September 13, 2019
School has begun. We are celebrating our 70th ANNIVERSARY all year long. Last day of registration is tomorrow, 9/14. Thereafter you will need to contact members of th Parent Committee on your own, and fees will be increased.
If we have not heard from you by tomorrow, we will assume that you are not returning to school.Official student lists are in the making.
LETTERS – a very interesting young artist, Jolita Vaitkute fom Lithuania, will be creating a unique outdoor artpiece for our community. She is collecting LETTERS , the ABC type, for her creation. Please bring in whatever you have that will withstand an outdoor display: blocks with letters, old Scrabble tiles, metal,plastic,wood,glass letters. Can’t wait to see what will emerge! Be part of a creative display! An announcement poster is on the Lith. version of this letter.
LT DAYS – our students are performing on SUNDAY,Oct.6th , right after 11 a.m. Mass.Please make sure your child has the correct Lithuanian outfit.See Danguole. Come to church and then to the program.
September 06, 2019
Welcome back to Lithuanian School! Classes begin this Saturday at the St. Casimir Parish campus.
Schedule is as follows:
10:00 official greeting and parent meeting in the upper hall; REGISTRATION
KIŠKIAI (pre-schoolers ) are dismissed at 11:30. Other classes continue untl 1:15
When registering, you will be required to submit medical insurance information as well as to sign up for yard duty and various Event Committees. It is only through the cooperation of parents, students, teachers and community that we can accomplish so much in the 4 hours spent at school on Saturdays. We all value our precious Lithuanian language and feel the warmth of the Lithuanian school community.
Looking forward to a wonderful year, as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our school.
May 09, 2019
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and special guardians. You are very important to your children. They are our treasures !
May 18th – last day of classes. Please make sure all owed classwork and homework is turned in.
Memorial Day weekend – no school.
End-of-Year celebration and Farewell to Graduates – Saturday, June 1st, 9:00 a.m.All students are required to attend.
Fr. Tomas Karanauskas will celebrate his 20th year of priesthood on Sunday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. Mass. Refreshments in the upper hall for everyone after Mass. Please make a point of attending this special celebration!
+Mrs. Petrušis, Mikas Petrušis’ and Tina Udrys’ mother, passed away last week. We offer our sincerest prayers and sympathy to her children, husband ,and all the grandchildren. May she rest in the arms of the Lord.
Congratulations to the Jonušonis family. They have been blessed with a new baby boy !
May 03, 2019
Mother’s Day program – Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 in the upper hall. All are invited.
Book Drive – please bring used children’s and young adult books(written in English) to school during the month of May. They will be sent to schools in Lithuania where English is being taught.
April 27, 2019
Mother’s Day program and festivities will take place next Saturday, May 4th, at 10:30 a.m. in the upper hall. All mothers, fathers, grandparents, and guests are invited to enjoy the lively program the students have prepared.
Little yard – please avoid the little grassy yard near the garages for the time being. We are having some difficulties with the tenants.
Reminder: there are three working Saturdays remaining in the school year. All class and homework must be completed in order to be promoted to the next grade. This is a school policy.Confer with teachers if necessary.Graduation is Saturday, June, 1st.
First Communion – Sunday, May 5th at the 11 a.m. Mass. It would be wonderful if all the school families would attend Mass that day and join in this beautiful Catholic celebration .
Fr. Tomas will be celebrating his 20th Anniversary of Priesthood on Sunday, June 2nd at the 11 a.m. Mass. All are invited to the Mass and parish reception. Let us show him that we honor his many years in God’s service.
April 04, 2019
Class photos will be taken this Saturday. Students should not miss school if they would like to see their pictures in the school yearbook!
Mother’s Day will be celebrated at school on Saturday, May 4th, in the morning. The exact time will be announced later.Please come to see the program students have prepared for their moms. All mothers, fathers, aunts, special friends, grandparents, and guests are invited.
Congratulations to Fr. Tomas and the Parish Council members for an outstanding fundraiser last Sunday – Laisves Aleja. It is our duty and responsibility to support the only Lithuanian parish on the West Coast! We are grateful to have a second home at St. Casimir’s.
March 28, 2019
Last week our older students viewed the film Ashes in the Snow and met director Marius Markevičius. Thanks to Jaunimo Sąjungos leaders Gabija Petrulytę and Gintaras Baipšys, as well as to their teachers for organizing a successful event.
Lelija Kazlauskas was on the Granada Hills Charter High School winning team in the California Academic Decathlon. Their first place win takes them to Nationals later on in April. Valio Lelija! Our Lithuanian kids are the BEST!
Bishop J. Ivanauskas from Lietuva is visiting St. Casimir Parish and will be at the school Saturday. He will conduct spiritual talks in church at 10:30 am. All parents are welcome.
The parish fundraiser Laisvės Alėja takes place this Sunday 3/31 after Mass. Come and support your parish, the only Lithuanian parish west of the Mississippi.
Class pictures will be taken April 6th and 13th . If students miss school on those days, they will not appear in the yearbook’s class photo .
Easter Confessions and First Reconciliation takes place on April 13th. Confessions are heard in both languages.
That same day children’s book author from Lithuania, Evelina Daciute, will be visiting Kiškiai through third grade. Parents are welcome to sit in on her interactive lessons.
March 21, 2019
The film ASHES IN THE SNOW will be shown to 7-12 gr. students on Saturday, right after flag-raising. All parents are also invited to the upper hall to view the film. Director Marius Markevicius , a former student of our school, will be present to answer questions about the film.
Bishop J. Ivanauskas from Lithuania will be visiting our school next week 3/30. Please be on time to flag-raising.
LAISVES ALEJA , ST. CASIMIR PARISH’S FUND-RAISING luncheon takes place 3/31. Please come to support your parish ! You are welcome to dress in retro fashions!
CLASS PICTURES will be taken 4/6 and 4/13. Students who miss school those days will not be in class pictures in this year’s yearbook.
March 15, 2019
Thank you to all teachers and parents who made the History Contest a success. The students love to learn new information and compete against each other in a fun way.
APRIL IS CHILD SAFETY MONTH – THE WELFARE OF OUR CHILDREN IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY. TEACH THEM SAFE BEHAVIORS.
IMPORTANT FUTURE DATES:
3/23 ASHES IN THE SNOW feature film shown in the upper hall at 9:15 am to 7-12 grades.Director Marius Markevicius will be on hand to answer students’ questions.
3/30 Bishop Jonas Ivanauskas from Lietuva will visit our school.We will greet him at flag-raising.
3/31 The annual St. Casimir Parish luncheon takes place after Mass. All are invited to come and support our parish. Tickets available at the rectory. The theme is pre-war Lithuania LAISVES ALEJA.
4/13 First Reconciliation and Confessions for all the students. The teachers will review the confessional rite with the students. English-speaking priests will be available.
4/14 Palm Sunday; our older students will portray Christ’s Passion at the 11 am Mass.
4/20 no school – Easter vaccation
5/4 Mother’s Day program in the morning.Rehearsal for First Communion in the afternoon.
5/5 First Communion during the 11 am Mass.
March 01, 2019
Congratulations to all who made Blynu Balius a success . The fifth grade students did an especially noteworthy job! Danguole Varnas commends them.
March 3 – Kaziuko Muge
March 9 – Commemoration of Lithuanian Independence with a History contest, 12 pm in the upper hall.
March 10 – The local Lithuanian community commemorates the restoration of Lithuanian Independence in the upper hall, after 11am Mass.All are welcome. Please support the activities of the Lithuanian-American Community – Los Angeles chapter.
March 23 – the upper grades will watch the movie ASHES IN THE SNOW in the upper hall after flag-raising. At 12 pm the upper grades will be visited by Vilhelmina Urboniene,a prize-winning teacher from Lithuania.
March 31 – everyone is invited to the Parish fund-raising luncheon, LAISVES ALEJA (FREEDOM BOULEVARD) , the most popular promenade in pre-war Lithuania. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire. Please support our parish, because it is our second home!
Funeral arrangements for Laimis Venckus, father of Linas Venckus: March 4th, visitation at Holy Cross Cemetery 4-7pm. Funeral Mass – March 11th at St. Casimir Church. Linas does so much for our school and parish. Please extend a comforting hand to the Venckus family in their hour of sorrow.