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Monday, June 7, 2021
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ACADEMIC DECATHLON (9TH-12TH GRADE) AND PENTATHLON (6TH-8TH GRADE)
Thank you to all who were able to attend the information session for the Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon information sessions. Below are the links to the Parent and Student info sessions that were held. It was great to see the enthusiasm for new students and parents wanting to learn about the programs.
The Interest survey is also a great way for families to get a preview of the material over the summer and have a "jump-start" for the school year as we send information over the summer. We have an amazing response so far, and the program is continuing to grow - which is great news. For all of the schools, there is a response of 74 families in just three weeks.
If you have any information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local area coach.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is Fully Open!
The Discovery Cube is Open!
Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions
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.)
Wed. June 23, 2021, 11 am-12 Noon (Beginner)
Sat. June 26, 2021, 10-11am (Advanced)
Sat. July 10, 2021, 10-11am (Beginner)
Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)
Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."
Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - Reading Colors Your World! June 12 – July 31
Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your virtual 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!
Make reading a habit and log each day you spend some time reading. Log 20 or more days during the program and you’ll be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Libraries. Complete activities to gain virtual badges.
Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for curbside pickup or Grab & Go to check out and 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
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Fun Summer Activities!
Build a Backyard Obstacle Course
Report Cards: Your student’s report card will be emailed to you by June 7. Please keep an eye out for it and contact your HST right away with any questions.
- Graduating Students: Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Your diploma will be mailed to you in June, along with any awards you may have received (Golden State Merit, NHS, etc.)
- Concurrent Enrollment: Counselors are off for the summer starting June 11. If you need a concurrent enrollment signed for summer or fall, send it to your counselor now.
Math Catch-Up Classes
Catch up on all things fractions!
If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.
WRITER'S WORKSHOP OFFICE HOURS VIDEOS
Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at email@example.com.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
Stop Summer Slide
We have been adding many resources for Writing, Math, and Reading to our South Schools Intervention Website
**Please bookmark and use it as a resource to prevent the summer slide.**
Social Emotional Support
We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!
In-House Curriculum Offerings
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…
6th - 8th grade
9th - 12th grade
MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!
Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.
TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.
Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.
Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.
Click on the flyer below for additional details!
Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts will be down over the summer until ordering opens again on July 15th.
Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!
Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:
Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).
If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.
There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.
There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.
Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!
Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!
Virtual Field Trips
Come and explore Hershey's Chocolate World...the original attraction complex outside of Hershey Park in Hershey, PA! Check out the amazing attractions: from making your own chocolate bar, to riding the incredible trolley tour of the town of Hershey. You'll also check out some amazing shopping and other features that make this a wonderful place for a family visit!
Please enjoy the FREE videos and resources below!
Hershey’s Chocolate World | Tour and Overview: VIDEO
Inside the HERSHEY Chocolate Factory | Unwrapped | Food Network: VIDEO
Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King: VIDEO
Homeschool Learning Spaces: Displaying Children's Work
"No matter what stage of your homeschool adventure you are in, an area for displaying student work is something your whole family will benefit from in multiple ways.
nurturing a growth mindset
simple and cost-effective decorations
When you include a space in your classroom for displaying students' work, you are saying to the world, "Look at this wonderful thing my child did! I am so proud." Your child can bask in the unspoken affirmations you are providing when you hang up something they created with their own two hands.
Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Praise
A growth mindset refers to the belief that traits such as intelligence or talent are changeable traits capable of evolving and growing. Alternatively, a fixed mindset refers to the belief that we are born with certain talents and nothing we do will greatly change those abilities.
Raising children with a growth mindset takes intentional effort on the part of the parents, but the results are worthwhile! Children who have a growth mindset prove themselves capable of overcoming obstacles throughout their entire lives."
Read the rest of the article here.
9 Free Space Virtual Field Trips You Need To Take
High School Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students
Please note: since the original recording of our high school orientation, we have had a staff change. Tegan Thacker has moved into a different position. Our new school counselor is Keri Alexander! Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you would have directed to Tegan. Thank you!
High School Curriculum Roadshow
High School Counselor Support
2021 Engineering Showcase
The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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.