Downpours, puddles, and raincoats, oh my! The stormy weather couldn’t keep our first week back at school so much fun to visit again with our friends! Our students immersed themselves in reading, math, science, computers, art, music, dance, P.E., theater, and library as the second half of the school year begins.
Technology plays a very big role in our lives. Many of our older students have their own cell phones and bring them to school. As a reminder, student cell phone use during the school day, is prohibited. The phones are to remain in their backpacks with the sound turned off. If, after school, parents need to be contacted, students may use their phones to call home. Texting friends and games on the phone are not permitted at school.
Parents please remember that working the line for morning drop-off is a very serious responsibility. All parents are expected to volunteer when it is their child’s class’ weeks. Even if you do not use the carpool lane, your child is still benefiting from our valet system. All children must cross the parking lot to enter school and need to be protected from vehicle traffic. As a additional reminder, your own children are not allowed to help, nor are they able to come visit you while you’re working the carpool line. These procedures are in place in ensure the safety of all our students as they begin their school day.
Please remember that school is closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Dr. King advanced the civil rights movement and espoused nonviolence as he illuminated the racial inequalities that persisted in our country in the early 1960s. His words still ring true today. Though we have taken many strides in ensuring the rights of all citizens, there is still a lot to be done. I hope you have a chance to discuss with your families the growth we’ve made, as well as the road still ahead.
Lanai's corporate sponsors support the mission of our school by providing valuable funding for our programs. The families and administration at Lanai know that the effective and successful education of the community’s children is dependent on sustained financial support from community business sponsors and school families.If you interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Brooke Slavik Jung or Neha Calis