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Monday, October 8, 2018

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School News and Important Dates

Lending Library System

Lending Libraries are now open! The website is As with any new system, we never know what can happen until it has real users! So please bear with us while we work through any issues over the next three weeks.

The password is the same password as your Enrichment Ordering System Password

Families can reset their password here if it does not work:

Lending Library FAQs

What is the purpose of the Lending Library: The Lending Libraries are here to serve our families. Much like the public library a family can check out materials for a short amount of time to help support their education at home.

What types of items are found in the Lending Libraries? We have many different types of items in the libraries: books, puzzles, games, leveled readers, science equipment, instruments, and more.

How much does each item cost? All the items in the Library are free for you to borrow.

Will there be late fees? No, there are no late fees if an item is not returned on time.

How long can an item be check out? An item can be checked out for 3 months, then you can check it out for an additional 3 months. After that, the item should be returned to the Lending Library to check out to another student. If you want something for a full year or longer, we would encourage you to purchase the item with your Instructional Funds.

Can an item be shipped to my house? All items can be transferred throughout the state to a Library near you. Items must be picked up at a library.

Do I need to make an appointment to come in to the library? Each library will have hours of operation. You can drop in any time they are open to pick up the items you have checked out.

Will I be notified when the item has arrived? Yes, once your items arrive to your nearest library, you will get an email notification.

Will I be notified when my items are due? Yes, an email will be sent to you when it is time to return the item.

What happens if I forget to pick up the item? Once your item arrives at the nearest library, we will hold it for you for 15 days. After 15 days, if you have not picked it up, it will be put back into our inventory system for another family to check out.
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Meet Our Lending Library Specialists

Library Specialists Trina and Julia joined our Orange County Team two weeks ago and have been busy ordering, training, and getting everything ready for our new Costa Mesa Lending Library!

Trina Lavender

I have two children ages 7 and 12 and over 15 years of working with children and serving families. Homeschooling has been a wonderful experience for our family and I look forward to working with all the Inspire families.

Julia Ornelas-Glowacz

I am excited to be working for Inspire Charter Schools as a Lending Librarian! I was homeschooled for the majority of my elementary, middle and high school years, so I have a great appreciation and understanding of what homeschooling has to offer from a student’s perspective. Currently, I am a sophomore in college working to obtain my History degree and then a teaching credential. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and family, read, and travel.

Introducing the Special Education Newsletter

Inspire Special Education Department is excited to share a new project with you – our Monthly Special Education Newsletter. 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. Please enjoy our September issue and let us know what you think!

Inspire Special Education Department Newsletter - September 2018

Register for our Enrichment Academies

If you are looking for a one day a week program, there are spaces available at our Orange County Enrichment Academies. Here is a list of the EAs that have space available, and how to register.

1. Garden Grove. Grades available: TK and 2nd-12th.

2. Irvine- Mondays. Grades available: K-8th.

3. Irvine- Wednesdays. Grades available: TK and high school only.

4. Yorba Linda. Grades available: TK, 6th, 7th, 8th and high school.

If you are interested, click here to register for an Enrichment Academy.

You will need to complete the registration survey for each student you wish to register for the EA Program. Please note, the Yorba Linda EA is listed on this form as Fullerton/Brea/Yorba Linda.

Your student can only be enrolled in one Enrichment Academy (EA). After submitting the survey, you will receive a confirmation email from the EA Coordinator regarding your student's enrollment. Please allow a possible week wait for the EA Coordinator to process your registration and send you an email regarding your registration status.

Upcoming Field Trips

We are continuously updating our system with more field trips for our 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!

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

October 16th: Oak Creek Community Park, Irvine. Time: 10am - Noon. (see flyer below)

October 19th: Florence Joyner Olympiad Park, Mission Viejo. Time: 1-3pm (see flyer below)

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

October 26th: Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills. Time:1-3pm

Homeschooling Advice

"Homeschooling can be hard enough, but I sometimes find I make it even harder on myself by falling into negative patterns or mindsets.

Here are a few ways you may be doing the same."

Read the full "10 Ways You're Making Your Homeschool Day Harder Than It Needs to be" blog post here

Community and Connection

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