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Weekly Family Update

Week of April 5th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

✦ April Coffee with the Leadership

✦ *Teacher Appreciation Day*

✦ April Virtual Workshops

✦ Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break


✦ Enrichment Updates

✦ Online Intervention Survey

✦ Test Prep

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays

✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

✦ Writer's Workshop


✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

✦ ELL Support Teacher Office Hours


✦ High School Updates

✦ 2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

✦ Virtual Career Fair

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

PCA Happenings

South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

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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!

3rd - 5th grade -Wednesday, April 7th @ 2pm:

6th - 8th grade - Thursday, April 15th @ 12pm:

9th - 12th Grade - Tuesday, April 27th @ 2pm:

April Coffee with the Leadership

Teacher Appreciation Day

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We would love to surprise our amazing teachers with some VIRTUAL APPRECIATION this Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4!

What a perfect time to tell our HSTs how much they mean to us!

Get creative with your students, having them create cards, posters, or pictures for their teacher and then take a picture to share with us. If you'd like to share only a message, that would be great too.

Once we receive all the photos and messages, we will be putting a special video together to share with our staff!

Our teachers work so hard for us, let’s “wow” them by sharing how much they mean to all of us!

The Deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, April 28 at 5pm!

April Virtual Workshops

TK - 2nd Grade

High School

Discovery Day & High School Hangouts

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iscovery Day communities are based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with any community that works for their schedules. Please refer to the May Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars. Sign up HERE.

High School Hangouts

Parent Resources

Enrichment Updates

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 on this sheet, and thank you for your help!

    As a reminder, the final day to place product, service, and tech orders for the 2020/21 school year is April 15th.

Online Intervention Survey

Hello Families,

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 Eggspress


-Learning Ally

-Reading Horizons - Discovery

-Reading Horizons - Elevate

We appreciate your time and hope you have a wonderful day!

Test Prep

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

Mindset Monday April Topic: CREATING CONFIDENCE

Do you have a student who struggles with confidence? Join us as we learn about “power poses”, breathing exercises and games, and we will also learn some confidence-building mantras. As we work on building confidence together, we’ll also explore the hidden life of trees and the secret reason they’re able to stand so tall and confidently!

Click HERE for some additional resources to support this topic.

Save the Date for our Next Live Class: APRIL 12th

ZOOM LINK Password: mindset

10:00 am: TK-5th grade 1:00 pm: 6th-12th grade

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

The Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are goals that we have for the students at Pacific Coast Academy. By receiving an education with us, our goal is that by the time a student graduates high school, the SLOs will be incorporated into a student's life.

One goal, as educators, is to help our students become independent in their learning and thinking. Let us know how you support this or observe this in your students.

Let's Investigate:

Independent Critical Thinkers

Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here!

Please share how you have observed students becoming or demonstrating the ability to be independent critical thinkers below!

PCA Schoolwide Learner Outcomes Survey

Writer's Workshop

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Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11

Thursdays: 1-2

Password: davidson

For Teachers, Parents and Students of PCA, MVA, CPA

English Learners Resources

Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

Did you know that we have all of the recorded workshops available on the Family Resource Site? Under each date, parents can see the topic covered in that workshop!

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ELL Support Teacher Office Hours

Come visit Ms. Allison


Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15


  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL

High School

High School Updates

ChoiePlus Academy HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus AcademyHQTs for our fantastic and fun April HQT Encounters! All students are welcome!

April's encounters

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

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

2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

Join the Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our amazing PCA students. The ceremony will be virtual this year and will begin with the 8th grade promotion ceremony followed by the 12th grade graduation. Even though we can't get together in person, we want to be able to acknowledge our students online, with family and friends in attendance. Please click the the button below for more information!

Virtual Career Fair

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Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

Karmen & Rachel

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