The Central Scoop

Bringing Inspire Central Families Together

May 28, 2019

Hello Inspire Families-

Can you believe it is the last week of May already? It is amazing to me how quickly this year seems to have passed. We have 3 weeks of school left, and I encourage you to keep on pursuing learning.

Mark Your Calendars:

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 13th.

Fresno Area Year End Events:

End of the Year Family Party - May 30th - Woodward Park - Park View Shelter - 11am to 1 pm

Monterey Area Year End Events:

End of Year Family Party - June 13th - Carmel Beach - 11:00 to 3:00

End of the Year Family Party- Fresno

Important Reminders for the End of the Year Family Party THIS THURSDAY, May 30th.

  • If your kids want to participate in the Fresno Soccer Bubble Activity, you will need to fill out the waiver before they participate. You can do that ahead of time by clicking here.
  • Don't forget to bring some money for Pelican's Snoballs!
  • We will meet at the Park View Shelter in Woodward Park.
  • Times: 11:00 to 1:00
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End of the Year Party Monterey

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A Note from Your Lending Librarians

The Lending Library is open Monday-Friday from 9-3pm. We want to thank everyone who returned their enrichment items with an EOS form. Lastly, the lending library will be closed from June 24th-June 28th.

Summer Reading

Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge is here!

Summer Reading Bingo

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

Starting on August 15th, students can earn a prize at each Lending Library if they return their completed BINGO activity.

Happy Summer Reading!

You may click on the link below to download the bingo sheets.

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Technology Returns

Tech Equipment can now be returned by dropping it off at your nearest Lending Library. However, if you need a return label, we can provide one.

Online Subscription Package

Opt-in preferences should be available in the EOS beginning in June. In an effort to meet the needs of all our families, all OSP subscriptions will begin processing on 8/15/19 for those who opt-in to the OSP early. So keep your eyes open for the chance to select your subscriptions soon!

Mystery Science Update -- Although Mystery Science will not be offered as an OSP Subscription option for the19/20 school year, we have great news for everyone who opted into Mystery Science this year! Mystery Science will be extending the subscription through June 2020; therefore, families will be able to continue using their Mystery Science subscription from this year into next year as well.

Kids Discover and Prodigy Update -- The previous OSP Subscription flyer for the 19/20 school year did not include Kids Discover and Prodigy. We’re happy to announce we will be able to offer them next year as part of the OSP!

For more information on the OSP options, please visit our OSP Handbook.

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For Parents

Inspiring Talks

Inspiring Talks features the wise and witty Julie Bogart of Brave Writer on Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. via this Zoom link:

The May 1st Inspiring Talks is being rescheduled so there is no recording. However, The Writer's Jungle: A Survivor's Guide to Writing with Kids recording link is here:

Middle School

New Middle School Curriculum Option

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

You asked and we answered! Many families have expressed a desire for Middle School courses with live online classes and instructor support. That program is here, and it is called ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.

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High School

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

Academic Decathalon will be a class that students can take through Choice Plus Academy this fall!

Our local team, with students from Merced County, Fresno County, and Monterey County were the winners of Academic Decathlon this year. They studied the theme topic together, practiced interview and public speaking skills, and improved their writing skills. This is a tremendous opportunity! This team was able to represent Inspire at the State Finals in Sacramento.

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High School Transcripts

Families can request High School Transcripts by visiting Click on Contacts and then under Records, you will find a link to "Request High School Transcripts Here".
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Homeschool Conference

Central Valley Homeschool Convention

Inspire will be at the Central Valley Homeschool Convention. Inspire families can use their funds to pay for their registration at the conference. (One parent per enrolled Inspire student, up to 2 chaperones per family max). Use Inspiration Station to pay for your registration with your funds.

Vendors will be on site with curriculum for you to look at and purchase right on the spot. You will be able to use your funds to shop and will save with conference discounts, and no shipping!

New Inspire families will also be able to use their funds at this conference.

We hope to see you there!

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