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Monday, October 11, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Still Enrolling!
Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is still enrolling!
If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
Alternately, please invite your friends to one of our homeschooling information sessions--either in person--or virtually, as outlined in the flyers below!
End of Learning Period Two
Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee
If your middle school student is interested in participating, click on the flyer to complete the survey. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.
Cabrillo Point Academy Science & Engineering Fair
We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair!
We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!
We will also be having an Elementary Science Fair. Look for a flyer in the newsletter soon!
President's Volunteer Service Award
We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades K - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined we'll send out additional instructions. Click on the flyer to sign up!
Thanksgiving Community Service Project
"Let our hearts be full of both, thanks and giving."
Please help us bring smiles to the faces of those in our Orange County community this Thanksgiving holiday.
Cabrillo Point Academy is partnering with Pathways of Hope, an organization whose mission is to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in Orange County. We will be meeting up at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda where we will be collecting food donation items to include in Pathways of Hope's Thanksgiving boxes and our students will have the opportunity to create Thanksgiving cards for those in-need in our community.
Please see the following link for a complete list of the most needed Food Drive items. Most Needed Food Drive Items
If you are able to help "give back" to our Orange County Community, please fill out this survey to let us know if you are able to attend.
Student Entrepreneur Fair
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Other Fun Ideas
Every Kid Outdoors
2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge
Registration launches October 1, 2021. To learn more and to register please click here.
Cover to Cover Club
To register click here.
Books & Burgers
To register click here.
Our October Park Day theme is BOOKS!
Come dressed inspired by your favorite character or book.
BOOK SWAP--- bring a book, get a book. Students and Parents can bring a book to swap and you will go home with a “new to you” book. Bring a few if you want- good quality, no tears or marks please. We will have a Student table and an Adult table.
Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley
Wildcatters Park, Brea
Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills
Parents in San Diego and Riverside Counties--
As the Lead of Community Connections, I wanted to reach out to our SD and Riverside families to gain insight in your interests in Park Days and Field Trip Ideas.
We are primarily an Orange County based school, with most of our teachers here in the OC, but we have some teachers and administration that have expressed interest in hosting park days in SD and Riverside counties.
Please take a moment to fill out this survey. It will give us good insight in how to best plan so that we can have great events that serve all our students.
To find class descriptions, materials lists and Zoom links, please visit our Virtual Club Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg email@example.com
High School Counselor Support
INFORMATION SESSIONS AND COLLEGE FAIRS
Upcoming Cabrillo Point Academy Information Sessions
These presentations are offered through our parent outreach program, however, your high school student can benefit by attending as well. The presentations will be geared toward 9th-12th grade students and their parents.
College Application Process (hosted by your school counseling department)
October 12th- 10am and October 13th & 14th - 5pm and 6pm (Spanish)
November 9th- 5pm and 6pm (Spanish) and November 10th- 10am
Upcoming Virtual College Fairs
October 6- 16 (various dates), the CSU, UC and AICCU are partnering to bring high school students a series of virtual college fairs throughout the month of October. Please click here for more information and how to register these free events.
BCOE/MESA ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2021
Do you have questions about writing?
We have answers!
Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson
Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00
Students can sign up for an appointment at
SEL - Growth Mindset
Initial ELPAC- If your child is slated to take the Initial ELPAC based on your Home Language Survey responses, your HST will be contacting you about administering the Initial ELPAC within the month.
Reclassification--If your child has an overall score of 4 on the ELPAC and no more than one 2 in the four domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking he/she could qualify to be reclassified from EL to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). If your child qualifies, your HST will contact you with more details within the next 2 weeks.
ELD Instruction- If your child is classified as EL, they are required to participate in 30 minutes of ELD (English Language Development) instruction everyday. Brainpop EL is available for Free to all of our EL students. Contact your HST for more information on how to enroll your child.
Curriculum Recommendations for our EL Students - your HST can help explain these options or reach out to me.
Wonders 2nd - 6th grade
Study Sync 6th - 12th grade
Reading Eggs &Eggspress PreK - 8th Grade
BrainPOP ELL - K-12th grade
ELD Courses for High School Elective Credit- Your child can now receive high school elective credit for the following ELD support classes. See here for courses and class descriptions.
Parents on Course
Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! Parents on Course consists of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. The workshops will address academics, curriculum, social-emotional health, behavior, technology, school knowledge, and many other topics that will engage parents and support them in navigating the educational journey with their child/ren. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!
Recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.
Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate Instructional Strategies and Programs. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:
A variety of instructional strategies (Visual strategies, Direct Instruction, Discrete Trial) are being used and are based on the skills being taught and the student’s strengths
Task analysis with forward or backward scaffolding used when appropriate
Data is collected and progress is documented on an ongoing basis
Enrichment - Lending Library!
Field Trips and Events
In-Person Field Trips
All school-organized field trips can be viewed through the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub
Need help or have a question? Please join our office hours!
FIELD TRIP RELEASE SCHEDULE:
To provide our families with sufficient time to review all field trips, ask questions, and coordinate schedules before booking, we will publish our field trip one month at a time with a 1-week viewing period. Field trips will be posted for review the first Wednesday of each month. The booking period will open the second Wednesday of each month.
October 6th @ 10am - November field trips are published for review
October 13th @ 10am - November field trips open for booking
We strongly encourage families to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlists allow us to gauge the demand for popular trips and schedule additional trips for future dates. Families that sign up for the waitlist will be given priority booking for the future trip.
All students must be accompanied on school-organized field trips by an adult chaperone; we do not offer drop-off field trips!
Please make sure to add a chaperone ticket when booking field trips for your student(s)!
Due to limited space and availability, we can only allow one chaperone per family.
Depending on the venue, it may be possible to purchase additional tickets directly from the venue.
We cannot guarantee additional tickets will be available through the venue.
Any tickets purchased directly from the venue may be a higher cost and will be separate from the school field trip.
Non-enrolled siblings may attend field trips (provided there are no age restrictions for the particular field trip/venue).
Siblings between 2-4 years old -- Tickets must be purchased on the FTE site.
Siblings under 2 -- If there is a ticket cost for children under 2, the tickets must be purchased directly from the venue.
Please be sure to check the field trip details carefully regarding any age restrictions for the particular field trip before booking!
Field trips are considered an extension of the school, and therefore we are required to follow local county and state COVID guidelines, in addition to the venue's COVID guidelines. Masks will be required for all indoor field trips or if the venue requires them.
If you or your student has a medical exemption from wearing a mask, we will require proof of the medical exemption. A face shield with a drape will be required in lieu of a mask for those with a documented medical exemption.
All field trip purchases are final. If you are unable to attend a field trip, please notify us in advance. We cannot provide refunds for cancellation requests or no shows.
Virtual Field Trips
KIDS EAT/STAY FOR FREE IN SAN DIEGO IN OCTOBER
Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo
For more details, click here.
KEEPING YOUR SANITY AS A HOMESCHOOL MOM
Let me let you in on a little secret. Frustration and fighting are a part of homeschool life. It’s true! If we aren’t breaking up fights or yelling at kids to turn off the video games, we are counting down the minutes until bedtime.
BUT with all that frustration and fighting we still push through the hard times because we have been called to homeschool for one reason or another. We WANT to make it work so we find ways to make our lives easier.
So when we hear the question, “How do you not go crazy being with your kids all the time?!” it’s not that we don’t go crazy. We just know how to deal with the crazy. Today I am going to share with you 5 ways to make your life as a homeschool parent a little bit easier.
Read the rest of the article here.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy
The 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy is a FREE, virtual series of six workshops designed to guide students, grades 6 through 12, to complete a science research or engineering project and enter it into the 2022 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair.
Two independent sessions are offered
o Academy 101: For students with no prior science / engineering fair experience
o Academy 201: For students who previously completed science / engineering projects
- Students completing individual or group projects are invited to register.
- Each Academy limited to 60 projects.
- Individual and Group Projects may register
- All sessions are FREE and conducted on Zoom
- Workshops held on Saturday's from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
- Session 1 ........October 2, 2021
- Session 2 ........October 9, 2021
- Session 3 ........October 16, 2021
- Session 4 ........November 13, 2021
- Session 5 ........November 20, 2021
- Session 6 ........December 4, 2021
Each workshop is divided into Content Sessions and small Breakout Rooms. Mentors (Scientists, Teachers, STEM Industry Experts) will work with students in the Breakout Rooms to reinforce the content and to answer questions about their projects.
OCSEF will host "Ask a Scientist/Engineer" opportunities between Session 3 and Session 4 and after Session 6 for Academy students to get additional help and answers to their questions.
Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR SUPPORT
University of California Information Sessions
Many UCs are holding informational sessions for incoming/future students. Some UCs have big open house events and others have smaller topic specific events. Check out some of what is being offered below:
UCLA fall open house
(Info to come for their Fall event Discover UCI in Oct)
UC Santa Barbara
Student and Parent School IDs
We are offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - firstname.lastname@example.org - (949) 463-3115.
$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021
Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
I Can Statements
Community and Connection
Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.
Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons
Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison
Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison
Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.
Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.