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Monday, August 9, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Tell them about Cabrillo Point Academy! We are now enrolling!
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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.

Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Week!

We're kicking off the school year and showing some school spirit! We'd love to see your students enjoying their first week! Share your photos on our Facebook page and/or Instagram using hashtag #CPA2021spiritweek.
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Park Days!

Please come join us for one, or all, of our Park Days! No RSVP is required.

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.

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Fun Summer Activities!

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months.

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

Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science and keep your students engaged. Please enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds! Join the experiments here.

Tour a Business / Ballpark

Many factories or businesses offer tours so kids can see their favorite products created from start to finish. Learn about visiting more than 550 factories across the nation at (Example: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Angel's Stadium, Fender Musical Instruments and more!)

Story Time

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

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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.


Tech Department

  • 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.

    High School

    We are excited to announce the addition of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses within the ChoicePlus Academy program. These courses are for students in grades 8-12. Please see here for a flyer listing FAQs, course descriptions, and class dates and times. Registration requests for ChoicePlus Academy and High School Edgenuity courses is now open. Please be sure to sign up for courses your students want to take right away.

    Lending Library

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    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.**

    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

    We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the resources below and explore!
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    We invite you on a virtual journey to Petra, the ancient and mysterious city in Jordan. Since the 2nd millennium BC, Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom and the intersection of the main commercial routes between the East and the West. Come explore this beautiful and fascinating city!

    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

    Local Events

    Orange County has city sponsored free events: outdoor Summer Concerts, Movies or Shakespeare in the Park! Click on your city to see which fun outdoor activities are happening near you! Access the fun here.

    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.

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    Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!

    We are so excited to share with you the amazing things coming to Cabrillo Point Academy!! Please stay tuned. We'll provide more details soon!
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    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)

    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."

    Resources and Opportunities

    We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.
    Are you trying to beat the heat? Do you have a movie lover or two in your home? Why not check out these movie theaters that have reduced pricing on select days! Alternately, if you can't make it to any of the listed movie theaters, there is also a list of cities that are showing movies in the park. Join the fun here!


    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.

    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

    Entertain bubble-loving kids with a bubble refill station, made out of a large spouted beverage dispenser and decorated with stickers, glitter glue, and markers. Make your bubble refill station and follow the bubble recipe here, or dump in a few containers of store-bought bubble mix.

    Arrange a Scavenger Hunt

    What adventurous child doesn't love a scavenger hunt? Whether you set up this free summer activity for kids indoors or outdoors, the objective remains the same: find hidden objects using clever clues.

    Virtual Field Trips

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

    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.

    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 - 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:

    Concurrent Enrollment

    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 -


    Our ordering system is now open and has a new website and a new name. It is called Homeschool Hub, and it can be accessed by visiting

    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!

    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 Liaison

    Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

    I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior 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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