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Monday, November 1, 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 ...

Alternately, please invite your friends to one of our homeschooling information sessions as outlined in the flyer below!

Schoolwide Learners Outcome

Our November SLO is here! Please look at our November Poster below and be on the lookout for ways your students are meeting this month’s SLO:

Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Please enjoy these fun activities your students can participate in!

Learning Styles Quiz

Poetry Activity

Number Fun

Once your student has done an activity we want to know about it! Or if you have something else that you want to share, please use this Survey

School Opportunities

Student Entrepreneur Fair

Join our first meeting this week!

We are so excited to host our Student Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, December 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tewinkle Park! Do you have an interested student who has no idea where to begin? Join our Community Connections classes to learn about being an entrepreneur on Fridays at 1:00 pm on the dates noted on the flyer below! We hope to see you there!
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We will continue focusing on the supports offered on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), this week we are highlighting the spell check feature.

CAASPP Embedded Designated Supports

How to Take an SBAC Practice Test and Check out a Designated Support

Accessibility Spotlight:

Spell Check Video

This feature can be used to check and correct your spelling during the full write portion of the performance task.

Community Connections

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November Park Day--- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2021


NATURE WALKS AND JOURNALING-Bring a journal and pencils if you would like.

We are also having a CANNED FOOD DRIVE!

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CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22

Below is a screenshot of our November calendar. Once you are on the Community Connections website, 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

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HIgh School/Middle School

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.

SDSU Virtual College Tour

Hello Wonderful Middle School and High School Students!!

Want to tour a beautiful college campus from the comfort of your own home? Join us as we tour San Diego State University! Our SDSU Virtual Campus Tour is on Tuesday, November 2nd at 3pm. The tour will be led by an SDSU campus tour guide. We will learn about the many majors offered, the enrollment process, and get a view of the campus.

Click here to enter the Webinar: SDSU College Tour Webinar Link

Passcode: 714892

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High School Seniors

Attention HS Seniors: Click on the Image to watch a quick 10 min video before you get started writing your College Application Essays and learn where you can get more help if you need it! Click here for the Slides to accompany the video.

Student Support/Interventions

Parents please remember to bookmark the following link to our Family/Parent Resources Webpage where you will find Intervention Resources for...

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

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Please join us for our 3rd Mindset Monday of the year, Monday November 1st from 10:00-10:45 as we read “What Does it Mean to Be Present?” and focus on mindfulness, key skills for our 2nd SEL competency- Self-Awareness CPA’s MM meets the 1st Monday of each month (unless there is a holiday, in which case we meet the 2nd Monday) from 10:00 to 10:45am. We added a question that allows you to sign up for all future dates and also an auto-response with the Zoom link. Please sign up here!

SEL - Growth Mindset

Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to Rethink Strong Emotions! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on The Power of Strengths! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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DELAC Meeting- Thank you to all who joined our DELAC Meeting last week! It was wonderful to see so many faces and have so many great questions.

A special thank you to parents willing to be members of the committee:

Anna Dydykina- President

Gabriel Meneses: Vice President

Jenna Davis- Committee Member

Here is a copy of the information discussed and presented in English and Spanish

Our next DELAC meeting is December 1 @ 12:00 pm where we will discuss the LCAP and celebrate the EL students who have reclassified as English Proficient this year!

Parents on Course

Parents on Course consists of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!

Recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.

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Special Education

Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate behavior interventions for daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:

  • Students are given positive reinforcement and feedback from the learning coach regarding appropriate behavior.

  • Unwanted behaviors are ignored and are not reinforced.

  • Learning coach utilizes proactive strategies to manage behaviors rather than negative/punitive consequences


Do you need some help with figuring out how to enter requests with the school for educational materials? This video may help!

When requesting Product orders, please always try selecting Approved Vendors first (rather than manually typing in the name of your vendor). Many of our vendors have important, helpful information attached to their profiles in Homeschool Hub, and that information is only available if you select them from our Approved Vendor list.

Please note that Ranger Rick magazine subscriptions are unable to be purchased, due to recurring billing issues.

Field Trips and Events

Homeschool Hub Field Trips & Events (FTE)

Field trips for December will be posted on Wednesday, November 3rd at 10 am.

Booking for December trips will begin the following Wednesday, on November 10th 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 or join our daily office hours:

Monday - 9 - 10 am

Tuesday: 2 - 3 pm

Wednesday: 9 - 10 am

Thursday: 2 - 3 pm

Friday: 9 - 10 am

Academic Contests

Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee

This is the last week to sign up!

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee for students in grades 6th - 8th. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Spelling Bee. The winner at the county level will have the opportunity to advance to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

If your middle school student is interested in participating, click on the flyer to complete the survey. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.

Cabrillo Point Academy Science & Engineering Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair. The qualifying student(s) will have the opportunity to advance to the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair!

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!

We will also be having an Elementary Science Fair. Look for a flyer in the newsletter soon!

National History Day

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for participating in the National History Day (NHD). Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2021-2022 theme is Debate& Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures. Through participation in this program, students in grades 4-12 become amateur historians on their journey to discover the significance of their chosen historical topic. Click on the flyer below to sign up!

Local Events

Honor Our Veterans with Cards and Candy!

Come join us as we honor our Veterans and learn about Veterans Day at the same time! We will be meeting at Tewinkle park in Costa Mesa to make cards and thank you notes that will be delivered to our Veterans. We will also learn about Veterans Day, possibly from a surprise guest! Do you have extra Halloween candy? Bring that too! We will be collecting any extra Halloween candy which we will deliver to our Veterans as well. Find details on the flyer below.

Please sign up using this form.

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Can't make our event? We are hosting a virtual Veterans Day event on Monday, October 8th @ 12 noon. Join our Veterans Day Assembly by using the zoom link found in our CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22!
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Thanksgiving Community Service Project

Happening this week!

"Let our hearts be full of both, thanks and giving."

Please help us bring smiles to the faces of those in our Orange County community this Thanksgiving holiday.

Cabrillo Point Academy is partnering with Pathways of Hope, an organization whose mission is to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in Orange County. We will be meeting up at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda where we will be collecting food donation items to include in Pathways of Hope's Thanksgiving boxes and our students will have the opportunity to create Thanksgiving cards for those in-need in our community.

Please see the following link for a complete list of the most needed Food Drive items. Most Needed Food Drive Items

If you are able to help "give back" to our Orange County Community, please fill out this survey to let us know if you are able to attend.

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Other Fun Ideas


Please join us in celebrating World Kindness Day by playing Cabrillo Point Academy World Kindness Day Bingo! Each act of kindness your child completes lets them fill another spot on their bingo card. Use the card below and be sure to take pictures or your child being kind! Post those pictures on our social media with hashtag #cpakindnessday2021 because kindness is contagious!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop

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Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyer below to sign up for each field trip!

Friendly Reminder

Remember to Fall Back

It's that time of year again! Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 7th. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra sleep!

Homeschooling Advice

3 Benefits of Math Doodling

You might think your student is distracted from their work when you see them doodling. You may even remember being bored in school yourself and doodling all over the page. Your student might be doodling because they’re distracted or bored, but they can still benefit from it, especially from math doodling. Math-focused doodling can help your child in so many ways. Not only can doodling help math make sense, but it allows your student to discover math concepts on their own and even derive enjoyment from math.

Math Doodling Benefits

1) It Make Math Concepts More Clear

One of the most noticeable benefits of math doodling is its ability to make math concepts more clear. This is due to the visual nature of doodling. Doodling allows students to take a subject generally considered complex, and represent it in a simple, understandable visual form. YouTube mathematician, Vi Hart, discusses this in the video “The Smoothest Ride.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Welcome New Families!

Are you a new family with Cabrillo Point Academy? Welcome! We are so excited to have you with us! To help you start your homeschooling journey with us please take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below. Our spotlight contains a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.

Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions

Would you like more details on how to homeschool with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please consider joining your Family Liaisons at one of our Homeschool Orientation sessions! Find details on the flyer below. No RSVP required. Join here.

Other Fun Ideas

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors and inspire them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come. The program gives every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. For more information and to download a pass for your fourth grader, visit

2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries

California students in K through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity!

Find more details here.

2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge

Join the Orange County Childrens Book Festival, four space companies and the Orange County Department of Education as they partner to bring students in K - 12th grade this exciting STEAM Race to Space Reading Challenge. Students can win prizes that include speaking with astronauts who have lived on the International Space Station!

To learn more and to register please click here.

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The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program are providing free classes, webinars and clubs for students who are interested in STEAM and Engineering. For more information follow this link:

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


Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

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School Calendar

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Educational Tools

I Can Statements

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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!

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.


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