January 13, 2018

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.

Ačiū,                                                                                                                                                                          p.Marytė

Jan. 6,2018

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.



NEW YEAR 2018!

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


December 18, 2017

Wishing all the Lithuanian School families a joyous Christmas. What can bring more happiness to a family than the birth of a child! We, as members of the Christian family, welcome the birth of the Christ Child. May He bring peace and joy to all of you. Please remember those whose hearts are burdened with worries and cares. Let us help each other whenever we can.

Thank you to all the organizers and participants of the Eglute program. Many of you liked having the program in church, saying that it created a joyful Christmas atmosphere. Thanks to Viktoras Ralys, Rima Velickiene, and all the parents who helped with preparations and refreshments.

Have a great New Year 2018. See you on January 6th !


Dec. 16,2017

December 16, 2017

School begins at the usual time. Please be on time,since students will be rehearsing early in the morning.

The Christmas program begins at 12 noon in the church. Doors will open at 11:45 ,once all of the students have been situated. The church has a capacity of over 300, so we should all fit. Please sit snugly. Strollers should be left outdoors.

You have been notified which food  to bring for the refreshments after the program.

Santa will be visiting, so there will be lots of excitement. After the program, parents are responsible for their children.

Reminder: All students should be appropriately dressed for the Christmas program – skirts or dresses for girls; long pants and collared shirts for boys.

At this time I would like to wish all of you a blessed  Christmas . May the newborn Child bring wonder and happiness to your homes and hearts.




Dec. 9,2017

December 07, 2017

Thank you to all for your birthday wishes last week. You are the best gift.

EGLUTES Christmas program’s dress rehearsal will take place this Saturday after school 1:15-2:30. Attendance is mandatory for all classes (excluding Kiskiai).Please support the teachers and school leadership as they try to prepare your children for a meaningful Christmas program.

This year’s program will take place in the church Saturday, Dec. 16th at 12 p.m. Santa will visit in the courtyard area and refreshments will be served in the lower hall. Please participate in bringing a plate of snacks. See Linas Venckus for details.

On the day of the program, all students are to dress appropriately – girls in dresses or skirts, boys – in long pants and collared shirts. No TEES or JEANS.

Check with your child and his/her teacher to see that all class and homework has been completed. Vacation is a good time to catch up.

Fr. V. Grazulevicius is visiting from Kaunas. He will be conducting a parish retreat on Friday, Dec. 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at 10 am in our church. Please come for a time of prayer and reflection.

Thank you,




November 16, 2017

Wishing all the school families and students a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday. Let us all be grateful to God for our freedom, our abundance, for families and friends, for our Lithuanian culture and school , and for the simple joys of every day!

There is no school on Nov. 25th.

All parents who have signed up for the EGLUTE Christmas program committee will meet this Saturday at 9:45. Please see Linas Venckus. There’s lots of work to be done.Christmas is around the corner!

Everyone is invited to the Christmas Fair on Dec. 10th. You are welcome to sell your crafts and foods, or  just come and enjoy all the goodies. A flyer is attached.

With best wishes,                                                                                                          p.Maryte

Lapkr. 11,2017

November 10, 2017


Please bring used toys and accessories to sell and buy. All proceeds go to charitable organizations.

MISIJA SIBIRAS – TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PROJECT TO FIND AND REFURBISH GRAVESITES OF SIBERIAN EXILES are visiting our school and will present a report about their unique journey.Join us 12:15 pm in the upper hall.

TODAY IS VETERANS DAY. LET US REMEMBER ALL WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOM. Many Lithuanian-Americans have served in various parts of the world: Europe, Korea,Vietnam, Iraq,Afghanistan and many other places. We owe them our gratitude and respect.




November 01, 2017

Saturday,Nov. 4th we will meet at Forest Lawn Cemetery to commemorate

All Souls Day – Velines. See attachedScan 2017-11-1 11.38.39

FLEA MARKET FOR CHARITY – NOV. 11th. Please bring gently used, clean toys and women’s accessories to sell and buy. All profits go to charity.


FINGERPRINTING – Los Angeles Archdiocesan requirement of all parents who spend time on school grounds – NOV. 18th in the upper hall – PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE TEACHERS’ DESK downstairs.

Oct. 28, 2017

October 26, 2017

All students are invited to bring a Lithuanian-themed decorated pumpkin to school on Saturday. All entries will receive prizes.Kiskiai,Vaiku darzelis and grades 1 and 2 are welcome to wear safe Halloween costumes.

Nov. 4th students,families and parishioners will commemorate Velines/All Souls Day by visiting the gravesites of Lithuanians buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Court of Christus area. Meet at 9 a.m. We will say prayers and decorate the graves with flowers and flags. Kiskiai and Vaiku darzelis stay at school .

FINGERPRINTING as mandated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is required of all parents who spend any time in our school facility as volunteers in class, perform yard duty, eat lunch at the outdoor tables, etc. We have the right to restrict entrance to the school grounds of unfingerprinted individuals. FINGERPRINTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOV. 18TH. A reservation sheet is found on the teachers’ table in the lower hall. Please sign up.

Tony Valle, our school parent, cordailly invites everyone to the LAPD annual Open House  this Saturday. See flyer.Scan 2017-10-26 12.01.31

Blusu Turgus/Flea Market for Charity – Nov. 11th. Please bring used toys and women’s accessories to sell. For information see Brigita Slekys.