Lanai Weekly: November 23, 2015

Principal’s Message:

On behalf of the teachers and staff of Lanai Road, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  Please travel safe and I will look forward to hearing about all of the students’ holiday adventures upon their return.  School resumes on Monday, November 30th.  Please take a few minutes over the break to complete the LAUSD calendar survey at achieve.lausd.net/schoolcalendars

Mr. Hansen


THIS WEEK - NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 27, 2015

November 23-27 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

 



UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

November 27 - Lanai Leader Deadline - See below for details

November 30 - School Resumes

November 30 - Coffee with the Principal, Parent Center, 8:20

November 30 - December 4 - Book Fair - See below for details

November 30 - December 14 - Holiday Adopt-A-Family Project, see below

December 2 - Book Fair evening hours!  6:00-8:00 p.m.

December 3 - Lunch with the Principal

December 4 - Principal Awards

December 4 - “Dads and Donuts” - 7:00-8:15, Come browse the book fair with your kids!

December 4 - Musical Performance - “Once Upon A Lanai” 6:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

December 5 - Musical Performance - “Once Upon A Lanai” 1:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

December 8 - Orchestra Performance, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

December 14 - 3rd Grade Musical Theater Demonstration, see below for class schedules

December 17 - Holiday Concerts, 8:45 & 1:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

December 18 - Holiday Concert, 8:45, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

December 18 - Minimum Day, 12:59 Dismissal


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THANK YOU TO ALL THE “DIWALI” VOLUNTEERS - On Friday, November 13th, the kids enjoyed a fantastic assembly and fun recess activities to celebrate our first multicultural day of the year, “Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.”  Thank you to our parents: Nikki Sood, Rajita Patil, Sheetal Patel, Darshana Parekh, Aishwarya Jain and Neha Datar for their knowledge, time and energy!  And a big thanks to our student dancers who performed at the morning assembly:  Surya Patil, Ahren bhatia, Beyla Patil, Georgia McIntosh, Ella Cholfin, Maya Pushpathadam, Ameya Jain and Kiki Callis!

Holiday Adopt-A-Family Project - Nov. 30 - Dec. 14  This holiday season, Lanai Road's Team Lanai Cares (TLC) program has chosen to sponsor families from a local transitional shelter for holiday gift giving. Each classroom will be assigned a separate family. Participation is entirely optional. More information will be sent out next week.

CALLING ALL BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS!  Volunteers needed November 30th- December 4th for Lanai's fabulous book fair!  Please sign up to volunteer using the following link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c054aa4ae29aafa7-book

Contact Shani Amen at shani.amen@gmail.com with any questions.

Please join us from November 30 through December 4 for Lanai's Annual Book Fair. The book fair will be open from Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:45am - 3:30pm, Tuesday from 7:45am - 2:30pm and Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will also be evening hours on Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a book signing from our own Genene Turndorf, co-author of Sammy Spider's First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook. And on Friday, December 4 from 7:00 am - 8:15 am its Dads and Donuts! Dads, come browse the book fair with your kid(s) and enjoy donuts and coffee!

Reflections Art Contest - The Reflections Art Contest winners will be announced and honored during the morning assembly November 30th. All entries will be displayed November 30th-December 4th at Lanai.

Gala and Auction Kick-Off Meeting: Are you interested in learning about the volunteer opportunities for the Gala and Auction? Come to the kick-off meeting on December 11th at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held off campus. Please email Michelle Siembieda for the address or if you have any questions at mashapley@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!

Reminder to take the School Calendar Survey! - The online survey is open from November 18-December 6.  Visit achieve.lausd.net/schoolcalendars

The Next issue of the Lanai Leader is coming up! The deadline to submit articles is Friday, November 27th. The theme for student submissions for the January issue of the Lanai Leader is ”What I love about Lanai”. Students are invited to write one sentence or more.  

Please send email to Sharonbenzvi7@gmail.com

Musical Theater Performance coming up! - Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 pm are performances of the Seeds after school performing arts musical ONCE UPON LANAI ( directed by Mr. Jay) in the Dakarmen Girls auditorium. All tickets at the door are $2.

Mark your calendar for the third grade musical theater demonstration!  Monday, December 14.  Here is the schedule:

8:50 -   Mr. Lavenstein’s class

10:00 - Mrs. Fulford’s class

11:20 - Mrs. Motodani’s class

1:30 -   Ms. Miller’s class


PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND ALONG THE WALKWAY UP TO THE LIBRARY FOR JACKETS, SWEATERS AND LUNCH BOXES!