Lanai Weekly: Feb 27, 2015

Principal’s Message:

The Literacy Fair was a huge success!  Our students visited the Literacy Fair in the library with their classes and participated in many fun activities.  One of my favorite activities was related to the story of The Giving Tree.  Students had the opportunity to write a sentence on a leaf about how they give to their families, communities and the planet.  Then the leaves were placed on a giant giving tree outside of the library for everyone to read and share.  Thank you to Miki Chase and her Literacy Fair team for putting on a spectacular event!  A big shout out also goes to Mary Mirolla for dressing up as Thing 1 and spending the day reading to classes.  

Mr. Hansen


Early Dismissal - 1:39 dismissal everyday, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Due to early dismissal, after school vocal music classes on Wednesday, March 4th and Friday, March 6th are cancelled.  

Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!! Please Check for Lost Jackets and Sweaters Before Friday!


Persian New Year Planning Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

TLC and Subway fundraiser for Fight Child Hunger Project - Cookies and Milk sold after school

Early Dismissal, 1:39


Election Day! - Auditorium closed for election. Voting for residents in the cafeteria.

Pick a Ticket Begins! -  Tickets are $2.00 each and all proceeds benefit Lanai! Sales continue until March 13th.

Early Dismissal, 1:39


Parenting Workshop - Bullying: What Parents Need To Know, info on cyber bullying too!  8:30, Parent Center, Presented by Holly Priebe-Diaz, Intervention Coordinator, LAUSD.  See below for more information

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

Principals Awards, morning assembly, Lunch with the Principal, 12:00 & 12:20

Last Day to Check Lost and Found!! - Clothing in lost and found will be donated after today

Early Dismissal - 1:39


Mar 11 - TEAM Lanai General Meeting - 8:20, Parent Center

Mar 11 - Character Day - Fairness, wear Orange!

Mar 12 - Parent Workshop - Healthy meals and snack for kids, 8:20, Parent Center, given by Whole Foods

Mar 12 - Grade 2 Theater Demo, See schedule for your class time

Mar 13 - School Tour, 8:30, Parent Center

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

Mar 16 - Grade 1 Theater Demo, See schedule for your class time

Mar 30-Apr 5 - Spring Break

Apr 6 - Cesar Chavez Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Apr 7 - School Resumes


Parent Workshop - BULLYING: What Parents Need to Know. Learn how to: recognize the different types of bullying and warning signs; clearly define bullying and hazing; understand the LAUSD policy to prevent and respond to bullying complaints; learn strategies and resources to respond and prevent bullying and hazing.  Information on cyber-bullying too.

Beyond the Velvet Rope: Pick-a-Ticket Sales –  March 3rd to 13th.  All proceeds benefit lovely Lanai Road School.  There are some Fun Baskets full of great items as well as a chance to win a Limo ride and miniature Golf with Mr. Hansen.  Please stop by at pick up time!  Tickets are $2 each.

Get your Gala Tickets! Follow the call to the disco ball! Tickets are selling fast to Beyond the Velvet Rope, Lanai’s annual auction and gala. 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.  Get your individual tickets now for $80 ... Prices increase to $90 per ticket on March 1st. Tickets can be purchased online at Online tickets can also be purchased at the Pick-a-Ticket tables if purchasing by credit card.  Questions? Contact Michelle Siembieda

Start Bidding Today!: Beginning, Monday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m., you can start bidding on the amazing items that are part of this years auction.  Need tickets to Sea World, Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl, Laugh Factory, Pacific Park? We've got them!  Want to see a live taping of American Idol, The Voice, The Soup, Watch What Happens Live, Conan O'Brien or Rachel Ray? We've got those too! Get something for you and your children all while raising funds for Lanai.  New items will  be added daily. Please visit and start your bidding today!

Donations needed: Donations are still being accepted for the auction.  Please contact the solicitation co-chairs Katie Elinoff ( or Dana Muhlgay ( to make arrangements to get the items to us. Thank you for your support of Lanai Road Elementary!

Box Tops counts are in! A big 'THANK YOU!' for everyone's support. We collected about 2000 Box Tops (final count pending). The classroom with the most valid Box Tops is Room 23 (Mrs. Stephans). Mrs Stephan's class submitted 451 Box Tops. This was a great turnout for the winter collection. Hopefully we can top this score in the fall. Keep clipping!

Lanai’s Earth Day Museum & Recycled Art Contest! - All students are invited to enter Lanai’s Recycled Art Contest and have their art displayed in Lanai’s Earth Day Museum.  Here is a great opportunity for your child to express their creativity! Simply have your child make any art project using recyclable or re-purposed materials. Fill out the entry form, and drop off the art and form in the auditorium on Thursday, April 23rd by 8:15 a.m. Click here for Entry Form and for all the details!

CALLING ALL 2015 KINDERS!  If you have or know of a 2015-16 kinder or new family, please send us your info!  Sara Dakarmen & Alisa Lippman are Incoming New Family and Incoming Kinder Coordinators for next year.  We are compiling a list to send communication as well as provide to the office for tracking applications and available space.

Lanai in LA Parent Magazine - Part 2 of Lanais story is in this months LA Parent magazine. Copies are available at the Main office or at your local market.

Israeli Cultural Day! - Come and support Israeli Culture Day on Friday, April 17th by wearing blue jeans and white shirts!  Your kids can learn to write their name in Hebrew, put a note with a wish in the crevice of the Western Wall and see Israeli dancing.  There will be challah and pitas with hummus at snack time and Coach PJ will teach them how to play Ga Ga.  If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email Sharona Saltzman at:

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