Lanai Weekly: Nov 3, 2014

Lanai Weekly  Nov 3-7, Week 12

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Please save the date for our Blue Ribbon celebration on Monday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m.  We have a committee of parent volunteers and staff planning a wonderful celebration to commemorate this incredible designation for our school.  Members of our local government, former Lanai teachers and administrators and prior parent volunteers will all be attending.  I look forward to seeing you there too!

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK 11/3-11/7

Nov 3-5 PTA T.L.C, Halloween Costume Drive see other section

Nov 3-5 Post Halloween Candy Collection see other section

Monday, November 3

6:30-8:30 pm Meet the Middle Schools.  Join us for an enlightening evening with several of our local middle schools.  Hear directly from administration and parent representatives about program options, daily schedules, electives and much more.  Families will be able to choose up to four school presentations to attend.  Students are welcome!  Click here for flyer.

Reflections art contest extended! Email if you have a submission. Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, November 4

Spirit Wear Sale after school. See what surprise items have been marked down!

Vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Thursday, November 6 - ELAC meeting, 8:20, Parent Center, help plan multicultural days.  

Friday, November 7

Spirit Wear Fridays, try to get the spirit stick for you class!

8:20 Principal Awards, Auditorium, Increased traffic, make time to park and walk

1:30 SSC, School Site Council Mtg., Parent Center

6:30-8:30 pm- PTA PJ Movie Night, Auditorium, watch “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” in PJ’s! Bring a blanket to sit on, popcorn will be provided!

Bring a pair of NEW PJ's size newborn to 18 years to support Coach Kee's Fun Fitness and Children Resource Center, a wonderful non-profit organization that provides clothing to children in the foster care system. 

*Note Date Change!* Click here for flyer

FOLLOWING WEEK 11/10-11/14

Report Cards distributed at Parent Conferences

Monday, Nov 10

Mr Hansen & Ms Taylor go to Washington DC! National Blue Ribbon Ceremony

Lanai Laps Awards - Morning assembly

2:45 Talent Show Informational Meeting, Parent Center

Tuesday, Nov 11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, Nov 12 PTA 1st Character Assembly, Trustworthiness (Blue), ask your kids what they learned!

Friday, Nov 14  

Spirit Wear Fridays, try to get the spirit stick for you class!

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin. Early Dismissal, 1:39


Costume Drive Not using your Halloween costume again next year?  Costume donations will be accepted until November 5. Please bring in new and like-new costumes! They will be 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. jodylchow@gmail.comClick here for flyer

Candy Drive Have leftover Halloween candy? Don't like licorice or allergic to nuts?  Bring your factory wrapped candy to school!  Dr. Michelle To, a Lanai school sponsor, is offering up to $1000 to the school who can bring in the most candy by November 5! Not only do we have a chance to win, but all candy donations are sent to military personnel serving overseas! Candy can be dropped off at the office from Nov. 3-5

Food allergy? Our cafeteria is going to try out a new menu item next week, an egg salad sandwich. If your child is allergic to eggs, please contact Aida, the cafeteria manager at

The Box Tops collection drive was a success!

We collected over 2100 Box Tops (final count pending). A big 'Thank You'  to all the collectors.And Thank You to the Spooktacular Team for sponsoring the ticket prizes. The prizes were awarded to the students with the highest Box Tops counts – Kim B., Jaden, Ocean and Charlie H., Molly, Finn and Devin D. There will be another collection drive in February. Keep clipping! This is an easy way to earn extra cash for our school.

TK & K Parents - Help the kids and Coach PJ during PE! Fridays 8:30-9:30.

We need 10 parents volunteers to help the kids in different PE stations every Friday (coach PJ will explain what you need to do). Please email your available dates for Nov - Jan (note TG break and winter break dates) in order to make a schedule. Email Sharon at to sign up!

PTA November is National Bullying Prevention Month, School is a place where students discover their identities, and begin to feel that their unique identity is an asset. They need to feel emotionally comfortable in a warm and "identity-safe" environment where stereotypes and stereotype threat (the fear of being judged by a negative stereotype) are addressed. Parents and caring adults play pivotal roles in creating a healthy school and community climate that is free from bullying and where students feel emotionally comfortable.


Nov 17-20 Parent Teacher Conferences - Early dismissal all week, 1:39 M-Th, 12:59 on Friday

Nov 17 Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony 8:15-9 reception, 9:00 am program on the yard. Parking will be available across the street at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center.  Click here for flyer

Nov 18 Make-up Picture Day.  Class pictures will also be taken for rooms #2, #12, #4

Nov 19  7pm TEAM Lanai Meeting, PTA & FOLB, Auditorium - only night meeting of the year

Nov 21 12pm Kinder Thanksgiving Celebration, increased traffic

Nov 21 Student Council Spirit Day - theme TBA Mon prior

Nov 21 Minimum Day, Dismissal at 12:59


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