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Monday, February 8, 2021

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Information and Updates

Valentine's Day Activity

It's been a tough year but here's an opportunity to spread some joy to our senior community! Encourage your child to get creative and have fun by making a card or picture, then send it to the residents at Rowntree Gardens Senior Community. Drop your cards in the mail by Thursday, February 11th to give them a sweet Valentine's Day surprise!
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Kicking Off a Month of History in February!

Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to feature a month of history learning in February. Join us as we take a classical approach to highlight some important events and people in history. We'll also include some engaging activities and resources to encourage young historians. We look forward to taking a trip back in time with you all!
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Early Modern Times: 1300's - 1800's

This week we are taking a look at Early Modern Times. This period of time was witness to the rise and fall of empires and civilizations, new discoveries, and westward expansion. From the era of the Ming Dynasty in China to the expedition of Lewis and Clark in America, this broad period of time has influenced our modern society in a number of ways. Can you think of any specific events during this period that had a resounding impact on modern society?

Below are some resources with engaging and educational activities for kids! Click on the images to visit the websites.

Monthly Coffee Chat

We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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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

Flat Travelers Project

Are you looking for a creative way to engage your student? Do you have a Flat Stanley fan in your home? If so, this event is for you!

Join us in learning about new places and the art of writing letters, all while making new friends with this exciting project!

Details and the sign-up survey can be found here.

Community Connections

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We have had such an amazing turnout these last few weeks with our virtual clubs! The teachers have been presenting and engaging with such fantastic content and your children have been participating and making it soo much fun! We are loving the time spent together.

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

Add/Drop Deadline: The deadline to add a course, drop a course, or change curriculum for high school is March 1.

BigFuture Days: Click here for more information on BigFuture Days, from College Board. College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for course specific/student success sessions throughout the month of February. All high school students in HQT led courses and CP courses are welcome to join in. Please see the February Extras flyer and message Jolene with any questions.

Job Corps Information Session: Presenter: Romario Willson, San Diego Job Corps Admissions Counselor

When: Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm

Link: Job Corps Link

High School Counselor Support

February 19 & 20 - Annual Black College Expo is Now Virtual! $5 Registration fee

Over 10 million in Scholarships available!

BIG Opportunities:

  • Get Accepted to colleges on The Spot

  • College Application Fees Waived

  • Receive Scholarships on the Spot

  • Informative Seminars and Workshops

  • Experts will help you with FAFSA

  • $1,000 Cash & Prize Giveaways

  • Career and Internship opportunities ..upload your resume

Click here to register

Student Support/Interventions

Calling All Sixth Graders!

Join us for weekly, interactive, grade-level videos to help prepare for the CAASPP test this spring. We will be focusing on MATH! So have your student grab a pencil and paper and join one of our math intervention teachers for tips, tricks, and problem solving. Each week will be a different grade, so keep your eyes out for yours!

Click here for 6th grade video

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Here is the link to our NEW South Schools Intervention Website:

South Schools Intervention Website

You now have access to our highly anticipated Tier 1 Intervention Programs for Reading. In addition to that you will still see our ODI Math Videos, SEL/Growth Mindset Resources, and our Writer’s Workshop Video Lessons.

Please remember to update the link in your bookmarks!

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Social Emotional Support

Save the Date for our next Mindset Monday

Topic: Fostering Friendship & Empathy

February 8th

10am TK-5

1pm 6-12th

ZOOM LINK Password: mindset

English Learners

EL Instructional Strategies Training February 11 @ 10 am

Join Lisa Mesa for an instructional strategies training on Sentence Frames

Zoom Link

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


The Enrichment Ordering System will be down while school is not in session over the President's Day holiday and School Recess, and it will be accessible once again on February 22nd. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and we hope that you enjoy the holiday break!

Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!

If you have items to return to the school, please click on the graphic below for details!

Parent Resources

Student/Teacher IDs

Parent, teacher, and student ID’s are available once again until the end of February. Our photographer has offered to provide ID cards for $6 each. It is about a 2-week turnaround. If you need it rushed, the cost is $20.

HERE is the link to the survey order form.

Please contact Michelle McCoy if you have any questions!


Virtual Field Trips

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

Homeschooling Advice

Homeschooling Reflection: Loss of the Big Yellow Bus

"When we first landed, suddenly and unexpectedly, in the land of homeschooling, I had countless fears and concerns. And, to be honest, one of the biggest concerns was time. Will we drive each other completely berserk spending that much time together?

My oldest son, who landed us here in the homeschool world, has always been a funny, brilliant, energetic, and completely exhausting little human. I love him to bits, but he is a lot. To this day, he’s the reason for my morning coffee! When we first started homeschooling, I wondered if we’d drive each other bonkers.

As that big yellow bus pulled away without him that very first year, I wondered if I had made the right decision."

Read the rest of the article here.

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Additional Resources & Opportunities

Vans Custom Culture Design Contest

We have registered Cabrillo Point Academy as a participating school in the vans contest. High School students will need to design around the competition themes: Hometown Pride & Head in the Clouds. The best pair of shoes in each theme will be submitted to Vans (one design per theme). If your student is interested in participating, please download the Official Vans Shoe Design Template using the link below. Once your student has completed their Vans Shoe Design, please use the second link below to submit their designs. The deadline for submission is February 12th. Whether Cabrillo Point Academy gets chosen or not, Cabrillo Point Academy will showcase our winners in each category in our newsletter.

Download your Van's Shoe Design Template here (if you are unable to download, please email: Submit your Vans shoes Designs here.

Touch-Type Read & Spell

Did you know that as part of your Online Subscription Package (OSP) you have access to a typing, reading and spelling program for your student? In a world of keyboards and computers, typing is an exceptionally useful skill. Touch-Type Read & Spell is a web based, easy-to-follow program that is highly effective in teaching your students how to type AND improve their reading and spelling! Great for TK-8 grade learners!

Access Touch-Type Read & Spell here.

Every Kid Outdoors Through National Park Services

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to national parks, national forests and grasslands, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed public lands and waters for free!

How It Works

Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year!

With this voucher, 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021.

Get free access for 5th graders here.

Writer's Workshop Office Hours

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Ms. Genieva’s Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11 and Thursdays: 1-2 Password: davidson

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 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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