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Bringing Central Inspire Families Together

April 29, 2019

Hello, Inspire Families!

This school year is just flying by! If you're like me, you are still working through finishing this year strong and faithfully - there are still 7 weeks left on our Inspire calendar! But, you are also beginning to think about next year. What changes do you want to make? What new things do you want to try? Your HST is ready to help you with these conversations!

Mark your Calendar for the End of the Year Celebrations!

End of the Year Party -- Fresno (and surrounding areas)

May 30th at Woodward Park from 11 am to 1 pm. Sign up in Inspiration Station (soon)

End of Year Family Party - Monterey Area -

June 13th at Carmel Beach from 11 am to 1 pm. Sign up on Inspiration Station (soon)

Year-End Student Showcase - Kingsburg

May 16th - Sign Up on Inspiration Station

LCAP Survey: We Need Your Input

Parents, we need your help to fill out a survey about our school. We will use this information to reflect on how our school is doing, and look for ways we can improve.

We also request that you have your children in grades 3 and up take the student survey.

Parent Survey

Student Survey

A Note from our Family Liaisons

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Opportunities for Your Family

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Digital Resources Your Family May Love!

Thanks to HST Stacey Munro for these suggestions!

TedEd- Celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated in all subjects lessons, create customized lessons, and share your big ideas! You can send in your ideas and they will make your lesson into a video for free!

Desmos.com – Graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more – for free! Recommended for 5th grade and higher. Some prefer this over Khan Academy.

Math Antics- type in any topic, very organized, highly engaging. Their goal is to provide simple and engaging math resources that make learning math more fun for students of all ages.

My Script Calculator – with MyScript Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting. Write calculations naturally, and immediate results in any format.

A Note from the Lending Library

A Note from the Lending Library

Summer at the Lending Library:

The Lending Library will be open all summer long with the exception of the week of June 24th-28th, we will be closed.

Enrichment Returns:

If you need to return items that you have purchased with your funds please fill out 1 form per student and return it either to your teacher or the Lending Library.

Tutoring in EVERY subject!

TutorMe is a part of the OSP for 2019-2020

TutorMe is an online tutoring program available to you as part of the OSP for next year. This tutoring package would cost more than $1400 to purchase on its own. You can check it out at tutorme.com

Unlimited live online tutoring accessible 24/7 for every grade and subject level. Allows video, sound, and screen sharing. You are able to set up scheduled tutoring sessions. All tutors who are in contact with Inspire students have been approved through Inspire's vendor approval process.

Homeschooling for upper-level math and science classes just got easier (for students and parents!)

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A Note from High School Counselor: Carmen Marroquin

Families can sign-up for In-Person Counseling Appointments at the Fresno Office with Carmen Marroquin on:

Friday, May 3rd sign up here

Friday, June 7th sign up here

Carmen is available to review Graduation Plans, concurrent enrollment, college, scholarship and financial aid planning, career exploration, and help with social-emotional needs. First priority will be given to students and families. Carmen is also available every day for phone and virtual appointments. You may contact her at cmarroquin@inspireschools.org

Brighton College - A CTE New Option

Introducing Brighton College, and online distance learning college offering Career Tech Education (CTE) certificates in business, health, cybersecurity, legal medical, and child development.

Early Assessment Program - 11th Graders

Students in 11th grade who are taking the SBAC Language Arts and Math Tests will be asked at the end of their test if they would like to send a copy of their scores on the SBAC to the California Community Colleges and California State Universities.

Please read over the information below to help you make an informed decision about whether your student should share their scores or not.

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Vendor Spotlight

Guitar by Dustin

Enroll your child in my guitar class today and watch them play a song tomorrow and then perform a recital by the end of summer! My approach is different from most guitar teachers. I start them out with finger exercises disguised as songs so the kids can play right away WHILE developing the proper techniques.

I am a certified Inspire vendor and conduct lessons via Skype. You will need:

Skype account with good internet speed
Guitar (preferably a child-sized nylon string guitar)
Desire to rock!!

Please call or text with any questions you may have. My rates are very reasonable.
818 795 0069

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