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.

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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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