We will talk about all the things we are planning for the school and our students and the many ways you can get involved. In addition, LNS Staff members will be presenting requests for funding and committees will be forming for next year . We welcome you to participate and h ope to see you!
MLK
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21
No School

There will be NO SCHOOl on Monday, January 21, 2019 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
Funfriday
 
Fun Friday is Pajama & Popcorn Day!
Friday, January 25
All Day

Join us on Friday, January 25th for the most popular Fun Friday event - Pajama & Popcorn Day! For only $1, you can come to school dressed in your favorite pajamas and eat popcorn at lunch! Yes, even middle schoolers are welcome to join in on the fun! Please note, you are still required to adhere to school dress code rules.

Elementary
Elementary School News
leaders
Lightning Leaders

The Lightning Leaders will be attending the annual Wreaths Across America on December 15th where they will help place wreaths on all the graves of Veterans lying at rest at Sarasota National Cemetery. These amazing students raised money for this service project by selling wreaths people could sponsor in honor of current Veterans or in loving memory of fallen Veterans. Lightning Leaders make us proud!


historyelem
Make History Come Alive!

The History Rocks! Essay & Art Contest is coming back! The topic is "Historic days in February." You can do an original essay or art project on any past U.S. President, National Freedom Day, Black History Month, or Chinese New Year. 

PRIZES
- $50 Cash! 1st place winners 
elementary school. That's right! 
- Ulysses S. Grant!
- Silver 1oz patriotic medallion to 2nd place winners. (Silver= $17+ per oz!)
- Certificates to honorable  mentions
- History Rocks! Celebration for all winners!

So, go get creative about the past and make history come alive!
 
Middle
Middle School News
historymidd

 History Rocks Contest is Coming!

All Middle School students are invited and encouraged to enter the History Rocks! Essay Contest. Be on the lookout for this flyer soon! It's not too soon to start working on your entry as they are due on January 31st!

Middle School will be partnered with NHD - National History Day. 
Winners from LNS will represent the school at Sarasota County competition.
The topic is Triumph and Compromise in History:   https://www.nhd.org/triumph-tragedy-history
Middle School students can enter 5 different catagories: essay, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website.

PRIZES
- $100 Cash 1st place winner middle school. That's right a Ben Franklin!
- Silver 1oz patriotic medallion to 2nd place winners. (Silver= $17+ per oz!)
- Certificates to honorable mentions
- History Rocks! Celebration for all winners!

Any questions, please contact Pam Taylor at 3tays@comcast.net.
Good luck!
Band
LNS Band & Orchestra News

LNS Band & Orchestra Winter Concerts

Our LNS Band will hold their annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13th from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the LNS gym. 

Our LNS Orchestra will hold their annual Winter Concert on Monday, December 17th from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Venice Performing Art Center at VHS.

These students have worked very hard all year preparing for these performances and the concerts are always fantastic! Please show your support of our terrific music program by attending these wonderful shows!



Sports
LNS "Go Lightning" Sports News
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LNS 2018 - 2019 
INTERSCHOLASTIC Athletic Program for 
6th, 7th and 8th Grades


GIRLS & BOYS BASKETBALL 
December Games:
Monday, December 3 - LNS hosts Sarasota
Wednesday, December 5 - LNS hosts Venice
Monday, December 10 - LNS at Booker
Wednesday, December 12 - LNS at Brookside
Monday, December 17 - LNS hosts McIntosh

January Games:
Wednesday, January 9 - LNS at Pine View
Monday, January 14 - LNS at Heron Creek
Wednesday, January 16 - LNS hosts Woodland
Wednesday, January 23 - LNS BYE team

All game times: Girls @6:00 PM, Boys follow @7:15 PM

Come to the games and cheer on LNS Lightning!

 

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weighttraining

LNS 2018 - 2019
INTRAMURAL Athletic Program for
6th, 7th and 8th Grades

INTRAMURAL WEIGHT TRAINING continues in December and January.

The after school intramural program meets two days a week and is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders who wish to learn/practice their sport activity of interest. Students must have a completed Athletic Packet turned into coaches Theros or Marisi before they may participate. One form is good for the entire school year.

Athletic packets may be downloaded from the LNS Athletics web page. Physical/athletic screening forms are included in the packet (valid for one year to the date of the physical).

School insurance may be purchased through "School Insurance of Florida," applications are available at school or online at www.schoolinsuranceofflorida.com   *All dates/times are subject to change.

Health1
School Health & Nutrition News
 Menus
 
The monthly s chool breakfast and lunch menus for elementary school students and school lunch menus for middle school students are available at this link.   All meals served meet nutrition standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

handwashing  
Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!

According to the Florida Health Department, w ashing your hands is the most significant step for preventing the spread of germs and illness. Start Healthy Hand Washing Habits Today!  Wash your hands as often as possible (even if they look clean).  Here are some important instances when to wash your hands to help control the spread of illness:
  • After using the bathroom
  • After coughing or sneezing
  • After cleaning a child who has gone to the bathroom
  • After touching books and money
  • Before preparing food
  • Before eating
  • After petting an animal
Why does washing your hands with soap and water work?
  • Soap suspends the dirt and skin oils that trap bacteria
  • Washing motion helps pull dirt and oils free from the skin
  • Running water washes away suspended dirt and oils
  • Additional friction from wiping hands removes more germs
Note: If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer wipes or gel.


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The PTO Report
bookswap  
Fall4Reading Spreads Smiles!

The Laurel Nokomis School PTO held the 2nd annual Fall4Reading BookSwap and it was a huge success!  The BookSwap was a two week event that was kicked-off with a lunchtime visit to the school by Tampa Bay Hockey's mascot ThunderBug! ThunderBug is the mascot that loves to read. He brought the students a very special Tampa Bay Lightning/Laurel Nokomis School Lightning bookmark that had a cool illustration of ThunderBug with the words: "Book it, Book it Real Good." In addition, 16 students who exceeded their 1st Quarter Accelerated reading goals received an "Awesome Reader Award" certificate and a gift bag from ThunderBug. 

It was a very exciting lunch! After ThunderBug's visit all  the student's were challenged to bring books that they have finished reading or outgrown to donate to the BookSwap. Each student who donated could swap for 1-5 books from another student's donated books. The theme of the swap was: "You Bring, You Swap, You Smile!". Hundreds of books were waiting for students at Fall4Reading. It was a true event that ran on the energy and book donation of the students. (It also helped to have a lot of heavy book lifting and organizing by many amazing PTO Volunteers and LNS Librarians.)

The Laurel Nokomis School Fall4Reading was a fun and terrific event for all. The student's can indeed say that they "Booked it Real Good!"

The complete list of "Awesome Reader Awards:"
1) 1st grade/Mrs. Hughes: Aspen K.: 447% of goal
2) 2nd grade/Mrs. Lasorso: Enzo L.: 670% of goal
3) 2nd grade/Mrs. Lasorso: Wyatt B.: 352% of goal
4) 3rd grade/Mrs. Tweed: Anneliese N.: 414% of goal
5) 3rd grade/Mrs. Swedberg: Ivan B.: 318% of goal
6) 4th grade/Mr. Chin-Yee: Ella G.: 380% of goal
7) 4th grade/Mrs. Simila: Aidan N.: 550% of goal
8) 5th grade/Mrs. Pettibone: Gage N.: 574% of goal
9) 5th grade/Mrs. Shenke: Cole M.: 479% of goal
10) 6th grade/Mrs. Fortune: Chase K.: 380% of goal
11) 6th grade/Mrs. Fortune: Taylor V.: 219% of goal
12) 7th grade/Mr. Jones: Abby T.: 565% of goal
13) 7th grade/Mr. Jones: Jared L.: 495% of goal
14) 7th grade/Mr. Jones: Leah W.: 465% of goal
15) 8th grade/Mrs. Warm: Harley T.: 520% of goal
16) 8th grade/Mrs. Warm: Nicholas B.: 228%


Appreciation
 
Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Staff Appreciation Luncheon a huge success! We received many thank you's from everyone who attended because of you and your contributions.


candy
Candy, Candy, Too Much Candy!

Are you still stuck with more Halloween candy than you'd like to have? Problem solved because the PTO uses the candy in gift baskets and for prizes throughout the year! Just bring your extra candy to the LNS front office and the PTO will put it to good use. It's a Win Win!  
Website


The PTO Website

Did you know the LNS PTO has a NEW website? We do and it's LOADED with great information!!  If you haven't seen it lately, you haven't seen it at all!  New information is uploaded daily and includes:
  • Information about the PTO, activities, calendar and fundraisers.
  • Teachers and organizations can find out how to secure funding through the PTO.
  • Teachers can upload a wish list for the holidays and classroom needs.
  • You can sign up for committees, volunteer and make donations online.
  • You can submit your business partner application and suggestions to the PTO, etc
  • You can make suggestions to the PTO or submit articles/pictures for the newsletter.  You input is valued!!!  Last month, the PTO received a suggestion from the web page to have gluten free pizza/allergy sensitive food at the PTO events.  As a result of that suggestion, we had "Gluten Free" pizza available at Boo Bingo.
  • And if you haven't already signed up to be a member of the PTO, you can do that at anytime through our website. 

Check us out at http://lnspto.digitalpto.com.


partnerPartner News:
DairyQueen
Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa Give Back to LNS


DairyQueen
Dairy Queen Fundraiser

Dairy Queen located at 1465 E. Venice Avenue is hosting a  Family Night to benefit LNS on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday, January 2nd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. When you make a purchase during this time, you are helping LNS because a percentage of all items sold during the event will be donated to our school! This fundraiser will continue every first Wednesday of the month throughout the school year.


When you go to the Dairy Queen register to pay for your food, please thank the manager for being an LNS Business Partner.  

ChickfilA
 
Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser

Chick-fil-A at Westfield Square Shopping Mall located at  8201 S Tamiami Trl. in Sarasota (inside at the food court) is hosting a Spirit Night for LNS on Tuesday, December 18th and Tuesday, January 15th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. When you purchase food on Chick-fil-A Family Night you are helping LNS because a percentage of all food sold during the event will be donated to LNS. This fundraiser will continue  every third Tuesday of the month  throughout the school year.


A special thank you goes out to Chick-fil-A for being an outstanding LNS Business Partner!!!! When you make your purchase, please make sure to mention that you are with Laurel Nokomis School.

rRepeat/Updated Articles
Fivestar

 
On October 3, 2018, Sarasota County Schools announced that the  Florida Department of Education (FDOE) gave 18 schools the Five Star School Award and 41 schools the Golden School Award for the 2017 - 2018 school year. These prestigious awards are given to public, specialty and charter schools statewide.

Laurel Nokomis School is a 2018 Five Star School Award recipient and has been a recipient for 13 years.  The school is also a  2018 Golden School Award recipient and has received  that award for 37 years.

The Five Star School Award is presented annually by the FDOE Commissioner's Community Involvement Council to schools that have demonstrated in-depth community involvement. In order to earn this designation, a school must prove that it has achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in business partnerships, family involvement, volunteerism, student community service and student advisory councils. Schools must also earn a grade of "C" or above, or school improvement rating of "maintaining or improving" for the year of nomination.

Similarly, the Golden School Award is issued annually. The award recognizes elementary, secondary and adult schools that report a minimum of 80 percent of school staff participation in training related to school volunteerism. Recipients must also designate a school volunteer coordinator for recruitment, placement, training and supervision of school volunteers. Additionally, the total number of hours of volunteer service of the school must equal twice the number of students enrolled in the school. Any volunteer activity that contributes to student improvement may be counted, including fundraising.
Gender
 
 
The Sarasota County School District officially released guidelines that serve as a framework for school leaders to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all students - particularly LGBTQIA students. The guidelines function as an extension of the existing student anti-discrimination policy as set forth by the School Board and were thoughtfully created by a committee comprised of school administrators, program specialists, students and community partners. The committee utilized best practices from other school districts, including Hillsborough and Broward counties and recent legal outcomes from St. Johns County to develop a unified practice throughout the school district. The guidelines emphasize the ability to recognize students who consistently assert a gender identity and meet the social and emotional needs of individual students. The guidelines are adaptable to provide each school community the ability to maintain student confidentiality and establish a level of trust among their student population. The guidelines also work to protect the civil rights of Sarasota County students and comply with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and ADA Title II discrimination policies. 

"I am proud of the work the committee has done to ensure a safe and open learning environment for all our students," noted Todd Bowden, superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. "It is vitally important that our schools represent a safe place for our students - no matter what their needs and concerns are. After observing many of our schools over the last year, I am comfortable with the decision to commit our existing practices to a series of written guidelines that allows our school leaders to serve as trusted advocates for our students. We all have an obligation to ensure our children are treated with respect and these guidelines offer a thoughtful approach to accomplish this goal."   The guidelines are available on the school district's website:   http://bit.ly/SCSGenderDiverseStudentGuidelines.


Yearbook
LNS Yearbooks On Sale Now and accepting Photos

Yearbooks are on sale for $25. Orders can be placed online anytime through  yearbookforever.com

Personal and business ads can also be purchased online at this web site. In addition, the website allows p ictures can be uploaded to be used in the  yearbook . So snap and share with the  yearbook  snap app. Yearbook staff will be able to select and approve all photos. Attached is a  power point on how to use the app , it is very user friendly and it is free!!!

If you have any questions the 2018-2019  yearbook advisor, Sarah Drachler at   sarah.drachler@sarasotacountyschools.net

FamilyAccess
 
Online Student Reports


The name of the Sarasota County Parent Portal application has been changed to Family Access to better reflect the audience of the product.  In addition, the application has been updated to improve the user's expe rience and to incorporate a similar look and feel to the mobile version. 

Students and parents will use the same URL to get to the site and their user names and passwords remain the same. The information shown in the portal also remains the same but with a little different look. If you have any questions, please refer to the instructions on creating a new registration included at the site or in this guide to Family Access.

You can access the portal at https://parentportal.sarasotacountyschools.net  and follow the steps to register.  Create an account to  report of all of your children's grades, homework assignments and attendance each week, transcripts, and FL Test Scores.  You will need your student's N number to register. If you do not know your child's N number, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or the main office at the school.
Boxtops 
New Box Top Promotion Underway:  On the Water with Box Tops

Gina Jones, "The Box Top Lady" is back and rolling out the new Box Top Promotion for 2018-2019:  On the Water with Box Tops.  Effective immediately, she is accepting box tops so b e sure to clip and save your Box Tops and turn them into your child's homeroom teacher.  Place them in a baggie or envelope with: 
  1. your student's name, 
  2. the teacher's name and 
  3. the # of Box Tops on the envelope or baggie.  (Only submissions with the number of Box Tops clearly written on them will count towards the Grand Prize).
There will be a weekly drawing for a "Mystery" Prize each Monday!!!   The mystery prizes with have something to do with water.  Tell your children to be sure to listen to the morning news to see if they're a winner.
 
A Grand Prize will be awarded at the end of the contest.    The Class with the most Box Tops will win a MYSTERY PARTY!!!!  Students that have submitted 100 Box Tops will be entered into a drawing in December for a kayak.  
 
For more information on participating products and ways to earn Box Tops, please visit  www.boxtops4education.com.   In addition, please contact Gina Jones at ginajo33@yahoo.com if you have any questions about the promotion.  

Thank YOU and YOUR CHILDREN for clipping, saving and helping our school!!   
 
OngoingFundraiserOngoing Fundraising Campaigns:

Are you supporting LNS through these NO additional cost fundraisers? PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL and Share this information with Family and Friends! 


Box Tops
 
Collect everyday labels from groceries to earn points and funds for our school PTO. Labels should be submitted to your child's homeroom teacher. 
    

Amazon
 
Help support LNS by going to Smile.Amazon.com and designating Laurel Nokomis PTO as your charitable organization during this holiday shopping season, and always. 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 carryover to the portal).






















BusinessPartnersBusiness Partners:
Please support our generous Business Partners!!!!!

Parents  please support LNS Business Partners  because they support your child's school!!!  

We would like to thank the following awesome companies and families for their  partnership and generous support of Laurel Nokomis School!!!   Together, we are enhancing the quality of education for students at LNS by supporting academic and social programs. It's because of the continued contributions given by local businesses and the community that the LNS PTO is able to provide financial support and services to the school, making it a better place for students to fulfill their potential.

The Laurel Nokomis School PTO is in the process of securing business and family partners to support the school for the 2018-2019 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 or Family Partner please contact the LNS PTO Business Partner Vice Presidents LaToya Price-Childs, Gina Jones and Katy Balon via email at  laurelnokomisdonation@gmail.com .  The  LNS PTO is a nonprofit 501c3 organization and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to Laurel Nokomis School and our PTO supported programs.  This is an excellent PR opportunity for your organization, reaching over 1200 families in your local area of business!

It's a simple cycle: 
 support the school that sustains the community that supports your business.

In addition, if you would like to team up with  the Sarasota County Schools  System to provide resources to schools throughout the district, you can get more information on the County's  TeamUP portal at this link.

***Some of these business are listed with their donation level from 2017-2018 while we transition and receive updated 2018-2019 Business Partner Forms.

Diamond Level Sponsors:

Diamond sponsors have donated in excess of $2,000.00 towards LNS programs, projects or efforts.  In appreciation of their support they receive a 4X6 Banner for 24 or more months depending on the amount, listing in the newsletter, logo on the website, thank you on the LNS Electronic Marquee for 3 weeks, Logo in the yearbook and Logo on the Runathon Shirt.


 
Platinum Level Sponsors:

Platinum sponsors have donated in excess of $900.00 towards LNS programs, projects or efforts.  In appreciation of their support they receive a 3X4 Banner for 12 months, listing in the newsletter, logo on the website, thank you on the LNS Electronic Marquee for 3 weeks, Logo in the yearbook and Logo on the Runathon Shirt.  Press each picture below to be linked to the business partner web page.

 
       



 
Gold Level Sponsors:

Gold sponsors have donated in excess of $600.00 towards LNS programs, projects or efforts.  In appreciation of their support they receive listing in the newsletter, website and yearbook and the Business/Family Name on the Runathon Shirt,  thank you on the LNS Electronic Marquee for 2 weeks and Business/Family Name on the Runathon Shirt.


 


 
Silver Level Sponsors:

Silver sponsors have donated in excess of $350.00 towards LNS programs, projects or efforts.  In appreciation of their support they receive listing in the newsletter, website and yearbook and the Business/Family Name on the Runathon Shirt.

     
 

Bronze Level Sponsors:


Bronze sponsors have donated in excess of $350.00 towards LNS programs, projects or efforts.  In appreciation of their support they receive listing in the newsletter, website and yearbook and the Business/Family Name on the Runathon Shirt.

Childs Family
Cho Family
     
 
  Family Partners:

We would like to thank all the families and individuals that donate cash, direct service or in-kind donations to Laurel Nokomis School at every Sponsorship level.  Those families are listed in the sections above based on the amount of their donation.

Laurel Nokomis School  
1900 Laurel Road E
Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 486-2171

Visit our website at  
for more information about what's happening at the school.
 
The Sarasota County School District Web contains a lot of important information.  Please visit the  Laurel Nokomis web site for a list of important links on the Sarasota School District web site.  


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This issue of the LNS Newsletter was created 
and edited by PTO members:  Kim Forsch & LaToya Price-Childs 

 Principal Ray Wilson
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