Lanai Weekly: September 16 - 20, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Dear Team Lanai!

I have already learned so much about our school culture just by interacting and observing our students, having conversations with our parents and guardians and participating in collaborative meetings with our teachers. We value “Educating the Whole Child”, which means that in order for our students to reach their full potential academically, our students must feel safe, secure, and happy when at school. At last Monday’s morning assembly, I assigned a homework assignment to all our students. I expected them to perform at least 10 acts of kindness each day. Please help them with this assignment by modeling these expected behaviors everyday. When your child comes home this Monday, ask your child about their new assignment for this upcoming week.

Thank you to all the parents who found the time to attend Back to School Night. As I was able to visit most classrooms, it was great to see all of you engaged with the teacher’s presentation. I would also like to thank all our parents who volunteer their time at our school. Your involvement with our school sends a positive message to your child the value of education and the importance of a collaborative community. For this week, I look forward to seeing you Thursday for our CPK fundraiser and Friday for our Guys and Kids Sports Night. These are other opportunities to show your support for Lanai and develop meaningful connections between school and home.


Sincerely,

Mario Thompson


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Lanai Weekly: September 9 - 13, 2019

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Team Lanai!

After my second week of observations, I understand what makes Lanai Road Elementary special.  We are a community school that values the importance of meaningful connections between all stakeholders.  What separates a good school from a great school is not just the involvement of parents but more importantly it is the healthy collaboration and partnership between parents, students, teachers and administration.  

 

I am thrilled to be able to see our parents and guardians at Back to School Night this week from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Tuesday, September 10th is for TK-2nd grade parents and Wednesday, September 11th is for our 3rd-5th grade parents.  Our amazing teachers are excited to share our high and clear expectations for social and academic student success. Your attendance at Back to School Night will demonstrate to your child your commitment to the importance of school and the partnership between school and parents.  Please remember this is for parents/guardians only.

 

Finally, thank you to the parents and community members that were able to attend last Friday’s Meet and Greet with the Principal.  This was a great opportunity to learn about my vision as a leader of Lanai. If you were unable to attend, there will be many more opportunities for us to share ideas on how to best meet the needs of our students.  I look forward to seeing you around school and at one of our events. 

Sincerely,

 

 Mario Thompson 

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Lanai Weekly: September 2 - 6, 2019

Principal’s Message:

As the new principal of Lanai Road Elementary School, I am honored and excited to be a part of this amazing community and I look forward to establishing meaningful connections with the dedicated staff, students, parents and community members. As your principal, I can ensure you that your child is safe, engaged, supported and challenged. My expectation is we will work as a united team where all stakeholders respectfully collaborate and communicate for the academic and social success of our students.

As far as my professional experience, I have been in education for over 20 years serving as a teacher, literacy coach and assistant principal. My most recent assignment was at Woodlake Elementary Community Charter where I served as the principal for the past 4 years.

As I make this transition as your new principal, my goal is to spend the first few months learning about our school culture and our stakeholders. I eagerly anticipate getting to know the Lanai community, and learning about your hopes and dreams for our school and our students. Please stop by and introduce yourself as I am looking forward to meeting you and your child. Although you will see me around campus throughout the year, please join me this Tuesday, September 3 at 8:30 am at the New Family Orientation or on Friday, September 6 at 8:30 in the library for our first Coffee with the Principal event.


Sincerely,

Mario Thompson

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Lanai Weekly: August 26 - 30, 2019

Dear Lanai Community,

It has been my great pleasure to work with such an amazing community. The teaching staff is wonderful. The rest of the staff from office, custodial, teachers’ assistants, librarian, after school programs, and cafeteria go above and beyond. Robbie Soloman, Hahn Le, Jody Chow and Alisa Lippman have made my job so enjoyable. Your children are delightful and a reflection of your parenting.

I know that it is difficult to have an interim that sometimes enforces rules that are different than before but thank you following them. Change can be difficult but your principal selection committee has selected a fabulous principal. I have been a principal at many schools but Lanai is a shining star.

Wishing your all a fabulous year.

Thank you,

Anna Feig, Interim Principal

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