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Calvary Chapel Monrovia
1307 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Date / Time

Saturday, April 22
9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Winnie Sato

San Gabriel Valley Homeschool Event

You are invited to join us at a CHEA Mini-Conference on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Calvary Chapel Monrovia in Monrovia, CA. Come be encouraged by Penny Ross as she talks about homeschooling high school, Michaela Roekle as she shares about rocking preschool at home, and Katie Julius giving her expertise about record keeping and lesson planning.

There will also be a curriculum fair to browse and talk to actual users of these curricula.

Thank you to our sponsor, Classical Conversations.

No childcare is available, but if children can occupy themselves quietly, they are welcomed.


8:30 a.m. Check in
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Record Keeping and Lesson Planning, Katie Julius
10:15 a.m. Refreshments and Curriculum Fair
11:00 a.m. Session 1: Homeschool High School? Why YES You Can!, Penny Ross
Session 2: Your Guide to Rocking Preschool at Home, Michaela Roekle


Record Keeping and Lesson Planning (Katie Julius)
It can be a bit daunting to think that you are both teacher and administrator in your home-based private school. Not only do you need to keep records, but also create lesson plans. Have no fear! It’s actually pretty simple in California. Katie will share which records are required as well as some ideas for keeping these records. Then, beginning with a multi-year overview and ending with a daily lesson plan, she will take you step-by-step through planning your children’s education, including tips on planning, adapting your plan (curveballs will come your way!), choosing field trips, communicating your plan to your kids, and more.

Your Guide to Rocking Preschool at Home (Mikaela Roekle)
Hear real-life stories and actionable tips for helping parents rock the preschool years at home. Michaela will break down options and ideas for homeschooling during the early years. We believe you can homeschool, and you can do it well, while enjoying the experience.

Homeschool High School?  Why YES, You Can! (Penny Ross)
Does the thought of teaching high school at home fill you with fear?  Are you afraid of ruining your child’s chances for college or career?  In this workshop, we’ll cover the blessings and benefits of teaching and discipling your child through to high school graduation. It’s definitely do-able and is probably less intimidating than you expected.


Katie Julius

Katie Julius

Record Keeping & Lesson Planning

Katie is wife to husband John, and homeschool mom to one energetic, full-of-life, pedal-to-the-metal, insanely creative fifth grader, Sarah. She holds degrees in Art and Education and somehow strikes the fine balance of organization, planning, and paperwork with her right-brained creativity. When she’s not teaching parts of speech, practicing multiplication facts, or elbow-deep in art supplies, she also works part-time as CHEA’s Communications Manager & Editor. Katie also serves on the Board and Leadership Team of her homeschool support group in the Inland Empire and as the Troop Coordinator for her daughter’s American Heritage Girls troop.

Mikaela Roekle

Mikaela Roekle

Your Guide to Rocking Preschool at Home

Michaela was homeschooled through graduation and has been homeschooling for the past 15 years. She is a So Cal native, Jesus follower, wife, mom, leader, and camping enthusiast.

Penny Ross

Penny Ross

Homeschool High School? Why YES, You Can!

Penny Ross taught her own three children at home from birth through high school graduation. She led a PSP at her church and now mentors the next generation of homeschoolers through her independent consulting business, Tools for the Home Educator in Torrance, CA. She offers consultations, coaching, webinars, and workshops for homeschooling parents, as well as selling gently-used curriculum. Her specialty is in helping families determine their own homeschooling style and then assisting them in mapping a pathway to success. Penny is married to her college sweetheart, Greg, and together they delight in seven grandchildren.


Becuase of the generousity of our sponsor, Classical Conversations, registration for this event is free for attendees.