Lanai Weekly: Nov 17, 2014

Principal’s Message:

Last week, Ms.Taylor and I went to Washington D.C. to represent our school at the National Blue Ribbon School Conference.  One highlight of the trip was hearing a speech from U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who spoke about celebrating the work of all schools and emphasizing the power of the entire school community: teachers, students, parents, administrators, staff and volunteers that come together to make a great school.  It was an honor to represent Lanai and I want to thank our entire community for helping us earn this meaningful distinction for our school.

THIS WEEK 11/17-11/21

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

Report Cards distributed at Parent Conferences

Monday, November 17

Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony 

You are all invited!  We will have coffee and treats in the Dakarmen Girls Auditorium from 7:45 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (adults only).  (Students are to go to the 1/2 yard for morning laps and lineup.)  From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., there will be a short and inspirational ceremony filled with music, the Lanai Chorale and exciting speakers. For this day only, we will have parking across the street at the Holy Spirit Center.  Should you not be able to stay for the ceremony, carpool drop off line will be open.  Click here for flyer

Parent conferences, early dismissal, 1:39

Tuesday, November 18

Make-up Picture Day.  Children who missed regular picture day will have their pictures taken, as well as re-dos for pictures that didn’t turn out well. Class pictures will also be taken for rooms #2, #12, #4

Parent conferences, dismissal, 1:39

Wednesday, November 19

TEAM Lanai Meeting, 7:00 p.m. PTA & FOLB,  Dakarmen Girls Auditorium - only night meeting of the year (Children are welcome)

Parent conferences, early dismissal, 1:39

Thursday, November 20

Parent conferences, early dismissal, 1:39

Lanai Livin' Performance, 6:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium.  See below for details.

Friday, November 21

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration, 10:30 a.m. arrive early due to increased traffic

Parents should meet in their child's classroom at 10:30 for festivities.  Feast will be from 11:30-12:00.

Student Council Spirit Day - theme TBA

Minimum Day, Dismissal at 12:59 p.m.

Lanai Livin’ Performance, 7:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium.  See below for details.

FOLLOWING WEEK 11/24-11/28



Reminder to check Lost and Found – clothing items are hung on the fence.

Lanai Leader copies are being distributed this week.  We’re saving cost and paper – only one copy per family. 

Harvest Of the Month (HOTM) Event is coming Dec. 3. The handing out of the fruit/veg takes place at recess between 10-11:00 a.m. If any parents would like to help introduce the kids to December's fruit or vegetable, donated by Ralphs - assistance would be very welcome. Help is also welcome in prepping posters or food products night before the harvest day. Please contact Belinda Chelin (760) 880-7005

Purchase Power – Charleston Wrap is here!  Need to do holiday shopping and make money for our school?  Shop with Charleston Wrap for huge gift selection!  Go to and enter 9146 for Lanai’s school ID.  Share Lanai’s code with friends and family too!

SEEDS -  will offer day care during Thanksgiving Break.  Monday, Nov 24th-Wednesday, Nov 26th from 8:00-4:00.  $30.00 for SEEDS kids, $35.00 for Non-SEEDS kids per day.  Grades TK-5.  Activities include: science, arts & crafts, sports, and games. Snacks provided.  Students must bring lunch.  Please see website or front office for flyer and enrollment form. Contact or call 818-963-1646 for questions or to sign up.  See lanai website for flyer.

SEEDS Winter Enrichment Classes Classes begin the week of 12/01. Full 8 week session with classes include: guitar, skateboarding, cooking, lego robotics, basketball, pottery, baseball, science, tennis and sewing.  Additional information and enrollment can be found  Call Y.E.S. with questions regarding costs and times.  818-963-1646.  See lanai website for flyer.

Lanai Livin’ - An Original Musical.  Presented by Y.E.S., Youth Enrichment Services.  Performances are Nov. 20th at 6:00 p.m and Nov. 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Dakarmen Girls Auditorium.  The show stars many Lanai students and tickets are $2.00.

Lanai's Book Fair is coming December 9-12.  Do your holiday shopping with us!  Stay tuned for further details.  Interested in volunteering at book fair?  Email


Dec. 1 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20 a.m., Parent Center

Dec. 3- Harvest Of the Month (HOTM) Event.

Dec. 5 -  Principals Awards and Lunch with the Principal

Dec. 9-12 Book Fair

Dec. 11 - Talent Show Tryouts, 2:45 p.m., K/2nd/4th graders, click here for flyer

Dec. 12 - Talent Show Tryouts, 2:45 p.m., 1st/3rd/5th graders. see flyer or

Dec. 12 - Teacher and Staff Luncheon, 12:00 p.m.

Dec. 17 - PTA Character Assembly

Dec. 18 - Holiday Concerts, 8:45-10:15 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 - Holiday Concert, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Dec. 19 - Last day of School before winter break, Early dismissal, 12:59 p.m.

Dec. 19 - Lanai Leader Articles and Ads deadline

Dec. 22-Jan 9 - Winter Break

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