Lanai Weekly: Mar 23, 2015

Principal’s Message Week 28:

Dear Parents,

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  World Autism Awareness Day activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention.  Around the world, many famous buildings including the Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Empire State Building are lit up in blue light to increase awareness and bring hope to the Autism community.  Since we will be on Spring Recess for this day, we would like everyone to wear a blue shirt on Friday, March 27th in support of this event.


Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - MARCH 23 - MARCH 27, 2015

Smarter Balance Testing for 4TH Grade - Monday-Wednesday, Make-ups Thursday

Laps for Lanai Pledge Drive - March 26-April 15



Morning Laps Awards, 8:15

Coffee with the Principal, 8:30, Parents Center



LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer- mtg on Local Control Funding Formula, see below



Laps For Lanai Pledge drive begins!



Autism Awareness, wear your blue Lanai shirts!

Minimum Day, early dismissal at 12:59

No after school vocal music classes today due to minimum day! 


Mar 30-Apr 5 - Spring Break

April 6 - Cesar Chavez Day - SCHOOL CLOSED  

April 7 - School Resumes

April 8 - Character Day, Caring - Wear Red!

April 10 - Principals Awards and Recognition Lunch

April 10 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture

April 14 - Field Trip to Underwood Farms, Rooms 1 and 2


Post- Auction is Now Open: The Beyond the Velvet Rope post online auction is now open.  Please visit to check out the amazing items.  There are also spaces available in some of the party books so don't delay!  Start bidding today! Click here for flyer with complete list of available party books.  

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. Call or email Seeds after school care to secure your placement and get more information on this program, summer classes and summer camp at Lanai!

SEEDS After School Enrichment Calendar - Check out the enrichment class schedule.

Laps 4 Lanai is here! - Guess what time it is???? It’s Spring time and that means Laps 4 Lanai!!! Laps 4 Lanai is a school event that helps promote exercise, health, and teamwork to our entire student body, and serves as a platform for an important fundraiser.  Next week your child will receive their Laps packet with all of the exciting details for this event!  The pledge period is from March 26th through April 15th.

Fill out the LAUSD school report card! - Help our district and our schools plan for the following year!  Your voice matters and can be heard by filling out the LAUSD School Experience Survey. Once you receive the survey, please fill it out and return it to your child’s teacher. The survey is also available to fill out online at:  The deadline to complete the survey is  April 10.

School Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year - Good news!  School starts a week later this year!  Hopefully it won’t be as hot as last year. The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the calendar for the upcoming 2015-16 year and the first semester begins Tuesday, Aug. 18 and ends Friday, Dec. 18 for winter recess. The second semester starts Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 and finishes Friday, June 10, 2016. In all, there are 180 days of instruction.  

Join LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer - in a conversation about updates on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  Tuesday, March 24th, Woodland Hills Academy, 6:30-8:00.  Topics include: What is the Local Control Funding Formula? How will LCFF impact my child’s school? How can I get involved?

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. Check out the Lanai Website for the Entry Form and for all the details!

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.   

Bullying and Cyber-bullying - We recently had a Parent workshop on bullying and cyber bullying in the Parent Center.  A lot of great information was presented!  If you missed the workshop, but would like some information on bullying and cyber-bullying, pamphlets and guides are available in the Parent Center.

Editor: Parent Center Director