Lanai Weekly: November 9, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

We start the 2nd reporting period on Monday, November 9.  It seems like it was just yesterday when we started school and students were new to their classes and grade levels.  I am proud of our students’ hard work and the great strides in learning they have accomplished during the first three months of school.  Thank you to our incredible staff and parent volunteers that have supported our students.

Just a reminder that there is no supervision on the Kindergarten yard after school.  Please do not allow your children to play on the apparatus as teachers are working in their classrooms.  


Mr. Hansen


Emergency Drill this week


Town Hall Meeting on LAUSD School Calendar - Kennedy High School, 6:00, see below for details


Veteran’s Day - NO SCHOOL


GATE results information meeting for parents -  3:00-3:30 in room 26.


Diwali Celebration, “Indian Festival of Light”- Morning assembly and recess

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Early Dismissal, 1:39

PTA Fall Movie Night, 6:30-8:30, - See below for details


November 16 - 20- Parent/Teacher Conferences

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 17 - Environmental Defenders Assembly

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

November 18 - Character Day - Trustworthiness - Wear Blue!

November 20 - Minimum Day, 12:59

November 20 - Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration


November 30 - School Resumes

November 30-December 4 - Book Fair


Fall Movie Night is Here! - Come watch Disney’s “In and Out” with your friends!Doors open at 6:30.  Movie begins at 6:45!!  Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket and drinks.  Popcorn and licorice will be provided!

GATE results information meeting for parents - Thursday, November 12 from 3:00-3:30 in room 26.

Talent Show Tryouts are Coming Up!  -  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

LAUSD Parent Workshop on Bullying: “What Every Parent Needs to Know.” Thursday, November 12, Kester Elementary Parent Center, 8:30-10:30.  Open to all LAUSD parents.  Registration is required.  Register online at or by phone at 213.241.6701

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?    Get your questions answered and learn where to find excellent resources on assessments for parents and PTAs. Monday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register at:

SEEDS is offering child care during Thanksgiving Break! - they will be open daily Monday November 23rd through Wednesday November 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Cost is $35.00 per day. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Students must bring a lunch. Fun activities, arts & crafts, computer lab and free play. All grades welcome. Middle school and High school student volunteer help wanted. Graduate volunteer credit will be awarded. Contact or  click here for flyer

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. A $10.00 convenience charge is 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