Week of October 12



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

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




10/12             Columbus Day

10/15             K-3 fire Safety Assembly

PTA Skating Party 6:00-8:00

10/16             3rd Grade Metro Parks Assembly


Coming up…

10/20             DTE Assembly 4th Grade 12:45

10/23              2nd Grade to the Apple Orchard

10/29              Fall Arts and Music Show 5:30

10/30              Halloween Parade 1:30



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

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


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




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



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







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

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




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

Have a great week Cougars!




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