Lanai Weekly: May 25, 2015


Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you to our volunteers for all of your hard work this year.  On behalf of the staff I would like to extend our deepest gratitude.  We appreciate all of the hours you spent at Lanai helping in classrooms, working morning drop off, teaching art, and helping with PTA and FOLB events to name a few.  Your children love to see you on campus and by seeing you they know how important school is.  I still cherish the memories of my mother helping with PTA events and leading our Cub Scout and Webelo troops.  Your partnership makes Lanai a special place!


Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - MAY 25 - MAY 29, 2015




Volunteer Tea, 11:30 - All volunteers welcome!  See below.


2nd Grade Field Trip to Tree People


Morning Laps Awards, 8:15

Spring Concerts, 8:45 and 1:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, Grades 1,2,3,4 and vocal groups!


Principal Awards, 8:20,  

Lunch with the Principal, 12:00, 12:20

Planetarium, 3rd Grade, 8:30-1:00

SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center **Date Change**

Incoming Kinder Play Date, 3:30-5:00

5th Grade Parent/Child Dance, 7:00-9:00, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

Student Council Spirit Day


June 1, 3, 4 - Early dismissal, 12:59

June 1 - Staff v. Students Basketball, 10:30

June 2 - Grade 5 Culmination, 9:00

June 3 - Last Day of The Hut!  

June 3 - Kindergarten Summer Celebration, 8:30-10:30.  Doors open to Auditorium at 8:00.

June 4 - TK End of Year Celebration, 8:30, Room 2

June 3 - Staff v. Students Softball game, 9:00

June 4 - Grade 5 Bash, 11:30

June 4 - Grade 5 Goodbye Walk - 1:00

June 4 - Last Day of School, early dismissal 12:59

August 18 - First day of School!  


Calling on all Volunteers! Please come to the Volunteer Tea on Tuesday! - The teachers are so appreciative of all the support they get and this is their big opportunity to say thanks. Invitations were sent  out but if for some reason you didn't get one and you volunteered this year please come so we can show our appreciation!  Lanai road wouldn't be what it is without all the amazing parent volunteers we have supporting it. Thanks for everything you do!

Thank you to all the Parents for the teacher appreciation week!  Every card, flower, and cookie is appreciated!!  And a giant heap of gratitude goes to the parents who planned the yogurt-granola buffet and teacher and staff appreciation lunch.  You went above and beyond, and we are thankful for your thoughtfulness.

Room Parent & Volunteer Program Feedback - Hello Lanai Community! It was our first year coordinating and we made some changes this year that we would like feedback on so we can improve next year.  If you have any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions about Room Parents or the Volunteer Program please email: Thank you! Sara Dakarmen & Elham Emrani

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND! - Come and get it before it finds a new home for the summer. Lost & Found items have been hung at Lanai and anything not retrieved by May 29th will be donated. Thank you!

The Hut feedback? - The last day for the Hut is June 3rd.  If you have any suggestions on how to improve the Hut for next year, we’d love your feedback. Please email Jenny Melamed at

The Spooktacular 2015 t-shirt design contest continues!  Draw an original Halloween themed picture for a chance to be on the front of next year’s Spooktacular t-shirt! Contest forms came home with the weekly and  are also available in the office and the Family Center.

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.  

LAUSD Workshop for IEP Families - “Navigating Through the IEP.”  A workshop to help parents learn more about the Individual Education Plan (IEP) guidelines and timelines. Topics include: academic goals, behavior support plan, the difference between disability and eligibility, and related services and assessments.  May 26th, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, Madison Middle School.  


Editor: Parent Center Director