Lanai Weekly: Feb 23, 2015

Principal’s Message:

It is hard to believe the 2nd trimester comes to an end at the conclusion of this week.  Report cards will go home on Friday and parent conferences are scheduled for the week of March 2.  We will be on shortened day schedule from March 2-6 with dismissal at 1:39 p.m. each day.  Conferences are optional, however they are recommended for students who are not meeting academic standards.  Teachers will contact parents to schedule conferences where necessary.  If your child is performing at grade level, you do not need to schedule a conference but if you have any concerns please contact your child’s teacher.  

Mr. Hansen


Monday, February 23

Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Parent Survey Due! Print out and return to your child’s classroom. See below for link

TLC and Subway fundraiser for Fight Child Hunger Project - sandwiches sold after school, $4.00

Tuesday, February 24

Parenting Workshop - Childhood anxiety - learn what the symptoms are and what can you do to support an anxious child. Presented by Pepperdine University., 8:30, Parent Center

Thursday, February 26

Literacy Fair - Come dressed as your favorite literary character!

Friday, February 27

4th grade Shakespeare theater demo, 1:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Literacy Fair - Come dressed as your favorite literary character!

Deadline for Lanai Leader - Student submission theme is Hobbies or What I do for fun. Send submissions to Jill Dickerson at

Deadline to Sign up to host a Party Book - See below for information and link to form.

Student Council Spirit Day!


Mar 2-6 - Early Dismissal - 1:39, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mar 2 - Persian New Year Planning Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Mar 6 - Parenting Workshop - Anti-bullying, info on cyber bullying too!  8:20, Parent Center

Mar 6 - GATE/OLSAT meeting, 12:30-1:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Mar 12 - Parenting Workshop - Healthy meals and snack for kids, 8:20, Parent Center

Mar 12 - Grade 2 Theater Demo, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

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

Mar 16 - Grade 1 Theater Demo, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Mar 27 - Minimum Day, 12:50 Dismissal

Mar 30-Apr 5 - Spring Break

Apr 6 - Cesar Chavez Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Apr 7 - School Resumes


Parent Workshop on helping your child cope with anxiety - Tuesday, February 24th, 8:30 in the Parent Center.  A one hour workshop led by Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology doctoral students in clinical psychology.  Parents will learn about common symptoms of childhood anxiety and what they can do to support an anxious child.  

Take our Parent Survey -  Due Monday! 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!

THANK YOU! - To everyone who donated a stuffed animal.  A total of 590 stuffed toys were donated!

Host a Party Book! -Hosting a party is a great way to make a significant contribution to the school, meet other parents and have a great time while doing so!  We are looking for hosts for 1st graders, 3rd graders and 5th graders.  Please contact Alisa Lippman at  Deadline is February 27. Click here for form to sign up! 

Drop off Your Auction Donations Today!  Do you have an item you would like to donate to the Beyond the Velvet Rope Auction but are 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!

Get your Gala tickets today! Follow the call to the disco ball! Tickets are now available for Beyond the Velvet Rope, Lanai’s annual gala, online at 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 benefitting our school.  Get your individual tickets now for $80 ... Prices increase to $90 per ticket on March 1st. We will have online ticket sales on Tuesday, February 24 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. in front of school. Questions? Contact Michelle Siembieda

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.

Want to get involved with the school but not sure how? Click on this article for some great tips!  

Editor: Family Center Director