Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of May 13th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

We hope you are all doing well! If you are brand new to Inspire and homeschooling, have you had a chance to attend an Info session? This is a great way to connect with other parents and gain insight from liaisons or homeschool teachers in your area. Our info sessions help families learn about how to homeschool with Inspire and all that Inspire offers! Scroll down to look for the info session nearest you!


In this week's newsletter, we spotlight Inspire's

Online Subscription Package option - Rosetta Stone Foundations!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' features Monzon Music!

Make sure to read about both in this edition as well as

Candice's weekly 'Sharing The Homeschool Heart'.

This week's piece is "When you don't feel like you're cut out to homeschool."


Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with many fantastic field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you!

Scroll through often and see all that is offered throughout Southern California!


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 are hoping to connect with you soon!


Audrey & Candice

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2019 Summer Camps!

Head over to this list of Inspire Approved Vendor's Summer Camps. The information is organized by city and in alphabetical order. This list will be continually updated so be sure to check back regularly.

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year has opened!

Head HERE to enroll!

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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!


Look how we've grown since August!

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Test Prep!

Testing dates are nearly upon us! Our wonderful teachers have compiled a list of resources and links to practice tests to help your student feel comfortable with the testing process.


CAST Resources

SBAC Resources

Melissa Webb's FREE Test Prep for Writing Success Webinar!

Last night I had the privilege of attending Melissa Webb's online parent webinar. I am so grateful I did! Her webinar was very informative for our upcoming state testing. Three of my kids are testing this year and this webinar was just what I needed!


You're in luck! It was recorded! Here is the information below...



Tonight I hosted my LAST live, online event for the Test Prep for Writing Success 2019 parent webinar. And, what a special and wonderful group we had. THANK YOU to all who gave of their time and energy.


If you missed it, no worries! We remembered to record it. And, as promised, before my head hits the pillow, here is all you requested.


TEST PREP for WRITING SUCCESS WEBINAR - VIDEO RECORDING (90 Minutes)




Also, when you are done watching the video, no doubt you'll be ready to dive into the FREE sets of lessons I have created for you. To access those:


==> Go to writeonwebb.teachable.com

==> Choose the Test Prep for Writing Success Course toward the bottom of the page

==> Click on "Enroll in Course for $39"

==> On the Order Summary page, enter TP2019 where you see "Add Coupon"

==> Complete the registration

==> Access the three courses. Feel free to start with any of the three bundled options. My recommendation is to start with your child's "weakest link."


Finally, some of you shared an interest in having me save you a spot for my ONLINE WRITING PROGRAM for the FALL of 2019. I would LOVE to have you and your kiddo join our community. Sign up if you are interested.


Fall 2019 Writing Course Registration Form


Did you want to join our PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP? It may offer a little extra support and we'd love to have you connect with us. Homeschooling is a journey to share with like-minded, positive, family-first kind of friends. That's us!


And, of course, if you have any questions, please let me know. I'm here to support you.


Have a lovely weekend.


Melissa








Write on!

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SAVE THE DATE: Riverside County Graduation 2019

Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony!

We will have many more details coming soon!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 pm


Sandals Church Hunter Park

150 Palmyrita Avenue

Riverside

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options have been finalized and we’re excited to announce our new package options!


  • HIGHLIGHTS: Over 23 subscriptions to choose from with 7 curriculum options and 14 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!


  • 16 options for grades TK-3 .. 17-20 options for grades 3-8 .. 12-13 options for grades 9-12


  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school


  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Prodigy, Kids Discover Online, ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City


  • NEW: Beast Academy Online, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe


This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *

* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions


Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

Inspiring Talks!

Brave Writer’s Julie Bogart followed up her in person Inspiring Talks with part one of a three-part webinar series The Writer's Jungle: A Survivor's Guide to Writing with Kids.


http://bit.ly/BraveWriterSurviorGuideWritingWithKids_RecordingLink

Copy and paste the link into your web browser or click on the link above to access the recording.


Want to Join a Brave Learner Book Club?

Many of you were inspired by Julie Bogart's online, or in person Inspiring Talks and asked about forming a The Brave Learner Book Club. We want to help facilitate bringing Brave Writer fans together. If you're interested, please take a minute to let us know what works best for you by clicking on the link below.


https://tinyurl.com/BraveLearnerBookClub-Interest


Coming soon! Part three of our three-part Brave Writer webinar series: Writing Across the Curriculum on Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m.

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High School!

Did you know that our counseling team hosts virtual information sessions throughout the year? Each session is recorded, and you can view them HERE!


Session recordings include:


  • The College Application Process
  • UC/CSU Application Process
  • Common Application Info Session


Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,


Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Website and Newsletters. We hope that you find the information presented in our newsletter meaningful and applicable to your needs. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover.


Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter April 2019


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



Sincerely,

Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!


Next info session is Thursday, May 16th at 4:30 pm


Join by computer:

https://tinyurl.com/inspirepv

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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,


We are continuing to stock the Corona Lending Library and need your help! If you have any enrichment items, including curriculum, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Thank you for all of your help!

Utilizing Enrichment Certificates for Service Orders

Please make sure to submit your service orders 2-4 weeks prior to the start of services to allow for sufficient time for your orders to be processed. Once you have your enrichment certificate and give it to your service vendor, that is when you can begin your services.

Inspiration Station Booking REMINDERS!

Did you know that you can log into your account on Inspiration Station to view ALL of your field trip bookings?? Checking my account is a regular part of my "Field Trip Booking Routine". I check this by selecting My Account from the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the Inspiration Station site. Here you will find all of the field trips you have booked. I advise everyone to always double check the field trip you had just booked by checking the amount and names of the tickets purchased. It's a great time to also input the trip date, time, and host contact information into your planner.


Happy Planning!

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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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

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: Monzon Music!

My name is Joshua Monzon I'm with Monzon Music. We provide Guitar, Cajon and Voice lessons. These lessons can be at the home of the student or Skype. One on one or group lessons. We are located in the Hemet & San Jacinto valley. We personalize every lesson to each student we teach.

MonzonMusic.com
Office #: 508-614-9818

Cell#: 951-492-9803
Joshua Monzon

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): Rosetta Stone Foundations!

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options are finalized, and we’re spotlighting every option - every week!


This week we look at Rosetta Stone Foundations! This is geared towards TK through 12th grade and will have access to the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite. Students will get to pick from 24 language courses set at their grade level. Rosetta Stone Foundations focuses on teaching the fundamentals to students. High School students can also earn A-G credit for the Spanish, French, and German courses.


Rosetta Stone Foundations contains the same software as Rosetta Stone Homeschool edition. Parents will have access to student progress and scores through the student account, they will also receive access to the offline material that is only included with the Foundations course. This offline material includes workbooks, audio stories, flashcards, tests, quizzes, and alphabet books.


For more details on this OSP option and all the other OSP subscriptions, head over to the OSP Handbook.


Have a question regarding the Online Subscription Package? Email osp@inspireschools.org

Sharing The Homeschool Heart... When you don't feel like you're cut out to homeschool.

For well over a decade now, I have had thousands of conversations, especially as a Family Liaison for Inspire, about parents deep down heart concerns regarding homeschooling. So many of you worry that your seven-year-old will never learn to read, or that your 5th grader will never be able to master spelling words, and the biggest of all- will you even get them to be able to graduate high school?


I relate so well to these thoughts. I spent years thinking of them myself. Something I regret is thinking them for too long. In the world of homeschooling, these thoughts are valid and do hold some weight. For someone like me, who hates math and doesn't want to even think about a math concept past the 6th-grade level, logically, I have to consider who is going to teach my children math, past sixth grade. This is a logical thought process and something to consider when choosing the homeschool path, but not something to hold you back.


When you homeschool through Inspire, you are supported by a large team of highly enthusiastic advocates. A group of men and women with decades of personal homeschool experience, supportive educators with endless amounts of curriculum knowledge in every curriculum category that exists, a thoroughly educated team of personal cheerleaders who understand all parts of homeschool philosophy of education and who are willing to walk alongside you and guide you through a very successful homeschool journey.


When those thoughts creep in that you can't cut it, or that you aren't educated enough to educate your children, stop and remember that men and women have gone before you and have taken on the great task of home education. You, too, can provide a stellar education for your children, especially in today's world. Technology is at your fingertips in every smartphone you possess; the library is filled to the brim with knowledge, facts, and information. You do not have to go far to find answers. You can truly learn anything you want in a moment's notice. Teaching your children to harness the power of education in today's world will give them the ability to be free thinkers, self educators, independently motivated, hard-working individuals who can achieve anything they set their minds to. Once you start believing that and vocalizing that, their opportunities multiply just because they know they can do it - because you said they could. Changing your mindset changes their futures.


Once your confidence is built, look to the opportunities that Inspire provides. If you find yourself lacking in something, use your instructional funds for a tutor. Look in the city around you and surrounding towns for classes that might help support where you feel you need additional assistance. Maybe a group-like math class is just what you need to get your junior high student to the next level. Once high school hits, you have endless options for your students. You can stay the primary educator and educate them through high school or piece out each class with some of our highly qualified teachers in Choice Plus Academy or online platforms. The truth of it is, there are no dead ends, there are no closed doors; you have the power to educate your children, and Inspire gives you the support you need every step of the way.


For me, as a once very skeptical homeschool mom many years ago, all my fears have subsided. I no longer worry that this is not the right path. I no longer have the fear that I won't graduate my children. I no longer worry about a child struggling to read because I have seen the process many times, and I know it's a process. I've watched my children step by step struggle, then understand. It's normal. It doesn't mean we've failed or not done enough. Every child is different and needs different support. Keep going. Keep pursuing an education in the way that best fits your family, your child, and your lifestyle. Speak positive truths into your homeschool day. Let your children know you're their advocate and that you are fighting for their educational freedom. Be positive in your pursuits and surround yourself with people who encourage your homeschool path. I want you to feel the joy and freedom that comes with home education as I do now. Keep going, weary homeschool warrior. You are enough. You will succeed.


~ Candice

Facebook Live! at the Corona Lending Library

Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons take you on a tour with Librarian Lisa at the Corona Lending Library!

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARENT RESOURCE SITE

Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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!

Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh 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 10 to 6 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 6 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!

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