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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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Information and Updates
Coffee Chat With Leadership
We would like to invite you to a coffee chat with our leadership team on Friday, January 21st, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am.
You can join us by using this link HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cabrillo Point Academy - Still Enrolling!
Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is still enrolling for students in TK-8.
Please note: High school enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year has closed.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
Coffee Chat With Your Family Liaisons
Schoolwide Learners Outcomes
Students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Huntington Beach Wetland Conservancy, which helps to protect and restore the wetlands in HB.
Students grades 5 and below will help in the plant nursery with watering and weeding the plants. Parents need to be present with their students. Students in grades 6 and up will go to the marsh where they will participate in weeding and trash pickup. RSVP and completion of waiver required. If interested, please find the RSVP form below:
The Great Kindness Challenge
Cabrillo is excited to spread kindness to our communities beginning Monday, January 24th-28th. All of the tools and materials you will need will be included in next week's Cabrillo Community newsletter! Stay tuned!
Thank you for your kindness!
Let's Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Chuc Mung Nam Noi Happy New Year in Vietnamese
새해 복 많이 받으세요 Saehae bok mani badeuseyo Happy New Year in Korean
新年快乐 Xin Nin Kuai Le /sun nin fai lok Happy New Year in Mandarin/ Cantonese
Selamat Tahun Baru Cina Happy New Year in Indonesian or Malay
This year, the Lunar New Year begins on February 1, 2022. Instead of being based on the solar calendar, the lunar new year is based on the cycles of the moon.
- 28 Children’s Books to Celebrate Lunar New Year.
- Which animal of the Chinese zodiac are you like?
- If you live in China, you might celebrate by cleaning house, eating dumplings, exchanging red envelopes, or another of these ways. Here is a short video overview of Chinese New Year customs (the narrator mispronounces nian though!)
- Take a look at these ways to celebrate the lunar new year, including calligraphy, scroll painting and games.
- In Vietnam, lunar new year is called Tet. It is an important time to spend with family and eat special foods like chung cake, dried fruits and seeds and pickled onions. Parties full of traditional dishes are the main Tet activity. From the last day of the year, family members unite to enjoy “Tất Niên” Meal (the last meal of a Lunar New Year) to share experiences gained through the year. The parties are also time to review family traditions, show respect to elders and strengthen relationships.
- In Korea, lunar new year is called Seollal. It is a three day long celebration involving eating together, honoring ancestors and elders, and playing games. Here are some fun crafts to do to celebrate lunar new year and learn about Korean culture.
- Lunar new year is not a national holiday in Japan, but it is still celebrated in many ways including cleaning house to get rid of bad luck, eating and giving rice cakes and red envelopes of money given as gifts.
Parents on Course
Parents, you will not want to miss these engaging workshops hosted by Ivan Alba !
Math Makes Sense - Rational Numbers from Grade 3-Middle School w/Ivan Alba
January 19 @ 2:00-5:00
In this hands-on session, participants will engage in deep learning of how fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios work interdependently to strengthen student number sense. Through a problem-based approach, each participant will learn innovative ways to build the concepts necessary to maximize learning in this domain. Because students have such difficulty in this area, special emphasis will be placed on visual models and connections to whole-number concepts without reverting to tricks and mnemonics. Participants will walk away with focused and usable strategies for students to compute fluently with rational numbers.
Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!
Mark your calendars for our next park day – Jan 21, 2022 10:30-12:30
We will have fun math games and our Parent Corner will have game ideas for you to use at home.
Please fill out the Liability Jotform before attending if you can. https://form.jotform.com/212575773155158
Below is a screenshot of our JANUARY calendar. PLEASE USE LINK to enter our updated CLUB HUB and Virtual Club calendar to see what is upcoming.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg email@example.com
MS/HS Book Club
We are offering a book club this semester! Students will be reading Artemis Fowl and meeting monthly to discuss. Please share this flyer for any interested students.
Semester 2 College Tours
We are organizing college tours for semester 2. Please see the flyer to share with interested students. We will be updating throughout the semester.
Free Creative Writing Workshop and Publishing Opportunity
Calling all Orange County fiction writers! The Santa Ana Literary Association will be publishing an anthology of animal-themed fictional short stories in the winter of 2022.
Guidelines for submissions:
1. You must be a resident of Orange County.
2. Your story must have an animal (any you choose) as one of its protagonists.
3. Your story must contain elements of sci-fi (speculative, dystopian, cyberpunk, etc.) or surrealism (magical realism, slipstream, absurdism, bizarro, etc.).
4. Stories must run between 1,000 and 10,000 words. No micro or flash fiction, please.
5. You must be willing to workshop and revise your submitted story if accepted for publication, as well as read and workshop the stories of other contributors. This publishing opportunity is also meant to be a learning experience.
6. Stories that have been previously published are ineligible for consideration.
Submissions are open now and will close on February 28. All accepted pieces will be workshopped during the months of March, April, and possibly May. Workshops will be led by J. Martin Strangeweather. Mr. Strangeweather holds MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing from UC Irvine. Each contributor will be paid $100 upon publication of the anthology, plus a free copy. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to help support the Santa Ana Public Library.
Please send your short story (along with a short bio) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Campus’ Virtual Events
Students who wish to attend UC must fulfill A-G requirements in order to be eligible for admission. For more information on A-G requirements visit the University of California Admissions page.
Each UC campus provides a variety of virtual events where you can ask questions and engage with each school’s admissions department. You can find more information on virtual events at each campus via the following links:
For those students interested in attending a UC, be sure to fulfill your A-G requirements. If you’re not sure if you’ll meet the requirements, you can touch base with your academic counselor to design an educational path that will prepare you for UC eligibility.
Mindset Monday on February 7
Our February Mindset Monday will be on Monday, February 7th. We will read The Day the Crayons Quit and focus on Communicating clearly, Listening, Cooperation, Resisting Negative Pressure, Resolving Conflict, and Supporting One Another, key skills for our 4th SEL competency - Relationship Skills
Please sign your student(s) up by Friday, February 4th to hold their spot
CPA: 10:00-10:45am on February 7th - please sign up here.
We will email you the Zoom link Friday afternoon and a reminder Monday morning.
Writing Office Hours
Do you have questions about writing?
We have answers!
Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson
Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00
Students can sign up for an appointment at
SEL - Growth Mindset
Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to discuss How to See Different Viewpoints! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on Harassment vs Bullying! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
We are currently looking for a member of our District English Language Advisory Board (DELAC) to serve as Vice President. This board meets 4 times per year to learn more information about English Learner programs as well as give feedback on how to improve.
We have two more meetings left this school year.
February 2 @ 12:00 pm and May 4 @ 12:00 pm
If you would like to join the DELAC board please fill out this DELAC Board Interest Survey.
ELPAC testing begins in February. If your student receives an overall score of 4 on the ELPAC they are eligible to be redesignated English Proficient! Below are some great resources to help your student pass the ELPAC test.
ELPAC Writing Videos with Genieva Davidson Lesson #24.
ELPAC Practice Test and Scoring Guide- Your child will be able to look at examples of answers that will give a passing score.
ELPAC Task Types- This will help your child know what to expect on the ELPAC
Physical Fitness Test - Grades 5, 7, and 9 - locations are filling up fast! Please let your HST know your preference for location and time.
Universal Tools and Designated supports spotlight: Tools that are available to help your child on the upcoming CAASPP test. CAASPP testing is the statewide assessment given to all public school students. Subjects assessed are Math and ELA to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 and Science in grades 5, 8 and once in high school.
CAASPP Testing Resource - Please share this resource with your student.
Digital Notepad Video
This tool can be used to take notes on any of the questions or passages you may be working on. This resource is automatically available to all students taking the SBAC and CAST.
Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate opportunities for Student Communication during daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:
Student has appropriate expressive systems to initiate, request, state needs, protest and make choices .
Student has appropriate expressive systems to initiate, request, state needs, protest and make choices
Communication system is used across the school day and in a variety of environments
In an effort to help keep Homeschool Hub order turnaround times as low as possible for our families, our school will begin using a Lakeshore eProcurement (punchout) account on January 24, 2022. This will extend a Cabrillo Point Academy school account to each of our students, which can only be accessed through the Hub. Here's how it will work:
You will need to select or enter your shipping address when you begin creating your orders
The Hub will redirect you to Lakeshore's site
You can then place requested items in a cart and checkout
Lakeshore's site will redirect you back to the Hub, and orders will be added to your student's Pending Approval folder
Your HST will need to review and approve any orders for their students
There is no guarantee that requested items will be approved by the school
Items can be deleted, but not added to orders
Unlike Amazon, there is no limit to the number of items that can be requested per order
Lending Library - Reopening January 25th!
We are excited to announce that our library doors will open once again on Tuesday, January 25th! You should receive an email today with your new library account login information, library location and hours, and other useful information.
Please note that you must visit the library in order to search for and check out materials. You can access information about available items through your library account, but you must visit the library in order to select and check out items.
Our library hours have changed. Please feel free to visit our library Tuesdays - Thursdays between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Please be aware that anyone who visits the library must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, depending on the number of visitors, there may be a short wait to enter the library, in order to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
Field Trips and Events
Reminder: Masks are required for all indoor field trips, regardless of the venue’s mask policy. Masks are not required for outdoor field trips unless the venue requires them.
Have questions? Need help? Email us at email@example.com or join our office hours.
Please note, we have an adjusted our office hours for 2022 and added new Zoom links!
Virtual Field Trips
Sibling Squabbles - How to Stop Siblings from Fighting
Stop Siblings from Fighting Before it Starts
Kids squabble. Sometimes we need to give them room to work out their differences. As parents, it is our goal to raise respectable and confident adults, not doormats or bullies. It is all too easy to jump in an diffuse a situation before it starts, but is that always the best method?
You know your kids better than anyone. Assess the situation and let kids work it out unless it gets out of hand. Arguing builds life skills and helps children develop social skills and conflict resolution. I'll touch on that in a bit. However, it helps if there are ground rules.
Read the rest of the article here.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
**Please note new link!
Virtual Compassion Corner
Students complete the Virtual Compassion Corner form (CPA) to notify a counselor they are seeking help. Once the form is submitted, the student receives a confirmation notice and email that contain an appointment link. They can choose to set up a 20 minute phone call or zoom meeting during school hours. If the student does not sign up immediately, we will reach out to the student directly and check in.
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Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons
Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison
Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison
Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.
Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.