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Sunday, February 26 Update

Good Evening Families,

Tomorrow begins our last round of NWEA Math and STAR AR Reading testing. Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. Please sign up here if you have not already done so. Remember to bring a charged Chromebook if you have one or come early if you need to check one out. Bring a snack and water bottle. Spring NWEA/AR Testing


*Arete Intent to Return for the 2023-2024 School Year

Thank you for completing one form for each child who attends our school. Please complete for TK-7th grade. This form is due by March 8, 2023 and will guarantee your child's enrollment at Arete for the 2023-2024 school year. If you do not respond, we will follow up ONE time, and then will consider your answer to be that your child is NOT returning to Arete. If you decide to come back later, there may be openings and if not, you will get priority in the lottery. The lottery will be held by the end of the 2023 school year if needed.

Arete Charter Academy 2023-2024 School Year- Intent to Return


*Arete New Family Informational Night- Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5-6pm. Zoom or in person. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Let your interested friends know!

March Through May 2023 Enrichments- no budget needed

We can pay for anything listed on this link after it is added to a budget form. New funds drop March 6.

Current Independent Contractors


Next Park Meet Up-

The next one will be Thursday, March 16 from 1-2pm at Minnie Park. This is a special meet up as beloved former Arete family, Emily and Abby Adams will be attending as well!


The Next Arete OC Adventures On Campus Meet Up is Friday, March 24 from 12-2pm

Join us for a garden activity, a craft,  and time with friends! Bring lunch and we look forward to seeing you there! There will also be a visit to see the chickens! Everyone is welcome! 


THIS IS CANCELLED TOMORROW 2/27 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER *Arete Writing Club Continues Each Monday, from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! Arete Writing Club


*Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. Spring NWEA/AR Testing


*Remember to email Sarah at [email protected] a few days before a kiddos’ birthday if you want to send in treats so I can check for food allergies. Nuts are never allowed, but some individual classes have food allergies that I also monitor closely. Thanks for keeping our students safe. We also strongly encourage healthier treats if possible as some families closely monitor their kiddos’ sugar and food dye intake.

*Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school as we have several students with severe nut allergies. Kiddos may enjoy nut free granola bars and spreads on their sandwiches and all the nut free favorites when away from Arete. Thanks!

*Sign up for our Arete Charter Academy Family Facebook Group here...

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

*Sign up for our Arete OC Adventures Group here...

Arete Off Campus Group

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*February 27- Intellibricks Game Design w/Scratch 2-8th 12:15-1:45

*February 27- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 27 Spring NWEA/AR TESTING

*February 28 Class Garden McAlister 11:30-12

*February 28 Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr TK-3

12:15-1:30

*February 28- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:30 2-3rd Grade

*March 1 Garden Von Ruden 9:30-10

*March 1 Lockdown Drill 9:30

*March 1 Doerr Garden 10-10:30

*March 1 Soccer 12:15-1:15

*March 2   20 Day Meeting - Rewards - Popcorn

*March 2 Spring NWEA/AR TESTING

*March 2 Tomasetti Class Garden 9:45-10:15

*March 2 Class Garden Baker 10:45-11:15

*March 2 Class Garden Codiga 11:30-12

*March 2 Soccer 12:15-1:15

*March 3 Spring NWEA/AR TESTING

*March 3   20 Day Meeting - Rewards - Popcorn

*March 3- End of Trimester 2

*March 3  Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 String Art (make up class from 2/24)

*March 3  Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30  (make up class from 2/24)

*March 3 Scholastic Book Fair 8:30-1pm

*March 3 Field Trip Meeting Mozart @center for the arts GV all ages, 10-11

*The Scholastic Book Fair starts Friday, March 3. Next Friday!

The Fair will run until Friday March 10th.   Come in and check out all the fun new books from Scholastic.  We will be up and operational each day from 8:30AM-1:00 PM.  We are looking for volunteers to help set up and to help during the fair.  Anytime you are able to help would be so greatly appreciated!!

Please check out our Book Fair website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/aretecharteracademy

Thank you for all those participating in the Read-A-Thon!  Anyone with Book Bucks earned in the Read-a-Thon, can use them at the Book Fair! (you get to keep those forever and ever). 

Arete Enrichment Funds of up to $100 may be spent at the book fair on books after being added to a budget form. (Please complete the budget ahead of time. It usually takes a day to process it.) Those books are considered non-consumable and have to be returned at the end of the year.  They will be added to the Arete library.  They can be checked out again.

We are so excited to be offering our annual Family Information Night on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:00-6:00pm. Please share with any interested friends. Mrs. Cindy will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 4-5pm that night. 

Hope to see you soon at the Book Fair.

Arete Track Team- Grade 4th- 8th

Arete 4-8th graders are invited to participate on our track team. The season starts March 27 and runs through May 26 and the first competition is April 11. Students must have standard immunizations (Covid vaccine is not included on the list). The price is included in the cost of the Blended Middle School or is $150 out of Instructional Funds for other students. We need 16 kids to commit to the team. We currently have one interested student.Practices will likely run 3:30-4:45 at the Bear River track. Please email [email protected] by March 1 to participate. Thanks!

Incoming Weather

Looking at the weather forecast for the end of the week, we may receive snow Wednesday night through Friday.  Mr. Clark, the Superintendent of PRSD, will be notifying you if we have to cancel school the morning of school around 6 AM on Thursday and/or Friday. He will send the message through Bright Arrow and you will receive a text, email, or phone call depending on your settings in Power School. I will also try and post a message on Facebook if I have power. You can also look at prsd.us for a posting. We will only notify you if school is cancelled. Thanks!

lori
We had a wonderful time planting our orchard. The trees were sponsored by Arete families. It was fun to see some grandparents out helping as well. So thankful to Lori Long for writing the grant for the orchard, writing up the sponsorship idea, and purchasing and facilitating all of the plantings. We literally would not have an orchard without Lori Long and all of our sponsorship families.

Sunday, February 19 Update

Good Evening Families!

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful long weekend! I went with my family to meet my college student son at the coast. The beach and my family all together are my favorite things! 

*February 17-20- President’s Day Weekend- No School for Students

Here is the last round on on campus Enrichments. 

March Through May 2023 Enrichments

Here is a list of our off campus vendors and classes. It is growing nearly every day. For off campus craft classes, Stephanie and Wendy are teaching at Liberty Learning Academy and we recently added The Artist Workshop to our list. We can pay for anything listed on this link after it is added to a budget form. New funds drop March 6.

Current Independent Contractors

 

*Arete Intent to Return for the 2023-2024 School Year

Thank you so much for being part of our sixth year at Arete. This year has been a wild and amazing journey and we are so glad your family has been on it with us. We also know that homeschool is not for everyone, and want parents to make the best decision for their families. We will continue to expand our chickens (they are arriving soon) on campus next year, adding more staff, and increasing the number of off site independent contractors and on site and off site enrichment classes. We are already making arrangements for next year and need to know what your plans are. Thank you for completing one form for each child who attends our school. Please complete for TK-7th grade. This form is due by March 8, 2023 and will guarantee your child's enrollment at Arete for the 2023-2024 school year. If you do not respond, we will follow up ONE time, and then will consider your answer to be that your child is NOT returning to Arete. If you decide to come back later, there may be openings and if not, you will get priority in the lottery. The lottery will be held by the end of the 2023 school year if needed.

Arete Charter Academy 2023-2024 School Year- Intent to Return

 

The Arete Leadership Team Presents- “Middle School Karaoke”

Wednesday, February 22 from 11:15-12pm Sign Ups are in the front office. All are invited to attend!


Next Park Meet Up-

The next one will be Thursday, March 16 from 1-2pm at Minnie Park. This is a special meet up as beloved former Arete family, Emily and Abby Adams will be attending as well!


*Arete Writing Club Continues Each Monday, from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! Arete Writing  Club


*Arete New Family Informational Night- Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5-6pm. Zoom or in person. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Let your interested friends know!

Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. Spring NWEA/AR Testing


Remember to email Sarah at [email protected] a few days before a kiddos’ birthday if you want to send in treats so I can check for food allergies. Nuts are never allowed, but some individual classes have food allergies that I also monitor closely. Thanks for keeping our students safe. We also strongly encourage healthier treats if possible as some families closely monitor their kiddos’ sugar and food dye intake.

 

Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school as we have several students with severe nut allergies. Kiddos may enjoy nut free granola bars and spreads on their sandwiches and all the nut free favorites when away from Arete. Thanks!

 

*Sign up for our Arete Charter Academy Family Facebook Group here...

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

*Sign up for our Arete OC Adventures Group here...

Arete Off Campus Group

 

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*February 17-20- President’s Day Weekend- No School for Students

*February 21 - Cookie Science k-3 12:15-1:30

*February 22 Von Ruden TUPE

*February 22 Karaoke 11:15-12 All Middle School Students Invited to Participate- All Arete students invited to attend!

*February 22 - Cookie Science 4-8th  12:15-1:30

*February 22- Marionette Flying Dragon 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 23 Class Garden Tomasetti 9:45-10:15

*February 23 Class Garden Veblen 11:30-12

*February 23- Marionette Flying Dragon 12:15-1:15 TK-3

*February 24  Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 String Art

*February 24 Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

*February 24 Chess Club 12:30-1:10

*February 24 Field Trip Maidu Museum & Historic Site All Ages

Bear River Drama Tryouts

All incoming 9th graders who are interested in being a part of Bear River's award-winning drama program are invited to audition for the Honor's Professional Acting course, which is the cast of our shows, on Tuesday, February 28th at 4 pm in the theater. No preparation is necessary. For more information, contact Sara Noah at [email protected].

Edlio Typo and Arete Track Team- Grade 4th- 8th

There was a typo- No school Feb 17-20. There is school February 21. Sorry about that!
 
Arete 4-8th graders are invited to participate on our track team. The season starts March 27 and runs through May 26 and the first competition is April 11. Students must have standard immunizations (Covid vaccine is not included on the list). The price is included in the cost of the Blended Middle School or is $150 out of Instructional Funds for other students. We need 16 kids to commit to the team. Practices will likely run 3:30-4:45 at the Bear River track. Please email [email protected] by March 1 to participate. Thanks!

Sunday, February 12 Update

Good Evening Families!

*The Chickens are arriving Feb 13 and We Need Helpers!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44acac23a1f94-weekly/37364243?fbclid=IwAR2Say5AGAUFagd8TJQyB9xQ6_Beh0kIxFGV0uZn7J3B957vo0PskgPpD5M#/

*Arete Intent to Return for the 2023-2024 School Year

Thank you so much for being part of our sixth year at Arete. This year has been a wild and amazing journey and we are so glad your family has been on it with us. We also know that homeschool is not for everyone, and want parents to make the best decision for their families. We will continue to expand our chickens (they are arriving soon) on campus next year, adding more staff, and increasing the number of off site independent contractors and on site and off site enrichment classes. We are already making arrangements for next year and need to know what your plans are. Thank you for completing one form for each child who attends our school. Please complete for TK-7th grade. This form is due by March 8, 2023 and will guarantee your child's enrollment at Arete for the 2023-2024 school year. If you do not respond, we will follow up ONE time, and then will consider your answer to be that your child is NOT returning to Arete. If you decide to come back later, there may be openings and if not, you will get priority in the lottery. The lottery will be held by the end of the 2023 school year if needed.

Arete Charter Academy 2023-2024 School Year- Intent to Return

 

 

 

The Arete Leadership Team Presents- “Middle School Karaoke”

Wednesday, February 22 from 11:15-12pm Sign Ups are in the front office. All are invited to attend!


Next Park Meet Up-

The next one will be Thursday, March 16 from 1-2pm at Minnie Park. This is a special meet up as beloved former Arete family, Emily and Abby Adams will be attending as well!


Square One Art Sunflower Lesson- Click the link for a guided lesson.

 

https://www.square1art.com/

 

*February 14- Square One Art Due at the Arete Office

Email [email protected] with questions.


*Arete Writing Club Continues Each Monday, from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! Arete Writing  Club


*Arete New Family Informational Night- Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5-6pm. Zoom or in person. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Let your interested friends know!

Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. Spring NWEA/AR Testing

January and February 2023 Enrichments

There are several classes that may be canceled due to low enrollment. If this is the case, we will give a few days notice. If a class is full and you want to be added to the waiting list, please email Sarah at [email protected]. Thanks!

Remember to email Sarah at [email protected] a few days before a kiddos’ birthday if you want to send in treats so I can check for food allergies. Nuts are never allowed, but some individual classes have food allergies that I also monitor closely. Thanks for keeping our students safe. We also strongly encourage healthier treats if possible as some families closely monitor their kiddos’ sugar and food dye intake.

Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school as we have several students with severe nut allergies. Kiddos may enjoy nut free granola bars and spreads on their sandwiches and all the nut free favorites when away from Arete. Thanks!

*Sign up for our Arete Charter Academy Family Facebook Group here...

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

*Sign up for our Arete OC Adventures Group here...

Arete Off Campus Group

 

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*February 13- Advanced Craft Mondays Lighted Glass Blocks 12:15-2:00

*February 13- Intellibricks Game Design w/Scratch 2-8th 12:15-1:45

*February 13- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 14- Square One Art Due at the Arete Office

                       Art Docent- McAlister, Codiga, and Veblen

*February 14 Class Garden McAlister 11:30-12

*February 14 Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr TK-3 12:15-1:30

*February 14- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:30 2-3rd Grade

*February 15- 4-8th Art Docent

*February 15 Class Garden Von Ruden 9:30-10

*February 15 Class Garden Doerr 10-10:30

*February 15 Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr 4-8th

12:15-1:30

*February 15- Branch Weaving 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 16 Class Garden Tomasetti 9:45-1015

*February 16 Class Garden Baker 10:45-11:15

*February 16 Class Garden Codiga 11:30-12

*February 16- Branch Weaving 12:15-1:15 TK-3

*February 16- Art Docent- Baker/Lingo and Tomasetti

*February 16 -Lego Robotics Mighty Machines K-8th 12:15-1:45

*February 17-21- President’s Day Weekend- No School for Students

Good Evening Families!


*Please email me if you would like to be part of our Parent Action Committee. We meet three times a year. Our next meeting is 2/7/2023 at 12:15 in the Library at Arete. All are invited. Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to attend. Below are the items currently on the agenda. Thanks for considering!

 *School Safety Plan-

-We will review the plan and answer questions about it.

*MTSS Grant and Update-

-Parent & Kiddo Literacy Night- training for absent parents

-Intervention

-Small groups 

*Talent Show

-Parent organizers

*Teacher Appreciation Week

-Parent organizers

*Anything Else

 

*Bring a picnic lunch and join The Arete OC Adventures Group on Friday, February 10 from 12-2 at the outside Arete picnic table. There will be time for lunch with friends, a garden lesson, a friendship craft lesson and healthy snack and time to play with friends on the playground and swings and visit the library. These activities are being planned by parents and there will be an opportunity at the end of this meetup to help plan the March meetup. Please click the link here to complete the Sign Up Genius so we know how many friends to expect. All are invited!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F49AEAD28A6FF2-ocadventure


Next Park Meet Up-

The next one will be Thursday, March 16 from 1-2pm at Minnie Park. This is a special meet up as beloved former Arete family, Emily and Abby Adams will be attending as well!


Square One Art Sunflower Lesson- Click the link for a guided lesson.

 

https://www.square1art.com/

 

*February 14- Square One Art Due at the Arete Office

Email [email protected] with questions.



*Arete Writing Club Continues Each Monday, from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! Arete Writing  Club


*Arete New Family Informational Night- Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5-6pm. Zoom or in person. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Let your interested friends know!

  • Future Bruin Parent Night - Thursday, February 9: From 5:30-7:00: We would like to invite parents to an informational evening to learn about all of the exciting possibilities at Bear River High School. After the presentation, there will be an interactive showcase where families can meet teachers and learn more about classes, programs such as CTE, drama, art, athletics, etc…

 

Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. Spring NWEA/AR Testing

January and February 2023 Enrichments

There are several classes that may be canceled due to low enrollment. If this is the case, we will give a few days notice. If a class is full and you want to be added to the waiting list, please email Sarah at [email protected]. Thanks!

Remember to email Sarah at [email protected] a few days before a kiddos’ birthday if you want to send in treats so I can check for food allergies. Nuts are never allowed, but some individual classes have food allergies that I also monitor closely. Thanks for keeping our students safe. We also strongly encourage healthier treats if possible as some families closely monitor their kiddos’ sugar and food dye intake.

Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school as we have several students with severe nut allergies. Kiddos may enjoy nut free granola bars and spreads on their sandwiches and all the nut free favorites when away from Arete. Thanks!

 

*Sign up for our Arete Charter Academy Family Facebook Group here...

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

*Sign up for our Arete OC Adventures Group here...

Arete Off Campus Group

 

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*February 6- Intellibrics Game Design w/Scratch- 2-8th 12:15-1:45

*February 6- KMC Archery Level- 2 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 7- Parent Action Committee Meeting- 12:15 in library

*February 7- Cookie Science TK-3- 12:15-1:30

*February 7- KMC Archery Level 2- 12:15-1:30 2-3rd Grade

*February 8 North Point Academy -  Middle School Students and Parents 9:15

*February 8 Class Garden VonRuden- 9:30-10

*February 8 Class Garden Doerr- 10-10:30

*February 8-Communication Strategies- 12:00-12:30 ages 9-14

*February 8-Communication Strategies- 1:00-1:30 ages 12-14

*February 8 - Cookie Science 4-8th-  12:15-1:30

*February 8- Painting Hearts on a Black Canvas- 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*February 9 Class Garden Tomasetti- 9:45-10

*February 9 Class Garden Veblen- 11:30-12

*February 9-Communication Strategies- 12:00-12:30 ages 9-14

*February 9- Painting Hearts on a Black Canvas- 12:15-1:15 TK-3

*February 9 -Lego Robotics Mighty Machines- TK-8th 12:15-1:45

*February 10- Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30- Love Bugs

*February 10- Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30-

*February 10- Arete OC Adventures Group Meetup 12-2


*February 10 Chess Club 12:30-1:10

Chickens! Chickens! All the Chicken Things

Our chickens are coming and we need a few things and are hoping to have them by next Friday. Please email Ms. Doerr if you can bring one of these items in at [email protected]. If you don't have any of these items laying around (did you see what I did there?) then you can make a donation in cash or check to PRSD in the front office or at mealtime.com. The cost for all of these items is $349.99.
- Brooder box
-Wire tray
-Drop tray
-Heat lamp
-150 Watt Heat Bulb
-Digital Temperature Controller
-Screw-on Water Base
-Screw-on Feeder Base
-(2) 1qt Screw-on Jars
-Probiotic Supplement 3-pack
-Electrolyte & Vitamin Supplement 3-pack
-DuMOR 10lb Chick Starter Feed
-DuMOR 5lb Chick Grit
-Heat warmer

2022 Read A Thon forms

Get ready to jump into the Magical World of READING!
The Arete Read-A-Thon will take place February 1st-28th and is open to every student and their families. Students will keep track of the minutes they spend each day reading books. You are welcome to use any genre of book that you can find in your home, your county library, or our very own Arete library. Participate as a family to help them achieve their prize goals. Are they not at an independent reading level yet? No worries! Reading to them counts as well! Turn in your reading log each week to collect cool prizes including a hot cocoa party and pizza lunch served to you by Ms. Sarah Schwartz! All students who earn the parties are invited to Arete to receive their awards!