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Monday, June 28, 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!


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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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.

Weekly Topical Chat!

We hope you will join all three of our schools for the last of our weekly topical chats! Dates, topics and times are listed on the flyer below. For all grade levels! Join using our zoom link here. RSVP is not required.

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. July 10, 2021, 10-11am (Beginner)

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."

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - Reading Colors Your World! June 12 – July 31

Celebrate 50 days of reading this summer! Sign up for your virtual log at or download the free Beanstack app.

You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family!

Make reading a habit and log each day you spend some time reading. Log 20 or more days during the program and you’ll be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Libraries. Complete activities to gain virtual badges.

Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for curbside pickup or Grab & Go to check out and collect special summer giveaways.

Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking, and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for Virtual Events.

Find more information at

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 remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

Stanton Movies Under the Stars!

The city of Stanton is hosting free outdoor movie nights every Friday in July starting at 8:00 pm. Check out the flyer below to see which movie is playing on which date. You must pre-register to attend. Click on the flyer below to pre-register!

SeaWorld San Diego is open!

SeaWorld San Diego is open and, for a limited time, has a 4th of July sale on tickets! SeaWorld is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park. Explore over 100 acres of SeaWorld's beautiful outdoor park and experience marine animals up-close, roller coasters and more! To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

Plan a Bike Parade

Encourage your kids to decorate their rides with streamers, stickers, flags, and more-then let them cruise around the neighborhood to show off their creation. This is a particularly fun activity to enjoy on the 4th of July!

Go Fishing

Fishing is a classic free summer activity for kids. Brush up on the basics at, teach the proper techniques to your young angler, and find a place to cast off. Make sure you check local laws about fishing; you may need a license.

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.**

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the resources below and explore!
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Just in time for 4th of July, enjoy a fascinating look at an iconic American symbol of freedom! The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, in the city of New York City. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the freedoms we all enjoy in the United States of America!

Please enjoy these free videos and resources below!

A virtual tour of Lady Liberty: Video

Statue of Liberty For Kids: Video

How To Draw The Statue Of Liberty: Video

A Poem On The Statue Of Liberty - TK - 1st

Free Virtual Field Trip to the Statue of Liberty for Google - 3rd - 12th

The Story of the Statue of Liberty: Graphic Organizer - 3rd

The Statue of Liberty - Unit Study - 6th - 12th

Local Events

National Night Out

Join Stanton's first responders for a night under the stars to connect with them and enjoy a wonderful family movie! August 6, 2021 @ 6 Pm at Stanton Central Park.
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Summer Homeschooling Advice

4 Fun Ways to Enjoy Summer Homeschooling

Our family just wrapped up a 3-day soccer tournament and the kids are prepping for their year-end piano recital. I need to sign my daughter up for the summer swim team this weekend and my oldest needs to decide which merit badges he wants to work on at Scout camp. My husband just brought freeze pops home from Costco and my youngest is working on a summer activity wish list.

Summer is here, you guys. We made it!

I’m ready to grab a slice of watermelon, hop in the hammock, and get lost in a delicious book. But, first… I have to figure out our summer homeschooling plans.

Summer Homeschooling Works Well For Many Families

As much as I would like to while away my summer hours reading in a hammock, my kids crave structure. Early in our homeschool journey, I tried taking the summer completely off and it made for rocky re-entry in September. I’ve learned that our family thrives when we maintain a little structure during the summer months.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Don't Miss our Summer Newsletters!

Stay connected with us over the summer. Be sure to join the mailing list and stay in the loop!

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.

Huey's Heroes Reading Program

If you’re up for a little drive to a neighboring county, here is a fun activity!

Huey’s Heroes Reading Program was designed to help readers of all ages improve their reading skills, while sharing those skills with animals in a shelter. Participants can use the program to learn the fundamental basics of reading (early stage readers), increase their ability to read to a non-judgmental listener (elementary readers), and/or share their love of reading (advanced readers) with an animal that longs for and benefits from companionship. Find out more here.

Find Summer Camps and Classes for Kids

Discover new in-person, live-online & on-demand activities such as Art, Coding, Sports, Nature, STEM & Academics. Book it all 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.

Learn Cooking Skills

This fun summer activity for kids also has a practical purpose: Teaching little ones to cook. Choose a favorite food—such as grilled cheese or cookies—and make it with your child. She’ll feel proud while eating the finished product.

Tour a Police or Fire Station

Do you have an aspiring firefighter or police officer? Take a tour of your local emergency station! Since most locations don't have set visiting hours and rules for making on-site visits may have changed, call ahead to arrange an appointment.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is Fully Open!

Explore all their exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs and more in their Tropical, Northern and Southern California/Baja Galleries. Reservations are required. To find out more, make a reservation and/or buy tickets click here.

The Discovery Cube is Open!

Looking for something exciting to do with your students this summer? Get ready to rediscover the Discovery Cube! Grand reopening: Friday, May 28th. Open Thursday - Sunday all this summer. To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyers below and explore!
Come and learn all about butterflies! This 20 minute butterfly virtual field trip at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens highlights their Simply Spring: Butterfly Exhibit. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies, the difference between moths and butterflies, view some butterflies from South America and do a butterfly craft at the end. Join the virtual field trip here.

Below, please find some links to butterfly coloring pages and activities:

25 Free Printable Butterfly Coloring pages.

More Free Printable Butterfly Coloring pages.

National Geographic Kids Monarch Butterfly mini study.

The Life of a Butterfly Word Search activity.

Museum of Ventura County Virtual Learning Module: the Monarch Butterfly.

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

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:


Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts will be down over the summer until ordering opens again on July 15th.

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!


Thank you to all who were able to attend the information session for the Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon information sessions. Below are the links to the Parent and Student info sessions that were held. It was great to see the enthusiasm for new students and parents wanting to learn about the programs.

Parent/Student Session Slides

Parent/Student Session Recording

The Interest survey is also a great way for families to get a preview of the material over the summer and have a "jump-start" for the school year as we send information over the summer. We have an amazing response so far, and the program is continuing to grow - which is great news. For all of the schools, there is a response of 74 families in just three weeks.

Interest Survey Link

If you have any information please contact me at or your local area coach.

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

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 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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