March 2022 Newsletter

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PTO Report

PTO Meeting


Our next PTO Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00PM via Zoom.

Please check the LNS PTO Facebook page for the link.

Hope to see you there!

Our Most Successful Runathon Yet!

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A big thank you to everyone who supported our amazing LNS students in this year's Runathon!

While we don't have an exact number to share just yet, we do know we raised over $35,000! WOW!

The money raised will go towards educational tools and school improvements. It was a humbling experience to see how our students, parents, volunteers and community came together to have an amazing event with an outstanding outcome. Thank you to everyone who participated.


LNS Spirit Shop - NOW OPEN!


Check our online LNS Spirit Shop! There is something for everyone! Tons of awesome LNS gear including sweatshirts, joggers, duffle bags, hats & more.

All items are ordered online and shipped directly to you. LNS also gets a percentage back each time you make a purchase.

Better yet, we are having a Grand Opening Sale until March 13th! Use code SPIRIT313-FS for 25% AND FREE shipping!

Check it out now HERE.

Help Needed! LNS Clothes Closet Needs You!


Did you know we have a Clothes Closet at LNS?

The clothes closet serves many purposes including providing clothes for those in need in our school & community and providing clothes to any students who may be in violation of the dress code. Clothing is provided free of charge through donations from the community.

The Clothes Closet is in need of the following:

GIRLS: Shorts (sizes 5/6, 7/8, 11/12) *Must be in adherence to the LNS Dress Code

BOYS: Shorts (sizes 5/6, 9/10 and 11/12)

Pants (sizes 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 8)

Sneaker/Tennis Shoes (sizes 12, 13, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Men's sizes 7, 8, 9, 10)

If you have any new or gently used clothing or shoes in the sizes listed above, and are able, please consider donating them to LNS. All donations can be dropped off to the front office. Please be sure to label them "PTO Clothes Closet."

Daddy Daughter Dance

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The LNS PTO was honored to host a fun night out. The 2022 Daddy Daughter Dance had a masquerade theme and was a huge hit! Thank you to all who volunteered. Here are some photos from the event.

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Mother-Son Date Night


We are proud to provide an evening of fun for our Moms and their sons. This year's Mother-Son Date Night will be a Flight Night theme on Friday, April 29th from 5:30-7:30 at the Venice Airport. Please be on the lookout for flyers to come home and for more information.

On-Going Fundraisers

Don't forget about these easy ways to support our school!

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New and improved! 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! 

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

SAC Meeting


The next SAC Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00AM. We hope to see you there!

Blood Drive at Laurel Nokomis

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Thursday, March 3rd - 9AM - 6PM

Please help support SunCoast Blood Centers, as well as LNS. For every successful donation, LNS receives a $10 donation to be used directly in classrooms. You can help our students AND our community!

Vote YES on the 1-Mil Referendum!!


Don't forget to get out and vote on Tuesday, March 8th for the 1-Mil Referendum.

This referendum has been in place since 2002 and has helped keep Sarasota County an A-rated school district.

This referendum is NOT a tax increase, but a continuation of funding that provides summer learning programs, Reading Recovery teachers, teacher salaries, guidance counselors, athletic trainers and many other things such as music and art programs.

Let's keep Sarasota County School District an A-rated district and vote YES to the 1-Mil Referendum!

Spring Picture Day

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Bring your best smiles!

Wednesday, March 9th is Spring Picture Day!

You can sign up online HERE.

World Culture Night


Come and join us to learn about cultures around the world as LNS families share their heritage with us.

World Culture Night will take place on Friday, March 25th at LNS. Stay tuned for more information to come!

Other Important Dates


Friday, March 11th - End of Third Quarter

Monday, March 14th-Friday March 18th - Spring Break

Monday, March 21st - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day

Friday, April 15th - NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 27th - Last Day of School

The Sarasota County STEM Science Fair


Ms. Rasbury, who teaches 7th/8th Grade Gifted Science at LNS, would like to congratulate the students who participated in Sarasota County STEM Fair, which was held January 28 - February 4, 2022. 

This year the judging was based on a virtual platform in which the students developed an experiment and performed it, created a powerpoint and created a video presentation. Fifteen Laurel Nokomis Students Middle School Science students participated in the county wide fair: Natalie White, Owen Alford, Daxton McKinney, William Crouch, Jake Hartter, Landen Young, Luciana Depersia, Jack Holdrich, Gavin Enghauser, Megan Cho-Wade, Koreena Hickey, Gabriella Pina, Anisa Snow, McKenzie Shockey and Courtney Blanton.  

 Our students represented Laurel Nokomis well. The following students placed in their categories:

Owen Alford received 1st place in Physics and Astronomy.

William Crouch and Jack Holdrich placed 2nd in Physics and Astronomy.

Gabriella Pina received 1st place in Plant Sciences.

Natalie White placed 2nd in chemistry.

Gavin Enghauser placed 1st in chemistry. Gavin also received a nomination for the Broadcom Master Competition.

Congratulations to all the students for all their hard work!