Monday Message for August 20, 2017

Message from the Director

Dear Parents,

I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2017-2018 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place. Our facilitators and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of people who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help learners succeed.

Once again, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. We have an amazing year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.

Thank you,

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

The Show Cannot Begin Until You JUMP!

Juggling, acro-yoga, silk aerial arts, ring manipulation and clowning around are just a few of the team building experiences the iLEAD Schools staff participated in during our 2017-18 all staff retreat. We have shared some photos of this past Monday and Tuesday’s collaboration experience. The iLEAD Lancaster staff is really looking forward to bringing their connectivity and excitement for a new year to your learners. You will see many new faces (along with many familiar ones) on campus and we encourage you to get to know them, ask them what their role is in our community, and help them along their introduction and journey with us at iLEAD Lancaster.

 

Attention Parents: Learner Information and Registration

1) Parent Square – Download the app to your smart phone for free and get instant alerts
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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.

Home-School Program Orientation

Date: Aug. 22, 2017

Time: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Location: iLEAD Lancaster in the Village
254 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535

Get Ready for a Fabulous 2017-2018 School Year! We have all the information you will need for the upcoming school year at this VERY IMPORTANT and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED meeting for new AND returning families. Your children are welcome to attend but will need to be in your care throughout the presentation. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  •  Meet-n-Greet Your Educational Facilitator
  • Ordering Procedures
  • Workshop & Vendor Information
  • Program Expectations
  • 20-day Learning Period Meetings
  • Unit Logs
  • Attendance
  • Work Samples
  • Mandatory Forms & Grade-Level Teaching Guides
  • Field Trips & Coffee Connections!

SAVE THE DATE! You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Remember to sign up on the Google Doc

Meet Your Facilitator Aug. 21

We encourage every family to attend to meet their learners’ facilitator, get important information vital to your success at iLEAD, register for our lunch program, register for before or aftercare with Champions, receive your valet cards, take a tour, get a supplies list, sign up to volunteer, purchase your spirit wear and gear ($10-$15), get fingerprints for volunteering (cost involved), meet our NEW school director and much more. Come any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

Spirit Week Coming Soon!

Get your gear ready!

Princesses & Pirates in the Park: Sept. 1

Win a chance to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Jethawks game!

New Healthy Snack and Lunch Info: Microwaves Not Allowed

The health and wellness of our learners is very important to us at iLEAD Lancaster. Knowing that information, iLEAD Lancaster is no longer allowed to provide microwaves on campus for lunchtime use. The Health Department has regulations which prohibit us to continue using them. Please be advised no learners will have access to microwaves at any time and if you pack your learner lunches, do so with this information in mind.

With summer here and fall around the corner, we know the warm and eventually cool weather is upon us. What this also means is that many of our favorite yummy garden veggies will also be in season!

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!

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!

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!