Did you know that every school which receives federal money needs to provide curriculum based on the Constitution every year? All schools in LAUSD receive money and thus all schools must provide lessons on our fundamental principles. This week, our Kindergartners became experts on the Constitution! They visited all the Kinder and TK classrooms for different lessons on the Constitution in each class. In one, they made USA medallions, another tricolor hats, a third completed booklets, another drew American symbols, and finally, they recited their own classroom charter. In room 4 as one of the student groups were looking at a drawing of the Statue of Liberty, Mrs. Altman asked the students who they thought she was. One girl said a “princess,” another said, “the Little Mermaid,” and another said a “fairy godmother.” The teacher then gave the students some clues—she’s green, a gift from France, and is a welcoming symbol to all. Finally, when she showed a photograph of Liberty, several students knew it was the Statue of Liberty!
On Thursday, our third and fourth graders attended an assembly presented by LAUSD School Police on being safe and getting along with others. One of the ideas presented was that threats matter and are taken seriously—thus, children should not make idle threats. Also, they were told to tell an adult if they hear someone else make a threat. Other topics covered included line and cafeteria etiquette as well as what to do in a “lock down” and earthquake. It was evident during the assembly that Lanai students really know and practice good citizenship and what to do in the event of an emergency. The highlight for the students was a visit from PC—an animated, talking police car!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and help your child prepare for a COMPLETE week of school! We have many 5-day full weeks of school until Veterans’ Day. Your child should be at school each of those days (unless he/she is ill). Every day counts, and perfect attendance will be recognized during our assemblies on a monthly basis! More information to follow.
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 Callis