June 13

Coming up at Arno…

Final Week… (Final Blog Post for this school year)

June 13

Board Meeting honoring PTA presidents 7:00

Trionfi to Boccabella Park

9:45 Bowling 1st Grade

2:00 PAWS visit for PBIS

June 14

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

Super Cougar Tea 9:00

June 15

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

Kindergarten Picnic

Warneck and Kalis to Boccabella Park

June  16

1/2 Day- Dismiss 11:40

LAST day for students

5th Grade Celebration 9:00

June 17

Last day for teachers

June 23

Office Closes


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It has been my pleasure to spend this first year at Arno as your principal.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the warm welcomes, friendly faces, and support I received from students, parents, and staff.  I am truly blessed to have been in such a place that cares so deeply about education, and each other.  As I reflect on the year, I have seen first hand the “whatever it takes” attitude throughout our halls in helping every one of our kids learn.   Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your child’s education and many blessings onto you for the next school year.

Thank you,

Stephen Zielinski, Principal 

You know its the end of the year when…

If the entire class gets 100% on any assignment, Mr Creutz made an agreement to do something fun.   This is the first class that actually cashed in on the promise when they successfully completed a social studies assignment 100% across the board.  see if you can guess what he had to do…


In case you missed it…

We had the pleasure of having current graduating students, who were also former Arno students,  march through our halls one last time to the sound of loud applause.   Some of the seniors even found a hand print on the wall that they painted so many years ago.  Congratulations to all of our AP High School graduating seniors.

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No Backpacks please…

Please note that students may continue to carry backpacks through Monday, June 13.  They will no longer be allowed for the next 3 half days leading up to the last day.

Last week’s Schedule

Please remember that we have three half-days on June 14, 15, and 16.  Dismissal time is 11:40 each day, there is no lunch served on any of those days- breakfast continues as normal.  Latchkey service is available on those half-days.

5th Grade Leadership

Recently, a note went home to 4th graders asking them for 3 choices of leadership positions in the building, safety, mentor, and broadcast.  Please understand that we did our best to place kids, but it may not have been their first choice.  All of the roles are very important here, so we try to strike a balance for each area.  Thank you to everyone who opted for a position.

Arno Tentative Staff Schedule for 2016-2017

We are going to giving a big Arno welcome to Nickie Stanley, in kindergarten from Bennie.  Nickie is an excellent teacher and we are excited to bring her on staff for our kindergarten team.  On the opposite, we will be saying goodbye to Ashley Liedel and Samantha Yesh.  They have served the Arno kindergarten well over the past years and there skills will be missed.  Mrs. Liedel and Ms. Yesh are moving over to the Bennie Kindergarten program.

In addition, a new media technology special has been created by the district for students to learn 21st century literacy skills in technology.  Carrie Solak (former 4th grade) has been assigned that post.

The rest of the general and special education staff roster is below.


Jeanine Haskin Kindergarten Arno
Nickie Stanley Kindergarten Arno
Open Kindergarten  




Dawn Watson First Grade Arno
Barb Pushman First Grade Arno
Julie Martinchick First Grade Arno


Megan Schultz Second Grade Arno
Jennifer Brown Second Grade Arno
Nicole Amonette Second Grade Arno


Rachel Warneck Third Grade Arno
Renee Guyot Third Grade Arno
Beth Wesley Third Grade Arno


Brian Trionfi Fourth Grade Arno
Lisa Smalley Fourth Grade Arno
Tracy Walkup Fourth Grade Arno
Sarah Kalis Fourth Grade Arno


Sharon Uhring Fifth Grade Arno
Melissa Hool Fifth Grade Arno
Todd  Creutz Fifth Grade Arno


Barb Chuby 31a Arno
Michelle Sbonek Resource Room Arno
Katie Jensen C.I. Arno
Cathy Gorski Title One Arno/Bennie


Jeff Skebo Music Arno/Bennie
Tracy Hoffman Music Arno/Bennie/Lindemann
Rachel Trapani Art Arno/Bennie
Elizabeth Cunningham Art Arno/Bennie
Jenny Dalton Gym Arno/Bennie
Colleen Byrne Media/Lit Arno/Bennie
Carrie Solak Media/Tech Arno/Bennie


4th grade takes to the sea… 

Sea Grant Field Trip
Fourth grade students participated in the Sea Grant Field Trip. This field trip incorporates science and social studies. Half of our day was spent on landside activities at Lake Erie Metropark, and the other half of the day was spent doing various activities on a boat trip along the Detroit River. A great day was had by all.

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Color Run Fun…

The skies were sunny and it turned out to be a perfect day to run around a get a splash of color doing.  We had a great turnout, over 200 parents and kids showed up for the fun.


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Poetry Pals Field Trip

Students from Mrs. Klein’s class at Bennie Elementary and Mrs. Smalley’s class finally meet at Barnes and Noble. These fourth grade students have been writing and sharing poetry all year through writing journals.
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2nd/5th Grade Book Buddies Math Olympics

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June 6

Coming up at Arno…

June 6

No events

June 7

No events

June 8

3rd grade to Greenfield Village

June 9

No events

June 10

3rd grade metro parks presentation 9:00

Final Week…

June 13

Trionfi to Boccabella Park 9:00

1st grade bowling 9:45

PTA honored at board meeting 7:00

Tiger’s PAWS building visit for PBIS 2:00

June 14

1/2 day- dismissal 11:40

Super Cougar Tea 9:00

June 15

1/2 day dismissal 11:40

Kindergarten grade picnic

Warneck and Kalis to Boccabella 9:00

June  16

5th grade celebration 9:00

1/2 day- dismissal 11:40

Last day for students- Happy Summer!



Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower and inspire students

to become collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence

Don’t forget the Arno Color Run…



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Summer Reading Program called Whooo’s Learning will be kicking off by June 1.

Happy Reading!

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Field Day 2016

The weather was hot. but there was much fun to be had at this year’s annual field day.  Some fun events and lots of good friends made for a perfect day under the sunshine.  Enjoy some snapshots of our great day!

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Have a great week!