Tuesday, January 8

Day 4

Lunch: Swedish Meatballs or Cheese Burrito

To Report an Absence – call the front desk at 507-663-8806 x 0, or send an e-mail to khansen@arcadiacharterschool.org   Please contact us when your student will be absent from school, arrive late to school or leave school for an appointment, family event, etc.

– – -Stop by the annual Northfield Area All School Art Show between January 9th and February 9th at the Northfield Arts Guild!  Student artwork from throughout the Northfield School district will be featured and our very own Marie-Louise Wehling had her artwork chosen as the cover art for the show!  
We’ll be holding the Imagination Celebration Saturday, Jan. 19th.  So stop by and join us for performances, demonstrations, some hands-on art activities, and, of course, some really neat work created by students throughout Northfield.  See you there!

– – – The following electives will be offered next quarter in the High School:
Advanced CompositionGreat Gatsby/Separate PeaceACT Study GroupExperimental ScienceGreenhousePhysics Civics3D ArtMusical TheaterPE and Nutrition3D Printing 
Sign ups for these classes begin Wednesday.
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Good morning everyone,
Third quarter I’ll be teaching a high school class on how to use our school’s new 3D printer, if you’re interested or not you should take my 2 question survey. It’s easy and commitment free!  – Josh Pumper

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On Friday, January 18th, a representative from Allina Mental Health with be here – 11:15 to 12:30 – to discuss Change to Chill initiatives and ideas student have for supporting mental health wellbeing here at Arcadia. The rep will ask about what is working, what might not be working and what ideas you have as students. There will be a lunch provided for those participating. The focus group will be entirely facilitated by the Allina rep. Following the focus group with students, the Allina rep will provide a report to staff regarding ideas, concerns, next steps for implementation and best ways to support the mental health wellbeing of you – our students here at Arcadia. Please consider being a part of this focus group to promote wellbeing here at Arcadia and voice any ideas you have for change that will impact the wellbeing of your peers – our school climate.

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Random Recognitions 

 Today’s random recognition goes to Maggie – for caring so deeply about ALL of us, staff and students, and for always making us laugh.

If you know someone who deserves an anonymous random recognition just e-mail Barb at bwornson@arcadiacharterschool.org

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Arcadia Charter School Presents the Arts for Martin, January 18, 2019:

Gathering Community, Creating Art Celebrating Martin Luther King

Join Northfield’s performing artists- from all disciplines, all ages and all levels, novice to professional- for our fifteenth annual evening of reflection on the life and work of Martin Luther King.

The arts are the evening’s unifying factor. Music, dance, spoken word, poetry and visual art meld together into a performance that thoughtfully and intentionally speaks to the legacy Dr. King left us.

Guest presenter is Paul Briggs, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College. Convinced that art can help us grow spiritually, his art work and research center around art making as a spiritual practice. Paul earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Briggs states, “I will be talking about how Dr. King shared his life for what he believed. We do not honor Dr. King because he was a perfect person, but because he believed we could all be better human beings. I am fascinated by how he fully shared his life on behalf of all people. When we teach our children to share, is there a time in life when we expect them to stop growing in this human characteristic? I think Dr. King’s life is an example of the kind of creative sharing that is possible for us all.”

Professor Briggs will be joined by the St. Olaf Gospel Choir, Dance Professor Arneshia Williams, The Prairie Creek Orchestra, the A for M Band led by Craig Wasner, the A for M Community Choir, the Arcadia Dancers and the Laura Baker Choir. Also included is the artwork of Alden Cristofaro-Hark.

We invite you to join us for this meaningful celebration Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road (behind Perkins restaurant.) Admission is free. For further information call Bob Gregory-Bjorklund at 663-8806, extension 212.


Friday, January 11 – Presentation Night – 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, January 15 – Arcadia School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 16 – Art Field Trip – Middle School – Weitz Center

Friday, January 18 – Arts for Martin – 7:00 pm

Monday, January 21 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22 – Arcadia Open House – 6:30 pm 

Friday, January 25 – No School – Staff Development

Thursday, January 31 – High School Theater Elective Field Trip – Cabaret at the Ordway

Thursday, February 14 – Early Release (12:42) and Conferences 

Friday, February 15 – Early Release (12:42) and Conferences

Monday, February 18 – No School – Staff Development Day

Tuesday, February 19 – Arcadia School Board Meeting – 6:30 pm

Monday, February 25 – MS and HS Dance Class Field Trip – Orchestra Hall

Wednesday, March 6 – Innovation Day 

Thursday, March 7 – Special Education Advisory Council Meeting – 6:30 pm at Arcadia