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