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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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School News and Important Dates

Orange County Vendor Fair

We are so excited to announce our upcoming Orange County Vendor Fair! We will have vendor booths, activities for the little ones, and there will be giveaways galore! Our Enrichment Department will be on-site so you can make purchases using student funds and take your items home! Mark your calendars now!

Learning Period 4

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High School Enrollment

Are you considering enrolling your high schooler with Inspire? Or do you have a friend that is? Here is some important information that you need to know.

  • High School students enrolling after November 2, 2018 will start on January 28, 2019 at the beginning of Second Semester.
  • High School enrollment closes on March 1, 2019. This is to ensure there is adequate time for students to complete their courses.

Field Trip Cancellations

We are thrilled to see our events are filling up quickly! If you book tickets to a field trip, but you won't be able to make it, please cancel your tickets so another family can take your place.

You can cancel tickets through the Inspiration Station System!

Just log in to your account, and on the top right, you will see a small drop down arrow next to your email address. Click the arrow and select "My account." There you will see all the field trips you have signed up, and are able to cancel a single ticket, or all of your family's tickets. We have attached a screenshot below to show this.

Please note: once payment has been made to the venue, we are unable to cancel tickets and refund your account.

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Upcoming Field Trips

We know how much our families love field trips! Just click on the flyer to view all of the details of the event, and to book your tickets.

Please keep in mind: We have a lot of interest in field trips, so if you know you are unable to attend a field trip that you have signed up for, please cancel your tickets (even if it's a free event) as soon as possible. We have listed the steps on how to cancel tickets above. This allows another family on our waiting list to join. Thank you!

Bowers Museum Field Trip

The Irvine EA teachers planned a field trip to the Bowers Museum for EA families in December and there are still 50 tickets left and we wanted to open it up to our personal families as well. It's a busy season we know, but if you're interested see attached flyer as well as details below and click here to sign up ASAP!

Bower’s Museum

2002 N. Main St.

Santa Ana 92706

Thursday, December 6th


Cost: $15 per student

$8 Chaperones

Park Days

A great way to connect with other families is by attending our park days! We have so much fun planned for you, click on the event flyers below to find out what's in store!

November 15th: Fullerton Sports Park, Fullerton. Time: 10am-noon (See flyer below)

November 16th: Florence Joyner Park, Mission Viejo. Time: 1-3pm (See flyer below)

* No park days on November 23rd or 30th*

December 7th: TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa. Time: 1-3pm (See flyer below)

Educational Tools

Website Spotlight: Art For Kids Hub

Have you checked out the wonderful Art For Kids Hub youtube page? With 1.4 million subscribers, dad Rob loves teaching kids how to draw almost anything. There are fun lessons on how to draw animals, food, flowers, various characters, including those from The Incredibles, Pokemon and Minecraft! In most of his videos, his children draw with him, which makes it even more interesting! So grab your pen and pencils, and enjoy this free resource!

Homeschooling with Seasonal Affective Disorder

It happens every year, without fail, and I don’t know if it is my age or what, but each year it gets a little bit worse.

And, sometimes, it strikes all of a sudden, out of the blue… er- gray.

The homeschool year starts off okay. Great even! We crack open those new books, open a fresh sheet of notebook paper, and everywhere we look we see pencils with tips and erasers. The future is bright. Eyes are twinkling. We have big plans for the year. We feel collectively enthusiastic. We are all on one team and we are going to rock this year straight out of the park.

And then, after a few weeks, it happens.

Suddenly, the air has a chill. The sky is more gray than blue. Every morning seems a little darker; nightfall creeps closer each afternoon.

And, if you’re like me, motivation plummets.

If you struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), this time of year can be… tricky.

Read the rest of this article at

Ways Children Can Give Back

"One unique but often overlooked benefit of homeschooling is that we have the opportunity for regular, deliberate acts of service."

If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, this link is packed full of great ideas!


Mr Electric! Electricity and Energy Show

Matter, light, energy and electricity are all part of this incredible presentation. Mr. Electric will present amazing and mysterious science discoveries! Watch real indoor lightning using a powerful Tesla Coil. Students will be supported in air with magnets and more!

Location: Yorba Linda Library, 18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, 92886.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 6.30pm - 7.15pm

Wild Tales Hike by OC Parks

Bring your little Wild One to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, hands on activities, and arts and crafts. No upfront cost to register online, but there is a $5 cash fee per child to participate in the craft. Trails are sandy/muddy so wear closed toe shoes and clothing suitable for outdoors. Strollers are not recommended on the trails.

Must register to attend, as there are limited spaces. Register here.

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 10.30am- 11.30am

Location: Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, 92660

Aquarium of the Pacific's Autumn Festival

Experience the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific's 17th annual Autumn Festival. Event highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China and the Philippines. November 17th and 18th, 9am-5pm. Free with aquarium admission. View full details here.

Community and Connection

2019 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

California students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity! Find more information and contest rules here.

Info Sessions

We are always so thrilled when we get to share the great news about Inspire Charter Schools with other families! If you happen to know someone who is considering homeschooling and would like to get more information, we will be holding two sessions staffed by Inspire teachers to answer questions they may have! Attached please find our flyers which you are welcome to share!

Wednesday, November 14th


Panera Bread

3030 Harbor Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Friday, November 16th



18523 Brookhurst St.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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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!

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!

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 2, 6 and 8 years old and 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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