Sept. 19

Coming Soon to Arno…

Sept. 19

Superintendent’s Forum (see below)

Sept. 20

Superintendent’s Forum

Sept. 21

Fire Drill 12:00

SIP Meeting 3:45

Sept. 22

Ne events

Sept. 23

No events

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower and inspire students

to become collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence

 

 

Meet the Teacher

Thanks to all of our Arno families for coming out to our Open House!  It was so wonderful to see so many of families come out to hear information from your child’s classroom, we appreciate the support!  The hallways were lined with great projects and I am very proud of all of our Cougars.  If you were unable to attend, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher to receive any information that was covered that night.

 

PTA News

WAY TO GO CARING COUGARS!

We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Meet the Teacher Night tonight! Thank you to all of our wonderful, supportive volunteers! We could not have done it without you!

Our WelGUM back challenge is off to a good start! We are so grateful to all of the families that have turned in membership forms! If you haven’t turned yours in yet, don’t worry, you still have time! Ask your child’s teacher for one or you may also pick them up in the school office!

Mad Science night is coming up and flyers went home this week. We’re looking forward to hosting this educational family event for the first time at Arno! Turn in your RSVP to your child’s teacher soon! You won’t want to miss it!

Fun Run registrations have launched! This is the MAIN FUNdraiser for the PTA! Remember it’s free to register your student and it really only takes about 2 minutes! All registered students with donations will receive a prize encouraging healthy living, so don’t delay and get your child registered this weekend! If you have questions on this event be sure to contact the PTA at:

arnopta@gmail.com or on FB “Arno Elementary PTA”.

We have lots of exciting things planned for our Arno Caring Cougar Community this year!

Thank you for your continued support and involvement! 

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From around the building….

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New District Assessment 

Allen Park Schools, in trying to better identify students who may be struggling and in need of intervention will be implementing an assessment called DIBELS at all elementary buildings starting next week. The measures are designed to be short (1-3 minutes) and can be used as a universal screener, as well as a progress monitoring tool. The purpose is to identify students at-risk of not meeting grade level reading benchmarks and to provide such students targeted supports immediately.

This year, we will be administering the DIBELS in grades K-5. The number of tests per student will vary based on grade level.  A team of trained staff will be administering the DIBELS this fall, winter, and spring.  Please read the article below for more information.

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First Grade Turns Orange

Our first graders had fun this first full week reviewing colors, and wearing them!

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

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Dear APPS Families~

Are you or someone you know seeking employment?  If so, consider joining the APPS Team; currently we have openings for bus drivers, lunch paraprofessionals and are always in need of substitute workers in the areas of: food service staff, custodians, teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals/aides and secretarial support.

 Please note that the training required for the open bus driver positions is at no cost to the employee, and the employee will be compensated for their time during the course of the training.

Please see attached for more info about substitute employment in all areas!

Please contact Mr. Dawson, Director of Human Resources, at dawson@appublicschools.com to inquire about the open bus driver or lunch paraprofessional positions.

Thank you!

 

 

Superintendent Search- Community Forums Info

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Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

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

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

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

 

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

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

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HEALTH ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE

Please read this information if you and your family are in need of assistance with health insurance enrollment or Medicaid.
We have been informed that the City of Garden City/Community Resources Department was awarded a grant thru the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The grant funds will be used to assist community members in Wayne County with the application and enrollment process through the Health Insurance Marketplace at no cost to them.  In addition to being certified to offer assistance with the Marketplace, they are also certified to assist people with the application process for Medicaid.
Open enrollment begins November 1 – so at this time, we wanted to bring awareness to our school community about this free service.
Thank you.

Need Help with Health Insurance Enrollment for Medicaid or CHIP

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September 12

Coming up at Arno…

September 12

No events

September 13

Lockdown Drill 10:00

September 14

No events

September 15

Title 1 Parent Night 6:30

Meet the Teacher Night 7:00-8:00

September 16

No events

 

Meet Our New Staff 

Last week we introduced two of our staff members, Cristina DiCarlo and Erin Higgins.  This week, we are excited to share introductions from Nickie Stanley and Kristin Tillery.

Nickie Stanley

My name is Nickie Stanley, I am a new kindergarten teacher this year at Arno! I am currently seeking my master’s degree at Wayne State in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, my undergraduate degree is from the University of Detroit Mercy and I am a certified Elementary Teacher (K-5). This is my third year teaching kindergarten… I LOVE my job!  

The last two years I taught kindergarten at both Bennie and Lindemann. I am so excited for this new school year, and to get to know the students, staff and families at Arno Elementary. I am from the Dearborn area, however I went to Cabrini High School in AP. I am so happy to be in a place that myself, and that so many friends and family call home.  Thank you for welcoming me! 

 

Kristin Tillery

Hi Everyone! My name is Kristin Tillery and I’m excited to be joining the Arno Staff this year as part of the second grade teaching team. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching in fifth grade at Geer Park Elem. in Dearborn and continued to substitute teach here within the Allen Park Public School District. During the 2015-2016 school year I completed a long term at Lindemann and Bennie Elem. as the Physical Education teacher. I am extremely happy and proud to work within this great community and feel very grateful to be a part of the Arno staff. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you as the school year progresses.

 

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First Day Off to a Great Start…

 What a great start to the school year we had!  It was wonderful to see all of our families returning to school on Wednesday, with much anticipation of all of the awesome experiences we are all going to share throughout the year.  From catching up with friends at the first lunch and recess, to our PBIS assembly in the gym, there was excitement in the air that charged everyone up for all the learning to come.  Welcome Back!

Enjoy some pics from our first week…

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Meet the Teacher

Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar for our Meet the Teacher night.   This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Arno and meet your child’s teacher,  hear about grade level curriculum, classroom policies, and important classroom information.

The evening starts at 7:00 and runs until 8:00 p.m.in your child’s classroom.

Please call 313-827-1050 if you have any questions.

See you there!

PTA News

We’re Teaming Up with The Get  Movin’ Crew for the Arno Fun Run Friday, October 7, 2016

 All students will participate with their friends on the day of the

Fundraiser. Students will run, walk, skip, or jog to some of their favorite songs played by DJ Scott Piestrak!  Our fundraiser is geared toward
health and wellness so students are enriched with a fitness education experience aimed to achieve budget success for this school year. Please take some time to review our flier regarding how to register your child for this year’s Fun Run!

PTA Kickoff

Thank you to everyone that came out to our first meeting of the school year! Your support means so much to all of us! We know that this year will be great and successful! Our WelGum Back membership drive has launched! Students should have come home with membership forms and information about this exciting contest! Please return your child’s membership forms quickly so your child’s class can earn points in the membership challenge.Next Week officially kicks off our annual Fun Run Fundraiser. This is the MAIN fundraising event for our school! This year we are partnering with the “Get Movin’ Crew” to offer online donating and the capability to allow you to post on Social Media sites. Make sure to check your childs’ folder for more information about this opportunity on October 7th!

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! For those of you that signed up for an event, we will be contacting you within a week! If you were unable to make the meeting and would like more information about how to volunteer, please contact us through our Facebook page, our PTA email account (arnopta@gmail.com), or stop us at the school when you see us; we’re always willing to help!

Have a Great Weekend!

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Summer Reading Program…

Our summer reading program for students, Whoooo’ s Reading had a lot of participation with many books read by students.  While our fundraiser amount is still being calculated, we are excited to announce that some students in Mrs. Pushman’s and Mrs. Solak’s class are the top summer readers and will receive a pizza party.   Those are the students that had Mrs. Pushman and Mrs. Solak last school year, not this year’s current class.  Their pizza party will be Wed. Sept 14 during lunch, a note will come home if your child is part of the lunch.  Thanks to everyone for summer reading effort!

 

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District Elementary School STUDENT DRESS CODE

The staff of the Elementary schools expect all students to be neatly and appropriately dressed and groomed at all times while in school and at all school functions. Clothing and general appearance of all students shall be in keeping with the intent of this policy. The spirit of the Allen Park dress and grooming regulations are best reflected in the following two excerpts from the Allen Park Board of Education policy: “Students are expected to determine their patterns of dress and grooming, provided that such dress and grooming do not interfere with the health and safety of themselves or others and does not interfere with the educational process of the school.” In order to assist students and parents to comply with this provision, the following guidelines have been developed. The school administrator and staff will uphold the following regulations:

1. Clothing should not be so torn or so loose fitting as to be inappropriate or immodest.

2. Students are not to wear items of clothing which have obscene or vulgar statements or pictures, which promote alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances. Shirts that convey a negative attitude should not be worn to school. Also, students should not wear clothing that promotes violence or fighting; such as “wrestling t-shirts”

3. Shoes or footwear must be worn at all times. Sandals must be worn with socks. Flip-flops do not make good shoes for children to wear to school, especially for gym and recess.

4. Hats or headscarves are not to be worn in the building and must be kept in the student’s cubby or locker during the school day.

5. Makeup and all other cosmetic products are prohibited. This includes fake fingernails and “tattoos”.

6. No bare midriffs, “fishnet” shirts, bare backs, halter tops, spandex, spaghetti straps, low cut or loose fitting tank shirts or transparent clothing are permitted at any time. However, sleeveless tops that fit tightly around both the shoulder and the neck will be permitted. In general, school clothing should be age appropriate and modest.

7. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least fingertip length when one’s arms are extended straight at one’s sides.

8. Coats and jackets, and other outerwear should not be worn in class. Exceptions to the above for “special” days may be declared by the administration.

These guidelines are offered as general statements so that students and parents can select and purchase clothing appropriate to the school environment. As in most other things, good judgment and common sense are the ultimate standards. Students who arrive at school inappropriately dressed will be referred to the principal and asked to remedy the problem. This may involve being sent home to change a particular article of clothing.

M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

Our M-STEP parent reports are in we are getting ready to send them out by September 19 by US mail, please be sure to look for those reports at that point.  For more information on how to read those reports, please see the important information below.

How To Read Student Report

Your student M-STEP report will be mailed home later this month.

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

Superintendent Search- Community Forums Info

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HEALTH ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE

Please read this information if you and your family are in need of assistance with health insurance enrollment or Medicaid.
We have been informed that the City of Garden City/Community Resources Department was awarded a grant thru the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The grant funds will be used to assist community members in Wayne County with the application and enrollment process through the Health Insurance Marketplace at no cost to them.  In addition to being certified to offer assistance with the Marketplace, they are also certified to assist people with the application process for Medicaid.
Open enrollment begins November 1 – so at this time, we wanted to bring awareness to our school community about this free service.
Thank you.

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September 6

 

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Welcome Back to the 2016-17 School Year!!

 

On behalf of the entire Arno staff, I would like to welcome all of our wonderful families back to another great school year!  I would also like to extend a warm welcome to those families who are new to our building this year, a truly remarkable year awaits you.  We are very excited to get started with much anticipation of Cougar success.  This year, students will be introduced to our new Math series- Math in Focus, also known as Singapore math.

The district chose to adopt this math series after teachers piloted several different programs and chose the one that matched best to the Common Core standards and 21st century learning.  Over the course of the year, we will provide many supports for students and parents to help build knowledge on the new series.  If it is one thing I learned in my first year here- Cougars can do anything!

Beyond the new math, we are continuing to build in new supports overall for all our kids through a multi-tiered approach to ensuring the core program for all, with interventions and enrichment where needed.  From our PTA Science night in September, to our traditional Olympics and Fun Fair- this promises to be a banner year at Arno!

Stephen Zielinski

Proud Principal of Arno

Coming up at Arno…

Sept. 6

Teachers Report

Sept. 7

Welcome Back!!

Opening Day PBIS assemblies p.m.

Sept 8

First PTA meeting 6:30

Sept 9

Fire Drill a.m.

Next Week…

Sept 12

No events

Sept 13

Lock down Drill 10:00

Sept. 14

PBIS meeting 3:45

Sept 15

Title 1 parent meeting 6:30

Meet the Teacher 7:00 & 7:30

Sept 16

Nothing Scheduled

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Staff Changes for 2016-2017

We are excited to introduce new staff members to the Arno family this year- Cristina DiCarlo (Kindergarten), Nickie Stanley (Kindergarten), Erin Higgins (Fourth grade) and Kristin Tillery (Second grade/In for Mrs. Brown).  These teachers come to us with multiple years of experience and bring with them the skills necessary to provide Arno students with an excellent education.  Please read Christina and Erin’s biographies below for more on our new additions.  Ms Stanley’s and Mrs. Tillery’s bio will be coming soon.

It is also with regret that we say goodbye to Tracy Walkup, fourth grade.  Tracy and her family followed their heart back to home in Tennessee  where she plans on getting another teaching position.  The entire Arno family wishes her well and hopes that she enjoys her new adventures.

One final change is the addition of a 5th special this school year.  Carrie Solak (former fourth grade) will be taking on a new role housed in our computer lab as Media Tech class.  This class will explore digital citizenship, collaboration, creativity and and critical thinking with technology as the spring board.  Book checkout will still occur, but will now be within the Media Literature special taught by Colleen Byrne and will be housed in the media center.

For a complete staff listing, please read further into the blog.

Meet the New Folks…

Hello! My name is Cristina DiCarlo and I will be joining the Arno staff as one of the new Kindergarten teachers. I graduated from the University of Michigan- Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education as well as earning my ZS Endorsement. While working toward my degree, I was a lead preschool teacher at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center. I completed my student teaching at Bennie Elementary School and then continued to substitute teach within the Allen Park Public School district. Prior to coming to Arno Elementary, I taught 2nd grade at St. Frances Cabrini Elementary School for two years. I’m truly grateful to be a part of such an amazing community and I cannot wait to meet with you all. I look forward to an exciting school year and new adventure!

Hello!  My name is Erin Higgins.  I am very excited to join the Arno Staff as a fourth grade teacher.  My teaching experiences range from Kindergarten through 5th grade.  I graduated from Eastern Michigan University, with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 2006.  In 2010, I received an Early Childhood Endorsement from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.  I was a substitute teacher, a Title 1 teacher, and even a Library and Media Teacher before becoming a classroom teacher.  I have spent the last 3 years teaching 4th and 5th grade.

I can’t wait to work with the Arno staff, students and parents.  I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year at Arno Elementary!

 

New Line-up Procedures…

After much consideration and in unison with Bennie and Lindemann, we are instituting an indoor line-up daily policy regardless of weather.  There have been many safety issues over the course of the year throughout the district.  Moving students indoor alleviates standing cars, as well as illegally parked cars.   This should also assist in traffic flow and students will be safely inside the building.  The specifics…

  • The first day of school, line-up will be OUTSIDE their assigned door.
  • Indoor line-up starts September 8th
  • Outside doors are closed and will be opened at 8:20 daily for students to enter for indoor lineup, not before that time, however
  • Breakfast doors still open at 8:05
  • Students should still report to their assigned outside door to enter the building
  • Parents will not permitted to enter with students/stand in the halls- normal protocol to sign in with the main office does not change
  • Students will enter the classroom at the 8:30 bell after waiting in the hall

 

PAWS helped wrap up 2015-16

Our final PBIS reward of the year culminated in an  appearance from PAWS from the Detroit Tigers!  He was there to act alongside a reading of Casey at Bat.  The kids had a great time with PAWS showing off his silly side, and it served as a great way to say “thanks” to our students for showing what makes Cougar Pride throughout the year.

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Math in Focus Parent Resources:

In addition to supporting students in our new math program, we will also focus on providing parents with additional information to better assist you at home when question arise.
Parents are encouraged to use the resources below throughout the year. The Parent Resource Videos are meant to provide a framework for success at home, as well as at school.

 

Parent Resource Videos:

Kindergarten Videos First Grade Videos
Second Grade Videos Third Grade Videos
Fourth Grade Videos Fifth Grade Videos

 

Arno Staff 2016-2017

Kindergarten Jeanine Haskin
Kindergarten Nikki Stanley
Kindergarten Cristina DiCarlo
First Grade Julie Martinchick
First Grade Barb Pushman
First Grade Dawn Watson
Second Grade Nicole Amonette
Second Grade Kristin Tillery
Second Grade Megan Schultz
Third Grade Beth Wesley
Third Grade Renee Guyot
Third Grade Rachel Warneck
Fourth Grade Sarah Kalis
Fourth Grade Erin Higgins
Fourth Grade Lisa Smalley
Fourth Grade Brian Trionfi
Fifth Grade Todd Creutz
Fifth Grade Melissa Hool
Fifth Grade Sharon Uhring
Cross Categorical Classroom Katie Jensen
Title 1 Arno/Bennie Cathy Gorski
Media Lit Arno/Bennie Colleen Bryne
Media Tech Arno/Bennie Carrie Solak
Art Arno/Bennie Elisabeth Cunningham
Art Arno/Lindemann Rachel Trapani
Physical Education Arno/Bennie Jenny Dalton
Vocal Music Tracy Hoffman
Instrumental/Vocal  Music Jeff Skebo
Speech Stella Boyer
Social Work Arno/Bennie Sandy Bennett
Resource Room Michelle Sbonek
Reading Specialist Barb Chuby

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

2016-17 School Information

Office is open daily:           7:30-4:00

School day for students:  8:30-3:30

Latch key hours:                  7:00-8:30

                                                      3:30-6:00

Student arrival time:          8:20

Half-Day dismissal              11:40

*If your student participates in the breakfast program, breakfast starts serving at 8:10.

*If your child is not picked up consistently 20 minutes past dismissal, you will be required to enroll in latchkey services.  

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Student Attendance

Please read the attitude article on the importance of student attendance, which is mandatory by the laws of the State of Michigan.  Please be aware that we are required to follow up with families either verbally, in writing, or both when absences reach the 10 full day mark.

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Teacher Professional Development Dates

This year, the district calendar reflects 8 half-days of teacher PD that is required by the state.  Those PD dates feature no school in the afternoon, 11:40 dismissal.  The dates for this school year are as follows:

10/12        10/31        11/8        12/7        1/18        2/1        3/8        3/22

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

Free/ReducedApplication

 

Meet the Teacher

Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar for our Meet the Teacher night.   This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Arno and meet your child’s teacher,  hear about grade level curriculum, classroom policies, and important classroom information.

The evening starts at 7:00 and runs until 8:00 p.m.in your child’s classroom.   

Please call 313-827-1050 if you have any questions.

See you there!

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 1 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

Although we cherish every birthday here at Arno, we wanted to remind everyone that birthday food treats are not allowed and will not be brought down to the classroom.  Pencils, bookmarks, etc are acceptable alternatives.  Thank you for your support!!

June 13

Coming up at Arno…

Final Week… (Final Blog Post for this school year)

June 13

Board Meeting honoring PTA presidents 7:00

Trionfi to Boccabella Park

9:45 Bowling 1st Grade

2:00 PAWS visit for PBIS

June 14

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

Super Cougar Tea 9:00

June 15

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

Kindergarten Picnic

Warneck and Kalis to Boccabella Park

June  16

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

LAST day for students

5th Grade Celebration 9:00

June 17

Last day for teachers

June 23

Office Closes

 

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It has been my pleasure to spend this first year at Arno as your principal.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the warm welcomes, friendly faces, and support I received from students, parents, and staff.  I am truly blessed to have been in such a place that cares so deeply about education, and each other.  As I reflect on the year, I have seen first hand the “whatever it takes” attitude throughout our halls in helping every one of our kids learn.   Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your child’s education and many blessings onto you for the next school year.

Thank you,

Stephen Zielinski, Principal 

You know its the end of the year when…

If the entire class gets 100% on any assignment, Mr Creutz made an agreement to do something fun.   This is the first class that actually cashed in on the promise when they successfully completed a social studies assignment 100% across the board.  see if you can guess what he had to do…

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In case you missed it…

We had the pleasure of having current graduating students, who were also former Arno students,  march through our halls one last time to the sound of loud applause.   Some of the seniors even found a hand print on the wall that they painted so many years ago.  Congratulations to all of our AP High School graduating seniors.

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No Backpacks please…

Please note that students may continue to carry backpacks through Monday, June 13.  They will no longer be allowed for the next 3 half days leading up to the last day.

Last week’s Schedule

Please remember that we have three half-days on June 14, 15, and 16.  Dismissal time is 11:40 each day, there is no lunch served on any of those days- breakfast continues as normal.  Latchkey service is available on those half-days.

5th Grade Leadership

Recently, a note went home to 4th graders asking them for 3 choices of leadership positions in the building, safety, mentor, and broadcast.  Please understand that we did our best to place kids, but it may not have been their first choice.  All of the roles are very important here, so we try to strike a balance for each area.  Thank you to everyone who opted for a position.

Arno Tentative Staff Schedule for 2016-2017

We are going to giving a big Arno welcome to Nickie Stanley, in kindergarten from Bennie.  Nickie is an excellent teacher and we are excited to bring her on staff for our kindergarten team.  On the opposite, we will be saying goodbye to Ashley Liedel and Samantha Yesh.  They have served the Arno kindergarten well over the past years and there skills will be missed.  Mrs. Liedel and Ms. Yesh are moving over to the Bennie Kindergarten program.

In addition, a new media technology special has been created by the district for students to learn 21st century literacy skills in technology.  Carrie Solak (former 4th grade) has been assigned that post.

The rest of the general and special education staff roster is below.

 

Jeanine Haskin Kindergarten Arno
Nickie Stanley Kindergarten Arno
Open Kindergarten  

Arno

 

 

Dawn Watson First Grade Arno
Barb Pushman First Grade Arno
Julie Martinchick First Grade Arno

 

Megan Schultz Second Grade Arno
Jennifer Brown Second Grade Arno
Nicole Amonette Second Grade Arno

 

Rachel Warneck Third Grade Arno
Renee Guyot Third Grade Arno
Beth Wesley Third Grade Arno

 

Brian Trionfi Fourth Grade Arno
Lisa Smalley Fourth Grade Arno
Tracy Walkup Fourth Grade Arno
Sarah Kalis Fourth Grade Arno

 

Sharon Uhring Fifth Grade Arno
Melissa Hool Fifth Grade Arno
Todd  Creutz Fifth Grade Arno

 

Barb Chuby 31a Arno
Michelle Sbonek Resource Room Arno
Katie Jensen C.I. Arno
Cathy Gorski Title One Arno/Bennie

 

Jeff Skebo Music Arno/Bennie
Tracy Hoffman Music Arno/Bennie/Lindemann
Rachel Trapani Art Arno/Bennie
Elizabeth Cunningham Art Arno/Bennie
Jenny Dalton Gym Arno/Bennie
Colleen Byrne Media/Lit Arno/Bennie
Carrie Solak Media/Tech Arno/Bennie

 

4th grade takes to the sea… 

Sea Grant Field Trip
 
Fourth grade students participated in the Sea Grant Field Trip. This field trip incorporates science and social studies. Half of our day was spent on landside activities at Lake Erie Metropark, and the other half of the day was spent doing various activities on a boat trip along the Detroit River. A great day was had by all.

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Color Run Fun…

The skies were sunny and it turned out to be a perfect day to run around a get a splash of color doing.  We had a great turnout, over 200 parents and kids showed up for the fun.

 

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Poetry Pals Field Trip

Students from Mrs. Klein’s class at Bennie Elementary and Mrs. Smalley’s class finally meet at Barnes and Noble. These fourth grade students have been writing and sharing poetry all year through writing journals.
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2nd/5th Grade Book Buddies Math Olympics

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June 6

Coming up at Arno…

June 6

No events

June 7

No events

June 8

3rd grade to Greenfield Village

June 9

No events

June 10

3rd grade metro parks presentation 9:00

Final Week…

June 13

Trionfi to Boccabella Park 9:00

1st grade bowling 9:45

PTA honored at board meeting 7:00

Tiger’s PAWS building visit for PBIS 2:00

June 14

1/2 day- dismissal 11:40

Super Cougar Tea 9:00

June 15

1/2 day dismissal 11:40

Kindergarten grade picnic

Warneck and Kalis to Boccabella 9:00

June  16

5th grade celebration 9:00

1/2 day- dismissal 11:40

Last day for students- Happy Summer!

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower and inspire students

to become collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence

Don’t forget the Arno Color Run…

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Summer Reading Program called Whooo’s Learning will be kicking off by June 1.

Happy Reading!

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Field Day 2016

The weather was hot. but there was much fun to be had at this year’s annual field day.  Some fun events and lots of good friends made for a perfect day under the sunshine.  Enjoy some snapshots of our great day!

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Have a great week!

May 31

Coming soon to Arno…

May 30

No School- Memorial Day

May 31

Middle School Band tour

June 1

Field Day

June 2

Field Day

June 3

Third Grade Metro Parks Presentation

 

 

Class of 2016–District Building Parade

On Friday, June 3rd, we will initiate a new APPS tradition–a memory walk for our graduating high school seniors.  They will first report to the middle school and then proceed to the elementary they attended around 1:30, in full ceremonial attire.    The idea is similar to the clapping parade of 5th graders we have on their last day, so we will have them enter through the K doors and wind up through the 5th grade doors.

 

PTA Meeting Cancelled

Attention all PTA Members!
The PTA Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd has been cancelled. On behalf of the new Officers we would like to thank everyone for your support this year! Without your support there would be no PTA or PTA Events! We look forward to working with everyone next school year. Have a fun and safe Summer! We will see everyone in the Fall!

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower and inspire students

to become collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence

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Summer Reading Program called Whooo’s Learning will be kicking off by June 1.

Happy Reading!

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Detroit Tiger Safety Outing

It was a great game and great weather that our safeties and chaperones enjoyed this past Wednesday as the Tigers went on to beat the Phillies.  Please enjoy a short video below on our adventure.
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Color Run Forms Due Friday!

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Court Yard Cleanup

A big thanks to Mrs. Solak’s Class for cleaning up the Arno courtyard!  We appreciate you helping make our school beautiful!

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High School Jazz Band Visit

We recently had a visit from the high school jazz band that rocked the gym with some great music!  Our 4th and 5th graders were treated to an awesome start to their day and we loved seeing some of our former Arno kids!

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New Food Service System

We are pleased to announce a new Food Service system,MyPaymentsPlus, that will show up-to-date meal balances and will also allow you to make online payments directly to your child’s meal account!

In order to view your child’s meal balance and/or make online payments, parents will need to create a free account at: www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  A link to the site is on the Food Service page of the district website – http://apps.k12.mi.us/about-us/food-services/, and also available through the Allen Park Public Schools Mobile App (Search: Allen Park Schools).  Once you’ve created an account online, you may wish to download the free mobile app (Search: MyPaymentsPlus)

Setting up an account is an easy one-time registration.  You will need your child’s student ID number, which is located in your ParentConnection under the Demographics tab.

Additional information, including program features and free mobile app, is included in the flyers attached.

We hope our families enjoy this new convenience and look forward to a successful program launch!

Thank you

4th Grade State Reports

Mrs. Smalley’s students proudly display their state reports

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Field Day

As the end of the year draws closer, we are gearing up for field day at Arno.  Mrs. Dalton has set up a link to signupgenius if you are interested in helping out that day.   Please click on the link and help give your Cougars a hand on field day.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9aa2ca2fe3-arno1/

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NWEA TESTING

Our last round of NWEA Spring testing began this week with 2nd grade Reading and Math.  Our staff use this assessment to measure the growth that students have achieved in Reading and Math over this school year.  Students will be taking the NWEA assessment on Chromebooks in their classrooms in grades 2-5.  Testing wraps up for the building this Friday.

Have a great holiday weekend!

 

May 23

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Coming Soon to Arno…

May 23

No events

May 24

School Improvement Meeting- All are welcome 3:45

May 25

Elementary Jazz Band Tour 9:00

Tigers Game for Safeties 11:30

May 26

APMS Orientation in gym 9:00

May 27

Book Checkout ends

May PBIS Extra Recess Reward

May 30

No School- Memorial Day

 

PTA Meeting Cancelled

Attention all PTA Members!
The PTA Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd has been cancelled. On behalf of the new Officers we would like to thank everyone for your support this year! Without your support there would be no PTA or PTA Events! We look forward to working with everyone next school year. Have a fun and safe Summer! We will see everyone in the Fall!

 

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M-STEP is Done!!!!

Congratulations to our 4th graders for wrapping up their testing this week!  It has been so great to see how our Arno students have been so confident in their testing on computers for the first time on a state test- a testimony to all of the wonderful teachers and families we are blessed to have at our school.   Thank you so much for helping your children prepare for this challenge!  We are expecting some initial scores in August, we are not exactly sure of when the student reports will go home, but stay tuned.  Thanks and Congrats to all of our 3-5th graders on a job well-done!

 

New Food Service System

We are pleased to announce a new Food Service system, MyPaymentsPlus, that will show up-to-date meal balances and will also allow you to make online payments directly to your child’s meal account!

In order to view your child’s meal balance and/or make online payments, parents will need to create a free account at:  www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  A link to the site is on the Food Service page of the district website – http://apps.k12.mi.us/about-us/food-services/, and also available through the Allen Park Public Schools Mobile App (Search: Allen Park Schools).  Once you’ve created an account online, you may wish to download the free mobile app (Search: MyPaymentsPlus)

Setting up an account is an easy one-time registration.  You will need your child’s student ID number, which is located in your ParentConnection under the Demographics tab.

Additional information, including program features and free mobile app, is included in the flyers attached.

We hope our families enjoy this new convenience and look forward to a successful program launch!

Thank you

Great Job 4th and 5th Graders!!

What a great performance by our 4th and 5th graders at Tuesday evening’s concert performance with Mr. Skebo at the helm.  It was a great “Road Trip” theme, perfect for this time of year.  Very impressed as always with our Arno talent!

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Field Day

As the end of the year draws closer, we are gearing up for field day at Arno.  Mrs. Dalton has set up a link to signupgenius if you are interested in helping out that day.   Please click on the link and help give your Cougars a hand on field day.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9aa2ca2fe3-arno1/

 

Mrs. Kalis’s Book Clubs

Reading a good book and collaborating with partners are some of the best practices we can do in classrooms.  Please enjoy some pics of students in Mrs. Kalis’s class enjoying their book clubs

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Math Groups and Skill Practice in Mrs. Smalley’s Room

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Junior Achievement

Mrs. Hool’s class working on a group activity with their Jr Achievement representative from Ford Motor Company.

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Rover Rap Up

These past couple of weeks, we have showed pics of the 5th grade students getting trained in building “Rover” type vehicles from kits- with instruction from real world engineers.  There was a culminating event between all rooms last week in which their vehicles had to perform distance tasks within team competition.  Team building and collaboration is big college and career skill.

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Map of the Old Northwest Territory: Site of the River Raisin Massacre on January 18 1813.

Off to the River Raisin…

Our second batch of 5th graders recently took a field trip to the River Raisin Battlefield.  A little history of that battlefield area:

From January 18th to January 23rd, 1813, the north bank of the River Raisin became a battleground where the forces of the United States and Great Britain fought each other for the control of all of Michigan and the Lower Great Lakes.  At stake was the destiny not only of the 2 countries (United State and Great Britain), but also the future of Frenchtown, (known today as Monroe Michigan) and of Canada, and of Tecumseh’s alliance of Native-American tribes.

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NWEA TESTING

Our third round of NWEA Spring testing began this week with 3rd grade Reading and math.  Our staff use this assessment to measure the growth that students have achieved in Reading and Math over this school year.  Students will be taking the NWEA assessment on Chromebooks in their classrooms in grades 2-5.

 

Have a GREAT weekend!

 

 

 

 

May 16

mayComing soon to Arno…

May 16

No events

May 17

4/5th Grade Concert 7:00 Performing Arts

May 18

Scholarship night at APHS

May 19

Kindergarten Screening

May 20

Kids Hope Party 2:00

 

Field Day

As the end of the year draws closer, we are gearing up for field day at Arno.  Mrs. Dalton has set up a link to signupgenius if you are interested in helping out that day.   Please click on the link and help give your Cougars a hand on field day.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9aa2ca2fe3-arno1/

 

Thank you Teachers

PTA would like to thank all families who contributed with donations for staff appreciation week! It was a fun filled week acknowledging all Arno staff!
The PTA is also very thankful for your assistance on the completion of your child’s superhero notes to their teachers!
Staff enjoyed reading how each child views them as superhero teachers!

Thanks!

Your Arno PTA

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Author Lynne Smyles Pays Arno a Visit

Our upper grades enjoyed listening to another Michigan author on Friday.  Lynne Smyles, former school teacher, has written several books called “Michigan History Nightmares” and shared some of them with the students.  I am ordering 10 copies of each of her books if you wish to use them in group in the future (It will be in the book room Barb is getting together).

In addition, an order form went home today if the students wish to order a copy.  Lynne will be back next Friday to fulfill orders- please be sure that all book order forms are in by next Thursday, May 19

Smyles Book Order Form

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1st Grade Butterflies

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Rover Project

Over the next two weeks, engineers from Bosch will be working with 5th grade teams to produce “Mars Rovers”. Students will learn the value of team work and persistence as we work on this project together. Each of the rovers will be tested for distance and accuracy. On May 12th we will have a school-wide competition of the rovers. Good luck 5th grade Jr. Engineers!

5th grade class testing their Rover engines.

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Map of the Old Northwest Territory: Site of the River Raisin Massacre on January 18 1813.

Off to the River Raisin…

Our 5th graders recently took a field trip to the River Raisin Battlefield.  A little history of that battlefield area:

From January 18th to January 23rd, 1813, the north bank of the River Raisin became a battleground where the forces of the United States and Great Britain fought each other for the control of all of Michigan and the Lower Great Lakes.  At stake was the destiny not only of the 2 countries (United State and Great Britain), but also the future of Frenchtown, (known today as Monroe Michigan) and of Canada, and of Tecumseh’s alliance of Native-American tribes.

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Dr. Hall Guest Reader

Enjoy some pictures of Dr. Hall reading to the 4th grade classes on Tuesday.  She has been coming in monthly this school year to read to our students and they love it!

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TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE

As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations.  Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year.  We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.

If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern.  For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 20, 2016.

This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie.  If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.

Steve Zielinski, Principal

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NWEA TESTING

Our second round of NWEA Spring testing began this week with 5th grade Reading and math.  Our staff use this assessment to measure the growth that students have achieved in Reading and Math over this school year.  Students will be taking the NWEA assessment on Chromebooks in their classrooms in grades 2-5.

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M-STEP UPDATE

Fourth grade is off an running with the M-STEP this week.  They have currently taken the ELA and Math tests, with the math performance task and science tests coming up next Monday and Wednesday.

I would like to thank our staff and families for working together to prepare our students to be “test ready”.  Our students persevered through the test experience, and thanks to our tech department, our technology continues to handle the test with very few issues!

Initial score reports are beginning to be available online to our administrative staff.  As soon as we are able to share, I will get the information to you!

Testing concludes for the building on May 20! 🙂

 

Have a Great Week!!

May 9

Coming soon to Arno…

May 9

Kindergarten Roundup 6:00

May 10

Final Lock Down Drill A.M.

May 11

PBIS Meeting 3:45

May 12

Spring Beautification 5:00

May 13

Author Lynne Smyles Assembly 9:30

 

Field Day

As the end of the year draws closer, we are gearing up for field day at Arno.  Mrs. Dalton has set up a link to signupgenius if you are interested in helping out that day.   Please click on the link and help give your Cougars a hand on field day.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9aa2ca2fe3-arno1/

New PTA Board

Congratulations to our new PTA Board that was sworn in at last night’s PTA meeting.  Introducing your new board…

Congratulations to 

Jeni Sauve- President

Amy Muse- Vice President of fundraising

Julie Hegedus- Treasurer

Shannon Mihalik Secretary

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Daddy/Daughter Dance

What a great time we had at the Daddy/Daughter dance that was held at the Red Fawn recently.  The girls and their dads were treated to a delicious dinner, dessert, and of course, plenty of dancing fun.  Thanks to the PTA, all of the volunteers, and  especially Amy Muse for coordinating all of the festivities.

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Rover Project

Over the next two weeks, engineers from Bosch will be working with 5th grade teams to produce “Mars Rovers”. Students will learn the value of team work and persistence as we work on this project together. Each of the rovers will be tested for distance and accuracy. On May 12th we will have a school-wide competition of the rovers. Good luck 5th grade Jr. Engineers!

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Junior Achievement

Representatives from Ford Motor Company were in Mrs. Smalley’s class this past week working with the students on income and expenses.

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Jump with Jill

The whole gym was rocking with good exercise and singing about healthy eating when the Jump with Jill Tour rolled into Arno for our 3rd- 5th graders.  Please be sure to ask your child what they learned about healthy eating and what things (like soda) they should stay away from.  Enjoy some pics below

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You’re invited to Arno Planting Day!

On Thursday, May 12th at 5:00pm we start off the evening with a pizza dinner in the caféteria!  

During dinner, we will have Arno friends/families sign-up for stations around the school to help beautify!

After dinner, everyone will head to their stations with their gardening tools to pull weeds.

After weed-pulling is complete at your station, it will be time to plant, then mulch, your designated area. Please bring your own gardening tools! If possible, please indicate the plants and quantity below that you will be bringing so we can plan ahead the planting stations. If you cannot make it to the event, we will still accept and appreciate any plants you are able to donate.  These can be brought to school on May 12th.  

Many thanks,

Arno’s Green Team

 

TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE

As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations.  Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year.  We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.

If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern.  For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 20, 2016.

This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie.  If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.

Steve Zielinski, Principal

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NWEA TESTING

Our first round of NWEA Spring testing began this week with 4th grade Reading and math.  Our staff use this assessment to measure the growth that students have achieved in Reading and Math over this school year.  Students will be taking the NWEA assessment on Chromebooks in their classrooms in grades 2-5.

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M-STEP UPDATE

Way to go, Arno 3rd  Graders!  Over the past two weeks our 3rd grade Cougars completed several segments of state assessments.  Our students were tested in the following categories:

  • ELA Computer Adaptive
  • Math Computer Adaptive & Math Performance Task

I would like to thank our staff and families for working together to prepare our students to be “test ready”.  Our students persevered through the test experience, and thanks to our tech department, our technology continues to handle the test with very few issues!

Initial score reports are beginning to be available online to our administrative staff.  As soon as we are able to share, I will get the information to you!

Fourth graders are up next — beginning the week of May 9th.

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BE SCHOOL SMART NEWS

Please follow this link for some great information that comes to us from Detroit Public Television!  Be School Smart Newsletter

Downriver Parenting Institute

“Helping Children Become Successful Learners”

Please see the flyer for more info

May 10 DPI flyer

 

Have a great weekend!!!

May 2

Coming up at Arno…

May 2

Teacher Appreciation Week Begins!

May 3

No events

May 4

No events

May 5

Jump and Jill Assembly 9:30

PTA Meeting 6:30- Installation of the officers

May 6

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  We get to celebrate all of awesome teachers and staff at Arno that make everything happen- everyday!  We could not be more proud of everything that happens in our building- walking in you can see and feel the passion our staff has to do our best for each and every child.  We are so excited to celebrate our superheroes- be sure to thank your teacher this week by sending them a message, or just stop by and say hello.

There is still time to sign up to help out with the luncheon on Friday.  Please see the PTA link below to help out- Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daaac2da5ff2-teacher/

 

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M-STEP

Congrats to our 5th grade once again.  Third grade started their M-STEP testing this week with English Language Arts and Math.  They will wrap it up next week with the Math Performance Task- everything has gone well so far and the kids are excited to get through it.

4th Grade will be starting their M-STEP on May 9

 

 

You’re invited to Arno Planting Day!

On Thursday, May 12th at 5:00pm we start off the evening with a pizza dinner in the caféteria!  

During dinner, we will have Arno friends/families sign-up for stations around the school to help beautify!

After dinner, everyone will head to their stations with their gardening tools to pull weeds.

After weed-pulling is complete at your station, it will be time to plant, then mulch, your designated area. Please bring your own gardening tools! If possible, please indicate the plants and quantity below that you will be bringing so we can plan ahead the planting stations. If you cannot make it to the event, we will still accept and appreciate any plants you are able to donate.  These can be brought to school on May 12th.  Please return the bottom portion NO LATER THAN May 6th, if you are planning to join us or send in a donation!  

Many thanks,

Arno’s Green Team

Kindergarten Literacy in Action

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process. Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

 

TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE

As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations.  Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year.  We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.

If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern.  For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 20, 2016.

This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie.  If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.

Steve Zielinski, Principal

ALLEN PARK JAGUARS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

July 26, 27, 28 Allen Park High School 9:00 am-12:00 pm

AGES: The camp will be open to students going in to

3rd grade through students going in to 9th grade

COST: $50.00 for early Registration  $60.00 after July 10

DEADLINE: The Deadline for Early Registration is July 10. You can still register on the first day of camp

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: All registered campers will receive an Allen Park football camp T-shirt, a Gatorade on each day and will have lunch provided on the last day. Campers will get small group instruction on each position from members of the Allen Park High School football coaching staff.

Click here to download the registration form:  Camp Flyer (4)

 

Have a great week Arno Families- Remember to thank a teacher next week 🙂