Monday Message for October 29, 2018

Spirit Week

Spirit Week was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures of our superhero learners!

 

Costume Parade

Our own iLEAD AV is hosting a Costume Parade on Wednesday, October 31, at 9:30 a.m. Families are invited to attend. You won’t want to miss it!

Math Initiative

At iLEAD AV, math is a schoolwide initiative. Math is an essential skill that opens the path to college and careers. Please join us as we continue to focus on building and refining our learner math skills.

Thank you for all you are doing at home to support them, as well. I have included a link to the GreatSchools.org article, Simple Ways to Build Math Skills at Home. It shares easy strategies to help learners connect math to real-world tasks. Click here to read the article.

iSupport Parent Collaborative

Please join us for the iSupport Parent Collaborative on Thursday, November 1st, from 6-7 p.m. This month, our focus is academic achievement and state testing.  

Important iSUPPORT Survey

We want to encourage you to share how we can get more parents like you to join us at our monthly iSUPPORT Team meetings.

These meetings are a perfect time for our site director to tell you what is new and share any other pertinent information regarding all grade levels. We will also discuss upcoming events, school safety, and more! Each meeting will conclude with a positive open forum for you to share what is working and where improvement can be made.  

Please click here and take 5 minutes to answer some questions that can help us make these meetings great, including telling us about what you would like to see on the agenda.

Upcoming Events

October

Oct. 30: Activity Booth at AVPH Halloween Party

Oct. 31: Costume Parade

Nov. 1: iSupport Collab-AV Campus 6-7pm

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

Nov. 19-23: Fall Break

Catching Character and the 7 Habits in Action

Character Lab Focus: Curiosity

Our 7th-grade learners are researching leaders and influential people such as Gandhi, Steve Chen, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, JFK, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

They displayed last week’s Character Lab trait, curiosity, as they learned about they accomplishments of the leader they chose.

Character Lab Focus: Self Control

This week the Character Lab focus is Self Control.

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.

Free Class on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Have you ever wondered what the “7 Habits” are, what the “Leader in Me” is, or how we use them on our campus and in our homes? Great news: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People class is now available to the masses for FREE at iLEAD Lancaster.

The class runs from 6-7:30 p.m. in the iLEAD Lancaster Village. The final class will meet on 10/30. This training is open to our iLEAD community and staff at no cost. We encourage all families to attend. Child care will be provided free of charge. The iLEAD Lancaster campus is located at 254 E. Ave K-4.

Please RSVP to Kinder Kim or via the front desk at iLEAD Lancaster by calling (661) 722-4287.

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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