The PCA Scoop

Weekly Family Update

Week of May 17th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ 2021/2022 Online Subscription Package (OSP) Options

✦ 2021-2022 ELEVATE Learning & Community

✦ Spark Online

✦ PCA's Robotics

✦ Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)


✦ May Virtual Workshops


✦ PCA Spirit Wear!

✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes


✦ Live Math Catch Up Classes

✦ Test Prep

✦ Writer's Workshop

✦ Reading Intervention

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays


✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources


✦ High School Updates

✦ Virtual College Fairs

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

2021/2022 School Year Updates

2021/2022 Online Subscription Package (OSP) Options

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All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…

TK-5th grade

6th - 8th grade

9th - 12th grade

MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!

Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.

TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.

Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.

Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

2021-2022 ELEVATE Learning & Community

  • ELEVATE Learning provides free, online classes geared towards TK-5th grade PCA students. Every month, online enrichment courses will be taught by our talented PCA teachers in the areas of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and various elective courses.

  • ELEVATE Community provides regular opportunities to gather and connect with PCA families and teachers at local park events.

  • Click 21-22 ELEVATE Flyer & Elevate Overview/FAQ

  • Let us know you're interested! Elevate Parent Interest Survey

  • Join us for any of our ELEVATE info. sessions on:

Wednesday, May 19 @ 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 26 @ 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Spark Online

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PCA is offering real-time online inquiry-based science and social studies classes this Fall!

Facilitated by passionate teachers, young scientists will explore the fascinating world of science and will regularly apply the scientific method when they conduct their experiments. Students will make connections from present to past and have the opportunity to interact with peers as they dive deeply into social studies content together. Students will learn information through multisensory instruction, discussion, projects, note taking, and conducting research.

Classes begin August 24, 2021, and meet for 1 hour twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Content is aligned to grade level standards. K-2 classes cost $200 per semester and cover both Science and Social Studies. Grades 3-6 Science and Social Studies classes cost $100 each per semester.

Click here to view a quick intro video to Spark!

Spark/Robotics Informational Meetings

Click here to join an informational meeting for teachers and parents regarding the Spark and Robotics programs on Tuesday, May 18th and May 25th at 1pm.

PCA's Robotics

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

If you are also interested, please complete the 2021/2022 Interest Survey to be part of the Mailing List to receive more information.

Click below to see the flyers for more details:

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade)

Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

If you weren't able to attend the information sessions for the Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon information, links to the Parent and Student info sessions can be found here:

Parent/Student Session Slides

Parent/Student Session Recording

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).

PCA Happenings

May Virtual Workshops

3rd - 5th Grade

Middle School

Parent Resources

PCA Spirit Wear!

We have some new spirit wear available for you! Click here for all the details.
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Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

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The Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are goals that we have for the students at Pacific Coast Academy. By receiving an education with us, our goal is that by the time a student graduates high school, the SLOs will be incorporated into a student's life.

One goal, as educators, is to help our students become independent in their learning and thinking. Let us know how you support this or observe this in your students.

Let's Investigate:

Effective Communicators - Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here and here!

Student Support and Interventions

Live Math Catch-Up Classes

Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm

Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm

Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)

Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1

Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2

Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1

Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Day 4: All four operations with fractions

Test Prep

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website- You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

Writer's Workshop

Ms. Genieva will resume the regular schedule this week:

Password: davidson

For Teachers, Parents and Students of PCA, MVA, CPA

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Reading Intervention

Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK

Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday May

Our final Mindset Monday topic for the 2020-2021 school year is on Reflection and Gratitude.

Please find new resources on our MM page and then join us on Monday,

Monday, May 10th for our final workshop of the school year!

10am for TK-5th

1:00pm for 6th-12th


Then on Monday, May 17th at 11am we will be hosting a meeting to discuss SEL for the 2021-2022 school year.

This will be a time for parents and/or students to share ideas related to the SEL needs of students at CPA, MVA and PCA


English Learners Resources

Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

Did you know that we have all of the recorded workshops available on the Family Resource Site? Under each date, parents can see the topic covered in that workshop!

High School

High School Updates

Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!

ChoicePlus Academy Finals: Finals week is May 24th - 28th. All work will be expected to be completed by the Friday beforehand, May 21st.

Concurrent Enrollment: If your student is planning to take a community college course in the summer or fall, please email the concurrent enrollment form to the school counselor to sign.

Edgenuity Exrtas: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the month of May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

21-22 Curriculum: Check out the High School In House curriculum options for 21-22: High School In House Curriculum 21-22

Virtual College Fairs

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.

TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.

Create an account and register here

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

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