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Sunday, April 28 Update

Hello all,

Our wonderful librarian Mrs. Cindy is moving home to Alaska this summer. We are so sad to lose her. We know that she is irreplaceable, but we are hoping to get someone great to come to Arete. Here is the posting. Please share with anyone who might be interested in working at the happiest school on Earth. Charter School Clerk/Librarian-Arete Charter Academy 2024/25

 

Arete 8th Grade Promotion 2024-

We are starting to plan our Arete 8th Grade Promotion for Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30pm.  We invite families to bring a picnic dinner and blankets/chairs and come at 5pm to have dinner together with our Arete community. We will have a promotion ceremony and students will receive a diploma on the stage and then we will pass out cake. We are hoping to have a student speech and a student musical guest. Please let me know if you are or are not interested in having your child participate. Please submit this form by Monday, May 15 so we can start planning this awesome event! We will also be hosting a really nice 8th Grade Breakfast at 9am on the last day the Blended program is on campus, May 30 at 9am. ALL 8th graders who are enrolled at Arete and are eligible to promote are invited to attend both the promotion and/or breakfast! Sign up here…Arete 8th Grade Promotion 2024

 

I recently applied for a garden grant from Raleys and we received $2000. We currently only have water coming to the garden from Oct-April each year when our NID holding pond is full. That makes it pretty prohibitive what we can plant in the garden each year. We would like to spend the money on creating irrigation from a building to the garden. We are hoping we have a parent or a parent with a connection that we could reach out to. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any suggestions for us. Thanks!

 

3-8th Grade CAASPP & 5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing 2023  Starts this week. Please send your kiddo with their charged Chromebook (if they have an Arete issued one), a snack, water bottle, and some lessons to work on if they finish testing early. They can complete one test tomorrow before the break, and then can start the second test after the break if they are ready. Teachers will walk them down to the front of school for pick up at 11:55. If they get done early, they can read their book or work on their lessons. We will also have a drawing at the end of each testing session to reward kiddos for coming in and trying their hardest. We all KNOW that there are many ways to show growth and that state testing is only one way. We will do everything we can to make their environment non-stressful where our sweet kiddos are encouraged to try their best and show what they have learned this year!

 

*Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265. The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.

 

*Parent Appreciation Day is coming! Grandparents who help out are invited too! On Friday, May 17 from 9:30-10 I will be running my coffee/tea bar without accompanying breakfast snacks. Then at 10am, our dearly missed yoga teacher, Amy Ford, will return to lead all of you in a refreshing and relaxing yoga class. Arete staff will provide babysitting services! We hope you can come join us!

 

*Here is the outline for all of the April SEL Lessons broken up by grade level. I have attached the Layout document for the specific grade levels. In each layout I have included; the summary of this month's theme, a video link with discussion/talking points, and a resiliency booster activity with a link.

 

Overall Monthly Theme: Lift the Weight

 

Let’s taco-bout how great you are - Taco bar

We only have a few weeks left and still have not received any donations and we need your help!

Hi Arete Family! Staff appreciation week is coming up in May! We are planning lots of special treats for our amazing staff but we need your help to make it possible. I have attached a signup for one of the days. Be on the lookout for more to come. Also we are in need of monetary donations so we can provide the staff with chair massages and some other fun things. Please contact Samantha Randall if you can contribute financially. We also need help with setting up and cleaning up. Please message me if you can help in any way. THANK YOU!!!

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

Spring Enrichments- Sign up here

3-8th Grade CAASPP & 5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing 2023

 

*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/concerns 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 do not show up with treats to share without checking with me first!

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

*April 26- Last day to purchase supplies/curriculum for the 2023-2024 School Year. (No purchases are allowed for summer use or the following school year per state educational law). This day has passed. Any orders sent in at this point will be saved for next year.

*April 29 CAASP Testing 9-12

*April 29- Sutter's Fort Field Trip 9-5

*April 29 Flat Bow Building 12:15-2:15

*April 30 CAASP Testing 9-12

*April 30-5/1 Volleyball Tournament location and time tbd

*May-1-31st-Buy apples at Briar Patch during the month of May.  We are so excited to share that Arete Charter Academy will be BriarPatch's May Apples for Gardens recipient in Grass Valley. Help our Garden Grow! Buy apples at Briar Patch Food Co-op's Grass Valley location anytime in May and Arete's garden earns 10 cents per bag. Last year we raised almost $1000.

*May 1 Advanced Culinary 12:15-2:15

*May 2 CAASP Testing 9-12

*MAY 2 LEGO MAKE UP CLASS (4/4) 12:15-1:45

Irrigation Help For the Garden, Sami's Circuit, and Dragon's Craft Fair

The big day arrives tomorrow! Please come shop our amazing craft fair from 12:30-1:30. We are having a super raffle and face painting. We would love to see you!
 
Sami's Circuit came today and it was amazing. So much student, parent and teacher participation. Here is the first set of videos and we will play them weekly in class and post them here for at home families to use!
 

Movement is Key

Sami uses Movement to help Tex beat the blues when he’s stuck indoors during an unusual Texas snowstorm. Includes 10 mins. exercise + 2-minute cooldown.

 
 
 

Arete Charter Academy - You are amazing!

Your school or after school program has enrolled in Sami's Circuit On Demand. This program provides weekly SEL videos tailored for two groups of grades (K-3 and 4-6), optional discussion worksheets, digital downloads, and virtual family nights. Click here for more information.

 
 
 

New to Sami’s Circuit?

If you haven’t started yet, watch the Kick-Off Video here!

 

This week’s featured video:

Movement is Key

Sami uses Movement to help Tex beat the blues when he’s stuck indoors during an unusual Texas snowstorm. Includes 10 mins. exercise + 2-minute cooldown.

PreK-3 Grades

Contains more cartoons and all of Sami’s dress-up characters.

K-3 worksheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OTayVPppqs
 

4-6+ Grades

A straight-talk, motivational speaking approach, age-appropriate characters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzksHzYdGXQWatch now
 
I recently applied for a garden grant from Raleys and we received $2000. We currently only have water coming to the garden from Oct-April each year when our NID holding pond is full. That makes it pretty prohibitive what we can plant in the garden each year. We would like to spend the money on creating irrigation from a building to the garden. We are hoping we have a parent or a parent with a connection that we could reach out to. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any suggestions for us. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 24 Update

The EXCITING Day is tomorrow!
 
We are so excited to announce that we have received a grant from NCSOS and are spending a large portion of it on Sami's Circuit. We will be kicking off this year long initiative on Thursday, April 25 with two assemblies. Please come on campus and join us. TK-3rd Grades will be from 9:30-10:15 and 4-8th Grades will be from 10:30-11:15. Following for the next year will be weekly 20 minute videos that model healthy choice and behaviors and get kids moving! We will also have three virtual Family Nights (we may Zoom in for one from the Arete MPR) where families can tune in for energetic fun and motivation. We hope you will join us for some of these fun and healthy events!
 
*Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265. The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.

Sunday, April 21 Update

Hello all,

Reminder that the Resource Center is closed tomorrow except for students who are completing CAASPP testing. We still have slots if you want to sign your kiddo up! 

*Sutter’s Fort Interactive Field Trip

Tuesday, April 23 from 11-11:30 Zoom link below. Please participate with your kiddos if you can as it will be really beneficial.

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20283960&action=zoom&uniqueID=9430a053361f9844e305805b93b78d68&ownerID=20283960

We are so excited to announce that we have received a grant from NCSOS and are spending a large portion of it on Sami's Circuit. We will be kicking off this year long initiative on Thursday, April 25 with two assemblies. Please come on campus and join us. TK-3rd Grades will be from 9:30-10:15 and 4-8th Grades will be from 10:30-11:15. Following for the next year will be weekly 20 minute videos that model healthy choice and behaviors and get kids moving! We will also have three virtual Family Nights (we may Zoom in for one from the Arete MPR) where families can tune in for energetic fun and motivation. We hope you will join us for some of these fun and healthy events!

You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. We are really hoping lots of people will come and shop too. That really adds to the fun for the families participating. 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!! 

*Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265. The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.

*Here is the outline for all of the April SEL Lessons broken up by grade level. I have attached the Layout document for the specific grade levels. In each layout I have included; the summary of this month's theme, a video link with discussion/talking points, and a resiliency booster activity with a link.

Overall Monthly Theme: Lift the Weight



Let’s taco-bout how great you are - Taco bar-

Click the above link to sign up to help. We only have a few weeks left and still have not received any donations and we need your help!

Hi Arete Family! Staff appreciation week is coming up in May! We are planning lots of special treats for our amazing staff but we need your help to make it possible. I have attached a signup for one of the days. Be on the lookout for more to come. Also we are in need of monetary donations so we can provide the staff with chair massages and some other fun things. Please contact Samantha Randall if you can contribute financially. We also need help with setting up and cleaning up. Please message me if you can help in any way. THANK YOU!!!

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

Monday, April 22- Resource Center Closed

*April 22 CAASPP Testing 9-12 room 1 AND 2 Testing ONLY!!

*April 22- 4/5 Garden 10:30-11, 6-8th Garden 11:20-11:50

*April 22 Archery 12:15-1:15

*April 22 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*April 23- First Grade Garden 11:20-11:50, Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

*Sutter’s Fort Interactive Field Trip

Tuesday, April 23 from 11-11:30 Zoom link below. Please participate with your kiddos if you can as it will be really beneficial.

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20283960&action=zoom&uniqueID=9430a053361f9844e305805b93b78d68&ownerID=20283960

*April 23 Archery 12:15-1:15

*April 23 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*April 23 Volleyball game vs NCSA @ Union Hill small gym 4 pm

*April 24 Art 12:15-1:15

*April 25 CAASPP Testing 9-12

*April 25- 2/3 Garden 11:20-11:50

*Art 25 Art 12:15-1:15

*April 25 Lego 12:15-1:45

*April 26 CAASPP Testing 9-12

*April 26 Arete’s Dragon Craft Fair 12:30-1:30pm

*April 26- Last day to purchase supplies/curriculum for the 2023-2024 School Year. (No purchases are allowed for summer use or the following school year per state educational law).

*April 26 The Great Egg Drop 9-10:30

*April 26 Art Class 10:30-11:30

*April 25 Friday Fun 11:30-12:30

*April 29 CAASP Testing 9-12

Thursday Update

*Reminder there is no on campus events tomorrow due to Teacher Professional Development. The office will close at 2pm for a Secretary's Meeting.
 
*The kids love playing with tennis balls and racquet while at recess. I jsut purchased more balls but we are down to one racquet and are hoping that some of you might have some lying around at home that you would consider donating.
 
We are so excited to announce that we have received a grant from NCSOS and are spending a large portion of it on Sami's Circuit. We will be kicking off this year long initiative on Thursday, April 25 with two assemblies. Please come on campus and join us. TK-3rd Grades will be from 9:30-10:15 and 4-8th Grades will be from 10:30-11:15. Following for the next year will be weekly 20 minute videos that model healthy choice and behaviors and get kids moving! We will also have three virtual Family Nights (we may Zoom in for one from the Arete MPR) where families can tune in for energetic fun and motivation. We hope you will join us for some of these fun and healthy events!

PLEASE Complete the Music Survey as we are planning for next year on Friday 4/19

We are so excited to be welcoming PRSD music teacher, Joshua Horton to Arete for the 2024-2025 school year from 8-10am on Mondays-Thursdays. He will be working with students in the 4-8th grades for the 2024-2025 school year. Joshua Horton received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Concordia University, Irvine in 2019. This will be his fourth year instructing music in public schools since graduating. With an extensive background in classical performance, Mr. Horton loves to provide instruction that empowers all students to succeed musically, whether performing alone or with others!

Music Interest Inventory 2024

Miss school pictures today? It's not too late- they are back tomorrow!

Arete Spring School Photos with Total Capture Photography

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

 

*Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265. The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.

 

 

REMINDER: Arete's Talent Show Tuesday, April 16th at 11am

Arete's Talent Show is happening on Tuesday, April 16th starting promptly at 11am. Please show up at 10:30am to get your seat and snacks - we will have a full snack/ lunch/ drink stand operating to raise $ for Teacher Appreciation Week. Weather permitting, the show will be at the outside amphitheatre, so feel free to bring chairs and blankets. Invite your friends and family!  This is an open show for the Arete community.
 
We have about 30 Arete students of all ages signed up to blow your minds with performances such as: singing, dancing, gymnastics, show & tell, magicians, instrument recitals, rubik's cubes, animations and more!

Sunday, April 14 Update

Hello all,

Last week was one for the books. We had an amazing turnout for the book fair, which brings money to our donation fund and new books for the library. We had our first parent-led fundraiser with Papa Murphy’s, PRSD’s school board held a meeting at Arete (and could not stop raving about our beautiful campus, happy chickens, and awesome projects at the wonderful Arete Student Showcase.) Ah, I LOVE our sweet school!


3-8th Grade CAASPP & 5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing 2023  Starts this week. Please send your kiddo with their charged Chromebook (if they have an Arete issued one), a snack, water bottle, and some lessons to work on if they finish testing early. They can complete one test tomorrow before the break, and then can start the second test after the break if they are ready. Teachers will walk them down to the front of school for pick up at 11:55. If they get done early, they can read their book or work on their lessons. We will also have a drawing at the end of each testing session to reward kiddos for coming in and trying their hardest. We all KNOW that there are many ways to show growth and that state testing is only one way. We will do everything we can to make their a non-stressful environment where our sweet kiddos are encouraged to try their best and show what they have learned this year!


*Arete’s 3rd Talent Show is coming Tuesday, April 16 at 11am. All are invited! Please arrive at 10:30 to get good seats and purchase something from the snack bar! Bring a blanker or chair to sit out on the grass.

*Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265. The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.

*You're invited to Arete’s Craft Fair!! Friday April 26th, 2024 from 12:30-1:30pm. We are really hoping lots of people will come and shop too. That really adds to the fun for the families participating. 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. Signups and payments are due Friday, April 19.

*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. Photos 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

*Square One Art- 

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.

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

Spring Enrichments- Sign up here

3-8th Grade CAASPP & 5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing 2023


*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


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


Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

*April 15 CAASP Testing 9-12

*April 15 Archery 12:15-1:15

*April 15 Cookie Science 12:15-1:30

*April 16 Archery 12:15-1:15

*April 16 Cookie Science 12:15-1:30

*April 16 & 17 Spring Outdoor Pics

*April 16 Talent Show- 11am

*April 16 Volleyball game @ Mt. St. Mary’s 8th

*April 17 Advanced Culinary 12:15-2:15

*April 17 Art 12:15-1:15

*April 17 Advanced Culinary 2:15-3:30

*April 18 CAASP Testing 9-12

*April 18 Art 12:15-1:15

*April 18 Lego 12:15-1:45

*April 18 Advanced Culinary 2:15-3:30

*April 18 Love and Logic Parenting Classes @ Alta Sierra School 6-7:30pm

*April 19 Square 1 Art Orders Due

*April 19 Dragon Craft Sign Ups Due

*April 19 Professional Development Day-school is not in session

Arete's second Ever Dragon Fair will be Friday, April 26 from 12:30-1:30-pm. Please sign up to participate or come shop!

Set Up begins at 12pm. If you would like to participate in this craft fair please fill the information out down below and pay by Friday, April 5th. Arete Parents are invited to participate as well! Please bring two items to donate to the raffle to raise money for sports teams, P.E equipment, new books, science gear or fixes that are needed around the school. Restrooms will be available. Booth size is 10x10.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IjNurFUw_B2G8wExJkTyYfOFi9Fmgez4bfRn0A4S6DU/edit

Spring Photo Day
Spring Photo Information
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 (Don’t pull until 10:15)
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

Pizza Fundraiser Update

Our first ever pizza fundraiser with Papa Murphy's Auburn was a success!  We exceeded our goal and 24 Arete families got to pickup pizza from Arete to take home for a delicious dinner, and we raised $191 for the school!
 
Did you know that Arete's FUNdraising committee has a goal of raising $1,000 for the '23-'24 school year to help us cover costs for: jump ropes, playground balls, music enrichments, school assemblies, teacher appreciation, and more?
*In the '22-'23 school year we raised $700.
 
Keep an eye out for more of these future food fundraisers, and please share all constructive feedback ([email protected]) since this was our first time.
 

Yearbook Orders

Please note the correction for the passcode:

Arete’s Blended Middle School has created our 3rd amazing yearbook and you can purchase your yearbook now to have delivery by the Fun Field Days at the end of May. Go here… www.treering.com/validate and enter passcode: 101636661669265 (corrected passcode)

The deadline for custom pages is April 26th and the deadline for ordering the yearbook is May 2nd.