Inspiring the Adventure of Learning - October 14, 2019
A Newsletter for Families in Yosemite Valley and Monarch River Charter Schools
Can you believe it is October? Maybe you'll be able to get outside and enjoy some nature study as part of your school during this beautiful fall!
We hope this edition of the Central Scoop will bring you information to enrich your homeschool journey. Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions about the information shared here.
Kobe King - 8th Grade
Great job Kobe! We are proud of you!
A Note from the Lending Library
Lending Library will be closed from October 14th-25th due to moving.
Our new location is in the same building, but will now have an entrance to the main hallway and should be much easier for families to access.
We will re-open on Monday, October 28th in Suite 103 with regular business hours,
High School Event "Murder Mystery at the Disco"
We have an awesome High School Event coming up this month that we don't want you to miss! Inspire Presents . . . "Murder Mystery at the Disco." Come dressed in your 70's finest and participate in an interactive crime scene, where YOU are part of the clues and the cast to solve the mystery. It is going to be a groovy time!
Please RSVP HERE through Inspiration Station by October 18th. You can request a lead role to perform on Oct. 25th, or be a crime solver and not have a specific part to play. Lead roles will be provided scripts prior to the 25th if you RSVP by Oct. 18th.
We want all high schoolers at the Disco on October 25th, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Parents, you can participate too! You can have a role or enjoy being a spectator. See flyer below for details. This event is FREE. Hope to see you all there!
We have had the BEST month! Families have been finding our events, registering successfully and showing up with BIG smilies. If you have not made it to a Community Connections event yet, please check us out!
You can find us in Monterey, Merced, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Kingsburg, Fresno & Clovis
IMPACT DAY - Community Connections
Fresno, Clovis, and Kingsburg - Woodward Park - Art of Life, clean up and nature crafts
Merced - park/bike path clean up
Oakhurst - clean up, location TBD
Monterey- clean up & nature crafts, kindness rocks
October 18th Deadline
1) Let your HST know if you would like to add or drop a course.
2) If you're taking a Community College Course, your proof of enrollment must be to our HS Counselor, Carmen Marroquin, by October 18th. Please email email@example.com if you need help with this.
Intervention Video Library
These libraries serve 2 groups of students:
1) Students who are learning on grade level concepts TK-2 in reading, and all grades of math
2) Students who are struggling and need extra support in the areas of reading, math, and speech.
In the Intervention Video Library, you'll find:
Lively Letters- Free access is provided to videos and selected activities. "Lively Letters™ is a research-based and clinically-proven, multi-sensory reading program that turns plain, abstract letters and sounds into lively characters."
Sight Words You Can See- Free access is provided to short videos that teach sight words and also to selected activities. "Sight Words You Can See™, created by Penny Castagnozzi, is a research-based, multi-sensory program that uses mnemonics and imagery to train 84 of the most difficult, phonetically irregular sight words, such as “come,” “have,” and “what.”
Math Antics- Engaging math videos and activity sheets for Arithmetic, Percents, Fractions, Algebra, and Geometry. These videos are organized by topic, and not by grade level. They address math concepts from 3rd -8th grade. The videos are a really good review for older students.
Speech Video Library - Videos address Speech Production, Studdering, and Spoken Language. They include information to help parents understand speech difficulties and activities to do with students to address speech concerns.
This issue of the newsletter is focused on Understanding the IEP. I am not new to Inspire, and as an experienced teacher, I feel like I understand the IEP process pretty well. Still, when I read this over, I found clear answers and explanations to a number of questions I have about why things are the way they are and how SPED works in a virtual setting. It is worth a read.
Entering Service Orders in the EOS
When entering Service Orders in the Enrichment Ordering System, you must choose a time period. Below is an explanation of what to choose in different situations.
Service Orders- use:
Per session - one session only
Per month - one month only
Per duration - a range of dates
We can purchase 3 months of services at a time, and so when you use Per Duration, you can put the first date of the first class and the last date of the last class. It is much quicker than entering weekly, or even monthly dates.
A Note from Our Family Liaisons
Clovis Christmas Parade
We are still looking for a flatbead truck to use for our float. If you have one you could lend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org