Lanai Weekly: January 23-January 27, 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

This has honestly been a true, blue, busy, wet week at Lanai!  Even though it was a short week, we started off with LEXIA awards for our K-2 students achieving a new level in reading!  Our Character theme this month is Trustworthiness and on Wednesday our Student Council presented a skit they wrote themselves.  They showed that a trustworthy friend keeps promises, returns items held for safekeeping, and is fair when playing games.  Later, all our students saw a wonderful presentation focusing on the importance of being honest with their family and friends and the difference between reality and imagination!

The School Experience Survey was sent home with your child this week.  There is only one envelope per family, thus if you have multiple children at Lanai, just your oldest child received the survey.  This year you have the option to fill it out and return it to school or complete the survey online at If you take the survey online, please input the 10-digit parent code found on the top right corner of your parent letter, then print the “Thank you” form and have your child return it to school.  Please be assured that your survey is confidential.  We are hoping to have 100% participation.  

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Elan


Chorus Meet and Greet - 2:45, Auditorium  - Show Choir and Cubs Choir!  


Parent Workshop, “Mindful Parenting” - Parent Center, 8:30, see below for details


ALL PARENT TEAM LANAI MEETING/Coffee with the Principal, 8:20, Parent Center

Master Plan Options Meeting for EL Parents, 3:00 pm in Room 2


Multicultural Day - Chinese New Year Celebration, 8:15, Morning Assembly

ELAC Meeting, 8:30, Parent Center

Talent Show Rehearsal, after school


Science Explosion

School Tour, 8:45, Parent Center

SSC meeting, 1:30, Parent Center

Talent Show Rehearsal, after school


5K Run “Encino Runs through the Ages” to benefit local schools, see below for details and to sign up!


Jan 30 - 4th Grade Catalina Trip Information Meeting, 1:45, Parent Center

Jan 31 - Grandparents Gameday, 1:45, see below for info

Feb 1 -   Kids World Drama Production, 2nd Grade only

Feb 2 -  Talent Show Rehearsal, After School

Feb 3 -   Principal Awards, Lunch with the Principal

Feb 4 -   TALENT SHOW! - 11:00 and 3:00, see below for details and to volunteer!


PARENT WORKSHOP - ‘MINDFUL PARENTING” - Tuesday, January 24, 8:30, Parent Center. Come learn some new parenting skills for the New Year! - This one hour class will provide parents with an introduction to the practice of Mindful Parenting.  Mindful Parenting emphasizes acceptance, compassion, and living in the present moment as practices that help restore and strengthen the wellbeing of parents and their children, regardless of external conditions.  Presented by the Pepperdine Community Counseling Center, Encino and the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.  

Give your love for Lanai this Valentine’s Day by donating to Lanai’s annual LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive.  If you haven’t donated to LoVE this school year yet, your child will receive a letter in their backpack.  You can also donate online by going to  Classes with at least 95% participation will get a pizza party and a Valentine treat with Principal Elan and Coach PJ on Monday, Feb. 13.

IT’S TIME FOR THE WINTER BOX TOPS DRIVE! Last fall your collections earned $321 for Lanai. Let's try to top that this time around! Collection boxes will be placed in the office and family center next week. Please use the collection sheets attached. There will be a class prize for the classroom collecting the most valid Box Tops. See details in Flyer attached. Deadline: Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

HOST A GALA PARTY! - Hosting a party is a great way to make a significant contribution to the school, meet other parents and have a great time while doing so!  Here’s how it works...You pick the type of party you’d like to host.  We have party suggestions on the form, but feel free to use your own ideas!  Feel good about helping the school raise needed funds!  Tip: Get a few parents to co-host with you and share the expense and the fun!

Fill out the HOST A PARTY SIGN UP SHEET (Forms are available at or attached to this message on Parent Square.

THE 12th LANAI ROAD TALENT SHOW is on Saturday, Feb 4th with two shows at 11am and 3pm. Show and ticket information will be coming soon! We need volunteers for the bake sale, box office and other areas the day of the show. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Trish ASAP at Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the show!

2017 Cubs Choir and Super Spectacular Show Choir Meet and Greets Announced! Monday 1/23 immediately after school in the auditorium! If you LOVE TO SING,  Mr. Haller is meeting with NEW singers to the choir program. No need to sign up for an appointment -- just SHOW UP between 2:40p and 3:30p and say "Hello!" Questions/Comments can always be sent to

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR GRANDPARENTS GAME DAY! - Bring your favorite game and your grandparents for a fun afternoon at school! Tuesday, January 31st, 1:40-3:40 at the lunch tables.Some games will be provided but please bring more!  Snacks will be sold at The Hut. See flyer attached in Parent Square.   

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR ENCINO RUNS THROUGH THE AGES 1st ANNUAL ENCINO 5K TO BENEFIT LOCAL SCHOOLS - January 28, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, 91406  The proceeds help provide essential programs such as art, music, technology, science, P.E. and many more! If you have any questions send an email to encino5k@gmail.  To sign up visit the link below:

Thank you to all of our amazing Encino Community 5K Sponsors!  LA Parent Magazine, Fleet Feet, McDonalds, Levine Law Group, Equinox, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Piano Play, Smiling Sea, Encino Creative Kids, My Gym, EZ Beats and Sound Rotation Entertainment

LOW COST HEALTH INSURANCE INFO FROM LAUSD - Medi-Cal and CHIP offer free for low-cost health insurance for children and teens up to age 19. Children in a family of four earning up to $48,600 a year or more may qualify.  To learn more about affordable health care of your family visit or call 1-866-742-2273

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.