Monday 2/18: Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
Tues-Fri 2/19-22: Spirit Week!
Tuesday 2/19: 101 Days of School — Dalmatian Day!
Tuesday 2/19: Love and Logic for Parents – Final Class!
Friday 2/22: Food Pantry on campus 12-1 p.m.
Saturday 2/23: Dancing Feet Ballroom Competition, 11 a.m. 5th grade; 2 p.m. 6th-8th grade
KONA Ice Returns: March 1st 11 a.m. to noon
Kinder Round Up: March 4th and 18th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Prospective Parent Meeting: Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get a personalized bear for $10 and all the profits will go to our Book-In-Hand Project! We have been able to provide 150 books for our kiddos so far with these bears! Let’s keep the momentum going. Thank you so much for your continued support. Email Taleen.email@example.com to order yours while supplies last!
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Join for us a 4-week parent/educator course on Love & Logic. Final class offered this coming Tuesday 2/19!
Drama Club is open to iLEAD Lancaster learners in 3rd-8th grades. We would love parent volunteers to help with rehearsals, costumes, props, fundraising, and potential field trips! There are no club fees for learners to participate, but there may be times when supplies such as costumes or stage makeup will need to be provided by each learner’s parents. Please see Miss Tiffany or Miss Daniela on campus to sign up, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it!
Meetings are on Thursdays after school from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We ask all participants to meet in the amphitheater at 3:30 p.m and we’ll go to the rehearsal space together.
Thank you to our club facilitators, Miss Tiffany, Miss Daniela, and Miss Jenna!
Congratulations to our Makery Program! Recently, Director Nykole Kent and Mr. Robert accepted an award for our Makery program here at iLEAD Lancaster, in recognition of an outstanding program in DESIGN THINKING.
For their Design Thinking and Project-Based Focus, iLEAD Schools was excited to present this award to Nykole Kent and Mr. Robert Hutson and the Makery of iLEAD Lancaster!
Your learners can now join Mr. Robert in the Makery to build their own projects. From 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays the Little Makers Club will be open to learners that want to express their creativity through woodworking. The opportunity is open to all grades! The first 12 learners that sign up and submit a permission slip will be in the first 6-week session. See Mr. Robert in the Makery.
In Little Makers Club, learners will learn about the processes of building different things. From drafting out the project to putting it together, they will create with their own hands. The first project is to design and make their own clock. This project will cost $25. So come and join Mr. Robert to learn new skills and have some fun!
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Our Ballroom Dancers have a competition on Saturday, February 23rd. They would love to hear you cheering for them and to join in the fun with some audience participation and group dancing!
Location: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Avenue H in Lancaster)
Admission: $5 for spectators
11 a.m.: 5th grade competition
2 p.m.: 6th-8th grade competition
Calling all single moms: Please join us for our weekly It Takes a Village women’s group, on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. We have tutoring for school-aged children and babysitting for the little ones. If you have any questions, please contact Ajia Gutman at (661) 722-4287. We hope to see you there!
Nurse Noemi wants to share some information regarding colds versus the flu. Look for helpful health updates regularly!
Hi iLEAD Families! Welcome back to the Registrar’s Corner.
As you may know, we hold a lottery every April to determine spots for new learners who will attend our school for the next school year. As a returning learner, your child’s spot is reserved as long as an Intent to Return form is submitted on time.
The Intent to Return forms were sent home Monday, February 4th, and were due back to the front office by Friday, February 15th. It’s not too late! Please submit the form so that we save a spot for next year, or to notify us if they will not be returning next year.
If any additional siblings are enrolling for the 2019-2020, they should be listed on the Intent to Return form and a new Intent to Enroll form needs to be submitted for them. New siblings will receive sibling priority and will be reserved spots before the lottery takes place, as long as a spot is available for them. If no spot is available, the sibling will be placed towards the top of the waitlist with sibling priority. Note: (CORRECTION) Kinder enrollment requires that the child turns 5 on or before September 1, 2019. TK enrollment requires that the child turns 5 anytime from September 2nd-December 2nd, 2019. TK enrollment is a 2-year program; meaning the next year they will be in Kindergarten.
Did you know that we are now accepting intent to enrolls for the 2019-2020 school year? You can fill one out in the Front Office or by clicking here.
Innovation Studios Middle School is showing some love and nourishing our taste buds! Popcorn is for sale every day
Look at what 5th grade is cooking up! The learners are earning their way to an overnight stay at the Revolutionary War field study!
Kona Ice will be here Friday, March 1st, from 11 a.m. to noon! For those learners that already purchased a refillable cup, please bring it and $3 for a refill! Learners that need to purchase a cup, please bring $6 to purchase at the truck and fill it! Kona will be on campus the first Friday of every month going forward. Be on the lookout for reminders!
** Kona Ice generously donates a portion of their earnings back to iLEAD Lancaster. We thank Kona Ice and we thank YOU, our parents, for supporting your school through yummy and creative fun for all! **
One Love Food Ministry is here to help iLEAD families in need with a food pantry (fruits, vegetables, dry goods, canned goods, turkeys), Friday, Feb. 22, from 12-1 p.m. at iLEAD Lancaster in the playspace area.
One Love Food Ministry is fully self-supporting through the generosity of a wide range of donors and the dedicated services of many volunteers, meeting each need with love and dignity. “We love to support non-profit organizations throughout the Antelope Valley!”
Call today to see how we can help each other help others! Call Roberto Briseno at (661) 349-3063 or Bonnie L. Goins at (661) 839-4935.
The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund.
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
Home Study families are invited to attend FREE webinars to help guide you in your homeschooling journey. Just click on this link to see the second semester schedule and list of topics.
You will receive the login information by email once you RSVP. Make sure to save the date!
The next webinar is Wednesday, February 20th, at 9 a.m.: Families with Middle Schoolers – What to Expect in High School. This webinar is highly recommended, especially for 8th graders preparing for high school next school year.
Join us for iLEAD Exploration Lancaster Park Day, Tuesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to noon at George Lane Park,
5520 W Ave L8 in Quartz Hill.
This is an opportunity for parents to connect with other homeschool parents in a informal, relaxing setting while learners build friendships through play and interaction!
Feel free to bring your favorite outdoor sports equipment (soccer ball, football, etc…) for some fun “learner-led” games!
RSVP with your EF.
2019 Park Day Schedule- (Tuesdays 11 a.m. to noon, and same location): March 26; April 9; May 14; June 11.
Join us every 4th Wednesday of each month for homeschool Coffee Connections. Whether you are a “homeschool veteran” or “brand new” to homeschooling, collaboration is the key to success!
Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: In the Village at iLEAD: 254 E. Ave.K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535
Come for an informal gathering over coffee and make connections with other homeschooling parents! This is a time for parents to get some homeschooling ideas and build a support system. Networking is a powerful resource tool, so bring your notepad and get ready to learn & connect!
Please RSVP to your Educational Facilitator with the total number of adults and children (if childcare is needed). Hope to see you there!
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!
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.
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 #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.
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:
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:
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.
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There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below: