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Coffee Connection in Valencia

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, learners participated in a “Cupid’s Challenge” STEM activity at our coffee connection in Valencia. Learners were given 10 plastic cups that each had a specific point total. They were asked to design a cup formation and then shoot arrows to knock them over. The more cups that were knocked over with their bow (straw) and arrow (Q-tip), the better!

After all of this fun, learners enjoyed Valentine cookies and treats!

 

 

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Coffee Connections and Parent University

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Hello, Families!

We hope you had a wonderful week back at school! Our educational facilitators continue to be hard at work planning many things for our learners and families! This past week, your educational facilitator emailed you many exciting new opportunities. This included a high school webinar on college planning (if you missed it, it has been added to the Hub under “High School Webinars”) and our upcoming Parent University which starts this week. It is not too late to sign up, so please feel free to do so by visiting last week’s Monday Message to view the Love and Logic flyer.

Additionally, we are excited to roll out Coffee Connections in many regions!

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Please be sure to regularly log into the Hub to check for updates including family resources, field trips, and more!

Have a terrific week!

Neuro-Movement Coffee Chat

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Veteran homeschooling mom, Amber Schneider, walked us through the nine essentials of “The Neuro-movement Method” at our SCVi Exploration Learning Center. She taught us about the method and provided practical applications on how we can use the principles of this cutting-edge idea in everyday interactions with our kids. While Amber was educating the adults, educational facilitator Suzanne Roberts created bat slime and Halloween crafts with our learners. Parents and learners also went trick-or-treating together. For those of you in the Santa Clarita area, please watch for more info about upcoming coffee chats in December or feel free to email Emily Strickland with any ideas you may have.

Santa Clarita Coffee Talk and Halloween Fun

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Parents and Learners,

You are invited to our October Coffee Talk (be sure to RSVP so we know who is coming). Families can dress up in costume or come as themselves!

Parents will be sipping coffee while joining veteran homeschool mom, Amber Schneider, as she walks us through the nine essentials of The Neuromovement method to transform our kids into powerful learners! Amber will teach us what the NeuroMovement Method is, how we can use the principles of this cutting-edge method in our everyday interactions with our kids, and provide practical applications that we can use.

The kids will be making bat slime, listening to Halloween songs, and making Halloween crafts. Bring lots of candy, pencils, or small toys, or treat bag stuffers and the kids will come trick-or-treating right to your seat. Siblings under 5 must be supervised (we will be using glue, starch and hot glue guns). Siblings over 12 are welcome to come assist, participate and trick or treat if they want to!

Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: SCVi Homestudy office on the SCVi Campus

Coffee Connection at Kiddie City

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Our coffee connection at Kiddie City was such a blast. We had seven families come out to chat while their learners played. We sipped coffee and ate Krispy Kreme. We were all so thankful for the connections that we were able to make at this event!

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A special thank you to all the families who came out for our Coffee Connections last week in Mission Viejo, Long Beach and Ontario. A great time was had by all!

Below is the info on the remaining Coffee Connection for which you may still RSVP. We hope to see you there!

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connection in Canoga Park

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We had a beautiful Coffee Connection event last week at the Children’s Development Institute in Canoga Park! Many iLEAD families came together for coffee, bagels and great conversation! Our older learners enjoyed helping our little ones play in the indoor treehouse and outdoors in the garden, while the adults discussed the wonders and virtues of homeschooling, sharing their stories, curriculum and homeschooling successes.

We had families from various locations in the Los Angeles, Valley and East Valley regions. It was so great to see families coming from far and wide to be with their homeschooling community. Everyone enjoyed the morning and left hoping we would have more of these gatherings in the future. Many thanks to everyone for coming together to share this super fun event!

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Coffee Connnections

Coffee Connections are still under way! Below is a list of upcoming Coffee Connections for which you may still RSVP. We hope to see you there!

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY

Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connnections

Coffee Connections are still under way! Below is a list of upcoming Coffee Connections for which you may still RSVP. We hope to see you there!

 

CANOGA PARK
Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Children’s Development Institute at 7260 Owensmouth Ave,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Join us for coffee and bagels while your children read, interact and play in a giant indoor playhouse! Hosted by Pamela Von Eschen.
RSVP here

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connnections

Coffee Connections are still under way! Below is a list of upcoming Coffee Connections for which you may still RSVP. We hope to see you there!

 

CANOGA PARK
Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Children’s Development Institute at 7260 Owensmouth Ave,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Join us for coffee and bagels while your children read, interact and play in a giant indoor playhouse! Hosted by Pamela Von Eschen.
RSVP here

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connnections

Coffee Connections are still under way! Below is a list of upcoming Coffee Connections for which you may still RSVP. We hope to see you there!

LONG BEACH
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft. Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

CANOGA PARK
Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Children’s Development Institute at 7260 Owensmouth Ave,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Join us for coffee and bagels while your children read, interact and play in a giant indoor playhouse! Hosted by Pamela Von Eschen.
RSVP here

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connnections

Our first series of Coffee Connections were held this week, and they were a smashing success! If you attended one this week, we value your feedback! Please be sure to complete this survey here . Below is a list of upcoming Coffee Connections for which you may still RSVP.

LONG BEACH
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft. Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

CANOGA PARK
Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Children’s Development Institute at 7260 Owensmouth Ave,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Join us for coffee and bagels while your children read, interact and play in a giant indoor playhouse! Hosted by Pamela Von Eschen.
RSVP here

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

Coffee Connnections to Ring in the New Year

Dear iLEAD Exploration Families,

Happy New Year!

We wanted to start the year off by providing several new opportunities for Exploration families to gather together in 2017! As homeschooling parents, we all work hard to ensure that our children are well supported academically and socially, yet we often overlook our own social needs. How often do we connect with fellow homeschool parents who understand the joys and challenges of this alternative learning path?

In an effort to encourage these connections, some of our educational facilitators have voluntarily come together and created spaces for our Exploration parents to meet up. While these gatherings will be lots of fun for the kids, the primary purpose is to connect parents with one another. The goal is to provide a fun, safe and comfortable space for parents to get to know others in their local homeschool community! We are calling these gatherings “Coffee Connections.”

Listed below are the 2017 Coffee Connections. We sure would love to see you at a few of them! If there is a positive response and high attendance to this year’s Coffee Connections, we will be sure to bring them back the coming school year with even more locations, dates and times. Simply show up at these informal gatherings to let us know whether you want to see more connections being made in your community.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Mandy Schutt
Community Connections Coordinator

P.S. Please be sure to click on the links below to get the complete details of each Coffee Connection and to RSVP!

BREA
Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Whole Foods Market at 3301 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92823

While parents chat and connect, Amy Bender (reading tutor & vendor), will read a few winter-themed stories and lead children in an art lesson (ages 5-12). Bonus: After our Coffee Connection gathering, children and parents are invited to tour the different food departments led by a Whole Foods staff member from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Hosted by Ana Lucero.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Mid-City)
Date: January 12, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: With Love Market and Cafe at 1969 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Chat with other homeschooling parents while your learner participates in a cooking class! (Spots for the class are limited and an RSVP is strongly suggested to secure a space. More info provided at the reservation link.)
Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

HUNTINGTON BEACH
Date: January 12, 2017
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Euro Caffe at 7631 Edinger Ave. Suite #1520, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Enjoy a kid-free night and have an evening of conversation, coffee and connecting with fellow homeschool moms. (Moms with infants are welcome!)
Hosted by Amber Music.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft. Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

CANOGA PARK
Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Children’s Development Institute at 7260 Owensmouth Ave,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Join us for coffee and bagels while your children read, interact and play in a giant indoor playhouse! Hosted by Pamela Von Eschen.
RSVP here

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Union Market in the Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Join us for an informal time of board games and conversation at the Union Market in Mission Viejo. Grab a cup of joe at Portola Coffee or a boba drink at Milk Tea before heading over to the ping pong area. Be sure to bring a favorite board game for the kids to share! Hosted by Lara Durrell.
RSVP here

LONG BEACH
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10 a,m. – noon
Location: Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse at 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Gather with like-minded parents at Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse to enjoy coffee with your homeschooling community as children of all ages engage in a beadwork craft.
Hosted by Gabriela Stiles.
RSVP here

ONTARIO
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: L.O.L. Kids Club at 735 N Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91764

Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee or tea along with other homeschooling parents as our children play on obstacle courses, slides, ball pits and trampolines! Hosted by Felicite Badillo.
RSVP here

LOS ANGELES (Leimert Park)
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Kiddie City at 3818 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Kiddie City is a child-sized indoor “city” and we’ve reserved it for our learners to tumble around while their parents mingle and chat! Hosted by Adrienne Lynch.
RSVP here

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