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Monday, September 9, 2019
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
We have three more upcoming picture days!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30am - 1pm
Tri City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Play at the park and do some fun “smile” activities
ID Card - $5
Digital Image Emailed to You - $5
Individual Portraits Only
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
17415 Magnolia Street
This is not just a picture day!
Friday, September 27, 2019
Tustin Sports Park
12850 Robinson Drive
Come get your photo taken and play with friends!
Curriculum at the Lending Library
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Homeschool Parent Association
- Got Questions? Watch This Video!
- More Questions? Read our FAQ’s!
- Ready to Become a Member? Fill Out The Membership Form
Member Elections are coming up for our first Executive Board and 10 Regional Community Councils
Join our CHPA Facebook Group Today!
Heart of Homeschooling
Parent Education Program
Meets once a month in a large forum, in a smaller home group, or individually in your own home. Grow and learn together, share ideas and become stronger and more solid in your vision of homeschooling for your family.
September through May! Watch for more information coming soon!
Grow - Cultivate your homeschool heart, create a Mission Statement
Learn - History of education, homeschooling, public school, & charters
Discover - Teaching style, learning styles, and homeschool methods
Connect - Community Connections, CHPA, Clubs, Committees, & Co-ops
Cultivate - Mentorship & Apprenticeship, make a plan for you & kids
Fertilize - Invest in yourself. Choose one area to work on and grow
Seasons - Study child development, family seasons, High school, & IEP’s
Droughts & Storms - Make a plan for when this happens. Be ready!
Sowing Seeds - Create a family service plan to give back to others
Enrichment Ordering Information
We hope the following reminders about ordering, dates, guidelines, etc will help you on your homeschooling journey!
Enrichment Ordering Information
- Our systems are optimized for CHROME browser. If you don’t have it, you can download it to both your computer and your phone easily.
- Your login information will be the same for each of the ordering sites: Field Trips and Events, Enrichment Ordering System and Lending Library.
- Missing funds and/or students questions can be directed to email@example.com.
- If your password isn’t working on any of the platforms listed above, simply hit “Forgot Password?” and check your email to get your new one.
- Our Enrichment Staff works quickly but are also processing thousands of orders. Have patience and expect a 4 - 6 week wait depending on your requests.
View EOS tutorials:
1st How To Video:
2nd How To Video:
Here are the links for each site:
- EOS- Enrichment Ordering System https://www.icsinspirationstation.com
- FTE- Field Trips and Events https://www.icsinspirationstation.net
- LLS- Lending Library System https://www.icsinspirationstation.org
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.
New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway
Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!
Parents' Night Out at Philz Coffee
Click on the flyers to sign up to field trips!
Community Connections: park days, high school hangouts and more!
We are excited to finally get the Community Connections (CC) events and trips off and running this month. Please be sure to check out our monthly newsletters to see what is happening in and around your area. Here are the newsletters for September and October with all events listed:
Please note that families need to RSVP to all events, whether they are free or not, through the Field Trips & Events section in Inspiration Station. The newsletters have direct links, but they can also be found directly in the Field Trip & Events tab in our own Community Connections section. If a link is not “live” yet, that means it is not published yet. You can check back on Monday’s at 8:00 a.m. when all CC events are published.
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.
"Not" Back to School Beach Day at Huntington Beach
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Huntington Beach Pier- north, Huntington Beach CA 92646
Flying into a New School Year! Our "Not" Back to School Beach Day in Huntington Beach. Meet at the base of the pier on the north side. We will be watching a demo of kite flying. Bring your beach gear, lunch, and kite to fly and we will have a fun day meeting up with friends.
Airplane Exploration Day
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tri City Park, 2301 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia, 92870
The science of flight activities
Paper airplane distance contest
Stories and snacks
Bring the whole family!
HIGH SCHOOL HANG OUTS
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
1390 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, 92835
Come and meet some local high school students and make connections!
Help us to plan our future high school hangouts, buy yourself a coffee, and donuts will be served!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
2pm to 3:30pm
Nook Coffee Bar- The LAB Anti-Mall
2930 Bristol St., B105 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We can meet up and talk about the upcoming year’s events- there’s shopping and fun places to take pictures too- so bring a friend! Can’t wait to meet you!
Telling Time Teaching Clock and Time Game by Owlconic
Children get all the information they need on this educational clock. For kids to learn time efficiently this design had to be easy to understand, labeling each quarter with a different color would provide an easy way for your child to quickly create an association between the numbers and where they are. Each hand is also labeled in order to avoid any possible confusion, every minute is represented on the clock, meaning children will always be able to see the exact time.
The Owlconic Time Game is also available. The game helps kids understand time using hands-on learning. Giving children the opportunity to make sense of their day, for example the times when they do daily activities in their routine.The are lots of different ways to use the 128-piece game set to play a variety of time based games. The set is fully adjustable for all learning abilities and gives kids lots of ways to explore time.
Telling Time Teaching Clock is currently available on Amazon for $24.97.
Time Game is currently available on Amazon for $23.47
2 Truths to Set Your Homeschool Free
"Truth #1: You Can’t Teach Your Children Everything They Need to Know.
This is a freeing truth because it relieves you of the burden to do so. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, we tend to think there some imaginary line out there that represents the amount of information your child needs in order to succeed in the real word. This just isn’t true. There are not enough hours in the day, or days in the year to teach them everything.
There will be gaps. World history is too vast and complicated to fit neatly into your homeschool years. Even if you teach chronologically and follow the timeline perfectly, it just won’t fit. This sets us free to stop trying. Stop trying to fit it all in starting at the age of five. Because what happens in our desire to cover everything is that we end up covering a lot, but without much depth. You’ll have to stick to summaries and move on quickly if you want to cover as much as possible.
Instead, follow your children’s interests and learn about the things that are most important to you and your family. Dig deep into the well of learning because it is in those deeper waters that we often discover hidden treasure. A scope and sequence is still a helpful tool, but remember that what matters more than what you teach, is how you teach it."
Read the full blog post here.
Learn and Grow at the Discovery Science Cube in Santa Ana
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: 2500 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cost: Event included with admission to the Cube.
The Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival
The Festival features over 135 exhibitors, featuring booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations and related vendors. More than 33,000 people attend the Festival each year.
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Where: 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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