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Monday, November 9, 2020

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Information and Updates

Dear Families,

We hope that you are enjoying this time of year and the excitement that the fall season brings with autumn activities and holidays just around the corner.

December planning amounts will soon be available, and with that in mind, we wanted to be sure that you are aware of some ordering deadlines for product requests.

Please be sure to enter all requests for subscriptions that are 6-months or greater in length by November 19th. After that date, only subscriptions up to 3-months in length may be requested at a time through the end of the school year. Many vendors only offer 6+ month subscriptions to charter school students, so we would encourage you to plan ahead and get your order requests entered early.

The Enrichment Ordering System will be down during the Thanksgiving and Winter holiday breaks this year, which will allow our teachers and school staff to enjoy the time with their families. Please plan accordingly and enter your product and service order requests around those holiday breaks.

As always, we appreciate your partnership with our school and look forward to working with you throughout the remainder of the school year.

2020 -2021 Budget Overview For Parents

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Cabrillo Point Academy Turkey Trot

Cabrillo Point Academy is having its first Turkey Trot, and we would really like you to join in the fun. Our Turkey Trot is going to be a little competition between our Cabrillo Point Academy Teachers and our Cabrillo Point Academy Families. Let's show how thankful our CPA families are for our CPA teachers by getting more minutes logged than the teachers.

Turkey Trot:

  1. Choose a day between November 10th - November 17th to do the Turkey Trot with your student. The Turkey Trot can be done with just the student or as a family. The Turkey Trot can be done inside or outside your house.

  2. Dress your student or family up in your most creative turkey attire. (Example is shown below and Pinterest has a lot of ideas as well)

  3. Begin your Trot, Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter, or Turkey Dance for as long as your student/family wants. (Write down how many minutes your Turkey "Trot" lasted.)

  4. Fill out this Turkey Trot Survey. The survey will have you tell us how many minutes your Turkey Trot lasted. It will also have you upload a picture of your student or family in their turkey attire. Show off your school spirit by dressing up and maybe win a prize!

We will be putting all the pictures together in a Turkey Trot slideshow. If you would like to have your picture presented for other families and teachers to see, please fill out the waiver linked in the survey.

We will be keeping a tally of minutes that Teachers and Families are logging during the week. We will announce the winner of the Turkey Trot minutes on November 18th.

Also, we are having a competition of who had the Most Creative Turkey Attire. Although it is completely optional to dress up, there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place gift card prize for the most creative turkey attire.

If you have any questions, please email

We can't wait to see all the pictures of the Teachers and Families doing the Turkey Trot! Have fun!

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Community Connections

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As a reminder, Virtual Clubs do not meet the 2nd week of each month, therefore, there will be no clubs this week.

Be sure to check out the Community Connections section in the Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (log-in required) where you will find a How-to video and the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer on all the other weeks of the month, You can always reach out to your Homeschool Teacher (HST) who has all the information to pass on to you as well.

Please use the hashtag #cpavirtualclubs to tag your photos on social media because we all LOVE seeing what your kids are doing in the clubs!

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

High School

Counseling Info. Session: Please join us for the following information session that will be offered at 11am and 5pm, here: Counseling Webinar Link

Concurrent Enrollment: December 2

For those families who were unable to attend the UC/CSU Application Information session here are the slides and recording:

HQT Encounters: CPA HQTs are excited to announce the upcoming November HQT Encounters-please see the flyer! ALL ARE WELCOME-your student does not have to be enrolled in CPA to attend! We look forward to seeing students from all curriculum options at our November Encounters! November CPA HQT Encounters

Edgenuity Extras: Edgenuity HQTs are hosting November sessions for high school students! Please see the flyer. All students are welcome-your student does not have to be enrolled in Edgenuity to attend the sessions. Please RSVP for any sessions your student would like to attend. November Edgenuity Extras

College Admissions Essay Bootcamp! College admissions deadlines are fast approaching, and we want to ensure you are using your Story2 account to help get your essays ready. Students get free, unlimited access to Story2’s essay-writing boot camps! The full schedule through November is available here. Sign up for as many as you need to get your essays completed!

Important Dates for 2021 Graduates:

UC Application- Due November 30

CSU Application- Due December 4

FAFSA- Application is open!

Student Services

From Your Intervention Team: Grade Level Tips on Fun Ways to Fill the Learning Gaps This Week Third Grade


Introduce fractions using these colorful activities!

3.NF.A.1: I can show and understand that fractions represent equal parts of a whole, where the top number is the part and the bottom number is the total number of parts in the whole

This year, third grade is all about multiplication! Practice for free using Hooda Math. And get those multiplication facts down pat!

3.OA.A.1: I can understand multiplication by thinking about groups of objects

Memorizing those higher number multiplication tables can be tricky. Try these tricks for memorizing the 6, 7, 8, and 9’s times tables. Here is the link!

3.OA.A.1: I can understand multiplication by thinking about groups of objects.

Language Arts:

Compare and contrast stories about fishing at a third grade level. Click here for stories.

RL.3.1: I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand the stories that I am reading.

RL.3.1: I can find the answers to specific questions within the stories that I read.

Third grade is a great year to introduce formal writing skills. Work with your child on writing a complete paragraph with this template for a writing activity.

W.3.2.D: I can write conclusions (endings) to my informative pieces of writing.

W.3.3: I can write organized stories that have lots of details.

Third graders are all about chapter books! Some are reading them, some are listening, and many are doing both. A favorite is, Little House on the Prairie. Listen to chapters one and two with this link and click on the other links on the youtube page for more.

RF.3.4.A: I can read and understand third grade books.

RF.3.4.B: I can read third grade books and poems aloud like a teacher would read them.

Also, did you know that our school has a website with videos and tools all linked and prerecorded if your student is having trouble in math, reading, or writing?

Click Here To Access Your School's Intervention Page

Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI)

Is your child in the 5th grade or higher?

Did your child score in the red on the STAR360?

Would your child benefit from small group instruction?

If you answered yes to those questions, your child may be eligible for Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI) in math or reading.

ODI is a live, on-line, small group program offered by our Student Services department. In reading, we will focus on comprehension and vocabulary development strategies and skills. In math, classes include multiplication up through multi-step problems. The commitment is for 4 weeks, 2 times per week for 45 minutes per class. Classes are conducted on Mondays - Thursdays. ODI is free for enrolled, eligible students.

Reach out to your HST today!

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Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Mondays is changing things up a bit this month. This month’s webinars will both be interactive, offering students a chance to ask questions and put into practice what they are learning. Please bring something to write and/or color with and wear something comfortable!

Mindset Monday November Topic: “Nagging Nerves”

DID YOU KNOW?? Researchers are finding that children and adolescents are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression during this time of COVID-19. Join Miss Joy and Miss Rachel on 11/9 and 11/16 for Mindset Mondays sessions where November's topic is Nagging Nerves: Tools For Anxiety. We will be helping students identify what anxiety feels like in our bodies and equipping them with tools to manage it.

Mindset Monday Webinar Dates/Times
Monday, November 9th - Part 1

Monday, November 16th - Part 2

10:00am - TK-5th grade

1:00pm - 6th-12th grade


Additional “Nagging Nerves” Resources

TK-5th Grade Resources:

6th-12th Grade:

  • Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained For Teens - Watch this video developed by Anxiety Canada to learn how anxiety keeps us alive, and how worries in your head affect what you feel in your body.

  • Social Anxiety Safety Behaviors Worksheet - In social situations, safety behaviors are subtle actions people take to avoid anxiety. For example, someone who is anxious about socializing at a party might focus on their phone to discourage others from approaching. Although safety behaviors provide temporary relief, they make anxiety worse in the long-run. The Social Anxiety Safety Behaviors worksheet teaches the basics of avoidance, and how safety behaviors fill the same role.

  • Worry Exploration Questions - When people worry, they tend to imagine the worst thing that could possibly happen. In reality, these worries may never come true. What could happen isn’t the same as what will happen. In the Worry Exploration Questions worksheet, students are asked to consider their worry versus reality.

  • Study tips for Anxiety - Study skills help to reduce test anxiety, improve focus, and increase motivation to do well on tests. Good study habits are important for all students, but they are particularly beneficial for those with test anxiety.

Zoom-Out Cards - Help your child shift perspective with these fun facts.

English Learners

Please join our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting on November 17 at 5:00pm.

The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs. The purpose of the ELAC is to provide parents of English Learners opportunities to learn more about the programs offered to their children, Participate in the school’s needs assessment of students, parents, and teachers and provide input in the most effective ways to support full participation of English Learners in all school activities

Reclassification Criteria Update- We are updating our reclassification criteria and your student may be eligible to be considered to be reclassified English Proficient. If your student scored a 4 on the ELPAC the will be eligible. Your HST will be contacting you in November if your student qualifies.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Other Fun Ideas

World Kindness Day - November 13, 2020

Please join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by playing Cabrillo Point Academy World Kindness Day Bingo! Each act of kindness your child completes lets them fill another spot on their bingo card. Use the card below and be sure to take pictures or your child being kind! Post those pictures at hashtag #cpakindnessday because kindness is contagious!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop

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Walt Disney Imagineering Partners With Khan Academy To Bring You ‘Imagineering in a Box’

Imagineering fans, get ready! If you’ve ever been one of many guests who’s visited a Disney theme park and found yourself inspired to dream, build and create, there’s a new online program you just can’t miss!

Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.

The series offers 32 videos in which Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences. The online curriculum aims to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation in the minds of students and teachers alike, while creating fun and engaging opportunities to explore new concepts.

Modules range from a tutorial on engineering software, to an interactive exercise where learners are encouraged to gather items around them and create something new. The program’s hands-on components will allow students to relate new concepts to real-world examples to bring treasured Disney stories to life. Each activity is designed to be scalable, allowing individuals to learn on their own or in a classroom setting.

Click here to get started!

Homeschooling Resources

CSUF Virtual Tutoring * Tutoría virtual CSUF

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for 1st-12th grade. This tutoring program includes math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Please use this link to sign up for a date, time and subject area:

Homeschooling Advice

Emotional Intelligence: What it is and why it matters

“What’s wrong, honey?”

My eleven-year-old is sitting on the couch, cuddling the puppy, and staring into space. This isn’t completely abnormal for her, as she struggles with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, and the last few months have been very tough for her mental health.

“I’m not really sure,” she replies. “I just feel sad. I needed to take a break and cuddle Bella for a little bit.”

Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence, writes that emotional intelligence (EQ) is more important than intelligence (IQ).

He makes the point that when people have a strong grasp of their social and emotional skills — resiliency, self-awareness, empathy, regulation, and more — they’re better able to cope with life and learn what they need to learn. I believe that it’s crucial that we teach our kids these skills from the time they’re very young.

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

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Parent Resources

Families should not contact vendors directly to facilitate a return or exchange, the school should be notified and will handle all requests directly. If there is a problem with an Enrichment order and an item has arrived damaged or is defective, please contact your teacher.

If an item is no longer needed or wanted, it may be returned to the school, but cannot be returned to the vendor for a refund. Please do not contact vendors directly to request a return or exchange. Thank you!

Parent Website

Our Cabrillo Point Website is live and ready for parents to access! The Parent Website has useful information for our families including events, field trips, Community Connection events, and many other valuable resources. This is a password protected webpage and is not open to families who are not enrolled. You will receive an email with directions for login Tuesday, September 8. The login email will be sent to the email on file in School Pathways. If the email you have on file in School Pathways is not the email you use, take the following steps:

  • Contact your HST and ask them to change your email address that is listed in Pathways.
  • Your HST will contact our SAA to request that the parent's email address be changed in Pathways.
  • Once the parent email address has been updated in Pathways, then the email address will be updated in Beehively. Please note this will take 2-3 weeks to update.

Academic Contests

Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee for students in grades 6th - 8th. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Spelling Bee. The winner at the county level will have the opportunity to advance to the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

If your student middle school student is interested in participating, click on the flyer to complete the survey. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.

Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair that will take place based on county of residence. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Science Fair!

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!

National History Day Contest

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for participating in the National History Day (NHD). Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2020-2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures. Through participation in this program, students in grades 4-12 become amateur historians on their journey to discover the significance of their chosen historical topic.

Additional Fun Ideas

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors and inspire them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come. The program gives every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. For more information and to download a pass for your fourth grader, visit


California students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity!

Find more details 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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Student/Teacher IDs

Student/Teacher ID cards are now $20 per ID because bulk ordering prices can no longer be fulfilled. Fill out THIS survey to pay and upload a headshot. You may direct all your questions to the photographer, Michelle McCoy:

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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 Liaison

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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