Lanai Weekly: August 22, 2016

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome back Lanai Road!  It was a great first week of school as our lion cubs got to meet their teachers and classmates.  It was wonderful to greet our new families and reconnect with returning families.  If you are new to Lanai, please read this newsletter each week and mark your calendars for important dates.  You will also receive a weekly recorded phone message regarding weekly events.  

Thank you!

Mr. Hansen

THIS WEEK - Aug 22  - Aug 26, 2016

Welcome Week!


Early Dismissal every Tuesday, 1:40

WEDNESDAY, August 24

ALL PARENT TEAM  MEETING and Volunteer Sign-Ups, 8:30, Auditorium, see below

THURSDAY, August 25

Dad walk your Kids to School Day

Room Parent Orientation Meetings, 8:30: Grades TK-2, 1:30: Grades 3-5

FRIDAY, August 26

ELAC/SSC Orientation, 1:30, Parent Center, see below for details


Kinder Picnic, 10:00, details to follow


Aug 30 - Back to School Night Grades TK-2 - 5:30- Food Sales, 6:00- Classroom Presentations

Aug 30 - After School Theater Auditions - 2:00, Auditorium, Grades 3-5, see below for details

Aug 31 - Back to School Night Grades 3-5, 5:30-Food Sales, 6:00 - Classroom Presentations

Sep 01 - Book Club Orientation, 8:30, Parents Center

Sep 02 - Admissions Day - NO SCHOOL

Sep 05 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Sep 15 - Art Docent Orientation, New Volunteers, 8:30, Returning Volunteers, 1:30, Parent Center


ALL PARENT TEAM LANAI MEETING ON WEDNESDAY IS FOR EVERYONE - Want to help your school community?  Meet new friends? Get involved? Volunteering is a vital part of what makes Lanai such a wonderful school.  Please join us on Wednesday at 8:30 in the auditorium to find out about volunteer opportunities, ask questions, and sign up!  There are volunteer jobs of all sizes... if you have a lot of time, but also if you’re a working parent and just want to participate.  Come find out all the choices and be a part of making Lanai great!

PTA ROOM PARENT SIGN UPS -  Applications are due Mon, Aug 22. Room parents support the classroom and teacher in a variety of ways: collecting, spending, tracking and reporting classroom funds, forwarding school emails, communicating with the teacher and parents regarding class news, field trips and class parties, coordinating morning drop off schedule for parents, organizing classroom volunteers as requested by the teacher, attending school meetings to keep the class informed, and more.  There are usually two Room Parents per class.  The lead will typically be held by someone that has been a former Lanai Room Parent.  Teachers are in charge of the final selection. Selected Room Parents will need to attend orientation in the Parent Center on Thursday, Aug 25: 8:30 for TK, K, 1st, 2nd, 1:30 for 3rd, 4th, 5th.  If you have any questions contact PTA Room Parent & Volunteer Coordinators: &

Please fill out the online form at before Monday, Aug 22.

LANAI’S NEW COMMUNICATION PROGRAM.  ParentSquare is coming!   We are excited to let you know that this year we’ll be using ParentSquare to communicate with you at the school, in your classrooms and volunteer groups.  ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. With ParentSquare you’ll be able to: receive all school and classroom communication via email, text or app; view and download photos; view the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events; easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items; easily coordinate with other parents in your child’s class.  Look for an invitation in your email later in the week.

LOOKING FOR LIBRARY BOOKS!  Did you find any library books over summer break?  Please return any library books that didn't make it back last year (or in previous years!) so that you can avoid fees and your child can start checking out new books!  If you have any questions about outstanding books, please see Ms. Parvin in the library.  Thanks!

AFTER SCHOOL THEATER AUDITIONS ARE COMING UP!   Auditions for the fall musical directed  by Mr. Jay will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Dakarman girls auditorium. Everyone must pick up an audition/information application prior to auditions.  They  are available in the office or directly from Mr. Jay. This is for grades 3-5 only, but if a 2nd grader is interested please contact Mr. Jay directly for a separate evaluation at

DO YOU STILL HAVE LAST YEARS BACKPACKS AND LUNCH BOXES...DONATE THEM!  There will be a donation box outside of the school office to collect gently used school bags and lunch boxes.  All donations will be used for a future Team Lanai Cares community project this coming school year.

DADS WALK YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY IS COMING UP ON THURSDAY AUGUST 25TH - Please have a dad or father figure walk your children to school and join our highly successful Morning Laps Program.  Any questions?  Contact PTA Community Events Co-Chairs Lisa Edley or Alisa Lippman

VOLUNTEER FOR ELAC AND SSC - You are encouraged to make a difference in the governance of our school by participating in this year’s School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). An orientation has been scheduled to provide you with an understanding of the purpose of the SSC / ELAC and to explain the election process on Friday, August 26th at 1:30 in the Parent Center (Room 3).

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.