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Parent University #4

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Hello, Families!

We are excited to offer our fourth Parent University in a webinar format on Tuesday, April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you missed the first few sessions, it is not too late to sign up! Please RSVP to Matt Watson at matt.watson@iLEADschools.org to receive the call-in information for the next session. You may also log into the Hub and view the first couple of sessions located in the Parent University section.

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Chino Hills State Park Field Trip

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iLEAD Exploration learners had a great experience at Chino Hills State Park. They were presented with a docent-led tour of the visitor center and its exhibits focusing on biodiversity, the park’s habitats, plants and animals. Learners were then led though a quarter-mile trail observing the five habitat zones and identifying plants along the way. At the end of the tour, each learner was given the opportunity to plant and learn how to care for their own native plant that they were able to take home with them after the trip.

2018 IMAGINOLOGY – Power Your Imagination

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INVENTION + PLAY + EXPERIMENTATION = LEARNING

Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook? … or what causes a rainbow? … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course for full STEAM ahead to Imaginology where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways! There’s something for everyone at Imaginology – preschoolers through high schoolers. Imaginology takes place at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Check out the website for more details and the daily schedule of events.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Imaginology is free for all ages
HOURS:
Friday (April 13), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday (April 14), 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday (April 15), 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
PARKING: $8 on Saturday & Sunday
LOCATION ADDRESS: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parent University #3

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Hello, Families!

We are excited to offer our third Parent University in a webinar format on Tuesday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you missed the first two sessions, it is not too late to sign up! Please RSVP to Matt Watson at matt.watson@iLEADschools.org to receive the call-in information for the next session. You may also log into the Hub and view the first two sessions located in the Parent University section.

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Have a great week!

Parent University #2

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Hello, Families!

We are excited to offer our second Parent University in a webinar format on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you missed the first session, it is not too late to sign up! Please RSVP to Matt Watson at matt.watson@iLEADschools.org to receive the call-in information for the next session. You may also log into the Hub and view the first session located in the Parent University section.

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This past week, we had a great informational session about the iLEAD OC Learning Studio. To learn about this great educational opportunity, please log into the Hub. The webinar can be found in the section labeled iLEAD OC Learning Studio.

Please also remember that the last day to place materials or service orders for the 2017-2018 school year is April 30.

We hope you have a wonderful week with your family!

Film This! Film Festival 2018

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The Film This! Film Festival will be held on March 8 in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Presidential Learning Center from 7 to 9 p.m.
Not only will local documentary film makers be honored at the annual red carpet event, but visitors will also have the pleasure to hear from Academy and Emmy Award winning producer Mr. Michael Williams. Mr. Williams will also bring his Oscar and Emmy awards to show guests.
If you are interested in viewing the Academy Award winning documentary, “The Fog of War,” it is available for download on YouTube. Please also feel free to prepare learners for this extraordinary FREE event with lesson plans from Brown University. Lessons emphasize the historical content of topics such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War as well as themes such as “Film as Media.”
Please feel free to share information about this event with others. It is free to the entire community. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Parent University and Local Park Days

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Hello, Families!

We are excited to announce two new offerings to our families! First, our educational facilitators have been hard at work collaborating with families to find local park days in your area. To view this valuable resource, please log into the Hub and you will find this new search tool located in the community section. Last week’s Monday Message also announced the release of free, online educational resources, so be sure to locate this amazing tool on the Hub in the curriculum section.

Second, we are excited to offer our first Parent University in a webinar format.

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We hope you have a wonderful week with your family!

‘The Nutcracker’ for Schools at the Irvine Barclay

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The Festival of Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker – Abridged School Program” returns to The Irvine Barclay Theatre on Dec. 7.

This one-hour narrated ballet, part of the Children’s Invitation to the Ballet, is specially designed to introduce elementary and junior high school learners to the beauty of classical ballet and music.

Celebrate the season with heroine Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and a cast of hundreds as they take you on an exciting journey to the mystical Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring magical effects, dazzling sets and opulent costumes, this professional production of “The Nutcracker” highlights FBT’s exceptional company dancers and budding young talent from across southern California.

Log into the hub to sign up for this amazing field trip!

 

Spelling Bee

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Dear Families,

There has been some interest in starting an iLEAD spelling bee! If your learner(s) would be interested in participating in a spelling bee this spring, please complete this survey. If enough learners are available to participate, we will get this going for the spring!

Thank you!
The Advisory Team

‘The Nutcracker’ for Schools at the Irvine Barclay

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The Festival of Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker – Abridged School Program” returns to The Irvine Barclay Theatre on Dec. 7.

This one-hour narrated ballet, part of the Children’s Invitation to the Ballet, is specially designed to introduce elementary and junior high school learners to the beauty of classical ballet and music.

Celebrate the season with heroine Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and a cast of hundreds as they take you on an exciting journey to the mystical Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring magical effects, dazzling sets and opulent costumes, this professional production of “The Nutcracker” highlights FBT’s exceptional company dancers and budding young talent from across Southern California.

Log into the hub to sign up for this amazing field trip!

 

Teen and Tween Leadership and Clubs Virtual Meeting

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Do you have a tween or teen interested in participating in leadership?

Does your tween or teen want to create and develop a club for and with other iLEAD learners?

We would love for your tween and teen learners to join us for a virtual hangout to explore developing both a leadership circle as well as any clubs that learners may be interested in creating.

You will receive details for our first meeting to be held via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. directly from your educational facilitator. Check your email for the link to join us!

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Mini-Conference

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Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is hosting a one-day mini conference on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bridges Academy in Studio City. For more details and registration please visit here.

Park Days!

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Attending a park day is a great way to connect with the iLEAD community! These meet-ups are organized by families to build connections with other families in their local areas. Here are some ongoing park days that all families are welcome to attend. If you’re part of a park day or meet-up group that you would like to include in the Monday Message, please email the details to Julie Dessalines.

George Lane Park
5520 W Ave. L8, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. after the EMH Sports Class (meet at the playground)

Rancho Madera Park
556 Lake Park Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Fridays from 1-4:30 p.m. (meet at the big play structure)

Petit Park Granada Hills
16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (meet at the big play structure)
For more information, please visit San Fernando Valley Homeschoolers and Hybrid Schoolers

Dr Richard H Rioux Memorial Park
26233 Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (meet at the play area near the bathroom and the baseball field)

 

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
25820 S. Vermont Ave. Harbor City CA 90710
Mondays 12:45 p.m. (meet at the playground tables)

Homeschool Day at the Autry Museum

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The Autry invites homeschool learners to expand their imagination, deepen their feelings for language, and discover their inner poet. Join The Autry for a homeschool afternoon in Griffith Park on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit their website for more information.

Pumpkin Bot Design Challenge

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Take pumpkin carving to a different dimension by joining us on one of two days for this engaging design challenge. Children will be given an opportunity to design their mini “pumpkin bot” using nuts, bolts, and anything else they imagine! No cutting involved, only innovation! Pumpkin bots are encouraged to live with the designer afterward!

Oct. 19
4-6 p.m.
TeWinkle Park
970 Arlington Drive
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Meet at the covered seating area next to the playground.

Oct. 20
9:30-11:30 a.m.
iLEAD Exploration OC
102 Baker St. E
Costa Mesa CA 92626
The parking lot entrance is along the frontage road. Please park in the front and enter in the rear of the building.

For more information, contact Debra Satterthwaite 562-714-4310 or Breana Delgado 714-323-6296. Please sign up here and bring a small pumpkin if you can!

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Pumpkin Bot Design Challenge

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Take pumpkin carving to a different dimension by joining us on one of two days for this engaging design challenge. Children will be given an opportunity to design their mini “pumpkin bot” using nuts, bolts, and anything else they imagine! No cutting involved, only innovation! Pumpkin bots are encouraged to live with the designer afterward!

Oct. 19
4-6 p.m.
TeWinkle Park
970 Arlington Drive
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Meet at the covered seating area next to the playground.

Oct. 20
9:30-11:30 a.m.
iLEAD Exploration OC
102 Baker St. E
Costa Mesa CA 92626
The parking lot entrance is along the frontage road. Please park in the front and enter in the rear of the building.

For more information, contact Debra Satterthwaite 562-714-4310 or Breana Delgado 714-323-6296. Please sign up here and bring a small pumpkin if you can!

Homeschool Day at the Natural History Museum

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Upcoming Homeschool Day at NHMLA!

Amazing Arthropods, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Come discover the amazing world of invertebrates, specifically arthropods! As the most numerous group of animals on the planet, arthropods are incredibly diverse but all share some important features. At this homeschool day, take a closer look at what they all have in common, and see how these incredible creatures play a role in our everyday lives. Explore our nature gardens, talk with museum scientists, and investigate our unique collections to uncover some truly amazing arthropods.

As always, these days are exclusive to homeschoolers, so you won’t be sharing the museum with traditional school groups. No prior reservations are required. The best part? Museum admission and all special homeschool day programs are free for all homeschoolers!

For more details please visit the NHM Homeschool Days website.

Pumpkin Bot Design Challenge

Pumpkin-Bot

Take pumpkin carving to a different dimension by joining us on one of two days for this engaging design challenge. Children will be given an opportunity to design their mini “pumpkin bot” using nuts, bolts, and anything else they imagine! No cutting involved, only innovation! Pumpkin bots are encouraged to live with the designer afterward!

Oct. 19
4-6 p.m.
TeWinkle Park
970 Arlington Drive
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Meet at the covered seating area next to the playground.

Oct. 20
9:30-11:30 a.m.
iLEAD Exploration OC
102 Baker St. E
Costa Mesa CA 92626
The parking lot entrance is along the frontage road. Please park in the front and enter in the rear of the building.

For more information, contact Debra Satterthwaite 562-714-4310 or Breana Delgado 714-323-6296.

Upcoming Homeschool Day at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum!

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, is a free homeschool day at the Tar Pits Museum. Come learn about camels, giant sloths, and of course…mammoths! Spend this homeschool day with the biggest mammals of the Ice Age. We explore what life was like for these amazing herbivores in Pleistocene Los Angeles, and how their fossils give us clues about survival and extinction. As always, these days are exclusive to homeschoolers, so you won’t be sharing the museum with traditional school groups. No prior reservations are required. The best part? Museum admission and all special homeschool day programs are free for all homeschoolers! For more information, visit their website.

iLEAD Learner Jax Malcolm’s Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

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iLEAD learner Jax Malcolm is known for his work on the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and has two nominations for his work on the FOX film “The Other Side of the Door.” His children’s book, “George the Beluga Whale,” is scheduled for winter release.

Jax is a speaker and ambassador for CHLA and a founding member of Heal the Bay’s Hollywood Ambassador Board. He works closely with Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and their children’s initiatives.

Jax stars in the new series “Conservation Invasion” that teaches environmental stewardship to children. As a junior ambassador to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, he will be heading up a fundraiser on Oct. 7 to raise $3,500 to purchase a video game cart for the patients. For more information on the fundraiser and/or to purchase tickets, please view this special opportunity on Eventbrite.

Natural History Museum Homeschool Day

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iLEADers Run the OC

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kids-run-oc2-300x225.jpgLast Saturday, learners from iLEAD 360 OC and Exploration participated in Kids Run the OC. Over 10,000 kids ran the mini marathon! We are so proud of all the families and kids dedicated to preparing for this race.

Homeschool Day at the Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum Homeschool Day:
Plants and Pollinators
Monday, April 24, 2017

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Family Fun

Summer is just around the corner and, with the weather as nice as it is, we thought you might enjoy exploring some family-friendly events during the month of May in Los Angeles and Orange County.

This website also has a list of festivals, fairs and events across Southern California.

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