Arcadia This Week 2/16/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

Here’s what’s up at Arcadia for the coming week!

Monday, Feb. 17: Day 6

  • Ace of Clubs, 2:45-4:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Day 1, Early Release (12:42pm)

  • February Conferences, 1:20-6:30pm (1:20-5:00pm sign up for 1:1 appointments, 5:30-6:30pm round robin format with all teachers available)

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Day 2 (late start)

  • Midterm Grade Check

  • Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 20: Day 3

  • Rachel Ries, Arts Residency Kick Off, 1:45pm

  • Marketing Committee Meeting, 4:00pm

  • Arcadia School Board Meeting, 6:30pm

Friday, Feb. 21: Day 4

Mission Spotlight

It is the mission of Arcadia Charter School to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.

Arcadia Charter School envisions a supportive learning community that, through collaboration and student-driven, project-based learning, encourages and assists students to:

  • Express themselves creatively through the visual, literary, and performing arts.

  • Use technology with innovation, imagination, and responsibility.

  • Develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

  • Construct knowledge and meaning for themselves.

  • Value, advocate, and strive for the wellness of the whole person.

  • Be empowered to act as local citizens within a rapidly changing global community.

Hello, everyone! I am currently in Barcelona, Spain for a training on leading international travel through EF (Education First), the travel company that many schools use for trips. I have been thinking a lot about ways to integrate travel experiences into students’ time at Arcadia, and the importance of interacting with people from many places with many different ways of thinking and doing things.

In June, we are heading to Japan for ten days. (If your child is still interested in joining us, let me know! There are ten days before the cut off date.) I am so excited for our students to experience this beautiful country, and to learn more about Japanese language and culture. There will be hiccups, struggles--all of the challenges of travel. Overcoming those challenges will be part of the learning, and those skills will certainly transfer as students prepare to transition “intellectually, emotionally, and ethically” into their futures. Having traveled with students a number of times, I generally know what to expect, but every trip is different. I can’t wait!

Have a wonderful Sunday, and I will see you at conferences on Tuesday!


$5 Donations for Senior Presentation Day

On March 3rd, seniors will present their final, year-long projects. Following the presentations, we would like to send our seniors out in style with a catered lunch--a meal to bring the seniors together in fellowship one last time before graduation. Arcadia’s 6th-11th grade students will have dessert with the seniors, then the seniors will leave for the day, and the 6th-11th grade students will participate in a series of team-building activities. To help make this day possible for all students, we ask each student to contribute $5, if they are able. 

Help us make school more comfortable for students! Items we need:

If you have extra feminine supplies, or would be willing to purchase some for the school, we try to keep our bathrooms stocked, but are currently running low. Thin, absorbent pads (sample in link) and a range of tampons would be helpful! 

Snacks to restock the Health Office and for during Homework Help would also be wonderful! Things like breakfast bars, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, dried fruits and trail mix can be stored from week to week, but are easy to hand to hungry students.

Kleenex and disinfecting wipes are particularly helpful right now, because it’s cold season, and we’re trying to prevent the spread of germs!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 18, Early Release (12:42pm)

Feb. 18, Spring Conferences, appointments from 1:20-5:30pm, then 5:30-6:30pm with all teachers available

Feb. 19, Finance Committee Meeting (rescheduled), 4:00pm

Feb. 20, Arts Residency with Rachel Ries, kickoff performance at 1:45pm

Feb. 20, Marketing Committee Meeting, 4:00pm

Feb. 20, Arcadia School Board Meeting, 6:30pm

Feb. 21, Ordway Field Trip, High School Performing Arts

Feb. 24, VocalEssence: Witness Field Trip to Orchestra Hall, all middle school students and the high school history and dance classes

Feb. 25, Arts Residency with Rachel Ries (school day, periods 4, 5, and 6)

Mar. 4, Innovation Day 3: Senior Presentation Day (during school)