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Reading to get to the GOAL-D! Arete Charter Academy’s First Read-A-Thon is kicking off February 22nd!

Here’s how it works:
Step 1 - Accept the challenge. Read or be read to and track your reading time.

Step 2 - Sponsor Sheet. Ask your family and friends to support your reading by sponsoring you. They can do a flat fee or per night sponsorship.

Step 3 - Reading Journal. Log your reading time on your reading journal and turn in to Ms. Jen the Librarian once a week (Monday or Tuesday). You will earn prizes as you keep reading and traveling along in our reading journey.

Step 4 - Submit your final reading times by March 19th. Return pledge money March 24th & 25th and then be ready to shop for books at our Usborne Book Fair April 6th & 7th.

You can do it!
Level 10 wins a pizza party with Mrs. Schwartz!

Level 1 - Read 30 minutes - Sticker
Level 2 - Read 90 minutes - Eraser
Level 3 - Read 150 minutes - Pencil
Level 4 - Read 210 minutes - Temporary Tattoo
Level 5 - Read 270 minutes - Granola Bar
Level 6 - Read 330 minutes - Squeezy Toy
Level 7 - Read 390 minutes - Popcorn
Level 8 - Read 450 minutes - Dig in Treasure Box
Level 9 - Read 510 minutes - Hot Cocoa Bar
Level 10 - Read 570 minutes - Pizza Party with Ms. Schwartz
50% of pledges in Usborne books to the student and 50% of pledges to Arete Library and Garden. So if you collect $100 in pledges, you will receive $50 in shopping bucks at our Usborne book fair on April 6th and 7th.

All Ages Family Information Night

Monday, 15 March 2021 from 5:00-6:00PM

Are you curious about home school? Do you want to know how it works and if it is a good fit for your family? This will be an in person and Zoom event all in one. We have limited in person slots or you can participate from the comfort of your own home. Email arete@prsd.us before March 14 to reserve an in person slot or to receive the private Zoom link. You will be able to meet the director and some staff and preview curriculum options. Ask about Transitional Kindergarten options! 16229 Duggans Rd, Grass Valley, CA

This is a HUGE Spring Enrichment Sign Up!!

NEW offerings at Arete- DRAMA

Drama Class

A fun-filled theater arts class where you will learn the basic concepts of drama through games and activities! Class will be once a week for 8 weeks with a performance on the final day.

2 instructors: Amber Bell and Susie Bell. Amber has acted in several local theater productions.

Covid-19 guidelines will be upheld! Be sure to bring a mask! Participants will stay 6 ft apart.

Mondays, 12:15-1:15,   Feb 22-April 19, for grades  4-8 $160 

No class March 29 due to Spring Break

Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45,   Feb 23-April 20,  for grades K-3 $80

No class March 30 due to Spring Break.



Springtime Adventures in Learning  

This 1st/2nd grade class will meet on Fridays from 9:30-2:00. Students will  socialize with new friends as they study language arts, math, science, and  art . Our hands-on lessons will focus on fairy tales, plants, fun science  experiments and age-appropriate math activities. We will also enjoy our  beautiful school campus with some active outdoor games, springtime art  projects, and garden exploration. Class will need a minimum of 6 students  and have a maximum of 10 students. 

Fridays, 9:30am-2pm,   March 5, 12, 19, 25, April 9, 16, 22, and 30 for grades  Grades 1/2 $300

No class April 2 due to Spring Break.

American Sign Language Introduction

Students will learn ASL ABC’s and numbers, greetings, and common phrases in this fun, hands-on course.  Activities and vocabulary will be adjusted to accommodate the different age groups.  Extra practice and review will be available online.  

Week 1

Learning the ABC’s and counting to 10

Basic greetings

Facial expressions

Week 2

Yes/No and Wh- questions

Signs for people

Colors

Week 3

Establishing tense with signs

Practicing simple questions and conversations

Week 4

Review games!

Learning simple classifiers

Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join!

Four person minimum requirement. Cost for 4 sessions is $40 or less, depending on enrollment numbers. All classes have a minimum of four person enrollment.

Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15,   March 17, 24, April 7, 14 for grades  TK-8 $40

No class March 31 due to Spring Break.



Yoga Class

The playful sequence of these classes encourages self-expression and reflection. Plan to participate in fun and challenging yoga postures, mindfulness, guided rest, and journaling.

Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. 

Four person minimum requirement. Cost for 4 sessions is $40 or less, depending on enrollment numbers. All classes have a minimum of four person enrollment.

Thursdays, 12:15-1:15,   March 18, 25, April 8, 15 for grades  TK-8 $40

No class April 1 due to Spring Break.

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Events

Read-a-Thon Week - Story Time with Ms. Schwartz in the Library
Date: 3/1/2021
Trimester 3 Funds Released
Date: 3/1/2021
Blended Learning Hours 4-8 Grades
Date: 3/1/2021, 9 AM 12 PM
4-8 Drama Class (8 weeks)
Date: 3/1/2021, 12:15 PM 1:15 PM
Location: $160 per student, no class on March 29 due to Spring Break
Read-a-Thon Week - Story Time with Ms. Schwartz in the Library
Date: 3/2/2021

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