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Monday, November 2, 2020

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Community Connections

We have a few new clubs for our middle school students that have just started that we wanted to highlight for you.

Creative Writing Club for Middle School students is underway and has been super fun! If you want to meet other middle school students and have fun while learning some awesome tips on writing, this is for you. Each club session is a stand alone session, so come to one or all. See flyer for upcoming topics.

Art Club for Middle School students is a 5-week club that engages students in tactile fun. Whether you are artistic or not, come and create something you’ll be proud of. See flyer for upcoming projects.

Check out the Community Connections section in the Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (log-in required) where you will find a How-to video and the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer, You can always reach out to your Homeschool Teacher (HST) who has all the information to pass on to you as well.

Please use the hashtag #cpavirtualclubs to tag your photos on social media because we all LOVE seeing what your kids are doing in the clubs!

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland:

High School

Counseling Info. Sessions: Please join us for the following information sessions. All sessions will be offered at 11am and 5pm, here: Counseling Webinar Link

Financial Aid: November 4

Concurrent Enrollment: December 2

For those families who were unable to attend the UC/CSU Application Information session here are the slides and recording:

Virtual College Fair: NACAC is hosting a virtual College Fair on Sunday, Nov 8 from 2pm - 10pm with over 600 colleges in attendance- Register HERE

HQT Encounters: CPA HQTs are excited to announce the upcoming November HQT Encounters-please see the flyer! ALL ARE WELCOME-your student does not have to be enrolled in CPA to attend! We look forward to seeing students from all curriculum options at our November Encounters! November CPA HQT Encounters

Edgenuity Extras: Edgenuity HQTs are hosting November sessions for high school students! Please see the flyer. All students are welcome-your student does not have to be enrolled in Edgenuity to attend the sessions. Please RSVP for any sessions your student would like to attend. November Edgenuity Extras

College Admissions Essay Bootcamp! College admissions deadlines are fast approaching, and we want to ensure you are using your Story2 account to help get your essays ready. Students get free, unlimited access to Story2’s essay-writing boot camps! The full schedule through November is available here. Sign up for as many as you need to get your essays completed!

Important Dates for 2021 Graduates:

UC Application- Due November 30

CSU Application- Due December 4

FAFSA- Application is open!

Student Services

From Your Intervention Team: Grade Level Tips on Fun Ways to Fill the Learning Gaps

This Week Second Grade


Being quick isn’t everything, but getting your addition and subtraction math facts memorized sure helps build confidence. Practice for free using Hooda Math.

2.OA.B.2: I can remember my addition facts.

2.OA.B.2: I can remember my subtraction facts

Have fun and get in the spirit of the season while learning about even and odd numbers with this freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers.

2.OA.C.3: I can group objects to tell if a number is odd or even.

2.OA.C.3: I can write a number sentence to show how adding two of the same number will equal an even number.

Here is a list of 20 fun math games. Place value bean bag toss looks fun! Click here!

2.NBT.A.1: I can understand and use hundreds, tens and ones.

Language Arts:

Work on writing, setting, characters, and more with this spooky story activity!

W.2.10 I can write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Do you ever wonder what you and your second grader should be reading? Now that libraries are opening again, here is a list of wonderful books to explore. Reserve them at your library or use your instructional planning amounts to purchase through your preferred website.

RF.2.4: I can read and understand books at my level well.

RF.2.4.A: I can read and understand second grade books.

F.2.4.B: I can read second grade books aloud like a teacher would read them.

Listen to a fun read aloud on youtube like, Hey, That's my Monster!

RL.2.1: I can ask and answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions to show that I understand stories.

RL.2.2: I can remember and tell different kinds of stories and share what the author is trying to teach. RL.2.3: I can describe how characters in a story react to important events in the story.

Also, did you know that our school has a website with videos and tools all linked and prerecorded if your student is having trouble in math, reading, or writing?

Click Here To Access Your School's Intervention Page

Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI)

Is your child in the 5th grade or higher?

Did your child score in the red on the STAR360?

Would your child benefit from small group instruction?

If you answered yes to those questions, your child may be eligible for Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI) in math or reading.

ODI is a live, on-line, small group program offered by our Student Services department. In reading, we will focus on comprehension and vocabulary development strategies and skills. In math, classes include multiplication up through multi-step problems. The commitment is for 4 weeks, 2 times per week for 45 minutes per class. Classes are conducted on Mondays - Thursdays. ODI is free for enrolled, eligible students.

Reach out to your HST today!

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Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Mondays is changing things up a bit this month. This month’s webinars will both be interactive, offering students a chance to ask questions and put into practice what they are learning. Please bring something to write and/or color with and wear something comfortable!

Mindset Monday November Topic: “Nagging Nerves”

DID YOU KNOW?? Researchers are finding that children and adolescents are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression during this time of COVID-19. Join Miss Joy and Miss Rachel on 11/9 and 11/16 for Mindset Mondays sessions where November's topic is Nagging Nerves: Tools For Anxiety. We will be helping students identify what anxiety feels like in our bodies and equipping them with tools to manage it.

Mindset Monday Webinar Dates/Times
Monday, November 9th - Part 1

Monday, November 16th - Part 2

10:00am - TK-5th grade

1:00pm - 6th-12th grade


Additional “Nagging Nerves” Resources

TK-5th Grade Resources:

6th-12th Grade:

  • Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained For Teens - Watch this video developed by Anxiety Canada to learn how anxiety keeps us alive, and how worries in your head affect what you feel in your body.

  • Social Anxiety Safety Behaviors Worksheet - In social situations, safety behaviors are subtle actions people take to avoid anxiety. For example, someone who is anxious about socializing at a party might focus on their phone to discourage others from approaching. Although safety behaviors provide temporary relief, they make anxiety worse in the long-run. The Social Anxiety Safety Behaviors worksheet teaches the basics of avoidance, and how safety behaviors fill the same role.

  • Worry Exploration Questions - When people worry, they tend to imagine the worst thing that could possibly happen. In reality, these worries may never come true. What could happen isn’t the same as what will happen. In the Worry Exploration Questions worksheet, students are asked to consider their worry versus reality.

  • Study tips for Anxiety - Study skills help to reduce test anxiety, improve focus, and increase motivation to do well on tests. Good study habits are important for all students, but they are particularly beneficial for those with test anxiety.

Zoom-Out Cards - Help your child shift perspective with these fun facts.

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 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

If your student 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 Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair that will take place based on county of residence. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Science 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!

National History Day Contest

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 2020-2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. 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.

Local Events

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Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyers to sign up!

Other Fun Ideas

World Kindness Day - November 13, 2020

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 at hashtag #cpakindnessday because kindness is contagious!

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

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Walt Disney Imagineering Partners With Khan Academy To Bring You ‘Imagineering in a Box’

Imagineering fans, get ready! If you’ve ever been one of many guests who’s visited a Disney theme park and found yourself inspired to dream, build and create, there’s a new online program you just can’t miss!

Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.

The series offers 32 videos in which Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences. The online curriculum aims to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation in the minds of students and teachers alike, while creating fun and engaging opportunities to explore new concepts.

Modules range from a tutorial on engineering software, to an interactive exercise where learners are encouraged to gather items around them and create something new. The program’s hands-on components will allow students to relate new concepts to real-world examples to bring treasured Disney stories to life. Each activity is designed to be scalable, allowing individuals to learn on their own or in a classroom setting.

Click here to get started!

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


California students in Kindergarten 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.

Homeschooling Advice

8 Ways for Kids to Connect Online

Our normal weeks see us meeting up with friends for two whole days every week. As you can imagine, things have been quite different lately! But, we’ve managed to keep our unschool group going as much as we can online. We’ve still been able to do our regular events, plus some different ones. I wanted to share what we’ve been up to in case you too were looking for ideas that you can do online where kids still get to hang out!

1. Show and Tell

The kids are loving regular show and tell events online. They are missing seeing each other regularly and the opportunity to catch each other up on what’s been happening in their lives! This would have to be the easiest event to organise. Just connect to zoom and chat about, or show each other, whatever you’ve been doing!

The girls have shown art, books they’ve been reading, toys, stop motion, and even how to code a game.

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

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English Learners

Please join our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting on November 17 at 5:00pm.

The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs. The purpose of the ELAC is to provide parents of English Learners opportunities to learn more about the programs offered to their children, Participate in the school’s needs assessment of students, parents, and teachers and provide input in the most effective ways to support full participation of English Learners in all school activities

Reclassification Criteria Update- We are updating our reclassification criteria and your student may be eligible to be considered to be reclassified English Proficient. If your student scored a 4 on the ELPAC the will be eligible. Your HST will be contacting you in November if your student qualifies.


Families should not contact vendors directly to facilitate a return or exchange, the school should be notified and will handle all requests directly. If there is a problem with an Enrichment order and an item has arrived damaged or is defective, please contact your teacher.

If an item is no longer needed or wanted, it may be returned to the school, but cannot be returned to the vendor for a refund. Please do not contact vendors directly to request a return or exchange. Thank you!

Parent Resources

Parent Website

Our Cabrillo Point Website is live and ready for parents to access! The Parent Website has useful information for our families including events, field trips, Community Connection events, and many other valuable resources. This is a password protected webpage and is not open to families who are not enrolled. You will receive an email with directions for login Tuesday, September 8. The login email will be sent to the email on file in School Pathways. If the email you have on file in School Pathways is not the email you use, take the following steps:

  • Contact your HST and ask them to change your email address that is listed in Pathways.
  • Your HST will contact our SAA to request that the parent's email address be changed in Pathways.
  • Once the parent email address has been updated in Pathways, then the email address will be updated in Beehively. Please note this will take 2-3 weeks to update.

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

Have an OSP related question or problem?

Please join our weekly office hours for live support - every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm:

Or, you can email OSP Help!

Please be sure to provide the student’s name and/or district ID and a detailed explanation of the problem so that we may better assist you.

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Student/Teacher IDs

Student/Teacher ID cards are now $20 per ID because bulk ordering prices can no longer be fulfilled. Fill out THIS survey to pay and upload a headshot. You may direct all your questions to the photographer, Michelle McCoy:

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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!

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 Liaison

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for sixteen years. I have three children ranging in age from 16 to 21. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a junior in high school 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!


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