APPLICATION PARTY~ Parent participation not required
TUTORIAL ~ Parent participation requested but not required
FANCY DINNERS ~ Attendance of one parent is mandatory
This will be an opportunity for our young ILCers to experience events in an atmosphere often different from what’s normal for them.
The group will meet at the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station (always the Plaza) where we will travel as a group. ILCers should review the map that will be sent to them with the notification email,, learn the traffic patters and leave early so they can arrive early.
There is no excuse for being late.
The dress code for these events will be to dress like you’re going for an interview at the White House. Arrive in casual attire and you’ll be left behind and your place as an ILCer will be vacated.
One or two students may be asked in advance to make a short speech. Rather than standing before the assembled group reading in a soft monotone voice from a prepared speech, consider coming in with a few bullet points and just talking to the group. Speak from the heart and it will be received much better than reading from a prepared speech.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ~ Attendance of one parent is
This will be a chance for your community to publicly tell you and the world that we’re proud of you and we’re anxiously awaiting the great things we know you’ll be accomplishing.
Some students may be asked to speak. The same advice as was given for the dinner speeches applies here.
The dress code is similar to the dinners.
When the presentation is concluded, the meeting will be halted and you, your parents and the chaperones will gather in the back corner for a group photo (similar to the one on the Home Page of this site). These poster sized photos will be displayed at your schools, on the web and blog sites and also in the lobby of the District offices.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ~ Parent participation requested
but not required
If you live or attend school in one of these cities, you will be expected to attend this meeting and you may be asked to rise and say a few words.
These meetings are televised and can be recorded.
The dress code calls for you to be dressed up. Dress to impress.
ORIENTATION ~ Attendance of one parent is mandatory
The itineraries and travel arrangements will be shared, details about lodging accommodations and what to pack will be discussed as well as discussions about the site visits to other universities.
Dress is casual.
After each of these milestone events, our ILCers will be expected to post a blog.
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