Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of September 30th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

What a busy week we had! Thank you to all of you who came out for our vendor event last week! It was packed and we had so many amazing vendors there serving our families. A huge thanks go to our awesome team for helping make this event such a success!

What are your plans this week? The weather is cooling, which means that making it out to all of the Community Connections events is much more doable! Be sure to take a look at the list of upcoming events in this newsletter. We hope to see you at one! Stop by and say hi!

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

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

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

Online Subscription Package option - Education.com!

Also included are "How to" videos for navigating the Enrichment Ordering System,

and membership information for Inspire's new, non-profit

Parent Organization - California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA).

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

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter Schools!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year is open but LIMITED SPOTS are available!

Click HERE to enroll!

Stories That Inspire!

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.

Temecula Valley Area Vendor Event!

Wednesday, September 25th!

We want to thank all of the vendors that came out to share all about the enrichment opportunities with our amazing families! Check out the photos of the event.

We had a great time connecting with you all and we look forward to the Desert Area Vendor Event on Thursday, October 24th in Rancho Mirage. Find out more information below!

Desert Area Vendor Fair

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It's time! Inspire Charter Schools 2019 Coachella Valley Back to School Fall Vendor Event is here! This event will showcase many of the wonderful Inspire vendors that offer enrichment services to our families!

Inspire approved vendors from all over Coachella Valley from various educational avenues will be showcasing their enrichment services and be able to answer questions regarding their specialties! Inspire's Enrichment Department will be ready onsite for enrichment product purchases - SAME DAY! We look forward to an adventurous year with you!

Coachella Valley Vendor Event:
Thursday, October 24th, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm
JPL Church, 39001 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage

A photographer will be onsite for your Back to School school pictures! Educational funds cannot be used for photos. The photographer will have order forms at the event. No RSVP needed for the photographer; pictures are first come, first serve.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Audrey Everson at audreye@inspireschools.org or Candice Zuniga at candicez@inspireschools.org.

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Say Cheese!!

Looking for an opportunity to get your child's Back to School photos taken? Here are the upcoming Picture Days for Riverside County! More details to come for each Picture Day. Here are the dates and locations to put in your calendar!

***UPDATE: October 8th is BACK at Citrus Park in Corona***

***UPDATE: Nov. 5th picture day will be at the Temecula United Methodist Church***

  • October 2nd Audie Murphy Sports Park, Menifee
  • October 3rd McSweeny Park, Hemet
  • October 8th Citrus Park, Corona
  • October 10th Arlington Sports Park, Riverside
  • October 24th Desert Area Vendor Fair, JPL Church, Palm Desert
  • October 30th Orange Terrace Park, Riverside
  • November 5th Temecula United Methodist Church, Temecula

There will be detailed info for each date in the Community Connections Newsletter, the Riverside County Newsletter, and on the ”Events” page of the Riverside County Facebook page.

The Vendor Event is first-come, first-serve. The photographer will be there during the entire event. There's no RSVP for this photographer.

Our fantastic Community Connections Coordinators host all the other picture days! These events all have RSVPs linked through Inspiration Station. Some are still in the planning stages. Our team wanted to share with you all the dates. As soon as there is an RSVP - that will be linked and you can RSVP.

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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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!

CLICK HERE for Participant Guidelines

We are so happy you are interested in participating in our upcoming Entrepreneur Fair in early December! Exact dates and details will be coming out soon along with a sign-up survey, but we would like to provide you with some guidelines for now.

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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!

(If you previously filled out the paper form to opt-in, we would be so grateful if you would also take a moment to complete the new online membership form below as we added some information. Thank you!)


The CHPA Founders

CHPA Statewide Executive Board Elections!

Thank you for being a member of the California Homeschool Parent Association!

We are so excited to have our first Election of the Statewide Executive Board. Elections for the Regional Community Councils will take place after this election.

Voting is now open for the Statewide Executive Board! Head here to vote! Deadline for voting is September 30th.

Regional Community Council elections will be in October.

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Interested? Fill out our interest survey!

Heart of Homeschooling Parent Education Program

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!


The OSP Portal is now available in the EOS!

* All students who opt-in to the OSP will receive 5 subscriptions (this includes students who sign up for a vendor package)

* Over 25 subscriptions to choose from

* Newly added subscriptions: GradeSlam (online tutoring vendor) and Minecraft Education Edition

* OSP A La Carte - families may purchase individual subscriptions for a discounted price (a la carte pricing is only available within the OSP Portal)

* Families may opt-in at any time (there is NO deadline for opting in this year)

* Subscriptions began processing on 8/15 for those who opted-in early -- just in time for the start of the school year!

* Opt-in/out instructions, as well as OSP A La Carte instructions, are available on our OSP Handbook

* Instructional video coming soon!

NOTE: We are aware of a few hiccups with the launch of the OSP Portal; we're sorry for any frustrations this may have caused our families. We are working quickly to get those issues fixed ASAP!

QUESTIONS? Please email the OSP Team -- osp@inspireschools.org

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


We hope you and your students greatly benefit from the wonderful subscription options available this year through the OSP.

OSP Webinars!

LIVE, Discovery Education Webinar: October 1st, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - Click Here To Join

Learn how to manage and navigate your Discovery Education parent and student accounts, administer assignments, and monitor progress of your student. A Discovery Education representative will take you step-by-step to find out the best way to use your parent and student accounts.

Check out all the recorded 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

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package) Spotlight: Education.com

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

This week we spotlight Education.com!

"Build skills. Boost confidence. Whatever your child's starting point, together we can help them catch up, learn more, and get ahead. Side by side, step by step, day by day."

By opting into Education.com you and your student will receive access to:

  • Weekly Boost - Follow our expert recommendations so you always know where you're going next.
  • Guided Lessons - Flow through fun, creative games in a carefully designed sequence to practice and perfect 800+ key skills.
    • Guided lessons are available for TK-5th grade. This is a customizable curriculum option.
  • Unlimited Library Access - 30,000+ activities, your child can jump around, follow recommendations, or dive deep into a favorite subject.
    • Access to worksheets, games, workbooks, and songs (TK-3rd grade), stories (TK-2nd grade), and exercises (1st -2nd grade)
    • Access to all worksheets, activities, and science projects
      • Available for all grades, including middle and high school!


Q: What kind of Education.com account will I receive?

A: You will receive a premium teacher account that includes access to everything on education.com

Q: Will my Education.com account from the 2018-2019 OSP roll over?

A: Yes, the current accounts expire at the end of August, at that time it will turn into a free account. In order to gain Premium access to the same account, you will need to opt-into the OSP again. Your account information will be saved.

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

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!

Dear Inspire Parents,

It's HERE! We are ready to start the school year off with our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter. Please enjoy our latest edition...

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter September 2019

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


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

This Week's Inspire Riverside County Events!

Upcoming Inspire Riverside County Hosted Field Trips & Events!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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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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!

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!

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