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Monday, August 9, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!
Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Week!
For the August 11th Park Day, look for me near the playground. I'll be wearing my Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirt! I hope to see you there!
Please note: Tustin Legacy Park is sometimes also called Veteran's Sports Park.
Fun Summer Activities!
Please note: Cabrillo Point Academy is not affiliated with any of these resources. Also remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.
Super Simple Summer Science Experiments
Tour a Business / Ballpark
Many bookshops and libraries are beginning to host story times for little readers once again. Contact your local library or bookstore to see if they have something scheduled. One of the best things about this free summer activity is that it fosters a love of reading.
Community Connections ClubHub -- Coming Soon!
Get Connected through our Community Connections two ways:
Virtual Clubs- Our super popular virtual clubs are back again this year. Join CPA teachers and students as you explore your interests. Pick a club (or two) and join in the fun! Clubs will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Links to the Club schedules and descriptions will be available on August 30th.
Park Days- Ready to get out and meet CPA teachers and friends? Community Connections will be hosting monthly regional park days on the 3rd Friday of the month, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Come when you can and bring a lunch too if you'd like. Park Day schedule and maps will be available on the Club Hub link in the August 30th newsletter.
- We are excited to announce that our 3rd - 8th grade students can order FREE Chromebooks through Homeschool Hub. Tech items are available to order starting now. Items will begin to ship August 11th. For more information and FAQS, click here. ***Please be aware that all tech items are the property of Cabrillo Point Academy. If you decide to withdraw from Cabrillo Point Academy for any reason, tech items are due at the time of withdrawal.***
- School email for students: ALL students will have a Google/Gmail account provided by Cabrillo Point Academy. You should have already received the email and password. Please note: the Google/Gmail accounts are required for Chromebooks, Gmail, Classroom, and Enrichment/OSP subscriptions.
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
Virtual Field Trips
Please enjoy the following free 7 minute video and resources below:
Petra Video: This is a 360 video! So you can change the angle while watching the video to further explore the area!
Study Book: Visiting Petra, Jordan
Petra: Lost city of Stone Educator's Guide
Be and Exhibition Explorer: Archaeological Scavenger Hunt
Lost City of Petra online coloring page
Summer Homeschooling Advice
Do You Feel Overwhelmed by Homeschooling? Relax and Use These 7 Tips
Anyone can feel overwhelmed at any time during their homeschool journey. You might be a brand new homeschooling parent and everything feels so difficult. You could be a seasoned homeschool veteran having a bad year because of health problems. No matter where you are in your journey, rest assured that someone else feels overwhelmed by homeschooling.
Feeling overwhelmed by homeschooling isn't uncommon! It's one of the top posts you'll see in homeschooling groups. Parents become frustrated with their children, the lack of learning (in their eyes), their child's behavior, and more. Homeschooling is a long marathon, and some of the curves and turns are sharp and painful!
If you are feeling overwhelmed, your first task is to decompress and stop what you are doing! Take it from me; no learning is happening when you feel overwhelmed and the kids are unhappy. If your kids are kicking and screaming about learning and school, they probably aren't learning.
So, what can you do? Here are some of my tips for relaxing and conquering the mountain when I feel overwhelmed.
Read the rest of the article here.
Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!
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.)
Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)
Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."
Resources and Opportunities
7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ORANGE COUNTY TIDE POOLS
Shop at a Farmers Market
Get your kids excited about their fruits and vegetables! Take your students to one of many local Farmers Markets, let them help pick items and then bring them home and cook them together!
You'll have access to fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. Shopping at farmers markets also supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood.
Check out this list of local Farmers Markets here.
Keep Bubbles Blowing All Summer Long
Arrange a Scavenger Hunt
Virtual Field Trips
Enjoy a trip through an African Safari park to see an incredible variety of wildlife. In this 17 minute video, you will take a first-row seat at the waterholes where the action is. You’ll see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, zebras, lions, and so much more. Join the virtual field trip here.
Below, please find some links to African Safari & Wildlife coloring pages and activities:
African wildlife Free Coloring pages.
More African wildlife Coloring pages.
Free Printable African Animals Word Search activities.
Learn more about Africa & it's culture with this free Kenya Unit Study.
Fun Safari themed activities for kids here.
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.
WRITER'S WORKSHOP OFFICE HOURS VIDEOS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
Social Emotional Support
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 - New August Dates Added!
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: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
If your student took any Spring or Summer '21 classes at a community college, remember to send an official transcript to Cabrillo as soon as grades are posted to:
Cabrillo Point Academy
ATTN: Records Dept.
4612 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
For Electronic delivery - Records@CabrilloPointAcademy.org
Please be sure to read through our school’s Enrichment Guidelines from Homeschool Hub before entering order requests for your students.
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!
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.