Sept. 30

Thank you so much to our PTA for funding GoNoodle!!

Coming soon to Arno…

Sept. 30 

PBIS Rewards

Reflections Contest Kickoff

Oct. 1

Fire Drill

Oct. 2

Student Count Day

Reading Log Reward Recess

Oct. 3

PTA Meeting 6:30

Oct. 4

Early Release 11:30

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Oct. 7

No events

Oct. 8

No events

Oct. 9

3rd Grade to River Raisin

Oct. 10

Hearing Tests

Oct. 11

No events

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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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Thank you for another memorable Fun Run!

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From the PTA

It’s Fun Run time!!! Donations can still be submitted until October 4th so please please please keep sharing it on social media, through texts and emails! The Fun Run will be on September 27th and the schedule for when your child will be outside running will be sent home soon. 

The next PTA meeting will be held on October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Spirit wear will be sold that night, come see our new designs and new colors! We hope to see you there! Bring grandma, auntie, daddy & uncles too! Don’t forget, you can still sign up for the PTA at all the meetings, events and online! 

Don’t forget that October 4th is a half day for your littles.

Membership drive is still in high gear, when you sign up to become a PTA member online you can also buy extra Western Stamps for your littles! 

Halloween skate party is coming up on October 24th from 6-8 p.m. Have your kiddos put on their costumes and come skate with us!!! There will be a Halloween costume contest too! 

Reflections kickoff is September 30th! The theme this year is Look within. Encourage your child to show their special talent in Art with the rest of the school! 

Last but definitely not least is our Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser on October 16th! Come visit and support Arno’s PTA! A portion of your meals profits come to our PTA to help out our amazing caring cougars!

 

Dr. Warren (Board of Education) reads delights Arno students

Last week Dr. Warren paid a visit to Arno and all of our classrooms introducing herself and reading to some of our excited Cougar rooms. Thank you Dr. Warren- please visit again soon!

 

 

Free NHS  Tutoring is Back!

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Book Swap Numbers 

What another great turnout we had for our summer book swap!  If you still have books at home, please return them to your child’s teacher.  Check out our numbers below- especially the minutes read!

Thank you!

Total # of Attendees at Book Swaps: 175

Total # of Students who turned in reading logs: 69

Total # of Students who read over 1000 minutes: 34
Total # of Minutes Read: 70263
The extra recess earned for those over 1000 minutes will be on Oct. 2 with Mr. Zielinski

Help! Volunteers needed for the classroom!

Arno parents are encouraged to sign up and become involved in our Cougar day!  Volunteers are such an important part of being partners for your child’s education.  If you have not had the chance yet, the volunteer form from Meet the Teacher is below

Parent Volunteers Needed

From the District

Welcome back! Allen Park Parents:

Back-to-school means back to after school activities! Explore Allen Park Community Center’s youth programs. Guaranteed to strengthen your child’s creative muscles while building self-confidence.

  • Junior Chef: create delicious dishes while learning kitchen basics. The best part is tasting your food!
  • Allen Park Dance Accepting new dancers! (Discover Dance, Ballet, Tap, Broadway Jazz, Hip Hop) Classes start for dancers as young as 3.
  • Has your living room become a stage? Youth Theater Auditions for Junie B. Jones will take place Friday, October 4 at 5:30pm. No experience necessary!

Registration for classes listed above can be completed online – creativecharacters.org or contact misskelly@creativecharacters.org with questions.

See you at the Community Center! 

Junior Chef

Allen Park Dance

AUDITIONS – Junie B. Jones

Karate Fall 2019

Are you a Member of the Arno PTA?

Membership Drive:

2019-20 membership drive membership application (2)

 

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We are excited to announce the return of the Playworks company to continue implementing their organized recess play program for all of our new lunch parapros.  Playworks reps worked with our parapros for four days that included lots of games and strategies to use on the playground, as well some of our teachers and their students also were treated to some lessons! We are up and running and ready to make recess even more fun!

https://www.playworks.org/michigan/

Arno Lunch Parapros pose for their Playworks Completion

 

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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 5th 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.

Getting our Cougars moving!

Mrs. Smalley’s Cougars planking..

 

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again starting Oct. 8th!  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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Drop off for student items

Please remember to drop off any lunches, folder, homework, etc in the cabinet that is outside of the main doors (Be sure to put a sticky note on with their information).  The secretary will then go get all of the items in there and be sure to get it to your child.  This helps to keep the office clear which helps everything run smoother.   Thank you for your help!

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

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

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

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Sept. 16

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Ms. Amonette’s class enjoys their first pic of the school year

Coming soon to Arno…

Sept. 16

Playworks program arrives to train Arno Lunch Para’s and Staff

Sept. 17

Constitution Day

Sept. 18

No Events

Sept. 19

Tornado Drill

Sept. 20

No Events

Sept. 23

Band Rental Night 6:00

Sept. 24

Fire Drill

Sept. 25

No Events

Sept. 26

Picture Day

Sept. 27

Fun Run!

Register your child now!

https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d2dde700a4c3&fbclid=IwAR0cz5lnK1dm-8yLO6JrS4LR93q6u3MFE1aCVgzdb_JCHo3wXTAy67u4Gv8

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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

From the PTA

Fun Run is coming up on September 27th! The link has been opened for registration of your student and Flyers have been sent home! You are all invited to come cheer on your Caring Cougar the day of the Fun Run! Times your student will be running will be posted in the next few weeks, so you can put it on your calendar! 

https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d2dde700a4c3&fbclid=IwAR0cz5lnK1dm-8yLO6JrS4LR93q6u3MFE1aCVgzdb_JCHo3wXTAy67u4Gv8

Spirit Wear will be sold at every Arno Elementary Event and PTA meeting with two brand new designs! The shirts have Minecraft and the  Unicorn designs! In grey for both designs or pink for the Unicorn design and green for Minecraft! Check out our Facebook page to see what they look like! We also have a select amount of last years designs available on sale for $5!

Reflections kickoff is September 30th! The theme this year is Look within. Encourage your child to show their special talent in Art with the rest of the school! 

We still need a chairperson for end of the year skate parties, Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, and spring and Holiday fever. Thank you Nikki Adkins for Chairing the book fair and Jennifer Hook for chairing our Halloween and Valentines day skate parties. If you are available and want to Chair this event please let out PTA know either by email or through Facebook!!!

If you haven’t joined the PTA and would like to do so, you can sign up online at arnopta@memberhub.com/dues  and while your their add an extra western stamp or two for your Cougar! Help boost their class up for prizes!! The 1st place will get a pizza party and $100 dollars in book fair dollars to shop at the book fair! 2nd place will get a popcorn party and $50 in book fair money, 3rd place winners will get a rice krispy treat party and $25 in book fair money!!  Come join this amazing group of ladies and gents that run Arno’s PTA and help raise money for your child at the same time!

More INFO:

FUN RUN:

FUN RUN 2019

Membership Drive:

2019-20 membership drive membership application (2)


First Day Around Arno

 

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A Short Time Later…

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Don’t Forget the Summer Reading Logs

If you have not yet handed in your child’s summer reading log, please sure to do that by early next week.  Also a reminder to send the 3 books that were issued back to school so we have a supply for next summer. Thanks!

 

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Thanks for Attending!

Thank you to all of our families that attended Meet the Teacher last night, it was out pleasure to see everyone who is excited about this school year!  As always, please stop by, call, or email if you have any questions or concerns= my door is always open.

We will rise to new heights this year!

Steve Zielinski, Principal


Meet the Teacher Night with our Title I Annual Meeting,

PTA Spirit Wear Sale, and updates on the

3rd grade reading law

 

 

Are you a Member of the Arno PTA?

 

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We are excited to announce the return of the Playworks company to continue implementing their organized recess play program for all of our new lunch parapros.  They will be with for four days next week out at lunch recess, working with some teachers and their students, as well as ongoing training during the day.  We look forward to the return of this research-based approach to organized fun.

https://www.playworks.org/michigan/

 

New MiSTAR App

The wait is over…Parent Connect just got a whole lot easier to access

Mobile App Installation Instructions

 

NEW: Receive push notifications on the AP app!

  • Download the Allen Park Public Schools app from AppStore or Google Play

    • Make sure you allow Push Notifications from the app

    • Click Menu →  My Channels

    • Click Parents → Click the checkmark next to Arno Elementary

    • Click SAVE at the bottom

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

 

5 reasons you should volunteer at your child’s school

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As parents, most of our plates are not only full but overflowing; our schedules are so tight they’re cutting off blood flow and our to-do lists are endless. The last thing any of us truly wants to do is commit to another project, group, or organization.

But there’s one area where we shouldn’t be cutting corners or making excuses, and that’s volunteering at our child’s school. The ongoing social, academic and emotional success of our kids relies heavily on the amazing network of parents and guardians.

You might think you don’t have anything to offer, or that someone else is better fit to volunteer their time. But passing the buck is exactly why so many volunteers end up burned out; it’s always the same five people going to the meetings, planning the events, executing the fundraisers, counting the money, and cleaning up other people’s messes. If you’re a parent or a guardian, and your child goes to school, you have an obligation to find a way to volunteer.

Now, before you show up on my doorstep with your pitchforks in hand, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: volunteering doesn’t have to be painful.

Here are five reasons why should get involved (and how to do it without getting overwhelmed).

It takes a village: As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and the same is true for creating and maintaining a positive and nurturing school environment for an entire student body. While teachers and administrators are responsible for providing enriching academics and professional support, school is much more than just a place where worksheets are distributed and graded. Building a tight knit community of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to building a solid foundation of support creates a lasting impression on staff and students alike. But planning events, organizing fundraisers, donating time and energy to cleaning up and beautifying the campus, and using professional and personal connections to benefit the school takes some serious manpower. Your child’s school is the village and you, my friend, are a villager, so get to work.

A little goes a long way: Maybe you work full time. Maybe you run a Girl Scout troop. Maybe you haven’t had a decent shower since your firstborn arrived in 2004. I’m busy too, and odds are so are the other parents at your child’s school. The big mistake here is thinking volunteering has to be an “all or nothing,” thing. It doesn’t. When it comes to helping out, a little can really go a long way. Spending once a week or even once a month making copies, distributing fliers, sending out emails, or painting posters takes the edge off of someone else who’s probably already doing more than their fair share. So check your calendar and figure out how much time you can really devote to volunteer work, then make a commitment and stick to it.

Everyone has something to offer: I get it – you can’t bake your way out of a paper bag. Or maybe you have the social skills of an aardvark. Volunteer work at your child’s school can certainly seem daunting if you buy into the idea that you have to be Martha Stewart or have the personality of a politician to contribute anything of worth. But volunteering is so much more than decorating the perfect holiday cupcakes or greeting parents during school events. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work to be done that doesn’t require anything other than a true willingness to give your time and energy. Everyone is good at something which means everyone has something to offer. Library books are just begging to be organized in school libraries across the county, fundraising ideas are just waiting to be discovered and implemented, and emails about upcoming meetings are dying to be typed out and sent. What are you good at? How can you apply your skills and passions to your child’s school community? In other words, don’t sign up as the PTA treasurer if you barely passed 10th grade Algebra — you’ll hate what you’re doing and end up quitting (and maybe even bounce some checks while you’re at it). The trick is to find your niche and apply it to volunteer work accordingly.

Your child will benefit: Some parents take for granted that their child continues to benefit from the hard work of others. School is so much more than just drop-off and pick-up, yet a large percentage of moms and dads regard the place where their child spends the majority of their childhood as nothing more than an overcrowded babysitting agency. The majority of assemblies, teacher wish list items, book fairs and special events are organized and implemented by volunteers who believe your child is worth the extra effort. Helping to oversee some of these programs and projects will give your child a more meaningful school experience — and that should be motivation enough for anyone.

You’ll feel good: Not only will your volunteer efforts pay off by enhancing your child’s experience on campus, you’ll feel pretty good about yourself too. Doing for others feels right, and it’s contagious. Plus those “I’m a volunteer!” stickers you get to wear are pretty awesome (sometimes I purposely leave mine on long after I’ve left my sons’ campuses while I run errands throughout the day; it’s a badge that says I care about my community and makes me feel kind of special). I’m not going to try and sell you on volunteer work without tapping into the fact that it’s sure to get those feel-good endorphins flowing.

So do your child’s school – and yourself – a favor: become a volunteer in whatever capacity you are able to, and get ready to get your buzz on. I’ll be looking for you and your giant sticker in the Starbucks line.

 

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

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

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Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for September 26 for picture day, retakes will be on Nov. 14.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

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