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ARETE Science Camp

Hi there,
It is time to sign up for 6th Grade Science Camp if your family is interested. Please review the attached permission slip carefully for information about required immunizations and payment options. Permission slips will be sent home with Hybrid and BMS 6th graders and extras will be in the front office. Thanks!

Sunday, September 18 Update

Good Evening families!


Love and Logic Parenting Class Starts at Cottage Hill this week- This is amazing and highly recommended for families. There is free childcare AND dinner provided. Please download and complete the flier from the earlier posting or grab one in the front office. The series is from 6-8pm at the Cottage Hill Library on September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26,  and November 2.


*CHESS CLUB is off to a great start. Our next day will be 

Friday, September 23th from 12:30-1:10. Mr. Walsh recommends  kids sign up on chesskid.com and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  

 

Fall Field Trips 2022

B Street Theatre Field Trip Chaperone Payment- Reminder that all payments for parents and guests four and older are due no later than Friday, September 30. If you do not pay by that date, we will not remind you, we will delete you and your child's sign ups. You need to pay $13 each (Arete pays for Arete students out of extra funds not used last year). Please pay 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. 

 

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

 

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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

*All classes must be canceled one week before the class starts as the instructor has already purchased and prepped the materials.

 

Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*September 19-  10:00-10:30 Doerr Garden

*September 21- 9:30 Fire Drill

                          9:30-10 Von Ruden Garden

                        6-8pm Love and Logic Parenting Class Starts at Cottage Hill

*September 22-  9:45-10:15 Tomasetti Garden

        11:30-11:55 Veblen Garden

*September 23- 12:30-1:10 Chess Club

Arete Librarian Job Posting

We are excited to be hiring a Librarian. This is exciting as this will be their only focus while employed at Arete. Click here for more information and to apply. Please share with your awesome friends and families. Referrals are our favorite! Arete Librarian

Questions from Ms. T to Ask Your Kiddos About Their Day

Tell Me About Your Day
Conversation starters to use with your child
Who did you eat snack with? What did you talk about?
Who did you play with at recess? What did you play?
What did you need help with today? Who helped you? Did you help anyone?
What was your favorite thing about your day?
Who did you work with during ________?
What was the funniest thing that happened today?
Tell me something your teacher said to you today.
Tell me about something that made you feel ___________.
Did you make anything today?
What are you looking forward to?

Sunday, September 11 Update

Good Evening families!


This week we are thankful for cooler temperatures and yet now dealing with the poor air quality. School is not usually canceled due to poor air quality as often “our schools are better equipped, with higher quality air ventilation and filtration systems, than residential homes, “ according to Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. We will be closely monitoring the air quality throughout the day when determining if students can be outside for breaks. If we are able to be outside, all students will have the opportunity of coming inside the library with me if they are struggling with the outside air.


*Supply and Curriculum Orders are all caught up (unless you ordered them just last week). 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. 

 

*CHESS CLUB is off to a great start. Our next day will be 

Friday, September 23th from 12:30-1:10. Mr. Walsh recommends  kids sign up on chesskid.com and put [email protected] (his email) as the guardian.  


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

 

Fall Field Trips 2022

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. 

 

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


 

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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group

 

 Fall Enrichment Sign Ups are HERE

*All classes must be canceled one week before the class starts as the instructor has already purchased and prepped the materials.

 

Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*September 11- 20 Day Meetings- Popsicles in office for all students who turn EVERY single thing DURING their meeting.

*September 12- 20 Day Meetings- Popsicles in office for all students who turn EVERY single thing DURING their meeting.

*September- 13- 9am Parent Networking Meeting- Parent Resource Center

Art Docent- McAlister, Codiga, and Veblen

11:30-11:55 McAlister Garden

*September 14- 4-8th Art Docent

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

*September 15- Art Docent- Baker/Lingo and Tomasetti

                9:45-10:15 Tomasetti Garden

10:45-11:15 Baker Garden

            11:30-11:55 Codiga Garden

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