Lanai Weekly: April 18, 2015

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

On Thursday we had a festive and informative assembly for Israeli Cultural Day complete with music, dancing and delicious Israeli food!  Thank you to all the parents and students who planned and participated in our wonderful celebration.  

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - April 18 - April 22nd

5th Grade Smarter Balance Testing - All week

Book Swap - All week!  See below


Team Lanai Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center, EVERYONE WELCOME!

McDonald’s Night, 4:30-7:30, McDonald’s on Ventura Blvd. at Haskell.

3rd Grade Field Trip to Science Center

TK/K Field Trip to Underwood Farms


Art Contest Art Due! - Art must be dropped off by 8:15 in the Auditorium with a completed entry form

ELAC Meeting, 8:20, Parent Center

SSC Meeting, 1:30, Parent Center

1st Grade Field Trip to Storybook Theater


Parent Workshop - Impulsivity, Inattention, Hyperactivity & Self Control, 8:20, Parent Center - See below

Lanai’s Earth Day Museum Open, 8:15-3:00

Science Explosion Day

Lanai Leader submissions due!  


April 25 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

April 25-27 - 5th Grade Smarter Balance Testing

April 28-29 - 5th Grade CST Testing - Science

April 27-29 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Catalina

April 28-29 - 5th Grade CST Testing, Science

April 29 - Student Council Spirit Day

April 30  - Spring Movie Night, begins at sundown!  More details to come...


PARENTING WORKSHOP - “Impulsivity, Inattention, Hyperactivity & Self Control” Friday, April 22, 8:30, Parent Center.  Impulsivity in young children is fairly common.  But when is it a sign of a problem?  When is it developmentally appropriate?  This workshop is designed to help parents understand the signs of a potential problem and learn about tools to help children learn self control.  Please RSVP to lisa.reeve@lanairoad.netPresented by Farnaz Kerendi Simantob, Ph.D.

MCDONALD'S NIGHT IS HERE! - Please join us this Wednesday, April 20th at the McDonald’s on Ventura Blvd. at Haskell anytime between 4:30 and 7:30.  Kids love to eat with their teachers and Mr. Hansen!!

BRING A BOOK!  SWAP A BOOK! - There will be a Book Swap during the week of April 18 - 22.  Children are encouraged to bring books from home that they no longer read to “swap” with other students as a means of reusing and recycling our books.  This is a great way to help the environment and share some of your favorite books with students at Lanai.  The  Book Swap box will be located near the school entrance.   Children will be able to “give” and “get” books at this location all week. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Weinstein at

LAST WEEK TO ENTER LANAI’S EARTH DAY RECYCLED ART CONTEST!  All students are invited to enter! Student art will be displayed on April 22nd in Lanai’s Earth Day Museum. Art must be dropped off by 8:15 in the Auditorium on Thursday, April 21 with a completed entry form.  Students may tour the museum on Friday the 22nd and vote for their favorite art.  Prizes will be awarded at morning assembly on Monday, April 25th.  

ISRAELI CULTURAL DAY THANK YOU!  - Thanks so much to all the parents, teachers and students who participated in our wonderful event: Hadas Propper, Ronit Shapira, Effie Katz, Ilana Shenberger, Emily Jori, Meli Levi, Jasmine Epstein, Katy Snyder, Matt Snyder, Belinda Chelin, Neda Katz, Dan Katz, Stacey Luchs, Sharon Benzvi, Brian Reisner, Julie Weinstein, Jenny Melamed, Ron Niver, Miriam Niver, Maya Propper, Emma Winnick, Ella Katz, Eden Katz, Emma Lake, Lya Levi, Kamilah Snyder, Shiloh Melamed, Jonny Katz, Benjamin Chelin, Gabriele Snyder, Alex Reisner,  Harrison Reisner, Ruby Chelin, Madeline Behar, Tomer Shapira, Miles Morowitz, Evan Epstein, Ethan Katz, Guy Epstein, Liam Shenberger, Adam Shenberger, Jacob Nir, Maya Jori and Hodaya.

Congratulations to all of our students for rocking the Laps 4 Lanai pledge drive! They did an amazing job! Now...on to the fitness part! Parents are encouraged to come and cheer on the students while they run. Here are the classroom schedules:

Thursday, May 5th

5th grade: 8:30-9:15

4th grade: 9:30-10:15

3rd grade: 11:00-11:45

Friday, May 6th

Kindergarten: 8:30-9:15

1st grade: 9:30-10:15

2nd grade: 11:00-11:45

READ THE LANAI LEADER ONLINE! - Just click here for the online version!

SEEDS AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT IS OPEN FOR SUMMER! - Seeds Summer Camp and Summer bridge enrollment now available online now.  See the Lanai website for all the details!

Click on the Summer Bridge tab to see our line up of teachers. Seeds Summer Camp enrollment is located at the bottom of the Childcare tab. YES Enrichment will offer classes during the summer.  Some of  the offerings:

LOST AND FOUND - It’s filling up again!  Please stop by and check for jackets, water bottles and lunch boxes.  It’s faster than another trip to Target for a new one!

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.