Coming up at Arno…
School Improvement Meeting 3:45
TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE
As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations. Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year. We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.
If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern. For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.
We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher. Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned. The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher. And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office. All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 20, 2016.
This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.
Steve Zielinski, Principal
Update on M-STEP- This past Monday, our 5th graders logged in and started their first on-line M-STEP assessment in English Language Arts, they followed with the ELA Performance Task , which involved more writing. I have to tell everyone how proud I am of our students! We won’t know results for a while, but they sat down and got through their tests like a pro! The kids were focused and determined to meet any challenge thrown their way. Great job 5th grade, it’s a great day to be an Arno Cougar!
New video from the Michigan Dept of Ed on English Language Arts Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) that grades 3-5 are taking this year
A Chilly Martian Mile for our Run Club
Thanks to all of our teachers that made the Run Club a success with donating their time to give our kids a great experience!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP
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.
Daddy Daughter Dance Coming Up
Please see the flyer below for information on the Daddy Daughter Dance
Smencils: (Smelly Pencils) are for sale each Tuesday morning for $1.00. The proceeds go to our PBIS program. If your child would like to purchase one, please send in $1.00 with them and they will be called down during the day.
Please understand that for the benefit of everyone who drops off or picks up, there is No Parking allowed on our side of Markese, Fox, or Thomas during drop off (8:00-9:00) and pick-up (3:00-4:00) at any time. If you must park to walk your child, you are required to park along another side street and walk in. It is not an ideal situation, but necessary to keep up the flow of traffic around the building. Again, if you can help out in any way with traffic before or after school. please contact the office.
Have a great Cougar Week!