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Monday, March 22, 2021
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Information and Updates
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 Graduation
Dear High School Graduate Families,
We are looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony. Anyone interested please complete the survey below by March 31st.
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.
We are also looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony please upload by March 31st.
Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
Monthly Coffee Chat
We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
A Month of Literary Learning!
Young Adult Literature Favorites
Take a look at this list of Young Adult Literature Favorites. As you scroll through the slide show, see how many titles you and your student recognize, or even better, have read!
Please note, since we are highlighting young adult literature this week, you will find that this week's student resources are more robust and challenging to be suitable for our young adults.
Anne Frank in the World, 1929 - 1945 Teacher Workbook
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
Young Adult Teaching Resources for The Princess Bride
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: 9th-12th Grade - Wednesday, March 24th @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/99278389733
Be sure to check out the Club Hub for optional materials, directions, resources, days/times, and links so your children can come prepared to the clubs. Here are some pretty cool things going on this week:
American Sign Language (ASL) Club (common phrases), Science Experiments and Engineering Club (3rd - 6th grade: apple rafts), Reading Clubs, Fitness, Art Clubs (5th-8th: perspective drawing and TK-4th: Pablo Poodle step-by-step lesson), Writing Club (2nd-3rd: creative writing - How to use a sandwich graphic organizer), Cooking Club (tortilla pinwheels), Math Club (4th - 6th), Exploring Geography Club (India), and High School Hangout focussing on Career Exploration (valuable and tangible tools for our HS students...spread the word!).
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: email@example.com
Progress Reports: The end of Quarter 3 is approaching! Progress reports will be completed the week of March 22. Reach out to your HST now with any concerns.
Edgenuity Progress Report Grades: In Edgenuity, the Actual Grade is the progress report grade. Please contact your HQT with any questions about this grade.
Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for a creative and engaging interactive live session during the month of March. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
CPA HQT Encounters: We'd love for you to join a CPA HQT Encounter this month! All are welcome! Please see the March flyer here.
High School Counselor Support
Virtual College Fairs:
The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.
TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.
Create an account and register here
Take Our Survey
We appreciate your participation in our Online Intervention program(s) this school year. Our Student Support Team is always striving to make improvements where they are needed and would love your feedback on the online programs your student(s) participated in this year. Please take a few minutes to fill out THIS anonymous survey with any comments you wish to share with us about any of the below programs. The survey will close on April 2nd at 7pm.
-Reading Horizons - Discovery
-Reading Horizons - Elevate
We appreciate your time and hope you have a wonderful day!
Join us for the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021! This is an opportunity to spread the word about the importance and impact of social emotional learning.
We know that social emotional learning (SEL) changes lives. Studies show that SEL delivers long-term improvements in skills, behavior, and academic performance while reducing anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. SEL competencies are also critically important for long-term success in today’s economy.
This year as we continue to face the challenges of a global pandemic, SEL Day 2021 will focus on Building Bonds, Reimagining Communities. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, and incorporate SEL practices into our learning days at home.
Learn more about and sign up for SEL day here.
Check out our school’s SEL resources here.
Five Easy Social Emotional Learning Activities for Kids to do at Home
Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website. You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.
Social Emotional Support
We learned so much in our class last week about
“The Power of Mistakes” and “Self-Compassion”.
Do you know what Neuroplasticity is?
In case you missed, here are the recordings you can watch and the resources you can review to learn more about it!
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.
EL Instructional Strategies with Lisa Mesa on March 25 @ 3:00. Topic: Notice & Note and Split Dictation: Zoom Link
As many of you are aware, our school library has been closed this year. During this time, we have been working very hard to make some much-needed improvements. We are preparing to launch a new, improved system for our families.
One important job that we will need to complete before the library can reopen again is we must collect all items that are currently checked out to our families.
We are asking families to return all checked-out materials to their homeschool teacher or to the Poway library location by April 1st.
We appreciate your help with this and look forward to serving your family again next year with a new and improved system that we are sure you will enjoy.
Virtual Field Trips
Homeschooling: Take It Outside!
You might have noticed many homeschooling families spend a lot of time outdoors, regardless of the season of the year. If you need to jumpstart your homeschooling, consider the potential benefits of going outside more:
- Learning about plants and creatures
- Getting exercise
- Not caring about crumbs and spills
- Using big spaces for learning: writing with chalk on sidewalks; making mountains in the sandbox
- Changing the pace—enjoying a brain break
For some kids, learning outside is more engaging than learning inside, but we adults may have to wrap our minds around the ways they can learn outside.
How about going on an alphabet walk amidst rocks and trees?
How about taking a nature walk and bringing in pine cones, rocks, and feathers for a nature table?
How about balancing technology use with time in nature?
How about helping kids learn to care for the environment?
Read the rest of the article here. Be sure to read Part 2!
How to Easily Add Hands-on Learning to Your High School Homeschool
Are you homeschooling high school? Even high school students benefit from hands-on learning. And there are ways to easily add more hands-on learning to your high school homeschool!
When we first began homeschooling ten years ago, I was determined to help my boys learn in fun and engaging ways. It was one of the reasons we decided to homeschool in the first place! I distinctly remember telling my husband how excited I was about project-based learning and how valuable it would be for our children’s education.
Then, I actually started homeschooling.
I quickly realized that hands-on learning was not as easy to implement as I’d imagined. Our first year was filled with me vacillating back and forth between dissecting a fish or giving up in the form of another worksheet I knew they’d resist.
I am happy to say that eventually, I figured out how to more easily incorporate hands-on learning into our homeschool.
Read the rest of the article here.
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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
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.
Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons
Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison
Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison
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