Lanai Weekly: Mar 30, 2015

Principal’s Message:

We welcome Miki Chase to the 5th grade team beginning on Tuesday, April 7! Mrs. Chase will serve as the long term substitute for Mrs. Tew throughout the remainder of the year.  Mrs. Chase has met extensively with Mrs. Tew to prepare for this assignment and attended grade level meetings.  She brings years of experience as a classroom teacher and we welcome her in her new role supporting 5th grade students.


Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - MARCH 30 - APRIL 3, 2015



Cesar Chavez Day - SCHOOL CLOSED


School Resumes


Laps for Lanai Pledge Drive -  Continues until April 15

April 7-10 - Smarter Balanced Testing - Grade 4, Mrs. Bryan

April 8 - Character Day, Caring - Wear Red!

April 10 - Principals Awards and Recognition Lunch

April 10 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture - Please wear your class shirts!!

April 10 - School experience survey due!  See below for website

April 13 - Field Trip to Underwood Farms, TK and all Kinder classes

April 13-16 - Smarter Balanced Testing - 4th Grade, Mrs. Besser and Mr. Snyder


The Canned Food Drive was a big success! - Thank you to all our families for their generous donations!  Over 2,700 lbs of food was collected and donated to the Sova food bank and Hope of the Valley food pantry.  Mr. Snyder’s class was the winner of the most donations with 421 lbs of food!  Great job!!  

Persian New Year Thank You! - We had a fun and festive multi-cultural day on March 19th to celebrate the Persian New Year, Norooz.  A big thanks to moms Leila, Rita, Raha, Jenny, Farnaz, Mahnaz and Marjan for organizing the event and donating the food and gifts for the kids!  Our gratitude also goes to our wonderful singer, Ms. Sepanlou for her beautiful song and to dad John Jomehri for acting as Amoo Norooz and explaining the holiday celebration to our students.  The rice was generously donated by Beverly Catering.  You all rock...thanks!!!  

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!

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.  Last week your child received 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.

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 or pick up an entry form in the front office.

SEEDS After School Enrichment Calendar - Check out the enrichment class schedule...Here is the Link!

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. Here are just some of the classes offered:

Mrs. Royal - Bridge class for Kindergarten entering 1st

Ms. Verdin - Bridge class for 1st entering 2nd, and Kinder entering 1st

Ms. Penuela - Bridge class for 1st entering 2nd

Mrs. Ayola - Bridge class for 2nd entering 3rd

Ms. Fulford - Bridge class for 2nd entering 3rd and 3rd entering 4th

Mrs. Stephans - Bridge class for 2nd entering 3rd

Ms. Miller - Bridge class 3rd entering 4th and 4th entering 5th

Also, Improv with Ms. Miller, Publishing with Mr. Snyder and Creative Writing with Ms.Taylor!  Check out the full schedule and sign your child up today on the Lanai Website.   

School Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year - Good news!  School starts a week later this year! 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.  

Editor: Parent Center Director