Lanai Weekly: May 2, 2016

Principal’s Message

Greetings Parents,

We have concluded Smarter Balanced testing for grades 3-5.  I am proud of the great effort our students put into testing!  We are starting one of the busier months of the year with activities each week so please be sure to check the calendar.  This week is staff appreciation week.  I am continuously impressed with the amount of time and energy the staff at Lanai Road puts into making sure all students are successful!  They are an incredibly talented group of teachers and staff who want nothing but the best for our students and families.  Thank you for everything you do each day that makes everyday a Great Day to Be a Lion!

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - May 2 - May 6

Smarter Balance Testing Make up Exams

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Pajama Drive! - See the details below


Pajama Drive Begins - and continues all week! See info below


5th Grade Parent Meeting - 8:30-9:30, Parent Center, “Common Core Math, LAUSD Math Pathways and Preparing Your Child for Middle School.” See below for details


Character Day - Citizenship, wear Purple!


Laps For Lanai - See below for class schedules

CPK Night! - See below for all the details!

Lunch with the Principal


Laps For Lanai - See below for class schedules

Principal Awards


May 9 - 5th Grade trip to Pali Camp

May 10 - Parenting Workshop - 8:20, Parent Center “Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Language”

May 10 - Orchestra Concert - 5:30, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium

May 10 - Emergency Drill

May 12 - School Wide Positive Behavior Support Team

May 13 - Time to Dance Assembly


5TH GRADE PARENT MEETING - May 3rd, 8:30-9:30am in Family Center:  5th Grade Parents Meeting regarding Common Core Math, LAUSD Math Pathways and Preparing Your Child for Middle School.  Please RSVP to Robbie Solomon (

Congratulations to all of our students for rocking the Laps 4 Lanai pledge drive! 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

CPK NIGHT IS THURSDAY, MAY 5TH! - Please bring in your flyer and the school will receive 20% of your check.  This is an all day event, so come for lunch or dinner.  Mr. Hansen, Coach PJ and teachers will be there from 5:00-7:30.  CPK Encino only.  16101 Ventura Blvd, at the corner of Woodley and Ventura. Additional Flyers are available in the front office or click here.

PAJAMA DRIVE! -  TLC and the 2nd grade Girl Scouts will be working together to collect new pajamas to donate to the Pajama Program ( This amazing organization provides pajamas to foster children in need, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.   TLC and the Girl Scouts want to help reach the Pajama Program's goal of "one million good nights!"  A donation box will be located near the front entrance of the school during the week of  May 2- May 6. Any questions?  Contact Jody Chow ( or Julie Weinstein (

PARENTING WORKSHOP ON MAY 10TH! - “Understanding Your Child's Emotional Language”, 8:30, Parent Center.  This free workshop is an inspirational and interactive event for parents desiring to raise the bar on their parenting skills.  Parents will learn: How to set emotional boundaries, how to clean up emotional clutter, and how to improve emotional intelligence.  Presented by Yvonne Brooks.

ATTENTION NEW INCOMING PARENTS! - All new incoming families for 2016-2017 are welcome to attend an off-campus Meet and Greet wine and cheese event on May 10 at 7:00pm. If you are interested and live in the district please email Ali Perdigao at for the address.


After school musical performances of "Lights up Lanai" Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 21 at 1:00. Performances in the Dakarman Girls Auditorium.  Tickets $4 at the door.

5TH GRADE PLAYS IN PROGRESS - Friday, May 20th, Dakarmen Girls Auditorium, schedules to follow

FIRST GRADE DANCE DEMO - Monday May 23, Dakarmen girls auditorium. Class schedules to follow

KINDER THEATER DEMO - Thursday May 26. Individual class schedule to be announced shortly.

NEW PARENTING TOOL KITS AVAILABLE IN THE PARENT CENTER - Need Parenting help?  Stop by the Parent Center for information on a variety of subjects including: Social and Emotional Learning, ADHD, Helping Your Child with Homework, Proactive Parenting, Special Education and much more!

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

Summer Bridge runs from June 14th-July 8th. Click on the Summer Bridge tab to see our line up of teachers.

YES Enrichment classes include: Summer Basketball Camp, Summer Art with Mrs. Murray, Theater Camp with Mr. Winnick, Theater Training with Mr. Winnick and TGA Tennis at Lanai.  

Summertime Daycare - SEEDS will be open at Lanai from June 13th-July 8th.  The campus will be open daily from 8:00-5:30.  The cost is $40.00 a day and you can register online.  

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.