Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of October 14th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

Autumn sets in with its cool evenings, prompting us to pull out the sweaters for the evening activities. The leaves crunch beneath our feet on our exploratory afternoon walk. Oh, how I love this time of year where the weather allows a more pleasant time to be spent outside and, more importantly, added snuggles with our children!


Share your photos of your favorite highlights from last week on social media and use the hashtags #AdventuresWithInspire and #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire!

It's fun to see what you are all doing and experiencing!


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

Online Subscription Package option - TutorMe!

Also included is information on upcoming community events and field trips!


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 hope to connect with you soon,

Audrey & Candice

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARENT RESOURCE SITE

Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Enrolled with Inspire Charter? Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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Look at whats happening this week!

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Upcoming Inspire Riverside County Hosted Field Trips & Events!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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Inspire students, families, and staff members have incredible stories.

Head over to our website to read a few of them and share your story with us.

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Desert Area Vendor Fair

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It's time! Inspire Charter Schools 2019 Coachella Valley Back to School Fall Vendor Event is here! This event will showcase many of the wonderful Inspire vendors that offer enrichment services to our families!

Inspire approved vendors from all over Coachella Valley from various educational avenues will be showcasing their enrichment services and be able to answer questions regarding their specialties! Inspire's Enrichment Department will be ready onsite for enrichment product purchases - SAME DAY! We look forward to an adventurous year with you!


Coachella Valley Vendor Event:
Thursday, October 24th, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm
JPL Church, 39001 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage


A photographer will be onsite for your Back to School school pictures! Educational funds cannot be used for photos. The photographer will have order forms at the event. No RSVP needed for the photographer; pictures are first come, first serve.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Audrey Everson at audreye@inspireschools.org or Candice Zuniga at candicez@inspireschools.org.

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Say Cheese!!


Looking for an opportunity to get your child's Back to School photos taken? Here are the upcoming Picture Days for Riverside County! More details to come for each Picture Day. Here are the dates and locations to put in your calendar!


***UPDATE: Nov. 5th picture day will be at the Temecula United Methodist Church***


  • October 24th Desert Area Vendor Fair, JPL Church, Palm Desert
  • October 30th Orange Terrace Park, Riverside
  • November 5th Temecula United Methodist Church, Temecula


There will be detailed info for each date in the Community Connections Newsletter, the Riverside County Newsletter, and on the ”Events” page of the Riverside County Facebook page.

The Vendor Event is first-come, first-serve. The photographer will be there during the entire event. There's no RSVP for this photographer.

Our fantastic Community Connections Coordinators host all the other picture days! These events all have RSVPs linked through Inspiration Station. Some are still in the planning stages. Our team wanted to share with you all the dates. As soon as there is an RSVP - that will be linked and you can RSVP.





Questions? Reach out to your Family Liaisons:

Audrey Everson

(951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org


Candice Zuniga

(714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin: We are excited to announce that the NEW Community Connections launched the first week of September in Riverside County. Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure in Learning.


Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

*Thematic Adventure Days (Western Theme, Astronomy Theme, Color Run, Earth Day and Much More)

*Teacher-Led Field Trips

*Middle School and High School Event and Field Trips

*Special Events (Picture Days, Science Fairs, Community Service Projects and Much More)


Let's Connect!

Parents will join the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families.


Come Join the Community!

Our events are just a click away!

Click over to our Community Connections Smore to find all the Community Connections Events in your area coming up in October.

Check back frequently to see all the added events we are bringing to your community!


Click here : Community Connection Events and Field Trip Schedule


See you all soon!



Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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CLICK HERE for Participant Guidelines

We are so happy you are interested in participating in our upcoming Entrepreneur Fair in early December! Exact dates and details will be coming out soon along with a sign-up survey, but we would like to provide you with some guidelines for now.

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Dear Families,


We have exciting news! Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is now open to join the California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA). This is Inspire’s new, non-profit Parent Organization!



Kindly,

The CHPA Founders

CHPA Statewide Executive Board Elections!

A BIG thank you to all who ran, helped, and participated in our first elections. We will begin our next elections for Regional Community Councils very soon. Watch for an email to vote early next week!



TO JOIN CHPA PLEASE CLICK HERE!



ANNOUNCING 2019-2020

The Statewide Executive Board!



PRESIDENT

THERESA DAVIS



VICE-PRESIDENT

MRS. DONNA HUCKLEBY



TREASURER

JULIE FRAUMENI-MCBRIDE



SECRETARY

SARA LANGFORD



STATEWIDE COMMITTEE CHAIR

CHRISTINE RAINER



RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD


President: Carina Hoyt


Vice-President: Stefanie Muhlhauser


Treasurer: Kristina Lee


Secretary: Chastity Cervantez


* Regional Committee Chair Nominees: Marisa Estrada, Sylvia Lanker, and Debra Shannon Patel


Because almost all of the RCC positions only had one candidate running, there was no need to do elections for those positions. However, the Regional Community Council position has multiple candidates running noted by an asterisk above. Please click HERE to vote! The deadline to vote is October 23, 2019.

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The Heart of Homeschooling

Join The Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program this month to LEARN about the history of education and homeschooling. We will also explore the history of charter schools & look at how educational decisions & cultural changes have influenced your family choices today. Every month we have a webinar and group discussions covering an essential Homeschooling topic. Also, every Tuesday we spotlight a Healthy Homeschooling Habit to discuss and investigate on our Facebook Group. Check out our website HERE to learn more.
Interested? Fill out the interest survey!

Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program

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OSP Department Office Hours!

OSP Office Hours (live support via Zoom): Every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- https://zoom.us/j/839367766

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OSP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Head here for the most up to date information from the OSP Department regarding subscription processing and how to's!

OSP Webinars!

Check out all the recorded OSP webinars!


All OSP webinars are recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars


Head over to the OSP Handbook for all information regarding options and instructions.


Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package) Spotlight: TutorMe

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


This week we spotlight TutorMe!


"Get better grades.

Instant online tutoring"


About TutorMe through the OSP:


  • Includes unlimited* access for the student who opts-in/selects TutorMe.
  • 24/7 access to tutoring in any and every subject. TutorMe's "smart matching system" connects students to an online tutor who is experienced in the subject area
  • The platform, or lesson space, includes a virtual whiteboard, audio/video chat, screen sharing, and text editor.
  • Ability to schedule and use the same tutor for multiple sessions, you can also review the tutor after each session.


*Unlimited up to 8 hours per month per student.



FAQ


Q: How much tutoring time will a student receive if they opt-in for TutorMe?

A: TutorMe is unlimited up to 8 hours per student, per month.



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

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Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) "How to..." Videos

Hi Inspire families!


It's that time of year! Your funds have arrived, and you're ready to order - but maybe you need some assistance inputting those orders. Here are some helpful videos to assist you with getting to know the EOS and how to input your orders.


1st "How to" Video...Account Navigation


2nd "How to" Video...Product Order Request


Please feel free to reach out to your Family Liaisons or HST for assistance; we are here to help!


Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter.


Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter September 2019


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

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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

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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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Look how we've grown since last August!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my twelfth 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 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 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!

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!

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