I hope you enjoyed the Winter Concert as much as I did! The cheerful songs, joyful dance moves and 576 smiling faces with lovely voices! The best way to begin the Winter Break and holidays! Wishing all our families a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Joyful Kwanzaa! Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. I hope the 2019 brings you much sweetness and peace.
Monday, January 7
Welcome back to school!
2nd Semester Begins
FOLB Board Meeting at 8:30 am, off campus
Tuesday, January 8
Early dismissal at 1:40 pm
The Hut is open
Wednesday, January 9
PTA Board Meeting, 8:30 am
Thursday, January 10
Friday, January 11
DATES TO REMEMBER
Dec 17 - Jan 4 Winter Break - No School
January 16 Character Day - Trustworthiness, wear blue
January 16 TEAM Meeting/Volunteer Sign Up/Coffee With the Principal, 8:30
January 17 ELAC Meeting, 8:30 Parent Center
January 18 SSC Meeting, 1:30 Parent Center
January 21 Martin Luther King Day - No School
January 24 Parent Presentation: Stress Reduction for Kids
January 25 Student Council Spirit Day - Pajama Day
January 25 Science Explosion and Engineering Day
Jan 28 - Feb 8 Stuffed Toy Donation Drive
January 31 Principal’s Awards, 8:15 Auditorium
February 7 Jazz In Schools Assembly
February 8 School Tour #2
February 9 Talent Show at 11am and 3pm
February 14 Valentine’s Day Class Parties
February 18 President’s Day - No School
February 19 Spirit Wear Sales in front of the school
February 19 Grandparent’s Game Day
February 21 ELAC Meeting, 8:30 Parent Center
February 22 SSC Meeting, 1:30 Parent Center
February 23 Lanai’s Annual Gala Party - 6:30 pm, Sportsmen’s Lodge
FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE:
The December Issue of the Lanai Leader is here! A copy has been sent home in your eldest child’s backpack and you can download a color version on the Lanai website! https://www.lanairoad.net/
BYOB: Bring Your Own Lip Balm - With the changing weather, we've had an influx of children coming into the office requesting lip balm for chapped lips. While we are happy to offer a swab of petroleum jelly from a jar, it is most ideal for those with frequent dry lips to come to school with their own lip balm/chapstick/vaseline. With all personal items including jackets, lunchboxes and water bottles, please label it with your child's first and last name so that it could be returned to them if misplaced.
Please tie back your hair (girls) - Jane in the office would like to remind parents of girls to tie their hair back when sending them to school.
PARENT PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS
POST-PONED (possible mid-January date) - Understanding the US Educational System - Were you educated outside of the United States? Are you confused about how the U.S. school system works and how to best support your student? Please join Robbie Solomon for an information session and discussion to help enlighten you on the American school system structure. We will discuss public and private primary, secondary and university paths. We will also discuss standardized testing and the impact of honors/Advanced Placement classes in applying to university.
Save the date: Stress Reduction for Kids - Thursday, January 24 at 8:30. Presented by Johanna Johnston, Lanai’s Wellness Counselor and Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW). More info to follow.
Thank You from the Book Fair Chairs! The annual Lanai Book Fair was a great success again this year! Thanks to the support of our amazing Lanai community, we will receive over $4200 to buy books for our library this year. We are grateful to all of those who came and shopped, volunteered and otherwise supported the fair. Please make sure to check out the February edition of the Lanai Leader for a more detailed rundown of the Book Fair, including pictures and a shout out to all of our dedicated volunteers.
Vanessa Carpenter, Alisa Lippman & Geneva Somoza
Our yearly Stuffed Animal Drive is coming up! Hang on to your stuffies that you plan on discarding! We will be accepting, new and like-new (clean) stuffed toys at the end of January. Donations will be brought to a local transitional shelter for children.
Save the date!! Our annual gala is around the corner! Lanai Road Havana Nights Gala and Auction will be held at Sportsmen's Lodge on February 23, 2019.
Gala Donations needed! We need donations of all kinds for our auctions. Restaurant and beauty gift cards! Kids stuff! Travel and sports experiences! Contact Katie Halligan any time to arrange a pick up. firstname.lastname@example.org | 818 720 6670.
Party books needed! Interested in hosting an adult or kid-oriented party? Contact us at email@example.com or speak to Michelle Douek.
Book your babysitter now for this February 23rd event and get ready for a super fun Cuban-themed night of silent and live auctions, casino tables, dinner, dancing and more all benefitting our amazing neighborhood school!
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Lanai's Choir classes with our music teacher, Ms. Wichmann, start up again on 1/9!
Cubs Choir & Lions Show Choir (14 Week Program, starting 1/9) – Wednesdays, beginning at 2:45pm (Click Here for More Info)
Calling all singers, dancers, born-performers who love to ham it up and shy music-lovers alike! Cubs Choir and Lions Show Choir are the PERFECT classes for kids who LOVE to express themselves musically! Led by Lanai’s WONDERFUL music teacher, Ms. Wichmann, we’ll sing a little, dance a little, learn a little music theory, play some music games, and have a LOT of fun!! One of our MOST POPULAR program offerings, these classes are sure to sell out fast!!
Persian 101 Class - if you have not filled out a Beyond The Bell application form, please do so right away.
You can add credit, pay your balance and see your child's cafeteria history online by going to: https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome. You will need your child's school ID (found on their report card or call the school office). Alternately, you can visit the cafeteria in person between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm to pay by cash. If you have any questions about your child's cafeteria account, please call Aida at (818) 788-4025.
Snack Menu for January: https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20January%20Grades%20K-5%20Breakfast%20Menus.pdf
Lunch Menu for January: https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20January%20Grades%20K-5%20Breakfast%20Menus.pdf
Coffee With Nick Melvoin, LAUSD Board Member - Thursday, January 10th from 8:45 - 9:45 am at Nestle Elementary School, 5060 Nestle Ave, Tarzana. RSVP to bit.ly/sfvparent.
Preparing for a Potential Strike: LAUSD Family Resource Guide - LAUSD has prepared this informational guide for all families. Guide has been attached.
Free Online Tutoring via LA Public Library and Tutor.com
Connecting with an online tutor is easy and free. You just need a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access. Help is available everyday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for K-12 students and adult learners. For more information, please visit: http://www.lapl.org/onlinetutor
Granada Hills Charter - The lottery applications for Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Sixth Grades are now open for the 2019-20 school year. Please click on the link below to apply: www.ghcK12.com. Remember to submit your lottery application by 4 p.m. on January 15, 2019!