Lanai Weekly: January 21 - 25, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents,

This has been a challenging week, but your students have been well-supervised, engaged and learning. Classes were organized by grade levels and TAs remained with their grade levels, thus they knew their students.

I hope that UTLA and LAUSD come to an agreement very soon. Our students thrive with their teachers.

Wishing you a wonderful three-day weekend as we celebrate the words, wisdom, vision and actions of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.


Lisa Elan

In The Event of a STRIKE:

  • The school and office will be open as usual.

  • Car Valet will be open until 8:15 daily.

  • No Intervention, Lexia Lions

  • No After School Enrichment Classes (SEEDS, Musical Playground, Persian 101)

  • No Talent Show rehearsals

  • YS/Beyond the Bell will be available as usual.

  • SEEDS After School Care will be available as usual.

In the event that there is NO STRIKE:

Monday, January 21

  • Martin Luther  King Day - No School

Tuesday, January 22

  • Early dismissal at 1:40 pm

  • The Hut is open

  • After school enrichment classes are on (Orchestra, Movies by Kids, Piano, Viridian Art, Basketball, Persian 101)

Wednesday, January 23

  • All Parent Team Meeting/Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 am Parent Center

  • After school enrichment classes on (Little Med School, Pottery, Skateboarding, Baseball, Guitar, Choir)

Thursday, January 24

  • Science Explosion and Engineering Day - all day in auditorium

  • ELAC Meeting at 8:30 am, Parent Center

  • SSC Meeting at 1:30 pm, Parent Center

  • After school enrichment classes on (Sewing, Tennis, Creative Tech, Soccer)

  • Talent Show rehearsals after school

Friday, January 25

  • Student Council Spirit Day - Pajama Day!

  • After school enrichment classes on (Culinary Kids, Chess, DJ University, Skateboarding)

  • Talent Show rehearsals after school


Jan 28 - Feb 8     Stuffed Toy Donation Drive

January 31        Principal’s Awards, 8:15 Auditorium

February 1        Field Trip to Placerita Canyon (2nd Gr: Bell/Stephans)

February 1        Lunch with the Principal

February 4        FOLB Board Meeting

February 5        Lunar New Year Celebration at morning assembly

February 7        Jazz In Schools Assembly

February 7        Parent Presentation:, 8:30 am Parent Center

February 7        Parent Presentation:, 6:30 pm Auditorium

February 8        School Tour #2

February 9        Talent Show at 11am and 3pm

February 14        Valentine’s Day Class Parties

February 14        Field Trip to Placerita Canyon (2nd Gr: Fulford/Colon)

February 18        President’s Day - No School

February 19        Spirit Wear Sales in front of the school

February 19        Grandparent’s Game Day after school

February 21        ELAC Meeting, 8:30 Parent Center

February 22        SSC Meeting, 1:30 Parent Center

February 23        Lanai’s Annual Gala Party - 6:30 pm, Sportsmen’s Lodge

February 25 - Mar 1    Parent/Teacher Conference Week

February 28 -Mar 1    Literacy Fair in the Library

February 28        Principal’s Awards

March 1        Lunch with the Principal

March 1        Spirit Wear Sales in the front of the school


The rainy season is here! Please send your child with a warm jacket and long pants!  If your child is coming to school with rain boots, please also pack a pair of athletic shoes for them to change into. Extra socks and pants come in handy for those kids who like to jump into puddles. Always put your child’s name on their items, particularly jackets and sweaters!  Our Lost and Found is a busy place!

BYOB: Bring Your Own Lip Balm -  While we are happy to offer a swab of petroleum jelly from a jar, it is most ideal for those with frequent dry lips to come to school with their own lip balm/Chapstick/Vaseline.  

Please tie back your hair (girls) - Jane in the office would like to remind parents of girls to tie their hair back when sending them to school.


POST-PONED - Understanding the US Educational System -  Were you educated outside of the United States?  Are you confused about how the U.S. school system works and how to best support your student?  Please join Robbie Solomon for an information session and discussion to help enlighten you on the American school system structure.  We will discuss public and private primary, secondary and university paths. We will also discuss standardized testing and the impact of honors/Advanced Placement classes in applying to university.


Our yearly Stuffed Animal Drive is coming up! Hang on to your stuffies that you plan on discarding!  We will be accepting, new and like-new (clean) stuffed toys at the end of January.  Donations will be brought to a local transitional shelter for children.

Donations Needed - pre-owned leggings (girls) and sweat pants (boys/girls) in all sizes!  Accidents happen! We also need plastic hangers (for lost and found!)


Save the date!! Our annual gala is around the corner! Lanai Road Havana Nights Gala and Auction will be held at Sportsmen's Lodge on February 23, 2019.

Donations needed! We need donations of all kinds for our auctions. Restaurant and beauty gift cards! Kids stuff! Travel and sports experiences! Contact Katie Halligan any time to arrange a pick up. | 818 720 6670.

Party books needed! Interested in hosting an adult or kid-oriented party? Contact us at or speak to Michelle Douek.

Book your babysitter now for this February 23rd event and get ready for a super fun Cuban-themed night of silent and live auctions, casino tables, dinner, dancing and more all benefitting our amazing neighborhood school!


Sign-ups for Mr. Jay Winnick’s popular Spring Musical will be up very soon!  Rehearsals will begin in mid-February and the shows will be on May 17 and 18th. Sign ups will be done via the SEEDS website.


You can add credit, pay your balance and see your child's cafeteria history online by going to:  You will need your child's school ID (found on their report card or call the school office). Alternately, you can visit the cafeteria in person between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm to pay by cash.  If you have any questions about your child's cafeteria account, please call Aida at (818) 788-4025.

Snack Menu for January:

Lunch Menu for January:


Preparing for a Potential Strike: LAUSD Family Resource Guide - LAUSD has prepared this informational guide for all families.  Guide has been attached.

Free Online Tutoring via LA Public Library and

Connecting with an online tutor is easy and free. You just need a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access. Help is available everyday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for K-12 students and adult learners.  For more information, please visit: