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Weekly Family Update

Week of February 1st, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ The Great Kindness Challenge

✦ "Flat Travelers" Project

✦ Virtual Book Fair

✦ February Workshops

✦ Discovery Day: February


✦ CAASPP Prep for FIFTH Graders!

✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

✦ New Intervention Website

✦ Writer's Workshop

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays


✦ Art Read Aloud by High School Hangouts

✦ High School Hangouts (February)

✦ Annual Black College Expo

✦ Edgenuity Spring Break Update

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

PCA Happenings

The Great Kindness Challenge

Our students have some great ways of showing kindness! Here are just a few examples.
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"Flat Travelers" Project

Are you looking for a creative way to engage your student? Do you have a Flat Stanley fan in your home? If so, this event is for you!

Join us in learning about new places and the art of writing letters, all while making new friends with this exciting project!

Virtual Book Fair

Pacific Coast Academy invites you to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from February 1-14. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience: Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two weeks of events, fun, and books.

February Workshops

3rd-5th Grade

Middle School

Discovery Day

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Discovery Day is ready to kick off 2021 with more exciting activities! Although it is our hope that some Discovery Day events will be in-person in the future, we remain virtual for the time being.

What is Discovery Day?

  • FREE TK-8 educational, interactive, & hands-on virtual workshops led by PCA teachers.
  • Opportunity for students to make consistent connections with PCA teachers & peers in their general area.
  • Each Discovery Day community offers 4 virtual workshops & 1 class party during January & February.

What will students learn?

Students will experience a new learning theme each month. Check out our Jan/Feb Discovery Day Catalog for more details.

  • February: "Food Science" - Enjoy some simple science activities that involve common food items! (See flyer)

How to Register:

We encourage families to register for a Discovery Day community based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with another community if that works better for their schedules. Please refer to the Jan/Feb Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars.

February Registration
All NEW and RETURNING Discovery Day families who wish to start or continue with us in February need to complete this form for each student. Sign up HERE.

You can expect a teacher from your selected Discovery Day community to email you a Zoom link & list of materials approximately 1 week prior to the workshop and/or 1 day before the workshop. If you have not received a Discovery Day email before the workshop, please check your spam folder first and then contact your HST for assistance. If you register less than 48 hrs before the workshop, you may not receive the Zoom link & information in time. As a result, you can either wait for the next workshop or contact your HST for the information.

We hope to see you soon! Please reach out to your HST if you have questions.

Parent Resources

CAASPP Prep for FIFTH Graders!

Calling All FIFTH Graders!

Join us for weekly, interactive, grade-level videos to help prepare for the CAASPP test this spring. We will be focusing on MATH! So have your student grab a pencil and paper and join one of our math intervention teachers for tips, tricks, and problem solving. Each week will be a different grade, so keep your eyes out for yours!

Click here for 5th grade video

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New Intervention Website

Here is the link to our NEW South Schools Intervention Website:

South Schools Intervention Website

You now have access to our highly anticipated Tier 1 Intervention Programs for Reading to replace our Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See Videos. In addition to that you will still see our ODI Math Videos, SEL/Growth Mindset Resources, and our Writer’s Workshop Video Lessons.

Please remember to update the link in your bookmarks!

Writer's Workshop

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Ms. Genieva’s Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11 and Thursdays: 1-2 Password: davidson

Enrichment Ordering System Update

The Enrichment Ordering System will be down while school is not in session over the President's Day holiday and School Recess, and it will be accessible once again on February 22nd. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and we hope that you enjoy the holiday break!

Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday February Topic: Fostering Friendship & Empathy

Please visit our Mindset Monday Page and check out our newly posted resources for this month’s topic: “Fostering Friendship and Empathy”.

Then join us on February 8th as we discuss what it means to be a “marble jar friend”.

For 6th-12th graders we will also be discussing social anxiety.

When: Monday, February 8th

10am- TK-5th grade, 1pm- 6th-12th grade

Where: ZOOM LINK Password: mindset

High School

High School Hangouts

Art Read Aloud by High School Hangouts

3 amazing high school students collaborated on a read aloud for our younger students for PCA's art month! Check it out!

Story: "Ish" by Peter H. Reynolds

Read by PCA high school students: Amelia S., Bradyn B., and Ruth S.

"Ish" is an inspirational story about how art is about enjoying it and it does not need to be "perfect."

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Annual Black College Expo

February 19 & 20 - Annual Black College Expo is Now Virtual! $5 Registration fee

Over 10 million in Scholarships available!

BIG Opportunities:

  • Get Accepted to colleges on The Spot

  • College Application Fees Waived

  • Receive Scholarships on the Spot

  • Informative Seminars and Workshops

  • Experts will help you with FAFSA

  • $1,000 Cash & Prize Giveaways

  • Career and Internship opportunities ..upload your resume

Click here to register

Edgenuity Spring Break Update

In an effort to accommodate multiple school schedules, the South Schools Spring Break is scheduled in the Edgenuity pacing guide calendar for the following dates: March 29-April 5. Your actual Spring Break is: April 19-April 23. Please plan to work each day March 29-April 5. This will ensure that you will not need to login and do school work on your Break (April 29-April 23). Please reach out to Jolene with any questions @

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

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