Lanai Weekly: February 8, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Last week, our TK-2nd grade students were treated to a wonderful assembly by the LAPD emergency response team.  Students were taught the value of the 9-1-1 call, when to use it, and when not to use it.  There was even a demonstration of a live 9-1-1 call! Please use this opportunity to review emergency rules and procedures at your home.  The LAPD has sent us a list of non-emergency LAPD numbers for your reference.  Click here for the list.

Mr. Hansen


Please complete the two surveys below:  THIS IS THE LAST WEEK! HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

School Experience Survey link:

FOLB survey link:


Emergency Drill



2nd Grade Girl Scouts will be selling cookies

English Learner Program Options Meeting, 3:00, Room 2 with Mrs. Kim


School Wide Positive Behavior Support Team Mtg., 8:30

Last day to turn in the LAUSD School Experience Survey!  Thanks for your participation!!!

3rd Grade Girl Scouts will be selling cookies


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

Submissions for the Lanai Leader due - Have your child write one sentence or more on the topic “what’s your favorite season and why?” Please submit your writing to


February 15 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

February  17 - Team Lanai Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center, All Welcome!

February 18 - ELAC Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center

February 26 - SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center


6th Annual Stuffed Toy Drive - Monday, February 8 - Friday, February 12       We are collecting clean and like new stuffed animals! All stuffed toys will be sent to LA Family Housing where they are given to the children entering the shelter for the first time. Donation bins outside the office.

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

Happy Valentine’s: LoVE Reminder from FOLB -  If you have not yet donated, please help Lanai and your class reach their LoVE goal of 95% participation and drop off your LoVE donation today! Or donate online by Feb 11th  We LoVE Mrs Hughes’ class!! You have already reached your goal of 95% participation and will get a special Valentine’s Day treat with Mr. Hansen! Wow! XOXO

Get your Gala tickets today! Let's rock 'n roll! Tickets are now available for Icons and Idols, Lanai's annual 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 are also available for purchase.  Questions? Please 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!

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  Lanai staff.

Host a Gala Party!  Hosting a party is a great way to make a significant contribution to the school, meet other parents and have a great time while doing so!  Here’s how it works...You pick the type of party you’d like to host.  We have party suggestions below, but feel free to use your own ideas!  Tip: Get a few parents to co-host with you and share the expense and the fun! Fill out the HOST A PARTY SIGN UP SHEET (Forms are available at and place it in the Icons and Idols box in the school office or parent center.  The Party Books Chair will work with you to determine the details of your party: number of attendees, date of party and other co-hosts if you desire. Ideas for parties with the kids…Mani/Pedi Party, Cupcake Decorating Party, Pool Party.  Or… parties without the kids… Wine, Cheese and Dessert, Themed Cooking Class or Dinner Party, Themed House Party!  Contact Alisa Lippman at

We are collecting Boxtops again. Last fall your collections earned $220 for Lanai! Let's try to top that this time around!  Collection boxes will be placed in the office and family center next week. Please use the collection sheet attached or collect Boxtops in a little bag. Deadline is Monday, February 22, 2016. 

Click here for box tops collection form.

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.