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Arete Charter Academy- Important Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year- Please check here to find out about amazing events that we have planned for our Aretelings!

*October 14- 12:05pm Parent Action Committee Meeting for any parents interested in planning and guiding for our school. Please email me if you are interested. We have three meetings a year.
*October 15- Picture make ups at PRSD office at 9:15
*October 16, 17, 18 Minimum Day Schedule- Arete Resource Center open until 12:15.
*October 15 & 16- Usborne Book Sale- Room 8. 8:30-12:30
                     2/3 Library 11:30-12pm.
*October 16- All work samples and logs due for 20 Day Binders.
*October 16 & 17- Completed 20 Day Binder Rootbeer Float Party 11:45am
*October 17- 11:15-12:00- Wunderground Hands-On Science Lesson- Free to Arete students. No sign up needed.
*October 21-25- Fall Break- Students may work on curriculum (and should if they are behind) but the Arete Resource Center is closed.
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November Happenings

So Many fun happenings in November (and December)!

*Field Tip to Placer Nature Center. This field trip has a max capacity of 20 students (their rules because it is very hands-on). This is a drop off/pick up field trip for Arete students only. This year's theme is "Bugs, Bats, and Owls" Drop off at 10am and pick up at 12pm. There is a lovely outdoor play area if you want to have a picnic lunch after. Amanda Tamo will be the on-site teacher there that day. Arete pays for students.

Phonics instruction for parents and families- Nov 7 & 14, 12-12:30pm. Fee is @$20 out of Curriculum & Academic Instructional Funds and you take home many hands-on supplies. We will be offering two workshops focused on learning strategies and techniques for making phonics instruction hands-on and engaging. This workshop will be geared towards families who are using TK-1st grade curriculum. Please bring your students so you may practice these techniques together in a learning environment. Mrs. Codiga and Mrs. Ford will be leading our families in two half hour sessions. We look forward to helping you navigate phonics instruction and sight words with easy to use strategies and every day materials.

*After School Snack Attack with Susan Gouveia. Kids will create a healthy, delicious & nutritious "Snack of the Day". Additionally they will Make & Take a contribution for the family dinner. $105 from Enrichment Instructional Funds includes instruction & ingredients fee for Make & Take Meal for all three sessions. All classes run from 12:10-2:15 in room A-3.

Tues 12th (K-3) and Wed 13th (4-8) Snack plus "Make & Take Thai Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce" "Make & Take Vegetarian or Chicken Enchiladas"
Tues 19th (K-3) and Wed 20: (4-8) Snack plus "Make & Take Vegetarian or Chicken Pot Pie"
Tues Dec 2nd (K-3) and Wed 3rd: (4-8) Snack plus "Taco Tuesday Madness" Make & Take Fresh Tortillas & Taco Plate for the family.

*Stem Field Trip at Roller King- Friday, November 15 from 1-4pm. Arete pays for the first 30 Arete students. K-8. Learn all about the science behind roller skating. Students will have a chance to showcase their creativity and and design a new feature for a skate.

*Holiday Make & Take Gifts- 12-3pm $75 (includes all materials) from Enrichment Instructional Funds. Make & Take 6 Unique Holiday Gifts for the whole family. Bring your list of names & we will make & wrap: Specialty Tea Blends, Garden Art, Exotic Spice Blends, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Tuscan Herb Salt Dec 10th (K-3) & 11th (4-8) All classes run from 12:10-3:30 in room A-3.
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20 Day Meetings- Session #2

*October 14-17-  20 Day Meeting Make ups
*October 16- All work samples and logs due for 20 Day Binders.
*October 16 & 17- Completed 20 Day Binder Rootbeer Float Party 11:45am
*Sarah Schwartz link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4aadae23a13-session2
*Arinn Barrieau link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44acac23a1f85-session
*Amanda Tamo link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4aabaa2ea2fb6-arete5
*Marina Codiga link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949acae2ea0f94-20daymeetings
*Meredith Doerr link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44acac23a1f94-session
*Nicole Tomasetti link: sent to each family
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Love & Logic Parenting Workshop

Sign up now to learn Love and Logic Positive Parenting Strategies at Cottage Hill. The Free evening classes are weekly starting November 5th through December 10th. A light dinner and childcare are provided, all at no cost! All district parents/guardians are welcome. Just fill out the attached registration form and turn it in at your school office. Don't miss this great opportunity!
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Language Arts and Science Lab Fridays

Your child is invited to sign up to participate in Lab Fridays! We have changed the format slightly to better match what students need. Science Lab: Rather than every student working on the same lesson, this will be an open science time with Ms. Tomasetti. Students will work on their own lessons with teacher support as needed. Other peers will be available for collaboration and all materials will be provided. ELA Lab: Students will work on and complete their novel study guides or other Language Arts lessons with Mrs. Tamo. $10 fee from Curriculum and Academic Instruction fund for each lab. Please email sschwartz@prsd.us if you are interested.

9:00-10:00 6th/7th Grade Science Lab; 8th Grade ELA Lab
10:00-11:00 8th Grade Science Lab; 6th/7th Grade ELA Lab
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Writing Workshop with Mrs. Codiga

We are offering another opportunity for students to work on an important genre of writing: Opinion/Argumentative. In doing so we will work on note taking and completing the writing process from drafting through to final copy. Students will also have an opportunity to develop their typing skills utilizing an online program and by typing their final copies. Finally, students will be given additional resource time to complete individual assignments.

Mrs. Codiga will run this workshop on Tuesdays for one month. It is important for your student to attend each session for the duration of this class 10/8 - 11/12. The work we do one day will roll over to subsequent days. Please keep in mind that we will NOT have class the week of 10/20 due to Fall Break.

9:00-10:30 Writing Workshop--Cost $15 per week

10:30-12:00 Additional Resource Time--Cost $7.50 per week

*Please bring a snack and water bottle!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Date: 10/08/2019 (Tue.)

Time: 9:00am - 12:00am PDT

Location: Room A-2
4/5th Grade Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949acae2ea0f94-4th5th1
6-8th Grade Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949acae2ea0f94-68th1
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Arete Charter Academy is Open

Arete Charter Academy is Open- You will receive and all call from the PRSD if there will be no electricity tomorrow and the Arete Resource Center is closed. Until then, assume school is on. I will also post on FB if we are closed.
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Sierra Harvest Visits Arete Charter Academy

Arete Charter Academy hosts Chef Tastings with Susan Gouveia and Arete's own Sage O' Brien September 23 & 24 during regular Arete Resource Center hours. See attached recipe below and please sign media release at drop off.
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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

To apply for free and reduced lunch eligibility, please click the link to apply on mymealtime.com. You may also print an application from the First Day Packet on the Forms page and return it to your school office.
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School Starts THIS Wednesday, August 14th.

Accelerate Middle School Orientation for students is 9-12. School pictures will be taken. Please bring charged Chromebooks. Parents should attend from 9-9:45. PEAK K-5 Orientation is Thursday, August 15 for parents and students from 9-12. Please bring charged Chromebooks and a few student workbooks and student math books.
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