Hello iLEAD Families,
Thank you to all who participated in our super-fun STEAM night. We had a blast!
This week our learners in grades 5-8 will participate in the Gallup Student Poll.
Gallup launched the Gallup Student Poll in 2009. Gallup provides analytics and advice to organizations around the world. The Gallup Student Poll is a brief, 24-item survey available on the web for learners in grades 5 through 12. One time per year in the fall, the survey is provided at no cost to schools. The Gallup Student Poll includes the following themes:
The Gallup Student Poll gives learners a voice in building great schools, and results provide schools with important, actionable information beyond standard measures, such as grades and test scores, to help schools make kids ready for the future. Please visit the Gallup Student Poll homepage on the web at http://www.gallupstudentpoll.com to view the survey items and learn more. To date, there have been over 4 million completes of the Gallup Student Poll.
This survey is anonymous and voluntary. That means Gallup cannot identify your learner, and your learner’s individual responses will not be shared with anyone. Only grade-level and school-level information will be shared with our school. Your learner does not have to participate in this survey. There are no consequences or penalties if your learner does not participate. Please email me directly if you have any questions or if you would like your learner to opt out of this poll.
254 E. Avenue K-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
Check out the details on some of these events (and more!) below:
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!
LAST WEEK TO PARTICIPATE-WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!
You can bring your donations to iLEAD Lancaster!
Did you know that there may be multiple pages of the Monday Message you are missing every week by not scrolling to the bottom? Now also available: PDF’s of the Monday Message in the front office by noon on Monday. We are working on a Spanish version — please let us know if this is something you would like to earn volunteer hours for.
Please let us know how we can help you stay informed. Email Kristan with your ideas.
I’ve known since I was a small child that, when I grew up, I wanted to work with children. It has always been my passion, even as a child myself. My entire life up until my senior year of high school, I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I was on my way to becoming an adult, and I realized that I really did not want to do what I had been planning on doing my whole life. I felt lost, and I didn’t know what to do.
I was working for Westside Union School District as a playground supervisor at 20 years old, feeling out of place, like I didn’t belong. I was on the kindergarten playground, being lectured by other staff if I didn’t write enough students up at recess or make them sit on the bench. I was the “detention lady,” and I had the same kids with me almost every day for simple offenses: not turning in homework, running on the playground, talking in class. I started to really dislike my job, and after a year and a half I knew I needed something else.
My nephew was attending SCVi, and my sister called me one day to tell me that she heard they were opening a school in Lancaster. All I knew about SCVi was that the children had more freedom during the school day, and that my nephew was happy at his new school. I had been to SCVi to pick him up a few times, and every time I was amazed at how the building looked nothing like a school. The kids seemed happy, the staff seemed loving, and I knew that I had to look into the new school opening.
After being interviewed by Lynn Boop and Dawn Evenson, I felt something I hadn’t felt before — a sense of belonging. I told them that I was the detention lady, and they exchanged a glance that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Dawn looked at me and said, “Oh, we don’t have detention here…”
I responded, “Thank goodness!”
When I got the call two days later that they had a position for me, I jumped on it. I would be making less money per hour than I was at Westside, but I knew that I would be happier. I quit my job as a playground supervisor, and I started with iLEAD Lancaster two days before school opened. I volunteered for two hours on the Sunday before school started to call all of our families (all 125 learners at the time) and remind them that school was starting on Tuesday. I instantly felt at home.
It has been more than five years since I made the leap to join iLEAD. It has not always been easy, but nothing worth doing ever is. I have been part of the “First Year” twice, once with iLEAD Lancaster and once with iLEAD Antelope Valley. I love my job, I love my work family, and I love the children that I am blessed to work with day in and day out. I truly believe that iLEAD Schools’ vision is the future of education, and I am so thankful that I get to be part of the process. I have found my home.
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.
Jean Nasser, an Innovation Studios high school learner, is a working actor, director and writer who obtained his first milestone as a director at the young age of 14, with his short “Oliver.” His second short, “FLYTRAP,” has already been screened on several film festivals including Peekskill, NY, and the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. His love for the arts started since he was a little boy, and at the young age of 8, he started taking acting classes. At 10, he participated on the IMTA NY, Winning first place under the monologue category, plus eight medals in every other category.
Follow Jean’s adventures here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5554019/?ref_=nmmi_mi_nm
Do you have a learner who is shining in their community? Email email@example.com with their school name and what they are doing to make a difference.
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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.
You may have seen the banner hanging up on campus — DID YOU KNOW? We are a Leader in Me school! As we begin the “Leader in Me” journey, we ask that our families please fill out the following this week so we can better understand and map our growth.
We are looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
Champions has heard your feedback and is responding with new pricing. Please contact Champions directly for more information or with any questions. We are passing this info onto you for them.
iLEAD Schools’ 3rd annual Amazing Race will be Sunday, Oct. 22. This all iLEAD Schools event is fun for all ages, and a great way to connect with other iLEAD Schools families. Watch upcoming Monday Messages for more details!
Friday, Oct. 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sign up with your educational facilitator by Oct. 12!
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
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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.”
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