Monday Message for March 18, 2018

Message from the Director

Onward and Upward…to L.A. County We Go!

Dear Parents,

We have submitted to county and are in the appeals process! I want to take a moment to thank one of our parents, Josh Furman, who is an attorney and stepped up and helped us craft a very strong rebuttal! It takes a village and I am so grateful to our strong and amazing community!

It is my hope that we be approved at county but as you all know I have multiple contingency plans. Please join me for Coffee with Kaufman Monday morning at ILS and I will review these plans. If you can not come to the coffee please search your email for the email sent after the last coffee by Scarlet Foundation.

As always, you are welcome to contact me directly. Remember, unlike most other public school administrators, I I am a parent at this school too and want this education for my own children.

You will also be receiving an emailed survey soon from iLEAD Schools directly. This survey is all about the different possibilities should we get denied. Please answer this survey honestly so that we can get a pulse on what our community wants instead of simply what I think is best 🙂 This is OUR school. 



Yours in solidarity,

Mrs. Kaufman


Upcoming Events

(Please see the school calendar for more information)

  • March 19: Coffee with Kaufman 8:30 a.m. @ILS
  • March 19: PLS Character Trait Assembly 2:30 p.m.
  • March 19-22 MAP Assessments
  • March 20-21: 4th Grade Field Study “Time Capsule Overnight”
  • March 20: Innovations Field Study “Natural History Museum”
  • March 22: “Habit 6” Presented by Ms. Moon/Mrs. Guire Advisories
  • March 22: CANCELED: Community “OPEN MIC NIGHT” and Chili Cook-off!
  • March 23: tk/k/1st Grade Field Study “Tree People”
  • March 26-30: Spring Break!
  • April 2-5: Studios Closed for Professional Development – No School



iLEAD Encino RED Dragon Variety Show!

Save the date…and get your auditions READY!!

  • Audition Day 1 @PLS: Wednesday April 11 @3:30
  • Audition Day 2 @ILS: Thursday April 12 @3:45
  • All grades welcome to come to either audition days (choose one day only please.)

Red Dragon Variety Show 2018

Friday, May 18

@ILS 17400 Vanowen

Details coming after spring break…stay tuned!!

Thank you for your support!

iSAP/DreamUp To Space 2018 Mission Patch Designer Finalists Announced!

Mission Control here…

We are thrilled to announce that we had well over 100 incredible patch designs submitted for this year’s 2018 mission patch design challenge. Congratulations to every learner and facilitator who participated. Mission accomplished beyond our wildest dreams!

This year’s designs were so uniformly well conceived and well executed that we had a very tough time narrowing it down to these selected designer finalists:

Mercy Sagar, 5th Grade iLEAD AV
Belle Sanfrey, 5th Grade iLEAD AV
Emma Murphy, 4th Grade iLEAD Encino
Scott Kim, 6th Grade iLEAD Encino
Syla Calderon, 4th Grade iLEAD Lancaster
Evelyn Regaldo 7th Grade iLEAD Lancaster
Andrew Villamar, 4th Grade iLEAD Pacoima
James Mercado, 4th Grade iLEAD Pacoima
Jayna Bunao, 1st Grade SCVi
Skyler Verkouteren, 8th Grade SCVi
Sydney Jackson, Upper School SCVi

Keep a sharp eye out for Monday Messages in the coming weeks as we send our finalist designs out for the final selection of the two patches, TK-5 and 6-12 that will be flown into space in fall 2018!

Help iLEAD Learners Give Back!

This year during spring break a group of iLEAD learners from three entities will be working together to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Learners will be replanting much-needed agriculture, and building sustainable homes and shelters for those left homeless by the devastating storm in September. And to do so they need your help! Please consider donating to the Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds. If you cannot donate please SHARE the page on social media.  The learners also want to bring needed supplies to the island. You can contribute by purchasing items off the Amazon Wish list here.
Lastly, you can help raise funds for the trip by dining out on Tuesday, March 20, at Chipotle in Santa Clarita. Don’t forget to bring the attached flier with you, and iLEAD’s Back Packs Full of Hope will earn 50 percent back on your purchase.  Win -Win!

iLEAD Parent, Author Publishes New Book

Join Author and iLEAD parent Henry Turner, for a celebration of his new book  “Hiding!”

Thursday, April 5 @The Grove

7-9 p.m. 

Dr. Dan Reidenberg, the executive director of and managing director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, just endorsed “HIDING!”


Pre-Order Today for Pizza Fridays!

If you are not aware, we offer either pizza or meatball sliders on Fridays to all learners delivered from Fresh Bros. They offer deep dish cheese, gluten-free and meatball sliders with a couple topping options. Pizzas are 7-inch personal size.

Ordering is simple: Click the link below and choose your days, toppings and pay!  Thank you for your support!

Please make sure to have your order in by 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY for Friday’s delivery!

Order pizza link:

Hot Lunch!

Hot lunch at iLEAD Encino is provided by Chef Jackie Clarke. All orders will be delivered to both PLS and ILS at lunch time.

  • Orders MUST be placed no later than 8 a.m., the day of requested lunch…ANY ORDERS PLACED AFTER 8 A.M., WILL NOT BE FULFILLED.
  • Family dinner orders are now available!! Please place your order 24 hours in advance.  All items on the lunch menu are available for DINNER request.

Cash, Check and VENMO accepted.

Thank you for your support!

For hot lunch orders, please contact Jackie:

Download Menu Here

Thank you.

Field Studies for Spring 2018


  • March 23: Tree People
  • April 13: Environmental Defenders Concert Assembly 9 a.m. @PLS

2nd/3rd Grade:

  • April 13: Environmental Defenders Concert Assembly 9 a.m. @PLS

4th Grade:

  • April 13: Natural History Museum
  • May 11 – 4th Grade Field Study Star ECO Station
  • May 25 – 4th Grade Field Study California Science Center

5th Grade:

  • April 20: Wildwoods Field Study
  • May 4: 5th-8th Theatricum Botanicum Theater Study

6th Grade:

  • April 20: Nickelodeon Tour/Norton Simon Museum
  • April 27: Coriolanus on site workshop
  • May 4: 5th-8th Theatricum Botanicum Theater Study
  • May 25: 6th Grade visits King Tut exhibit California Science Center

7th Grade: 

  • April 13: L.A. Times Editorial Dept.
  • April 27: Coriolanus on site workshop
  • May 4: 5th-8th Theatricum Botanicum Theater Study
  • May 11: 7th/8th Grade visits the Autry Museum

8th Grade:

  • April 13: L.A. Times Editorial Dept.
  • April 27: Coriolanus on site workshop
  • May 4: 5th-8th Theatricum Botanicum Theater Study
  • May 11: 7th/8th Grade visits the Autry Museum