Jan 30

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Happy February!

Coming to soon to Arno…

Jan 30

No events

Jan 31

No events

Feb 1

District PD (early dismissal 11:40)

Feb 2

PBIS pizza lunch 11:00 for Jan Super Cougars

PTA Meeting 6:30

Feb 3

No events

Feb 4 (Saturday)

Arno Fun Fair 11-2

 

From the PTA

It is hard to believe that January is almost over and our next PTA Meetings is upon us! Mark your calendars…Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria, is where all the excitement will be! ūüėäAs always, free childcare will be provided, so Come on out and join us!

The Arno Olympics has just passed, so that means that Spirit Week is just around the corner the week of February 6th! If you haven’t purchased Spirit Wear yet, the PTA does have limited spirtwear in stock, so contact us today via Facebook or email to be prepared for all the fun that comes with SPIRIT WEEK!!

Our District Founders Day celebration will be held on, Wednesday, February 22nd at Crystal Park Banquet Center. Tickets will be available next week in the office.

With the arrival of February, it also means that April is not far off and the election of new PTA Officers. If you like what’s been happening around here or want to get involved in the planning of our events and changes, why not consider running for a board position? Please contact us if your interested, have questions, or suggestions for next years team.

As always…we appreciate all the support! We hope everyone has a wonderful, fun-filled weekend!

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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 27 to Feb. 10.  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 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/14926/20337

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note came home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!  You can download and print the form below if you have not yet received it.  

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Arno Blood Drive

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in participating in our annual blood drive

Blood drive

 

Early Dismissal

Feb 1 is an early dismissal half-day.  Dismissal is at 11:40 for teacher PD.

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Arno Olympics

What a great time Arno students has Thursday evening competing in our annual Arno Olympics.  There were many smiling faces while everyone enjoyed some golf, hockey, basketball, and even a clothes pin drop!  Special thanks to Ms. Ammonette for organizing this wonderful event and to Mrs. Kalis and staff who participated in helping make this a great night!


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We are so fortunate here in Allen Park Schools to have such wonderful, creative art teachers! ¬†We thank Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Trapani for being a big part of what’s great about our district! ¬†Enjoy some of their student work below:

Kindergartners practicing cutting and painting with their castles

Special Art project gift for all of AP Board members for Board Recognition Month

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 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 by Feb. 3.

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 the Feb. 3 blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

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4th grade Gets Historical

Our fourth graders have been very busy on their project creation for class.  Their assignment was to focus on an important historical figure of their choice, do research, and create either a puppet or poster board based on that figure.   Enjoy some of the results below:

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U of M Visit to 4th grade

The university of Michigan paid a visit to our 4th grade this week teaching them with hands on examples of weathering and erosion.  Their experiences included setting up a city to withstand a flood on a stream table

 

 

 

 

PREPARING FOR MSTEP

Our staff will certainly ensure that all students are feeling comfortable and prepared before the M-STEP online assessment begins this spring.  However, if your student would benefit from additional practice or opportunities to see what the test will look and feel like, please feel free to visit the Michigan Department of Education’s website for the M-STEP assessment.  On this site, you can find practice that your child can do at home if you’d like!  We work hard to create an environment that is comfortable for our students to show their best work on the test without feeling stressed or worried.  Thank you for anything you may do at home to promote this growth mindset with your student.

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ABCD STUDY

Parents of nine- and ten-year old students:

The University of Michigan requests your voluntary participation in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Over 10,000 nine- and ten-year-old children across the country will join this landmark study, supported by the American School Health Association and National Institutes of Health.

Please consider being part of this important study with your child. Participants will be paid for their time, up to $400 per year. If you are interested, go to Arno School ABCD to submit a response card.

For additional information, visit the study website (www.abcdstudy.org ), email abcdmichigan@umich.edu, call toll-free 844-864-ABCD or go to Arno School ABCD. You may also find the following letter and brochure links helpful.

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Here is a link to a short informational video (1.5 mins) about the study.

***This study is not affiliated with Allen Park Public Schools or Arno Elementary

Jan 23

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 23

Board Recognition Month at the Board Meeting 7:00

Jan 24

 No events

Jan 25

School Improvement meeting 3:45

Jan 26

 Arno Olympics 5:30

Jan 27

End of 1st Semester

 

From the PTA

Just a reminder, there is a PTA meeting coming up on Feb. 2 at 6:30, as always there is childcare available.  Hope to see you there to be a part of helping Arno be a great school!

 

Arno Olympics

Arno Olympics Flyer 2017 PDF

 

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 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 by Feb. 3.

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 the Feb. 3 blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

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 starting on Jan 27, and end on Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up for both parent/teacher conference nights 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 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Jan 27

 

Learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mrs. Watson’s students learn about MLK through discussion and media

Ms. Ammonette’s class discusses recognizing key events vs facts of less importance in MLK’s life ¬†

 

Arno is alive…with the sound of music…

4th graders start to practice reading musical notes and putting it together with the flute.

 

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

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Jan 16

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

NWEA assessment window opens

Jan 17

No events

Jan 18

Half-Day- dismiss 11:40 Teacher PD

Jan 19

4-5th grade to AP Center for Arts play 9:00

Lockdown drill 11:00

Jan 20

No events

 

From the PTA

WELCOME BACK!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their break and are settling back into their “school day routines!”
A belated thank you to our Roosevelt Lanes chairman Sarah Duncan! She did an excellent job chairing our family event during the break! Many families enjoyed coming together for a little competitive bowling and fun times with friends!
We want to again extend our thanks to the Lincoln Park Skate Center for partnering with us to provide free skate admission coupons to ALL of our Arno Families! Rumor has it there were a lot of Caring Cougars on skates utilizing their passes over break! What a great way to burn off some energy close to home!

Wednesday night we celebrated our districts Reflections Winners with a Reflections Tea at the Allen Park Performing Arts Center. The Winning students from each school were honored with medals and certificates. The following were the Winners from Arno:

Sophia Kaloin, Marshall Hegedus, Kaylee Daniels, Morgan Kraft & Charlotte Traz.

Congratulations to all as their art work has now been submitted on the state level for judging. In March the MI PTA will announce the state level winners.

Last night the PTA hosted its FIRST official event of the New Year, our Family Caring Night to benefit the cats and dogs of the Taylor Animal Shelter. Our Chairs, Patty Messer and Jennifer Mayor, did an excellent job hosting our First Arno Family Movie Night! Crafts, tattoos, raffles, food, fun, and “The Secret Life of Pets” were enjoyed by many! We raffled off many prizes including: A Sky Zone Family Pass, Pump It Up passes, and a Hatchimal! Congratulations to all of our winners! This event would not have been so successful if not for all of our ROCKSTAR volunteers, our first time chairs, and all of the hard work of everyone!
Thank you everyone who donated an item to the Shelter, many animals will benefit from your generosity.

Caring Cougar Night

What a great night we had showing what great Cougars we are with pet item donations, making pet treats, face painting, snacks, prizes, and of course enjoying our main feature presentation- The Secret Life of Pets.  Thank to all of our families who came out and enjoyed a night at the movies!!

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING

Our district has chosen to be in session on Martin Luther King Day.  This gives us the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with our students.

Much can be learned from leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The leadership lessons he gave the world are as important today as they were during Dr. King’s life. Click here now to download this poster in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Musical Happenings

Mrs. Kalis’s room jamming on homemade instruments with Mrs. Hayden

Mr. Skebo’s 4th grade music class preparing to learn how to read musical notes to be able to play on their recorders.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Kalis!

Mrs. Kalis was honored by Zeal Credit Union as one of Metro Detroit’s Hardest Working Teachers! ¬†Her commitment to teaching excellence, donating time to the PTA, School Improvement, various committees, ¬†and other initiatives make this a well-deserved recognition! ¬†Congratulations Mrs. Kalis, you truly make a big impact here at Arno!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 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 by Feb. 3.

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 the Feb. 3 blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

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 starting on Jan 27, and end on Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up for both parent/teacher conference nights 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 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Jan 27

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

Arno Olympics

Save the date- the Olympics are coming to Arno on Jan 26 starting at 5:30. ¬†Look for more info in next week’s blog post.

 

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