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Vision Screening
FREE VISUAL SCREENING SERVICES FOR EVERYONE!
When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Where: Higgins Lion and Community Center 22490 E. Hacienda Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95959
NOTE: If you meet our guideline, you can avail a free eyeglass.
For more information, contact: Loin Linda Jasper @ (530) 9067-838

Monday Update- so many things happening tomorrow!

Hello all,

So many things are coming up and some new items added this week… 

*Book Fair-This runs from 8:30-3  Tuesday and 9-12:30 on Wednesday and then we start packing it up. Lots of great books and a small portion of proceeds come back to us to purchase more books for our library!

The week has finally arrived for our Arete Student Showcase on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:15-9:45. Please come visit and ask questions of our amazing scholars and their projects.


*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.


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

Sunday, April 7 Update

Hello all,

So many things are coming up and some new items added this week… 

*Book Fair-This runs from 8:30-3 Monday and Tuesday and 9-12:30 on Wednesday and then we start packing it up. Lots of great books and a small portion of proceeds come back to us to purchase more books for our library!

 

*April 9th Pizza Fundraiser- Arete is teaming up with Papa Murphy's take 'n' bake pizza in Auburn so that we get 30% donated to the school for every pizza we order! All of the details to order, pay, and enjoy are on this form. Please submit before Monday April 8th at 1pm. On Tuesday April 9th you can pick up your pizza at Arete and take it home, or we can cook it for you and you enjoy a pizza party in the MPR with your friends while browsing books at the book fair!

 

The week has finally arrived for our Arete Student Showcase on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:15-9:45 we are inviting ALL students to display projects they work on during the year. Please drop off projects on Monday. 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. Please come visit and ask questions of our amazing scholars and their projects.

 

*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

 

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. Signups and payments are due THIS Friday, April 12.

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

 

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 set up and clean up. Please message me if you can help in anyway. THANK YOU!!! Let’s taco-bout how great you are - Taco bar

 

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

*Square One Art- 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.

*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 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

*April 8  Book Fair 8:30-3 

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

*April 8 Archery 12:15-1:15

*April 8 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*Student Showcase April 9 and 10- 9:15 am

*April 9  Book Fair 8:30-3 

*April 9- First Grade Garden 11:20-11:50, Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

*April 9 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*April 9 Volleyball Game @ Chicago Park 4pm

*April 10  Book Fair 8-12:30 

*April 9 Arete Student Showcase

*April 10 Arete Student Showcase

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

*April 11 Lego 12:15-1:45

*April 11 Volleyball game vs YRC @ Union Hill

*April 11 Love and Logic Parenting Classes @ Alta Sierra School 6-7:30pm

*April 12- Deadline to sign up for Arete’s Craft Fair here

*April 12 Physical Fitness Testing 9-12 Meet in front of MPR

*April 12 Culinary Adventures w/Ms Doerr 9-10:30

*April 12 Foraging and Cooking Class @ Garden Goddess Farm AS 2-4pm

*April 12 Pottery Wheel 12:30-1:30

Dinner Delivered to Arete AND a Fundraiser

Super Arete Dad- Cody Voellinger, has arranged a fundraiser and parent help out for this coming Tuesday. See below for directions! I know I'll be participating and taking home a yummy pizza that night! ALL are welcomed to participate!
 

April 9th Pizza Fundraiser

April 9th Pizza Fundraiser
 
Hello beautiful Arete families, do you plan to eat lunch or dinner on Tuesday April 9th?
 
Great, and do you like pizza?
 
Even greater, then do we have a deal for you!  Arete is teaming up with Papa Murphy's take 'n' bake pizza in Auburn so that we get 30% donated to the school for every pizza we order!
 
All of the details to order, pay, and enjoy are on this formPlease submit before Monday April 8th at 1pm.
 
On Tuesday April 9th you can pick up your pizza at Arete and take it home, or we can cook it for you and you enjoy a pizza party in the MPR with your friends while browsing books at the book fair!

April 9th Pizza Fundraiser

April 9th Pizza Fundraiser
 
Hello beautiful Arete families, do you plan to eat lunch or dinner on Tuesday April 9th?
 
Great, and do you like pizza?
 
Even greater, then do we have a deal for you!  Arete is teaming up with Papa Murphy's take 'n' bake pizza in Auburn so that we get 30% donated to the school for every pizza we order!
 
All of the details to order, pay, and enjoy are on this formPlease submit before Monday April 8th at 1pm.
 
On Tuesday April 9th you can pick up your pizza at Arete and take it home, or we can cook it for you and you enjoy a pizza party in the MPR with your friends while browsing books at the book fair!

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Next week we will have Talent Show sign-ups Tuesday April 9th and Wednesday April 10th at 11am in the MPR.  We will call students from all of the resource center classes on those days to come tell us what they plan to perform at the Arete Talent Show on April 16th.
 
Some examples of past talent show performances include: singing, dancing, playing instruments, martial arts, gymnastics, stand-up comedy, skits, magic, rubik's cube and more!  

Arete's Dragon Fair Sign Ups End Friday

Arete's Second Ever Dragon Fair will be Friday, April 26 from 12:30-1:30-pm. 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. (If you ahve not paid, now is a good time to do that)!. 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. We ahve about 10 sign ups and would love 10 more!
 

Sunday, March 31 Update

Hello all,

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

We are looking forward to hosting our PRSD Board of Trustees monthly board meeting at Arete on Tuesday, April 9 at 6pm. We will be hosting our Student Showcase that week. We are hoping that some families will bring their kiddos out that night to describe their awesome projects to the board. Please email me at [email protected] if you are able to do this!

*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.

Our Book Fair is almost here!  April 3rd - 10th.  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are having our Scholastic Book Fair during our April 20 day meetings!  Make sure to stop on by and check out all the amazing books from Scholastic!

 

Want to use $100 in your enrichment funding towards book fair books? Please turn in a budget form at least 24 hours beforehand to make sure the funding is available and ready for use! (School purchased books will be tagged and put into our library system before being taken home). Items purchased with Book Bucks form the Read-a-Thon or purchased by families are available to be taken home immediately after purchase.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/aretecharteracademy

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. Signups and payments are due THIS Friday, April 5.

 

3-8th Grade CAASPP & 5th & 7th Grade Physical Fitness Testing 2023 Please read the directions carefully as there are different directions for several of the grade levels. If you have a busy schedule, please sign up early!

 

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!

*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 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

*April 1- School is in session (emergency make up day)

*April 2 Art Docent

*April 2 Cookie Science 12:15-1:30

*April 3 Book Fair 8-3 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/aretecharteracademy

*April 3 Art Docent

*April 4 Book Fair 8-3 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/aretecharteracademy

*April 4 Lego 12:15-1:45

*April 4 Love and Logic Parenting Classes @ Alta Sierra School 6-7:30pm

*Student Showcase April 9 and 10- 9:15am

*April 5- Deadline to sign up for Arete’s Craft Fair here

*April 5  Book Fair 8-3

Music Interest Inventory 2024

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!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OvLGuXNNIxzp8WtrICW6YEsgQ6_rb1Q_JjImqxmnzNg/edit#response=ACYDBNhgT_ZhjVDz7amDaQaokRzprH1ZYvgLC7wI2bUY0hE70YBrjRLRnYCnUdSEEqDCYlo

Nevada County Tech Test Jr. 2024 Competition

Congratulations to ALL of the Arete the 5th - 8th grade students for participating in the 2024 Tech Test Jr. Competition!
 
The exam tests critical thinking and problem-solving skills and is no easy feat. All the students who participated should be extremely proud of themselves for rising up to the challenge.
 
Congratulations to Luukas Coleman the overall 5th Grade Top Finisher!
1st Place – Luukas Coleman (Arete Charter Academy)
 
All of the problems from the past 11 TechTest Jr. competitions, along with detailed solutions, can be
found at https://www.nevcoexpo.org/home/techtestjr/techtest-practice-tests.
 
For 2024, 82 5th through 8th grade students from 16 Nevada County schools participated in the 13th
annual TechTest Jr. Math competition in late February. TechTest Jr. is a math exam that tests students’
critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. In addition to acknowledging students for their skills, it’s
intended to promote the development of more critical thinking activities in the county and to help
prepare them for the SAT and ACT tests. It also helps prepare students to compete in the TechTest
Merit Scholarship program for high school students, which each year awards up to $15,000 in college
scholarships. This year’s high school exam will be given at Nevada Union High School on Saturday,
April 27th
. For more information on the high school program, email [email protected]. Both
competitions are sponsored by the Sierra Economic and Science Foundation (SESF), and TechTest Jr.
is also sponsored by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.

Book Fair Announcement

Our Book Fair is almost here!  

April 3rd - 10th.  

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


We are having our Scholastic Book Fair during our April 20 day meetings!  

Make sure to stop on by and check out all the amazing books from Scholastic!


Want to use $100 in your funding towards book fair books? Please turn in a budget form at least 24 hours beforehand to make sure the funding is available and ready for use! 

(State guidelines apply).

 

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/aretecharteracademy

Arete Parent Survey

Last BIG push...
 

Arete Survey- we are currently at 44% of our 176 families have responded. We are hoping to cross 50% by this coming Friday (PRSD Superintendent Clark extended the date to get more parent responses. We look at the data carefully to learn how we can better serve our students and families at Arete. We also use this information to plan for our Local Control and Accountability Plan for the next school year. Tomorrow is the last day to complete it! 

Parent Survey