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Middle School Comedy Club

So you think you’re funny?  Ever think about being a stand-up comedian?  Join the Middle School Stand-Up Comedy club.  Club activities will include joke writing, practicing material, and performing.  They will be meeting on November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and December 7th from 3:20 PM-4:45 PM in A5/A6 at Magnolia Intermediate.  Permission forms are in the front office and need to be returned by next Friday, September 16th.

Field Trips

We have opened the Sign Up up to anyone who wants to sign up for a second field trip. We have plenty of room in our Farm Day Field Trip. Nevada County Farm Day- Wednesday, September 14– 9am-12pm 3rd-5th Grades

Meet the Mrs. Veblen at Gate 5 promptly at 9am. There will be a snack break and lunch picnic time together. Food is not provided or available for purchase. Make sure you and your children bring water and any snacks you might want. Water fountains will be available to re-fill containers. Please, no glass bottles. Fall Field Trips

Trades Day is Postponed Until Next Year

Trades Day is being postponed until next year. They want to ensure it's an amazing experience and need more time to prepare.
 
The Nevada County Contractors' Association is really excited by the interest from our middle schools. They hope to come to Arete with some engaging and assembly-ready activities this school year. More details to come.

Important Information Elementary Band

Dear Parents/Guardians of upper elementary students,


My name is Joshua Horton; thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself as Magnolia Intermediate School’s newest music teacher! I am writing to invite your fourth and fifth-grade students to join the Elementary Band! The group will be rehearsing four days each week (Monday-Thursday) and is part of the elementary afterschool program. 


I am excited to offer instruction on four different musical instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. For a very low financial commitment, your child(ren) can receive hands-on training and perform in concerts this school year! 


For additional information, please read the attached document before addressing any questions to my school email: [email protected]. If you are ready to sign up for Elementary Band, please follow the link and enter your responses in GoogleForms. I wish you the best in this fall season and hope to meet many of you soon. 


Sincerely, 

Joshua Horton

Tuesday, September 6 Update

*Kids were troopers today! Yeah. Please continue to send in water bottles in daily as it will be hot for awhile!
 
*Breakfast pickup for those who signed up will be in the front office from now on from 8:55-9am.
 
*If you have received an email from [email protected], Sheila Volek, Andrea Magda, or Mary Chaddock, please pick up curriculum soon as we are needing the MPR for lunch and enrichment classes. You can pill up to the right side of the school at the delivery spot and we can quickly help you load up. 
 
*Cross Country practice (T and Th) and the scheduled meet on Wednesday are all canceled this week. 6th-8th graders have a meet Saturday morning @8am, that is still on!  Coach Tamo will email families details in a few days.

Heat Warning

Good evening,
We plan on having school tomorrow but PLEASE send in water bottles so the kiddos can refill their bottles with chilled water from out water coolers. Fruit might be a great choice for a snack as it is supposed to be hydrating. Healthine.com recommends watermelon, strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe and oranges as being in the top 10 of most hydrating foods. We have fun activities planned for indoor recess and will have quick brain breaks in the morning under the trees if the temperatures allow. But again, PLEASE send in water bottles (labeled with your kiddos name, of course!)

Sunday, September 4 Update

Good Evening families!


Next week will continue to be extremely hot. PLEASE send your kiddo with a water bottle. We have two cold water refill stations on campus, one in the MPR and one in the nurse’s office just off the corner of the front office, but kiddos NEED a water bottle to refill. We have small dixie cups for those who forget, but that is not sufficient in temperatures this high!


Fall 2022 Field Trips

We are so excited to offer a new round of field trips. For the days of September 3-7, please sign up for one field trip so all families have access. After that you may sign up for as many as you would like. Please pay attention to age restrictions. Please watch dates closely and make note of the field trips that require prepayment for adult chaperones. Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime https://www.mymealtime.com/AppsAdmin/SignIn.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAppsAdmin($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.

 

Fall Field Trips 2022

 

Nevada County Farm Day- Wednesday, September 14– 9am-12pm 3rd-5th Grades

Meet the Arete teacher at Gate 5 promptly at 9am. There will be a snack break and lunch picnic time together. Food is not provided or available for purchase. Make sure you and your children bring water and any snacks you might want. Water fountains will be available to re-fill containers. Please, no glass bottles.

B Street Theatre Friday, October 14- 11:30-1pm Ages 4 and up 

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD 

Parents must prepay $13 by September 29 for themselves and any non-Arete guests they bring, including siblings aged four and up. Please pay ASAP and do not make us remind you several times to pay. Arrive early to secure parking and meet an Arete teacher in front of the theater at 11am. The field trip group will enter and be seated at 11:15 and there are no late arrivals allowed. There is no food, drink, or backpacks allowed in the theater. Based on the book by Arnold Lobel Based on the classic stories by Arnold Lobel, A Year with Frog and Toad leaps from the B Street stage! Follow two best friends, the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad, as they hop, sing, and dance their way through a year of adventure. As the seasons change from spring to fall, these beloved characters learn lessons about life and the importance of friendship.

California State Capitol Museum- Friday, November 18- 10:30-12pm. TK and Up

Arrive early to secure parking and clear security. Meet the Arete teacher at the Information Desk in the 1st Floor Rotunda at 10:15 as the tour starts promptly at 10:30. After the tour, meet up with Arete families for a picnic lunch on the beautiful Capitol grounds.

The California State Capitol is the seat of the California government, located in Sacramento, the capital of California. The Capitol building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government.  The building houses the chambers of the California State Legislature, made up of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate, along with the office of the Governor of California.  Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.

 

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!


*CHESS CLUB is BACK!!!

We will start Friday, September 9th from 12:30-1:10. All ages are invited, the club is FREE and chess sets are provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers. Mr. Walsh is our District
Psychologist is our fearless leader and he is passionate about bringing chess to kids! He recommends  kids sign up on chesskid.com and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  Our district bought dozens of Gold Memberships that are not being utilized and they are free to Arete students. This is a super fun, mulitage club!


*Arete T- Shirts are for sale in the front office- We are excited to announce that we will have kid and adult sized Arete red t-shirts for sale with our dragon logo on them for $10 and half of the proceeds go back to the chicken/garden/library/orchard fund.

 

Labor Day

Monday, September 5th, is Labor Day. School will not be in session. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

 

School Safety in Nevada County

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools invites families and community members to attend one of two informational school safety meetings. Local law enforcement, fire services, and Office of Emergency Services will provide valuable information on collaborative efforts and plans to keep students and staff safe on Nevada County school sites.

  • Monday, September 12th:  6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Bear River High School
  • Tuesday, September 13th: 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Nevada Union High School

You can also attend via Zoom:

September 12th: https://njuhsd.zoom.us/j/96271903462

September 13th: https://njuhsd.zoom.us/j/91807531177

 

 

 

*Supply and Curriculum Orders are backed up in the MPR. Some have been sitting there for 2-3 weeks. If you have received an email to come pick up supplies and curriculum, it would be super helpful if you would come and pick it up. You can pull up to the delivery spot to the right of the Arete building and we can help you load it up. We are hoping to wrap up the last of the orders that need to go out this week, so if you have not received an email yet, you will soon. Thanks for your patience!

 

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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

*We are so excited to announce the release of an unprecedented amount of amazing enrichment classes being offered this Fall. The sign up is in ABC order. BMS students receive electives as part of their program, so if parents sign them up here, they will need to pay out of pocket. Reminder that these are the only items that DO Not need to be added to an Arete budget form as we can track them on the Sign Up. Please, do not schedule a series class and the individual classes for the same day. If you do, we will cancel the individual classes as you cannot be double booked. Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*September 5- Labor Day- No School for Students

*September 6-8. Library starts this week!

*September 7- 9:15 Garden Parent Training

*September 7- 2:45 Warm Up- CC Weimer Hills Meet 4-8th Grades

*September 8- 9:15 Garden Parent Training

*September 9- 12:30-1:10 Chess Club

20 Day Meetings- Popsicles in office for all students who turn EVERY single thing DURING their meeting.

*September 10- 7:30 Warm Up- CC Nevada Union Invitational 6-8th Grades

Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Evening

Please see message below and be aware of the excessive Heat Warning for Nevada County.  Please limit outside strenuous activities, encourage plenty of fluids and watch students and staff for signs of distress (Move to a cooler location at the first sign of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps); rest and slowly drink a cool liquid). 

The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Saturday morning through Tuesday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people, especially the very young, senior citizens, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions.

Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services partners with Nevada County Public Health to review our plans for Excessive Heat Emergencies during high-heat events. Nevada County’s Department of Social Services is activating Cooling Centers for residents due to extreme daytime temperatures and minimal overnight recovery.

Beat the Heat at Cooling Centers this Weekend

As temperatures climb into the weekend, residents can beat the heat in cool public places, like your local Nevada County Library branch, grocery stores, or movie theaters. The Grass Valley Library and Madelyn Helling Library (Nevada City) are open until 6:00 p.m., and the Penn Valley Library is open until 4:00 p.m. through Friday, September 2nd.

As we enter an Excessive Heat Warning Saturday, Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, September 3rd through 6th. Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed, and both locations are ADA accessible. Library desk services will only be available during regular library hours, but residents can access the Wi-Fi and look at the materials while using the space.

Tips for Hot Weather:

  • Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water*, especially before, during, and after outdoor activities.
  • Take frequent breaks while working or playing outdoors.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light clothing; wear a wide-brimmed hat to cover the face, ears, and neck if you’ll be outside.
  • Apply sunscreen (at least SPF 15) 15 minutes before going outdoors and re-apply at least every two hours.
  • Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that have caffeine or alcohol.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day; limit time outside during peak heat.
  • Pace physical activities, starting slowly and picking up the pace gradually.
  • Wear sunglasses that provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. Chronic exposure to the sun can cause cataracts.
  • Check family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning. Higher temperatures can be especially dangerous for those who have conditions that make the body less able to regulate temperature.
  • Move to a cooler location at the first sign of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps); rest and slowly drink a cool liquid.
  • Never leave a child or pet in a parked car or asleep in the direct sunlight.
  • Take care of pets! Make sure they have plenty of shade and water to drink. Don’t leave your pets in the car unattended during hot weather, and walk dogs when the temperature is cooler; asphalt can be over 50 degrees hotter than the outdoor temperature.
  • If your doctor limits the amount of fluid you drink or take water pills, ask them how much you should drink when the weather is hot.

Helpful Links:

Tuesday, August 30 Update

NJUHSD is excited to announce a Middle School Trades Day for all students interested in pursuing a career in construction, landscaping, with PG&E, etc. Trades Day introduces high school and middle school youth to industry career opportunities in construction, design, sub-contracting, heavy equipment, engineering, and other skilled trades.
 
Click here for more information and to register your child! 

Sunday, August 28 Update

Good Evening families!

*We have an opportunity for vaccinated Middle Schoolers to join the PRSD Comedy Club. “So you think you’re funny?  Ever think about being a stand-up comedian?  Join the Middle School Stand-Up Comedy club.  Club activities will include joke writing, practicing material, and performing.  We will be meeting on November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and December 7th from 3:20 PM-4:45 PM in A5/A6 at Magnolia Intermediate.  Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will need to provide transportation.  The comedy show is TBD.” Mr. Walsh 

Stand-Up Comedy Permission


Resource Center Starts Tomorrow!

Please drop off kiddos between 8:55-9am and doors will be opened at 9am. If you signed up for breakfast and lunch, they will be served promptly from 8:55-9:00am and 11:55-12:00pm. Pick up promptly at 12:00-12:05. Please either pull all the way up in the pick up line and we will load the kiddos into your car OR park in the parking lot and walk over to get your child and walk them back across the driveway. Watch the pick up video here...https://arete.prsd.us/apps/video/

Students should bring a healthy snack and water bottle everyday. Other helpful items for their cubbies (please label with student's name in black permanent marker) are scissors, a glue stick and markers, colored pencils, or crayons. See you soon!

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!


Dear Prospective Middle School Band Parents,

My name is Joshua Horton; I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself as PRSD’s newest music teacher. I am writing to invite your child(ren) to join the Concert Band. Having started the school year just a week ago, we are prepared to welcome additional students to join our ensemble. Whether your student has played before or not, we would love to have them play with the group during 1st period daily. 

We have many ‘new-to-band’ students currently, and band is one of those activities where “the more the merrier” truly applies. We would happily accept new students on flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. For additional information or the possibility of exceptions, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]

I wish you the best in this fall season and hope to meet many of you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Joshua Horton

Note from Sarah- 1st period runs from 9:43-10:29 on Mondays, 9:05-9:59 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays and 9:05-9:39 on minimum days.  Students need to attend every day of the week and must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical waiver from after 2016 from a medical doctor who has not been disciplined. $350 out of Students Funds will be charged for each trimester. Please email Sarah with questions at [email protected].

Dear Prospective Choir Parents,

My name is Joshua Horton; I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself as Magnolia’s newest music teacher. I am writing to invite your child(ren) to join Bella Voce Choir, which is currently an all-girls chorus with a proud history inside the Pleasant Ridge Union School District. Having started the academic year just a week ago, we are prepared to welcome additional 6th- 8th grade students to join our ensemble. Whether your student has sung before or not, we would love to have them join voices with us during 2nd period daily. 

We have many ‘new-to-choir’ students currently, and singing is one of those activities where “the more the merrier” truly applies. For additional information, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]

I wish you the best in this fall season and hope to meet many of you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Joshua Horton

Note from Sarah- 2nd period runs from 9:05-9:59 on Mondays, 10:02-10:54 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays and 9:42-10:15 on minimum days.  Students need to attend every day of the week and must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical waiver from after 2016 from a medical doctor who has not been disciplined. $350 out of Students Funds will be charged for each trimester. Please email Sarah with questions at [email protected].


*CHESS CLUB is BACK!!!

We will start Friday, September 9th from 12:30-1:10. All ages are invited, the club is FREE and chess sets are provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers. Mr. Walsh is our District
Psychologist is our fearless leader and he is passionate about bringing chess to kids! He recommends  kids sign up on chesskid.com and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  Our district bought dozens of Gold Memberships that are not being utilized and they are free to Arete students. This is a super fun, mulitage club!


*Arete T- Shirts are for sale in the front office- We are excited to announce that we will have kid and adult sized Arete red t-shirts for sale with our dragon logo on them for $10 and half of the proceeds go back to the chicken/garden/library/orchard fund. Here is a note about t-shirts and the sizes we will have. “We recommend not drying in high heat. Low heat or, even better- hang dry.” You will be able to order additional t-shirts and sweatshirts at a later date. We take exact cash or checks made to PRSD.

Youth sizes:

S, M, L, XL

Adult sizes:

S, M, L, XL, 2XL

*We only have two days left of NWEA/AR Testing for students 2nd-8th grade from 9:30am-12pm. There are openings tomorrow, and Thursday is full. This is MANDATORY. Please send them with a snack, water bottle, and book to read of lessons to do. All students must attend in person testing on one of these. If a chromebook is checked out to your family, please bring it charged and ready for your testing day. The extra Chromebooks we have are reserved for the students who do not have a Chromebook. Please come early to check those out from the office. Please do not sign up for a spot and then forget to come as other kids couldn't take that spot and then we have to find another spot for you kiddo. (Thank you also for not bringing your sick kiddos) You can check the sign up below and Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder two days before. If you need to cancel or change your sign up, please log back into your account on a computer and make the change. Check or edit your sign up here…


2nd-8th Grade Fall NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2022-2023

 

School Safety- Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has partnered with Nevada Joint Union High School District to host a Safety Summit for the Nevada County community.  Local law enforcement officials, fire service, and Office of Emergency Services personnel will present a Safety Summit at the Bear River High School Theater on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at Nevada Union High School, Don Baggett Theater on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will be resource tables available at each event with additional agencies represented.  Please help spread the word.

 

*Supply and Curriculum Orders are starting to go out to families. Thanks to those who are coming in and picking up boxes so we can make room for the new curriculum coming in. We have hired extra staff and have had wonderful parent volunteers helping. Thanks Team for all the hard work!

 

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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

*We are so excited to announce the release of an unprecedented amount of amazing enrichment classes being offered this Fall. The sign up is in ABC order. BMS students receive electives as part of their program, so if parents sign them up here, they will need to pay out of pocket. Reminder that these are the only items that DO Not need to be added to an Arete budget form as we can track them on the Sign Up. Please, do not schedule a series class and the individual classes for the same day. If you do, we will cancel the individual classes as you cannot be double booked. Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

 

We are SO excited to see you all this week!

 

Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*August 22- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2, 9

*August 25- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2

*August 29- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 9

*Aug 29- 4th-8th- Start Resource Center

*August 30- TK-3rd- Start Resource Center

*September 5- Labor Day- No School for Students

Middle School Band and Choir

Dear Prospective Middle School Band Parents,

My name is Joshua Horton; I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself as PRSD’s newest music teacher. I am writing to invite your child(ren) to join the Concert Band. Having started the school year just a week ago, we are prepared to welcome additional students to join our ensemble. Whether your student has played before or not, we would love to have them play with the group during 1st period daily. 

We have many ‘new-to-band’ students currently, and band is one of those activities where “the more the merrier” truly applies. We would happily accept new students on flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. For additional information or the possibility of exceptions, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]

I wish you the best in this fall season and hope to meet many of you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Joshua Horton

Note from Sarah- 1st period runs from 9:43-10:29 on Mondays, 9:05-9:59 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays and 9:05-9:39 on minimum days.  Students need to attend every day of the week and must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical waiver from after 2016 from a medical doctor who has not been disciplined. $350 out of Students Funds will be charged for each trimester. Please email Sarah with questions at [email protected].

 

Dear Prospective Choir Parents,

My name is Joshua Horton; I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself as Magnolia’s newest music teacher. I am writing to invite your child(ren) to join Bella Voce Choir, which is currently an all-girls chorus with a proud history inside the Pleasant Ridge Union School District. Having started the academic year just a week ago, we are prepared to welcome additional 6th- 8th grade students to join our ensemble. Whether your student has sung before or not, we would love to have them join voices with us during 2nd period daily. 

We have many ‘new-to-choir’ students currently, and singing is one of those activities where “the more the merrier” truly applies. For additional information, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]

I wish you the best in this fall season and hope to meet many of you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Joshua Horton

Note from Sarah- 1st period runs from 9:05-9:59 on Mondays, 10:02-10:54 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays and 9:42-10:15 on minimum days.  Students need to attend every day of the week and must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical waiver from after 2016 from a medical doctor who has not been disciplined. $350 out of Students Funds will be charged for each trimester. Please email Sarah with questions at [email protected].

Cross Country Update

A message from Cross Country Coach Amanda Tamo...
 
Hello Arete 4th-8th grade families,
 
This is coach Amanda Tamo.  I am the cross country coach for Cottage Hill, Arete Charter and Magnolia Intermediate.  I would like to invite any and all 4th through 8th graders who would like to give cross country a try to join me this season.  
 
4th and 5th grade families:
We will hold our first practice on Tuesday, August 30th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. At Cottage Hill Elementary. We will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-3pm if there is not a meet scheduled on those days. Our season costs $150 which covers meet entry fees, coaches stipend, awards for our meet (we host a meet October 4th) Coach Tamo will request a donation for an end of the season celebration as we cannot pay that out of student funds. All sports are included in the Blended Middle School program.
 
6th through 8th grade families:
We will hold our first practice on Tuesday, August 30th from 3:25pm-4:30pm, at Magnolia Intermediate. We will practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:25pm-4:30pm, if there is not a meet scheduled on those days.  We host a meet October 4th.
 
All families:
Cross Country is a strenuous sport.  The races are all about 1 mile in length.  I will work on safely getting them ready to complete these races!  We usually have 6-8 races a season (schedule will be finalized and shared shortly). 
 
If your child is interested, please fill in the google form below so I can email you any future information.  Emergency forms may be sent home with you, can be picked up in the office or can be printed out from the second link below.  They must be completed and returned before your child can participate in any practice or race.
 
Google Form online registration (please fill out ASAP so I can get info to you!)
https://forms.gle/dbVvmTeqhg5x2z5Q6

Link to Emergency form/ Parent info letter (return by first practice)
 
Calendar of meets and practices will be available shortly!
Thanks so much, please let me know if you have any questions!
--
Amanda Tamo
Educational Advisor
Arete Charter Academy
Pleasant Ridge School District

Sunday, August 21 Update

Good Evening families!

We had an amazing turnout for our new family training series on Tuesday. So fun to have everyone back on campus and seeing new friends being made!

 

*CHESS CLUB is BACK!!!

We will start Friday, September 9th from 12:30-1:10. All ages are invited, the club is FREE and chess sets are provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers. Mr. Walsh is our District
Psychologist is our fearless leader and he is passionate about bringing chess to kids! He recommends  kids sign up on chesskid.com and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  Our district bought dozens of Gold Memberships that are not being utilized and they are free to Arete students. This is a super fun, mulitage club!

 

*Arete T- Shirts are for sale in the front office- We are excited to announce that we will have kid and adult sized Arete red t-shirts for sale with our dragon logo on them for $10 and half of the proceeds go back to the chicken/garden/library/orchard fund. Here is a note about t-shirts and the sizes we will have. “We recommend not drying in high heat. Low heat or, even better- hang dry.” You will be able to order additional t-shirts and sweatshirts at a later date. We take exact cash or checks made to PRSD.

Youth sizes:

S, M, L, XL

Adult sizes:

S, M, L, XL, 2XL

*Thursday morning we started NWEA/AR Testing for students 2nd-8th grade from 9:30am-12pm. Please send them with a snack, water bottle, and book to read of lessons to do.All students must attend in person testing on one of these. If a chromebook is checked out to your family, please bring it charged and ready for your testing day. The extra Chromebooks we have are reserved for the students who do not have a Chromebook. Please come early to check those out from the office. Please do not sign up for a spot and then forget to come as other kids couldn't take that spot and then we have to find another spot for you kiddo. (Thank you also for not bringing your sick kiddos) You can check the sign up below and Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder two days before. If you need to cancel or change your sign up, please log back into your account on a computer and make the change. Check or edit your sign up here…

 

2nd-8th Grade Fall NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2022-2023

 

School Safety- Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has partnered with Nevada Joint Union High School District to host a Safety Summit for the Nevada County community.  Local law enforcement officials, fire service, and Office of Emergency Services personnel will present a Safety Summit at the Bear River High School Theater on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at Nevada Union High School, Don Baggett Theater on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will be resource tables available at each event with additional agencies represented.  Please help spread the word.

 

*Supply and Curriculum Orders are starting to go out to families. We have hired extra staff and have had wonderful parent volunteers helping. Thanks Team for all the hard work!

 

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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

*We are so excited to announce the release of an unprecedented amount of amazing enrichment classes being offered this Fall. The sign up is in ABC order. BMS students receive electives as part of their program, so if parents sign them up here, they will need to pay out of pocket. Reminder that these are the only items that DO Not need to be added to an Arete budget form as we can track them on the Sign Up. Please, do not schedule a series class and the individual classes for the same day. If you do, we will cancel the individual classes as you cannot be double booked. Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

 

Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*August 22- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2, 9

*August 25- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2

*August 29- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 9

*Aug 29- 4th-8th- Start Resource Center

*August 30- TK-3rd- Start Resource Center

Fall Testing & Useful & Free Websites Until Curriculum Comes

Hi there,
What a wonderful Family Orientation we had today. Thanks to all who came and joined in the Educational Fun!
 
*I just added more slots to Fall Assessments. If you have a 2nd-8th grader, please sign them up for a slot. All assessments are due by August 29. Thanks!
 
 
 
*Here is the link to our school website that has several links to access online learning activities to get started:
 
 
Here are some additional resources that might be helpful:
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Type-of-Resource/Printables/Price-Range/Free
 
 
Thanks Cassie Main!