Week of 2/8/21
Greetings ICEF Innovation Families,
We hope everyone is leaving this week safe and healthy!
Our elective program teachers have informed us that attendance has been low since our return from Winter Break. Please note that Music, STEM (3rd-5th), P.E., and Art are MANDATORY classes. Going forward, students who do not attend will have it reflected on their progress reports and report cards under learner behaviors and the comment section under electives, as not attending. These classes supplement the academic subjects we offer. When students do not attend, they miss out on valuable skills and lessons that can support their learning in other classes. The elective schedule is below. PLEASE make sure to note these classes on your child's schedule and remind them to attend.
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!
ICEF Innovation Staff Spotlight
Tina Hobbs-White, Resource Teacher
Mrs. Tina White has been in education for 20 years and as the Special Education Resource Specialist Program Teacher for TK-5th grade since 2012. She joined ICEF Innovation in 2014 and misses working with her students inside the classroom due to COVID. However, she has learned so many new ways to teach during distance learning and looks forward to helping all scholars gain knowledge. Mrs. White enjoys spending time with her husband Kenneth watching a movie on Apple TV+ and playing board games, skateboarding in the neighborhood, biking, and playing foosball with their grandson Levi. She enjoys working in her vegetable and herb garden, creating new vegan foods and posting them on instagram, also designing and sewing new outfits with matching face masks. Lastly, she finds unspeakable joy and peace teaching bible study and praying for others every Saturday at 4pm with family and friends.
15th—President's Day-NO SCHOOL
17th - Healthy Heart Day - Wear Red
17th - FREE Parent & Caregiver Workshop (see attached flyer) 5:00PM
19th-- Black History Program
24th - Character Ceremony 8:00AM
25th - Meet & Greet Parent Night
26th - SBAC Art Contest deadline
26th - Fun Friday
Here is our School Calendar.
T3 Books/Art Supplies/Reading Book Distribution
Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9am to Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 12pm
5029 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Please be prepared to some 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.
Meet & Greet Parents Night
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5-6pm
5029 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Office Schedule for the Week
Please call the main office before arriving on campus.
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?
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.
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!
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 18th, 2021 1-4pm View Park K8
February 25th, 2021 1-4pm Vista
March 4th, 2021 1-4pm View Park K8
March 11th, 2021 1-4pm Vista
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.
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!
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. Farrow, Mrs. White & Mr. Long!
"EL Students are reading louder and less shyly during whole group instruction." - Ms. Farrow
"Great sentence structure with responses from story reading in the chats." Mrs. White
"My student was reading individual words to me. He sounded out the word "belt" correctly. I was very happy that he felt comfortable enough to stop and ask me what a belt is. I always explain words I think the kids might not know, but I wasn't going to explain "belt"." - Mr. Long
Challenger's Boys and Girls E-Club
A reminder that 5th-8th Grade Rugby continues today! We kick off at 3.00-3.45pm (Tuesday and Thursday every week until Spring Break). Our intern and high school coaches will be leading sessions and are actively recruiting and encouraging all our existing and budding 5th-8th grade rugby players to come out.
5th-8th Grade Rugby: For every student who attends most workouts, they will receive a free ICEF Rugby ball! The virtual workouts started Tuesday, February 2nd and our last session is Thursday, March 25th. in total, there are 16 sessions.
Virtual Dance Class
Are you looking to involve your child in a quality dance program, that not only teaches dance technique, but also provides a physical fitness for your child, then Mrs. Taylor's virtual dance classes is for you. Mrs. Taylor is a long time staff member of ICEF. She has taught dance to several of ICEF's students of all ages. Now she is offering to students outside of school. If you are interested, contact Mrs. Taylor at the email address provided in the flyer. Your child will love it!
Shout out to...
...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 January
...Students who have attended Music, STEM, P.E., or Art sessions
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