Lanai Weekly: September 3 - 7, 2018

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

It was so seeing you at our Back to School Nights.  The evening provided an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, learn the classroom rules and expectations, discuss the homework policy, and discover some of the terrific learning in which your child will participate!  Please know that the evening was brief, but if you have more questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

There are so many opportunities for parents to participate in their child(ren)’s education.  In addition to volunteering in classrooms, PE, events, FOLB and PTA committees, we have two leadership committees at Lanai that target student learning and achievement.  The first one is our School Site Council (SSC) and that committee is a governing body that reviews safety, school budget, and student achievement. The second committee is our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and that committee monitors our programs and support for our English Language Learners.  Both are important and we welcome participation from all our families. Please come on Thursday, Sept. 6th at 8:30 a.m. for our ELAC elections and on Friday, Sept. 7th at 1:30 p.m. for our SSC elections.

Also, as a friendly reminder, please be considerate of our neighbors during drop-off and pick-up.  Remember not to block driveways, interfere with trash cans and park in unauthorized places. Following all traffic and safety rules makes Lanai and our community safer.

I’m certain you and your family enjoy the four-day weekend.  On Friday we celebrate Admissions Day—the day California was accepted into the union in 1850 as the 31st state.  On Monday we celebrate Labor Day—honoring our workers for their contributions to our society.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Lisa Elan

Monday, September 3

Labor Day - No School


Tuesday, September 4

Early Dismissal today: 1:40 pm

Orchestra begins after school -     Kinder Violin: 1:45 - 2:15

                    Cubs (1st/2nd Grade):  2:15 - 3:00

                    Lions String Orchestra (3rd - 5th)  3:00 - 3:45

**1st Graders will be picked up with the Kinders and brought to the auditorium to do their homework before their music class**


Wednesday, September 5

CPK Encino Fundraiser (all day) with staff participating from 5 to 7:30 pm

PTA Board Meeting - 8:30 am off campus


Thursday, September 6

English Learner Advisory Committee Elections (ELAC) at 8:30, Parent Center


Friday, September 7

School Site Council (SSC) Committee Elections at 1:30 pm, Parent Center


September 10        Rosh Hashanah - No School

September 13        Parent Presentation - Revolution Math & Growth Mindset, 8:30 am

September 17        Coffee with the Principal/All Parents Team Meeting- 8:30 in the PC

September 18        The “Hut” (after school snack sales) opens for business

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 25        Parent Presentation:  Navigating LAUSD’s Magnet School Process

September 26        Character Day - Respect, wear yellow

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

September 28        Spirit Wear Sales in front of the school

September 28        Lunch with the Principal

October 1 - 31        11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive

October 3              PTA Board Meeting, 8:30

October 8 - 12       Spooktacular ticket sales in front of school

October 11             Picture Day

October 11             Parent Presentation: Student Wellness and the Yes Brain

October 14           Spooktacular Carnival


CPK Fundraiser Night is here!  This Wednesday, September 5, the Encino CPK (at Woodley) will be will donate 20% of your check to our school.  Purchases include dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages! Don’t forget to mention “Lanai” to your server!  The fundraiser is all day and Principal Elan, Coach PJ and some teachers will be stopping by between 5 and 7pm.

Lanai Values Education, that is what “LoVE” stands for.  LoVE week continues this week with our LoVE tables in front of the school.  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.

FOLB Annual Report -


The rumors are true…..the Tuesday “HUT” (Snack Sales) will begin on September 18!

YES After School Enrichment Class Schedule is now enrolling.  New classes this fall  include Little Medical Group and DJ University. For more information, go to:

Orchestra and Choir classes begin this week.  There is still time to enroll for Ukelele, Violin/Orchestra and Chorus.  Visit:


Any student with stitches, staples, casts, crutches, etc must visit the school nurse as soon as they return to school.  A doctor’s note is required in order to return to the classroom.

The Lanai Weekly Bulletin will be posted on Parent Square and the Lanai website only beginning this week. Paper copies will no longer be sent home in backpacks.  Be green and save a tree!

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 or 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 - Please contact Jody Chow at to roll over your previous application. You may need to update your TB results if it is expiring.  


(in Parent Center, Room 3)

Thursday, September 13 - Revolution Math & The Growth Mindset, 8:30 - 9:30 am             Growth Mindset provides a framework to help kids get excited about learning math, and get comfortable with the inevitable struggles that are a part of this process.  In this presentation, we’ll discuss why making mistakes is a crucial part of the learning process and how you can provide your child with key experiences to make them more resilient.  Given by Jake Neuberg, Co-Founder of Revolution Prep:

Tuesday, September 25 - Navigating LAUSD’s Magnet School Process, 8:30 -9:30                  This event is for parents only. We will discuss the magnet school application process, permits and affiliated charters. Parents should attend this session if you are planning to apply for a school through eChoices or if you are not yet familiar with the magnet point system. Given by Robbie Solomon, Lanai’s Community Representative.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend any of the Lanai hosted presentations.


If you have a 2nd to 5th grader, you can sign them up for Beyond The Bell (free after school supervised playground) which will allow you to pick them up later to avoid the traffic/parking congestion that normally occurs at the end of the school day.  For more information visit: