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Monday, November 16, 2020

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Information and Updates

Dear Families,

We hope that you are enjoying this time of year and the excitement that the fall season brings with autumn activities and holidays just around the corner.

December planning amounts will soon be available, and with that in mind, we wanted to be sure that you are aware of some ordering deadlines for product requests.

Please be sure to enter all requests for subscriptions that are 6-months or greater in length by November 19th. After that date, only subscriptions up to 3-months in length may be requested at a time through the end of the school year. Many vendors only offer 6+ month subscriptions to charter school students, so we would encourage you to plan ahead and get your order requests entered early.

The Enrichment Ordering System will be down during the Thanksgiving and Winter holiday breaks this year, which will allow our teachers and school staff to enjoy the time with their families. Please plan accordingly and enter your product and service order requests around those holiday breaks.

As always, we appreciate your partnership with our school and look forward to working with you throughout the remainder of the school year.

End of LP 3 This Friday

Just a friendly reminder that the end of LP 3 is this Friday and attendance and work samples are due. Please let your HST or Family Liaisons know if you have any questions.
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2020 -2021 Budget Overview For Parents

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Cabrillo Point Academy Turkey Trot


Cabrillo Point Academy is having its first Turkey Trot, and we would really like you to join in the fun. Our Turkey Trot is going to be a little competition between our Cabrillo Point Academy Teachers and our Cabrillo Point Academy Families. Let's show how thankful our CPA families are for our CPA teachers by getting more minutes logged than the teachers.

Turkey Trot:

  1. Choose a day between November 10th - November 19th to do the Turkey Trot with your student. The Turkey Trot can be done with just the student or as a family. The Turkey Trot can be done inside or outside your house.

  2. Dress your student or family up in your most creative turkey attire. (Example is shown below and Pinterest has a lot of ideas as well)

  3. Begin your Trot, Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter, or Turkey Dance for as long as your student/family wants. (Write down how many minutes your Turkey "Trot" lasted.)

  4. Fill out this Turkey Trot Survey. The survey will have you tell us how many minutes your Turkey Trot lasted. It will also have you upload a picture of your student or family in their turkey attire. Show off your school spirit by dressing up and maybe win a prize!

We will be putting all the pictures together in a Turkey Trot slideshow. If you would like to have your picture presented for other families and teachers to see, please fill out the waiver linked in the survey.

We will be keeping a tally of minutes that Teachers and Families are logging during the week.

Also, we are having a competition of who had the Most Creative Turkey Attire. Although it is completely optional to dress up, there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place gift card prize for the most creative turkey attire.

If you have any questions, please email

We can't wait to see all the pictures of the Teachers and Families doing the Turkey Trot! Have fun!

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Coffee and Conversation with your Family Liaisons

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EOS System Closure Alert

Families will not be able to access or place orders in the Enrichment Ordering System during the Thanksgiving Break (11/20-11/30).

Community Connections

We’re back at it this week and look forward to seeing all the wonderful faces of those participating in the CPA Virtual Clubs. If you haven’t tried one yet, this week is a great time to hop into a brand new one: The LEGO Challenge Club. Calling all LEGO aficionados, come with the challenge already built and, if you want, share what you created. You can also come just to see what others have created and even spend time building yours during the club. See the flyer for the challenges for each week.

There are 12 clubs offered each and every week. Join in the FUN!

Be sure to 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 on all the other weeks of the month, 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

Edgenuity Extras: Please check the Edgenuity Extras Flyer for remaining November sessions. All high school students are welcome. Students do not have to be enrolled in Edgenuity courses to attend. Please have your student RSVP with the HQT for any session they would like to join.

Scholarship Opportunities: Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

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 Fourth Grade


Nothing makes learning a new math concept better than introducing it through a game! Play a greater than/less than game to learn something new.

4.NBT.A.2: I can compare two larger numbers by using what I know about the values in each place. symbols to show the comparison.

4.NBT.A.2: I can compare two larger numbers and use the symbols >, = and < to show the comparison.

Geometry in 4th grade???? Yes, there is. But don’t stress…..learn about classifying angles in this fun video.

4.MD.C.5: I can understand concepts of angle measurement.

Use all sorts of household items and games to solidify your student’s understanding of fractions.

4.NF.A.1: I can recognize and generate equivalent fractions based on my knowledge of numerators and denominators.

4.NF.A.2: I can compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by creating common denominators or numerators or by comparing them to a benchmark fraction like one-half.

Language Arts:

Fourth graders are really getting into higher level reading. Use this freebie from Teacher Pay Teachers to help with finding the main idea in a non-fiction text.

RI.4.2: I can figure out the main idea in informational texts.

RI.4.2: I can explain how the main idea in informational texts is supported by the details in the text.

We know that fourth graders have big opinions! Help them get those opinions in writing using a tool like this.

W.4.1: I can write to share my opinion on topics or texts and provide reasons and information to support that opinion.

W.4.1.A: I can write my opinion in an organized way that introduces my topic clearly, states my opinion, and groups related ideas together.

W.4.1.B: I can give reasons that are supported by facts and details when writing my opinion.

Listen to a 4th grade story here on youtube. Learn about the ocean and a little American history, while you read along to Stormalong.

RF.4.4: I can fluently read and understand books at my level well.

RF.4.4.A: I can read and understand fourth grade texts.

RF.4.4.B: I can read fourth grade books and poems aloud accurately, at the right speed and with expression.

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

We loved seeing students at PART 1 of our interactive class last week. Whether you attended last week or not we look forward to seeing you this week at PART 2 of “Nagging Nerves”.

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 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.

English Learners

Please join our District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) Meeting on December 3 at 5:00pm.

The District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) 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.

DELAC Committee Members Needed!

Please read more information about being a member of our English Learner Advisory committee here. If you are interested in serving on the advisory committee please complete this interest survey by Tuesday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm.

DELAC Elections

Ballots for DELAC elections will be sent to parents of EL students on November 18 and need to be completed by Thursday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Homeschooling Resources

CSUF Virtual Tutoring * Tutoría virtual CSUF

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for 1st-12th grade. This tutoring program includes math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Please use this link to sign up for a date, time and subject area:

Homeschooling Advice

Anxious, overwhelmed, or worn out? Start here.

"I am going to guess that this year has not been exactly what you expected, that it might not be your definition of a “simple homeschool.”

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe you have a crystal ball, knew just what to expect, and are patiently waiting for the rest of us to catch up. But I’m guessing not.

I’m guessing you’ve had a million things to process and tons of extra decisions to make, on top of all the usual everyday stuff like figuring out what’s for breakfast and vacuuming the cat hair and teaching your kids table manners and times tables. That’s what I’m guessing.

It’s a lot.

The world is on fire, and we’re trying to keep on top of all that while also helping our kids to understand what’s going on, do their chores, have healthy sibling relationships, and master Algebra II.

Where do we even start?

When it all starts to feel like too much, this is what I want you to know:

You can do this."

Read the rest of the article here.

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Academic Contests

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.

Other Fun Ideas

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!

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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