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Monday, April 5, 2021
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Information and Updates
End of Learning Period 7 This Friday
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.
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion Spotlight
Hello, Amazing Kindergarten and/or 5th-grade parents!
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! It is now time to start planning as we prepare to celebrate your students! Since this year is being done a little differently, we want to make sure we celebrate all of your hard work and will be sharing out a newsletter spotlighting each student.
If you would like your student to participate please complete the survey below.
Please know that the survey will close on April 30th, 2021.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
Congratulations to our OCSEF Finalists!
We would also like to congratulate both Maya and Jason who, out of the hundreds of students that participated, both got second place in their respective categories! Great job, Jason and Maya!
Kicking off a Month of Art Learning in April!
Art also challenges our mind to think in a different way and in so doing it helps students both academically and behaviorally. Look at this recent study on how art programs in school showed improved verbal, reading and math skills as well as critical thinking skills. With such a broad subject to explore this month, we will only be able to touch on a few disciplines in both fine arts and performing arts. We encourage you to find what interests and engages your student and explore beyond what is covered here.
This week we will be looking at drawing and painting. Drawing is believed to be one of the oldest forms of art. Before the written language, drawing was used as a form of communication depicting objects and abstract concepts. Over time, drawing included adding color, which slowly led to painting. As civilizations developed, so did drawing and painting. For a brief history of drawing timeline, click here. This week we are including some drawing and painting resources for your students to enjoy. As Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist.”
Virtual Art Fair 2021: Art Speaks!
Please join Cabrillo Point Academy's Virtual Art Fair 2021! Click on the flyer below for details.
Parent Support Pods
Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!
Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!
Parent Support Pod: 3rd-5th Grade - Wednesday, April 7th @ 2pm:
Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, April 15th @ 12:00
Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade -Tuesday, April 27 @ 2pm
Monthly Coffee Chat
Virtual Clubs may not be meeting this week, but we have a few new clubs starting next week that we'd like to highlight!
Tuesdays @ 1: Spanish Vocabulary Song Club (for the younger crowd, but anyone is welcome)
Tuesdays @ 2: Sing-a-Long Club: Come ready to sing and learn a new song, then during the 3rd and final session we'll have a musical concert! Students will prepare a 1-minute musical piece with the instrument of their choice.
Wednesdays @ 1: Math Club for TK - 2nd graders: Come each week to learn some fun skip counting songs.
Thursdays @ 11: Book Tasting Club: Students bring 2 - 4 favorite books to share and discuss
Thursdays @ 1: Patriotic Club (TK - 2nd): Say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing a Patriotic song, learn about some important patriotic icons and locations, and play a Kahoot game.
Thursdays @ 2: HS Hangout Club: TED Talks for HS Leadership (check out the Club Hub for topics for each week...please spread the word!)
--> A note about the HS Hangout Club. We were very intentional this semester about offering something substantial and useful to our High School students enabling them to not only learn something valuable but to hang out and get to know each other. The teachers who have taught put a lot of time and effort into their sessions and it was awesome, but we had low turnout. We had a "Social Club" focus where students learned the art of small talk and making meaningful conversations, then we had a "Career Exploration" with three sessions focussed on: self-reflection, career selection, and planning and exploration. We had a "Games" focussed one where students interacted through online games and now we're offering our final 3-week session on "Leadership" masterfully using TED Talks. Check out the Club Hub for more specifics, ...it will be well worth it.
If you still have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Counselor Support
Virtual College Fairs:
The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering College fairs this spring 2021.
TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.
Create an account and register here
Social Emotional Support
Do you have a student who struggles with confidence? Join us as we learn about “power poses”, breathing exercises and games, and we will also learn some confidence-building mantras. As we work on building confidence together, we’ll also explore the hidden life of trees and the secret reason they’re able to stand so tall and confidently!
Click HERE (scroll down to April) for some additional resources to support this topic.
Save the Date for our Next Live Class: APRIL 12th
ZOOM LINK Password: mindset
10:00 am: TK-5th grade 1:00 pm: 6th-12th grade
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
English Learner Needs Survey-
We would like to hear from you. Please give us feedback on the English Learner program at Cabrillo Point Academy. Survey
March 18th DELAC Meeting Slides
Take a look at the DELAC slide deck from our March 18th meeting! Topics covered were our EL needs survey, CAASSP testing resources, and LCAP goals.
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
It's a Privilege
I’m cleaning out my files and shelves, stumbling across handmade birthday cards and handcrafts from my children when they were still children.
It feels like such a big responsibility to raise them and hope they choose to be decent people with good values.
There’s a lot I couldn’t control. There are mistakes I made. Sometimes I got it exactly right. And often: the difference between a mistake and a good decision were razor thin apart.
So much is the result of that word we don’t like: luck. Or serendipity. Or lack of foresight.
But I do know this. At the end of the day, I have never regretted being there for all of it. I hope you can hold onto that too—that being with your kids, now, as their parent-educator is a privilege, even when it’s hard."
This post is originally from Instagram and @juliebravewriter
Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit
Like the SAT, the PSAT is a college admission test overseen by the College Board®. It meets most state homeschool testing requirements and covers reading, writing, and math, but doesn't include an essay. The PSAT is a fairly inexpensive test compared to most annual assessments. In addition to being practice for the SAT, the PSAT can help you find a college, indicate career options your student might not have considered, and can lead to scholarships.
The complete name for the test is PSAT/NMSQT®, which stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The name can help you decipher the two functions of the PSAT. The first part, PSAT, means it's a practice test your child can take "for fun" to learn about the SAT. The second part, NMSQT, stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which means your child can take the test "for profit" as a junior. Either way can benefit your student.
Taking the PSAT for Fun
The name PSAT means the test is preliminary, practice, or pre-SAT. Your child can take the test for practice in 10th or 11th grade. I call this taking the test “for fun" because scores don't matter. The results are only for you, with no negative repercussions at all. You can use it as a starting point, before your child studies for the SAT and provide firsthand practice for the SAT. It is also used to estimate your child's SAT scores.
Read the rest of the article here.
High School Graduation
Dear High School Graduates:
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Here is to the class of 20/21! Please make sure you complete this survey and upload the Senior class photo that you would like to use for the virtual Graduation by April 15th.
Graduation will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
8th Grade Promotion
Attention 8th graders!
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Please make sure you fill out the survey and upload your picture By April 15th.
Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
High School Curriculum Roadshow
Additional Resources & Opportunities
Enter the Plant Trackers Contest For Grades 3rd - 6th
Scholastic is providing this at-home educational opportunity including lesson plans and activities! Your child can become a plant detective—for a chance to win $1,000! To enter the contest, they will observe a plant, then draw and write about it. Whether scoping out evergreen plants or newly budding plants, the end of winter and beginning of spring are the perfect times to observe plant changes in the environment.
Plus, check out additional fun plant projects that you can do as a family, like creating a cardboard plant puzzle or growing a bean in a jar. Access this opportunity here.
CONTEST DEADLINE: April 26, 2021
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.