Lanai Weekly: August 24, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

It was a great 1st week of school!  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and staff who worked hard to get Lanai ready to open.  Also, thank you to our yellow hat brigade for helping our new families adjust to life at Lanai.  Last week we had our first fire drill and all students, staff and volunteers exited classrooms safely.  Each month we practice a different emergency drill and rotate between fire, drop & cover, and lockdown drills.  I look forward to a great school year!


Mr. Hansen



PTA Room Parent sign up forms due.  See below for details


Orchestra Intro Assemblies


Team Lanai Meeting - Volunteer Sign Ups, 8:30, Auditorium. Come find out all the volunteer opportunities available and discover how you can be an integral  part of this wonderful volunteer community at Lanai.  

After School Vocal Music Program sign up forms due!  See below for details


Dads walk kids to school day! See below for all the details

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


ELAC/SSC Orientation, 1:30, Parent Center

Orchestra enrollment forms due! See below for details.

Student Council Spirit Day

Last Day to Donate Backpacks and School Supplies.  See below for details,

Art Docent applications due. See below for details.


August 30 - Kinder Picnic, 10:00 am, Los Encinos Park, Contact Sara Dakarmen & Alisa Lippman if you do not receive your evite with all the information.

August 31 - Chorus Auditions, 2:30, Auditorium

September 1 - Orchestra Evaluations, 2:30, Parent Center

September 1 - Back to School Night, Grades TK-2nd, 5:30-7:00

September 2 - Back to School Night, Grades 3-5, 5:30-7:00

September 3 - Book Club Orientation, 8:30, Parent Center

September 4 - NO SCHOOL, Admissions Day

September 7 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day


New Emergency Contact Forms available on the Lanai Website. Help avoid us interpreting your handwriting in an emergency. Fill out the contact form online, then print, sign and turn it in with your child's folder.

Interested in volunteering to help with art in your child’s classroom?  Apply by August 28th. Questions?  Email

Join Orchestra! During school hours, students will participate in orchestra assembly – two new teachers will explain the program to students and introduce them to various string and wind instruments.  Enrollment forms will be sent home in your child’s backpack, and are also available on the Lanai  website, and in the front office.  Submit forms and fees in the orchestra mail box, in the front office.  We have two new teachers conducting small group lessons after school on Tuesdays offered at an affordable price.  Lessons begin quickly so sign up now! Enrollment forms due by 8/28!  Contact Angela Kahn, Orchestra Parent Liaison at (818) 585-8060 for info

PTA Room Parent Sign Up. Application Due Mon Aug 24. Room parents support the classroom and teacher in a variety of ways! 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- 5th PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinators: & fill out the online form at the before Aug 24.

Join Lanai’s After School Vocal Music Program. Do 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.

The Lanai Leader needs you!  Do you have a talent for writing and need someplace to express yourself?  We need writers for the Lanai Leader and would love your expertise!  Contact

Kids love to see their writing in print...and we have a great opportunity to showcase their talent. Ask your child to write a few words about what they learned this summer to be featured in the Lanai Leader September issue! The deadline is 08/28. Please send submissions to

Dads Walk Your Kids to School Day! - Please have a dad or father figure walk your children to school and join our highly successful morning laps program.  Research shows when a father gets involved in a child’s education they perform better, have better grades and have less disciplinary issues. Questions? Contact:  Lisa Edley or Alisa Lippman

Do you teach YOGA? Seeking a volunteer to teach kindergarten yoga beginning in October for 8 weeks.  If you are interested and qualified and want to help the Kinders with their "downward dog" then Contact Jay Winnick for more information.  Jay's email is Thank you.

Shopping for school supplies this weekend? Don't throw away your old backpack...Donate It! Bring in your clean (and undamaged) backpack and any extra NEW school supplies such as pencils, erasers notebooks and rulers and put them in the donation bin at the front of the school. We'll be accepting donations until Friday, August 28. All proceeds to benefit a local non-profit homeless shelter.

Have you moved? LAUSD policy states you have 30 days to notify the office or forfeit your right to a continuing enrollment permit. Please bring your new address information to the office if you have moved.