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Monday, August 3, 2020

Quote of the Week

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More Showcases Next Week!

The South Schools' Family Liaisons have joined together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week has its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes.

Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community! Sessions are being recorded and will posted in upcoming newsletters.

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Curriculum Webinars

We are excited to announce that as part of our themed curriculum weeks this summer, our families will have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! Check back weekly as we add more webinars and instructions on how to sign up to attend!

Top Picks

During the summer, we will be sharing some of our favorite tools and homeschooling advice that we shared with you over the 2019-2020 school year! They are listed below.

Homeschooling Advice

Why You Don’t Have to be Both Parent and Teacher in Your Homeschool

"Have you considered homeschooling, but you aren’t sure how you can be both the parent and the teacher to your children? Are you a new homeschooler who is wondering why your kids won’t listen?

It’s a common question. Homeschooling parents want to know how they can be their child’s teacher while also being mom or dad.

But here’s the fact that homeschoolers don’t always tell you: You can’t be both parent and teacher in your homeschool. No, it’s not because it’s impossible to teach your children. It’s because the two never were separate, mutually exclusive roles.

Parents Are Already Teachers

Children are born to parents that guide and teach. I’m sure you never considered needing a walking instructor to teach your child to take his first steps. You probably didn’t need a health teacher to tell your children to brush their teeth or look both ways before crossing the street.

You did these things because teaching is a central role of parenting."

Read the rest of the article here.

School News and Important Dates

School Calendar

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2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

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Virtual Orientation Video

If you are joining Cabrillo Point Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, please watch the South Schools' Virtual Orientation session below. It will answer many of your questions!

High School

8th Grade Transition High School Session

We have a recorded a session and you are welcome to watch here. We have also linked the presentation slide deck here for you.

Curriculum Choices

Need more curriculum information? Please take a look at our Curriculum Roadshow slide deck!

Educational Tools

The Past & The Curious

Mick Sullivan created The Past and The Curious in 2016 and it is a work of love. Since then, friends have joined the fun and we create it in between family, work, gigs and the many other commitments we’ve all got in our lives. We really think people will find value and joy in what we do, and no one else is doing something quite like it – so we create.

Maybe someday The Past and The Curious will help us earn a living, instead of costing us our discretionary income. But more importantly, maybe you will enjoy it and share that excitement about the past with others.

Here’s our mission statement, if you’re into that kind of stuff:

History is amazing. The stories from our collective past have the power to transform people today.

It is our goal to share true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people, many of which are sadly under-shared, and to do so in an easily accessible and diverse manner.
Through bite-sized audio-based stories, music, a website, and illustrated children’s books, we aim to spark the curiosity of children, parents, teachers, and anyone else who loves a great story and has an interest, of any size, in the past.

We hope our audience discovers – or rediscovers – that we are all human; and we always have been.

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The Past and The Curious History Podcast for Kids

Episode 36 Mechanical Monsters! by The Past and The Curious History Podcast for Kids

I Can Statements

Cabrillo Point Academy's "I Can" statements are available online to help you plan your next school year!

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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!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 3, 7 and 9 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Five years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

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!


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