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May CAASP Testing- Third-Eighth Grades

CAASP testing will begin in May. Please sign up early to get a spot that works with your schedule.The US Department of Education is requiring state testing this year. PRSD will be conducting in person testing only. The tests have been greatly reduced due to the pandemic. These assessments help us monitor what our students have learned throughout the year. They also help us to see if there are areas in our curriculum or program that we need to improve upon. The state of California uses these assessments to make sure our students are working toward grade level standards. All third through eighth grade students are required to take four assessments- two each in Math and Language Arts. Also, fifth and eighth graders need to take a Science assessment. Monday, May 3rd the Arete Resource Center will be open for testing only. Tuesday, May 4, K-2 will attend Resource Center as normal and the other classrooms will be used for testing.
Please sign up for the following slots:
*3rd grade- 1 slot
*4th grade- 1 slot
*5th grade- 2 slots
*6th grade- 1 slot
*7th grade- 1 slot
*8th grade- 2 slots
Students should plan on staying from 9am-12pm and should bring their charged Chromebooks and any books/supplies needed to complete lessons when they are done testing for the day. PLEASE have kiddos bring in their OWN water bottles and snacks. Due to COVID and food allergies, we will not have any snacks on site to hand out. We have extra chromebooks on site for students who do not have an Arete Chromebook (Those are the only kind that have a password for our internet). Please come at 8:50 to check out a Chromebook if needed.

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 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

Spring NWEA Math and Accelerated Reader Testing

It's that time to start scheduling the next and last round of NWEA and AR Testing. (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. Third-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.)

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Click Here to See Options for Getting Support with Food for Your Family.

Attached please find the Food Bank of Nevada County Distribution Calendar through December. Due to Covid, all distributions will be done via drive-through.

Distribution sites are available in Grass Valley, North San Juan and Truckee.

According to the Food Bank, everyone is welcome, no proof or verification is required and folks can pick up food for other families.

Other emergency food resources are listed at the bottom of the calendar.
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