Inspire Charter Schools

Riverside County Families

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Week of January 28th - February 3rd, 2019

Hello Riverside County Families!

The first semester is over and we are half way through the school year! How are all of you doing? We know how tough the day-to-day homeschool life can be. What is your lifeline? How do you keep going when it gets hard or when you feel like you don't have the time to do laundry and check off all the boxes on your lists? We want to encourage you to build up your own tribe of homeschool parent help! Grab a friend and a cup of coffee, let the kids run free at the park and you relax, chat, vent, and seek wisdom. Don't try to walk this road alone. Find a friend and join in on each other's homeschool journey!

In this week's newsletter, we have a 'Curriculum Spotlight' on Film School 4 Kids . Our 'Vendor Spotlight' is on WM Music. Make sure to read about both in this edition.

Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with so many amazing field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you! Scroll through every so often so that you can see all that is being offered throughout Southern California!

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 are hoping to connect with you soon!

Audrey & Candice

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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!

Look how we've grown since August!

Facebook Live! at the Corona Lending Library

Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons take you on a tour with Librarian Lisa at the Corona Lending Library!

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Announcing Our Riverside County First Annual Spelling Bee Winner!

Our winner at this year's bee is ten-year-old Eliza Friederang!

Congratulations! Eliza will go on to represent Inspire Charter School In the Riverside County Spelling Bee in March. The winner from that bee will advance to The Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

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Great News for Readers!

Inspire is excited to announce that we now offer Accelerated Reader for students in TK-12th grade! The cost for this program is just $20 per student in instructional funds and can be requested through your HST. Please note this program does not include books.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps parents manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child selects a book rather than having one assigned to them and reads it at their own pace. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. They may also read articles of interest right on the screen. When finished, your child will take a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) In addition, when an LP meeting comes up, you can easily print up the list of books that your child read and share it with your HST.

If you are interested in signing up for Accelerated Reader, please let your HST know, they will be happy to assist you.

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Website and Newsletters. We hope that you find the information presented in our newsletter meaningful and applicable to your needs. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter_January 2019

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


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

We are continuing to stock the Corona Lending Library and need your help! If you have any enrichment items, including curriculum, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Thank you for all of your help!

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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The State of California requires all public schools to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to students enrolled in 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. Inspire’s Physical Fitness Testing window is February 4, 2019, through March 21, 2019. We ask that parents bring their students to a test location and stay at the location during testing. Most students are finished in about an hour (test time may be a little more or less depending on the size of the location). For more information, head over here and for locations click here. Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions about your assigned testing location.
Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

Inspiration Station Booking REMINDERS!

Did you know that you can log into your account on Inspiration Station to view ALL of your field trip bookings?? Checking my account is a regular part of my "Field Trip Booking Routine". I check this by selecting My Account from the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the Inspiration Station site. Here you will find all of the field trips you have booked. I advise everyone to always double check the field trip you had just booked by checking the amount and names of the tickets purchased. It's a great time to also input the trip date, time, and host contact information into your planner.

Happy Planning!

Utilizing Enrichment Certificates for Service Orders

Please make sure to submit your service orders 2-4 weeks prior to the start of services to allow for sufficient time for your orders to be processed. Once you have your enrichment certificate and give it to your service vendor, that is when you can begin your services.

High School!

Did you know that our counseling team hosts virtual information sessions throughout the year? Each session is recorded, and you can view them HERE!

Session recordings include:

  • The College Application Process
  • UC/CSU Application Process
  • Common Application Info Session

Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

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Write On! WEBB Free Webinar! THIS WEEK!

If you feel your child's writing could be improved and you'd like someone else to create the lessons, give the instruction, and offer feedback, please sign up to learn more.

In this hour-long webinar, I will show you what I do and how it will benefit both you and your kiddo. There is certainly no obligation to sign up, and you may get enough information that you can plan and create excellent writing lessons for the remainder of your school year.

Invite a friend!


Warm up your coffee or tea and let's chat.


This Week's Vendor Spotlight: WM Music!

WM Music Lessons offers music lessons for the counties of LA/OC/Riverside and San Bernardino.

Families can come to our locations in:
•La Habra

Or we can come to you.

We offer in-home music lessons.


Owner/Music Instructor

(909) 240-5049

This Week's Curriculum Spotlight: Film School 4 Teens!

Does your son or daughter like to shoot and edit videos? Film School 4 Teens has a course that teaches all the basics of filmmaking ONLINE. This self-paced video course is fun, entertaining and fascinating for students. Best of all it does not require any special equipment (a smart phone will do just fine). In addition to film making the course also covers film history and develops students' skills in film analysis and critique by watching several modern classics. The course can be done individually, as a sibling group or as a co-op. Parents can choose to be involved or simply let the student work through the content independently. Along with over 70 online videos, there is a physical workbook for the students to take notes and fulfill assignments each week. It’s a fantastic solution for anyone to develop vital skills in the digital age. For more information, visit Or call 623-221-0913.

Teaching Tip of the Week: Science Max!

One of my kids' favorite YouTubers is Science Max!

If you are needing something fun and exciting to get your kids motivated to learn, turn on Science Max and watch them be amazed!

From the site...

"Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home."


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Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh 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 10 to 6 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 6 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!

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