Sea Gate Scoop

May Newsletter 2022

Big picture

Seahorse Strong

With only one month of school left in the 2021-2022 school year, our students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will begin showing what they've learned this year on the FSA. Our students and teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure they are well-equipped with the strategies and knowledge to succeed! Thank you for all of your support!

April was a busy month for SGE! We launched our month with the PTO Spring Family Fun Night, our 3rd and 4th graders performed their musical concerts for family and friends, our Garden Committee put together an incredible Earth Day Celebration, we ended with our Seahorse of the Month Celebration for the character trait of Fairness, and our 5th graders visited their Middle Schools. We sure know how to balance the fun and hard work!

We are looking forward to celebrating our teachers the first week of this month as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you for ALL you do to support our students, teachers, and school!

Ms. KIrby

School Counselor’s Corner

We ended April by celebrating our Students of the Month for Fairness. Congratulations to these seahorses! We just love seeing those Student of the Month magnets around the town. 3rd-5th Graders learned all about test preparation success as we head into FSA testing. Ask your student about 4 key strategies we learned to help keep us calm and confident before a test: positive self-talk, adequate sleep, a nutritious breakfast, and taking deep breaths. I know our seahorses are ready to ROCK the tests!! Our May character education focus is integrity which really encompasses all of the character traits: doing the right thing even when no one is watching. We are working as a school to earn a school-wide PBIS Day at the end of the year. The goal is to earn 150 positive referrals during this last quarter. We are at 96! Will we earn our Journey to Greatness: Destination Unknown Celebration?! Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!

~Miss Carney

Big picture

Earth Day 2022

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

It is difficult to believe that the end of the 2021-2022 school year is almost here. This is also the time of year when student behavior can “flare up” and interfere with the learning of peers in the classroom. I can assure you that our teachers remain diligent with redirecting and extinguishing interruptive behaviors, reminding students of the PBIS expectations in place at our school. While there are situations that require administrator attention and involvement, our teachers continually go above and beyond to implementeffective classroom management strategies that facilitate student learning and meaningful interactions.

Some students experience difficulties on the playground during recess with peers; pushing or becoming angry when things don’t quite go their way. While we continually remind students to be respectful, responsible and safe, they sometimes act impulsively and need gentle reminders about appropriate behavior. This is where our amazing team of assistants and office staff demonstrate their commitment to student safety and happiness. As they supervise our students each day on the playground, the well-being of children remains a priority. Our support staff continuously remind children of the procedures and behavioral expectations during recess time with peers. The importance of interacting appropriately with others is a life lesson they promote each and every day.

I am incredibly thankful for our instructional staff and support staff for all they do to promote positive student behavior and encourage life-long learning!

FSA Testing Begins on Monday!

3rd Grade:

MAY 4th and 5th -- FSA MATH

4th Grade:

MAY 2nd and 3rd -- FSA ELA

MAY 9th and 10th -- FSA MATH

5th Grade:

MAY 2nd and 3rd -- FSA ELA

MAY 9th and 10th -- FSA MATH

MAY 16th and 17th -- NGSS SCIENCE

Please be sure your student is well-rested, has a good breakfast and arrives to school on time the day of testing. If you need to schedule appointments during the day, we ask that you select a non-testing day. You may contact Dr. Santacrose with any questions related to FSA testing at 377-8300

Our campus will be closed to visitors during lunch on testing days. Thank you for marking your calendars and for your understanding.

Big picture

Smartphones, Social Media, and Online Safety for Children

CCPS will also be holding a symposium on Smartphones, Social Media, and Online Safety for Children on Monday, May 16, at 6:00pm at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center. As we approach summer, when children may spend more time on their devices, we want to provide parents with tips and resources for keeping kids safe in the digital world. The symposium will feature a panel of experts from the FBI, Collier County Sheriff's Office, David Lawrence Center, and CCPS. We hope to see you there!

Literacy News with Mrs. Jarrett

It is hard to believe it is May already and this week will be the Fourth and Fifth Grade students time to show ALL they have been learning by applying their literacy knowledge and mathematical skills to the FSA. SGE students will shine bright when they use their strategies they have been learning ALL year. The biggest strategy to remember is to ALWAYS go back to the text to prove one’s answer. When reading the questions, PLEASE remind your child to read carefully especially if the question is asking for more than one answer (select 2, select 3, select all of the answers that support the question, etc.). It is important for our students to go to bed early on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights the next few weeks. SGE Seahorses will work hard and do their best!!

It is with a heavy heart to let you know this will be my last “Literacy News”. After 34 years of being a CCPS educator, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this year. Being a Seahorse, the past nine years has blessed my life greatly. What makes Seagate great is YOU, the families and support you pour into our school. I am honored to have been part of this A+ school community.

Mary Jarrett

Night at the Ballpark

As we wrap up the year, we invite our #CCPSFamily to a Night at the Ballpark on Friday, May 13, 2022. Join us for a fun evening at Hammond Stadium as we watch the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels face the Palm Beach Cardinals. Tickets are $12 and include reserved seating, a hot dog, and a soft drink. Plus, we will be treated to a phenomenal fireworks display at the end of the game. Click here to purchase tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

Media Center News from Ms. Barr

It’s hard to believe the school year is almost over! I have had a wonderful year getting to know your students and helping them find books they love. As the school year comes to a close, some exciting things are going to happen in the media center over the summer…we are getting new carpet AND new paint! Due to these renovations, the media center will be closing on May 11th. All books will be due back on May 18th. We will be sending notices home after May 18th to get back any lingering books.

Interested in having your kiddo read over the summer? The Collier County Public Library has a terrific summer reading program that starts June 4th and runs through July 30th. The summer reading program is for all age groups, including adults, so you can get in on the fun right along with your student! More information will be available on the CCPL website,, on May 1st.

Technology update: for those of you that have students in Kindergarten and First Grade, their laptops will be collected before the end of the year. Those students in grades 2-5 will be taking their laptops home with them this summer. If your student has a laptop that is damaged, please have them notify their teacher so we can try to get it repaired before the end of the year.

Thank you all for making me feel so welcome at Sea Gate this year. I’m excited to plan more fun and adventures for next year! Have a fantastic summer!

Big picture

Do you have an upcoming Kinder-Seahorse or know someone who does?

Join us with your Seahorse on May 20th @ 9:00am for information on Kindergarten and a sneak peek for our students in a Kindergarten classroom.

Order your 2022-2023 School Supplies Below

Big picture
Big picture

5th grade Moving-On Ceremony: May 31 @ 9:30am at The Naples Grande


Looking Ahead:

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/2 - 5/6

5/2: 4th/5th grade ELA FSA

5/3: 4th/5th grade ELA FSA

5/4: 3rd grade Math FSA

5/5: 3rd grade Math FSA

5/6: School Lunch Super Hero Day-THANK YOU Mrs. Nickie and Staff

5/9: 4th/5th grade Math FSA

5/10: 4th/5th grade Math FSA

Transportation Appreciation Week 5/16-5/20

5/16: 5th grade Science NGSS

5/17: 5th grade Science NGSS

  • SAC Meeting @ 5:00pm

5/26: PBIS Celebration

5/27: Early Dismissal @ 11:50am

5/30: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

5/31: 5th grade Moving-On Ceremony @ Naples Grande 9:30am

6/2: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 11:50 am

PTO Information

Big picture

PTO Recap:

We just had our last in person meeting at school for the year. It feels great to be walking the halls, in the classrooms, going on field trips, and hosting on campus events like the spring family fun night and our Earth Day celebration. I would like to thank the SGE community of parents, teachers, administrators, and staff members who have donated their time, money, energy, and ideas toward efforts of the PTO during the 2022- 2023 school year. I am overwhelmed with gratitude of the level of involvement our community gives to make every learning day a fun learning day at Sea Gate Elementary.

I need to take a moment to give special thanks to the parents who held executive board and chairperson positions this year because without you we couldn't have had such an amazing year. We have already opened the volunteer sign up for the next school year. Many of our volunteers are switching roles next year leaving several of our clubs and events looking for new chairs. Please do not hesitate to create an account on our PTO website so you can keep up to date and receive all PTO newsletters, emails, and flyers.

Thank you to all our Parent Volunteers!!!

Executive PTO Board:

President: Kelly Holmberg

Co Vice President: Amanda Stanosheck and Tracy Matley

Treasurer: Jaslyn Miller

Secretary: Jen Lugo

Director of Sponsorship: Natalie Zellers

Directory of Events: Jeannine Leon

Director of Communications: Jessica Murphy

Committee Chairpersons:

Garden Club: Hannah Rinaldi and Carla Solis

Earth Day: Martha Diveley

Spirit Club: Ms. Carney and Susan Brown

Yearbook: Natalie Zellers

Teacher Appreciation Week: Tyrenda Reed

Book Fair: Ms. Barr and Jaslyn Miller

Walk-a-Thon: Kelly Holmberg

Fall and Spring Family Fun Night: Tracy Matley and Amanda Stanosheck

Monthly Staff Coffee Bar: Jaslyn Miller

School Spirit Nights: Jeannine Leon

Student School Supplies: Sarah Brown

Spirit Store: Raynie Reizen

Community Outreach: Jodi Heinold

5th Grade Moving up Events: Jaslyn Miller

Square 1 Art: Jessica Murphy

Staff Cookie Exchange: Jaslyn Miller and Jeannine Leon

Souper Staff Day: Jaslyn Miller and Jeannine Leon

FSA Snacks: Crystal Gorman

Hockey Night: Michelle Parsons

School Planners: Michelle Parsons