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Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Information and Updates
Cabrillo Point Academy - Still Enrolling!
Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is still enrolling!
If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
Explorers on Course
For any more questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabrillo Point Academy Literature Inspired Gingerbread House Contest -- This Week!
Cabrillo Point Academy will be hosting a fun Literature Inspired Gingerbread House contest! Students will create a gingerbread house inspired by a book they love (think tree house inspired by Magic Tree House, log cabin inspired by Little House in the Big Woods, etc)! Houses may be sculpted, assembled, etc... your students can really get creative!
Join us this week on Thursday, December 16th at 3:00 pm where students will share their creations! Winners will be notified later that day via email.
Students can display their gingerbread houses the next day for all to admire at our December park day! Please look at our Community Connections section below for details on our December park day.
To join our literature inspired gingerbread house contest, click here.
Student Entrepreneur Fair
We are so excited to host our Student Entrepreneur Fair this week on Friday, December 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tewinkle Park! Please come and invite your friends to shop for the holidays and to support our student entrepreneurs!
**** PLEASE NOTE: If your student is participating in our Student Entrepreneur Fair, please sign up using this form: Fair Participation Survey.
Our Family Liaisons will be there to answer any questions you or your friends might have about homeschooling with Cabrillo AND we will also have a toy drive as noted in the flyer below!
Elementary Science Fair
Parents on Course
We are planning some great workshops for Parents on Course for Spring semester. We would love your input on the workshops you would like the school to host. Please complete the Parent Workshop Survey to ensure our planning will best meet the needs of our parent community! Thank you for your time and input!
Thank you for joining our previous Parents on Course Workshops! If you missed any of the workshops, recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.
Our December Park Day will be held
Dec 17, 2021
Friday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
The Entrepreneur Fair will be there as well for your shopping fun! Bring cash to shop for homemade goodies and items made by your Cabrillo Point Academy classmates.
Gingerbread Creation Display
Bring your Gingerbread Creation to display if you would like- Can’t wait to see what you all dream up.
Please fill out the Liability Jotform before attending if you can. https://form.jotform.com/212575773155158
Park Day - Riverside & San Diego!
Can’t wait to see you in Carlsbad and Lake Elsinore!
Below is a screenshot of our December calendar.. If you click on the tabs labeled with the clubs along the bottom, it will take you to the class description, materials list and Zoom Link.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg email@example.com
Virtual Clubs This Week!
Mark your calendars to see what Community Connections has to offer--- we’d love to see you!
Virtual Compassion Corner
Students complete the Virtual Compassion Corner form (CPA) to notify a counselor they are seeking help. Once the form is submitted, the student receives a confirmation notice and email that contain an appointment link. They can choose to set up a 20 minute phone call or zoom meeting during school hours. If the student does not sign up immediately, we will reach out to the student directly and check in.
Many students and teachers welcome the holiday season and the break it brings from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and some do not feel comfort and joy during the holidays.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) can support students and teachers alike through the holidays and the long winter break.
HERE is a great flyer to show all the resources our school has to offer to support your student's Mental Health. You can also go to our South Schools
Social Emotional Resources Site for more support.
Writing Office Hours
Do you have questions about writing?
We have answers!
Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson
Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00
Students can sign up for an appointment at
SEL - Growth Mindset
Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on Making a Change! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
Feel Good Friday Parent Tip:
Ask your child to tell you about a situation at home that causes them to feel strong emotions, like anger or stress. Ask them what they could change about the situation to better manage their emotions. Talk about what you can do to help them implement the change.
Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on Cyberbullying! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
Vibe Check Friday Parent Tip:
Tell your child your thoughts on how social media has changed since you were in school. Ask your child about their thoughts on the benefits and disadvantages of social media in the world today.
Check out the RFEP Celebration Video- We are so proud of the students who reclassified as English Proficient and the awesome HSTs, Parents and ELD teachers who helped them get there!!
DELAC Slides- Please see DELAC slides from our December 1 meeting that reviews the ELPAC and Celebrates our RFEP students.
STAR 360 - The winter window is now open. Please have your child complete this task before Winter Break. This winter check in is meant to be a way of making sure the curriculum you're using is a match for your child. Please do not help your child on the STAR, we want to see what they know. Families were sent their child’s login information from firstname.lastname@example.org from December 1-3. If you did not receive this information, please reach out to your HST or email email@example.com
Universal Tools and Designated supports spotlight: Tools that are available to help your child on the upcoming CAASPP test. CAASPP testing is the statewide assessment given to all public school students. Subjects assessed are Math and ELA to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 and Science in grades 5, 8 and once in high school.
CAASPP Testing Resource - Please share this resource with your student.
Expandable Passages Video
You can make a reading passage bigger until you are ready to answer the questions, expanding it so it takes up the entire page.
Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate opportunities for Student Communication during daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:
Student has appropriate expressive systems to initiate, request, state needs, protest and make choices .
Student has appropriate expressive systems to initiate, request, state needs, protest and make choices
Communication system is used across the school day and in a variety of environments
Homeschool Hub will be down over the Winter Break and will be accessible once again on January 3rd. 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 wish you a happy holiday season!
Field Trips and Events
Masks are required for all indoor field trips, regardless of the venue’s mask policy.
Masks are not required for outdoor field trips unless the venue requires them.
Have questions? Need help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our daily office hours:
Virtual Field Trips
Why Your Homeschool Needs a Daily Quiet Time
Whenever I’m asked for homeschool advice, about daily routines, or about how I manage to stay sane as a homeschool mom, I always talk about the most important part of our homeschool day: our daily, afternoon quiet time. I honestly doubt I would be able to homeschool without it.
Quiet time has been a staple in our homeschool from the very beginning — it’s been a part of my oldest’s life ever since that very sad day that she outgrew napping. These days, I don’t have any nappers anymore — but we STILL have an hour or two of quiet and alone time each afternoon. And while we don’t avoid activities or errands that keep us out of the home during this time, we do make a point of keeping this routine pretty much every day that we are home.
I definitely lean towards the introvert side of the personality spectrum, and I NEED some time to myself to function well. But I do think that a regular quiet time is beneficial for all homeschool moms and children alike, regardless of individual personalities and need for quiet and solitude.
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Cabrillo Rockstar Students!
Miss Wendel's HST, Melissa Hunnicutt, is extremely proud of her accomplishment! Let's all congratulate Miss Wendel!
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Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
High School Counselor Support
BCOE/MESA ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2021
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
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.
Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons
Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison
Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison
Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.
Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.