Lanai Weekly: May 28 - June 1, 2018

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

SBAC almost complete…check; Open House…check; Student Council elections…check; Incoming Kinder Play Date…check; Culmination planning…check; Classroom reorganization…in process!

This time of the year is super busy as teachers and students are putting the finishing touches on the current year and actively planning for the new school year, which includes classroom placement.  I want to explain the process so you understand the complexity and depth that goes into how the new classes are formed.  Initially we determine students who are English Language learners and they are placed first.  Other considerations include students who are receiving Special Education services and those who are in our SAS (School for Advanced Studies) program and/or Gate (Gifted/Advanced) program.  We also make certain classes are balanced in terms of academic achievement, behavior, and gender.  All this is collaboratively with the current classroom teachers.  Parent requests are always the lowest level of consideration after all other classifications have been determined.  As a result, I ask that parents refrain from making requests.  Your child’s teacher knows his/her strengths and challenges and are in the best position to determine appropriate placement in the coming year.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and many thanks as we remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  

Lisa Elan

Monday, May 28

  • Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday, May 29

  • Last Day for The Hut

Wednesday, May 30

Thursday, May 31

  • Kinder Theater Demos (see below for times)
  • Lunch with the Principal

Friday, June 1

  • Principal’s Awards at 8:15
  • 5th Grade Parent/Child Dance, 7pm Auditorium

Saturday, June 2

  • PTA Movie Night on the Yard, 6:45 pm doors open, 7:45 pm movie starts


May 28         Memorial Day - No School
June 4          Minimum Day - 1pm dismissal (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
June 4          Lexia Awards at Morning Assembly
June 4          5th Gr. vs Staff Basketball at 9am
June 5          Shortened Day - 1:40 pm dismissal
June 5          5th Grade Culmination at 9am
June 6          Minimum Day - 1pm dismissal (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
June 6          Perfect Attendance and Presidential Fitness Awards
June 6          5th vs Staff Kickball at 9am
June 7          Minimum Day - 1pm dismissal (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
June 7          Last Day of School!
June 7          TK and Kinder Summer Celebration
June 7          5th Grade Bash at 11am
June 7          5th Grade Walk of Honor, 12:55pm


KINDER THEATER DEMOS - Thursday, May 31 in the Auditorium.
Manolos: 8:50 - 9:10 am    Alas: 1:25 - 1:45pm,
Altman: 9:30 - 9:50 am    Royal 2:10 - 2:30 pm
Come and see what your child has learned these past 2 months with Ms. Tracy, Ms. Anita and Ms. Dzhamilya!

PTA OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT!  Saturday, June 2 outside on the big yard. Doors open at 6:45pm and movie starts at 7:45pm. Students will be voting next week on their movie choice.  Will it be “Coco” or “Ferdinand”????  Bring your lawn chairs or a towel to sit on and enjoy the movie under the stars!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CAFETERIA:  The last week of school we have 4 minimum days with an early dismissal at 1pm.  Those days are: Monday, June 4, Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7. On those days the cafeteria will not be serving snack at recess.  Only lunch will be available for purchase. Tuesday, June 5 is regular dismissal at 1:40pm. Both snack and lunch will be available for sale on that day.

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.

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”.

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. $285 for the week.

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:


FRIENDS AND FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY AT THE LA FOOD BANK - Looking for a way for the whole family to give back to the community?  You’re invited to an exclusive Friends and Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 9 from 9am to 12pm.  At this exclusive event the minimum age to volunteer has been lowered to 5 years old. Included in the program are a continental breakfast, remarks on the state of hunger in Los Angeles and a private tour of the food bank.  Please RSVP to Roger Castle, Chief Development Officer - rcastle@lafoodbank.orgor (323) 234-3030, x147. Flyer is on Parent Square.