Inspire Charter Schools

Riverside County Families

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Week of March 11th - 17th

Hello Riverside County!

Homeschooling can be rough when you first start out. The main question we help parents work through at the beginning of their journey is, "Can I actually be a successful educator to my children?" The short answer is a very loud "YES!" Many of you have actually heard us shout that from the rooftops, or possibly the tops of the slide at the park...anyhow, yes, YOU can do this. You were made for this! Confidence is key. Without it, you have a very big uphill battle to climb. Overcome your fear and remember that up until this point, your children have learned to walk, talk, tie their shoes, ride a bike and so much more from YOU, their primary educator! You can and will be successful the moment you believe you will. Your kids will see your confidence too! Stay positive, keep moving forward and adjust your plans as needed. A healthy, thriving homeschool is one that does well to bend and bow with changing needs and desires. Learning to be fluid in your homeschool adventure can aid in creating a continually prospering homeschool experience!

In this week's newsletter, we have a 'Curriculum Spotlight' on My Edu Crate! Our 'Vendor Spotlight' features Charis Equestrian!

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!

Inspire Charter Riverside County College & High School Fair 2019!

Calling all High School and Middle School students!

It's our first annual Riverside County College and High School Fair!

The Riverside County Team has prepared an amazing night of information and preparation for our current and future high school students!

We will have local colleges and vocational schools onsite to answer your questions

as well as many of our amazing high school specific vendors!

We have featured speakers from Inspire sharing all the details of what

high school looks like with Inspire!

You do not want to miss this amazing event!

It all happens on Tuesday, April 2nd at The Grove Community Church in

Riverside from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Grove Community Church

19900 Grove Community Drive

Riverside, Ca 92508

Questions? Contact:

Candice at (714) 797-1209 or

Audrey at (951) 541-4809 or

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SAVE THE DATE: Riverside County Graduation 2019

Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony!

We will have many more details coming soon!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 pm

Sandals Church Hunter Park

150 Palmyrita Avenue


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"A Night in Paris" Inspire Charter School Prom 2019

We anticipate a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, dessert, snacks, raffles and prizes, formal photos, and an all-night photo booth for students to enjoy. High School Inspire students grades 9-12 are eligible to attend and may invite one (9-12th grade) non-Inspire guest to join them at this event, so grab a friend and dance the night away at the historic Mission Inn Hotel in downtown Riverside. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today.

Questions? Summer Davidson

Thursday, May 16th from 7 - 11 pm

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3649 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA

Head HERE for more information

Registration & Payment

This event is not eligible for use of instructional funds.

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Murrieta Vendor Fair

Make sure to RSVP and let us know how many in your family will be attending.

Vendors from all over Southern Riverside County are coming to see YOU!

They want to show YOU what they can offer your students.

Wednesday, March 13th

10 am to 2 pm

Los Alamos Hills Sports Park

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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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Barnes & Noble "My Favorite High School Teacher" Contest - Ends 3/14/19

Inspire Families! Want to publically recognize your amazing HST?!

High School Students can write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter about their favorite teacher!

The student whose teacher wins Teacher of the Year will win a $100 gift card to BNB. The teacher will receive both recognition and a prize.

Go to to enter between 2/14 & 3/14.

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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 March 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.

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!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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.

Shmoop Webinar for Parents!

Have a High Schooler? Want to learn more about Shmoop? Heres your chance to see how it works! Shmoop is UC approved for "a-g" credit.


Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Hang out with Amy Edwards, an Inspire Teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she will cover:

What are California's high school grad requirements?

What makes Inspire unique?
~Program & Curriculum options
~Online classes, live classes, vendors, parent-created & led curriculum, community college classes, and MORE!

Next session is on Tuesday, March 12th at 2 pm

Slide presentation followed by live question-answer time.

Zoom Room Link:

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Every Kid in a Park!

Did you know? There is a federal public lands youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th-grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2019. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting

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!

Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: CHARIS EQUESTRIAN

Looking for a way to add educational and athletic enrichment, not to mention character development to your child’s life? Try Charis Equestrian!

Charis Equestrian is a full-service equestrian center, offering a riding academy, Pony Club, horse boarding and training in the Temecula Valley focused on providing educational enrichment opportunities for students. Did we mention we are a registered vendor with Inspire?

Why add Charis Equestrian to your homeschool program?

Did you know that through horseback riding, students develop coordination, balance, fine motor skills, core strength and endurance, joint mobility and flexibility while improving their posture and cardiovascular health? Not only that, but it also helps improve self-esteem, confidence, self-control & discipline. Riders develop a sense of responsibility, empathy, and compassion - important life skills. All through the Charis Equestrian Riding Academy!

There are opportunities for everyone! Don’t own your own horse, but want to be around horses and ponies? Charis Equestrian is a recognized United States

Pony Club Riding Center offering the national Pony Club curriculum for those who don’t yet own a horse as well as for horse owners. All riders are welcome, all you need is a love for horses, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn.

For more information, visit our website or email us at Join us today!

This Week's Curriculum Spotlight: My Edu Crate!

About Us

As parents and teachers we have spent over 30 years combined designing lessons and activities to best meet the needs of our students. Our areas of expertise include; a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.E. in Curriculum Instruction and Technology Integration, Human Resources and Educational Psychology, Certified k-6, ESOL endorsed and Gifted Certified.

The mission of MyEduCrate is to provide children diverse opportunities that promote creativity, innovation, exploration and the motivation needed to continue to grow as a learner. The MyEduCrate team works with parents and the community to share our expertise in developing your child’s skill set and provide advice that fosters learning outside the classroom in ways that will have your child excited about learning.

Feel free to email me anytime. We’re here for you now.

Teaching Tip of the Week: Let them be the teachers!

A great way to gauge where your student is at and to help promote confidence in their ability to effectively communicate and share their thoughts is to allow for plenty of play when it comes to school time. Specifically, playing "teacher". Whether they set up a classroom and act out a day of school with friends and siblings or they sit you down to teach you as their one and only pupil for the day, this kind of play is necessary and useful! Change up the normal routine one day and allow your child to make the day's plans. See what they want to teach you and how they want to teach it. It will give you insight into what is on their minds and how they may wish to be taught. Additionally, even older ones can participate. Ask them to read to you from a great classic literature selection or to explain a complicated math equation. Better yet, have them teach you how to code, play a simple song on the piano, or play their favorite strategy game. Another idea that we have employed in our home is to write stories, songs, and poems together. Working on something like this allows us to be at the same level learning, growing, and creating together and makes it a whole lot more fun for the kids! Take a step back and give them the reins for a day and see where they lead you.

Have so much fun learning together!



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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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