April 25


Coming up at Arno…

April 25

No events

April 26

5th Grade Band Concert 7:00 Performing Arts

April 27

No Events

April 28

Fire Drill P.M.

April 29

Happy Friday!

This is a message from your FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT: 
We are extremely sorry for any disappointment your child may have experienced today at lunch, when we ran out of the Blue Raspberry Slush Cups. We were unable to accommodate the unexpected very high demands. For the later lunches we were able to give out popsicles, but we understand the disappointment this may have caused for the students excited about the slush cups.
We truly understand the disappoint today,  but we will make it right by giving all three elementary buildings students a free slush cup next week.
Please call us here in the food service office with any questions or comments (313) 827-2185.
Again our sincere apologies, 




I could not be prouder of our 5th grade students!  Over the past two weeks our 5th grade Arno Cougars completed over 7 hours of state assessments.  Our students were tested in the following categories:

  • ELA Computer Adaptive & ELA Performance Task
  • Math Computer Adaptive & Math Performance Task
  • Social Studies Parts 1 & 2

I would also like to thank our staff and families for working together to prepare our students to be “test ready”.  Great things happen when we work together as a team!  As the building principal, I am excited to see our assessment results.  I will be sure to keep you updated.

We did have our state visit Thursday to observe testing and Arno came through with flying colors.  Way to go Cougars!!

Third graders are up next — beginning the week of April 25.

Important Project

Staff Appreciation begins May 2nd this year.  To help celebrate the staff at Arno, a special kids project for their teachers will be coming home next week.
In addition, the PTA is still looking for volunteers for the events that week.  If you are available, please click on the signupgenius link below.  Thanks for your support!

Kiwanis Grant









Mrs. Jensen’s room recently received a $10,000 donation from the local Kiwanis that will go towards various items and funds that the students can benefit from.

 In discussion with Dr. Sokol (Special Education Director), Ms. Noreen (OT), Mrs. Giannetti, Mrs. Coogan, and Mrs. Peyton,  the money will be put towards an incredible variety of items.  They have purchased Kindle Fires for each student to utilize within the classroom, weighted vests, compression vests, adaptive swing, steam roller, Physio ball seats, foldable wagon, and Magna-Tiles.  They are also continuing to look for other ways to incorporate technology into our classroom.  They have set up funds for field trips to offset the cost of the bus.  This allows the class to go on field trips relevant to their curriculum rather than only going when a general education class may visit.  We have also set up an ingredient fund to allow Kaite to cook in class based on our News-2-You topics.  They have also ordered a Boardmaker Online subscription and an updated Edmark Reading Program edition to enhance the curriculum.
This grant was celebrated this past Monday with Mrs. Jensen, the Board, and many of her students!


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

Earth Day

Arno celebrated Earth day today with numerous stations around the school with the Earth as the center theme.  Some of our stations included Magnifying glasses, Recycling Sort, Sidewalk Chalk Messages/Pictures about Earth Day, Garbage Pick-up, Re-purpose/Reuse, Earth Day Poetry, Living vs. Non-living, My Sensory Journal.   Thank you to all who helped with the set up for the great day!

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First Graders were hard at work on writing, butterfly facts, and readers theater.  It is so wonderful to see how well they are doing and how much growth they’ve made into becoming second graders!Busy Bees

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Third Grade Activities

Some of our third graders in Mrs. Guyot’s class are pictured below besides a fruit salad assembly line.  It was a conclusion activity after learning about Henry Ford’s life and his “Really Big Idea” the moving assembly line.

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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.

Football Youth Camp

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