Lanai Weekly: Oct 13, 2014


On October 16, 2014, our school will participate in the seventh annual Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. History. This year California is joined by 41 other states and U.S. territories plus several other countries that are also participating in ShakeOut drills on the same day!  Everyone will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on,” and teachers will discuss the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This is the chance for us all to practice what to do during earthquakes to reduce injuries. At 10:16 a.m., your child will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on, at the same time as millions of other Californians. Earthquake preparedness is a responsibility of all Californians and we encourage you to also discuss earthquake readiness with your child and others at home, to take steps to get prepared, and to participate in the ShakeOut. Here are some suggestions:

Participate in the ShakeOut

Register on to be counted in the ShakeOut drill, get email updates, and more.  You can register as a family and also encourage your employer or other organizations to also register. Between now and October 16: Consider what may happen in a big earthquake and plan what you will do now to prepare. Talk to other people about what they have done, and encourage them to join you in registering for the ShakeOut.

On October 16 at 10:16 a.m.: Drop, Cover and Hold On

Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk (or cover your head with your arms), and Hold On to it for at least 60 seconds. Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes! While on the ground, look around and imagine what would happen in a big earthquake, when shaking may last for 1-2 minutes! What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What can you do now to reduce losses? Finally, practice what you will do after the shaking stops.

THIS WEEK 10/13-10/17

Oct 13-17 Spooktacular Ticket Sales – Family Center reserved all week for Spookatcular

Emergency Drill this week


Box Tops collection deadline extended! Submit your Box Tops to the collection boxes in the office or Family Center. Every Top helps raise money for our school! Spook ticket prize winners will be contacted soon after Oct 13. Box Tops Collection form online.


8:30am TEAM Lanai General Meeting, Auditorium, FOLB & PTA


8:20am ELAC Meeting, Rm 3, Parent Center, Help plan upcoming Multicultural Days!


1:30pm SSC Meeting, Rm 3, Library

Get into the Spooktacular Spirit!  Wear your new or old Spooktacular T-shirt to school today!

Spooktacular Bake Sale items due, see flier distributed to class and on-lineWe are asking all families to donate delicious goodies to the Spooktacular Bake Sale. Please deliver in front of school on Friday, October 17 during morning drop off or at the carnival bake sale table on Sun, Oct 19 ,11 -12. Contact Download the Spooktacular Bakesale flyer.


11am-4pm SPOOKTACULAR 2014... A Mostly Ghostly Carnival....  Bring everyone, stay all day! Fabulous Food and Treats! Order your t-shirts, tickets and wristbands AHEAD, available in the office and at Download the Spooktacular Flyer for more info.

Parking will be at maximum! Please carpool, drop off & park, and plan ahead

Following Week 10/20-10-31

October 20-31

PTA T.L.C, Halloween Costume Drive.  Beginning Monday, October 20 we will be accepting new and like-new costumes which will be donated to LA Family Housing, a local transitional shelter specializing in keeping families together.

Tuesday, October 21

PTA Reflections Projects Due, see below for details

Thursday, October 23

Picture Day!

Thursday, October 23

8:30 Mindfulness Parenting Seminar, Rm 3 Parent Center, see below for details

Friday, October 24

Student Council Spirit Day

Indian New Year Celebration at recess

Lanai Leader submissions due - you or your student can write an article! Something funny, interesting or spooky you want to share?


PTA drive is over...and the race to find the treasure was very close!  Congratulations to Ms. Stephans class!  Thank you to all the Lanai families that signed up for the PTA. Congrats to Ms Verdin's class as well for reaching 100% participation! See PTA Drive flyer for full results

PTA’s national art contest, Reflections theme "The world would be a better place if…”  Students can enter artwork in the following categories: Literature, Musical composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance choreography, Film/Video production. Bring your artwork and form to the office by 10/21.

More info,

E.A.C.- Interested in the issues that impact our public schools?  Periodically we hold evening discussions and events, and information about actions you can take to support our public schools.  Our email list is "opt in", email Jillian Green at  

PTA Be informed! Speak out at the ballot box November 4th!  Election Day is just weeks away. Will you be prepared to vote for the Superintendent of Public Instruction? Learn more about the candidates and their positions on current education issues by watching the televised candidates forum co-sponsored by California State PTA and The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. Watch the entire forum on The California Channel. Forum begins several minutes into the video. Please advance your player to 10:58.

Mindful Parenting Workshop – Come learn mindfulness techniques from an expert in the field to make you a happier, more relaxed parent! Download the Mindful Parenting Workshop Flyer 


October 27 8:15 Lanai Laps Awards - more cars parking

October 27 8:30 Coffee with the Principal, room 3 Parent Center

October 31 8:15 Halloween Parade - parking very busy!

November 1 Daylight Savings Time Ends, switch your blocks back 1 hour

November 4 Vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction

November 7 8:20 Principal Awards, Auditorium, parking busier

November 11 NO SCHOOL

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Submissions for the upcoming week are due Tues PM

Full calendar

Editors PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinator & Family Center Director