Inspire Charter Schools

Riverside County Families

Week of December 10th - 16th

Hello Riverside County,

We hope you are enjoying the first few weeks of this Holiday Season! Spend the next few weeks enjoying family and friends and homeschooling in a way that enriches this time of year instead of adding stress. Jump in those rain puddles and bake those cookies! The memories you make now while homeschooling your kiddos will last a lifetime.

Inspire's Entrepreneur Fair is this week with 4 separate fairs that cover Riverside County: December 12th in Riverside, Murrieta, and Palm Springs, and December 14th in Hemet.

Come and support fellow Inspire students!

Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with so many amazing field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you! Scroll through every so often so that you can see all that is being offered throughout Southern California!

We know you're looking for those holiday get-togethers! We've got many happening all over Riverside County this month. Keep reading in this week's newsletter to find more details!

Remember! If you or anyone you know has delayed registration for this year, please note enrollment is closed for some areas already, and others have limited space on a depreciating funds scale. Check for your area here.

In this week's newsletter, we have a 'Curriculum Spotlight' on The Story of the World . Our 'Vendor Spotlight' is on Strumm Guitar Lessons. Make sure to read about both in this edition.

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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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!

Look how we've grown since August!

Come Support Our Inspire Student Entrepreneurs!

Riverside County Entrepreneur Fair in Coachella Valley, Murrieta, Riverside, & Hemet!

Please join us for Inspire's Entrepreneur Fair! Come shop our student-created crafts and goodies and support our Inspire student entrepreneurs!

Find one near you!

Murrieta - Los Alamos Sports Park - Wed. Dec. 12th 10 am - 12 pm

Hemet - 341 N. Lake Street, Hemet - Fri. Dec. 14th 1 pm - 3 pm

Riverside - Arlington Heights Sports Park - Wed. Dec. 12th 10 am - 12 pm

Coachella Valley - Palm Springs Pavillion - Wed. Dec. 12th 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Lending Library Closure Dates

Our Corona Lending Library will be closed for Winter Break beginning December 19th through January 1st. Corona Lending Library will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Our Temecula Pick up/Drop off location will be closed for Winter Break beginning December 24th through January 4th. Temecula office will resume regular business hours on Monday, January 7th.

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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.

You can find our December newsletter here.

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


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Family,

We are working hard on stocking the Corona Lending Library and need your help! If you have any enrichment items, including curriculum, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Thank you for all of your help!

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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The State of California requires all public schools to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to students enrolled in 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. Inspire’s Physical Fitness Testing window is February 4, 2019, through March 21, 2019. We ask that parents bring their students to a test location and stay at the location during testing. Most students are finished in about an hour (test time may be a little more or less depending on the size of the location). For more information, head over here and for locations click here.

Inspiration Station Booking REMINDERS!

Did you know that you can log into your account on Inspiration Station to view ALL of your field trip bookings?? Checking my account is a regular part of my "Field Trip Booking Routine". I check this by selecting My Account from the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the Inspiration Station site. Here you will find all of the field trips you have booked. I advise everyone to always double check the field trip you had just booked by checking the amount and names of the tickets purchased. It's a great time to also input the trip date, time, and host contact information into your planner.

Happy Planning!

Utilizing Enrichment Certificates for Service Orders

Please make sure to submit your service orders 2-4 weeks prior to the start of services to allow for sufficient time for your orders to be processed. Once you have your enrichment certificate and give it to your service vendor, that is when you can begin your services.

Online Subscription Package Opt-In Deadline

Online Subscription Package (OSP)

Did you know you that still have time to opt-in to our wonderful Online Subscription Package? Deadline is Decemeber 31, 2018. Please either opt in or opt out. Contact your HST for more information today! Click on the links below to view each of our one year subscription options!

When you opt-in to the OSP, you must select all 5 of your preferences at one time. You are unable to select 1-2 subscriptions and resubmit the remaining preferences at a later date. The system will prompt you if you do not select the full number of subscriptions available for opting in.

If you have opted-in and haven’t received your login information for any of the following subscriptions, please visit the vendor’s website and use the "Forgot password" option to get access.



MobyMax (select teacher login):



Time4Learning (select parent login):

Tinker (select parent login):


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

Our upcoming Info Session is all about FINANCIAL AID!

  • Thursday, January 10th, 2019 @ 10 am

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  • Thursday, January 10th, 2019 @ 5pm
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Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: Strumm Guitar Lessons

This week we are spotlighting Strumm Guitar Lessons! This is what owner, Michael Sciarra has to say:

"My name is Michael Sciarra and I have been playing guitar for 12+ years and providing lessons for the past 7+ years. I have taught students of all ages from 5 years to 50 and genuinely enjoy helping students grow to love music. I structure my teaching around what kinds of songs and styles of music students are interested in, which I have found helps greatly with the learning process and motivation.

For Inspire students I charge $35/half hour lesson. Please reach out, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!"

This Week's Curriculum Spotlight: The Story of the World

Have you ever struggled to find a history curriculum or resource that worked well for your family or homeschool lifestyle? Have you struggled to fit history in at all? Since adding The Story of the World to our line up many years ago, I feel so much more confident in my children's exposure to all of history. It has brought me peace to know that we have a resource that will easily lead us through all of recorded history from the beginning of time to the present day. In addition to the fact that this is an excellent curriculum and book set to read to your children or have them read themselves, it is also an audiobook! Spend time listening to history as you drive to sports practice or your next field trip! The curriculum comes in four volumes that you can use in any way you like. We love The Story of the World and we think you will too! Check out more about this awesome history curriculum with information straight from their website below...

"Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas–find out what happened around the world in the centuries before our own. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, or for older readers to enjoy alone. Introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations!

Over a million copies in print!

Volume One: Ancient Times: from the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (revised edition, 2007) This first volume brings to life the ancient civilizations of Sumer, China, Egypt, Mohenjo-Daro, Greece, Persia, Rome, and more. Includes the author’s retelling of the great myths and religions of each culture. Maps, timelines, and illustrations provide context and detail.

Volume Two: The Middle Ages: from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (revised edition, 2007) Knights and castles; the Maya and the Aztecs; the rise of Islam and the Crusades; Joan of Arc, Mansa Musa, Galileo, Martin Luther, and Magellan. This volume is jam-packed with unforgettable characters and stories. Includes illustrations, maps, timelines, and a pronunciation guide.

Volume Three: Early Modern Times: from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners Clearly and grippingly narrates the exploration and colonization of the Americas, including the Native American response to the newcomers; the Scientific Revolution in Europe; the birth and expansion of the United States, slavery and the efforts to end it; and much more. Includes maps and illustrations.

Volume Four: The Modern Age: from Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR The final volume helps readers understand the American Civil War, the rapid growth of technologies such as the railroad and electricity; new movements for freedom in Africa and Asia; the Space Race; the Cold War and its conclusion, and people as varied as Gandhi, Hitler, Evita Peron, and Martin Luther King. Includes maps and illustrations.

Also available in audio format!

Use alone, or combine with the curriculum guides and tests for a complete elementary history/literature/geography program

Have fun exploring history with your kids!


Educational Website and Teaching Tip of the Week: WRITING GAMES!

What do we do when we get in a rut? Specifically with writing. Especially during this time of year? I know you can't see me but my hand is raised high in the air. I am always in need of exploring ways to grab hold of my children's attention and keep it! All while having them absorb something meaningful. I don't need any fancy workbooks or activity books, all we need was a few blank pieces of paper, pencils, and a fun attitude! Over at, she put together a fun list of writing games that we all enjoy together! I love it when the kiddos laugh and enjoy each other's company while learning (it's the small things in life guys). I call this a win.



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Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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 6 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!

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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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