Lanai Weekly: January 18, 2016

                                      

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school and happy new year!  This week there is a Team Lanai meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m.  in the auditorium.  All parents are invited to attend and hear exciting news from Friends of Lanai Booster and PTA!  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved if you are not able to attend meetings held in the morning.  Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available for various school activities and committees.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Mr. Hansen


THIS WEEK - JANUARY 18 - JANUARY 22, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 18

School Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

School resumes

Orchestra instruction resumes

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

Team Lanai Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, Annual Evening Meeting, see below

Chorale Music Auditions - 2:35-4:40

Character Day - Respect, Wear Yellow!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

ELAC Meeting - 8:20, Parent Center

School Wide Positive Behavior Support Team Mtg, 12:20

Talent Show Rehearsal, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, after school

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

School Tour, 8:45, Parent Center

SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center

Talent Show Rehearsal, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, after school


UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

January 25 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

January 26 - Grandparents Gameday, 1:40-3:40

January 29 - Science Explosion Day

January 29 - Student Council Spirit Day


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EVENING TEAM LANAI MEETING NEXT WEEK - ALL WELCOME!!  

Please join us on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00. for our annual evening Team Lanai meeting.  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved and find out all the exciting things going on at Lanai.  FOLB will be presenting their annual budget and there will be mid-year volunteer sign ups!  Everyone is welcome!

AFTER SCHOOL VOCAL MUSIC PROGRAM SPRING SESSION 2016. Spring vocal music program will include Lion Cubs (1st grade) on Mondays 2:45-3:30, Simba/Aslan (Grades 2-5) on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:30 and an exciting edition: Advanced A Cappella (Grades 2-5) on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15. Auditions for spring chorale will take place on Wednesday January 13 and Wednesday January 20 from 2:35- 4:40 PM. Please register on the Lanai website and refer to vocal music program page for more details.  To sign up, go to:

http://www.lanairoad.net/vocal/, then click on the button that says "CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR VOCAL MUSIC"

SPOIL YOUR LANAI TEACHERS & STAFF!  Every Tuesday, between August and June, we need volunteers to provide healthy snacks and drinks for Lanai's Teacher & Staff Weekly Meetings (Approximately 40 people).  All you do is order or bring in the food and we take care of the rest. You can sign up to do it alone or partner up with another family!  Dates Needed: February 16, March 1, March 8, March 29, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 17Please email linda_wolk@yahoo.com if you are interested in hosting a lunch/snack for our wonderful Lanai staff. They love and appreciate this perk and look forward to it every week!  Thank you in advance for your help! Linda Wolk & Deidre Kotch, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Chairs

Adopt a Family Holiday update - On behalf of the 23 families from LA Family Housing, they would like to THANK EACH and EVERY person who participated in our first Adopt-A-Family project!  On December 20, over 300 children and parents gathered at the Adat Ari El Temple in Valley Village to celebrate the holidays where they got to meet Santa and receive the donated toys and gifts! These families were recently homeless but now they have the security of permanent housing and personalized case management services from LA Family Housing.  With the generous donations from our school, we made a difference in the lives of 97 people. Way to go Team Lanai!

Orchestra instruction resumes Tuesday Jan 19th, with instruction lead by Ms. Nicole Bush.

Kids love to see their writing in print!  KIDS! Want to be in the next Lanai Leader paper? Write what’s your favorite season and why? Please submit your writing to Sharonbenzvi7@gmail.com

LAUSD has a new School Superintendent! - Michelle King was unanimously selected Monday to be the superintendent of Los Angeles Unified – the first African-American woman, and the first woman in more than 80 years, to head the nation’s second-largest school district.  King, 54, attended Los Angeles Unified schools and dedicated her 31-year career to the District as a teacher and administrator. Most recently, she was the chief deputy superintendent under recently retired schools chief Ramon C. Cortines.

LAUSD Parent Workshop - “Understanding the Learning Process of Social Communication” - Tuesday, January 19th, Reseda High School, Regent Hall, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Presented by the Division of Special Education Autism Program Support.  For more information, email susan.arguello@lausd.net

Emergency Phone Numbers - If you did not receive a call to alert you to the school closing in December, please stop by the office and let us know we can update our system.  Thanks!  

Have you moved? LAUSD policy states you have 30 days to notify the office or forfeit your right to a continuing enrollment permit. Please bring your new address information to the office if you have moved.

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND FOR JACKETS, SWEATERS AND LUNCH BOXES!