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,
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.
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!
August 07, 2022
Information about the upcoming 2022-2023 school year will be posted shortly.
Please come back soon.
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.
March 11, 2022
March 10, 2022
Šiandien Ukrainos žmonės kovoja ir už mūsų visų laisvę. Todėl kviečiame susivienyti ir padeti kovojantiems, nukentėjusiems, sužeistiems ir išgyvenantiems karo siaubą . Ukrainos žmonėms yra reikalinga ne tik moralinė, bet ir materialine parama .
JAV LB yra atidariusi bendrą sąskaitą kur galima aukoti įvairiais būdais https://javlb.org/ukraina/Pinigai bus/yra pervedami į Europos šalis kaip Vokietija, per Rotariečius, kad gretų nupirkti reikalingų prekių ir perduotų Ukrainai.Tačiau situacija yra tokia, kaip pavyzdžiui Europoje jau trūksta miegmaišių, pirmos pagalbos vaistinėlių, o vaistų Lietuva kol kas iš vis negali teikti dėl kažkokių įstatymų.Tad čia galime mes padėti. Šiuo metu renkame miegmaišius ir siunčiame į Čikagą, į Pasaulio Lietuvių Centrą iš kur bus siunčiami .Kviečiame prisidėti prie šios akcijos.Pvz Nebraskos apylinkė per dvi dienas surinko 100 miegmaišių ir nesustoja. Mes, Vakaru pakrantėje, Los Angele galime daugiau.Nereikia bėgti į krautuves, užsakykite internetu ir siųskite adresu, žr skelbimą.PSAmazon dar yra, bet leidžia po 4 vienu metu.Dalinkimės-jei ne pagalba, bent informacija.
Laura Remeika ,
JAV LA LB valdyba
Sigita BarysieneJAV LB Vakarų apygardos valdyba
March 05, 2022
Please come to 9 a.m. Mass tomorrow to pray for Ukraine. We need to show our children that, although weapons are necessary to fight evil, our prayers are equally important.
Elizabeth Zakharkiv , our guest from the Las Angeles Ukrainian Art Center, will be visiting at 12 pm. She will speak to our students about the events in war-torn Ukraine.You are most welcome to come and listen to her talk.The Center is preparing a huge planeload of supplies. At 12:40 we will congregate on the church steps with our posters and flags in support of Ukraine. PLEASE, PLEASE make a poster and join us in this symbolic gesture of solidarity.
The Lithuanian-American Community,Inc. is collecting monetary donations to be sent directly where needed. Lithuania is very involved in welcoming those fleeing the war, mostly women and children. They need housing, clothing, food. Students need to get back to school .
PEOPLE HAVE A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN. IT IS UP TO US TO KEEP THE UKRAINIAN TRAGEDY IN THE FOREFRONT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IN LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNS , AND IN THE DISSEMINATION OF ACCURATE INFORMATION.
LITHUANIANS KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO LOSE FREEDOM AND TO FLEE YOUR NATIVE LAND.
Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow.