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Informational Events & Open House

St. Mary’s School Admission events - Aliso Viejo
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:30 – Lunch and Presentation
12:00 – Optional Campus Tour

Please join us for an Admission Information lunch and Campus Tour. We are excited for you to see our new campus.

This summer we completely renovated our entire campus to provide flexible, learning spaces that enhance our collaborative and innovative curriculum. We have an entire new arts wing, science and technology center and a new dining experience.

Additional Upcoming Event Days:
New parents and prospective students are invited to attend.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:30 – Lunch and Presentation
12:00 – Optional Campus Tour

Thursday, March 14, 2019
11:30 – Lunch and Presentation
12:00 – Optional Campus Tour

LOCATION:
7 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

INFORMATION:
Please confirm your space at 949.448.9027 ext. 319 or email us at admissions@smaa.org to RSVP.

Aliso Viejo Christian School Open House Admission Events
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Aliso Viejo Christian School, a highly rated Orange County private school, that serves children in grades junior kindergarten to eighth grade, invites prospective families its 2018-19 annual Open House Admission events. Come and see our facility, meet our staff, check out our curriculum and amazing programs offered. We would love to share our school with you and answer any questions. We believe in Christian education with a focus on strong academics and enrichment programs to teach the whole child.

5:00 p.m.
Evening Apps Admissions Presentation (appetizers & refreshments to be served)

5:30 p.m.
Campus Tour/Classroom Visits

Additional Admission Events
Afternoon Tea Open House Admissions Event
- Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn Admissions Open House Admissions Event
- Thursday, March 20, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
AVCS Campus - the Cove
1 Orion
Aliso Viejo, Ca 92656

INFORMATION/OPTIONAL RSVP:
Optional RSVP. Register Online
Please confirm your space by calling 949-389-0300, or e-mail kwinters@avchristianschool.org with the number of people in attendance.

LePort Schools Open House Events
Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine

Montessori (Infant - 3rd Grade) & Private School (4th - 8th Grade)

Visit LePort, meet our teachers and learn about our top-notch educational programs. Explore our Montessori classrooms and see how each child can thrive to his or her personal best at LePort. Discover our Private School's unique Knowledge for Life curriculum, which equips our students with the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character necessary to flourish as joyous children today and successful adults tomorrow. Curious? Invest two hours. Come to an Open House event and see for yourself how different, and better, education can be.

Visit our website for the current month's Open House schedule.

LOCATIONS:

Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine

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Upcoming Educational Events

Hooray for Hanukah
December 2-10, 2018
11 am - 4 pm

Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City. Your child will love these rich and diverse activities about the Hanukkah miracle and the importance of many of the traditions of the holiday. We’ll have fun learning about this wonderful holiday through games, finger play rhymes, art projects and activities.

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA

Christmas Countdown
December 12-23, 2018
11 am - 4 pm

It’s time to begin the 12 days of Christmas Countdown! The days that lead up to Christmas are an exciting and magical time for young children. Join us each day as we “unwrap” a new activity that celebrates the season.

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Las Posadas
December 18, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Join us each day during the Festival of Kwanzaa to “light” a candle on the Kinara. Every day, we’ll celebrate a new Kwanzaa principle through a variety of activities including making gifts for family and friends, playing Kwanzaa games and storytime. These daily activities are a perfect way to begin teaching your children about the meaning and traditions of this joyous holiday.

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Festival of Kwanzaa
December 26 - 30, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Join us each day during the Festival of Kwanzaa to “light” a candle on the Kinara. Every day, we’ll celebrate a new Kwanzaa principle through a variety of activities including making gifts for family and friends, playing Kwanzaa games and storytime. These daily activities are a perfect way to begin teaching your children about the meaning and traditions of this joyous holiday.

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

For Kids!
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown

Monday, December 31, 2018
10 am - 5 pm

5..4..3..2..1..HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join us for our annual New Year’s Celebration in the middle of the day! We will celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun travels across the different time zones! There will be a confetti countdown 4 different times to celebrate the new year in Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London, as it turns to midnight in these different cities! We will also have New Year’s activities and art for our little ones to enjoy

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
949.428.3900

Discovery CubePresents: Science of Gingerbread - Santa Ana
November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Aprons on, scientists! You’ll head into the world of the classic holiday dessert and find out how science plays a crucial role in the kitchen. Our favorite goodies don’t come together magically though. We use heat, math, engineering and other important components in order to bake and create the confections everyone loves. Build a candy car out of holiday treats and then compete, sweet-to-sweet in the Gingerbread Derby, Santa Claus will make special appearances, and other fa, la, la activities are on the schedule.

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

Pretend City presents: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every child is unique, and they should know that no matter how different their friend may look from them, everyone should be treated fairly. On this special day at Pretend City, we want to have an open discussion with your child about equality. Don’t miss out on this important life lesson for your child!

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA

Annual Monarch Butterfly Day - Fountain Valley
February 2, 2019
10 am - 2 pm

OC Parks Invites children and families to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the tenth annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Activities will include interpretive presentations, children's crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. This event is recommended for ages 4 to 12.

LOCATION:
Mile Square Regional Park
Forest Shelter near parking lot C
16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

INFORMATION:
(714) 973-6600

QD Learning offering CAASPP Readiness Courses - Anaheim
Courses begin March

Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math and Achieve Success in CAASPP

Discover how to get your child ready for CAASPP Math in 6 weeks for grade 3, 4 and 5. Course starts in March and ends in early April before CAASPP test starts.

LOCATION:
QD Learning
1086 N Tustin Ave
Anaheim CA 92807

INFORMATION:Visit online or call 866-669-9228 to get more information and reserve your spot.

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Mommy and Me

American Sign Language (ASL) for New Parents and Parents to Be

Starting in the fall 2017 LangoKids Irvine will be offering ASL for new parents and parents to be. This is a class specially designed for parents who are interested in experiencing the awesome feeling of communication before words. Reduce stress for your baby and yourself by learning how to ask what the baby is feeling/needing/wanting by using the incredible tool of signing! The class teaches songs, words, simple sentences and useful vocabulary applicable to everyday activities with your little one. Join Mrs Pamela and Mrs Cristina as they teach you how to communicate with your baby the way they do with their very own...the rewards and results are simply priceless!

LOCATION:
LangoKids Irvine
9090 Irvine Center Drive Suite # 100
Irvine, CA 92618

Spanish or French Immersion Parent and Toddler Classes

Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young "students" (ages 1 to 3 years) start learning Spanish through a variety of activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. Music and movement form the foundation for the classes, as the children sing simple, rhythmic songs and dance, run, spin and jump around the room! Our teachers work with the accompanying adults so that they can reinforce learning at home. We speak in Spanish the entire class but have no fear...it's super easy! These "play-classes" are great for parents and caregivers who want to learn Spanish alongside their children!

Class length: 45 minutes.

LOCATION:
LangoKids Irvine
9090 Irvine Center Drive Suite # 100
Irvine, CA 92618

LePort Schools Mommy & Me Montessori Program - Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine
Sessions begin every quarter. See website for full schedule

Mommy & Me (also known as Parent & Child) Montessori is your chance to experience "Montessori in a nutshell." See your child grow as she joyfully explores the Montessori environment, experiments with the Montessori materials, and discovers the children around her. Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Our Mommy & Me (Parent & Child) Montessori groups meet for 8 weeks for 1.5 hours per week. Enroll today for a class near you and meet other parents with similar age children.

LOCATIONS:
Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine

MOPs

Run by Coast Hills Community Church.

Coast Hills' traditional MOPS group is a special place where you can meet other mothers also passing through this unique stage of life.

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Ongoing Educational Events & Programs

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari

Your guide, Coast Guard licensed Captain Dave Anderson, is a marine naturalist. He'll teach you about Dana Point, the whales who visit and the many dolphin who live here, as well as introduce you to a few of our other local marine friends like our California Sea Lions, brown pelicans and the flock of seagulls that come when Captain Dave whistles!

Davey’s Locker Enhanced Whale Watching Cruises - Newport Beach

These NEW Enhanced Whale Watching Cruises are a perfect fit for 3rd-6th grade students, allowing them to be immersed in science. Students engage in a free range learning experience, identifying marine mammals, coastal birds and tiny plankton during the 2 hour whale watching cruise. There are marine mammal artifacts, bones and narration provided by our experienced captains and a marine biologist.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker, 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
Weekdays from 10am-12pm

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Davey’s Locker Whale Watching Cruises - Balboa

With over 30 years of experience, Davey’s Locker provides one of the best opportunities to see whales and dolphins in Southern California offering year-round, daily departures. The thrill of seeing large marine mammals swim alongside our boat is an experience that you will never forget, and a great way to integrate marine science into your curriculum if you are a school or scout field trip. Our Captains and crew are extremely knowledgeable, but your group can also request an onboard Marine Mammal Naturalist to accompany your group on the water, and answer any questions they may have.

Click link above to view lesson plans and curriculum available on our website to get the most out of your experience on the water.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker, 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
Multiple departure times, daily

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Eco-Adventure Center
Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures that inspire you with Southern California's unique ecosystems and connect your spirit to their larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California's natural wonders. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families and kids learn through experience, which instills them with deep appreciation and respect for nature. As well, they will understand how to live more environmentally responsible back home.

Homeschool Day at Pretend City - Irvine

Once a month Pretend City offers Homeschool students unlimited access to our interactive exhibits offering learning through fun experiences. A trip to Pretend City offers your students a learning experience through hands-on “real life” educational play. These activities surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. Additionally we offer two facilitated lessons per day for Homeschool students to participate in.

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Heritage Museum offers an exciting line-up of educational field trip programs. Programs offered include a hands-on tour of the historic 1898 Kellogg house where students learn what life was like in the 1890s by playing with vintage toys, doing laundry, making butter, dressing up in Victorian costumes, and participating in other activities. Other programs included are 'Great Grandpa's House' for the youngest students, 'First Californians' & 'Gold Rush'.

Lil Chef School

Lil Chef School offers a variety of fun from field trips for schools, scout groups and Mom groups, to seasonal workshops & Open Houses and so much more! Our field trips are a great opportunity for "young chefs" to explore their culinary curiosities in a fun, safe environment. Call us today to schedule your private group visit to our cool kitchens! 949.679.8390

Newport Whales STEM Citizen Science Cruises - Balboa

Sign up for the most affordable, on-the-water STEM program available for Middle-High School students. Newport Landing has partnered with Crystal Cove Alliance to run Marine Protected Area Citizen Science Cruises out of Newport Beach! During the three hour cruise, 7th - 12th grade students use GoPro cameras to assess fish biodiversity, microscopes to identify plankton, and water quality equipment to help assess the health of the Marine Protected Area in Crystal Cove State Park. In addition to the hands on science, there will also be a 45 min. scheduled whale watching trip during these STEM cruises, which are facilitated by a marine scientist. Through generous donations, there are opportunities for partial and full funding for Title 1 and underserved schools.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
9am-12pm Weekdays from Sept-June

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

A non-profit, volunteer organization and education center. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured seals and sea lions. Programs include a guided tour of the animal care facility and exhibit room, a slide presentation and observation of the animals. The also offer a range of educational programs for groups of all ages.

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Parents - Workshops & Lectures

Guided by Baby - Infant Parenting Talks
Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine

Free admission for expecting and new parents.

Join us for free infant parenting talks. Go beyond the basics, and understand your baby and this beautiful yet challenging time at a different level. Each month, we'll cover a different topic: how to set up your home for baby, how to support natural language development and movement, how dads can be optimally involved during pregnancy and the bonding period. Leave empowered to truly savor the first critical months with your baby, and to help her truly flourish.

LOCATIONS & TIMES:
Each talk is on a Tuesday evening from 6:30PM - 8:00PM. See website for each month's topic and to RSVP for a talk.

Fountain Valley (opening July 2014) . 1st Tuesdays
9790 Finch Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Irvine . 2nd Tuesdays
1 Technology Drive, Building A, Irvine, CA 92618

Huntington Beach . 3rd Tuesdays
16081 Waikiki Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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