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Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Information and Updates
4th of July Break
Virtual Information Sessions
If you know a Spanish speaking family who is interested, please let them know that we will be having info sessions completely in Spanish on June 30th & July 19th!
Join using this link: https://cabrillopointacademy-org.zoom.us/s/5152661241#success
Summer Adventures with Your Liaisons
Bring anyone you know who is interested in learning more about homeschooling with Cabrillo Point Academy! No RSVP is required.
Hope to see you there!
- Date: June 28th @ 10am (Arrive 9:30 am)
- Price: $15.99 per golfer (children 5 and under free with paying adult)
- Location: 3405 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 (off 405 Freeway)
Learn more about Boomers and the other attractions offered HERE. As a reminder, planning amounts may not be used when school is not in session.
Fun Summer Activities!
SeaWorld San Diego
Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Read Beyond the Beaten Path - June 13 – July 30
Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your reading log at ocpl.beanstack.org or download the free Beanstack app. You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family!
There is still time to log 20 or more days of reading to be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of your branch’s Friends of the Libraries. Complete fun activities to earn virtual badges.
Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for virtual events.
Find more information at ocpl.org/summer2022.
Huey's Heroes Reading Program
If you’re up for a little drive to a neighboring county, here is a fun activity!
Huey’s Heroes Reading Program was designed to help readers of all ages improve their reading skills, while sharing those skills with animals in a shelter. Participants can use the program to learn the fundamental basics of reading (early stage readers), increase their ability to read to a non-judgmental listener (elementary readers), and/or share their love of reading (advanced readers) with an animal that longs for and benefits from companionship. Find out more here.
Online Subscription Package (OSP)
2022/2023 Online Subscription Package (OSP)
Students will receive school-provided subscriptions (free) based on their grade. Additional subscriptions will we available via OSP A LA CARTE for purchase with your instructional planning amounts.
Grade-band packages are as follows.
TK-4: MobyMax and BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr.
5-8: MobyMax and IXL
9-12: Shmoop and IXL
Back by popular demand is IXL!
What is IXL? IXL provides personalized learning with a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics; IXL meets the unique needs of each learner. Learn more about IXL here.
For more information and answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the OSP Handbook using button below the flyer.
Please note that due to the 4th of July holiday, our Monthly Consumable Day for the month of July will be held on Wednesday, July 13th, instead of July 6th. Additionally, we will hold weekly Consumable Days in July as follows:
- July 13th
- July 20th
- July 27th
Please feel free to stop by between 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM on those days to pick up some consumable items that are only available for CPA families!
Please be aware of these important, upcoming dates!
July 15th - Planning amounts available for returning students
August 2nd - Library reopens for checkouts for the 2022/23 school year!
As a reminder, Homeschool Hub accounts will not be accessible while school is not in session over the summer, from May 28th - July 14th. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy a wonderful summer break!
Orange County Family Weekend Events
Introverts Homeschool Too. And we even socialize. Sometimes.
I’m an introvert, through and through. I’m not anti-social, nor do I hate being around people. In fact, I quite enjoy social events. However, they are physically and mentally draining. As in, a full day out with friends means a 2 hour nap at home type draining.
And that’s fairly typical of introverts. We don’t necessarily hate social interaction! It’s just that when extroverts feel more invigorated, we feel drained. They gain energy and we lose energy.
So we turn down opportunities and events that don’t suit us in that way. Although to be fair, I’m the introvert, not my kids. I think it’s too early to tell their specific proclivities. But we stay home for my benefit, not theirs.
And I don’t feel guilty.
I could go on and on here about all the social opportunities they get, and how it all works out. But that’s not why I don’t feel guilty. I don’t feel guilty because I have to take care of myself too! Can we admit something real quick? We are human too. We have wants and needs and can put ourselves first sometimes. In fact, we must put ourselves first sometimes....... keep reading here
Fun Summer Activities
7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ORANGE COUNTY TIDE POOLS
Learn Cooking Skills
ORANGE COUNTY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is hosting FREE , virtual summer workshops for students to get a head start on their science/engineering fair programs and projects. (For students who will be in grades 6th - 12th this Fall.) There will be two opportunities for students:
- “HOW TO PICK A SCIENCE/ENGINEERING PROJECT TOPIC”
One hour, FREE workshop on Zoom designed to help students get a head start on developing a science or engineering project. Students will learn strategies to identify areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics/software that they find exciting and want to learn more about.
• Saturday, July 16, 2022, 4 – 5 pm
Click on the link to register: PICK A TOPIC REGISTRATION LINK
2. “ASK A SCIENTIST / ENGINEER” PROGRAM
Meet with scientists and engineers on Zoom and get answers to questions about their science/engineering/ math/software projects.
Students may sign up for one or all of the following dates:
- July 23, 2022
- August 6, 2022
- August 20, 2022
- September 10, 2022
All programs on Zoom. Saturday afternoon from 4 to 5 pm. FREE!
Click on the link to register: ASK A SCIENTIST/ENGINEER REGISTRATION LINK
Important reminder for both OCSEF Summer Programs: Do not sign up with a school or district email address. We may not be able to communicate with you. Sign up for a free Gmail account or register with a personal email account.
Check out our Community Connections Club Hub website linked below to get to our schedule and see what we will be offering next year 22-23. Park Day and Virtual Clubs schedule will be up in July so you can plan your calendars. If you have questions or need help, please contact Michelle at email@example.com
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE): Check out what some of our CTE students are doing now, and will be doing in the future in this short information video HERE. We wish teachers could take the class!
The South Schools TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Virtual Roadshow
Did you miss any of your South Schools Family Liaisons Curriculum Showcases or our vendor webinars? Find all the details, including links to the Liaison-hosted Curriculum Showcases and individual curriculum webinar recordings HERE.
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Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons
Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison
Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison
Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.
Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.