Lanai Weekly: March 7, 2016

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Mrs. Tew!  She was selected by her peers as Lanai’s Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Tew will be honored at an awards dinner and ceremony hosted by the Encino Chamber of Commerce on April 14.  Teachers from all of the schools in Encino will be recognized that evening and one teacher will be chosen as the teacher of the year for Encino.  Well done Mrs. Tew!

I’m looking forward to rock and rolling with everyone on Saturday night at the Gala at Sportsmen's Lodge!

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - MARCH 7 - MARCH 11, 2016

Gala Pick-A-Ticket and T-Shirt Sales all week!  

Fire Drill this week!


Parenting Workshop - Parenting without Panic!, Parent Center, 8:20

Character Day - Fairness, Wear Orange!


ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

2nd Grade Theater Demonstration, 8:30, Auditorium, see below for schedule

School Wide Positive Behavior Support Team, 12:20

SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center


Spirit Day - Rock n Roll theme! - Wear your Rock n Roll T Shirts!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Early Dismissal, 1:39


Icons and Idols Spring Auction and Gala, Sportsman’s Lodge, 6:00 p.m.


March 14-17 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 1:39

March 14 - Morning Laps Awards

March 14 - First Grade Theater Demonstrations, See below for schedule

March 16 - TEAM LANAI Meeting - 8:30, Parent Center

March 17 - Persian New Year Celebration - Upper Yard, Morning Assembly

March 18 - Minimum Day, 12:59 Dismissal

March 21-March 28 - Spring Break

March 29 - School Resumes


PARENT WORKSHOP - PARENTING WITHOUT PANIC! Wednesday, March 9th at 8:20 in the Parent Center.  If you haven’t been to a Parenting workshop this year...this is the one to go to! We are lucky to have Kent Tourssaint, a licensed marriage and family therapist who is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills.  He will be leading an exciting and eye opening conversation about developing a better understanding of your child and learning new ways to communicate and set reasonable boundaries with your kid without yelling and arguing.  Please join us for this great workshop!

PURCHASE YOUR ICONS AND IDOLS GALA TICKETS TODAY!   Now that everyone has received their "invitation ticket" to the Icons and Idols Auction and Gala, it is time to purchase your tickets. Join us on Saturday, March 12, from 6 PM - midnight at The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City for dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions benefitting our school. Tickets can be purchased online at by clicking on "gala registration" link. Get your individual tickets today for $90. Tickets will be $100 on the date of the event.  Hope to see you for a rockin' good time.  Questions? Please email Michelle Siembieda at

ICONS AND IDOLS PICK-A-TICKET AND T-SHIRT SALES - March 3rd to 11th. Children's themed baskets will be raffled at the auction.  Some of the baskets include sports, Shopkins, Qixels, an American Girl Doll, games, Hot Wheels, Disney's Descendants and even a chance to win a Limo ride and miniature Golf with Mr. Hansen. Please stop by the tables in front of school at pick up time! Tickets are $2 each. Rock-and-Roll themed Lanai T-shirts will also be on sale for $15 each and come in youth and adult sizes.  

ONLINE BIDDING IS OPEN!!!: Bidding for the Icons and Idols pre-event auction is open until Wednesday, March 9th at noon.  New items will  be added daily so check back often. Please visit to start bidding!

DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE AUCTION.  Please contact the solicitation chair, Katie Elinoff, at to make arrangements to get the items to us. Thank you for your support of Lanai Road Elementary!


Mrs. Colon         8:50-9:20

Mrs. Ayola        10:00-10:30

Mrs. Bell         11:20-11:50

Mrs. Stephans     1:10-1:40


Miss Penuela:    9:00-9:30

Mrs. Altman        10:00-10:30

Ms. Verdin        11:30-12:00

Mr. Barcase        1:20-1:50

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.