Inspiring San Diego

Weekly Newsletter with Karmen & Rachel

Week of March 23, 2020

In This Week's Edition


✦ Our School Update Letter - Dated March 17, 2020

✦ School Update - Dated March 19, 2020

✦ San Diego Park Day/Spring Picture Day Postponed



✦ Upcoming Zoom meetings


✦ Grad Nite

✦ Riverside Prom


✦ National Park Week

✦ Kids Expo


✦ Virtual information


✦ Free parent resource site

✦ Inspiring Parents

✦ Lending Library update

✦ Academic Video Library

✦ Parent Testing Resource Website

✦ California Homeschool Parent Association

COVID-19 Updates

Our School Update Letters

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Museum of Art

Join us as we Inspire each other with art!

High School Orientation

Do you have an 8th-grade student? Do you want to learn more about High School?
Big picture

Grad Nite

Big picture

We would like to invite you to celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow grads and other high school seniors from all over the country at Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 12, 2020!

Tickets are on sale now for $110 per person, please click here to purchase your ticket on Inspiration Station! Instructional Funds cannot be used as payment for this event, only credit card payment will be accepted. Students can participate in an optional online fundraiser to raise money to help cover the cost of their ticket, see the Inspiration Station listing for the fundraiser details.

Meeting Instructions:

  • All students attending this event must meet in the parking lot of the Anaheim First Christian Church (520 W South St, Anaheim, CA 92805) at 7:00 p.m. Students will check in with their chaperone and prepare to board the chartered buses to be transported to Disney California Adventure by 7:30 p.m. as one group.

  • 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.

  • Students will be bused back to the Anaheim First Christian Church (520 W South St, Anaheim, CA 92805) to be picked up by their parents between 2:45 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

Guest policy: You may register to bring an Inspire or non-Inspire friend or sibling between the ages of 14-20 to accompany you to Grad Nite. Parents cannot attend this event as chaperones. The event will be chaperoned by Inspire Family of Schools staff members.

For more information on Grad Nite, please email

Congratulations on this exciting accomplishment! We hope you will be able to join us in the celebration!

All field trips have been canceled or postponed until further notice.


Free Entry to National Parks Week 4/18/20-4/26/20

Click here for more information!

Celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26! Parks across the country hosted a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 18! There were also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.

  • Saturday, April 18: Junior Ranger Day/Fee Free Day
  • Sunday, April 19: Volunteer Day
  • Monday, April 20: Military Monday
  • Tuesday, April 21: Transportation Tuesday
  • Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day (Wild Wednesday)
  • Thursday, April 23: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday, April 24: Friendship Friday
  • Saturday, April 25: Park Rx Day
  • Sunday, April 26: Bark Ranger Day

San Diego Kids EXPO and Fair

SATURDAY & SUNDAY April 25-26, 2020 10AM - 5PM

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is a non-profit dedicated to helping families find the support, resources and products they need. Established in 2011. The SD Kids Expo and Fair is the most interactive, largest and longest running family focused expo in the US. This April over 15,000 consumers, social media influencers, mom group leaders, media and buyers will be flocking to San Diego to check out the best products, technology, media and services that cater to families.

Children 12 years and younger are free. Adults and children 13 years and older are $8.00. Click here to purchase tickets online.


The COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS team has stepped up and come together to create some super fun VIRTUAL workshops for the families of Pacific Coast Academy! We’re excited to continue to offer a way for families to connect, especially during this uncertain time. The Community Coordinators are taking next week to plan and we will begin our virtual events during the week of 3/30- 4/3.

We will have more specific details next week. As we have updates, our Community Connections newsletter will be the best place to find the specifics.


Free Parent Resource Site

PCA, CPA and Mission Vista worked together to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with educating their own children at home. Enjoy!

Please feel free to share this resource with anyone who needs it!

Inspiring Parents

Coming up the first Wednesday in April, Inspiring Parents will focus on basic computer literacy. Learn how to organize the deluge of info you receive so you can find it when you need it. We will share more tips to help you work smarter, not harder. Parents and students are welcome to learn with us on April 1st, from 1-2 p.m. by clicking this link:

Don’t worry If you missed the Inspiring Parents webcast earlier this month which focused on writing. The first hour, we learned a simple to follow method to teach writing. The second hour zeroed in on middle and high school writing curriculum and toured a free website featuring a growing number of writing tutorials to support all grade levels through high school. Just sign up to request the recording at either of the links below.

Easy to Use Elementary Writing Strategy

Middle to High School Writing Strategies

Lending Library Update

Mobile Library activities will be paused through Spring Break

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.

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.

California Homeschool Parent Association

CHPA is a nonprofit organization consisting of Inspire homeschool parents who support Inspire Charter Schools’ mission and vision of parent choice and personalized learning for each unique child. CHPA strives to enhance and support the homeschool experience of each child, develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and increase options and improve the environment at Inspire Charter Schools through volunteer and financial support.

Here are ways to get connected -

The Facebook page link is here and the website is here.

Find your home group location and get connected to families in your community today!

Big picture

Karmen & Rachel

We are your San Diego Family Liaisons.

Please let us know how we can help you! /