Monday Message for October 22, 2017

Mark Your Calendar

(Please see the school calendar for more information)
  • Oct. 27 – Fall Festival (6:30-8 p.m.)
  • Oct. 28 – BOOlvd on Lancaster BLVD
  • Oct. 28 – AVPH Community Resource Fair
  • Oct. 30 – AVHP Healthy Halloween
  • Oct. 31 –  AM Costume Parade
  • Nov. 2 – Make up PIcture Day
  • Nov. 8 – McTeachers Fundraiser, Challenger & K McDonalds
  • Nov, 10 – Veterans’ Day- No School
  • Nov. 17 –  Multi Cultural Feast

Check out the details on some of these events (and more!) below:


Monday Message

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.

Fall Festival Coming Oct. 27!

Pre-purchase tickets for an entry to win a TURKEY!

**Pre-sale tickets on sale in the front office beginning Oct. 17!

4 tickets for $1! Raffle to win a free TURKEY if you pre-purchase. Just pre-purchase to be entered to win! Winner announced at the event at 7:45 p.m.


Mark Your McCalendar for Nov. 8!

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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.


Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our learners and your vehicles safe!

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Attention Parents: Learner Information and Registration

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.

Champions Updated Pricing

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.

Champions will be Closed
Nov. 10

for our Winter Professional Development Day

We will resume program Nov. 13

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be preparing for our upcoming Winter break! Click on the link below to manage your account and register for Winter and Spring Break.

We’ll see you on the 13th!

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Antelope Valley Community Resource Fair

Mark your calendar for Oct. 28!

Service Learning Alert

As you may know from the Innovation Studios Playbook all learners are required to complete 30 hours of service learning each semester. Last week this was discussed during class where learners were given instruction on what service learning looks like. In simple terms it boils down to this: An act that benefits a person, people, or a place (like a city garden or animal shelter) that you are not otherwise compensated for. For ideas you can go to or consult with Mrs. Wampler.

Leader in Me Spotlight: Kimberly Etter

3 words that describe iLEAD





“why statement”

Why do I care what happens to the youth?



Why did I walk away from lucrative employment and choose a path to revolutionary learning in the Antelope Valley?



Why do I want to change the status quo in education?


As an educator and parent for over 30 years, I have witnessed the benefits of a learning environment that focuses on social-emotional learning, learners taking ownership, real life experiences, and personalized learning. Over the years, I knew parents needed more choices in education to better meet the needs of all learners. 

Children are natural learners. Young people thrive in a collaborative environment where they can experience freedom to pursue their passion and take ownership of their learning. When young people are given a rich environment, much like fertile soil for a garden, they flourish while becoming self-directed, life-long learners.

I believe we can come together as a community to create compassionate places of excitement and wonder that will encourage the transformation of everyone, including adults. I chose to be a part of iLEAD because we are doing just that.

How long you’ve been with us

Since September 2012


One word that describes yourself



Kimberly Etter
​Learning Studios Coordinator
iLEAD Exploration


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!