iLEAD Exploration will be offering a STEM park day on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – noon at Valencia Heritage Park located at 24155 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. The theme of the park day will be, “Can You Build An Igloo?” Learners will build their own igloo using toothpicks and mini marshmallows. We hope you can make it!
Happy Memorial Day to our Sweet Families!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. We are excited to roll out some new summer park days across the counties in which we serve. Hope to see you there!Summer-STEM-flier
Who can build a tall tower using jelly beans, marshmallows and toothpicks? Our iLEAD learners can, that’s who! On April 12, families met at Valencia Heritage Park to conquer the challenge of building tall towers. Some learners used just jelly beans or marshmallows while others used both. We also had an extra challenge due to the crazy strong winds. Our towers were tall and they also withstood strong gusty winds. We had a great time and met some new friends, too!
Our spring STEM park days have begun! Please join us and bring a friend!stem_spring
Hello, Sweet Families!
We are excited to roll out some spring STEM park days in a variety of areas that we serve. Please join us and bring a friend!stem_spring
You are invited to join us at our next STEM park day in Valencia!
Learners will be working as groups, partners, or individually to design and build the tallest tower using jelly beans and marshmallows.
Where: Valencia Heritage Park located at 24155 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (meet at the picnic tables)
When: Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m.
To sign up for this event please email Heidi Marino at heidi.marino@iLEADexploration.org by April 10 (please include your learner’s name and grade level).
At the March park day in Valencia, families had a great time making leprechaun traps! Learners designed, built and created leprechaun traps to catch leprechauns. Most of the traps used gold coins and rainbows to attract those sneaky leprechauns. Some of the traps had devices that dropped on top of the leprechauns to catch them, while others had sticky tape so the leprechauns couldn’t get away. The kids were so innovative and it was fun spending time together!
STEM Park Day
Learners will be working in groups, partners or individually to design and build a leprechaun trap.
Where: Valencia Heritage Park located at 24155 Newhall Ranch Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (Meet at the picnic tables)
When: Thursday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
Who: Learners in grades K-8
To sign up for this event, please email Heidi Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6. Please include your learner’s name and grade level.
Our January STEM Park Day was so much fun! Learners designed a snow scoop that could clear a “snow yard” (pan filled with rice). The younger learners were successful in their creative designs while the older learners were challenged to see who could clear the yard in the shortest amount of time. It was great to see learners working together and providing feedback to improve their designs! Our next STEM Park Day will be on Feb. 8 at 10 am at Valencia Heritage Park.
Our Dec, 14 Candy Cane Calamity was an outstanding success! Learners had to carefully design packaging to protect candy canes from breaking. We tested our creations by dropping the packages on the ground. It was a fun day filled with collaborating, learning and experimenting! Thank you to everyone who participated.
We had our first STEM Park Day in Valencia. Learners had to create a shelter to protect a pilgrim from wind, rain, and snow. After they created their shelter, we tested it by making sure it could withstand wind, keep the pilgrim dry from rain, and then we made sure it wouldn’t collapse with the weight of snow (water bottle weight). It was a great time designing and building these shelters and we made new friends, too!
Please join us on December 14 for our next STEM Park Day.
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Attending a park day is a great way to connect with the homeschooling community! Here is an updated list of park days and meet-ups organized by homeschooling families to build connections with other families in their local areas. If you’re part of a park day or meet-up group that you would like to include in the Monday Message to get the word out to interested families, please email the details to Julie Dessalines at julie.dessalines@iLEADexploration.org.
Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
25820 S. Vermont Ave. Harbor City CA 90710
Mondays 12:45 p.m. (meet at the playground tables)
George Lane Park
5520 W Ave. L8, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
Tuesdays 11 a.m. after the EMH Sports Class (meet at the playground)
E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Tuesdays 2 – 4 p.m. (meet at the tables near the bathroom/parking lot)
Petit Park Granada Hills
16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (meet at the big play structure)
Dr Richard H Rioux Memorial Park
26233 Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Fridays 12:30 p.m. (meet by the play area near the bathroom and the baseball field)
Rancho Madera Park
556 Lake Park Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Fridays 1 – 4:30 p.m. (meet at the big play structure)
North San Fernando Valley Homeschoolers Facebook Group
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
San Fernando Valley Homeschoolers and Hybrid Schoolers Meet-Up Group
For more information, visit this website.
Santa Clarita Homeschoolers and Hybrid Schoolers Meet-Up Group
For more information, visit this website.
Please join us for a park day Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m. at Valencia Meadows Park. Children of all ages are welcome to join the fun. Bring snacks or a lunch and come ready to connect with other homeschool families.
You can find us at:
25671 Fedala Road in Santa Clarita.
Please join us for a park day Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m. at Valencia Meadows Park. Children of all ages are welcome to join the fun. Bring snacks or a lunch and come ready to connect with other homeschool families. The address is 25671 Fedala Road in Santa Clarita.
In preparation for the upcoming school year, we are planning several park days over the next several months. Please invite your friends to come and learn more about our exciting program!