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Picture Day!

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Great news! The Lancaster picture day has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the iLEAD center in Lancaster. Pictures can be taken anytime between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Please keep in mind that you will be taking pictures at the same time as classes, so there may be a wait time. The address is 254 E. Ave K4, Lancaster, CA 93535.

Additionally, there will be a Los Angeles picture day on Friday, Oct. 26, at Urban Homeschoolers from 12-3 p.m. Urban Homeschoolers is located at 3852 Edenhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Please sign up here for the L.A. picture day!

Directors’ Welcome

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Hello, Exploration Families!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

This year, our educational facilitators are excited and equipped to encourage your family every step of the way!

Our events team is pleased to announce numerous field trips, service projects, and community events in the counties we serve.

Our high school program continues to blossom, offering a variety of opportunities including clubs, flexible a-g options and increased high school support.

Our student support (special ed) team has developed streamlined processes to ensure a high level of support and care for our learners.

Our vendor list continues to grow, enriching our learners’ educational opportunities.

Our iLEAD OC learning studio has created an exciting program for learners seeking one- or two-day options in a new, family-friendly location in Costa Mesa.

Our Parent University is gearing up to provide even more educational webinars for our families in a variety of areas.

Additionally, this is a pivotal year for our program, as we seek both charter and WASC renewals. One of the greatest ways you can help support the longevity of our program is through participation in all state-mandated and charter-wide assessments. This will provide measures of growth to both our authorizer and the state of California. We understand that no test can truly measure the diverse talents and giftedness of our home study learners, but we greatly value your participation.

We hope you have a wonderful year of learning and exploring with iLEAD!

Your iLEAD Directors,

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Heather Ferenc and Lara Durrell

Graduation Festivities

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Happy Graduation, High School Seniors!

This past week, families celebrated the accomplishments of their seniors across the five counties we serve. Whether it be academics, service projects, or individual giftedness, it was a joy to celebrate and honor the class of 2018!

What a privilege it has been to walk alongside your families throughout your homeschool journey. We are so very proud of your accomplishments and many talents, and we know that you have a bright future ahead of you!

iLEAD also hosted its very first eighth grade promotion ceremony, which was well-attended. The ceremony was a celebratory, special time as each family wrote something unique about their eighth grader.

We are so proud of you!

Your Educational Facilitators

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Hello, Dear Families!

The staff at iLEAD Exploration is in celebration mode, as we have numerous seniors graduating across five counties. This week in Costa Mesa and at iLEAD’s founding school SCVi, iLEAD will be hosting ceremonies for eighth grade promotion and high school graduation! There will also be many other celebrations in homes and at learning centers!

Best wishes to our hard-working, talented graduates as you embark upon college and/or your career endeavors! We are proud of you!

iLEAD Informational Webinar

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Do you know a family who is considering homeschooling, or wanting more information about iLEAD Exploration? If so, our directors are hosting an informational webinar that will help guide new families and answer any questions they have about our charter and our homeschooling philosophy.

Please encourage them to join us on Thursday, May 24, at 8 p.m. for more information.

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To join, please RSVP for the webinar here!

 

New Updates to Our Website

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Hello, Sweet Families!

We are excited to let you know about some recent additions to our website!

  1. The summer 2018 and 2018-2019 school year calendars have been added to the resource section under calendars.
  2. Love and Logic session No. 4 has been added to the Hub in the Parent University section.
  3. A new section entitled “Free and Discounted Days” has been added to the Hub in the community section. This awesome resource, collectively created by iLEAD’s educational facilitators, provides a host of free and discounted opportunities for homeschoolers across multiple counties. Be sure to browse this feature the next time you log into the website!

Have a wonderful week with your families!

iLEAD Informational Webinar

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Calling All Super Parents!

This coming Friday, April 27, at 9 a.m., iLEAD’s directors will be hosting a webinar to explain our blossoming program to prospective families.

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To join, please RSVP for the webinar here!

Have a wonderful week with your families, and remember the last day to order for the 2017-2018 school year is April 30!

Gallup Student Poll

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Hello, Families!

The Gallup Student Poll is a 24-question survey that measures the engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration and career/financial literacy of students in grades five through 12. If your child is within this grade range and interested in taking this survey, they can do so by using this link. Thank you!

iLEAD Informational Sessions

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Hello, Dear Families!

Our Love and Logic parenting series is in full swing, and these monthly courses have been a-mazing! If interested in learning more, please log into the Hub and visit the section called Parent University. We will continue to post the sessions there.

This coming week, we are hosting two special webinars. The first webinar is open to all families interested in an independent study program through high school! Please encourage friends to join the high school team for an informational meeting about our program on Tuesday, March 20 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The second webinar will be hosted by iLEAD’s directors to explain our blossoming program.

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To join, please RSVP for the webinar here!

Have a wonderful week with your families!

Parent University #3

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Hello, Families!

We are excited to hold Parent University Webinar #3 this 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 Tuesday’s session.

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Have a wonderful week!

A Host of Happenings!

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Greetings, Families!

This past week, families enjoyed the Parent University No. 2 webinar hosted by Matt Watson and Linda Krystek. Families are learning to parent the “Love and Logic” way, and the conversations are encouraging and enlightening. The next parenting webinar will be March 13, so please feel free to join us then!

Additionally, our high school team hosted a webinar for middle school families. If you missed it, the webinar has been posted to the Hub under the “High School Webinars” section.

There are still some spots remaining in some of our spring field trips, so please be sure to sign up by logging into the Hub!

Have a great week of learning and exploring!

Your iLEAD Team

Informational Webinar About the iLEAD OC Learning Studio

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New sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio begin this week! If you have questions or would like to know more about our program, we have answers for you! Your educational facilitator will be sending you call-in information for an informative webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear all about the learning studio and what we are offering for the spring sessions. The webinar will be recorded and also posted on the HUB.

If you would prefer to see the studio in action, join us for an info session and tour from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. To RSVP, please sign up here to complete a brief survey.

We hope you will join us to learn more about the amazing experiences your learner could be a part of at the OC Learning Studio!

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Sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio

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The iLEAD OC Learning Studio is excited to release two more spring sessions for our families!

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Sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio

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Hello, Families!

Exciting news! Two high school webinars have now been posted to the Hub for your viewing pleasure.

Additionally, we hosted our first “Love and Logic” webinar on Tuesday. It was fantastic, and we look forward to our next session in another month! Speaking of sessions, the iLEAD OC Learning Studio is excited to release two more spring sessions for our families!

Download PDF of Flier Here

In a few weeks, we will also be sending out a survey to find out what types of topics at the OC learning studio will be of interest to your family for the fall!

Have a great week of learning! We appreciate and admire you!

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!

Happy New Year to Our Families

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Welcome Back, Families!

It is hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over, and we still have many more exciting opportunities in store for you! A few items to note:

  • The first of three high school webinars will begin next week. For more information, please read the section in this week’s Monday Message on the college webinar being offered to our families. Your educational facilitator will send you the call-in information this week.
  • We are excited to announce our new iLEAD OC Studio Coordinator, Kendra Bailey, who will be planning and hosting a variety of awesome programs and workshops for your learners! More exciting information will come in next week’s Monday Message!
  • There are still many more field trips and service projects available for sign ups at the bottom of our Monday Message.
  • Our Love and Logic parenting courses, hosted by our Parent University, are still available for sign up!
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Reminders for Families

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Hello, Families!

This past week, we released a wide variety of spring field trips for our learners! We had a great response and are excited for more field trip fun! To learn more about these amazing field trip and service project opportunities, please log into the Hub!

Additionally, last week’s Monday Message showcased our new Parent University. Be sure to sign up for this amazing opportunity to learn more about parenting.

We hope you have a wonderful, joyous week!

Your iLEAD Exploration Team

Holiday Fun

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Hello, Dear Families!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break surrounded by family and friends. Through a collective effort of experienced homeschool families and educational facilitators, we are excited to announce a new resource for our families! This tool, entitled “Free Online Educational Resources,” is located in the curriculum section of the hub. This resource is a searchable database with over 200 educational websites that can be used for free! You can search by name, subject, grade, or keyword.

Additionally, our next set of field trips are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m.! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this Monday Message to preview upcoming trips and/or purchase tickets for trips that have already been released.

With the holidays right around the corner, there are a variety of family-friendly activities in the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern, Ventura, and Orange County to explore! Have a great week of learning!

Your iLEAD Exploration Team

Pumpkin Bot Bonanza

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Hello, Dear Families!

This week, several of our learners participated in creating their own unique “pumpkin bot” creations. Learners had a terrific time hammering and screwing in pieces as they engaged with other iLEAD Exploration learners.

Additionally, special congratulations are in order for the Smith family! Their family has a tradition of creating unique costumes and they most recently won the grand prize at LegoLand’s 2017 costume contest. Shawnee and Declan Smith won a four pack of LegoLand season passes, a stay at the LegoLand Hotel, and three sets of Legos! Congratulations!

By way of reminder, all previous Monday Messages can be found in the resources section of the website. Last week’s Monday Message was chock full of information about the SAT, Astro Camp, a Coca Cola scholarship, Parent University, and more!

We hope you have a great week!

iLEAD Exploration Picture Days in Los Angeles

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Exciting News!

If you missed any of our picture days, there are still two more opportunities for your family in the Los Angeles area!

  1. iLEAD families close to the Santa Clarita (SCVi) site are welcome to join their picture day on October 24 starting at 9 am! Feel free to just show up for this photo opportunity with your child(ren).

Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi)
28060 Hasley Canyon Rd.
Castaic, CA 91384

  1. Additionally, there is one other non-iLEAD picture day being offered in Los Angeles that is also available to learners. LA-School-Photo-OP-2
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iLEAD Exploration Picture Day on Monday in Costa Mesa

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Hello, Families!

School is back in full swing and it is time for PICTURE DAY! Our first picture day is tomorrow (Monday) in Costa Mesa.

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Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
102 Baker Street E, Costa Mesa 92626 (in The Sanctuary building)

You will be able to purchase packages from LifeTouch either on the day of or through their online ordering system once the images have been edited. For the Costa Mesa location, please email Ana Lucero with any questions and the names of learners you will be bringing to our photo day!

Our next picture day is in Encino.

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Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
17400 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91406

You will be able to purchase prints and digital downloads from Ragsdale Photography’s website once the images have been edited. For the Encino location, please email Pamela Von Eschen with any questions and the names of learners you will be bringing to our photo day!

Additionally, there is one other non-iLEAD picture day being offered in Los Angeles that is also available to learners.

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iLEAD Exploration Picture Day

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School is back in full swing and it is time for PICTURE DAY!

Picture Day for iLEAD Exploration families will be available at two iLEAD locations.

iLEAD Exploration Costa Mesa

Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
102 Baker Street E, Costa Mesa 92626 (in The Sanctuary building)

You will be able to purchase packages from LifeTouch either on the day of or through their online ordering system once the images have been edited. For the Costa Mesa location, please email Ana Lucero with any questions and the names of learners you will be bringing to our photo day!

iLEAD Encino

Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
17400 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91406

You will be able to purchase prints and digital downloads from Ragsdale Photography’s website once the images have been edited. For the Encino location, please email Pamela Von Eschen with any questions and the names of learners you will be bringing to our photo day!

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