Week of 2/1/21
Greetings ICEF Innovation Families,
We hope that everyone had a great week!
The weather has been cold and rainy. Be sure to dress appropriately when traveling outside and drink lots of fluids. We want everyone to stay healthy!
Be sure to read the Inquirer in its entirety. If you have any questions, please reach out to the main office.
Have a FANTASTIC week!
IILA...Planting Seeds for All to Grow! --- Stick Together! Grow Together!
ICEF Innovation Staff Spotlight
Roxanne Clark, Language and Literacy Specialist
Hello IILA Families!
I am Roxanne Clark, the Language and Literacy Specialist at ICEF Innovation LA. This is my third year in this role, previously teaching first and fifth grade at another ICEF school.
I am originally from Los Angeles and a product of Los Angeles public and charter schools! I received my undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University, an illustrious HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia. I moved back to Los Angeles to get my Masters in Teaching from the University of Southern California.
I enjoy reading science fiction, humour memoirs, and children’s picture books. My goal is for every child to feel the joy reading brings. I encourage all families to visit our reading website at www.tinyurl.com/IILAreading
1st—Parent Advisory Committee Meeting-5pm
2nd---Student of the Month Awards (Science)
2nd---Free Food Drive-thru Giveaway
4th---COVID Testing for Students & Families at View Park K8
5th—Spirit Day- HBCU Attire (Historical Black Colleges & Universities)
8th—100th Day of School
9th--Spring Pictures/5th Grade Cap & Gown Pictures
15th—President's Day-NO SCHOOL
19th--Black History Program
Here is our School Calendar.
The Great Kindness Challenge
Ms. Davies and some of her students practice showing kindness during The Great Kindness Week Challenge!
Office Schedule for the Week
Spring Pictures & 5th Grade Cap & Gown Pictures
Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 9am-12pm
5029 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations Students with Perfect Attendance for the month of December!
Class Winner: Ms. Roberts Class. Incentive Winner: Larissa B.
It is important that students attend their live sessions everyday, on time, and that they also complete all of their asynchronous assignments!
The school uses PowerSchool to track students attendance PowerSchool now sends an automative message to the families of students who are absent to their live sessions. Teachers will take attendance in PowerSchool within 15 minutes of the class period starting.
PowerSchool notices will go out to families at 8:45 and 12:15. If your child is not in attendance within the first 15 minutes of class, you will receive the notice. Please make sure your children are in their live sessions daily and on time!
January Student of the Month Recipients
Black Lives Matter in Education Week: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, EQUITY, and GROWTH)
February 1st-5th is Black Lives Matter in Education Week. Our Language and Literacy Specialist, Ms. Clark, has compiled some activities for students. Some teachers may do some of the activities with their classes, but we encourage you to review them as well, with your children, if you so choose.
SBAC Parent Post
Some of our parents asked about information on SBAC during this past Evening Chat with the Principal. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Rodriguez (email@example.com), Ms. Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ms. McGee (email@example.com) with any SBAC related questions.
We are here for you!
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!
The data below shows the weekly progress of our 4th then 5th grade students. This chart looks at both the QUANTITY (number of lessons completed) and the QUALITY (how well the students did on the lessons). We want students to have HIGH quantity (2 lessons per week), and HIGH quality (75% or better on each lesson). The key is to make sure students log on and complete 2 lessons weekly and that they take their time so they do well on each lesson they complete.
Operations and Logistical
ICEF Bi-Weekly COVID Testing: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, COMMITMENT, and EQUITY)
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 4th, 2021 1-4pm View Park K8
February 11th, 2021 1-4pm Vista
February 18th, 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.
Embrace the Mind/Mindful Moments
There are some wonderful things happening with our Embrace the Mind program. We invite all family members to attend!
Link to the Parent & Caregiver Workshops:
Workshops coming soon!
South Central Training Consortium partners with ICEF and provides low-cost counseling services to those in need. Even if you feel like you're managing, sometimes it's just good to talk to a non-biased person outside of your circle. See the flyer below for more information.
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 Mrs. Jundef!
Mrs. Jundef shared a story about a connection she made with one of our EL students, Susana Flores, who she was able to grow more acquainted with when conducting the Empathy Interview last November. Since then Susana and Mrs. Jundef have built a stronger relationship, so much so that Susana contacted Mrs. Jundef upon returning from the break to welcome her back and make sure she was okay. This was special to Mrs. Jundef, because before embarking on this initiative, she realized that she may not have built such a strong relationship with this student, and now they are BFFs :o)
"Getting to build relationships with students outside of the classroom has been extremely meaningful!" -- Mrs. Jundef
ICEF Sponsored Events
ICEF has decided to offer rugby specific fitness virtually! Sessions will be co-delivered by our High School Student-Athletes in collaboration with our team of Intern Coaches.
Topic: 5th-8th Grade Rugby 2021
Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday (February 2nd-March 25th)
Session Times: 3.00-3.45pm
OPEN TO ALL ICEF 5th-8th Graders
Questions: Email Coach Lisa Finegan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please encourage your children to join the following zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89704562422?pwd=M25zaGVHdjVXRGpMclYwc212YTZkZz09
Learn rugby, get fit, make friends!
Challenger's Boys and Girls E-Club
Shout out to...
...the 2020-2021 ICEF Innovation L.A. Student Council
...Families who have referred students to our school
...Families who get their children on line, and on time each and every day
...Students who had perfect attendance for the month of December (see our monthly winner above)
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:
- Make sure your child's learning environment is clean and ready for the next day of learning
- Make sure you have shut down and put away your child's device in a safe place
- Ask questions if you have them
- Check in with each family member and ask about their day
- Do something kind for yourself or for someone else