March 21, 2018
This Sunday the Church celebrates Palm Sunday. During the 11 a.m. Lithuanian Mass, our students will perform Christ’s last days .
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most sacred week for Christians – Holy Week. At home, talk about the significance and events of this week. Read the Bible.
On Easter Sunday, April 1st, Lithuanian Mass will be celebrated at 6 and 11 a.m. Bring your family!
The annual Springtime Market and Fair happens this Sunday in the school courtyard. A woodcutting exhibit and demo will take place in the hall!
Wishing all of you a Blessed and Happy Easter!
March 16, 2018
Many thanks to Ričardas Černiauskas for coordinating last week’s performance of the JAUNIMĖLIS ENSEMBLE. The audience and the performers had a wonderful time.
We continue to celebrate Lithuania’s Centennial all year. Think of fun ways to do so at home: learn 100 new Lith words; walk 100 miles; read 100 pages of Lith text; eat 100 cepelinai or koldūnai; say something nice to others 100 times….
YARD DUTY – PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR YARD DUTY EVEN IF IT’S NOT YOUR TURN. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS , AND WE ARE ALWAYS SHORT-HANDED . WE CANNOT EXPECT THE TEACHERS TO DO IT ALL. PARENTS SHOULD HELP KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE .
March 08, 2018
Kovo 11-ta, March 11th marks the celebration of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence in 1990.Let’s celebrate freedom all year long!
Everyone is invited to the parish hall on Sunday, March 11th , after Mass, to attend a wonderful program featuring the JUNIMELIS ENSEMBLE from Vilnius University. A program of folk dancing and singing is suitable for all ages.
Saturday the students will have an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, more commonly known as Confession. An English-speaking priest will be available . Parents are invited to come to church 9:00-11:00 a.m.
JAUNIMELIS ENSEMBLE will present a short program to the students at 11:05 in the upper hall. You are welcome to stop in for a preview of Sunday’s program.
ATTENTION TO ALL PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE YOU CHILD FROM CLASS . IF YOU MUST LEAVE BEFORE THE SCHOOL DAY IS OVER, SIGN OUT IN THE RED NOTEBOOK ON THE TEACHERS’ TABLE. IF YOU ARE PICKING UP SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILD, PLEASE PROVIDE Maryte Newsom WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION. WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE CELL PHONES DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
February 21, 2018
Having joyously celebrated the Centennial of Lithuanian Independence, we are ready to get back to a regular schedule of classes.
We would like to alert you to future events:
Sunday, Feb. 25 the Los Angeles Lithuanian Community celebrates the Centennial with Mass at 11 am and a formal commemoration in the hall thereafter. All are invited . Please wear Scout or Ateitininku uniforms, or the national costume. We are celebrating !
March 10 – Lenten Confessions
March 31 – Easter vacation
April 7 – return to school
April 8 – Confirmation
School safety – due to the increased violence we see in our country , we will be implementing a safety plan for our students on Saturdays. A Parent Safety Committee is in the process of creating a working plan. Please see Linas Venckus if you are interested in joining the committee or have expertise in this area.
Reminder: students are not to use cell phones during the school day. They are to be respectful of teachers and each other.
February 16, 2018
Let us join together to celebrate this wonderful and cherished occasion. Thank God for Lithuania’s freedom and for the gift of being together in the Los Angeles Lithuanian community.
Thanks to all the students, teachers, parents , and friends who helped prepare and celebrateVasario 16-ta last Saturday at school.
Keep Lithuania in your hearts and minds all year!
February 02, 2018
Next Saturday , Feb. 10th, we will celebrate the Centennial of Lithuanian Independence with a program prepared by the students at 12 p.m. in the upper hall. ALL STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR THE LITHUANIAN COSTUME. After all, we are celebrating Lithuania’s 100th birthday ! Please show your appreciation for the efforts of the teachers and students by coming to the program.
At last week’s faculty meeting, teachers said that these were the issues that cause the greatest concern: lateness to class; frequent absences from school; incomplete or carelessly done assignments; lack of effort in trying to speak Lithuanian. Please be attentive to these issues ,and help our teachers spend their time effectively.
January 19, 2018
Rytoj kviečiame visus į MOKINIŲ/TĖVELIŲ SIMPOZIUMĄ ir įdomią paskaitą “Lietuvių kalba šiandien-džiaugsmai ir pavojai”, tuoj po vėliavų pakėlimo, viršutinėje salėje. Pavaišinsime kavute ir pyragaičiais . Turėsite progos praturtinti lietuvių kalbos žinias, bei pasiklausyti mokinių ir tėvelių minčių šia tema: VERTYBĖS MANO GYVENIME.
Prof. Liudas Mažylis lankysis mokykloje kitą šeštadienį, sausio 27 d. Profesorius Mažylis yra tas asmuo kuris surado originalų Vasario 16-tos dokumentą Berlyno bibliotekoje. Atvykite susipažinti .
VASARIO 16- tos MINĖJIMAS mokykloje įvyks šeštadienį, vasario 10 d. 12 val. BŪTINAI DALYVAUKITE ! Mokiniai ruošiasi iškilmingai ir prasmingai paminėti LIETUVOS NEPRIKLAUSOMYBĖS 100-tąją sukaktį ! Parodykite savo vaikams kad gerbiate Lietuvos istoriją ir jos kelią į laisvę.
Ačiū ir iki, p.Marytė
January 11, 2018
Our school is open on Saturday, just as it has been in the past on this January weekend. We will be commemorating the events of January 13th, when in 1991 Lithuanians filled the streets with song, prayer , and demands for independence from the USSR. Join Lithuanians worldwide in lighting a candle to remember those who died , as well as all who fought for freedom.
Students are asked to participate in an art contest LIETUVA MANO ŠIRDYJE / LITHUANIA IS IN MY HEART. They are welcome to interpret these words artistically using any medium they wish (pencil, crayons, watercolors,chalk, etc.). Return the finished artwork to the classroom teacher this Saturday. Students’ work will be displayed during the Vasario-16 program.
Join us for a student/parent simposium about VALUES IN MY LIFE and a lecture about the Lithuanian language by visiting professor Joana Pribušauskaitė from Vilnius U. on Saturday, Jan. 20th after the flag-raising ceremonies. Please support the efforts of teachers and administration.
January 05, 2018
Happy New Year. We begin the year-long celebration of the Centennial of Lithuania’s Independence 1918-2018. Please participate in all community and school events to mark this occasion.
The students will be participating in art and essay contests related to the Centennial. Guidelines will be forthcoming. Essays can be written in English.
The West Coast Teachers’ Conference will take place at our school on Jan.20-21. All parents are invited to the Saturday lecture about the changes in the Lithuanian language, presented by Joana Pribusauskaite, professor of Vilnius U. and textbook author . Please come to the upper hall immediately following flag-raising ceremonies. Students and parents will also conduct a simposium on the topic, “Values in My Life Today; Personal Attributes Necessary for the Future.”
Vasario 16-ta, Lithuanian Independence Day, will be celebrated in our school on Feb. 10th at 12 pm in the hall. Please support your students and teachers in all their efforts.
December 31, 2017
Dear Lithuanian School families,
Wishing all of you a healthy, joyful, kind, and blessed New Year 2018. This year Lithuanians throughout the world are celebrating the Centennial of Lithuanian Independence 1918-2018.
Let us mark this occasion by learning more about Lithuania’s history and present day challenges. Strive to speak Lithuanian at home. Collect new words, read books, magazines, gather information online. On the school grounds try to speak Lithuanian with others. They will listen and try to help you improve.
Dedication to the Lithuanian language and culture unites us. Let’s keep striving to keep our heritage alive.
School resumes on January 6th. See you then, p.Marytė