Lanai Weekly: May 29 - June 2, 2017

Dear Families,

What a week!  Student Council speeches and elections, Open House, and only two weeks left of school!  As I walked through the classrooms on Tuesday night, I saw so many wonderful experiences that your child participated in this year.  The Life Cycle of a Butterfly, ABC books, the Circulatory System, Mars Survival biomes, art pieces from classic to contemporary, 3-D shapes, volume using everyday products, and much more.  In every classroom, children were proudly showing their parents the work and projects they have completed as part of their learning.  Learning magic was everywhere!

Also on Wednesday, the Safety Committee, composed of teachers, staff, parents, and administration, held our monthly meeting and reviewed Lanai’s procedures on our positive discipline policy and the way it’s explained and implemented to students and parents.  We also discussed the use of the newest toy craze - finger spinners.  The committee came to the decision that these spinners are a distraction and pose a potential danger.  Thus, we are asking parents to please have your child keep their finger spinners at home for at-home play.

Finally, as we honor Memorial Day, let us remember all the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces and provided us the freedom and opportunities that we all enjoy today.


Lisa Elan

MONDAY, MAY 29                                                                                               No School - Memorial Day!


WEDNESDAY, MAY31                                                                                    Buddy Picnic at Lunchtime

THURSDAY, JUNE 1                                                                                             All library books are due back

FRIDAY, JUNE 2                                                                                         Principals Awards at 8:20                                                                               Lunch with the Principal at 12:00 & 12:20                                                          5th Grade Parent/Child Dance - 7 to 9 pm


June 5            Lexia Awards and Morning Laps Awards

June 5            5th Grade vs Staff Basketball

June 5            Shortened Day, 1:27pm Dismissal

June 6            5th Grade Culmination @ 9:00

June 6            Kinder Splash and Play Day!

June 7            Shortened Day - 1:27 pm Dismissal

June 7            Presidential Fitness Awards at Morning Assembly

June 8            Minimum Day - 1:00 pm Dismissal

June 8            Perfect Attendance Awards at Assembly

June 8            TK Summer Celebration

June 8            5th Grade vs Staff Kickball

June 9            Last Day of School - 1:00pm Dismissal

June 9            Kinder Summer Celebration @ 8:45

June 9            5th Grade Bash @ 11:00, Walk of Honor @ 12:55

June 9            Last day for Lost & Found items!


THANK YOU! - To All The Families That Came Out To Support Lanai At Last Week's CPK Night!  We hope you had a great time with family, friends and delicious food!  And of course, thank you to Principal Elan, Coach PJ and all of the teachers who participated in this wonderful fundraising event.  

ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE BY 6/1!  Parents, please help your children locate and return all library books by 6/1.  If you have any questions or need to pay for a lost book, please stop by the library to see Ms. Parvin.  Thank you!

LAST CALL FOR LOST AND FOUND! Please take a moment to look through the items hanging along the ramp including a baseball catcher’s chest pad, a pillow and swimming gear. We also need volunteers to pick up the lost and found, launder them and drop them off at the shelter in Van Nuys. Please contact for more information.

SEEDS SUMMER CARE STARTING MONDAY JUNE 12TH - Seeds Care will offer full day childcare from 8:00 - 5:30 pm starting Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 30th. Daily and Weekly rates.  Fun daily activities, sports, arts & crafts, water play and field trips. Students must bring a lunch. AM and PM snacks will be provided. Jr High and HS students volunteer hours available.

ALL PARENTS - Please notify the office immediately if your child will not be returning in the fall. This includes all students who have accepted a call-up from a magnet school wait list.  We want to make sure that your child’s academic records are forwarded to their new school in a timely manner. Please email with any updates or questions.

WANT TO SEE ALL THE LANAI LEADER PICTURES IN COLOR? Missed the article about Israeli culture day?  Check out the Lanai website to find it there.

2017-18 VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS - Volunteer applications need to be reapplied for each year. Let’s get a head start on the 2017-18 school year by submitting them before the year is over! Applications can be picked up in the Parent Center or in the Office.  Contact for more information or to check on your TB expiration date.

THE 2017 READING BY 9 HOW TO RAISE A READER GUIDE IS LIVE! This year, The Los Angeles Times partnered with Common Sense Media to produce a 24-page full color bilingual guide.  This guide provides tips for parents, book recommendations and local resources.