Monday Message for May 07, 2018

Message from the Director

Thank you to Michele Bowes for bringing the Antelope Valley College Theater Department Production of “Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse” to iLEAD AV. The learners listened intently, laughed and enjoyed the play.


A special thank you to the team of parents and staff members, Holly Vasconez, Jed Nootenboom, Elizabeth Breeze, Kristi Smith, and Rachael Merriweather for helping with setup for the Visions in Education benefit dinner.

Thank you to everyone who attended the dinner on Saturday, April 28.


Our second grade learner, Delilah Perez, was acknowledged for the patch she designed. It returned from the International Space Station. Her entire family came to celebrate her accomplishment! The design is displayed in the main office — please stop by and see it.


Our care team member, Shyrelle Tillman, was acknowledged for her dedication and support of the learners at iLEAD AV. We are proud to work with her.


We are also proud of the VanHouten family, who were recognized for their tireless commitment and work with iLEAD.


Thank you to the parents who participate in the extended care program before and after school. The price is $3 per hour and the hours are 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. The invoices for March went out last week. April’s invoices will be going out next week. Please pay all balances by Friday, May 18. We accept cash and check in the front office.


Please join me for the iLEAD AV iSupport meeting at Cali Cafe 6-7 p.m. on May 10. The address is 44140 20th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534. Your input and support is valued and essential to our continued success.


Thank you to the learners, facilitators and parents for your participation in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  Please continue to attend each day of testing. Learners and classes with the top testing attendance will be richly rewarded!


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Upcoming Events

(Please see the school calendar for more information)

  • May 8,15, 22, 29 – School Campus Tours
  • May 10 – Minimum day K-5th
  • May 10 – iSupport meeting 6-7 p.m.
  • May 28 – Memorial Day-Campus closed

A Special Thank You!

Thank you to Rosie Sweeney who performed “Fight Song” at the Benefit dinner!

Catching Character and the 7 Habits on Campus: Being Proactive and Kind

Second grade learner Mia Hernandez was proactive and kind. She voluntarily helped Mrs. Uhl, our food services coordinator, during lunch.

 

Living & Learning the 7 Habits

Habit No. 7: Sharpen the Saw

Enroll Now! iLEAD Schools Summer Session!

Message from iLEAD Schools:

We are excited to announce our iLEAD Schools summer session:

When? July 2-Aug. 3 on-site programs; Aug. 6-17 independent learning.
Who can enroll? Learners entering grades k-12 for for 2018-19 school year; TK learners who turn 5 between Sept. 5 and Dec. 2, 2018

Please click on the button below for more information and to sign up for this exciting opportunity.

Summer School Info

Your school site will be sending out more detailed information about the summer session program at your iLEAD site.

Questions? Please contact your iLEAD School director for more information.

Backpackers Share Their Experience and Rally Support for Puerto Rico 2019

After their rewarding trip to Puerto Rico, the iLEAD students who spent their spring break this year helping the island territory rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria have received several invitations to share their experience. From March 22 through 29, the group, who dubbed themselves “Backpacks Full of Hope,” worked in various regions of Puerto Rico replanting forests, building “Earthship” sustainable dwellings, and distributing the thousands of dollars in donated supplies that they had gathered from their family, friends and community.

Following their return, the 10 students, who were accompanied by several iLEAD staff members and parents, shared the things they were able to accomplish as well as how the trip impacted their own lives with iLEAD Schools’ staff and students. Last week, several of them had the opportunity to share the experience with the Santa Clarita community on the KHTS radio program “Our Way on the Highway.” If you missed the live interview, you can listen here.

Joining the backpackers in their radio interview was Colene Riffo, representative of the Rotary Club of SCV, who discussed the Rotary’s various partnerships with iLEAD and SCVi and their commitment to fostering service and leadership. The Rotary Club of SCV was also a significant supporter and donor to the Backpacks Full of Hope humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico this year, and the Backpackers will make their presentation to the Rotary Club at their meeting on May 23.

The success and impact of their trip has generated a great deal of excitement. And, due to the great and continued need for support in Puerto Rico, the group has decided to return next spring. Many of their classmates, teachers and other community members have expressed interest in joining them. If you, too, would like to join Backpacks Full of Hope’s Team Puerto Rico 2019, email backpacksfullofhope@culturalbridges.global or contact Matt Watson at (661) 434-1045.

Yearbook Update

ORDER YOUR 2017-2018 YEARBOOKS

ON SALE NOW IN THE OFFICE AND ONLINE.

$20

June 9: Save the Date for Backyard Bash!

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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

  • 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.
  • 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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