Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of April 15, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

Happy Monday! Can you believe we have less than 2 months left in the school year?! Have you started planning out the next year? Or are you trying to finish this year before even thinking about next?? I'm the latter...but now that the new Online Subscription Plan for next year has been released, I'm excited about ideas for next year!

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

Online Subscription Package option - ABC Mouse!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' features On Stage Productions Company!

Make sure to read about both in this edition.

Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with many fantastic field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you!

Scroll through often and see all that is 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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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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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!

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Test Prep!

Testing dates are nearly upon us! Our wonderful teachers have compiled a list of resources and links to practice tests to help your student feel comfortable with the testing process.

CAST Resources

SBAC Resources

Test Prep Day in Temecula!

Can I just toot the horn for our Inspire Teachers?!? The Temecula team hosted a Test Prep Day this week for all students. I brought my two, a fifth grader and third grader, and they LOVED it! They’re anxious testers and our awesome HSTs helped them understand the test and ways to prep themselves with fun games and helpful crafts with wonderful little reminders ❤️

As an Inspire parent, thank you, Teachers, for caring ❤️

"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 up to two (ages 14 - 20) non-Inspire guests 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 summer@inspireschools.org

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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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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Coachella Valley Vendor & Student Entrepreneur Fair

Coachella Valley's Vendor Event is here!

Come and explore vendors! Many Inspire approved vendors

will be there including Usborne and Discovery Toys.

Curriculum Share!
Many curricula and subscription box samples for you to browse

and plan for the summer and next school year!

High School Specialist on Site!
Schedule a one on one appointment with our high school specialist Liz Palmiter. This is open to all families! Presentation starts at 9 am with appointments to immediately follow.

Student Entrepreneurs!
Shop student creations & their efforts!

JPL Church
39001 Monterey Ave.
Rancho Mirage

April 17th
10 am - Noon

Questions? Heather Siani at (760) 848-0953 or heathers@inspireschools.org

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options have been finalized and we’re excited to announce our new package options!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Over 20 subscriptions to choose from with 7 curriculum options and 14 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!

  • 16 options for grades TK-3 .. 17-20 options for grades 3-8 .. 12-13 options for grades 9-12

  • 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: Beast Academy Online, 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

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.

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Inspire Charter Riverside County College & High School Fair 2019!

⭐️WOW! The College & High School Event was AMAZING! We're so thankful for our spectacular Inspire High School Team and their informational sessions, for the local Colleges and Vocational Schools that came out, to the High School Vendors that shared with our families, and to our Inspire Riverside County Team! We're already planning next year's event!⭐️


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 Thursday, May 2nd at 12 pm

Slide presentation followed by live question-answer time.

Zoom Room Link: https://zoom.us/j/2433924197

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Virtual Info Session on Inspire High School Curriculum Options!

We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Virtual Info Session on Inspire High School Curriculum Options! Our wonderful curriculum directors, our experts in each program, are taking time to meet live and present info about the various options our students have for high school.

Online video lessons

Live online with an Inspire teacher

Textbook-based options

Parent-created & parent-led courses

Community college classes

Join them on April 30th at 9:00 am to learn more and ask your questions of our experts!

Zoom Room Link: https://zoom.us/j/2433924197

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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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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 April 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,

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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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.

Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!

Next info session is Thursday, April 18th at 4:30 pm

Join by computer:


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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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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 www.everykidinapark.gov. 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 www.everykidinapark.gov.

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 http://rivlib.info/website/events

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: On Stage Production Co.

On Stage Production Company provides unique and fun Performing Arts and Creative Writing Classes. Students will learn life skills to help them develop character and build confidence. Come be a part of this exciting blended experience! Classes are located in Temecula and Murrieta areas.

Performing arts and creative writing classes consist of: Short story and essay writing, poetry, writing and acting in plays, improv, speech and presentation, entrepreneurship, special effects makeup, JR. Puppet Theater, teen acting groups, and a full play production every semester. On Stage also provides tutoring in English, Math and Acting and also has a 3 hour drop off enrichment day. They have classes located in Murrieta and Temecula areas as well as they offer Co-Op style classes where they come to you! You can pick from any of our current or past classes or you can have a custom class

made for you.

Kids Have a Voice

The arts are fantastic for children. From the young age of 5, a child can sit down and make color choices for the characters in their coloring book. They love stories: silly, scary, repetitive, and rhyming. We are fascinated by their minds and ideas because we are usually surprised, and we love surprises! That is why at On Stage Production Co. we are committed to helping every child find their voice.

We want to create a trusting environment where a child feels free to say how they see this humongous crazy world. We encourage them to break out of their shells and we help them build their confidence. How do we do that? Through poetry, playwriting, and improvisation mixed with dramatic performance opportunities. It is only through doing and accomplishing and through failing and succeeding that we gain self-esteem. Our goal is to help each child find their confident voice.

Please contact On Stage Production Company at onstageproductionco@gmail.com or

visit their website at https://onstageproductionco.com/

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package) Spotlight: ABC Mouse

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

This week we begin with a popular one with the younger TK through 3rd-grade crowd, ABC Mouse. This is a full online curriculum program that can be accessed on computers, tablets, or smartphones. Your child can choose an avatar to represent him or herself while on ABCmouse.com and get rewarded for completing learning activities with tickets! Tickets can be used to “purchase” virtual items on the site, such as new fish for the classroom. The Tickets and Rewards System makes learning a game and also teaches important math skills as children keep track of tickets earned and spent.

This program covers:

  • Reading and Language Arts - Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, phonics, rhyming words, word families, more than 450 books and beginning readers, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
  • Math - Recognizing and counting numbers 1–120, the base ten system, place value, addition and subtraction, names and attributes of 2D and 3D shapes, length, time, and money measurement.
  • Science and Social Studies - The body and health, plants and animals, weather, climate, and the seasons, Earth's environments, maps, regions of the United States, the Solar System, matter and its properties.
  • Arts and Colors - Primary and secondary colors, shades of colors, paint-by-number activities, number and letter dot-to-dots.

ABC Mouse uses activities such as games, books, puzzles, songs, and even has printables. You can also see how much progress your child is making with the ABCmouse.com Progress Tracker.

Main Program Students can opt-in and select up to 5 subscriptions for free or opt-out to receive an additional $400 in instructional funds (opt-out funds available 2/1/2020).

Here is a hyperlinked 19-20 OSP Flyer . Click on each of the subscriptions listed and head over to the vendor’s website.

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! Part two of our three-part Brave Writer webinar series: Writing Across the Curriculum on Wednesday, May 1st at 1 p.m.

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Riverside County Facebook Group

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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!

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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