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Monday, July 1, 2019

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School News and Important Dates

Enrichment Adventures Registration is Now Open!

Dear Inspire Family,

Enrichment Adventures (EA) Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open.

For information on the Enrichment Adventures program please review the attached EA FAQ. EAs in Orange County are located in: Garden Grove, Irvine and Yorba Linda.

Use the link below which will direct you to the registration site

How to Register:

General EA Registration

You will need to complete the registration for each student you wish to register for the EA Program.

After submitting the survey, you will receive a confirmation email (within a week) from the EA Coordinator regarding your student's enrollment. Please allow a possible week wait for the EA Coordinator to process your registration and send you an email regarding your registration status.

If you have any questions regarding the Enrichment Adventures program, please do not hesitate to reach out to the EA Coordinator listed for your desired EA location or your Inspire teacher.

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Join Inspiring Parents Tonight!

Just click here:

California Homeschool Parent Association

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!

If you join before July 19th you will be able to also participate in the elections for the 2019-2020 Statewide Executive Board officers and 10 Regional Community Councils. You will also be able to nominate yourself or someone else for the positions. Read the FAQ’s below to find out more. Elections will be held at the end of July so we want to make sure everyone has a chance to join now!


The CHPA Founders

Catalina Marine Science Camp

Inspire families can learn together in this unique Island ecosystem, just a ferry ride away. Details are being finalized for upcoming Catalina Marine Science Camps for the upcoming school year.

If you want to join the interest list so you will receive email updates as they become available then click on this link to provide info on a Google Form:

Type in any questions you may have about this trip at the bottom of the form.

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Teachers Save 15% at Target!

From July 13-20, teachers can save up to 15% on select classroom supplies, and women's and men's clothing! From the Target website-

Does the discount apply to teachers who work in daycare centers, early childhood learning centers, home schools and more?

Yes, we want to ensure all teachers get the opportunity to use this coupon.

What type of documentation is needed to verify my qualification?

If further identification is required, we can take any document that ties your name and/or email address to an educational system. Eligible guests who are not able to validate online can visit their local Target store and present their ID to the cashier for assistance.

How will I get my coupon?

You will receive your coupon at the email address you entered on the verification form. Please make sure you check your email settings to ensure you can receive emails from third parties.

Are there any exclusions?

Electronics, backpacks, lunch bags, trial & travel size items, swim, sleepwear, Fan Central, clearance, items sold & shipped by Target+TM Partners and Levi’s Red Tab are excluded.

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Do you know a fantastic Inspire vendor? Please let them know we would love to have them at our Back-to-School event in August! They just need to fill in this form. Thank you!
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Non-Consumable Item Returns

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can drop off the non-consumables you no longer want or need to our Costa Mesa Lending Library.

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 that you need to fill in with your return.

Inspire is Switching to One Calendar!

Great news! Inspire has put a lot of thought into considering our academic calendars and have decided that Inspire will have ONE calendar for all students! In fact, we will never have multiple calendars again. This will be a positive change for our schools and will make many things much easier for everyone, particularly Teachers!

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Learn All About Our Online Subscription Package for 2019-2020!

If you are still deciding which Online Subscriptions would suit your family, be sure to check out Inspire's OSP Handbook! If you have any additional questions, please email our wonderful OSP team here:

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Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your child engaged and inspired? Inspire's summer reading challenge bingo activity is a great option! Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

Special Education Newsletter

"Welcome to our May/June 2019 Newsletter!

Another successful school year is coming to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at Inspire Charter Schools. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between staff members, and families. We would like to thank all the parents for their involvement, dedication and continued support. Please be safe and well until we meet again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!"

Read the rest of the newsletter here!

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OC Vendor Summer Camp List!

As Inspire parents, we understand how helpful it would be to have all of the county's summer camps listed in one place. We have started gathering flyers for summer camps/courses our vendors are holding and put them all in one place for you here! You can click on the link to go straight to the vendor's website.

Don't see your favorite summer camp listed? You can email us to reach out to the vendor, or ask the vendor to email their flyer to us: and
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New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

You asked and we answered! Many families have expressed a desire for Middle School courses with live online classes and instructor support. That program is here, and it is called ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more. Special Bundle Course pricing exclusively for Inspire Students is available. More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!
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Inspire Summer Beach Days


Meet our wonderful Riverside Family Liaisons! They are a wealth of information and can help you on your homeschooling journey!
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Huntington Beach

School's out for summer! Let's hang out at 'Inspire's Summer Beach Days'! We're meeting at Huntington Beach at the Brookhurst and Pacific Coast Highway (parking lot available) Beach. Parking is paid out of your pocket. Make sure to bring your picnic, towels, swimsuits, and beach toys! Look for us with the blue EZ up with an Inspire banner out by the water!

Tuesday, July 16th from 10 am to 2 pm

Huntington Beach, Brookhurst & PCH

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Crystal Cove

Keep the summer vibes going with another Inspire Summer Beach Day--We'll be hanging out in Crystal Cove for an afternoon of fun in the sun! Parking is $15 out of pocket, or free with the CA Explorer Pass, in the Los Trancos parking lot (on the inland side of PCH). Take the path that leads from the parking lot, through the tunnel under PCH, to the sands of the cove. You'll find us near the Historic District with the blue EZ Up with an Inspire banner. Make sure to bring your picnic, swimsuits, towels, and beach toys!

Tuesday, July 30th, 10 am - 2 pm

Crystal Cove, PCH and Los Trancos

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Park Days

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Field Trips

Educational Tools

Continent Race

  • ⭐CREATED BY A KID FOR KIDS: Continent Race was created by 6 year old Byron during a long hospital stay. He combined his passion for geography with a desire to help boys and girls like him learn and have fun during their hospital stay - and beyond! For 2+ players
  • ⭐A GAME THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE: Play this fast-paced card game at home or in school, individually or in teams. It’s a race around the globe to see who can collect the most countries from each continent first. Recommended for ages 7 and up
  • ⭐EASY TO LEARN: Game is color-coded and easy to understand, (There is 1 stack of orange mystery cards included, PLEASE note these are for advanced level play only). Test your knowledge, learn about the world and satisfy curious young minds with the 205 colorful country cards that are challenging for kids and adults alike
  • ⭐MAKES YOUR KIDS SMARTER: This interactive, brain engaging game helps children learn about the continents, countries, and flags of the world as they explore the world. While they’re having fun they’ll develop problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills too
  • ⭐PLAYING WITH PURPOSE: We’re on a mission to make learning and education fun. We want to help kids unlock their potential and become their best selves. We donate a portion of Byron’s Games profits to our favorite childrens charities so we can give back - one purchase at a time

Price? Continent Race is currently $24.99 on Amazon

Covered by Inspire funds? Yes.

Consumable? No.

Vendor Spotlight

Math and Science Academy- Aliso Viejo

A premier tutoring service that focuses on conceptual learning. Math and Science Academy of Southern California was formed with the idea of providing high quality education for upper level AP courses while also serving the needs of the elementary and middle school levels.

Math and Science Academy of Southern California is not just another tutoring company, but a full-service educational company that provides workshops, online courses and videos, study skills, test-taking strategies and SAT Standardized test preparation.

Why choose us?

Detailed Explanations – Our tutors dive deep in explanation and stick to our commitment to ensure mastery rather than memorization.

Small Groups – We understand that sometimes students can get lost in a classroom of 25 or more students. Our small groups consist of 5-7 students ranging from middle school to high school thus ensuring a manageable teacher to student ratio.

Flexible Schedule – With twice a week access the student can get help immediately before a major assessment to ensure they have a solid understanding of the content.

Cost Effective – Group sessions are cost beneficial and are just as effective as private or semi-private sessions.

Sharpening Their Skills – The tutors keep the students engaged during the small group session to ensure they are able to keep up and are fully understanding the concepts.

Confidence – With a small group, students leave no longer intimidated by their perceived difficulty of the course but confident and excited.

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Homeschooling Advice

Seven Summer Ideas for a Better Homeschool Year

"It is tempting to shut down during the summer and only focus on fun (actually, it is really good to do quite a bit of that) but summer is also a great time to focus on doing some of the things that get pushed aside during the school year.

Actually, summer is a great time to work on a few simple things that will allow you to have a much better school year come fall. Here are seven simple things you can do that will put you a step ahead when you start your school year again."

Read the full post here.

Local Events

Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Black Star Canyon offers pleasant introductory trails for beginner hikers and families, and challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided access for hiking, biking and equestrian use by connecting various loops to offer extended exploration throughout the canyons. Take time to explore the local plant communities and beautiful scenery in easy 30-minutes walks or take in 7+ miles in a strong cardio trek.

For full information and to register, please click here.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Area: Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park

Difficulty: Variable

Distance: Variable

Elevation Change: Variable

Minimum Age: All Ages

Family Friendly: Yes

Spaces Left: 85 of 300 at the time of writing

OC's Sunset Cinema Films: Jurassic Park at Craig Regional Park

The annual Sunset Cinema film series returns, featuring 14 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 14 – September 13 around sunset.

Friday, July 5 welcomes Jurassic Park PG-13 (1993) at Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd, Fullerton.

Pack a picnic, blankets, and beach chairs and head to OC Parks Sunset Cinema. All movies are free to attend, with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times starting around 8 p.m. after the sun has set. Food trucks will be serving on-site.

  • Event: Free
  • Parking: Free after 5 p.m.
  • Click this link for a complete list of Sunset Cinema film series events.
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Invite Your Friends To Our Info Sessions

Have a friend who asks about Inspire's amazing team and benefits? Do your friends ask you about homeschooling? We'd love to meet them at one of our upcoming Information Sessions!

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 year is open here now! Current parents do not need to re-enroll, your HST will send you a Master Agreement to sign for 2019-2020.

Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.

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Community and Connection

Facebook Page

Did you know we have an Orange County Facebook page? We have new parents in the group who would love to hear from you! We also advertise our field trips here, and upload the newsletter there every week.

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

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!

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 2, 6 and 8 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Four years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 8 years to 6 months, and have homeschooled for the past four years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I have a background in Project Management Support and enjoy planning and hosting activities and events. I look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


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