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Sign Up for Winter/Spring Field Trips Here-

We are so excited to offer a new round of field trip. Please watch dates closely and make note of the field trips that require prepayment for adult chaperones. Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime$20 minimum). We pre-pay for all Arete students so if you need to cancel with less than a week's notice, you will need to reimburse Arete for the field trip fee for your child. All field trips will start at the field trip location with check in 15 minutes before the start time.

Winter NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2021-2022

It's that time to start scheduling the second round of NWEA and AR Testing for the 2021-2022 school year. (CAASP Testing is still on the State schedule for May). Second-Eighth Grade will need to take the STAR AR test (This can be done from home anytime between Monday, November 15 and Friday, December 3. Second-Eighth Grade will need to take the NWEA Math test (This can also be done from home, but you have to sign up for a Distance Testing slot in order to get the Zoom link emailed to you.) On November 29, we will offer in person testing in the morning and Zoom testing in the afternoon. We will offer two in-person testing sessions on November 30. On December 2 we will offer in person testing in the morning and Zoom testing in the afternoon. If your child comes to the Arete Resource Center for our two day a week Hybrid Program, please sign them up for a slot on their day. If they come to the Blended Middle School, please do not sign them up. They will test in their classrooms on November 30th.

Students can take the STAR AR test anytime between November 15-December 3 at home by clicking here. STAR AR They click on "I'm a Student" and enter their AR/Gmail username and password. They will then click on the blue "Star Reading" on the left.

January and February Enrichments

Hello families!! I have heard you loud and clearly about the Sign Up being confusing for Enrichment Classes. We are reducing the amount of overlapping classes so students are not double booked and trying a new Sign Up look that should make it easier to see if a class is a single day or a series of multiple days. We are also trying out having age groups on different days, so please check your calendar to see if your kiddo is REALLY available on the days you select. If classes fill up, we will add more sessions of the same classes. Please email with waiting list requests.

October, November, and December Enrichments

We are so excited to have so many offerings this fall! Please look carefully at dates as there are some overlapping options and kiddos will not be able to do everything! Some classes are one day and some are part of a series. Also, some classes are scheduled on different days than the normal Resource Center days. (You are welcome to hang out in the Family Resource Center while your kiddos are in class). Please mark the dates in your calendar when you sign up! All fees will be removed from Instructional Funds by Arete and do not need to be put on a budget form. If you have already spent a lot of your Instructional Funds, please choose your classes carefully. Student accounts are funded again on November 22. If you are out of funds, you can make arrangements to pay the teacher directly. If a class is full and your child is interested, please email to be put on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list get added first to any new classes of the same kind. If you change your mind about a class, please cancel at least one week in advance. You will get an email reminder from Sign Up Genius two days before the class starts! Thanks!

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4-8 Resource Time for Hybrid Program
Date: 12/1/2021, 9 AM 12 PM
Blended Middle School
Date: 12/1/2021, 9 AM 2 PM
Blended Middle School
Date: 12/2/2021, 9 AM 2 PM
NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments IN PERSON
Date: 12/2/2021, 9 AM 11:30 AM
TK-3 Resource Center for Hybrid Program
Date: 12/2/2021, 9 AM 12 PM