Monday Message for April 09, 2018

Message from the Director

Hello iLEAD Families,

April 28 is our Annual Benefit Dinner. We would love for you to attend. This year’s honorees are Albion Bowers as our Vision in Education Honoree, Zenaida Morales as our Founders Vision Award honoree, and The Van Houten Family as our Founders Family Vision Award honorees. Baskets are being collected for the Benefit Dinner to support fundraising. Please ask your learner’s facilitator for more information on your grade level theme or contact our Volunteer Basket Coordinator, Michaela Audette, at michaelaaudette@gmail.com. We are still looking for iLEAD families to help us reach out to businesses to support our Benefit Dinner. Please contact Chairwoman Patricia to volunteer at patricia.margosian@gmail.com. Visit www.visionineducation.org to purchase tickets and to find out more about our honorees and sponsorships.

Do you have a green thumb? We received a grant and need to use it before the end of the year. Help us begin to build our garden. Please contact Cindy Williams at cynthia.williams@ileadlancaster.org to help.

Lastly, our Backyard Bash is coming up! Save the date for June 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need your help! Please contact Kristan to sign up to help.

Nykole Kent
School Director
iLEAD Lancaster
254 E. Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 722-4287

Mark Your Calendar

(Please see the school calendar for more information) 
  • April 9-13 – Pennies for Patients/Spirit Week
  • April 20-21 – Poppy Festival at Sgt. Owen Memorial Park
  • April 28 – Vision in Education benefit dinner
  • May 3 – STEAM Night, 5:30-7:30
  • June 9 – Backyard Bash June 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., save the date

Be Proactive, B-E-Proactive: New Traffic Pattern-Expect Delays

On Tuesday the City of Lancaster will begin road work to update the traffic pattern in front of our school. Please pay special attention to detour signs and new traffic signage and patterns. Tip of the week: Use valet to avoid most of the traffic. Valet will run from 8 to 8:30 a.m. These changes are to ensure the safety of our learners. Thank you in advance for your patience as we put learner safety first.

Pennies for Patients and Spirit Week

Each grade level will begin collecting pennies this Monday-Friday for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Antelope Valley. The winning grade level will get a frozen yogurt party. Send in pennies daily with your learners to support this amazing local cause. Stop in to see the Exploratorium glass for the daily calculations. Look for more info from your learners’ facilitator.

Leader in Me Parent Survey

Please click on the link to complete the survey: https://theleaderinmeonline.org/assessments/assessment/69e6a1f3f69a23c4

Reminder: We Value Your Input

We would like to hear your thoughts on what education means to you personally and what makes education at iLEAD Lancaster different. Your voice is important as we strive to continuously improve the iLEAD experience for everybody and showcase what makes iLEAD special. We appreciate your help and look forward to your feedback. If you have not done so already, please click here to complete the survey.

Vision in Education Honorees and Info

  • Vision in Education Honoree (community member) – Albion Bowers 
  • Founders Vision Award (Staff member) – iLEAD AV Honoree – Shyrelle Tillman & iLEAD Lancaster Honoree – Zenaida Morales
  • Founders Family Vision Award (Family Members) – The Van Houten Family
  • Baskets being collected for the Benefit Dinner. Please ask your learner’s facilitator for more information on your grade level theme or contact volunteer basket coordinator, Michaela.
  • We are still collecting valuable members of our iLEAD family to help us reach out to businesses for our Benefit Dinner. Contact Chairwoman Patricia to volunteer.
  • If you are a business owner and would like to see our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlene Spiteri.
  • Website link: www.visionineducation.org

Enroll Now for 2018-19!

2018-19 enrollment now open online HERE and in the office! If you are a prospective family or are currently on our waitlist, please fill out the 2018-19 intent to be added to our 2018/19 waitlist.

We’re Looking for Your Reviews

Do you LOVE your school? Have you had a fun experience with a staff member? Has someone left a positive impression on you or your learner? Visit this link to leave us a great review so more people know how your family fits within our iLEAD community.

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.

If you have not filled out your learner’s registration in person or in Pathways, please contact 661-722-4287 immediately.

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. K-4 is a busy commerce street 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 lots via driving eastbound on K-4, 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-4. Blocking traffic is illegal Please DO NOT park in our neighbors’ 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 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. 

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

Share Info on Difference Makers!

Do you have a learner who is shining in their community? Email mm.avregion@ileadschools.org with their school name and what they are doing to make a difference.We want to share with our school community the difference makers on our campus!

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!