Monday Message for February 26, 2018

Mark Your Calendar

(Please see the school calendar for more information) 
  • Feb. 26 – ED Talk with the Director – Intro to Leader in ME 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


  • March 2 – AVBOT: Exhibitors (Our learners and staff)
  • March 2 – iLEAD DreamUp Space and Innovation Expo: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at College of the Canyons
  • March 10-11 – Almond Blossom Festival- Need Volunteers: Sat and Sun 9-5.
  • March 12 – STEP UP Night 6-7 p.m.: Experience your classroom for next year-meet the facilitator
  • March 16 – Open Mic Night: Open Mic performance for our learners to showcase their talents.
  • March 23 – Family Movie Night- what movie should we screen?
  • March 24-25 – AV Air Show:  Exhibitors in STEAM tent and outside- 2 booths…Need Volunteers (4).
  • March 26-30 – SPRING BREAK

Ed Talk with the Director

Feb. 26: ED Talk with the Director – Intro to Leader in Me, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ALL parents are encouraged to attend at least one meeting. We will be reviewing this ALL school initiative with our families.

iSupport Update

Did you miss our iSupport meeting? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here is the information you missed and we look forward to your participation at our upcoming calendar events. Lots of amazing things coming to the learners and families at iLEAD Lancaster and we NEED your support to make them happen. We hope you’ll take the time to read through this document and send  Kristan or Christy a message to discuss how you can contribute to a fun, safe, and community driven school environment.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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You and your learners get to experience the next grade level and meet the faculty. More info coming soon!

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2nd Graders POL: Dinosaurs!

Our iLEAD Lancaster second-graders had a fantastic presentation of learning (POL). They shared all their learning about dinosaur extinction, endangered species and brought awareness to those who came to their POL.

Driving Question: How can we use our knowledge of the extinction of dinosaurs to predict the survival of animals in the future?  

         Our second-graders explored the three theories of dinosaur extinction, and after learning about what might have killed the dinosaurs, our learners researched what is endangering our animals today. This mini-project led to learning about deforestation, pollution, and global warming. Each learner then chose an endangered species to study. Their task was to create a non-fictional book about their chosen animal. They also created costumes and habitat depictions as a part of their P.O.L. The other part of their presentation included a commercial asking people to please protect our earth and save our animals.

     Although this project has come to an end, it is not finished. On Friday afternoon our second graders went out to the playground with trash grabbers, gloves and trash bags to collect litter from our playground. We had a fantastic discussion about how they felt after picking up all the litter and their words/feelings included: amazing, awesome, good, and happy. We hope this project will help inspire others to take care of our planet and protect our animals.

iLEAD Lancaster Second Grade endangered Species Commercial:


Enroll Now for 2018-19!

2018-19 enrollment now open online and in the office! If you are a current iLEAD family, please fill out our intent to return. If you are a prospective family or are currently on our waitlist, please fill out the 2018-19 intent to enroll to be included in our lottery.

March 16: Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night is March 16 in the Village! Entry for non performers is $2. Snacks provided.


Lancaster Pageants

Seeking the next Lancaster royalty!

iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo

Friday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.
College of the Canyons – Cafeteria & Maker Space
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Join us for a fun and interactive evening of space and innovation, as iLEAD learners share with you the latest iLEAD Student Aerospace Project in partnership with DreamUp and COC Maker Space. All interested learners, families and friends invited. Be sure to sign up via the link below.

Featuring keynote speaker, NASA Ames Chief Scientist Dr. Jacob Cohen.

  • Showcase of student-designed space experiments
  • View student design mission patch artwork
  • Enjoy hands-on mini projects for the whole family
  • Take home souvenirs to commemorate event
  • Interact with COC students & their exciting Low Earth Orbit & Maker Space Projects

Food and drinks available for purchase, with all donation proceeds going to iLEAD Student Aerospace Projects

Register Here

We’re Looking for Your Reviews

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.

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.

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!

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!

Looking for New Stars!

Mark your calendar!

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!