LA/Ventura Weekly Newsletter


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School Wide News

Track B LP8 3/25-4/15

*attendance due 4/15

Track C LP8 3/25-4/15

*attendance due 4/15

Success is in full bloom!!!

Our state testing season has begun! If you have any questions about locations, dates, times, ect., please contact your HST.

Below are some last minute resources to prepare you and your child for the BIG day! We thank you for your continued support and dedication to your child's success! Thank you for allowing us to be part of this journey!

Testing Concerns for the Homeschool Family (20 min)

Supporting our homeschool families and encouraging them as we address their testing concerns.

Why Does Inspire Need Assessment Data?

CAASPP Testing Information

50 Reasons to Test with Inspire

CAASPP Testing Supports for Parents (15 min)

How to request the enabling of Designated Supports for your student.

How to try out Designated Supports on the practice website.

How to Take a Practice Test and Check Out Designated Supports

CAASPP Practice Website

Description of Designated Supports

What to Expect at a Testing Location (13 min)

A walk-through of what your child will see and experience the day of testing.

SBAC Parent Guide

CAST Parent Guide

Overcoming Test Anxiety (13 minutes)

Nine tips for helping your child to recognize and cope with their anxiety.

Huffington Post Article: 9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

LA & Ventura Promotion/Graduation Ceremonies!!

We will have four locations this year to celebrate your child's success!! Please look for the RSVP email coming from your teacher soon. Looking forward to this very special time together!!

May 28th- Crosspointe Church, Ventura

5th & 8th: 11am-12:30pm
12th: 1pm-2pm

May 29th- Coast Christian Fellowship, Torrance

5th & 8th: 11am-12:30pm
12th: 1pm-2pm

May 30th- Church of the Open Door, Glendora

5th & 8th: 11am-12:30pm
12th: 1pm-2pm

May 31st- The Master's University, Santa Clarita

5th & 8th: 11am-12:30pm
12th: 1pm-2pm

LA&Ventura 2019 Graduation/Promotion Survey

Please complete this survey if you have a 5th, 8th or 12th grade student participating in one of our ceremonies.

Student Spotlight!

Alston Sunia

Polynesian Fireknife Dancer!

Alston spent 4 days in Okinawa, Japan and competed in the TAHITI FETE OF

OKINAWA competition on Saturday, March 30th. He took the 1st place trophy!

Alston Sunia is in 11th grade and has been a student with Inspire since 2016. Alston is very active with

his dance group, LOKELANI R.O.T.I. (Rhythm of the Islands), and performs many community events. His

group has traveled from all throughout the South Bay areas and down to San Diego. They have even

been invited to perform at the PURE ALOHA FESTIVAL in Las Vegas. He just completed in an international

Fireknife competition where he won 1 st place and has plans to travel with his dance group in the summer

months to Kauai and then off to Indiana. Between these major traveling events, he will be performing

many community events over the weekends. On May 18-19, 2019, Alston's group, Lokelani R.O.T.I. will

be performing on stage. The lineup of performances has yet been published. If you would like to see his

performance you can follow up for the lineup by referring to the event's website at: You can also check out a short clip of his performance in Okinawa here:

High School

High School | ChoicePlus | ChoicePlus Academy | Edgenuity | StrongMind | Textbook

Want to Learn about Some Amazing High School Opportunities?

LINK: Additional HS Opportunities

Important Dates for HS Calendar

Learn about: High School Student Leadership; National HS Honor Society (NHS); Academic Decathlon; High School Enrichment Academy Class; Prom/Banquet next 18-19 School Year
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Attention High School Students!!!

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Vendor Spotlight

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Antelope Valley

Community Outreach- April

Join us for a nature walk!

Tuesday, April 9th @ 9:00 am you are invited to come take a nature walk with us! We will be enjoying the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring water to enjoy during your walk and snack to eat afterwards in the covered sitting area. We will meet at the main building at 9 am. Students and families will enjoy the walk and be provided with a nature journal handout to complete as they observe plant and animal life of the Antelope Valley.

To RSVP please click here.

Questions? Email:





Join us on Friday, April 12 from 5:00-8:00 PM

for a “Classy Carnival”. The dance will be held at the Palmdale Resource Center and is open to AV and SCV HS students. Please RSVP HERE and sign up to bring snacks HERE
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AV and SCV testing location change!!!

Our CAASPP State Assessment location has changed to better accommodate the needs of our students. Please look for information coming from your teacher soon. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to your child's education!

Palmdale Resource Center/Lending Library

Palmdale Resource Center and Lending Library

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00 Phone: (661) 268-4756

If you have any questions please contact:

Santa Clarita

Meet and Greet for Prospective Families and Fundraiser!

Do you have friends that want to learn more about Inspire and how our homeschool program works? Please bring them to a Meet and Greet on Friday, April 12th @ Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in the Valencia Mall from 11:30 to 1:30. Some of our SCV Team will be there to help answer questions for prospective families. Inspire swag for the kids! Spread the word! This is also a fundraiser for our SCV EA, so please come and eat some froyo with us!

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May Curriculum Sale and Meet and Greet!

Do you have curriculum that you purchased with personal funds that you would like to sell? (You do not have to be enrolled in Inspire to sell.) We are asking for 10 dollars per table, which will benefit our PTO, and you may sell for 2 hours. Please provide your own way of collecting money. Additionally, if you are with Inspire and you need to return curriculum, we will have enrichment staff available to return. Lastly, if you are looking for a charter school opportunity, staff will be on hand to explain your options. Hope to see you there! Please contact for more information or to book your table!
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Attention All SCV High Schoolers!!! Earn Credit for 2019-2020 school year!

Santa Clarita EA is offering a 2.5 credit yearbook course and 2.5 credit Leadership course each semester beginning Fall 2019. Please ask your HST for details!


Meet up at Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Downey

Do you have friends that want to learn more about Inspire and how our homeschool program works? Please bring them to a Meet and Greet Thursday, April 11th 10am-12pm

Some Inspire teachers will be there to help answer questions for prospective families. See flyer for more information!

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Pasadena/Burbank/ Northridge SBAC Testing

*Students must be pre-registered. Please contact your teacher for more info.*


April 30 & May 1 & 3



May 7, 8

AM: 9:00-12:00 PM: 12:30-3:30

May 9

9:00-12:00 PM


May 14 & 15

AM: 9:00-12:00 PM: 12:30-3:30

May 16

9:00-12:00 PM

San Gabriel Valley

Community Outreach- April

Nature Walk

4/15/19, 9-11am


Park south of Baseline Community Church at Baseline and Towne. We will meet up in the

parking lot where your students will be invited to participate in a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Students complete the Nature Scavenger Hunt as we walk along Thompson Creek Trail. Our walk will end at Higginbotham Park.

It is a 30-45 minute walk from the parking lot to the park. The path is paved and stroller-friendly for any younger siblings. Please pack snacks and water and wear comfortable shoes. Public restrooms are located at Higginbotham Park.

For more information contact:

Katie Lucas

(909) 833-0697


Jamie Schmelebeck

(714) 330-0407

SBAC/CAST Testing: Glendora

When: Sessions on April 22-26

Who: students 3rd-12th grade

*Contact your HST today for details!

South Bay/Los Angeles

Field Trip Opportunity

Moonwater Farm Art & Agriculture

April 23rd, 2019

A farm in the city? Yes! Come and visit an urban sanctuary where you can connect to your wild self. Take a tour of Moonwater Farm and learn how to make a composting pile and a worm bin. Spend some time with some goats and enjoy learning more about sustainable living in an urban environment. For more information:

Torrance Lending Library

Come visit the Torrance Lending Library!

Contact your teacher for the location!

Hours: M-F 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Order online at then “Lending Library” to have your books and materials delivered here. You can order from any location and pick up in Torrance. Poway has a large inventory right now!

  • Return non-consumables when you are finished with them

  • Donate educational materials taking up space at home

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Field Trip Opportunity

CAASPP State Assessment Info

SBAC and CAST Testing at Coast Christian in Torrance:

April 29-May 1 AM session: 9:00am-noon; PM session 12:30-3:30

May 3rd 9:00am-noon


Whittier SBAC Testing Info

Testing Dates: 4/16 to 4/18

Sessions have been assigned to all Whittier EA students in grades 3-8 and 11. Non-EA students who live near this testing site may also be assigned to this location. Your HST will notify you of your student’s assigned session.

*Students must be pre-registered. Please contact your teacher for more info.*

Meet-n-Greet at Menchies

Wed, April 10th 3:30pm-5:00pm

1285 N Hacienda Blvd

La Puente CA 91744

Spread the Word about Inspire!

Contact Carole at

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Community Outreach- April

Whale of a Day Festival

Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W

Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

Contact Jackie Phillips for questions
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Meet & Greet - Park Day & Drawing Class

Sycamore Canyon Park

22930 Golden Springs Dr

Diamond Bar CA 91765

4/15/19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Contact Carole (714) 504-9329 or email
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Long Beach

Field Trip Opportunity

Field Trip: Fullerton Arboretum

Come join us for a nature tour around the beautiful Fullerton Arboretum

Date: April 10th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Address: 1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831

Admission: $5.00

Register Here:

Registration Deadline: April 3rd

Contact Rachel Jones for more information

Community Outreach- April

Hike at Gum Grove Park

Please join us for a late afternoon

nature walk through the Eucalyptus

Grove and wildflower fields on April 11th at 4pm!

Crestview Ave & Avalon Dr.

Seal Beach, 90740

For more information prior to event please email

For info or help the day of the event please text or call 562.682.9578

*no bathroom on site

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Join us for a meet and greet at Yogurtland in Lakewood on April 15th from 11-1. Come and learn more about Inspire or talk to teachers about any questions you may have. Bring your friends and enjoy some froyo!
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SBAC/CAST Testing: Long Beach

When: Sessions on May 6-10

Who: students 3rd-12th grade

For practice tests go to and click Practice & Training Tests

*Contact your HST today for details!

Enrichment Adventures