Sunday. January 1 Update

Good Evening Families!

We hope everyone had a restful and refreshing break with their families. Reminder that Monday, January 2 is a national holiday so Arete will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

*January 6- Arete OC Adventures Park Meet Up 2-3 Memorial Park- this is weather pending. We don’t mind cold temperatures, but do cancel if there is a 50% chance of rain forecasted. Please RSVP to [email protected] by the Thursday before.

We still have a few spots available in our…

*Communication Strategies Groups

Attention parents! We are so excited to announce that  you can sign up your child  to participate in a small group  meeting for social emotional learning. These groups will run for 5 weeks starting January 11 and 12.

Ages 9-14; Wednesdays  12-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in  Rm 2

Ages  12-14; Wednesdays 1:00-1:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

Ages  4-9: Thursdays 12:00-12:30pm with Mrs. Dhaliwal in Rm 2

The groups will focus on understanding communication and will give students strategies on how to effectively communicate with others. Students will learn to understand different voice  tones and facial expressions in order to understand what someone is saying. Please email [email protected] to sign up as there are only 8 spots available per age group.

*January 11- Bear River High School visits 6-8th grade classes at 11am All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

  • Future Bruin Day - Friday, February 3: From 9:30-12:00: Students will come to campus for a morning of information, tour, lunch and a rally! Mr. Codiga or Ms. Ford will meet you in front of the gym and will be chaperoning. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20 to [email protected] with the student's name and T shirt size.

  • Future Bruin Parent Night - Thursday, February 9: From 5:30-7:00: We would like to invite parents to an informational evening to learn about all of the exciting possibilities at Bear River High School. After the presentation, there will be an interactive showcase where families can meet teachers and learn more about classes, programs such as CTE, drama, art, athletics, etc…

  • Bear River High School will visit the Arete Charter Academy 6-8th grade classes on Wednesday, January 13 at 9:15. All middle school parents and students are welcome to attend.

Please pay Roller King chaperone and sibling fee now.

Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime ($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. 

Roller King- Roseville  Friday, January 27, 2023 10:30am-1:30pm ALL Ages

Our field trip consists of an approximately one-hour S.T.E.M. lesson on Motion & Skate Design followed by two hours to eat lunch and skate. Bring your own lunch or money to purchase lunch from the snack bar.

Arete students are paid for by Arete. If you cancel within one week of the field trip, you will need to reimburse Arete $10 for your child's fee. All non- Arete participants are $10. The fee must be paid by Friday, January 13 or we will delete your sign up.

January and February 2023 Enrichments

There are several classes that may be canceled due to low enrollment. If this is the case, we will give a few days notice. If a class is full and you want to be added to the waiting list, please email Sarah at [email protected]. Thanks!

For off site enrichment classes:

Stephanie and Wendy at Little Hummingbird Crafts announced their Arete OC Adventure Class Line Up. Check them out here, sign up, add to a budget form and use Enrichment Funds!

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!


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

Arete Charter Academy Family Group


Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

*December 19- January 2- Winter Break- No School for Students

*January 3- First Day of Resource Center after Christmas Break

Rice Krispie Treats in the office for successful 20 day 

Binder meetings

Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr TK-3 12:15-1:30

*January 4- 6-8th Grade Bitney Prep High School Visit 9:30-10am

Science Adventures in STEAM w/Ms. Doerr 4-8th 12:15-1:30

Little Fish Arts w/Susie Bell 4-8th 12:15-1:15

Rice Krispie Treats in the office for successful 20 day 

Binder meetings

*January 5  Little Fish Arts w/Susie Bell TK-3 12:15-1:15

*January 6 - Engineering Adventure Series, Session 1:Bridges Galore 9-10:30

*January 6-Chefs’ Specials England 9-10:30

*January 6 Crafty Fridays 10:30-11:30 Magic Wand

*January 6 Friday Fun Day 11:30-12:30

Arete OC Adventures Park Meet Up 2-3 Memorial Park