Eagles' Landing

Fort Myers Christian School - September 13, 2023


This month we are stressing Faithfulness in our chapels. Faithfulness is such an amazing character trait of God, especially in our world today.

"When we say God is faithful, we mean he can be trusted to do what he says he’s going to do. If God weren’t faithful, then that would mean he either lied or changed his mind, and we know that God is unchangeable, so he will not tell you one thing and then change his mind and do another.

Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?”

That means that God is faithful. You can trust him, so you can trust what he has says in his Word." -Thomas Nelson

So blessed to serve a God like this.

Important Dates


15 Teacher In-Service 1/2 Day. Childcare in afternoon

26 Fall School Pictures

27 See You At The Pole

28 Coffee with the Head of School 8:30am, Elementary Chapel

29 Teacher In-Service (No School)



5 Food Truck Social After School

Home Volleyball and Soccer Games

6 First Grade Field Trip - Naples Zoo

9 Teacher In Service No School

* Mom's In Prayer each Friday school is in session in the CC cafeteria 8:15am

We Need Substitutes!

We are looking for teacher substitutes and aid substitutes. If you have experience in teaching in a school or in church, please reach out to Ms. Schreiber at aschreiber@fmcs-fl.com

These are paid positions.

Google Calendar

Questions about events or dates? We've got you covered. The google calendar, located on the FMCS website is going to be your best friend. If there are changes in schedules, dates, or information the calendar will have the most up to date information. We hope this will alleviate any confusion regarding upcoming dates or events.

A Glimpse Into Our Strings Program

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We had a Great Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off

On September 7 we had our ‘Donuts with Dad’ WATCH D.O.G.S. Kickoff Event at FMCS. We had a GREAT turnout at Colonial Chapel with FREE donuts and drinks. DADS watched a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Many Dads selected a date or date(s) to spend at the school to be a positive male role model and provide an extra set of eyes and ears during the school year. If you missed the presentation, it is not too late to sign up for this amazing program. There are a few calendar dates still available. E-mail Mr. Winningham at twinningham@fmcs-fl.com for more information.

‘Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers . . . this is your chance to have some special time with your student in a fun atmosphere at school.


Ben Davis- WATCH D.O.G.S Parent Coordinator

Tony Winningham- Safety & Security Director

September 28th, Coffee with the Head of School - 8:30am

Head of School, Mrs. Winningham, wants to have open communication and conversation with parents and partners at Fort Myers Christian School. For this reason, regularly scheduled "Coffee Dates" to learn about the school and to share your praises and concerns are held in the Elementary Chapel. Consider yourself invited to have a cup of coffee with Mrs. Winningham on Wednesday, September 28th at 8:30 am.

FMCS Denim, Diamonds and Dreams Auction

Join us at our annual fundraising auction on Saturday evening, November 4, 2023 at The Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. Our theme is Denim, Diamonds and Dreams; Peter Busch will be our guest MC.

Dress all the way up or wear your fanciest jeans and enjoy a plated dinner while bidding on fantastic silent and live auction prizes. Funds raised at this year’s auction will be used to enhance music, athletics and physical education, security and technology. This will be the first year resuming a live auction since 2020 due to the Covid crisis and then Hurricane Ian.

To find out more information about becoming a business sponsor or donating auction items, please contact Wendy Sulzer at wsulzer@fmcs-fl.com. You can purchase tickets on our auction event page: https://fortmyerschristianschool.networkforgood.com/events/60958-fmcs-annual-auction-gala-2023

5th Grade Safety Patrol

Spirit Wear, Friday WAT Shirts, Middle School PE Shirts and Shorts

Spirit Wear, Friday WAT shirts, and PE shirts/shorts are available at the Elementary reception. If a MS students needs an item, please see Mr. Winningham.

Students are allowed to wear WAT - "Be the Good" shirts every Friday instead of regular uniform.

Spirit Wear T-Shirts are only $15.00, and we have shirts in sizes for youth and adults. Parents might want to wear a FMCS Spirit Shirt to FMCS athletic events, field trips or as casual wear. All the Tee's are in the elementary school entry way. Sweatshirts are $30.00 and can be worn every day. Adult sized hoodies are available in the Middle School, Youth sized hoodies can be purchased in the Elementary School. Additional zip up sweatshirts have arrived. More Youth Small and XSmall T-shirts are on order.


Enrichment Classes have Started

Lego's Enrichment Club - Looking for Lego's

Ms. Grubaugh is leading our after school Lego Enrichment club for the first quarter. The older students are creating story boards and will be making a Lego Movie. I peeked at their work after school on Thursday. Fun things are happening! With this being said, they NEED MORE LEGOS! If you happen to have Legos at your house that are no longer being enjoyed, the enrichment club would love your donation of additional LEGO's

3D Printing Specialists

FMCS has two 3D Printers. We are reaching out to our parent community for expertise in this area. If you have experience with 3D Printers and are interested in teaching a staff member, or better yet, leading one of our enrichment programs, please reach out to MDarda@fmcs-fl.com. We'd love to connect with you and have you join our enrichment team.

School Pictures

Picture Day is coming soon! Mark your calendars for September 26th. School uniforms will be the dress code for picture day. Individual and Fall sports pictures will also be taken on this day. These photos will be the ones that are placed in our annual school yearbook. Practice your smile and be ready to give us your best shot!

Volunteer Hours and Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming opportunity for Volunteer hours -

Picture Day, we will need a couple of volunteers to assist.

Concession Stand, we need one or two volunteers per home game.

Email: ghesselgesser@fmcs-fl.com

Since 2010, parents have been required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per student through school sponsored events. NOTE: The maximum number of hours per family is 20. (If you have 3 or more children enrolled at FMCS, you will only have to serve 20 hours to get credit for all of your children.) There is no partial credit for less than 10 hours served. If this is not completed by May 10, your account will be billed $200 per student with a max of $400 per family.

During the year, we will make knew opportunities for you to volunteer. Of course, you can always check in directly with you student's teacher to see if they have any needs that you can fulfill in the classroom or at home for their classroom. Volunteer forms are available at the reception desks of both the elementary and the middle school.

Food Trucks Social October 4th

Our next Food trucks social will be after school on Thursday October 4th. Both our soccer team and our volleyball team have home games that day. After the social, plan to stay and cheer on one of our FMCS sports teams.

FMCS Fall Sports in Action

Girls Volleyball & Boys Soccer

FMCS Fall sports seasons are underway. Our Girls volleyball team has a couple of wins for the season already. The soccer team is working towards that goal. We are playing in a new, more difficult conference this year, so every win is a big deal. Check out the google calendar for the next game dates. We'd love to have you come support our sports teams.

Go Eagles!

Our FMCS Teacher's Working Hard to Finish our ACSI Accreditation Narratives. It's a BIG DEAL!!!

ACSI Accreditation

FMCS is currently conditionally accredited through ACSI, Association of Christian School International.

"Accreditation with ACSI engages schools in a vigorous, holistic process of organizational appraisal and improvement that engages every school constituent. Our program is a highly regarded Christian program for member schools. We have partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies and offer joint accreditation with numerous accrediting organizations. Every step in our accreditation process is designed to be useful for driving improvement in private schools so they can truly flourish. If you are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education, consider exploring our program."

Our accreditation visit is scheduled for October 22-25. Please be praying for our school as we prepare for this important visit.