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Monday, December 10, 2018
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School News and Important Dates
Student Entrepreneur Fair
As you read this, our students are hard at work creating wonderful goodies to share with you and your children this Thursday! We would love to see you at our first Entrepreneur Fair, where we will supporting our creative students by buying their homemade purchases! Details are listed on the flyer below.
Costa Mesa Lending Library Closure Dates
High School Academic Decathlon Club
Learning Period 5
Online Subscription Package (OSP) Deadline Approaching
When you opt-in to the OSP, you must select all 5 of your preferences at one time. You are unable to select 1-2 subscriptions and resubmit the remaining preferences at a later date. The system will prompt you if you do not select the full number of subscriptions available for opting in.
If you have opted-in and haven’t received your login information for any of the following subscriptions, please visit the vendor’s website and use the "Forgot password" option to get access.
MobyMax (select teacher login): https://www.mobymax.com/signin
Time4Learning (select parent login): https://www.time4learning.com/Login/SingleLogin/CustomerLogin.aspx
Tinker (select parent login): https://www.tynker.com/#/forgot-password
Orange County Vendor Fair
Where: Living Spring Church, 9851 Bixby Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841
When: Friday, January 18th, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
December 19th: Sweet Shade Community Park, Irvine. Time: 10.30am-12.30pm.
Curriculum Spotlight: Odysseyware
Check out the introduction video below, and their blog here.
Learn to Type Using Typing Club
TypingClub is the most effective way to learn how to type. It is web based, and highly effective. TypingClub School Edition is available in both a free and pro version. When you sign up, you can choose a free 60 day trial of TypingClub's Pro Edition, or you can get started with the free edition. After the 60 day trial period, you can purchase the Pro Edition for your desired number of licenses, or continue with the free edition. You can also choose to subscribe to Typing Club in our Online Subscription Package!
Train Rides at Fairview Park
The OCME's primary interest is running a safe and reliable first class railroad. Members take great pride in the design and engineering of the facility. For children to ride the trains, they must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall. Many dedicated volunteers donate countless hours keeping this railroad safe for all who share the joy in "riding the rails."
A typical trip takes about 12 minutes and covers two loops of the park. Bridges and terrain variations are just part of the scenery as is the back end of the Costa Mesa Golf Course.
When: Decemebr 15th and 16th
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Fairview Park, 2500 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, 92626
Cost: Rides are free, however, donations are welcome and help keep the trains running.
Snow Days with Critters at the Santa Ana Zoo
When: December 15th and 16th
Cost: The event is included with the price of admission and is FREE for children 2 and under, as well as for members of the Zoo. On Sunday, December 16, Santa Ana residents can visit the Zoo and enjoy this event for FREE! Proof of residency is required.
For more information, visit their website here.
Trailside Chat at Crystal Cove State Park
Where: Crystal Cove State Park,8471 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: Saturday, December 15th
Cost: Free, but a one-day parking pass is $15
9 Ways to Give Your Kids One-on-One Attention Without Cloning Yourself
Do you sometimes daydream about cloning yourself? There would be one of you to clean the house, one to prepare meals, and one to school each child. Meanwhile, you – the original you – could relax on the couch reading a good book or playing Words with Friends.
While you might as well give up on having an army of clones to help you homeschool, there are some things you can do to give each of your kids one-on-one attention without cloning yourself.
Read more from this article here.
Community and Connection
Orange County Parent Resource Site
Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison
Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison
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