Lanai Newsletter: Week of August 22, 2014

Principal's Message

Please join the Lanai Road Staff for our 2014 Back-to-School Night on Tuesday (Grades TK-2 and Mrs. Miller’s 3rd grade class) and Wednesday (Grades 3-5).  The goal of Back-to-School Night is to connect students' families with their new classrooms and teachers.  The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Spirit Wear sales in front of school.  Classroom sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. in your child’s classroom with the exception of 5th grade.  Please be seated in the classroom a few minutes prior.  Parents of all 5th grade students are asked to meet in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.  In addition, Mr. Snyder’s 4/5 presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., then 5th grade parents are welcome to go to the auditorium.  We look forward to a great evening!

WEEK 8/25-29

Monday, August 25

PTA Membership Drive Starts! PTA connects families and schools, join the nation's largest and most powerful children's advocacy association in the country. BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS! WIN CLASS PARTY!

Tuesday, August 26


Orchestra Assessment, Liaison Angela Kahn

5:30pm Back-to-School Night TK-Gr 2 & Miller's 3rd grade

Wednesday, August 27

2:45pm After school Chorus Assessments (Fall Session, room 20) Liaison Jen Terbush

5:30pm Back-to-School Night Gr 3-5 (except Miller) (Snyder 4/5 begins 5:30)

Thursday, August 28

8:20am Book Club Facilitator Orientation, instill the love of reading in your child’s class

Lanai Leader Submissions - First issue of the year! Looking for articles & photos from adults and kids! Write a story about a Lanai event, share first impressions of school or first month experiences, photos of friends or teachers... Lanai Leader Editor, Jill Dickerson

Friday, August 29




Monday, September 1 NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

Wednesday, Sept 3

Salad Bar Begins - Want to help kids make healthy lunch choice?  WE NEED A COORDINATOR!

2:45pm Chorus Lessons Begin

Friday, Sept 5

8:30 New Art Docents Orientation

1 :00pm Returning Art Docents Meeting


Back to School night 

Invest in your student! Meet the teacher, meet the parents, find out what will happen this year. An easy way to stay on top of important forms and payments is to bring your pen and checkbook! We will be collecting classroom funds, FOLB Love Fund, PTA membership, roster, LAUSD forms...

After school options:

SEEDS After School Care / YES (Youth Enrichment Service) goto “AFTER SCHOOL” to download the   FALL ENRICHMENT CLASSES no registration fee if signed up by Aug 25, forms also in the office.


Beyond the Bell The office and Coach Karen on the upper yard have the parent agreement.  Your child must have the form on file to utilize the services.


Volunteer Options

Missed the TEAM Volunteer sign-up meeting? No worries there are still opportunities to help! Sign-up sheets will be posted by the school entrance for a week. After that you can still reach out to committees online, most are listed on goto “TEAM LANAI”


Volunteering on Campus

Volunteers are a vital resource for Lanai. They bring much needed assistance, experience and knowledge to our school communities. LAUSD processed over 14,000 new school volunteers during the 2012-2013 school year.  All LAUSD volunteers must complete a School Volunteer Application, click on the link or goto are available at, to download before coming into the classroom. Tuberculosis (TB) clearance must be on file and take place within a six-month period prior to beginning a volunteer assignment, TB tests are good for 4 years.  Fill out pg. 8 yourself and 10 (by a physician) and turn into the Parent Center Coordinator Once received, your completed application and TB test will be submitted to the LAUSD Parent Community Service Branch (PCSB).

A few things:

  •  Discipline is the teacher’s responsibility.
  •  All student work and behavior is confidential.
  • Children not enrolled at the school are not allowed in class, if supervised they are welcome in the family center.
  •  Please inform the teacher if you are unable to volunteer at your assigned time so they can plan.


For safety all visitors MUST SIGN IN the office, on either the visitor or volunteer log, if you are on the premises between 8:16 am and 2:30 pm. You must wear a yellow visitor badge and MUST SIGN OUT when you leave campus.  If your name is listed as being on campus you will be part of the list of people that are searched for in case of an emergency, so please sign out!  You are welcome to come on campus after 2:30 pm to pick up your child. You may remain in the area by the lunch tables or in Room 3 the Family Center so as not to disturb the classrooms.


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