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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.
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!