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Monday, August 16, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!
Welcome New Families!
- Join your Family Liaisons for one of our virtual school orientation meetings. Details are noted in the flyer above, or
- Take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below.
Both contain a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.
Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Week!
Family Liaison Park Days!
For the August 20th Park Day, look for me near the playground. I'll be wearing my Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirt! I hope to see you there!
Introducing our newest Family Liaison - Maria Ramirez
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.
Our Community Connections program is getting up and running! Please stay tuned for our Park Day schedule and Virtual Club Hub updates coming soon.
Our first CC Park Day will be Sep 17, 2021 from 10:30-12:30. Parks will be advertised in a flyer sent out by your HST and here in the newsletter.
Virtual Clubs will begin the week of 9/13 and will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Look for Art, Fitness, Cooking, Math, Reading and Science/Stem and more!
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are excited to announce that our 3rd - 8th grade students can order FREE Chromebooks through Homeschool Hub. Tech items are available to order starting now. Items will begin to ship August 11th. For more information and FAQS, click here. ***Please be aware that all tech items are the property of Cabrillo Point Academy. If you decide to withdraw from Cabrillo Point Academy for any reason, tech items are due at the time of withdrawal.***
- School email for students: ALL students will have a Google/Gmail account provided by Cabrillo Point Academy. You should have already received the email and password. Please note: the Google/Gmail accounts are required for Chromebooks, Gmail, Classroom, and Enrichment/OSP subscriptions.
Please be sure to read through our school’s Enrichment Guidelines from Homeschool Hub before entering order requests for your students.
School Photos - Coming Soon!
Details coming soon!
Student and Parent School IDs
We are also offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - email@example.com - (949) 463-3115.
Important reminder: if you are purchasing school photos for your student, you will automatically get a student ID card with your purchase.
$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021
How to Homeschool when You Have Younger Siblings at Home
Homeschooling is such a rewarding experience, but it’s also one that can be quite challenging. Add in younger kids underfoot, and some days it can feel downright impossible!
Never fear! It can be done. It likely won’t be quiet, and many days you’ll wonder how you didn’t drop from exhaustion. But it will be so worth it! Let me share some tips I found through my own experiences of homeschooling with a baby, toddler, and preschooler. Luckily they weren’t all at the same time for me. But even if you have more than one younger child, you can do this!
When homeschooling moms tell me their struggles, I often hear that they don’t know what to do with their younger kids while they teach the older ones. I get it. It’s been one of my biggest homeschool challenges too. Let me share the tips I’ve learned about how to homeschool with younger siblings so that you can enjoy this season of your homeschool too.
How to Homeschool with Younger Siblings at Home
I have found 5 main things you should do when you homeschool with younger siblings at home as well. These tips are effective whether your little ones are babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or a combination of all three.
Read the rest of the article here.
Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!
Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions
The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is hosting FREE , virtual summer workshops for students to get a head start on their science/engineering fair programs and projects. (For students who will be in grades 6th - 12th this Fall.)
Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)
Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."
Resources and Opportunities
Super Simple Summer Science Experiments
Tour a Business / Ballpark
Many bookshops and libraries are beginning to host story times for little readers once again. Contact your local library or bookstore to see if they have something scheduled. One of the best things about this free summer activity is that it fosters a love of reading.
Virtual Field Trips
Please enjoy the following free 7 minute video and resources below:
Petra Video: This is a 360 video! So you can change the angle while watching the video to further explore the area!
Study Book: Visiting Petra, Jordan
Petra: Lost city of Stone Educator's Guide
Be and Exhibition Explorer: Archaeological Scavenger Hunt
Lost City of Petra online coloring page
Math Catch-Up Classes
Catch up on all things fractions!
If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.
WRITER'S WORKSHOP OFFICE HOURS VIDEOS
Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
Social Emotional Support
We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!
High School Counselor Support
2021 Engineering Showcase - New August Dates Added!
The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
If your student took any Spring or Summer '21 classes at a community college, remember to send an official transcript to Cabrillo as soon as grades are posted to:
Cabrillo Point Academy
ATTN: Records Dept.
4612 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
For Electronic delivery - Records@CabrilloPointAcademy.org
Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:
Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).
If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.
There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.
There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.
Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!
Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
I Can Statements
Community and Connection
Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.