March 18, 2020
School is closed next Saturday, March 21st. Weekly assignments are found on this website, or in individual emails sent to families. Please complete the work as assigned, since we hope to continue following the year’s curriculum. Please address questions to classroom teachers.
While we are away from weekly classes, do speak Lithuanian at home as much as possible. There are various YouTube Lithuanian programs for children, historical documentaries and powerpoints for older students, and an abundance of material to be found on the Lithuanian Educational Council’s website.
We will keep you informed every week about further developments.
Fr. Tomas, the pastor of St. Casimir’s, has announced that there will be no daily,nor Sunday masses at the church until the beginning of April. You can livestream Mass from Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in L.A. or the Vilnius Divine Mercy Chapel at gailestingumas.lt
March 13, 2020
For the health and safety of our Lithuanian School community, our school will be closed this Saturday, March 14th. Future closures will be announced weekly.
Each teacher will upload class and homework to the school’s website lamokykla.com. Students are required to keep up with the assignments, in order not to fall behind in schoolwork. Each teacher will inform parents how to submit completed assignments.
svietimotaryba.org is a valuable site for educational games and material. Take time to browse some of the links.
Stay well !
March 07, 2020
Please join us for a brief celebration of Lithuanian Independence in the upper hall at 12 pm. We will be taking a photo of the entire school body right after the program. All students are to wear the national costume/tautiniai rubai.
Please refer to the Lithuanian version of this newsletter for general health guidelines.
February 07, 2020
Saturday the streets in front of our church will be closed for a block party sponsored by the local schools, beginning at 11 a.m. The entrance to St. Casimir will be open on the Griffith Pk. Blvd. side. Please arrive to school on time. Classes will take place at the usual time.
The film KELIONĖS NAMO – Journeys Home – will be shown at 10 a.m. in the upper hall. It features conversations with local Lithuanians speaking about their impressions and feelings upon returning to Lithuania for the first time. Please join us . You might recognize some familiar faces.
Reminder: no school Feb. 15th. Please celebrate Lithuanian Independence Day Vasario 16-ta at home with your families.
We will commemorate both Independence Days – Vasario 16ta and Kovo 11ta on Saturday, March 7th at 12 pm.in school. Please plan to join the students and teachers for this event.
January 11, 2020
Happy and healthy New Year 2020 to all of our school families. The new year brings a load of events and activities. We will continue celebrating the school’s 70th jubilee with several more upcoming events, most notably, a children’s day – Vaikų Šventė – in March. All the events are listed in the Lithuanian version of this newsletter.Here are some of the more notable ones:
Jan. 18 end of first semester; teachers post grades; report cards distributed the following week
Jan 25-26 Teachers’ Conference. Saturday morning 9:15, our guest speaker from Lithuania will present ideas of teaching language through games and play. The older students will participate in a simposium.
Feb. 1-2 Confirmation candidates’ retreat
Feb. 15 no school
Feb.22 Blynu Balius
Feb. 29 Commemoration of Lithuanian independence
Mar. 21 Funeral Mass for Richie Reivydas; older students may attend
Mar. 28 Children’s Day – festivities and children’s choir visiting from Lietuva
Apr. 11 Easter break
April 18-19 Lithuania’s newest cardinal Sigitas Tamkevicius visits; all students and families attend Sunday Mass to greet the cardinal.
May 2 Mother’s Day celebration
May 10 Confirmation 11 a.m. Mass
May 16 Last full day and Kiskiu end-of-year
May 30 Commencement
SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL – this SATURDAY 3pm. Lithuanian entry Keliones Namo (Journeys Home). Info found on consulate website and from 7th grade teacher Jurgita Warren.
December 13, 2019
EGLUTĖS mandatory dress rehearsal takes place tomorrow from 12:30-2:00. Please do not take your children from school earlier. We have lots to do in a very short preparation time. Spend some time at home going over the words to songs and any spoken texts.
The actual Eglutė program takes place next Saturday at 12 pm. School begins at the usual time 9:00 am.Lunch will be served at 11:15 .
Please take time to talk to your children about the true meaning of Christmas – the celebration of the birth of Christ. In these very materialistic times, it’s important to bring spiritual values into our homes. Always rememeber – parents are the first and most important teachers.
Greetings to our families who will be celebrating Hannukah. May we all be candles of kindness and love in the world.
Vyno Vakaronė – once again, thank you to all who participated in the planning of this special event. We not only had a great time, but managed to make a profit for the school.Thanks to contributors Nijole and Vitalis Lembertas and Tautiniai Namai. Thanks to all parents who participated in defraying the cost of the wine/beer/krupnikas.A special thanks to the Karciauskas family for providing the technology needed for the musical program.When we work together ,we accomplish wonderful things.
November 28, 2019
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in the warm embrace of your loved ones. Let us all be thankful to God and each other for our many blessings and joys. I am grateful for all of our Lithuanian school families.
November 21, 2019
Thank you to all the parents who made VYNO VAKARONE possible. A great time was had by all. The names of the organizing committee appear in the Lithuanian version of this letter.
BLUSU TURGUS – our school’s flea market for charity, takes palce this Saturday. Bring used toys and women’s accessories for resale. Make sure your children bring a little money to spend. All proceeds go to charity. Hoping to raise $500.
SAFETY DRILLS – we are in the process of putting together a lockdown plan for our school. You will be advised of all details once it is in place.
THANKSGIVING – no classes Nov 30th.
EGLUTE rehearsal after school 12/7 and 12/14. All students must attend.
EGLUTE program – Saturday, 12/21 , 12pm in the upper hall.
November 14, 2019
VYNO VAKARONE , a wine-tasting event celebrating our school’s 70th anniversary, will take place this Saturday, Nov. 16th, 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to this unique event, where you will have an opportunity to mingle with friends and new acquaintances. Tickets are 40dol. which include wine tasting of eleven different wines and beverages, hearty food,and a lively musical program. Buy your tickets during school time, because the price increases if you wait to pay at the door. The organizing committee, headed by Lina Pakuckas and Indre Anelauskas,promises an unforgettable event!Other committee members are listed in the Lithuanian version of this letter.
BLUSU TURGUS – FLEA MARKET for charity will take place next Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Our students look forward to this event, where they can bring their used toys for resale. All profits go to charity. Please bring toys and women’s accessories beginning this Saturday. In the past we have donated the profits to Mamu Unija(children with cancer), Misija Sibiras and other child and family centers. BlusuTurgusFlyer2019
October 24, 2019
It’s time to buy your tickets to the school’s 70th jubiilee celebration VYNO VAKARONE – a wine-tasting, music-filled event on Nov. 16th. Our enthusiastic organizing committee, headed by Indre and Lina promise a fun-filled unique way to commemorate this special birthday of the school.
- bring decorated pumpkins this Saturday. Kiskiai-3 gr. ar permitted to wear Halloween costumes
- 11/2 meet in Forest Lawn 9:00 a.m. to visit Lithuanian gravesites. Returning to class at 9:50.
- 11/9 Child Safety classes for students. You should have signed a permission slip at registration
- 11/16 Festive wine-tasting party VYNO VAKARONE
- 11/23 Flea market for charity. Bring used toys and women’s accessories to be sold . Give your children money to buy what others bring !
- 11/30 Thanksgiving weekend – no classes
- 12/21 Christmas program EGLUTE 12 pm.
KISKIAI class is now enrolling children from 3 yrs. of age. All instruction is in Lithuanian.
ADULT LANGUAGE CLASS needs new students. Please consider auditing a class.