February 8

Coming up at Arno…

 Feb. 8

Spirit Week- Arno Wear- Spirit Week 2016 flyer

Book Fair

Feb. 9

Spirit Week- Pirates and Princesses

Book Fair

PBIS meeting 3:45

Feb. 10

Spirit Week- Inside Out

Book Fair

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Feb. 11

Spirit Week- Rainbow

Book Fair

P/T conferences 5:00-7:30

DOME Theater Assembly 

Feb. 12

Spirit Week- Tropical (School appropriate- no bathing suits)

Spirit Week- Pie in the Face Assembly 3-5 @1:30-2:00, K-2 @2:30-3:00

Book Fair Ends




Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is Saturday!  This exciting event will take place on February 6th 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!


Parent/Teacher Conferences 

On Feb. 10th and 11th, 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 spring conference page that has all teacher links to sign up for a time slot.

Please feel free to come in for the bookfair even if you don’t have a conference scheduled.

Spirit Week

Calling all Arno spirit!!! Please read the flyer below for more information on our upcoming Spirit Week and our ending activity- Pie in the Face

Monday: Spirit wear- Students may wear their Arno or Allen Park spirit wear

Tuesday: Pirates and Princesses- Students may dress as pirates or princesses. No weapons allowed

Wednesday: Inside out- Students may wear their clothes inside out.

Thursday: Rainbow- Each grade level wears a t-shirt of a designated color

K- Red     1- Orange     2- Yellow     3- Green     4- Blue      5- Purple

Friday: Tropical- Students may wear school appropriate, tropical attire. NO BATHING SUITS PLEASE

Our Pie in the Face assembly will take place in the gym on Friday, Feb. 12th K-2 @2:30-3:00, 3-5 @1:30-2:00

Spirit Week 2016 flyer

February is Kindergarten Registration Month in Allen Park!

Please feel free to share attached info with friends and neighbors…  (This information is for families living in APPS boundaries as well as current School of Choice families)

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Texas Roadhouse

Just a reminder that all forms are out for our Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for K-4 families which wraps up on Friday Feb.12th.  A new note will come out informing everyone of when they can come to the office to pickup your voucher(s) for the rolls (restaurant roll pickup).  This fundraiser is for the building- with the purchase of Kindles in grades K-2 as the goal.

letter rolls form


Mission for Miles School Challenge

The sponsors of the Martian Marathon, Running Fit of Ann Arbor, are issuing a school challenge!  In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles, Running Fit is offering Arno Elementary students and families a $5 off code when registering for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon.  The school with the most participants will win a Flyer Saucer Pancake Party by Chris Cakes!

On the day of the race, there will be a meeting spot for Arno Elementary but there will not be a group start for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon since these are timed races.  There will be NO group packet pick-up prior to race day.  Individuals are responsible for picking up their own packets.  Those students participating in the Cougar Tracks Club Kids’ Martian Marathon can run both!  For those participating in the Cougar Tracks Club race, there will be group packet pick-up and group start time.

5K, 10K, Half, Full, Milky Way 26k REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Students, Staff, Parents/Family should individually register* at:https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2016-martian-invasion-of-races

YOUR Mission for Miles School Password**(Coupon Code): arnocougars

**Please be mindful that this coupon is issued to Arno Elementary students and families only.**

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Spring (winter) Book Fair

Our spring/winter book fair will be taking place the week of Feb. 8, with a Groovy theme!  The book fair will also be open on some special days that week including Feb. 6 (Fun Fair) and Feb. 10 and 11- the nights of parent/teacher conferences.  Please stop by and browse all of the great books that Scholastic offers.  This is a PTA sponsored event with proceeds going to the Arno PTA.

Olympic Medal Winners

Now that all of the medals are out, its time to congratulate all of our Arno Olympic Medal Winners from the January games.  Congratulations goes out to:


Haskin:   Connor Sheperd ~Gold,  Heather Muse ~ Silver,   LeNorah Steward~Silver,   Olivia Kalis ~ Bronze

Liedel: Jack Grzebyk ~Gold,   Alayna Lavoie ~ Silver,   Camden Ward-Flynn~Silver,   Nolan Olechowski~ Bronze

Yesh:  Carmino Koski ~ Gold,   Bryce Brewer ~ Silver,   Grace Grabowski ~ Bronze

1st Grade

Watson:  Cooper Obrycki ~ Gold,   Ethan Rozman ~ Silver,   Ava O’Donnell ~ Bronze

Pushman: Xander Warneck ~ Gold,   Brady Sauve ~ Silver,   Kaitlyn Choppa ~ Bronze

Martinchick: Peyton Keys ~ Gold,   Kate Simpson ~ Silver,   Juan Vega ~ Bronze

2nd Grade

Shultz: Samantha Muse ~ Gold,   Benjamin White ~ Silver,    Peter Lenart ~ Bronze

Brown: Jordyn Koski ~ Gold,   Zachary Niemeyer ~Silver,   Savannah Schonfeld ~ Bronze

Amonette: Nicholas Closs ~ Gold,   Nolan Leitz ~ Silver,   Alyssa Thomas ~ Bronze

3rd Grade

Wesley: Reina Garza ~ Gold,   Lulu Schutt ~ Silver,   Anahi Chapa ~ Bronze

Warneck: Kimareah Steward ~ Gold,   Elizabeth White ~Silver,, Morgan Kraft ~Bronze

Guyot: Tessa Sheperd ~ Gold,   Abigail Obrycki ~ Silver,    Liam Sheperd ~ Bronze

Kalis: Mackenzie Mouchet~ Gold,    Gabe Montie ~ Silver,   Alex Rogers ~ Bronze

4th Grade

Trionfi: Alex Varga ~ Gold,   Kadyn Rodgers ~ Silver,   Luke O’Donnell ~ Bronze

Smalley: Gracyn Gartside ~ Gold,   Kaylee Williams ~ Silver,   Anna Watson ~ Bronze

Solak: Vinnie Kulaszewski ~ Gold,   Bryce Sauve ~ Silver,   Gerry Klos ~ Bronze

5th Grade

Hool:Teagan Montgomery ~ Gold,  Addison Bacheller ~ Silver,  Olivia Garza ~ Bronze

Walkup: Joshua Armbruster ~ Gold,  Dylan Hammock~Silver,   Anthony Codd- Bronze,  Madelyn Vaugn-Bronze

Uhring: A.J. Lavoie~ Gold,  Selena Guzman ~ Silver,  Mason Lada ~Bronze

Creutz: Andrew Hernandez ~ Gold,  Carla Schultz~ Silver,  Joshua Ditzhazy ~Bronze

January’s PBIS rewards was a healthy round of Zumba for those student who earned the monthly reward.  Enjoy some pics below

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Text Features School Improvement Strategy 

Some examples are below of our Arno students hard at work creating their information text feature booklet, that highlights important features that students need to be aware of when reading informative text.  This is a highlight strategy in out School Improvement Plan that is reviewed annually


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