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Monday, October 14, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
Inspirational Parent Symposium
Save the date: 2019 Entrepreneur Fair
Every Kid Outdoors
Click HERE for available in-person workshops and information sessions taking place in Orange County.
UCI Fall Preview Day
Come see all that UCI has to offer! Engage with UCI staff and students, tour our lush campus, learn more about our renowned academic programs and comprehensive student services, and get answers to your questions about the admissions process. Register here: https://apply.admissions.uci.edu/register/fallpreviewday2019
Mrs. Tegan Thacker, M.S., P.P.S.
High School Counselor
Serving Families in Orange County
Inspire Charter Schools
Kids Eat/Stay For Free in San Diego in October
Picking up items from the Lending Library
New Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mission San Juan Capistrano is pleased to offer a program for the ASD community including adults and children on the autism spectrum as well as their families, friends and caregivers. This program encourages individuals to explore, reflect and learn in an environment that is comfortable for them.
General admission rates apply during ASD Accessibility Hour. Attendees are welcome to arrive before 4 p.m. on ASD Hour afternoon dates and stay after 9 a.m. on ASD Accessibility Hour morning dates.
Friday, December 27 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m.*
Tuesday, April 28 -4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, June 19 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m
Reservations are required for this event. To reserve your spot for ASD Accessibility Hour, please contact our Bookings Department email@example.com or (949) 234-1306.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to share the first issue of the Special Education Newsletter for this school year. We hope you find the information presented in this newsletter, and all future newsletters, meaningful and helpful in providing enriching information to help support you with your child's education. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover. Have a great start to the 2019-2020 school year!
September 2019 Issue Includes:
- Introduction to the InspireCares Website
- What to Expect With Interim IEPs
- Transition Corner
- How to Use Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom
- Helping Your Child Focus and Five Ways to Beat Back-To-School Jitters
- 27 Beloved Rhyming Book Recommendations
- Helping Your Child with Autism Get the Most out of Digital Media
- The Importance of State Testing
Academic Video Library
Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.
I CAN Statements
I CAN statements are family friendly guides that can be used to help your family and ensure your students are on track for their grade level. All learning objectives for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are provided, written in family-friendly language. I CAN statements help make grade level learning targets clear for families and they address the standards students of the same grade level learn in all public schools.
I CAN statements are conveniently provided at the front Inspire's parent and student planners and can also be found here!
Wild & Free Conference
Wild + Free One Day
The Crossing | Costa Mesa, CA | April 30, 2020
Announcing a one-day Wild + Free event at The Crossing venue in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday, April 30th! Join 1,000 charter school members for a full day of insight, inspiration, and encouragement with Wild + Free.
This beautiful gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, guest musicians, and surprises throughout the day. We may not all homeschool the same way, but we're not alone. We have each other, and we're in this together.
Ticket orders may be placed through the EOS and are non-refundable. Please select "Product Order" and "Other Vendor."
Orange County History Day - Natural History Day
To learn more about this unique opportunity, please visit https://ocde.us/EducationalServices/STEMandHumanities/History/Pages/History-Day.aspx
If your child is interested in participating in this year's contest, please contact Chuck Glowacz: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Homeschool Parent Association
Non-Consumable Item Returns
Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can drop off the non-consumables you no longer want or need to our Costa Mesa Lending Library.
Please note, non-consumables do not need to be returned until you withdraw from our school, so this is purely voluntary.
Here is the Enrichment Return Item Form that you need to fill in with your return.
2020 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
Field Trips and Events
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
October is “Adventures in the Great Outdoors” so join us for a lot of fun outdoor activities this month. The November Newsletter is hot-off the press so be sure to sign-up for an “Adventure in Gratitude” including a state-wide event called IMPACT DAY. Be sure to sign-up for each event in the Field Trip and Events page or simply click the links in the newsletters:
If you would like to know what is going on in other regions or simply want more information about Community Connections, you can find this information in our CC Parent Website where all our newsletters and events throughout the state are found.
If you need any assistance, please reach out to your local Community Coordinator (contact info found in newsletters). We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
HIGH SCHOOL HANG OUTS
Calling All High School Students!
October 25: Brainy Actz Escape Room
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 p/person including snacks
17981 Sky Park Circle
Get your strategy on! Work in teams to unlock the mystery. Experience the thrill of conquering the challenge and eat a meal together..
We have room for 60 teens from North and South OC, so don’t be shy.
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Pop Ups Books
From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.
Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. Inside the amazing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS are "shield bearers" in full-body armor, creatures with frilly headgear, and weighty, long-necked giants. There are even amusing tidbits on the history of paleontology itself — like a pop-up version of a Victorian New Year's dinner in the belly of a dinosaur model, or a pair of scientists locked in a literal tug-of-war over bones.
Full of fascinating facts and lighthearted good humor, this breathtaking book includes fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties. With each of six spreads featuring one spectacular, large pop-up as well as booklets of smaller pop-ups and text, ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS is a magnificent display of paper engineering and creativity — an astonishing book that will be read, admired, and treasured forever.
Also available: Sharks and other Sea Monsters
Homeschooling a Child with ADHD
"ADHD complicates the school experience. Children are expected to sit still for hours and quietly do self-motivated seatwork. Recess lasts for only 15 minutes. Distractions abound — distractions that other children may tune out, but which ADHD kids notice. All these things lead to poor academic performance, which turns kids off school permanently. Blaise is smart. He likes to read, and he likes science. I don’t want him to lose those passions because he’s shamed for things surrounding them that he can’t control."
Read the full article here
62nd Annual Silverado Days
Where: William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr, Buena Park
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday: 12:00 Noon – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 p.m.
- Silverado Days draws over 60,000 people over a 3-day period to Peak Park in Buena Park.
- The festival is sponsored by the Buena Park Noon Lions Club, and this shindig raises thousands of dollars for local charities every year.
- Local businesses can join the booster club to help offset festival costs and ensure more money for local charities.
- Each year there are more than 15 food booths, 90 arts & crafts booths and 30 carnival rides and games to share with family and friends.
- Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Men's Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much, much more!!
- New This Year! An American Corn Hole Tournament!
- Free parking and no entrance fee.
Family Fun Day at Shipley Nature Center
Come join the fun and bring the kids! Our community partners at National Charity League would love to see our Shipley friends enjoying nature at this fun, FREE day.
The Ticktockers, volunteer girls from the League, are primarily interested in providing a fun day for young visitors. They will organize and present assorted crafts (painting rocks, tissue paper flowers, and friendship bracelets) and games (Shipley bingo, scavenger hunt, and ring toss). Musically gifted members from the chapter will provide family-friendly, musical entertainment in the amphitheater.
When: Saturday, October 19. 2019
Time: 9am to 1pm
Where: 17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647
Cost: Free. RSVPs required here.
S.T.E.A.M. for Teens & Tweens
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!
Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.
Orange County Inspire Team
"Wishing you and your families all the best for a happy and adventurous school year!"
~ The Orange County Inspire Team