Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of June 17th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

School's out for summer and we couldn't be more excited! Start your summer off right by joining us at the beach! Meet us at Corona Del Mar on Thursday for some summertime fun! Check out the flyer below.

Remember to share with us on social media throughout the summer!

Use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

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

Online Subscription Package option - Adventure Academy!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' is on a driving instructor, LA Excel Driving School in Murrieta.

Make sure to read about both in this edition as well as

our weekly 'Sharing The Homeschool Heart.'

This week's piece is "Taking It Slow This Summer."

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 are hoping to connect with you soon!

Audrey & Candice

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Don't be a stranger...

Summer break is here! We want to keep in contact with all of our amazing Inspire families this summer. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly Riverside County Newsletter. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter and select the "Follow Riverside County" orange button. After entering your email at the prompts, you will receive a "confirmation" email from Smore. Follow the directions in that email to ensure your name and email are on that

mailing list for Riverside County's weekly newsletter!

This is the way to continue to receive the newsletter every week.

Other ways to stay connected:

Facebook - Join our Inspire Charter Riverside County Facebook Page!

Instagram - Follow Inspire Charter Riverside County on Instagram! @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie

Make sure to use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

to share what you are doing this summer!

Contact us! Your Riverside County Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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2019 Summer Camps!

Head over to this list of Inspire Approved Vendors' Summer Camps. The information is organized by city and in alphabetical order. This list will be continually updated so be sure to check back regularly.

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year has opened!

Head HERE to enroll!

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2019 Riverside County Graduation!

Congratulations to our 2019 Inspire Charter School Riverside County

Graduates and Promotes!

A big THANK YOU to our speakers, staff, and of course, our amazing parents!


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It's summer break ~ let's have some fun in the sun! Come hang out with Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons. We'd love to connect with you and your friends!

Bring the kiddos, towels, swimsuits, and your own lunch!

Every time a different location around the County!

  • Tuesday, July 2nd @ 11 am - Arlington Heights Sports Park (9401 Cleveland Ave, Riverside)
  • Friday, July 12th @ 11 am - Canyon Hills Community Park (34360 Canyon Hills Rd, Lake Elsinore)
  • Tuesday, July 23rd @ 11 am - Dairyland Park (14520 San Remo Dr, Eastvale)

Questions? Contact:

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org


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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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Sharing the Homeschool Heart...Take it slow this Summer.

Welcome to your family homeschool summer! You deserve it! Take time right now to pause. Don't overfill your calendars, don't plan too much. What do you want your days to look like? Do you want them spent relaxing and reading books, playing outside all day, or just watching TV? The summer is yours to do what you please; take a break and find out what you all are craving.

At my house, the kids love spending their entire day in the pool and eating. I like to give them the freedom not to have much of a schedule or routine outside of eat, swim, eat, swim. We will also attend the Inspire Beach and Splash Pad Park Days. They love those!

I will attempt to add in a little math and a lot of reading this summer. I like to help them keep their math skills up but in a low-pressure kind of way. I will encourage a lot of board game playing this summer, audiobook listening, documentary watching and, of course, lots of time with friends and family.

Go slow, spend a week or so really thinking about what you want your summer days to look like. Ask your kids what they hope for too!

I hope you enjoy these first few days of Summer and that we see you at one of our many Inspire summer events!

~ Candice

Inspire Charter Online Subscription Package 2019-2020

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): Adventure Academy

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

This week we look at Adventure Academy. This is geared towards 3rd through 8th graders.

We are happy to announce the newest addition to Inspire's Online Subscription Package: Adventure Academy, from the creators of ABC Mouse.

"Start Your Adventure Today. Unlimited Learning Adventures, Games, Videos, and More."

By selecting Adventure Academy through the OSP, you will receive:

  • Student access to the online gaming platform, which infuses learning with an online game environment
    • Reading: extensive curriculum for developing skills in main idea and key details, comprehension, writing, and spelling
    • Math: improving math skills in key areas like multiplication and division, geometry, fractions and decimals, and word problems
    • Science and more: inquiring about scientific concepts such as forces and motion, environments and ecosystems, atoms and molecules, and much more!
    • Gaming component allows students to create and customize their own character, features, and home.
      • Includes educational games, videos, puzzles, and more

Q: Will Adventure Academy be available for purchase through Enrichment?

A: Since there is not currently a gift subscription option for Adventure Academy, Enrichment does not have a way to purchase it directly, so all requests must go through the OSP.

Want to see more about Adventure Academy? Watch 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

Inspire Approved Vendor Spotlight!

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: LA Excel Driving School


41811 Ivy Street #D, Murrieta , CA 951-600-0204


Since 1994, LA Excel Driving School has established a winning culture for students that provides behind-the-wheel driving instruction to the surrounding areas of Riverside County (Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Fallbrook) with all those who practice our safety instruction and guidelines while driving. We have an average of 99% successful pass rate for the DMV driving test that follows our instruction. Offering all required (30 hours) State-Approved online DMV driver education bundled with comprehensive behind the wheel instruction with our certified and bonded driving professionals. We provide a unique teaching system covering every aspect of driving that has worked successfully with over 10,000 driving students. We coach you to use our safe habits and get you confident and “road ready” for your goal of becoming a California licensed driver.

LA Excel prides ourselves on our mission statement for over 25 years that “we care about our customer” and guarantee our services for every student to succeed. Please call us at 951-600.0204 to set up an appointment today or visit us online WWW.LAEXCEL.COM


Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

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! If interested, please click here http://bit.ly/choiceplusinterest. Ordering will be available starting the first week of June.

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!

Did you know that our counseling team hosts virtual information sessions throughout the year? Each session is recorded, and you can view them HERE!

Session recordings include:

  • The College Application Process
  • UC/CSU Application Process
  • Common Application Info Session

Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

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!

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.)

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Website and Newsletters. We hope that you find the information presented in our newsletter meaningful and applicable to your needs. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover.

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!


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!

Next info session is Thursday, June 20th at 10 am

Join by computer:


For immediate questions contact Nikki Kohlenberger at (714) 418-5177 or email at nikki@inspireschools.org


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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

Facebook Live! at the Corona Lending Library

Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons take you on a tour with Librarian Lisa at the Corona Lending Library!


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 10 to 6 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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