The PCA Scoop

Weekly Family Update

Week of May 24th, 2021

A big congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!

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In This Week's Edition

✦ Kindergarten Celebration

✦ 5th Grade Celebration


✦ 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

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2021/2022 School Year Updates

2021/2022 Online Subscription Package (OSP) Options

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All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…

TK-5th grade

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.

  • Click 21-22 ELEVATE Flyer & Elevate Overview/FAQ

  • 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

Spark Online

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PCA is offering real-time online inquiry-based science and social studies classes this Fall!

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!

Spark/Robotics Informational Meetings

Click here to join an informational meeting for teachers and parents regarding the Spark and Robotics programs on Tuesday, May 18th 1pm and May 25th at 2pm.

PCA's Robotics

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:

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade)

Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

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:

Parent/Student Session Slides

Parent/Student Session Recording

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).

2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

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Click here for all the LCAP details in English and Spanish

Parent Resources

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

Mental Wellness Basics

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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:

Mental Wellness Basics - Teen Mental Wellness Tips

Summer Learning Resources

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.**

PCA Spirit Wear!

We have some new spirit wear available for you! Click here for all the details.
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Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

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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.

Let's Investigate:

Effective Communicators - Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here and here!

Social-Emotional Support

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

High School Updates

Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!

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

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

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