February 29


Coming up at Arno…

Feb. 29

No events

March 1

Happy March is Reading Month!!

March guest readers start

3rd grade to U of M

March 2

3rd Grade to U of M

March 3


PTA Meeting 6:30

March 4

Bingo for books


Spring Pictures

Just a reminder, Spring Pictures are this Thursday, March 3.  Only parents who pay for a package will receive pictures.


101 Day in First Grade

Our first graders stepped into a time machine and came out 101 years old (Coincidentally, the 101st day of school).  Take a look at some of our 101 years young students.

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Mrs. Watson’s Hard Workers…

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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.


In addition, please take some time and view the practice test link (Must be on Chrome) with your child.  You can get an idea of the caliber of the test and share the information together.




Bingo for Books

Please join in celebrating March is Reading month by participating in our annual


March 4th, 2016

Eat, play, socialize AND win books for readers of all ages.  Price is $5.00 per person. Only one card per player.  Reservations are necessary.

*Price includes 1 slice of pizza, 1 drink, 1 cookie

*Additional pizza costs $1.00 extra per slice.

We are asking that you pay for the food for your whole family ahead of time, including the extra slices of pizza.

Date:    Friday, March 4th

Time:     Session #1                       Session #2

             Dinner     5:00-5:25        Dinner     6:15-6:40

             Bingo        5:30-6:00        Bingo        6:40-7:10




A Big Texas “Thank you”!

Thank you so much for all of your support for our Texas Roadhouse fundraiser.  If you still have an order, please let us know- we can still fill it!   We should have a final number soon, which will then go towards the purchase of Kindles in grades K-2.



March is Reading Month



We are so excited that March is finally here and the Arno staff has planned some awesome activities throughout the month which includes things like a book exchange, Bingo for Books, prizes, and a Star Wars theme!  Please below for more information on all of the exciting plans for March…

March is Reading Month

Save the Dates:

Every Wednesday during March is “Wear it Wednesdays!

Join in the fun and Wear it!

~Wednesday, March 2nd

– Wear a hat with words on it.

~Wednesday, March 9th

– Wear a t-shirt with words or a phrase on it.

~Wednesday, March 16th

– “Be a word” day! Wear a word pinned to the front of your

shirt. Pin the definition on the back.


Fun Fridays Reading Activities – Get Involved!

~Friday, March 4th

– Dress for Star Wars/Space: Wear clothing to school that depicts

your favorite Star Wars/space character and bring in your favorite Star Wars/space

book. No masks please!

~Friday, March 11th – Light Saber Day- Bring in a flashlight and your favorite book to



Culminating Read-a-thon:

~Monday, March 21st

– As a celebration to end March is Reading Month wear your PJs and

bring in your favorite book.

**Please make sure clothing is school appropriate.

March Is Reading Month 

Arno Book Exchange

Friday, March 4th

Arno is having a used book exchange on Friday, March 4th. What a great opportunity for students to get gently-used books. Each child can bring up to 5 books to exchange. When deciding whether to bring a book to exchange, consider the following questions:

1. Is this a book that you do not mind ever seeing again?

2. Is this a book in your child’s grade level?

3. Is this a paperback or a book that you do not mind exchanging for a paperback?

4. Is the book in good shape?

5. Would you want it if you saw it at the book exchange?

If you answered yes to ALL of these questions, bring the books to school by Thursday, March 3rd.

If you answered NO to any of the questions, please do not bring in that particular book.

Happy Reading! 

Arno Book Exchange

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Wear It Wednesday 2016

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Kindergarten Registration Rescheduled

2016-17 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION has been moved to Feb. 29th from 4:00-7:00 @Riley due to inclement weather.

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 Monday, February 29 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.