Lanai Weekly: April 13, 2015

Principal’s Message:

On Tuesday, our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes attended a fire safety assembly sponsored by the Children’s Burn Foundation. The children learned that home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and educated when it comes to fire safety.  The students were asked to bring home the information they learned about checking smoke detectors, using the back of their hands to test for hot doors before opening them, crawling out of a smoke filled room, and making a fire safety plan with their parents.  Please take a moment to ask your child about what they learned about fire safety.  Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference in keeping our children safe.


Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - APRIL 13 - APRIL 17, 2015

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

Laps for Lanai Pledge Drive - LAST WEEK - Please turn in your pledges!

MONDAY, April 13

Field Trip to Underwood Farms, TK and all Kinder classes


Team Lanai General Meeting - Special time!  1:30-2:40

Laps for Lanai Pledge Drive Ends!


Israeli Cultural Day - Morning assembly and recess activities. Wear blue pants and white tops!


April 20-23 - Smarter Balanced Testing- Grade 5, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Tew/Chase, Mr. Snyder

April 21 - Parenting Workshop, “Impulsivity, Inattention, Hypertension and Self Control” see below.

April 22 - 4th Grade Trip to Catalina

April 23 - Recycled Art Due! - Drop off Art and entry from to Auditorium

April 24 - Lanai’s Earth Day Museum and Recycle Art Contest - See below for details

April 24 - Student Council Spirit Day

April 24 - SSC Meeting, 1:30, Library

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

April 30 - May 1 - 5th Grade CST Testing - Science

May 2 - Outdoor Movie Night!  Mark your calendar!


Laps 4 Lanai final week! -Just a reminder that Wednesday, April 15th is the last day to submit pledges for Laps 4 Lanai in order for those generous donations to go towards your child’s class fundraising goals. All classes who raise 100% of their goal or more will win fantastic rewards.  Thanks for helping your children to see how the power of teamwork can help keep Lanai physically and fiscally fit.  Please contact Kira Lewis at with any questions.

Israeli Cultural Day - Support Israeli Culture Day on Friday, April 17th by wearing blue pants and white tops.  Feel free to come and blow your shofar!  We will have Israeli dancing with our very own students, ga ga with Coach PJ, shofar blowing with Mr. Snyder, tastings of Israeli food and lots more fun!   

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.

Parenting Workshop - “Impulsivity, Inattention, Hyperactivity & Self Control” - April 21, 8:30am, 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.  Please RSVP to  Presented by Farnaz Kerendi Simantob, Ph.D.

National Children’s Chorus Auditions - Saturday, April 25.  Rehearsing each week at UCLA, students of the National Children’s chorus L.A. chapter are represented by more than 60 schools in the greater Los Angeles area.  For information, visit

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.   


Editor: Parent Center Director