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Meet Your New Family Liaisons!

We are very excited to announce our new OC Family Liaisons, Ladan Rashidi and Shaemanique King! We know they will be a great support and resource for our families and teachers. Here is a little more about them.

Shaemanique King

I have four children and have been homeschooling for the past four years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I love spending time with my kids and going on adventures! I have a background in Project Management Support, and I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events. I look forward to supporting staff and families!

Ladan Rashidi

I moved from London, England, to sunny California in 2008. I graduated with a BSc in Business with Computing, but went back to study teaching and graduated with a Post Graduate Certification of Education in Secondary Math. I have taught high schoolers and elementary children, but left teaching to homeschool my three children. I enjoy helping and supporting parents navigate their homeschooling journey!

Quote of the Week

"You matter. Homeschool is not a solo experience, even if you are unschooling your kids. You are the most critical educational tool in your child’s life. You provide conversation, reactions, enthusiasm, tools, money, involvement, partnership, modeling, typing, bragging, and pride in your child’s accomplishments."

Read the full Brave Writer blog post HERE.

"I Can" Statements

In the front part of your child's planner (aren't they great?!) we have listed our "I Can" statements for their grade level. These are a great tool that our Inspire curriculum team has developed for our use! They consist of simple statements that make learning targets clear to students, addressing all of the standards that a student would be learning in a traditional public school.

These guides will help your child and ensure that they are on track for their grade level. They are here to help you if you need direction, or if you merely want to see what other students are learning throughout the year. If you would like to check off the standards you complete with your child, fantastic. If you don’t, that's great too! We feel they are just an awesome tool that could help further your homeschooling goals.

Upcoming Events

Playground on the Beach

Come out and enjoy the wonderful ocean breeze at the Huntington Beach All Inclusive Playground. Feel free to pack a picnic and bring a friend! See flyer for more details.
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Orange County Children's Book Festival

The 15th Annual OC Children's Book Fair will be taking place in Costa Mesa on September 30th. This is a fun, educational and free event for the whole family! There will be an array of authors, books, vendors, interactive booths, live animals and entertainment! We will also have a booth there, so please stop by and say hello!
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Do you know an author? We'd love to have them at our table! Please have them contact us here.

Learn & Grow at the Cube

This FREE EVENT is fun for all ages! Families will have the opportunity to interact with over 60 exhibitors providing services that focus on health and wellness, view entertaining attractions, and participate in family activities, including face painting, balloon art, and Bubble Dash Games. Please stop by the Inspire booth while you're there!
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Upcoming Field Trips: Coming Soon!

Inspire teachers and staff are hard at work organizing fantastic field trips for students and families! Check here weekly for the latest information.

Park Days

One great way to connect with other families is by attending one of our park days! Bring any friends or family members, we'd love to meet them!

September 14th: Sycamore Park, Anaheim. Time: 1-3pm.

September 21st: Florence Joyner Olympiad Park, Mission Viejo. Time: 1-3pm.

September 28th: Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills. Time: 1-3pm.

October 5th: TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa. Time: 1-3pm

Community and Connection

Coffee Chat - Live Q&A

Friday, Sep. 14th, 5:30-7pm

Starbucks @ Seacliff Village, Huntington Beach

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Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? If not, head on over to meet our regional team, stay current on school events, and find general school information. This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

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