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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 ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
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!
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
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!
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.
Spell Check Video
This feature can be used to check and correct your spelling during the full write portion of the performance task.
November Park Day--- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2021
- HUNTINGTON BEACH
- MISSION VIEJO
NATURE WALKS AND JOURNALING-Bring a journal and pencils if you would like.
We are also having a CANNED FOOD DRIVE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
High School Seniors
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
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
A special thank you to parents willing to be members of the committee:
Anna Dydykina- President
Gabriel Meneses: Vice President
Jenna Davis- Committee Member
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.
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
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 email@example.com or join our daily office hours:
Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee
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
Honor Our Veterans with Cards and Candy!
Please sign up using this form.
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.
Other Fun Ideas
WORLD KINDNESS DAY - NOVEMBER 13, 2021
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop
Virtual Field Trips
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.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
Other Fun Ideas
Every Kid Outdoors
2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge
To learn more and to register please click here.
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.