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Monday, October 25, 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!
Parents on Course
Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! 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. The workshops will address academics, curriculum, social-emotional health, behavior, technology, school knowledge, and many other topics that will engage parents and support them in navigating the educational journey with their child/ren. 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.
Schoolwide Learners Outcome
Self-directed and motivated students are able to set attainable goals to achieve academic success. Take advantage of these strategies for teaching your students:
Once you have done an activity we want to know about it! Or if you have something else that you want to share please use this Survey
Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee
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!
Honor Our Veterans with Cards and Candy!
Thanksgiving Community Service Project
"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.
National Bullying & Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Student Entrepreneur Fair
Other Fun Ideas
WORLD KINDNESS DAY - NOVEMBER 13, 2021
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop
Every Kid Outdoors
2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
We had a great time at the OCTOBER PARK DAY--- the Book Swap was so fun and we loved hearing about your favorite books and characters.
November Park Day will come up soon-We will be nature journaling and having a Canned Food Drive to benefit food pantries in HB, Fullerton and Mission Viejo!
To find class descriptions, materials lists and Zoom links, please visit our Virtual Club Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
SEL - Growth Mindset
Join our meeting on October 27 @ 12:00 pm using this link.
Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate transitions for daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:
There are clear and consistent signals used to indicate the need for transition to new activity, breaks, or topics.
The Learning Coach or activity is prepared and ready for the student when the student reaches the destination/time for the task.
When appropriate, students are taught how to wait to use appropriate visual cues and activities.
- Time4Writing is no longer a product that is being offered by the vendor. Current subscriptions will continue through December 22, 2021, and will be discontinued at that point.
Lending Library Update:
- As a reminder, Cabrillo Point Academy’s library is working toward a partial reopening in January. Until that time, you are welcome to continue dropping returned items off at the library, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. If you have any issues with accessing the building or the library, please call (619) 782-6464, opt. 3, and library staff can open the door for you.
- If you are dropping off items, would you please be sure to follow these instructions? This will ensure that each returned item is properly documented and checked into your student’s account. Without attaching a marked inventory sheet with any returned items, there is no guarantee that they will be returned to your student’s account.
Field Trips and Events
In-Person Field Trips
All school-organized field trips can be viewed through the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub
Need help or have a question? Please join our office hours!
FIELD TRIP RELEASE SCHEDULE:
To provide our families with sufficient time to review all field trips, ask questions, and coordinate schedules before booking, we will publish our field trip one month at a time with a 1-week viewing period. Field trips will be posted for review the first Wednesday of each month. The booking period will open the second Wednesday of each month.
We strongly encourage families to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlists allow us to gauge the demand for popular trips and schedule additional trips for future dates. Families that sign up for the waitlist will be given priority booking for the future trip.
Virtual Field Trips
Last Week for Discounted Student and Parent School IDs
We are offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - email@example.com - (949) 463-3115.
$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021
Help! My Child HATES Being Homeschooled! 5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
If there’s one thing I know about homeschool moms, it’s that we love to focus on the good things that happen during our homeschool time.
In our efforts to express to people how much we love this way of life, we can sometimes forget that people, especially other homeschoolers, need to hear the negative aspects, as well.
Today I’m going to set the record straight on one thing…
Not all kids adore homeschooling.
In fact, some children will go so far as to say that they hate it. If you happen to be the parent of one of these kids, I’m going to offer some encouragement to you today.
Firstly, I would like to point out that every child has good days and bad days. I’m guessing that homeschoolers who never complain about their school work are few and far between.
So today’s post isn’t necessarily about those kids who occasionally grumble about homeschooling when they’re in a bad mood. I’m talking about the kids who fight you tooth and nail every single day and sometimes outright tell you how much they despise learning at home. Yeah. They do exist.
A knee jerk reaction to this often involves sending the child back to school. And while that decision is entirely up to each individual family, I really feel the need to point out one thing:
School probably won’t work much better.
Oftentimes, the children who refuse to cooperate with their parents do so because they are exceedingly strong-willed. They don’t like being told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. In cases like this, obviously a traditional school setting will only make things worse.
So what should you do? There is no easy answer to this question, but for those of you in this situation, I’m going to share with you…
Continue reading the rest of the article here.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge
To learn more and to register please click here.
Cover to Cover Club
To register click here.
Books & Burgers
To register click here.
KIDS EAT/STAY FOR FREE IN SAN DIEGO IN OCTOBER
Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo
For more details, click here.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR SUPPORT
BCOE/MESA ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2021
Field Trips and Events
In-Person Field Trips
All students must be accompanied on school-organized field trips by an adult chaperone; we do not offer drop-off field trips!
Please make sure to add a chaperone ticket when booking field trips for your student(s)!
Due to limited space and availability, we can only allow one chaperone per family.
Depending on the venue, it may be possible to purchase additional tickets directly from the venue.
We cannot guarantee additional tickets will be available through the venue.
Any tickets purchased directly from the venue may be a higher cost and will be separate from the school field trip.
Non-enrolled siblings may attend field trips (provided there are no age restrictions for the particular field trip/venue).
Siblings between 2-4 years old -- Tickets must be purchased on the FTE site.
Siblings under 2 -- If there is a ticket cost for children under 2, the tickets must be purchased directly from the venue.
Please be sure to check the field trip details carefully regarding any age restrictions for the particular field trip before booking!
Field trips are considered an extension of the school, and therefore we are required to follow local county and state COVID guidelines, in addition to the venue's COVID guidelines. Masks will be required for all indoor field trips or if the venue requires them.
If you or your student has a medical exemption from wearing a mask, we will require proof of the medical exemption. A face shield with a drape will be required in lieu of a mask for those with a documented medical exemption.
All field trip purchases are final. If you are unable to attend a field trip, please notify us in advance. We cannot provide refunds for cancellation requests or no shows.
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.