Lanai Weekly: November 2, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you for saying goodbye to your children in grades K-5 on the upper playground.  It has also helped with foot traffic to walk down the ramp and exit through the office.  This has assisted teachers in getting students to class and starting on time.  Mrs. Kim and her TK parents may walk to the room and say goodbye then exit.  Please do not remain on the kindergarten playground.

If you did not get the chance to vote on the new school calendar for LAUSD, and you’d like your voices heard there will be a town hall meeting on Monday, November 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Kennedy High School theatre in Granada Hills.  J.F. Kennedy HS is located at 11254 Gothic Ave. Granada Hills, CA 91344.


Mr. Hansen



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


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

Last day to turn in Halloween Candy! - Bins are outside the front office


ELAC Mtg. - 8:20, Parent Center


Principal’s Awards/Lunch with Principal

SSC Mtg. - 1:30, Parent Center

Final day of the 1st Reporting Period


November 10 - Emergency Drill this week

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

November 16-19, Early Dismissal, 1:39

November 16-18 - Talent Show Tryouts - See below, Room 20

November 17 - School Picture Make-up Day

November 18 - Team Lanai Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

November 18 - Character Day - Trustworthiness

November 20 - Minimum Day, 12:59

November 20 - Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration

November 20 - Spirit Day!


Post Halloween Candy Collection - Leftover Candy from Halloween? Bring it to the school by November 4! TLC will be collecting candy to be sent overseas to families serving in the military. Donation boxes are located outside the school office.

The PTA Drive Results are In! - The Membership Drive is over and our winner with 667% is Mr. Lavenstein's class, 2nd place Ms. Verdin's class with 454% and 3rd place Mrs. Ayola with 450%. A big shout out to Ms. Verdin and Mrs. Kim's class with 100% class participation. Another great year for the PTA at Lanai.  Thank you!

What’s Your Talent? - Singing?  Juggling?  Playing a musical instrument?  Bring your talent to the stage on February 6th at the Lanai Talent Show!!!  Tryouts are in Room 20 at 2:45 with the following schedule:

TK, K, 1st - November 16

2nd & 3rd Grade - November 17

4th & 5th Grade - November 18

Please visit the Lanai Website & click on “After School” then scroll down to Talent Show & all the info is there! Questions? please email Anita & Trish

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!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up November 13-20 - If you would like a Tip sheet on how to make the most out of parent-teacher conferences prepared by the Harvard Family Research Project, please stop by the Parent Center.  They are available on the bookcase just inside the door.  

Town Hall Meeting on LAUSD School Calendar - If you did not get the chance to vote on the new school calendar, and you’d like your opinion to be heard, come to a Town Hall Meeting on November 9th, Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, 11254 Gothic Avenue,  6:00-7:30 p.m.

LAUSD Webinar on the new California Assessments, CAASPP - What do the new Smarter Balanced assessments mean for your child's education?  What can you learn from your child's score report?  How are assessments used to enhance learning?  Get your questions answered and learn where to find excellent resources on assessments for parents and PTAs. Choose from two convenient webinar options:  Thursday, November 5 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or Monday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register at:

PTA's Reflections National Art Contest ends Wednesday! The theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." 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

LAUSD Parent Workshop, “Understanding High-Functioning Autism.” Wednesday, November 4th, Kester Elementary, 5353 Kester Blvd, Sherman Oaks, 8:30-10:30 a.m.   Registration required.  Register online at or by telephone 213-241-6701.

Seeds Afterschool Care & YES Enrichment Programs has a new website to streamline class registrations. Enrollment for the Winter session of YES Enrichment Classes will begin Monday Nov 2 at

All registration must be done online. No  paper forms or checks will be accepted. All enrichment classes are child care credit deductible. There is a $10.00 convenience charge applied to all the classes.

Instructions on how to use the site:

Before you start, have the following information ready.

1. Have your credit Card available

2. Name of each student, grade & teacher

3. The email of parent or guardian (Main Contact Person)

4. The phone number of the parent or guardian (Main Contact Person)

5. Click the picture of the class you want to enroll in, click on the cart to begin the checkout process.

6. Review all grade appropriate, times, and days before you complete your payment

7. An automated email confirmation will be sent to you directly.

8. If you have any questions contact or