Learning How to Learnhowtolearn

As a classical liberal arts academy, we know how important content is for young children.  The stories, images, songs, and ideas our students ingest today will help shape who they are tomorrow, and we want to be sure we are filling our children with the best things.  We also know that learning itself is a skill.  If we teach kids  how to learn, their learning will be more efficient and more lasting.  All of teachers this year read a book titled Make it Stick , and we have had good discussions about how to implement strategies that have been proven by research to help kids learn.  Parents play a crucial role in homework at the grammar stage, and many of these strategies are best implemented individually at home.  I encourage you to take a look at this book and consider using some of the ideas therein with your children.  Happy reading!

Neil Gillingham, Headmaster

School Wide Announcementsschoolwides

Homework Survey
It is our goal that homework serves as a fruitful extension of the rich learning that takes place at school.  Let us know how homework is going by filling out this survey. If you have multiple children at Archway Arete, we kindly ask that you complete the survey separately for each of them. Your feedback is deeply valued and will serve to improve our practices. 

Coffee Shop Conversation 
4th grade parents are invited to Coffee Conversations with our Headmaster this Thursday, September 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the library.  We hope you can join us for this great opportunity to meet with our leadership as well as other 4th grade parents over some coffee. 
Extracurricular Clubs & Sports 
Extracurricular clubs and sports are off to a great start!  Your tax credit donations help us fund our extra-curricular programs at Archway Arete.  Thank you for donating your   AZ Tax Credit to Archway Arete!

Parent Service Organizationparent

Thank you for all of your generous donations for the staff and faculty luncheon. The PSO would also like to say thank you to Rino D's located at Gilbert and Baseline for graciously donated the pizza, wings, and pasta for the faculty and staff to enjoy at the lunch. We appreciate you!

Shopping at Costco Earns Free Paper 
When you shop at Costco you can earn paper for the school! Shop at the Costco on Sossamon in Mesa this Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Archway Arete will earn one ream of paper for every $100 spent.  Show up early between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and they will be giving one ream of paper for every $50 spent.  To earn the reward, stop by the school table that is set up and show them your receipt and designate Archway Arete.
Yearbook Volunteer Needed
We are looking for a volunteer to help with the Yearbook orders.  If you are interested please email psoarchwayarete@gmail.com for further details. 
September 23, 2016
In This Issue

Notable Dates
9/30 - No School 
10/10-10/14 - Fall Break R&R
10/17-10/20 - Parent Teacher Conferences/Half Days 
10/20- Movie Night at Arete
10/21- No school
10/24- No School 
10/25-10/31- Book Fair 
10/31- Read-a-thon 

Quick Links

Archway Classical Academy - Arete
4525 E. Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 222-4233

Office Manager:
Rachele Holcomb

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