Lanai Weekly: End of Year Smiles...Tears...Smiles

Lanai Weekly: 2016-17 End Of Year Smiles...Tears...Smiles

Dear Families,

The last week of school for the 2016-2017 year and it was lovely.  We began with LEXIA and Laps awards on Monday - smiles; and ended with the Walk of Honor on Friday - tears.   In between the 1st graders participated in their annual Spelling Bee; Kinders engaged in water fun; classroom parties were all around; kickball and basketball games of 5th graders vs. staff; lots of yearbook signings; 5th grade fitness awards; and of course, the 5th grade Culmination—smiles and tears.  The end of year is always bittersweet as we reflect on how quickly the school days past and how much our students have learned and grown.  We say goodbye to our 5th graders and wish them love, luck and goodness as they embark on the next stage of their lives.  Smiles…Tears…Smiles.

Have wonderful summer,

Lisa Elan


DATES TO REMEMBER

August 1, 2, 3   Cub Corral (Incoming Kinder)

August 10        Sparkle Day (Pre-opening campus cleaning by volunteers)

August 14        Kinder Orientation and Class Assignment @ 8:30

August 15        First Day of School!

August 16        New Parent Orientation in Auditorium @ 8:45

August 18        Room Parent Applications Due

August 18        Art Docent Applications Due

August 19        New Family Welcome Brunch (off-campus)

August 23        Volunteer Sign-ups/All Parents Team Meeting in Auditorium @ 8:30

August 23        Destination Science Informational Session in Auditorium @ 6pm

August 24        Room Parent Orientation Meetings: TK - Gr. 2 @ 8:30, Gr. 3 - 5 @ 1:30pm           

August 25        Student Council Spirit Day!

August 25        Guys Walk The Kids To School Day!

August 25        English Language Learners Action Committee (ELAC) and

                        School Site Council (SSC) Orientation Meeting @ 1:30 in Parent Center


OTHER

BUDDIES NEEDED FOR INCOMING FAMILIES - Hello Lanai Parents!  The search is on for Lanai families to be buddies with next year's incoming families!  Contact incominglanai@gmail.com if you are excited to meet new families and teach them about Lanai as they begin their journey at our school.  Please include your children's ages so we can best match you.  Being a Lanai buddy is easy! Thank you!

ALL PARENTS - Please notify the office immediately if your child will not be returning in the fall. This includes all students who have accepted a call-up from a magnet school wait list. Please email lanairoad@lausd.net with any updates or questions.

2017-18 VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS - Volunteer applications need to be reapplied for each year. Print out a copy and drop it off at the office or Parent Center with a copy of your TB results (new applicants only). Please email jody.chow@lanairoad.net for more information or to check on your TB expiration date (current volunteers). https://volunteerapp.lausd.net/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

SEEDS SUMMER CARE - Hurry up and sign up for Seeds Summer Care! Fun activities, water play, sports supervision and Friday field trips. Space still available. Seeds Summer Care Starting Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 30th. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SUMMER THEATER CAMP - A week with Mr. Jay, starting Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 16th. Daily theater and audition workshops. Space is limited and open to incoming 3rd through 5th grade only. Summer Theater Camp

END OF SUMMER CARE will begin on Monday, August 7th through Monday, August 14th. Register Before July 31st and get 1 day free. End of Summer Childcare

PORTOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM - Portola will be hosting a summer bridge program for incoming 6th graders this summer. This is a tuition based program and is designed to prepare students for the transition to middle school. July 10 - 14. $350. For more information email: Portolasummerbridge@gmail.com