Lanai Weekly: September 28, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

We have a wonderful morning drop off system that works due to parent volunteers helping each week.  We are looking for parents to work the middle of the line directing traffic.  Currently we have Mrs. Yoo, Mrs. Mirolla and Mr. Bressler helping work the middle of the line for this school year.  We need to start training parents for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please email me if you are interested in the position and can volunteer during the next school year.   


Mr. Hansen


Halloween Costume Drive Begins!

PTA Membership  Drive Continues! - Join today, see below for flyer


Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center, Learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessment with a presentation by Mr. Hansen.


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

Children’s Book Assembly - Grades TK-2


Box Tops Due! - See below for the details, click here for flyer


Principal’s Awards, 8:20

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


October 6 - Magnet Schools and Choices Application Workshop - 8:30-10:00, Parent Center

October 8 - “Meet the Middle Schools” - 6:00-8:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

October 9 -   Buddy Picnic, at lunch

October 9 -  Magnet Schools and Choices Application Workshop - 8:30-10:00, Parent Center

October 15 - Emergency Drill, Great American Shake-Out

October 16 - Lanai Leader Deadline

October 18 - SPOOKTACULAR, 11:00-4:00, See below for details

October 21 - Team Lanai Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center, ALL parents welcome!

October 21 - School Picture Day


PTA Membership Drive continues this week!  The PTA membership drive will end October 23rd. 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 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 PARTY!  Membership is only $6.00!  Any questions please email: Jill Schwartz Click here for PTA form

Parent Workshop coming up on Wednesday, 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 .

Please sign up to Volunteer for our Fabulous Halloween Spooktacular! - Our Spooktacular Halloween carnival is on October 18th from 11 AM-4 PM. Ticket pre sale order forms will be sent home this week and are due by Oct. 9th. Buy your tickets, t-shirts and wristbands early before prices go up the day of the carnival! Parents, please sign up to volunteer for one shift per child. Online sign up forms were sent out by your room parent.

Halloween Costume Drive begins Monday, September 28th! - Don’t throw out those old costumes, donate them!  Boxes will be located in front of the school. The costumes will be donated to L.A. Family Housing. Thank you for your generosity!

Meet the Middle Schools on October 8th - Please join us for an enlightening evening with several fantastic public, private and charter local middle schools. Hear directly from administration and parent representatives about program options, daily schedules, electives and much more.  Families may choose up to four school presentations to attend.  Students are welcome.  No RSVP is required.  Please note that this is a community event and we expect attendance to be very high.  Parking will be available on the upper yard until it is full.  Please plan accordingly.  Scheduled to present: Chaminade College Preparatory, Gaspar de Portola Middle School, Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter, Highland Hall, iLEAD Encino, Millikan Affiliated Charter: Cinematic Arts Academy, Math Academy, Performing Arts Academy, Science Academy: A STEM School, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School, Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, Sierra Canyon School. Walter Reed Middle School, Woodland Hills Academy. Click here for flyer

It’s time to collect box tops again! - Collect box tops and put in a small plastic bag or the collection sheet that went home with your child.  Make sure to clearly write the student’s name and room number on the sheet or bag.  Drop off your Box Tops in one of the collection boxes in the front office or family center.  Tickets for the Spooktacular will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners!  The deadline is October 1, 2015.   Click here for flyer.   For more information on the program please visit

Any questions?  Please contact Miriam Green,

Magnet Schools and Choices Application Workshop -  October 6th and October 9th, 8:30-10:00, Parent Center - Are you applying to an LAUSD magnet school and need help with your application?  Come to a workshop to get help with your application and have your questions answered. Should you have any questions, please contact Robbie Solomon at

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.