Principal's Posting: Week of February 11, 2014


Talent Show Thank You

First I want to offer many thanks and congratulations to our talented Lanai Road students who put on an amazing performance at our 9th annual school Talent Show this weekend; It was so enjoyable to see our “scholars” turn into singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and more.  They simply lit up the stage!  Thank you to Anita Barone, Nancy Miller, Mr. Gene Mukasa and all of her dedicated production crew for organizing such a special event for our school.

This Week

Team Lanai Cares – Stuffed Toy Drive runs through February 14th Thank you, Lanai! We've already received 213 stuffed toys! We will be collecting until Friday the 14th and hope to exceed 300 total. Donations will be given to LA Family Housing.

Laps 4 Lanai T-Shirt Contest Please encourage your students to enter and return the entry form to the office by February 14th.

Character Day – Wednesday, February 12 – Wear GREEN for Responsibility There will be assemblies throughout the day. Students are encouraged to wear GREEN for Responsibility.

ELAC Elections and Persian New Year Planning – Feb. 13th @8:20am Want to help but can’t make the meeting? Please email Thank you!

SSC Meeting – Feb 14th @1:30pm in the Parent Center

Harvest of the Month – this Friday, February 14th Students! Come to the upper yard to get a sample of strawberries! Harvest of the Month takes place once a month during morning recess and the produce is kindly donated by Whole Foods Tarzana. Parents, ask your kids how they liked it. If you’d like to join the Harvest team, let me know at

More News and Events

Sharing the Hope - LAUSD’s charitable giving campaign continues this month * Please check your child’s backpack for donation information. * Monday, February 17th – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 18th - Free Parent Workshop @8:30am -“How to Help Your Child with Anxiety” There will be a free Parent Workshop entitled, “How to Help Your Child Cope with Anxiety” on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:30am. Please RSVP to

Wednesday, Feb. 19th – TEAM Lanai General Meeting @8:30am in the Dakarmen Auditorium

Friday, February 21st @1:30pm – 4th Grade Theater – Shakespeare demonstration Parents and families are invited to the Dakarmen Auditorium to observe a demonstration of the work our 4th graders have been doing studying Shakespeare as part of our theater program. Please note: start time @ 1:30pm.

Box Tops Collection – Deadline February 20th Menchies & Jamba gift card prizes for collections with the most valid Box Tops! Please see details online.

Parents of 2nd Graders – OLSAT 8 Info Meeting - Feb.27 at 1:40pm in Dakarmen Girls Auditorium Mrs. Ayola will provide information and answer questions about the March 5 OLSAT test for 2nd graders. An OLSAT Practice test is now available for download online at
1) Click: Enrichment 2) Click: Online Learning 3) Click: OLSAT Practice Test

Ritz & Glitz Lanai’s Auction & Gala is March 15 Did you receive your invitation to the Ritz & Glitz roaring 20’s Auction and Gala? We hope you can make it -- It’ll be the bee’s knees!


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