Family Inquirer

Week of 3/1/21

Greetings ICEF Innovation Families,

We hope this newsletter finds you SAFE and WELL! If you were not able to attend the Reopening Town Hall Meeting, it has been included below. Please note that if you did not submit the Reopening Questionnaire, there is still time. We need to hear from you whether you are choosing Hybrid or Fully Virtual learning. Please use the link below to complete the survey. YOU ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE IT ONCE! You may call the main office if you have any further questions.


Be sure to read the Family 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

Shannon Roberts, Kindergarten Teacher

I am Shannon Roberts. I am a native of Raymond, Mississippi but currently reside in Los Angeles, California. I graduated with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Alcorn State University and later went on to obtain my masters from The University of Texas-Arlington. I enjoy spending time with my family playing board games, watching movies, and trying new restaurants in the area. I have been teaching for seven years, most of which in kindergarten. This is my 2nd year at ICEF Innovation and I have truly enjoyed growing and learning with the organization.
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Important Dates

1st - Trimester 3 begins

1st - Student of the Month Awards (Visual/Performing Arts)

2nd- COVID 19 Testing/ ICEF Innovation Campus 1PM-4PM

2nd- Read Across America

5th - Spirit Day (Pajamas)

5th - Honor Roll Assembly

15th-ICEF WIDE DATA DAY-No School

Reopening Questionnaire

Reopening Questionnaire

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In Case you Missed the ICEF-Wide Black History Program

Check out ICEF Public Schools YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1K8qWx0gye5xBeRcZb92Hg

Open Enrollment for TK - 5th Grades

Open Enrollment is for new Students ONLY

The links below are for families interested in enrolling a new student. Current students do not need to complete anything at this time.


English

https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=25915&culture=en

Spanish

https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=25915&culture=es


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

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?

Academics

STEM

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.

STEM to the Future Sample Lesson Video

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.


Progress Reporting Period: (ICEF Core Values of COMMUNITY, EQUITY, and GROWTH)

T2 is over! It is progress report time. Take a look at the Google Classroom to make sure your child has ALL of their assignments turned in. Teachers will be finalizing grades this weekend. Any assignments submitted after Sunday, will not be counted in the T2 grades. If you have any questions about your child's grades, please reach out the your child's teacher.

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 (sjundef@icefps.org), Mr. Rodriguez (margarito.rodriguez@icefps.org), Ms. Clark (rclark@icefps.org), or Ms. McGee (lmcgee@icefps.org) with any SBAC related questions.

We are here for you!

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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.


ICEF Innovation Pre-Registration Scheduling Link

https://ihd-patient.preciseq.com/en-US/


If you have any problems registering for ICEF Innovation, you may still come on March 2 as a walk-in


Vista Campus Pre-Registration Scheduling Link:

https://ihd-patient.preciseq.com/VistaCampus_Scheduling


View Park Pre-Registration Scheduling Link:

https://ihd-patient.preciseq.com/ViewPark_Scheduling


Scheduled Testing Locations:

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!

Lexia

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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.


More ELL Chronicle coming soon!

Challenger's Boys and Girls E-Club

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SHOUT OUTS!!!

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 attended the Reopening Town Hall Meeting

...Families who picked up their child(ren) supplies this week



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