Lanai Weekly: Feb 16, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Congratulations to Coach P.J.!  He was voted on by his peers as the Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.  Coach P.J. will be honored with other teachers from Encino schools at a special dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 26.  We are fortunate to have such a dynamic teacher and role model for our students.

Mr. Hansen


Monday, February 16


Tuesday, February 17

Box Tops Collection Ends - Last day to turn in your box tops!

Wednesday, February 18

Team Lanai General Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center.  Everyone is welcome!  See below for more info

Girl Scout Cookies for sale after school - Come support the 5th Grade Troop

Thursday, February 19

ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Girl Scout Cookies for sale after school - Come support the 2nd Grade Troop

Friday, February 20

Jazz in Schools Assembly - Jazz education performances by professional musicians

Girl Scout Cookies on sale after school - Come support the 4th Grade troop!  


Feb 21 - LAUSD Saturday Parent Academy at Monroe High School  - For more information, Click here for flyer

Feb 23 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Feb 23 - TLC and Subway fundraiser for Fight Child Hunger Project - sandwiches sold after school

Feb 24 - Parenting Workshop - Childhood anxiety, presented by Pepperdine University. Click here for flyer

Feb 26 & 27 - Literacy Fair - Come dressed as your favorite literary character!, click here for flyer

Feb 27 - Deadline for Lanai Leader - Student submission theme is Hobbies or What I do for fun, see below for more information

Feb 27 - Student Council Spirit Day

Feb 27 - 4th grade Shakespeare theater demo, 1:30, Dakarman Girls Auditorium

Mar 14 - Annual Gala, 6:00 pm,  Save the date.  Buy your tickets today.  See below for link.


Take our Parent Survey -  Even though it's just February, we are already busy planning incredible things for our next school year! Let us know what you think at PRINT YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY PAGE and bring it to your child’s classroom—the class with the most will win a PIZZA PARTY! And please join us at our next TEAM meeting Feb 18, 2015 and let us know what you love, or would love to see improved, at Lanai. We want your input!

Drop off Your Auction Donations Today!  Thank you to those who have already reached out and donated amazing items to this year's Beyond the Velvet Rope Auction and Gala. Do you have an item you would like to donate but not sure what to do with it? Please email the solicitation co-chairs Katie Elinoff ( or Dana Muhlgay ( to make arrangements to get the items to us. In addition, your donation can be left in the Beyond the Velvet Rope box in the office. Thank you for your support of Lanai Road Elementary!

Buy your Gala tickets! - Follow the call to the disco ball! Tickets are now available online for Beyond the Velvet Rope, Lanai’s annual gala. Don your leisure suits, disco dresses and stilettos and join us on Saturday, March 14, from 6 PM - midnight at The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City for dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions benefiting our school.

Visit this link to purchase tickets Lanai Gala Registration, which can also be accessed via the school website, and click on “Registration.”

Individual ticket prices begin at $80 if purchased by February 28, and go up after that so act fast so you don’t get stuck behind, the velvet rope. Sponsorship packages and pick-a-tickets are also available for purchase. Questions? Contact Michelle Siembieda

The Lanai Leader Wants You!  (To write!)  -The theme for student submissions in March is HOBBIES or WHAT I LIKE TO DO FOR FUN. Students are invited to write one sentence or more about what kinds of hobbies, sports, and extracurricular activities they enjoy. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 27th.  Please email your child’s work to editor Jill Dickerson at

Support our Lanai Girl Scouts - It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!Please support our girls efforts to develop business and leadership skills by purchasing Girl Scout cookies!$5 per box, sold after school from 2:40-3:30

SEEDS After School Care is open for Spring Break Fun at Lanai! - Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3. They will be open 8 am to 5 pm. Bring a lunch they’ll supply the fun. Flyers under Afterschool Care tab on the Lanai website.

SEEDS is offering Summer Camp at Lanai - Seeds After school Care will be offering Summer Care from June 8th through July 3rd, daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Sports, games, arts and crafts, computer lab and more.  Field trips to parks, beaches, museums and sky zone!  Morning and afternoon snacks provided daily.  Students are required to bring a lunch.  Call or email Seeds after school care to secure your placement., 818.963.1646.  See the Lanai Website for more information.  

SEEDS is also offering Summer Bridge Enrichment Classes - Have your child get a jump on the fall! SEEDS has some of Lanai's best teachers lined up to facilitate learning in a fun atmosphere. Improv with Ms. Miller, Publishing with Mr. Snyder and Creative Writing with Ms.Taylor are just a few of the classes offered.  Check out the full schedule and sign your child up today on the Lanai Website.   

Editor: Family Center Director