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Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Still Enrolling!
Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is still enrolling!
If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
Cabrillo Point Academy Literature Inspired Gingerbread House Contest
Cabrillo Point Academy will be hosting a fun Literature Inspired Gingerbread House contest! Students will create a gingerbread house inspired by a book they love (think tree house inspired by Magic Tree House, log cabin inspired by Little House in the Big Woods, etc)! Houses may be sculpted, assembled, etc... your students can really get creative!
Join us on Thursday, December 16th at 3:00 pm where students will share their creations! Winners will be notified later that day via email.
Students can display their gingerbread houses the next day for all to admire at our December park day! Please look at our Community Connections section below for details on our December park day.
To join our literature inspired gingerbread house contest, click here.
Student Entrepreneur Fair
We are so excited to host our Student Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, December 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tewinkle Park! Please come and invite your friends to shop for the holidays and to support our student entrepreneurs!
**** PLEASE NOTE: If your student is participating in our Student Entrepreneur Fair, please sign up using this form: Fair Participation Survey.
Do you have an interested student who has no idea where to begin?Join LAST our Community Connections classes to learn about being an entrepreneur on Friday at 1:00 pm on the dates noted below:
- December 10th
Our Family Liaisons will be there to answer any questions you or your friends might have about homeschooling with Cabrillo AND we will also have a toy drive as noted in the flyer below!
Elementary Science Fair
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Parents on Course
We are planning some great workshops for Parents on Course for Spring semester. We would love your input on the workshops you would like the school to host. Please complete the Parent Workshop Survey to ensure our planning will best meet the needs of our parent community! Thank you for your time and input!
Thank you for joining our previous Parents on Course Workshops! If you missed any of the workshops, recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.
Our December Park Day will be held
Dec 17, 2021
Friday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
The Entrepreneur Fair will be there as well for your shopping fun! Bring cash to shop for homemade goodies and items made by your Cabrillo Point Academy classmates.
Gingerbread Creation Display
Bring your Gingerbread Creation to display if you would like- Can’t wait to see what you all dream up.
Please fill out the Liability Jotform before attending if you can. https://form.jotform.com/212575773155158
Park Day - Riverside & San Diego!
Below is a screenshot of our December calendar.. If you click on the tabs labeled with the clubs along the bottom, it will take you to the class description, materials list and Zoom Link.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Clubs This Week!
Mark your calendars to see what Community Connections has to offer--- we’d love to see you!
Many students and teachers welcome the holiday season and the break it brings from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and some do not feel comfort and joy during the holidays.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) can support students and teachers alike through the holidays and the long winter break.
HERE is a great flyer to show all the resources our school has to offer to support your student's Mental Health. You can also go to our South Schools
Social Emotional Resources Site for more support.
Writing Office Hours
Do you have questions about writing?
We have answers!
Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson
Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00
Students can sign up for an appointment at
SEL - Growth Mindset
Feel Good Friday Parent Tip: Ask your child if there’s anything coming up at school that makes them feel a strong emotion, like nervous, frustrated, or stressed. Ask them what they could think or do differently to make the situation easier to handle.
Vibe Check Friday Parent Tip: Tell your child about a time you witnessed or experienced bullying. Describe how this made you feel and ask your child what they might have felt.
Title 1 Parent Engagement Meeting
Title 1 Parent Engagement Meeting -Thursday, December 9 @ 12:00 pm
Join school leadership to learn about how Cabrillo Point Academy is working to engage parents in our school. We will share our Parent Engagement Plan and solicit feedback for how we can improve our plan to best serve our parent community. We would love to hear from you and hope you can join us!
Important: We are collecting parent input on what works best for our families during the upcoming CAASPP testing. Last year, most of our students tested remotely, this option is again available this year. Please let us know your thoughts by completing this survey.
Universal Tools and Designated supports spotlight: Tools that are available to help your child on the upcoming CAASPP test. CAASPP testing is the statewide assessment given to all public school students. Subjects assessed are Math and ELA to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 and Science in grades 5, 8 and once in high school.
CAASPP Testing Resource - Please share this resource with your student.
Mark for Review Video
Used to mark questions you would like to go back to in a test segment.
Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate Personal Independence & Competence for daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:
Independence is facilitated by an adult when necessary, but not excessively to promote dependence on prompts.
Student’s abilities to stay on task and work independently are assessed and goals and objectives are developed as appropriate (i.e. on task time, sequences multiple tasks)
What independent work, amount of work, and what the student should do following independent work are specified using visuals and choice whenever possible.
Please note that our library doors will be closed for an off-site training on Friday, December 10th. Please plan on dropping any enrichment returns by the library on a different day.
Homeschool Hub will be down over the Winter Break and will be accessible once again on January 3rd. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and wish you a happy holiday season!
Field Trips and Events
Important change: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday break, we must adjust our January field trip previews schedule:
- Field trips for January will be posted on Friday, December 3rd, at 10 am.
- Booking for January field trips will begin the following Wednesday, December 8th, at 10 am.
Masks are required for all indoor field trips, regardless of the venue’s mask policy.
Masks are not required for outdoor field trips unless the venue requires them.
Have questions? Need help? Email us at email@example.com or join our daily office hours:
Cabrillo Rockstar Students!
Miss Wendel's HST, Melissa Hunnicutt, is extremely proud of her accomplishment! Let's all congratulate Miss Wendel!
Virtual Field Trips
Graphic Design Beginners Class Perfect for Homeschoolers!
By the time my older son, Blake, was 14, I was able to give him small tasks that helped me with my blog. And by the time he graduated high school, he was editing podcasts and video, and had a successful blog of his own!
Did he play computer games? Yes.
But, I wasn’t about to let that be the ONLY thing he knew how to do. He needed useful, tangible skills, and those skills led to a full-time job in the tech industry before he had even graduated college.
Continue reading the article here.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
The Virtual Compassion Corner
Attention high school parents and students, Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to announce a new mental wellness program for high school students (grades 9-12), The Virtual Compassion Corner.
The Virtual Compassion Corner is designed for high school students to self refer for mental health support when they are having a difficult time in their life. They can meet with a counselor or a school psychologist virtually during school hours to discuss current life situations that may be impacting their overall functioning.
Students can complete the Virtual Compassion Corner form with the link here to notify a counselor they are seeking help. Once the form is submitted, the student receives a confirmation notice and email that contain an appointment link. They can choose to set up a 20 minute phone call or zoom meeting during school hours. If the student does not sign up immediately, we will reach out to the student directly and check in.
High School Counselor Support
BCOE/MESA ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2021
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
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
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.