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Let's Show Some Love to Essential Workers

There are so many essential workers out there putting their lives on the line to bring us goods and services. We encourage you to have your kiddos create thank you pictures and drawings for those people. We encourage you to share them with the people in your lives, whether it is doctors, nurses, child care workers or any of the others out there (can be done digitally). At Arete, we would love if your kiddos made these creations with their thank you's and you sent them to us at arete@prsd.us. Then we will share them digitally with grocery stores or print, let sit for three days, and mail to the grocery stores directly. We want to show appreciation for the front line workers in all of this. We would love to have you join us!
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20 Day Binder Update

Regarding 20 Day Meetings for the rest of the school year- This is HUGE change. 
We will begin collecting digital copies of-
*Attendance logs
*PE logs

We will be asking you to verbally/virtually confirm that your child has completed all 8 work samples. For all students, please save 2 samples each of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  If we get audited, you will be asked to produce those work samples. If parents do not want to hold onto their samples, they can send digital copies to teachers or drop them off at Arete on Monday, 4/13 from 10-1 or Thursday, 4/16 from 10-1. Parents can also pick up PE and attendance logs at those times. Please email me with questions. This is an ever changing situation that will take time to adjust to. Thank you for your patience!
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Mental Health Notification

Our staff cares about the mental health of our students. If you think your child may need additional mental health support, we want to help you get started. The link below contains the information necessary to learn about countywide services that are available.
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Arete Charter Academy Spring Enrichment

So many fun activities this Spring! I am putting as many of them together as I can so you can budget your Instructional Funding. You can always pay for classes if you run out of funds and want your child to participate.

Make Your Own Mug with Susie Bell

Feb 25 & March 24 from 12:15 - 1:15 grades TK-3

Feb 26 & March 23 from 12:15 - 1:15 grades 4-8

Create a mug out of clay in the first class. It will be fired in the first class and in the second class you will paint it with glazes. The mug will be fired again and returned to Arete for pick up. All materials provided. The mug will be usable, microwavable, nontoxic, etc.

Cost $65 This class requires 2 separate classes, 1 hour each

Field Trip to the Curious Forge-

March 20th 1-3pm

Due to the insurance at this studio, students MUST be age 8 or older by March 20th to attend. This field trip is expensive, $25 each. Please cancel early if your child will not attend after you sign up so we can try to get another student. We pre-pay for all students whether they show or not. We will pay for the first 14 students out of our field trip fund and there are 6 more spots that will be paid out of students individual Instructional Funds. Please email me if your child wants to go after the first 14 spots fill up.

*Yoga for Students- Amy Ford, e-RYT Bring a yoga mat or towel.

March 25- April 23 (No Classes Spring Break, April 8 and 9)

TK-3 Wednesdays 12:15-1:15

4-8 Thursdays 12:15-1:15

Approximate class is up to $36 for four weeks.

Machine Sewing 4-8th Grade $145

Wednesday April 1, 15, 22, 29 12:15 - 2:15pm
During this class, your child will acquire some fundamentals that will allow her/him to develop autonomy in front of a sewing. Returning students will be making a pair of pajama pants while beginners will start with a drawstring back-pack, in addition to some other simple projects.

Textile Discovery Tk-3rd $54

Thursday April 2, 16, 23, 30 12:15 - 1:15pm

Whether it is your first class or you are a returning students, we will expand your skills. We will embark on a journey of stitches and dyes! The emphasis is the development of hand sewing skills and natural dyes. We will be making some simple projects giving students an opportunity to be creative and have fun.

Introduction to Digital Drawing and Design: 7 years to 14 years $135

Mondays 12:15-1:45, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Does your child love to draw? Take drawing skills to the next level by integrating technology. We use Wacom Tablets and touch screen laptops for each student. Students are not paired up for this class so artists can have total control over their digital drawing creations. Working with a digital canvas and toolset also inspires unique art work while building muscle memory and hand eye coordination. Following are some features of the class:

Discovering the advantages of digital drawing and painting

Comparing the differences between traditional methods of art creation vs. digital compositions.

Wacom tablets and touch screen laptops for each student to practice their drawing skills

Understanding creative design terms such as pixilation, vector-based

Integrating elements of traditional into a digital art such as: Line, Shape, Form, Texture, Value, and Space.

Understanding positive and negative drawing in a digital workspace.

Researching how integrating layers come together to create multi-perspective scenes

Art work emailed to parents every week
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Tuesday 4-8th Writing Workshop Did you miss the last Writing Workshop focused on Informational Writing? Do you need more practice with this genre?

We are offering another opportunity for students to work on Informative Writing. In doing so we will work on note taking and completing the writing process from drafting through to final copy. New to this session will be the practice of writing the Perfect Answer to informational articles. A necessary skill, as short essay answers are used in all school subjects. Students will also have an opportunity to develop their typing skills utilizing an online program. Finally, students will be given additional resource time to complete individual assignments. 4/5 Sign Up- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050949ACAE2EA0F94-4th5th3



Mrs. Codiga will run this workshop on Tuesdays for five weeks. It is important for your student to attend each session for the duration of this class 2/11 - 3/10. The work we do one day will roll over to subsequent days. Click link for more information.
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Arete Charter Academy Middle School Lab Fridays- ELA and Science (Feb & March)

Your child is invited to sign up to participate in Lab Fridays! Students have a two hour opportunity on Fridays to work on Science and English Language Arts lessons. The cost of each lab is $10.

9:00-10:00

6th/7th Grade Science Lab

8th Grade ELA Lab

10:00-11:00

6th/7th Grade ELA Lab

8th Grade Science Lab

Science: Led by Ms. Tomasetti. Students have a space in classroom A3 to work on individual science lessons. Partner and group work is faciliatated when applicable and is highly encouraged. Lab materials are provided as needed in order for students to complete assignments.

English Language Arts: Led by Mrs. Tamo. Students have a space in classroom 8 to work on individual ELA lessons and are provided the support needed to complete novel requirements and other ELA assignments.
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Arete Family Life for Middle School

Starting in late February and continuing into March on three Fridays, Arete will be offering Family Life for any interested middle school students. If you have any questions, you may call or email Rebekah from Living Well Medical Clinic at 530-272-6800 or LivingWellMedicalClinic.com or you may call or email me as I sat through the Parent Information Meeting with her. No students will be allowed to attend who are not signed up here. Thanks!
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Valentine's Day Sign Up for K-5 Students

We will have a Valentine's Day Party for all interested K-5 students on Thursday, February 13th from 11am-12pm. We will have some fun math activities, treats and will trade Valentine's Cards. If your child would like to bring in Valentine Cards, please send in 30 cards and leave the "To" part blank and have your child just complete the "From" portion. Thanks!
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Friday ELA/Science Lab

Your child is invited to sign up to participate in Lab Fridays! Students have a two hour opportunity on Fridays to work on Science and English Language Arts lessons. The cost of each lab is $10.

9:00-10:00

6th/7th Grade Science Lab

8th Grade ELA Lab

10:00-11:00

6th/7th Grade ELA Lab

8th Grade Science Lab

Science: Led by Ms. Tomasetti. Students have a space in classroom A3 to work on individual science lessons. Partner and group work is faciliatated when applicable and is highly encouraged. Lab materials are provided as needed in order for students to complete assignments.

English Language Arts: Led by Mrs. Tamo. Students have a space in classroom 8 to work on individual ELA lessons and are provided the support needed to complete novel requirements and other ELA assignments.
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Arete Charter Academy- Read To Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom just by reading six hours for fun.

2019-2020 READING LOG
FOR MRS. SCHWARTZ'S Class (All Arete K6 students)
Read To Succeed is a free program that allows students in grades K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom just by reading six hours for fun.
Here is how your child can earn a free ticket to Six Flags:
2) Your child may read any books they choose.
3) Keep track of your child’s reading using the form below.
4) Record your child’s reading at our website.
5) Receive a free Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ticket from Mrs. Schwartz in May.
Students can optionally earn bonus awards by reading more than six hours such as discounts on additional tickets for family members, Season Passes or Memberships.

1) Register this fall using this link:
Visit: sixflags.com/books
Use Mrs. Schwartz's code: PB5CA

DO NOT return this sheet to your teacher. Log your child’s reading using the link above.
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