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Monday, January 27, 2020
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
Costa Mesa Mobile Lending Library Locations
Return your items to our librarians at the following locations!
Don't Miss Our Vendor Fair!
Parents' Night Out
Parents learned a bit during last Wednesday’s Inspiring Parents webcast which asked the questions: Am I Doing Enough? Am I Doing This Right?. The session was recorded. It helps a lot if you click on the link below which automatically collects your email into a spreadsheet which makes it easier to respond to the hundreds of requests for the link to the webcast recording and resources. http://bit.ly/InspiringParents_010820
Inspiring Parents meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 where homeschooling parents can learn tips to grow their teaching toolkit. On February 5, we focus on writing.
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!
Special Education Parent Newsletter
As we start off 2020, we are excited to share with you the January Special Education with Care newsletter! In this newsletter, you'll find some great information on:
- Extended School Year
- Academic Crafts
- Going Back to School After the Holidays
- Positive Reinforcement
If you missed the Bravewriter webcast
Julie Bogart, creator of BraveWriter shared techniques for how to incorporate writing across the curriculum and ways to make it fun.
If you missed the live webcast, click on this link http://bit.ly/BraveLearnerFreeResources to add your email address and receive Writing Across the Curriculum, Writer's Jungle and High School Writing Help, as well as the Brave Learner Companion Guide.
Parent Testing Resources Website
Academic Video Library
Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Homeschool Parent Association
Field Trips and Events
Click on the flyer to view the event!
All new field trips open on Wednesdays at 8am for ticket bookings.
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
Below is the newsletter for January and for February. We’re looking forward to seeing you as we continue to connect families and foster community. Please RSVP in the Field Trip and Events website.
We would like to ask that if you are unable to attend an event that you have RSVP’d for, please cancel your ticket and let the coordinator for that location know. It helps with supplies and planning. Thank you!
If you need any assistance, please reach out to the CC in that area or to our Regional Community Coordinator, Gina Garland: email@example.com
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How To Empower Children When They Struggle
"Imagine you’re lifting weights at the gym. At the first sign of struggle or strain, a well-meaning bystander lifts the weight for you. Every time.
Are you going to get any stronger? Will you ever discover just how strong you can be? No matter how pure our intentions, the same concept applies when we refuse to let our children struggle.
If we always solve problems for our children, they will never learn to solve problems themselves. We imply that they are not capable of overcoming obstacles or succeeding on their own, which conditions them to give up at the first sign of difficulty."
Read the rest of the article here.
Lunar New Year at Irvine Spectrum
Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat at Irvine Spectrum Center on Saturday, February 1 from 12pm - 2pm with performers from the Irvine Chinese School and activities to take place in the Giant Wheel courtyard that include:
- Chinese dragon dance
- Lion Dance
- Greeters distributing fortune cookies*
- Lucky envelopes*
- Arts & Crafts*
*While supplies last, weather permitting
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Where: Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
The Revolution - Living History in Huntington Beach Central Park
When: February 15th & 16th, 2020
Where: Huntington Beach Central Park
Find more details here.