Lanai Weekly: August 27 - 30, 2018

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

Tem dende, tem dende!  Got good energy, got good energy!  That’s the call and response music lesson our first and fourth graders experienced on Tuesday! On Wednesday and Friday our kinders, second, third, and fifth graders learned about levels of sound from “piano to crescendo”; soft to loud!   Our students sang and learned music vocabulary while using body and hand movements during the lessons. More good energy as our students were excited for P.E. with Coach! Our first graders were busy learning “Switch and King of the Hill” which is a quick moving game.  Watch out! 1,2,3 Switch! Move fast or lose your spot! So much energy!

Do you know all the school rules about being safe, responsible and respectful?  Ask a kindergartner to fill you in! Do you remember the difference between common and proper nouns?  Just ask a first grader! Do you remember how rocks and minerals are classified? Just ask a second grader about what’s going on in Science.    Can you come up with other names for common tools? Ask a third grader about the book Frindle.   Can you demonstrate how numbers are ten times larger as you move to the left on the place value chart?  Ask a fourth grader to explain. How do good readers apply their knowledge of “close reading” to a variety of texts?  Ask a fifth grader how good readers apply literacy skills in science and social studies! Lot’s of great learning going on in our classrooms! Lot’s of great energy!  

Looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Nights!

Tem dende!

Lisa Elan

Monday, August 27

LoVE Week Begins!  Look for the LoVE table outside the school

FOLB Board Meeting at 8:30 am

YES After School Enrichment Class Registration opens online at 9pm


Tuesday, August 28

Early Dismissal today: 1:40 pm

Spirit Wear Sales at Back To School

Back to School Night for Room 9 (Freeman) only - 5:45 - 6 pm (Classroom Time)

Back to School Night for TK, K, 1st and 2nd Grades - 5:30 - 6 (Welcome Time)

                                                                                  6 - 7pm (Classroom Time)


Wednesday, August 29

Spirit Wear Sales at Back to School Night

Back to School Night for Room 10 (Besancon) only - 5:00 - 6pm (Classroom Time)

Back to School Night for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades - 5:30 - 6pm  (Welcome Time)

                                                                               6 - 7pm (Classroom Time)


Thursday, August 30

Book Club Orientation - 9:30 am in Library


Friday, August 31

Admissions Day - No School


September 3        No School - Labor Day

September 5        PTA Board Meeting at 8:30

September 5        CPK Fundraiser (All day with staff participating from 5 - 7:30 pm)

September 6        English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Elections - 8:30 in the PC

September 7        School Site Council (SSC) Elections - 1:30 pm in the Parent Center

September 10        Rosh Hashanah - No School

September 13        Parent Presentation - Revolution Math, 8:30 am in the Parent Center

September 17        Coffee with the Principal - 8:30 in the Parent Center, room 3

September 19        Yom Kippur - No School

September 21        Guys & Kids Sports Night, 5:30 -7pm Upper Yard

September 24        FOLB Board Meeting at 8:30

September 27        Principal’s Awards at 8:15, Auditorium

September 28        Parent Presentation - Student Wellness with Lanai’s Wellness Coach

September 28        Spirit Wear Sales in front of the school

September 28        Lunch with the Principal


What is Back to School Night?                                                                         Back to School Night is a parent or guardian only evening where you get a chance to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher and learn about their expectations and philosophy. You will see their classroom environment and receive schedules and other important paperwork. Classroom doors will open at 6pm.  The LoVE Fund table, Spirit Wear sales, Revolution Math and after school music program director, Mary Ruth Schuler will also be on site beginning at 5:30 pm (Welcome Time).  The upper yard will be open for parking on both days from 5:30 pm on wards.

Lanai Values Education, that is what “LoVE” stands for.                                 LoVE week starts this Monday Aug. 27th. There will be tables in front of the school and at Back To School Night if you want to stop by and donate. Your donations help fund staff, TAs, PTA programs, enrichment classes, curricular materials and more. Please refer to the Annual Report to see all of the different ways that your donations support Lanai. Help keep Lanai excelling by donating to LoVE.  100% of your donation is tax deductible. Our children are the future and we are investing in them by giving them the best education that we can!

FOLB Annual Report -

YES After School Enrichment Class Schedule is now available.                        New classes this fall  include Little Medical Group and DJ University. For more information, go to: The enrollment link will go live on Monday, August 27 at 9pm.  Enroll early as many classes do sell out.

After School Orchestra and Choir is now enrolling!                                           Beginner Ukulele (8 Weeks) – Mondays, 2:45-3:30 pm (waitlist only)                     **New Class** Beginner Ukulele (8 weeks) for 2nd - 5th Gr. -Mondays, 3:30 - 4:15 pm                                                                                                        Kinder Violin, 1st/2nd Violin, & 3rd-5th Orchestra (7 Months) – Tuesdays at 1:45 pm                                                                                                                  Cubs Choir & Lions Show Choir (14 Weeks) – Wednesdays, beginning at 2:45pm    CLASSES BEGIN AS EARLY AS TUES., SEPT. 4 – SIGN UP TODAY!!                     Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Visit for more info and to register TODAY! Save up to $30 off by registering by Mon., Aug. 28, 2018.

Remember to hand in the red Emergency Contact forms!                               Every child must have one on file. Copies were sent home in backpacks last week or you can fill one in at the office.

New Volunteers - Applications will be available at in the office.  You can also apply online at: If applying online, you must print out the form, sign and hand it into the office along with your TB results (if a new applicant). Fill only the pertinent info (name, address, emergency contacts). No need to fill in student ID #s.

Returning Volunteers - if you have volunteered in the past, please contact Jody Chow at to roll over your previous application. You may need to update your TB results if it is expiring.  

What’s for snack at the cafeteria this week? View the menu here:

What’s for lunch at the cafeteria this week? View the menu here: Please note that the menu is subject to change.

Need to add to your child’s cafeteria fund?  You can do it online here:

Tip of the Week - Are you not getting Parent Square when you want to?  Go into your Parent Square account and check your settings!  You can choose to have posts sent via email or text, instantly or in a daily digest form at 6pm.