Sunday, August 21 Update

Good Evening families!

We had an amazing turnout for our new family training series on Tuesday. So fun to have everyone back on campus and seeing new friends being made!



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 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. Here is a note about t-shirts and the sizes we will have. “We recommend not drying in high heat. Low heat or, even better- hang dry.” You will be able to order additional t-shirts and sweatshirts at a later date. We take exact cash or checks made to PRSD.

Youth sizes:

S, M, L, XL

Adult sizes:

S, M, L, XL, 2XL

*Thursday morning we started NWEA/AR Testing for students 2nd-8th grade from 9:30am-12pm. Please send them with a snack, water bottle, and book to read of lessons to do.All students must attend in person testing on one of these. If a chromebook is checked out to your family, please bring it charged and ready for your testing day. The extra Chromebooks we have are reserved for the students who do not have a Chromebook. Please come early to check those out from the office. Please do not sign up for a spot and then forget to come as other kids couldn't take that spot and then we have to find another spot for you kiddo. (Thank you also for not bringing your sick kiddos) You can check the sign up below and Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder two days before. If you need to cancel or change your sign up, please log back into your account on a computer and make the change. Check or edit your sign up here…


2nd-8th Grade Fall NWEA Math and AR Reading Assessments 2022-2023


School Safety- Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has partnered with Nevada Joint Union High School District to host a Safety Summit for the Nevada County community.  Local law enforcement officials, fire service, and Office of Emergency Services personnel will present a Safety Summit at the Bear River High School Theater on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at Nevada Union High School, Don Baggett Theater on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will be resource tables available at each event with additional agencies represented.  Please help spread the word.


*Supply and Curriculum Orders are starting to go out to families. We have hired extra staff and have had wonderful parent volunteers helping. Thanks Team for all the hard work!


*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

*August 22- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2, 9

*August 25- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 1, 2

*August 29- 9:30am-12pm NWEA/AR Testing- Room 9

*Aug 29- 4th-8th- Start Resource Center

*August 30- TK-3rd- Start Resource Center