Nov. 14

Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 14

No events

Nov. 15

3rd Grade Mobile learning

Nov. 16

School Wide Title 1  Meeting all day

4th Grade to Parade Company

SIP meeting 3:45

Nov. 17

Mother/Son Night 6:00

Nov. 18

Superintendent First round interviews

Nov. 19

Superintendent First round interviews

From the PTA

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Ahh…the sweet smell of pumpkin, pies, and everything that reminds you of FALL IS HERE!!
Time to rake some leaves into a pile and JUMP ON IN!!¬†WOO-HOO!!! But, jumping isn’t just for kids…adults can enjoy it¬†too in the safety of their own Community Center! So, if you’re a mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, step-parent and have a son, grandson, nephew, brother, or a step-son that attends Arno, come join us for some jumping fun¬†at our annual Mother/Son Night Event! We will have Bounce Houses, food, cotton candy, and a professional photographer to help you capture your night! Have more than one son, grandson, etc. that attends Arno?? NO PROBLEM! You don’t have to choose, they can all join in on the fun (if they attend Arno)! Please see the attached flyer or visit our Facebook page (Arno Elementary PTA) to get the link for the flyer. Save the Date, November 17 from 6-8 pm. We hope to see you there!
-Reflections entries are due today, Friday, November 11 by the end of the school day. Please get your entries into the Arno Main Office so we can discover what your story is. Participants will be contacted with upcoming celebration details once all entries are collected for judging.
Do you know of an outstanding program, staff member or volunteer here at Arno? We need you to fill out a short Founders Day form to nominate them! Forms are available across from the office and links are on our FB page. Please submit them by email at or return to them to the office in a sealed envelope marked Founders Day. All entries received in the Main Office MUST be in a sealed envelope per new rules this year.
The Holidays are approaching fast and we are excited to announce we will have new spiritwear products to offer for everyone on your gift list! Order forms will be going out soon.
ARGH MATEY’S!!! Our Bookaneer Book fair will also be here soon! Another way for you and your students to get something special for the people on your lists and your teachers wish lists!¬†So, save the date for a swashbuckling, good time! Monday, November 28-Friday, December 2nd.¬†Look for a sign up genius to come out soon with¬†volunteer opportunities to earn scholastic dollars to use at the Book Fair!
Speaking of holiday shopping,¬†we’ll see you on Saturday, November 12th¬†getting at¬†the¬†High School for our annual Holiday Fever¬†craft and vendor show and¬†mom-2-mom sale! All these wonderful opportunities to shop and support your school and community! We couldn’t be more thankful!

Have a Wonderful Weekend! GO JAGS! ūüŹą


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Founder’s Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using this link or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by Tuesday, November 29th
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 8th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers! 
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Red Fawn on Monday, February 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!
A few other reminders…..
REFLECTIONS entries are due this Friday
MOM/SON NIGHT¬†is quickly approaching!¬†Turn in those¬†RSVP’s! See attachment if you need another copy!
Hope to see you shopping at the PTA HOLIDAY FEVER craft show and mom to mom sale this Saturday at the high school! If you have a last minute opportunity to volunteer with us at concessions please get in touch with us by responding to this email or messaging us on FB! For those of you who signed up to donate supplies don’t forget to drop them off at Arno tomorrow!



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Parent/Teacher conferences this fall will be taking place on Nov. 30 (5:00-7:30) and Dec. 1 (12:45-7:30), Dec. 1 is also a half-day- 11:40 dismissal.  This year for conference sign-up, we have once again chosen to use a web based tool called signup genius.  Many of you may be familiar with it as a number of Arno staff and the PTA have used it in the past for various events.  Using this tool allows you to have the ability to choose times that are best for you while looking over the slots available, as well easily scheduling siblings.

Each teacher at Arno has their own signup genius link to click and choose times.  All links are the blog just below, and you will get the same link from your teacher as well next week.  Simply choose the teacher and click an available slot, then go and repeat for siblings in other classrooms.  We will have a computer available in the office if you are not able to access the program.  There will not be any paper sign up this year


  • To be on time
  • If you have more than one child, please don‚Äôt schedule back to back as you will need travel time to move around the building

Please select your child’s classroom teacher(s) below to sign up for a conference time. ¬†For the fall, we encourage all parents to attend conferences. ¬†

Name Teacher Classroom link

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Kindergarten Rocks the Vote

This past election day, Kindergarten read the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin/Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. The students then had to decide who would be president; Duck or Farmer Brown. Duck was declared the winner!
Ben Zakhar closing the curtain of the voting booth
Stephanie Warneck casting her vote
Miss DiCarlo and Ms. Stanley help count and tally the votes
Ms. Stanley announces Duck as the winner!

Around Arno…


Bayli Nagy teaches Language Arts in Mr. Creutz’s class


Mallory Lada reads aloud, “Are You My Mother”¬†to her 1st grade class


Mrs. Jensen’s class began their weather unit this week.¬† They worked hard in small groups to read about different types of weather.¬† After they were done reading the books assigned to their groups, they made anchor charts to describe the type of weather.¬† On the anchor charts, the students also informed us on what we wear and fun activities we can do when experiencing those types of weather.



University of Michigan

Parents of nine- and ten-year old students:

The University of Michigan requests your voluntary participation in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Over 10,000 nine- and ten-year-old children across the country will join this landmark study, supported by the American School Health Association and National Institutes of Health.

Please consider being part of this important study with your child. Participants will be paid for their time, up to $400 per year. If you are interested, go to Arno School ABCD to submit a response card.

For additional information, visit the study website ( ), email, call toll-free 844-864-ABCD or go to Arno School ABCD. You may also find the attached letter and brochure helpful.

Here is a link to a short informational video about the study.

***This study is not affiliated with Allen Park Public Schools or Arno Elementary





Please visit the newly updated Phys Ed and Art websites created by Ms. Dalton and Mrs. Cunningham!  You will be able to keep current on what’s happening in our special areas by visiting these websites often.  Links are located on the right side of the blog, or check them out here:

Ms. Dalton’s Phys Ed Website:

Mrs. Cunningham’s Art Website:

Now Collecting…

Arno has a number of items that we collect to benefit the school and other organizations.   Please see below for more information.

Pop Tabs‚Äď Maddy Every (4th grader) collects pop tabs for a very worthy cause- The Ronald McDonald House. ¬†Please consider collecting and sending in your pop tabs to help- Great job Maddy!

Box Tops ‚Äď ¬†Box Tops are found on hundreds of products. ¬†Please clip the dotted line and have your child turn them into the office. ¬†When they are submitted, the school earns 10 cents for each one received. ¬†Over the past few years, Arno has been averaging approximately $1000 per calendar year. ¬†This money is used to purchase merchandise and help to pay for special events that benefit the entire school.

Labels for Education- Campbell labels are found on many different products,  usually soup labels.  On those slips it will say either 1 point or 5 points.  Please cut the area out with the UPC code as well as the point value.  When they are submitted, we have the opportunity to obtain merchandise from a catalog that can be used in our school.


Traffic Pattern


As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.




Voice Volunteers

Arno is still in need of Voice Volunteers to work with students throughout the building.  I have attached the page below that would need to be filled out and sent in to the office.  The info sheet does have to run through the state iChat site for a background check.  After receiving approval from the district, you would be scheduled to come in and work with kids  We appreciate all of the support we receive at Arno!!



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