Lanai Weekly: June 4 - 8, 2018

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Wow, one more week of school and this year is over.  It has gone by fast.  This week has been busy—just as all the others have been.  There’s always a lot going on with 584 students.  That’s 1168 little feet.  Some running, some jumping, some hopping, some skipping, some walking, and even one or two limping.  But all those little feet, every day marching into Lanai for a great day at school.  It’s been a great school year.  

As our teachers and students put the finishing touches on the final days of school—there’s still so much to do—Spelling Bee, Culmination, Awards, Basketball and Kickball games, Parties, smiles and tears.  Enjoy this final week and listen to the pitter patter of the little feet as they dance to the exciting last days of school.


Lisa Elan

Monday, June 4

  • Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1pm (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
  • Lexia and Laps Awards at Morning Assembly
  • 5th Gr. vs Staff Basketball
  • Check lost and found today! It’s on the ramp.

Tuesday, June 5

  • Early Dismissal at 1:40pm (snack and lunch available in cafeteria)
  • 5th Grade Culmination at 9:00 am. Upper Yard opens for parking at 8:30 am
  • Don’t forget to peruse the Lost & Found items on the ramp

Wednesday, June 6

  • Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1pm (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
  • Perfect Attendance & Presidential Fitness Awards at 8:15
  • TK Celebration at 8:30 in classroom
  • 5th Gr. vs Staff Kickball at 9am
  • Kinder Celebration Rehearsals - 11 am (open to everyone) followed by class parties
  • English Language Program Options at 2pm, Room 2
  • You missed something at Lost & Found!

Thursday, June 7….. Last Day of School!

  • Minimum Day - Dismissal at 1pm  (no snack at cafeteria, lunch only)
  • Kinder Celebration in Auditorium at 8:30 am
  • 5th Grade Bash at 11am
  • 12:55 5th Grade Walk of Fame
  • Lost & Found gets packed up today!

Friday, June 8

  • Pupil Free Day
  • Lost & Found leaves campus...forever


(also available to download onto your smartphone’s calendar via

August 6 and 7                   Kinder Cub Corral, 9am - 3pm
August 13                           Kinder Orientation, 8:30 am in auditorium
August 14                           FIRST DAY OF 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!
August 16                           New Parent Orientation, 8:45 in Auditorium
August 17                           New Family Buddy Brunch at Private Residence
August 17                           Room Parent Applications Due
August 20 - 24                   Welcome Week on campus
August 22                           Volunteer Info/Sign-up Day & All Parents TEAM Meeting
August 23                          Room Parent Orientation
August 24                          Guys Walk Your Kids to School Day
August 27 -  Sept 7            Love Drive
August 28                          Back to School Night for TK, 1st and 2nd Gr.
August 29                          Back to School Night for 3rd, 4th and 5th Gr.
August 31                          Admission Day - No School
September 3                      Labour Day - No School


MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS! Come join us as we kick off the final week of school with an outdoor movie night on Saturday, June 2 on the big yard. Doors open at 6:45 pm and movie starts at 7:45 pm. The winning movie is…..”Coco”!. Bring your lawn chairs or a towel to sit on and enjoy the movie under the stars! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Free admission. 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CAFETERIA:  The last week of school we have 4 minimum days with an early dismissal at 1 pm.  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 1:40 pm. 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 play dates,  order lunches,  or make homework requests. Please secure after school pick-up arrangements with your children before the school day.

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.



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 9 am to 12 pm.  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 can be found on Parent Square