Monday Message for August 27, 2017

Message from the Director

Dear Parents,

Our 2017-2018 school year is under way and has gotten off to a great start. It was so nice to see all of your welcoming smiles on Monday at Meet the Facilitator and Tuesday at drop off and pick up. Thank you for not turning left into or out of our driveways!

It is my goal to get to know each of you. By now all of our learners are settling into the new school year and getting accustomed to their facilitators, and our facilitators have been working hard at building relationships and classroom culture with your learners. As a result of our facilitator dedication and detailed planning for a strong school culture, we could not be more pleased about how this week has gone. As we embrace the “Leader in Me” culture, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our learners reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure this success. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower a positive mindset, a purpose and the zest for learning.

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at iLEAD Lancaster. The many opportunities to do this are: a classroom volunteer, at-home volunteer, a member of the iSupport parent group, special event participation, or a member of one of our school initiatives; no matter how big or small you are encouraged to be involved! We appreciate your and your learner’s patience this week as we establish procedures, routines and expectations that lay the foundation for a positive school culture.

Thank you,

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)
  • 8/25-8/28 Compassion International on site
  • 8/21-9/1 Jethawks Tickets on Sale
  • 8/28-9/1 Spirit Week
  • 9/1 Princess in the Park, Jethawks Game
  • 9/4 Labor Day — No School
  • 9/8 Back to School Night 5:30-6:30 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 9/11 School Tour 9-10 a.m.
  • 9/12 iSupport Meeting 6-7 p.m.

Attention Parents: Learner Information and Registration

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

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.

TK-5 Minimum Day Reminder Aug. 31

TK-5 Minimum Day
Thursday, Aug. 31
Fall Assessments
12 noon dismissal

Due to TK-5 Assessments, there will be a minimum day for all TK-5 learners on Thursday, Aug. 31. Only TK-5 Learners will be dismissed at 12 noon. Please contact your learner’s facilitator to schedule your TK-5 learner assessments.

It’s Spirit Week!

Get your gear ready!

Back to School Night Is Sept. 8

Don’t miss it!

JetHawks Princess & Pirates Video Singing Contest


iLEAD Fundraiser 50% profit for our campus!

Submit a Video – Get a Chance to Win a Suite!

The JetHawks are looking for more submissions for their “Princess & Pirates” Video Singing Contest, which is also iLEAD Night at the game. First phase of the contest ENDS THIS THURSDAY.

All you need to do to enter is submit a video of yourself singing a princess or pirate song or doing your best Arrrrrr! Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. This contest is open to all ages. 

The top 10 videos with the most votes will be posted to the JetHawks Facebook page, where they will be voted on again.  The video with the most “Likes” at the end of the contest wins the suite and 25 tickets for themselves and their closest friends and family at a game next season.

Click here to enter:

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.


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!

iLEAD Lancaster Learners Shine in Their Community

Learner Profile: Rylee Van Houten

iLEAD Lancaster fourth grader Rylee Van Houten,who has been attending since kindergarten, is the 2017 America’s Miss California. She represents girls age 8-12. Rylee has served over 300 hours as Miss California Jr. Pre Teen in various capacities. She attends public events, serves the underprivileged at schools and in their communities, provides foam crowns for children going through cancer treatment in partnership with St. Jude, the City of Hope in Lancaster, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and supports animal rescues. She dreams of becoming an all-animal vet when she grows up. In the last three weeks she has performed in a fashion and talent show to raise funds for epilepsy, brought awareness to I.C.A.R.E. dog rescue serving all day and donating goods collected in her community at an adoption event in Brea, helped sell raffle tickets at a local event for High Fives for Stacey, a local nonprofit, and this weekend she will walk at Disneyland in a 5k to support C.H.O.C.

Do you have a learner who is shining in their community? Email with their school name and what they are doing to make a difference.