Season's greetings to you and yours!

December 2021 Newsletter

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PTO Report

PTO Meeting


Please join us at our next PTO Meeting!

It will be held Tuesday, January 25th.

Please check out the LNS PTO Facebook Page for more detials. See you there!

Staff Appreciation

It was as "easy as pie" to celebrate and appreciate our staff right before Thanksgiving break. The PTO was happy to sponsor Staff Appreciation Day by handing out pies to all of the teachers and staff. We hope you know how much you are appreciated! Thank you for all you do and we hope you enjoyed your pie!


Holiday Gift Shop


It's that time of year! The LNS PTO is proud to sponsor the Holiday Gift Shop. The gift shop offers the students at LNS a place to shop for Christmas presents for family members. It provides students with the opportunity to pick out nice gifts at a reduced price.

This year, the Holiday Gift Shop will run:

Monday, December 6th - Friday, December 10th from 8:30AM - 3:15PM.

Look for more information from your student's teacher on when your child's class will be attending the shop.

Fun Friday!


Friday, December 17th

Join in on the fun! Friday, December 17th is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Bring in $1 to participate. We are so excited to see what you wear!

On-Going PTO Fundraisers

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The PTO works hard every year to be able to provide funds for our amazing school, teachers, staff and students. However, with the rise of COVID and continued restrictions due to the pandemic, we are unable to fundraise as much as we normally do.

Given our current situation, we started a GoFundMe with a goal of $20,000.

If you are able to donate to our school, please do! There is no amount too small! If you are unable to donate at this time, it would be extremely helpful to share our GoFundMe link on social media, with an encouraging note for others to donate.

If you have donated already, THANK YOU! Your donation is greatly appreciated! So far, we have raised $7,835.00!

Here is the link to our GoFundMe: 

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No more clipping! You can now download the Box Tops for Education mobile app. Once you download the app, find "Laurel Nokomis School," 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 purchase. It's neve been easier to help our school earn funds for education. Download the app today and help our school!


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).

School News

A Note from the LNS Administration Team


Dear LNS Families,


Wow, it’s hard to fathom that Winter break is just a few weeks away! We hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving. We are fortunate in Florida to enjoy beautiful weather during this time of year. 

We are now just a few weeks from the end of the Quarter 2 grading period. Your admin team is thankful for all the efforts from students, parents and staff as we effectively switched gears in these last few months with our increased growth leading up to the holiday break. It is so important for our students to continue attending their classes every day, even as we get closer to the holidays. We recognize that this can be very challenging for a variety of reasons, but we “gotta dig deep” and keep going.


Important reminders for our students:

  • Attend your classes every day
  • Be an active participant in your learning – ask questions and share your ideas
  • Communicate with your teachers and ask for support when you need it


The last day of classes before the Christmas break is Friday, December 22nd. Your admin team hopes that you will find a sense of comfort in fond memories of the past and that the holiday season is filled with love, laughter and good health. We’re sure the phone lines will be humming as we find ways to connect with our loved ones through texts, social media and even Zoom.


Wishing you a wonderful holiday season that brings hope for even better days ahead. Happy Holidays from everyone at LNS!


Help Needed!


We are still looking for parent volunteers to join our Student Advisory Council at LNS. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 7:20-8:00AM.

The next meeting is Thursday, December 2nd.

Please contact Coach Marisi at if you are intesrted in joining.

Middle School News

Middle School Dance


Calling all Middle Schoolers! Come and join us for the dance!

When: Friday, December 10th - 5:30PM-8:30PM

Where: LNS Cafeteria

Cost: $5.00 per ticket

Theme: "Spicy and Icy."

Students will be able to purchase tickets during their lunch period beginning December 6th through December 10th. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! You must purchase your ticket in advance.

For each ticket that is purchased, $1.00 will be donated to the All Faiths Food Bank.

PARENTS: You must sign your child out at 8:30PM in order for your child to be able to leave the dance.

LNS Winter Band Concert


Our LNS Band Winter Concert is next week!

All of our Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Jazz Bands will be featured at our Concert Under the Stars! We will also have the VHS Marching Indians join us to perform!

Band Concert is Thursday, December 9th at 7pm at the PE covered Pavilion (behind our LNS Gym)

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and find a nice spot around the pavilion to listen and enjoy the concert!


After the concert, each band student needs to help stack chairs, move stands and return their instrument to the band room.


We are so excited to be able to perform for you outdoors! Looking forward to a great concert! Go Lightning!

Technology News


Last month, our advanced middle school kids went into elementary classrooms to share their robots. It was a huge success on many levels. Elementary kids were introduced to the Tech encore class. They really enjoyed learning about robots, how they are programmed and even driving them! It was a great way to build a relationship between elementary and middle school students. Some kids came into the classroom to get the full affect.  

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Go Lightning! Sports News

Basketball season is well underway! The LNS Basketball teams have two home games in the month of December. Come out and cheer the Lightning on!

December 6th - LNS hosts Pine View.

December 8th - LNS hosts Heron Creek

We would love to see you there! Doors open at 5:30PM. Girls' games begin at 6:30PM. Boys' games begin at 7:30PM.

Keep in Touch!

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Be sure to stay in the loop and check out our Laurel Nokomis School PTO Website. You can access the webpage at Please check the webpage on a regular basis because the site will updated often!


Do you want to stay up to date on the PTO, upcoming events, deadlines, messages from the Principal, student organizations and more? If so, you will want to subscribe to the monthly LNS PTO Newsletter. You can sign up on our website by scrolling down to the "Subscribe to our Newsletter" button on the left. 


You can always find more information on our LNS PTO Facebook page at:


Happy Holidays from your LNS PTO!