Dec. 5



Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 5

No events

Dec. 6

No events

Dec. 7

Superintendent Announcement

Half-Day dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD

Dec. 8

PTA meeting 6:30- Founder’s Day nominations

Dec. 9

No events

Thank You!

On behalf of Arno staff, we wanted to thank all of our caring families for coming out to conferences this past week.  We know that research puts a heavy weight on the importance of parental involvement in school, and that’s why a strong parent/teacher connection is so important.  It was great to see so many of our families come out and enjoy time learning about all the wonderful accomplishments your child  is currently working on.  As we move forward, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher should you ever have a question or concern.  Thanks for being a great partner!

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Important Reminder

A reminder that we have another half-day dismissal coming up on December 7, and then again on January 18.   Dismissal is 11:40 a.m.


From the PTA

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”
December is upon us and the Holiday Season is in full swing! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break celebrating with family and friends.
Just a few reminders:
Our December Meeting is, Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the Arno Cafeteria. We will vote on Founders Day Nominations and give important information about our upcoming events in December and January (no meeting will be held in January). There will also be a midway budget breakdown analysis which will give us an excellent view of where our organization stands financially at this point in our school year.
Speaking of Founders Day….Nominations are due TODAY! Please drop them off in the main office in a SEALED ENVELOPE or to the PTA President! These are the only two ways your Nominations can be submitted.
Today is also the last day to submit your Spirit Wear order forms! Make sure to get them turned in for your Christmas Shopping convenience!
Our Reflections Celebration was held this week with lunch with the Principal! Thank you so much to our chairs, Heaven and Cathy! They did a wonderful job and we just appreciate all their hard work! Congratulations to the students! Their stories were told and are hopefully proud of the entries!
ARGH! We hope all you enjoyed our Book Fair! Books are some of our greatest treasures! The success of this event was made possible by our Awesome Chair, Nicole, and all the wonderful volunteers who came and donated their time to make your experiences positive. We could not have done it without them and their families! Thank You, Mateys!!!Have a Great Weekend and do not forget to check facebook for updates!

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Spirit Wear

Arno Spirit wear is due today!  Please see the flyers below to some very cool Arno swag

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Founders Day

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 Crystal Palace 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!


What a wonderful celebration lunch we had this past Monday with all of our Reflection contest entries.  Our very own Arno PTA provided yummy pizza and cookies, while each student was able to share their piece and some background on how they created it.  Congratulations goes out again to Ben Klos, Katie Klos, Gerry Klos,

Charlotte Tracz, Morgan Kraft, Madeline Every, Kaylee Daniels, Marshall Hegedus, and Sophia Maldonado.  Their pieces will be reviewed for state entry and will also be on display in the main hallway during conferences.
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Holiday Toy Box Drive






Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!



Art Drop Boxes will be available in our office for collection of this project:
The ART OF GIVING is a project that is very near and dear to my heart, just as ART is at the HEART of Blake. Although this project is very personal, with all of us working together, it has the potential to impact and uplift so many others.  I began the Art of Giving when my boys were small. The Bowman boys, like many chronically ill children, spent countless hours in the hospital. They tire of the many, often painful, procedures; however, these procedures are their means of survival. Art therapy is a very vital part of these children’s care. It creates a positive direction, allows them to express their emotions about their health, and is a different approach to cope through ART.  I have had the rare opportunity to see first hand how amazing art therapy is for these children; please consider joining us during our Art of Giving event, the reward is priceless. ~ Kim Bowman
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Self Defense Classes for Grades 5-8

Please see the flyer for more information