Monday Message for March 04, 2019

Upcoming Events

Saturday Academy: March 16, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 24 – 8 a.m. to noon

March 4th and 18th: Kinder Round Up, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

March 7 & 8: No School

Wednesday, March 13th: Prospective Parent Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, March 6th and 20th: Prospective Parent Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

March 9th and 10th: Almond Blossom Festival Boothing: Family Boothers Needed

Monday, March 25: iSUPPORT Parent Volunteer Meeting, 9 a.m.

Friday, March 29: Food Pantry on campus, 12-1 p.m.

Saturday Academy

If your child has been absent, (EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED) this school year, iLEAD Lancaster is providing learners with an opportunity to recover lost instructional time due to a full day absence in our Saturday Academy Program. The goal of our Saturday Academy is to provide learners not only a chance to recapture “lost learning,” but also an opportunity to work on their
academic skills with our facilitators in the areas of English, Math, Science, and History, AP and Honors tutorials, and computer lab time. In addition, enrichment activities, such as fine arts, performing arts, hands-on science, and other curricular areas may be offered.

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Vision in Education Volunteer Team Meeting

We are still in need of volunteers for the 2019 iLEAD Antelope Valley Region Vision In Education Benefit Dinner, coming up Friday, April 26.

Next meeting TBA.

In the meantime, for questions and donations, please contact Charlene Spiteri at (661) 645-6495 or email family.engagement@ileadschools.org

Volunteers

Parent volunteers are an important component of our school community.  iLEAD Lancaster asks each family to volunteer 40 hours per school year in any way you can. No contribution is too small!

This is also the perfect time to volunteer if you love planning events! Our annual Vision in Education Benefit Dinner is just around the corner, and we need parent volunteers to help plan and set up.

To volunteer on campus, you simply need to complete a TB questionnaire (available at the front desk), and sign in. To chaperone Field Studies, you must submit a Live Scan, as well. Parents and guardians are also needed for our iSUPPORT parent volunteer group. We are all happy to have you on campus with us showing support for our staff and learners!

Questions? Please send an email to our Office Manager, Christy Monroe, at christy.monroe@ileadlancaster.org, or our connect with out iSUPPORT Chair Patricia Margosian Terrell on the Parent Squares iSUPPORT.

Personalized Bunnies for our Book-in-Hand Project

Get a personalized bunny 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! Let’s keep the momentum going. Thank you so much for your continued support. Email Taleen.stevens@ileadlancaster.org to order yours while supplies last!

A Few Reminders

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iSupport: Get involved and help make change! Join iLEAD’s version of PTA. We need you! Click to learn more.

Drama Club

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 info@ileadlancaster.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

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.

  • The Lancaster Makery has been a cornerstone of  iLEAD Lancaster’s program. The Makery focuses on promoting innovation through design. Learners use the Makery to support the projects that they participate in. Each year,  learners in the makery participate in the 2×4 project — where they design a product using only a 2×4.
  • Learners in the Makery Design Tech program have also created video games, including the actual casing and the wiring to play multiple games.
  • A team of ambassadors from the Makery Design Tech program have done presentations for civic organizations. Local businesses have also donated materials and funds to redesign and organize the entire Makery, which will  enable more productivity.

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!

Little Makers, We’ve Got the Club for You

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!

Questions? Pease email robert.hutson@ileadschools.org

Curious About the Makery? Check Out This Short Video!

 

Inside the iLEAD Lancaster Makery from iLEAD Schools on Vimeo.

Wash Your Hands!

Nurse Noemi wants to you to know how important it is to wash your hands! Look for helpful health updates regularly!

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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 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.

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Help Support Innovation Studios

Innovation Studios Middle School is showing some love and nourishing our taste buds! Popcorn is for sale every day

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March 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.  

Exploration – Home School: FREE Home Study Webinars: Sign Up!

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!

Exploration – Home School: Coffee Connections

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, March 27th

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!

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:

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.