Lanai Weekly: Feb 9, 2015

Principal’s Message:

We have an exciting collaboration between Team Lanai Cares and Subway during the next month that will benefit the Fight Childhood Hunger Project.  Subway will be selling turkey and tuna sandwiches immediately following dismissal the next four Mondays starting on February 9.  All proceeds from Subway will be used to purchase backpacks that will be filled with canned food items from our Team Lanai Cares canned food drive in March.  The canned food drive is scheduled from March 16-20.  Team Lanai Cares students will fill backpacks with food and deliver them to the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission at the end of March.  All additional food will be donated to SOVA Community Food and Resource Center.  Thank you to Adam Dery, 5th grade student, for connecting with the Fight Childhood Hunger Project and Mrs. Jody Chow, parent advisor for Team Lanai Cares for teaming up on this worthwhile endeavor.

Mr. Hansen


Feb 9-17 - Box Tops Winter Collection

Feb 9- 13 - Lanai’s 5th Annual Stuffed Animal Drive Continues!


Box Tops Collection Begins - See below for more information.

Stuffed Animal Drive Continues! - Please bring in new or like new stuffed animals for donation.

Subway Sandwiches for sale after school - Help the Fight Childhood Hunger Project


Parenting Workshop on Stress Management - 8:30, Parent Center, with Yvonne Brooks, author/speaker/parenting expert.  Come get innovative tools for effectively managing family stress. See below for more information.  

Harvest of the Month begins - Pomelo tasting and a health educator presentation at recess.  Presented by our sponsor, Whole Foods

Kids World Performance - Students from Portola Middle School will be here to have an interactive assembly on folktales with our students.   


Persian New Year Planning Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center, come help plan a fun celebration!

Character Assembly - Responsibility - Make sure to wear Green and join us in the morning for the Responsibility dance!!


Science Explosion Day! - The theme is Valentine's Day science.  Parents who would like to attend can find out when their children are coming through by asking their room parents.  Grades one through five will visit the auditorium for the event and kindergarten will have activities on the yard during recess.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in classrooms - Each class has their own party, contact your room parent if you need more information.  

Girl Scout Cookies on sale - Come support the 4th Grade troop!  See below for cookie sale schedule.



Feb 18 - Team Lanai General Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Feb 19 - ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Feb 20 - Jazz in Schools Assembly

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

Feb 24 - Parenting Workshop - Childhood anxiety, presented by Pepperdine University

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


Stress Management Parenting Workshop - Tuesday, February 10th in the Parent Center at 8:20.  Yvonne Brooks, Author, Speaker and Parenting Expert will be here to educate parents on innovative tools for effectively managing family stress. Come by for this free, informative workshop!

Lanai LoVEs parents!! Make Lanai your Valentine by giving to the LoVE Enrichment Drive. Please show your LoVE today! Click here for flyer!

The Box Tops Winter Collection Begins Now! - We will have a class prize for the classroom that collects the most valid box tops.  Collect 10 box tops per collection sheet (available in the office or on Lanai Website) or collect them in a plastic baggy.  Be sure to clearly write the classroom number on each sheet or bag.  The classroom with the most box tops collected will get to enjoy bonus P.E. fun with Coach P.J.! For more information on the program visit: Questions?  Email Miriam Green at     Click here for flyer.

click here for Box Top Collection Sheet.

Buy your Gala tickets today! - 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 benefitting 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

Stuffed Animal Drive continues for 1 more week! - Team Lanai Cares is holding their 5th Annual Stuffed Toy Drive and so far 132 stuffed animals have been donated!  Bring in your new or gently used (but clean!) stuffed toy and place it in one of the two bins near the office (please put each animal in a separate bag to keep it clean).  Donations will be forwarded to LA Family Housing and given to a child in time for Valentine's Day!

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 Click here for flyer.

Fri Feb 13    4th Grade Troop

Wed Feb 18    5th Grade Troop

Thurs Feb 19    2nd Grade Troop

Wed Feb 25    3rd Grade Troop

Editor: Family Center Director