April 16

 

The message to all of our Cougars from Mr. Peace (assembly)

Coming Soon to Arno…

April 16

No events

April 17

Penny War Movie- 1:30

Dr. Hall reads to 4th

April 18

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Honor Choir concert 6:30

April 19

No events

April 20

ALICE Drill 10:00

April 23

Earth Day Celebration

April 24

Fire Drill

April 25

No events

April 26

No events

April 27

PBIS Reward

Daddy Daughter Dance

 

From the PTA

Happy Spring! Looks like the season is trying to move in! I think we’re all ready to enjoy some of that warmer weather!

A few of things:

**Our April Meeting has been cancelled. We will hold our Elections, Voting on our Proposals for our Surplus, Swearing in of our New Executive Board Officers, and the wrap up of Daddy/Daughter at our May 3rd Meeting. We will send out reminders closer to the meeting date.

**May brings one of our favorite events: Staff Appreciation Week (April 30th-May 4th)! This is a week dedicated to showing our staff just how much we support and appreciate all they do for our school community. If you would like the opportunity to contribute to Staff Appreciation Week and to partner with other parents to gift teachers and improve classroom technology, the sign up link and information is below!

Thank you for all your support!

 

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Attention 5th Grade Families

Dear Current APPS 5th Grade Families,

We are excited to meet with you next Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 pm, at the AP Center for the Arts (attached to Allen Park High School). The evening is designed to help give all of our 5th grade parents a good understanding of our philosophy, academic expectations and curriculum, daily life at APMS, and our many extra-curricular opportunities.The AP Art Center doors will open at 5:45 pm–many of our Student Clubs, Music and Art Programs, and Athletics will be represented in the lobby, prior to the start of the program at 6:30 pm.  The program will take just over one hour.

We highly encourage you to attend this important night!  We greatly look forward to meeting with you next Thursday, and welcoming you to APMS!

This evening is a Parents Only event, we have a special orientation for all of our incoming 6th graders on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th from 8–11 AM.  On this day, 6th graders will meet their 8th GRADE WEB LEADERS, pick-up their schedules and locker assignments, and tour the school.  The school is open the rest of the day until 4 pm, and again the remainder of the week for students to set up and practice their lockers, walk their daily schedules, and get a good feel for the building, and even meet their Principals, Teachers, and Staff.

Thank you!

Mark Lowe, APMS Principal

 

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5th Grade Camp FUN!

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Mr. Peace motivates Arno

This past week, Arno invited Mr. Peace for an assembly at our building.  In addition to academics, helping students believe in themselves and building their self-confidence in doing their best in life is just as important.  Mr. Peace came in with that message to positively impact the mindset of our students.  You can see more at www.mrpeace.org

 

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K-5 Yoga is here!!

Yoga was kicked off again this week to a good crowd.  Enjoy some pics below

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M-Step is coming…

 The M-Step window is now open for 5th grade,  schedule is as follows:

April 17- English Language Arts

April 19- Science (Field Test, this is new to 5th grade this year)

April 25- Math

There is a new doc under the motivational folder that contains quotes to use in your classroom where appropriate.

I will publish the 3rd and 4th grade dates soon, with their window starting the first week of May.

 

State of Michigan Emergency Preparedness

As part of helping keep Michigan families safe, the state has a web page with many different resources, please take a moment to review some of them.

http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_60152_68558—,00.html

APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program Approved for 2018-19

The Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the continuation of a limited Schools of Choice option for the 2018-19 school year for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  Application forms will be available starting Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 27, at the Riley Education Center between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  For your convenience, applications will also be available on our website – www.allenparkschools.com

Completed applications may be presented in person at the Riley Education Center or emailed to schoolofchoice@appublicschools.com from April 9 through April 27 at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications can be accepted.

A random draw selection will be held on May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center if you wish to attend.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at www.allenparkschools.com or call (313) 827-2105

 

Young Fives

Early learning is a key component to the success of each and every child – the earlier we can provide solid educational opportunities to our younger learners the better.  With that being said, we are very proud to announce that the Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the expansion of the Young 5’s Program held at Lindemann (currently for the district) to Arno Elementary and Bennie Elementary starting with the 2018-19 school year. 

Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the APPS boundaries with young children getting ready for school this fall!

Registration is still open for screening for the district’s Young Five’s Program.  Ideal candidates for the program are turning 5 years of age between July 1 and December 1.  (December 2 and later are not eligible and consideration will not be given to students born before July 1).  The Young Five’s Program is currently open for residents of Allen Park Public Schools.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45adae22a4fb6-young5

WHO IS A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR YOUNG FIVES?

The Young Five Program is intended to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten

Ideal candidates include children who:

  • Turn 5 years old between July 1st and December 1st.
  • Live in the Allen Park Public Schools district
  • Could benefit from an extra year of social and emotional growth.
  • Have made significant progress in preschool, but are not yet ready for the demands of Kindergarten.
  • Have attended preschool (not a mandatory requirement, but strongly encouraged)
  • Have a basic understanding of academic concepts
    • Able to identify several letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Is the Young Fives Program full day?

A: Yes, the children start and end school with all other K-5 students.

Q: Where will my child go after completing the Young Fives Program?

A: Your child will advance to kindergarten.

Q: Do students in the Young Fives program attend gym, art, music, media and technology?

A: Young Five students attend these classes as well as lunch with our Kindergarten students.

 

Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2018-19 School Year-xy45zu

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

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March 26

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Coming soon to Arno…

March 26

5th Grade Camp Begins

Tornado Drill a.m.

March 27

Principals to Camp

March 28

5th grade camp ends

Professional Int day @APHS (Steve) 10:30

March 29

Early Dismissal 11:40

Teacher PD p.,m.

March 30

Good Friday-  No School

 

March 31-April 8–  SPRING BREAK

April 9

Class Resumes

M-Step Assembly Kickoff 5th grade 10:30

April 10

No events

April 11

PBIS meeting 7:45

April 12 

Fire Drill

ALICE Assembly 10:30 K-2/ 11:00 3-5

April 13

No events

 

ALICE Assembly

On April 12 (10:30 for K-2/11:00 for 3-5), we will hosting Sgt. Albright of the APPD.  He will speaking with our Cougars about safety, kindness, using good judgement on what we say, and how our drills are changing.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Look at them Crazy Socks!

Congrats to Mrs. Jensen on a very successful Crazy Socks Day.  This was a fundraiser for the Down Syndrome organization called Rubys Rainbows https://rubysrainbow.org/donate/

In total our crazy socks raised $430! Way to go Cougars!

 

 

APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program Approved for 2018-19

The Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the continuation of a limited Schools of Choice option for the 2018-19 school year for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  Application forms will be available starting Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 27, at the Riley Education Center between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  For your convenience, applications will also be available on our website – www.allenparkschools.com

Completed applications may be presented in person at the Riley Education Center or emailed to schoolofchoice@appublicschools.com from April 9 through April 27 at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications can be accepted.

A random draw selection will be held on May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center if you wish to attend.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at www.allenparkschools.com or call (313) 827-2105

 

Young Fives

Early learning is a key component to the success of each and every child – the earlier we can provide solid educational opportunities to our younger learners the better.  With that being said, we are very proud to announce that the Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the expansion of the Young 5’s Program held at Lindemann (currently for the district) to Arno Elementary and Bennie Elementary starting with the 2018-19 school year. 

Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the APPS boundaries with young children getting ready for school this fall!

Registration is still open for screening for the district’s Young Five’s Program.  Ideal candidates for the program are turning 5 years of age between July 1 and December 1.  (December 2 and later are not eligible and consideration will not be given to students born before July 1).  The Young Five’s Program is currently open for residents of Allen Park Public Schools.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45adae22a4fb6-young5

WHO IS A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR YOUNG FIVES?

The Young Five Program is intended to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten

Ideal candidates include children who:

  • Turn 5 years old between July 1st and December 1st.
  • Live in the Allen Park Public Schools district
  • Could benefit from an extra year of social and emotional growth.
  • Have made significant progress in preschool, but are not yet ready for the demands of Kindergarten.
  • Have attended preschool (not a mandatory requirement, but strongly encouraged)
  • Have a basic understanding of academic concepts
    • Able to identify several letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Is the Young Fives Program full day?

A: Yes, the children start and end school with all other K-5 students.

Q: Where will my child go after completing the Young Fives Program?

A: Your child will advance to kindergarten.

Q: Do students in the Young Fives program attend gym, art, music, media and technology?

A: Young Five students attend these classes as well as lunch with our Kindergarten students.

 

From the PTA

Happy Weekend! Just one more week before Spring Break and the Easter Holiday! Just a couple of reminders….

Daddy/Daughter RSVP’s are due on Wednesday, March 28th! This date is FIRM! We cannot accept any RSVP’s after this date! Also, this dance is for Arno Students ONLY! Please do not miss out on this Special Day with your Daughter!

Our next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, April  12th at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria. We will be holding our Executive Board Officers Elections and voting on our proposals for our year end funds.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Heather Manson, Debbie Burgess, and Mrs. Dalton for our successful Playworks Program. Please see our PTA Facebook Page for all the information on that program.

Have a Great Break! We will see everyone when we return!

https://arnofamily.edublogs.org/files/2018/03/Daddy-Daughter-2018-t3m9io-16v47ut.pdf

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K-5 Yoga is here!!

This year we started yoga sessions for our mentors and mentees. We are excited to announce that we are opening it up to anyone who is interested.  Please see the flyer below for more information on this exciting opportunity

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Bingo for Books MIRM Fun!

 

 

March is Reading Month guests…Thank you Mrs. Byrne for your hard work arranging our wonderful list of readers!

So many guest readers this month that included Dr. Jeanine Hall- AP Board Member, Sara Metzger- Bennie Principal, Dr. John Tafelski- Curr. Director, Mike Dawson- AP HR, Tabor Pepper- Green Bay Packers, Dr. Matt Sokol, Humphrey himself, and our Superintendent Mike Darga

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M-Step is coming…

Please mark your calendars if you have a child in 3rd,4th,5th grade.  The M-Step window opens up for 5th grade immediately following Spring Break.  The 5th grade schedules is as follows:

April 11- Social Studies test (2 parts)

April 18- English Language Arts

April 20- Science (Field Test, this is new to 5th grade this year)

April 25- Math

I will publish the 3rd and 4th grade dates soon, with their window starting the first week of May.  An informational letter will be coming home as well with additional details.

 

 

Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2018-19 School Year-xy45zu

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

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March 12

Coming soon to Arno…

March 12

No events

March 13

No events

March 14

Comfy and Kind Day

Wear a Button with words on it

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

March 15

Author Assembly

Bingo for Books

March 16

No events

March 17

Spring Fever

 

March 19

No events

March 20

No events

March 21

Dr. Hall Reads to 4th Grade

PTSA Meeting @Arno 7:00

March 22

No events

March 23

Gordon Miller Building Visit 9:00

 

From the PTA

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It’s almost Spring!! What better way to get ready than to do a little Spring Shopping at our PTSA Spring Fever Craft and Mom to Mom Event at the High School this Saturday, March 10thfrom 9-3! All proceeds go towards our Senior Scholarship Fund.

The Daddy/Daughter Dance is approaching. Please get your RSVP’s in soon! Do not miss out on this Enchanted Night! All RSVP’s are due on or by March 28th (this date is FINAL)! Please see the attached link below and our PTA Facebook Page for the link for more information, to pay, and RSVP!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-2018

Thank You to everyone that braved the weather to attend our last PTA Meeting. We heard some great ideas and proposals for our end of year funds! We will be putting together a ballot sheet with all the choices to be voted on at our April meeting.

We hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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Bingo for Books

March 15th marks our annual Bingo for Books event.  Please see the link below for more details on how to be part of the evening.

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March Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Tips!
In school, our Cougars are working hard to show positive behaviors. They work on responsibility, respect, and safety. Creating expectations in classrooms and common areas throughout our school helps our students learn and develop positive behaviors, social skills and great experiences. Did you know that you can use the PBIS system at home? Setting expectations for your daily routines can make a HUGE difference in behavior as well as help your morning and evening routines run more smoothly.
Here is an example of a “Home” PBIS expectations Matrix:
Here is an editable matrix that you can use as a tool to foster positive behaviors at home:

Getting up in the morning

Getting to school

Clean up time

Time to relax

Homework time

Meal time

Getting ready for bed

H

Help out

O

Own your behavior

M

Make good choices

E

V

E

R

Y

D

A

Y


Spending time developing a matrix together and discussing the expectations at home can help our Cougars continue to be their best!

Arno PBIS Team

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K-5 Yoga is here!!

This year we started yoga sessions for our mentors and mentees. We are excited to announce that we are opening it up to anyone who is interested.  Please see the flyer below for more information on this exciting opportunity

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M-Step is coming…

Please mark your calendars if you have a child in 3rd,4th,5th grade.  The M-Step window opens up for 5th grade immediately following Spring Break.  The 5th grade schedules is as follows:

April 11- Social Studies test (2 parts)

April 18- English Language Arts

April 20- Science (Field Test, this is new to 5th grade this year)

April 25- Math

I will publish the 3rd and 4th grade dates soon, with their window starting the first week of May.  An informational letter will be coming home as well with additional details.

Arno Fun Fair Wrap

What an amazing time we had at the annual Arno Fun Fair.  We raised $1700 towards the Arno scholarship fund that is awarded to 3 high school students that formerly attended Arno.  Thank you for all your help!

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5th Grade in March…

 

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District Communication on Young Five’s

Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the APPS boundaries with young children getting ready for school this fall!

Registration is still open for screening for the district’s Young Five’s Program.  Ideal candidates for the program are turning 5 years of age between July 1 and December 1.  (December 2 and later are not eligible and consideration will not be given to students born before July 1).  The Young Five’s Program is currently open for residents of Allen Park Public Schools.

(Kindergarten Enrollment Info is also attached)

Young Five’s or Kindergarten?

Children enter kindergarten with a range of skills, including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Often, children who turn five years of age later than their peers will have a significantly different level of development than a child approaching their sixth birthday. For this reason, we offer a Young 5’s Program.

The program is designed for students who have a summer or fall birthdate. The focus of the program is to provide eligible children another year to learn and grow, helping to prevent them from experiencing the frustration of the high demands of kindergarten when they are not ready.

This program does not replace preschool or kindergarten; rather, our Young Fives Program offers an additional year as a gift of time. Enrollment in the Young Fives Program is a decision made in collaboration between parents, teachers, and administrators that begins with a screening process.

Students enrolled in the Young Fives Program have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities designed to bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten. Students engage in activities that teach thinking, reasoning, and decision-making skills. They also develop their listening, social/emotional, and literacy skills.

The Program allows children to use a hands on approach to learning. The curriculum is similar to kindergarten but moves at a slower more manageable pace. This program provides a strong foundation that helps children become more successful students and ignites a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Young 5’s Screening Sessions

Schedule a Screening for your Young 5 at the link below on March 12, 13 or 14, 2018:

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45adae22a4fb6-young5

Screening Location:

Riley Education Center

9601 Vine Ave
Allen Park, MI 48101

 

WHO IS A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR YOUNG FIVES?

The Young Five Program is intended to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten

Ideal candidates include children who:

 

  • Turn 5 years old between July 1st and December 1st.
  • Live in the Allen Park Public Schools district
  • Could benefit from an extra year of social and emotional growth.
  • Have made significant progress in preschool, but are not yet ready for the demands of Kindergarten.
  • Have attended preschool (not a mandatory requirement, but strongly encouraged)
  • Have a basic understanding of academic concepts
    • Able to identify several letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Is the Young Fives Program full day?

A: Yes, the children start and end school with all other K-5 students.

Q: Where will my child go after completing the Young Fives Program?

A: Your child will advance to kindergarten.

Q: Do students in the Young Fives program attend gym, art, music, media and technology?

A: Young Five students attend these classes as well as lunch with our Kindergarten students.

 

 

NOTE:  The District’s Preschool Program will hold an open house on April 19 at Lindemann at 6:00 p.m.  Registration for the Preschool Program will begin on April 20 for in-district families (Open enrollment begins May 4)  For questions about the Preschool Program, please call Kristy at (313) 827-2662.

Barbara Zdrodowski

Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2018-19 School Year-xy45zu

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

March is Reading Month Pics

Mrs. Warneck’s room plays “reading” games with middle and high school volunteers, and more guest readers

Bartering Economy in 4th grade

In Mr. Trionfi’s class, social studies students talked about trading good items. Students received a bag with two items in it. They had opportunities to trade items with other students in the classroom. At the end of the rounds, whatever two items they had, they got to keep.

 

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Golden Tray Winners

Congrats to our Feb. Golden Tray Winners:

Mrs. Haskin

Mrs. Martinchick

Mrs. Wesley

Mrs. Kalis

Ms. Andersen

 

 Syrup time!

Third grade recently visited the University of Michigan Dearborn’s environmental interpretive center. They had loads of fun and learned about trees, sap collection, and how maple syrup is made.

Allen Park Middle School

PTSA is still looking for all kinds of GENTLY WORN OR NEW SHOES: sneakers, casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, slippers, etc. (All footwear except roller skates, roller blades and ice skates will be accepted).

Donations can be dropped off at the AP Middle School Office, Denise Crank at the Riley Education Center/Central Office or contact Christina Forth at bellaboxer10@gmail.com to arrange a porch pick up. Donations will be accepted thru March 15th.

Thank you for your help!!

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Is your Kroger card linked to us? If not please do it  today!

If you already have your card linked look at how you’ve helped!

Arno PTA Kroger Rewards History

Date Quarter    Households Amount

08/2016 Q1 10 $36.52

11/2016 Q2 19 $163.83

03/2017 Q3 37 $267.04

05/2017 Q4 48 $272.77

08/2017 Q1 51 $270.17

11/2017 Q2 64 $283.44

03/2018 Q3 70 $327.28

05/2018 Q4 ?                 ?

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Total two year income $1,621.05

Ist quarter May, June, July, check sent in August.

2nd quarter August, September, October check sent in November.

3rd quarter November, December, January, check sent in February.

4th quarter February, March, April, check sent in May.

Imagine what could happen if we could double our enrolment! Registering is fast & easy!

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Register your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com if you haven’t already. Click on Sign In/Register. Sign up for Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions. You will get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information. Enter NPO number 54361 or name of organization, select organization from list and click on Confirm. To verify you are enrolled, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your info. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number linked with us!

 

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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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Parents, please take a look at the document that is bookmarked below.  It contains very valuable informtion on emercency issues in the district should they arise.

Parent School Emergency Guide-1chhtk5

 

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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Flyer for Book Exchange 2018-2cao9rh

 

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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

Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2018-19 School Year-xy45zu

 

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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!

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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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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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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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