Lanai Weekly: Jan 19, 2015

Lanai Weekly  Jan 19-23, Week 20                                               

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

We are at the halfway mark of the 2nd reporting period and warning notices will be sent home on Friday, January 23.  If your child receives a notice, please work with your child’s teacher to address their needs in the appropriate subject area.  The end of the reporting period is February 27 and there is time to get back on track.  As a principal and a father I can relate since my oldest bear in 9th grade needed to put more focus in his Biology class and my middle bear in 7th grade attended tutoring before school to strengthen his Algebra skills.  Warning notices are another way to partner together to support our students.

Mr. Hansen


Monday, January 19


Wednesday, January 21

Team Lanai General Meeting, 8:20, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, please sign in at office

2nd Session Chorale applications are due online, see below for more info

Thursday, January 22

ELAC meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Talent Show Rehearsal, 2:45, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, piano and guitar acts

Friday, January 23

School Tour, 9:00 - 10:30, Parent Center. Please tell any kinder families you know

SSC meeting, 1:30, Parent Center

Talent Show Rehearsal, 2:45, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, acting & specialty acts


Jan 26 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Jan 27 - PTA Grandparents Game Day, 1:40-3:30, lunch tables, See below

Jan 29 - EAC Parent Workshop, 6:30 p.m, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, see below for more information

Jan 29-30 - Talent Show Rehearsals, 2:45, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Feb 5-6 -Talent Show Dress Rehearsals, 2:45 Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Feb 7 - Talent Show, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Mar 14 - Annual Gala, Save the date!


Lanai in L.A. Parent Magazine - Read about Lanai’s transformation in this month’s issue of LA Parent magazine.  Pick up a free copy at the Main office or your local market or click on the link below to read the article online.  And watch for the February issue that will feature a follow-up article about Lanai.

Talent Show Update - Talent show rehearsals began this week!  If you haven't already received an email, piano and guitar acts rehearse January 22nd, acting and specialty acts (magic, hula hoops, samba etc) on January 23rd.  More TBD rehearsals will be on January 29th and 30th and dress rehearsals will be February 5th or 6th (depending on which show you are in).  Rehearsals will begin after school and are in the auditorium.  The shows will be a at 11am and 3 pm on February 7th. Questions?  Email Blythe and Joanne at

Chorale auditions are coming - Hooray! Lanai now offers FOUR  after school vocal music classes: 1st grade Cubs Choir, 2nd-5th grade Chorale, and 3rd-5th grade advanced  acappella & songwriting. Get details and apply online @  Audition applications must be placed online by Wednesday, Jan. 21st.  Auditions held Jan. 28 after school. Program days, times and details online. Click here for flyer.

Grandparents Game Day - Tuesday Jan 27, 1:40-3:40, Lunch tables.  Tell Grandparents to save the date to play fun games with their grandkids! Anyone is welcome, grandparents or not! Bring your favorites or play some classics. Snacks available to purchase at the Hut.  Spirit wear for sale. Click here for flyer.

EAC Parent Workshop - On Thursday, January 29th, join a discussion with Principal Erick Hansen and Portola Principal Stephanie McClay on “What does meaningful parent engagement look like in Elementary school compared to Middle School.” Also, help the LAUSD redesign the School Experience Survey and School Report Cards. Without the API, how should schools be rated? A LAUSD facilitator will lead a discussion to determine what information is important to parents.  Children are welcome. Refreshments provided.  RSVP to Kathy Kanter: Brought to you by the Lanai Road Education Action Committee.  Click here for flyer.  

The Fabulous Lanai Annual Gala is coming! - Attention teachers, staff, administrators and parents! Where are you gonna be Saturday, March 14? Hopefully enjoying the swank vibe at Beyond the Velvet Rope with parents and friends of Lanai Road Elementary at the Sportsmen’s Lodge from 6 PM - Midnight. Glam it up and boogie down at the annual gala, with dinner and silent and live auctions, as we celebrate our fabulous school.  It’ll be hip, hot and happening, so be there or be square! Save the date and stay tuned for details. Questions? Contact Michelle Siembieda at

Volunteer Badges are in! - Please stop by the Parent Center to pick yours up !

LAUSD requires all parent volunteers to wear a volunteer badge while on school grounds. Many of the volunteer badges have finally arrived! (but not all). If you submitted an application to volunteer at Lanai, please pick yours up at the Parent Center on the filing cabinet near the printer.  If you want to check to see if yours has come in, email Lisa at  If you need a badge (all volunteers are required to have one), please pick up an application in the Parent Center or the Main Office. 

Editors: Family Center Director & PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinator