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Screenagers: Under the Influence

Hello Parents!

You are invited to attend a free screening of: Screenagers: Under The Influence with your 6th-12th grader at the Del Oro Theater.

This film examines the impact of our digital age on teens' decision-making in relation to substances such as vaping, drugs, and alcohol.

Details:

Where: The Del Oro Theater, Grass Valley

When: 4/17/24 at 7:00 p.m.

Who: Parents and their 6th-12th graders

Click here to get your tickets

(We anticipate that the event will sell-out.)

The event is sponsored by the county TUPE program (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) and includes free popcorn and a drink.

 

Questions? Contact Amy Taylor, TUPE Specialist

[email protected]

Sunday, March 10 Update

Hello all,

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

Arete Survey- we are currently at 40% 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. Friday is the last day to complete it! 

 Parent Survey

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!

 

*2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023-2024. Remember to bring your charged Chromebook, a book or some lessons, a water bottle and a snack so your kiddo is in the testing room and ready to start at 9:15. Kiddos will be walked down to front pick up at 12pm. (If you need to check out a CB in the front office, please arrive EARLY to do that.) We are REALLY focusing on students going slowly and trying their very best to show what they have learned this year.

*Intent to Return- Due March 13 to ensure enrollment for the 24/25 school year. Intent to Return Please let us know if your child is, or is not, returning next year.

*Read-A-Thon Pledges due March 15- 20% of funds raised will be returned to your kiddo in Book Bucks to spend at the Spring Book Fair- April 3-10. The ladies of the Lion’s Club visited Arete with not six, but eight crisp $50 bills to raffle. We handed out half of them last week and have a few more to hand out tomorrow. So exciting to honor these hard working readers.

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- email baby pics to Nicole Tomasetti ([email protected]) by TOMORROW!

 ALL Families are invited to sign up for Sierra Harvest Guest Chef with Susan Gouveia on March 13 from 5:30-6:30.

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!

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 for 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.

 

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!

*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 March Monthly Theme: Desire, Time, and Effort

 

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

*Spring Testing- Sign up here

*2023-2024 Field Trips- Sign up here

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

*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

*March 11 Spring NWEA Testing

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

*March 11 Cookie Science 12:15-1:30

*March 12- First Grade Garden 11:20-11:50, Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

*March 12- 12pm Read-a-Thon High Tea/Hot Cocoa Party Reward

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

*March 12-13 Guest Chef 5:30-6:30pm

*March 13- Parent Orientation 5-6pm

*March 13-5:30-6:30 Guest Chef for Off Campus Families

*March 14- 2/3 Garden 11:20-11:50

*March 14 Love and Logic Parenting Classes @ Alta Sierra School 6-7:30pm

*March 15 Around the World Read-a-Thon Pledge Money Due

*March 15 Culinary Adventures w/Ms Doerr 9-10:3

You Guys Are Amazing- Arete Charter Academy Parent Survey

We went to 30% overnight! Thank you so much to the 51 families who completed this survey. 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. If 34 families complete it tonight, we will be at 50% which would be amazing! Our goal is 70%. Friday is the last day to complete it! 

Arete Charter Academy Parent Survey

Thank you so much to the 19 families who completed this survey. 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. We are at about 11% completion and are hoping to get over 50% of parents completing it. Our goal is 70%. Friday is the last day to complete it! 

Sunday, March 4 Update

Hello all,

*Thank you to those who have already signed up for NWEA Math and AR testing starting tomorrow, March 4. If you need to sign up or change your date, please do so here. 2nd-8th Grade Spring NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2023-2024. If you do not show up that day, we will call and remind you. Remember to bring your charged Chromebook, a book or some lessons, a water bottle and a snack so your kiddo is in the testing room and ready to start at 9:15. Kiddos will be walked down to front pick up at 12pm. (If you need to check out a CB in the front office, please arrive EARLY to do that.) We are REALLY focusing on students going slowly and trying their very best to show what they have learned this year.

 

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

 

*Intent to Return- Due March 13 to ensure enrollment for the 24/25 school year. Intent to Return

*Read-A-Thon Pledges due March 15- 20% of funds raised will be returned to your kiddo in Book Bucks to spend at the Spring Book Fair- April 3-10. Ms. Cindy will be sending emails this week to invite kids who earned it to the High Tea/Hot Cocoa Party and the Pizza Party. For every country a student reads to, they have one raffle ticket entered into a drawing for six 50 gift cards. We will be pulling the raffle tickets on Thursday, March 7.

 

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- email baby pics to Nicole Tomasetti ([email protected]) by March 11th 2024. 

 ALL Families are invited to sign up for Sierra Harvest Guest Chef with Susan Gouveia on March 13 from 5:30-6:30.

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

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. 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.

 

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!

*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

 

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

*March 4 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*March 5 Art Docent

*March 5 STEAM 12:15-1:30

*March 6 Art Docent (Last day to turn in Square 1 Art by 10am)

*March 6 Advanced Culinary Italian Dinner 12:15-2:15 

*March 6 Little Fish Arts 12:15- 1:15 Math with Play Dough

*March 6 Advanced Culinary 2:15-3:30 Bake and take home International Bread or Dessert

*March 7 Spring NWEA Testing 9:15-12:00 

*March 7 Advanced Culinary Italian Dinner 12:15-2:15 

*March 7 Little Fish Arts 12:15- 1:15 Math with Play Dough

*March 7 Advanced Culinary 2:15-3:30 Bake and take home International Bread or Dessert

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

*March 8 9:15-12:00 Spring NWEA Spring Testing

*March 8 Art Class Sunset Name Picture 10:30-11:30

*March 8 Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:00

*March 8 1:00-3:30  Foraging & Cooking Class @ Garden Goddess Farm Alta Sierra

Talent Show Update

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!
 
From the Talent Show Committee-
"For this year's Talent Show posters, Arete students get to show off your creative skills!  Your art will be turned into a poster and hung up at school to promote the Talent Show. 
 
Please submit your artwork by Monday, March 11th. 
 
You can submit either a piece of paper or a digital copy. 
 
Don't worry about adding time and date info, we will take care of that."

Sami's Circuit Kick Off Assembly

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 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!