Lanai Weekly: October 26, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you for volunteering at Spooktacular!  We appreciate all parents giving so much of their time to set-up, work booths and clean-up after the carnival.  The investment of your personal time provided our students, families and community with a wonderful event.

You are welcome to join us on Friday, October 30, at 8:15 a.m. on the upper playground for our annual Halloween Costume Parade.  Participation is optional and students who do not participate are encouraged to wear regular Friday spirit wear.  Costumes should be appropriate and safe to wear.  Masks will be allowed during the parade, but not during the regular school day.  No weapons of any kind are allowed at school.  This would include but is not limited to lightsabers, swords, ninja nunchucks,  etc.  It is best to leave all items that need to be carried at home for the actual night of Halloween.  


Mr. Hansen


Halloween Costume Drive Ends Friday!  Please bring in any size costumes!


Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Reflections Art Contest Workshop - 2:40-3:30, Parent Center, See below for details


Multicultural Day, “Diwali” planning meeting, 8:20, Parent Center


GATE program informational meeting, 8:30-9:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Talent Show informational meeting, 2:40, lunch benches (near Kindergarten)


Halloween Parade - 8:15-9:00

Student Council Spirit Day - Theme is Halloween!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1  - Daylight Saving Time - Fall Back!


November 2 - Reflections Art Contest Workshop - 2:40-3:30, Parent Center

November 4 - Reflections Art Due - Please drop your entry in the office.  

November 5 - ELAC Mtg. - 8:20, Parent Center

November 6 - Principal’s Awards/Lunch with Principal

November 6 - SSC Mtg. - 1:30, Parent Center

November 11 - Veteran’s Day - NO SCHOOL

November 13 - 20- Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 13 - Early Dismissal, 1:39

November 13 - Diwali Celebration, “Indian Festival of Light”

November 13 - Fall Movie Night, 7:00-9:00

November 16-19, Early Dismissal, 1:39

November 20 - Minimum Day, 12:59


GATE program informational meeting - Come learn about LAUSD’s GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program at this meeting open to all parents. Wednesday, October 28th, 8:20-9:30 a.m.

Calling all Performers! Talent Show Tryouts are coming up in November before The Thanksgiving Break. To learn more come to the informational meeting Wednesday,  October 28th at the lunch benches (near the Kindergarten) after school. See you on Wednesday! Director-Anita Barone & Trish True Agos

Box Tops Fall Collection final - A big 'Thank You!' to all students and staff who submitted Box Tops over the past weeks. We collected over 2000 Box Tops (final count by fundraising organization still pending). That means Lanai Road Elementary will receive over $200 from Box Tops for Education before the end of the year to help fund some of the wonderful programs that make this school extraordinary.

The spring Gala theme is in! - We are pleased to announce that this year's gala theme is (drumroll please)… Rock 'n' Roll!! The gala and auction will be held on March 12, 2016 from 6 PM to midnight at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Hope to see you there!

Salad Bar volunteer needed! - Help our children have more healthy food options by volunteering to work the Salad Bar.  The commitment is simple!  We need 1 volunteer on Mondays and 2 for Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00!  Please email Lynda Gilderman if you can Thanks!

Post Halloween Candy Collection - Leftover Candy from Halloween? Bring it to the school by November 4! Lanai will be collecting candy to be sent overseas to families serving in the military as well as competing for a chance to win cash from a local dentist. Donation boxes located outside the school office.

PTA's Reflections National Art Contest ends soon! The theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Submit an original work in one of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts. Pick up your entry forms in the Family Center or the office. "Reflections Workshops" will be held in the Family Center Mondays 245-330pm, Oct 26th and Nov 2nd if you have questions or would like a space to work on your submission. All entries are due to the office by Wednesday November 4th. For more details, contact or

Halloween Costume Drive update! - Thank you to all the families who have donated Halloween costumes so far! We have received almost 100 costumes which will be donated to the families of LA Family Housing. Please keep them coming! Any size costume welcome!!

Volunteer Badge Reminder - LAUSD requires all volunteers to sign in and wear a badge. This includes art docents, PE volunteers, etc.  If you need a badge, pick up a form in the front office or Parent Center and return it with a negative TB test result form from your doctor or clinic.  (The minute clinic at CVS in Sherman Oaks is an easy place to get a TB test!) If you’ve received an email that your badge is in...remember to pick it up in the Parent Center. Questions?  Email Lisa Reeve, Parent Center Director at  Thanks!

Board Game Donations Needed! -  The rainy season is coming and that means plenty of indoor time!  If you have board games you are not using, think about giving them to the school. They will be used for PTA events and YS/SEEDS after school.  Please drop off games in the bin in the front office.  

Have you moved? LAUSD policy states you have 30 days to notify the office or forfeit your right to a continuing enrollment permit. Please bring your new address information to the office if you have moved.