Inspiring the Adventure of Learning ... January 8, 2020
Serving students in Yosemite Valley Charter and Monarch River Charter Schools
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! We hope that you had an amazing 3-week break from school and are ready to dive back into the Adventure of Learning! Please read below to find information and opportunities to enrich your homeschool journey.
Monday, January 20- No School- Martin Luther King's Birthday
Thursday, January 23- Last day of semester 1, and end of LP4
Friday, January 24th -"Student Free" day. Teachers work, but students have the day off.
Monday, January 27th- Semester 2 begins, and the start of LP5.
Kenzen Bolyard - Grade 6
Walker Murphy - Grade 11
Evilasio Da Paz - Grade 8
Please click to see him play Minuet 3 by Bach: https://youtu.be/DVkqq5R8QBk
School Updates: Schoolwide Learning Outcomes
SLO#1: Navigator of the Digital World
At Inspire, we have goals for our students that are known as Schoolwide Learning Outcomes. SLOs are a part of our school culture: they reflect our vision, the College and Career Readiness Standards, and the education of the whole child. Please take 1 minute to fill out this survey to share with us how your child is a Navigator of the Digital World (SLO #1). Thank you!
Community Connections Events
Happy New Year! The Community Connections Team is having a rip-roaring time seeing you at our field trips and events! I know that you are all enjoying these events as many are filling up quickly. Options typically go live on Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m., so be sure to watch for those first thing Monday mornings. Here are current newsletters for January with live links to activities.
Community Connections Newsletters:
If you have suggestions for the Community Connections Team, please email Michelene to offer ideas in Central California and she will pass it along to the local Community Coordinator. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Information Sessions
Your Invited to learn more about Inspire's High School Program
High School Counselor, Carmen Marroquin, and High School Success Coordinator, Denise Voth will be hosting 2 virtual HIgh School information sessions on January 15th. They will also be hosting an in-person information session on January 16th in Fresno. Click on the link below for information about times and locations.
Am I Doing Enough? Am I Doing This Right?
Big questions that Inspiring Parents will begin tackling THIS Wednesday, January 8th. You will come away with the expected milestones for your kindergarten – high school child. It is empowering to know the norms for school-age children which leads to compassion and patience with yourself and your child. Brew a cup of tea, put your feet up, and click this link to join us this Wednesday from 1-2. http://bit.ly/InspiringLink
Did you miss December’s Inspiring Parents webcast? We learned how to homeschool in a more harmonious way by shifting from an adult power relationship: “DO it because I said so!” to “Let’s work together.” Aaron Eden, from the Alliance of Self-Directed Education, shared proven successful strategies that work during times of high pressure like the holidays as well as throughout the year. Click this link to watch the December recording. http://bit.ly/InspiringParents_120419