This has been a week full of smiles - especially on Tuesday night! It was our annual Open House and every classroom was bursting with the amazing work our students have engaged in all year. It was lovely seeing the students proudly sharing their writing, science labs, math, research reports, art, and computer presentations. In addition, most students visited upcoming classrooms to get a “preview” of next year. The excitement for 2019-20 is building already!
On another note, SBAC testing has commenced in grades 3 - 5. Please make sure that your child is on time to school each morning and has eaten a good breakfast. Also, a good night’s sleep is imperative as the tests require concentration and reasoning. Parents will be able to access their child’s results via the Parent Portal over the summer. Scores will not be sent home. Please see Jody in the Parent Center; she will provide you with your PIN code to help set up your account.
On a final note, it was lovely meeting many of our incoming families at the Meet and Mingle night on Thursday. The new families I met, are super-excited to come to Lanai and are certain to participate in their child’s education! A few even mentioned that they were former Lanai students—once a lion, always a lion!
It’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!
Monday, May 20
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - Bring a flower for your teacher and/or your favorite staff member.
Lexia Awards at morning assembly
Tuesday, May 21
Teacher/Staff Appreciation - make a homemade card thanking them for all that they do.
Laps 4 Lanai Fun Run! TK/Kinder: 8:30 - 9:15 am
1st/2nd Gr. 9:30 - 10:15 am
3rd/4th Gr.: 11:00 - 11:45 am
5th Gr.: 12:45 - 1:30 pm
Spirit Wear sales in front of the school, AM
Dismissal today is 1:40 pm
The Hut is open and is the last day.
Wednesday, May 22
Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Bring a piece of fruit or a favorite vegetable to help make a healthy basket for your teacher or staff member.
CPK Fundraiser - All day including take out, catering and beverages!
Thursday, May 23
Teacher/Staff Luncheon in the auditorium, 11:30 to 2:00 pm
Friday, May 24
Student Council Results Announcement at 2 pm
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day - No School
DATES TO REMEMBER
May 16 - 31 SBAC Testing Window - 3rd to 5th Grade
May 27 Memorial Day - No School
May 29 Final PTA Board Meeting
May 30 Principal’s Awards
May 30 Local School Leadership Committee (LSLC) Meeting, 3pm
May 31 Spirit Wear Sales in front of the school
May 31 Student Council Spirit Day - Decades Day
May 31 Lunch with the Principal
May 31 Incoming Kinder Playdate, 3pm
May 31 5th Grade Parent/Child dance, 7pm
June 3 Minimum Day - 1pm dismissal
June 3 5th vs Staff Basketball
June 4 5th Grade Culmination Ceremony, 9am
June 4 Special Election, Polling in the auditorium - 7am - 8pm
June 5 Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1pm
June 5 Kinder Celebration, 8:30 am
June 5 5th Gr. vs Staff Kickball
June 6 Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1pm
June 6 TK Celebration, 8:30 am
June 6 Perfect Attendance Awards at morning assembly
June 7 Last Day of School
June 7 Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1:00 pm
June 7 5th Grade Bash 11 am - 12:30 pm
FOLB and FUNDRAISING
Calling all parents...we need you!!! Laps4Lanai is successful when we have donations! Please donate a minimum of $40 so that everyone gets a t-shirt! Send out your child’s individual link from funrun.com. Come cheer your kids on May 21st! It’s such a great event and the kids love it...but we need your help! The money we raise goes to all the amazing programs and TA’s we have here at Lanai! Please donate! Thank you from the Laps Team! Please see the weekly schedule above for the class running times. Questions? Email - Laps4Lanai@gmail.com
CPK Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 22 - All Day! All sales (including take-out) are counted towards our fundraising. Come and grab lunch and dinner for your and the kids! Make your reservations now as it can get crowded! Flyer is attached.
FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE:
Important: If your child has crutches/cast/stitches/staples, please make sure that your child hands in a doctor’s note to Jane in the office!
Classroom messages during SBAC testing - Due to state testing in classrooms May 16 - 31, phone messages will not be forwarded to students in class in 3rd through 5th grade. Please communicate your arrangements with your child (lunch/snack delivery, playdates, pick-up times, etc.) prior to the school day beginning.
Parent Portal Sign-up - What is Parent Portal and why do I need to sign up? The Parent Portal is your one-stop online system that connects parents/guardians to their student’s essential data. You will be able to view their attendance, assignments and grades and other important information. For families with 3rd to 5th graders, all state testing scores will be posted in your child’s online account as LAUSD has eliminated the mailing of results. To sign up for Parent Portal, visit https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/10470. Individual PIN numbers were sent home via mail by LAUSD to each legal parent/guardian. You can also contact Jody Chow in the Parent Center at email@example.com for access to your PIN and child’s student ID number (found on their report card). Feel free to drop into the Parent Center from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm daily for assistance in enrolling.
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 May: https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20May%20Grades%20K-5%20Breakfast%20Menus.pdf
Lunch Menu for May: https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/126/2019%20May%20K-5%20Prep%20Lunch%20Menus.pdf
Measure EE - What is it? On June 4, voters living in LAUSD boundaries will cast ballots on Measure EE, Quality Schools for All — a per-square-foot parcel tax on habitable structures. Passing Measure EE is a critical step in our 20 by 20 campaign to reach $20,000 in per-pupil funding by the year 2020. Homeowners would pay 16 cents per square foot on buildings (the taxable square footage listed on property tax bills) located on taxable parcels within Los Angeles Unified boundaries. The tax does not apply to land. Measure EE will not interfere with existing or new rent stabilization ordinances. Measure EE includes exemptions for property owners over 65 and certain disability recipients.
By law, Measure EE funds are dedicated to:
Lowering class sizes
Attracting and retaining high quality teachers and school employees
Providing equitable school nursing, library and counseling services
Providing safe, secure, clean, well-maintained, supportive and welcoming schools
Supporting special needs, homeless, foster, & other underserved and disadvantaged students
For more information on Measure EE you can visit:
Pro Position: https://www.utla.net/measure-ee-quality-schools-all
Against Position: http://laschoolreport.com/no-plan-on-how-to-fix-themselves-business-leaders-say-lausd-is-undeserving-of-500m-parcel-tax-after-years-of-little-reform-and-accountability/
OTHER EVENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Buddy Families Needed for Incoming Families! t's that time of year when we start recruiting new buddy families for next school year. It's nice to have someone to reach out to for advice and questions when starting at a new school, and this is a great way to make a new family's transition easier. We hope that you will return the favor for a new family this year!
Please follow this link to fill out the buddy family form: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/1462633
SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ON THE LANAI CAMPUS:
Musical Playground Summer Camp at Lanai - Registration is now open!
ROCK BAND CAMP (ages 6-7; 8-12) - CLICK HERE FOR INFO
MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOPS (ages 5-7; 8-12) - CLICK HERE FOR INFO
DJ CAMP (ages 7-12) - CLICK HERE FOR INFO
Sign Up For Camp By Apr. 5, 2019 & Receive Your Early Registration Discount ($25 Off!!). Multi-Week & Sibling Discounts Available. Camp Weeks: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, & July 29-Aug. 2. www.themusicalplayground.org/summer-camp-registration
For questions or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOT ON THE LANAI CAMPUS:
CSUN Summer Academic Program for Elementary School Students (SAPESS) - Incoming Grades 1 - 5, June 17 - July 19. Early bird fee: $755 (after April 7, $775). Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts and Crafts taught by credential teachers. Camp is located at California State University Northridge campus. For more info visit: www.csun.edu/education/sapess. Flyer is attached.
Peter Pan Jr. - Musical Theater and Training Summer Camp with Mr. Jay Winnick (former Lanai parent and one of our current Theater instructors). For kids entering 4th grade - 10th grade.. June 10th - 28th, 9am to 3:30pm with Peter Pan performance on June 28th. Location: Portola Middle School. Cost: $695 plus $25 costume fee. For more information, contact Jay at email@example.com. Flyer is attached.