Lanai Weekly: Aug 18, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Lanai Road Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year where it is always a Great Day to be a Lion! To those of you whose children are attending Lanai for the first time, I would like to encourage you to become involved in the activities at our school. You will be meeting the greatest students, parents, and staff that a school could ask for, and have the opportunity to become a part of the Lanai community. I am looking forward to the school year, and meeting each of you. For those of your returning to Lanai, it is wonderful to reconnect and get another year started. You help make Lanai a special place for students. It is an honor and privilege to be your principal. I am proud to serve the students of Lanai and the Lanai school community.

Classroom Placement

Parents will receive a phone call via Blackboard Connect the weekend before school starts notifying them of classroom placement. Please meet your teacher on the upper playground the morning of the first day of school. There will be signs on the upper playground indicating where your class lines up.

First Day Supplies

Students in grade K-3 are provided classroom supplies and students in 4th and 5th will receive a supply list the first day of school.

Sincerely, Mr. Hansen



Welcome Week - Look for parents in yellow hats if you have any questions. Spirit Wear Sales all Week!


Kindergarten Orientation, 8:30am, starting in the auditorium then moving to classrooms


First day of School!


New Parent Orientation, 8:45, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium


Fire Drill


Buddy Breakfast, 9:00


August 25 - Orchestra Intro Assemblies

August 26 - Team Lanai Meeting - Volunteer Sign Ups, 8:30

August 27 - Room Parent Orientation, Grades TK-2, 8:30, Grades 3-5, 1:30

August 28 - Student Council Spirit Day

August 29 - ELAC/SSC Orientation, 1:30, Parent Center

August 30 - Kinder Picnic

August 31 - Chorus Auditions, 2:30, Auditorium


Techie Help Needed This Week! FOLB is thrilled to inform you that this year students will have the opportunity for 1-to-1 instruction in their classrooms! The technology has arrived, but we could use your help with the initial set up. If are a techie, OR if you can simply open a box, we need you! Please email for more details on how to help. Thanks Friends!

PTA Room Parent Sign Up. Application Due Mon Aug 24. Room parents support the classroom and teacher in a variety of ways: collecting, spending, tracking and reporting classroom funds, forwarding school emails, communicating with the teacher and parents regarding class news, field trips and class parties, coordinating morning drop off schedule for parents, organizing classroom volunteers as requested by the teacher, attending school meetings to keep the class informed, and more.

There are usually two Room Parents per class. The lead will typically be held by someone that has been a former Lanai Room Parent. Teachers are in charge of the final selection.

Submissions due Mon Aug 24. Selected Room Parents will need to attend orientation Thurs Aug 27: 8:30 for TK, K, 1st, 2nd, 1:30 for 3rd, 4th, 5th

PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinators: & Please fill out the online form at before Monday Aug 24.

Join Lanai’s Afterschool Vocal Music Program. Your children love to sing!? This year there will be four after school vocal music groups led by Mr. Haller: Monday groups - Cubs 2:45-3:30, 1st grade & Song Writing 3:45-4:30, Grades 2-5 Wednesday groups - Simba 2:45-3:30 & Aslan 3:45-4:30, both are 2nd-5th grades Details and Sign up are online at Deadline Aug. 26. Space is limited.

Do you have a TK student starting next year? Please no rolling backpacks….they don’t fit in the cubbies. Thank you!