Monday Message for December 03, 2018

Upcoming Events

December

Dec. 8: Magical Blvd — Boothing volunteers needed

Dec. 12: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,Winter Production at Knight High School, 37423 70th St E in Palmdale

Dec. 16-Jan. 7: Winter Break — enjoy your time off!

A Few Reminders

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iSupport: Get involved and help make change! Join iLEAD’s version of PTA. We need you! Click to learn more.

We Need Volunteers

Are you interested in learning how to positively impact our school community by volunteering to booth at outreach events? If you LOVE iLEAD, please email kristan.vanhouten@ileadschools.org.

Thank You, Families!

We really enjoyed walking the Blvd with our iLEAD learners, families, staff, and iSPIRIT Squad, sharing with our community the passion we have for having FUN and spreading joy!

Books for All!

Many of our learners received their first book thanks to Ms.Taleen’s efforts and donations already received. Your child will continue to receive a free book every month, but we need your support. Our goal is to keep this program alive and thriving so that ALL of our learners receive one free book every month.

The following message is brought to you by our Reading Specialist Mrs.Taleen Stevens:

“Hi, friends! It is my DREAM to get a new book in the hands of each student at my school each month. For $10, you can sponsor a learner at my school, and he or she will get a new book every month for a year!  I will personally be donating some money from my Sips and Giggles Studio profits, but to reach my goal and make my dream come true, I created a GoFundMe.

Please donate if you can, share if you want, and support us on our journey to inspire EVERY child to love to learn.”

Click here and Donate a new book to a child, every month.

After donating, you may leave a comment stating you are a parent of an iLEAD Learner.

iLEAD Students Prepare for Launch to Space Station

A team of iLEAD students is preparing to send a science experiment aboard the SpaceX-16 Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to launch on December 4.

The project is part of a partnership between iLEAD and DreamUp, the leading provider of space-based educational opportunities. The students’ experiment, which will be on the ISS for approximately four weeks, tests whether black coffee kills a type of bacteria found in everyday plaque on teeth in microgravity in the same way it does on Earth. This launch opportunity is made possible via DreamUp’s partnership with NanoRacks and its Space Act Agreement with NASA.

Click here to read more!

And click here to watch the livestream of the rocket launch on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. EST!

It’s the Season for Sharing, Caring, Giving, and Loving…

Our partners at Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) are having a food drive this season in effort to provide a Hunger-Free Holiday for many of the families within our Antelope Valley community. CCRC’s main giving focus will be collecting critically-needed, non-perishable food items for children over the winter break. We need your help to collect 5,000 bags of food for preschool and school-age children in our Antelope Valley community. Please join us in the food drive and donate non-perishable items right here at school! You will find collection bins in 1st Grade with Ms. Geri’s and Mrs. Jonsen’s classes, as well as in Mrs.Robinson’s 8th Grade class. Thank you for your donations!

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December Lunch Menu

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Early Arrivals

If your learners arrive before or at 7:45 a.m., they should either be eating breakfast or be signed up with Champions (click here) for before-school care. Learner arrival time is 8 a.m.

Hello! It’s Nice to Meet You

iLEAD Lancaster is happy to introduce Patricia Margosian Terrell, our iSUPPORT Chairwoman! If you’ve noticed a fresh energy pulsing through the campus and parents, it is because of Patricia. A fourth-year iLEAD parent with her 3rd-grade learner, Nathaniel, she knows what our community needs and is sharing her enthusiasm with other parents to get them excited and committed, too!

Look for her around campus, at iSUPPORT meetings, sending communications in Parent Square, editing the slideshow in the front office, collecting recycling for Nathaniel’s Cub Scout initiative, and SO MUCH MORE! Thank you, Miss Patricia, for your dedication, grace, and love for our iLEAD family! We are extremely lucky to have you.

Let Us Know What You Think!

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.

Spotlight a Learner

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!

Lace Up for Dance Class

Dancing Feet, iLEAD’s Youth Ballroom Program for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders, continues to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We are preparing for our valley-wide Youth Ballroom Competition at the AV Fairgrounds on February 23. We are still accepting dancers willing to catch up and learn quickly, especially 5th, 6th and 7th grade boys. If interested, see Miss B in 4th grade, Miss Shannon in Innovation, or email Mrs. Wassner at Margaret.wassner@ileadlancaster.org.

Rare Enrollment Opportunity

We have a very limited number of 6th grade and Kindergarten openings for immediate start, so tell your friends and family! Call today or enroll at https://ileadlancaster.org/enrollment/

Enrollment for 2018-2019

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open online HERE and in the office. If you are a prospective family or are currently on our waitlist, please fill out the 2018-2019 intent to enroll to be added to our 2018-2019 waitlist.

Intent to Enroll forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online and in the office on February 4th, 2019. All forms received between February 4th and April 4th will be included in our Lottery in April. An exact date for the Lottery will be published soon.

Exploration – Home School: Field Trip to “As You Wish Pottery Painting Place”

Homeschoolers will be guided through a painting lesson to learn a handful of basic painting techniques while creating this personalized hot cocoa mug! Kids will create a little marshmallow person with their likeness on a mug to use all season long, or to give as a gift for the holidays!

When: Thursday, Dec. 13

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (prompt arrival)

Cost: $16.43 per person (iLEAD learners ONLY may use stipend)

Where: 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551 (inside the AV Mall)

Sign up with your Educational Facilitator (EF) by Monday, Nov. 26th! For more info visit www.asyouwishpottery.com

Exploration – Home School: Family Facebook Page

We have created a NEW Facebook community page that we can use as a POSITIVE and HELPFUL communication source! This is a closed and secure group and will have regular posts of new updates and happenings in the homeschool world. You can also reach out to other parents for fun curriculum ideas, community activities, and whatever else is related to making your learners’ learning experience as fantastic as possible! We want you to stay current with the latest information while building community. Just another great resource to add to your “teacher toolbox!”

If you are interested, use your Facebook account and just type in “iLEAD Lancaster Exploration Families” in the search bar to request to join, and an iLEAD staff member will approve you. It’s that easy!

Exploration – Home School: Mad Science

The Mad Science

Tuesdays: Oct. 30 to Jan. 15, 3-4 p.m. in the Holodeck. 

Thursdays: Nov. 1 to Jan. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Holodeck. 

Once you register with the vendor directly to see if a spot is available, you will then need to submit a VCI order request form to your EF.

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Exploration – Home School: MAP Testing

We are excited to announce that fall MAP testing is underway. This assessment is free to all our families and provides a detailed report on your learner’s progress in dozens of sub-categories in reading, writing, and math. The test is taken from the comfort of your home at a time convenient for you and your EF. You can explore the test and how to use the results on the NWEA website here. Contact your EF to sign up!

Exploration – Home School: New Studio Classes & Tutoring

Studio classes are offered to home study learners exclusively to explore a variety of academic topics! We will start each 6-week session with a thematic topic and guide the learners to explore multiple aspects of it. This will include a fun activity, a group discussion, and individual guidance from the Educational Facilitator (EF). During each session, EFs will provide materials, mini-lessons, activities, guidance, and expertise on an as-needed basis to support each learner with their thematic project. Parents will be updated on how they can support at home, if needed. By the end of each session, the learners who engage with the available resources will provide evidence of their growth that is related to an authentic experience!

Cost: Studio Class prices have been discounted to only $75 each per 6-week session.

Need Tutoring Help?

Sign up for any 5th-8th grade tutoring session and work one-on-one or in a small group with a qualified, credentialed teacher. This is a great way to complete work samples to turn into your EF at your monthly Learning Period (LP) meetings. Use your school stipend to cover the individual tutor sessions at only $13 for 1 ½ hours each or sign up for all five sessions for $65. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Be sure to bring all needed supplies and homework with you!

Studio classes are offered every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following 6-week session schedule:

Session #2: Oct. 31 – Dec. 12

TUTORING: January 9

Session #3: January 16 – February 20

TUTORING: February 27

Sesson #4: March 6 – April 10

TUTORING: April 24

Session #5: May 1 – June 5

TUTORING: June 12

All sessions include an optional Lunch Alive! period from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

To sign up, submit your VCI order request form to your EF and indicate the Session # and/ or Tutoring dates.

Exploration – Home School: Blended Classes

Mix and Match! Sign up for both the Studio Experience and/or blended classes. Blended classes are individual, 30-minute sessions that are not designed as a “drop-off” day. Classes are held in on-campus classrooms by grade level and are integrated with both on-campus and home-study learners. This gives learners the opportunity to gradually build stronger social skills as they interact with their peers during short collaborative sessions.

Classes are only $45 each per 9-week rotation schedule:

OCTOBER 29 – JANUARY 25

JANUARY 28 – MARCH 29

APRIL 1 – JUNE 14th

Ask your EF for specific dates/times offered by grade level class, then submit your request for any of the following blended class options:

  • Musical Theater
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Art
  • P.E.
  • Exploratorium (Computers)
  • Makery (Woodshop)

Exploration – Home School: Rockin’ Jump

Attention all homeschoolers! Rockin’ Jump has a special discounted Jump Time just for YOU! Every Thursday afternoon from 12-3 p.m. we invite our homeschool families to jump for only $10 per child for up to 3 hours! You may purchase tickets at the door or online by clicking here. Rockin’ Jump is located at 1301 W Rancho Vista Blvd Unit B, Palmdale.