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Monday, June 27th, 2022

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Information and Updates

4th of July Break

Cabrillo Point Academy will be closed July 4th to July 6th in observance of Independence Day. Staff will return to work on July 7th, 2022.
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Virtual Information Sessions

Do you know of someone who is interested in learning more about homeschooling with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please have them join one of our information sessions noted on the flyer below.


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

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Summer Adventures with Your Liaisons

Join your Family Liaisons for some summer adventures! Park days, bowling, mini golf--we plan to have fun, forge friendships and build community!


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!

Miniature Golf

Join us at Boomers in Irvine where we will play miniature golf! Details below:


  • 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.

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Splash Pads

Come out to one of our Splash Pad park days! Bring chairs, umbrellas/shade, sunscreen, towels and a smile! Enjoy time with other Cabrillo Point Academy Families while the kids get wet!
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Fun Summer Activities!

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is open and, for a limited time, has a 4th of July sale on annual passes! SeaWorld is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park. Explore over 100 acres of SeaWorld's beautiful outdoor park and experience marine animals up-close, roller coasters and more! To learn more and purchase tickets click here.
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Find Summer Camps and Classes for Kids

Discover new in-person, live-online & on-demand activities such as Art, Coding, Sports, Nature, STEM & Academics. Book it all here!

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.


Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for programs and materials, and to collect special summer giveaways!


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.

Plan a Bike Parade

Encourage your kids to decorate their rides with streamers, stickers, flags, and more-then let them cruise around the neighborhood to show off their creation. This is a particularly fun activity to enjoy on the 4th of July!

Go Fishing

Fishing is a classic free summer activity for kids. Brush up on the basics at takemefishing.org, teach the proper techniques to your young angler, and find a place to cast off. Make sure you check local laws about fishing; you may need a license.

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.

Discounted Movies

Are you trying to beat the heat? Do you have a movie lover or two in your home? Why not check out these movie theaters that have reduced pricing on select days! Alternately, if you can't make it to any of the listed movie theaters, there is also a list of cities that are showing movies in the park. Join the fun 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.

Enrichment

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!
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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!


CPA Enrichment Timeline - English

CPA Enrichment Timeline - Spanish


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!

Local Events

Orange County has city sponsored free events: outdoor Summer Concerts, Movies or Shakespeare in the Park! Click on your city to see which fun outdoor activities are happening near you! Access the fun here.

Orange County Family Weekend Events

Consider planning some fun weekend events for you and your family ! Some events are free, some aren't. Check out the fun here!

Homeschooling Advice

Introverts Homeschool Too. And we even socialize. Sometimes.

We have a simple rule in our house: For every planned day out, we have one day in. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but it is a fairly important one. For me.


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

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Fun Summer Activities

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ORANGE COUNTY TIDE POOLS

If you're heading to our local beaches this summer, consider exploring some of the lively tide pools while you're there! Take a look at this list of 7 amazing and family friendly tide pools in Orange County.

Learn Cooking Skills

This fun summer activity for kids also has a practical purpose: Teaching little ones to cook. Choose a favorite food—such as grilled cheese or cookies—and make it with your child. She’ll feel proud while eating the finished product.

Tour a Police or Fire Station

Do you have an aspiring firefighter or police officer? Take a tour of your local emergency station! Since most locations don't have set visiting hours and rules for making on-site visits may have changed, call ahead to arrange an appointment.

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:


  1. “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.

Community Connections

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 michelle.eschenburg@cabrillopointacademy.org


Community Connection Hub

High School


HONORS/AP CLASS INFORMATION SESSION: Thanks to all who joined our information session! If you missed out on learning about AP/Honors coursework, please see the slides and the video link here.


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 Spirit Wear

We are so excited to share out our Cabrillo Point Academy spirit wear store! You can see the store HERE

Don't Miss Our Summer Newsletters!

Stay connected with us over the summer. We'll be planning some fun park days and other get togethers! Be sure to join the mailing list and stay in the loop!

2022-2023 School Calendar

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Educational Tools

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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

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior in high school at Cabrillo Point Academy 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!


yvonne.kahlen@cabrillopointacademy.org

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.


maria.ramirez@cabrillopointacademy.org

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