Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of August 12th 2019

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Week of August 12th

Hello Riverside County!

We have just over one week left until school starts! Consider joining us at the Beach and Splash Pad Park Days this week! There are sure to be fewer crowds as many kids have started back to school! Enjoy the extended summer fun with Inspire! Also, be sure to check out the back to school vendor event information in this newsletter! We have RSVPs for both the Riverside area and Temecula Valley area events! We hope to see you there!


Share with us on social media what you're planning for this upcoming year!

Use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire


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

Online Subscription Package option Minecraft Education Edition - Also included are "How to" videos for navigating the Enrichment Ordering System, membership information for Inspire's new, non-profit Parent Organization - California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA)

and upcoming virtual info sessions for all!


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

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year is OPEN!

Click HERE to enroll!

Sharing The Homeschool Heart... Start off slow

School is about to start, and I know many of us are overthinking the beginning of the school year. That is ok! I will list a few things for you to consider as you begin your preparations for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.


For someone like me who's undecided, grab an excellent classic literature book, a stack of board games and get comfortable on the couch with some historical or science-based documentaries. No plan can work too, so there's no need to stress. A slow, leisurely start can give you just the right circumstances to create a warm and fun entrance into the new school year. While you spend your time, snuggling, reading, discussing your school plans with your kids, a routine will establish itself, and patterns will emerge. A natural rhythm to homeschool begins, and your fears, stress, and worry begin to subside. Ride the waves of confidence and energy and do more in those times. When life gets busy, permit yourself to think outside the box to fill in all the homeschool space. It will be a success this year, no matter how you plan or don't plan it out!


~Candice

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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!


(If you previously filled out the paper form to opt-in, we would be so grateful if you would also take a moment to complete the new online membership form below as we added some information. Thank you!)





Kindly,

The CHPA Founders

Inspire's 2019 Back 2 School Vendor Events!

Inspire Approved Vendors SIGN UP HERE

Completing this survey does not guarantee a spot at the event(s). If we reach our maximum amount of spaces filled, we will create a waitlist. We will respond to you after August 31st with final confirmation that you have received a spot at the event.

Inspire Families RSVP HERE

Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many of our wonderful families will be in attendance! We can't wait to see you!

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Community Connections!

Adventure Awaits!


We are excited to announce the new Community Connections Team! Community Coordinators (CCs) throughout the state will plan exciting events and activities to encourage and facilitate connections, inspire community, and enhance the Adventure of Learning!


Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:


• Thematic Park Days

• Teacher-Led Field Trips

• Special Events (Picture Day, Spelling Bee, Art and Science Fairs,

Community Service Projects, and Much More!)

• Events for All Ages and Interests


Let’s Connect!

Parents will join in the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families. Families will be informed of planned events through a regional newsletter. We look forward to launching these events starting in September. Watch out for specific event details coming in early August.


Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

Inspire's Back to School Park Days!

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUMMER Beach Days & SPLASH PAD DAYS!

Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, curl up with a good book and play a game of Inspire Bingo for a chance to win prizes!


Each 5 in a row earns a chance to win prizes in our drawing. Return your completed Bingo sheet to the Lending Library by August 15th to submit your entries. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!



Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.


There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.


Happy Summer Reading!


TK - 5th Grade Bingo Sheet

6th - 12th Grade Bingo Sheet

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Inspiring Parents Live @ 5 is BACK!

All homeschool parents are welcome! Join us weekly to learn about curriculum choices, homeschooling ideas, and much more!


Mondays in July & August - NEXT: Monday, August 12th @ 5 pm


Topic for the August 12th - High School Options!


Use this link to join us!

http://bit.ly/InspiringLink


Questions? Contact Arlene at arlene@inspireschools.org


Want to receive the recordings of previous Inspiring Parents webinar recording links and resources? As well as let you know about upcoming webinars? Head over HERE!

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EXCITING OSP NEWS!


The OSP Portal is now available in the EOS!


* All students who opt-in to the OSP will receive 5 subscriptions (this includes students who sign up for a vendor package)

* Over 25 subscriptions to choose from

* Newly added subscriptions: GradeSlam (online tutoring vendor) and Minecraft Education Edition

* OSP A La Carte - families may purchase individual subscriptions for a discounted price (a la carte pricing is only available within the OSP Portal)

* Families may opt-in at any time (there is NO deadline for opting in this year)

* Subscriptions begin processing on 8/15 for those who opt-in early -- just in time for the start of the school year!

* Opt-in/out instructions, as well as OSP A La Carte instructions, are available on our OSP Handbook

* Instructional video coming soon!


NOTE: We are aware of a few hiccups with the launch of the OSP Portal today; we're sorry for any frustrations this may have caused our families. We are working quickly to get those issues fixed ASAP!


QUESTIONS? Please email the OSP Team -- osp@inspireschools.org


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


Watch this INSPIRING PARENTS - OSP PRESENTATION!


We hope you and your students greatly benefit from the wonderful subscription options available this year through the OSP.

OSP WEBINARS

Hello Inspire Families,


We're excited to offer webinars for our Online Subscription Package (OSP) options!


NOTE: Some webinars require the attendees to register prior to the webinar - please refer to the additional information below.



Following is the schedule for next week, August 12th - August 16th


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



Week of August 12th-16th


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: Minecraft: Education Edition

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


A game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use. Minecraft is already supporting thousands of educators in over 100 countries."


We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer Minecraft: Education Edition through the OSP!


By choosing Minecraft: Education Edition, you will receive:


  • Student access to their game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content
    • Students can collaborate and personalize their Minecraft games while learning
  • Access to curriculum and resources in a variety of subjects: language arts, science, history & culture, computer science, math, and art & design
    • Each includes lessons and tutorials
    • Lessons available by age groups, ranging from 3-5 years to 14+


View an informational video HERE!


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

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

RIVERSIDE COUNTY INFO SESSIONS!

Riverside County Inspire Hosted Field Trips!

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 Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,


Another successful school year has come to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at Inspire Charter Schools. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between staff members, and families. We would like to thank all the parents for their involvement, dedication and continued support. Please be safe and well until we meet again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!


Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter May/June 2019


You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!



Sincerely,

Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Charter Resources

Natural History Club!

We're excited to announce the all new Natural History Club. This club is designed for all members of the family to explore nature together. We hope to gather at least once a month for nature outings, guest speakers, nature lessons, and FUN! If you are interested in getting more information or joining this club, please complete the interest survey HERE and Glenna Heustis will send you information about the first meet up in August.


Questions? Contact:

Glenna Heustis at glennah@inspireschools.org

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

BRIDGEWAY is teaming up with INSPIRE to offer Inspire Students a Live Online Middle School Bundle for all core subjects in the fall bridgewayacademy.com/inspire. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.


Spaces will be limited!


More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.


Want to learn more about ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway? View an informational session HERE.

High School Info Session Recordings

Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Amy Edwards, an Inspire teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom shares her expertise in this recorded High School Info Session! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she covers:


What are California's high school grad requirements?

What makes Inspire unique?
~Program & Curriculum options
~Online classes, live classes, vendors, parent-created & led curriculum, community college classes, and MORE!


On the first slide is a link to the recorded video. You can find the slide show HERE (Select "View" and "Present" and then click "Here" on the first slide to view the recording.)

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!

ENRICHMENT ITEMS!

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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,


Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can return items to a Lending Library or to your HST. 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 for your convenience.

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

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARENT RESOURCE SITE

Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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!

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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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh 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!

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