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Monday, November 5th, 2018

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School News and Important Dates

Online Subscription Package (OSP)

Did you know you that still have time to opt-in to our wonderful Online Subscription Package? Click on the flyer to view our one year subscription options!


When you opt-in to the OSP, you must select all 5 of your preferences at one time. You are unable to select 1-2 subscriptions and resubmit the remaining preferences at a later date. The system will prompt you if you do not select the full number of subscriptions available for opting in.


If you have opted-in and haven’t received your login information for any of the following subscriptions, please visit the vendor’s website and use the "Forgot password" option to get access.



IXL: https://www.ixl.com/signin/inspirecs


Learn360: https://learn360.infobase.com


MobyMax (select teacher login): https://www.mobymax.com/signin


Prodigy: https://www.prodigygame.com


Shmoop: https://schools.shmoop.com


Time4Learning (select parent login): https://www.time4learning.com/Login/SingleLogin/CustomerLogin.aspx


Tinker (select parent login): https://www.tynker.com/#/forgot-password


TypingClub: https://ics-osp.typingclub.com/

High School Info Sessions

Please join us with your questions for our UC/CSU Admissions Info Sessions.


Tuesday, November 6th @ 10am


Tuesday, November 6th @ 5pm


Each session will be recorded. The slides and recording will be posted in the "Resources" section so that you can always refer back to the information provided.

Field Trip Cancellations

We are thrilled to see our events are filling up quickly! If you book tickets to a field trip, but you won't be able to make it, please cancel your tickets so another family can take your place.


You can cancel tickets through the Inspiration Station System!


Just log in to your account, and on the top right, you will see a small drop down arrow next to your email address. Click the arrow and select "My account." There you will see all the field trips you have signed up, and are able to cancel a single ticket, or all of your family's tickets. We have attached a screenshot below to show this.


Please note: once payment has been made to the venue, we are unable to cancel tickets and refund your account.

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Upcoming Field Trips

We know how much our families love field trips! Just click on the flyer to view all of the details of the event, and to book your tickets.

Park Days

A great way to connect with other families is by attending our park days! We have so much fun planned for you, click on the event flyers below to find out what's in store!


November 9th: Sycamore Park, Anaheim. Time: 1-3pm (see flyer below)

November 15th: Fullerton Sports Park, Fullerton. Time: 10am-noon (see flyer below)

November 16th: Florence Joyner Park, Mission Viejo. Time: 1-3pm (See flyer below)

* No park days on November 23rd or 30th*

December 7th: TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa. Time: 1-3pm

Educational Tools

Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson

"Do schools kill creativity?" is the most viewed Ted Talk of all time! Watch British Ken Robinson challenge the way we think about schooling and education in the 20 minute video below.

Homeschooling Curriculum Reviews

Have you checked out Cathy Duffy homeschooling curriculum reviews? Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. This site features more than a thousand reviews of homeschool products. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political, and spiritual topics.

Events

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Surf City Nights is a weekly event held in downtown Huntington Beach. There's live entertainment, a bounce house for the children, and shopping at the local farmer's market. This free event is held every Tuesday, from 5pm-9pm, and is great for the whole family!


http://www.surfcitynights.com

Free Nature Tour at Fullerton Arboretum

Meet nature guides at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden. Tour takes place on Saturday, November 10, from 10am – 11am.


http://www.fullertonarboretum.org/h_calendar.php

Aquarium of the Pacific's Autumn Festival

Experience the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific's 17th annual Autumn Festival. Event highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China and the Philippines. November 17th and 18th, 9am-5pm. Free with aquarium admission. View full details here.

Community and Connection

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Leftover Halloween candy? Click here!

Halloween Candy Buy Back: Participants buy back kids' Halloween candy at a scheduled event with cash, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges and more! To find a participating buyback in your area, use the ZIP code search at the top of the page.

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 2, 6 and 8 years old and was previously a high school math teacher. Four years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!


ladan@inspireschools.org

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 8 years to 6 months, and have homeschooled for the past four years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I have a background in Project Management Support and enjoy planning and hosting activities and events. I look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


shaemanique@inspireschools.org

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