Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of June 24th, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

How was your first official week of summer? We hope you took it slow and enjoyed some downtime. Have you planned out your summer? Or maybe you're going rogue and schedule free? We can help guide you with some of our fun summer activities and encouragement. We have many upcoming informational sessions and our monthly "A Night Out to Inspire" happens this week! We'd love to see you there!

Remember to share with us on social media throughout the summer!

Use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

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

Online Subscription Package option - BrainPOP!

Our 'Vendor Spotlight' is on Titans Tutoring.

Make sure to read about both in this edition as well as

our weekly 'Sharing The Homeschool Heart.'

This week's piece is "Owning Your Educational Choices".

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 are hoping to connect with you soon!

Audrey & Candice

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Don't be a stranger...

Summer break is here! We want to keep in contact with all of our amazing Inspire families this summer. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly Riverside County Newsletter. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter and selecting the "Follow Riverside County" orange button. After entering your email at the prompts, you will receive a "confirmation" email from Smore. Follow the directions in that email to ensure your name and email are on that

mailing list for Riverside County's weekly newsletter!

This is the way to continue to receive the newsletter every week.

Other ways to stay connected:

Facebook - Join our Inspire Charter Riverside County Facebook Page!

Instagram - Follow Inspire Charter Riverside County on Instagram! @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie

Make sure to use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

to share what you are doing this summer!

Contact us! Your Riverside County Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

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2019 Summer Camps!

Head over to this list of Inspire Approved Vendors' Summer Camps. The information is organized by city and in alphabetical order. This list will be continually updated so be sure to check back regularly.

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year has opened!

Head HERE to enroll!

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A Night Out to Inspire with Candice and Audrey

Join your Riverside County Family Liaisons at Panera in Eastvale for "A Night Out to Inspire". This monthly event is for homeschool parents (or prospective homeschool parents) to ask questions, gain insight and support for their own personal homeschool journey!

It all happens Thursday, June 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Panera Bread
12376 Limonite Avenue
Eastvale, CA

***We kindly ask for children to be left at home for this event***

Questions? Please feel free to contact Audrey at (951) 541-4809 or Candice at (714) 797-1209
or email:
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Inspiring Parents Live @ 5 is BACK!

All homeschool parents are welcome! Join us weekly to learn about curriculum choices, homeschooling ideas, and much more!

Mondays in July & August - Begins Monday, July 1st @ 5 pm

Use this link to join us!


Questions? Contact Arlene at arlene@inspireschools.org


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It's summer break ~ let's have some fun in the sun! Come hang out with Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons. We'd love to connect with you and your friends!

Bring the kiddos, towels, swimsuits, and your own lunch!

Every time a different location around the County!

  • Tuesday, July 2nd @ 11 am - Arlington Heights Sports Park (9401 Cleveland Ave, Riverside)
  • Friday, July 12th @ 11 am - Canyon Hills Community Park (34360 Canyon Hills Rd, Lake Elsinore)
  • Tuesday, July 23rd @ 11 am - Dairyland Park (14520 San Remo Dr, Eastvale)

Questions? Contact:

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org


Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, curl up with a good book and play a game of Inspire Bingo for a chance to win prizes!

Each 5 in a row earns a chance to win prizes in our drawing. Return your completed Bingo sheet to the Lending Library by August 15th to submit your entries. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

TK - 5th Grade Bingo Sheet

6th - 12th Grade Bingo Sheet

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Sharing the Homeschool Heart...Owning Your Educational Choices.

Picking curriculum for your children can be a difficult task. Many times people want to know what I suggest, but I think the best suggestion is for you to learn how to find curriculums that will best suit your individual children. Do you have more artistic children? Analytical? Are they visual learners or kinesthetic? These questions are essential because they are what help you chip away at finding the root reason why you homeschool and how you homeschool your children individually. On our parent resource site for Riverside County, there are a few learning style quizzes you can utilize. Check these out here!

Additionally, remember to utilize our Riverside County Facebook group to search for topical conversations to gain insight from other parents. There are countless conversations about curriculum, philosophy of education, homeschool paths, and encouragement.

At Inspire, we hope to provide you with the best resources and information to utilize in creating a homeschool lifestyle that is desirable and accommodating for your family. If you have questions about anything, always feel free to reach out to Audrey and me to aid and assist you along this path. We love to share our ideas and thoughts, and we hope to help partner with you to create a future that everyone in your family can be excited about!

Happy Homeschooling!


Inspire Charter Online Subscription Package 2019-2020

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2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP)!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): BrainPOP

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

This week we look at BrainPOP. This is geared towards TK through 8th graders.

"Helping kids understand their world"

BrainPOP through the OSP will include:

  • Student access to all content under BrainPOP
    • Over 800 topics
    • BrainPOP Movies, Challenges, Quizzes, Make-a-Movie, and Make-a-Map
    • Access to the Student Timeline, where progress and history can be tracked
  • 24-hour access to BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Espanol, and BrainPOP Francais under Inspire's Virtual School Account.


Q: What kind of access to BrainPOP will I receive?

A: Our BrainPOP subscription is under a Virtual School license. By opting into BrainPOP you will receive student access and will be a member of the Inspire Classroom. Your student will have access to all content on the BrainPOP website and you will be able to track their progress through their Student Timeline.

Q: Does BrainPOP include access to BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Espanol, and BrainPOP Francais?

A: Yes, your student will have access to all four BrainPOP features: BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Espanol, and BrainPOP Francais.

Q: Will my student's BrainPOP account from the 2018-2019 OSP roll over?

A: We were unable to rollover accounts from the 2017-2018 OSP, so we may not be able to roll over the 2018-2019 accounts either. We are currently working on a way to do this. Please check back for updated information on BrainPOP.

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

Inspire Approved Vendor Spotlight!

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: Titans Tutoring!

Titans Hybrid Homeschool is an educational program that gives parents the opportunity to educate their child from home with professional guidance from Titans credentialed supervising teacher. Curriculum, high-quality materials, and academic support are provided to assist parents with instruction to help ensure student success.

The home-based students come on-campus twice a week for 3 hours to meet with their class for K-6th and class 7th-12th meet with their class once a week for 2 hours. Titans Hybrid Program focuses on specific core subjects of Math, Language Arts, and Writing.

Four reasons why youth should attend Titans Tutoring Summer Camp:

  1. Academic Success: Although school may be out, Titans Tutoring Summer Day Camp provides a variety of educational enrichment activities, including science, engineering, and arts.
  2. Be Great: Our program is designed to increase self-confidence, and help campers form meaningful friendships.
  3. Healthy Choices: Campers will learn the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle with several fitness options, including recreation activities.
  4. Fun with a Purpose: Campers are encouraged to have fun in a positive environment while learning new skills. From the arts and summer reading to science lessons; our Club has something to offer to everyone.

Location: Corona

Julie Fajardo

Site Director

Titans Tutoring

Cell: (949) 205-6885

Office: (951) 638-0030


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!

Inspire Charter Resources

Natural History Club!

We're excited to announce the all new Natural History Club. This club is designed for all members of the family to explore nature together. We hope to gather at least once a month for nature outings, guest speakers, nature lessons, and FUN! If you are interested in getting more information or joining this club, please complete the interest survey HERE and Glenna Heustis will send you information about the first meet up in August.

Questions? Contact:

Glenna Heustis at glennah@inspireschools.org

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

BRIDGEWAY is teaming up with INSPIRE to offer Inspire Students a Live Online Middle School Bundle for all core subjects in the fall bridgewayacademy.com/inspire. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.

Spaces will be limited! If interested, please click here http://bit.ly/choiceplusinterest. Ordering will be available starting the first week of June.

More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

Want to learn more about ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway? View an informational session HERE.

High School!

Did you know that our counseling team hosts virtual information sessions throughout the year? Each session is recorded, and you can view them HERE!

Session recordings include:

  • The College Application Process
  • UC/CSU Application Process
  • Common Application Info Session

Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!

High School Info Session Recordings

Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Amy Edwards, an Inspire teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom shares her expertise in this recorded High School Info Session! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she covers:

What are California's high school grad requirements?

What makes Inspire unique?
~Program & Curriculum options
~Online classes, live classes, vendors, parent-created & led curriculum, community college classes, and MORE!

On the first slide is a link to the recorded video. You can find the slide show HERE (Select "View" and "Present" and then click "Here" on the first slide to view the recording.)

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Website and Newsletters. We hope that you find the information presented in our newsletter meaningful and applicable to your needs. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions on topics to cover.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter May/June 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

Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!

Next info session is Thursday, June 27th at 4:30 pm

Join by computer:


For immediate questions contact Nikki Kohlenberger at (714) 418-5177 or email at nikki@inspireschools.org


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can return items to a Lending Library or to your HST. 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 for your convenience.

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

Facebook Live! at the Corona Lending Library

Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons take you on a tour with Librarian Lisa at the Corona Lending Library!


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh 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 10 to 6 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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