Lanai Weekly: February 1, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you for completing the LAUSD School Experience Survey.  You have the option of taking the survey online or you may complete the hard copy and return to your child’s teacher.  In addition, we are asking that you complete the FOLB survey and provide your input regarding staff funding and school programs.  We appreciate your time taking the LAUSD and FOLB surveys.  Links for both surveys are provided below.

Mr. Hansen

School Experience Survey link:

FOLB survey link:



4th Grade Catalina Trip Parents Meeting, 1:45, Parent Center


Talent Show Rehearsal, After school, Auditorium


Talent Show Rehearsal, After school, Auditorium

Principal’s Awards, Lunch with the Principal


Talent Shows!  11:00-1:00, 3:00-5:00, see below


February 8 - February 12 - 6th Annual Stuffed Toy Drive, see below

February 12 - Submissions for the Lanai Leader due, see below

February 15 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL


The Lanai Road Talent Show is here!  There are 2 shows on Saturday February 6th, EARLY SHOW 11am-1pm, and LATE SHOW 3pm-5.  All seats are $5.00.  Reservations are strongly encouraged as this show will sell out!

Please email  with your ticket request.  You will receive an email confirmation of your order.  Tickets are cash only at the door the day of the show.  If there is a specific performer you want to see, make sure you know what show they are in!  Early Show & Late Show are 2 entirely different shows.See you at the show!!  Thanks, Anita & Trish

6th Annual Stuffed Toy Drive - Monday, February 8 - Friday, February 12      Did you get a new stuffed toy this past year and your old stuffies are not getting loved anymore? Donate them by bringing them to school! All stuffed toys will be sent to LA Family Housing where they are given to the children entering the shelter for the first time. Only clean and like-new stuffies please. Donation bins outside the office.

Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 – Give your love for Lanai this Valentine’s Day by donating to Lanai’s annual LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive.  If you haven’t donated to LoVE this school year yet, your child will receive a letter in their backpack. Classes with at least 95% participation will get a pizza party and a Valentine treat with Mr. Hansen on Feb. 12.

Spring Auction and Gala:   Attention teachers, staff, administrators and parents! Where are you gonna be Saturday, March 12th? Hopefully enjoying the rock 'n roll vibe at Icons and Idols with parents and friends of Lanai Road Elementary at the Sportsmen’s Lodge from 6 PM - Midnight. Rock out and dance at the annual gala, with dinner and silent and live auctions, as we celebrate our fabulous school.  It’ll be hip, hot and happening, so be there or be square! Save the date and stay tuned for details. Questions? Contact Michelle Siembieda at

Donate to the Icons and Idols Auction Today!  Do you have an item you would like to donate to the auction? Tickets? Gift certificates? Jewelry? Memorabilia? More? Please email the solicitation chair, Katie Elinoff at to make arrangements to get the items to us. Thank you for your support of Lanai Road Elementary!

CALLING ALL LANAI PARENTS--FOLB WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Please take the Friends of Lanai Booster 2016 Parent Survey at  Tell us what you think about our staff funding and programs, and share your ideas for the future. Your feedback will help us set an amazing budget for next school year! It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey. Remember to print out the completed survey page, and simply bring it to school in your child's backpack and FOLB will give your child a token of our appreciation when the survey closes. Questions? Please contact

If you missed the mid-year volunteer signup TEAM Lanai meeting it's not too late! Feel free to email with questions. The signup sheets will be posted in front of the office.  These committees really need your help: Gala, Talent Show, Ewaste, Literacy Fair, Corporate Donor, 5th Grade Culmination, The Hut.   A great way to meet other Lanai families and get involved in your community school.  Thanks!  PTA Volunteer Coordinators Sara Dakarmen & Elham Emrani

SPOIL YOUR LANAI TEACHERS & STAFF!  Every Tuesday, between August and June, we need volunteers to provide healthy snacks and drinks for Lanai's Teacher & Staff Weekly Meetings (Approximately 40 people).  All you do is order or bring in the food and we take care of the rest. You can sign up to do it alone or partner up with another family! Six Remaining Dates Needed:  March 8, March 29, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 17. Please email if you are interested in hosting a lunch/snack for our wonderful Lanai staff.

If the Girl Scouts haven't hit you up for cookies yet, don't worry there is still time!  Girl Scout troops will be boothing these days.  Thank you for supporting the largest GIRL led business, helping them learn valuable skills at a young age.
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Kids love to see their writing in print!  KIDS! Want to be in the next Lanai Leader paper? Write what’s your favorite season and why? Please submit your writing to

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.