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Monday, September 24, 2018

Quote of the Week

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School News and Important Dates

Learning Period 2

As mentioned in last week's Inspire Insider, we are currently in our shortest learning period of the school year. This is a reminder that work samples and attendance are due this Friday!
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Star 360

Have you completed your Star 360? It is not a "test" but an ongoing assessment that can help to inform instructional practices. Star 360 is not designed to find flaws, but rather to build strength and skills necessary to become successful in the student's educational journey.

Inspire chose Star 360 because of its adaptive and non-adaptive nature and the diagnostic tool pinpoints students' needs down to the sub-skill level. Your teacher will provide you with the results of the Star 360, so that you can both work together to create a personalized learning plan for each student.

Spaces Available at The Irvine Enrichment Academy

If you are looking for a one day a week program, there are spaces available at the Irvine Enrichment Academy! Contact Kirsten Ayulo for more information.
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Specialty Programs Information Sessions

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Upcoming Field Trips

Our Inspire teachers and staff have organized fantastic field trips for students and families! Just click on the flyer 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!

September 28th: Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills. Time: 1-3pm (see flyer below)

October 5th: TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa. Time: 1-3pm (see flyer below)

October 12th: Sycamore Park, Anaheim. Time: 1-3pm

October 19th: Florence Joyner Olympiad Park, Mission Viejo. Time: 1-3pm

October 23rd: Huntington Central Park, Huntington Beach. Time: 10.30am (see flyer below)

Upcoming Events

Orange County Children's Book Festival

It's almost here and we couldn't be more excited! This is one time of the year that our children look forward to: books, authors, games, prizes, entertainment, a petting zoo, and so much more! The 15th Annual OC Children's Book Fair will be taking place in Costa Mesa on September 30th from 9.30am-4pm. Inspire will also have a booth there with great authors, fun prizes and more! Be sure to stop by, bring your friends and show us your support! Click here for their website with full details.
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Learn & Grow at The Cube

This FREE EVENT is fun for all ages! Families will have the opportunity to interact with over 60 exhibitors providing services that focus on health and wellness, view entertaining attractions, and participate in family activities, including face painting, balloon art, and Bubble Dash Games. Please stop by the Inspire booth while you're there! More information here.
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Community and Connection

Encouragement for Difficult Days

"We have been homeschooling for more than seven years now. I have lost count of how many times we have struggled through a tough day. I have also lost count of how many times I have blamed myself, my children, and/or my curriculum for our tough day.

Not helpful.

This past week, I started to feel like we were sliding down a muddy hill with nothing to grab onto. Instead of daydreaming about what it would be like to enroll my children in the school down the street (yes, seven years later, I still have moments where I fleetingly consider it), I decided to be a bit more proactive.

Knowing that a bad day can and will happen again and again, why not plan for it?"

Read "14 Ways to Reset From a tough Homeschooling Day" here

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? If not, head on over to meet our regional team, stay current on school events, and find general school information. This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!


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