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Monday, June 10, 2019

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School News and Important Dates

Learning Period 10 Ends This Week!

This is it! The last Learning Period for the 2018-2019 school year! We hope you're ready to have a wonderful summer!
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Non-Consumable Item Returns

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can drop off the non-consumables you no longer want or need to our Costa Mesa Lending Library.

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 that you need to fill in with your return.

Inspire is Switching to One Calendar!

Great news! Inspire has put a lot of thought into considering our academic calendars and have decided that Inspire will have ONE calendar for all students! In fact, we will never have multiple calendars again. This will be a positive change for our schools and will make many things much easier for everyone, particularly Teachers!

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More Updates to Our Online Subscription Package for 2019-2020!

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


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,

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Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your child engaged and inspired? Inspire's summer reading challenge bingo activity is a great option! 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!

Special Education Newsletter

"Welcome to our May/June 2019 Newsletter!

Another successful school year is coming 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!"

Read the rest of the newsletter here!

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OC Vendor Summer Camp List!

As Inspire parents, we understand how helpful it would be to have all of the county's summer camps listed in one place. We have started gathering flyers for summer camps/courses our vendors are holding and put them all in one place for you here! You can click on the link to go straight to the vendor's website.

Don't see your favorite summer camp listed? You can email us to reach out to the vendor, or ask the vendor to email their flyer to us: and
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Important Information About Inspire's Enrichment Adventures

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New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

You asked and we answered! Many families have expressed a desire for Middle School courses with live online classes and instructor support. That program is here, and it is called ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more. Special Bundle Course pricing exclusively for Inspire Students is available. More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

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!
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Park Days

Field Trips

Educational Tools

HELIO Children's Educational Night Light System

HELIO is an educational night light projector system that emits LED light through a series of academic and entertaining discs. Use HELIO’s learning discs as an innovative approach to learning that encourages parent and child interaction. Each lesson builds on previously learned concepts through memory retention, which is proven to increase when reviewing concepts prior to falling asleep.

How Kids can Learn with HELIO -

  • A multi-sensory approach to learning
  • Help engage children in the interactive process of learning
  • A systematic approach to learning the fundamentals of reading

Bridging the Learning Gap for Educators -

  • Powerful teaching tool for children with unique learning challenges
  • Educational Board of California accredited teacher approved
  • Highly effective for dyslexic students

Benefits of Using HELIO at Home and/or in a Classroom -

  • Fun and interactive way for children to learn how to read
  • An innovative approach to learning that encourages parents and child interaction
  • Reinforces concepts taught in the classroom and/or in their daily reading

Reinforcement of Lessons -

  • Increase fluency level of blending words
  • Each lesson builds on previous learning
  • Children feel immediate success with repetition

Read more about Helio here!

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Vendor Spotlight

HandiWork Sessions- Confidence Coach For Girls

Hello families!

I am proud to be a new and unique vendor. I am a Confidence Coach for Girls and provide 1:1 services for our young girls to be able to support her healthy relationships with her parents, siblings, and friends. I work with school age girls (5-18) and am passionate about supporting them.

I have a 15 year child development background and current permit, and I have a degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Human/Child Development. I am located in Southern California but can provide services via telephone or online.

Email me here:

Thank you!

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Homeschooling Advice

20 Best Podcasts for Kids

"As frequent travelers, we needed a balance between mindless binging on shows and movies and reading books on the plane. The solution? Podcasts! It’s screen time without too much stimulus, perfect for winding down on long flights or road trips. Podcasts are a great way for kids to learn about pretty much anything! And the best part? You will probably love these as much as your kids and may learn something new in the process."

Read the full post here.

Local Events

Fountain Valley's Summerfest

This four-day seasonal extravaganza serves up something for everyone: a big collection of carnival rides, a loud lineup of live music, a broad selection of food and drink options, and other fun attractions (like a car show and fireworks). June 20th’s Preview Night features $1 rides and karaoke with a live rock band.

View the full details here.

2018 Summerfest Promo Video

OC's Sunset Cinema Films: Zootopia at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

The annual Sunset Cinema film series returns, featuring 14 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 14 – September 13 around sunset. Friday, June 14 welcomes Zootopia (2016) at Carbon Canyon Regional Park.

Pack a picnic, blankets, and beach chairs and head to OC Parks Sunset Cinema. All movies are free to attend, with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times starting around 8 p.m. after the sun has set. Food trucks will be serving on-site.

  • Event: Free
  • Parking: Free after 5 p.m.
  • Click this link for a complete list of Sunset Cinema film series events.
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The Irish Fair in Irvine

The Great Park will turn a festive shade of green for the 46th edition of this big Celtic party. The weekend-long celebration will include all types of Irish-inspired activities and entertainment. Fair hours are 11 am-7 pm (June 15) and 10 am-7 pm (June 16).

For full details, click here.

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Invite Your Friends To Our Info Sessions

Have a friend who asks about Inspire's amazing team and benefits? Do your friends ask you about homeschooling? We'd love to meet them at one of our upcoming Information Sessions!

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 year is open here now! Current parents do not need to re-enroll, your HST will send you a Master Agreement to sign for 2019-2020.

Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.

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Community and Connection

Facebook Page

Did you know we have an Orange County Facebook page? We have new parents in the group who would love to hear from you! We also advertise our field trips here, and upload the newsletter there every week.

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? If not, head on over to meet our regional team, stay current on school events, and find general school information. This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 2, 6 and 8 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Four years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 8 years to 6 months, and have homeschooled for the past four years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I have a background in Project Management Support and enjoy planning and hosting activities and events. I look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


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