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Monday, July 12, 2021

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Explorers on Course Elementary Academy

Cabrillo Point Academy is pleased to announce our new 1st-5th Explorers On Course Elementary Academy!

A few key points about Explorers on Course Elementary Academy:

  • Explorers teachers will offer live, virtual, direct instruction in the areas of Foundational Reading Skills (grade 1), Literary Analysis and Writing (grades 2-5), and Mathematics (grades 1-5).

  • Our credentialed Explorers on Course teachers will provide engaging, collaborative live lessons in each subject area for 40 minutes, 2 days per week.

  • Cost is $200 for the school year

  • Students in the program must purchase and follow designated curriculum: Mathematics (Grades 1-5) Singapore Dimensions, Reading Foundations (Grades 1) Lively Letters, and Literary Analysis and Writing (Grade 2-5) Blackbird and Company. Please place curriculum orders using your planning amounts in July.

  • Explorers on Course teachers will provide a detailed lesson plan for parents to follow on alternate days which will be necessary for students to be successful in the classes.

  • Teachers will also have scheduled office hours to support parents in implementing the designated curriculum

  • Students will attend either the AM (9:00am- 10:30am) or PM (11:00-12:30) session on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Live instruction will begin on September 14.

Enrollment is now open and will be on a first come first served basis and will be limited. Please complete the Enrollment Survey to enroll your child in Explorer’s On Course.

We look forward to supporting you and your child should you choose to enroll in our Explorers on Course Elementary Academy. We will send an email confirming your child’s enrollment in the program no later than Monday, July 19th at which time we recommend placing the curriculum order for the courses.

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.

Park Days!

Please come join us on Wednesdays for one or all of our Park Days in July! No RSVP is required.

For the July 14th Park Day, look for me on the benches near the playground. I'll be wearing my Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirt! Hope to see you there!

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Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - Reading Colors Your World! June 12 – July 31

Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your virtual log at or download the free Beanstack app.

You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family!

Make reading a habit and log each day you spend some time reading. Log 20 or more days during the program and you’ll be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Libraries. Complete activities to gain virtual badges.

Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for curbside pickup or Grab & Go to check out and collect special summer giveaways.

Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking, and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for Virtual Events.

Find more information at

Fun Summer Activities!

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months.

Please note: Cabrillo Point Academy is not affiliated with any of these resources. Also remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

The San Diego Zoo - Reservations No Longer Required!

Do you have a student who is an animal lover? Why not visit the San Diego Zoo! Enjoy over 12,000 animals with more than 650 species and subspecies. Go on a tour or just walk the zoo. There's sure to be something for everyone!

To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

Camp Discovery at the Discovery Cube!

Discovery Cube is proud to bring you a range of virtual and in-person camps for summer 2021.

Participate in one of our interactive half-day Zoom camps through Camp Discovery at Home, where you can have fun learning about animals, dinosaurs, space, or all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Also, back by popular demand, our Code Constructors camp is a virtual full-week camp that will get you thinking like a programmer as you learn to code.

Or join us for a full-day of science fun at Discovery Cube Orange County as you get hands-on learning about animals, dinosaurs, space, or all things STEAM. To ensure camper and counselor safety, all on-site camps will have limited capacity. Classes are filling up quickly!

To register and pay for your student for either in-person or virtual camps, click here.

Mega Bubblefest and Laser Show at the Discovery Cube!

Orange County’s number one family-friendly event is back. Come see the amazing Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, a 40-minute production featuring world-famous bubble artists Deni Yang. The show combines music, lasers, and bubble artistry sure to make your kids laugh with delight and bring YOUR inner-child out! Who doesn’t LOVE bubbles?

Come to see the show but stay for the festival filled with tons of interactive experiences like the large bubble drum stations, bubble exhibits, science demonstrations, and so much more. Not to mention the award winning exhibits inside the science center!

Bubblefest is sure to be a highlight of your family’s summer break – don’t miss this annual sell-out event!

To register and pay for your student/family, click here.

Stanton Movies Under the Stars!

The city of Stanton is hosting free outdoor movie nights every Friday in July starting at 8:00 pm. Check out the flyer below to see which movie is playing on which date. You must pre-register to attend. Click on the flyer below to pre-register!

Paint Outside

When painting outside, there's no need to worry about making a mess. Just use washable paint and the medium of your choice, whether it's construction paper, cardboard, or blocks. You can also create outdoor artwork with sidewalk chalk.

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering teaches compassion and responsibility, and it also keeps kids busy on slow summer days. Little ones can clean up parks, collect canned goods, visit a nursing home, and more.

Student Support/Interventions

Stop Summer Slide

We have been adding many resources for Writing, Math, and Reading to our South Schools Intervention Website

**Please bookmark and use it as a resource to prevent the summer slide.**

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the resources below and explore!
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The History of Disneyland!

Take a trip back in time and introduce your student to Walt Disney! Below you will find videos that will give you an exclusive behind the dreams look at the creation of Disneyland Park as told by Walt and today's Imagineers. Learn how your favorite attractions, such as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, went from dreams, to sketches, to reality!

Please enjoy the free resources and videos below!

An animated Biography of the inspiring Walt Disney: Video

The History of Disneyland (1955-2018): Rides and Attractions: Video

Disneyland Resort: Imagineering the Magic: Video

Famous Americans Research: Walt Disney

Animation Art Lesson - Walt Disney

Who Was Walt Disney

Local Events

National Night Out

Join Stanton's first responders for a night under the stars to connect with them and enjoy a wonderful family movie! August 6, 2021 @ 6 Pm at Stanton Central Park.
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Summer Homeschooling Advice

3 Myths About Homeschooling Gifted Kids

Homeschooling a gifted kid is totally a walk in the park, right? After all, they’re super-smart, pick things up easily, and are always ready to sit still, listen, and learn.

Isn’t that what gifted means?



I’m not sure there is a neurodiversity that has more misinformation spread about it than giftedness. Let’s break some of that misinformation down and bust three myths about homeschooling gifted kids here and now, shall we?

Myth #1 | Gifted Kids Are Great Students

Here’s the thing… Gifted kids can be great students. Many are. Those that are seek information insatiably, want to accelerate through their learning, and grasp new content quickly, wanting to keep going.

But, more often, they can be pretty crummy students.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!

We are so excited to share with you the amazing things coming to Cabrillo Point Academy!! Please stay tuned. We'll provide more details soon!
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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)

Click HERE for the signup link! (Please use Yvonne Kahlen for teacher and for teacher's email.)

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

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

SeaWorld San Diego is open!

SeaWorld San Diego is open! SeaWorld is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park. Explore over 100 acres of SeaWorld's beautiful outdoor park and experience marine animals up-close, roller coasters and more! To learn more and purchase tickets click here.


If you're heading to our local beaches this summer, consider exploring some of the lively tide pools while you're there! Take a look at this list of 7 amazing and family friendly tide pools in Orange County.

Organzie an At-Home Picinic

You can host a picnic lunch without leaving your property! Choose a mealtime destination, whether it's a patio table or blanket in the backyard. Prepare picnic staples like sandwiches, load them into a basket, and enjoy dining al fresco.

Water Balloon Pinatas

For a summertime spin on a party classic, try filling water balloons and hanging them like pinatas, like these, featured on Milk Allergy Mom. Your kids can take turns batting them down one at a time, or all at once for a splashing good time.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the picture below and explore!
Come explore the Rainforest! Watch this 24 minute video to learn about the different types of rainforests around the world, look at the exotic and different animal and plant species and find out how to protect our rainforests. Join the virtual field trip here.

Below, please find some links to rainforest coloring pages and activities:

30 Free Printable Rainforest Coloring pages.

More Rainforest Animal Coloring pages.

Free Printable Rainforest Word Search activities.

Rainforest Habitats activities.

13 Activities to Help Teach Your Students About the Rainforest.

Student Support/Interventions

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.

Class 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Class 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Class 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Class 4: All four operations with fractions


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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

Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE

Social Emotional Support

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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

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:


Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts will be down over the summer until ordering opens again on July 15th.

Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!

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!

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

School Calendar

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 Liaison

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 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!


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