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Welcome Back and Happy 2017!
PTA Caring Cougar Movie night 5:30
PBIS pizza party (December)
On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Christmas Sing A Long
Mrs. Haskin’s class shows off their cool Santas
Kindergarten enjoys The Snow Queen at the Marquis theater
Honor Choir shines up the holiday night at their concert Thursday
Allen Park Community in the spotlight in second grade
From the PTA
We hope that you all made the “Nice List” this year and have enjoyed your first four months at Arno!Just a few reminders of some of our events that are taking place over the break:️️Family Fun Bowling Night at Roosevelt Lanes on, Tuesday, December 27th from 3-6pm. 3 hours of bowling, 2 slices of pizza, pop, and shoe rental all for the bargain price of $11 per person. Come on out and join us for some fun!️️Winter Break Roller Skating at the Lincoln Park Skate Center. Check your calendars and plan a “Skate Date” with some friends! It’s all free and courtesy of the Lincoln Park Skate Center and your PTA! Bring your pass and your energy and have some fun!️️Our Family Caring Night on, Thursday, January 12th, will kick off our New Year of fun with a movie night to benefit the Taylor Animal Shelter. This is a free event, but we will be accepting donations for the shelter. Fun, friends, snacks, crafts, raffles, and face painting! Look for more information to come home and continue to check the Facebook page and school blog.The PTA has had some wonderful successes this year because of all the love, support, and generosity of our Caring Cougar Community. We hope that the remaining months ahead are just as fun and successful as these first few have been for all of us. Our current team has instituted a lot of different ideas and programs this year and our events have been well-received by our Community and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support and proud of all of our accomplishments as a team and school community.Please continue to join us! Your presence, support and participation is what makes all of this happen and a truly special experience to take part in! Thank-you to all the families and volunteers who helped make this year so successful and to all of our members from the bottom of our heart’s! We are blessed to have some amazing teachers and administrators to partner with us and inspire the children. You continuously raise the bar and we appreciate your exceptional gift you offer to our community!It has been a true pleasure and privilege to serve as your PTA board. Arno is a special school and we are ecstatic to work with you during the second half of our school year and see what transpires in our cougar community in 2017!We hope that your pride continues to shine brightly in the upcoming New Year and that you have a wonderful Christmas Break and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Sincerely,Your PTA executive board
3rd Grade Metro Parks
The Huron-Clinton Metro Parks came to Arno to share information about the French Fur Traders and Voyageurs. The people, the furs, the culture and the commerce of 1750 were shared during this presentation and role playing
Keep Skills Sharp During Winter Break
Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don’t let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:
- Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
- Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
- Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. Not sure what to say? Check out our thank-you note template for wording. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
- Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see.
- Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
- Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you’ve already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
- Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
- Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family’s favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don’t have time for on school nights.