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Bringing Inspire Central Families Together

March 5, 2019

Hello Inspire Families,

Spring is in the air!

This rainy season has brought so much beautiful green and so many beautiful blossoms to the Valley! I hope you can find some time to take your homeschool outside in the next few weeks.

Check out the article, Homeschool Lesson Ideas for Spring, from Homeschooling Today Magazine for a variety of ideas.

Physical Fitness Testing Events -- This Week and Next

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

If you don't remember which site you are registered at, please reach out to your HST.

A Note from our Lending Librarians

You're Invited

We invite your family to the Lending Library to explore curriculum, check out books and resources, and to attend our events.

On March 13th, we will have a Closer Look at Booksharkfor parents. Visit with homeschool moms who have used it, view curriculum samples. On March 15th, we will have a story and craft for students in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

We hope to see you in the Lending Library!

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Our Lending Library Specialists

OSP Parent Survey - We want to know what you think!

As we begin working on our OSP options for next year, we would love to hear from ALL of our families - those who opted in and those who opted out. Please take the time to fill out this survey to let us know your feedback.

Online Subscriptions - Available A-La-Carte

We’re excited to begin offering our remaining available OSP subscriptions à la carte! Families may begin submitting requests via the À la Carte OSP Subscription Order Request Form.

The available subscriptions and prorated cost (Instructional Funds only) are listed on the order request form. All subscriptions are valid through September 1, 2019 (unless otherwise noted) and are subject to availability.

Due to availability, not all subscriptions are available a la carte (this includes BrainPOP, Reading Eggs/Math Seeds, and Time4Learning) However, families may still order these through the Enrichment Ordering System at regular price.

Funds will be manually deducted from the student’s Enrichment account and the subscriptions created within 1-2 weeks of the request submission.

Opportunities for Your Family

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High School

Science Labs

All High School students who are taking an A-G approved science class need to attend in-person science labs. This is a requirement, but it is also an amazing opportunity for our students to do high-quality HANDS ON labs for FREE!

Your HST has the information for how to get your student signed up.

Add/Drop Date March 8th

The last day to add or drop a High School Course will be Friday, March 8th. If you would like to make changes to your High School student's courses, please reach out to your HST before Friday.

Disney Grad Night

Hello Graduating Seniors!

We would like to invite you to Inspire’s Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure. 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 use the Grad Nite Sign Up Survey to purchase your ticket on Inspiration Station. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, 2/25. Instructional Funds cannot be used as payment for this event, only credit card payment will be accepted. When buying your ticket, please select credit card from the payment options and not the student fund option.

When: June 11th at 6:45 p.m. to June 11th at 3 a.m.

Additional Details can be found here.

Vendor Spotlight

Building Young Leaders - Merced

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For Parents

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Enrichment Updates

Returning Materials

When you are done using a non-consumable item ordered from Enrichment, it should be returned to your HST or the Lending Library. Inspire then places those items in the Lending Library for others to check out.

As long as you remain enrolled in Inspire, you are welcome to keep the items you ordered as long as you need to. They do not need to be returned at the end of the year. If your family disenrolls from the school, then all non-consumable materials should be returned.

You may return your items to your HST or to the Lending Library. There is paperwork that must be filled out to process the return, so please let your HST know if you're heading to the Lending Library to return Enrichment Items. Filling out the paperwork ahead of time will surely save you time on the drop off!


Why Inspire Needs Assessment Data?

If you would like more information about why Inspire participates in CAASPP testing, you may find this resource helpful: Why Inspire Needs Assessment Data