Monday Message for December 17, 2017

Enjoy Your Winter Break!

After this edition, Monday Messages will take a holiday break, too. Regular Monday Messages will resume on Jan. 8, 2018.

Mark Your Calendar

(Please see the school calendar for more information)Dec. 18-Jan. 5 – Winter Break 
  • Jan. 9 – First day back from break
  • January: Coming soon – Middle School Winter Ball
  • Jan. 13: MLK Day of Service (School cleanup 8 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • Jan. 15 – No school, MLK Day
  • Jan. 19 – Winter Production
  • Jan. 24 – Chipotle, Lancaster Dinner Night Fundraiser
  • February: Coming soon: 3-5 dance
  • Feb. 7 – Open Mic Night Showcase auditions. Show is on March 16
  • Feb. 17 – Learner Led Conferences
  • Feb. 19 – Presidents Day, no school


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.

Carols and Coffee

Thank you to the wonderful families and staff who joined us this past Friday for Carols and Coffee. We had tons of fun singing for our learners and it brought them such joy to see your smiling faces! 

Jan. 24: Family Night Out at Chipotle!

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Winter Production Coming Jan. 19

Winter Production:

  • Where? Our Winter production will be held at Highland High School, 39055 25th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551
  • WHEN? Jan. 19, 2018. We will host three showings for your convenience.

Last names:

A-H, 5-6 p.m.

I-P, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Q-Z, 7:45-8:45 p.m.


  • My last name time doesn’t work for my family, what do I do? If a time doesn’t work for you, please let your facilitator know which time you will be attending so we can plan to support.
  • My family has multiple last names, what do I do? If your family falls into multiple times, just pick one and let their facilitator know.
  • Will my learner be part of the show? Each learner will be part of the show. From the set design, design tech performances, class performances, hosting and stage help, each learner is part of the show. This is such a fun event every year and we sincerely hope we can plan on you attending.
  • How do I buy tickets? Tickets on sale in the office beginning Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. at the Winter Boutique. Sales will continue through the 13th for $5. On the 14th cost is $8 at the door if available. THIS IS ALSO A FUNDRAISER, so your $5 pre sale donation and $8 if available at the door goes directly back into our school!
  • When do we need to arrive? Learners must arrive 10 minutes before show time and will be checked in with their facilitator. Doors will open five minutes before show time. Please prep for cold weather and standing. *Unfortunately late learners will have to wait for the following show. We will do our best to accommodate your family if this happens.
  • Drop off and pick up of my learner takes at least 10 minutes! Please be patient dropping off and picking up as the safety of your child is our biggest concern. Drop off instructions to follow in your facilitator updates and via parent square. Bring your valet card for faster pick up.

Monday Message

Did you know that there may be multiple pages of the Monday Message you are missing every week by not scrolling to the bottom? Now also available: PDF’s of the Monday Message in the front office by noon on Monday. We are working on a Spanish version — please let us know if this is something you would like to earn volunteer hours for.

Please let us know how we can help you stay informed. Email Kristan with your ideas.

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!

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Share Info on Difference Makers!

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.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!

Innovation Studios Corner

Dear Innovation Studios Families,

We are thrilled to inform you that our high school will have its very own space right down the street when we return from break! The exact date is yet to be determined. So, it may be the first day back or the following week — we will keep you informed. The address is 43301 Division St #301, Lancaster, CA 93535, and it is less than .3 miles away from our location on K-4. Learners can be dropped off as early as 8, and may be picked up as late as 4. Among the many positives are closed classrooms for workshops, providing a more focused learning environment. Also learners will still have access to the exploratorium and makery. If you have any questions about the move please let us know. We are likely to have a moving/pizza party date over the break. Thank you. 

Innovation Studios Snack Bar

            We have opened a tasty snack bar full of delicious options for learners to purchase during lunch and break. Here is our menu.

Popcorn- $1
2 Muffins- $1
Teddy Grahams- $1
Juice Pouch- $1
Gold Fish- $1
Fruit Snacks- .50

While our snack bar is certain to bring in a sufficient amount of funds that will help pay for field studies and fun activities, donations help keep our overhead low. We are selling the items listed above and all can be purchased at WINCo. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution.