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… 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