Monday Message for March 12, 2018

Meet the Director

If you see Mrs. Rodgers feel free to say hello!

Upcoming Events

(Please see the school calendar for more information)

  • March 13, 20 – School Campus Tours
  • March 23 – Field Day
  • March 26-30 – Spring Break
  • April 2-4 – Learner free days – No School

Help iLEAD Learners Give Back!

This year during spring break a group of iLEAD learners from three entities will be working together to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Learners will be replanting much-needed agriculture, and building sustainable homes and shelters for those left homeless by the devastating storm in September. And to do so they need your help! Please consider donating to the Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds. If you cannot donate please SHARE the page on social media.  The learners also want to bring needed supplies to the island. You can contribute by purchasing items off the Amazon Wish list here.
Lastly, you can help raise funds for the trip by dining out on Tuesday, March 20, at Chipotle in Santa Clarita. Don’t forget to bring the attached flier with you, and iLEAD’s Back Packs Full of Hope will earn 50 percent back on your purchase.  Win -Win!

Catching Character on Campus: Generosity

Meet Isabelle, a 5th grade learner here at iLEAD AV. She is an avid artist and singer. Recently our Studio Director Mrs. Rodgers caught her character in action as Isabelle was helping her peers with their projects for the 5th grade presentation of learning. She assisted many groups with their drawing of rockets and space ships. Her generous nature led to some beautiful work for her friends.

Thank you Isabelle!

Ready! Set! Play! — Field Day!

Friday, March 23
Preschool-6th Grade

iLEAD AV will be having our very first Field Day. All learners in preschool through  6th grade are welcome to explore their inner champion with games like balloon toss, twister, handball, and many others. It’s a great opportunity for kids to be kids and enjoy the outdoors, games, food and friends!

We are asking each class to donate the following items;
25 hot dogs
25 buns
25 individual size chip bags
25 waters

Other donations needed are;
6 handballs
6 jump ropes
6 basketballs
6 small watermelons
6 hula hoops
Spray paint (blue, green, red, yellow)
Plates, napkins
Ketchup
Mustard

More than 400 Attend iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo

Over 400 iLEAD learners and family members, along with their facilitators, gathered at College of the Canyons for our first iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo to celebrate DreamUp to Space student achievement. In partnership with DreamUp, students explored microgravity (what astronauts experience in space), the International Space Station and the engineering design process in order to develop and propose an experiment that could be run on ISS, as well as Mission Patch designs, with the end goal of actually sending an iLEAD experiment to space. Dr Jacob Cohen, chief scientist at NASA Ames, shared an inspirational message about the future of space exploration.
Experiment proposals and mission patch designs were received from learners from iLEAD Encino, iLEAD Lancaster, iLEAD AV, iLEAD Pacoima, Innovation Studios Middle School, Lancaster and SCVi. Guests had the opportunity to interact with the  COC Astronomy and Physics and Makerspace clubs, NASA SOFIA pilot Manny Antimisirias and SOFIA mission patch designer Liem Bahneman, as well as enjoy hands-on “maker” items like an LED Blinkie and laser cutter name badge.
Experiment and mission patch design finalists will be posted on the iLEAD aerospace website.

Yearbook Update

PRE ORDER FOR YOUR 2017-2018 YEARBOOKS

ON SALE NOW IN THE OFFICE.

$20

June 9: Save the Date for Backyard Bash!

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Read to Succeed!

Have you received the “Read to Succeed” info? Here are the fliers if you missed them.

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Enrollment Now Open for 2018-19

2018-19 enrollment now open online and in the office! If you’re a current family, please fill out our intent to return. If you are a prospective family or are currently on our waitlist, please fill out the 2018-19 intent to enroll to be included in our lottery. www.ileadav.org

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Parents: Sign Up for Paint Night!

Ready for a paint night! We are gathering interest for a Thursday or Friday evening in March. Please email Miss Kelly with your preferred date and how may rsvp’s. Cost is $25 per person and is provided by Tipsee Artist. Adults only, please.

Now Enrolling!

Little iLEADers is now enrolling! Stop by rooms 1 or 2 to pick up your enrollment packet today!

Attention Parents: Learner Information and Registration

1) Parent Square – Download the app to your smart phone for free and get instant alerts

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/parentsquare/id908126679?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parentsquare.psapp&hl=en

2) Monday Message – Sign up and read the weekly message for upcoming events and opportunities.

3) iSupport – Get involved and help make change! Join iLEAD’s version of PTA. We need you! Learn More

4) Website – Check out the iLEAD website for a calendar of important dates.

Message from the Front Office

  • January’s extended care billing went out on March 6. Previous balances are due NOW. Please pay in the office. Any questions please email holly.vasconez@ileadav.org.
  • LOST & FOUND: There are many sweaters, jackets and clothing in the lost & found bin. Please go through it and see if anything is yours! Anything left over spring break will be donated!
  • Parents, please update any changes on your learners’ emergency cards. Any changes or updates, please notify the front office.
  • The intent to return went out on Feb. 5. They were due by Feb. 23. If you have not returned them please do so in the office to secure your learner’s spot for next year. If you did not receive one you can pick one up in the office.
  • We are still finalizing the new workshop schedules. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
  • Parents, due to safety reasons, we can not allow learners to enter our parking lot alone via the short wall adjacent to the Starbucks parking lot exit. Please park and walk them through our green gates or drive them to the school parking lot and use our valet line. For your convenience and the safety of all learners, morning valet is strongly encouraged and lasts from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Our traffic pattern is below.
  • Attention Parents: If you want your child to have breakfast at iLEAD, please have them at school by 8:45 a.m. so they are not late to class. Class starts at 9 a.m.
  • We are collecting Box Top$ in the office. Please bring them in when you can.
  • Get your iLEAD T-Shirts, only $10.
  • 2016-2017 Yearbooks REDUCED PRICE! $10 (they were $20). Panoramic pictures ($17). Both are available in the office for sale, while supplies last.

Lunch Program at iLEAD AV; And… Now Serving Breakfast!

Please submit your free/reduced lunch application to the front office as soon as possible. Lunch balances must remain under $20 this school year. Please make payments in the front office. NO LUNCH on Fridays.

Meal Prices:

Breakfast $ 1.60

Lunch $ 2.75

Reduced prices:

Breakfast  30 cents

Lunch  40 cents

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Traffic Is a BEAST! This Is How We Slay…

Hello parents! We encourage the use of VALET for all drop-off and pickup for safety reasons. Avenue K  and 20th West is a busy commerce intersection and we value the safety of our learners! Remember, if you are not using valet, all children should be walked to the front door by their parent/guardian. Learners without a chaperone will warrant a call home.

  • No learners will be released without a valet card and proper ID.
  • Please always enter our lot via the following directions: driving westbound on K-4 and curving right onto 22nd St West and turning right onto Avenue K then right into our driveway. DO NOT turn left into our driveways and always pull as far to the right (curb) as you can get when using the valet line. PLEASE PULL TO THE CURB WHEN WAITING FOR VALET TO BEGIN. STAGGERING PICKUP PREVENTS A BACKUP DOWN AVENUE K. Blocking traffic is illegal Please DO NOT park in VET parking lots — your vehicle will be towed.
  • Be very mindful when choosing where to park when visiting our campus for any reason. If you need to drop off your learner and valet is over, please park and walk your learner in. Learners without a parent cannot be properly checked in late.
  • Please do not double park or pull up and let your learner out in front of the school, ever. It is very dangerous.
  • Please remember that our neighbors are very supportive of our site — despite the impact we have on their daily operations — and that all of our neighbors love iLEAD. Let’s show them the same support by parking in iLEAD parking lots ONLY or the marked green approved area on the map, as well as not blocking driveways and always yielding to our neighbors when using valet.

If you need clarification as to where to park please ask ANY iLEAD employee. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TURNING LEFT INTO THE VALET ENTRANCE AND OUT OF THE EXIT IS A HAZARD TO BOTH YOUR VEHICLE AND OUR LEARNERS. IT IS ALSO A TRAFFIC PATTERN DISRUPTION and may warrant a citation from law enforcement who frequent our valet area. 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our learners and your vehicles safe!

Healthy Food Policy

Learners will be more active and exerting much more energy outside. With that said they will need refreshing fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and as much water as possible. We’d like to share with you our health and wellness policy to reference and support you and your learners in making good food choices for nourishing the body and mind.

Please keep healthy choices in mind when packing snacks and lunches for school. Thank you for helping us support your learner!

About Those Heelys…

We’ve seen an influx of Heelys on campus. Learners are zipping along the halls and on the play spaces. While we LOVE fun and seeing our learners enjoying themselves, we have to ask that they don’t use the wheels while at school. Please understand this is a safety concern for learners and staff. We want to prevent accidents and keep everyone safe. Heelys brand shoes can be worn, — just please remove the wheels for school.

General safety guidelines also include no skateboards or bicycles being ridden on campus; they must be carried and walked.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

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