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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
We have three more upcoming picture days!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30am - 1pm
Tri City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Play at the park and do some fun “smile” activities
ID Card - $5
Digital Image Emailed to You - $5
Individual Portraits Only
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
17415 Magnolia Street
This is not just a picture day!
Friday, September 27, 2019
Tustin Sports Park
12850 Robinson Drive
Come get your photo taken and play with friends!
Curriculum at the Lending Library
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: email@example.com
California Homeschool Parent Association
- Got Questions? Watch This Video!
- More Questions? Read our FAQ’s!
- Ready to Become a Member? Fill Out The Membership Form
Member Elections are coming up for our first Executive Board and 10 Regional Community Councils
Join our CHPA Facebook Group Today!
Heart of Homeschooling
Parent Education Program
Meets once a month in a large forum, in a smaller home group, or individually in your own home. Grow and learn together, share ideas and become stronger and more solid in your vision of homeschooling for your family.
September through May! Watch for more information coming soon!
Grow - Cultivate your homeschool heart, create a Mission Statement
Learn - History of education, homeschooling, public school, & charters
Discover - Teaching style, learning styles, and homeschool methods
Connect - Community Connections, CHPA, Clubs, Committees, & Co-ops
Cultivate - Mentorship & Apprenticeship, make a plan for you & kids
Fertilize - Invest in yourself. Choose one area to work on and grow
Seasons - Study child development, family seasons, High school, & IEP’s
Droughts & Storms - Make a plan for when this happens. Be ready!
Sowing Seeds - Create a family service plan to give back to others
Enrichment Ordering Information
We hope the following reminders about ordering, dates, guidelines, etc will help you on your homeschooling journey!
Enrichment Ordering Information
- Our systems are optimized for CHROME browser. If you don’t have it, you can download it to both your computer and your phone easily.
- Your login information will be the same for each of the ordering sites: Field Trips and Events, Enrichment Ordering System and Lending Library.
- Missing funds and/or students questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If your password isn’t working on any of the platforms listed above, simply hit “Forgot Password?” and check your email to get your new one.
- Our Enrichment Staff works quickly but are also processing thousands of orders. Have patience and expect a 4 - 6 week wait depending on your requests.
View EOS tutorials:
1st How To Video:
2nd How To Video:
Here are the links for each site:
- EOS- Enrichment Ordering System https://www.icsinspirationstation.com
- FTE- Field Trips and Events https://www.icsinspirationstation.net
- LLS- Lending Library System https://www.icsinspirationstation.org
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.
New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway
Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
Introducing the ALL NEW Community Connections for Orange County! We are thrilled to help families build community within the OC area. Please see this CC Newsletter for all the activities taking place for September. September 2019 CC Newsletter for OC And reach out to any of our wonderful Community Coordinators with any questions you may have.
Back to School Beach Day at Corona Del Mar
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3001 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del MarCA 92625
Kick off the school year and enjoy some fun in the sun with your Amazing Inspire Community!
Meet by Lifeguard Tower 3. There is an hourly fee for parking.
"Not" Back to School Beach Day at Huntington Beach
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Huntington Beach Pier- north, Huntington Beach CA 92646
Flying into a New School Year! Our "Not" Back to School Beach Day in Huntington Beach. Meet at the base of the pier on the north side. We will be watching a demo of kite flying. Bring your beach gear, lunch, and kite to fly and we will have a fun day meeting up with friends.
Airplane Exploration Day
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tri City Park, 2301 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia, 92870
The science of flight activities
Paper airplane distance contest
Stories and snacks
Bring the whole family!
HIGH SCHOOL HANG OUTS
Wednesday, September 10, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
1390 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, 92835
Come and meet some local high school students and make connections!
Help us to plan our future high school hangouts, buy yourself a coffee, and donuts will be served!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
2pm to 3:30pm
Nook Coffee Bar- The LAB Anti-Mall
2930 Bristol St., B105 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We can meet up and talk about the upcoming year’s events- there’s shopping and fun places to take pictures too- so bring a friend! Can’t wait to meet you!
Anatomy Series by Julia Rothman
Big and Little: How to Homeschool with Little Ones in the House
"I think this has to be one of the top ten questions asked in the homeschooling world. It comes it many forms, from a simple question to an exasperated what am I going to do?! So what do you do? How do you teach your older, school aged children when there are little ones around?
When my oldest son started kindergarten, I also had a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old in the house. That year wasn’t too hard since we are pretty lax when it comes to kindergarten around here. By the time he turned 6, I had 3 little ones and I have had a baby/toddler/preschooler in the house every year since. Even today, as we are about to embark on another school year, this time with 4 school-aged, I still have one little one, who I am sure will make her presence known on most days. So from some one who has been there, here are my tips on how to keep the school days running smoothly and the little ones happy."
Read the full blog post here.
The Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival
The Festival features over 135 exhibitors, featuring booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations and related vendors. More than 33,000 people attend the Festival each year.
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Where: 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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!
Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.
Orange County Inspire Team
"Wishing you and your families all the best for a happy and adventurous school year!"
~ The Orange County Inspire Team