Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of November 4th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

The holiday season is upon us! I love to take the opportunity to encourage my children to consider and reflect on all things and persons they're thankful for. We do this with a Thanksgiving Tree. Every day beginning on November 1st, each family member writes one thing they are grateful for and writes it on a leaf that is then hung on our tree. Then on Thanksgiving, the children take turns and read each adorable note; this may go on throughout the day.

What traditions do you share during this season?

It's time to sign up for the Entrepreneur Fair! See the RSVP link in the newsletter.

There have been so many fantastic field trips lately! Please share them with us!

Share your photos of your favorite highlights on social media and use the hashtags #AdventuresWithInspire and #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire!

It's fun to see what you are all doing and experiencing!

Please reach out anytime and get to know us!

We are so happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through

learning about homeschool philosophy, curriculum, and the homeschool lifestyle!

Don't let yourself drown in worry or fear over homeschooling.

If you find yourself there, reach out!

We hope to connect with you soon,

Audrey & Candice


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Enrolled with Inspire Charter? Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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Look at what's happening this week!

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Upcoming Field Trips! Set your alarms!

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Inspire Riverside County Park Days & Community Events!

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Inspire Riverside County hosted Field Trips!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

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Inspire students, families, and staff members have incredible stories.

Head over to our website to read a few of them and share your story with us.

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Inspiring Talks with Julie Bogart!

Julie Bogart is BACK!

Sit back with your feet up and sip your tea with Julie. Open to all who want to learn something new. Find the joy in writing!

Thursday, November 7th

1 - 2 pm

Click this link http://bit.ly/InspiringLink for access to the Writing Across the Curriculum webcast.

Click the link below to access prior recording links for Writer’s Jungle and Help for High School Writing: http://bit.ly/Bogart_is_Back_and_Recordings

Questions? arlene@inspireschools.org

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Riverside County Science Fair Info Session for Families!

Science Fair Info Session for Families

Thursday, November 7, 2019
10 am -11 am

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/613928020

Have questions? Join us on THURSDAY!!!
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Say Cheese!!


Looking for an opportunity to get your child's Back to School photos taken? Here are the last two picture days in Riverside County!

  • November 5th Temecula United Methodist Church, Temecula

These events all have RSVPs linked through Inspiration Station.

Questions? Reach out to your Family Liaisons:

Audrey Everson

(951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga

(714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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History Day!

Dear Inspire Families,

Inspire Charter Schools-Riverside will be participating in History Day and we would love for your 4th-12th graders to participate!

When: February 7, 2020 9am-12pm

Where: East Hills Community Church, 20660 Orange Terrace Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92508.

I Don’t Know How to Do History Day!

We can help! We have workshops once a month in the Zoom Room to check in with your student and see how they are doing. We can offer assistance and ideas to help your student show their best work. These workshops are not mandatory to participate in History Day but will be an excellent support for students.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Wed. Nov. 6 @ 9am

  • Wed. Dec. 4 @ 9am

  • Wed. Jan 8 @ 9 am (Registration Forms Due!)

We held an introductory meeting to give an overview. You can find the slide presentation here. There are links to a multitude of resources in this slide presentation, as well as the rulebook and themebook.

October 14th Workshop:

Please see the slides from Wednesday's workshop for your reference. These can also be found on the History Day Webpage on our Parent Resource Site under the "Workshops" section. We email out and post the slides to the website after every session.

Our English and Social Science Content Specialists hold office hours each week, and your student can drop in via Zoom to ask questions and get help. The schedule and links can be found HERE.

How Can My Student Participate?

Please complete the Interest Survey if your student wants to participate. We will add you to our mailing list for workshops and information. We will send out the registration forms via this mailing list, as well. Registration Forms are due Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Helpful Links:

All of this information is also on our Riverside County Parent Resource Site. Click the History Day Link on the Events Calendar page.

Please reach out to Summer Davidson (summer@inspireschools.org) or Jen Rushing (jrushing@inspireschools.org) with questions!

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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin: We are excited to announce that the NEW Community Connections launched the first week of September in Riverside County. Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure in Learning.

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

*Thematic Adventure Days (Western Theme, Astronomy Theme, Color Run, Earth Day and Much More)

*Teacher-Led Field Trips

*Middle School and High School Event and Field Trips

*Special Events (Picture Days, Science Fairs, Community Service Projects and Much More)

Let's Connect!

Parents will join the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families.

Come Join the Community!

Our events are just a click away!

Click over to our Community Connections Smore to find all the Community Connections Events in your area coming up in October.

Check back frequently to see all the added events we are bringing to your community!

Click here : Community Connection Events and Field Trip Schedule

See you all soon!

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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CLICK HERE for Participant Guidelines

We are so happy you are interested in participating in our upcoming Entrepreneur Fair in early December! Be sure to sign up below by December 2nd!

Would your student like to participate?

Hello, Inspire Families!

We are so excited about the Entrepreneur Fair that is coming to Riverside County on December 13th. This was a huge success last year, and we can’t wait to see what our students do this year! If you are interested in participating, please check out the information below and then sign up using Entrepreneur Fair 2019 Sign-Ups by December 2nd.

We would like to provide you with some guidelines as you consider participating:

  1. All creations must be from student entrepreneurs (No retail items, please.)
  2. If you are bringing a food item, please list all ingredients at your booth and/or on the packaging.
  3. Items that pose a danger to anyone will not be allowed on site.
  4. Instructional funds cannot be used to purchase materials for creating your wares.
  5. You will be responsible for providing your own “booth” at the event. This can be an EZ-Up, table, or another way to define your space. Even a blanket can define space! Please keep your space to no larger than 12 x 12. On the day of the event, we will direct you to your site for the day.
  6. Be creative! Make a sign with prices and/or label each of your items.
  7. Plan ahead! Bring enough cash to make the change for your customers.
  8. Part of being an entrepreneur is marketing, so you may want to create your own marketing email or flyer (or use the one provided) to share with your family and friends to invite them to come shop.
  9. All proceeds are yours to keep. After all, you are the entrepreneur.

Please RSVP by December 2nd!

Entrepreneur Fair 2019 Sign-Ups

Participants RSVP by December 2nd!

Click here if you would like to participate in this year's Entrepreneur Fair!

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Dear Families,

We have exciting news! Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is now open to join the California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA). This is Inspire’s new, non-profit Parent Organization!


The CHPA Founders

CHPA Statewide Executive Board Elections!

A BIG thank you to all who ran, helped, and participated in our first elections.

ANNOUNCING 2019-2020

The Statewide Executive Board!












President: Carina Hoyt

Vice-President: Stefanie Muhlhauser

Treasurer: Kristina Lee

Secretary: Chastity Cervantez

Regional Committee Chair Nominees: Marisa Estrada


CHPA Newsletter

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The Heart of Homeschooling

Join The Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program this month to LEARN about the history of education and homeschooling. We will also explore the history of charter schools & look at how educational decisions & cultural changes have influenced your family choices today. Every month we have a webinar and group discussions covering an essential Homeschooling topic. Also, every Tuesday we spotlight a Healthy Homeschooling Habit to discuss and investigate on our Facebook Group. Check out our website HERE to learn more.
Interested? Fill out the interest survey!

Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program

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OSP Department Office Hours!

OSP Office Hours (live support via Zoom): Every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- https://zoom.us/j/839367766

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Head here for the most up to date information from the OSP Department regarding subscription processing and how to's!

OSP Webinars!

Check out all the recorded OSP webinars!

All OSP webinars are recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars

Head over to the OSP Handbook for all information regarding options and instructions.

Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

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Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) "How to..." Videos

Hi Inspire families!

It's that time of year! Your funds have arrived, and you're ready to order - but maybe you need some assistance inputting those orders. Here are some helpful videos to assist you with getting to know the EOS and how to input your orders.

1st "How to" Video...Account Navigation

2nd "How to" Video...Product Order Request

Please feel free to reach out to your Family Liaisons or HST for assistance; we are here to help!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter October 2019

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!

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Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to http://rivlib.info/website/events

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Your Inspire Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaison for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Look how we've grown since last August!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my twelfth year of homeschooling my big group! I have eight kids and six are enrolled in Inspire! I love to help families discover their perfect homeschool lifestyle based on the needs of each child and the family! We homeschool in a very eclectic and flexible way and always have. I desire to bring a deep understanding of the importance and enjoyment of home education to our awesome Riverside County Community of Homeschoolers! As always, reach out at any time for all your homeschool needs and concerns. I am always happy to help!

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Inspire Charter, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling with Inspire

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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