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Monday, February 1, 2021
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Information and Updates
End of Learning Period Five This Friday
Just a friendly reminder that the end of LP 5 is this Friday and attendance and work samples are due. Please let your HST or Family Liaisons know if you have any questions.
Spelling Bee Champions
Kicking Off a Month of History in February!
The Modern Age: 1800's - Present
Below are some resources with engaging and educational activities for kids! Click on the images to visit the websites.
Flat Travelers Project
Are you looking for a creative way to engage your student? Do you have a Flat Stanley fan in your home? If so, this event is for you!
Join us in learning about new places and the art of writing letters, all while making new friends with this exciting project!
Details and the sign-up survey can be found here.
Awesome clubs are going on this week. Have you found out which club your HST is teaching? If not, be sure to ask and join in if it’s something you like. There is no commitment, just a great time of learning while building community. This week we have some of the usuals: Reading Clubs, Cooking Club (starting a 3-week culinary trip through Italy), Nature Club (scavenger hunt), Art Clubs for older and younger students, a Writing Club for middle school, a Math Game Club for 4th - 6th grade (this week the focus is on volume and cubic units through a fun solve the mystery picture), and a High School Hangout Club. And some new ones added this week: Fitness Club (this week is yoga), Writing Club for 2nd - 3rd grade (guided writing on friendship), and an Exploring Geography Club starting out in Japan! There is something for everyone!
If you have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it. You can also find the link in the Family Resource website.
For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgenuity: In an effort to accommodate multiple school schedules, the South Schools Spring Break is scheduled in the Edgenuity pacing guide calendar for the following dates: March 29-April 5. Your actual Spring Break is: April 19-April 23. Please plan to work each day March 29-April 5. This will ensure that you will not need to login and do school work on your Break (April 29-April 23). Please reach out to Jolene with any questions @ email@example.com
Vans Contest: Here's a quick update on the Vans Custom Culture Design Contest. We have registered Cabrillo Point Academy as a participating school. Vans will pick 250 schools to compete in the contest. If Cabrillo Point Academy is selected to compete, a box of 5 pairs of shoes will be sent to our school. Student's will need to design around the competition themes: Hometown Pride & Head in the Clouds. The best pair of shoes in each theme will be submitted to Vans (one design per theme). If your student is interested in participating, please download the Official Vans Shoe Design Template using the link below. Once your student has completed their Vans Shoe Design, please use the second link below to submit their designs. The deadline for submission is February 12th. Whether Cabrillo Point Academy gets chosen or not, Cabrillo Point Academy will showcase our winners in each category in our newsletter.
High School Counselor Support
February 19 & 20 - Annual Black College Expo is Now Virtual! $5 Registration fee
Over 10 million in Scholarships available!
Get Accepted to colleges on The Spot
College Application Fees Waived
Receive Scholarships on the Spot
Informative Seminars and Workshops
Experts will help you with FAFSA
$1,000 Cash & Prize Giveaways
Career and Internship opportunities ..upload your resume
Calling All Fifth Graders!
Join us for weekly, interactive, grade-level videos to help prepare for the CAASPP test this spring. We will be focusing on MATH! So have your student grab a pencil and paper and join one of our math intervention teachers for tips, tricks, and problem solving. Each week will be a different grade, so keep your eyes out for yours!
Here is the link to our NEW South Schools Intervention Website:
You now have access to our highly anticipated Tier 1 Intervention Programs for Reading. In addition to that you will still see our ODI Math Videos, SEL/Growth Mindset Resources, and our Writer’s Workshop Video Lessons.
Please remember to update the link in your bookmarks!
Social Emotional Support
The Enrichment Ordering System will be down while school is not in session over the President's Day holiday and School Recess, and it will be accessible once again on February 22nd. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and we hope that you enjoy the holiday break!
Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!
If you have items to return to the school, please click on the graphic below for details!
Parent, teacher, and student ID’s are available once again until the end of February. Our photographer has offered to provide ID cards for $6 each. It is about a 2-week turnaround. If you need it rushed, the cost is $20.
HERE is the link to the survey order form.
Please contact Michelle McCoy if you have any questions!
Virtual Field Trips
5 Wonderful Homeschool Secrets No One Will Tell You
When people find out I am homeschooling my children, they say certain things. Well-intentioned comments like:
Wow, I could never do that!
What do you do all day?
I’m not sure I could spend that much time with my kids.
You must have so much patience.
I get these comments from everyone, from my close friends to the old fellow at the farm stand who inquires, puzzled, “No school today?”
And the truth is, while I don’t mind the comments, I never really know what to say.
And I find that I’m not always honest. I shrug my shoulders and make a joke, or laugh, anything to change the conversation.
I’m rarely honest about homeschooling to the non-homeschoolers.
Today, I’m coming clean. I’m sharing 5 wonderful homeschool secrets that no one shares.
1. I LOVE HOMESCHOOLING.
I love homeschooling. I truly do. And that’s not to say that it’s easy, or that it’s fun all the time, or that I don’t worry, or that I feel 100% confident 24/7, but I love homeschooling. When we stumbled into homeschooling, I wondered if I would like it. I feared that one or both of us would hate it. I never considered that I might completely fall in love.
Read the rest of the article here.
Additional Resources & Opportunities
Touch-Type Read & Spell
Did you know that as part of your Online Subscription Package (OSP) you have access to a typing, reading and spelling program for your student? In a world of keyboards and computers, typing is an exceptionally useful skill. Touch-Type Read & Spell is a web based, easy-to-follow program that is highly effective in teaching your students how to type AND improve their reading and spelling! Great for TK-8 grade learners!
Access Touch-Type Read & Spell here.
Every Kid Outdoors Through National Park Services
How It Works
Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year!
With this voucher, 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021.
Get free access for 5th graders here.
Smithsonian Science Education Center: Game Center
Join the game center fun here.
An Hour of Code: Free Coding Lessons for All Ages!
Join the coding fun here.
Writer's Workshop Office Hours
2020-2021 Online Subscription Package
Have an OSP related question or problem?
Please join our weekly office hours for live support - every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
***NEW MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
Or, you can email OSP Help!
Please be sure to provide the student’s name and/or district ID and a detailed explanation of the problem so that we may better assist you.
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.