Principal's Posting: Week of March 17, 2014

Lanai Events


Ritz and Glitz Thank You WOW!!!!!!!!!! This year’s Ritz & Glitz Auction & Gala was simply the cat’s pajamas!! If you were there, you know how incredibly organized the event was; how varied the auction items were; how spiffy the décor was; and what a swell time everyone had putting on their swanky glad rags and spending lots of clams to directly benefit Lanai Road School! A million thanks to Committee Chairs Farnaz Simantob, Oznette Osborne, Genene Turndorf, Jodi Cohen, Kelly Gavin and Vanessa Shellow for their labor of love and the army FOLB Auction sub-committee members who pulled off a humdinger of an event! Thank you to all of the parents, staff and community members who attended and gave generously to Lanai. I am incredibly proud to be the principal of such a fantastic school!

LoVE Fund – Please Donate to FOLB! Do you Love Lanai? Do you Value Education? Have you given to FOLB this year? Lanai needs your LoVE Today! Please visit Thank you!

Y.E.S. Afterschool Enrichment Classes Start this week

Weds., March 19th: Team Lanai General Meeting @8:30am in the Dakarmen Auditorium Please join us. Results from the FOLB survey will be discussed! Coffee and refreshments provided.

Thurs., March 20: Grade 2 Theater Demonstrations: Detailed schedule online at

Thurs., March 20: 5th graders will be going on a tour of Portola Middle School.

Thurs., March 20 @2:45pm: Free Parent Workshop: “Student Visual Arts Portfolio Review,” Presented by LAUSD Visual Arts Instructor Lisa Murray, this workshop will provide information regarding the application for Visual Arts GATE identification. Parents, Students and Teachers are welcome.

Friday, March 21st: Lanai’s annual Persian New Year celebration. Thank you to Lanai’s ELAC for sponsoring this all-school event.

March 25th @8:20am: Parent Info Session: “Breakfast in the Classroom”: food samples provided.

March 27th: 5th Grade Panorama Pictures-DATE CHANGE

March 27: “Go for the Gold” Party

March 27th: McDonald’s Night Fundraiser – 4:30-7:30pm. Details online!

Recycled Art Contest – coming in April – see online “News” for details!

Auditorium Guidelines: In an effort to streamline auditorium use for all participants, Lanai has developed specific guidelines, which will be posted in the Dakarmen Auditorium and are included in the “News” at

Community Events


LAUSD Healthy Eating Contest in honor of National Nutrition Month – deadline is March 31st Students: Show why YOU'RE INTO healthy eating by submitting a photo and a caption of 50 words or less. Four students will each win a $200 gift card, and will collectively star in "I'M IN" billboards throughout Los Angeles. To enter contest, go to:

MELROSE TRADING POST at Taft Charter High --Every Sat., 9am to 5pm 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

2014 California State PTA Convention – May 7-10 in Los Angeles Get information on key issues, strengthen your school community,& connect with PTA leaders from across the state. Register now at