Lanai Weekly: Oct 20, 2014

Principal’s Message:

The success of Lanai is truly a group effort, and this weekend’s Spooktacular is the perfect example of this.  I wanted to take a moment and say “Thanks” to all our outstanding parent volunteers, teachers, and staff who have put in countless hours to make this the amazing event that it is, with a special shout out to the Spooktacular chairs, Nicole Lake and Hanh Le.  In just one day, we raise money for our school, come together as a community, and provide a fun day for our students and families.  Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

THIS WEEK 10/20-10/24

October 20-31 PTA T.L.C, Halloween Costume Drive, see below for details.

8:30 am, Understanding School Choice and the LAUSD “magnet” system workshop. Learn the difference between neighborhood, magnet and charter schools.  Led by Robbie Solomon, Lanai Road Community Representative, Auditorium. Please rsvp to Download the Workshop Flyer for details.

PTA Reflections Projects Due, see below for details


Picture Day

8:30 am, Mindfulness Parenting Seminar, Rm 3 Parent Center, Come learn mindfulness techniques from an expert in the field to make you a happier, more relaxed parent. Click here for flyer.

7:00-8:00 pm, Understanding School Choice and the LAUSD “magnet” system workshop, Auditorium. Please rsvp to Download the Workshop Flyer for details.

Student Council Spirit Day Theme TBD Mon morning announcements

Indian New Year Celebration! A festive dance demonstration at assembly and a presentation at recess with costumes, arts & crafts,  Indian treats, and more.

Lanai Leader articles due. Share at article, something funny, interesting or spooky!

FOLLOWING WEEK 10/27-10/31


8:15 am, Lanai Laps Awards - Increased traffic. Make time to park and walk.

8:30 am, Coffee with the Principal, Rm 3 Parent Center, sign in at the office.


8:15 am, Halloween Parade - parking very busy! Kids (parents can too!) wear your costume to school, bring clothes to change into if the outfit will hinder your school day. No weapons. Parents gather on the lawn inside the benches to take pictures and cheer them on. Classes loop 2x so plenty of photo opportunities!


PTA’s national art contest, Reflections theme "The world would be a better place if…” Bring your artwork and form to the office by 10/21.
More info

PTA T.L.C. (Team Lanai Cares) 6th Annual Costume Drive, new and like-new costumes donated to LA Family Housing, a local transitional shelter specializing in keeping families together. Donation bin in front of school, please bag and label costume size.

PTA Speak out at the ballot box Nov 4th, Election Day is just weeks away.  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 on the California Channel. 

Great volunteering opportunity for TK & K parents. Come see your kid in PE class and help coach PJ. Fridays 8:30-9:30. Sign up for November, December and January


  • Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends
  • Nov 4 Vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Nov 7 8:20 Principal Awards, Auditorium, parking busier
  • Nov 10 Report Cards distributed this week
  • Nov 11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran’s Day
  • Nov 12 Mr Hansen & Ms Taylor go to Washington! National Blue Ribbon Ceremony
  • Nov 12 PTA 1st Character Assembly, Trustworthiness (Blue)
  • Nov 14, 6-9pm PTA PJ Movie Night, Auditorium, “MR. PEABODY.”
  • Nov 14-21 Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal,1:39
  • Nov 17 Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony
  • Nov 18 Photo makeup day
  • Nov 19 7pm TEAM Lanai, PTA & FOLB, Auditorium - only late night meeting of the year
  • Nov 21 12pm Kinder Thanksgiving Celebration, parking busier
  • Nov 21 Student Council Spirit Day - theme TBA Mon prior

Editors; PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinator & Family Center Director