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Monday, August 26, 2019
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School News and Important Dates
Back to School Adventure Day - Thursday!
When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: TWO locations
Dinosaur Park - 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
TeWinkle Park - 970 Arlington Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We look forward to seeing you there!
We have four more upcoming picture days!
Friday, August 30, 2019
10am - 12pm
Serrano Creek Park
25101 Serrano Rd
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Qyw8PB24YoSPY1vs8
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30am - 1pm
Tri City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Play at the park and do some fun “smile” activities
ID Card - $5
Digital Image Emailed to You - $5
Individual Portraits Only
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
17415 Magnolia Street
Come get your school picture taken, get a student ID card, and meet new friends.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Tustin Sports Park
12850 Robinson Drive
Come get your photo taken and play with friends!
Join Inspiring Parents Tonight!
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Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
Introducing the ALL NEW Community Connections for Orange County! We are thrilled to help families build community within the OC area. Please see this CC Newsletter for all the activities taking place for September. September 2019 CC Newsletter for OC And reach out to any of our wonderful Community Coordinators with any questions you may have.
Curriculum at the Lending Library
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
- Got Questions? Watch This Video!
- More Questions? Read our FAQ’s!
- Ready to Become a Member? Fill Out The Membership Form
Member Elections are coming up for our first Executive Board and 10 Regional Community Councils
Join our CHPA Facebook Group Today!
Heart of Homeschooling
Parent Education Program
Meets once a month in a large forum, in a smaller home group, or individually in your own home. Grow and learn together, share ideas and become stronger and more solid in your vision of homeschooling for your family.
September through May! Watch for more information coming soon!
Grow - Cultivate your homeschool heart, create a Mission Statement
Learn - History of education, homeschooling, public school, & charters
Discover - Teaching style, learning styles, and homeschool methods
Connect - Community Connections, CHPA, Clubs, Committees, & Co-ops
Cultivate - Mentorship & Apprenticeship, make a plan for you & kids
Fertilize - Invest in yourself. Choose one area to work on and grow
Seasons - Study child development, family seasons, High school, & IEP’s
Droughts & Storms - Make a plan for when this happens. Be ready!
Sowing Seeds - Create a family service plan to give back to others
Enrichment Ordering Information
We hope the following reminders about ordering, dates, guidelines, etc will help you on your homeschooling journey!
Enrichment Ordering Information
- Our systems are optimized for CHROME browser. If you don’t have it, you can download it to both your computer and your phone easily.
- Your login information will be the same for each of the ordering sites: Field Trips and Events, Enrichment Ordering System and Lending Library.
- Missing funds and/or students questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If your password isn’t working on any of the platforms listed above, simply hit “Forgot Password?” and check your email to get your new one.
- Remember that all services requested must begin on or AFTER August 20th, the first day of school.
- Our Enrichment Staff works quickly but are also processing thousands of orders. Have patience and expect a 4 - 6 week wait depending on your requests.
View EOS tutorials:
1st How To Video:
2nd How To Video:
Here are the links for each site:
- EOS- Enrichment Ordering System https://www.icsinspirationstation.com
- FTE- Field Trips and Events https://www.icsinspirationstation.net
- LLS- Lending Library System https://www.icsinspirationstation.org
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.
New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway
Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!
Starting Line Stories by Jac Kris Publishing
Grandpa left a bag on the table and it started moving.... what's inside? Let your child decide! Starting Line Stories comes in two grade levels: Levels 3-5 and Levels 6-8. They contain fun story starters and writing prompts for children to what their imagination brings. Each story has a space above for students to draw an accompanying picture.
This book is a stand alone program and does not require any other materials.
Able to use funds: Yes.
Back to Gameschool: A Game for Every Subject
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of play. I truly believe that homeschooling can be almost all fun and games. Does that mean our homeschool is all sunshine and roses? Not even close! But I do think homeschooling can be more fun than we think.
Play has the power to transform a homeschool. And, guess what? Science has shown that play is good for all of us, not just our kiddos!
Today, I’d like to share some of my back to gameschool tips with you.
Read the full article here.
The Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival
The Festival features over 135 exhibitors, featuring booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations and related vendors. More than 33,000 people attend the Festival each year.
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Where: 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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 has sent 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.
Orange County Inspire Team
"Wishing you and your families all the best for a happy and adventurous school year!"
~ The Orange County Inspire Team