Lanai Weekly: Dec 15, 2014

Lanai Weekly  Dec 15-19, Week 18                                               

It has been a great start of the school year!  As we move into the holidays, I want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful parent volunteers. From the Blue Ribbon Celebration to art docent projects, multicultural day events, P.E. volunteers, Science Explosion days, to the amazing FOLB fundraising, numerous PTA events and the countless days parents spend in classrooms, we want you to know we appreciate all your efforts.  On behalf of the staff, I wish your family a relaxing and wonderful winter break.  Please travel safely and enjoy the time with family and friends.  

School resumes on Monday, January 12th.  See you in 2015!

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK 12/15-12/19

December 15-19th - PTA TLC New Toy and Book Donation Drive Continues

Please bring in new, unwrapped toys or books to donate for the holidays.  Bins in front of school and library.  

Monday, December 15

Morning Laps Awards, 8:15, leave time to park

Wednesday, December 17

PTA Character Assembly, Respect, Wear Yellow! Join us on the upper yard after the 2nd bell for a school assembly (rain permitting).  Then all students will enjoy grade level assemblies throughout the day.  Happy Respectful Holidays!

Thursday, December 18

Holiday Concerts, 8:45-10:15 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m. All shows are the same, please choose one time, find a seat or standing room in the back. Please do not sit in the front of chairs or in the aisles.  The front rows are reserved seating.  Check out the class holiday banners!  Leave time for parking.

Friday, December 19

Holiday Concert, 8:45-10:15 a.m.

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

FOLB Lanai Leader Articles and Ads deadline, see below for more info

PTA Lost & Found Donated - Please stop by and pick up lost items before then!


Dec. 22-Jan 9 - Winter Break

Jan 12 - School Resumes

Jan 16 - Principal Awards and Lunch with the Principal

Jan 19 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 21 - Team Lanai General Meeting

Jan 21 - 2nd Session Chorale applications due online


S.E.E.D.S. is offering child care during Winter Break - Monday, Jan. 5th-Friday, Jan.9th. 8:00-4:00, Grades TK-5.  Daily schedule includes science, arts & crafts, sports, games, free play on the big yard.  Snacks will be provided daily. Students are required to bring a lunch.  Call or email S.E.E.D.S. to secure your placement. or 818.963-1646.

Click here for flyer and enrollment form.

Holiday Banners:  Be sure to take a good look at the beautiful banners that will be on display during our holiday performances!  The banners will consist of holiday cards made by our students! A portion of the cards will be distributed to the Cedars-Sinai Children's Ward, while the rest will be going to "Cards for Hospitalized Kids."   CFHK is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards.  By joining with them, our children will help brighten the days of many hospitalized kids!

Chorale auditions are coming! Love to Sing? Want to join the Lanai Chorale for their Spring program? Audition applications (grades 2-5) must be placed online by Wednesday, Jan. 21st at.  Auditions held Jan. 28 after school. Program days, times and details online. Click here for information

Volunteer Badges are in! Many of the volunteer badges have finally arrived! (but not all). Please pick yours up at the Parent Center on the filing cabinet near the printer.  If you want to check to see if yours has come in, email Lisa at

LoVE Drive Reminder: As the year draws to a close and you plan your tax-beneficial year-end giving, please remember your LoVE for Lanai! You can do two good deeds at once... help our school, and lower your tax bill!! (FOLB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit). A donation of ANY AMOUNT helps our school. Our goal is 100% participation from Lanai families. Together we make Lanai the amazing school it is! Please donate today.  

Lanai Students/TK-5: The Lanai Leader wants YOU! The theme for student submissions for the January 2015 issue is WINTER IN CALIFORNIA. What are you doing this winter?  What does winter look like to you? We’d like to know.  It can be one sentence or more, and related poetry, photos and artwork are also welcome.  The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Dec. 19th.  Please send them to Lanai Leader Editor Jill Dickerson at or Ali Perdigao at

Covered California: LAUSD is partnering with Healthy Start to provide LAUSD families with understandable, engaging health insurance information which leads to health insurance coverage for all.  They have provided a Covered California DVD presentation for parents and community members that is available in the Parent Center.  If you are interested in viewing the DVD, please contact Lisa Reeve, Parent Center Director, at For more information on Covered California contact them at or 800-300-1506.

Upcoming Event in January?  Is there any information you would like to have printed in the Lanai Weekly for the week of January 12? Due to Winter Break, we need your submissions early. Send your info, flyer, etc. for January 12th’s Lanai Weekly by Wednesday, December 17th to  


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