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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.

High School Graduates

Performers Survey

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.

8th Grade Promotees

Performers Survey

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!

Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to feature a month of literary learning in March. Join us as we look at literature using different lenses. From authors to genres to award winning novels--there is sure to be something for everyone! We'll also include some engaging activities and resources to help foster a love of reading in your student. Get ready to turn the page!
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Newbery Award Winners

This week we're looking at Newbery Award winners. The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". While you may find some overlap with last week's theme of classic literature, the Newbery Award winners open the door to notable literature for children that you may not have heard of. Stories like The Tale of Despereaux, Walk Two Moons, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, and Summer of the Swans. Take a look at this list of Newbery Award winners and see if you and your student can't find a new favorite.

As you explore new books this week, remember this Chinese Proverb: "A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket."

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:

Community Connections

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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:

High School

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.

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.

Student Support/Interventions

Take Our 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!

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Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11

Thursdays: 1-2

Password: davidson

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.

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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!

RESOURCES - TK-5th / 6th-12th

K-5 Lesson Slides

K-5 Lesson Video Recording

6-12 Lesson Slides

6-12 Lesson Video Recording

English Learners

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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.

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Lending Library

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

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

Homeschooling Advice

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.

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We want to thank Audrey for representing Cabrillo Point Academy in the Orange County Spelling Bee. Audrey did a wonderful job and was one of only 14 spellers in the whole county that made it to this round! Great job, Audrey!
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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

Additional Resources & Opportunities

Imaginology Goes Virtual


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

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


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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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 Liaisons

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!


We would like this newsletter to best reflect the needs of our community! If you have any suggestions or input, please complete this survey. We appreciate your feedback!

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