December 7


Coming soon to Arno…

December 7

No special events

December 8

No special events

December 9

PBIS Meeting 3:45 (Positive Behavior Intervention System)

December 10

5th Grade Band Concert 7:00

December 11

3rd Grade Metro Parks in Media Center

PTA Family Caring Night 6:00


sleighspinHoliday Giving

December brings around a wonderful time of year.  Unfortunately, many people do not have the ability to enjoy the season as much as others.

To make things a little bit easier for some families, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Christine Food Bank/Soup Kitchen.  The food bank provides non-perishable goods to families to help stretch their grocery budget.  The soup kitchen provides hot meals to school children that might not get one during the week.  The kid favorite…Spaghetti-o’s

Arno school families have always been generous in the past.  We are asking for donations of food to help brighten the holiday season for others.

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will also be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share.


We will begin our collection on Monday, Nov. 30 through Wed.  December 15.  Your donation can be put in boxes that will be available aess.

We hope that you can join us in this holiday tradition!


Birthday Reminder

Just a reminder that as part of a healthier school, there are no sweet birthday treats allowed in the building.  Pencils, erasers, etc. are perfectly fine to bring as a “treat” for the class.



Snow Policy

As we have already been hit with one snowstorm, more is always on its way.  As far as snow goes at Arno, please read the following:

1. As long as our play areas have been treated, we will continue to go out throughout the winter (as long as the wind chill/temp isn’t too low).

2. Students who wish to be in the snow should at a minimum be in boots and protective leg wear to keep them dry.  This prevents large amounts of students from needing a clothing change, and missing class time.   Students who are not wearing protective covering for the snow will be required to stay out of the snow for recess.

3. Snow stays on the ground.  Please talk with your child about the dangers of throwing snowballs, which can sometimes contain ice.  Students are free to build a snowman or snow fort, etc., things that keep the snow on the ground.

All of these rules apply before/after school, bus stop to walking home, and recess.



Dear Arno Families,
Take a minute and check out the resources and practice activities provided to you for that little bit of extra speech practice at home.  Please visit the website:
Mrs. Boyer

Third Grade Fur Trading

Just in time to help keep warm, our adventurous third graders wrote on fur traders, complete with their own creative version of a fur trader.

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Community Project

Thanks to all of our Pilgrims, Turkeys, Indians, and Parents for making the Thanksgiving placemat project a big success!

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PTA Reflections Tea

What an awesome evening we spent with some of Arno’s talented students honoring their entries into the PTA Reflections contest on Monday.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly”  and as you can from some of that night’s pictures, our students reached for the stars.  The next step is to give awards to some of the entries, which will then go on to a state competition,.  Congratulations to all of our Arno students who entered- you’re all superstars!

Anna Watson, Ava Berkebile, Ben Klos, Gerry Klos, Cooper Obrycki, Elizabeth Lesatz, Ella Elliott, Gracyn Gartside, Hailey Rose, Isabella Garrison, Jeran Moody, Juan Vega, Julia Schroeder, Madeline Every, Meadow Stewart, Peter Lenart, Phoebe Elliott, Selena Swidan, and Victoria Koziel.   Special thanks to Mrs. Emilia Vega and Mrs. Dawn Watson for organizing the our Reflection Tea!

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PBIS Rewards Pay Off

Monday marked another PBIS rewards day for the month of November, awarding those who displayed good behavior and good work habits with a dance party down in the cafeteria.  The students had a great time and we are all looking forward to December’s reward!

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Consumers Energy Grant for Kindergarten

A huge thank you to Mrs. Julie Hegedus for securing a $250 grant from Consumers Energy which will be going to our Kindergarten to use on technology for the classroom.  On behalf of Arno, thank you Mrs.  Hegedus for your donation to our kindergarten program.


Make it a great week Arno Cougars!