Family Inquirer

Week of 2/22/21

Greetings ICEF Innovation Families,

We hope this newsletter finds you SAFE and WELL!


We will be distributing T3 books, art kits, and reading book bags on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm and from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please return your current book page in the Ziploc, with your reading log (or a sheet of paper with the student's name). There will be a special treat on Tuesday, for those who come to pick up their supplies on that day. The In N Out truck will be here, between 10:30am - 12:00pm with free hamburgers/cheeseburgers for every student and one adult who comes with them. We will have In N Out certificates for a free hamburger or cheeseburger for the fist 20 students who come on Monday and Wednesday! Be sure to come to the school on one of these days. Students will need these materials to finish out the school year.


Be sure to join us on Thursday at 5:00, as we discuss our return to the campus. Hear about important information about the reopening dates and schedules and the safety guidelines that will be in place. Some students will return to campus as early as March 1. Please also complete the Reopening Questionnaire link here (English) and here (Spanish). We need to hear from you!

Attendance Matters!

Please make sure your children are in attendance every week. We are noticing that absences are high on Fridays, so we will continue to offer Friday recess to students who attend their virtual classes on Fridays. Make sure your child is there. You don't want them to miss out.

Be sure to read the Inquirer in its entirety. If you have any questions, please reach out to the main office.

Have an AWESOME week!

IILA...Planting Seeds for All to Grow! --- Stick Together! Grow Together!

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Important Dates


22nd - Distribution Day 9am - 12pm & 1pm-4pm

23rd - Distribution Day 9am - 12pm & 1pm -4pm

23rd - In N Out Burgers 10:30-12pm (students & 1 adult)

23rd - COVID testing at ICEF Inglewood 1-4pm

24th - Distribution Day 9am - 12pm & 1pm -4pm

24th - Character Ceremony 8:00AM

25th - Reopening Town Hall: 5:00PM - (Meet & Greet Parent Night postponed)

25th - COVID Testing at ICEF Vista 1-4pm

26th - SBAC Art Contest deadline

26th - Fun Friday

26th - Trimester 2 ends

Here is our School Calendar.

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T3 Books/Art Kits/Reading Books Distribution

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9am to Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 12pm

5029 Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

We will also distribute materials from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Please be prepared to come to the school on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Students will need the materials being distributed for the last few months of school.

If you are unable to pick up supplies on one of these days, PLEASE notify the office immediately, so we can determine another time for you to come.

**In N Out Food Truck will be on site TUESDAY from 10:30 - 12:00, for students to receive a free burger. This may be a good day to pick up your materials!**

IILA Reopening Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5-6pm

This is an online event.

The Meet & Greet is postponed to a later date!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Reopening Questionnaire

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Reopening Questionnaire

Open Enrollment

Great News! We have acquired additional classrooms for 2021-2022 school year. We are now able to accept TK - 5th grade. However, there are limited seats available in many of the grade levels. If you know anyone that is interested in enrolling their children, please let them know they should enroll at:



Please post Open Enrollment on your social media networks and refer your neighbors, relatives and friends who are interested in joining our family. We are also offering Incentives to Parents who refer new students to our school. Each Parent that refers a new student who enrolls and stays enrolled for at least 3 months will receive a Thank you gift and will be included in a drawing for a grand prize scheduled for Oct. 15th, 2021. Feel free to call the Main Office with any questions. (323) 290-6997

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Community Food Distribution Celebrating Black History Month

Drive-Thru "Grab & Go" (No Walk-ups)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

8AM until all items are gone

Sponsored by "The Los Angeles Sentinel"

3800 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90008

Our Condolences

We want our families who have lost a loved one to know we care about you. Counseling is available if you need it.
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School-Wide Expectations

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Attendance Matters!

Attendance Everyday Spanish
Tray Chaney - Attendance (Official Music Video)

Hello families, We have noticed that the attendance on Fridays is low and we would like to change that. Students who attend class will enjoy a VIRTUAL RECESS with their class every Friday. Doesn't that sound fun?



STEM has exciting lessons to share with the students but they have to be there to enjoy them. Please take a look at the attached video to find out more about our STEM program.

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Lexia & Achieve 3000: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, EQUITY, and GROWTH)

Students should logon to Lexia (TK-3rd and some 4th and 5th graders), and Achieve 3000 (4th and 5th only) daily. These programs allow students to practice reading and reading comprehension, improving on their skills and being exposed to a variety of different texts to include fiction and non fiction. Make it a habit to ask your children if they are using these programs. You can also see how they are progressing by looking at their accounts or reaching out to their classroom teacher to get a comprehensive report.

Reading Assessments: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, EQUITY, and GROWTH)

Students will take reading assessments with their teachers over the next couple of weeks. Please be encouraging to your children during this time. Remind them of the importance of taking their time on every test they take and provide them with a quiet space where they can do their best. Feel free to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about testing.

SBAC Parent Post

This link (English/Spanish-page 2) gives you a brief look at what the SBAC looks like. You can always visit the CAASPP website and find sample questions and practice tests your child can take.

We will continue this section, for our 3rd-5th grade families though May, after testing is complete. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Jundef (, Mr. Rodriguez (, Ms. Clark (, or Ms. McGee ( with any SBAC related questions.

We are here for you!

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Operations and Logistical


ICEF is providing regular COVID-19 testing at ICEF Vista and ICEF View Park on alternating Thursdays for students and their families. You can use the links below to schedule your appointment. These links will be the same from week to week, so feel free to sign up early.

Vista Campus Pre-Registration Scheduling Link:

View Park Pre-Registration Scheduling Link:

Scheduled Testing Locations:

February 23, 2021, 1-4pm Inglewood

February 25, 2021, 1-4pm Vista

March 2, 2021, 1-4pm Innovation

March 4, 2021, 1-4pm View Park K8

Accessing Spanish/English in Parent Square links: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, COMMITMENT, EQUITY, and GROWTH)

The default to our Parent Square messages is English, however, if your family has listed Spanish as their home language, your Parent Square message come to you in Spanish. There may be a time when you would like to view the Parent Square message in a different language (to share with a friend or family member). If so, please see the steps below that guides families on how to change from English to Spanish, when you receive the message on your cell phone. The same can be done from Spanish to English. On your computer, you can simply open the link and look at the top of the screen, in between the search bar and the bell symbol.

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IILA Data Spot

Our school-wide goal is to get 80% usage Lexia and 2 lessons/week on Achieve 3000 on a consistent bases. Please encourage your children to log on daily to reach their goals. They will be rewarded with class-wide incentives like certificates, Dojo points, and shout-outs! We can reach our goal, if we continue to encourage our children.

IILA...Planting Seeds for All to Grow!


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Achieve 3000

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Embrace the Mind/Mindful Moments

There are some wonderful things happening with our Embrace the Mind program. We invite all family members to attend!

Workshops coming soon!

English Language Learner (ELL) Chronicles!

In this section we will highlight the language and culture of our English Language Learners and their families. I would love to share your stories with the school community. Feel free to email stories, pictures, or examples of how you see the language and culture of our ELLs and their families incorporated in the learning environment.

An ELL Chronicle from Ms. Clark, Mrs. Rhee & Anonymous!

"I've been using sentence frames with my student when I ask him a question. I rarely need to use them now as he answers in complete sentences without prompting." -Clark

"In the beginning, my student didn't want to participate in small groups. We started with small talks and now he feels more comfortable working with me." -Mrs. Rhee

"My student seemed a little sad the other day. I asked him if he was feeling ok and if he needed a break. He said he was ok, but he asked if he could share something with me. I said, "Sure." He shared his video game and after he shared it with me, his spirits picked up. I then moved on to teaching him." -- Anonymous

Challenger's Boys and Girls E-Club

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Kool & The Gang - Celebration (Official Music Video)

Shout out to...

...Families who have referred students to our school. Remember to let us know when you refer a new student to be eligible for your incentive gift.

...Families who get their children on line, and on time each and every day

Please feel free to email me your SHOUT OUTS. I will place them in the Inquirer (Family Edition) for all to see!

Daily Reminders – every day please remember to do the following:

  1. Make sure your child's learning environment is clean and ready for the next day of learning
  2. Make sure you have shut down and put away your child's device in a safe place
  3. Ask questions if you have them
  4. Check in with each family member and ask about their day
  5. Do something kind for yourself or for someone else

Your IILA Staff

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ICEF Innovation Los Angeles

Jewell Pearson

Community Relations Coordinator