Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of November 18th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

What an adventure the last few months have been! Have you been able to join in on field trips and Community Connections events this year? Be sure to stretch yourself and go! If you have not yet plugged into the homeschool community in Riverside County, then reach out! We would love to help connect you with your tribe!


What's inside:



  • It's time to sign up for the Entrepreneur Fair! (Sign up by December 2ndG
  • Want to participate in the Science Fair? Make sure to sign up by November 22nd!
  • History Day - Get all the info you need inside this newsletter!



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

Riverside County Parent Resource Site

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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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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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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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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Science Fair!

Do you have a student that would be interested in the Inspire Riverside County Science Fair? Make sure to fill out the PARTICIPANT SURVEY by November 22nd!


This year's Science Fair is on January 10th for our Local Areas (Temecula/Murrieta, Menifee, Corona, Riverside, Desert Area) exact locations are decided after we review the participant surveys! Make sure to get yours in!


All Inspire Riverside County students (TK-12th) may participate in the local area fairs (Jan. 10th).


A finalist from each group (4th-5th, Middle School, & High School) will be selected from each area Science Fair and compete in the Inspire Riverside County Finalist Science Fair on January 22nd! The winner from each group will then represent Inspire at the Riverside County Science Fair at the Riverside Convention Center on March 2nd!



Watch the informational virtual meeting HERE.


Questions? Contact Hope Cutter at hope.cutter@inspireschools.org

Science Fair Paticipant Survey

Surveys due by November 22nd!

Science Fair Virtual Informational Meeting

Want to learn more about the Science Fair? Watch this!

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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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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!



Kindly,

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

THERESA DAVIS


VICE-PRESIDENT

MRS. DONNA HUCKLEBY


TREASURER

JULIE FRAUMENI-MCBRIDE


SECRETARY

SARA LANGFORD


STATEWIDE COMMITTEE CHAIR

CHRISTINE RAINER



RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD


President: Carina Hoyt


Vice-President: Stefanie Muhlhauser


Treasurer: Kristina Lee


Secretary: Chastity Cervantez


Regional Committee Chair Nominees: Marisa Estrada



TO JOIN CHPA PLEASE CLICK HERE!


CHPA Newsletter

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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


Note: Main Program students who start with Inspire on/before November 30, 2019 may opt-out of the OSP and receive an additional $400 in Instructional Funds in lieu of the Online Subscription Package.

The $400 opt-out funds will be added to student's accounts in the Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) on February 1, 2020 for students who opt-out. Students must submit their opt-out preference in order to receive the $400 in additional funds on February 1st.

Students enrolled in a package offering with an approved vendors are not eligible to receive the opt-out funds if they decide to opt-out. Please refer to the Vendor Package page for more information.

Students who enroll late and start with Inspire on/after December 1, 2019 are not eligible to receive the opt-out funds if they decide to opt-out.

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OSP ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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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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