Jan 16



Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

NWEA assessment window opens

Jan 17

No events

Jan 18

Half-Day- dismiss 11:40 Teacher PD

Jan 19

4-5th grade to AP Center for Arts play 9:00

Lockdown drill 11:00

Jan 20

No events


From the PTA

WELCOME BACK!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their break and are settling back into their “school day routines!”
A belated thank you to our Roosevelt Lanes chairman Sarah Duncan! She did an excellent job chairing our family event during the break! Many families enjoyed coming together for a little competitive bowling and fun times with friends!
We want to again extend our thanks to the Lincoln Park Skate Center for partnering with us to provide free skate admission coupons to ALL of our Arno Families! Rumor has it there were a lot of Caring Cougars on skates utilizing their passes over break! What a great way to burn off some energy close to home!

Wednesday night we celebrated our districts Reflections Winners with a Reflections Tea at the Allen Park Performing Arts Center. The Winning students from each school were honored with medals and certificates. The following were the Winners from Arno:

Sophia Kaloin, Marshall Hegedus, Kaylee Daniels, Morgan Kraft & Charlotte Traz.

Congratulations to all as their art work has now been submitted on the state level for judging. In March the MI PTA will announce the state level winners.

Last night the PTA hosted its FIRST official event of the New Year, our Family Caring Night to benefit the cats and dogs of the Taylor Animal Shelter. Our Chairs, Patty Messer and Jennifer Mayor, did an excellent job hosting our First Arno Family Movie Night! Crafts, tattoos, raffles, food, fun, and “The Secret Life of Pets” were enjoyed by many! We raffled off many prizes including: A Sky Zone Family Pass, Pump It Up passes, and a Hatchimal! Congratulations to all of our winners! This event would not have been so successful if not for all of our ROCKSTAR volunteers, our first time chairs, and all of the hard work of everyone!
Thank you everyone who donated an item to the Shelter, many animals will benefit from your generosity.

Caring Cougar Night

What a great night we had showing what great Cougars we are with pet item donations, making pet treats, face painting, snacks, prizes, and of course enjoying our main feature presentation- The Secret Life of Pets.  Thank to all of our families who came out and enjoyed a night at the movies!!



Our district has chosen to be in session on Martin Luther King Day.  This gives us the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with our students.

Much can be learned from leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The leadership lessons he gave the world are as important today as they were during Dr. King’s life. Click here now to download this poster in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Musical Happenings

Mrs. Kalis’s room jamming on homemade instruments with Mrs. Hayden

Mr. Skebo’s 4th grade music class preparing to learn how to read musical notes to be able to play on their recorders.


Congratulations to Mrs. Kalis!

Mrs. Kalis was honored by Zeal Credit Union as one of Metro Detroit’s Hardest Working Teachers!  Her commitment to teaching excellence, donating time to the PTA, School Improvement, various committees,  and other initiatives make this a well-deserved recognition!  Congratulations Mrs. Kalis, you truly make a big impact here at Arno!


Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice by Feb. 3.

2. If you did not receive a notice from the teacher, you may still request a conference with the teacher OR decide that you don’t feel a conference is necessary at this time.

3. All classroom links will come from the teacher and be live on the Feb. 3 blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

**Once again, please do not sign up for a slot on signupgenius if a conference is not needed at this point.


Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Jan 27, and end on Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Jan 27

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

Arno Olympics

Save the date- the Olympics are coming to Arno on Jan 26 starting at 5:30.  Look for more info in next week’s blog post.


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