The PCA Scoop
Weekly Family Update
Week of May 17th, 2021
In This Week's Edition
2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATES
✦ 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
STUDENT SUPPORT AND INTERVENTION
✦ Live Math Catch Up Classes
✦ Test Prep
✦ Writer's Workshop
✦ Reading Intervention
✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays
ENGLISH LEARNERS RESOURCES
✦ 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
All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…
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.
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
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!
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:
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:
If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at Marisa.Samuel.AcaDec@gmail.com or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).
May Virtual Workshops
3rd - 5th Grade
PCA Spirit Wear!
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
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.
Effective Communicators - Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.
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
Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models
Day 2: Multiplying large numbers
Day 3: Basic division
Day 4: Types of fractions
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
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.
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 Updates
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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