Monday Message for September 03, 2018

Upcoming Events

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September

Sept. 3: Labor Day (school closed)

Sept. 3-7: Habit #2 week

Sept. 10-14: Habit #3 week

Sept. 10-14: Spirit Week

Friday, Sept. 14: Back to School Movie Night – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (school-hosted snack bar); kids enjoy a movie (with staff supervision) while parents attend a Back to School Night presentation with their child’s facilitator.

Sept. 17-21: Habit #4 week

Sept. 24-28: Habit #5 week

Rare Enrollment Opportunity

We have a very limited number of 6th grade openings for immediate start, so tell your friends and family! Call today or enroll at https://ileadlancaster.org/enrollment/

Back to School Movie Night

September 14th is our Back to School Movie Night, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a school-hosted snack bar. Kids can enjoy the Pixar movie Coco (with staff supervision) while parents attend a Back to School Night presentation with their learners’ facilitators. Then, the parents can join their learners and purchase snacks from our learner-led snack bar. Come on out!

Student Support Supports You!

iLEAD Lancaster has assembled a new caring and passionate team to serve the learners of the Lancaster community. Here is a message from their Regional Student Support Coordinator, Jenner Jose: “We are excited to be at your service and we welcome your thoughts and support as we go through the school year. We look forward to meeting you!”

 

What is a POL?

A POL is a Presentation of Learning, where your learners present their learning — grounded in artifacts and evidence from their own work and research — to a panel of peers and adults who can offer feedback and support for next steps. Many times, POLs are scheduled during class time, and we encourage our families to attend. Effective POLs include both academic content and the student’s reflection on their social and personal growth. We hope you will plan to attend these wonderful presentations.

Exploring the 7 Habits: Begin With the End in Mind

We love Habit 2! How about you?

We have included some fun growth work for you and your learner to practice Habit 2. We look forward to acknowledging learners and staff who display this habit.

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8th Grade Project Spotlight

The 8th grade special project provides an opportunity for learners to introduce themselves to a new community and engage in the expectations of a new project.

The purpose of this project is for learners to have a clear scope of who they are in the community and who they are as a leader. Learners can be expected to dive deep reflectively about who they are and the various roles they play in the game of life.  

Topics will cover personality traits, identifying who they are in the world, the community at large, school community, and how they identify themselves with family and friends. Additionally, they’ll examine how their network and social media influence identity, and how the public uses that medium to identify others.

Presentation of Learning: Friday, September 21st, from 2-3 p.m.; and Monday, September 24th, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Free Class on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Have you ever wondered what the “7 Habits” are, what the “Leader in Me” is, or how we use them on our campus and in our homes? Great news: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People class is now available to the masses for FREE at iLEAD Lancaster.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 25, the class will run from 6-7:30 p.m. in the iLEAD Lancaster Village for six weeks. Classes will meet on 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30. These are consecutive Tuesdays. This training is open to our iLEAD community and staff at no cost. We encourage all families to attend. Child care will be provided free of charge. The iLEAD Lancaster campus is located at 254 E. Ave K-4.

Please RSVP to Kinder Kim or via the front desk at iLEAD Lancaster by calling (661) 722-4287.

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Early Arrivals

If your learners arrive before or at 7:45 a.m., they should either be eating breakfast or be signed up with Champions (click here) for before-school care. Learner arrival time is 8 a.m.

Calendars for the 2018-2019 School Year

Click here to view and download the 2018-2019 academic calendar.

Click here to view the 2018-2019 community calendar.

We Need Volunteers

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.

Enrollment for 2018-2019

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open online HERE and in the office. If you are a prospective family or are currently on our waitlist, please fill out the 2018-2019 intent to enroll to be added to our 2018-2019 waitlist.

Let Us Know What You Think!

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.

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.

Mark Your Calendar: Download this calendar of important events. 

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Traffic is a BEAST! This is How We Slay…

Hello, parents! We encourage the use of VALET for all dropoff 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!

Spotlight a Learner

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 playspaces. 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!

Exploration – Home School: The Studio Experience

The Studio Experience offers the perfect balance of freedom and structure 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).

Learners will then choose their own projects as inspired by the thematic topic. During each session, EFs will provide materials, mini-lessons, activities, guidance, and expertise on an as-needed basis to support each learner in their 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 ready for an authentic audience!

The Studio Experience is offered every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as a “drop-off day” on the following 6-week rotation schedule:

1: Aug. 29 – Oct. 3

2: Oct. 17 – Nov. 28

3: Dec. 5 – Jan. 30

4: Feb. 6 – March 13

5: March 20 – May 1

6: May 8 – June 12

To sign up, submit your requests to your Educational Facilitator for one of the three session time options:

Session 1: 10 a.m.-noon (A.M. ½ day)

Session 2: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (P.M. ½ day)

Session 1 & 2: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Full day)

All Sessions include Lunch Alive! (11:30 a.m.-noon)

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:

1: AUGUST 21 – OCTOBER 26

2: OCTOBER 29 – JANUARY 25

3: JANUARY 28 – MARCH 29

4: 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: Coffee Connections

Join us every 4th Wednesday of each month for homeschool connections. 

Date: Wednesday, September 26

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Location: In the Village at iLEAD: 254 E. Ave.K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535

Topic: Curriculum

Whether you are a “homeschool veteran” or brand new to homeschooling, collaboration is the key to success!

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). We hope to see you there!

Exploration – Home School: Learner Spotlight

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!