Arcadia This Week 5/3/2020

Hello, Arcadia Families,

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

Monday, May 4: No School (May the 4th be with you, Star Wars fans!)

Tuesday, May 5: Day 6

Wednesday, May 6: Day 1

Thursday, May 7: Day 2

Friday, May 8: Day 3

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.

Innovation Day #4 Wrapup

Innovation Day #4 was so much fun to watch from the teacher side--I hope you enjoyed your day as much as we enjoyed seeing you all work together, create, and play! The winning team will be announced Tuesday… For more highlights from this day, you can go to the ArcadiaMania! website:

Community Mural

Don’t forget to send in your tile for the community mural!

Remember, TJ asks that there are no words or drawings of specific people, places, things, etc… think patterns, repetition and color. You can use the paints that are in your bag, or items that you have around your house. You can also collage - tissue paper, newspaper, magazines, etc. Please take your time - no need to rush - and drop it in the mail when you are done!

Some of the pieces have lines to follow, some are blank. All of them are important for us to be able to put the mural back together! When we’ve collected all of the tiles, we will send out an image of the completed mural, so you can see how all of our individual pieces fit together as a whole. 


I hope you are using your postcards! 

You can still write a note to a resident at the Northfield Retirement Community or Three Links! You can drop notes for NRC or Three Links at Arcadia or put them in the basket/slip them under the door at Monarch Gift Shop. If you use the stamped postcards, send them to Arcadia (1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057), and I will bring them to Monarch. Monarch will add the notes to their gift bags. For more information, here is Monarch’s announcement related to the project: 

Monarch delivered 50 bags last Friday--thank you to those Arcadians who have already written cards, we contributed quite a few to that batch! :) 

Meet with Laura

I am going to continue to offer a public Director Meet Tuesday-Friday of this week that anyone can attend from 12:30-1:30pm. Stop by to let me know how things are going at home! It’s an opportunity to ask me questions or share your feedback. I would love to hear from you!

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#


Teachers are available from 12:30-2:30pm

Parents, encourage your children to take advantage of their teachers’ help in the afternoons! Feel free to check in with them, too! :)

Links to those afternoon Meet spaces are available through the MS and HS schedules on the Quick Start Guide:

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 19, Arcadia School Board meeting, 6:30-8:30pm (online only)

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#

May 22, End of 4th Quarter

May 25, Memorial Day, No School

May 26, May Term Begins

June 5, Last Day of School