Inspiring San Diego

Weekly Newsletter with Rachel & Karmen

Week of March 9th, 2020

In This Week's Edition


✦ Grad Nite

✦ Riverside Prom

✦ High School Expo


✦ Stoney Oaks Ranch

✦ Ricochet Rec Center

✦ HRE Open House


✦ Lowe's DIY Kids Workshops

✦ SeaWorld Free Active Duty Military Admission

✦ Lego Play Time at Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

✦ Super STEM Saturday at Cal State San Marcos

✦ Free museum days

✦ National Park Week

✦ Kids Expo


✦ Test Prep Parties


✦ Lending Library Update

✦ Academic Video Library

✦ Parent Testing Resource Website

✦ Inspiring Parents

✦ California Homeschool Parent Association


Grad Nite

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We would like to invite you to celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow grads and other high school seniors from all over the country at Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 12, 2020!

Tickets are on sale now for $110 per person, please click here to purchase your ticket on Inspiration Station! Instructional Funds cannot be used as payment for this event, only credit card payment will be accepted. Students can participate in an optional online fundraiser to raise money to help cover the cost of their ticket, see the Inspiration Station listing for the fundraiser details.

Meeting Instructions:

  • All students attending this event must meet in the parking lot of the Anaheim First Christian Church (520 W South St, Anaheim, CA 92805) at 7:00 p.m. Students will check in with their chaperone and prepare to board the chartered buses to be transported to Disney California Adventure by 7:30 p.m. as one group.

  • 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.

  • Students will be bused back to the Anaheim First Christian Church (520 W South St, Anaheim, CA 92805) to be picked up by their parents between 2:45 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

Guest policy: You may register to bring an Inspire or non-Inspire friend or sibling between the ages of 14-20 to accompany you to Grad Nite. Parents cannot attend this event as chaperones. The event will be chaperoned by Inspire Family of Schools staff members.

For more information on Grad Nite, please email

Congratulations on this exciting accomplishment! We hope you will be able to join us in the celebration!

Riverside Prom

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Starry Night ~ Prom 2020

You're Invited...

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, desserts, interactive art, raffle prizes, all-night photo booth, and rooftop dancing under the stars! High School Inspire students grades 9-12 are eligible to attend and may invite a non-Inspire guest (age 14-20) to join them at this event, so grab a friend and dance the night away at the historic Riverside Art Museum in downtown Riverside. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours early!

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA

Friday, April 24th, 7-11 pm

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.

Ticket Price: $100 each

This event is not eligible for Instructional Funds use.

Purchase your tickets HERE

2020 Prom Details

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Click on the pictures below for all the details!

Open for Booking Tuesday, March 10th at 10am!

Currently Open for Booking


Lowe's DIY Kids Workshops

Did you know that your local Lowe's hosts great DIY Kids Workshops each month?! The next event will be taking place Saturday, March 14 where kids will be making their own Tabletop Basketball. Please click on the cities below for all the details and to reserve your spot!


Mission Valley




Carlsbad Airport



Sea World - Free Admission for Active Duty Military and Families

SeaWorld is proud to support Active Military Members!

Click here for all the details!

Block Party: Lego Playtime for Kids at Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

We supply the Legos, you provide the creativity! Children ages 5-12 are invited to unleash their imaginations and build! Parent assistance is required for all children age 8 and under. This program meets on the first and third Tuesday of the Month. Hey parents...we're looking for gently used Legos! If your child has any unwanted Legos, drop them off at the Circulation Desk!

Carmel Mountain Ranch Library

12095 World Trade Drive

San Diego, CA

Click here for all the details.

Super STEM Saturday

Join us on the Cal State San Marcos campus on March 14 from 10am-4pm, rain or shine, for this annual event, sponsored by Viasat.

Explore interactive demonstrations and hands-on science activities at Super STEM Saturday, including rocket launches, build-a-robot stations, model displays, scientist chats and a obstacle course. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking available in Lots E, F, and H.

Click here for all the details.

Free Museum Day - Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, April 4, 2020, for two people. You must download your ticket in advance CLICK HERE FOR TICKET & LIST OF MUSEUMS

Free Entry to National Parks Week 4/18/20-4/26/20

Click here for more information!

Celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26! Parks across the country hosted a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 18! There were also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.

  • Saturday, April 18: Junior Ranger Day/Fee Free Day
  • Sunday, April 19: Volunteer Day
  • Monday, April 20: Military Monday
  • Tuesday, April 21: Transportation Tuesday
  • Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day (Wild Wednesday)
  • Thursday, April 23: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday, April 24: Friendship Friday
  • Saturday, April 25: Park Rx Day
  • Sunday, April 26: Bark Ranger Day

San Diego Kids EXPO and Fair

SATURDAY & SUNDAY April 25-26, 2020 10AM - 5PM

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is a non-profit dedicated to helping families find the support, resources and products they need. Established in 2011. The SD Kids Expo and Fair is the most interactive, largest and longest running family focused expo in the US. This April over 15,000 consumers, social media influencers, mom group leaders, media and buyers will be flocking to San Diego to check out the best products, technology, media and services that cater to families.

Children 12 years and younger are free. Adults and children 13 years and older are $8.00. Click here to purchase tickets online.


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RSVP Below

CLOSED - March 6th: MS/HS Test Prep Party and

CLOSED - March 11th: May The Force Be With You As You Prep For the Test


March 12th: Who Needs Luck? Come Prep for the Test!

Be sure to check out all of the amazing opportunities our Community Connections offer! You can click here to check out their website! You can also click the button below to check out their monthly newsletter.


Lending Library Update

Recurring LL Park Days

The Mobile Library is on the move. We are excited to announce that we will now have recurring LL park days across the county. The LL will be available at these locations for teachers and families to drop off LL items, enrichment returns, and "checkout" items (previous reserved via the system). The recurring park days will be the following:

Scripps Ranch Community Park

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

10 am - 12 pm

Heritage Park in Chula Vista

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

10 am - 12 pm

* One exception, on March 4th the LL will be at the PFT location and NOT Heritage Park.

Carlsbad- Alga Norte Community Park

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

10 am- 12 pm

In addition to the recurring park days, the LL will also be out and about at other CC, PFT and SBAC locations. Please click to see where they will be in March.

Academic Video Library

Did you know you have access to Inspire's academic video library? These videos are available to support students in reading, math, and speech and can be accessed through the EOS!

Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.

Parent Testing Resources Website

The Parent Testing Resources website is complete and ready for you to check out! Here you can find information about the assessments that Inspire offers to its students. Inspire hopes to partner with parents to help students be as successful as possible. We hope you find the resources on this website helpful to increase your understanding of the assessments we give and empower you to prepare your child as they come upon these tests during their educational career.

Inspiring Parents took another deep dive into writing support on Wednesday on March 4. If you missed the live webcast you can sign up to request the recording at either of the links below.

Easy to Use Elementary Writing Strategy

Middle to High School Writing Strategies

On Wednesday, April 1, Inspiring Parents will focus on basic computer literacy. Bookmark this link for Inspiring Parents webcasts and grow your homeschool teaching toolkit.

California Homeschool Parent Association

CHPA is a nonprofit organization consisting of Inspire homeschool parents who support Inspire Charter Schools’ mission and vision of parent choice and personalized learning for each unique child. CHPA strives to enhance and support the homeschool experience of each child, develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and increase options and improve the environment at Inspire Charter Schools through volunteer and financial support.

Here are ways to get connected -

The Facebook page link is here and the website is here.

Find your home group location and get connected to families in your community today!

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