Monday Message for November 05, 2018

Upcoming Events

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

I have a few updates and thanks to share this week.

Learners have requested the opportunity to sell toys and food to others. We want to continue to promote entrepreneurship; however, learners cannot sell anything on campus that is not pre-approved for a school fundraiser.

Thank you to last week’s iSupport Parent Collaborative. Your participation greatly contributes to the school community.

Thank you for attending the Fall Festival. It was a huge success, and it was our largest turnout! Thank you to all the learners who entered the pumpkin carving contest and the costume contest.  

I would also like to thank our Fall Festival Coordinator, our own Holly Vasconez; our facilitators; care team members; Delores Synegard of Little iLEADers; and Kona Ice. It was your collaborative work that made the event a success!

The kindergarten Presentation of Learning was adorable. The learners taught weather concepts with ease. A few learners even presented to the CEO of PBL Global, Dr. Thom Markham. We are grateful for his work with our schools, facilitators, and learners.

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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iLEAD Aerospace is Out of This World

Did you know that iLEAD Student Aerospace projects are so out of this world they have their own website? Click here to visit the ISAP website and stay up to date with what our learners are up to.

Kindergarten Presentation of Learning

Enjoy a few photos from last week’s Kindergarten Presentation of Learning.

Campus Goings-On

Check out some photos from Fall Festival, our costume contest, and our pumpkin contest!

Fall Festival

Costume Contest

Pumpkin Contest

Spirit Week

Our learners had a great time getting into Spirit Week!

Silly Sock Day 

Disney Day

Crazy Hair Day

6th-Grade Presentation of Learning

Our 6th-grade learners did a great job on their recent presentation of learning.

Multicultural Feast Coming Up

Mark your calendar!

Catching Character and the 7 Habits in Action

Two 6th-grade learners , Samuel Sabedra and Brenden O’Malley, exhibited self control, zest, and purpose as they presented their Literary Pumpkin Projects. Each learner read a book, analyzed the characters, and identified character traits they saw in the character and themselves.  

They also indicated how the character embodied one of the 7 Habits. Their expert knowledge of their book, the characters, character lab traits, and the 7 Habits was exceptional!

 

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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