Lanai Weekly: Dec 19, 2014

Lanai Weekly  Jan 12-16, Week 19                                               


Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Lanai staff I wish you a wonderful winter break and hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.  Please travel safely and we look forward to seeing everyone back at Lanai in 2015.  School resumes on Monday, January 12.

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK 1/12-1/16

Welcome Back!

Monday, January 12

School Resumes

Tuesday, January 13

Orchestra, 2:00-5:00

Thursday, January 15

Talent Show Rehearsals, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, Parents will be contacted regarding times.

Friday, January 16

Principals Awards, 8:20

Lunch with the Principal, 12:00

Talent Show Rehearsals, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, Parents will be contacted regarding times.


Jan 19 - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 21 - Team Lanai General Meeting, 8:20, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Jan 21 - 2nd Session Chorale applications due online

Jan 22 - ELAC meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Jan 23 - SSC meeting, 1:30, Library

Jan 23 - School Tour, tell any kinder families you know

Jan 26 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Jan 27 - PTA Grandparents Game Day, 1:40-3:30

Jan 29 - EAC Parent Workshop, 6:30 p.m, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium


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.

Talent Show Update - Talent show rehearsals begin this week!  If you haven't already received an email, here's the info: singers and dancers rehearse either January 15th or 16th, piano and guitar acts rehearse January 22nd, acting and specialty acts (magic, hula hoops, samba etc) on January 23rd.  More TBD rehearsals will be on January 29th and 30th and dress rehearsals will be February 5th or 6th (depending on which show you are in).  Rehearsals will begin after school and are in the auditorium.  Questions?  Email Blythe and Joanne at

 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.

Grandparents Game Day - Tuesday Jan 27, Tell Grandparents to Save the Date to play fun games with their grandkids! Bring your favorites or play some classics.

Volunteer Badges are in!  Many of the volunteer badges have finally arrived! (but not all). If you submitted an application to volunteer at Lanai, 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

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.

EAC Parent Workshop - Join a discussion with Principal Erick Hansen and Portola Principal Stephanie McClay on “What does meaningful parent engagement look like in Elementary school compared to Middle School.” Also, help the LAUSD redesign the School Experience Survey and School Report Cards. Without the API, how should schools be rated? A LAUSD facilitator will lead a discussion to determine what information is important to parents.  Children are welcome. Refreshments provided.  Brought to you by the Lanai Road Education Action Committee.  Click here for flyer

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