Arcadia This Week 5/25/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

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

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day (No School)

Tuesday, May 26: Day 

Blue Advisory, pick up/return materials at Arcadia from 12:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, May 27: Day 

Red Advisory, pick up/return materials at Arcadia from 12:30-2:30pm

Thursday, May 28: Day 

Green Advisory, pick up/return materials at Arcadia from 12:30-2:30pm

Friday, May 29: Day 

Purple Advisory, pick up/return materials at Arcadia from 12:30-2:30pm

You are welcome to drop off any books or other materials you will no longer need! There will be tubs for you to put things in.

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.

Most Arcadians have continued to be active, engaged learners during this challenging transition to, and then sustained period of, online learning. I am so proud of all of our students, and endlessly grateful for the staff and families who are a part of this community! We continue to live our mission every day--it’s a really solid mission!

Also in keeping with that mission, May Term starts tomorrow! I am looking forward to seeing what students choose to do! 

Here are a few other mission-related happenings:

Dance Performance

The Arcadia Dancers have created a final performance to share with the community! The videos include senior solos and group pieces. A huge thank you to Shari and the Arcadia dancers for putting all of these together! What a wonderful way to honor the work that you have all done. Thank you for sharing that work with us! 

Check the videos out here:

Middle School Awards

If you’re new to Arcadia, you may hear “awards” and think of a typical academic award ceremony. That’s not what this is. Every student in the middle school receives an award recognizing their unique personality and contributions to Arcadia’s middle school. Often, the awards are based on inside jokes shared among the MS community, but the advisors have also created an introduction for each student that reflects how intentionally advisors work to get to know every student. We had a number of requests to view the MS awards and I wanted to make sure those families who were interested had a chance to view them. We have a new live streaming channel available here:

The 8th grade class also chose to donate a tree! There is a video of the tree being planted in their honor.

The MS awards videos and the 8th grade tree planting video will be available on our channel until 9pm on Monday evening (tonight, 5/25).

Mural Tiles

We are still looking for a number of mural tiles to be returned! Drop them in the mail, or drop them off when you come to pick up your locker/desk materials! We can’t wait to see how it turns out when all of our pieces come together! :)


May Term Starts Tuesday, 5/26! 

All students will start out in their advisories at 8:30am for attendance. If you miss that time for some reason, please make sure to check in with a teacher to be marked present. Since the teachers will be working with May Term activities, they will not all be in their typical Meets--please email the person you are looking for if they are not in their Meet.

Advisory 8:30am-9:00am: Advisors take attendance and students finalize their choice of activity for the day

May Term Activity 9:00am-11:30am: Students receive instruction for the activity, then complete their activity and document what they did

Lunch Break 11:30am-12:30pm

12:30-2:30pm: Students can work with teachers on make up/missing items from 4th quarter or meet with teachers by appointment to continue their learning. 

Meet with Laura

I am going to hold only one Meet this week, on Thursday, 5/28 at 3:00pm. Feel free to stop by if you need anything or have any questions as we’re nearing the end of the school year!

Here is the address for the Meet: 

To join the video meeting, click this link:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 513-796-6467 and enter this PIN: 493 475 105#

Meals for Children: During the school building closures, meals will be available for pick up between 11:30am and 12:30pm at Greenvale Park Elementary School, Sibley Elementary, and Northfield High School. Families may use whichever location is most convenient for them.

Parents, please encourage your children to check their email regularly--that continues to be our primary mode of communication. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

May 26-June 4, May Term

May 28, 3:00pm, Meet with Laura

To join the video meeting, click this link:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 513-796-6467 and enter this PIN: 493 475 105#

June 5, Last Day of School

June 3-6, Graduation Ceremonies for All Seniors (a live stream schedule will be shared so you can watch on our channel!)