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Monday Message – March 30, 2020

Dear Families, As we head into another week, we would like to say thank you for the love and encouragement you have brought to others through your homeschooling experience during this difficult time. We are so grateful for each of…

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Monday Message – March 23, 2020

Dear Families, As events continue to unfold regarding the Coronavirus, we know this has been a busy week of transition in your homes. Throughout the week, one mindset that has frequently been expressed by families and staff alike is the…

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Monday Message – March 16, 2020

Dear Families, With the decisions of this past week, it has only made us increasingly thankful for the opportunities we get to spend time with our independent study families at both learning period meetings and other school activities. It is…

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Monday Message – March 9, 2020

Dear Families, We’ve explored six of the seven habits and why they’re important to us and our learners at iLEAD, and hopefully by this point you feel more equipped and empowered to approach your own life and work with clearer…


Monday Message – March 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series on the pillars of iLEAD’s educational philosophy and approach. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, relationships, or life in general, learning to compromise can be an important and helpful tool. However,…

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Monday Message – February 24, 2020

It’s not too late to celebrate Black History month with your learners! Here are some lessons you might integrate into your learning both now and all year long! K-5 lesson ideas Middle school lesson ideas High school lesson ideas

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Monday Message – February 17, 2020

Dear iLEAD Exploration Families, In two weeks, we will be sending a brief survey to gain insight into your perception of our school’s effectiveness. We need your feedback in order to continually improve in our mission to provide high-quality, personalized…


Monday Message – February 10, 2020

Hello, Families! “In the long run, if it isn’t a win for both of us, we both lose. That’s why win-win is the only real alternative in interdependent realities.” — Dr. Stephen Covey This week, we’re examining Habit #4: Think Win-Win….

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Monday Message – February 3, 2020

Hello, Families! This week, we look at Habit #3: Put First Things First. This habit, which all of us at iLEAD are working to put into practice, is about identifying and organizing one’s priorities. In essence, someone who puts first…

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Monday Message – January 27, 2020

Hello, Families! Please be sure to sign up for iLEAD Exploration’s spring webinars by clicking on the webinar you wish to attend on the flier below.


Monday Message – January 20, 2020

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. This holiday is observed each year on the third Monday in January…


Monday Message – January 13, 2020

Happy 2020! We hope everyone had a fun and restful winter break. Each new year, people tend to reflect on habits and set personal goals for the upcoming year. Whether you’ve been part of the iLEAD Exploration family for a…


Monday Message – December 23, 2019

We wish you and yours a restful winter break December 23 through January 10. Coursework and the Monday Message will resume Monday, January 13. Have a joyous, peace-filled holiday season!


Monday Message – December 2, 2019

“Smooth and clean and frosty white, The world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young – Catching snowflakes on your tongue.” ⁠—Ogden Nash Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break surrounded by family…


Monday Message – November 25, 2019

As our learners enjoy a well-deserved fall break from November 25 through 29, we wish you all a restful and joyous Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. We will return with a full Monday Message next week.

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Monday Message – November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans Day! With respect, honor, and gratitude, we thank you, veterans!


Monday Message – November 4, 2019

We hope everyone remembered to fall back and enjoyed an extra hour of sleep!

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Monday Message – October 21, 2019

Picture Days for the 2019-2020 school year are here! CLICK HERE to review the information and choose a picture day that works best for your family.

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Monday Message – June 3, 2019

Friday, June 7, is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year! We are SO PROUD of each of our learners and the amazing effort they put forth this year! We also want to congratulate iLEAD Hybrid’s graduating…


Monday Message – April 8, 2019

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school…

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Monday Message – April 1, 2019

Backpacks Full of Hope returns to Puerto Rico! Last year, a group of 19 iLEAD learners and chaperones traveled to Puerto Rico over spring break to assist with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The devastation to this…


Monday Message – March 25, 2019

iLEAD’s first talent show and artisan bazaar was a huge success! We would like to express our deep appreciation to Urban Homeschoolers, one of our amazing vendors, who graciously let us host our Los Angeles event at their location. We are…

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Monday Message – March 11, 2019

Come out and support iLEAD performers and artisans at Exploration’s first talent show and artisan bazaar! This event will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in both Los Angeles and Orange County. Though registration is closed, we’d…


Monday Message – Feb 18, 2019

Happy Presidents’ Day. We hope you enjoy your time off with your families!


Monday Message Jan 21, 2019

On Monday, Jan 21 we celebrate the birthday of a great American hero, Martin Luther King Jr. We honor this civil rights leader on the third Monday in January every year. If you have a high school learner, we would…

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Monday Message- Jan 7, 2019

Welcome Back, Families! Thanks to your valuable feedback, we are excited to roll out two Monday Message formats in one email. Families can choose to either scroll down and read the content of the message in their email, or they…


Monday Message – Dec 10, 2018

Attention all parents of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders! The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for California schools is just around the corner! Learners in grades 5, 7, and 9 will be participating in February. We try to make this a…

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Monday Message – Dec 3, 2018

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. for our exciting webinar, Using Homeschooling for Unique High School Opportunities. This webinar will focus on how iLEAD Exploration learners have used homeschooling to pursue their interests and long-term goals. Please RSVP here if…

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Monday Message – Nov 26, 2018

Dear Families, We hope you had a restful Thanksgiving break with your family and friends! By way of reminder, we have some important dates coming up: A Parent University roundtable discussion will be held on Nov. 28 at 10 a.m….

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Monday Message- Nov 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on what we are thankful for. “When you express your gratitude, you will bring joy to others’ lives. When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” -Arthur Dobrin On behalf of…


Monday Message – Nov 12, 2018

Each year, we honor and thank those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year, we are observing the holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. If you would like to learn more about Veterans Day, please visit the…


Monday Message – Nov 5, 2018

We are kicking off the holiday season at the OC Learning Studio with a “Friendsgiving” potluck. We invite you to join other iLEAD Exploration families on Friday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please bring your favorite dessert or cultural family…


Monday Message- Oct 29, 2018

It’s that “time” again! Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end for 2018! We FALL BACK one hour Sunday, Nov 4, at 2 a.m. Check out this BrainPOP lesson about Daylight Saving Time and learn which founding father first came…

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Monday Message – Oct 22, 2018

Looking for a fun Halloween activity? On Friday, Oct 26, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the OC Learning Studio is hosting its annual pumpkin bot challenge. If you would like to participate, please bring a small pumpkin and the studio will…


Monday Message – Oct 15, 2018

If you are new to homeschooling or are considering it as an educational option, we would like to encourage you to join iLEAD facilitators virtually to learn more about Exploration’s program on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP here if…

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Monday Message- Oct 8, 2018

There will be an Los Angeles picture day on Friday, Oct 26 at Urban Homeschoolers from 12 p.m.-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! Additionally, Lifetouch will be at the…


Monday Message- Oct 1, 2018

October is one of the most celebrated months of fall. It is a time to invent, create and express your individuality through pumpkin recipes or carving contests. With Halloween just around the corner, we would like to share some pumpkin…


Monday Message Sep 24, 2018

iLEAD Exploration’s independent study program provides families with the freedom to personalize each child’s education. Please follow us on Instagram @ileadexploration and show us what educational opportunities are afforded to your child(ren) through our program. Enroll by September 24 to receive…


Monday Message- Sep 17, 2018

Did you know that this week we are wrapping up learning period one? Your educational facilitators are excited to meet with your learners. We hope you enjoy this time as much as we do. It is the perfect opportunity to…

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Monday Message – Sep 10, 2018

We had a wonderful start to our year! Many learners across the counties gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the year. We are looking forward to our families connecting with one another and enjoying many more wonderful learning opportunities….

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Monday Message – Sep 3, 2018

Fun Facts About Labor Day The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Between 10,000 and 20,000 workers in New York City gathered together to celebrate union workers. Grover Cleveland was the president who declared Labor Day an official holiday….

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Monday Message – Aug 25, 2018

Welcome Back, iLEAD Families! This week’s Monday Message is full of exciting opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year!


Monday Message – June 11, 2018

Happy Graduation, High School Seniors!

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