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Monday, May 3, 2021
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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
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
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
Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models
Day 2: Multiplying large numbers
Day 3: Basic division
Day 4: Types of fractions
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 Curriculum Roadshow
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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
***NEW MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
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.
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!
I Can Statements
Community and Connection
Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.