Lanai Weekly September 14, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

As the school year gets into full swing here at Lanai I wanted to take a moment and review the Volunteer procedures required by LAUSD.  First of all, I want to say thanks to everyone who is interested in volunteering and all the parents who volunteer at our school, it’s a big part of what makes Lanai great.  All volunteers are required to wear a volunteer badge and sign in at the front office each time they volunteer.  In order to obtain a badge, please fill out a volunteer form (available in the Parent Center or front office) and turn it into either the Parent Center or front office along with a valid negative TB test result form from a doctor or clinic.  You do not need to get a new badge each year, but you must renew your TB test every 4 years.  Once you turn in your form, our Parent Center Director will process your application and email you when your badge is ready for pick up.  Then simply stop by the Parent Center at your convenience to pick up your badge. If you have any questions, please email our Parent Center Director, Lisa Reeve, at


Mr. Hansen


School Closed Monday

LoVE Drive extended till Friday!




School resumes


Team Lanai Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center, All Parents Welcome! See below for details.


Dads/Guys and Kids Sports Night, 5:30-7:00, meet on the yard.  See below for details.

LoVE Drive extended till today! - Please help support all our wonderful programs here at Lanai


September 21 - PTA Membership  Drive Begins!

September 23 - NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur

September 25 - Student Council Spirit Day

September 25 - School Tour, 8:45

September 28 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

September 30 - Parent Workshop - The Missing Links for Learning & Daily Life Skills Made Easier, 8:30

October 2 - Principal’s Awards, 8:20

October 2 - Lunch with the Principal, 12:00 & 12:20


LoVE INCENTIVES EXTENDED TO SEPT 18th!  Mail in, bring to the office, or pledge online (, by September 18th and your qualifying pledge will receive reserved seats, certificates and/or PAWs!!! We accept checks, all major credit cards, and flexible installment plans. Please pledge your LoVE today! And THANK YOU to all our FRIENDS who so generously donated, and for sharing your LoVE for LANAI!

Team Lanai Meeting on Wednesday the 16th at 8:30 in the Parent Center - If you are a parent at Lanai, then you are part of the TEAM! Please join us for a special presentation on understanding and interpreting the Smarter Balance test results presented by by Mr. Hansen and Farnaz Kerendi Simantob, PhD.  All Parents are welcome!

Dads/Guys/ Kids Sports Night is Friday the 18th! Join coach PJ for fun and games on the yard. 5:30-7:00 pm.  Please bring water and a light snack.  Popsicles will be provided!

PTA Membership Drive begins next week!  The PTA membership drive will start Sept 21st. Your child will receive the forms in their folder. Please return the membership form to your teacher or the office. What do you need to know about about membership? 1. Lanai is #1 in the district for the most memberships. 2. The class with the highest number of members will win a PIZZA me your child is very excited to win the party. Any questions please email: Jill Schwartz

Parent Workshop coming up on September 30th! - “The Missing Links for Learning and Daily Life Skills Made Easier” - Learn to to experience and incorporate stress reduction techniques to improve the quality of life for your family. Learn to Identify the root causes of challenges like ADD/HD and how to overcome them naturally.  The speaker is Barbara Schwartz, M.A. a pioneer in the education and development of effective techniques for overcoming symptoms of Autism, Aspergers, ADD/HD .

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.  

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for LAUSD convening for parents representing North Schools - Parents are invited for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Delegate Convening as they elect two parent members and one alternate to represent students who participate in the free and reduced meal program, and one alternate representing English Learners to serve on the PAC.  Monday, September 21st, 8:30-12:00, Valley Academy of Art and Sciences Auditorium, 10445 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344.  Questions?  Contact Alvaro Alvarenga, 213-481-3350.