Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of May 27th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

We hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend! Catch up with us and all that is happening in Riverside County by scrolling this week's newsletter! There are many end of the year park days and events! We hope to see you at one!

In this week's newsletter, we spotlight Inspire's

Online Subscription Package option - Elephango!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' Fingerprints Youth Museum!

Make sure to read about both in this edition as well as

Candice's weekly 'Sharing The Homeschool Heart.'

This week's piece is "Homeschool Styles and Preferences."

Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with many fantastic field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you!

Scroll through often and see all that is offered throughout Southern California!

Please reach out anytime and get to know us!

We are so happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through

learning about homeschool philosophy, curriculum, and the homeschool lifestyle!

Don't let yourself drown in worry or fear over homeschooling.

If you find yourself there, reach out!

We are hoping to connect with you soon!

Audrey & Candice

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2019 Summer Camps!

Head over to this list of Inspire Approved Vendor's Summer Camps. The information is organized by city and in alphabetical order. This list will be continually updated so be sure to check back regularly.

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year has opened!

Head HERE to enroll!

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Sharing the Homeschool Heart....Homeschool Styles and Preferences.

So many families start their homeschool journey by pulling away from a traditional public model and then place the exact same expectations on themselves and their child that the public school has. Oftentimes this leads to a lot of frustration for everyone. Let me help you avoid that trap by considering a couple of things before moving forward as a homeschooler.

First, decide where you are going. What is the plan, your goals, hopes, dreams? What are you aiming for with home education? Next, how do you plan to get there?

Just asking yourself these questions and spending some time writing out your answers can prepare you to be better equipped to start this journey.

After you have done your homeschool brainstorm session, consider heading over to our Riverside County Parent Resource Site. In the drop-down menu under Learning Styles, you will find tests to take to help you determine your homeschool style and philosophy of education. Take some tests and marvel at the results!

Once your path is a little clearer, reach out for curriculum suggestions based on your learning preferences from your HST and us, your Family Liaisons! Creating firm foundations and knowing your "why" is an excellent place to start! Let us help you on your journey


2019 Riverside County Graduation!

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SAVE THE DATE: Riverside County Graduation 2019

Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony!

We will have many more details coming soon!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 pm

Sandals Church Hunter Park

150 Palmyrita Avenue


Inspire Charter Online Subscription Package 2019-2020

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): Elephango

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options are finalized, and we’re spotlighting every option - every week!

This week we look at Elephango! This is geared towards TK through 12th grade.

Elephango is a TK-12th grade home-school curriculum resource. It caters to students' needs based on their learning style and allows parents to filter and find content based on grade-level, subject, resource type, and even amount of time the lesson will take to complete.

Elephango allows parents to assign lessons based on their student's learning and personality styles. When your student starts Elephango, their learning style and personality type are determined in order to cater to their specific needs and interests.

For more details on this OSP option and all the other OSP subscriptions, head over to the OSP Handbook.

Have a question regarding the Online Subscription Package? Email osp@inspireschools.org

Inspire Approved Vendor Spotlight!

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: Fingerprints Youth Museum

You Can . . .

* Plan a Field Trip * Attend a Day Camp *

* Have a Birthday Party * Attend One of Our Many Special Events *

* Rent the Museum * Volunteer *

WE BELIEVE that children are born curious and eager to learn about their environment and their world. They aggressively seek sensory input in an effort to understand how things work. A well-rounded approach to learning must address this natural drive by providing our children opportunities to satisfy their need to play with, touch, and experience the world around them.

Fingerprints Youth Museum advocates this enriched method of teaching and learning by ensuring each child has the opportunity to physically manipulate objects in a controlled learning environment as a means of enhancing learning and retention.

Exhibits at Fingerprints Youth Museum are aligned with state standards and can be used to support lesson plans taught in the classroom. In addition, our exhibits are highly interactive and offer hours of fun for your children.

Fingerprints is a fun and safe environment for your children to explore and discover all this world has to offer:

Television Station, Doctors Office, Paleo Pit, Bank, Rock Wall, Veterinarian Office and Pet Adoption Center, Police, and Fire, Book Nook, Motion Machine, Craft Room, & Trash Truck & Waste Management, Walmart, MaxV02.

Inspiring Talks....with Brave Writer's Julie Bogart

Inspiring Talks!

Brave Writer’s Julie Bogart followed up her in person Inspiring Talks with part one of a three-part webinar series The Writer's Jungle: A Survivor's Guide to Writing with Kids.


Copy and paste the link into your web browser or click on the link above to access the recording.

Want to Join a Brave Learner Book Club?

Many of you were inspired by Julie Bogart's online, or in person Inspiring Talks and asked about forming a The Brave Learner Book Club. We want to help facilitate bringing Brave Writer fans together. If you're interested, please take a minute to let us know what works best for you by clicking on the link below.


Coming soon! Brave Writer webinar series: Writing Across the Curriculum on Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m.

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Inspire Charter Resources

High School!

Did you know that our counseling team hosts virtual information sessions throughout the year? Each session is recorded, and you can view them HERE!

Session recordings include:

  • The College Application Process
  • UC/CSU Application Process
  • Common Application Info Session

Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Website and Newsletters. We hope that you find the information presented in our newsletter meaningful and applicable to your needs. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter May/June 2019

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!

Next info session is Thursday, May 30th at 4:30 pm

Join by computer:



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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? Please see the graphic for a list of locations and special events where you can drop off your non-consumables you no longer want or need. Please note, non-consumables do not need to be returned until you withdraw from our school, so this is purely voluntary.

Here is the Enrichment Return Item Form for your convenience:

Utilizing Enrichment Certificates for Service Orders

Please make sure to submit your service orders 2-4 weeks prior to the start of services to allow for sufficient time for your orders to be processed. Once you have your enrichment certificate and give it to your service vendor, that is when you can begin your services.

Inspiration Station Booking REMINDERS!

Did you know that you can log into your account on Inspiration Station to view ALL of your field trip bookings?? Checking my account is a regular part of my "Field Trip Booking Routine". I check this by selecting My Account from the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the Inspiration Station site. Here you will find all of the field trips you have booked. I advise everyone to always double check the field trip you had just booked by checking the amount and names of the tickets purchased. It's a great time to also input the trip date, time, and host contact information into your planner.

Happy Planning!

Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to http://rivlib.info/website/events

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

Facebook Live! at the Corona Lending Library

Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons take you on a tour with Librarian Lisa at the Corona Lending Library!


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

Your Inspire Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaison for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh year of homeschooling my big group! I have eight kids and six are enrolled in Inspire! I love to help families discover their perfect homeschool lifestyle based on the needs of each child and the family! We homeschool in a very eclectic and flexible way and always have. I desire to bring a deep understanding of the importance and enjoyment of home education to our awesome Riverside County Community of Homeschoolers! As always, reach out at any time for all your homeschool needs and concerns. I am always happy to help!

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 10 to 6 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 6 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Inspire Charter, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling with Inspire

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

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