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Monday, May 6, 2019
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School News and Important Dates
Our New Online Subscription Package for 2019-2020 has been updated!
OC Vendor Summer Camp List!
Don't see your favorite summer camp listed? You can email us to reach out to the vendor, or ask the vendor to email their flyer to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendars: Preferred Vendor and Curriculum Showcase
Important Information About Inspire's Enrichment Adventures
2019 Homeschool Conference Information for Families
A message from our Parent Advocacy Team:
We are excited to share with you all the info about our local homeschool conferences/conventions and how Inspire makes them special for our families.
If you are interested in attending a conference/convention please make sure you read all the details here in this email and on the conference websites.
Reminder on limits for parent/chaperone conference passes:
Parent Educational Development Policy:
Inspire’s Instructional Fund Policy allows up to $350 of student funds to be used towards parent workshops relating to educating their child(ren) in the independent study model in one school year.
These requests must be approved by the teacher and enrichment staff as usual. Parental educational development cannot exceed $350.00 per family, per year, regardless of the number of enrolled students or the number of parents/guardians in the family.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Inspire Parent Advocacy Team
2019 Promotion and Graduation Ceremony
Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony! We will have many more details coming soon!
5th, 8th and 12th grade families should complete this RSVP form here.
We are so excited to see all of our little Kindergartners graduate! Please make sure you RSVP by May 17th, 2019!
End of the School Year Picnic
Can you believe we are already talking about the end of the year? Please join us and other Inspire families for our end of year picnic!
Preferred Vendor Info Sessions
Invite Your Friends To Our Info Sessions
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO OUR INFO SESSIONS
Have a friend who asks about Inspire's amazing team and benefits? Do your friends ask you about homeschooling? We'd love to meet them at one of our upcoming Information Sessions!
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 year is open here now! Current parents do not need to re-enroll, your HST will send you a Master Agreement to sign for 2019-2020.
Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.
Brave Writer Webinar Series
Exciting news Brave Writer fans! For those of you who were not able to make it to Julie Bogart’s Inspiring Talk in Orange County or Long Beach, here’s your chance. EVERYONE can learn from her engaging wit and wisdom during Inspire’s Brave Writer webinar series.
Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions and walk away with tips and tricks to enchant your child’s writing journey. Learn it now and take writing outdoors to change up your routine. Or learn how to make writing more fun even if it’s at the kitchen table.
#1 April 3 - The Writer’s Jungle: A Survivor’s Guide to Writing with Kids Help! You have a child who hates writing. Or, your child is so prolific at writing, you’re afraid you aren’t helping her enough. Or, your child writes well, but the results are wooden and tedious to read. Or, your child as the best imagination ever, but punctuation, spelling, and mechanics are atrocious. Or, you’re afraid of writing yourself and have been avoiding it for, oh, the last (yes, you admit it) four years. Gulp!
#2 May 1 – Writing Across the Curriculum Writers like to write about what they find interesting. Writing Across the Curriculum Teaches you how to develop your students’ abilities to hone skills in writing across the curriculum, narrowing their chosen subjects and determine subtopics.
#3 June 5 - Help for High School is a self-directed writing program for teens that both teaches rhetorical thinking in writing, as well as the academic essay formats for high school and college. Teens work independently of their parents, however models of completed assignments and rubrics for feedback are included, as well.
Senior Grad Night
We would like to invite all Inspire Seniors to Inspire’s Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 11, 2019! 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.
Please note! We recently received an update that instructional funds can now be used for Grad Nite tickets. If you have already paid out of pocket, the Enrichment Team will be contacting you.
Oregon Scientific Smart Globe
The Smart Globe Discovery is the perfect fun, educational gift for your little one. Explore the world through 19 fun learning activities in the comfort of your home! Use the talking Smart Pen to interact with the globe and learn about fascinating topics ranging from continents, countries, capitals, population and currency. There's also a local map to explore more about your home country. Test your knowledge with the Ultimate Challenge and explore the world like never before. You'll discover a love of learning that will last a lifetime!
- HEAR – The SmartGlobe talks and speaks about lots of fun facts. Listen to the country’s national anthem, capital, or history. Over 2,000 information pieces are stored in the globe’s digital memory
- TOUCH – Use the SmartGlobe pen to touch all over the globe. The stand base and world globe contain digital touch points almost everywhere!
- PLAY – Learn and have fun! Contains 19 games that will teach your children about world facts, while capturing their interest
- PORTABLE – Take the globe anywhere. Operates on 3 AA batteries (included) so no cords needed
- AUGMENTED REALITY – New for 2017! Use the Oregon Scientific SmartGlobe AR app to bring the globe to life with animals and dinosaurs!
Price? $74.88 from Amazon here
Can use funding? Yes
Bravewriter Podcast: 6 Writing Myths
This 36 minute podcast gives great tips and advice to help us help our children find their writing voice!
Click this link to hear her podcast!
Apollo 11 Special Exhibit Lands at the Nixon Library
The exhibit opens April 29, 2019, and runs through January 12, 2020.
On July 20, 1969, the eyes of the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Just minutes after landing they received a call from President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, with congratulations on behalf of the American people. Three days later, President Nixon personally greeted the three astronauts at the splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean, aboard the U.S.S. Hornet.
Museum-goers will take a thrill ride through the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, President Kennedy’s famous challenge to go to the moon, and the scientific and technological advancements that were developed —many in Southern California— to ensure success and survival on this inspirational mission.
The exhibit’s originally-created, 360-degree virtual reality experience will transport visitors to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, to see and hear Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”
Where: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda
When: The exhibit opens April 29, 2019, and runs through January 12, 2020.
Tickets: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/tickets-tours/ You can purchase tickets to the museum through Enrichment and use student funding
Fullerton Market @ Downtown Fullerton Plaza
Where: Downtown Fullerton Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
When: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free, food and products for sale onsite