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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:
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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Arete Charter Academy- January Events

!Bienvenidos a español!

This 4 week class will teach the basics of Spanish language from the alphabet to animals, cognates to numbers, food, culture, and more! 

Maestra Ford will conduct this series on Wednesdays, Jan 8-Jan 29 (4th-8th) and Thursdays, Jan 9-30 (K-3rd) from 12:15-1:15.

Cost: $10/class; minimum 3 students/class

Take and Bake Class

Students will help create a healthy snack with "Produce of the Day" and a sampling of the "Daily Dish".  Additionally, they will create a "Take and Bake" contribution for their family.  All dishes will have instructions for fresh baking at home! 12:15-1:45pm (Monday 4-8 and Tuesday K-3)

3 week Session, $80 fee is all inclusive; 6 student minimum/maximum

Jan. 7th (K-3) and Jan 13 (4-8): Grandma's Homemade Bread Pudding (This is a funny schedule because we think there is no school and a Professional Development Day on Jan 6 and there is a field trip to Crocker Art Museam on January 14.)

Jan. 20th/21st: Sweet Treat Fruit Pie

Jan. 27th/28th: Warm and Crunchy Oatmeal Bake

Field Trip to Crocker Art Museum- Homeschool Day: Landscape

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12pm 25 students spots available. Arete pays for all students. 20 parent spots are available for free. Please sign up separately for the amount of Arete students attending and parents attending.
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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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Arete Charter Academy- Winter Pancake Breakfast 2019- PJ or Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

We will have our Christmas Breakfast Wednesday, December 18th for 4-8 and Thursday, December 19th for K-3 from 10-11am. Please have all donations here by 9am. Please pay attention to what days your kiddos come in and sign up for items on that day. Some items we will ask for on Wednesday and share them on Thursday. Also, they may wear their jammies or ugly Christmas sweaters that day and bring in a favorite stuffed animal and/or Christmas book to share. Thanks for all of your support and please remember to mark all bowls, platters, serving utensils and storage containers with your name!
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Arete Charter Academy- Ornament Making

We are excited to offer another Christmas Event! Ornament Making- Create several ornaments as seen on popular craft websites or create your won. Step by step instructions. Make as many pieces as you want. All materials provided. $65 out of Instructional Enrichment Funds.

*4-8 Monday, December 16 from 12:15-2:15

*K-3 Tuesday, December 17 from 12:15-2:15
Location: Arete Resource Center- A-3
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Arete Charter Academy- Thanksgiving Stone Soup Meal

We will be hosting two separate Stone Soup events on Monday, November 25 for 4-8th and Tuesday, November 26 for K-3. Please check the date when you sign up. We will be reading the story Stone Soup where many people each contribute a little to make a beautiful soup. We are asking each child to bring a cleaned and chopped soup vegetable (carrots, onion, cabbage, celery, potato, fennel, tomatoes, etc) to add to our community soup. We will cook it and then gather around and enjoy our mini-feast. Please sign up to contribute if you are able. We are hoping ALL students can bring the cleaned and chopped veggie (no sign up needed). Thanks!
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Order Arete Wear

Arete Charter Academy- Click on the link to order Arete School Gear. Tons of cool items to choose from! Sales have been extended to November 18. Catalogs are in kids cubbies or files at Arete or order online!
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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:
*Arinn Barrieau link:
*Amanda Tamo link:
*Marina Codiga link:
*Meredith Doerr link:
*Nicole Tomasetti link: sent to each family
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