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Monday, May 20, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
This Thursday: Preferred Vendor and Curriculum Showcase!
Join us for the ABCs of the California Healthy Youth Act
Dear Inspire Families,
Please join us for the ABCs of the California Healthy Youth Act. We will be hosting two info sessions to discuss the California Ed Code, your parental right to excuse your child from this instruction, and the curriculum we will be using at Inspire Charter Schools.
Dates, times and Zoom Meeting links:
Info Session One: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/s/475385573
Info Session Two: May 24, 2019, 9:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/s/209038993
Director of Curriculum
Inspire Charter Schools
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!
Our Online Subscription Package for 2019-2020 has one more addition!
Our dedicated OSP team were able to add one more subscription to the OSP package for next year- Elephango!
If you want to learn all about each subscription, click here!
OC Vendor Summer Camp List!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Let's Thank Our Awesome Teachers!
Important Information About Inspire's Enrichment Adventures
2019 Homeschool Conference Information for Families
A message from our Parent Advocacy Team:
We are excited to share with you all the info about our local homeschool conferences/conventions and how Inspire makes them special for our families.
If you are interested in attending a conference/convention please make sure you read all the details here in this email and on the conference websites.
Reminder on limits for parent/chaperone conference passes:
Parent Educational Development Policy:
Inspire’s Instructional Fund Policy allows up to $350 of student funds to be used towards parent workshops relating to educating their child(ren) in the independent study model in one school year.
These requests must be approved by the teacher and enrichment staff as usual. Parental educational development cannot exceed $350.00 per family, per year, regardless of the number of enrolled students or the number of parents/guardians in the family.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Inspire Parent Advocacy Team
2019 Promotion and Graduation Ceremony
Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony! We will have many more details coming soon!
5th, 8th and 12th grade families should complete this RSVP form here.
End of the School Year Picnic
Preferred Vendor Info Sessions
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.
Senior Grad Night
We would like to invite all Inspire Seniors to Inspire’s Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 11, 2019! 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.
Please note! We recently received an update that instructional funds can now be used for Grad Nite tickets. If you have already paid out of pocket, the Enrichment Team will be contacting you.
Story Pirate Podcasts
Story Pirates is a media company founded in 2004 to celebrate the words and ideas of kids. It all started in a Harlem school auditorium when a group of friends put on an absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids. Since then, we’ve launched a hit radio show, the #1 podcast for kids and families, a live tour which performs from coast to coast, and a critically acclaimed middle-grade book series from Random House. Our first book, “Stuck in the Stone Age,” debuted in the Spring of 2018, and our second book, “Digging up Danger,” was released January, 2019. Our debut album, “Nothing Is Impossible,” won the Family Choice Award and the National Parenting Product Award. The Story Pirates are proud to be a leading advocate for arts education. Through Story Pirates Changemakers, our partner non-profit, the Pirates provide life-changing literacy and creative writing programs in New York and Los Angeles to thousands of kids in Title I schools and homeless shelters. You can find the Story Pirates podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
WM Music Lessons
WM Music Lessons provides quality guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, violin, and art lessons to students in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange County areas.
WM Music Lessons is not just a music school, but a welcoming environment where we cultivate relationships with our students and want to see them blossom in their individual musical gifts and talents.
WM Music Lessons offers private one on one guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, violin, drum and art lessons.
Families can come to our locations in:
We also offer in home music lessons.
For more information, visit www.wmmusiclessons.com.
WM Music Lessons is an approved vendor for Inspire Charter Schools.
Tips for Homeschooling Teens
"Homeschooling teens is different than homeschooling younger students. They are becoming adults and crave more control and independence, yet they still need accountability.
I have graduated one student and I'm currently schooling two high school students. Following are some tips for homeschooling teens that have worked well in my home."
Read the full article here!
61 Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Dates: May 24 - 27, 2019
Time: 1 pm-10 pm Friday; 10 am-10 pm Saturday-Sunday; 10 am-9 pm Monday.
Address: The Festival is held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, CA.
For more information, click here.
Monarch Butterfly Day @ Milesquare Regional Park
The free event takes place in the Forest Shelter near parking lot C. Children can learn how to plant their very own butterfly garden. Participants can also go inside a netted butterfly enclosure.
Butterfly experts will be on-site to provide educational information and answer questions about the beautiful and unique specimens.
Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. Food will be available for purchase.
Event and parking are free. Recommended for ages four to 12. Remember to bring your cameras!
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Find more information here!
Upcoming Events at American Academy for Strategic Education
Apollo 11 Special Exhibit Lands at the Nixon Library
The exhibit opens April 29, 2019, and runs through January 12, 2020.
On July 20, 1969, the eyes of the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Just minutes after landing they received a call from President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, with congratulations on behalf of the American people. Three days later, President Nixon personally greeted the three astronauts at the splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean, aboard the U.S.S. Hornet.
Museum-goers will take a thrill ride through the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, President Kennedy’s famous challenge to go to the moon, and the scientific and technological advancements that were developed —many in Southern California— to ensure success and survival on this inspirational mission.
The exhibit’s originally-created, 360-degree virtual reality experience will transport visitors to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, to see and hear Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”
Where: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda
When: The exhibit opens April 29, 2019, and runs through January 12, 2020.
Tickets: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/tickets-tours/ You can purchase tickets to the museum through Enrichment and use student funding