PE Classes
PE classes are being held outside. Students may bring a hat and sunglasses, and parents may also apply sunscreen before school.

Conference Week
Conference week begins Monday, October 19th and concludes on Thursday, October 22nd. All conferences will be held on Zoom. Parents, sign up for conferences using the Signup Genius link that homeroom teachers posted to their Google Classroom stream on Monday, October 12th. Conference week consists of four half-days (M-Th) with release times of 11:50 (K-2nd) 12:05 (3rd-5th) and 12:25 (prep siblings). Lunch will not be served on campus on half-days. Friday, October 23rd will be a 100% online day for all students. There is no school the following Monday, October 26th.A conference with your child’s homeroom teacher is mandatory. There are optional conferences available if you would like to meet with our team of specialists (art, music, French, and P.E.).

Mark your calendars for our seventh-annual Read-a-thon! This special day will be celebrated on Friday, October 30th. Students have the option to come to school dressed as their favorite classical literary character, scientist, or historical figure. Costumes need not come directly from the grade level curriculum, though they must be classically aligned. Additionally, costumes should allow students to engage in regular school day activities such as recess, lunch, and P.E., and shouldn’t impede their instruction. Violent images or weapons of any kind will not be permitted. Face coverings may not be present, aside from a mask that should be worn in class this year. (Costume proposal slips will be sent home the week of October 19th.) It is sure to be a full, fun day celebrating the beautiful enjoyment reading brings!

Scholastic Book Fair Online
We will not hold an on-site book fair for October’s Read-a-Thon. Instead, we are encouraging teachers to create an account with Scholastic online. From there, teachers can create wish lists, book recommendations, and more! Books can be shipped directly to students’ homes, and teachers will reap Scholastic rewards which means more books for their classroom libraries. Reach out to your child's teacher for their specific class code, or use the Archway Arete school code: XLJGP.
Half Days Next Week
Half Days are scheduled for next week, October 19th - 22nd. On Friday, October 23rd all students will attend Google Classroom online. No lunch will be served on campus next week.

Release Times:
K-2: 11:45 am
3-5: 12:05 pm
K-5 w/ Prep siblings: 12:25 pm
All School Remote Learning Days
Archway Arete will have three remote learning days in the second quarter:  October 23rd, November 6, and December 11. All three are Fridays and the first two dates are half days. These are still officially school days and students will have work to complete remotely, but there will not be any in-person classes. Please note that there will be no live instruction or tutoring available.  

Thank you to all of our families who have already made their AZ Tax Credit, it’s so appreciated! Haven’t made yours yet? CLICK HERE to make your tax credit today.

October Teacher Appreciation Lunches
Join us in October as we show our staff what true Super Heros they really are! We will be serving them lunch Monday-Thursday, the week of Parent Teacher Conferences(October 19th-22nd). Find the link to donate items or contribute financially here. The cart will be available during drop off Monday the 19th as well as Wednesday the 21st.

Teacher Snack Bar
We are all very aware of the many hours our wonderful teachers are pouring into serving their students. We would like to fuel them with a "snack bar" inside their lunch/break room! Find the snack items here. Please drop off items at the front desk.

October Theme: Russia and Eastern Europe
Virtue: Wisdom
Manners: Greeting others and hand signals.

Registration for the Athenaeum After-School Program for the 2020-21 school year is open!

Athenaeum is our after-school program for grades K-8 that is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time in addition to enriching and academically oriented activities. Scholars also have time for snack, games and recreation, and time to socialize with friends.
For more information and to register, visit our academy website and click on Academy Life, After School Programs.
For questions, please contact our Campus Coordinator, Lory Sipel .
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Archway Classical Academy - Arete
Melody Pati, Office Manager
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 4525 East Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Phone:(480) 222-4233
Fax:(480) 222-4234