Hello iLEAD Families,
As you know, your learners have been MAP testing and we have seen a tremendous amount of growth in your learners’ performance.
April 28 is our annual Benefit Dinner. We would love for you to attend. This year’s honorees are Albion Bowers as our Vision in Education honoree, Zenaida Morales as our Founders Vision Award honoree, and the Van Houten Family is our Founders Family Vision Award honoree. Baskets are being collected for the benefit dinner to support fundraising. Please ask your learner’s facilitator for more information on your grade level theme or contact our volunteer basket coordinator, Michaela Audette, at email@example.com.
We are still looking for iLEAD families to help us reach out to businesses to support our Benefit Dinner. Please contact chairwoman, Patricia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your help please take the time to complete our “What Makes iLEAD Special” survey. We value your voice.
Do you have a green thumb? We received a grant and need to use it before the end of the year. Help us begin to build our garden. Please contact Cindy Williams at email@example.com to help.
In closing just a few reminders:
SPRING BREAK DATES: Our last day was March 23 and we look forward to returning Thursday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m.
Lastly, our Backyard Bash is coming up! Save the date, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need your help! Please contact Kristan to sign up to help.
254 E. Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
We would like to hear your thoughts on what education means to you personally and what makes education at iLEAD Lancaster different. Your voice is important as we strive to continuously improve the iLEAD experience for everybody and showcase what makes iLEAD special. We appreciate your help and look forward to your feedback. If you have not done so already, please click here to complete the survey.
A learner led initiative, Open Mic Night, was hosted by Brooklyn, a 7th grade learner in Mr. Max’s class, and ran very well. We had over 25 learners perform at Open Mic Night last Friday — so many that we scheduled out another one for May. Keep an eye on the Monday Message for more information in the coming weeks’ editions. We raised funds for a backdrop for on-campus performances and we listened to beautiful songs and watched amazing dances, comedy acts and one-man shows. Thank you to everyone who came, performed and supported!
Community Spotlight: ANTELOPE VALLEY YMCA YOUTH RECEIVES REGIONAL
YMCA EXCELLENCE IN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Mary Miller Honored for Starting Youth & Government Program
Mary Miller received one of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ three prestigious, youth-focused awards at its annual Youth, Government and Teen Excellence in Leaders Awards Dinner at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Miller received the Excellence in Youth Leadership award in recognition of her determination and successful launch of the YMCA’s Model Legislature & Court (MLC) Program at the Antelope Valley Family YMCA. The Excellence in Youth Leadership award is awarded each year to a teen who has shown great leadership when faced with a challenge, consistently demonstrated the “can do” attitude no matter the circumstances, been a role model for other YMCA program participants, and made a positive impact on their community through the YMCA.
In early 2017, Miller learned of the YMCA’s statewide MLC Program and became determined to launch it at the Antelope Valley Family YMCA. She worked hard to develop relationships with local politicians and business owners to bring awareness to the program. She spent her summer spreading the word about the benefits of the program to both teens and adults.
Her work was so inspiring that the Board of Managers for the Antelope Valley Family YMCA even asked her to join the Board. – Michael Henderson, Executive Director
In the 2017-2018 school year, Miller’s hope of starting a delegation came to fruition. Mary made the most of the year by immediately applying for a statewide position and being appointed as an Under Secretary of State. Her program peers also found that it was only natural that since she started the delegation that she also serve as their President. Miller went on to utilize the relationships that she cultivated to get the delegation two meetings with State Senator Scott Wilk, including one on the Senate floor in Sacramento. It has been my mission to change the way that the Antelope Valley sees the youth in their community …
I can’t wait for the Antelope Delegation to grow. We’re new, but we’re here to stay. – Mary Miller
In addition to her work with the Antelope Valley Family YMCA, Miller is concurrently both a sophomore in high school and freshman in college where she maintains a 3.8 grade point average; represents her hometown as Teen Miss Lancaster; and, is a dedicated Girl Scout. After high school, Miller plans to
attend the University of California Santa Barbara, attend law school, and run for public office.
California YMCA Youth and Government’s Model Legislature Court has been the state’s premier youth leadership and civic development program since 1948. The MLC creates a six-month learn-by- doing experience that teaches the values of democracy by bringing together a cross-section of the state’s high school students.
There are more than 1,300 teens involved in the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles branch delegations.
If you would like more information about the Model Legislature and Court Program at the Antelope Valley Family YMCA, please contact Cynthia Lathrop at 661-723- 9622 or email at CynthiaLathrop@ymcala.org.
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.
Mission Control here…
We are thrilled to announce that we had well over 100 incredible patch designs submitted for this year’s 2018 mission patch design challenge. Congratulations to every learner and facilitator who participated. Mission accomplished beyond our wildest dreams!
This year’s designs were so uniformly well conceived and well executed that we had a very tough time narrowing it down to these selected designer finalists:
|Mercy Sagar, 5th Grade||iLEAD AV|
|Belle Sanfrey, 5th Grade||iLEAD AV|
|Emma Murphy, 4th Grade||iLEAD Encino|
|Scott Kim, 6th Grade||iLEAD Encino|
|Syla Calderon, 4th Grade||iLEAD Lancaster|
|Evelyn Regaldo 7th Grade||iLEAD Lancaster|
|Andrew Villamar, 4th Grade||iLEAD Pacoima|
|James Mercado, 4th Grade||iLEAD Pacoima|
|Jayna Bunao, 1st Grade||SCVi|
|Skyler Verkouteren, 8th Grade||SCVi|
|Sydney Jackson, Upper School||SCVi|
Keep a sharp eye out for Monday Messages in the coming weeks as we send our finalist designs out for the final selection of the two patches, TK-5 and 6-12 that will be flown into space in fall 2018!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Do you have a learner who is shining in their community? Email firstname.lastname@example.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!
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!
Effective date: May 28, 2019
iLEAD Schools Development (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://ileadschools.org/ website and all affiliated websites as listed under “Our Locations” and linked to the ileadschools.org website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
iLEAD Schools Development uses the collected data for various purposes:
iLEAD Schools Development may process your Personal Data because:
iLEAD Schools Development will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Under certain circumstances, iLEAD Schools Development may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
iLEAD Schools Development may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. iLEAD Schools Development aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads
Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
You can opt-out from Twitter’s interest-based ads by following their instructions: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405
You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
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: