Lanai Weekly: September 12, 2016


Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

This has been a busy week at Lanai!  We started off Tuesday with our Lockdown Drill which was practiced and is being reviewed by our Safety Committee.  Our computer lab opened on Tuesday and the students were excited about coming to the lab for instruction.  Thursday was CPK Night and it was a fun and delicious success!  On Friday we held our SSC meeting and officer elections.  Thank you to all those who participated!  

Our volunteers are the people who make all the wonderful, enrichment activities at Lanai happen!  We appreciate their hundreds of hours of dedicated service to providing our children with art, science, assemblies, events, etc.  LAUSD policy requires all volunteers to be approved annually to work with children.  We appreciate our newly approved volunteers and are asking our veteran volunteers to visit the Parent Center and fill out a quick form.  Volunteer badges will now be issued annually for new and returning volunteers.  


Lisa Elan

THIS WEEK - Sep 12  - Sep 16, 2016

LoVE Fund Drive extended through this week!


Chorus Auditions, 2:30, Auditorium, see below for info

YES after school enrichment classes begin, see below for signup information


Early Dismissal every Tuesday, 1:40

Destination Imagination - Info meeting and sign ups, 6:00, Auditorium, see below


Chorus Auditions, 2:30 Auditorium

THURSDAY, September 15

Art Docent Orientation, 8:30 - New Parents, 1:30 - Returning Parents, Parent Center

FRIDAY, September 16

ELAC Meeting and Elections, 8:20, Parent Center **Note date change**

PTA Dads & Kids Sports Night, 5:30-7:00

Last day of LoVE fund drive!


Sep 19 - Chorus Classes Begin, 2:45, Auditorium, see below for sign-up info

Sep 21 - ALL PARENTS TEAM LANAI MEETING, 8:30, Parent Center

Sep 23 - School Tour, 8:45, Parent Center

Sep 26 - Coffee with the Principal - 8:20, Parent Center


ELAC MEETING AND ELECTIONS - Our first ELAC meeting of the school year has been changed to Friday, September 16th at 8:20 in the Parent Center.  Lanai’s ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee) works to involve the entire school community promoting Multicultural learning, appreciation and tolerance.  Parents participate in the development and evaluation of our schools program for students who are English learners and coordinate several Multicultural Events during the school year.  Past events have included: Diwali (Indian New Year), Norooz (Persian New Year), Israeli Cultural Day, Black History Day, and Chinese New Year.  If you’d like to help plan multicultural events, please come to this meeting.  

PTA DADS & KIDS SPORTS NIGHT IS FRIDAY THE 16TH FROM 5:30-7:00! -  Join the Lanai Community for Guys and Kids Sports Night!  Come play games and have on the upper yard with our own Coach PJ while getting to know Lanai families.  Please bring water and a light snack.  Popsicles will be provided!!  Questions?  Email Lisa Edley, or Alisa Lippman,

DESTINATION IMAGINATION INFO MEETING AND SIGN UPS - September 13 at 6:00 pm in the Dakarmen Girls auditorium.  Please come and learn about Destination Imagination! Last year we piloted this after-school program at Lanai and the team made it to global competition in Tennessee! This wonderful program offers children an opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to problem-solve and critically think within a team format. We would like to open this program to all Lanai students who are interested. A parent and child must be present for the information session to sign up!

LoVE FUND DRIVE CONTINUES! - EXTENDED ONE WEEK - Thank you to all the families that have already donated to our annual LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive.  Great news!  LoVE incentive week has been extended to Sept. 16th.  Please donate to our annual LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive and help keep Lanai on the path to success. Your donations help pay for all the extra staff and enrichment which are no longer paid for by LAUSD, that we have at our great school because of your donations.  Checks and credit cards are gladly accepted, including installments.  We need everyone’s support so please show your love. For more info and to donate online, go to  Thanks!

DON’T MISS OUT!  LANAI’S NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IS HERE! - If you have not yet received an email invitation to join Parent Square, please email your name, preferred email and children’s name to  This new system will give you access to the complete school calendar, homework assignments for some classes, volunteer opportunities, and much more!  Sign up today!

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.

SEEDS AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES - Enrollment is now exclusively online!  See the Lanai website for all the information on great after school classes.  Classes begin September 12th. 

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.