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Monday, November 8, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Still Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is still enrolling!

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 ...

Alternately, please invite your friends to one of our homeschooling information sessions as outlined in the flyer below!

End of Learning Period Three Friday, November 12th

Just a friendly reminder that the end of LP 3 is this Friday, November 12th and attendance and work samples are due. Please let your HST or Family Liaisons know if you have any questions.
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National Month of Gratitude!

Express Your Gratitude!

November is the National Month of Gratitude, a time to celebrate and give thanks! We want to tell our HSTs or Case Managers how grateful we are for them! Create a card, poster, or even a short video telling your HST or Case manager how grateful we are for them and their support! If you have created a card or poster please take a picture of it so we can share it out!

Please upload the picture by November 17th so we can create a fun video for our staff to watch. Upload your pictures here.

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Celebrate Gratitude!

National Gratitude Month in November is a time to celebrate and give thanks! Celebrating the month can be done in several ways:

  1. Start a gratitude journal. Write about someone or something you’re thankful for every day.
  2. Share your gratitude with others. Letting someone know you’re grateful for their care, service, or friendship often lifts their spirits or lifts a burden.
  3. Show your appreciation by giving back to your community, neighborhood, or favorite organization.
  4. Write letters of thanks. Handwritten letters and notes are simple and meaningful ways to give thanks to the people in your life.

Please share with us how your family is practicing gratitude. Use #CPAGivesThanks to show everyone how grateful you are!

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Schoolwide Learners Outcome

Our November SLO is here! Please look at our November Poster below and be on the lookout for ways your students are meeting this month’s SLO:

Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Please enjoy these fun activities your students can participate in!

Learning Styles Quiz

Poetry Activity

Number Fun

Once your student has done an activity we want to know about it! Or if you have something else that you want to share, please use this Survey

School Opportunities

OCSEF Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction Session

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) - They're here to guide you!

Don't miss out on OCSEF's Raspberry Pi 101 Introduction session hosted by Mr. Omar Shepherd from the Orange County Department of Education.

**Please note: this opportunity is available for our students in grades 6th - 12th.

Date: November 12, 2021

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Register in this link

Student Entrepreneur Fair

We are so excited to host our Student Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, December 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tewinkle Park! Please come and invite your friends to shop for the holidays and to support our student entrepreneurs!

Do you have an interested student who has no idea where to begin?Join our Community Connections classes to learn about being an entrepreneur on Fridays at 1:00 pm on the dates noted below:

  • November 12th
  • November 19th
  • December 3rd
  • December 10th

Our Family Liaisons will be there to answer any questions you or your friends might have about homeschooling with Cabrillo AND we will also have a toy drive as noted in the flyer below!

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Community Connections

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Please plan to attend our Virtual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday 11/8 at noon.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Please contact



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November Park Day--- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH- Edwards and Inlet- Dog park parking lot

FULLERTON Sports Complex


NATURE WALKS AND JOURNALING-Bring a journal and pencils if you would like.


CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22-click here

Below is a screenshot of our November calendar.. If you click on the tabs labeled with the clubs along the bottom, it will take you to the class description, materials list and Zoom Link.

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg


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CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22

Below is a screenshot of our November calendar. Once you are on the Community Connections website, if you click on the tabs labeled with the clubs along the bottom, it will take you to the class description, materials list and Zoom Link.

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg

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High School

The Virtual Compassion Corner

Attention high school parents and students, Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to announce a new mental wellness program for high school students (grades 9-12), The Virtual Compassion Corner.

The Virtual Compassion Corner is designed for high school students to self refer for mental health support when they are having a difficult time in their life. They can meet with a counselor or a school psychologist virtually during school hours to discuss current life situations that may be impacting their overall functioning.

Students can complete the Virtual Compassion Corner form with the link here 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.

Attention High School Seniors!

Attention HS Seniors: Click on the Image to watch a quick 10 min video before you get started writing your College Application Essays and learn where you can get more help if you need it! Click here for the Slides to accompany the video.

Student Support/Interventions

If you have any SEL/Mental Health concerns for your students, please use the following survey to refer them to school-based mental health intervention support.

Parent Referrals CPA

Parents please remember to bookmark the following link to our Family/Parent Resources Webpage where you will find Intervention Resources for...

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 as we learn to Recognize Strong Emotions! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on Pursuing Interests! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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DELAC Meeting- Thank you to all who joined our DELAC Meeting! It was wonderful to see so many faces and have so many great questions.

A special thank you to parents willing to be members of the committee:

Anna Dydykina- President

Gabriel Meneses: Vice President

Jenna Davis- Committee Member

Here is a copy of the information discussed and presented in English and Spanish

Our next DELAC meeting is December 1 @ 12:00 pm where we will discuss the LCAP and celebrate the EL students who have reclassified as English Proficient this year!

Parents on Course

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Parents on Course consists of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!

Recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.


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.

Highlighter Video

This tool can be used to highlight words or sentences that you want to remember in order to answer questions. This tool is automatically available to all students.

Special Education

Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate rules and procedures for daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:

  • Procedures for getting help, getting a drink, going to the bathroom, pencil sharpening, communicating a need for a break, etc., are taught, reviewed and reinforced on a regular basis.

  • Rules for instructional time, 3-5, regarding behavior expectations are posted, taught, reviewed, and reinforced on a regular basis.

  • School time rules are stated in positive language.

  • Replacement/alternative behaviors are being actively taught and there are instructional programs developed specifying setting, materials, prompts, error correction and reinforcement to be used


Homeschool Hub will be down over the Thanksgiving Break and will be accessible once again on November 30th. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

As a reminder, some educational subscriptions may be purchased for students, but please keep in mind subscription cutoff dates for these sorts of requests:

  • November 19th - The last day to request annual subscriptions

  • November 30th - Able to purchase subscriptions up to 6-months in length

  • March 1st - Able to purchase subscriptions up to 3-months in length

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Field Trips and Events

Homeschool Hub Field Trips & Events (FTE)

Booking for December field trips opens on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 am.


  • 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 or join our daily office hours:

Monday - 9 - 10 am

Tuesday: 2 - 3 pm

Wednesday: 9 - 10 am

Thursday: 2 - 3 pm

Friday: 9 - 10 am

Academic Contests

Cabrillo Point Academy Science & Engineering Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair. The qualifying student(s) will have the opportunity to advance to the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair!

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!

We will also be having an Elementary Science Fair. Look for a flyer in the newsletter soon!

National History Day

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for participating in the National History Day (NHD). Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2021-2022 theme is Debate& Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures. Through participation in this program, students in grades 4-12 become amateur historians on their journey to discover the significance of their chosen historical topic. Click on the flyer below to sign up!

Local Events

Last day to sign up is Tuesday, November 9th! Don't miss out!

Honor Our Veterans with Cards and Candy!

Come join us as we honor our Veterans and learn about Veterans Day at the same time! We will be meeting at Tewinkle park in Costa Mesa to make cards and thank you notes that will be delivered to our Veterans. We will also learn about Veterans Day, possibly from a surprise guest! Do you have extra Halloween candy? Bring that too! We will be collecting any extra Halloween candy which we will deliver to our Veterans as well. Find details on the flyer below.

Please sign up using this form.

Can't make our event? We are hosting a virtual Veterans Day event on Monday, October 8th @ 12 noon. Join our Veterans Day Assembly by using the zoom link found in our CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22!

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Beach Clean Up Service Project!

Calling all Cabrillo Point Academy students! Join us for a beach clean up as we help make a difference in our local community! Tuesday, November 30th from 10am to 12 noon.

We will meet at Huntington City Beach, 103 Pacific Coast Highway, in front of the Lifeguard Headquarters. The entrance for the parking lot is off of First Street and PCH. There is additional parking off of First Street and Atlanta Ave. This lot is metered parking.

We will provide gloves and trash bags for all participants.

Questions? Please contact Teri Villalobos at

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Other Fun Ideas


Please join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by playing Cabrillo Point Academy World Kindness Day Bingo! Each act of kindness your child completes lets them fill another spot on their bingo card. Use the card below and be sure to take pictures or your child being kind! Post those pictures on our social media with hashtag #cpakindnessday2021 because kindness is contagious!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop

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Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyer below to sign up for each field trip!

Homeschooling Advice

Homeschool Unit Study Themes that will Delight and Engage

I’m a big fan of unit studies. And I really recommend them for homeschoolers who are just starting out. (I’ve also put together a 52 week list of themes you can use throughout the year.) It makes looking for resources and ideas so much easier when you can narrow down the search a bit. You’ll soon find that Pinterest is your very best friend for finding everything related to a particular theme. Below are some homeschool unit study themes that can get you started. I have also included Pinterest boards, where I add additional materials regularly.

Outer Space Unit Study

You can have a lot of fun with a space-themed week. This theme lends itself very well to STEM activities, such as building straw rockets and learning about planets and gravity. But it also ties in nicely with arts and crafts. I love the galaxy paint spraying and galaxy snow globes. There are lots of space-themed math activities and interesting and engaging books for kids to read. And I really want to try the Galaxy Chocolate Bark. Yum! You could finish off the week with a fun movie like Space Jam! Or with a visit to the planetarium. This theme can cover all your learning goals very easily!

For more ideas click here.

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Welcome New Families!

Are you a new family with Cabrillo Point Academy? Welcome! We are so excited to have you with us! To help you start your homeschooling journey with us please take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below. Our spotlight contains a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.

Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions

Would you like more details on how to homeschool with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please consider joining your Family Liaisons at one of our Homeschool Orientation sessions! Find details on the flyer below. No RSVP required. Join here.

Other Fun Ideas

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors and inspire them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come. The program gives every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. For more information and to download a pass for your fourth grader, visit

2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries

California students in K through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity!

Find more details here.

2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge

Join the Orange County Childrens Book Festival, four space companies and the Orange County Department of Education as they partner to bring students in K - 12th grade this exciting STEAM Race to Space Reading Challenge. Students can win prizes that include speaking with astronauts who have lived on the International Space Station!

To learn more and to register please click here.

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The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program are providing free classes, webinars and clubs for students who are interested in STEAM and Engineering. For more information follow this link:

Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear

We are so excited to share out our Cabrillo Point Academy spirit wear store! You can see the store HERE


Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

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School Calendar

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Educational Tools

I Can Statements

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Community and Connection

Facebook Page

We would love to see more families in our Facebook group! Follow this link to join the conversations, stay up-to-date with our virtual events, and to get more virtual resources.

Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior in high school at Cabrillo Point Academy and taking college courses concurrently. I am passionate about homeschooling and love that you can tailor your curriculum to your child’s learning style. I am excited to work with other homeschooling parents and look forward to meeting you at an event soon! Happy schooling!

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.


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