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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
A Message from our High School Counselor
World of Work Wednesdays! - We need your help!
November is National Career Awareness Month
World of Work Wednesdays are 1-hour, virtual events where a panel of professionals take questions, interview-style from me, the School Counselor. Questions will be pre-released to those who participate in the panel.
We hope to have 2-3 professionals, within the same field, on each panel and hope to hold multiple events throughout the school year. That way, we can present on various career fields!
If you are interested in participating in a panel, complete this survey, and I will contact you.
If you know someone who would be a great person to share their career with our community, share this survey with them, and I will reach out!
Let's build a partnership for the success of our students!
Mrs. Tegan Thacker, M.S., P.P.S.
High School Counselor
Serving Families in Orange County
Inspire Charter Schools
2019 Entrepreneur Fair
Inspirational Parent Symposium
If you missed the Bravewriter webcast
Julie Bogart, creator of BraveWriter shared techniques for how to incorporate writing across the curriculum and ways to make it fun.
If you missed the live webcast, click on this link http://bit.ly/BraveLearnerFreeResources to add your email address and receive Writing Across the Curriculum, Writer's Jungle and High School Writing Help, as well as the Brave Learner Companion Guide.
Parent Testing Resources Website
Notification of Mental Health Services
Field Trip Tip
1. Log in to www.icsinspirationstation.net and you will see “Hi (your name)” on the top right, with a little drop down arrow next to it. *Tip: if you're on your phone, just turn it horizontally and this will show.
2. Press the arrow and it will offer the option of viewing “My Account.”
3. Click on "My Account" and it will list all of the field trips you have signed up for. This includes all the links to the pages where you signed up, so you can find the lead teacher's name, email address and phone number!
Field Trip Chaperones
1-2 Inspire Students Attending = 1 Free Adult Chaperone
3-4 Inspire Students Attending = 2 Free Adult Chaperones
5+ Inspire Students Attending = 3 Free Adult Chaperones
Additional chaperones not covered may pay out of pocket at the time of booking (subject to availability by each field trip).
Facebook Group- Important!
We have currently messaged all members of the Facebook group. Please help us by checking your Message Requests folder on Facebook and confirming your enrollment. We are starting to remove members who do not reply. Thank you for your understanding!
Every Kid Outdoors
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.
Now that school has been in full swing for a few weeks, we are excited to share with you our second issue of the Special Education Newsletter! We've worked hard on gathering resources and hope that you find this issue meaningful and helpful in your special education journey with your student. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover in the future. Enjoy!
The October 2019 issue includes:
- Introduction to Transition
- How to Teach Your Child to Use the Library
- Using Multi-sensory Instruction
- Following Directions
Academic Video Library
Instructions to access Academic Video Library can 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
2020 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
Field Trips and Events
Click on the flyer to book tickets!
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
Community Connections is excited for the December CC Newsletter where we will be celebrating “Adventures in Giving”. We’re thrilled to announce that we now have events happening in South Orange County beginning in December! Be sure to sign-up for allevents 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.
The Past & The Curious
Mick Sullivan created The Past and The Curious in 2016 and it is a work of love. Since then, friends have joined the fun and we create it in between family, work, gigs and the many other commitments we’ve all got in our lives. We really think people will find value and joy in what we do, and no one else is doing something quite like it – so we create.
Maybe someday The Past and The Curious will help us earn a living, instead of costing us our discretionary income. But more importantly, maybe you will enjoy it and share that excitement about the past with others.
Here’s our mission statement, if you’re into that kind of stuff:
History is amazing. The stories from our collective past have the power to transform people today.
It is our goal to share true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people, many of which are sadly under-shared, and to do so in an easily accessible and diverse manner.
Through bite-sized audio-based stories, music, a website, and illustrated children’s books, we aim to spark the curiosity of children, parents, teachers, and anyone else who loves a great story and has an interest, of any size, in the past.
We hope our audience discovers – or rediscovers – that we are all human; and we always have been.
The Past and The Curious History Podcast for Kids
Episode 36 Mechanical Monsters! by The Past and The Curious History Podcast for Kids
You can homeschool in less than 2 hours per day
Autumn Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific
When: November 16-17, 2019
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific
Cost: Free with admission
Animate It! Stop Motion Animation Workshop
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 11am and 12pm
Where: Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid Street, La Habra
Price: $5 per person/ Free to CMLH Members
S.T.E.A.M. for Teens & Tweens
Orange County Inspire Team
"Wishing you and your families all the best for a happy and adventurous school year!"
~ The Orange County Inspire Team