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Monday, October 18, 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 ...

Alternately, please invite your friends to one of our homeschooling information sessions--either in person--or virtually, as outlined in the flyers below!

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Academic Contests

Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee for students in grades 6th - 8th. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Spelling Bee. The winner at the county level will have the opportunity to advance to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

If your middle school student is interested in participating, click on the flyer to complete the survey. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.

Cabrillo Point Academy Science & Engineering Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair!

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!

We will also be having an Elementary Science Fair. Look for a flyer in the newsletter soon!

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for participating in the National History Day (NHD). Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2021-2022 theme is Debate& Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures. Through participation in this program, students in grades 4-12 become amateur historians on their journey to discover the significance of their chosen historical topic. Click on the flyer below to sign up!

Volunteer Opportunities

President's Volunteer Service Award

We're excited to get your feedback and gauge your student's interest in participating in the President's Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades K - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined we'll send out additional instructions. Click on the flyer to sign up!

Thanksgiving Community Service Project

"Let our hearts be full of both, thanks and giving."

Please help us bring smiles to the faces of those in our Orange County community this Thanksgiving holiday.

Cabrillo Point Academy is partnering with Pathways of Hope, an organization whose mission is to provide access to food, shelter, and housing to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in Orange County. We will be meeting up at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda where we will be collecting food donation items to include in Pathways of Hope's Thanksgiving boxes and our students will have the opportunity to create Thanksgiving cards for those in-need in our community.

Please see the following link for a complete list of the most needed Food Drive items. Most Needed Food Drive Items

If you are able to help "give back" to our Orange County Community, please fill out this survey to let us know if you are able to attend.

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School Opportunities

National Bullying & Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is both National Bullying Prevention Month as well as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Raising awareness in our communities for both of these issues is important because of how they may directly or indirectly impact our families and students. Efforts are being made nationwide to draw attention to these topics and so we also wanted to take the opportunity to raise awareness within our local school community. To learn more click on the flyer below.

Student Entrepreneur Fair

We are so excited to host our Student Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, December 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Tewinkle Park! Do you have an interested student who has no idea where to begin? Join our Community Connections classes to learn about being an entrepreneur on Fridays at 1:00 pm on the dates noted on the flyer below! We hope to see you there!
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Other Fun Ideas

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors and inspire them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come. The program gives every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. For more information and to download a pass for your fourth grader, visit

2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries

California students in K through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity!

Find more details here.

2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge

Join the Orange County Childrens Book Festival, four space companies and the Orange County Department of Education as they partner to bring students in K - 12th grade this exciting STEAM Race to Space Reading Challenge. Students can win prizes that include speaking with astronauts who have lived on the International Space Station!

This cosmic challenge launches with a LIVE STREAMING event Friday morning, October 22nd, with an out-of-this-world lineup of authors. Click here to join us at

  • 9:00 a.m. for Picture Book authors
  • 10:00 a.m. for Early Readers authors
  • 11:00 a.m. for Middle Grade authors
  • 1:00 p.m. for Young Adult authors

If you haven't already, please register by clicking here.

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Cover to Cover Club

Join the Huntington Beach Public Library for their 2021 In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program. Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021. Children ages 4 to 12 can earn up to 3 free burgers from In-N-Out during this popular annual reading program! Pick up a reading log from any HBPL branch or download it from the Children's Library website. Read 15 books between October 2 and November 13 and follow the reading log instructions to redeem your log for burger certificates. In-N-Out rewards can be picked up at the Central or Oak View Branch libraries during regular operating hours. For more information, contact the Children's desk during normal business hours at (714) 375-5107.

To register click here.

Books & Burgers

Join the Huntington Beach Public Library for their 2021 In-N-Out Burger Books & Burgers Teen Reading Program. Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021. Teens ages 13 to 17 can earn 1 free burger coupon from In-N-Out during this new fall reading program! Pick up a reading log from any HB Library location, or log your reading online with Beanstack. Read 5 books between October 2 and November 13 and follow the reading log instructions to redeem your log for one free burger certificate (while supplies last).

To register click here.

Community Connections

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We will be having our OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PARK DAY this Friday October 22nd. We have three locations for your convenience.

Please note that each month we are rotating through parks in different locations so that we can do our best to hit cities that are close to all our families.

Tomorrow we will be in the following parks:

Wildcatters Park, Brea

Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills

Miles Square Park, Fountain Valley.

***Please note for the Fountain Valley location we will meet in Playground # 2. Look at this map to find the location as the Mile Square Park is rather large. Parking is $3. You can access the Playground#2 from parking on Edinger. Our original spot is under construction so we have picked a new play structure. Look for CPA signs to direct you.

Come with a book for our BOOK SWAP and dress inspired as your favorite book character.

Note--- the QR CODE above is for our liability form- please fill out prior to attending if at all possible. We will have the code available at the park too- but this will make signing in easier.

If you have any questions or concerns- please reply to

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CPA Community Connections Virtual Club Calendar 21-22

To find class descriptions, materials lists and Zoom links, please visit our Virtual Club Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg

HIgh School

National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) invitations went out to eligible student emails. Please make sure your student checks for these emails. We want all eligible applicants to have a chance to apply!

High School Counselor Support


The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program are providing free classes, webinars and clubs for students who are interested in STEAM and Engineering. For more information follow this link:

Student Support/Interventions

Parents please remember to bookmark the following link to our Family/Parent Resources Webpage where you will find Intervention Resources for...

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Please join us for our 3rd Mindset Monday of the year, Monday November 1st from 10:00-10:45 as we read “What Does it Mean to Be Present?” and focus on mindfulness, key skills for our 2nd SEL competency- Self-Awareness CPA’s MM meets the 1st Monday of each month (unless there is a holiday, in which case we meet the 2nd Monday) from 10:00 to 10:45am. We added a question that allows you to sign up for all future dates and also an auto-response with the Zoom link. Please sign up here!

Office Hours

Please take advantage of one, or both, of our office hours for Math and Writing!

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 to discuss how to Rethink Emotions (Part 2)! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes for a discussion on Personal Identity! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Parents on Course

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Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! Parents on Course consists of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. The workshops will address academics, curriculum, social-emotional health, behavior, technology, school knowledge, and many other topics that will engage parents and support them in navigating the educational journey with their child/ren. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!

Recordings from earlier sessions are available on the Parents on Course webpage.

Special Education

Reminder: In order for a student to be set up for success, the student needs to be provided with appropriate schedules for daily instruction. Please supply all students with the following when delivering instruction to enhance your students engagement in learning:

  • A consistent and predictable daily schedule of school activities is posted where it can be seen easily and fits student’s functioning level.

  • Student’s planning/organizational skills are assessed, and appropriate goals are developed if needed.

  • Schedules are reviewed with student daily and are used as a tool to teach organizational/planning skills


Time4Writing is not accepting any new orders at this time. Once they begin accepting new orders, the vendor will once again appear as an option in Homeschool Hub.

12-month subscriptions (i.e. Raddish Kids, History Unboxed, Kiwi Co., etc.) may be ordered through November 19th. After that date, only 6-month subscriptions may be approved.

Field Trips and Events

In-Person Field Trips

All school-organized field trips can be viewed through the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub


Need help or have a question? Please join our office hours!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday -- 9 - 10 am

Tuesday/Thursday -- 2 - 3 pm


To provide our families with sufficient time to review all field trips, ask questions, and coordinate schedules before booking, we will publish our field trip one month at a time with a 1-week viewing period. Field trips will be posted for review the first Wednesday of each month. The booking period will open the second Wednesday of each month.

October 6th @ 10am - November field trips are published for review

October 13th @ 10am - November field trips open for booking


We strongly encourage families to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlists allow us to gauge the demand for popular trips and schedule additional trips for future dates. Families that sign up for the waitlist will be given priority booking for the future trip.



    • All students must be accompanied on school-organized field trips by an adult chaperone; we do not offer drop-off field trips!

      • Please make sure to add a chaperone ticket when booking field trips for your student(s)!

    • Due to limited space and availability, we can only allow one chaperone per family.

      • Depending on the venue, it may be possible to purchase additional tickets directly from the venue.

        • We cannot guarantee additional tickets will be available through the venue.

        • Any tickets purchased directly from the venue may be a higher cost and will be separate from the school field trip.


    • Non-enrolled siblings may attend field trips (provided there are no age restrictions for the particular field trip/venue).

    • Siblings between 2-4 years old -- Tickets must be purchased on the FTE site.

    • Siblings under 2 -- If there is a ticket cost for children under 2, the tickets must be purchased directly from the venue.

Please be sure to check the field trip details carefully regarding any age restrictions for the particular field trip before booking!


    • Field trips are considered an extension of the school, and therefore we are required to follow local county and state COVID guidelines, in addition to the venue's COVID guidelines. Masks will be required for all indoor field trips or if the venue requires them.

      • If you or your student has a medical exemption from wearing a mask, we will require proof of the medical exemption. A face shield with a drape will be required in lieu of a mask for those with a documented medical exemption.


    • All field trip purchases are final. If you are unable to attend a field trip, please notify us in advance. We cannot provide refunds for cancellation requests or no shows.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyer below to sign up for each field trip!

Homeschooling Advice

How to Inspire Creativity in Your Kids

Creativity and curiosity are the cornerstones of a lifelong love of learning, in my experience. We need to do what we can to encourage those qualities in our children. It can be so easy to get caught up in your everyday curriculum and forget the importance of creativity. If you’re looking for some simple ways to inspire creativity in your kids, try some of these!

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~ Albert Einstein

If you’re stuck in a rut and need some new, creative ideas for your homeschool activities, you’re in luck! Today I’m sharing six easy ways to inspire creativity in your kids.

1. Make a Mess

Creativity is often messy, so encouraging your kids to make a mess is another simple way to help them be more creative. Whether you pull out the finger paints during art time or conduct a messy science experiment, having a little messy fun once in a while is an easy way to encourage creativity. In addition to allowing your kids to use their imaginations, allowing your kids to make a mess once in a while can be a freeing way to encourage your kids’ creativity.

Read the rest of the article here.

From Homeschooling to College

Graduating from high school is an exciting time in your homeschooler’s life. They are finally done learning at home and possibly moving on to college. If your child has never been to a traditional school, they may be a little nervous and unprepared for the college world. But, that’s where you come in (because advising our kids never ends, right??). Steal a few minutes with your college-bound homeschooler’s attention to sit down and share these tips for transitioning from homeschooling to college success.

  • Age doesn’t matter in college

Homeschoolers may have finished school early or even taken a ton of college courses before heading to college. In college, age is merely a number. There will be students earning college credit while still in high school, adults going back to college, and everything in between. Your child can be confident that they’ll fit in regardless of their age.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Welcome New Families!

Are you a new family with Cabrillo Point Academy? Welcome! We are so excited to have you with us! To help you start your homeschooling journey with us please take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below. Our spotlight contains a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.

Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions

Would you like more details on how to homeschool with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please consider joining your Family Liaisons at one of our Homeschool Orientation sessions! Find details on the flyer below. No RSVP required. Join here.

Local Events

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Kids Free San Diego is calling you back this October, where kids eat, stay, and play for free. With more than 100 deals on activities, attractions, meals and more, unforgettable family memories are waiting to be made in San Diego. Plan your trip today!

Full details here.

Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo

Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission.

For more details, click here.

English Learners

Initial ELPAC- If your child is slated to take the Initial ELPAC based on your Home Language Survey responses, your HST will be contacting you about administering the Initial ELPAC within the month.

Reclassification--If your child has an overall score of 4 on the ELPAC and no more than one 2 in the four domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking he/she could qualify to be reclassified from EL to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). If your child qualifies, your HST will contact you with more details within the next 2 weeks.

ELD Instruction- If your child is classified as EL, they are required to participate in 30 minutes of ELD (English Language Development) instruction everyday. Brainpop EL is available for Free to all of our EL students. Contact your HST for more information on how to enroll your child.

Curriculum Recommendations for our EL Students - your HST can help explain these options or reach out to me.

Wonders 2nd - 6th grade

Study Sync 6th - 12th grade

Reading Eggs &Eggspress PreK - 8th Grade

BrainPOP ELL - K-12th grade

ELD Courses for High School Elective Credit- Your child can now receive high school elective credit for the following ELD support classes. See here for courses and class descriptions.


University of California Information Sessions

Many UCs are holding informational sessions for incoming/future students. Some UCs have big open house events and others have smaller topic specific events. Check out some of what is being offered below:

UCLA fall open house


UC Riverside


(Info to come for their Fall event Discover UCI in Oct)

UC Santa Barbara

UC Berkeley

Student and Parent School IDs

We are offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021

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


Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

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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

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior in high school at Cabrillo Point Academy 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!

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.


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