Lanai Weekly: May 14 - 18, 2018

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

There is a lot of counting going on at Lanai!  Just ask the Kindergartners how many days are left of school.  They know it by the letter of the alphabet. Art Day, Bubble Day, Camouflage Day, Donut Day, Exercise Day, Friend Day, Games Day and today, Hat Da - All Super, Fun Days!  Our fifth graders returned from Pali Camp and had a wonderful time. You could tell by the great stories and sleepy eyes when they returned! It’s a trip they’ll always remember!

Our third graders completed their math portion of the SBAC test and next week, fourth and fifth graders will be working on it.  Most fourth graders have completed the English Language Arts section and will be working on math next week. Our fifth graders will be working on the English Language Arts section next week.  Please remember that your child needs a good night’s sleep and a complete breakfast to give their best attention to the test.

Finally, our Laps for Lanai Fun Run is on Tuesday and our students have been preparing through daily exercise, character challenges, and some cool activities.  We look forward to the run and encourage you to attend! Check out Parent Square for all the details.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

Lisa Elan

Monday, May 14

  • Laps 4 Lanai Pledge Drive - final day for pledges

  • CPK Fundraiser (all day includes take-out and delivery)

  • Lexia Awards at morning assembly

  • Student Council Interviews


Tuesday, May 15

  • Laps 4 Lanai Run

  • 1:00 - 1:30 Kinder & 1st Grade

  • 1:40 - 2:30 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades


Wednesday, May 16

  • All Parent Team Meeting/Coffee with the Principal

  • Lunch with the Principal


Thursday, May 17

  • Harvest of the Month - Frozen Grapes

  **Please notify your teacher or the office if your child has a grape allergy


Friday, May 18

  • School Tour @ 8:45

  • SSC Meeting @ 1:30

  • SEEDS Musical Performance “Life After Lanai” at 6pm


Saturday, May 19

  • SEEDS Musical Performance “Life After Lanai” at 11am


May 21          1st Grade Dance Demos

May 22         Open House, 5 - 7pm (5-6pm Food/Spirit Wear sales, 6-7pm Classes Open)

May 23         Student Council Presentations

May 24         Middle School Prep 101 - Parents & Kids, 6:30pm Auditorium

May 25         Student Council Results

May 25         Student Council Spirit Day - Wear Red/White/Blue

May 25         Teacher/Staff Luncheon - 11:30 - 1:30

May 25         Incoming Kinder Play Date, 3pm Kinder Yard

May 28         Memorial Day - No School

May 31         Lunch with The Principal

June 1         Principal’s Awards/Lunch with The Principal

June 1         Buddy Event at Lunch


OFFICE PHONE USE IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY: The office would like to remind all parents and students that use of the office phone is for emergencies only.  It is not to be used to arrange playdates, order lunches, or make homework requests. Please secure after school pick-up arrangements with your children before the school day.

LAPS 4 LANAI FUN RUN PLEDGE DRIVE UPDATE:  Weekend Secret Mission for All Students: Any student that gets $60 in new pledges this weekend will not only receive their normal prizes on Monday…they will also receive the BONUS PRIZE called the Vortex Air-Rider! It soars, it flies, it takes to the skies! This prize is only available THIS WEEKEND!

Parents please copy the link from your child’s pledge page and paste it in an email or Facebook or text. Send it out to family, friends, co-workers to raise money for our school.

Top classes:

Kindergarten: Alas

1st grade: Penuela

2nd grade: Fulford

3rd grade: Muffoletto

4th grade: Besser

5th grade: Prentice


Tuesday, May 15th - Laps 4 Lanai Fun Run!  

1:00 to 1:30 Kinder and 1st (Character & Fitness Run with Coach PJ and Principal Elan)

1:40 to 2:40 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (Laps 4 Lanai Run)


HARVEST OF THE MONTH - GRAPES! Grapes are small round or oval berries. Their combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made them an ever popular between-meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads. Grapes are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and have even been shown to help you live longer!  As our temperatures are going up, next week's Harvest of the Month will feature frozen grapes!

“LIFE AFTER LANAI”- An Original Musical Performance written and directed by Jay Winnick (Mr. Jay). Friday, May 18 at 6pm and Saturday, May 19 at 11 am in the Lanai Auditorium.  Tickets are $4 at the door. Featuring over 40 of your Lanai friends! Presented through Y.E.S. Youth Enrichment Services. Flyer is attached.

SUMMER BRIDGE CLASSES FOR INCOMING TK, 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH.  This is a jump start opportunity for students returning to school after a long summer break to review and preview Language Arts and Mathematics for the new school year with a Lanai Educational Staff member.

Classes begin Monday July 30th - Friday August 3rd, $285

Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm


SEEDS SUMMER CARE - Seeds Care will be open Monday, June 11th through Friday, June 29th.



Seeds will begin registration for the new school year on May 1st.  Space is limited. Please sign up early. There will be a $25.00 early bird registration discount for those who register before July 14th. Register online now.

YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE NOW $40 - Yearbook quantities are limited so get your orders in now in case they sell out!  Order forms are in the office. Checks should be made out to “Lanai Student Body”.

OPEN HOUSE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:  On Tuesday, May 22, Lanai will be having our annual Open House from 5-7pm.  We are looking for volunteers to help with food sales. Please contact Sharon Benzvi at

MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP 101 - For Parents and Kids, Thursday, May 24th at 6:30pm.  Come join Parenting with Love Expert, Yvonne Brooks as she discusses the necessary skills that will help your child prepare for and succeed in middle school.  Yvonne will introduce simple and child friendly tools to help them take full responsibility of their time, homework, decisions, friendships and healthy self care.  This presentation is an introduction to Brooks’ summer parenting series which will be held on Saturdays at Pierce College. (More info to follow).  Please RSVP to Jody Chow at Refreshments will be served.

SEEDS SUMMER CARE: Seeds Care will be open Monday, June 11th through Friday, June 29th. Register online now. Summer Care

SEEDS SUMMER BRIDGE CLASSES: 2018/19 Incoming Kinder to 5th Grade at Lanai July 30th through August 3rd. Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily. Students will work with a Lanai teacher from each grade level to review/preview Language Arts and Mathematics. Register online now SummerBridge.

SEEDS FALL AFTER SCHOOL:  Seeds will begin registration for the new school year on May 1st. Space is limited. Please sign up early. There will be a $25.00 early bird registration discount for those who register before July 14th. Register online now Annual Registration.

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

WHAT’S FOR SNACK AT THE CAFETERIA THIS WEEK? View the menu here :  (Coffee cake is being served 3 times this month! May 11, 15, and 29). Please note that the menu is subject to change! A copy has been attached as well.

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH AT THE CAFETERIA THIS WEEK?  View the menu here:  Please note that the menu is subject to change! A copy has been attached as well.

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


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

OPEN HOUSE - May 22, 5 -7 pm. Volunteers needed with the food. Please contact Sharon Benzvi at

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 ACADEMIC PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (SAPESS) - June 18 - July 20 at Cal State Northridge. Taught by credentialed teachers, with TAs for every class, this summer program reinforces the Common Core State Standards Creative curriculum touching on Language Arts, Math, Science and Arts and Crafts. $740 for 4 weeks. Flyer attached.