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Monday, October 7, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
2019 Entrepreneur Fair
Click HERE for available in-person workshops and information sessions taking place in Orange County.
UCI Fall Preview Day
Come see all that UCI has to offer! Engage with UCI staff and students, tour our lush campus, learn more about our renowned academic programs and comprehensive student services, and get answers to your questions about the admissions process. Register here: https://apply.admissions.uci.edu/register/fallpreviewday2019
Mrs. Tegan Thacker, M.S., P.P.S.
High School Counselor
Serving Families in Orange County
Inspire Charter Schools
Inspirational Parent Symposium
Kids Eat/Stay For Free in San Diego in October
Picking up items from the Lending Library
New Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mission San Juan Capistrano is pleased to offer a program for the ASD community including adults and children on the autism spectrum as well as their families, friends and caregivers. This program encourages individuals to explore, reflect and learn in an environment that is comfortable for them.
General admission rates apply during ASD Accessibility Hour. Attendees are welcome to arrive before 4 p.m. on ASD Hour afternoon dates and stay after 9 a.m. on ASD Accessibility Hour morning dates.
Friday, December 27 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m.*
Tuesday, April 28 -4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, June 19 -8 a.m. - 9 a.m
Reservations are required for this event. To reserve your spot for ASD Accessibility Hour, please contact our Bookings Department firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 234-1306.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to share the first issue of the Special Education Newsletter for this school year. We hope you find the information presented in this newsletter, and all future newsletters, meaningful and helpful in providing enriching information to help support you with your child's education. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover. Have a great start to the 2019-2020 school year!
September 2019 Issue Includes:
- Introduction to the InspireCares Website
- What to Expect With Interim IEPs
- Transition Corner
- How to Use Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom
- Helping Your Child Focus and Five Ways to Beat Back-To-School Jitters
- 27 Beloved Rhyming Book Recommendations
- Helping Your Child with Autism Get the Most out of Digital Media
- The Importance of State Testing
Academic Video Library
Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.
I CAN Statements
I CAN statements are family friendly guides that can be used to help your family and ensure your students are on track for their grade level. All learning objectives for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are provided, written in family-friendly language. I CAN statements help make grade level learning targets clear for families and they address the standards students of the same grade level learn in all public schools.
I CAN statements are conveniently provided at the front Inspire's parent and student planners and can also be found here!
Wild & Free Conference
Wild + Free One Day
The Crossing | Costa Mesa, CA | April 30, 2020
Announcing a one-day Wild + Free event at The Crossing venue in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday, April 30th! Join 1,000 charter school members for a full day of insight, inspiration, and encouragement with Wild + Free.
This beautiful gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, guest musicians, and surprises throughout the day. We may not all homeschool the same way, but we're not alone. We have each other, and we're in this together.
Ticket orders may be placed through the EOS and are non-refundable. Please select "Product Order" and "Other Vendor."
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
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.
2020 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
Every Kid Outdoors
Field Trips and Events
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
October is “Adventures in the Great Outdoors” so join us for a lot of fun outdoor activities this month. The November Newsletter is hot-off the press so be sure to sign-up for an “Adventure in Gratitude” including a state-wide event called IMPACT DAY. Be sure to sign-up for each event in the Field Trip and Events page or simply click the links in the newsletters:
If you would like to know what is going on in other regions or simply want more information about Community Connections, you can find this information in our CC Parent Website where all our newsletters and events throughout the state are found.
If you need any assistance, please reach out to your local Community Coordinator (contact info found in newsletters). We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
Kids' Fishing Adventure
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10am to 12pm
Mile Square Park
16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Parking is $3- enter off of Euclid and Warner
You can park for free on the street.
Bring your own fishing pole or make one with us.
We will have fun with friends in the great outdoors!
ADVENTURE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
10am to 12pm
1 Beech Tree Ln., Irvine 92612
Come have an adventure at Adventure Playground! Climb, cool off with water machines, structures, and dirt!
High School: Join friends, play games, and take part in a team photo scavenger hunt!
Fall Adventure Day
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tri City Park
2301 N Kraemer Blvd,
Placentia, CA 92870
Come join us to kick-off fall with some fun outdoor activities!
Paint a pumpkin
Fall Leaves Stem activity
HIGH SCHOOL HANG OUTS
Calling All High School Students!
October 25: Brainy Actz Escape Room
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 p/person including snacks
17981 Sky Park Circle
Get your strategy on! Work in teams to unlock the mystery. Experience the thrill of conquering the challenge and eat a meal together..
We have room for 60 teens from North and South OC, so don’t be shy.
Ladybug Land with live larva
See ladybug larvae transform into friendly ladybugs!
Now you can observe every fascinating stage of ladybug metamorphosis with our see-through, domed Ladybug Land.
Your Ladybug Land Includes:
- Beautiful diorama style habitat
- Ladybug Land Instruction Guide
- Built-in magnifying lid for up-close ladybug observation
- Water reservoir “volcano” keeps thirsty ladybugs happy
- Tube of 10 to 13 ladybug larvae
Cost: $27.99 at insectlore.com
100 Stem Projects for Kids and Teens of All Kinds
"STEM. It seems like that acronym is everywhere and people are all about it. Super-hyped.
I’m not a big fan of the buzzword, but I adore the building blocks of the concept.
100 STEM Activities for Kids & Teens of All Kinds is a comprehensive, annotated list of most of the STEM content here at Blog, She Wrote.
Plus, I’ve curated some great content from other bloggers where noted.
The activities are broken into categories for easier reference. It’s time to get started!"
Read the rest of the article here.
Irvine Global Village Festival
Fire Department Open House
Take a look at the fire trucks, an ambulance, and learn about fire safety!
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Various locations across OC. See flyer below for participating locations.
Fountain Valley Fire Department Annual Open House
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: 17737 Bushard, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional Park
OC Parks invites families to explore the prehistoric history of Orange County with Prehistoric OC at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During this free, family-friendly event, Prehistoric OC will present fun and educational activities and information to the public about Orange County’s rich history and prehistory with activities, fossils, and artifacts. This annual event welcomes all to learn about local natural and cultural resources every year.
Families can also enjoy various activities including free educational entertainment including volcano demonstrations by the Cal State Fullerton Geology Club, crafts in the Junior Scientist Camp, an Ice Age interactive live show, a giant dinosaur obstacle course and vehicles from the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Clark Regional Park’s Interpretive Center and fishbowl fossil prep lab will also be open to the public to view real artifacts and fossils from Orange County.
Prehistoric OC coincides with California Archaeology Month, the American Institute for Archaeology’s National Archaeology Day on October 19, and The National Park Services’ National Fossil Day on October 16. Join us to celebrate the scientific and cultural history of Orange County at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park this October.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Clark Regional Park, 8800 Rosecrans Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
S.T.E.A.M. for Teens & Tweens
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!
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