February 22

Spring is near….

Coming up at Arno…

Feb. 22

No events

Feb. 23

School Improvement meeting 3:45


PTSA Founders Day Banquet 6:00

Feb. 25

Kindergarten Registration @Riley 4:00-7:00 p.m.

PTA Skating Party 6:00-8:00

Feb. 26

No events

Is that Pie in your face??

The students at Arno were treated to a pie in the face from anyone who won a drawing from their classroom.   Every day that a student wore their spirit wear that week, they received one ticket.  Then we had a random drawing in the gym and the could pick a teacher, staff member, and even the principal to throw a pie in the face.  It was a grand time and a great way to reward the Arno spirit!!

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Through the eProve survey system sponsored by Advanc-ED.  We were able to collect very important information from our stake holders.

We gathered 165 parent surveys, 40 staff surveys and 375 student surveys





March is Reading Month 2016 

THEME: “Star Wars… In A Galaxy Far Far Away… We Read!”

February 29-March 21

Information will be coming out soon for all the great activities we have for March is Reading month.   This year’s theme is from a galaxy far, far, away- Star Wars!!  Stay tuned in upcoming blogs for more information.




February is Kindergarten Registration Month in Allen Park!

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year! The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall. Whether this is your first child attending school, or you live in the district and already have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through our School of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2016. NOTE: All incoming Kindergarten students will be screened after Kindergarten Round Up. Placement recommendations will be made for students with early birthdates for Young 5s Program or Kindergarten based on screening indicators.

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, AllenPark, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m. (Office closed February 15 & 16)

Please bring:

  • Birth Certificate of Child
  • Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)
  • Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)
  • Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools
  • Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)
  • Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)
  • Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

As a convenience to our families, APPS will host evening hours for Kindergarten enrollment on Thursday, February 25 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Riley Education Center. Please bring items mentioned above.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.


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.


M-STEP coming soon…

In April, we will be starting the first window of online M-STEP testing.  This is the state test that measures academic achievement and growth in English Language Arts, Math, Science (4th grade), and social studies (5th grade).  Please see the schedule below as we ask for good attendance during the testing window.  You will notice that the grade levels are separated by weeks.




Have an awesome Cougar weekend!!