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Monday, March 11, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
Meet Our Orange County Family Liaisons
Meet Our High School Success Coordinator
College & Career Fair
If you are planning on attending, please fill in the short form below the flyer. Thank you!
2019 Promotion and Graduation Ceremony
Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony! We will have many more details coming soon!
5th, 8th and 12th grade families should complete this RSVP form here.
Senior Grad Night
We would like to invite all Inspire Seniors to Inspire’s Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 11, 2019! Your ticket includes access to Grad Nite festivities like dance parties and California Adventure rides and attractions from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Instructional Funds cannot be used as payment for this event, only credit card payments will be accepted. When buying your ticket, please select credit card from the payment options and not the student fund option. Contact your HST for the link.
Celebrate Pi Day with Us
Tell everyone about Inspire!
Current parents do not need to re-enroll, your HST will send you a Master Agreement at the end of the year to sign for 2019-2020.
À la Carte OSP Subscription Options
We’re excited to begin offering our remaining available OSP subscriptions à la carte! Families may begin submitting requests via the À la Carte OSP Subscription Order Request Form.
The available subscriptions and prorated cost (Instructional Funds only) are listed on the order request form. All subscriptions are valid through September 1, 2019 (unless otherwise noted) and are subject to availability.
Funds will be manually deducted from the student’s Enrichment account and the subscriptions created within 1-2 weeks of the request submission.
If you have any further questions, please contact the OSP Team -- firstname.lastname@example.org
OSP Subscription Survey
More High School Info Sessions!
Amy Edwards, Inspire teacher and homeschooling parent, held an amazing High School Information Session on Friday. If you were not able to attend, here are the upcoming dates in which she will hosting more sessions.
If you have a student approaching the High School years, or have a friend that is considering options for High School, this would be a great place to start! Everyone is invited!
Special Education Newsletter- March 2019
From our wonderful department of Special Education:
"Spring is just around the corner! We can definitely see a difference in our students this time of year. We have a long stretch of instruction without interruption and consequently, it is also the time when students want to be outside and having fun. Please encourage your child to continue to work to his/her fullest potential, even when the weather is calling them outside. We are excited for them to “show what they know,” as the school year begins to wind down. Thank you for all your daily hard work and please let us know how we can assist you."
Read the full newsletter here.
Coolest Projects at Discovery Cube OC
Coolest Projects is a world-leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, change makers, and entrepreneurs! The event is both a competition and an exhibition to inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills in young coders ages 7 to 17.
Do you have an idea for a creative tech project you’d like to showcase? Register now to participate in the coolest event in North America happening at the Cube on March 23, 2019!
In addition, adults and kids of all ages are welcome to attend this free event at the Cube to support hundreds of young innovators and celebrate them in their accomplishments. Attendees will hear from inspirational speakers, leading educational technology experts, and get the chance to join a global community of digital makers.
*Activities, times and dates subject to change without notice.
Click here for more information.
Imaginology Project Build Sessions
Steve Spangler's DIY Sci
Vendor Spotlight: American Martial Arts Academy
In 1992, Brad (a retired Police Officer) & Bonnie Wenneberg left the comfort of their successful careers and took a leap of faith to open a martial arts studio. Their very first student was a 10-year old boy in desperate need of self-esteem. Seeing him transform into a confident Black Belt leader, they knew that they were on the right path.
Now, with a community of over 1,000 families, their greatest joy still comes from hearing stories from parents of how the dojo has transformed their children. With their kids working by their side, and a team of instructors who have been with them for over a decade, Shihan Brad & Bonnie are more passionate than ever about helping people.
The American Martial Arts Academy have two locations: Fullerton and Placentia. Call 877-899-3919 to set up a trial class!
The Importance of Reading Aloud to Older Children
'Experts say reading aloud to children, free from accompanying work or exercises, is key to fostering reading for pleasure. A 2018 National Literacy Trust study found that children who enjoyed reading were significantly less likely to have mental health problems, while the Centre for Longitudinal Studies found in 2013 that reading for pleasure has a four times greater impact on academic success than one parent having a degree.
Egmont’s consumer insight director and author Alison David called on the government to make space for reading in the school curriculum, stressing that a daily story time “should be an intrinsic part of the school day, as normal, unquestionable and as unchangeable as lunch break”. Ideally, she said, this should run into their teens.'
Read the full article here.
Vendor Fair at the American Academy of Strategic Education
Stonyfield Free Park Days
Join them for their two upcoming FREE park days for organic yogurt, live music, eco-crafts, and more information on making your favorite parks healthier places to play!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Tustin Sports Park, 12850 Robinson Dr, Tustin
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10am to 1pm
TeWinkle Park, 970 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa
Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival
Festival hours are 5 pm-9 pm Friday; 10 am-9 pm Saturday and 10 am-4 pm Sunday, with a Sakura Night Market debuting on Friday and Saturday nights.
Where: Huntington Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach
When: March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019
International Children’s Festival
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific
When: March 16th and 17th. Check out their timetable of presentations here.
Cost: Included with price of entrance to the aquarium.