The PCA Scoop
Weekly Family Update
Week of May 24th, 2021
A big congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!
In This Week's Edition
✦ Kindergarten Celebration
✦ 5th Grade Celebration
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)
✦ 2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
✦ Math Catch Up Classes
✦ Mental Wellness Basics
✦ Summer Learning Resources
✦ PCA Spirit Wear!
✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays
✦ 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).
2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
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.
Mental Wellness Basics
Who: You and your students are invited!
What: LA Chargers and United Way Character Playbook Mental Wellness Basics Event
When: May 28th at 10:30 PST
Where to Register: https://everfi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4_IllzKnRnek8kYwgFM8YQ
Summer Learning Resources
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.
We 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 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.
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