Flowers, cookies, cards, fruit and hugs! So many wonderful ways that your children showered our teachers and staff with appreciation! It has been an incredible week and I know that everyone at Lanai felt extra special and honored.
May flowers were in full bloom at our annual Volunteer Tea on Tuesday! Chorus sang, ladies lunched, presidents spoke, teachers popped in, and every volunteer was treated to a lovely lunch with the auditorium decorated to the nines by our students and staff! We are so grateful for all the wonderful programs, activities, and time our families bring to Lanai.
Our third graders completed the English Language Arts section of SBAC testing this week. They will work on the Math portion next week. Fourth graders will begin the English Language Arts next week. Please make sure that your child comes to school well-rested and with a full tummy so that they can give their best attention to the test.
Our students were treated to a very fun Laps for Lanai kick-off event on Thursday! Music, dance party, fitness, high-fives, character, fun! I know our students are enjoying the character traits and fitness challenges in preparation for our annual Laps for Lanai Fun Run on Tuesday, May 15. Look for more information on Parent Square.
Finally, Lanai celebrated Cinco de Mayo today with an assembly and snacks! Special thanks to our Mexican Hat dancers from Mrs. Fulford’s class and fourth grade students, Eden and Sloane, for providing information about this holiday. The fiesta continued at recess with DIY maracas, chips and salsa! Ole!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Monday, May 7
5th Graders go to Pali Camp!
Tuesday, May 8
The Hut is Open
Wednesday, May 9
Thursday, May 10
Student Council Interviews
Incoming Family Meet and Greet, 7pm at a Private Residence
Friday, May 11
Principal’s Awards at 8:20
DATES TO REMEMBER
May 3 - 15 Laps 4 Lanai Pledge Drive
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 16 Lunch with the Principal, 12 - 1pm
May 18 School Tour at 8:45 am, Parent Center
May 22 Open House, 5 - 7pm (5-6pm Food/Spirit Wear sales, 6-7pm Classes Open0
May 24 Middle School Prep 101 - Parents & Kids, 6:30pm Auditorium
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
June 1 Buddy Event at Lunch
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
YEARBOOK PRE-ORDERS ARE DUE MAY 9TH - Pre-order pricing for the yearbook is $30 up until Wednesday, May 9th. All orders that are turned in after Wednesday, May 9th WILL NOT receive the pre-order pricing. Yearbook quantities are limited so get your orders in now in case they sell out! You can drop off a check in the office made out to “Lanai Student Body”.
LAPS 4 LANAI FUN RUN PLEDGE DRIVE IS UNDERWAY! This year we are adding a character and fitness program that will teach the children interesting facts about fitness and build up the character lessons that kids have learned throughout the year. Please sign up on https://funrun.boosterthon.com/auth/login and you’ll learn the steps to help donate to this event and see all the prizes that your child can win! More information on the flyer attached. The run schedule is below:
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)
OPEN HOUSE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: On Tuesday, May 22, Lanai will be having our annual Open House from 5-7pm. We are looking for volunteers to help with food sales. Please contact Sharon Benzvi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP 101 - For Parents and Kids, Thursday, May 24th at 6:30pm. Yvonne Brooks (Parenting With Love) will teach innovative skills to help your children prepare for a successful school year. Learn simple and child friendly tools to help them take full responsibility with their time, homework, decisions, friendships and healthy self care. This presentation is an overview of Brooks’ summer series for incoming middle schoolers which will be taught on Saturdays at Pierce College. https://www.yvonnebrooksinc.com/. (More info to follow). Please RSVP to Jody Chow at email@example.com. Refreshments will be served.
SEEDS SUMMER CARE: Seeds Care will be open Monday, June 11th through Friday, June 29th. Register online now. Summer Care
SEEDS SUMMER BRIDGE CLASSES: 2018/19 Incoming Kinder to 5th Grade at Lanai July 30th through August 3rd. Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily. Students will work with a Lanai teacher from each grade level to review/preview Language Arts and Mathematics. Register online now SummerBridge.
SEEDS FALL AFTER SCHOOL: Seeds will begin registration for the new school year on May 1st. Space is limited. Please sign up early. There will be a $25.00 early bird registration discount for those who register before July 14th. Register online now Annual Registration.
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 :https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2018%20May%20Breakfast%20Menu%20Grades%20K-5.pdf. (Coffee cake is being served 3 times this month! May 11, 15, and 29). Please note that the menu is subject to change! A copy has been attached as well.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH AT THE CAFETERIA THIS WEEK? View the menu here:
https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2018%20May%20Lunch%20Menu%20Grades%20K-5.pdf. (The oven fried chicken drumstick is this Tuesday, May 8!) Please note that the menu is subject to change! A copy has been attached as well.
NEED TO ADD TO YOUR CHILD’S CAFETERIA FUND? You can do it online here: https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
LAPS 4 LANAI - Volunteers needed Tuesday, May 15 after school. Please contact Melissa, Suzy or Kira at firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN HOUSE - May 22, 5 -7 pm. Volunteers needed with the food. Please contact Sharon Benzvi at email@example.com
LOST AND FOUND - Please contact Shauna Green at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a few extra minutes while on campus to help organize or donate items.
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.