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Families,

You have an amazing opportunity to help us to make our vision of an orchard at Arete a reality! We have completed our garden expansion to include a fenced area for fruit trees. We are planning for six fruit trees this year, that once mature will have fruit ripe during the fall when school is in session. We are seeking sponsorships to help us purchase the trees, irrigation supplies, fertilizer, landscape fabric, and wooden signs. Each tree sponsorship is $125. Your family will have the choice to work with us to plant the tree and paint the wood sign marker or to have us do those activities with the students. Please turn in the attached paper and your payment by February 16th, 2023. Thank you so much for considering making a permanent investment in our kiddos' futures!


*The Great Kindness Challenge will be January 23-27 

All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment. The GKC promotes kindness in all kiddos and is a positive, action-based initiative that creates a school culture of kindness, compassion, unity, and respect.


*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



Square One Art Sunflower Lesson

 

We are super excited to be offering Square 1 Art again this year. Some students completed projects during Art Docent this week. We have extra paper in the Arete Vestibule for you to take and have any kiddos (including siblings) complete the project at home. Then we mail the artwork to Square 1 and they ship back catalogs with your child's work on all different kinds of products for purchase. We do not make money on this, but it's a lovely service we offer families to get your kids artwork on cool products. Items will be back in time for Mother's and Father's Day. Examples of products are also in the vestibule at Arete.

 

"Families may not always get excited about fundraisers — but they DO get excited about what their child is learning. That is what makes Square 1 Art fundraising so exceptional.   Each child’s creativity is celebrated and families have a lasting, keepsake memory, while you raise valuable funds! That is a win-win partnership." https://www.square1art.com/

 

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

Email [email protected] with questions.



*Arete Writing Club Begins, Monday, January 23 from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAEAA2FA0F5C07-arete

*January 23- 2:05-3:45 Middle School "Puss in Boots" Movie- Permission slips in the front office or you can get them off the event post.


*Arete 6-8th graders are invited to participate in our girls' volleyball team. The season starts February 20 and runs through April 21 and the first game is March 1. 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 eight girls to commit to the team. Please emails [email protected] by February 1 to participate. Thanks! We have 6 players, but need at least two more!


*January 31- February 2- Hot Cocoa Bar in the office for kiddos who complete their 20 day binders within the meeting. (We will have a non-dairy option or prizes if you would rather your kiddo have that. Just ask!


*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!


*Our NU Preview Night was postponed due to the weather and has now been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

This is an open event for all 8th-grade families (students, guardians, parents). The event starts promptly at 6pm in the Don Baggett Theatre. The doors will open at 5:40. At 6:30pm everyone will move to the cafeteria for our table faire. 

 

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • 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!

For off site enrichment classes:

Stephanie and Wendy at Little Hummingbird Crafts announced their Arete OC Adventure Class Line Up. Check them out here, sign up, add to a budget form and use Enrichment Funds! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa4a928a6fdc61-artclasses

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

*January 23- The Great Kindness Challenge

Advanced Craft Mondays Acrylic paint Pour 2 12:15-2:00

*January 23- Intellibricks Game Design w/Scratch 2-8th 12:15-1:45

*January 23- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*January 23- 2:05-3:45 Middle School "Puss in Boots" Movie

*January 24- Class Garden McCallister 11:30-12

*January 25- Communication Strategies 12:00-12:30 ages 9-14

*January 24- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:30 2-3rd Grade

*January 25- Communication Strategies 1:00-1:30 ages 12-14

*January 25- Paint In the style of Van Gogh 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*January 26- Class Garden Tomasetti 9:45-10:15

*January 26- Class Garden Veblen 11:30-12

*January 26- Communication Strategies 12:00-12:30 ages 9-14

*January 26- Paint In the style of Van Gough 12:15-1:15 TK-3

*January 26- Lego Robotics Mighty Machines K-8th 12:15-1:45

*January 27-  Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 Perler Bead Art

*January 27- Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

*January 27- Chess Club 12:30-1:10

*January 27- Roller King Field Trip 10:30-1:30 Roseville, all ages

Arete Orchard- Tree Sponsorship Opportunity

Families,
You have an amazing opportunity to help us to make our vision of an orchard at Arete a reality! We have completed our garden expansion to include a fenced area for fruit trees. We are planning for six fruit trees this year, that once mature will have fruit ripe during the fall when school is in session. We are seeking sponsorships to help us purchase the trees, irrigation supplies, fertilizer, landscape fabric, and wooden signs. Each tree sponsorship is $125. Your family will have the choice to work with us to plant the tree and paint the wood sign marker or to have us do those activities with the students. Please turn in the attached paper and your payment by February 16th, 2023. Thank you so much for considering make a permanent investment to our kiddos' futures!
 

Middle School Movie 01/26 Movie at Arete

Dear Parents and Families,
Leadership is building our Arete community, and your student has an opportunity to watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. This film is rated PG.

Ms Ford will be supervising this event on Wednesday, January 25 in Rm 9 at Arete Charter Academy from 2:00-3:45. Because this is an opt-in, after school event your permission is required.

Please return the permission slip no later than TUESDAY, January 24. Permission slips were passed out in class and there are extras in the front office.

Your student may not attend if this form is not completed by the deadline.

Please bring $2 if you wish to purchase popcorn, as this will be for sale at the movie showing.

Education Advisory Committee

Pleasant Ridge Union School District  is scheduling its first Education Advisory Committee (EAC) for the 22-23 school year.  PRUSD invites you to join us to learn about how PRUSD is meeting our annual goals and provide feedback on how to plan for the future of students' educational experiences.   The first meeting will be Thursday, February 2nd at the District Office (22580 Kingston Lane).  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 7:30 PM. 
 
Members of the EAC will have an opportunity to work in small groups to discuss data, goals, services, and provide feedback for new or improved services for students.  The commitment will be for three meetings this spring (February 2, March 2, and May 4).  
 
Please email [email protected] if you are interested. Thanks!

Square One Art

 
We are super excited to be offering Square 1 Art again this year. Some students completed projects during Art Docent this week. We have extra paper in the Arete Vestibule for you to take and have any kiddos (including siblings) complete the project at home. Then we mail the artwork to Square 1 and they ship back catalogs with your child's work on all different kinds of products for purchase. We do not make money on this, but it's a lovely service we offer families to get your kids artwork on cool products. Items will be back in time for Mother's and Father's Day. Examples of products are also in the vestibule at Arete.
 
"Families may not always get excited about fundraisers — but they DO get excited about what their child is learning. That is what makes Square 1 Art fundraising so exceptional.   Each child’s creativity is celebrated and families have a lasting, keepsake memory, while you raise valuable funds! That is a win-win partnership." https://www.square1art.com/
 
*February 14- Square One Art Due at the Arete Office
Email [email protected] with questions.

Free Parent Training with our Reading Specialist on January 18- 5:30-6:30

Concerned about your child's reading or just want to learn how to more effectively teach your child to read? We have some room in our phonics intervention class. We are offering parent training with our Reading Specialist on January 18- 5:30-6:30. This is going to be an intensive instructional time where parents are trained on how to teach important early literacy skills. Bring your kiddo too and you will take home a phonics set to use at home. Please confirm that your family will be taking us up on this awesome opportunity at [email protected] Thanks so much! 

Sunday, January 15 Update

Good Evening Families!

Reminder that tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day. The Arete office is closed.


*Arete's first Arete OC Adventures Garden Meetup is scheduled Friday, January 20 as it is currently forecasted to be a dry day! Bring your kiddos to meet Lori Long at 12:30 for a hands-on garden lesson. Then from 1-1:30 Arete will watch the kiddos as they play together on the playground so the parents can meet to schedule and plan future garden meetups. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we can plan for how many kiddos will be attending!


*Arete’s Dragon is named!! Kayden Duckett, an Arete 7th grader, nominated Artemis and that name received the most votes. He will receive an Arete t-shirt. Thanks to all who made nominations and voted!


*Some families have been asking about resources for drama or plays. One of our former students is now participating in this program. They are not a vendor yet, but I reached out to them to see if they would become one. https://thecenterforthearts.org/classes/winter-theater-ages-45-and-67-class-2023/


*Arete Writing Club Begins, Monday, January 23 from 2-3pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Please feel free to RSVP or just show up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAEAA2FA0F5C07-arete


*Arete 6-8th graders are invited to participate in our girls' volleyball team. The season starts February 20 and runs through April 21 and the first game is March 1. 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 eight girls to commit to the team. Please emails [email protected] by February 1 to participate. Thanks! We have 6 players, but need at least two more!


*January 31- February 2- Hot Cocoa Bar in the office for kiddos who complete their 20 day binders within the meeting. (We will have a non-dairy option or prizes if you would rather your kiddo have that. Just ask!


*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!


*Our NU Preview Night was postponed due to the weather and has now been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

This is an open event for all 8th-grade families (students, guardians, parents). The event starts promptly at 6pm in the Don Baggett Theatre. The doors will open at 5:40. At 6:30pm everyone will move to the cafeteria for our table faire. 


*Communication Strategies Groups- We still have room

Attention parents! We are so excited to announce that  you can sign up your child  to participate in a small group  meeting for social emotional learning. These groups will run for 5 weeks starting January 11 and 12.

Ages 9-14; Wednesdays  12-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in  Rm 2

Ages  12-14; Wednesdays 1:00-1:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

Ages  4-9: Thursdays 12:00-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

The groups will focus on understanding communication and will give students strategies on how to effectively communicate with others. Students will learn to understand different voice  tones and facial expressions in order to understand what someone is saying. Please email [email protected] to sign up as there are only 8 spots available per age group. We still have openings…

*January 18- Bear River High School visits 6-8th grade classes at 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • 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

*The Great Kindness Challenge All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment. The GKC promotes kindness in all kiddos and is a positive, action-based initiative that creates a school culture of kindness, compassion, unity, and respect. January 23-27

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!

For off site enrichment classes:

Stephanie and Wendy at Little Hummingbird Crafts announced their Arete OC Adventure Class Line Up. Check them out here, sign up, add to a budget form and use Enrichment Funds! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa4a928a6fdc61-artclasses

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

*January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School for Students

*January 17 Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr TK-3 12:15-1:30

*January  18 Bear River High School visits 6-8th grade classes at 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

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*January 18 Class Garden Doerr 10-10:30

*January 18-Communication Strategies  12-12:30 Ages 9-14

*January 18-Communication Strategies  1:00-1:30 Ages 12-14 

*January 18 Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr 4-8th 12:15-1:30

*January 18- 6-8th Grades- Bitney Prep High School Visit 9:10am

  6-8th Grades- Bear River High School Visit 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend either presentation.

Papermaking 4-8th 12:15-1:15

Phonemic Awareness Parent Training- 5:30-6:30 Bring your kiddo too!

*January 19-Communication Strategies 12:00-12:30 Ages 4-9

*January 19 Papermaking TK-3 12:15-1;15

*January 19 -Lego Robotics Mighty Machines K-8th 12:15-1:45

*January 20  Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 Alcohol Ink Coasters

*January 20 Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

*January 20- Arete OC Adventures Garden Meet Up 12:30-1:30

Middle School Girls' Volleyball

Arete 6-8th graders are invited to participate in our girls' volleyball team. The season starts February 20 and runs through April 21 and the first game is March 1. 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 eight girls to commit to the team. Please emails [email protected] by February 1 to participate. Thanks!
 

Sunday, January 8 Update

Good Evening Families!

These groups start this week and we still have openings…

*Communication Strategies Groups

Attention parents! We are so excited to announce that  you can sign up your child  to participate in a small group  meeting for social emotional learning. These groups will run for 5 weeks starting January 11 and 12.

Ages 9-14; Wednesdays  12-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in  Rm 2

Ages  12-14; Wednesdays 1:00-1:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

Ages  4-9: Thursdays 12:00-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

The groups will focus on understanding communication and will give students strategies on how to effectively communicate with others. Students will learn to understand different voice  tones and facial expressions in order to understand what someone is saying. Please email [email protected] to sign up as there are only 8 spots available per age group.

*January 18- Bear River High School visits 6-8th grade classes at 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • 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. For everyone else, we have a change moving forward with assessments. All TK-3rd grade students completed a Dibels screener in September and will do so again in March. Students who appear to score below grade level, will receive a further diagnostic assessment so we can see what phonics skills they most need support with. Second and third graders will take this last AR test for the year to monitor growth from August.


It's that time to start scheduling the final round of NWEA Math and Accelerated Reader Testing for the 2022-2023 school year. Reminder that all testing will be completed in person this year and is mandatory. (CAASP Testing is on the State schedule for May). Second-Eighth Grade will still need to take the STAR AR test and the NWEA Math test. Second and Third Grade's EA's will also give the Dibels Screener during their 20 Day Meeting or Resource Center time in March).

Testing sessions will be offered on Monday, February 27, Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3 (This is also the Meeting Mozart Field Trip. Please do not double book), Monday, March 6, Thursday, March 9.

If you have a busy schedule, please sign up early. We only have ONE Friday testing day, so if you need that PLEASE book early. If your child has an Arete Chromebook checked out to them, please charge and have them bring it with them. If they need to check one out from us, please come 10 minutes early to check it out so the kiddos can be logged in and ready when the testing session starts.

ALL 2-8th grade parents should sign their kiddos up for one of the testing slots. Only the Blended Middle School will complete these assessments during their regular resource center time. As always, please email [email protected] with questions! Thanks! 

Spring NWEA/AR Testing

Please pay Roller King chaperone and sibling fee now. The deadline to reserve your spot is this Friday, January 13th.

Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime ($20 minimum). We pre-pay for all Arete students so if you need to cancel with less than a week's notice, you will need to reimburse Arete for the field trip fee for your child. All field trips will start at the field trip location with check in 15 minutes before the start time. Families are responsible for making transportation arrangements for their children. Families typically join the field trip. Please email at [email protected] if you need to drop off and pick up your child. 

Roller King- Roseville  Friday, January 27, 2023 10:30am-1:30pm ALL Ages

Our field trip consists of an approximately one-hour S.T.E.M. lesson on Motion & Skate Design followed by two hours to eat lunch and skate. Bring your own lunch or money to purchase lunch from the snack bar.

Arete students are paid for by Arete. If you cancel within one week of the field trip, you will need to reimburse Arete $10 for your child's fee. All non- Arete participants are $10. The fee must be paid by Friday, January 13 or we will delete your sign up.

The Great Kindness Challenge Runs January 23-27

All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment. The GKC promotes kindness in all kiddos and is a positive, action-based initiative that creates a school culture of kindness, compassion, unity, and respect. 

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!

For off site enrichment classes:

Stephanie and Wendy at Little Hummingbird Crafts announced their Arete OC Adventure Class Line Up. Check them out here, sign up, add to a budget form and use Enrichment Funds! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa4a928a6fdc61-artclasses

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

*January 9- Intellibricks Game Design w/Scratch 2-8th 12:15-1:45

*January 9- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:15 4-8th

*January 10- Art Docent- McAlister, Codiga, and Veblen

*January 10- Cookie Science k-3 12:15-1:30

*January 10- KMC Archery Level 2 12:15-1:30 2-3rd Grade

*January 11- Communication Strategies 12-12:30 ages 9-14

*January 11- Communication Strategies  1:00-1:30pm ages 12-14 

*January 11- 4-8th Art Docent

*January 11 - Cookie Science 4-8th  12:15-1:30

*January 11- Create a Bunny, Hedgehog or a Monster bowl 1 of 2 4-8th 12:15-1:15

                     Ghidotti 8th Grade Parent & Student Info Night- 6:30pm, Sierra College Multipurpose Room N12-103

*January 12- Art Docent- Baker/Lingo and Tomasetti

*January 12- Create a Bunny,Hedgehog or a Monster bowl 1 of 2 TK-3 12:15-1:15

*January 12- Communication Strategies  12:00-12:30 pm ages 4-9 

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

*January 13-  Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 Paper Roll Art

*January 13- Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

*January 16-  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School for Students

2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023

 
Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. For everyone else, we have a change moving forward with assessments. All TK-3rd grade students completed a Dibels screener in September and will do so again in March. Students who appear to score below grade level, will receive a further diagnostic assessment so we can see what phonics skills they most need support with. Second and third graders will take this last AR test for the year to monitor growth from August.
 
It's that time to start scheduling the final round of NWEA Math and Accelerated Reader Testing for the 2022-2023 school year. Reminder that all testing will be completed in person this year and is mandatory. (CAASP Testing is on the State schedule for May). Second-Eighth Grade will still need to take the STAR AR test and the NWEA Math test. Second and Third Grade's EA's will also give the Dibels Screener during their 20 Day Meeting or Resource Center time in March).
Testing sessions will be offered on Monday, February 27, Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3 (This is also the Meeting Mozart Field Trip. Please do not double book), Monday, March 6, Thursday, March 9.
If you have a busy schedule, please sign up early. We only have ONE Friday testing day, so if you need that PLEASE book early. If your child has an Arete Chromebook checked out to them, please charge and have them bring it with them. If they need to check one out from us, please come 10 minutes early to check it out so the kiddos can be logged in and ready when the testing session starts.
ALL 2-8th grade parents should sign their kiddos up for one of the testing slots. Only the Blended Middle School will complete these assessments during their regular resource center time. As always, please email [email protected] with questions! Thanks!
 

Arete OC Adventures Park Meet

*Friday, January 6 Arete OC Adventures Park Meet Up 2-3 Memorial Park- this is weather pending. Please RSVP to [email protected] by tonight! We only have one RSVP tomorrow and it is supposed to be DRY!! Mrs. Veblen is coming out and bringing her kids, too! We are hoping to have a big turnout so we can plan some more events like a garden Friday! All students are invited to come play with their friends!

Sunday. January 1 Update

Good Evening Families!

We hope everyone had a restful and refreshing break with their families. Reminder that Monday, January 2 is a national holiday so Arete will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.  


*January 6- Arete OC Adventures Park Meet Up 2-3 Memorial Park- this is weather pending. We don’t mind cold temperatures, but do cancel if there is a 50% chance of rain forecasted. Please RSVP to [email protected] by the Thursday before.


We still have a few spots available in our…

*Communication Strategies Groups

Attention parents! We are so excited to announce that  you can sign up your child  to participate in a small group  meeting for social emotional learning. These groups will run for 5 weeks starting January 11 and 12.

Ages 9-14; Wednesdays  12-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in  Rm 2

Ages  12-14; Wednesdays 1:00-1:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

Ages  4-9: Thursdays 12:00-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

The groups will focus on understanding communication and will give students strategies on how to effectively communicate with others. Students will learn to understand different voice  tones and facial expressions in order to understand what someone is saying. Please email [email protected] to sign up as there are only 8 spots available per age group.

*January 11- Bear River High School visits 6-8th grade classes at 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • 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…

  • Bear River High School will visit the Arete Charter Academy 6-8th grade classes on Wednesday, January 13 at 9:15. All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.
 

Please pay Roller King chaperone and sibling fee now.

Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime ($20 minimum). We pre-pay for all Arete students so if you need to cancel with less than a week's notice, you will need to reimburse Arete for the field trip fee for your child. All field trips will start at the field trip location with check in 15 minutes before the start time. Families are responsible for making transportation arrangements for their children. Families typically join the field trip. Please email at [email protected] if you need to drop off and pick up your child. 

Roller King- Roseville  Friday, January 27, 2023 10:30am-1:30pm ALL Ages

Our field trip consists of an approximately one-hour S.T.E.M. lesson on Motion & Skate Design followed by two hours to eat lunch and skate. Bring your own lunch or money to purchase lunch from the snack bar.

Arete students are paid for by Arete. If you cancel within one week of the field trip, you will need to reimburse Arete $10 for your child's fee. All non- Arete participants are $10. The fee must be paid by Friday, January 13 or we will delete your sign up.

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!

For off site enrichment classes:

Stephanie and Wendy at Little Hummingbird Crafts announced their Arete OC Adventure Class Line Up. Check them out here, sign up, add to a budget form and use Enrichment Funds! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa4a928a6fdc61-artclasses

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

 

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*December 19- January 2- Winter Break- No School for Students

*January 3- First Day of Resource Center after Christmas Break

Rice Krispie Treats in the office for successful 20 day 

Binder meetings

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

*January 4- 6-8th Grade Bitney Prep High School Visit 9:30-10am

Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr 4-8th 12:15-1:30

Little Fish Arts w/Susie Bell 4-8th 12:15-1:15

Rice Krispie Treats in the office for successful 20 day 

Binder meetings

*January 5  Little Fish Arts w/Susie Bell TK-3 12:15-1:15

*January 6 - Engineering Adventure Series, Session 1:Bridges Galore 9-10:30

*January 6-Chefs’ Specials England 9-10:30

*January 6 Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 Magic Wand

*January 6 Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

Arete OC Adventures Park Meet Up 2-3 Memorial Park

Future Bruin Day

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • 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…

  • Bear River High School will visit the Arete Charter Academy 6-8th grade classes on Wednesday, January 11 at 11am. All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.