January 13, 2023
Lithuanian Heroes Day will be commemorated tomorrow, Saturday, after flag-raising ceremonies. The older classes will view a documentary video showing events from January 13, 1991 , when Soviet tanks invaded Lithuania. All parents and guests are invited to view the presentation in the upper parish hall.
The following Saturday, Jan.21st, at 9:15 a.m., in conjunction with the West Coast Lithuanian Teachers Conference, we welcome vocalist and Lithuanian zither player, Simona Smirnova. Simona will present a brief talk on the music of kankles, the traditional Lithuanian zither-like instrument.She will include a brief performance on the kankles. We are all looking forward to this unique opportunity to learn more about our culture. Presentation takes place in the upper hall.
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Hope to see you at both events.
December 16, 2022
December 10, 2022
October 26, 2022
Last week our oldest students were visited by Kristina Lapienyte of the Lithuanian Research Center in Chicago. In her presentation about the history of Lithuanian diplomacy, we learned that U.S. Lithuanians put enormous efforts into securing the recognition of Lithuania as an independent nation after WW I. Our students did very well in the brief contest that followed the presentation. We have two winners whose names will be announced on Nov. 5th at flag-raising. Please come by to congratulate them . It’s a surprise!
Saturday we are meeting at Forest Lawn Glendale to visit the gravesites of fellow Lithuanians, and to commemorate All Souls Day. This is part of the school curriculum, so please arrive at 9 a.m. We return to school at 9:45. Directions were sent to you in emails. We strive to teach our students to have respect for those who came before us. This is not a time to come to school later, but rather a wonderful teaching opportunity.
Hope to see all of you there.
October 07, 2022
Thank you to all families and students for a great showing at LT Days, and for participating in the school performance. Now we will be directing our energies toward the preparation for the Christmas program ,Eglute, on December 17 th.
The sacrament of Confirmation will be bestowed upon our older students on Sunday, at 11 am Mass. Archbishop Gintaras Grušas will be the celebrant . We are very fortunate and honored to have him visiting the parish.
Reminder – student cell phones and other electronic equipment is not allowed during school hours. If students need to contact parents,or vice versa, please call me, and I will relay the message. My contacts are found in this website.
Looking forward to a cooler autumn,
LITHUANIAN DAYS – OCTOBER 1-2, 2022
September 28, 2022
Welcome back to Lithuanian School! We started the year very enthusiastically and happily. Thank you to parents who dutifully showed up for last week’s Parent Meeting. A special welcome to our new families and Kiškiai. It’s going to be a good year. Registration closes October 8. All fees are due at that time.
This school year’s first student performance will take place during Lithuanian Days , on Sunday, October 2nd at 12 p.m. right after the the outdoor 11 a.m. Mass, to which all are also welcome .
Please meet at the outdoor stage at 12 o’clock sharp. All students, including Kiškiai, are to dress neatly in Lithuanian native costumes (if available).Otherwise, skirts and white blouses for girls, and light-colored slacks and white shirts for boys. We will have sashes available. Tee shirts and jeans are not appropriate for the performance. Let’s show pride and respect for our school.
Classes resume on October 8. Everyone is invited to a special Mass on Sunday, October 9th at 11 a.m. when Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, a graduate of our school, will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on twenty of our teenagers. Come to greet him and to pray for our young people.
PIRMA MOSKLO DIENA – RUGS.10,2022
September 05, 2022
On September 10th ( 9am) we open our Lithuanian School doors for the 73rd year, awaiting the return of past students and welcoming new ones. This summer’s Folk Dance Festival, Scout camp, and visits to Lithuania strengthened our friendships and ties to our heritage.
Lithuanian School is the best place to continue these friendships and to deepen our knowledge of the Lithuanian language and culture.
Family, home, and school – a wonderful combination that will keep Little Lithuania of L.A. alive!
Join us during flag raising ceremonies every Saturday morning, and lend a hand to our energetic Parent Committee whenever they ask. Our school exists only thanks to parental involvement and dedication. Looking forward to seeing all of you. Welcome back!
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES – SEPT. 10,2022
Information about the 22-23 school year coming soon.
August 07, 2022
Information about the upcoming 2022-2023 school year will be posted shortly.
Please come back soon.
Mother,Father,and Guardian Day May 7,2022
April 25, 2022
Please mark Saturday,May 7th, 12:00 as a special day for YOU. The students have prepared a program filled with songs,dances and fun games to celebrate YOU and to thank you for your love and care. If you are hungry for cepelinai, come at 11:30 when you can purchase a hot lunch.
Important future dates:
May 21 – last day of classes; all classwork and homework must be turned in by that day. Promotion to the next class will depend on the amount of work that has been completed.
May 21 – Last day for the Kiskiai class.Parents of preschoolers are invited for a little celebration.
June 4 – End-of-year celebration. Students will be honored, teachers thanked, graduating seniors will be acknowledged.Please mark this special day to come and say goodbye to Lithuanian school for the summer. Treats and games to follow.