Monday Message for November 12, 2018

Upcoming Events

Nov. 12: No school – Veterans Day

Nov. 14: All day, Pizza Rev fundraiser

Nov. 16: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,  Multicultural Feast

Nov. 19-23: Fall Break

Message from the Director

School is closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12.

Please join us for the fundraiser at Pizza Rev on Wednesday, Nov. 14, any time from 10 a.m. to  10 p.m. Let them know you are there to support iLEAD Schools, and 20 percent of the event sales will be donated to our schools.

Friday, Nov. 16, is our Multicultural Feast, from 10 a.m. to noon. It is a great way to share your culture with the school community. Please sign up in the office, or give us a call at (661) 494-7442 to reserve your dish/item.

Curriculum Corner

To support the learners, we have adopted a new math curriculum! Click here for a short video of the Georgia Math strategies that are all aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

We are also fine-tuning our implementation of Daily 5 and the CAFE strategies. Read to Self and Read to Someone are strategies that learners can also do at home with you. Please encourage them to do so at least 20 minutes a day.

Family Dinner Night for November

Make Wednesday, Nov. 14, a pizza night and help support iLEAD! Pizza Rev will donate 20% of the event sales to iLEAD Schools, which will be shared with iLEAD AV and iLEAD Lancaster.

Pizza Rev is located at 748 W Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.

Please note that Pizza Rev will also recognize the digital version of the flier on our supporters’ phones. Please share this via social media and with family and friends to help make this as successful as possible for our schools.

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Multicultural Feast Coming Up

Mark your calendar!

Enter the 2019 DreamUp Mission Patch Competition

Hey learners, you’re invited to support iLEAD Aerospace Projects and enter the 2019 DreamUp Mission Patch Design Competition. Check out the flier below, and ask your facilitator for more details or email sara.brown@ileadschools.org.

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Catching Character and the 7 Habits in Action

Last week’s Character Lab focus was “zest!” Our entire school showed self-control and zest as we joined in the fun of this year’s Costume Parade on October 31st.  

We paraded around our track in costumes as parents and families observed, smiled, and took pictures and videos. Some parents even joined in the fun and came in costumes, as well! 

Our Kindergarten, 3rd and 6th grade learners also exhibited gratitude by writing and mailing letters to thank our men and women in the armed forces. 

Keeping the Valet Process Moving

Dear iLEAD AV families, thank you for your patience as we perfect our new valet procedure on 22nd Street West. The morning and afternoon process is going smoothly. With your support, each day became more efficient and every learner was directed to class or walked in by their parents or an iLEAD AV team member.

Thank you for your feedback on the new valet procedure. As a result, we were able to make a few changes to improve the process:

  1. In the mornings, the Valet gate now opens at 8 a.m.;
  2. Based on parent requests, in the afternoon the valet gate opens at 3:00 p.m.;
  3. Many of you requested the opportunity to walk on site to pick up your learners in the afternoon. To honor your request, we added to our process. Please park on 22nd Street West, walk on to the valet lot using the exit gate, and present your valet card. You will be able to walk to the classroom to pick up your learner/learners;
  4. Please remember the valet traffic flow pattern. There are no left turns to enter or exit the lot.
  5. To help us continue to be good neighbors, please do not block the driveways for Miller Elementary School or KinderCare on 22nd St. West.

Pick-up is from 3:30-4 p.m. Learners who have not been retrieved by 4 p.m. will go to extended care and accounts will be billed at $3 per hour, per learner.

Our Goals

Our planning and preparation is consistent with our three Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. I am looking forward to sharing how we are meeting each goal throughout the school year, and I have listed the goals below:

Goal 1: Provide optimal conditions of learning through providing basic services, implementation of California State Standards, and access to an academic and educational program.

Goal 2: Provide all learners with a rigorous, creative, and broad curriculum to maximize academic achievement and college and career readiness.

Goal 3: Generate active engagement between parents/families and the school, and connections with the community, to promote learner achievement and communication among all stakeholders.

Valet Procedures

As promised at the end of last school year, we have created a solution for our parking dilemma.  The owner of the shopping center asked all parents and staff to stop parking there and posted signs warning us that cars would be towed, so that is no longer an option.   

I am happy to report we will begin using our lot on 22nd Street West for Valet before and after school. The lot is very large.  As a result, we will no longer have Valet in front of the school.

To access the lot, please turn right on K-4 from 20th Street West. You will pass Miller Elementary School, drive right around the bend, and make a right into our lot. At the start of the day, your learner will be greeted and escorted onto campus.  At the end of the day, your learner will be summoned and escorted to your car. Please be sure to post your Valet card on the dashboard daily. Once your learner is safely in your car, you will exit the lot and make a right, which will take you to Avenue K. We will have cones, signs, and iLEAD team members to support you and the learners.

In the mornings, the Valet lot will open at 8:00 a.m., and it will open at 3:00 p.m. for dismissal. If you are walking your learner to class in the morning, we will have a parking area in the lot just for you.

A Few Reminders…

Parent Square: Click the Apple or Android links to download the app to your smartphone 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

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

Lunch Program at iLEAD AV

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: $2.95

Reduced prices:

Breakfast: 30 cents

Lunch: 40 cents

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What About Those Heelys?

We’ve seen an influx of Heelys on campus. Learners are zipping along the halls and on the playspaces. 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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