Principal's Posting: Week of August 11, 2014

Welcome Back: Message from Mr. Hansen, Principal

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Lanai Road Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. To those of you whose children are attending Lanai for the first time, I would like to encourage you to become involved in the activities at our school. You will be meeting the greatest students, parents, and staff that a school could ask for, and will have the opportunity to become a part of the Lanai community. Welcome back to another rewarding school year to those of you that are returning to Lanai. I am looking forward to the school year, meeting our new families, and reconnecting with our returning families.

It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as your principal, working alongside such dedicated teachers and staff, and partnering with such dedicated parents.

It is our goal to create a safe school that focuses on learning and equips all students to achieve. We can only do this when we partner with our families. Please take time to set clear expectations and goals with your child about academics, behavior, attendance and homework time. Should you have any questions, always feel free to contact the school. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Again, welcome back to the new school year. I look forward to meeting each of you at Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, August 26, for grades TK-3 and Wednesday, August 27, for grades 3-5.

Sincerely,

Erick Hansen

Principal


Thank you volunteers for making Lanai sparkle for the new school year!

This Week's Events:

Aug 11-15 FOLB (Friends of Lanai Booster) Spirit Wear Sales. Wear your school spirit! Make $ for Lanai!, during Kinder orientation, at drop off and pick up

Aug 12-15 TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More - PTA/FOLB/SSC) Lanai Welcome Week.Yellow hats = board members / knowledgable people, ask us anything!

Aug 12 Tues 9-10:30  New Family Orientation. Dakarmen Auditorium

Aug 15 Fri 9-11 Buddy Brunch. For location contact Sharon Benzvi at sharonbenzvi7@gmail.com


Next Week's Events

Aug 19 Tues 8 am: PTA Dads/Guys walk your kids to school - Lanai LOVES involved guys!

Aug 20 Wed TEAM Lanai (PTA & FOLB) Volunteer Sign-up Meeting. Dakarmen Auditorium. Get Involved!  Meet People! Show your talents! Have fun making Lanai a better place!

Aug 21 Thurs SSC (School Site Council)  Orientation

Aug 22 Fri 8:30 & 1:30: Room Parent Orientation. Family Center

Aug 24 Sat Kinder Picnic. Time and Location to be announced.


Signups & Forms

New Emergency Contact Forms Online.Help avoid us interpreting your handwriting in an emergency, Fill out the contact form on your computer, then print, sign and turn them in with your child's folder. The full set of LAUSD annual forms are available on the homepage. UPDATE 08-15-2014. We received a new contact form. Please check that your form is dated June 16 2014 on the bottom right and send it in to the office. Apologies to those who've sent in the older forms already.

PTA Room Parent Sign Up. Application Due Tues Aug 19. Please fill out the online form on the lanairoad homepage before Tues Aug 19. Coordinators Sara Dakarmen & Elham Emrani

Chorale Assessment: Audition Forms Due Wed Aug 20. The new Lanai Lions Chorale is for students who enjoy the art of singing, want to join a group that loves to sing and perform, and are seeking to advance their abilities. Led by professional voice & vocal coach Bill Haller. Open to grades 2-5. Space is limited by audition. The  applications and details, can be found at www.lanairoad.net/chorale/ . Forms are due Aug. 20th. On Aug. 25th we will post, outside the school office, your time slot for auditioning on Aug. 27th. Auditions are held after school.

Orchestra. Forms will go out first week of school. Assessments are Aug 26. Lessons will be on Tuesdays through the year starting Sept 2. Contact: Angela Kahn, Lanai Road Orchestra Parent Liaison lanairoadorchestra@gmail.com


Other

PTA Reflections Arts - The world would be a better place if... is the theme for the 2014-2015 school year. More info athttp://www.pta.org/programs/artsineducation.cfm

Need a Buddy? If you are a new family and didn't call a call from a buddy, contact our incoming family coordinatorssharonbenzvi7@gmail.com or shasogreene@sbcglobal.net

FOLB Directory Notification Each year, the FOLB seeks to access directory information from Lanai in order to fulfill its mission of supporting and funding educational programming at the school. Specifically, we use the information to send an annual donor letter and invitations to the Gala/Auction. Please download the FOLB Directory Information Notification for more details.