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Monday, May 17, 2021
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Information and Updates
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion!
Leo used his instructional planning amounts to order an IXL subscription. He then proceeded to answer over 10,000 questions on IXL this school year! Wow!
His HST, Ryan Valentine, was very proud and extremely impressed. IXL was impressed too, and they reached out to Leo's mother and posted a picture of him on their Facebook page.
Great job, Leo! We can't wait to see what you will do next year!
A Month of Math Learning in May
This week, as we delve deeper into math, we will be looking at famous mathematicians who have made important contributions to mathematics. You've no doubt heard of Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. Perhaps also Rene Descartes and Ptolemy. But have you heard of Emmy Noether or Ada Lovelace? When you can, take some time to look at their math contributions. This week, we'll look more in depth at Albert Einstein and Katherine Johnson and the amazing impact they made on math and the world around us.
Albert Einstein is best known for his equation E = mc2, showing that energy and mass are the same thing, just in different forms. Exploring this equation and expanding on the theories of Isaac Newton, Einstein developed the theory of relativity. This discovery provided the key to understanding the basic natural processes of the universe, from microscopic radioactivity to massive planets and stars. His discovery is used in PET scans, carbon dating, telecommunications satellites, physics, understanding antimatter, and the list goes on. Perhaps one of the biggest legacies left by Einstein's discovery is "that we've learned the power of human creativity in the sciences."
Katherine Johnson is known for her contribution to the early success of NASA's space program. Her career highlights included Flight Research Division test data analysis, the computation of complex trajectory analysis for Alan Shephard's Freedom 7 spaceflight, and being recognized as the first woman to be credited as a coauthor of a research report in the Flight Research Division. She may be most known for her work on John Glenn's Friendship 7 mission, in which she manually ran orbital equations that controlled the trajectory for his capsule splashdown, aiding in the mission's success and propelling the United States forward in the space race against the Soviet Union. You can learn more about these achievements in the book and movie Hidden Figures. Katherine Johnson's contribution to space exploration, including her work on Project Apollo and Space Shuttle Program, was invaluable.
This is the last week for your student to get their estimate in for our estimation jars! The deadline is Thursday, May 20th. The winner in each category will win their estimation jar! TK- 5th graders, find your estimation jar here. 6th - 12th graders, find your estimation jar here. Have fun! Check out some fun and engaging math resources below:
Monthly Coffee Chat
ACADEMIC DECATHLON (9TH-12TH GRADE) AND PENTATHLON (6TH-8TH GRADE)
If you are interested In having your student participate in either the academic Decathlon or Pentathlon, 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).
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: email@example.com
21-22 Curriculum: Check out the High School In House curriculum options for 21-22: High School In House Curriculum 21-22
HQT Curriculum Catalog: The High School (CPA/Edgenuity) HQT-Led Programs 2021-22 Course Catalog has arrived! Please work with your HST to order HQT-led courses.
Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!
ChoicePlus Academy Finals: Finals week is May 24th-28th. All work will be expected to be completed by the Friday beforehand, May 21st.
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
May CPA HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus Academy HQTs for our lineup of clubs and meetings this month! All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GI53B4rJG4XW0ihDOEGYQPzO9tFUMgdm/view?usp=sharing
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
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 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
Writer's Workshop Office Hours
Thursday, May 20th marks the last Writer's Workshop for this school year! Please join Ms Geneiva at her office hours if you would like help with your writing.
Ms. Genieva Office Hours
Additionally, 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 email@example.com.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
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.
Social Emotional Support
Our final Mindset Monday topic for the 2020-2021 school year is on Reflection and Gratitude.
Please find new resources on our MM page .
Monday, May 17th at 11am we will be hosting a meeting to discuss SEL for the 2021-2022 school year.
This will be a time for parents and/or students to share ideas related to the SEL needs of students at CPA, MVA and PCA
Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts are accessible through May 30th. 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…
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
Pandemic Problem or Homeschool Problem?
As a parent you were forced into doing school at home. For some, it was an incredibly rewarding experience and their kids actually flourished. But for many more, school at home brought frustration as problems mounted.
Based on your year of pandemic schooling, you might think that homeschooling would never work long-term for your family.
Parents face problems no matter how their children are educated, but many of the problems you encountered while pandemic schooling are not actually homeschooling problems. Those problems are actually pandemic issues, so you didn’t get an accurate picture of what homeschooling is really like.
6 Pandemic Schooling Problems
Homeschoolers will tell you, pandemic schooling is not the same as homeschooling. And as you decide what to do for the upcoming school year, it's important to make a distinction between homeschool problems and pandemic problems."
Read the rest of the article here.
Each year we will ask our CPA families to complete a survey related to the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which identifies goals, measurements, and actions planned by CPA to improve student outcomes.
An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders. Equally important is input and involvement from parents. We want to encourage your input into the LCAP survey as it is an essential piece of our LCAP report and charter.
Please take a few moments to provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: LCAP Parent Survey Link
If your child(ren) are enrolled in 4th grade or higher, please take a few moments to have them provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: Student LCAP Survey
Thank you for providing feedback on Cabrillo Point Academy’s 2020-2021 LCAP progress to meet the eight state priorities and assisting the school’s stakeholders to develop new goals for the 2021-2022 LCAP.
High School Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you would have directed to Tegan. Thank you!
High School Curriculum Roadshow
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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!
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.