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Monday, June 28, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!
Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!
Weekly Topical Chat!
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)
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 ocpl.beanstack.org 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 ocpl.org
Fun Summer Activities!
Stanton Movies Under the Stars!
SeaWorld San Diego is open!
Virtual Field Trips
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
The Statue of Liberty - Unit Study - 6th - 12th
National Night Out
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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Resources and Opportunities
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
7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ORANGE COUNTY TIDE POOLS
Learn Cooking Skills
The Aquarium of the Pacific is Fully Open!
The Discovery Cube is Open!
Virtual Field Trips
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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!
ACADEMIC DECATHLON (9TH-12TH GRADE) AND PENTATHLON (6TH-8TH GRADE)
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.
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.
If you have any information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local area coach.
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Community and Connection
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