Lanai Newsletter: Week of September 5, 2014

Principal Message:

Thank you to our School Secretary, Kathy Tran, for the time she has devoted to Lanai Road and for all of her hard work. As a school community we appreciate her dedication to helping students, parents and staff. Kathy’s last day will be Friday, September 12, when she leaves us to join the team at Mayall School. We wish her the best!  Once a Lion, always a Lion!

THIS WEEK 9/8-9/12

Emergency Drill

Monday, September 8

YES/SEEDS Classes begin

Thursday, September 11

8:30am ELAC Elections

1:30pm SSC Elections

Friday, September 12

1:15pm Selected PTA Art Docents In Class Demo, meet in Family Center Rm 3 1:15 sharp


Tuesday, September 16

1:40pm FOLB's The Hut scheduled to start, every Tuesday, purchase a snack after school, raise $ for Lanai! Jenny NEEDS A CO-CHAIR!

Wednesday, September 17

8:30am TEAM Lanai General Meeting - get updated from PTA & FOLB

Friday, September 19

PTA Science “I LOVE SCIENCE” Event - please contact your Room Parent for volunteer information (1st -5th)

5:30pm PTA Guys & Kids Sports Night - fun on the upper yard with Coach PJ! Bring a snack, sunglasses & water


LoVE DRIVE INCENTIVES DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12! FINAL WEEK FOR INCENTIVES! Place your pledge in the office lockbox, online, or mail them

by September 12th to get your paw (until they are out), spirit wear certificates and reserved seats!  Give your LoVE today and together we can do great things for Lanai!

PTA Membership Drive Update – Ahoy! Our top 3 classes: Besser 211%, Bryan 188% andVerdin 162%. Keep sailing Lanai!!!

New School Form - Want to be included in your child's class roster? Yearbook? Lanai Leader? Make sure you fill out the LAUSD Information Request Form correctly.  Blank and sample forms (of how to fill out correctly) are in the office or click to download a blank. Download a sample.. The last dated form will supersede any previous forms.

LAUSD Volunteer Fair September 6, 2014, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kennedy HS, 11254 Gothic Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344, (Parking on Simonds Street). While parents participate in the Volunteer Fair, Beyond the Bell will offer activities for school- age children, flier will be posted online.

FOLB Orchestra lessons will begin Tuesday, September 2nd 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. contact Angela Kahn (818) 585-8060

LANAI LIVIN’, an original musical presented through YES/SEEDS for 2nd-5th graders. Directed by Jay Winnick (Mr. Jay) veteran Broadway performer, Musically directed by Bill Haller (Lanai’s new chorale instructor). Thurs 3-5 PM starting September 4th, with some additional dates, performances Nov 21 and 22. For students serious about theater, committed to working hard and having fun! Go to "after school" and you'll get a drop bottom of drop down click "fall enrichment classes".

Appreciate your teachers! Feed them! Tuesday early dismissal is the teachers meeting, we request volunteers to bring a snack to feed 26 staff members, several weeks still available PTA Teacher Staff Appreciation &

Box Tops Collection Drove - early/mid October, start looking out for Box Tops on grocery packaging, clip and collect. Ask neighbors and family members, if they would like to help collect for your school. Every valid Box Top is worth 10 cents! Contest will be announced later.

Did you re-enroll your Ralph card?  Link your Ralphs card to Friends of Lanai Booster #84492 and Lanai benefits from your everyday shopping. Go to


Neighborhood safety - please see the EncinoWatch Update from LAPD Senior Lead Officer, Bruce Oakley, if you see suspicious behavior call 877-275-5273

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

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Editor PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinator