March 18

 

Penny Wars  Strategy- Do Whatever It Takes!

 

Coming soon to Arno…

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March 18

No events

Book exchange during media all week

March 19

No events

March 20

Mr. Peace assembly 3-5 9:00

Tornado Drill 1:30

PTSA @Arno 7:00

Wear it Wednesdays

March 21

No events

March 22

Flashlight Friday

March 25

No events

March 26

5th Grade Camp

Choir Concert 6:30

March 27

Wear it Wednesdays

March 28

5th grade camp return

PBIS reward

March 29

Early Dismissal 11:30

Flashlight Fridays

Spring break begins at the end of day

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Mobile Dentist is Coming to Arno on April 25th (See links below)

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From the PTA

Get your princess dresses and glass slippers ready girls! The Daddy Daughter dance is April 12th from 6-9pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/12516 or money and registration forms can be turned into the ARNO office. Please be advised that this event is for current ARNO students only.

We are having a craft night on Friday, March 22 at 630pm to create items for the Daddy/Daughter dance. If you are interested in helping out please email us at arnopta@gmail.com.

The PTA will also be looking for volunteers to help the day of the Daddy/Daughter Dance. Watch for a signup genius link for more details.

Half day coming up on Friday March 29th! Spring Break is March 30th-April 7th.

Thank you again for everyone who volunteered or donated for Spring Fever! Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

If anyone is interested in becoming a member of our Executive board please email us at Arnopta@gmail.com

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Even the Governor…

The Mrs. Warneck/Dr. Chuby vocab team has accomplished the top- a video from Gov Whitmer!  Tremendous thanks to both!

 

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Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2019-20

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2019-20 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications will be available beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine or at www.allenparkschools.com Completed applications will be accepted beginning Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center. Completed applications may also be emailed to schoolofchoice@appublicschools.com by Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Absolutely no late applications can be accepted.

A random draw selection will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at www.allenparkschools.com or call (313) 827-2105.

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Crazy Socks to Support World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

 

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March is Reading Month Pics

Superintendent Mike Darga stopped by Arno to read to our Cougars

 

 

Mrs. Metzger, Bennie Principal, read to some of our classrooms- including Mrs. Smalley’s and Ms. Higgins

 

Many of our Cougars participated in “Unplugged” Night!

 

Our Book Exchange Advertisers Nora and Jenny hard at work!

 

Word of the Day with Mrs. Smalley’s Class

 

 

Penny Wars are Back!  This fun activity raises funds to be used on next March is Reading Month!

 

 

Frindle Illustrations in 3rd Grade

 

 

Even the Texas Roadhouse mascot got into the reading festivities!

Roary and the Detroit Lions rolled into Arno to help us with our Reading Month activities with a great assembly

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The Kiwanis Club of AP has asked the schools to partner with them on an upcoming shoe drive from March 11 thru 28.  Members of the Kiwanis will have a bag for the shoes in every office.  They will pick up the collected donations at the conclusion of the drive and bring them all to Riley for sorting and picked up by the organization.

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March 4

 

Congratulations to our Founder’s Day Winners!

Coming soon to Arno… 

March 4

No events

March 5

Higgins 11:15

Unplugged Night

March 6

2nd grade field trip

Wear it Wednesday: Hat with words 

March 7

Lions Assembly 9:00

Spring Pictures 

PTA meeting 6:30

March 8

End of 2nd Trimester

Early Release 11:30- Teacher PD

Flashlight Friday

 

***Update

The Title I Parent Advisory Meeting has been moved from March 13th to March 11 at 8:40 in room 108 (Please check in at the office)

 

 

From the PTA

Happy Reading Month!!!

Our next PTA Meeting is on March 7 at 630pm and we can’t wait to see everyone!  Arno teachers/staff will be presenting Funding Proposals during our meeting.  Please join us to learn more about what will be on the ballot during our April meeting. We will also have plenty of updates since our last meeting was cancelled due to weather/school closing.

Spring fever is coming up on March 9th at the Allen Park High School, from 9am-3pm. Spring Fever includes a great mom2mom sale, multiple vendors, concessions, Bake Sale and silent auction.

Arno PTA is chairing the silent auction and would love to have your support!!! We are still in need of Spring fever volunteers to work the silent auction, each volunteer block is 2 hours.  The sign up genius link for this is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094faba723abf85-spring1

BIG thank you to all of the teachers, staff and parents for contributing to the themed baskets for the silent auction!!! Thanks to all of you, the Arno family will be donating the following themed baskets for the silent auction: Coffee, Taste of Italy, Games, Movies(2), Arts & Crafts, Chocolate and Michigan.

If you are interested in an executive board position please email us at ARNOPTA@gmail.com.

 

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Congratulations to all of our Founder’s Day Winners!

What a wonderful event to celebrate our Founder’s Day winners at last week’s dinner to honor our own. The night even featured the musical stylings of our own Mr. Creutz!  Congratulations to all of our winner on a job well done!

Business Partner: Awesome Audio Video Solutions- Tim Sisson

Support Personnel: Heather Manson

Outstanding Program: Fun Run- Tiffany Aquino

Distinguished Service Award: Julie Hegedus

Outstanding Educator: Alexandra Cervantes

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Arno’s literacy coach in action

Dr. Chuby is modeling an interactive read aloud below for Mrs. Warneck’s room last week- one of the many offerings Dr. Chuby provides to enhance our reading program at Arno.

http://drchuby.edublogs.org/

And…Dr. Chuby working with a small group of Young 5’s students. The children are using a literacy program called Reading Eggs on their new Chromebooks.

 Mrs. Smalley’s class using Kahoot to study vocabulary MSTEP words

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Building to Kindergarten Part II

Arno hosted its 2nd annual Building to Kindergarten II on Feb. 21 for any parent within the Allen Park boundary that has a preschooler about to enter kindergarten in the fall of this year.  The informative event included the skills a child entering kindergarten should have in place by September, and things parents can do to practice those skills until then.  A big thanks to the Arno and Bennie kindergarten teams, as well as Dr. Chuby for an outstanding presentation on getting our future little ones ready for the big day!

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Wow!- The tooth Fairy Visits Arno

Smile Clinic in Allen Park is celebrating February’s Children’s Dental Health Month with classroom visits. Stephanie, the hygienist, visited many of our classrooms this past week. She did a Tooth Fairy Program for grades PK-3rd and a Rethink Your Drink Program for grades 4 and 5.

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4th Grade Money Management at Arno

Monroe Bank & Trust launched a new digital initiative to provide financial literacy education to our 4th graders via a 6-module, 3-hour program titled “Vault- Understanding Money”.   There is no cost and has a cutting-edge curriculum that will help our students gain the basics of money management.

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser Update

Thank you so much for the tremendous support for the cookie dough fundraiser.  We had over $26775 in sales and will get 40% of that end number- Fantastic!   These funds will be used for various teacher projects that may be requested, technology, and supplies.  What a measure of your dedication to our Cougars!  More details on pickup dates and specifics for those students who will get entry into the gaming truck should be coming out very soon- you will receive an email as we receive the info.

Thank you!

Steve Zielinski, Principal

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March is Reading is Here! Please see the attachment below

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Kindergarten Registration 2019

 Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2019-20 School Year-2ko4e62

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Here’s a list of the Smencil sales dates:

March 12
March 26
April 9
April 23
May 7
May 21
June 4 (last one!)
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Feb 18

NWEA Celebration Assembly (more below)

Coming soon to Arno…

Feb 18

No School- Winter Break

Feb 19

No School- Winter Break

Feb 20

Founders Day Banquet

Feb 21

Building up to Kindergarten Part 2 4:00

Feb 22

No Events

Feb 25

No Events

Feb 26

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

Feb 27

PTA Restaurant Fundraiser

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

Feb 28

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

March 1

PBIS Reward

Gordon Miller Visit 1:00

 

Let’s get some Wings!!

 

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If it’s shopping your looking for…


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NWEA Celebration

On Feb. 7, Arno held its first NWEA Rewards Assembly to celebrate student achievement.  Students in grade 3-5 had an opportunity to earn an extra recess reward, and a certificate by either reaching their own personal growth goal, or meeting the grade level cut score or above on the NWEA assessment that was taken in January.  we also took the Top 10 reading scores in each grade and rewarded them with a movie on Feb. 8.  During the assembly, students were recognized with a certificate and another charm for their MSTEP necklace.  Congratulations to all of Cougars on their accomplishments!

From the PTA

Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 13655 Eureka Drive in Southgate on February 27 th 2019. All day, 20% of ALL purchases will be given back to ARNO PTA! Flyers will be sent home next week. Flyer must be presented.

-Our next PTA meeting is March 7th . Arno teachers/staff will present proposals for items they would like the PTA to consider assisting them with. Hope to see you there!
-Spirit wear has been discounted!! Children’s shirts are $5 and Adults are $10 (2x and up are an additional $2) Spirit wear will be available at our March meeting. The PTA accepts cash, check or credit/debit card.
-Join us March 9 th at Spring Fever (9am-3pm at APHS) to bid on gift certificates, baskets and other auction items. You can also treat yourself to some bake goods, and shop the craft show and mom 2 mom sale.
-Mom2mom and vendor tables are still available. More Spring Fever information can be found at https://apptacouncil.weebly.com/
-Do you own a business, or belong to a club or department and want to help AP students further their education? The PTA is looking for basket donations for the silent auction.
-Please email ARNOPTA@gmail.com if you are interested in making a donation.
Are you interested in becoming part of the PTA executive board? If so please email
ARNOPTA@gmail.com with your full name and the position. Your name will be added to the ballot. Voting will take place at our April meeting.

 

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser Deadline Approaching

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ell so far.  Please remind students that the deadline for all sales to be completed and turned in with payment is Feb. 22

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March is Reading is Here! Please see the attachment below

MIRM Parents 2019-xat27k

Kindergarten Registration 2019

 Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2019-20 School Year-2ko4e62

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Kindergarten Turns 100 (Celebrating 100’s Day)

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Important: Read by Grade Three Updates from the MDE

What is the Third Grade Reading Law?

WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO TO SUPPORT READING AND WRITING

Reading Book Marks

Videos:

 

February is Black History Month!

Every day this month, the Arno Announcements are highlighting a special African American person in history – ranging from Rosa Parks to Lebron James! During these announcement videos, students are learning interesting facts and accomplishments by past and present scientists, athletes, artists, activists and more. 

In addition to this special programming, classroom teachers are extending instruction with various activities. In the school library, there is a designated area of books featuring African American characters and book pertaining to African American history.

Keep the conversation going at home! Ask your child who they learned about in each day’s announcements. Use multiple resources to do more research – like YouTube, books from the local library, and visits to museums and institutions that highlight black history, including:

Henry Ford Museum

Motown Museum

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

We are so proud of the diversity at Arno, and the new learning happening everyday! Keep it up, Arno Cougars!

 

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Zumba Reward

Arno students finally were able to enjoy the January PBIS reward- Zumba.  As you can see below, it takes lots of energy to keep up!

 

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Here’s a list of the Smencil sales dates:

February 26
March 12
March 26
April 9
April 23
May 7
May 21
June 4 (last one!)

Sharing a few fun upcoming events:

  • The APHS Advanced Placement US History Class is holding an ice skating fundraiser at the Southgate Ice Rink on February 8 from 6-8 pm.  Cost is $6 and includes skate rental.  Proceeds will go to the APHS AP US History Class Trip to Boston this May!
  • SKATE WITH THE JAGS – NEW DATE – FEBRUARY 10 @ AP Civic Arena from 1-3 pm
  • AP Jags Softball Skills Camp – March 17 for Grades 3-8
  • Reminder: APMS Scrapbooking/Crafting Event on February 23 – proceeds to benefit APMS Scholarship Fund
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Feb 4

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 4

NWEA reward recess 1:45

Feb. 5

MTSS group full day

Feb. 6

P/T Conf 5:00

Feb. 7

P/T Conf 5:00

Feb. 8

NWEA reward movie 1:45

Feb. 11

Spirit Week starts

Feb. 12

No events

Feb. 13

 

Skating Party 6:00

Feb. 14

Happy Valentines Day!

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Feb. 15

Early Dismissal 11:30- Teacher PD

PIE in the Face 10:30

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of

support to empower and inspire students to become

collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence-

PBIS Needs Help!

The PBIS team is looking for a few good volunteers during Parent-Teacher Conferences to sell Smencils and SHOUT-OUTS?

Thank you so much!  We appreciate your support and help with this endeavor.

THE PBIS TEAM

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-pbis

From the PTA

Thank you for your continuous support with the food pantry drive donations! You guys rock!

Spirit week is coming up on 2/11-2/15! The PTA still has spirit wear available, please email
arnopta@gmail.com for sizes and prices.

The Founder’s day tickets will be on sale until Feb. 4 th .  Mrs. Anderson has tickets in the office as
well as all school secretaries, or you can purchase online at: https://apptacouncil.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/8610

The Valentine’s Day Skate party is on 2/13/19 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Flyers will go home
next week. The link to sign up is: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-arnos1

We have an awesome new fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on 2/27/19, be on the lookout in
your child’s folder for the flyer to come home!

 

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Thank you Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education for all you do for our students and families!

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 18 to Feb. 7.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2018-19 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

https://tinyurl.com/arnosurvey

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 6 and 7 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice.

2. If you did not receive a notice from the teacher, you may still request a conference with the teacher OR decide that you don’t feel a conference is necessary at this time.

3. All classroom links will come from the teacher and be live on this Friday’s  blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on March 15

**Once again, please do not sign up for a slot on signupgenius if a conference is not needed at this point.

Conference Links:

 

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin3
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1F94-johnson
DiCarlo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo1
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson6
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EA4A92CA20-martinchick6
Schultz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444A8A62DA7F85-cervantes1
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot Please contact the office with any concerns
Smalley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley2
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-hool1
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Jensen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen2
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ea8a728a6fd0-bleau
Byrne https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaa729a1ff2-msbyrne1

 

Skating Party Coming Soon…

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Mother/Son Night at Skore Lanes

Judging from all the smiles and strikes- a grand time was being had by all of our Arno Cougars and their moms!  Thank you to the PTA for organizing such a great event!

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Way to go Arno Olympians!

Our Arno cougars came in with their game face on for our annual Olympics last week.  In addition to the fun, medals were passed out to out top athletes!

Congrats to our winners and all of our Olympic competitors!

 

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Jan 21

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 21

MLK Observance- No school for students

Teacher PD

Jan 22

Metro Parks Cervantes

Jan 23

No events

Jan 24

Arno Olympics 6:00

Jan 25

No events

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Jan 28

No events

Jan 29

No events

Jan 30

No events

Jan 31

PTA 6:30

Feb 1

PBIS reward

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence-

 

 

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 18 to Feb. 7.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2018-19 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

https://tinyurl.com/arnosurvey

conf

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 6 and 7 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice.

2. If you did not receive a notice from the teacher, you may still request a conference with the teacher OR decide that you don’t feel a conference is necessary at this time.

3. All classroom links will come from the teacher and be live on this Friday’s  blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on March 15

**Once again, please do not sign up for a slot on signupgenius if a conference is not needed at this point.

Conference Links:

 

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin3
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1F94-johnson
DiCarlo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo1
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson6
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EA4A92CA20-martinchick6
Schultz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444A8A62DA7F85-cervantes1
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-guyot1
Smalley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley2
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-hool1
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Jensen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen2
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ea8a728a6fd0-bleau
Byrne https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaa729a1ff2-msbyrne1

 

 

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Arno Olympics

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From the PTA

Welcome Back! We hope you all had a safe and Happy Holiday!

Way to go Arno Cougars we had the most students enter the Reflections contest in the AP District. Stay tuned to see if any of the Arno students will move on to the state wide Reflections.

We are looking for support for the APHS Food Pantry again this year. A box will be placed in our main office to collect items from Monday January 14th through Friday January 25th. Suggested items are cereal, cereal breakfast bars, pop tarts, and any canned food items such as vegetables, fruits, and tuna. Pasta and pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, various types of snacks, and any quick fix meal or food item. We are also looking for personal hygiene items to be donated as well as socks. A PTA member will be transporting our boxes to the HS Pantry. Thank you again for your continuous support for our Allen Park Families.

 Your Arno PTA presents Mother Son Bowling night on January 18, 2019 from 7-9:30 pm at Skore Lanes in Taylor.     

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REMINDER! Our PTA meeting for January will take place on the 31st at 6:30 p.m.! We cannot wait to see all your smiling faces!

 

December Safeties of the Month

Emma Brown

Ben Klos

Grace Nation

They received a certificate at our last Safety Meeting, and their picture will be displayed on the board by the office.

 

From the District

Dear APPS Families:

If your family is being affected by the government shut down, please see resources attached, as well as information on http://julieslist.homestead.com/ orhttp://allenparksocialworkers.weebly.com/

Also, please feel free to submit a meal benefit application to see if your child(ren) qualify for free/reduced meals.  Paper applications can be found at your school office or they can be printed off the website – allenparkschools.com – Food Services tab.  If you have any questions you can also call the Food Services Office at 313-827-2185.

Thank you.

Barbara Zdrodowski

Administrative Assistant to

Michael H. Darga, Superintendent

Allen Park Public Schools

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Yoga has started…

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Board of Education Announcement – Congrats!

 Congratulations to Mr. Michael J. Klein, Mr. Robert Loyd, Mrs. Jeannette MacDonald and Mrs. Julie Sheppard (incumbent), officially becoming members of the Allen Park Board of Education after taking the Oath of Office last evening.

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Also on January 14, 2019 the Allen Park Board of Education conducted its annual organizational meeting, selecting the following as 2019 Board Officers:

Mr. Gordon Miller – President

Mr. Michael J. Klein – Vice President of Operations

Mr. Robert Loyd – Vice President of Human Resources

Mrs. Jeannette MacDonald – Vice President of Teaching & Learning

Mr. Rick Moynihan – Vice President of Extra Curricular Issues

Mrs. Julie Sheppard – Secretary

Dr. Jennifer Warren – Treasurer

The insight, concern for the well-being of all students, and professional experiences of these civic-minded individuals will contribute significantly to the Allen Park Public Schools.  We are grateful for their commitment to serve the school community and wish everyone the best of luck as we strive to make this year the very best for children throughout the District.

Barbara Zdrodowski

Administrative Assistant to

Michael H. Darga, Superintendent

 

You are cordially invited to participate in a unique program presented by the Allen Park High School Drama Club that will pair books, one of our favorite Disney Princesses and an opportunity to create a deeper love for reading in elementary aged students.

Parent Requirements: If you choose for your child to participate, you will be asked to help them in two ways.  The first is for them to keep a reading log showing at least 20 minutes of reading per day for the length of the program.  The second is to bring them on four separate Saturdays to the Allen Park Center for the Arts for a read-aloud with Ariel and her friends from The Little Mermaid.  At these events, students who bring their reading log will be able to choose a free, new book to take home.

Student Requirements: Students will keep a reading log showing at least 20 minutes of reading every night beginning January 26.  Join us on four Saturday mornings sit with Ariel and her friends as they read a story.  After Storytime, students will get their logs stamped and be invited to choose a book to take home, free of charge (total of four free books per participating child).  Students who complete the program will be given a free ticket to our stage production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on their choice of performance dates: March 15,16,17, 22, 23, 2019.

Storytime dates are:

January 26, 2019 @11:00 a.m.

February 9, 2019 @11:00 a.m.

February 23, 2019 @11:00 a.m.

March 9, 2019 @11:00 a.m.

Please fill out a reservation form to reserve your child’s spot in the fantastic program!

Reading Under the Sea Registration Form  OR visit the site http://bit.ly/readingunderthesea

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Kelly Klug at 734-341-0160 or email kelly.klug@lpps.info

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Congratulations to Mrs. Warneck

The MEEMIC foundation stopped by Arno this past week and presented Mrs. Warneck with a nice check for a grant that she applied for.  Due to this grant, her class will get to enjoy a computer program that with help with academics.

 

Congratulations to all of our PTA Reflections Contest Winners!

 

 

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Thunderbowl Bowling

If you are interested in an after school bowling club for your child, please take a look at the flyer below.

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Thunderbowl Visits Arno

Mrs. Dalton recently had some people from Thunderbowl lanes come out and help teach our Cougars some bowling skills.

 

 

 

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Jan 7, 2019

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Coming soon to Arno…

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Jan 7

School Resumes

Jan 8

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Jan 9

Reflections district celebration APAC 6:30

Jan 10

No events

Jan 11

No events

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Jan 14

Caring Cougar Week Begins

Jan 15

Title I Parent Night 6:00

Jan 16

No events

Jan 17

ALICE Drill 1:30

Jan 18

Play at APAC Grades 2-5

Mother/Son night Skore Lanes

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence-

 

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On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

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Arno students send Christmas cheer!

Thanks Mr. Creutz and Mr. Skebo for another great performance!

 

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From the PTA

Christmas is almost here! Have you been Naughty or Nice? Of course, ALL our Arno Cougars are on the nice list! December 22nd though January 6th is Arno’s Winter Break! School will resume January 7th and we cannot wait to hear about your wonderful Holiday! We hope all our Arno families have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Calling all Dad’s! Have you joined the ARNO PTA? We are looking to add “dad” memberships to the ARNO PTA! Dads, stepdads, uncles, grandfathers etc. ALL count! To join the ARNO PTA please visit https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/2860 or complete a membership form along with the $7 membership fee. ***When you join the PTA before December 28th 2018 each new “dad” membership will be entered to win a free couples entry to the Mother/Son night or Daddy/Daughter Dance***

Our District Reflections Tea Luncheon is on January 9th. Invitations have been sent home to the Reflections winners.

Save the date! Mother/Son night is coming up quick on January 18th at Score Lanes!  A Sign-Up Genius link will be sent out soon.

Save the date! We have our Family Caring – Pantry Food Drive for Allen Park’s Community Pantry (inside APHS) going on from January 14th through January 25th.

REMINDER! We do not have a PTA meeting at the beginning of January, our next PTA meeting is on January 31st and we cannot wait to see all your smiling faces!

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Yoga is back…

Arno Elementary School Before School Yoga

Who: All students Grade K-5 are welcome!

When: 8:10-8:25 a.m. every Thursday

Where: The Arno Elementary School Gym

*please enter through the main office doors*

Why: Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Fostering cooperation and compassion is a great gift to give our children. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.

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Title I Workshop

Please see the open invitation below for another parent informational evening on Jan 15

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Board Recognition

In case you haven’t heard yet, Mrs. Warneck, Dr. Chuby, and Mr. Creutz were honored Monday at the Board meeting for their involvement in the vocabulary our students enjoy every week, and coordination through broadcast.  They informed the Board of the reasons behind the program, and also showed a great clip with Bernie Smilovitz.  Well done- we are very proud of them for all the extra effort to benefit our kids!

 

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Calling all Dads!

 

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Christmas Choir Concert

What a fun way to get into the spirit of the season from watching our awesome Cougars sing holiday songs!  It was all very festive and our kids did a great job!

Metro Parks Visits Arno

Third grade welcomed Metro Parks to learn about French “Voyageurs”

 

AP K9 Unit pays a visit to 3rd grade

A Big THANKS to Officer Franco and his K9 Phantom for their visit to Arno!  The students were so excited to see them after reading a story about a K9 officer.

 

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Time to pack for Kalahari

Please see the attached brochure for another Arno fundraiser at Kalahari Resort.

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer

https://reindeercam.com/

 

 

 Track Santa with NORAD help

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From the District

We are pleased to announce OPEN SWIM times in APPS – come spend a fun evening of swimming with your friends and family – details attached.

Attached is info for Swim Lessons at ALL age levels, as well as Barracuda Swim Team-Competitive Swim Program practice and registration information.

Thanks!


Open Swim Winter 2019.pdf
SWIM LESSONS flyer Winter 2019.pdf
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Keep Skills Sharp During Winter Break

Help your child stay at the top of his learning game during the holiday vacation no flashcards involved!


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Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don’t let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:

  • Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
  • Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
  • Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. Not sure what to say? Check out our thank-you note template for wording. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
  • Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. For another take on this fun idea, you can have your kids play license plate bingo with this free printable.
  • Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
  • Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you’ve already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
  • Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
  • Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family’s favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don’t have time for on school nights.

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Dec. 10

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 10

No events

Dec. 11

Restaurant Fundraiser

Dec. 12

No events

Dec. 13

No events

Dec. 14

Early Dismissal 11:30 *************

Dec. 17

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Christmas sing-along 2:30

Dec. 18

Choir Concert 6:30 APAC

Dec. 19

Kindergarten to Marquis theater 9:00

Dec. 20

No events

Dec. 21

Christmas Break begins at the end of day

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Jan 7

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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Warming Tree

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway.  Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 21.  Thank you for your help.

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Congrats Mrs. Cervantes! Outstanding Educator

Congrats Mrs. Manson! Support Personnel

From the PTA

This year we are holding a brand-new fundraiser at Five Below and just in time for the Christmas Holiday! This fundraiser will be held from December 14-16th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Allen Park location. 10% of your total purchase will be donated BACK to Arno Elementary PTA! The flyer for this event will be sent home next week. Remember to bring the flyer that is being sent home to the event, so we can get credit for your purchase! Go grab your stocking stuffers and gifts folks!

Congratulations to our Founder’s Day Winners!

Business Partner: Awesome Audio Video Solutions

Support Personnel: Heather Manson

Outstanding Program: Fun Run

Distinguished Service Award: Julie Hegedus

Outstanding Educator: Alexandra Cervantes

Spirit wear orders will be arriving around December 17th just in time for Christmas. They will be sent home with your littles so keep a look out!

Calling all Dads!!! We are looking to add as many “dad” memberships to the PTA! Dads, stepdads, uncles, grandfather etc. ALL count! To join the ARNO PTA please visit https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/2860 OR submit a completed membership form along with the $7 membership fee to the ARNO office.

**When you join the PTA before December 28th 2018 each new “dad” membership will be entered to win a free couples entry to the Mother/Son night or Daddy/Daughter Dance.**

Congratulations to all our Reflections Winners! We had an amazing group of students this year! An invitation to the District wide celebration will be sent home in January.

Primary pre-K to 2nd

Literature:
Gabriel Minton     Mrs. Watson
Brady Proctor      Mrs. Watson
Visual Arts:
Nina Hegedus.     Mrs. Martinchick
Landon Yuhaz      Mrs. Martinchick
Music Composition:
Leyla Franklin        Mrs. Schultz

Intermediate: Grades 3-5
Literature:
Ava Proctor        Mrs. Smalley
Alle Bailey        Mrs. Smalley

 

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Calling all Dads!

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Five Below PTA Fundraiser

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Congratulations…

To all of our students who entered the PTA sponsored Reflections contest on “Heroes around me“.  We are so very proud that so many students entered this year.  As part of that contest, winners are picked for each category and will go on to the state judging where they can earn additional recognition.  All of our state winners are below!

Primary pre-k to 2nd

Literature:
Gabriel Minton     Mrs. Watson
Brady Proctor       Mrs. Watson

Visual Arts:
Nina Hegedus      Mrs. Martinchick
Landon Yuhaz      Mrs. Martinchick

Music Composition:
Leyla Franklin        Mrs. Schultz

Intermediate: grades 3-5

Literature:
Ava Proctor         Mrs. Smalley
Alle Bailey            Mrs. Smalley

Music Composition:
Loren Minton       Ms. Higgins

Photography:
Dennis Hougas    Mrs. Warneck

Visual Arts:
Grace Nation        Ms. Higgins
Loren Minton       Ms. Higgins

Film:
Alyssa Thomas    Mr. Creutz

Reflections Recognition and Celebration Breakfast

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Time to pack for Kalahari

Please see the attached brochure for another Arno fundraiser at Kalahari Resort.

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Safeties of the Month

Congratulations to November’s Shining Stars!

Luke Ferroni

Mallory Hool

Isabella Bergman

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New Band Website

Please click on the link below to view Mr. Skebo’s band website

Welcome!

 

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Looking for more ways you can help your child at home?

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How about Math?

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Information from F.A.N

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District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive

The annual district-wide toy drive for local families, as in the past we are looking for donations of new or gently used clothing and toys.  The box for drop off is in the main office at our school until December.  Please consider donating something if you are able.

 

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Health Corner

Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold weather.  Below are a few reminders for helping our students to stay safe and healthy at school:

  • Wash hands frequently — especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough — cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Encourage children to put hats and gloves into coat sleeves when hanging among others’ items.

Please report all cases of communicable illnesses or circumstances to our office when reporting your child’s absence.

** Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

** Students who have been treated for head lice must have a head check in the office before returning to class, even if the head lice was discovered over the weekend.

 

By reporting these things to our staff, we can limit the spread of germs and other things.  The two attachments contain additional information that may be helpful to you.  Please know that information related to illnesses is kept confidential.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

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Nov 26

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 26

No events

Nov. 27

Reflections Celebrations

Nov. 28

No events

Nov. 29

No events

Nov. 30

PBIS Reward

End of the 1st Trimester

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Dec. 3

No events

Dec. 4

No events

Dec. 5

No events

Dec. 6

PTA Meeting 6:30

Dec. 7

Report Cards go home

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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Please take a moment and read the communication link below for information on our Nov. 26th launch date for the new buzzer security system.

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From the PTA

Happy Thanksgiving from the ARNO PTA! We hope you all have a happy, safe, and fun Holiday and we will see you back at school on November 26th!

The Reflections Celebration for the students that have participated in the event will take place on 11/27/18. Invitations have been sent home.

We are in need of a few volunteers to help out during the celebration. If you would like to volunteer please sign up using this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-20184

The Founders day nominations are due 11/30 please take a look at the link and submit and nomination!

 The categories are (last years winners are listed next to each category and can not be nominated again this year):

§  Outstanding educator-Nikkie Stanley

§  Distinguished service award-Shannon Mihalik

§  Outstanding business partner-ATS Tax Service

§  Outstanding program-Fun Run

§  Outstanding support personnel-Tim Tanskley

§  Council member of the year-Paulette Lenart

§  Michigan Life membership-Michelle DesJardins

All nominations are due by Friday, November 30th and will be voted on at the December PTA meeting. Nomination forms can be downloaded by visiting: https://sites.google.com/site/apptacouncil/founders-day.

Please submit your nominations to the ARNO office in a sealed envelope marked “PTA President- Founders’ Day” OR via email to arnopta@gmail.com with the subject: “PTA President- Founders’ Day”

The next PTA meeting is on 12/6/18 at 6:30 PM. The Founders’ Day voting will be held during this meeting so bundle up and come see us and vote! We hope to see you all there!

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Special visitor to Arno

Mrs. Smalley’s nephew, Caleb Foote, starring in ABC’s “The Kids are Alright” paid a special visit to our 4th grade today.  Check out some pics below and you can see his show on ABC every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

 

Conference totals

Thank you once again for attending parent/teacher conferences.  Arno had 84% of parents attend this fall, up 1% from last year!

 

 

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District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive

The annual district-wide toy drive for local families, as in the past we are looking for donations of new or gently used clothing and toys.  The box for drop off is in the main office at our school until December.  Please consider donating something if you are able.

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Kindergarteners Feast

Now this is the best kind of stuffing…

 

 

Board Recognition

Last blog we let our families and staff know that our social worker, Sandy Bennett, was awarded a Career Achievement Award at her state conference.  During the November Board meeting, she was recognized for her efforts and her outstanding work she does to service our Allen Park students, parents, and staff.

The Career Achievement Award is a prestigious honor, not annually awarded by MASSW.  In fact, there have been only 5 in the last 70 years and our Sandy is now one of the elite!

This award is reserved for recognizing an individual who has demonstrated exemplary services as a School Social Worker over a significant period of time, has developed creative programs, services, and/or interventions to improve or enhance the lives of children and families in the State of Michigan.

Congratulations Mrs. Bennett!!

 

 

 

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New!! Safeties of the Month from Ms. Higgins

I just wanted to share the exciting news of Safety of Month!  Each month I have selected 3 safeties to be “Safety of the Month.”  I have chosen an outdoor safety, a kindergarten/young 5’s safety and a door/hallway/bus safety  The safeties were awarded last month and were super excited for the honors!

If you notice a safety going above and beyond, please shoot me an email with their name, so they may be recognized!

Here are our September and October Safeties of the Month:

September:  Bailey Ellis, Ethan Armstrong, and Adrian Gonzalez

October: Katie Watkins, Sammy Unger, and Peter Lenart

 

Parent information on the 3rd grade reading law

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

November Greetings from the District

Some fun, local opportunities for kids:

1. Black Friday Musical Theater Camp – Arts Detroit (Allen Park Location)

2. Dance Classes for Pages 4+ – Arts Detroit (Allen Park Locations/Schools)

3. Winter Basketball Academy-City of Allen Park, partnering with the Detroit Pistons for students in Grades 3-8

4. Allen Park Ice Arena November/December calendar/OPEN SKATING TIMES


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Pop Can Tabs

Madeline Every has been collecting pop can tabs at our schools to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit for a number of years now and she continues this very important effort.  There will be a collection box in the office where you can drop off pop can tabs off to support her favorite charity.

 

 

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Nov. 12

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Coming soon to Arno….

Nov. 12

Book Fair Week Begins

Nov. 13

Book Fair

Nov. 14

Book Fair open until 6:30

Nov. 15

Book Fair

Picture Retake Day

Title I parent night 6:00

Nov. 16

Book Fair wrap up

 

Nov. 19

No events

Nov. 20

Early Dismissal 11:30

Teacher PD p.m.

Nov. 21

No School

Nov. 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov. 23

Shop ’till you drop

 

 

Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

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Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Nov. 15.  For those students who would like to get their picture retaken and bought a package, they MUST bring their package down to the cameras for an even exchange.  

 

Book Fair coming…

🎡The Book Fair is Coming! The Book Fair is Coming!!🎡

Step right up and join the fun! We are seeking volunteers to help fill the remaining spots for our first ever Carnival Themed Follett Book Fair! The fun begins on Monday, November 12th and continues through Friday, November 14th. There is an additional spot to help during our “Evening Peformance”, Wednesday Family Fun Night! All volunteers will receive a 20% discount for each shift worked! There are various opportunities to help, so please see the link below.

Students will begin previewing the fair on Monday and Tuesday during the day and begin purchasing books Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! This years fair features new titles, less toys, and for the first time EVER, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc may purchase a Follett Gift Card to send with their child on their purchase date (please see the parent letter that was sent home attached to their students book fair flyer for more information or the link below)! We also encourage parents and other important adults in their students lives to visit the fair with their student(s) on their preview and/or purchase dates!

Help us make this the greatest show at Arno!

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Gift Card Link Informationwww.follettgift.com

Volunteer Signup for 2018 Follett Book Fair

Step right up and join the fun!

We are seeking volunteers to help out with the Follett Book Fair!

All volunteers will receive a 20% discount for each shift worked!

There are various opportunities available each day (9:00-12:30 and/or 1:00-3:15). Of course if you decide to join us for both opportunities, you will earn double the discount!

There will be additional opportunities for an evening “performance” on November 14th from 4:00-6:30 pm.

Help make this the greatest show!

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Reflections Contest Entries have been EXTENDED until Monday, November 12th. Please turn entries into your teacher by the end of the school day! Let’s see all our wonderful artists!

ARNO SPIRIT WEAR IS BACK AND WITH MORE OPTIONS!!!  We have Hoodie’s and T-shirts (3 different color options) available. Order yours today and have it before Christmas! Order forms or online purchases are due by Monday November 19th.

Please visit https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/6704

 

We are excited to announce that the PTA is accepting nominations for this year’s Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony. Tickets will be available closer to the date.

The awards portion of the dinner presents a very special opportunity to honor people who have worked so tirelessly to give outstanding service to children throughout the school year. Please take some time to think about someone who fits each of the categories and the reasons they deserve this recognition:

 

  • Outstanding educator
  • Distinguished service award
  • Outstanding business partner
  • Outstanding program
  • Outstanding support personnel
  • Council member of the year
  • Michigan Life membership

 

All nominations are due by Friday, November 30th and will be voted on at the December PTA meeting. Nomination forms can be downloaded by visiting: https://sites.google.com/site/apptacouncil/founders-day.

Please submit your nominations to the ARNO office in a sealed envelope marked “PTA President – Founders’ Day” OR via email to ARNO PTA president at arnopta@gmail.com with the subject: “PTA President – Founders’ Day.

Our Angelina’s fundraiser brought in a profit of $318! Thank you to everyone who came out and had an awesome taco Tuesday with us!

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District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive

The annual district-wide toy drive for local families, as in the past we are looking for donations of new or gently used clothing and toys.  The box for drop off is in the main office at our school until December.  Please consider donating something if you are able.

 

Spirit Wear coming soon…

Please click on the flyer below for more info on ordering Arno spirit wear!

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Congratulations Sandy Bennett!

While attending the annual Michigan Association of School Social Workers State Conference in Kalamazoo, our very own Sandy Bennett was awarded the Career Achievement Award at the banquet last evening – it was a complete surprise to her!

The Career Achievement Award is a prestigious honor, not annually awarded by MASSW.  In fact, there have been only 5 in the last 70 years and our Sandy is now one of the elite!

This award is reserved for recognizing an individual who has demonstrated exemplary services as a School Social Worker over a significant period of time, has developed creative programs, services, and/or interventions to improve or enhance the lives of children and families in the State of Michigan.

Sandy Bennett has contributed significant time and effort to advance the visibility and viability of School Social Work throughout the State of Michigan through involvement on MASSW local and state level Boards, political action and advocacy and teaching, instructing and mentoring School Social Work interns and School Social Workers.  Sandy’s career spans 4 decades and she has been with Allen Park Public Schools for over 20 years.  Sandy’s professional contributions have been significant and far reaching, spanning across the State of Michigan and extending throughout the entire Midwest Region; devoting innumerable hours in support of her beloved profession of School Social Work.

It is with a tremendous amount of pride that we congratulate Sandy on this prestigious and well-deserved honor.  Please join the Allen Park Board of Education on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Allen Park High School, Large Group Instruction Room, as we honor and celebrate Sandy Bennett!

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Detroit Pistons Pay a Visit to Arno

 

 

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Thank you

It was great to see so many families out for parent/teacher conferences.  As research has shown, a strong home-school connection is critical to a student’s academic success!  If you ever have questions or concerns, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher.

Scary Halloween Cougars

Parade

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Creepy Underwear… in Media 

 

Great Job to our Principal of the Day!

Principal for the day Nina Hegedus did an awesome job helping to run Arno last week as she made her way through classrooms, the lunchroom, and even delivered the Super cougar pizza lunch awards!

 

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Title I Writing Workshop

for Parents  (Grades K-5)  

 

When:                    Thursday, November 15, 2018  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:                  @ Arno Elementary in the Media Center

                                  Enter through the main office door

                                     (Arno is located @ 7500 Fox St.)

Presenter:            Eastern Michigan University – Writing    

                                 Consultants

Topic:                     “How to Help Your Child with Writing”

You are invited to this writing parent workshop to learn strategies to help your child improve his/her writing skills at home.

This workshop is scheduled (for parents only) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at Arno Elementary School (313-827-1050) or Bennie Elementary School (313-827-1300).

Sincerely,

Dr. Barbara Chuby: Reading Specialist/Title I at Arno

Sandy Artman: Reading Specialist/Title I at Bennie

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Go Noodle PBIS Reward

Arno students got movin for our most recent PBIS reward for those meeting the daily expectations.

 

Metro Parks

A big Thanks to Mrs. Warneck for all of her effort in bringing Metro Parks to our school every year.  This fun educational program gives our students great information on all things nature.

 

DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

Pop Can Tabs

Madeline Every has been collecting pop can tabs at our schools to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit for a number of years now and she continues this very important effort.  There will be a collection box in the office where you can drop off pop can tabs off to support her favorite charity.

 

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Picture retake day is Nov. 15th

 

 

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS

In order to protect the safety of all of our students, any family member who plans to regularly volunteer in the classroom, or chaperone a field trip must complete the background check information below.  This paperwork is also available in our Arno office.  Unless you are planning to begin as a regular volunteer, or chaperone a field trip within the next month, please refrain from completing this paperwork in advance.  It is most effective if the requests are processed within a few weeks of the intended volunteer experience.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!  Volunteer-Background-Check-Authorization-Form-2-2f9d6ta-1unseow-27li2bf  ICHAT-Volunteer-Letter-2-1wr1z3p-zjrwpf-1esyvyz

 

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

FREE and REDUCED Lunch Application

 

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Oct. 29

Trick or Treat Halloween wishes watercolor

Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 29

PBIS Reward

Oct. 30

PTA Membership Drive Class reward

Metro Parks Schultz

Oct. 31

Halloween Parade 10:00

Early Dismissal 11:30

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Nov. 1

Principal for the Day winner- Nina Hegedus

PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 2

No events

Nov. 5

No events

Nov. 6

No events

Nov. 7

P/T Conf 5:00-7:30

Nov. 8

Early dismissal 11:30

P/T Conf 12:45-3:15/5:00-7:30

Nov. 9

Reflections entries are due

 

Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

Arno has been awarded MIHeart Safe Designation

This is awarded to schools that have completed criteria such as

AED and CPR training and a cardiac emergency response plan.

Arno is one of only 211 schools with this designation

in the state and it is issued  for the next three years.

Congratulations to our staff on maintaining a

safe environment for all students, staff, and visitors

 

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 7/8 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  The sign up links for your child’s teacher are below. Be sure to click the link to get a time slot.  The annual PTA Book Fair will be the following week this year with a parent night to purchase on November 14 from 3:30-6:30

 

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-mrs
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-johnson
DiCarlo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo2
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEA82DABF94-msstanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson5
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick5
Schultz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-cervantes
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-creutz
Hool https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool4
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Jensen  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen3
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EA8A728A6FD0-bleau
Byrne https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne
ELL Teacher

Ferrante

(Anyone receiving ELL services)

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084da5a629a5fa7-english

 

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Title I Writing Workshop

for Parents  (Grades K-5)  

 

When:                    Thursday, November 15, 2018  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:                  @ Arno Elementary in the Media Center

                                  Enter through the main office door

                                     (Arno is located @ 7500 Fox St.)

Presenter:            Eastern Michigan University – Writing    

                                 Consultants

Topic:                     “How to Help Your Child with Writing”

You are invited to this writing parent workshop to learn strategies to help your child improve his/her writing skills at home.

This workshop is scheduled (for parents only) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at Arno Elementary School (313-827-1050) or Bennie Elementary School (313-827-1300).

Sincerely,

Dr. Barbara Chuby: Reading Specialist/Title I at Arno

Sandy Artman: Reading Specialist/Title I at Bennie

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From the PTA

The next PTA Meeting is on November 1st, in the Arno Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. As always, free childcare for school aged children will be provided. Spirt wear will also be sold (cash, check and credit card is accepted). 

NEW spirit wear options are coming! Watch for flyers to come home soon!

Our “Get The Scoop” Membership Drive has wrapped up! We are happy to announce that the following classes have won……… Martinchick’s class is in first place with 23 members, Smalley’s class is in second with 22 members and Wesley’s class is in third place with 19 members!!  These classes will be enjoying an ice cream social on October 30th and the teacher’s will have book fair money to spend for their class! As of right now we have 157 PTA members. Our goal for the month of November is to recruit at least 10 more business memberships, public official memberships, or outside/community members. Can you help us reach our goal?

 

Holiday Fever is almost here! Join us on Saturday November 3rd at the Allen Park High School from 9am-3pm. There will be a craft and vendor show, mom 2 mom sale, tin can raffle and concessions. Admission is $1 (over age 12). Proceeds go to the PTA Council scholarship fund. This is a perfect time to start your Holiday shopping!

Reflections is well underway. Entries are due on November 9th to your teacher. Get Creative!
This is your chance to tell a story about “Hero’s Around Me” through one of the following :
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
Visual Arts

Just a reminder that our Carnival themed book fair is coming soon! Look for more information starting next week and a signup genius link to go out soon! Volunteers receive 20% off their purchase for each full shift they work!!

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Cougars go for a Scary Skate….

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Building up to Kindergarten

We had a terrific turnout for our second annual Preschool meeting with parents and their preschooler.  This is an event that is open to all of our local preschools in the area and is designed to give parents a better understanding of the skills that their child will need as they enter kindergarten next fall.   We had amazing 41 families from various preschools attend the event, more than double the amount over last year.

A huge thanks to our Kindergarten staff , Nickie Stanley, Cristina DiCarlo, and Megan Johnson, for an excellent job on helping our future kindergartners be better prepared for next year.

The presentation slides can be seen below- there will be Part 2 of Building up to Kindergarten in the winter.

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Limo and Lunch

Congrats again to all of our Top Sellers for this year’s Fun Run- we had a great time with our limo ride to Red Robin’s and then an ice cream at Mickey D’s!

 

Therapy dogs start in Mrs. Jensen’s room

 

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Fire Safety Assembly

Thank you our Allen Park fire Department for coming out to Arno for another excellent fire safety assembly!

 

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From the District

Dear AP School Community,
Please support the Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council Scholarship fund with your time, donations and talents at Holiday Fever on Nov. 3!  Since 1959 the PTA Council has awarded scholarships to AP graduating seniors with your generous support.
Sign up to donate food or paper products — or work a shift before or after you shop! 
Rent at table for the Craft Show or Mom 2 Mom Sale at
Share the Holiday Fever Facebook event  with friends and family.
Thank you!
Sandy Winkler Hoback
Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council

Pop Can Tabs

Madeline Every has been collecting pop can tabs at our schools to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit for a number of years now and she continues this very important effort.  There will be a collection box in the office where you can drop off pop can tabs off to support her favorite charity.

 

Time to roll out the costumes…

 

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Picture retake day is Nov. 15th

 

 

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS

In order to protect the safety of all of our students, any family member who plans to regularly volunteer in the classroom, or chaperone a field trip must complete the background check information below.  This paperwork is also available in our Arno office.  Unless you are planning to begin as a regular volunteer, or chaperone a field trip within the next month, please refrain from completing this paperwork in advance.  It is most effective if the requests are processed within a few weeks of the intended volunteer experience.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!  Volunteer-Background-Check-Authorization-Form-2-2f9d6ta-1unseow-27li2bf  ICHAT-Volunteer-Letter-2-1wr1z3p-zjrwpf-1esyvyz

 

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Food Drive

Please see the attached flier for information on a food drive that be will be occuring at Arno from Oct. 22-Nov. 9th.  Boxes will be brought in, and collected by the coordinator.

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Halloween Parade

Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 31 at 10:00 for our annual Halloween Parade.  Our route will take us out of the 4th grade doors that morning, making a loop on the inside perimeter of the playground.  Please join us around the outside perimeter of the playground for the best seats.  It is a district PD day with an 11:30 dismissal that morning.

 

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again starting Oct. 9th!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!

 

 

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

FREE and REDUCED Lunch Application