Principal's Posting: Week of May 5, 2014

Lanai Events


Catalina Wrap Up Thank you to Mrs. Bryan for organizing an amazing 4th grade trip to Catalina. Our students had an excellent time and we are incredibly proud of them. Thanks also to Miss Alix, Mr. Snyder, Ms. Hinckson, Miss Trina, Mr. Gene and Coach P.J. for chaperoning our kids.

Movie Night Thank You Thank you to PTA and Camp Keystone for hosting Movie Night this past Saturday. We had a great turnout and students and parents enjoyed watching “The Nut Job” together.

School Experience Survey – please take the survey by May 20! If you have not already done so, please fill out the LAUSD School Experience Survey by May 20. This important school survey documents the perceptions of parents, staff and students, grades 3-12. Data received will allow schools to plan for improvement. Please fill out the survey by May 20 to ensure your voice is heard!

Smarter Balanced Testing – continues this week Rooms 13 & 20 will test on Tuesday and room 12 tests on Wednesday.

Orchestra Concert On Tuesday, May 6, Lanai’s Orchestra performance at the Holy Spirit Center will start at 6:30pm.

Team Lanai Cares – Cans Across the Schoolyard – canned food drive contest Who can bring in the most pounds of cans during a one week period? Start collecting now and please send as many cans as possible. We do need volunteers to help with the weighing at lunch. Please let Lisa Ely know if you are available any day of the week during lunch by emailing All cans will be delivered to SOVA.

School Meetings this Week – ELAC & SSC Our last ELAC meeting of the year will be this Thursday, May 8th at 8:20am.
Our last SSC meeting of the year will be this Friday, May 9th at 1:30pm. Please join us!

4th Grade Gold Rush Activity – May 8th 4th grade families; be sure to ask your kids about it!

5th Grade “Plays in Progress” – Friday, May 9 Lanai’s Theater program invites all 5th grade families to a “Plays in Progress” presentation on Friday, May 9th. Please see detailed schedule online in the “News.”

5th Grade Pal1 Camp Trip – May 12th-14th- Have a great trip, everyone!

Coffee with the Principal – Monday, May 12 @ 8:20am – Parent Center Please join Mr. Hansen for Coffee with the Principal on Monday, May 12th at 8:20am.

Citizenship Day – Wear Purple May 14 Our Character Counts program concludes with Citizenship on May 14. Everyone is invited to wear purple. Be sure to ask your kids what they learned at the Character Assemblies!

Incoming Parent Meet & Greet – May 15 - RSVP to Shauna Greene at

Harvest of the Month – May 16

Laps 4 Lanai – Top Fundraisers - see details in the “News” at

Enrollment forms for the 2014-15 school year
Calling all Incoming Kindergarten Students! Do you have a child (or know a child) that will be starting kindergarten or TK at Lanai next year? We're trying to project enrollment numbers and would appreciate your help filling out the Intent to Enroll form on the Lanai website. Thank you for helping us spread the word. Link is:

Spooktacular T-Shirt Contest Students: Design your most “Spooktacular” t-shirt and return to box in school office by June 2nd. Detailed entry forms sent home with your child. Also available online and school office.

Spirit Wear – New & “Gently Used” Sale – May 6,8,13,20,28,29 - Come see the great deals and styles!.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - May 19th-23rd. Be on the lookout for info!

Community News: Tamar Galatzan Budget Town Hall 5/8 Science Fair – Board District 3 – detailed flyer in online “News” Melrose Trading Post is improving – new Fun Zone & activities, Saturdays at Taft H.S. -- Mention “Lanai” for free admission!