Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of October 7th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

Fall is in the air! I love it! What kinds of fall-inspired lessons and activities are you doing with your kids this week? Share with us on social media! We love to see what you are all up to! Learning from one another is a great way to build up our community of homeschoolers here in Riverside County.

Share your photos of your favorite highlights from last week on social media and use the hashtags #AdventuresWithInspire and #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire!

It's fun to see what you are all doing and experiencing!

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

Online Subscription Package option - GradeSlam!

Also included are "How to" videos for navigating the Enrichment Ordering System,

and membership information for Inspire's new, non-profit

Parent Organization - California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA).

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 hope to connect with you soon,

Audrey & Candice


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Enrolled with Inspire Charter? Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter Schools!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year is open but LIMITED SPOTS are available!

Click HERE to enroll!

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Look at whats happening this week!

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Upcoming Inspire Riverside County Hosted Field Trips & Events!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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Inspire students, families, and staff members have incredible stories.

Head over to our website to read a few of them and share your story with us.

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Desert Area Vendor Fair

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It's time! Inspire Charter Schools 2019 Coachella Valley Back to School Fall Vendor Event is here! This event will showcase many of the wonderful Inspire vendors that offer enrichment services to our families!

Inspire approved vendors from all over Coachella Valley from various educational avenues will be showcasing their enrichment services and be able to answer questions regarding their specialties! Inspire's Enrichment Department will be ready onsite for enrichment product purchases - SAME DAY! We look forward to an adventurous year with you!

Coachella Valley Vendor Event:
Thursday, October 24th, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm
JPL Church, 39001 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage

A photographer will be onsite for your Back to School school pictures! Educational funds cannot be used for photos. The photographer will have order forms at the event. No RSVP needed for the photographer; pictures are first come, first serve.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Audrey Everson at audreye@inspireschools.org or Candice Zuniga at candicez@inspireschools.org.

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Say Cheese!!

Looking for an opportunity to get your child's Back to School photos taken? Here are the upcoming Picture Days for Riverside County! More details to come for each Picture Day. Here are the dates and locations to put in your calendar!

***UPDATE: October 8th is BACK at Citrus Park in Corona***

***UPDATE: Nov. 5th picture day will be at the Temecula United Methodist Church***

  • October 8th Citrus Park, Corona
  • October 10th Arlington Sports Park, Riverside
  • October 24th Desert Area Vendor Fair, JPL Church, Palm Desert
  • October 30th Orange Terrace Park, Riverside
  • November 5th Temecula United Methodist Church, Temecula

There will be detailed info for each date in the Community Connections Newsletter, the Riverside County Newsletter, and on the ”Events” page of the Riverside County Facebook page.

The Vendor Event is first-come, first-serve. The photographer will be there during the entire event. There's no RSVP for this photographer.

Our fantastic Community Connections Coordinators host all the other picture days! These events all have RSVPs linked through Inspiration Station. Some are still in the planning stages. Our team wanted to share with you all the dates. As soon as there is an RSVP - that will be linked and you can RSVP.

Questions? Reach out to your Family Liaisons:

Audrey Everson

(951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga

(714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin: We are excited to announce that the NEW Community Connections launched the first week of September in Riverside County. Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure in Learning.

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

*Thematic Adventure Days (Western Theme, Astronomy Theme, Color Run, Earth Day and Much More)

*Teacher-Led Field Trips

*Middle School and High School Event and Field Trips

*Special Events (Picture Days, Science Fairs, Community Service Projects and Much More)

Let's Connect!

Parents will join the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families.

Come Join the Community!

Our events are just a click away!

Click over to our Community Connections Smore to find all the Community Connections Events in your area coming up in October.

Check back frequently to see all the added events we are bringing to your community!

Click here : Community Connection Events and Field Trip Schedule

See you all soon!

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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History Day!

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Inspire Charter Schools Riverside County will be participating in History Day this year and we would love for you to be a part of it!

We are going to hold a VIRTUAL INFO SESSION

Thursday October 10th 9-10am

Please click here to join the Zoom Room

If your student is interested in participating in History Day, please complete this interest survey.

Here are some History Day resources to get you started:

National History Day (website)

California History Day (website)

Breaking Barriers in History Video

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Summer Davidson: summer@inspireschools.org

Jennifer Rushing: jrushing@inspireschools.org.

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CLICK HERE for Participant Guidelines

We are so happy you are interested in participating in our upcoming Entrepreneur Fair in early December! Exact dates and details will be coming out soon along with a sign-up survey, but we would like to provide you with some guidelines for now.

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Dear Families,

We have exciting news! Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is now open to join the California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA). This is Inspire’s new, non-profit Parent Organization!


The CHPA Founders

CHPA Statewide Executive Board Elections!

A BIG Thank you to all who ran, helped, and participated in our first elections. We will begin our next elections for Regional Community Councils very soon. Watch for an email to vote early next week!


ANNOUNCING 2019-2020

The Statewide Executive Board!











Regional Community Council elections will be in October.

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The Heart of Homeschooling

Join The Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program this month to LEARN about the history of education and homeschooling. We will also explore the history of charter schools & look at how educational decisions & cultural changes have influenced your family choices today. Every month we have a webinar and group discussions covering an essential Homeschooling topic. Also, every Tuesday we spotlight a Healthy Homeschooling Habit to discuss and investigate on our Facebook Group. Check out our website HERE to learn more.
Interested? Fill out the interest survey!

Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program

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OSP Department Office Hours!

OSP Office Hours (live support via Zoom): Every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- https://zoom.us/j/839367766

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Head here for the most up to date information from the OSP Department regarding subscription processing and how to's!

OSP Webinars!

Check out all the recorded OSP webinars!

All OSP webinars are recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars

Head over to the OSP Handbook for all information regarding options and instructions.

Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

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

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

This week we spotlight GradeSlam!

"Personalized Learning; Anytime, Anywhere. GradeSlam is the only comprehensive, unlimited learning solution providing 24/7 academic support, to all students."

About GradeSlam through Inspire's OSP:

  • GradeSlam is a truly unlimited text-based tutoring solution.
    • Includes unlimited access to GradeSlam's tutors through their text-based platform
      • Students are able to upload documents/photos of work during tutoring sessions
      • Has option to schedule sessions as well as ability to review past sessions
    • 24/7 access for any subject at any time
    • Also includes Essay Review function: upload written work to receive feedback within 24 hours



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

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Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) "How to..." Videos

Hi Inspire families!

It's that time of year! Your funds have arrived, and you're ready to order - but maybe you need some assistance inputting those orders. Here are some helpful videos to assist you with getting to know the EOS and how to input your orders.

1st "How to" Video...Account Navigation

2nd "How to" Video...Product Order Request

Please feel free to reach out to your Family Liaisons or HST for assistance; we are here to help!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

It's HERE! We are ready to start the school year off with our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter. Please enjoy our latest edition...

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter September 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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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

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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!

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Look how we've grown since last August!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my twelfth 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 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 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!

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!

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