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Monday, June 14, 2021

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Information and Updates

Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

Weekly Topical Chat!

We hope you will join all three of our schools for one, or all, of our weekly topical chats! Dates, topics and times are listed on the flyer below. For all grade levels! Join using our zoom link here. RSVP is not required.

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions

The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is hosting FREE , virtual summer workshops for students to get a head start on their science/engineering fair programs and projects. (For students who will be in grades 6th - 12th this Fall.)

Wed. June 23, 2021, 11 am-12 Noon (Beginner)

Sat. June 26, 2021, 10-11am (Advanced)

Sat. July 10, 2021, 10-11am (Beginner)

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)

Click HERE for the signup link! (Please use Yvonne Kahlen for teacher and for teacher's email.)

Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - Reading Colors Your World! June 12 – July 31

Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your virtual log at or download the free Beanstack app.

You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family!

Make reading a habit and log each day you spend some time reading. Log 20 or more days during the program and you’ll be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Libraries. Complete activities to gain virtual badges.

Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for curbside pickup or Grab & Go to check out and collect special summer giveaways.

Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking, and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for Virtual Events.

Find more information at

Fun Summer Activities!


If you're heading to our local beaches this summer, consider exploring some of the lively tide pools while you're there! Take a look at this list of 7 amazing and family friendly tide pools in Orange County.

Make a Bird Feeder

Invite summertime birds to your yard with a DIY bird feeder. To make it, simply coat sticks with peanut butter and roll them in birdseed. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach kids about nature and animals.

DIY Chalk Bombs

Kids will have a blast with this idea from mom Lorie King Kaehler, author of Chalk on the Wild Side. Use a clean soap-dispenser pump to fill water balloons with a washable chalk-paint mixture (1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and a few drops of food coloring). Have your child draw targets on the ground with chalk or just let him go wild. Fire away!

Student Support/Interventions

Stop Summer Slide

We have been adding many resources for Writing, Math, and Reading to our South Schools Intervention Website

**Please bookmark and use it as a resource to prevent the summer slide.**

In-House Curriculum Offerings

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2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…

TK-5th grade

6th - 8th grade

9th - 12th grade

MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!

Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.

TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.

Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.

Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

Click on the flyer below for additional details!


Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts will be down over the summer until ordering opens again on July 15th.

Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!

Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:

  • Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).

  • If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.

  • There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.

  • There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.

Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!

Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyer below and explore!
Enjoy a virtual field trip to the Bahamian Coral Reef! This engaging 25 minute video provides a close up look at Bahamian coral reefs with an emphasis on reef biodiversity. Join the fun here!

Below, please find some links to Coral Reef coloring pages and activities:

Sea Turtle and Coral Reef coloring page.

Coral Reef Community coloring page.

Coral Reef Food Web activity.

Who's who on the Reef activity.

Word Search activity.

Summer Homeschooling Advice

25 Summer Activities for Kids

The kids are out of school and full of boundless energy! Without the structure of school, you’ll want to schedule some fun summer activities and experiences that will get the kids outside and engaged in learning. These summer activities for kids will keep them occupied and entertained this summer!

  1. Visit a museum you’ve never been to before.
  2. Stop by a farmer’s market and pick up fresh fruits and vegetables for dinner.
  3. Go rock hunting and start a collection.
  4. Attend a children’s theater production and then put on your own play at home.
  5. Play mini golf.
  6. Put on your own puppet show, making the puppets yourselves and the stage out of cardboard.
  7. Visit the zoo.
  8. Start an art project or create a work of art in a coloring book, such as Color in the Treehouse with Me.
  9. Draw a race track out of chalk on your driveway and race toy cars.
  10. Go fishing at the lake.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Thank you to all who were able to attend the information session for the Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon information sessions. Below are the links to the Parent and Student info sessions that were held. It was great to see the enthusiasm for new students and parents wanting to learn about the programs.

Parent/Student Session Slides

Parent/Student Session Recording

The Interest survey is also a great way for families to get a preview of the material over the summer and have a "jump-start" for the school year as we send information over the summer. We have an amazing response so far, and the program is continuing to grow - which is great news. For all of the schools, there is a response of 74 families in just three weeks.

Interest Survey Link

If you have any information please contact me at or your local area coach.

Don't Miss our Summer Newsletters!

Stay connected with us over the summer. Be sure to join the mailing list and stay in the loop!

Resources and Opportunities

The Aquarium of the Pacific is Fully Open!

Explore all their exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs and more in their Tropical, Northern and Southern California/Baja Galleries. Reservations are required. To find out more, make a reservation and/or buy tickets click here.

The Discovery Cube is Open!

Looking for something exciting to do with your students this summer? Get ready to rediscover the Discovery Cube! Grand reopening: Friday, May 28th. Open Thursday - Sunday all this summer. To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

Build a Backyard Obstacle Course

Construct a backyard obstacle course with hula hoops, jump ropes, sticks, stones, hoses, and other materials from around the house. Your kids can take turns completing it—and the person with the fastest time wins a prize!

Camp in the Yard

No campground? No problem! Pitch a tent in the backyard and spend the night underneath the stars. This free summer activity has one major benefit over normal camping: There’s a working toilet merely feet away!

Virtual Field Trips

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Come and explore Hershey's Chocolate World...the original attraction complex outside of Hershey Park in Hershey, PA! Check out the amazing attractions: from making your own chocolate bar, to riding the incredible trolley tour of the town of Hershey. You'll also check out some amazing shopping and other features that make this a wonderful place for a family visit!

Please enjoy the FREE videos and resources below!

Hershey’s Chocolate World | Tour and Overview: VIDEO

Inside the HERSHEY Chocolate Factory | Unwrapped | Food Network: VIDEO

Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King: VIDEO

Milton Hershey Bio Questions

Hershey Kisses Tic-Tac-Toe FREEBIE!

Hershey Kiss Tinfoil Craft

Hershey Kiss Imagery Poem

9 Free Space Virtual Field Trips You Need To Take

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyer below and explore!

Senior Spotlight

Congratulations to Cabrillo Point Academy's graduating class of 2021! Read about some of our amazing students as they share their future plans and pass on words of advice to incoming high school students in this Senior Spotlight!

Virtual Art Fair!

Thank you to all our students who participated in our Cabrillo Point Academy Virtual Art Fair! Everyone did such an wonderful job! Please check out our students work here.

Student Support/Interventions

Math Catch-Up Classes

Catch up on all things fractions!

If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.

Class 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Class 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Class 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Class 4: All four operations with fractions


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Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at

Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE

Social Emotional Support

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We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!

High School Counselor Support

2021 Engineering Showcase

The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link:

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

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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

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!


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