Feb 26

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Coming soon to Arno…

 

Feb 26

No events

Feb 27

No events

Feb 28

3rd grade U of M

MARCH is Reading month activities start per calendar

March 1

3rd Grade U of M

PTA Meeting 6:30

March 2

3rd grade U of M

Gordon Miller building visit 10:00

PBIS Reward

 

Mrs. Jensen’s class show off their awesome snowman

March 5

No events

March 6

No events

March 7

Wear a Hat with words

March 8

Unplugged Night

 

March 9

End of Second Semester

Early Dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD p.m.

 

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Pokemon Cards

Pokemon cards have been increasingly been an issue in the classroom causing some disruptions as well as some conflict.  I am asking that all students keep their Pokemon cards at home for the rest of the school year to prevent any further issues in the building.  Thank you for your help in this matter

 

 

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March is Reading Month

March is fast approaching and we are gearing up for our One Book, One School theme for this year’s reading month activities.  Our book for this activity will be “Winter according to Humphrey“.  The oldest child in every family will receive a copy, so that there is at least one per household.   The calendar is attached below and contains all the info you will need to know about all the happenings here at Arno, and what should be going on at home.   Please let your teacher know if you clarification on anything.

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Happy Friday

The PTA had quite an evening on Wednesday night at our Founders Day Dinner!

Congratulations to all of our Winners!

Outstanding Educator- Nickie Stanley

Distinguished Service Award- “Sharon” Shannon Mihalik

Outstanding Support Personnel- Tim Tanksley

Outstanding Program- Fun Run (Julie Hegedus, Nicole Falconer-Atkinson, Jeff Mouchet, Shannon Mihalik)

Business Partner- ATS Advisors- Donna Genaw

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 1st! Come out and join us! We will be voting on what we should do with our funds and taking nominations for our Executive Board Positions. If you’re interested in running, please attend!

Our Spring Fever Craft Event is coming up soon! If you would like to donate an item or volunteer some of your time, please consider signing up!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094faba723abf85-spring

Enjoy your weekend!

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Founder’s Day Celebration

The annual Founder’s Day awards celebration took place this past Wednesday as our amazing winners shined!  Congratulations to all of our award winners this year- you represent the very best of our Arno Cougars!!

2018 PTA Founders Day Winners 

Outstanding Educator – Nikki Stanley
Outstanding Support Personnel – Tim Tanksley
Distinguished Service – Shannon Mihalik
Outstanding Program – Fun Run (Jeff Mouchet, Julie Hegedus, Nicole Atkinson & Shannon Mihalik)
Business Partner – ATS Tax Preparation, Allen Park

Student Safety

Please refrain from attempting to enter any of our side doors around the building during drop off/pickup.  Our safeties are trained to not let anyone through those doors, all visitors must report to the office before coming into the building.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

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Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24th from 11 am-2pm!  Tickets are still 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 stop by!

 

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Spirit Week Wrap Up…

 

Arno Data

As part of our ongoing commitment to the analysis of student data for continuous improvment, I wanted to share this with our community.  This data report is for Winter 2018, after our latest round of assessments that include DIBELS (Reading), DRA (Reading) and NWEA (Reading and Math).  We are especially proud of our numbers as we have seen significant growth since fall, and we are on track to meet our targets.  The data is broken down by Tiers-

Tier 1- The Core- this is where we want at least 80% of our kids to be at or above grade level by the end of the year

Tier 2- This group should lower down to 15% of the building by year’s end.  This group maybe slightly below level, and receives additional instruction

Tier 3- This group should be down to 5% or lower by year’s end.  This group can be 1 or more years behind academically, and requires more intense intervention.

The key data markers by winter- we would like to see Tier 3 shrinking, and Tier 1 growing.  If you have any questions on the data, please contact me at 313-827-1050

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/879589/

 

 

Title 1 Blog

We would to inform you of our new Title I blog brought to you by Mrs. Gorski, our Title I teacher.  Title I is a federal program that gives dollars to school with higher populations at-risk students.  We are a School-wide school for service, which means our whole population qualifies to benefit from services, parent meetings, resources, etc.

http://mrsgorski.edublogs.org/

 

Metro Parks Visits 5th Grade

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From the Red Cross…

Thank you for continuing your partnership with the Red Cross.  During the drive we saw 21 donors and collected 19 products on a goal of 20.  Excellent numbers especially given the very cold weather and the cold and flu season being in full swing!  And the most important note of all is this drive will touch the lives of 57 patients!

Again, I thank you for all of your hard work.  Please pass along our thanks to everyone that was involved!

Best regards,

Beth Harris

Regional Donor Representative

 

American Red Cross Blood Services

 

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Feb 12

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 12

Spirit Week Begins

Olympic Village Day

Dress up as your favorite sport or country

Feb. 13

Medals Day

Wear a medal you have, or make one to show off your

favorite sport or subject

Feb. 14

Happy Valentines Day!

PTS Skating Party 6:00

Red, White, & Blue Day

Show your love of the U.S.A. by wearing Red, White, & Blue

Feb. 15

Arno Blood Drive

Reading Olympics

Bring your favorite book and Olympic Torch (flashlight)

to read in your class

Feb. 16

Early Dismissal- 11:40 a,m. Teacher PD

Spirit week end assembly- Snow in the Face Day

 

Feb. 19

Winter Break- No School

Feb. 20

Winter Break- No School

Feb. 21

Founders Day Banquet 6:00

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Feb. 22

Metro Parks- 5th Grade

Feb. 23

Nothing Scheduled

Feb. 24 

Arno Fun Fair 11-2

Arno’s new sign has arrived! 

Thank you voters for passing the special RESA millage!

 

Student Safety

Please refrain from attempting to enter any of our side doors around the building during drop off/pickup.  Our safeties are trained to not let anyone through those doors, all visitors must report to the office before coming into the building.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Start planning now to attend Arno’s Valentine’s Day Skate Party!

RSVP using this link!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-arnos

From the PTA

Happy Valentine’s Day!

❤️Grab your sweetheart and join us on Valentine’s Day for our Valentine’s Night Skate Party at Lincoln Park Skate Center from 6-8 pm! Cost includes admission and skating; cost does NOT include food. The Concession Stand will be open to purchase food if you wish.
Beat the line at the door and buy your presale tickets online for $7 or send your money into the school office.
RSVP option will end Sunday, February 12th at 11pm. Tickets will be distributed to your student on Monday, February 12th.
❤️Also remember, the PTA Executive Officers Election will be held at our April Meeting. We will have vacancies that need to be filled in order to continue having an ARNO PTA! If you’re interested in running or have questions about each position, please send us an email, private message us on Facebook, or stop us when you see us out and about! We are happy to mentor anyone willing to step up and help continue to make Arno Great!!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!🌨❄👍🏻

 

 

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PTA FOUNDERS DAY

Dear APPS Staff & Families,

The Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council is busy planning this year’s Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony and the entire school community is cordially invited to attend the event!  Founder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role that our PTA/PTSA’s play in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families.  It is a time to reflect and take pride in the many accomplishments throughout APPS and recognize exemplary staff, volunteers and community members.

Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony

Crystal Park Banquet Center

17113 Champaign

Allen Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Doors will open at 6:00 pm

Dinner served at 6:30 pm

Ticket Price is $20.00 (Award recipients will receive two complimentary tickets).

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ticket purchase deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 (Firm due to final count by this date).

Theme: Cheers to 100 Years! Founder’s Day Centennial Birthday!

Tickets will be available at APHS, APMS, Arno, Bennie & Lindemann Offices and at the Riley Education Center/Superintendent’s Office beginning January 17, 2018.

Parent Tech Survey

Please take a moment to answer 7 short questions in order to provide the district with guidance and allow us to make informed decisions about technology and facility use needs.  You may fill out the survey for each of your children if you wish, or provide your general perception within one survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_PSZr7Ojotw4Rw3J7uuBha3En5BmXyD8pkWRTXfaneRaGDw/viewform

Thank you for your participation!  (If you have difficulty with the link, the survey is also located on the district website – apps.k12.mi.us and the mobile app)

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Arno Blood Drive

The Arno blood drive is from 1:00-6:45 on Feb 15th.  You can call or email Mrs. Anderson at 827-1050.  You may also go on the Red Cross Website to register, searching for Arno Blood Drive.   Please call  the office if you have more questions.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is Saturday, Feb. 24th from 11 am-2pm!  Tickets are still 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 stop by!

MetroParks

Metroparks visited Arno once again to show some very cool facts on birds and Predators.  Along with the fascinating facts, there were also some awesome models of the birds to enjoy!\

 

PBIS Zumba Reward in Action!

4th Grade Book Club fun in Mrs. Smalley’s room

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Olympic Medal Winners

Kindergarten

Haskin-      

Ellie Cole-Gold

Gabriel Minton-Silver

Arianna Tourangeau-Bronze

 

DiCarlo-     

Brex Bokatzian-Gold

Sofia Chavarria-Silver

Giovanni Zamorron-Silver

Autumn Rich-Bronze

 

Stanley-

Dakota Adkins-Gold

Jessica Oubeck-Silver

Lainey Sisson-Bronze

 

1st Grade

Watson

Isabella Chodkiewich-Gold

Blake Gartside-Silver

Jackson Shepard-Bronze

 

Pushman

Jonathan Sadler-Gold

Calvin Rudolph-Silver

Connor Shepard-Bronze

 

Martinchick

Noah Niemann-Gold

Reynaldo Garza-Silver

Claire Darnell-Bronze

Jayse Hanak-Bronze

2nd Grade

Schultz

Olivia Kalis-Gold

Riley Johnson-Silver

Ashton Hanak-Bronze

Alyssa Bommarito-Bronze

 

Cervantes

Carmino Koski-Gold

Marilyn Toth-Silver

Blake Mortimer-Bronze

 

Amonette

Jacob Oubeck-Gold

Dakotah Hicks-Silver

Nolan Olechowski-Bronze

 

3rd Grade

Wesley

Avery Bolley-Gold

Isabella Bergman-Silver

Lilliana Hernandez-Bronze

 

Warneck

Ava O’Donnell-Gold

Caden Lewis-Silver

Peyton Keys-Bronze

 

Guyot

Alle Bailey-Gold

Olivia Lardie-Silver

Xander Warneck-Bronze

 

4th Grade

Kalis

Shayla Palicz-Gold

Angel Gutierrez-Silver

Loren Minton-Bronze

Trionfi

Bailey Ellis-Gold

Jake Hauck-Silver

Samantha Chick-Bronze

Marissa Oleynik-Bronze

Smalley

Mallory Hool-Gold

Benjamin Klos-Silver

Madelyn Gee-Bronze

 

5th Grade

Hool

Abigail Obrycki-Gold

Mackenzie Mouchet-Silver

Aiden Thomas-Bronze

 

Higgins

Addison Kurilla-Gold

Savannah Hardy-Silver

Dawn Hudson-Bronze

Anderson-

Liam Shepard-Gold

Scott Oleynik-Silver

Owen Choppa-Bronze

 

Creutz

Reina Garza-Gold

Gary Beesley-Silver

Anahi Chapa-Silver

Jeran Moody-Bronze

 

Breakfast/Lunch Program

Here at APPS, we take our meal service seriously by providing the best quality food that lines up with federal nutritional guidelines.  If you have never given our breakfast or lunch program a try, it’s always a good time to start.  Breakfast starts around 8:10 in the morning (You can drop off early and get the kids in a warm place) and of course we have our hot lunch and salad bar available every lunch time.  Please see the flyer for more information- did I mention that every Friday a.m. breakfast time also includes some fun dancing?

 

 

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February

Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 29

No events

Jan 30

No events

Jan 31

No events

Feb 1

Metro Parks assembly grade 3

PBIS Pizza lunch

PTA Meeting 6:30

Feb 2

PBIS January Reqard

 

Feb 5

No events

Feb 6

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade

Feb 7

Elementary P/T conf 5:00-7:30

Feb 8

Elementary P/T conf 5:00-7:30

Metro Parks assembly 4th grade

Feb 9

No events

 

From the PTA

Happy Friday! We hope that everyone has had a great couple of weeks!
💚Arno’s Mother/Son Night Tag Team Bowling was held last Friday at Skore Lanes and boy was it exciting!!! Strikes, Spares, dancing, pictures, food, and games OH MY! Thank you to everyone that came out and helped to make our event successful and fun and a BIG Thank You to our Chair, Melissa Koski, for organizing and planning our Night Out!
❤️February is coming and we have some exciting events happening: Valentine Skate Party, Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Winter Break, Conferences, Founders Day Banquet, and SPIRIT WEEK!!! If you are still in need for some Arno Attire to wear for Spirit Week, we still have some stock on hand that is available for purchase. Contact the PTA via our email address (arnopta@gmail.com) or our Facebook Page (Arno Elementary PTA).
🧡Our FIRST PTA Meeting of the New Year is this Thursday, February 1st at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria! Come join us to find out about all the exciting events coming up at Arno! We hope to see many of you there! Free Babysitting is available for School Aged Children!
We hope everyone has a great weekend and we look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming meeting!

MDE State Visit

Last week Deputy Superintendent Sheila Alles visited  APHS and Arno Elementary.  Ms. Alles was in AP from the invitation of our new superintendent, Mike Darga.  We had a great tour of the building and various classrooms, observing everything from literacy to science, and technology.  Our staff was able to show her many of the current best practices that Arno to help each and every child learn.

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It’s Conference time again…

On Feb. 7th and 8th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day.  We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.

The spring/winter conferences are meant for those who either received a teacher request for conference OR for parents who still wish to meet with the teacher.  If you feel comfortable with your child’s progress, and you did not receive a teacher request- then you may choose to not attend this round.

For those parents who have a teacher request OR if you would like to request a conference for your child- Please click on the above tab marked “Pages” and look for the Conference Sign Up page that has all teacher links to sign up for a time slot or see below.

Conference Links 2018

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin2
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo1
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman3
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4cafac28aa8-watson4
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick4
Schultz (DiCarlo) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-schultzdicarlo
Cervantes http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444a8a62da7f85-cervantes
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warneck http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot2
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley2
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-creutz
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aba82ca5fa7-winter
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Andersen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084facaa2aaaf49-andersen
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen2
Byrne http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne1

PBIS at conferences- we need help…

Dear Families,

The PBIS Committee will be selling hearts, smencils, and car clings during our upcoming conferences. We are in need of a few parents to run our table for us. If you are interested and available, please sign-up. The PBIS table will be outside of the office near the gym. Thank you for your consideration.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-pbis

The shout-out hearts can be purchased for $1.  We will be decorating the entrance hallway with love to our students from their families.  Purchase your student(s) a heart and greet them with love every morning!  These hearts combined with the sale of Smencils ($1), Smens ($2), and car clings ($5) help fund the fantastic incentives and rewards that our Caring Cougars earn through their positive behaviors!

 

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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 29 to Feb. 9.  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://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/56485/20337

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Arno Olympics Wrap up

Thanks to Ms. Amonette, Mrs. Kalis, Mrs. Hool, and all of our volunteers yesterday at our annual Arno Olympics.   The weather was great and we saw a huge crowd attend as all of our Cougar competitors has their eyes set on Gold!  After our fun evening, we will be tallying all of the scores and awarding the Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals soon.  Congrats to all our Olympic Champions!

PTA FOUNDERS DAY

Dear APPS Staff & Families,

The Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council is busy planning this year’s Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony and the entire school community is cordially invited to attend the event!  Founder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role that our PTA/PTSA’s play in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families.  It is a time to reflect and take pride in the many accomplishments throughout APPS and recognize exemplary staff, volunteers and community members.

Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony

Crystal Park Banquet Center

17113 Champaign

Allen Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Doors will open at 6:00 pm

Dinner served at 6:30 pm

Ticket Price is $20.00 (Award recipients will receive two complimentary tickets).

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ticket purchase deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 (Firm due to final count by this date).

Theme: Cheers to 100 Years! Founder’s Day Centennial Birthday!

Tickets will be available at APHS, APMS, Arno, Bennie & Lindemann Offices and at the Riley Education Center/Superintendent’s Office beginning January 17, 2018.

Parent Tech Survey

Please take a moment to answer 7 short questions in order to provide the district with guidance and allow us to make informed decisions about technology and facility use needs.  You may fill out the survey for each of your children if you wish, or provide your general perception within one survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_PSZr7Ojotw4Rw3J7uuBha3En5BmXyD8pkWRTXfaneRaGDw/viewform

Thank you for your participation!  (If you have difficulty with the link, the survey is also located on the district website – apps.k12.mi.us and the mobile app)

Mother/Son Night

What a great evening we had at Skore Lanes Friday night for our annual Mother/Son outing.   This year included pizza, friends, pictures, and of course lots of bowling.  Thanks to our PTA and volunteers for all of their hard work that made this event successful!

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Building to kindergarten Part 2

Our Arno kindergarten teachers once again held a training for parents and preschool teachers that included information on skills the kids will need to work on, and some awesome make and take letter activities.  Thanks to Mrs. Haskin, Ms. Stanley, Ms. DiCarlo, and Mrs. Gorski (Title I) for an outstanding workshop!

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BOARD APPRECIATION

A big THANK YOU to our Allen Park Board of Education members during School Board Appreciation Month.  We are honored to have such a supportive Board of Education who keep the arts and education alive in Allen Park!

 

New Parent Dashboard for the State of Michigan

 

 

 

 

STAYING HEALTHY

Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold and snowy 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.

Below is some information about head lice, shared from our Wayne RESA Nurse Consultant, Terri Czerwinski.

 

ART FOR THE SKY

We have some BIG news!  The Art for the Sky project with Daniel Dancer is returning to Allen Park this spring!  The project will involve ALL of our Allen Park elementary students. Details such as design and location are currently in the works.

Here is the video from our 2016 project at Lindemann.

https://vimeo.com/171810275

Daniel Dancer will be here Tuesday May 29th – Friday June 1st
Tentative Schedule

Tuesday May 29th – Intro assemblies at all 3 buildings, Arno, Bennie and Lindemann.  2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon

Wednesday May 30th – Grid created and design prep.  Students will be selected from all 3 buildings to help with this process.
Thursday May 31st – SKY Art day.  Afternoon photo. Location and Transportation are being determined, but all 2 of the 3 schools will be traveling to a common location.
Friday June 1st – Concluding assemblies at all 3 buildings.  2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon.

The art team and administration will be meeting soon and will send the staff updates as we move into the spring.

 

 

Jan 15

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 15

No school- Martin Luther King Day

Jan 16

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade

Jan 17

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Jan 18

Play @APAC

Jan 19

Mother/Son Night

 

Jan 22

No events

Jan 23

Preschool Title I workshop

Jan 24

Lockdown drill

Jan 25

Arno Olympics

Jan 26

No events

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Mother/Son Night Info

It’s HERE! It’s HERE! Mother/Son Tag Team Bowling Night is HERE!
Calling all Mom’s, Grandmothers, Aunts, etc., Mother/Son Night is coming!
Come join us for some fun at Skore Lanes on Friday, January 19th from 7-9 pm for some Bowling Fun! Two Games of Bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, and a picture of you and your son(s) for the bargain price of $27/couple and only $5 for each additional son(s). Please do NOT miss out on this event! All RSVP’s must be received by January 17th. Due to the large turnout we anticipate, we will NOT be able to accept payment at the door! Please pay via the Sign Up Genius Link below. If you prefer, you may also pay by cash/check. Please put your payment in an envelope and send it in with your child. Your child will hand it in to their teacher. Please make sure the envelope contains: your name, your son(s) name, their teacher(s), the amount enclosed, and a phone number we can reach you at in case of any questions.

If you have further questions, please contact the PTA at: arnopta@gmail.com or Private Message us on our Facebook Account- Arno Elementary PTA!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our first event of 2018!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-arno1

 

From the PTA

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and break! Hopefully some of you took advantage of the Kalahari Fundraiser towards the end of break for some last minute fun!

A few reminders of our upcoming PTA Events for January:

**There is NOT a January PTA Meeting. Our FIRST Meeting of 2018 will be held on Thursday, February 1st from 6:30-7:30 in the Arno Cafeteria. Come join us for an update of our upcoming events we have scheduled for 2018.

** Our Mother/Son Tag Team Bowling Night takes place on Friday, January 19th from 7-9 pm at Skore Lanes in Taylor! A flyer went home with students this week, a Sign Up Genius Link has been posted to our Facebook Page and will be attached to this blog as well. Last Day for Sign Ups is Wednesday, January 17th. We will NOT be able to accept payment at the door either due the high numbers this event hosts. Do not miss out! Sign up today! We look forward to seeing many of you there next Friday!

Thank you for your continued support of the PTA!

New Parent Dashboard for the State of Michigan

https://goo.gl/a7ojQw

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING

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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Arno Olympics Coming Soon!

 

Detroit Pistons Assembly

What a great message the Piston’s shared with our cougars in December as they emphasized “Be A Good Person” along with a lot of fun, including a teacher vs. student match (teachers lost)

  

 

Congratulations to all of our awesome Santa Bucks winners in December!

One winner from each GRADE LEVEL

Kindergarten– Aubrey Moritz

1st Grade– Leah Taylor

2nd Grade– Charlotte Siddall

3rd Grade–Xander Warneck

4th Grade–Kylee O’Connell

5th Grade–Lulu Schutt

 

4th grade science in action

The 4th grade students were conducting an experiment from mystery science when they discovered that science was a learning process, that mistakes would be made- but you then refelct, modify, and then try again until success, all the while collecting data to inform your choices

Holiday Concerts

Congratualtions to all our Honors Choir and 4th/5th grade students on an awesome job for the holiday concert performances in December.  Everyone enjoyed hearing some holiday music to be inspired for the Christmas season!

 

December Super Cougars!

Congratulations to our December Super Cougars!

Haskin-Landon Yuhaz

Stanley- Daniel Benavides

DiCarlo- Braylon Moore

Martinchick- Devynn Jolly

Watson – Benjamin Zakhar

Pushman – Jonathan Sadler

Schultz- Olivia Kalis

Cervantes- Kaydence Hinkle

Amonette- Loegen Piro-White

Warneck- Abigail Martinez

Guyot-Sean Fogarty

Wesley- Ava Proctor

Kalis- Gabrielle Moore

Smalley- Mallory Hool

Trionfi- Elizabeth Ratchick

Higgins- Carlos Sanchez

Creutz- Aaron Diaz

Andersen- Kara Gresehover

Hool- Jalen Haynes

Jensen-Logan Thiel

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Dec 18

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 18

Christmas Sing-along 2:30

Dec. 19

3rd grade mobile learning

K Field Trip

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade

Honor Choir Concert 6:30

Dec. 20

No events

Dec. 21

No events

Dec. 22

1st grade field trip

PBIS reward

Dec. 23-Jan 7     Christmas Break

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Jan 8                     Happy New Year! School Resumes

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On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we wish you

and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

Congratulations to all of our Founders Day Award Winners!

2018 PTA Founders Day Winners 

Outstanding Educator – Nikki Stanley

Outstanding Support Personnel – Tim Tanksley 

Distinguished Service – Shannon Mihalik

Outstanding Program – Fun Run (Jeff Mouchet, Julie Hegedus, Nicole Atkinson & Shannon Mihalik)

Business Partner – ATS Tax Preparation, Allen Park

From the PTA

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from your PTA! We couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative for all of the support we have received this year from our members and school community.
A few reminders and information for the remainder of the year:
❄️No January Meeting! I know we’ve said a lot lately, but it’s easy to forget. Our next scheduled PTA MEETING is Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria.
❄️Last day for donations to the Food Pantry is Monday, December 18th. Thank you for all of the generous donations we have received to date.
❄January 19th from 7-9 pm we will hold our annual Mother/Son Night at Skore Lanes in Taylor. Coat is $25/couple with each additional child $5. Cost includes: 2 slices of pizza, pop, 2 games of bowling, shoes, and a picture with you and your child(ren).
❄️And Finally…..In case you have NOT read the PTA Facebook Page…
***And the Winners are for Founders Day 2017…***
Outstanding Educator- Ms. Nickie Stanley
Outstanding Support Personnel- Mr. Tim Tanksley
Distinguished Service- Mrs. Shannon Anderson-Mihalik
Outstanding Program- Fun Run 2017- Jeff Mouchet, Shannon Mihalik, Nicole Falconer-Atkinson, and Julie Hegedus
Business Partner- ATS Advisors Allen Park Office
Congratulations to EVERYONE for your dedication and support to Arno and our Community! Our awards banquet will be held at Crystal Park on Wednesday, February 21!
Have a Great rest of the Year! We look forward to 2018!

Hearing Screening

Hearing screens at Arno have been completed for this school year. Kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades participated in the hearing screening process. Any child in third or fifth grade who failed the school hearing screen last year was likely re-screened this year. If your child did not pass the hearing screen, you have likely received a letter from the Wayne County Health Department already. Many, but not all, failed hearing screens are a result of middle ear fluid/ear infections. Follow-up with a doctor is recommended, and the letter includes a section for a physician to complete following the examination of your child. The completed letter should be returned to the Wayne County Health Department. If a parent or teacher has concerns regarding a child’s ability to hear, please contact Lesli Sutherland, hearing consultant for the district: (734)692-4618sutherlandl@trentonschools.com

 

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Christmas around the world

Second grade got a real treat last week when they participated in Christmas around the world stations.  The group went from country to country, learning facts about how they celebrate differently from us, like shoes left by the fireplace to put presents in.  Learning fun!

Art on display

Here are the photos from our Luke and Lulu’s December display.  Each student featured receives a flyer for $2 off next purchase.   This display features six 2nd grade Lindemann artists and five 1st and Kinder Arno artists!  Art will be on display until January 15th.

Allen Park elementary art students are studying the elements of art this school year.  Kindergarten is learning that they can draw anything using basic lines and shapes, which you can see in their Rudolph reindeer portraits.  1st grade created implied texture by using found materials to print on their birch trees.  They used painted paper cut into simple shapes to create these snow birds!  2nd grade studied the work of folk artist, Heather Galler.  They created cute coffee cups with lots of patterns!  Artists featured here are from Arno and Lindemann Elementary schools.

Way to go!

Congratulations to Dr. Barb Chuby and Sandy Artman on their $7200 grant from Rotary for AP elementary book rooms.  A check was presented Monday night at the Board meeting and it was a proud moment for all of our elementary staff and students!  They truly are a great example of our AP mission!

Super Cougar Pizza Lunch

Once again we celebrated with out outstanding role models- November Super Cougars with a delicious pizza lunch.  We are so proud of these students and are proud to call them our Arno Cougars!

Haskin-Adrian Rosado

Stanley- Klaudia Dyrmishi

DiCarlo- Jon Gramlich

Martinchick- Edwynn Green

Watson – Alejandro Zarate

Pushman – Jacob Melnyk

Schultz- Susie Oh

Cervantes- Marshall Hegedus

Amonette- Camdin Broome

Warneck- Jeziah Roldan

Guyot- Joshua Booher

Wesley- Jenny Reeves

Kalis- Alexander Hoerle

Smalley-Ben Klos

Trionfi- Ethan Armstrong

Higgins- Avery Barrow

Creutz- Angela Dunnett

Andersen-Owen Choppa 

Hool- Kyle Cameron

Jensen-Kenny Davis

 

4th Grade Buddies

Students from Mrs. Kalis’s class and Mrs. Jensen’s class buddied up for some December exercise as they enjoyed some volleyball.  Great fun and friendship was had by all

 

SMART Reading Tips for the Holidays

Winter break is right around the corner, and holidays can get pretty hectic! Routines can fly out the window with celebrations, travel and out-of-town guests. As your family prepares for the holidays, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over winter break.

  1. Read for fun! Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories or the newest installment from a favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to set aside school books and read for fun. Make time for bedtime stories to create the routine and enjoy books on a daily basis.
  2. Stock up on books at the local library. Help your child pick out books they’re interested in reading over the winter break. Libraries may also have fun, free holiday activities throughout the break.
  3. Make the most of travel time. Turn travel time to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice reading. 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. Read street signs and billboards you see along the way.
  4. Create a new tradition. A little predictability is comforting for kids. Starting a special Winter Break Story Time can be a new tradition that links reading with happy memories. Hot cocoa and your favorite stories will have the whole family feeling comfy and cozy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Remember, you don’t have to be an expert to help your child with reading. By simply interacting with children around books, you can show them that books are important and worthy of our attention.

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Dec. 4

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 4

No events

Dec. 5

Super Cougar Lunch 11:00

Dec. 6

No events

Dec. 7

PTA Meeting 6:30

Dec. 8

Report Cards Go Home

 

Dec. 11

No events

Dec. 12

No evetns

Dec. 13

No events

Dec. 14

4th and 5th grade concert APAC 6:30

Detroit Pistons Assembly

Dec. 15

Half-Day dismissal 11:40 a.m./Teacher PD

From the PTA

Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Holiday Break are ready to rock the rest of the school year!
Just a few reminders of upcoming events…
🌮Due to the HIGH DEMAND of Nacho Monday’s… on Monday, December 4th from 11am-9pm, at the Allen Park and Southgate Locations, we will be having an Angelina’s Fundraiser once again! Please come out or order out and mention Arno PTA and we will receive 20% of your bill. Thank you so much for your support!
✅Our FINAL PTA Meeting of 2017 will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30 (this meeting may go over due to Founders Day Voting) in the Arno Cafeteria! We will be voting on our Founders Day Nominations and many other upcoming events for 2018! Please join us!
🐶🎳🐱Family Caring Night is coming!! During our Christmas Break we will be holding our annual Family Caring Night/Family night Out event at Skore Lanes in Taylor on Wednesday, January 3rd. Their event will benefit TASKK (Taylor Animal Shelter Kanines and Kats). A donation box will be available in the office if you would like to donate food, gift cards, toys, etc to the animals! More information about the event will be available soon!
We will also be selling Spirit wear at our December meeting- makes for great gifts under the tree! We have the new design and limited stock with the other Arno designs
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting!
Have a great weekend!

Fundraiser Reminder…

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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using thelinks below or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by December 4
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at arnopta@gmail.com or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 7th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers!
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Crystal Palace on Wednesday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!

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Get Registered to help our PTA

Please take a moment to link your Kroger cards to Arno Elementary PTA. This program has proven to be very beneficial to us and we would love to have more cards registered!
You can also support us by going to www.amazonsmiles.com & choosing us when you do your Christmas shopping at Amazon!
More info on Kroger:

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Time to Kalahari again…

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Flip you Lid for AP Benches Info here

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Golden Tray Award for November

Congrats to the following classes for earning the Glden Tray award for great lunch behavior!

K- Ms. Stanley

1- Mrs. Pushman

2-Cervantes

3-Warneck

4-Smalley

5-Higgins

Night out…

Dear Arno, Bennie & Lindemann Parents/Guardians,

Are you ready for a parent night out to get some holiday shopping done, have a nice meal out or just enjoy some quiet time at home?

 

The APHS Class of 2019 will entertain your K-5 children – pizza, drinks movie, photo booth and crafts provided!  The Parents Night Out event will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. – please see attached for details.

 

Reservations are suggested – take advantage of the discounted early registration pricing!  Please turn in completed forms, cash in marked envelope or checks payable to APHS Class of 2019 to your school office by December 13.

 

Enjoy!

Mrs. Tanya Duffy, Class Advisor & APHS Class of 2019

 

Kindergarten Turkey Time

Our K students enjoyed a special time just before Thanksgiving and created a huge turkey for our hallway!

Dr. Hall visits 4th grade for some reading time

 

 

 

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Nov 20

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 20

No events

Nov. 21

Half-day dismissal 11:40

Teacher PD P.M.

Nov. 22

No School

Nov. 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 24

Shop ’till you drop

Nov. 27

No events

Nov. 28

3rd grade mobile learning

Dr. Hall 2:15 Read

Nov. 29

No events

Nov. 30

No events

Dec. 1

End of First Trimester

PBIS Reward

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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.

PBIS Mentors

Thank you Sandy Bennett for kicking off our building Mentorship program with our young leaders.  The kids have been so very excited to get started, and now they are off to their assignments!

 

New Blog out…

Please take a look at a new blog from our At-Risk Reading Speacilist D. Barb. Chuby. You can find it at http://drchuby.edublogs.org/

 

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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using thelinks below or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by December 4
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at arnopta@gmail.com or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 7th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers!
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Crystal Palace on Wednesday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!

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From the PTA

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to thank all of the parent volunteers, staff, students and families that helped to make our Scholastic Bookfair a success! We look forward to sharing all of the details at our next PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria! Mark your Calendars and Save the Date!
Founders Day Nominations are now being accepted! Do you know an Outstanding Educator, Support Personnel, or Program? A Council Member that has gone above and beyond that deserves recognition? Maybe you know a member of our Arno Community that has dedicated their time to helping council out for years and deserves to be recognized for all their hard work? Maybe a Local business that has supported our PTA needs to be recognized for their service? Has a program at Arno really impressed you and you would like to nominate them for their hard work? If you know you would like to give someone(s), a business, or program some recognition, now is the time to do it! Nominations are being accepted until December 1st. You may pick up the forms across from the main office and next to the gymnasium doors or download them from this post or the Arno PTA Facebook page. Once you have completed your nomination(s), please hand them in to the main office in a sealed envelope marked, “Founders Day”. Voting will take place at our next PTA Meeting on December 7th.
Our SPIRIT WEAR is now on sale! It will continue through November 25th. THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE WILL GET TO ORDER THIS SCHOOL YEAR! Please DO NOT miss out! Visit the link below to place your orders!
Our next restaurant fundraiser will take place at Angelina’s again on December 4th from 11-9 pm. Order Lunch! Take your family out to Dinner! Have a few sodas or adult beverages. We receive 25% from the total! Help Support your School! Please visit the Allen Park or Southgate Locations to show your support.
Family Caring Night will take place at Skore Lanes on Wednesday, January 3rd. Please look for more information to come home via email, Memberhub, Facebook, and flyers in your students folders. All proceeds will go to support the volunteer group of TASKK. We will be putting a donation box in the office after the holidays and will be accepting donations in the form of: dog and cat food, blankets, toys (tennis balls, etc.), giftcards.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! If you plan to do any shopping or traveling, please Be Careful!

Arno PBIS team in action!

Last Thursday our Arno PBIS leadership team presented all of our programming that relates to PBIS in front of a packed auditorium at RESA.  The team included pictures, docs, and other examaples like shirts and our golden lunch tray program.  Observing the room really showed how engaged they were about all of the things our buildings does every day and month.  Congratulations to Lisa Smalley, Katie Jensen, Megan Schultz, and Sandy Bennett for an outstanding job!

Food Pantry

Dear Caring Cougar’s,

The AP high school counseling department reached out to our PTA. They informed us their food pantry supplies are running low. At APHS food pantry they provide food & necessities confidentially for families of AP students that are dealing with unforeseen circumstances, some of which have been tragic.

At our last PTA meeting members decided to support this cause in two ways. The Arno PTA received a $300 Consumers Energy Grant last year from one of our members for their volunteer service. We voted to allocate these funds to the pantry in the form of $300 worth of Kroger Gift card to assist in their inventory needs. We also decided to place a box in our main office to collect items from now through December. Students and staff can drop donations off and a PTA member will transport it to the HS pantry as our box fills up.

Suggested Items Need; cereal, cereal breakfast bars, pop tarts, canned vegetables, canned fruits, tuna, pasta and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles (or something similar that’s a quick fix meal) and any type of snacks. Personal hygiene products and socks.

Thank-you in advance for your partnership on this. We are excited to kick off the holiday giving season by supporting the kids in need within our district.

Sincerely, 

Your Arno PTA

Update on food Pantry:

We are humbly amazed at the amount of donations already cming in for APHS food drive. Here’s a pic of our 1st load from Arno & a pic of our districts sweet ‘lil pantry. December 18th will be the last day we are accepting donations in order to get supplies delivered to HS, sorted & distributed to those in need.

New Bus Zone

To accommodate bus arrivals at various throughout pickup/drop off, the bus lane on Thomas has been extended all the way up to the second grade set of doors.  Please do not park in the zone for any pickup/dropoff.  Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!

5th Grade Literacy in Action

Students in Mrs. Hool’s class were hard at work in Daily 5 through activities such as Working on Writing, Reading to a Partner and Listening to a book on Raz Kids

Boggle fun for Mrs. Smalleys kiddos…

 

 

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November 6

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 6

PTA Bookfair Kickoff

Nov. 7

No events

Nov. 8

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Nov. 9

P/T Conferences 12:35-3:15

                                    5:00-7:30

Nov. 10

PTA Bookfair End

Nov. 13

No events

Nov. 14

No events

Nov. 15

School Improvement meeting 3:45

Nov. 16

Picture Retake Day

Nov. 17

Happy Friday!

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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Door Security Concerns

As we are always ensuring safety and security at Arno, it is imperative that all parents enter through the main office doors if you have any needs in school.  Parents are not allowed to enter any of the side doors at any time, including morning line up.  We ask that you please also not ask safeties to open doors as this puts them into an uncomfortable spot as well.  Thank you for help in helping us be a safe school.

 

Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are just around the corner on Nov. 8th (5:00-7:30) & Nov 9th (12:45-3:15 & 5:00-7:30) .  There is a half-day that morning with dismissal at 11:40.   If you have yet signed up for a time slot, please see the links below to reserve your time.  A strong home connection is a critical part of the education process, making it very important for everyone to connect with their child’s teacher.   This year, the district moved to tri-mesters to align closer to our assessments which are given three times a year as well.  Although report cards don’t come out until early December, your child’s teacher will go over your child’s current progress and awnser any questions or concerns up to this point.

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin1
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson3
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick3
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cervantes
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz1
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool3
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Andersen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-andersen
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen1
Byrne http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne

Dalton          http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa8ad2ea1f58-msdaltonphys

Gym Note

As the weather has now taken a turn to the cold, please remember to pack gym shoes on your child’s gym day if they are wearing boots, etc.  All students need gym shoes to be able to particpate in the special.

3rd Grade Reading Law

Thursday evening Arno hosted a parent meeting on the new 3rd grade reading law.  I have attached the ppt. from that meeting for your review.  If you have any questions please call the office.

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From the PTA

YEE-HAW!

It’s book fair time! We hope that y’all have had an exciting October! Fun Run Prizes, Skate Parties, Super Cougar Lunches, Pizza Parties, PTA Meeting, and HALLOWEEN FUN for those of us that celebrate it!

Our Bookfair Kicks Off on Monday, November 6th with our first PREVIEW Day! Students will receive a Wish List in class the day of their Class Preview that they will fill out and bring home. Parents then have an idea as to what they would their students to purchase and can budget accordingly. For those students that do not have their PREVIEW Day on Monday, will get their chance on Tuesday, November 7th. PURCHASE Days will be WednesdayFriday. The Bookfair will be open from 9-Noon1-3pm, and 5-7:30 on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9-11 to purchase books on Friday.

If you would like to volunteer, please see the link below! Remember in order to sign up, you must be a member in “Good Standing” as per our By Laws.

https://arnopta.memberhub.com/dues

Recently, the Allen Park High School Counseling Department recently reached out to our PTSA Council President, Bernadette Burgus informing her that their food pantry supplies are running low and they help. This pantry provides food and other necessities for families who are struggling to provide these basic necessities to their families. These families are dealing with unforeseen circumstances, some of which have been very tragic.

The Arno PTA Members voted tonight to help support the Food Pantry in the following ways:

*** The Arno PTA received a $300 Consumers Energy Grant last year from one of our members for their volunteer service. The members voted to allocate those funds to the pantry in the form of a $300 Gift Card. A member of the Executive Board will deliver that Gift to the person in charge at the High School next week.

*** A box will be placed in the Arno Main Office to collect items for the Food Pantry. A list of suggested items needed will be placed on the box and an email, facebook post, and blog reminders will go out as well.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our FUN RUN WINNERS! We heard they had a fabulous lunch and an “unexpected” stop at McDonald’s for ice cream. Thank you for all of your hard work and support.

Our Fun Run was a HUGE SUCCESS, we raised over $19,000 and after all of our expenses, we ended up raising over $16,000. We really could not have done such an outstanding job without the support of our Arno Community!

Our Membership Drive has come to an end, but don’t worry, you can still become a PTA Member! Use the link below to sign up or pick up an application from the Bookfair to join! While you’re at it, we can help you link your Kroger Cards too!

The Winners of our Membership Drive were:

*** 1st Place- Mrs. Jensen’s Class! They received $100 in Scholastic Dollars and ear buds

*** 2nd Place- Mrs. Pushman’s Class! They received $50 in Scholastic Dollars and Emoji Pens

*** 3rd Place- Ms. Stanley’s Class! They will receive $25 in Scholastic Dollars, Stickers, and Licorice Erasers.

The 5th Graders are getting ready for Camp! In order to raise the funds needed for their 3 days of fun, they will be selling treats through Classic Recipes! If you would like to help support the 5th Graders please follow the link below and place your order.

Classic Recipes sells:

*** Cookie Dough (in tubs and proportioned)

*** Gourmet Popcorn

*** Pumpkin Rolls

*** Individual Personal Pizza Kits

*** Entertainment Book or Entertainment Book App

https://fundraising.entertainment.com/arno-elementary-1

Founders Day Applications are now available! Nominations will be accepted through December 5th and can be picked up in the Main Office. Once we receive them electronically, we will also post them on Facebook and have Mr. Zielinski post them on the School Blog Site and in a School Wide email. If you have any questions, please contact us in person, via email, or via Facebook.

Thank you to everyone that attended our meeting tonight! We appreciate all of the support and ideas!

Volunteer Signup for Wild West Book Fair

We are seeking Cowboy and Cowgirls (volunteers) to help out with our Wild West Book Fair! Leave your electronics at home and come help us explore the world of books in our “Town” (Media Center)! All Wranglers who seek to help us with our shenanigans will receive $5 in scholastic dollars for each shift worked!

There are various Wrangling opportunities available each day (9:00-Noon and/or 1:00-3:15). Of course if you decide to join us for both opportunities, you will earn $10 in Scholastic dollars! Our wrangling stops at Noon-1:00 daily for Lunch or a Nap! There will be additional opportunities for an evening wrangling session on November 8th and 9th from 5:00-7:30 during conferences.

We look forward to Wrangling and Hootin’ and Hollerin’ with all our Cowboys and Cowgirls Big and Small!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-volunteer2

YEE-HAW!

Your Book Fair Sheriffs!

 

Happy Halloween Happenings…

Do the Mash…

 

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The results are in…

Although new members will always be accepted, the membership drive is over.  Winners were determined by highest % of stars per enrollment count of the classroom:

1st Place: Mrs. Jensen’s room with 162% will receive $100 Scholatic money to shop at the book fair and student ear buds.

2nd Place: Mrs. Pushman’s room with 79% will receive $50 Scholastic money to shop at the book fair and student pens

3rd Place: Ms. Stanley’s room with 75% will receive  $25 Scholastic money to shop at the book fair and student sitckers.

Thanks to everyone who has become a member of the PTA, there is always plenty of room for more members! We are proudly sitting at 141 members, but we are still striving to break our record setting 191 members from last year.

Thank You AP Firefighters

A big thank you to our local AP fire fighters who not only visited Arno to share safety tips with the students, but also brought their truck so our kids could actually go through it! Thank you!

Golden Tray Winners for October!

Kindergarten:  Mrs. Haskin

1st Grade:        Mrs. Pushman

2nd Grade:      Mrs. Cervantes

3rd Grade:       Mrs. Wesley

4th Grade:        Mrs. Kalis

5thGrade:         Mr. Creutz

Way to go Super Cougars!

 

Preschool Workshop 

Arno Elementary hosted a prescool/kinder skills night this past week as part of fulfilling our Title I school improvement plan.  Parents and their children were invited from Lindemann preschool, as well as Cabrini and the local AP Presbyterian church preschools with the main purpose of helping families better prepare for the transition into kindergarten next fall. Parents were able to learn about kindergarten readiness skills, reading startegies to use with their child, and an activity that can be used for learning letters.  Congratualtions to our kindergarten teachers Jeanine Haskin, Cristina DiCarlo, and Nickie Stanley for organizing and producing an amazing evening.  The event will held at Arno for both parents and local preschool teachers

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Super Cougar Lunch

Congratualtions to all of our PBIS Super Cougar Pizza lunch with the principal winners!  Way to go!

October Super Cougars

Haskin-Kylee Payne

Stanley- Nina Hegedus

DiCarlo- Brady Proctor

Martinchick- Savannah McNeal

Watson – Kaylyn Messer

Pushman – Rosalee Wynn

Schultz- Bryce Brewer

Cervantes-Gwen McCue

Amonette- Isabella Harrison

Warneck- Molly Schryer

Guyot-Chloe Skelly

Wesley- Ella Atkinson

Kalis- Jordyn Russell

Smalley- Kylee O’Connell

Trionfi- Jake Hauck

Higgins- Matthew Chadwick

Creutz- Flavia Hoxha

Andersen-Kalie McNamara

Hool- Leslie Hernandez

Jensen-Cooper Genaw

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Fun Run fun with Limo and Lunch for our top fundraisers!

We had an awesome time together as the Arno top fundraisers got treated to lunch at Red Robins and a limo to get us there.  What great weather we had to head out in our decked out limo!

A special shout out to Red Robin for great service from a very friendly staff, which really topped off the afternoon!  Thank you to all of our contributors for the Arno Fun Run!

K Stanley Nina Hegedus
1st Watson Isabella Chodkiewich

Olivia Ostrander

2nd Cervantes Marshall Hegedus
3rd Wesley Meadow Stewart
4th Smalley Luke Feroni
5th Hool Miley Keysaer

Principal for the Day

Arno had a very special guest principal for the day as Isabella Chodkiewich took over the office as the “Boss”.  Isabella won the position through being the top fund raiser for the Fun Run this fall.  She enjoyed walking around, talking to classes, calling bingo, and a special lunch.  Thanks for a great day Isabella!

 

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Roary the Lion Visits Arno

To thunderous applause, Roary the Lion ran into our assemebly Thursday along with Lion personnel Coach Chris and Coach Pat for a good message on Anti-Bullying.  Our Arno Cougars were very excited and enjoyed Roary’s performance as well as his message.  Go Lions!!

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3rd Grade Mobile Learning-Three Fires Tribe

In addition to today’s Lion’s assembly, we also had a visit from Metro Parks to work with 3rd grade.  The presentations were very educational and many items from earlier Native Americans were on display.

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again next week!  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!

 

 

Tips for Parents on Parent-Teacher Conferences

How Should Parents Navigate This All-Important Meeting? Educators Show the Way!

A key ingredient for educational achievement is the parent-teacher conference, and to make sure they’re successful for both parents and teachers, we’ve come up with a list of what educators would like parents to know.

 

The first on the list: Show up, please!

“We know parents are busy, but it is important to carve out time to invest in your child’s education and ensure success at school,” said National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. “To get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, parents need to take an active role in their child’s education year-round and come prepared to discuss how their child can reach their full potential.”

Here are the rest of our tips for parents:

Get Ready. Do your homework prior to parent-teacher conferences. Prepare by writing notes to yourself concerning:

  •     Any questions about the school’s programs or policies.
  •     Things you can share with the teacher about your child and his life at home.
  •     Questions about your child’s progress.

Ask Important Questions

Don’t be afraid to engage in a frank conversation with your child’s teacher. Your goal is to develop an action plan for your child’s success at school. Good questions to ask the teacher include:

  •     What are my child’s strengths and weaknesse.
  •     How does my child get along with classmates?
  •     Is my child working up to her ability? Where could she use improvement?
  •     What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?

Initiate the Action Plan

Start immediately on the action plan you and the teacher put together. Discuss the plan with your child and track his progress. Stay in touch with your child’s teacher throughout the year with regularly scheduled “report card” conferences that can keep the communication lines open.

“Parents are the best resource for a child to make the grade,” said Van Roekel. “When teachers and parents work together, we can help a child have a successful school year.”

 

STAYING CONNECTED

Greetings from Superintendent Darga,

I’m excited to announce that Allen Park Public Schools has an “Official Facebook Page”.

I will do my best to keep it updated with “All Things APPS”.  I’ll also add in or share posts that I feel would be beneficial for you as a member of our school community.

You will also notice that I’ve linked my TWITTER account to the FB account.  It’s important to me that I am visible throuhout the district.  While visiting our schools I often take pictures.  These photos are shared on Twitter to give a glimpse of what is happening in APPS.

I’m pretty new to most of this (Twitter & Facebook) and am open to suggestions.  IF you would like to see information on certain topics posted, please feel free to send me an email.

Be sure to check out the new page:

https://www.facebook.com/AllenParkPublicSchools

With Pride,

Mike D.

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!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

Fall Conferences

Our fall conferences are just around the corner on Nov. 8th (evening), and Nov. 9th (p.m. & evening).   All of the staff links are below to sign up for a time slot.  If you have multiple children in the building, you may want to check soon as time slots go quick.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin1
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson3
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick3
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cervantes
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz1
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool3
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Andersen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-andersen
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen1
Byrne http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne

 

 

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