The PCA Scoop
Weekly Family Update
Week of April 26th, 2021
In This Week's Edition
✦ South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!
✦ Adopt a Senior
✦ Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)
✦ Teacher Appreciation Day
✦ April Virtual Workshops
✦ Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break
✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
STUDENT SUPPORT AND INTERVENTION
✦ Live Math Catch Up Classes
✦ Test Prep
✦ Writer's Workshop
✦ Reading Intervention
✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays
ENGLISH LEARNERS RESOURCES
✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources
✦ ELL Support Teacher Office Hours
✦ High School Updates
✦ Virtual College Fair
✦ 2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion
✦ Virtual Career Fair
✦ Scholarship Opportunities
South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!
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!
9th - 12th Grade - Tuesday, April 27th @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/98326496940
Adopt a Senior
Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)
The following information sessions are available for Parents and Students with the Regional Coordinator to learn more about the upcoming 2021/22 Theme and the program offered with Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade) through the Independent Study Charter Schools:
- Tuesday, May 4th, 11:00 am
- Wednesday, May 5th, 2:00 pm
- Thursday, May 6th, 5:00 pm
Marisa Samuel's Zoom Link Password: Samuel
If you are also interested, please complete the 2021/2022 Interest Survey to be part of the Mailing List to receive more information.
Click below to see the flyers for more details:
If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at Marisa.Samuel.AcaDec@gmail.com or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).
Teacher Appreciation Day
We would love to surprise our amazing teachers with some VIRTUAL APPRECIATION this Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4!
What a perfect time to tell our HSTs how much they mean to us!
Get creative with your students, having them create cards, posters, or pictures for their teacher and then take a picture to share with us. If you'd like to share only a message, that would be great too.
Once we receive all the photos and messages, we will be putting a special video together to share with our staff!
Our teachers work so hard for us, let’s “wow” them by sharing how much they mean to all of us!
The Deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, April 28 at 5pm!
April Virtual Workshops
TK - 2nd Grade
Virtual Tour - Ancient Egypt (Temple of Philae, Karnak and Pharohs Tomb)
Thursday, April 29 at 10am
Click the picture for all the details and to sign up
Travel: National Parks
Friday, April 30 at 10am
Click the picture for all the details and to sign up
Discovery Day & High School Hangouts
High School Hangouts
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.
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!
Student Support and Interventions
Live Math Catch-Up Classes
Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.
Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm
Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm
Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)
Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1
Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2
Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1
Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2
Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models
Day 2: Multiplying large numbers
Day 3: Basic division
Day 4: Types of fractions
Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions
Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions
Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions
Day 4: All four operations with fractions
Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK
Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.
Mindset Monday April Topic: CREATING CONFIDENCE
Do you have a student who struggles with confidence?
Please review the resources and recordings from our live session on April 12th about “power poses”, breathing exercises, games, and confidence-building mantras.
Click HERE (Scroll down to April)
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!
ELL Support Teacher Office Hours
Come visit Ms. Allison Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Click HERE for the zoom link
HS EL students to get help with school work
ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL
High School Updates
ChoiePlus Academy HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus AcademyHQTs for our fantastic and fun April HQT Encounters! All students are welcome!
Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Virtual College Fair
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!