Monday Message for January 28, 2019

Upcoming Events

Monday 1/28: iSUPPORT Parent Collaboration. 9 a.m.

Monday 1/28: Little Maker’s Club, 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday 1/29: ELAC Parent Meeting, 9-10 a.m.

Tuesday 1/29: Love and Logic Parent/Educator Course, 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday 2/1: KONA Ice on Campus — Fill Party! 11 a.m. to noon

Sneak Peek:

Monday 2/4: Kinder Round-Up, 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. (Campus event for Kinder info/tours)

Friday 2/8: Family Movie Night — Theme is Willy Wonka!

Mon-Fri 2/18-22: Spirit Week!

Tuesday 2/19: 101 Days of School — Dalmatian Day!

Wednesday 2/20: Parent Information Night (Campus event for prospective & new families)

iSUPPORT Needs You

iSUPPORT Needs YOU! Please join us Monday, January 28th at 9 a.m. Parent volunteers are an important component of our school community. No contribution is too small! Spend an hour with us to discuss upcoming events and how you can support.

Parent University: Love and Logic

Join for us a 4-week parent/educator course on Love & Logic. 

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Little Makers, We’ve Got the Club for You

Starting Monday, January 28th, your learners can 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. Some come and join Mr. Robert to learn new skills and have some fun!

Questions? Pease email robert.hutson@ileadschools.org

Hello! It’s Nice to Meet You

Meet our iSPIRIT Team! This group of energetic 4th-8th grade learners is in charge of spreading the iLEAD Spirit on campus and within the community! They practice hard twice a week, putting together songs and dances that are enthusiastic, fun, and contagious with positive energy! Look for them at campus events! A special thanks goes out to the iSPIRIT Facilitators: Miss Tracy, Miss Firsick, and Miss Shynelle!

Registrar’s Corner

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 will be sent home on Monday, February 4th, and are due back to the front office by Friday, February 15th. If any additional siblings are enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year, 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 toward 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.

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.

A Few Reminders

Parent Square: Download the app to your smartphone for free and get instant alerts.

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/parentsquare/id908126679?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parentsquare.psapp&hl=en

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.

Help Support Innovation Studios

Innovation Studios Middle School is showing some love and nourishing our taste buds! Help them with their fundraising by purchasing popcorn snacks starting Monday, January 17th!

From February 1st-13th, you are invited to purchase Goody Bag Grams or Flower Grams for your friends, yourself, or even your parents!

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Nacho Bar Fundraiser

Join in the fundraising FUN with 5th grade on Friday, February 8th! The learners are earning their way to an overnight stay at the Revolutionary War field study!

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Kona Ice is Coming

Kona Ice will be here Friday, February 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! **

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January Lunch Menu

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Early Arrivals

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

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!

Exploration – Home School: Lancaster Park Day

Join us for iLEAD Exploration Lancaster Park Day, Tuesday, January 29, 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): Feb. 26; March 26; April 9; May 14; June 11.

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: 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 #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:

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.