December 08, 2018
Tomorrow is the feast of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. The students will be attending Mass right after flag-raising. All parents are welcome to join us.
MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM EGLUTE, TOMORROW 1:15-2:30. All students must attend(except Kiskiai).PLEASE SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THE TEACHERS . DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE THE REHEARSAL IS OVER.
The EGLUTE parent committee is meeting tomorrow for a final run-down of tasks and responsibilities. see Indraja Jonusonis.
December 01, 2018
Archdiocesan mandated FINGERPRINTING will be conducted tomorrow in the upper hall. If you have reserved a time, please check the displayed list.Bring an official i.d.(driver’s license, passport, green card,etc.)ALL PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FINGERPRINTED. If you do not have a reservation, you might be able to get a time slot after 1:15 , as all other times are taken.
REHEARSALS FOR EGLUTE – TOMORROW until 1:30 and NEXT SATURDAY until 2:30 . PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE THE REHEARSAL IS FINISHED. The teachers are trying to create a wonderful program for everyone. Let’s support their efforts.
EGLUTE CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE meets tomorrow after flag raising. Parents are a very important part of this traditional festive event.
POSTAGE STAMP ART SHOW in CHICAGO – 28 of our students voluntarily submitted artwork to this show. We are pleased to announce that two students won prizes: Brigita Gedgaudaite and Kristina Hayden. Congratulations!
November 16, 2018
BLUSŲ TURGUS /FLEA MARKET will take place tomorrow during recess times. This is an annual charitable event where students donate their toys and buy items from each other. All the collected money is given to charity. In the past we have supported Mamų Unija(for children with cancer), Misija Sibiras ( youth visiting abandoned gravesites of exiles in Siberia) and Vilties Angelas Children’s Center .
We are also collecting women’s accessories and other decorative items. Please place all donated items on the prepared tables before the flag-raising ceremony. Children should bring money to spend. Prices up to 5 dol. Thanks to Brigita Slekys for organizing this special event.
FINGERPRINTING – all persons using the parish facilities are required to be fingerprinted. The L.A. Archdiocese will be conducting an audit in our parish to ensure that all parents have complied. Since parents are doing yard duty, participating in various events and programs, volunteering in class, or just hanging out during lunch time, EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO BE FINGERPRINTED. You may sign up at the teachers’ table. Fingerprinting is free and will take place on Saturday Dec. 1st in the upper hall. Please bring valid identification. This is a one-time process. You’re all set if you’ve done this in the past.
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES SAFE. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO YOU, DEAR PARENTS, WHO SEE THE VALUE IN GIFTING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A SECOND LANGUAGE AND THE BEAUTIFUL LITHUANIAN CULTURE.THANKS TO OUR TEACHERS AND ALL SCHOOL PERSONNEL FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND CARE. We return to school on Dec. 1st.
November 09, 2018
A presentation about Pope Francis’s visit to Lithuania will take place in the lower hall Saturday after lunch recess. Parishioner Tadas Dabsys ,who participated in all of the events of the papal visit, will share his experiences. Everyone is welcome.
BLUSU TURGUS (flea market) – will take place next Saturday, 11/17, during recess times. This is an annual charitable event where students bring gently used toys and women’s accessories to sell to each other for very minimal prices. All proceeds will go to charity. You may start bringing your donations tomorrow. Remember to have students bring some money to spend next week!
There are no classes Thanksgiving weekend .
EGLUTE /CHRISTMAS PROGRAM rehearsals for ALL STUDENTS will take place 12/1 and 12/8 after school. Everyone is required to attend. Please do not take your children before the rehearsal is over. The teachers are making a great effort to ensure a lovely and meaningful Christmas program.
October 29, 2018
This Saturday students will be dismissed at 12 pm . Lunch will be available. All families are invited to attend the screening of the documentary film RUTA about the gold medal winning swimmer Ruta Meilutyte, who will be on hand to meet with the students. The film will be shown at the Aero Thetaer in Santa Monica at 2 pm. Please reserve tickets now.
October 26, 2018
All Souls Day commemoration at Forest Lawn – 9 a.m. Kiskiai and Vaiku darzelis go straight to school . Everyone else meets at the cemetery. Please bring photos of departed friends or family members.
PUMPKIN exhibit – all students are welcome to create Lithuanian-themed jack-o-lanterns and bring them to school. Each participant will receive a prize.
Kiskiai, Kindergarten, first and second grade students may wear Halloween costumes to school.
October 19, 2018
This Saturday the students will be treated to a play called ŽALIA GYVA presented by actors from the Lithuanian theater troupe Teatriukas. The play begins at 12 p.m. in the upper hall. All parents and guests are welcome. Admission is free. Since this is part of the school day, students are not excused from attending.
Next Saturday, October 27th we will commemorate ALL SOULS DAY by visiting Forest Lawn cemetery at 9 a.m. After visiting the graves of Lithuanians and placing flags and flowers ,we will return to school to continue our school day. Remembering those who died is a traditional Lithuanian practice . Please bring photos of departed family members and friends.We wll pray for all of them.
RŪTA, a documentary film about the Lithuanian Olympic gold medalist Rūta Meilutyte, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 3rd. at 2 p.m. at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. School will close at 12p.m. that day to give our students an opportunity to meet with RŪTA and be inspired by her story.
October 12, 2018
Next Saturday, Oct. 20th, we welcome Teatriuko actors from Lithuania who will present a performance to all students and parents. It is based on a children’s game called ZALIA GYVA. All are welcome. Performance begins at 12pm in the upper hall. Admission is free.
Christmas program preparations are underway. EGLUTE will take place on Saturday, December 15th at 12 pm. Mark your calendars!
October 06, 2018
This Saturday and Sunday all roads lead to LITHUANIAN DAYS on the parish grounds. All students will be performing at the Opening Ceremony on SUNDAY at 12 p.m. They are to dress in national costume. Please attend Lithuanian language Mass at 11 a.m. on that same day.
September 29, 2018
VIRTUS/CHILD SAFETY presentation – tomorrow after flag-raising ceremony. If you do not have a valid certification, you are required to attend.
LITHUANIAN DAYS festival is next week. ALL STUDENTS are participating in the opening program on SUNDAY after the 11:oo Mass. It would be nice to see families at Mass also. Students are to wear national costumes. See Danguole Varnas to borrow articles of clothing.
We would like to encourage students to participate in the opening program on SATURDAY as well. The exact time will be announced at school tomorrow.
Welcome to our new families and students. We hope that you will find a second home here in our friendly Lithuanian school. Please feel free to ask questions about school policies and traditions.
Thanks to all who registered on time.Unfortunately, we have lost several families this year due to other committments. Please know we will always welcome you back with open arms!