Inspire Charter Schools

Riverside County Families

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Week of March 18th - 24th

Hello Riverside County!

We hope you enjoyed a warm weekend with the ones you love! All around Riverside County the hills are beautiful emerald green, bursting with wildflowers! Have you had the opportunity to get outside for a hike or to observe the jaw-dropping butterfly migration? If not, drop what you are doing and go! Fresh air and sunshine are so good for the homeschool soul. I know that all of nature is calling my name! I need to force myself to put down the books and computers and make our way out to explore all that surrounds us. An excellent and thorough education can happen outdoors if you allow yourself the freedom to roam. Give it a shot! You won't regret it.

In this week's newsletter, we have a 'Curriculum Spotlight' on Moxie Box Art kits ! Our 'Vendor Spotlight' features And All That Jazz!

Make sure to read about both in this edition.

Also, be sure to check out Inspiration Station.

It is filled with so many amazing field trips designed by our HSTs and Liaisons just for you! Scroll through every so often so that you can see all that is being offered throughout Southern California!

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

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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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!

Look how we've grown since August!

Test Prep!

Testing dates are nearly upon us! Our wonderful teachers have compiled a list of resources and links to practice tests to help your student feel comfortable with the testing process.

CAST Resources

SBAC Resources

A Night Out to Inspire with Candice and Audrey

Join your Riverside County Family Liaisons at Panera in Temecula 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 this Thursday evening, March 21st at 6 pm to 8 pm.

Panera Bread
41793 Nicole Lane

***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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Inspire Charter Riverside County College & High School Fair 2019!

Calling all High School and Middle School students!

It's our first annual Riverside County College and High School Fair!

The Riverside County Team has prepared an amazing night of information and preparation for our current and future high school students!

We will have local colleges and vocational schools onsite to answer your questions

as well as many of our amazing high school specific vendors!

We have featured speakers from Inspire sharing all the details of what

high school looks like with Inspire!

You do not want to miss this amazing event!

It all happens on Tuesday, April 2nd at The Grove Community Church in

Riverside from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Grove Community Church

19900 Grove Community Drive

Riverside, Ca 92508

Questions? Contact:

Candice at (714) 797-1209 or

Audrey at (951) 541-4809 or

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SAVE THE DATE: Riverside County Graduation 2019

Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony!

We will have many more details coming soon!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 pm

Sandals Church Hunter Park

150 Palmyrita Avenue


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"A Night in Paris" Inspire Charter School Prom 2019

We anticipate a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, dessert, snacks, raffles and prizes, formal photos, and an all-night photo booth for students to enjoy.

High School Inspire students grades 9-12 are eligible to attend and

may invite up to two (ages 14 - 20) non-Inspire guests to join them at this event, so grab a friend and dance the night away at the historic Mission Inn Hotel in downtown Riverside.

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today.

Questions? Summer Davidson

Thursday, May 16th from 7 - 11 pm

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3649 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA

Head HERE for more information

Registration & Payment

This event is not eligible for use of instructional funds.

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Come celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow grads and other high school seniors from all over the country for Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure!

Inspire Students attending Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure can now use Instructional Funds to pay for Grad Nite. Non-Inspire guests will still have to pay out of pocket.

Book your ticket HERE!

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Coachella Valley Vendor & Student Entrepreneur Fair

Coachella Valley's Vendor Event is here!

Come and explore vendors! Many Inspire approved vendors

will be there including Usborne and Discovery Toys.

Curriculum Share!
Many curricula and subscription box samples for you to browse

and plan for the summer and next school year!

High School Specialist on Site!
Schedule a one on one appointment with our high school specialist Liz Palmiter. This is open to all families! Presentation starts at 9 am with appointments to immediately follow.

Student Entrepreneurs!
Shop student creations & their efforts!

JPL Church
39001 Monterey Ave.
Rancho Mirage

April 17th
10 am - Noon

Questions? Heather Siani at (760) 848-0953 or

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Great News for Readers!

Inspire is excited to announce that we now offer Accelerated Reader for students in TK-12th grade! The cost for this program is just $20 per student in instructional funds and can be requested through your HST. Please note this program does not include books.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps parents manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child selects a book rather than having one assigned to them and reads it at their own pace. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. They may also read articles of interest right on the screen. When finished, your child will take a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) In addition, when an LP meeting comes up, you can easily print up the list of books that your child read and share it with your HST.

If you are interested in signing up for Accelerated Reader, please let your HST know. They will be happy to assist you.

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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 March 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


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

We are continuing to stock the Corona Lending Library and need your help! If you have any enrichment items, including curriculum, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Thank you for all of your help!

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Inspiration Station Booking REMINDERS!

Did you know that you can log into your account on Inspiration Station to view ALL of your field trip bookings?? Checking my account is a regular part of my "Field Trip Booking Routine". I check this by selecting My Account from the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the Inspiration Station site. Here you will find all of the field trips you have booked. I advise everyone to always double check the field trip you had just booked by checking the amount and names of the tickets purchased. It's a great time to also input the trip date, time, and host contact information into your planner.

Happy Planning!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

Utilizing Enrichment Certificates for Service Orders

Please make sure to submit your service orders 2-4 weeks prior to the start of services to allow for sufficient time for your orders to be processed. Once you have your enrichment certificate and give it to your service vendor, that is when you can begin your services.

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.

Shmoop Webinar for Parents!

Have a High Schooler? Want to learn more about Shmoop? Here's your chance to see how it works! Shmoop is UC approved for "a-g" credit.


Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Hang out with Amy Edwards, an Inspire Teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she will cover:

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!

Next session is on Tuesday, March 12th at 2 pm

Slide presentation followed by live question-answer time.

Zoom Room Link:

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Inspire Preferred Vendor Programs Weekly Info Sessions!

Learn more about Inspire's unique enrichment opportunities!

Next info session March 21st at 4:30 pm

Join by computer:

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Every Kid in a Park!

Did you know? There is a federal public lands youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th-grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2019. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting

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!

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

This Week's Vendor Spotlight: And All That Jazz!

And All That Jazz! Performing Arts Center offers classes and performance opportunities in dance, singing, acting and acrobatics. In addition to an annual recital, And All That Jazz provides performance opportunities for students in Musical Theatre productions, Competitions, at Theme Parks, Sporting Events, Wineries, the Circus and for other local events. Owner, Jill Morrison has performed on Broadway, National Tours, Television, Commercials and Films. She has won numerous awards for her Direction and Choreography of local Musical Theatre productions. With Jill's extensive Broadway background, there is a strong focus on Musical Theatre and preparing students to be the next Broadway Stars! Whether students are serious about training for a career, or attend just to have fun and learn new skills, And All That Jazz! PAC has a warm and welcoming environment for all ages and levels! For more information, visit:

This Week's Curriculum Spotlight: Moxie Box Art


Each art box project is carefully designed to nurture creativity and instill confidence regardless of personal conception of artistic abilities. Every month your child will create a masterpiece they will be proud of and you will want to display throughout your home as you watch their confidence grow. Our hope and vision is to help each and every child explore their inner creativity and learn to express and appreciate their own artistic potential while enjoying the arts in new ways each month.

Teaching Tip of the Week: Mood changers in the homeschool classroom.

All homeschool parents know how hard it can be to spend their days attempting to educate their group when dealing with bad attitudes, sickness, weather conditions keeping you indoors or just plain old boredom. Here are a few reminders to help combat the difficulties that can make their way into your week. Try changing up the mood by implementing these simple changes.

Turn up the music! Music can affect the mind drastically! Upbeat music can excite and energize while classical can get the brain ready for the day's tasks ahead. Remembering to use music throughout the day can add fuel to the fire in your homeschool day.

Plan a playdate! Truly, play can spark excitement and reset the tired mind. Little ones and big ones alike can all benefit from a strategic play date. Need one once per week? Don't be afraid to work that into your schedule and make space for friends in your homeschool week. Who knows, with enough time spent together on a regular basis maybe you and your homeschool friends will form a fun co-op where learning and play coexist! Give it a try!

Change up your school time schedule! Do you usually school first thing in the morning and try to finish up sometime after lunch? If you all are experiencing burnout, consider changing the times you homeschool. Spend your morning and afternoon visiting with family, working on a project or serving others. Then come together for school before dinner in that window of time that is always hard to fill. Maybe school work like reading and workbooks will fill that void while dinner is being prepared and little bodies are ready to sit for a while after a full day. Experiment a little and see if the schedule changes make a difference for your kids.

If you are struggling to find solutions to a challenging homeschool day, please reach out! We are here for you! Let us help you find the path that best suits your family!


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 we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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 6 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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