California Homeschool Parent Assoc

Inspire Charter Schools - Oct. 28, 2019

"Homeschooling Parents & Community Supporting Inspire Charter Schools Mission and Vision"

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Welcome all new members!

Dear CHPA Members,

The California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA) was created out of the desire to empower the Inspire homeschool parent and unite the homeschool community with the hope that CHPA will increasingly serve as a parent support group for Inspire Charter Schools. Inspire recognizes the need for parents to let their wants and needs be known and also to be able to create new ways to educate their children and build community within. As a result, CHPA consists of a dedicated group of parents working together to support and enrich all students and families.

CHPA is an association uniting homeschooling families throughout the state of California that values homeschooling, as well as, parent choice in education. CHPA understands that they may have members that homeschool part time, homeschool only some of their children, homeschool their nieces, nephews, or grandchildren, or are only homeschooling for a season of life. CHPA encourages anyone who believes in parent choice and the belief in doing “what’s best for their child” in education, to join.

We look forward to getting to know all of you!

Kindly,

Shannon Carpenter

Senior Director, Homeschool Community Development

Fill out this form for the 2019-20 school year today!

Executive Board News

MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS

PRESIDENT - Dr. Theresa Davis

VICE-PRESIDENT - Mrs. Donna Huckleby

TREASURER - Julie Fraumeni-McBride

SECRETARY - Sara Langford

STATE-WIDE COMMITTEE CHAIR - Cristine Rainer

Executive Board Monthly Meetings

Sara Langford, Executive Board Secretary, will post agendas & meeting minutes on our CHPA website every month. The Executive Board meets virtually on the first Monday of every month at 9am. All CHPA members are welcome to attend. Agenda items for consideration during an Executive Board meeting should be submitted at least two weeks before the upcoming meeting. The agenda is posted one week prior to the upcoming Executive Board meeting. Email agenda items to CHPApto@gmail.com.

The dates for the 2019-2020 Executive Board meeting are as follows:

  • Nov 4, 2019 09:00 AM
  • Dec 2, 2019 09:00 AM
  • Jan 6, 2020 09:00 AM
  • Feb 3, 2020 09:00 AM
  • Mar 2, 2020 09:00 AM
  • Apr 6, 2020 09:00 AM
  • May 4, 2020 09:00 AM
  • Jun 1, 2020 09:00 AM

Regional Community Council News

MEET OUR NEW REGIONAL COMMUNITY COUNCILS

NORTH

PRESIDENT - Christian Loy

VICE-PRESIDENT - Vacant

TREASURER - Ameryn Biggs

SECRETARY - Jessica Albrecht

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Vacant


FRESNO/CENTRAL

PRESIDENT - Kristi Vanderslik

VICE-PRESIDENT - Vacant

TREASURER - Andrea Yea

SECRETARY - Lynette Lee

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Kimberlee Flores


CENTRAL COAST

PRESIDENT - Heather Todd

VICE-PRESIDENT - Brian Hiatt

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Vacant

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Lori Zaknich Bala


KERN

PRESIDENT - Amanda Perryman

VICE-PRESIDENT - Christa Wilson

TREASURER - Laura Deatherage (aka Starr)

SECRETARY - Vacant

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Kammy Ward


VENTURA

PRESIDENT - Vacant

VICE-PRESIDENT - Vacant

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Mallory Tipple

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Leslie Vitanza


LOS ANGELES

PRESIDENT - Christina Lopez

VICE-PRESIDENT - Vacant

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Catalina Duarte

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Sonceria Wheeler


ORANGE COUNTY

PRESIDENT - Teyebeh Bashir

VICE-PRESIDENT - Tanveer Waghu

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Kristen Conley

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Lucy Buenrostro


SAN BERNARDINO
PRESIDENT - Michelle Black

VICE-PRESIDENT - Vacant

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Amber Higgs

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Roger Ruiz


RIVERSIDE

PRESIDENT - Carina Hoyt

VICE-PRESIDENT - Stefanie Muhlhauser

TREASURER - Kristina Lee

SECRETARY - Chastity Cervantez

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Marisa Estrada


SAN DIEGO

PRESIDENT - Lori Morrison

VICE-PRESIDENT - Meg Grooms

TREASURER - Vacant

SECRETARY - Joannie Smith

REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR - Jamie Buell


* If you are interested in serving in a vacancy spot in your region, please email chpapto@gmail.com with your request.

FIRST MEETING FOR YOUR REGIONAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Regional Community Councils will be training the second Monday in November and will set the dates for the first meeting of your Regional Community Council. Regional Community Councils in all 10 regions will meet monthly to discuss relevant topics in their area. Stay tuned for an email from your Regional Community Council listing important information about your meetings.

Would you like to be a part of Committee in your area?

Statewide & Regional Standing Committees

Each Regional Community Council will need volunteers for these Committees and more...


Charter Support Committee

  • Supports family of Inspire Charter Schools

  • Works with WASC requirements

  • Helps collect data for ELCAP

  • Prepares reports for authorizers

  • May attend authorizer meetings

  • Prepares report to council monthly of actions taken

  • Establish and maintain budget based on committee recommendations

Advocacy Committee

  • Supports charters and homeschooling freedoms
  • Research and investigate any new laws that might affect homeschooling
  • Notifies the Executive Board of any new bills or legislation that has a negative impact on charters or homeschooling

  • Collects relevant data, research, and statistics regarding success rates of homeschooling and charters

  • Attends conferences, workshops, and other educational seminars to learn about advocacy for homeschooling and charter school

  • Meets with politicians and lobbyists in support or to educate about homeschooling

  • Organizes events to support homeschooling and charters

Finance Committee

  • Supports Treasurers

  • Maintains bank accounts

  • Prepare monthly treasurer’s report

  • Establish and maintain budget based on committee recommendations

  • Assure proper forms are used and financial control procedures are followed

  • Application and annual filings for 501(c) 3 status

  • Oversee annual audit of financial records

Public Relations Committee

  • Support Secretaries

  • Record and distribute minutes of all council and Exec. Board meetings

  • Develop and maintain membership records

  • Create and distribute welcome packet - mission statement, contact list, volunteer pledge sheets. Projects and plans for this year, past accomplishments

  • Adds info. to newsletter for region or statewide - Maintain website page, answers emails for general questions, work with committees to create publicity for events and programs including flyers, banners, email, media outlets, prepare monthly committee report for council meetings

  • Helps with nominations and elections once a year as needed

Fundraising Committee

  • Supports Regional and Statewide Committee Chairs

  • Research and recommend fundraising events to council for approval

  • Oversee execution of approved fundraisers

  • Follow all finance committee procedures

  • Prepare monthly committee report for council meetings

  • Manage label collection, counting, and redemption

  • Oversee grocery store card link programs

  • Oversee “school day” programs at local establishments

  • Follow all finance committee procedures

  • Prepare monthly committee report for council meeting

  • Research and apply for grant funding

Volunteer Coordination Committee

  • Supports Regional and Statewide Committees

  • Coordinate all staffing needs for PTO

  • Actively recruit volunteer base

  • Maintain list of volunteers

  • Work with committees to ensure adequate staffing for all events and programs

  • Work with school staff to determine needs of school

  • Work with public relations committee to recognize and thank all volunteers

  • Prepare committee report for council meetings when necessary

Events Committees - These will be decided by each RCC and the Exec. Board and will depend on parent/member interest and needs.

  • Book Fair or Curriculum Fairs (regionally)

  • Homeschool Conference (statewide)

  • Staff Appreciation Day (regionally)

  • Science Fair (regionally & statewide)

  • Spelling Bee (regionally & statewide)

  • Dance Club (regionally)

  • Grad Nite (regionally & statewide)

  • Graduation (regionally)

  • Holiday Party (regionally)

  • Back to School/End of Year Celebrations (regionally)

  • Summer Fun Events (regionally & statewide)

  • Family Nights (regionally)

  • Donuts with Dad (regionally)

  • Parents Night Out (regionally)

  • Work with Volunteer Committee to ensure adequate staffing

  • Follow all Finance Committee procedures

  • Prepare committee report for council meetings when necessary

Regional Community Council Training

Monday, Nov. 11th, 9-11am

This is an online event.

If you are serving on one of the 10 Regional Community Councils above, please join for a mandatory virtual training on Monday, November 11 from 9-11am. 1st Hour - Introductions. You will introduce yourself including your name, region, position, how many kids you have, how long you have homeschooled, and what you are most excited about or are looking forward to in serving on your council. 2nd Hour - Training in your Role.

You must register through Zoom for the training which you can do anytime between now and the meeting day. Please RSVP here as well.


Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/174061819 Meeting ID: 174 061 819 One tap mobile +16699006833,,174061819# US (San Jose)

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About The California Homeschool Parent Association

The CHPA is a nonprofit organization consisting of Inspire homeschool parents who support Inspire Charter Schools’ mission and vision of parent choice and personalized learning for each unique child. Some of the goals include involvement and volunteerism of parents and students, encouragement of teachers and students, community building, and outreach to homeschool students and families within and outside of ICS. The CHPA consists of a Main Statewide Executive Board which includes a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Statewide Committee Chair, and 10 Regional Community Council Officers, one from each RCC.