Full Steam Ahead! That’s the theme our 5th graders had on Wednesday as they proudly wore their tee shirts for the panorama picture! It’s hard to believe that this school year is nearing the end with only seven more weeks of school left. We have a lot still to do however, before we reach the station!
We have SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing for our 3-5th graders. Each grade level is on their own testing schedule and parents are notified as to when their child’s class is testing. Please make sure that during the testing window, your child gets a good night’s sleep, has eaten a complete breakfast, is on time and not pulled out for appointments, and is well. If your child is ill, do not send him/her to school—we have a “make-up” schedule.
Our fourth graders are going on their overnight trip to Catalina on Wednesday - yes! They are very excited and will have a wonderful time filled with learning and new experiences. Our fifth graders will be going on their amazing overnight trip in a few weeks to Pali Camp!
Our lower grades are just as busy! This week TK and kindergarten went to Underwood Farms for a field trip to learn all about growing vegetables and farm life! It was a full day of fun! In addition, on Thursday Mr. Lavenstein and Mrs. Royal’s buddy classes teamed together to share their writing and editing about the field trip - it was terrific seeing how helpful and encouraging the third graders are to their buddies!
I hope you had a chance to come to our music demonstrations on Thursday and Friday. Ms. Rivera held her classes and parents could see how the music, dance, math, and English Language Arts are integrated into full body music/arts learning! Our music program rocks at Lanai!
Finally, we celebrated Israeli Culture Day on Tuesday and it was amazing! Students told facts about Israel, waved flags, danced to music, and sampled pita and hummus—yum! It’s wonderful that we celebrate the many family heritages that we have at Lanai!
Full Steam Ahead…this train is moving, and everything aboard is great!
Enjoy the weekend,
Monday, April 23
Tuesday, April 24
The Hut is open
Wednesday, April 25
4th Grade Trip to Catalina
Thursday, April 26
McDonald’s Fundraiser Night - 4:30 - 7:30 at Haskell location
Friday, April 27
Lanai Leader Articles Due
Student Council Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day
Mid-Year Volunteer Informational Meeting at 8:30, Parent Center
SSC Meeting at 1:30 pm
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 30 - Teacher/Staff appreciation week and Mitzvah Week of Giving
May 1 School Applications now available
May 1 Volunteer Tea, 11:30 - 1:30 in Auditorium
May 3 Character & Fitness Assemblies
May 3 - 15 Laps 4 Lanai Pledge Drive
May 4 Cinco De Mayo Celebration at morning assembly
May 7-9 5th Grade Goes To Pali Camp
May 10 Student Council Interviews
May 10 Incoming Family Meet & Greet, 7pm Private Residence
May 11 Principal’s Awards/Lunch with The Principal
May 14 CPK Fundraiser All Day
May 14 Lexia Awards at Morning Recess
May 15 Laps 4 Lanai Run After school
May 16 All Parents TEAM Meeting/Coffee With The Principal
May 18 School Tour at 8:45 am, Parent Center
May 25 Teacher/Staff Luncheon
May 25 Student Council Results
May 25 Incoming Kinder Play Date, 3pm Kinder Yard
May 28 Memorial Day - No School
May 31 Principal’s Awards/Lunch with The Principal
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
OUR VOLUNTEER TEA IS COMING UP ! Save the date! To all of the parents and guardians who volunteered at our amazing school this year, the teachers and staff of Lanai are hosting a special fete just for you! The Volunteer Tea will be held in the auditorium from 11:30 to 1:30pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS? It’s Spring time! What does that mean? LAPS 4 LANAI is around the corner! Save the date!! Tuesday, May 15th, right AFTER school. More information to follow. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help out at the event. If you are interested please contact Melissa Ladin, Suzy Robins and Kira Lewis at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 15th
1:00 to 1:30 Kinder and 1st (Character & Fitness Run with Coach PJ and Principal Elan)
1:40 to 2:40 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (Laps 4 Lanai Run)
THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE LANAI LEADER IS HERE! See attached PDF or visit our website at: https://www.lanairoad.net/
WHAT’S FOR SNACK AT THE CAFETERIA THIS WEEK? View the menu here:
(Kid’s favorite: Coffee cake day is April 27!)
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH AT THE CAFETERIA THIS WEEK? View the menu here:
NEED TO ADD TO YOUR CHILD’S CAFETERIA FUND? You can do it online here: https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
MID-YEAR VOLUNTEER INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Now that you’ve seen all that Lanai has to offer….we need your help to keep it going! Come to our mid-year volunteer meeting and see how you can get involved...from Spook to Gala, inside or outside the classroom, for working parents and more! Please contact Alsia Lippman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanessa Carpenter at vcarpe@gmail for more information. Flyer is attached.
LAPS 4 LANAI - Volunteers needed Tuesday, May 15 after school. Please contact Melissa, Suzy or Kira at email@example.com
CINCO DE MAYO - Volunteers Needed for the planning committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOST AND FOUND - Please contact Shauna Green at email@example.com if you have a few extra minutes while on campus to help organize or donate items.
SUMMER CAMP FAIR/EXPO EVENT will take place Sunday, April 22 at AC Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. This is a free event where Lanai Road and other San Fernando Valley kids and families can meet representatives from over 50 day camps, overnight camps, art camps, sports camps, acting camps, and every other kind of camp imaginable to ask questions, get brochures and other information, and learn about so many wonderful camp program opportunities for their kids available in L.A. There will also be food, fun, raffles and drawings for free camp sessions, sample activities and demonstrations from participating camps and more. Flyer is attached.
SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (SAPESS) - June 18 - July 20 at Cal State Northridge. Taught by credentialed teachers, with TAs for every class, this summer program reinforces the Common Core State Standards Creative curriculum touching on Language Arts, Math, Science and Arts and Crafts. $740 for 4 weeks. http://www.csun.edu/education/sapess/. Flyer attached.