Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of February 10th, 2020

What's Inside!

  • Prom 2020! Tickets on sale now!
  • February's "A Night Out to Inspire" information
  • Valentine's Day Events
  • Color the World Field Days!
  • 2020 Graduation Save the Date
  • Check out info on the Parent Testing Resources Website
  • Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? Get info inside.
  • REMINDER: President's Day Weekend! No school on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th. Look inside for a fun and educating way to enjoy the holiday.
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Riverside County Parent Resource Site

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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Upcoming Field Trips! Set Your Alarms!

The following Field Trips are available for booking on Wednesday, February 12th at 8 am.
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Inspire Riverside County Hosted Field Trips & Community Events!

Valentine's Day Events

Color the World Field Day Events!

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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Prom 2020!

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Starry Night ~ Prom 2020

You're Invited...

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, desserts, interactive art, raffle prizes, all-night photo booth, and rooftop dancing under the stars! High School Inspire students grades 9-12 are eligible to attend and may invite a non-Inspire guest (age 14-20) to join them at this event, so grab a friend and dance the night away at the historic Riverside Art Museum in downtown Riverside. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours early!

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA

Friday, April 24th, 7-11 pm

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.

Ticket Sale Schedule:

February 1st through February 14th ------------------$90

February 15th through March 31st --------------------$100

This event is not eligible for Instructional Funds use.

Purchase your tickets HERE

2020 Prom Details

Questions? Summer Davidson summer@inspireschools.org

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February's A Night Out to Inspire!

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This month we're in Idyllwild!

Join your Riverside County Family Liaison and local Homeschool Teachers in Idyllwild for "A Night Out to Inspire." This monthly event is for homeschool families (or prospective homeschool families) to ask questions, gain insight, and support for their own personal homeschool journey! We are sharing our homeschooling favorites and tips! Feel free to bring curriculum samples for "show and tell" of your homeschooling go-to's!

The whole family is invited!

It all happens Tuesday, February 25th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Mamma Mia Crepes & Desserts
54225 N. Circle Drive #16
Idyllwild, CA 92549


Questions? Please feel free to contact:

Audrey at (951) 541-4809
or Mary LaMont at (602) 405-4688

or email:
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2020 Graduation & Promotion

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We are excited about hosting our Riverside County graduation/promotion ceremonies this year on June 2nd! Do you have a 5th, 8th, or 12th grader? Let your HST know if your student would like to participate so we can get an idea of how many people will be in attendance.
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Spelling Bee!

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And the word is: CONGRATULATIONS

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S! Congratulations to Xander, our Mission Vista Academy Spelling Bee winner!

On Friday, February 7th, at the MVA Riverside County Qualifier Spelling Bee, parents, teachers, and fellow students intently watched the group of participants one-by-one display their spelling skills to the crowd. We are so proud of each student!

Best wishes to Xander as he represents Mission Vista Academy at the Riverside County Spelling Bee Competition on Tuesday, March 24th! The first-place finisher of the Riverside County Bee will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Riverside County Spelling Bee:

Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

9 am

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Riverside County History Day!

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Taylor Wright, 5th Grade - Poster Category

Congratulations to Taylor! She will be representing Mission Vista Academy in the Riverside County History Day Competition on Saturday, March 14th!

Taylor is competing in the Poster Category. Her 'Breaking Barriers in History' project spotlights Valentina Tereshkova. She is the first and youngest woman to have flown in space with a solo mission. Let's support Taylor at the Riverside County History Competition!


Saturday, March 14, 2020


Vista del Lago High School, 15150 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley

More information:

Riverside County History Day

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President's Day Weekend!

Celebrate President's Day with this fun activity!

President's Day weekend brings a four day weekend (no school on 2/14 & 2/17), and an opportunity for this fun journaling prompt both you and your student can share in!

38 Presidents’ Day Writing Ideas & Journal Topics for Kids

  1. What qualities make a good president?
  2. If I were the president, I would…
  3. What is the president’s main job?
  4. __________ was the best president ever because…
  5. Presidents’ Day is celebrated in February in honor of both George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays – which do you believe made a greater contribution to America?
  6. Celebrating Presidents’ day is important because…
  7. If you could ask the president to do one thing, what would it be?
  8. What do you think about the story of George Washington and the cherry tree?
  9. When America goes through a tough time, the president needs to…
  10. If you could hang out at the white house for a day, what would you do?
  11. Why do we have a president instead of a king?
  12. If you were the president, what issues would you focus on?
  13. Should any other presidents be added to Mount Rushmore?
  14. Why do we think of Abraham Lincoln as “honest Abe”?
  15. A good president has to be _________, __________, and __________
  16. Why do we have a president and a vice president?
  17. Why is the vice president important?
  18. What other presidents should be featured on coins and bills?
  19. What would it be like to live in the white house?
  20. Why is it important to have three branches of government – the president, congress and senate, and the judges?
  21. What should be the minimum age for the president? (currently is 35)
  22. Should the president only listen to the will of the people or use his own judgment?
  23. The most important thing a president can do is…
  24. What do you think George Washington and Abraham Lincoln would think if they saw America today?
  25. What would be the best thing about being president?
  26. How does the president represent America to other countries?
  27. Why is Abraham Lincoln one of the most important presidents in US history?
  28. What are some lessons we can learn from famous presidents?
  29. If you were running for president, how would you get people to vote for you?
  30. If you could have dinner with any president, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
  31. What is the most important thing a president does?
  32. Would you want to be the president?
  33. Why is the system of voting so important to America?
  34. Why is George Washington one of the most important presidents in us history?
  35. The hardest thing about being president would be…
  36. Have you ever visited Washington D.C. Or the white house? If not, what do you think it is like?
  37. How would you make a hard choice if you were the president?
  38. If you could ask the president any question, what would it be?
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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin! Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure of 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!

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

Riverside County Community Connections Newsletter

Riverside County Community Connections Parent Site

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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Our featured guest speaker and Student Services writing specialist, Genieva Davidson, provided a close-up tour of the Writing Interventions website she developed. If your student is working at grade level, or above, then in your mind, change the title of this website to Writing Resources because everyone can benefit from the treasure trove of free lessons and how-to videos found here. Missed the live webcast? Sign up here to receive the February 5th recording link via email. Click this link to view the clickable topics which will transport you to the free writing resources and how-to video web page. On the site, you can scroll down to view the grade level and resources you need.

Inspiring Parents meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. In March, we will focus on Elementary Writing Strategies from 1-2 p.m. and Middle to High School Writing Strategies from 2-3 p.m. Bookmark this link to join the online session each month. Come and grow your teaching toolkit with us.

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Field Trip Tip!

It can be difficult to remember the dates and times of field trips we've booked, but you can find all the details on Inspiration Station by following these steps:

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!

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Parent Testing Resources Website

The Parent Testing Resources website is complete and ready for you to check out! Here you can find information about the assessments that Inspire offers to its students. Inspire hopes to partner with parents to help students be as successful as possible. We hope you find the resources on this website helpful to increase your understanding of the assessments we give and empower you to prepare your child as they come upon these tests during their educational career.
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Inspire Planners Feedback

Are you using your Inspire planner? What is something you'd like to see included next year?

Give us your feedback in this survey and your ideas may be printed in the 20-21 school planners!

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Academic Video Library

Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? These videos are available to support students in reading, math, and speech and can be accessed through the EOS!

Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.

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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

Have questions or need help with the OSP? The OSP Team is here to help!

Email: osp@inspireschools.org

Call: (619) 966-9528 ext 1325

Visit our OSP Handbook for additional information!

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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

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter January 2020

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

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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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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 Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaison 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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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 17 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

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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