Monday Message for June 11, 2018

Message from the Director

Hello iLEAD Lancaster Families,

As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close I would like to take the time to thank you all for your continued support this year. We have many things to celebrate but a few of my favorite highlights are that we increased enrollment, which helps us to offer new exciting programs and experiences. We also had some beautiful presentations of learning where we witnessed lots of cross collaboration between grade levels. Our field studies to Rileys Farms, Outdoor Science school and inner city Los Angeles, just to name a few, have taught our learners a deeper understanding of their projects, leading to thoughtful presentations of learning. Our greatest accomplishment is that we became a “Leader in Me” school, which has helped us grow by leaps and bounds in our culture on campus. We have shown deeper interest in our social-emotional components of learning and in building a community of restorative practices. A big shout out to our wonderful staff for their dedication this year.

It’s been an adventurous first year as school director and I am looking forward to growing with you next year. I plan to enjoy the summer building on our calendars, staff development and future goals while enjoying some family time sharpening the saw. I hope to start this next school year with you on Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m., with a proactive mindset and a drive to ensure all of you feel connected and supported. One of my goals for next year is to develop our STEAM integration and to develop more collaborative opportunities for our families. If you have ideas on how we can encourage parent involvement on campus please email us here.

I would like to close by thanking our amazing, small-but-mighty parent/volunteer group who is here day in and day out working tirelessly to assist facilitators, plan and implement events, booth in the community, and clean and repair our campus. Without you, our school wouldn’t be what it is, thank you.

Keep an eye on your email for our Monday Messages this summer. They won’t be every week but they will carry key information for your learner to be successful next year. Our Meet the Facilitator event will be held on Aug. 20. Save the date and watch for your invitation.

Thank you for an amazing year,

Nykole Kent
School Director
iLEAD Lancaster
254 E. Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 722-4287

Enroll Now! iLEAD Schools Summer Session!

Message from iLEAD Schools:

We are excited to announce our iLEAD Schools summer session:

When? July 2-Aug. 3 on-site programs; Aug. 6-17 independent learning.
Who can enroll? Learners entering grades k-12 for for 2018-19 school year; TK learners who turn 5 between Sept. 5 and Dec. 2, 2018

Please click on the button below for more information and to sign up for this exciting opportunity.

Summer Session Info

Your school site will be sending out more detailed information about the summer session program at your iLEAD site.

Questions? Please contact your iLEAD School director for more information.

Mark Your Calendar

(Please see the school calendar for more information) 
  • 6/11-15/18 – Spirit Week: See flyer below
  • 6/15/18 – Last Day of School-NO Champions!
  • 7/2-8/3 – Summer School Onsite-see below
  • 8/6-8/17 – Summer School Independent Learning-see below
  • 8/20/18 – Meet the Facilitator-details to follow mid summer
  • 8/21/18 – First day of 18-19 school year, Valet 8-8:30 a.m.

Our BOGO Book Fair Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers Marlene, Beth, Michaela, Christina, and anyone else who worked countless hours so our learners have access to new books. You are all amazing and such an asset to our school community!

Spirit Week!

Have fun!

Graduation Fun!

On June 7 iLEAD Lancaster was host to Empower Generations and Innovation Studios for their high school graduations. They were beautiful and full of future leaders. All of the iLEAD family wishes them best of luck in their future endeavors.

Last Call to Find It All!!

Please come and sort through the Lost & Found for items your learners have left behind. It is located outside 4th grade spaces on 2 roll-bars and some containers. You are welcome to come pick up items from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday this week. All items left behind will be donated on Monday, June 18.

School’s Out for Summer — but the Office is still OPEN

Our summer office hours will vary. Please see the hours below:

  • June 18 – July 31: Monday-Wednesday 9a-2p and Thursday/Friday by appointment only *Closed July 4th
  • Aug. 1 – 17: Monday-Friday 9a-2p *Closed Aug. 13-14
  • Aug. 20 resume normal business hours 

**Please note: Families that have registration appointment set outside the hours above are confirmed and will not change 

. Please stop by or give us a call at 661-722-4287 with any summer questions or to encourage friends and family to tour and enroll. 

8th Grade Celebration

This past Friday, June 8, iLEAD 8th graders from both onsite and homeschool celebrated their learned character traits and accomplishments at a ceremony that was led by learners.

We Need Your Lunch Money

Please settle lunch accounts with Miss Brandy in the front office before summer break begins. The last day of school is this coming Friday, June 15. Please call 661-722-4287 for more information.

Backyard Bash Was the Bomb

On Saturday, iLEAD AV and iLEAD Lancaster came together to host our annual end of year celebration: Backyard Bash. We played games, watched talented learners share their performances with us, viewed beautiful art pieces, enjoyed yummy food trucks, learners about the Leader in Me and how we could be supporters of culture on campus and we had a wonderful time celebrating the years accomplishments with family and friends. Thank you to all of our volunteers, staff, learners and families for attending and participating. The event would not have been a success without you.

Be Proactive, B-E-Proactive: New Traffic Pattern-Expect Delays

We know you’ve been waiting. You may have noticed the new crosswalks as well as red curb along the front of the school. Many of you have still been parking on that red curb, and we assure you, more changes are coming. The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station has been in contact with us and they are patrolling the area; we would hate for our families to receive tickets for parking in lots that we are not allowed to park in, blocking traffic by stopping in the middle of the lane to let learners out at drop-off and for parking on red curbs. The City of Lancaster and is moving forward very soon with the rest of the install for our new pattern. Please pay special attention to detour signs and new traffic signage and patterns.

Tip of the week: Use valet to avoid most of the traffic. Valet will run from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. These changes are to ensure the safety of our learners. Thank you in advance for your patience as we put learner safety first.

Parent Alert: Upcoming Return-Registration Requirements

Hello returning iLEAD Lancaster families!
 
As you may remember from last year, registration must be updated every school year. In an effort to be as efficient as possible, we are scheduling an appointment for every single family to come in and update registration with us. This appointment will also provide the opportunity for you to learn more about our school such as calendar events, volunteer requirements/opportunities, valet cards and procedures, attendance guidelines, before and after school care, and so much more! 
 
** This is mandatory, and failing to update registration may affect your child’s enrollment status for the 2018-2019 school year. 
 
Certain grade levels also need to submit documents before the school year begins:
  • 1st grade – Dental and physical assessment forms due
  • 7th grade –  Immunization record showing that the TDAP vaccination has been given 
Also, if you have any new learners starting this year, we will need their birth certificate, immunization record, and IEP/504 if applicable. 
 
All documents must be brought to your registration appointment. If any items are missing, another appointment must be scheduled to complete registration. 
 
Please call us at (661) 722-4287 OR email our registrar at Brittany.Ward@iLEADLancaster.org to schedule your registration appointment. 

2018-19 Calendar

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Volunteers Wanted!

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

Enroll Now for 2018-19!

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

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
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

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.

If you need clarification as to where to park please ask ANY iLEAD employee. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TURNING LEFT INTO THE VALET ENTRANCE AND OUT OF THE EXIT IS A HAZARD TO BOTH YOUR VEHICLE AND OUR LEARNERS. IT IS ALSO A TRAFFIC PATTERN DISRUPTION. 

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 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!

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!