April 8

Thank you so much for your generous donations to Rock Your Socks Day at Allen Park Schools!  This celebration of World Down Syndrome Day has been so much fun!  The students loved showing off their socks.  It was so amazing to see the community come together to support and celebrate all “EXTRA” special kids.  The district’s Cognitively Impaired programs greatly appreciate your support more than words could ever convey.

Coming soon to Arno…

***Spring Break April 1-5 No School

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April 8

School Resumes

Choir Concert APAC 6:30

April 9

No events

April 10

Fire Drill

April 11

Penny War Movie 1:45

PTA Meeting 6:30

April 12

Daddy Daughter Dance

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April 15

No events

April 16

No events

April 17

No events

April 18

Energy Safe Kinds 4th grade

April 19

Good Friday- No School

 

 

From the PTA

 

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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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Library Book Damage

This year has unfortunately been a big year for damaged library books.  Students are taught how to handle books, but it’s not carrying over as they bring them home.   Damaged books are generally not used on shelf anymore and it is quite an expense to the school.  We are asking that you help your child make good choices in how they are treating the book at home (Not by water, not in a couch cushion, etc.)  Thank you for your help.

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

 

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From the PTA

Help Wanted!!  The PTA is in need of some help for the Daddy/Daughter dance (Friday April 12th)! This would be a great opportunity for moms of boys! You can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-volunteers1

Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday April 11th at 630pm. Lots of updates and changes to be discussed! Have a happy and safe Spring Break!

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5th Grade Camp Rocks!

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Mr. Peace Motivates for the M-STEP

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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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Kindergarten Registration 2019

https://arnofamily.edublogs.org/files/2019/02/Kindergarten-Enrollment-Flyer-2019-20-School-Year-2ko4e62-1wjdhtc.pdf

 

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Preschool Information

 

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Safety Town is an interactive safety awareness program for children from 5-6 years of age. Each day the children will be introduced to various safety issues in a fun and safe environment. The program is taught by a Police Officer and an AP teacher, with hands-on topics led by community guest speakers as well as visits from the Allen Park Police & Fire Departments. Teen volunteers from Allen Park High School lead the children through Safety Town every day and receive valuable training along with obtaining National Honor Society service hours. The children learn about stranger danger, water and beach as well as playground safety, fire safety, pet and bus safety, electrical and gun safety, and personal safety with an emphasis on pedestrian safety. The kids will be bicycling through a miniature town complete with streets, sidewalks, buildings, stop signs and a working traffic signal. Importance is placed on having the children memorize a cell phone number to call if they should ever become lost. We use fun songs to reinforce all of these principles and the children memorize our very own Safety Town Pledge!

Parent Orientation: All children and parents will meet for a 30 minute orientation on the first day of your session (Children stay for full session).  It is the parent’s responsibility to bring their child to Safety Town daily and to pick them up promptly. Parents who will have someone else picking up the child will designate that on the enrollment form the first day.

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Don’t Forget Breakfast!

April is a month where students take standardized tests. Your child’s ability to learn and succeed in the classroom improves when he or she has eaten breakfast. When your children eat breakfast at home, try to include three different food groups. An example of this might be low-sugar, whole-grain cereal with milk and a glass of 100% fruit juice or a sliced banana on the cereal.  If time is not on your side, that’s okay! Whole grain waffles, a handful of nuts and an apple to eat in the car on the way to school will work. A peanut butter and banana sandwich is also easy to eat on the go and tastes great! Don’t forget that leftovers from the night before can make a good breakfast. Or you could make a fruit smoothie! Blend whatever fresh, frozen, or canned fruits you have on hand with ½ cup of low-fat or non-fat yogurt and you’ve got a delicious breakfast ready to go!  Lastly, you can always pack a breakfast to go the night before, so you don’t have to worry about making breakfast in the morning.

 

 

March Reads On…

Dr. John Tafelski reads to Arno students

  

Chief Edward Cann reads to our Cougars

 

Tania Jett has our Cougars 

 

Penny Wars

Congratulations to Mrs. Cervantes and Ms. Stanley’s class for winning the Penny Wars.  In addition to first place, each year an additional winning spot is chosen- this year, 4th place were also the winners!  Each class will enjoy a snack and a movie with Mr. Zielinski.  We raised $2814.98  which goes towards next year’s March is Reading Month activities.

 

6 Spring Break Literacy Activities for Families

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Spending time in nature is a great Spring Break activity that can also have a literacy component. Have your child write words describing what they see, and later compose a poem using those words.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

Springtime is fast approaching, and with that comes school spring break. Whether your family plans to spend the week at home or traveling, here is a list of 6 activities to keep children engaged in literacy throughout the break from school.

1. Play a Game as a Family

Playing games is a great way to build literacy skills. The conversation that goes on while playing games can help children build language. It also offers a chance to introduce new vocabulary words and phrases. For example:

  • Have your child help read board game instructions. Help him follow each of the instructions.
  • Playing word/letter related games, such as hangman and crossword puzzles, can provide lots of fun ways to practice spelling and reading.

2. Library Visit

Take the extra time with your children to become more familiar with the free resources your local library offers. Libraries offer children’s programs that support reading. In addition to books, you can also get access to technology and learning games.

3. Write About Outdoor Play

Connect playing and learning by getting outdoors. For example:

  • Take your child to a neighborhood playground to have fun and get some physical exercise. When you get home, ask him to write about his favorite part of your time outdoors. If he is just learning to write, ask him to dictate a few sentences to you. Provide assistance with forming the sentences when needed.
  • Spend time observing nature. Sit outside and watch birds, or study clouds in the sky. Help your child write down some words that describe his observations such as sounds he hears or movements he might see. Using the descriptive words, help him write a short poem.

Below you will find an example of a poem my children and I wrote together:

Spring is near. Can you hear?

Chirping of birds,

Running of kids,

Buzzing of bees.

Spring is near. Can you see?

Budding of plants,

Brightening of grass,

Opening of windows.

Spring is near. Can you feel?

Taking off of winter coats,

Feeling the warm sun,

Blowing of the wind.

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4. Look for a Little Free Library

A Little Free Library is a small container of free books that can be exchanged within a community. These community sharing libraries help motivate readers, young and old. Click here to read a past blog about Little Free Libraries in Iowa. Use this map to see if there’s a little free library in your neighborhood. If so, talk to your child about a book she might like to donate to the library in exchange for getting a new book.

5. Write a Letter to a Favorite Author

Communicating with an author can be a fun way for a child to connect reading and writing. How to connect with an author:

  • Have your child choose one of her favorite authors.
  • Help your child write a letter to the author. The letter can include your child’s questions for the author. It also should discuss reasons she liked the author’s book(s), and perhaps how she made a connection to the story.
  • Look for the author’s email address. The author’s personal website might have the email address listed. You also might be able to connect with the author through social media.
  • If you can’t find information on how to connect with the author online, you can send a physical letter in the mail. Look inside the book for the publisher’s address, and address the letter to the author.

6. Record Your Own Audiobook

Let your child have a turn reading aloud by making an audiobook. How to create an audiobook:

  • Have your child select a book he would like to record himself reading.
  • Have him read the book to you a couple of times. Each time your child reads the book, have him try changing the voices for the characters or the way he uses expression when reading the sentences. Ask him if the different ways he read the book changed the meaning of the story.
  • Record your child reading, using a tape recorder or a smart phone.
  • Share his recording with a loved one.

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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.

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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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