Anyone is welcome to attend the Wellness Committee Meeting – tomorrow morning 7:15am. This committee looks at overall school wellness initiatives – Students, Staff, including physical activity options and healthy eating choices at school. We meet in the conference room.
CPR class starts tomorrow at 10:15 in the Plato Room.
Unity Day is on October 25th, in celebrating & honoring Unity, Inclusion, Acceptance…We invite all students to participate an Arcadia poster and/or button making contest. Create/Design an Poster – you choose the size and/or a button (2″ or 3″ size). All entries must be submitted by 3pm on October 18th to be displayed for voting on Monday the 23rd. The top 3 vote getters will be photographed for the Northfield News, the Arcadia Website and will also be posted on the Arcadia Facebook Page. We are also trying to round up supplies to actually make the any top button designs in to “real” button to wear & pass on. The top 3 vote getters in each category (poster/button) will be announced on the afternoon of the 24th. This is an opportunity to spend Unity, Inclusion, Acceptance, Kindness and Hope…As we continue to wear Orange each Wednesday, think about how you can spend kindness, community and unity.
High School Announcement! If you are in US History, World History, or the Civil Rights Elective course, you will be going on a field trip this Thursday October 12th to the History Theatre in St. Paul! We will see the play “All The Way” about the struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, featuring President Lyndon B Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. The permission slip forms and $18 are due on Wednesday October 11th. Please turn those in to Matt as soon as possible. A copy of the form is attached.
Upcoming High School Field Trip: On Thursday, October 26th, we’ll be seeing the Guthrie’s production of Romeo and Juliet. This field trip is a culminating component of study on the film and play, and is the high school curriculum for the day. Please return the signed permission slip by Friday, October 6th. A copy of the form is attached.
Hi parents, Arcadia is looking for garden tools for the green house. We are really in need of hoes and shovels but will gladly accept any other tools you would donate. If you have any tools you would like to donate please drop them off at the front desk.
Wear ORANGE and make a statement…
When asked, share why you decided to support Unity Day. A few ideas include:
• I’m united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion!
• I want to support students experiencing bullying.
• I care about safe and supportive schools and communities.
• Bullying has hurt too many for too long, I am united to make it end.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE each Wednesday in October as we prepared for Unity Day. October 25th is Unity Day, that’s the day everyone can come together all across the world – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
“ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone.”
We can be a spark that leads to creating a world without bullying…each Wednesday there will be a quote that can lead to an idea, to an action, to a thought that creates unity, acceptance and inclusion. Wear orange each Wednesday in October to support an inclusive, safe and kind community.
Tuesday, October 10 – Lifetouch Picture Day
Thursday, October 12 – Field Trip – History Theater
Tuesday, October 17 – Arcadia School Board Meeting – 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 – No School – Education Minnesota
Thursday, October 26 – All High School Field Trip – Romeo and Juliet – The Guthrie
Friday, November 3 – End of First Quarter and Presentation Night – 6:30 pm
Monday, November 6 – No School – Staff Work Day
Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 – 2 Hour Early Release and Conferences
Wednesday, November 22 – No School – Staff Development Day
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, December 7 – Middle School Field Trip – A Christmas Carol – The Guthrie
Friday, December 15 – High School Field Trip – Of Mice and Men – Park Square Theater
Tuesday, December 19 – Arcadia School Board Meeting – 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 21 thru Monday, January 1 – No School – Winter Break
Monday, January 8 – Open House 6:30 pm
Friday, January 12 – End of 2nd Quarter and Presentation Afternoon 12:30 pm
Friday, January 12 – Arts for Martin 7:00 pm
Monday, January 15 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 16 – Arcadia School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
Friday, January 26 – No School – Teacher Prep Day
Friday, February 2 – HS and MS Field Trip – The Wiz – Children’s Theater
Tuesday, February 13 – School Board Meeting
Thursday, February 15 – 2 Hour Early Release and Conferences
Friday, February 16 – 2 Hour Early Release and Conferences
Monday, February 19 – No School – Staff Work Day