Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of June 3rd, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

Can you believe this?! Only 9 days left of school! Graduation is this week!

We are so excited to celebrate all the hard work and dedication

of our Inspire students and families!

In this week's newsletter, we spotlight Inspire's

Online Subscription Package option - Time4Learning!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' The Collective Movements - classes located in Riverside!

Make sure to read about both in this edition as well as

Candice's weekly 'Sharing The Homeschool Heart.'

This week's piece is "The Morning Meeting."

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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2019 Summer Camps!

Head over to this list of Inspire Approved Vendors' Summer Camps. The information is organized by city and in alphabetical order. This list will be continually updated so be sure to check back regularly.

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year has opened!

Head HERE to enroll!

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Sharing the Homeschool Heart....The Morning Meeting.

A veteran homeschool mama trick that was passed to me a long time ago, from a dear friend, is the morning meeting.

The morning meeting is something that all homeschool families can benefit from. It's a way to start your day on the right foot and communicate all the good things that you want your kids to know about your expectations for the day. The morning meeting is going to look very different in everyone's homes. There's no one right way to do it. The concept of starting your day together with eye contact, positive words and instruction, hopes and expectations for the day, hugs, kisses, and anything else that is unique to you and your child or your whole family, is a great way to start any day! Right?

Over the years, in my home, we've modified the morning meeting. I know my strengths, and I know my weaknesses. Organizing 8 children all at the same time in the morning and having a successful morning meeting where everyone attends, there's no arguing, people are listening to me, is impossible. Instead of me trying to force that to happen, I made some changes. Insert individual morning meetings -this has changed my life! I can't stress how valuable an individual, 1 to 2-minute meeting with each of my children is every day!

I have early risers and kids who stroll in an hour or two later. I love that homeschooling gives us flexibility and freedom, on most days, to allow for a natural rhythm of sleep for all of my kids as well. Their brains and bodies are growing at rapid speeds! Sleep is vital. Individual morning meetings allow me to connect with each of them on a one on one level, one by one, as they rise.

The way I conduct the meetings is by sitting down at my desk, and I call them over individually. We make eye contact, hold hands, have back and forth conversation as I lay out expectations and excitement about the day's tasks ahead. It doesn't matter what is planned, eye contact and one-on-one conversation go a long way as I'm sharing my thoughts about what I hope their day looks like. This brings peace and order to the beginning of their day. Nothing is perfect, but I feel that this is an excellent way to start everyone off each day. Practice this technique over the summer and see if it becomes a habit. Maybe we can all start the new school year in August, with a pattern of morning meetings, that set our days and new school year up for success!


2019 Riverside County Graduation!

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Riverside County Graduation 2019

Inspire Charter Schools Riverside County's 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony!

More details HERE

We are so excited to celebrate all the hard work and dedication

of our Inspire students and families!


Seating is first to come, first serve and it is going to be a full house!

The good news is...there is not a bad seat!

Professional Photographer:

We will have two professional photographers at our event to capture the special moments of the day. GradImages will mail, text and/or email each student attendee photo proofs following the ceremony, along with the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages, with no obligation to purchase. Each 5th, 8th, and 12th grader who participates in the ceremony will receive one free digital image download of their photograph of choice. No flash photography allowed during the ceremony.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 pm

Sandals Church Hunter Park

150 Palmyrita Avenue


Inspire Charter Online Subscription Package 2019-2020

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): Time4Learning

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options are finalized, and we’re spotlighting every option - every week!

This week we look at Time4Learning! This is geared towards TK through 12th grade.

"Time4Learning’s award-winning, comprehensive curriculum allows parents to be in control of their child’s individual learning path."

Complete curriculum for math, science, social studies, and science for grades TK-8th. High schoolers are able to select 4 different courses at once from the high school courses in math, language arts, history, and science.

Time 4 Learning meets Common Core State Standards. If you want to use this curriculum for high school with Inspire, you can! However, it is not fully standards aligned and you would need to consult the standards checklist to add anything it was missing.

This platform provides engaging animated lessons that are easy to follow. You can view them here. We enjoyed that they added real-life teachers into the animations to give full instruction for the lesson. I was looking for a more independent way for my son to take on the responsibility of school on his own and I believe Time4Learning will be a great gateway to more independent study. Check out Time 4 Learning here!

With Time4Learning through the OSP, your student's account will be set up with their grade level and they will also have access to one grade level above and below theirs.

  • For Elementary (K-5th):
    • Interactive lessons, printable worksheets, quizzes and tests.
    • Access to printable lesson plans, teaching tools, detailed reporting and parental support
    • Ability to set each individual subject at the appropriate grade level, making this program great for special needs and gifted students
  • For Middle School (6th-8th):
    • Complete curriculum for middle school with 220+ chapters, 4300+ activities, worksheets and quizzes
    • Chapter lessons with detailed descriptions of the content covered
    • Multiple activity types to instill skill mastery including non-scored activities, quizzes and printable quiz answer keys
    • Lesson worksheets and answer keys covering the materials presented
    • Easy access to additional chapters within each subject
    • Access to three grade levels at a time so they can move or review at their own pace
    • Animated lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and both online and offline projects
  • For High School (9th-12th):
    • Curriculum for 4 core subjects
      • Language Arts & English: English I, II, III, IV available
      • Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus
      • Science: Biology, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics
      • Social Studies: US History I (pre-1850), World History, US Government / Civics, US History II (post-1850), Geography

For more details on this OSP option and all the other OSP subscriptions, head over to the OSP Handbook.

Have a question regarding the Online Subscription Package? Email osp@inspireschools.org

Inspire Approved Vendor Spotlight!

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: The Collective Movements in Riverside

My Name is Dillon Taitano, Founder and Owner of The Collective Movements. At The Collective Movements, we offer Parkour and Break Dancing Classes in an old school environment. We take it outside and do it where it was originated!

Classes are offered at Andulka Park in Riverside CA (5201 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA.)

We start from basics and learn about the foundations of balance, strength, discipline, speed, focus, agility, hand-eye coordination, and so much more! Students will learn how to navigate the real world with a different outtake on how to move their body. Moving their body in a way that is more efficient, functional, and practical in a real life scenario. Students will also learn how to SAFELY fall, jump, climb, roll, flip, and most importantly..fall! Falling isn't a matter of if you will fall, but when, and when they do, we want to make sure they are safe doing even that!

Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, curl up with a good book and play a game of Inspire Bingo for a chance to win prizes!

Each 5 in a row earns a chance to win prizes in our drawing. Return your completed Bingo sheet to the Lending Library by August 15th to submit your entries. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

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Inspiring Talks....with Brave Writer's Julie Bogart

Inspiring Talks!

Brave Writer’s Julie Bogart followed up her in person Inspiring Talks with part one of a three-part webinar series The Writer's Jungle: A Survivor's Guide to Writing with Kids.


Copy and paste the link into your web browser or click on the link above to access the recording.

Want to Join a Brave Learner Book Club?

Many of you were inspired by Julie Bogart's online, or in person Inspiring Talks and asked about forming a The Brave Learner Book Club. We want to help facilitate bringing Brave Writer fans together. If you're interested, please take a minute to let us know what works best for you by clicking on the link below.


Coming soon! Brave Writer webinar series: Writing Across the Curriculum on Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m.

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Inspire Charter Resources

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

BRIDGEWAY is teaming up with INSPIRE to offer Inspire Students a Live Online Middle School Bundle for all core subjects in the fall bridgewayacademy.com/inspire. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.

Spaces will be limited! If interested, please click here http://bit.ly/choiceplusinterest. Ordering will be available starting the first week of June.

More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

ChoicePlus Bridge Info Sessions

We announced our exciting new Middle School offering last week called ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway. Many people have reached out to us with questions, which is fantastic! If you also have questions, or you or one of your families simply want more info, please check out our Info Sessions available below:

Please click the link next to the date and time you wish to attend to register:

June 5 at 3pm - Register Here

June 7 at 11am - Register Here

June 10 at 1pm - Register Here

June 11 at 9am - Register Here

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.

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!

High School Info Session Recordings

Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Amy Edwards, an Inspire teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom shares her expertise in this recorded High School Info Session! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she covers:

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!

On the first slide is a link to the recorded video. You can find the slide show HERE (Select "View" and "Present" and then click "Here" on the first slide to view the recording.)

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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 May/June 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

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? Please see the graphic for a list of locations and special events where you can drop off your non-consumables you no longer want or need. Please note, non-consumables do not need to be returned until you withdraw from our school, so this is purely voluntary.

Here is the Enrichment Return Item Form for your convenience.

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.

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!

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 http://rivlib.info/website/events

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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!


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

Riverside County Parent Feedback

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

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!

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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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