Lanai Weekly: February 15, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

The end of the 2nd reporting period is fast approaching (February 26)!  While February is a short month we have packed much into four weeks.  For example, our 4th graders have experienced lessons on Shakespeare the entire month and 5th graders have focused on playwriting through our theatre program.  In addition, Kindergarten classes worked on 100th day of school lessons and projects.  It was highlighted by a visit from Zero the Hero.  Please remember to join me for Coffee with the Principal on Monday, February 22nd at 8:30 a.m. in the parent center.  We will review high school graduation requirements.

Mr. Hansen


THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 19, 2016

FEB 14th: LAST DAY TO TAKE THE FOLB PARENT SURVEY! PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FOLBSURVEY.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

OLSAT Information Meeting for 2nd Grade Parents, 8:30, Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Team Lanai Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center, All Welcome!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

ELAC Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center

Gala Donation Drop off - In front of school, see below

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

5TH Grade Girl Scouts cookie sales

Gala Donation Drop off - In front of school, see below


UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

February 22 - Coffee with the Principal

February 22 - Last Day to Turn in Box Tops!!  

February 26 - 4th Grade Shakespeare Demonstration, 1:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, click here for flyer

March 2, 3 - 2nd grade OLSAT testing (March 17 - OLSAT make up testing)

March 12 - Spring Auction and Gala, Sportsman’s Lodge, 6:00 p.m.


OTHER

FOLB WANTS TO HEAR FROM PARENTS! Are we funding the right programs? How can we do better to meet student needs? What else would you like to see at Lanai? Our parent survey closes end of day Sunday February 14th, please share your thoughts! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FOLBSURVEY.

Boxtops collection boxes are set up in the office and family center.  Please use the collection sheet attached (attach 10 Boxtops per sheet)  or collect Boxtops in a little bag. Deadline is Monday, February 22! Click here for collection sheet

GET YOUR GALA TICKETS AND T-SHIRTS TODAY! Let's rock 'n roll! Tickets and t-shirts are now available for Icons and Idols, Lanai's annual auction and gala, online at www.lanairoad.net/auction/. Get your leather jackets, spike your hair and join us on Saturday, March 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at The Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City for dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions benefitting our school.  Get individual tickets now for $80 ... prices increase to $90 on February 28th and are $100 on the day of the event.  Sponsorship packages, pick-a-tickets and gala t-shirts (youth and adult) are also available for purchase.  Questions? Please contact Michelle Siembieda at mashapley@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!

DROP OFF YOUR AUCTION DONATIONS: On Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th, donations for the auction can be dropped off at the table in front of school both at drop-off and pick-up.  If you can't make it during those times, please email the solicitation chair, Katie Elinoff at katherinehalligan@gmail.com to make arrangements to get the items to us. Thank you for your support of Lanai Road Elementary!

GALA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: There are sponsorships ranging from $250-$2,5000 for the auction and gala. This is a great way to support our school and also advertise your business.  All sponsors receive pick-a-tickets and signage at the event.  Sponsorships for $500, $1,000 and $2,500 also receive two admission tickets.  Please contact Michelle Siembieda at mashapley@yahoo.com for further information.

SEEDS ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR SPRING AND SUMMER! - The new Spring enrichment class enrollment will begin the first week of March. Spring semester classes start Tuesday March 29th.  Seeds Afterschool Care will be open during spring break, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily. Check your emails for updates on the winter enrichment end dates. Seeds Afterschool Care will offer childcare and summer bridge during the month of June.  More information will follow in email updates!

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).  Four Remaining Dates Needed:  April 19, April 26, May 3, May 17. Please email linda_wolk@yahoo.com if you are interested in hosting a lunch/snack for our wonderful Lanai staff.

LAUSD Saturday Parent Academy - Saturday, February 20th, Mulholland Middle School, 17120 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA  91406.  Workshops will address: LAUSD graduation requirements, Home-School Connection, Bullying Awareness, CA Standards.  Questions? Carmen Calderon 818-654-3644

Download a flyer to RSVP or pick one up in the Parent Center.  

Some great information and links from PTA connects, the PTA online newsletter!

  • INVOLVEMENT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE – Research shows family engagement is the  number-one factor in student success, so check out ways to get and stay engaged at school, at home --

  • PARENT-TEACHER COMMUNICATION IS KEY -- Strong interaction, teamwork and partnership between families and teachers creates the optimal environment for student success.

  • PARENT-ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND – New state laws and standards mean new opportunities for parents to get involved in the education process.


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!