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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 ... https://form.jotform.com/211198665922160
Alternately, please invite your friends to one of our homeschooling information sessions--either in person--or virtually, as outlined in the flyers below!
Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee
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!
President's Volunteer Service Award
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.
National Bullying & Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Student Entrepreneur Fair
Other Fun Ideas
Every Kid Outdoors
2022 Coastal Arts & Poetry Contest - Now Open for Entries
Find more details here.
2021 Steam Race to Space Reading Challenge
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.
Cover to Cover Club
To register click here.
Books & Burgers
To register click here.
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 Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
High School Counselor Support
BCOE/MESA ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2021
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!
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
Parents on Course
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.
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!
FIELD TRIP RELEASE SCHEDULE:
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
How to Inspire Creativity in Your Kids
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
- 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.
Welcome New Families!
Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions
KIDS EAT/STAY FOR FREE IN SAN DIEGO IN OCTOBER
Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo
For more details, click here.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR SUPPORT
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
(Info to come for their Fall event Discover UCI in Oct)
UC Santa Barbara
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - (949) 463-3115.
$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021
Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear
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.