Lanai Newsletter: Week of August 29, 2014

Principal's Message:

Thank you for attending Back to School Night last week.  It was a great opportunity for our parents to connect with our staff and learn about their child’s classroom.  We had many parents come early and watch the safety video on the morning drop off line.  Parents expressed their appreciation for the video and the overall message to be safe when dropping off students and following traffic patterns.  Please do not park on Marbro Drive and respect our neighbors’ privacy.  Thank you again for a great evening!

Erick Hansen, Principal

Week 9/1-9/5

Monday, September 1 NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY


Tuesday, Sept 2. 

Orchestra lessons will begin after school at various times located in the Auditorium and Parent Center. Good news: We have extended the enrollment for another week!  Interested parents and students may come observe any one of the music groups please contact Angela Kahn (818) 585-8060 for more information.


Wednesday, Sept 3

Salad Bar Begins Every Wednesday & Monday - NEED A CHAIR TO BRING HEALTHY CHOICES TO KIDS!

Chorus Lessons Begin

Following Week 9/8-9/12

Monday, September 8

SEEDS/YES Classes begin


Thursday, September 11

8:30am ELAC Elections (English Learners Advisory Committee), Rm 3 Family Center - do you have bilingual students?  NEED CHAIR & CO-CHAIR

1:30pm SSC Elections Rm 3 Family Center Chair/Parent Rep Elham Emrani


Friday, September 12

8:30 New Art Docents Orientation, 1 pm Returning Art Docents Meeting.  The 4 docents that are selected for each class will be emailed by that Wednesday night.  Mandatory meeting, if you can not attend, contact


Office Depot - Mention Lanai Road Elementary (#70007729) at check out and get credit for our school!!

PTA Membership Drive Update PTA membership drive NEEDS YOU! Everyone in our community who cares about children and our school is invited to join PTA! Don't WAIT!!!

FOLB LoVE Fund Drive Update - LoVE is definitely in the air! Thank you to all who have donated in Lanai Values Education (LoVE) Enrichment Drive this week.  SEPT 4th: FINAL DAY FOR LOVE INCENTIVES, GET YOUR PAWS AND SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LANAI!


Volunteer Options

We still need volunteers!  We have some GREAT programs at Lanai that we don't want to lose but don't have a person to coordinate. Can you help out?

Need chairs/co-chairs for the following:

FOLB Gala/Auction Solicitation Chair - Coordinate a team to secure auction items that bring in the $ for Lanai!

The Hut - Want to be one of the fabulous snack ladies after school on Tuesdays?HIP (Health Is Important) Education - Registered Dietitian?  Want to educate kids & parents on healthy choices?

HIP Salad Bar - Help kids make healthy lunch choices!

Talent Show - Singing, dancing, magic... Just a few of the acts performed, we just need a ringleader to bring out the talent in our kids!

TK/Kinder PE Helpers - want to be an active part of their physical education?  PJ needs help on the yard (you might even burn a calorie or two!)

Recycling - Save the earth one plastic or paper at a time.

PTA Tips for a successful new school year at

Remember:  All on campus volunteers must complete the School Volunteer Application.


Missed the HILARIOUS Traffic & Safety Video? Watch it here!

Adult supervision outside the main gate does not begin until 7:50 a.m.Children in grades 1-5 should not arrive at school before 7:50 a.m. Kinder students may not be dropped off before 8:00 a.m. 

Please get in the habit of saying goodbye to your child when you drop them off on the yard where they line up. Help their independence, please do not walk them to class.

All visitors MUST SIGN IN, wear a visitor badge and MUST SIGN OUT

Teacher conferences - You need to have an appointment.  You may email or leave a request in the office for your child’s teacher to arrange a conference. (Teacher Conference Request Form) Do not ask to speak to the teacher “for just a moment” before school or after school. Teachers are preparing for 6 hours with your children and need to be ready to teach before and after the bell rings. 

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