Arcadia This Week 3/7/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

Here’s what’s up at Arcadia for the coming week! Note that each day of the week is themed after a decade...more on that in the Mission Spotlight.

Monday, Mar. 9: Day 2, 1950’s Day

  • Ace of Clubs, 2:45-4:30pm

Tuesday, Mar. 10: Day 3, 1960’s Day

  • Homework Help, 2:45-4:00pm

Wednesday, Mar. 11: Day 4 (late start), 1970’s Day

Thursday, Mar. 12: Day 5, 1980’s Day

  • Homework Help, 2:45-4:00pm

  • Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00pm

  • Arcadia Information Night, 6:30-8:00pm 

Friday, Mar. 13: Day 6, 1990’s/2000’s Day

  • Rachel Ries Arts Residency Performance, 7:00pm


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.

Sometimes, after a long winter, we just need to let our hair down. Or...tease and stack our bangs. Per student request, we are celebrating “Decades Week” this coming week! The days will be themed as follows:

Monday: 1950’s

Tuesday: 1960’s

Wednesday: 1970’s

Thursday: 1980’s

Friday: 1990’s/2000’s

All students and staff are invited to dress up for each day in the style of that decade! There will also be a daily lunchtime dance party to popular music from each of the decades. And possibly trivia. 

What does this have to do with our mission? It’s a student-led effort to have fun together! Community is central to how we operate, and these kinds of celebrations, purely for fun and connection, help us build that community. Thank you to the students who put this together!


Rachel Ries Arts Residency, Friday, March 13, 7:00pm

Don’t forget to come see our students perform alongside Rachel Ries and her band, Her Crooked Heart! To repeat Bob’s words from earlier this week:

“Get ready for a fun, uplifting evening next Friday, March 13 at 7:00pm, when we put all the pieces of the residency together and perform for you. And if your child is one of over forty students performing, please have them at school by 6:30pm that night. 

Finally, I'll remind you once more that, in order to create opportunities for your kids we need also to finance those opportunities. So we'll take a minute to pass the hat Friday night, and anything you can contribute will go to a very good cause: your kids as they experience the power of the arts and live performance.” 

Arcadia Information Night, March 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Spread the news! We are having our last big information night before the admissions lottery on April 6th. We would love to have a huge turnout for this event!

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

All advisories are in need of more Kleenex/facial tissues.

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! 

Thank you to everyone who donated snacks! Maggie and Jennifer (who also pitched in!) said we are okay on snacks for now.

Upcoming Events

Mar. 9, Arts Residency with Rachel Ries (school day, periods 4, 5, and 6)

Mar. 12, Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00pm

Mar. 12, Arcadia Information Night, 6:30-8:00pm--presentation on project-based, progressive education at 7:15pm

Mar. 13, Arts Residency with Rachel Ries (school day, periods 4, 5, and 6)

Mar. 13, Arts Residency, final performance with Rachel Ries, 7:00-9:00pm

Mar. 17, Arcadia School Board meeting, 6:30-8:30pm

Mar. 19, Marketing Committee Meeting

Mar. 20, Presentation Afternoon, 12:40-2:42pm--everyone welcome!

Mar. 20, End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 23-27, No School, Spring Break

Mar. 30, No School, Teacher Professional Development Day