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Monday, May 3, 2021

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Information and Updates

Adopt a Graduate

Would you like to encourage and recognize one of Cabrillo Point Academy's 2021 graduates? Then sign up for our Adopt a Graduate event! When you sign up, you'll be matched with an upcoming 2021 graduate. You'll get their name, address and interests. Once you've selected a gift, drop it off to your matched graduate during the week of May 17-21, 2021 via a contactless delivery. Let's celebrate our graduates! Sign up by clicking on the flyer below.

Virtual High School Graduation & 8th Grade Promotion Information

Click on the button below to get more information about our Cabrillo Point Academy Virtual Graduation and Promotion taking place on May 25, 2021.

Senior Spotlight

Click on the flyer below for more details and to submit a Senior Spotlight!

A Month of Math Learning in May

What do you think of when you hear the word mathematics? Addition? Fractions? Algebra? Albert Einstein? Unfortunately for many of us, math doesn't always bring to mind joyous memories. Yet math, much like reading, is something we all use every day without even realizing it. We calculate the distance and speed of the car in front of us so we don't get into an accident. We pay for an item with the exact change or count the change we get back. We balance our checkbook or figure out how long a task should take so we can stay on track. Math is everywhere. This month, we hope to help your student see math in a different light as we explore different math concepts.

This week we'll look at pi and estimation. The definition of pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is an irrational number that goes on forever and never repeats. Kind of mind boggling! Yet, pi is used in so many fields for so many different reasons. Pi can measure an ocean wave and a sound wave, pi is used in designing pendulums for clocks or when studying the structure of the eye. Pi is used in science, engineering, chemistry, architecture, construction, etc. Pi has caught the imagination of people around the world. We have pi day (3-14), there's a language made from the number pi and people are always competing to calculate more digits of pi. In 2010, a Japanese engineer and an American computer expert calculated up to 5 trillion digits of pi! Clearly, pi has great value to our world. Click here for some more fun pi facts.

Estimation is a valuable skill for students to learn. Why? It can show that your student understands a mathematical concept by forcing them to think about a process. Estimating can be done mentally and is convenient in every day life--for example when calculating a tip or deciding how much food you need at Thanksgiving. Estimating strengthens problem solving and logic skills by requiring a strategy. It helps your student learn to come up with a reasonable answer. To inspire your student to begin estimating, we have estimation jars! The winner in each category will win their estimation jar! TK- 5th graders, find your estimation jar here. 6th - 12th graders, find your estimation jar here. Have fun!

Monthly Coffee Chat

We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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Community Connections

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Our LAST week of Virtual Clubs has arrived. It has been such an enjoyable experience having fun, learning new things, and meeting new people. Please fill out THIS survey and give us feedback as we plan for next school year. Thank you for all your support this school year.

Here is the lineup for this week:


10:00 am - Sight Word Reading Club

11:00 am - Fitness Club (Ocean Yoga and Mindfulness)

1:00 pm - Spanish Vocabulary Song Club (“Juanito Cuando Baila” - learn body parts while dancing)

2:00 pm - Sing Along Club - MUSICAL CONCERT (see flyer)


10:00 am - Beginning Reading Club (main ideas/supporting details)

11:00 am - Art Club, TK - 4th (Van Gogh inspired sunflowers)

1:00 pm - Math Club, TK - 1st (Skip counting by 7s & 8s)

2:00 pm - Science Experiments and Engineering Club, 3rd - 6th (Milk-tastic Science Experiment)


10:00 am - Cooking Club (Granola)

11:00 am - Book Tasting Club

1:00 pm - Patriotic Club, TK - 2nd (Mount Rushmore)

2:00 pm - HS Hangout Club (TED Talk: “Weird, or just different?” finding open-mindedness to others’ opinions and ways

by Entrepreneur Derek Sivers)

For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland:

High School

  • Virtual College Fair: May 12 from 6 - 8 pm. Over 50 colleges (public and private) will be there. Please encourage your students to attend! Click on the flyer below to learn more.

    Tip: Prior to May 12, watch the video detailing how the fair works then determine which 1 - 4 college representatives you want to talk to. Log in the night of the fair about 10 - 15 minutes early because the fair goes from 6 - 8 pm sharp.

  • 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.
  • Honors/AP Q&A: The Edgenuity Team will be hosting a Q and A session for AP and Honors courses for the 21/22 school year. Please plan to join us on May 6, Thursday, at 5:30 to learn more about our engaging, rigorous course offerings. RSVP Here for the Q and A session and Click Here to view the AP/Honors Flyer.
  • Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

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:

Student Support/Interventions

Live Math Catch-Up Classes

Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm

Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm

Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)

Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1

Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2

Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1

Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Day 4: All four operations with fractions

Writer's Workshop Office Hours

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Ms. Genieva will resume the regular schedule this week:

Password: davidson

Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK

Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website. You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

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Social Emotional Support

Our final Mindset Monday topic for the 2020-2021 school year is on Reflection and Gratitude.

Please find new resources on our MM page and then join us on Monday,

Monday, May 10th for our final workshop of the school year!

10am for TK-5th

1:00pm for 6th-12th


Then on Monday, May 17th at 11am we will be hosting a meeting to discuss SEL for the 2021-2022 school year.

This will be a time for parents and/or students to share ideas related to the SEL needs of students at CPA, MVA and PCA


English Learners

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Come visit Ms. Allison on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15.


  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL


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!

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyers to sign up!

Homeschooling Advice

10 Things I'd Change if I Could Have a Homeschool Do-Over

If you could have a homeschool do-over, what would you change? After more than a decade homeschooling, here are a few things I wish I could do over.

I’ve had people ask me if I could live my whole life over again would I do it to change things? There are good times that I’d like to relive and painful memories that I’d like to erase. There are moments in time that I would live differently if I could do so with the wisdom I’ve gained from living life.

However, all those things have happened to make me the person I am, so, good or bad, I don’t think I’d want to change anything. Still, it’s sometimes fun to daydream about what you’d change if you could have a do-over.

If I could have a homeschool do-over, I’d…

Read the rest of the article here.

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LCAP Surveys

Each year we will ask our CPA families to complete a survey related to the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which identifies goals, measurements, and actions planned by CPA to improve student outcomes.

An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders. Equally important is input and involvement from parents. We want to encourage your input into the LCAP survey as it is an essential piece of our LCAP report and charter.

Please take a few moments to provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: LCAP Parent Survey Link

If your child(ren) are enrolled in 4th grade or higher, please take a few moments to have them provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: Student LCAP Survey

Thank you for providing feedback on Cabrillo Point Academy’s 2020-2021 LCAP progress to meet the eight state priorities and assisting the school’s stakeholders to develop new goals for the 2021-2022 LCAP.

High School Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students

If you could not attend the high school orientation, here are the slides and recording for your viewing.

High School Curriculum Roadshow

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Did you miss the High School Curriculum Roadshow? Access the recording here and the slideshow here.

Please contact your HST with any questions.

Additional Resources & Opportunities

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

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

Have an OSP related question or problem?

Please join our weekly office hours for live support - every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Or, you can email OSP Help!

Please be sure to provide the student’s name and/or district ID and a detailed explanation of the problem so that we may better assist you.

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These previously recorded webinars are available to view. Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community. Families also have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors!

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

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for sixteen years. I have three children ranging in age from 16 to 21. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a junior 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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