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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Information and Updates

End of Year Message

Dear Families,


You did it! You made it through another ever-changing and challenging school year with resilience and grace.


We hope that you and your families have a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to see you all again in August.


Wishing you all the best,


Your Cabrillo Point Academy Team

Senior Spotlight

Congratulations to Cabrillo Point Academy's graduating class of 2021! Read about some of our amazing students as they share their future plans and pass on words of advice to incoming high school students in this Senior Spotlight!

Virtual Art Fair!

Thank you to all our students who participated in our Cabrillo Point Academy Virtual Art Fair! Everyone did such an wonderful job! Please check out our students work here.

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.



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 marisa.samuel.acadec@gmail.com or your local area coach.

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.

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.)


Wed. June 23, 2021, 11 am-12 Noon (Beginner)

Sat. June 26, 2021, 10-11am (Advanced)

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 yvonne.kahlen@cabrillopointacademy.org 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."

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!

High School

  • Report Cards: Your student’s report card will be emailed to you by June 7. Please keep an eye out for it and contact your HST right away with any questions.

  • Graduating Students: Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Your diploma will be mailed to you in June, along with any awards you may have received (Golden State Merit, NHS, etc.)
  • Concurrent Enrollment: Counselors are off for the summer starting June 11. If you need a concurrent enrollment signed for summer or fall, send it to your counselor now.

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

WRITER'S WORKSHOP OFFICE HOURS VIDEOS

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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 writersworkshop@pacificcoastacademy.org.


Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE

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.**


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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!

Enrichment

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!

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package


All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…


TK-5th grade


6th - 8th grade


9th - 12th grade


MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.


BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!


Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.


TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.


Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.


Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.


Click on the flyer below for additional details!

Virtual Field Trips

9 Free Space Virtual Field Trips You Need To Take

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

Homeschooling Advice

10 Homeschooling Do's and Don'ts

It seems unbelievable that our family is so close to the end of our homeschooling years. We have graduated one student and have two in high school. A lot has changed since that first day in 2002 when an unsure, but hopeful young homeschooling mom gathered up her three children for a field trip to launch our homeschool trial year.


I’ve learned – and relaxed – a lot since those early days of homeschooling. Now that we’re near the end of our journey, I thought I’d share 10 homeschooling do’s and don’ts based on my experience. Your mileage may vary.


Homeschooling Don’ts


1. Don’t knock somebody else’s style. I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again a time or two: don’t criticize someone else’s homeschooling style because you never know when it will become your style. There is a time and a season for everything.


Your homeschool is going to change and grow as you and your family go through various seasons of life. What may seem completely foreign to you now may seem like just the right approach in a few years. As homeschooling families, we should learn from and support one another, not criticize each other. We’ve got the rest of the world to handle that for us.


Read the rest of the article here.

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Congratulations to Our Estimation Jar Winners!

Samantha M. (2nd grade) was the first student to estimate the correct amount of cookies in the TK - 5th grade estimation jar. There were 36 cookies in the jar and Samantha got it right on the dot! Well done! Enjoy your cookies.


Kaimana M. (2nd grade) also got the correct estimate. However, since he was not the first student with the correct answer, he didn't win the jar. Have no worries! Kaimana's mom will be baking cookies with him to celebrate his spot-on estimate!

Congratulations to Jacob H. (7th grade) for getting the closest estimate without going over for the 6th - 12th grade estimation jar! There were 677 skittles in the estimation jar and Jacob estimated 600. Interestingly, his brother, Graham (6th grade), actually provided the closest estimate of 700, but since he went over the amount, the estimation jar goes to Jacob. I guess the brothers will just have to share.

Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion!

We are so proud of all of our Kindergarten and 5th graders who are being promoted to the next grade level! We would like to thank all of these students and their parents for all their hard work and dedication. Click on the banners below to learn more about our amazing students!

Community Connections

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Our Virtual Clubs have concluded for the year. We had a blast and learned soo much each week. It has been such an enjoyable experience, we hope it has been for you and your children as well. Will you please fill out THIS survey and give us feedback as we plan for next school year? Thank you for all your support this school year.


If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: gina.garland@cabrillopointacademy.org

High School Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students

If you could not attend the high school orientation, here are the slides and recording for your viewing.


Please note: since the original recording of our high school orientation, we have had a staff change. Tegan Thacker has moved into a different position. Our new school counselor is Keri Alexander! Please contact her at keri.alexander@cabrillopointacademy.org for any questions you would have directed to Tegan. Thank you!

High School Curriculum Roadshow

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Did you miss the High School Curriculum Roadshow? Access the recording here and the slideshow here.


Please contact your HST with any questions.

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

Additional Resources & Opportunities

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

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These previously recorded webinars are available to view. Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community. Families also have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors!

School Calendar

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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 Liaisons

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


shaemanique.king@cabrillopointacademy.org

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!


yvonne.kahlen@cabrillopointacademy.org

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