Lanai Weekly: Dec 8, 2014

Thank you to all the parents you have volunteered this school year for the morning drop off line.  Last week's group handled standing out in the rain well and did it with a smile! The morning drop off line is not a service and is a completely volunteer run program, which depends on our parents to man the line so that our children get into the school safely.  Each class is assigned only two weeks per year, and we urgently need the parents of those classes to sign up and participate in the morning drop off line so that we can continue to have this program.  The safety of our children is our number one priority, and we appreciate your help in accomplishing this goal.  

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK 12/8-12/12

December 9-12 - PTA Book Fair in Library - see other section for details

December 8-19th - PTA TLC New Toy and Book Donation Drive - Spread the joy of giving!  Bins will be in front of the school and at outside the library during the book fair.

Monday, December 8

TLC New Toy and Book Drive starts!  Please bring in new, unwrapped toys or books to donate for the holidays.  Bins in front of school and library.  

3rd Grade Theater Demonstrations - Dakarmen Girls Auditorium Mr. Lavenstein 8:50, Mrs. Altman 9:50, Ms. Motodani 11:20, Mrs. Miller 1:40. Click for flyer

Tuesday, December 9

Book Fair begins!  Do your holiday shopping with us! See below for class schedules.

Thursday, December 11

TK/Kindergarten Dance Demonstrations at the following times:  Mrs. Manolos 8:50, Mrs. Mayberry 9:40, Mrs. Hughes 11:20, Mrs. Royal 1:20, Mrs. Kim 2:20.  Click here for flyer

Talent Show Tryouts, 2:45 p.m.,K/2nd/4th, Parent Center, Rm. 3 See below for more information.  Click here for flyer

Friday, December 12

Talent Show Tryouts, 2:45 p.m., 1st/3rd/5th graders, Parent Center, Rm. 3

PTA Sponsored Teacher & Staff Luncheon, New Orleans theme. Contact to help


Dec. 17 - PTA Character Assembly, Respect, Wear Yellow!

Dec. 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!

Dec. 19 - Holiday Concert, 8:45-10:15 a.m.

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

Dec. 19 - FOLB Lanai Leader Articles and Ads deadline, see below for more info

Dec  19 - PTA Lost & Found Donated - Please stop by and pick up lost items before then!


Dec. 22-Jan 9 - Winter Break

Jan 12 - School Resumes


Lanai's Annual New Toy and Book Drive runs December 8 to 19th!  Help make this holiday a special one for a local child in need.  Bring in a new, unwrapped toy and place it in the donation bin outside the office.  You can also buy a book at Lanai's book fair next week and drop it off in the donation bin located outside the library. Feel inspired and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit by helping those that are less fortunate. Click here for flyer.

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.  Click here for flyer.

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

Talent Show Tryouts - Hey Lions!  Don't forget tryouts for the talent show are coming up on December 11th and 12th!  Do you and your friends have a talent you want to show off?  Come to tryouts and show us what it is!  Pick up a flyer and sign up sheet in the office or click here for flyer.

Purchase Power – Charleston Wrap is here!  Only a few more days left to do shopping!  Shop with Charleston Wrap and make money for Lanai too!  Shop by Dec. 15!  Go to to start shopping, Enter Lanai’s code 9146.  Don’t forget about our other Purchase Power partners (Target, Ralphs, and Amazon) – they donate money back to Lanai too!  Click here for flyers and more info about Charleston Wrap & Purchase Power.

Taft Charter High- Melrose Trading Post Flea Market - Come support your local high school! Saturday, Dec 6th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “First Annual Festival of Trees,” enter to win 1 of 10 custom trees.  Food trucks, music, fun activities and more.  Free admission.  Click here for flyer.

Lanai's Book Fair December 9 (7:45am-2:30pm), and December 10-12 (7:45am-3:30pm).  December 10, open early for DADS & DOUGHNUTS!  Schedule below lists class visits, and feel free to send your child to school with spending money any day, kids can shop daily during lunch and recess!) Parents welcome anytime! Contact to volunteer! Click here for Book Fair Classroom Schedule flyer.


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