Lanai Weekly: September 4 - 8, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Four school days of unprecedented heat, two Back to School Nights, and one awesome Lanai staff who carried on with their terrific lessons and indoor recess to keep our students learning and safe during these hot, hot days.  

As you all enjoy this four-day weekend remember that we are celebrating Admissions Day on Friday September 1st, which honors California becoming the 31st state in 1850.   On Monday, September 4th, Labor Day, we are reminded of the contributions organized workers made to the success and growth of our country.  

I wish you all a wonderful, safe and hopefully, COOL weekend!

Lisa Elan

Monday, September 4

No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5

LoVE Fund Drive continues this week

Wednesday, September 6

No Events

Thursday, September 7

New Art Docent Orientation - 8:30 in Parent Center

Returning Art Docent Orientation - 1:30 in Parent Center

Spirit Wear Sales after school

CPK Fundraiser (All day with staff participating from 5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Friday, September 8

English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Elections - 8:30 in Parent Center

Book Club Orientation - 9:30 in Library

School Site Council (SSC) Elections at 1:30 in Parent Center


September 14            Parent Workshop - Harmony in The Home by The Parenting Pros 8:30

September 18 - 29    PTA Membership Drive Begins

September 20          Coffee With The Principal at 8:30 am in the Parent Center

September 21           No School - Rosh Hashanah

September 22          Guys & Kids Night on the Upper Yard 5:30 - 7:00 pm

September 27          Parent Workshop - Homework Hassles & How to Master Them


Lanai Weekly Going Paperless in October - Beginning next month, paper copies of the weekly will no longer be sent home with every student. We encourage everyone to read the weekly via Parent Square or on the website. Paper copies will be available in the office should you need one.

LoVE Week Continues!  Do you love Lanai and all the extra enrichment and staff that your children receive?  If yes, please donate to our annual LoVE (Lanai Values Education) drive!   We have special incentives that are available only until September 8 and 100% of your donation is tax deductible. Look for the fundraising table outside of the school.

Parent Center Presentations - The Parent Center is excited to host two informative sessions this month that we hope you will find helpful:

How to Create Harmony at Home through Better Communication by Michele Warner and Carol Nalin of The Parenting Pros. - Thursday, September 14 from 8:30 - 9:30. Many of our Lanai families may be familiar with Michele as she was the Early Childhood Education Director at Valley Beth Shalom.

Mastering Homework Struggles - by Katherine Saltzberg of Love and Leadership Parenting.  Wednesday, September 27 from 8:30 - 9:30. Katherine is the first and only certified John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Coach in the Los Angeles Area.  

Guys and Kids Night - All guys or father figures are invited to join in the fun on the upper yard, playing sports and games with the kids. Friday, September 22 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Volunteers Needed - Volunteer Sign-up sheets are located outside the office. There is a need for people in the following committees: PTA Reflections Arts Program, Campus Clean-up (Lost & Found), Education Action Committee (EAC) and Library and Book clubs.

Working Parents Volunteer Group - If you are a working parent and would like to see how you can participate from home, please reach out to Alison Neymark at

All Volunteers - if you plan on spending any time on campus (in or outside the classroom), a LAUSD Volunteer badge is mandatory.  Please fill out a volunteer application along with your TB results (new volunteers only) or email to roll over last year’s badge (returning volunteers only). Badges take a few weeks to arrive so please use a yellow “visitor” sticker in the meantime and don’t forget to sign in at the office.

An Affaire For Marisa Ayola - In celebration of Mrs. Ayola’s promotion to Balboa Magnet,  we are hosting an adults only send-off at a local residence on Wednesday, September 6 from 4:30 to 7:30pm. All friends (past and present) of Mrs. Ayola are encouraged to stop by and have a drink. Please contact for more information and to RSVP.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Help - As you are aware, Hurricane Harvey has overwhelmingly impacted Houston and other Texas communities.  The L.A. Unified District is currently exploring options for collecting clothes, uniforms, and school supplies however, we have provided suggestions on how you can give monetary support in this time of crisis.