September 12

Coming up at Arno…

September 12

No events

September 13

Lockdown Drill 10:00

September 14

No events

September 15

Title 1 Parent Night 6:30

Meet the Teacher Night 7:00-8:00

September 16

No events


Meet Our New Staff 

Last week we introduced two of our staff members, Cristina DiCarlo and Erin Higgins.  This week, we are excited to share introductions from Nickie Stanley and Kristin Tillery.

Nickie Stanley

My name is Nickie Stanley, I am a new kindergarten teacher this year at Arno! I am currently seeking my master’s degree at Wayne State in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, my undergraduate degree is from the University of Detroit Mercy and I am a certified Elementary Teacher (K-5). This is my third year teaching kindergarten… I LOVE my job!  

The last two years I taught kindergarten at both Bennie and Lindemann. I am so excited for this new school year, and to get to know the students, staff and families at Arno Elementary. I am from the Dearborn area, however I went to Cabrini High School in AP. I am so happy to be in a place that myself, and that so many friends and family call home.  Thank you for welcoming me! 


Kristin Tillery

Hi Everyone! My name is Kristin Tillery and I’m excited to be joining the Arno Staff this year as part of the second grade teaching team. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching in fifth grade at Geer Park Elem. in Dearborn and continued to substitute teach here within the Allen Park Public School District. During the 2015-2016 school year I completed a long term at Lindemann and Bennie Elem. as the Physical Education teacher. I am extremely happy and proud to work within this great community and feel very grateful to be a part of the Arno staff. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you as the school year progresses.


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First Day Off to a Great Start…

 What a great start to the school year we had!  It was wonderful to see all of our families returning to school on Wednesday, with much anticipation of all of the awesome experiences we are all going to share throughout the year.  From catching up with friends at the first lunch and recess, to our PBIS assembly in the gym, there was excitement in the air that charged everyone up for all the learning to come.  Welcome Back!

Enjoy some pics from our first week…

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Meet the Teacher

Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar for our Meet the Teacher night.   This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Arno and meet your child’s teacher,  hear about grade level curriculum, classroom policies, and important classroom information.

The evening starts at 7:00 and runs until 8:00 your child’s classroom.

Please call 313-827-1050 if you have any questions.

See you there!

PTA News

We’re Teaming Up with The Get  Movin’ Crew for the Arno Fun Run Friday, October 7, 2016

 All students will participate with their friends on the day of the

Fundraiser. Students will run, walk, skip, or jog to some of their favorite songs played by DJ Scott Piestrak!  Our fundraiser is geared toward
health and wellness so students are enriched with a fitness education experience aimed to achieve budget success for this school year. Please take some time to review our flier regarding how to register your child for this year’s Fun Run!

PTA Kickoff

Thank you to everyone that came out to our first meeting of the school year! Your support means so much to all of us! We know that this year will be great and successful! Our WelGum Back membership drive has launched! Students should have come home with membership forms and information about this exciting contest! Please return your child’s membership forms quickly so your child’s class can earn points in the membership challenge.Next Week officially kicks off our annual Fun Run Fundraiser. This is the MAIN fundraising event for our school! This year we are partnering with the “Get Movin’ Crew” to offer online donating and the capability to allow you to post on Social Media sites. Make sure to check your childs’ folder for more information about this opportunity on October 7th!

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! For those of you that signed up for an event, we will be contacting you within a week! If you were unable to make the meeting and would like more information about how to volunteer, please contact us through our Facebook page, our PTA email account (, or stop us at the school when you see us; we’re always willing to help!

Have a Great Weekend!

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Summer Reading Program…

Our summer reading program for students, Whoooo’ s Reading had a lot of participation with many books read by students.  While our fundraiser amount is still being calculated, we are excited to announce that some students in Mrs. Pushman’s and Mrs. Solak’s class are the top summer readers and will receive a pizza party.   Those are the students that had Mrs. Pushman and Mrs. Solak last school year, not this year’s current class.  Their pizza party will be Wed. Sept 14 during lunch, a note will come home if your child is part of the lunch.  Thanks to everyone for summer reading effort!


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District Elementary School STUDENT DRESS CODE

The staff of the Elementary schools expect all students to be neatly and appropriately dressed and groomed at all times while in school and at all school functions. Clothing and general appearance of all students shall be in keeping with the intent of this policy. The spirit of the Allen Park dress and grooming regulations are best reflected in the following two excerpts from the Allen Park Board of Education policy: “Students are expected to determine their patterns of dress and grooming, provided that such dress and grooming do not interfere with the health and safety of themselves or others and does not interfere with the educational process of the school.” In order to assist students and parents to comply with this provision, the following guidelines have been developed. The school administrator and staff will uphold the following regulations:

1. Clothing should not be so torn or so loose fitting as to be inappropriate or immodest.

2. Students are not to wear items of clothing which have obscene or vulgar statements or pictures, which promote alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances. Shirts that convey a negative attitude should not be worn to school. Also, students should not wear clothing that promotes violence or fighting; such as “wrestling t-shirts”

3. Shoes or footwear must be worn at all times. Sandals must be worn with socks. Flip-flops do not make good shoes for children to wear to school, especially for gym and recess.

4. Hats or headscarves are not to be worn in the building and must be kept in the student’s cubby or locker during the school day.

5. Makeup and all other cosmetic products are prohibited. This includes fake fingernails and “tattoos”.

6. No bare midriffs, “fishnet” shirts, bare backs, halter tops, spandex, spaghetti straps, low cut or loose fitting tank shirts or transparent clothing are permitted at any time. However, sleeveless tops that fit tightly around both the shoulder and the neck will be permitted. In general, school clothing should be age appropriate and modest.

7. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least fingertip length when one’s arms are extended straight at one’s sides.

8. Coats and jackets, and other outerwear should not be worn in class. Exceptions to the above for “special” days may be declared by the administration.

These guidelines are offered as general statements so that students and parents can select and purchase clothing appropriate to the school environment. As in most other things, good judgment and common sense are the ultimate standards. Students who arrive at school inappropriately dressed will be referred to the principal and asked to remedy the problem. This may involve being sent home to change a particular article of clothing.

M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

Our M-STEP parent reports are in we are getting ready to send them out by September 19 by US mail, please be sure to look for those reports at that point.  For more information on how to read those reports, please see the important information below.

How To Read Student Report

Your student M-STEP report will be mailed home later this month.


Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website:

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!


Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

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Please read this information if you and your family are in need of assistance with health insurance enrollment or Medicaid.
We have been informed that the City of Garden City/Community Resources Department was awarded a grant thru the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The grant funds will be used to assist community members in Wayne County with the application and enrollment process through the Health Insurance Marketplace at no cost to them.  In addition to being certified to offer assistance with the Marketplace, they are also certified to assist people with the application process for Medicaid.
Open enrollment begins November 1 – so at this time, we wanted to bring awareness to our school community about this free service.
Thank you.

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