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Monday, October 21, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
Field Trip Tip
1. Log in to www.icsinspirationstation.net and you will see “Hi (your name)” on the top right, with a little drop down arrow next to it. *Tip: if you're on your phone, just turn it horizontally and this will show.
2. Press the arrow and it will offer the option of viewing “My Account.”
3. Click on "My Account" and it will list all of the field trips you have signed up for. This includes all the links to the pages where you signed up, so you can find the lead teacher's name, email address and phone number!
Field Trip Chaperones
1-2 Inspire Students Attending = 1 Free Adult Chaperone
3-4 Inspire Students Attending = 2 Free Adult Chaperones
5+ Inspire Students Attending = 3 Free Adult Chaperones
Additional chaperones not covered may pay out of pocket at the time of booking (subject to availability by each field trip).
Parents' Night Out
We kindly ask that children be left at home for this event. Thank you for understanding.
Inspirational Parent Symposium
Save the date: 2019 Entrepreneur Fair
Every Kid Outdoors
Click HERE for available in-person workshops and information sessions taking place in Orange County.
Kids Eat/Stay For Free in San Diego in October
Picking up items from the Lending Library
New Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mission San Juan Capistrano is pleased to offer a program for the ASD community including adults and children on the autism spectrum as well as their families, friends and caregivers. This program encourages individuals to explore, reflect and learn in an environment that is comfortable for them.
General admission rates apply during ASD Accessibility Hour. Attendees are welcome to arrive before 4 p.m. on ASD Hour afternoon dates and stay after 9 a.m. on ASD Accessibility Hour morning dates.
Friday, December 27 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m.*
Tuesday, April 28 -4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, June 19 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m
Reservations are required for this event. To reserve your spot for ASD Accessibility Hour, please contact our Bookings Department firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 234-1306.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to share the first issue of the Special Education Newsletter for this school year. We hope you find the information presented in this newsletter, and all future newsletters, meaningful and helpful in providing enriching information to help support you with your child's education. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover. Have a great start to the 2019-2020 school year!
September 2019 Issue Includes:
- Introduction to the InspireCares Website
- What to Expect With Interim IEPs
- Transition Corner
- How to Use Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom
- Helping Your Child Focus and Five Ways to Beat Back-To-School Jitters
- 27 Beloved Rhyming Book Recommendations
- Helping Your Child with Autism Get the Most out of Digital Media
- The Importance of State Testing
Academic Video Library
Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.
I CAN Statements
I CAN statements are family friendly guides that can be used to help your family and ensure your students are on track for their grade level. All learning objectives for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are provided, written in family-friendly language. I CAN statements help make grade level learning targets clear for families and they address the standards students of the same grade level learn in all public schools.
I CAN statements are conveniently provided at the front Inspire's parent and student planners and can also be found here!
Wild & Free Conference
Wild + Free One Day
The Crossing | Costa Mesa, CA | April 30, 2020
Announcing a one-day Wild + Free event at The Crossing venue in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday, April 30th! Join 1,000 charter school members for a full day of insight, inspiration, and encouragement with Wild + Free.
This beautiful gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, guest musicians, and surprises throughout the day. We may not all homeschool the same way, but we're not alone. We have each other, and we're in this together.
Ticket orders may be placed through the EOS and are non-refundable. Please select "Product Order" and "Other Vendor."
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
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.
2020 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
Field Trips and Events
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
October is “Adventures in the Great Outdoors” so join us for a lot of fun outdoor activities this month. The November Newsletter is hot-off the press so be sure to sign-up for an “Adventure in Gratitude” including a state-wide event called IMPACT DAY. Be sure to sign-up for each event in the Field Trip and Events page or simply click the links in the newsletters:
If you would like to know what is going on in other regions or simply want more information about Community Connections, you can find this information in our CC Parent Website where all our newsletters and events throughout the state are found.
If you need any assistance, please reach out to your local Community Coordinator (contact info found in newsletters). We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
HIGH SCHOOL HANG OUTS
Calling All High School Students!
October 25: Brainy Actz Escape Room
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 p/person including snacks
17981 Sky Park Circle
Get your strategy on! Work in teams to unlock the mystery. Experience the thrill of conquering the challenge and eat a meal together..
We have room for 60 teens from North and South OC, so don’t be shy.
S.T.E.A.M. for Teens & Tweens
Super Magnetic Putty
Put it near the magnet and within five seconds, the putty will stretch itself out to reach the magnet almost as if it were alive. Press the magnet into it and the whole piece of putty becomes magnetic, able to lift tacks and paperclips on its own after charging in a magnetic field.
It's perfect for science-loving kids, or for any adult that loves intelligent play! Use the magnet to do the "snake charmer" trick. Or leave the magnet on your ball of putty and watch it engulf that magnet in about an hour! What can you do with it? The possibilities are endless!
Available at uncommon goods.com
How to know if you're doing enough
Several months ago I asked Simple Homeschool readers to tell me their main homeschooling concern. I received hundreds of replies, but was stunned to find that over 75% of them were more or less the same:
- “I just wish I knew I was doing enough.”
- “I feel like I’m not doing enough.”
- “How do I know if I’m doing enough?”
All of us have different families and different children, but the same insecurities. I know, because they sometimes keep me up at night, too.
And so I thought that at the beginning of a new homeschool year, we should take a peek at this word, how it haunts us, and what we can do to break free.
For almost 100 years, the Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade has brought our community together to create an annual parade & festival, enjoyed by nearly 50,000 attendees each year.
Since 1924, Halloween has held special magic for the people of Anaheim. A nighttime pageant of ghosts, goblins, jack-o’-lanterns, and witches stretching a mile and a half through the darkened streets of downtown, the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade has become a Southern California family favorite.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Downtown Anaheim, 205 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805
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!
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