November 23

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Coming up at Arno…

November 23

Half-day for students Dismiss 11:40

Afternoon and Evening Conferences

Last day for the Book Fair

November 24

Mrs. Jensen’s Pie and Poems 2:00

November 25

No School

November 26        

Happy Thanksgiving Arno Families!

November 27

No School- Black Friday shop ’till you drop

Looking ahead…

November 30

PTA Reflections Tea Celebration 6:30

December 1

School Improvement Plan Meeting 3:45

December 2

Nothing Scheduled

December 3

PTA Meeting 6:30

December 4

Poetry Competition

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 Have a wonderful holiday 

On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a restful holiday week.  We feel so very lucky that you share your children with us everyday to help make a difference in their lives.  Enjoy!

Due to the short week, the next blog post will be on December 4th

Holiday Toy box Drive presents

Sponsored by Allen Park High School

Hello Parents, Staff, and Community Members, Allen Park High School  students,  school organizations, and other district  schools are  working  together  to  help  families  in  need  during  the  upcoming  holiday  season  by  collecting toys, books, and clothing. This year, in addition to the toy boxes, the woods  class students are building bookshelves which will be outfitted with fabric storage bins. As in previous years, we need your help! If you’d like to donate new items, or clean,  gently used articles, you may drop them off at any of the district schools’ main offices.

Monetary donations are always welcome and will help offset the construction costs as  well as supplementing any items not received.  If  you  know  of  a  local  family  in  need who would  appreciate  help  this  holiday  or  are  asking  for  some  extra  help  for  your  own  family,  please  contact  Mrs.  Jeannette  MacDonald, counselor at Allen Park High School macdonald@appublicschools.com or  at 313­827­1236. All information will be kept confidential.  We hope that you will consider participating this year to help make the holidays of local  families a bit brighter. The annual APHS Toy Drive Party will take place December 8 th , from  3­5pm  for  district  students  and  staff.  Join  us  for  cookies  and  hot  chocolate, with a performance by the Jazz Band, as well as visit from  Santa! Small donations or unwrapped presents will be accepted at the  door. All students are welcome.

The annual APHS Toy Drive Party will take place December 8 th , from  3­-5pm  for  district  students  and  staff.  Join  us  for  cookies  and  hot  chocolate, with a performance by the Jazz Band, as well as visit from  Santa! Small donations or unwrapped presents will be accepted at the  door. All students are welcome.

From the Art World…

Dear Arno families,
 
We need to express our overwhelming gratitude for your support of our Original Works art fundraiser!  We have raised over $1300 to put into the art program.  We had no doubt that this program would be successful here at Arno, but it wouldn’t be possible without such a supportive school community. 
Orders will arrive mid-December, before we dismiss for Winter Break. 
 
Sincerely, 
Ms. Trapani and Mrs. Cunningham 

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Founders Day Nominations

Founders Day is a celebration of the amazing things that the PTA does in the life of our school and overall community.  The Allen Park PTSA Council will be hosting this annual event at The Red Fawn on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase.

 
Attached are the Founders Day nomination forms.  Copies will be available in the office.  All nominations are due 12/03/15 at the December meeting during which voting will take place for Arno’s awards.
 
Categories are as follows:
  • Support Personnel – recognize a person that demonstrates professional excellence and a commitment to the students of our district. This person is someone in your building who gives tirelessly and without looking for praise. It should be a person who helps to better the lives of children and the building in which the represent. They are someone who goes above and beyond the role of “support personnel.”
  • Outstanding Educator – recognize an outstanding educator from each local unit who demonstrates professional excellence and commitment to the students of our district
  • Distinguished Service – a member who has given unselfishly and tirelessly throughout the year to better conditions for children and youth which reflects the real purpose of the PTA/PTSA as child advocates. It should be a member who has brought new meaning and direction to your unit and whose actions demonstrate the PTA/PTSA objectives
  • Outstanding Program – recognize a 2015-2016 program that demonstrates the objectives of the PTA
    • February 2015 Blood Drive – Cathy Anderson
    • April 2015 Daddy/Daughter Night – Amy Muse & Beth Scalf
    • May 2015 Spirit Week – Sarah Kalis
    • May 2015 Staff Appreciation – Jill Beesley
    • June 2015 –  Run Club/Color Run
    • September 2015 Welcome Back – Heather Lada
    • September 2015 Family Kickball Night – Jill Beesley
    • September 2015 Fall Fun Run – Kelley Ellis
    • November 2015 Mother/Son Night
    • November 2015 Reflections – Emilia Vega
    • December 2015 Family Caring Night – Amy Muse & Beth Scalf
    • January 2016 Olympics – Nicole Amonette
  • Business Partner – recognize a business that your PTA/PTSA has partnered with and by entering into partnership with this business, your PTA/PTSA may have been able to carry out a program or event, or enhance an existing program or event that demonstrates the objectives of PTA.
  • Council Member – this award honors an individual for exemplary service with Council sponsored projects, programs, and special events.
  • PTA Lifetime Membership – honors a person who has given outstanding service to children, someone who has promoted children’s well being by serving as an advocate for children in such areas as education, health, safety and legislation. The honoree need not be a member of the PTA/PTSA nor be well known beyond his or her own area of service.
We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can share all that great things that happen every day at Arno!  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at arnopta@gmail.com.
 
Thank you!

Nomination Forms:

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 Book Fair

Just a reminder that our book fair only has one more day left- Monday, Nov. 23.  The fair is open until 7:15 of that conference night.

Thanks for your support!

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Mother and Son Night

Lots of smiling faces filled Sky Zone last Friday at our Mother and Son Night.  Arno students were treated to lots of bouncing, pizza, and cupcakes- all while getting to spend some special time with Mom.  Enjoy the pics below of our fun evening!

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 4th Grade Dental Delight

Two students from Wayne County Community College recently visited Mrs. Solak’s class to do a presentation on oral hygiene.  Fourth graders engaged in several hands-on activities which promoted discussion about how to care for and protect their teeth.

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 Arno Green School

Each year, Wayne County donates trees to local school districts to promote environmental stewardship.  Students from Mrs. Solak’s class planted a new tree this past week at Arno.  This effort to beautify the school and provide additional food, protection, and homes for wildlife will be included in this year’s application for Michigan Green Schools.

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 4th Grade Dioramas 

Our awesome 4th graders shared their book reports and diorama projects this week to showcase the book that they chose.  The students did a fantastic job and their projects were just amazing.  Great job 4th grade!

 

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Introducing our Principals of the Day

Antonio and Vinnie Kulaszewski enjoyed a day of being the top spot at Arno in their role as principal for a day (Top Fundraisers).   They got to experience first hand all of the work that goes into running a school and how fun it can be to get to experience all of the kids at Arno.  Great job guys, I couldn’t have done it without you!  Mr. Zielinski

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Have a great week Cougars!

November 16

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Coming Soon at Arno…

November 16  

Book Fair preview begins

November 17

Book Fair Preview

November 18

Book Fair Purchase day

Kids Hope Pizza party

November 19

Book Fair Purchase Day

Principal for a day- Tony K

P/T conferences begin 5:00

November 20

Book Fair make-ups

Principal for a day- Vinnie K

November 23

Student 1/2 day- 11:40 dismissal

P/T conf. 12:45/5:00

Book Fair closes after the final conference

November 24

Nothing Scheduled

November 25-27

No school- Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Conferences 

As a reminder, we are using signup genius this year for conference scheduling.  The links staff schedules was emailed and put on last week’s blog.  In addition to that, if you look across the top bar on this page, you will see “pages”.  The page that is marked “Conferences” contains all of the links in case you missed last week.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Although Special teachers are not listed among the links, we are providing you the times they will be here at Arno if you would like to meet with them.

Music- Jeff Skebo- Thursday 11/19                       5-7:30pm

Music- Tracy Hoffman- Monday 11/23                12:45-3:15 p.m.

Gym- Jenny Dalton- Thursday 11/19                    5:-7:30 p.m.

and Monday  11/23                    12:45-3:15 p.m.

Art- Rachel Trapini- Thursday 11/19                     5-7:30 p.m.

Art- Elisabeth Cunningham- Thursday 11/19       5-7:30 p.m.

Media- Colleen Byrne- Thursday 11/19                  5-7:30 p.m.

 

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Book Fair starts next week

Just a reminder, our book fair starts next week and will be open through all conference times for your shopping convenience.  Please make checks payable to Arno Elementary

Now Collecting…

Arno has a number of items that we collect to benefit the school and other organizations.   Please see below for more information.

Pop Tabs– Maddy Every (4th grader) collects pop tabs for a very worthy cause- The Ronald McDonald House.  Please consider collecting and sending in your pop tabs to help- Great job Maddy!

Box Tops –  Box Tops are found on hundreds of products.  Please clip the dotted line and have your child turn them into the office.  When they are submitted, the school earns 10 cents for each one received.  Over the past few years, Arno has been averaging approximately $1000 per calendar year.  This money is used to purchase merchandise and help to pay for special events that benefit the entire school.

Labels for Education- Campbell labels are found on many different products,  usually soup labels.  On those slips it will say either 1 point or 5 points.  Please cut the area out with the UPC code as well as the point value.  When they are submitted, we have the opportunity to obtain merchandise from a catalog that can be used in our school.

 

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Santa Clause Is Coming to Town…

If you want to get a sneak preview of this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade- just talk to one of our 4th graders

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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.  The limo even  had a fireplace to warm us up on that chilly day!

A special shout out to Red Robin for treating our kiddos to a free ice cream shake- Service was awesome with a very friendly staff, which really topped off the afternoon!

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Arno Students Collaborating and Creating

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Make it a GREAT week cougars!

 

 

 

 

November 9

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Coming Soon to Arno…

November 9         Spirit Wear Fall Kickoff

November 10       Reading with Rotary 1st Grade

November 11       4th grade to Parade Company

PBIS Meeting  (Positive Behavior and Intervention Support) 3:45

PTA Council meeting @ Arno 7:00

November 12       Picture Retake Day

Limo and Lunch for Fun Run Top Fundraisers

November 13      PTA Mother and Son Night

 

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Spirit Wear Kickoff Monday

In addition to our book fair Christmas gifts you can gather, the PTA spirit wear kickoff starts this Monday.  Shopping is easy- it’s all online and delivered straight to your house- that’s right- it comes to your home.  Please follow the link below and enjoy shopping for Arno Spirit Wear!  Enjoy free shipping from Nov. 9-18 using code: AR1115

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Conferences

This year for conference sign-up we have chosen to use a web based tool called signup genius.  Many of you may be familiar with it as a number of Arno staff and the PTA have used it in the past for various events.  Using this tool allows you to have the ability to choose times that are best for you while looking over the slots available, as well easily scheduling siblings.

Each teacher at Arno has their own signup genius link to click and choose times.  Simply choose the teacher and click an available slot, then go and repeat for siblings in other classrooms.  We will have a computer available in the office if you are not able to access the program.  There will not be any paper sign up this year

Remember:

  • To be on time
  • If you have more than one child, please don’t schedule back to back as you will need travel time to move around the building

Links to all staff signup genius accounts:

Signup Genius Teacher Links

 Simply CLICK and sign up

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin
Yesh http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fd0-yesh
Liedel www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A82DA7F49-liedel
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4A92EAAF58-pushman
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick
Schultz www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4CAEAF28ABF58-schultz
Brown http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45A8A929AAFD0-brown
Ammonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis
Warnek http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi
Solak www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DAEA822A3FA7-solak
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C44ABAC2DA0FA7-creutz
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool
Uhring http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AA29A1F94-uhring
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Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A62CA5F49-jensen

Fun Run Top Fundraisers 

Congrats to all of our Fun Run top sellers!  We will be having our lunch and principals day this month.

The top fundraisers by grade are:

Kindergarten: Alyssa Bommarito

1st: Jenna King

2nd: Antonio Kulaszewski

3rd: Savannah Hardy

4th: Vincenzo Kulaszewski

5th: Elizabeth Figurski

Antonio and Vincenzo Kulaszewski will each spend a day as Principal

All top earners will also be treated to a lunch and limo ride with Mr. Zielinksi.

Mrs. Liedel’s class was the top earner and enjoyed a pizza lunch this week.

 

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Allen Park Public Schools Fall Art and Music Show

Arno pride was beaming forward at the Fall Art and Music show last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center.  Art from the elementary and high school levels was showcased and I was so very proud of the talent we have at our school!  Our young artists and some pics are below:

Christian Bass, Elizabeth Figurski, Drake Steele, Isabella Garrison, Christian Hernandez, Riley McNamara, Anna Watson, Elizabeth Antrassian, Meadow Mechanco, Natalya Porras, Sean Feebish, Whitney Hertzog, Megan Mary-Helene Holly, Dawn Hudson, Paytin Pearson, Emma Stallions, Kaylah Stanfield, Gabrielle Stanley, Avery Barrow, Carlos Sanchez, Elizabeth White, Isabelle Castro, Emma Edwards, Samantha Holt, Emily Konkel, Jayden Lopez, Jeran Moody, Brayden Pasko, Liam Shepherd, Cierra Tasker, Luna Fitzgerald, Mallory Hool, Ben Klos, Clara Ziegler, Cherish Wilson, Sophia Kaloian, Ava Rekuc, Alaynna Lazarowicz, Jillian Kropog, Susie Oh, Marshall Hegedus, Porsche Tasker, Gwen Mccue, Isabella Harrison, Dominic North, Colton Gencyuz, Grace Grabowski, Angelo Baez, Jorja Siddall, Rocco Crapanzano, Aaliyah Mendoza, Leslie Hernandez, Julia Schroeder, Reina Garza, Aidan Kubitz, Kaiden Cook, Anahi Chapa,  Peyton Will, Isabelle Maldonado, Mary Dunne, Jordan Tasker-King, Steven Stewert, Chris Plascencia, Luci Granata, Addison Bacheller, Juliette Torres, Teagan Montgomery

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 School Improvement Meetings

All our welcome to attend our Arno School improvement meetings that take place around once a month.  Current plans, data, and other input are discussed and parents are welcome to join in and give your input on the continuous improvement we embark upon every year.  All meetings now start at 3:45 p.m., our next meeting is December 1 in the media center.

 

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Book Fair Coming Soon…

Our book fair is just around the corner.  Preview dates the week of the 16th will be Monday and Tuesday, purchasing will be Wednesday and Thursday with a  make-up day Friday.  The book fair will be open for all conference times so you can come and do some Christmas shopping.  Teachers will let you know of their specific class schedule.

 

From the music world…

Arno students were hard at work learning what instruments belong to which instrument family.

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Make it a great week Cougars!

 

November 2

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Coming up at Arno…

Nov. 3                     No School– Election Day/ Teacher Professional Development

Nov. 5                     PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 7                     PTSA Fall Craft Fair

Nov. 9                     Spirit Wear Fall Sale kickoff

Nov. 11                    PTA Council @Arno 7:00

Nov. 12                    Picture retake day

Nov 13                    Mother and Son PTA night (More info to follow)

Nov. 16-Nov. 23   Book Fair

Nov. 19                   Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 23                  Student Half Day 11:40 Dismissal-  Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 25-27            Thanksgiving Break- No school

Nov. 30                  Reflections Tea Celebration 6:30

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming everyone back, and now we are already up to conferences.  Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on November 19th 5:30-7:30 and November 23 12:30-7:30.  Information will be coming home soon on how to sign up for a slot that works for your schedule.  We will be using Sign-up genius, a web-based program where clicking a teacher link will take you to the open time slots.  Information will be coming out next week in the form of an e-blast and blog posting with all the links for the building.  We are hoping for 100% participation so please be sure to read all of the information on how to sign up for a time.

Tips…

Top Tips for your Parent-Teacher Conference:

1.  Be on time!  Remember, 5 minutes early is ‘on time,’ and ‘on time’ is late.  Mark your calendar and set a reminder in your phone or on your computer.

2.  Be prepared!  Really there’s only one
question you need to ask your child’s teacher:  How can I best help YOU help MY child?  Have these other questions in mind, however, and be ready to LISTEN to your teacher’s answers, suggestions, and recommendations.

  • What would you say are my child’s strengths & learning opportunities?
  • How would you rate my child’s behavior and what does it tell you about my child’s learning style?
  • How should I track my child’s performance? Are there examples of my child’s work and is it completed on time and at an appropriate performance level?
  • Do you have suggestions for things we can do at home to better support my child’s learning? What types of books and educational games do you recommend for my learner? Is there a list of suggested readings?
  • How would you grade my child’s social behavior, do you have any suggestions for him or her when it comes to friends?
  • What am I not asking or noticing that I should be?

3.   Write it down!  Don’t hesitate to take pen and paper and write down important notes your child’s teacher makes regarding your child’s learning successes and areas of improvement.  Digest the discussion then refer to your notes at a later time to refresh.

4.  Share with your child!  Let your child know what YOU learned about his or her classroom successes and behaviors.  Note some of your favorite aspects of the classroom and what you liked most about the teacher. Take a camera and photograph favorite artwork you liked in the room!

Attending conferences might seem like just another bullet point on a parent’s already lengthy to-do list, but attending with the goal to enhance your parent-teacher relationship will make it a positive experience for everyone involved!

 

Fun Run Update

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On behalf of the Arno PTA, we would like to thank all of the families who supported this year’s Fun Run fundraiser
This year, 218 students and their families turned in pledges and combined we raised $9,002.00! This means that in only three years we have raised over $26,000 from one fundraiser.
It is our intention to use this year’s funds to further support the technology program and continue to bring programs and events that make Arno a great place to learn and grow.
And now to announce this year’s top fundraisers:
The top class was Mrs. Liedel’s kindergartners. They will be having a pizza party on November 4 to celebrate their accomplishment.
The top fundraisers by grade are:
Kindergarten: Alyssa Bommarito
1st: Jenna King
2nd: Antonio Kulaszewski
3rd: Savannah Hardy
4th: Vincenzo Kulaszewski
5th: Elizabeth Figurski
For the first time ever there was a tie for the top earners for the entire school- Brothers Antonio and Vincenzo Kulaszewski will each spend a day as Principal with Mr. Zielinski.
 All top earners will also be treated to a lunch and limo ride with Mr. Zielinksi.
Congratulations and thanks again to all who made this year’s Fun Run a great success

Halloween at Arno…

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Arno happenings… From perfect pumpkins to roller coasters

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PTA Mother/Son Night 

Join us for a fun filled night for our Arno boys and that special woman in their life! Mother Son Night will be held at Sky Zone (23263 Eureka Road in Taylor) on Friday, November 13, 2015 starting at 6:30pm. Price includes 45 minutes of jump time, pizza, cake and a photo. Cost is $22 per couple with additional boys being $10 each. Please RSVP by November 4th. Make checks payable to Arno Elementary PTA or cash accepted. Prior to attending, please complete the waiver at
Event Flyer: Mother son Night
This event is a closed event for Arno boys and the woman in their lives.

Picture Retake Day

Put those smile back on as picture retake day has been scheduled for Nov 12.  Please contact the office with any questions you may have.

 

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Monster of a Book Fair

It’s almost that time of year- book fair and conferences.  We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our book fair this year the week of conferences on Nov. 16-23.  The students will have the opportunity to purchase books during the school day. after a preview and parents will be able to shop on both conference dates.  Please click on the information letter below for more information.  Specific classroom schedules will come home from your child’s teacher.  Makes a great Christmas gift!

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Smencils: (Smelly Pencils) are for sale each Tuesday morning in the Media Center for $1.00. The proceeds go to our PBIS program. If your child would like to purchase one, please send in $1.00 with them and they will be called down during the day.

 

 

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No Parking

Please understand that for the benefit of everyone who drops off or picks up,  there is No Parking allowed on our side of Markese, Fox, or Thomas during drop off (8:00-9:00) and pick-up (3:00-4:00) at any time.  If you must park to walk your child, you are required to park along another side street and walk in.  It is not an ideal situation, but necessary to keep up the flow of traffic around the building.  Again, if you can help out in any way with traffic before or after school. please contact the office.

Have a great week Arno families!

 

Oct 26

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Smencils: (Smelly Pencils) are for sale each Tuesday morning in the Media Center for $1.00. The proceeds go to our PBIS program. If your child would like to purchase one, please send in $1.00 with them and they will be called down during the day.

 

October 26

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Coming up this week at Arno…

October 27           School Improvement Meeting open invitation 3:45

October 28          PBIS Bingo 9:30

October 29          Fall Art and Music Show 5:30 Performing Arts Center

October 30         Halloween Parade 1:30

Reflections Contest Entries Due

In November…

Nov. 3                     No School– Election Day/ Teacher Professional Development

Nov. 5                     PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 7                     PTSA Fall Craft Fair

Nov. 9                     Spirit Wear Fall Sale kickoff

Nov. 11                    PTA Council @Arno 7:00

Nov. 12                    Picture retake day

Nov 13                    Mother and Son PTA night (More info to follow)

Nov. 16-Nov. 23   Book Fair

Nov. 19                   Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 23                  Student Half Day 11:40 Dismissal-  Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 25-27            Thanksgiving Break- No school

Nov. 30                  Reflections Tea Celebration 6:30

 

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Monster of a Book Fair

It’s almost that time of year- book fair and conferences.  We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our book fair this year the week of conferences on Nov. 16-23.  The students will have the opportunity to purchase books during the school day. after a preview and parents will be able to shop on both conference dates.  Please click on the information letter below for more information.  Specific classroom schedules will come home from your child’s teacher.  Makes a great Christmas gift!

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Picture Retake Day

Put those smile back on as picture retake day has been scheduled for Nov 12.  Please contact the office with any questions you may have.

 

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The PTA Reflections due date has been extended to Friday, October 30th.
This gives our students a full week to add the finishing touches to their artwork and entry forms. 
Thank You! 

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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade is almost here.  Will kick things off at 1:30, make our way through the building and out to a playground loop (weather permitting).  All parents who wish to watch the parade should line up along the outside of the fence surrounding the playground, we will loop inside the fence along that way.  Watch for us come out of the 5th grade doors on Markese, then wind our way along the playground, ending up at the main doors of the building and dropping them back to their classrooms.  As a reminder, no inappropriate costumes or weapons- please leave masks at home as they pose a risk of tripping during the parade.

 

A Note from Mrs. Dalton, Physical Education Teacher

Please help your child remember to wear/pack their gym shoes on their scheduled PE day so they can safely participate in activities.  Also, if for some reason your child is unable to participate in PE due to injury/illness please take a minute to send in a note.  Otherwise, they will be expected to give their best effort in class.
Thank you,
Mrs. Dalton

 

Three Fires and 3rd Graders

The third graders participated in a presentation by the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Mobile Learning Center.  The program, “The Three Fires,” explored the lives of the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Native American tribes in Michigan.  The children learned about the tools, shelter, language, and survival strategies through artifacts, replicas and demonstrations.  Hands-on learning included fire-making and pump drilling.

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DTE Presentation with our 4th graders

DTE Energy THINK! ENERGY

Arno fourth grade students had a great DTE Energy presentation this week called THINK! ENERGY TAKE ACTION! This was a 60 minute interactive, hands-on presentation with a take home energy efficiency kit for each participating student. The program taught our students the importance of energy, natural resources and environmental resources, and gave each participating student’s family energy-efficient technologies to install at home.

 

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Fall Art and Music Show

Next week Thursday be sure to stop by the Art and Music show at the Performing Arts Center.  I was very excited  to see a sneak preview of what will be appearing there next week!

 

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NWEA

Fall testing for the NWEA is finally complete.  Thank you to all of our teachers for helping our students navigate the test,  I couldn’t be happier with how smooth it went on our chromebooks (thanks PTA!)  and this is a good practice run for m-step online in the spring.  You should be receiving information about your child’s scores at the upcoming conferences.

 

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No Parking

Please understand that for the benefit of everyone who drops off or picks up,  there is No Parking allowed on our side of Markese, Fox, or Thomas during drop off (8:00-9:00) and pick-up (3:00-4:00) at any time.  If you must park to walk your child, you are required to park along another side street and walk in.  It is not an ideal situation, but necessary to keep up the flow of traffic around the building.  Again, if you can help out in any way with traffic before or after school. please contact the office.

 

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Fall Conferences 

It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming everyone back, and now we are already up to conferences.  Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on November 19th 5:30-7:30 and November 23 12:30-7:30.  Information will be coming home soon on how to sign up for a slot that works for your schedule.  When info is sent home, please be timely in returning it so that we have all the times together when the teachers sit down to schedule.

Have an  AWESOME week Cougars!

Reflections Contest ending soon

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Reflections Entries Due this Week
A reminder that Reflections art contest entries are due Friday, 10/23/15.  This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly.” Original dance, film, literary, music, photographic, and visual arts submissions are encouraged. Ask your student their best interpretation of imagination in flight!

Week of October 19

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Coming up this week at Arno…

October 19               Nothing Scheduled

October 20              Fire Drill 10:00

DTE Assembly 4th grade 12:45

October 21             Nothing Scheduled

October 22             Nothing Scheduled

October 23             2nd grade field trip to Apple Orchard

 

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Thank you to everyone who attended the skating party last night.  By the looks on all of the smiling faces, it was a great time with all our Cougars.  If were not able to make this event, there will be another PTA Skating Party on February 26 @6:00.  Hope to see out there!

 

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You may have noticed that we have increased patrols around the school during the morning and afternoon by the Allen Park Police Dept.  As the weather continues to worsen, we will have an increase in the number of cars making their way around the building.  Please remember- there are no dropoffs on Markese.  Dropoff and pick-ups take place on Fox and Thomas.

Please remember there is no parking in the drop-off areas, and under circumstance should students be dropped off in the middle of any street to walk across.  Thank you for you cooperation.

 

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A Big Arno Thank You goes out to Allen Park firefighters Rob and Jason.  They recently came to Arno this week, gear and all, to demonstrate and talk about being safe and what to do if there was a fire to our K-3 students.   Arno students also got to enjoy their large remote control fire truck with none other than a Dalmatian driving it through the crowd.   Please take a moment to ask your child what they learned about fire safety and what you plan might be for getting out of your house in the event of an emergency.

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PBIS

As part of our continued implementation of positive behavior support at Arno, the PBIS team will be selling Smencils for $1.00 and Car Clings for $5.00 at our upcoming conferences in November.  Please help support our initiative. The money raised will be used towards the purchase of incentive prizes for the students.

 

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Pizza Kits

The Arno 5th Grade is now selling Little Caesar’ Pizza kits to help the increasing cost of camp.  Camp is a valuable real-world learning experience that our kids take on the early spring.  We will have a sign up sheet in the office if you are interested in purchasing some.  If you cannot make it into the office, feel free to email us and we can help you place your order.  Please consider helping them out,  money is due 10/22, delivery on 10/28

 

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

 

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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It’s that Spooky time of year…

Please remember to get your child’s costume ready for the Arno Elementary Halloween parade that will take place on October 30 @1:30.  We will be doing an outside loop weather permitting with all of our classrooms showcasing their cool creations.  The students will then go back to their classrooms for their Halloween party or class.

Please remember- appropriate costumes only and no weapons of any kind.      

Have a great Cougar week!

 

 

Week of October 12

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Welcome to our new school blog.   Here you will find more of a weekly update as we go through the year, the regular monthly newsletter will no longer be published.  I would love to build this up as a great resource for parents, so if you have some amazing links that could be added- please email me all the information.

So far it has been an awesome month at Arno, lots of Cougar Cash being passed out and everyone has been enjoying the fall weather.  We are looking forward to Halloween in a couple of weeks, please read below for more info.  As always, please contact me or stop if you have any needs.

 

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10/12             Columbus Day

10/15             K-3 fire Safety Assembly

PTA Skating Party 6:00-8:00

10/16             3rd Grade Metro Parks Assembly

 

Coming up…

10/20             DTE Assembly 4th Grade 12:45

10/23              2nd Grade to the Apple Orchard

10/29              Fall Arts and Music Show 5:30

10/30              Halloween Parade 1:30

 

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Please remember that all visitors must report to the office, this applies to the entire before, during, and after school time periods.  Also, please do not ask a student for entry if you are at one of the side doors.  They are instructed to not open any door and get an adult who will redirect to the main office.  We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining safety at Arno!

In addition to visiting, please once again remember that the drop off zone is in front of the building on Fox.  There is no dropping off, standing, or parking on Markese, this is potentially dangerous, especially when students are dropped off in the middle of the street.  We are still in need of many volunteers to help with traffic flow in the a.m. and p.m.   Please contact the office if you are interested.

 

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Even though it sure doesn’t feel like the cold is coming, it’s surely on its way.  Please remember to dress your child appropriately for waiting outside in line, recess, etc.  We will always be outside unless there is inclement weather or a wind chill around 10 degrees.

 

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Don’t forget our PTA skating party is from 6:00-8:00 this Thursday.  Parents must remain with their child and there is a charge for in-line skates.  Hope to see out there!

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

On Friday, our elementary staff from Arno, Bennie, and Lindemann were hard at work here at Bennie creating math assessments to be used as a diagnostic tool in all grades.  By analyzing the data from these classroom assessments, our teaching staff will be better able to meet all learners at their specific level of need.  Mr. Darga, Mrs. Metzger, the principals of Lindemann and Bennie, and I  are very proud of our teaching staff and grateful to be working with such dedicated professionals for the benefit of all children.

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Please remember to put our Arno Halloween Parade on your calendar on October 30 @1:30.  We will be doing a full loop around the school, weather permitting.  If the weather does not cooperate, we will move the parade indoors.

Students should be bringing their costumes to school as the morning will be academics, they may change after lunch into their outfit.  Please send in only appropriate costumes, no weapons, and leave masks at home.

 

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Just a friendly reminder, the first camp payment for 5th graders is due on Oct. 16th.  Thank you for being on time!

Have a great week Cougars!