Central Scoop

Bringing Central Inspire Families Together

February 4, 2019

We hope this Central Scoop will bring you many opportunities to enrich your family's homeschool journey.

During this short month, we will be observing two school holidays:

Lincoln's Birthday and President's Day

Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th.

We hope you enjoy this 4 day weekend!

Join Inspire Central for the Great Kindness Challenge

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Why? Kindness is proven to create happiness, improve self-esteem, boost health, build relationships and best of all its CONTAGIOUS!

About: The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive and uplifting program that creates a culture of kindness in schools, communities, and the world. Using a 50 item checklist, schools and families are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible.

How? It’s easy! Families sign up online, download, and print the kindness checklist or use an interactive Great Kindness Challenge app. Guided by the kindness checklist, families have fun and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!

Click here to download the Great Kindness Challenge Family Edition

***Please take pictures and videos of your family checking things off the list and email them to allyson@isnpireschools.org***

A Note from Our Family Liaisons

Clubs are a great way to make new friends and learn or practice a new skill! Today we are happy to announce the Chess Club. The great news is that you can participate live in person, or online!
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Family Liaisons

A Note from our Lending Librarians

Read Across America Week

We hope that your family will join us in celebrating Read Across America Week! Check out these fun dress up days. Keep a lookout for a chance to celebrate this on the Inspire Charter School - Central Facebook page starting February 25th.

Jaime Cabello jcabello@inspireschools.org

Jillian Johnson jjohnson@inspireschools.org

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Resources for Teaching Keyboarding at Home

Keyboarding skills can be learned and mastered through these free online programs.
Free Online Keyboarding Resources

Here is a resource for teaching keyboarding without accessing the internet.

Offline Keyboarding Lessons

Spirit Wear

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Intersted in purchasing Inspire Spirit Wear? Visit our store.

High School

NEW! Website for High School In Person Classes (Fresno)

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Our amazing Family Liaison, Ally Tapley, has put together a website to bring you information about for high schoolers that are offered in the Fresno area!

This website is intended to be a resource for high school courses that are offered in the Fresno Area. Some of the services are offered by Inspire Vendors. Others are not, but we have included them here so you will know about the breadth of options available to high schoolers in the Fresno area.

Check it out here.

Coffee and Connect

Our FIRST Connect & Coffee for High-School students will be March 5th, 2019. Come hang out with other high school peeps and have a cup of joe! Check out the flyer for more details!
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Introducing Our High School Counselors

Mrs. Christina Strother

Serving students in Inspire Central with last names beginning with A-K


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Carmen Marroquin

Serving students in Inspire Central with last names beginning with L-Z.


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Vendor Spotlight

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We are 2 Crafty Mamas from Fresno, CA. We offer after-school craft classes, seasonal camps, monthly craft kits, birthday parties and more.

Kids love crafting! We want to help your child be as creative as possible without the hassle or mess for you! We know how hard it is for busy parents to plan, prep, create and clean up a craft...

Instead, bring your kiddos to our classes and we've got you covered! Your child will have a great time crafting with us, and you'll end up with some adorable decorations for your home!


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Mark Your Calendar

PFT Testing is for 5th, 7th, and 9th-grade students. The PFT includes a BMI screening, a one-mile run/walk, curl-ups, push-ups, trunk lift, and sit and reach or shoulder stretch.

Physical Fitness Testing will be offered in several locations throughout Inspire Central.

Clovis- Friday, March 8th

Clovis- Friday, March 15th

Kingsburg- Thursday, March 7th

Merced-Friday, March 8th

Oakhurst- Tuesday, March 12th

Salinas- Tuesday, February 12th

Please mark your calendar and reach out to your HST if you have any questions.

Old Town Yoga

Old Town Yoga is offering a 10% discount to Inspire Families off of the following price options:

12 month unlimited, 6 month unlimited, 3 month unlimited, 1 month unlimited, 10 class pass, and 20 class pass.

The discount will be available in studio, or online using the code "Inspire"

Inspire Love!

We are excited to invite you to join Inspire as we show foster kids some love, just in time for Valentine's Day. We are planning to make, fill, and decorate "Journey Bags" to a local foster care agency. These bags, which are simple to sew and fill, will be given to foster kids to keep as their very own.

You can participate by sewing bags, donating items to fill the bags, or coming to the packing party.

Sewing Directions are here.