Lanai Weekly: October 10, 2016

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

Wow!  This has been a very busy week at Lanai!  I visited several classrooms and saw wonderful math activities going on!  In 3rd grade, children were explaining that multiplication is really a form of repeated addition and then groups of children got in lines to physically show 4 groups of 3 before going out to recess!  I saw first graders leaping, skipping, jumping, and hopping while being aware of their special “bubble-space” as they danced to great music.  Also, all our students were treated to a truly fine performance on the Character Trait—Respect, written and performed by our talented parents! 

On Tuesday we had an amazing turnout for both the morning and evening parent workshops on “Choosing the Right Middle School” provided by Robbie Solomon.  New week and the following week she’ll continue the series with “All About LAUSD Magnets”. 

Things are also getting “Spooky” at Lanai—there seems to be a lot of parent ghosts floating around Lanai and getting it ready for our big event—Spooktacular! 

Finally, congratulations to our students who earned a Principal Award and also my lunch buddies!  

Enjoy your weekend,

Lisa Elan

THIS WEEK - Oct 10  - Oct 14, 2016

Spooktacular Ticket Sales… Spooktacular is Sunday!!! Halloween Costume Drive continues!

PTA Reflections National Art Contest Begins - See below


Lexia Awards, 8:15, Upper yard


Parent Workshop:  LAUSD School Choice, 8:30 -10:00 Parent Center, see below for details


No School - Yom Kippur


ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center


Spirit Day - Wear your Spooktacular Shirts!

Drop off Baked Goods for the Spooktacular in front of school, see below


Meet the Middle Schools, Millikan Middle School, 4:00-7:00, meet representatives from area middle schools

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 -  SPOOKTACULAR!!!!  11:00-4:00


Oct 19 - ALL PARENTS TEAM LANAI MEETING, 8:20, Parent Center

Oct 19 - Picture Day!

Oct 19 - Spirit Wear Sales

Oct 20 - Great American Shakeout - Earthquake Drill

Oct 21 - SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center

Oct 21 - Lanai Leader Article Submissions Due, see below


OUR SPECTACULAR SPOOKTACULAR CARNIVAL IS A WEEK AWAY! - Ticket pre sale order forms are due Friday, Oct. 7. Pre Sale packets can be picked up during drop off and pick up times at the Spook table in front of school all next week. You can still buy tickets, wristbands and T-shirts next week at a discounted price before they go up the day of the carnival, so don't miss out! See you at Spooktacular on Sunday, October 16 from 11 AM-4 PM!

SPOOKTACULAR BAKE SALE - WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS! - Once again, we are asking families from each grade to provide different types of bake goods.  Please provide Store Bought baked goods only.  And please, NO NUTS.  For health reasons, all treats must be wrapped in clear cellophane or a clear baggie with a decorative ribbon.  Please drop off store bought goods either on Friday, October 14th at drop off or pick up or at the Spooktacular Bake Sale on Sunday, October 16th at 11:00. 

TK: Cakes, Kindergarten: Chocolate Chip Cookies, 1st Grade: Brownies (no nuts) 2nd Grade: Brownies, 3rd Grade: Sugar Cookies, 4th Grade: Muffins, 5th Grade: Sliced Breads (pumpkin, banana, zucchini, etc)

See Attached Flyer for more information.

NAVIGATING LAUSD SCHOOL CHOICE PARENT WORKSHOP - Tuesday, 8:30, Parent Center - Join us for an enlightening session about school choice within LAUSD.  Learn the difference between neighborhood, magnet and charter schools and how to move between them.  Get clarity on why, when and how to apply for magnet schools and work with the priority point system.  RSVP via Parent Square or to Lisa Reeve,

PTA's REFLECTIONS NATIONAL ART CONTEST BEGINS NOW! The theme this year is "What is Your Story?" Submit an original work in one of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts. Pick up your entry form in the Family Center or the office. All entries are due to the office by Wednesday November 2nd. Prizes will be awarded for all entries meeting the official contest rules! For more details, contact or visit the Reflections website at

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DRIVE CONTINUES!!  Team Lanai Cares is holding their 8th (yes 8th!) Annual Costume Drive! Bring in your clean, pre-loved Halloween Costumes and place them in the bin outside the office. All donations will be forwarded to children at a local shelter who arrive with little to no possessions.  Thank you in advance.  

KIDS LOVE TO SEE THEIR WRITING PUBLISHED!  The theme for student submissions for the November issue of the Lanai Leader  is” What I am Thankful for”. Students are invited to write one sentence or more!  The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21st.  Please email to

THE LANAI LEADER IS IN COLOR ON LINE! It’s easy to access...just go to

EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERS AT LANAI NEEDS A NEW BADGE EACH SCHOOL YEAR - Please be aware that you now need to apply for a new volunteer badge each school year, although your TB test results are still good for 4 years.  Please pick up an application in the Parent Center or front office.  When your new badge comes in, I will email you and you can pick it up in the Parent Center.  Questions?  Email Lisa Reeve, Parent Center Director at

LOST AND FOUND - Need a new lunch box or jacket for your child?  Not if you find the old one in the lost and found!  There are tons of jackets, water bottles and lunch boxes so please take a look!!  


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.