The PCA Scoop

Weekly Family Update

Week of March 15th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ Brandon - 5th Grade

✦ Student Spotlight Entry Survey


✦ Congratulations to PCA's Competitive Robotics Team

✦ South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

✦ March Virtual Workshops

✦ 2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

✦ Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break


✦ Enrichment Updates

✦ Intervention Site - Test Prep!

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays

✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes


✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

✦ ELL Support Teacher Office Hours


✦ High School Updates

✦ High School Curriculum Roadshow

✦ Virtual Career Fair

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

student spotlight

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Brandon, who's in the 5th grade, discovered the piano 2 years ago and has made so much progress. He's been taking lessons off and on due to moving and the pandemic. His first teacher noticed that he has perfect pitch, which helps him play by ear. He practices constantly because he loves music! He's had a few months of guitar lessons and wants to continue with guitar also next year along with possibly learning the cello or violin, if he has time. He loves movie scores and wants to work in the movie industry someday.

Check out Brandon's recent recital HERE

He's amazing! We can't wait to see what you do with your talent Brandon! Fabulous job!

Student Spotlight Entry Survey

Do you have a student that's had a fantastic achievement or experience that you'd like to share with PCA? Click the button above and tell us about it. We may feature your student in a newsletter or on our group Facebook page.

PCA Happenings

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Congratulations to PCA's Competitive Robotics Team

The Tacobots 127X competed in the virtual state tournament on March 14. They won the Think Award and qualified for the World Competition. The Think Award is given to the team with the most effective and consistent programming strategies and solutions!

Congratulations to

South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

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Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!

6th-8th Grade - Thursday, March 18th @ 9am:

9th-12th Grade - Wednesday, March 24th @ 2pm:

March Virtual Workshops

TK - 2nd Grade

Middle School

2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

Join the Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our amazing PCA students. The ceremony will be virtual this year and will begin with the 8th grade promotion ceremony followed by the 12th grade graduation. Even though we can't get together in person, we want to be able to acknowledge our students online, with family and friends in attendance. Please click the the button below for more information!

Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break

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Parent Resources

Enrichment Updates

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Intervention Site - Test Prep!

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website- You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday March Topic: Self-Compassion and The Power of Mistakes

We learned so much in our class last week about

“The Power of Mistakes” and “Self-Compassion”.

Do you know what Neuroplasticity is?

In case you missed, here are the recordings you can watch and the resources you can review to learn more about it!

RESOURCES - TK-5th / 6th-12th

K-5 Lesson Slides

K-5 Lesson Video Recording

6-12 Lesson Slides

6-12 Lesson Video Recording

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

The Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are goals that we have for the students at Pacific Coast Academy. By receiving an education with us, our goal is that by the time a student graduates high school, the SLOs will be incorporated into a student's life.

One goal, as educators, is to help our students become independent in their learning and thinking. Let us know how you support this or observe this in your students.

Let's Investigate:

Independent Critical Thinkers

Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here!

Please share how you have observed students becoming or demonstrating the ability to be independent critical thinkers below!

PCA Schoolwide Learner Outcomes Survey

English Learners Resources

Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

Did you know that we have all of the recorded workshops available on the Family Resource Site? Under each date, parents can see the topic covered in that workshop!

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ELL Support Teacher Office Hours

Come visit Ms. Allison


Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15


  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL

High School

High School Updates

Progress Reports: The end of Quarter 3 is approaching! Progress reports will be completed the weekly of March 22. Reach out to your HST now with any concerns.

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for course specific/student success sessions throughout the month of March. All high school students in HQT led courses and CP courses are welcome to join in. Please see the March Extras flyer and message Jolene with any questions.

CPA HQT Encounters: We'd love for you to join a CPA HQT Encounter this month! All are welcome! Please see the March flyer here.

Virtual College Fairs:

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.

TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.

Create an account and register here.

High School Curriculum Roadshow

Virtual Career Fair

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Scholarship Opportunities

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

Karmen & Rachel

We are your San Diego Family Liaisons.

Please let us know how we can help you! /