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Monday, May 10, 2021

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Information and Updates

Virtual High School Graduation & 8th Grade Promotion Information

Click on the button below to get more information about our Cabrillo Point Academy Virtual Graduation and Promotion taking place on May 25, 2021.

Senior Spotlight

Click on the flyer below for more details and to submit a Senior Spotlight!

National Charter Schools Week

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A Month of Math Learning in May

As we explore more math concepts this week, we'll be taking a look at why math is fun! Don't believe me? Consider all the games that include math: almost all board games require counting, at a minimum. Then there's Connect Four, puzzles, Sudoku and Tangrams, just to name a few. Finding the fun in math can help your student learn mathematical concepts and allow them better understanding and success as they get into higher math.

One of the funnest things about math is that there are tricks! People who are good at mental math often use tricks to get their answers. For example, here's a trick when you are multiplying by 6:

If you multiply 6 by an even number, the answer will end with the same digit. The number in the ten's place will be half of the number in the one's place.

  • Example: 6 x 4 = 24.

To learn more math tricks that will boost your student's calculation skills and impress their friends, click here.

Another way to make math fun is to turn everyday activities into math lessons. For example, teaching your child to count backwards from 10 by making it a countdown to blast off or learning to count by 2s by counting eggs in their carton or even singing songs for multiplication tables. That's why Schoolhouse Rock! was so popular and effective. Need some more ideas? Check out these grade specific fun math activities, here. This week, try to look at math in a whole new light. Check out some fun and engaging math resources below.

Don't forget to get your estimate in for our estimation jars! The deadline is Thursday, May 20th. The winner in each category will win their estimation jar! TK- 5th graders, find your estimation jar here. 6th - 12th graders, find your estimation jar here. Have fun!

Monthly Coffee Chat

We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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If you are interested In having your student participate in either the academic Decathlon or Pentathlon, please complete the 2021/2022 Interest Survey to be part of the Mailing List to receive more information.

Click below to see the flyers for more details:

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade)

Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).

Community Connections

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Our Virtual Clubs have concluded for the year. We had a blast and learned soo much each week. It has been such an enjoyable experience, we hope it has been for you and your children as well. Will you please fill out THIS survey and give us feedback as we plan for next school year? Thank you for all your support this school year.

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland:

High School

  • 21-22 Curriculum: Check out the High School In House curriculum options for 21-22: High School In House Curriculum 21-22
  • Virtual College Fair: May 12 from 6 - 8 pm. Over 50 colleges (public and private) will be there. Please encourage your students to attend! Click on the flyer below to learn more.

    Tip: Prior to May 12, watch the video detailing how the fair works then determine which 1 - 4 college representatives you want to talk to. Log in the night of the fair about 10 - 15 minutes early because the fair goes from 6 - 8 pm sharp.

  • Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!

  • ChoicePlus Academy Finals: Finals week is May 24th-28th. All work will be expected to be completed by the Friday beforehand, May 21st.

  • Concurrent Enrollment- If your student is planning to take a community college course in the summer or fall, please email the concurrent enrollment form to the school counselor to sign.
  • Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

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:

Student Support/Interventions

Live Math Catch-Up Classes

Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm

Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm

Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)

Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1

Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2

Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1

Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Day 4: All four operations with fractions

Writer's Workshop Office Hours

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Ms. Genieva Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11

Thursdays: 1-2

Password: davidson

Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK

Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website. You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

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Social Emotional Support

Our final Mindset Monday topic for the 2020-2021 school year is on Reflection and Gratitude.

Please find new resources on our MM page and then join us TODAY.

Monday, May 10th for our final workshop of the school year!

10am for TK-5th

1:00pm for 6th-12th


Then on Monday, May 17th at 11am we will be hosting a meeting to discuss SEL for the 2021-2022 school year.

This will be a time for parents and/or students to share ideas related to the SEL needs of students at CPA, MVA and PCA


English Learners

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Come visit Ms. Allison

LAST CHANCE: This week

Wednesday 5/12/21 from 11:30-12:15


  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL


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 flyers to sign up!

Homeschooling Advice

Four Reasons To Keep Homeschooling Even After Schools Reopen

While some of us have known the benefits of learning at home long before Covid19, many people, maybe even you, are unexpectedly homeschooling and unexpectedly loving it. Just the other day, while talking with one of my cousins on Zoom, he told me when I left teaching to homeschool he thought I was crazy. Smiling into the camera, he shook his head and said, “Now I know you were brilliant. This is awesome!”

More and more, I’m hearing friends and family, who once “could never homeschool” or “would never want to homeschool” change their minds. They are experiencing the many gifts homeschooling offers and now considering homeschooling an option.

For others, homeschooling has been more of a challenge. Especially at first, the transition from school to home was huge. Here’s the truth though: The transition from school to home is big no matter when or why you start to homeschool. Transitions are hard, and homeschooling isn’t easy.

Read the rest of the article here.

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LCAP Surveys

Each year we will ask our CPA families to complete a survey related to the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which identifies goals, measurements, and actions planned by CPA to improve student outcomes.

An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders. Equally important is input and involvement from parents. We want to encourage your input into the LCAP survey as it is an essential piece of our LCAP report and charter.

Please take a few moments to provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: LCAP Parent Survey Link

If your child(ren) are enrolled in 4th grade or higher, please take a few moments to have them provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: Student LCAP Survey

Thank you for providing feedback on Cabrillo Point Academy’s 2020-2021 LCAP progress to meet the eight state priorities and assisting the school’s stakeholders to develop new goals for the 2021-2022 LCAP.

High School Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students

If you could not attend the high school orientation, here are the slides and recording for your viewing.

Please note: since the original recording of our high school orientation, we have had a staff change. Tegan Thacker has moved into a different position. Our new school counselor is Keri Alexander! Please contact her at for any questions you would have directed to Tegan. Thank you!

High School Curriculum Roadshow

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Did you miss the High School Curriculum Roadshow? Access the recording here and the slideshow here.

Please contact your HST with any questions.

Additional Resources & Opportunities

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

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 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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