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Monday, March 15, 2021
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Information and Updates
High School Graduation
Dear High School Graduate Families,
We are looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony. Anyone interested please complete the survey below by March 31st.
High School Graduates:
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Here is to the class of 20/21! Please make sure you complete this survey and upload the Senior class photo that you would like to use for the virtual Graduation by April 15th.
Graduation will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
8th Grade Promotion
Attention 8th graders!
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Please make sure you fill out the survey and upload your picture By April 15th.
We are also looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony please upload by March 31st.
Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
Monthly Coffee Chat
We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
A Month of Literary Learning!
Newbery Award Winners
As you explore new books this week, remember this Chinese Proverb: "A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket."
Accomplished Actors Reading Their Favorite Children’s Books
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
Teaching Ideas and Resources for Holes
Parent Support Pods
Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!
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!
Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, March 18th @ 9am:
Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade - Wednesday, March 24th @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/99278389733
Virtual Clubs are starting up again this week and we’re excited! We hope you are too.
Be sure to take note of two new clubs starting up this week: American Sign Language (ASL) Club and Science Experiments and Engineering Club (3rd - 6th grade: Pom Pom slingshot). Other clubs happening this week: Reading Clubs, Fitness, Art Clubs (5th-8th: Irish inspired celtic knots TK-4th: Picasso step-by-step lesson), Writing Club (2nd-3rd: creative writing - How to catch a Leprechaun), Cooking Club (mini pizzas with homemade pizza sauce), Math Club (4th - 6th), Exploring Geography Club (Australia), and High School Hangout focussing on Career Exploration and self-reflection.
If you still have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it.
For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: email@example.com
Progress Reports: The end of Quarter 3 is approaching! Progress reports will be completed the week of March 22. Reach out to your HST now with any concerns.
Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for course specific/student success sessions throughout the month of March. All high school students in HQT led courses and CP courses are welcome to join in. Please see the March Extras flyer and message Jolene with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
CPA HQT Encounters: We'd love for you to join a CPA HQT Encounter this month! All are welcome! Please see the March flyer here.
Curriculum Roadshow for Families! Click on flyer below to get the Zoom Link.
Take Our Survey
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 Horizons - Discovery
-Reading Horizons - Elevate
We appreciate your time and hope you have a wonderful day!
Social Emotional Support
We learned so much in our class last week about
“The Power of Mistakes” and “Self-Compassion”.
Do you know what Neuroplasticity is?
In case you missed, here are the recordings you can watch and the resources you can review to learn more about it!
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
English Learner Needs Survey-
We would like to hear from you. Please give us feedback on the English Learner program at Cabrillo Point Academy. Survey
DELAC Meeting March 18 @ 5:00 PM: Join our English Learner Advisory Committee meeting and learn English Learner programs, receive school updates, and offer feedback on our English Learner program. Zoom Link for Meeting
Monday, March 15th is the final day to submit your order requests in the EOS. Please reach out to your HST if you have a specific questions about a product or service.
As many of you are aware, our school library has been closed this year. During this time, we have been working very hard to make some much-needed improvements. We are preparing to launch a new, improved system for our families.
One important job that we will need to complete before the library can reopen again is we must collect all items that are currently checked out to our families.
We are asking families to return all checked-out materials to their homeschool teacher or to the Poway library location by April 1st.
We appreciate your help with this and look forward to serving your family again next year with a new and improved system that we are sure you will enjoy.
Virtual Field Trips
Do you like to homeschool?
"Sometimes when I hear about children who “won’t do their work” or “who are lazy,” I hear the following comment from the mom: “I need them to work independently.” Then they supply the reason which is one of the following: “I’m too busy, tired, sick of homeschool, have a part time job, need to tend to the younger kids, just moved, am pregnant, had a new baby, they are older and should not need me…”
A homeschool that is unhappy or a big struggle is often one where there is “work to be done” by children and a parent who can’t figure out how to “get the child to do the work.”
In other words: An unhappy homeschool is one where neither parent
nor child wants to do the work that is homeschool.
Let’s look at that for a moment.
Think back to your favorite educational experiences. They weren’t all easy, were they? They weren’t all independent, were they?
My favorite learning environments challenged me to work hard, but I usually worked hard because the instructor worked harder than I did! I could feel the preparation in the lesson, I saw the commitment to my growth and the success of the outcome, I could tell that that educator was passionate about his or her field.
I was the least engaged in classes where the teacher seemed bored, distracted, barely showing up, expecting me to do homework with little interest in my actually learning… Was it the same for you?
Home education should not be an independent experience, even for (and perhaps especially for) teens!"
Read the rest of the article here.
Additional Resources & Opportunities
Imaginology Goes Virtual
INVENTION + PLAY + EXPERIMENTATION = LEARNING
Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … or what causes a rainbow … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways.
The 2021 Imaginology is being offered as a virtual online experience so that everyone can safely create projects in their homes.
We have modifed the categories so you can easily use materials you have around the house. We hope this inspires and sparks your creativity and brings you joy. Find details and enter the competition at https://ocfair.com/imaginology/.
CONTEST DEADLINE: March 19, 2021
Enter the Plant Trackers Contest For Grades 3rd - 6th
Scholastic is providing this at-home educational opportunity including lesson plans and activities! Your child can become a plant detective—for a chance to win $1,000! To enter the contest, they will observe a plant, then draw and write about it. Whether scoping out evergreen plants or newly budding plants, the end of winter and beginning of spring are the perfect times to observe plant changes in the environment.
Plus, check out additional fun plant projects that you can do as a family, like creating a cardboard plant puzzle or growing a bean in a jar. Access this opportunity here.
CONTEST DEADLINE: April 26, 2021
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
***NEW MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
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.
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.