Lanai Weekly: April 16 - 20, 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

What do you get when you combine our buddies and Earth Day? How about a trip to the Lanai Earth Day museum with our buddies? This morning buddies from Ms. Verdin and Mrs. Besser’s classes came and visited the museum together! They looked at the recycled art and voted on their favorite pieces. I must say, the ideas were incredible! There were games, mazes, robots, homes for unicorns, Eiffel Towers, and even a life-sized person! Congratulations to all the participants—I know MOCA will be calling soon!

What is better than lunchtime at school? How about lunch, playtime and a treat with your buddy? That’s what our students did today during lunch time. Buddy Lunches are the best! If you’ve been up on our playground this week you may have noticed that Lanai has been invaded by large, chalk-drawn, deconstructed numbers! Apparently, our students have expanded their math learning to outside the classroom and have left traces of deconstructed numbers! Watch out—next week there may be decimals!

Kudos to our Destination Imagination teams who went to State last week! Our 5th grade DIY’s took first place and are going to Tennessee in May! We are so proud of all our teams who put forth so much time and effort and learned so much!

Finally, as you probably know, our Chorus rocks! On Thursday night they performed at the Taft Explo and did an amazing job! They, and many of our other Lanai students, visited booths at the Explo. Students raced boats, shot off rockets, attended performances, saw a fashion design studio, participated in a video commercial, made slime, and much more! There were over 1900 attendees and Lanai showed a great presence! Well done!

Buddies. Earth Day Museum. Decomposing Number Sightings. DI Nationals. Lanai Chorus. Taft Explo.

Best. Place. Ever.

Lisa Elan

Monday, April 16

  • Laps Awards at Morning Assembly

  • Recycled Art Contest Winners announced at morning assembly


Tuesday, April 17

  • Israeli Independence Day Event at Morning Assembly

  •  The Hut is Open


Wednesday, April 18

  • TK/Kinder Field Trip to Underwood Farms

  • 5th Grade Panoramic Photo at 8:30 am


Thursday, April 19

  • Magic Music Days Demonstrations - Orchestra, Chorus, TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd (schedule attached)


Friday, April 20

  • Magic Music Days Demonstrations - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades (see schedule)


April 23     Laps 4 Lanai Pledge Drive Begins

April 25 - 27     4th Grade Catalina Trip

April 27     Lanai Leader articles due

April 27     SSC Meeting at 1:30, Parent Center

April 27     Student Council Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day

April 27     SSC Meeting at 1:30

April 30 -     Teacher/Staff appreciation week and Mitzvah Week of Giving

May 4

May 1         School Applications now available

May 1         Volunteer Tea, 11:30 - 1:30 in Auditorium

May 2         Character Assemblies - Purple for Citizenship

May 3         Fitness Assemblies

May 4         Cinco De Mayo Celebration at morning assembly

May 7-9     5th Grade Goes To Pali Camp

May 10         Student Council Interviews

May 11         Principals Awards

May 14         CPK Fundraiser All Day

May 14         Lexia Awards at Morning Recess

May 15         Laps 4 Lanai Run After school

May 16         All Parents TEAM Meeting/Coffee With The Principal


MAGIC MUSIC DAYS ARE THIS WEEK!  All parents and caregivers are invited to observe an “info-mance” of our music classes, orchestra and chorale groups.  Led by our amazing teachers, Ms. Nicole Rivera (Music & Movement), Mr. Bill Haller (Chorale) and Ms. Mary Ruth Schuler (Orchestra) , this will give you a glimpse of what our music department has been working on this year. Please see flyer for the complete class schedule.

SAVE THE DATE!  THE VOLUNTEER TEA IS TUESDAY, MAY 1!  To all of the parents and guardians who volunteered at our amazing school this year, the teachers and staff of Lanai are hosting a special fete just for you! The Volunteer Tea will be held in the auditorium from 11:30 to 1:30pm. Please RSVP to

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS?  It’s Spring time! What does that mean? LAPS 4 LANAI is around the corner! Save the date!! Tuesday, May 15th, right AFTER school. More information to follow. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help out at the event. If you are interested please contact Melissa Ladin, Suzy Robins and Kira Lewis at

THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE LANAI LEADER IS HERE! See attached PDF or visit our website at:


(Kid’s favorite: Coffee cake day is April 27!)


(Kid’s favorite: Oven Fried Chicken Drumstick is on April 10 & 18)

NEED TO ADD TO YOUR CHILD’S CAFETERIA FUND?   You can do it online here:


LAPS 4 LANAI - Volunteers needed Tuesday, May 15 after school. Please contact Melissa, Suzy or Kira at

CINCO DE MAYO  - Volunteers Needed for the planning committee. Please email

LOST AND FOUND - Please contact Shauna Green at if you have a few extra minutes while on campus to help organize or donate items.


SUMMER CAMP FAIR/EXPO EVENT will take place Sunday, April 22 at AC Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. This is a free event where Lanai Road and other San Fernando Valley kids and families can meet representatives from over 50 day camps, overnight camps, art camps, sports camps, acting camps, and every other kind of camp imaginable to ask questions, get brochures and other information, and learn about so many wonderful camp program opportunities for their kids available in L.A. There will also be food, fun, raffles and drawings for free camp sessions, sample activities and demonstrations from participating camps and more. Flyer is attached.