Lanai Weekly: April 20, 2015

Principal’s Message:

This is an exciting week for our 4th grade students as they are going on a field trip to the Catalina Island Marine Institute for three days.  Our 4th graders have been talking about this trip since 3rd grade and are looking forward to the adventures they will have while learning about marine science and island ecology.  For some students and parents this may be their first time away from home and they may be nervous.  Based on my experience as a teacher taking 6th graders to Los Angeles County Outdoor Science Schools, any feeling of homesickness will dissipate quickly as students are immersed in activities and learning.  While your children are away, know that they are well taken care of by Lanai staff as well as CIMI staff.  Our 5th graders are also excited about their trip to Pali Camp in May.


Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - APRIL 20 - APRIL 24, 2015

Smarter Balanced Testing - Grade 5, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Tew/Chase, Mr. Snyder

April 22 - April 24 - 4th Grade Trip to Catalina

TUESDAY, April 21

Parenting Workshop, “Impulsivity, Inattention, Hypertension and Self Control” 8:30, Parent Center

5th Grade Assembly, “Ending Childhood Hunger Now” - 1:00, Auditorium, Parents Welcome!

4th Graders can turn in recycled art projects - Drop off your art in Auditorium with an entry form.


ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

Recycled Art Due! - Drop off Art and entry from to Auditorium

McDonald’s Night Fundraiser - 4:30-7:30, Corner of White Oak and Ventura, see below for more info


Lanai’s Earth Day Museum and Recycle Art Contest - See below for details

Student Council Spirit Day - Dress up like a grown-up day!

SSC meeting, 1:30, Library


April 27 - Earth Day Museum Awards, 8:15

April 27-29 - Smarter Balanced Testing - Grade 5, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Tew/Chase, Mr. Snyder

April 27-May 1 - Fire Up Your Feet Week,  Run or walk to help Lanai win a chance for a PE Grant

May 1 - Principals Awards/Principals lunch

May 2 - Outdoor Movie Night


Parenting Workshop - “Impulsivity, Inattention, Hyperactivity & Self Control” - Tuesday, April 21, 8:30, Parent Center.  Impulsivity in young children is fairly common.  But when is it a sign of a problem?  When is it developmentally appropriate?  This workshop is designed to help parents understand the signs of a potential problem and learn about tools to help children learn self control.  RSVP Presented by Farnaz Kerendi Simantob, Ph.D.

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.

McDonald’s Night Fundraiser - Come and see your Principal and Teachers at McDonald’s! Thursday, April 23rd from 4:30-7:30.  McDonald’s on the corner of White Oak and Ventura. They will be donating 20% of sales from the fundraising night to Lanai!  Come join the fun.  

The Salad Bar Needs YOU! - We desperately need 1 parent each day to volunteer to help with the Salad Bar on Monday & Wednesday only from 11:45 to 12:30 for the rest of the school year. Please sign up at  Thank you from the Salad Bar Team!

Fire Up Your Feet + help Lanai win a chance for cash PE grants! Lanai is entering to win a CASH PE grant where we can win $$ based on participation. During the week of April 27, each day one grade level will be encouraged to sign in and participate in morning laps. Anyone who lives with a Lanai student counts toward our goal! There will be a sign in sheet by classroom to capture all non-Lanai student participants. Even just one lap counts, however, participants can only be counted once during the entire week. The grade with the greatest percentage of participation will win extra recess time!

Fire Up Your Feet Morning Schedule:

Monday, April 27: TK/K

Tuesday, April 28: 1st Grade

Wednesday, April 29:  2nd Grade

Thursday, April 30: 3rd Grade

Friday, May 1st: 4th/5th Grade

For more information, please contact Heather Goodfried (, Kathy Kantner ( or Meirav ( or visit

The Lanai Leader is in color online!  Click on this link to read it!

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.

SEEDS is also offering Summer Bridge Enrichment Classes - Have your child get a jump on the fall!  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.  


Editor: Parent Center Director