Lanai Weekly: February 22, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents you have volunteered this school year for the morning drop off line. The morning drop off line is not a service and is a completely volunteer run program, which depends on our parents to man the line so that our children get into the school safely.  Each class is assigned only two weeks per year, and we urgently need the parents of those classes to sign up and participate in the morning drop off line so that we can continue to have this program.  The safety of our children is our number one priority, and we appreciate your help in accomplishing this goal. 

I look forward to seeing you at Coffee with the Principal on Monday at 8:30 in the Parent Center where I will be presenting the LAUSD High School Graduation Requirements.

Mr. Hansen



Morning Laps Awards, 8:10, Upper yard

Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Last Day to Turn in Box Tops!!  


4th Grade Shakespeare Demonstration, 1:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

SSC Meeting - 1:30, Parent Center

Student Council Spirit Day! - Sports Day! 

Laps 4 Lanai T-Shirt Design Due! - Drop off in the front office

5th Grade Picture and Dedication Due! - See below


March 2, 3 - 2nd grade OLSAT testing (March 17 - OLSAT make up testing)

March 3, 4 - Literacy Fair

March 3 - Persian New Year Planning Meeting, 8:20,  Parent Center

March 3 - Principal Awards, Lunch with the Principal

March 5 - Northwest Fest 2016, 9:00-3:00, Reseda High School

March 12 - Spring Auction and Gala, Sportsman’s Lodge, 6:00 p.m.

March 20-March 28 - Spring Break

March 29 - School Resumes


MONDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN BOXTOPS!!! Boxtops collection boxes are set up in the office and family center.  Please use the collection sheet attached (attach 10 Boxtops per sheet)  or collect Boxtops in a little bag. Deadline is Monday, February 22!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!  The Laps 4 Lanai T-Shirt design contest is in full effect!  Last week you should have received the contest form in your classroom.  Extra copies are in the front office.  This is your opportunity to create art that could be on the front of the Laps 4 Lanai shirts this year!  Artwork is due Friday, February 26th in the Laps box in the front office.  Laps 4 Lanai is a school-based event and fundraiser that helps promote exercise, health, & teamwork to our entire student body.  The event will take place May 5th and 6th. More information to follow.

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES! - This is a reminder that the yearbook needs your child’s baby picture and dedication for the yearbook by Friday, February 26th.  If you haven’t sent these in, please do so ASAP.  The dedication can not exceed 300 characters and there is only 1 per child.  Please put your child’s first and last name on the email and email the picture and dedication to  If you do not have a digital photo, just snap a picture of the baby photo with your phone, and email it that works great!  These must be turned in by Friday.  Once the yearbook page is complete, a screenshot of the dedication page and the baby photo will be emailed to you.  You will then have 2 days to confirm that your dedication is on the page and that your child's name and photo are matched correctly and spelled correctly on the baby photo page.  Thanks!  

Congratulations to Ms. Fulford and Ms. Hughes classes for achieving 95% participation in our Valentine’s Day LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive.  Both classes received a special Valentine treat with Mr. Hansen on  Friday 2/12.  And way to go Ms. Verdin and Ms. Kim classes!  Both classes were runner ups with 91% participation.  Thank you to all our families that have donated to LoVE.  Lanai is able to maintain its enrichment programs and staff because of all our families that donate.  Be on the lookout for a LoVE banner after Spring Break that will feature all our families that have donated this school year.  

GET YOUR GALA TICKETS AND T-SHIRTS TODAY! Tickets and t-shirts are now available for Icons and Idols, Lanai's auction and gala, online at Get your leather jackets, spike your hair and join us on Saturday, March 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at The Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City for dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions benefitting our school.  Get individual tickets now for $80 ... prices increase to $90 on February 28th and are $100 on the day of the event.  Sponsorship packages, pick-a-tickets and gala t-shirts (youth and adult) are also available for purchase.  Questions? Please contact Michelle Siembieda at Hope to see you there!

GALA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: There are sponsorships ranging from $250-$2,5000 for the auction and gala. This is a great way to support our school and also advertise your business.  All sponsors receive pick-a-tickets and signage at the event.  Sponsorships for $500, $1,000 and $2,500 also receive two admission tickets.  Please contact Michelle Siembieda at for further information.

NORTHWEST FEST 2016 - AN LAUSD FREE EVENT TO SHOWCASE LAUSD SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS - Saturday, March 5th, 9:00-3:00 at Reseda High School.  Here is the perfect chance to see student music, dance, theater performances and robotics demonstrations from LAUSD schools.  There will be food trucks, parent resources and information about enrichment programs. To learn more, please visit:  or

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).  Four Remaining Dates Needed:  April 19, April 26, May 3, May 17. Please email if you are interested in hosting a lunch/snack for our wonderful Lanai staff.


The Board of Education has approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year!  Here are some highlights:

First Day of School: Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Thanksgiving break: Nov 21-25, 2016

Winter break:  Dec 19 to Jan 9, 2017

Spring break: April 10 - April 14, 2017

Last day of school for students: Friday, June 9th, 2017

SEEDS ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR SPRING AND SUMMER! - The new Spring enrichment class enrollment will begin the first week of March. Spring semester classes start Tuesday March 29th.  Seeds Afterschool Care will be open during spring break, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily. Check your emails for updates on the winter enrichment end dates. Seeds Afterschool Care will offer childcare and summer bridge during the month of June.  More information will follow in email updates!

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.