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Please ignore if you have a TK-1st or BMS kiddo or have already signed up!

Feel free to ignore this if you only have TK/K/1 or a Blended Middle School kiddo. We are noticing that there seems to be a correlation between how long students spend on the tests and whether or not students show growth on the tests. Starting with this testing session and moving forward, students will take the NWEA Math test from 9:15-10:30. They will be encouraged to take their time, try their best and work out their problems on paper before they enter them into the computer. If they finish before the 10:30 snack break, they may read a book they brought from home or work on lessons they brought from home. At 10:30, students will have a 20 minute snack/recess break. When they return from the break, they may finish the math test if they need to or may start on the STAR Accelerated Reader test. They will be encouraged to take their time and try their best. If they finish early, they may read a book they brought from home or work on lessons they brought from home. At 12pm, all students will head out to the front of the school to be picked up by parents. This will give students the opportunity to show all they have learned and to not feel rushed or disrupted by students moving into and out of the classroom.

It's that time to start scheduling the final round of NWEA Math and Accelerated Reader Testing for the 2023-2024 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, March 4,Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, Monday, March 11, Thursday, March 14, and Monday, March 18.

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!

Sunday, February 25 Update

Hello all,

New updates are all in bold and continuing information is in regular type. Hope that helps!

*February 28-March 1- 20 Day Meetings- Certificate for a Free Kids Meal from Panda Express if EVERYTHING is turned in at one time.

Arete’s 3rd Talent Show is coming Tuesday, April 16 at 11am. Stay tuned for more information. Sign ups will be April 9 and 10. Mr. Cody will be back with his rockin’ snack station raising funds for Staff Appreciation Week!

Prospective Family Information Night- Wednesday, March 13 from 5-6pm over Zoom and in person. If you have friends or family that are interested in Arete, this is a great night for them to come visit, meet staff, see curriculum samples and have their questions answered. Have them email [email protected] to RSVP.

Eighth Grade Families- The students in our yearbook elective would like you to send a baby photo of your eighth grader to be next to their spring photos in the yearbook. We also would like to include a quote by your eighth grader to go with the pictures. Please have these sent to Nicole Tomasetti ([email protected]) by March 11th 2024. Thank you and have a great day.”

 

We are excited to announce that Aimee O' Brien and her team are returning to Arete again for spring photos outdoors on our beautiful campus. Please complete this form before Spring Break! Reminder that 5% of photo sales are returned to Arete to help pay for all of the fun things we do. Phonots may be used in the Arete yearbook! ALL are invited on campus for photos.

Arete Spring School Photos with Total Capture Photography

Tuesday, April 16
9:15-9:30        Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50       Marina Codiga's Class (2/3)
9:50-10:10      Nicole Tomasetti's Class (TK/K)
10:10-10:30    Amber Baker/Cassie McAlister's Class (1/2)
10:30-11:30    Walk-ins & Staff

Wednesday, April 17
9:15-9:30         Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50        Meredith Doerr's Class (4/5)

9:50-10:10      6th Grade BMS

10:15-10:30    7th Grade BMS

10:30-10:50    8th Grade BMS

10:50-11:10    Leah Veblen's Class (6-8th Resource)

11:15-12:00    Walk-ins & Siblings

 

The final day for Arete to purchase any supplies or curriculum is Friday, April 26, 2024 and all budgets and orders must be submitted by that date. Only enough materials to educate the child through June 6, 2024 will be allowed and this is to be determined by Arete. Purchases for materials to be used through the summer are not permitted.
 

Guest Chef with Susan- Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 students at the Arete Resource Center will be participating in a Guest Chef cooking experience. Families of students who do not attend that are invited for a cooking night on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30-6:30 with Chef Susan. We will be working together to make Spring Plant Based Sushi.

Parents! Please sign up ONE spot for EVERY Arete student and parent attending. (That means if one kid is going, you need to sign up for two spots for the parent and kiddo. We can have 30 people TOTAL. Please note only one parent will be able to attend! Please email me at [email protected] to be on the waiting list. Please do not sign up if you think you are going to cancel at the last minute as that will take a spot from someone who can attend. Sierra Harvest Guest Chef with Susan Gouveia

You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. Arete current and former families and students will be selling crafts that they made. There will be a raffle at 1:30pm, and you can buy raffle tickets for $1 each. This is a fundraiser for our school. We will have an area where you can put donations for our school. For example library books, craft supplies, food and bedding for the chickens, playground toys for the younger kids etc…. We hope that you can come join us!! If you would like to sign up, and sell things at this craft fair please sign up here.

 

Read A Thon Forms 2024 We are so excited to announce our Read-A-Thon is off to a great start with kids already excited to read around the world. Red reading passports are available in the front office to document reading time. There are prizes for reading enough minutes to reach the next country. 20% of funds raised by getting sponsors to support student reading minutes are given in Book Bucks to be spent at the book fair. (This is our ONLY fundraiser of the year). Click the link for more information. Read-a-Thon Documents Mark your calendars for our 4th! Scholastic Book Fair April 3-10th!  Reminder that all students who earn a prize will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of $50 gift cards sponsored by the Lion’s Club!

 

*Intent to Return- I've invited you to fill out a form to let us know if we should reserve a spot for your child at Arete next year or not. Thanks! Intent to Return

 

*Here are the Social Emotional Lessons (SEL lessons) that we are implementing on campus. You may use the content to discuss these topics with your children. If your student does not come on campus regularly, here are excellent grade appropriate lessons from February that you can teach at home. We will send these out monthly. Enjoy!

 

In each grade level we have included; the summary of this month's theme, a video link with discussion/talking points, and a resiliency booster activity with a link to a worksheet. 

 

Overall Monthly Theme: Climbing Out

 

*Square One Art- We are so excited to offer this opportunity again. We do not really make any money on it, but it is a wonderful way to get your children’s art on all sorts of projects. Click here to get more information. https://www.square1art.com/ Our awesome Art Docent teacher filmed instructional videos that kiddos can follow along from home. The special paper needed and many product samples are available in the vestibule at Arete. You also can submit the special paper with any art that your kiddos create.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Oq-rysqZSC-mdFZwBjWQ80FSbKtKlKtV?usp=sharing

Art Due: March 6th @ 10:30 am in the Arete office

Order forms arrive: around 04/05/24 (You will receive a personalized flier with your child’s artwork on the samples so you can see what it looks like.

Your final deadline to order online is: 04/19/24

We always hope to have the orders arrive before Mother’s Day as they make great and personalized gifts.

 

PRSD is so excited that Arete is hosting our Student Showcase that they are holding a board meeting at Arete in April to tour our students' awesome displays. 

 

*April 9 and 10 Arete Student Showcase- Similar to our STEAM Showcase last year- we are inviting ALL students to display projects they work on during the year. Please drop off projects on April 4, 5, or 7 for us to create the display. Then come back on April 9/10 at 9am to stand by your project. Classes and other interested adults are invited to view the displays starting at 9:15. We are telling you now so you can save projects you can complete during the year. Projects can be submitted by any Arete student!

*Want to Sign Up For the Resource Center- do so here

Spring Enrichments- Sign up here

2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023-2024

Practice CAASPP Testing Sign Up February Dates added.

*Spring Testing- Sign up here

*2023-2024 Field Trips- Sign up here

*Have Photos For the Yearbook? Email to [email protected]

 

Want to join Arete’s Private Family Group on Facebook- do so here. Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

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!

 

*Want to see dates for the entire year? Click here

 

Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

*February 26- 4/5 Garden 10:30-11, 6-8th Garden 11:20-11:50

*February 26- KMC Archery with David Webb - Archery Lessons - Ages 7 + - Mondays 02/5, 02/12, 02/26 , 12:15-1:15

*February 27- First Grade Garden 11:20-11:50, Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

Feb 28- March 1- 20 day meetings- In Honor of Chinese New Year- Certificates for a free children’s meal to Panda Express will be handed out.

*February 29 Around the World Read-a-Thon Minutes Due

SEL Lesson for February

Here are the Social Emotional Lessons (SEL lessons) that we are implementing on campus. You may use the content to discuss these topics with your children. If your student does not come on campus regularly, here are excellent grade appropriate lessons from February that you can teach at home. We will send these out monthly. 

In each grade level we have included; the summary of this month's theme, a video link with discussion/talking points, and a resiliency booster activity with a link to a worksheet. 

 

Overall Monthly Theme: Climbing Out

 

Readathon

Arete Charter Academy’s Fourth Annual Read-A-Thon “A 

Journey Around the World” is almost coming to a close!  


Feb 29th is our last day! (Prizes may be redeemed through March 5) Money raised is due by March 15 so we can make your Book Fair Book Bucks!


Have you read around the world?  Have you been gathering your great prizes along the way?  We also have some great raffle prizes for those that participate! Don’t forget to bring in your passport to get stamped.  

Sunday, February 18 Update

Hello all,

New updates are all in bold and continuing information is in regular font. Hope that helps!

“Hello Eighth Grade Families, 

The students in our yearbook elective would like you to send a baby photo of your eighth grader to be next to their spring photos in the yearbook. We also would like to include a quote by your eighth grader to go with the pictures. Please have these sent to Nicole Tomasetti ([email protected]) by March 11th 2024. Thank you and have a great day.”


We are excited to announce that Aimee O' Brien and her team are returning to Arete again for spring photos outdoors on our beautiful campus. Please complete this form before Spring Break! Reminder that 5% of photo sales are returned to Arete to help pay for all of the fun things we do. Phonots may be used in the Arete yearbook! ALL are invited on campus for photos.

Arete Spring School Photos with Total Capture Photography

Tuesday, April 16
9:15-9:30       Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50       Marina Codiga's Class (2/3)
9:50-10:10      Nicole Tomasetti's Class (TK/K)
10:10-10:30    Amber Baker/Cassie McAlister's Class (1/2)
10:30-11:30    Walk-ins & Staff

Wednesday, April 17
9:15-9:30        Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50        Meredith Doerr's Class (4/5)

9:50-10:10      6th Grade BMS

10:15-10:30    7th Grade BMS

10:30-10:50    8th Grade BMS

10:50-11:10    Leah Veblen's Class (6-8th Resource)

11:15-12:00    Walk-ins & Siblings



The final day for Arete to purchase any supplies or curriculum is Friday, April 26, 2024 and all budgets and orders must be submitted by that date. Only enough materials to educate the child through June 6, 2024 will be allowed and this is to be determined by Arete. Purchases for materials to be used through the summer are not permitted.
 

Spring Volleyball for 6-8th Grade Girls- The season this year will run from March 4-May 2 and Coach Tamo will be back as our fearless coach. The fees are included in the Blended Middle School program or are $150 out of enrichment funds for others. State vaccination regulations apply. Please email [email protected] by Feb 19, 2024 to let me know if your kiddo will participate. Practice and game times to be announced. We must have eight players to run a team. Thanks!


Stanford REACH lab is presenting a vaping facts for parents webinar on February 20 th from 6:00-7:30. Register HERE


Guest Chef with Susan- Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 students at the Arete Resource Center will be participating in a Guest Chef cooking experience. Families of students who do not attend that are invited for a cooking night on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30-6:30 with Chef Susan. We will be working together to make Spring Plant Based Sushi.

Parents! Please sign up ONE spot for EVERY Arete student and parent attending. (That means if one kid is going, you need to sign up for two spots for the parent and kiddo. We can have 30 people TOTAL. Please note only one parent will be able to attend! Please email me at [email protected] to be on the waiting list. Please do not sign up if you think you are going to cancel at the last minute as that will take a spot from someone who can attend. Sierra Harvest Guest Chef with Susan Gouveia

You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. Arete current and former families and students will be selling crafts that they made. There will be a raffle at 1:30pm, and you can buy raffle tickets for $1 each. This is a fundraiser for our school. We will have an area where you can put donations for our school. For example library books, craft supplies, food and bedding for the chickens, playground toys for the younger kids etc…. We hope that you can come join us!! If you would like to sign up, and sell things at this craft fair please sign up here.


Read A Thon Forms 2024 We are so excited to announce our Read-A-Thon is off to a great start with kids already excited to read around the world. Red reading passports are available in the front office to document reading time. There are prizes for reading enough minutes to reach the next country. 20% of funds raised by getting sponsors to support student reading minutes are given in Book Bucks to be spent at the book fair. (This is our ONLY fundraiser of the year). Click the link for more information. Read-a-Thon Documents Mark your calendars for our 4th! Scholastic Book Fair April 3-10th!  Reminder that all students who earn a prize will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of $50 gift cards sponsored by the Lion’s Club!


*Intent to Return- I've invited you to fill out a form to let us know if we should reserve a spot for your child at Arete next year or not. Thanks! Intent to Return

*Square One Art- We are so excited to offer this opportunity again. We do not really make any money on it, but it is a wonderful way to get your children’s art on all sorts of projects. Click here to get more information. https://www.square1art.com/ Our awesome Art Docent teacher filmed instructional videos that kiddos can follow along from home. The special paper needed and many product samples are available in the vestibule at Arete. You also can submit the special paper with any art that your kiddos create.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Oq-rysqZSC-mdFZwBjWQ80FSbKtKlKtV?usp=sharing

Art Due: March 6th @ 10:30 am in the Arete office

Order forms arrive: around 04/05/24 (You will receive a personalized flier with your child’s artwork on the samples so you can see what it looks like.

Your final deadline to order online is: 04/19/24

We always hope to have the orders arrive before Mother’s Day as they make great and personalized gifts.


PRSD is so excited that Arete is hosting our Student Showcase that they are holding a board meeting at Arete in April to tour our students' awesome displays. 


*April 9 and 10 Arete Student Showcase- Similar to our STEAM Showcase last year- we are inviting ALL students to display projects they work on during the year. Please drop off projects on April 4, 5, or 7 for us to create the display. Then come back on April 9/10 at 9am to stand by your project. Classes and other interested adults are invited to view the displays starting at 9:15. We are telling you now so you can save projects you can complete during the year. Projects can be submitted by any Arete student!


*Our Leadership class in the Blended Middle School is requesting your input on what you would like them to work on this year. They are an awesome team of 6th-8th graders so please keep that in mind! Arete Leadership Survey

*Want to Sign Up For the Resource Center- do so here

2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023-2024

Practice CAASPP Testing Sign Up February Dates added.

*Winter Enrichments- Sign up here

Spring Enrichments 2024 March through May

*Spring Testing- Sign up here

*2023-2024 Field Trips- Sign up here

*Have Photos For the Yearbook? Email to [email protected]


Want to join Arete’s Private Family Group on Facebook- do so here. Arete Charter Academy Family Group


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!

*Want to see dates for the entire year? Click here


Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

*February 16 & 19 Presidents’ Day- school is not in session

*February 20- STEAM  12:15-1:30

*February 21 Little Fish Arts Embroidery 12:15-1:15

*February 22- 2/3 Garden 11:20-11:50

*February 22 Little Fish Arts Embroidery 12:15-1:15

*February 23 Art Class Magic Ball 10:30-11:30

*February 23 Friday Fun 11:30-12:30

Yearbook Photos

Hello Eighth Grade Families, 

The students in our yearbook elective would like you to send a baby photo of your eighth grader to be next to their spring photos in the yearbook. We also would like to include a quote by your eighth grader to go with the pictures. Please have these sent to Nicole Tomasetti ([email protected]) by March 11th 2024. Thank you and have a great day.

Just a reminder that school will not be in session February 16th and 19th.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Spring Photos Outdoors with Total Capture Photos with Aimee O' Brien

We are excited to announce that Aimee O' Brien and her team and returning to Arete again for spring photos outdoors on our beautiful campus. Please complete this form before Spring Break! Reminder that 5% of photo sales are returned to Arete to help pay for all of the fun things we do. Photos may be used in the Arete yearbook! ALL are invited on campus for photos. Clink the link to complete the form.

Arete Spring School Photos with Total Capture Photography

Tuesday, April 16
9:15-9:30        Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50        Marina Codiga's Class (2/3)
9:50-10:10      Nicole Tomasetti's Class (TK/K)
10:10-10:30    Amber Baker/Cassie McAlister's Class (1/2)
10:30-10:50    Cassie McAlister's Class (2/3)
10:50-11:30     Walk-ins & Staff

 

Wednesday, April 17
9:15-9:30         Walk-ins & Staff

9:30-9:50         Meredith Doerr's Class (4/5)
9:50-10:10      6th Grade BMS
10:15-10:30    7th Grade BMS
10:30-10:50    8th Grade BMS
10:50-11:10    Leah Veblen's Class (6-8th Resource)
11:15 - 12:00   Walk-ins & Siblings

Dragon Fair

You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! 

Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. 

Arete current and former families and students will be selling crafts that they made. 

There will be a raffle at 1:30pm, and you can buy raffle tickets for $1 each

This is a fundraiser for our school. We will have an area where you can put donations for our school. For example library books, craft supplies, food and bedding for the chickens, playground toys for the younger kids etc…. 

We hope that you can come join us!! 

If you would like to sign up, and sell things at this craft fair please sign up here.

Sunday, February 11 Update

Hello all,

New updates are all in bold and continuing information is in regular type. Hope that helps!


Spring Volleyball for 6-8th Grade Girls- The season this year will run from March 4-May 2 and Coach Tamo will be back as our fearless coach. The fees are included in the Blended Middle School program or are $150 out of enrichment funds for others. State vaccination regulations apply. Please email [email protected] by Feb 19, 2024 to let me know if your kiddo will participate. Practice and game times to be announced. We must have eight players to run a team. Thanks!


Stanford REACH lab is presenting a vaping facts for parents webinar on February 20 th from 6:00-7:30. Register HERE


Guest Chef with Susan- Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 students at the Arete Resource Center will be participating in a Guest Chef cooking experience. Families of students who do not attend that are invited for a cooking night on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30-6:30 with Chef Susan. We will be working together to make Spring Plant Based Sushi.

Parents! Please sign up ONE spot for EVERY Arete student and parent attending. (That means if one kid is going, you need to sign up for two spots for the parent and kiddo. We can have 30 people TOTAL. Please note only one parent will be able to attend! Please email me at [email protected] to be on the waiting list. Please do not sign up if you think you are going to cancel at the last minute as that will take a spot from someone who can attend. Sierra Harvest Guest Chef with Susan Gouveia

You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. Arete current and former families and students will be selling crafts that they made. There will be a raffle at 1:30pm, and you can buy raffle tickets for $1 each. This is a fundraiser for our school. We will have an area where you can put donations for our school. For example library books, craft supplies, food and bedding for the chickens, playground toys for the younger kids etc…. We hope that you can come join us!! If you would like to sign up, and sell things at this craft fair please sign up here.


Read A Thon Forms 2024 We are so excited to announce our Read-A-Thon is off to a great start with kids already excited to read around the world. Red reading passports are available in the front office to document reading time. There are prizes for reading enough minutes to reach the next country. 20% of funds raised by getting sponsors to support student reading minutes are given in Book Bucks to be spent at the book fair. (This is our ONLY fundraiser of the year). Click the link for more information. Read-a-Thon Documents Mark your calendars for our 4th! Scholastic Book Fair April 3-10th!  Reminder that all students who earn a prize will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of $50 gift cards sponsored by the Lion’s Club!


Hearing and Vision Screening

*February 14- Hearing/Vision Screening- Grades TK/K, 2, 5, 8 and any students who have IEPs- walk in anytime from 8:30-3. We will also screen students who are in those groups and on campus that day.

*Intent to Return- I've invited you to fill out a form to let us know if we should reserve a spot for your child at Arete next year or not. Thanks! Intent to Return

 

*At our recent Parent Action Committee meeting, there was a request for us to send out some of the SEL lessons that we are implementing on campus for ALL students to have access to. Here are excellent grade appropriate lessons from January. We will send these out monthly. Enjoy!

 

Overall Monthly Theme: Motivational Formula

 

*Square One Art- We are so excited to offer this opportunity again. We do not really make any money on it, but it is a wonderful way to get your children’s art on all sorts of projects. Click here to get more information. https://www.square1art.com/ Our awesome Art Docent teacher filmed instructional videos that kiddos can follow along from home. The special paper needed and many product samples are available in the vestibule at Arete. You also can submit the special paper with any art that your kiddos create.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Oq-rysqZSC-mdFZwBjWQ80FSbKtKlKtV?usp=sharing

Art Due: March 6th @ 10:30 am in the Arete office

Order forms arrive: around 04/05/24 (You will receive a personalized flier with your child’s artwork on the samples so you can see what it looks like.

Your final deadline to order online is: 04/19/24

We always hope to have the orders arrive before Mother’s Day as they make great and personalized gifts.


PRSD is so excited that Arete is hosting our Student Showcase that they are holding a board meeting at Arete in April to tour our students' awesome displays. 

*April 9 and 10 Arete Student Showcase- Similar to our STEAM Showcase last year- we are inviting ALL students to display projects they work on during the year. Please drop off projects on April 4, 5, or 7 for us to create the display. Then come back on April 9/10 at 9am to stand by your project. Classes and other interested adults are invited to view the displays starting at 9:15. We are telling you now so you can save projects you can complete during the year. Projects can be submitted by any Arete student!

*Practice CAASP Testing- This year we are going to have individual and/or sibling times for families to sign up to practice some of the skills that will be included on the State tests. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get familiar with the testing format and the tools that may be used. During practice testing, students can ask any questions they have and we CAN answer/help them. If your student gets overwhelmed on testing days this is a chance for them to see it's really not so bad!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Please email [email protected] if you need a different day/time.

**This sign-up is for students who DO NOT usually come on campus as we are building testing practice into our Resource Center and Blended Middle School days.**

Practice CAASPP Testing Sign Up February Dates added.


*CAASP Testing Practice At Home

Learning Heroes Readiness Check (Quick and easy and no logging in needed, just click and go!)


https://ca.startingsmarter.org/ (Sample questions and reports)


*Click here

*Click the GREEN Sign In at the bottom. (No need to change anything on the page)

*Select GRADE 3-8th.

*Select any of the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests.

*After you have tried all of those, Click​ Smarter Balanced Training Tests

*Click the Green SELECT at the bottom.

*Click the Green Begin Test Now


*Typing Practice

Most of you know that we are struggling at Arete to show progress from year to year on CAASP testing (which is one of the assessments used to renew our charter petition every five years) as well as NWEA math and Star AR. As we analyze why this is occurring, it is becoming apparent that some of it may have to do with many of our students having a lack of access to typing practice. We love that families closely monitor their children’s screen time, and are hoping that you might consider having your child do some daily or a few times a week typing practice. Students in public school generally start practicing typing a few times a week starting in second grade.

These programs will teach your kiddos where to place their fingers for typing.

Here's the link to Typing Pal's school edition https://www.typingpal.com/en/school-edition

Email [email protected] to have her set up a free account for your kiddo!

Here's Dance Mat Typing https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/

There is also ed club https://www.edclub.com/  Which is a lot like Typing Pal- you'll have to pay to keep track of your progress

Then there are free typing games https://www.typing.com/student/games But these don't really focus on where to place your fingers

These links are also at arete.prsd.us under Student Links.

 

*Want to Sign Up For the Resource Center- do so here

2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023-2024

Practice CAASPP Testing Sign Up February Dates added.

*Winter Enrichments- Sign up here

Spring Enrichments 2024 March through May

*Spring Testing- Sign up here

*2023-2024 Field Trips- Sign up here

*Have Photos For the Yearbook? Email to [email protected]


Want to join Arete’s Private Family Group on Facebook- do so here. Arete Charter Academy Family Group


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!

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Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

*February 12 4/5 Garden 10:30-11, 6-8th Garden 11:20-11:50

*February 12-KMC Archery with David Webb - Archery Lessons - Ages 7 + - Mondays 02/5, 02/12, 02/26 , 12:15-2:15

*February 13 - First Grade Garden 11:20-11:50, Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

*February 13 Cookie Science 12:15-1:15

*February 13 12:15 Parent Action Committee

*February 14- Hearing/Vision Screening- Grades TK/K, 2, 5, 8 and any students who have IEPs- walk in anytime from 8:30-3. We will also screen students who are in those groups and on campus that day.

*February 14 Culinary Arts 12:15-1:15 Heart Sandwiches

*February 14 Culinary Arts 1:15-2:15 Blueberry Muffins

*February 15 Culinary Arts 12:15-1:15 Heart Sandwiches

*February 15 Little Fish Arts w/Susie Bell 12:15-1:15 Sew a Bag

*February 15 Culinary Arts 1:15-2:15 Blueberry Muffins

*February 16 & 19 Presidents’ Day- school is not in session

Spring Volleyball for 6-8th Grade Girls

The season this year will run from March 4-May 2 and Coach Tamo will be back as our fearless coach. The fees are included in the Blended Middle School program or are $150 out of enrichment funds for others. State vaccination regulations apply. Please email [email protected] by Feb 19, 2024 to let me know if your kiddo will participate. Practice and game times to be announced. We must have eight players to run a team. Thanks!

Bear River Wrestling

Would you like to learn how to wrestle? Do you know how to wrestle and want to wrestle for the NC Bruins wrestling team?
 
Well then....Mondays and Wednesdays are just for you!
 
Go to Bear River High School to room G14 (its behind the AG Department) and talk to Coach Fig or Coach Danieli.
 
Wrestling Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Updates for Thursday, 2/8

Tomorrow is Hearing/Vision Screening- Grades TK/K, 2, 5, 8 and any students who have IEPs- walk in anytime from 8:30-3. We will also screen students who are in those groups and on campus that day.
 

​​"Math Masterminds" is a fun math night for the whole family. All Arete families are invited. You are invited TOMORROW, February 8, 5:30-6:30 pm to the Arete MPR for an evening of 'make & take' math activities hosted by Mrs. Tamo and other Arete teachers followed by a Math "Spy Adventure" Escape Room. All participants are invited to come dressed in black as part of our SUPER SPY team. Your family will leave that night with several activities that promote math and maybe a raffle prize. We will have some fun math theme prizes. Please come and join us for this fun math adventure. This is a free event for all. 

Math Masterminds Family Night

Dance Update

We have students who have paid and returned their permission slips. We have one parent chaperone. We need 1-2 more parents to chaperone and 20 kiddos to be signed up by tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 7 at 9:30am or we will need to cancel the dance.
 
*Friday, February 9 Candyland Winter Dance 6-7:30 6-8th Grades) Permission slips and entry fee due by February 8 in the front office. Permission slips were sent home with on campus kiddos, are in the front office or email [email protected] for a copy. Please sign up here to donate time/items.  2023-24 Families Candyland Dance Donations (State vaccination regulations apply)