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Monday, April 12, 2021

Quote of the Week

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Information and Updates

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"Inspiring Community Service Art Project"- Danica and Coben are Cabrillo Point Academy Superstars! In October they started a neighborhood art project where they paint rocks with pictures or positive messages and leave them in the neighborhood walking path. What began with 10 painted rocks has now multiplied to over 200 beautifully decorated rocks, as this has inspired others in the community to contribute, as well.
Members of the community are able to admire the artwork, while feeling inspired and uplifted! Danica and Coben, way to bring smiles to others faces during this challenging time! (If you would like to check out this beautiful walking path and/or add some of your own decorated rocks, it is located in Buena Park across the street from Raymond Temple Elementary School.

Danica and Coben are Rockstar Students!

Do you have a Rockstar Student you'd like to have featured? Complete this survey to share their accomplishment with the school on the Cabrillo Point Academy social media platforms and in the Family Newsletter.

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.

Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion Spotlight

Hello, Amazing Kindergarten and/or 5th-grade parents!

We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! It is now time to start planning as we prepare to celebrate your students! Since this year is being done a little differently, we want to make sure we celebrate all of your hard work and will be sharing out a newsletter spotlighting each student.

If you would like your student to participate please complete the survey below.

Kindergarten Survey

5th-grade survey

Please know that the survey will close on April 30th, 2021.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

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.

Earth Day - April 22nd

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —John Muir
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A Month of Art Learning in April!

Welcome to Art Month at Cabrillo Point Academy! This week we will be looking at ceramics, glassblowing and photography. Ceramics, like drawing, is one of the earliest forms of art. This is likely due to the abundance of clay in many regions. While the first ceramic items found were animal and human figurines, functional and artistic pottery is found in many civilizations in the form of bowls and other vessels. To make your own clay at home to play with or bake, click here.

Ancient glass manufacture is thought to be closely related to pottery making, however, it wasn't produced independently until much later. We do know that blown vessels for everyday and luxury use were commercially produced during the age of the Roman Empire. While much has changed since these forms of art started, the basic process in both ceramics and glassblowing remain the same. To watch this video on the fascinating process of glassblowing, click here.

Photography, which is defined as a method of recording an image using light on light sensitive material, was first used in the 1830s. Since that time there have been numerous changes in photography. What started off as grainy, indistinct, black and white photographs has evolved into sharp, clear, colorful digital pictures that we all take using our cell phones. As you and your student explore and learn more about these forms of art, see which captures their imagination and let them go deeper! Enjoy some resources below:

Virtual Art Fair 2021: Art Speaks!

What does your art say to the world?

Please join Cabrillo Point Academy's Virtual Art Fair 2021! Click on the flyer below for details.

Parent Support Pods

Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!

Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!

Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, April 15th @ 12:00pm

Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade -Tuesday, April 27 @ 2pm

Monthly Coffee Chat

We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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Community Connections

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We have many of the same clubs going on but we are excited to share a few new clubs starting this week! We only have 3 more club sessions before the end of the school year, we hope you’ll give them a try if you haven’t yet!

New ones starting this week (see Club Hub for all clubs being offered):

Tuesdays @ 1: Spanish Vocabulary Song Club (for the younger crowd, but anyone is welcome)

Tuesdays @ 2: Sing-a-Long Club: Come ready to sing and learn a new song, then during the 3rd and final session we'll have a musical concert! Students will prepare a 1-minute musical piece with the instrument of their choice.

Wednesdays @ 1: Math Club for TK - 2nd graders: Come each week to learn some fun skip counting songs.

Thursdays @ 11: Book Tasting Club: Students bring 2 - 4 favorite books to share and discuss

Thursdays @ 1: Patriotic Club (TK - 2nd): Say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing a Patriotic song, learn about some important patriotic icons and locations, and play a Kahoot game.

Thursdays @ 2: HS Hangout Club: TED Talks for HS Leadership (check out the Club Hub for topics for each week...please spread the word!)

--> A note about the HS Hangout Club. We were very intentional this semester about offering something substantial and useful to our High School students enabling them to not only learn something valuable but to hang out and get to know each other. The teachers who have taught put a lot of time and effort into their sessions and it was awesome, but we had low turnout. We had a "Social Club" focus where students learned the art of small talk and making meaningful conversations, then we had a "Career Exploration" with three sessions focussed on: self-reflection, career selection, and planning and exploration. We had a "Games" focussed one where students interacted through online games and now we're offering our final 3-week session on "Leadership" masterfully using TED Talks. Check out the Club Hub for more specifics, will be well worth it.

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

  • ChoicePlus Academy HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus Academy HQTs for our fantastic and fun April HQT Encounters! All students are welcome! April's encounters

  • 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:

Attention all high schoolers!

We're having a virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:00 pm. Students can choose to hear from a doctor, fire captain, FBI agent, and more!

For more details, view the flyer here. RSVP survey is here.

High School Counselor Support

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:

Virtual College Fairs:

  • The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering College fairs through May 2nd. TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly. Create an account and register here

  • 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.

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

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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

Do you have a student who struggles with confidence? Join us as we learn about “power poses”, breathing exercises and games, and we will also learn some confidence-building mantras. As we work on building confidence together, we’ll also explore the hidden life of trees and the secret reason they’re able to stand so tall and confidently!

Click HERE (scroll down to April) for some additional resources to support this topic.

Come to our Live Class TODAY: APRIL 12th

ZOOM LINK Password: mindset

10:00 am: TK-5th grade 1:00 pm: 6th-12th grade

English Learners

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Ms. Allison WILL NOT be holding office hours for ELL students this week because she is Testing Kids for ELPAC and CAASPP.

She will reopen these office hours April 28th (when we return from Spring Break).


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

Are You Worried About Homeschooling and Socialization?

Do you know people who are still concerned that homeschooled children aren’t well socialized? Who believe that homeschoolers don’t know how to get along with others, have friends, and deal with real life? Or maybe you feel strongly about it, but your husband does not support homeschooling.

I’m here to tell you that it just isn’t true that homeschooled children aren’t well socialized! In fact, the truth is that many homeschooled students are extremely well socialized. (I hate the term socialized! But because that’s the term commonly used to refer to how well children and teens do in social situations, I’ll use it here.)

Over my 20+ years of homeschooling, I’ve come in contact (both in real life and online) with many homeschooling parents whose relatives and friends are concerned that their homeschooled children aren’t properly socialized. They worry that these students won’t know how to get along with other children. That they’ll be awkward teenagers. (Imagine that!!) That they won’t be able to go to college and get married and have jobs in the “real world.” But it’s just not true.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Congratulations to our OCSEF Finalists!

We want to thank all our students who participated in the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair. We were honored to have you represent Cabrillo Point Academy. Each one of you did a wonderful job!

We would also like to congratulate both Maya and Jason who, out of the hundreds of students that participated, both got second place in their respective categories! Great job, Jason and Maya!

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High School Graduation

Dear High School Graduates:

We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Here is to the class of 20/21! Please make sure you complete this survey and upload the Senior class photo that you would like to use for the virtual Graduation by April 15th.

Graduation will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.

High School Graduates

8th Grade Promotion

Attention 8th graders!

We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Please make sure you fill out the survey and upload your picture By April 15th.

Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.

8th Grade Promotees

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

Enter the Plant Trackers Contest For Grades 3rd - 6th

Scholastic is providing this at-home educational opportunity including lesson plans and activities! Your child can become a plant detective—for a chance to win $1,000! To enter the contest, they will observe a plant, then draw and write about it. Whether scoping out evergreen plants or newly budding plants, the end of winter and beginning of spring are the perfect times to observe plant changes in the environment.

Plus, check out additional fun plant projects that you can do as a family, like creating a cardboard plant puzzle or growing a bean in a jar. Access this opportunity here.

CONTEST DEADLINE: April 26, 2021

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!


We would like this newsletter to best reflect the needs of our community! If you have any suggestions or input, please complete this survey. We appreciate your feedback!

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