Lanai Weekly: March 14, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending the Gala and supporting Lanai!  On behalf of the staff I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your generosity with supporting educational programs at Lanai.  We could not have all of the extra experiences for our students without your help.  It was a fun evening breaking bread together and dancing. I especially loved the high energy during the auction! 

A special thank you goes to the many people that worked together to host the gala: Michelle Siembieda, Katie Elinoff, Vanessa Shellow, Kelly Gavin, Jodi Cohen, Ozzie Osborne, Alisa Lippman, Michelle Douek, Anita Baron, Matt Glave, Amy and Matt Winston, Anne Elder, Heather Goodfried, Jody Ramirez, Robbie Solomon, Evan and Robin Warner, Nicole and Mark Shah, Richard Russakoff, Brooke Jung, Lisa Edley, Jen Ruderman, Shanna, DJ Viola and many more!

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break! See you Tuesday, March 29th.  

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - MARCH 14 - MARCH 18, 2016

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39


Morning Laps Awards

First Grade Theater Demonstrations, See below for schedule

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39


Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39


TEAM LANAI Meeting - 8:30, Parent Center - Everyone Welcome!

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39


Persian New Year Celebration, 8:15, Upper Yard

OLSAT Make-up Day

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39

Laps for Lanai Drive Begins!


Minimum Day, 12:59 Dismissal

Go for the Gold Run and Awards, 8:15

School Tour, 8:45, Parent Center

Student Council Spirit Day - Dress like an adult day!  


March 17-April 8 - Laps for Lanai Pledge Period

March 21-March 27 - Spring Break

March 28 - Cesar Chavez Day - NO SCHOOL

March 29 - School Resumes

March 29 - Enrichment Begins

March 31 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Tree People

April 1 - Principal’s Awards/Lunch with the Principal

April 1 - 5th Grade Panoramic Picture

April 1 - Autism Awareness Day - Wear Blue!!!  



Miss Penuela:    9:00-9:30

Mrs. Altman        10:00-10:30

Ms. Verdin        11:30-12:00

Ms. Rodriquez    1:20-1:50

Post-Online Icons and Idols Auction: From Tuesday, March 15th at 5:00 p.m. to March 31st, the post-online auction will be open for bidding. If you didn't make it to the gala or got outbid at the gala, this is your opportunity to get some great packages all while helping raise funds for Lanai! There are limited spots in some party books too. Please go to start bidding!

GO FOR THE GOLD! - The Go for the Gold running program comes to a close with a bang! 4th and 5th grade students  that participated in this morning running program will run a mile at 8:15 am and then celebrate with a party immediately afterward with refreshments and awards. This all happens on the upper large yard. Parents are welcome to come and cheer their kids on.

Go Lions!

LAPS FOR LANAI IS HERE!!  Guess what time it is?? It’s springtime and that means LAPS 4 LANAI!!! Laps 4 Lanai is a school event that helps promote exercise, health, and teamwork to our entire student body, and serves as a platform for an important fundraiser.  Next week your child will receive their Laps packet with all of the exciting details for this event!  The pledge period is from March 17th through April 8th.

PARENT CENTER - The Lanai Parent Center is for you!  We have Parent Workshops, Book Clubs, Scout Meetings, PTA Meetings and more all in the Parent Center.  But we need you to keep it nice!  Please put down butcher paper on the tables if you are going to use glue, clean up after yourself and make sure all food is thrown away in the outside trash cans to avoid bugs!  We set the example for our students so let’s keep our Parent Center beautiful!  

ISRAELI CULTURAL DAY - Would you like to help plan Israeli cultural day?  Would your child like to dance in the Israeli cultural day celebration on April 14th?  If so, please email your contact information to Hadas Propper at

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 After school 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 After school 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.