From the Headmaster

Archway Arete Family Survey 9.11.20
Thank you, families, for joining us on this historic journey. Never before in our academy's history have we asked parents and teachers to so drastically change our approach to educating our children. There will naturally be some bumps along the way, but our community has been courageous and flexible in our efforts to make sure all of our kids keep learning. So that we can keep in mind your unique point of view in the weeks and months ahead, please take the time to complete this survey, once for each child, by Wednesday, September 16th at noon.  
After School Sports KidzAZ
Archway Arete K-5th grade athletics is back! We will hold sessions in Fall Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, and Spring Basketball. As always we will pursue growth in physical skill sets, character, and teamwork all while maintaining proper social distancing. Classes will consist of individual skill development, speed and agility training, sharing of the ball through space, and small group activities. Practice will be held 3:15-4:15 pm on Thursdays of 9/10, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. Due to Covid-19, tournament play has been suspended until further notice. Register here to sign up. Go Chargers!
No School September 14th
There is no school this Monday, September 14th due to Teacher In-service Day.

Hot Lunch Leftovers
Students must bring a lunchbox from home in order to store leftover hot lunch items. Students will be asked to throw away their leftovers, unless they are stored inside their own lunch boxes.

School Picture Day
School Picture Day has been moved to Thursday, November 5th. Please see our updated calendar here.
New Wednesday Release Times
Beginning September 9th, Wednesdays will now have release times as follows:
  • K-2: 1:15 pm
  • 3-5: 1:35 pm
  • K-5 w/ Prep siblings: 1:55 pm
Half Day Kindergarten will release at their usual time of 11:45 am.
Receive Text Messages
Archway Arete utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about school closings, safety alerts and more. Send a text message to our school's short code number 67587. Reply Yes to opt in. School to
Our Community In Action

Thank you to all of our Matching Gift families! Don’t know if your company matches donations? Simply click on this link, type the name of your employer in the “Matching Gifts” tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. Contact Jessica Vaughan at or 480-699-5283 with any questions.
Parent Service Organization

September Appreciation Lunch
With so many things changing, we are pleased to announce that our Teacher Appreciation lunches have not stopped this year! While they will look a little different, we are counting on our amazing Archway Arete families to help us serve our staff a wonderful lunch on September 17th! Please see the Signup Genius for specific things we are needing to make this lunch possible. Emily Naaktgeboren will be out at the pick up linethe morning of September 17th to receive donated food items.

Ordering Hot Lunch
New families, please go online to to sign up for an account so you are able to purchase lunch for your students. Use code Arete 21. You can also donate money to your amazing teachers so they can buy lunch too! If you have any questions about the lunch program in general please contact Tiffany Wright at 480-606-8590 or

Volunteer in the Lunchroom
Please sign up to volunteer in the lunchroom. As of right now the only volunteers allowed on campus are lunchroom volunteers, so if you want to see your students on campus, sign up! Submit this brief application to obtain volunteer clearance on campus. If you have any questions about volunteering please contact Tiffany Wright at 480-606-8590 or

Family Directory
Archway Arete is a school who prides itself in efforts to build up our community. In order to expand this further, PSO would like to compile an Archway Arete Families Directory that is composed of our families who own or work for a small business or company that offers services. If you own or are an employee for a company like this and would like to be added into the directory please email Emily Naaktgeboren.

Start Date
Athenaeum will start at Arete on Tuesday, September 1st for Kindergarten only. Wednesday, September 2nd is for grades K-5. If you would like to register for Athenaeum please go to If you have any additional questions please contact Lory Sipel at

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.
The Athenaeum After-School Program will resume September 1st for Kindergarten, September 2nd for K-5th, and September 3rd for grades 6-8th.
For more information and to register, visit our academy website and click on Academy LifeàAfter School Programs.
For questions, please contact our Campus Coordinator, Lory Sipel at
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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