Feb 6

Staff and Students share their love for Arno

Coming Soon to Arno…

Feb 6

Spirit Week- Arno/AP Swag

BMX Anti-Bully assembly 1:15

Feb 7

Spirit Week- Pajama Day

Feb 8

Spirit Week- Mis-match/creative wear

PBIS Meeting 3:45

Feb 9

School Spirit- Rainbow Day

Each grade level wears a t-shirt of a designated color.

K- red 3- green

1- orange 4- blue

2- yellow 5- purple

Feb 10

Spirit Week Finale Pie Assembly 2:00

Spirit Week- Favorite Sports team


From the PTA

Happy Healthy Heart Month! Red is symbolic for love and health and we have many events in the month of February that remind us of these two! 

Our Happy Camper Scholastic Bookfair will be kicking off the week of February 12th. Look for information to come home early next week about our book fair!

On Thursday, February 16th, from 1:00-7:00 pm,  come be a “Pint-Sized Hero” and help your school and community out by donating blood. The American Red Cross will be on hand to host and deliver delicious juice and cookies to those that donate. 

Just because the Lions didn’t make The Super Bowl this year, doesn’t mean you still can’t have a Super Bowl Party! Remember to shop at Kroger with your linked Kroger Card to benefit your school! 

Also, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and maybe your students class is having a party? Kroger has great deals on treats and Valentine’s for friends and maybe even a Special Teacher. If you can’t find what you need at Kroger, Amazon Smiles will probably have what you’re looking for! When you shop at either place, it helps benefit your school!

If you have a 5th Grader at Arno, Mrs. Hool needs your help! She’s trying to put together a photo collage for the outgoing 5th Graders and needs a parent volunteer to help her out. She will provide the photos, but she needs your help organizing them and creating that special, tear-jerking, photo collage. If you’re interested or would like more information about the project, please contact Mrs. Hool at: hool@appublicschools.com

Have a great weekend and remember that Monday, February 6th is the beginning of Spirit Week, so dress your Caring Cougar in their Arno Spirit Wear! 


Parent/Teacher Conferences 

On Feb. 15th and 16th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day.  We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.

The spring/winter conferences are meant for those who either received a teacher request for conference OR for parents who still wish to meet with the teacher.  If you feel comfortable with your child’s progress, and you did not receive a teacher request- then you may choose to not attend this round.

For those parents who have a teacher request OR if you would like to request a conference for your child- Please click on the above tab marked “Pages” and look for the Conference Sign Up page that has all teacher links to sign up for a time slot or see below.

Please feel free to come in for the book fair even if you don’t have a conference scheduled.

Winter/Spring Conferences 2017

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin2
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B45A8A629A6FC1-dicarlo1
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley1
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman2
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson2
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick2
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Tillery http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EA5AB2CABFE3-mrs
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warnek http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot2
Smalley www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E44A8AC2CAAF85-smalley2
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool2
Uhring http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AA29A1F94-uhring2
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A62CA5F49-jensen2


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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  Jan 27 to Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office 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, please click on the link to start the survey:


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.  Tickets will be available at the door.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  

Arno Fun fair flyer 15

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Arno Blood Drive

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in participating in our annual blood drive

Blood drive

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100% Book Return Club

We are so proud of our many Arno students that are celebrating having 100% book return!  Including students from Ms. DiCarlo, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Schultz, and Mr. Creutz!  Great job!



Arno Cougars were getting their energy out last Friday when we had a guest instructor come in for The January PBIS reward, which was Zumba.  As you can see below, it was a great, healthy way to celebrate our positive behavior.


Olympic Medal Winners

Congrats to all of our medal winners from this past Arno Olympics!



Connor Sheperd~Gold

Blake Gartside~ Silver

Katherine Klos~ Bronze

Rosalee Wynn~ Bronze


Elijah Aquino~Gold

Pearson Ridgely~ Silver

Owen Kovacs~ Bronze


Bentley Vu~ Gold

Jackson Shepherd~ Silver

Jonathan Sadler~ Bronze

1st Grade


Dakotah Hicks~ Gold

Grace Grabowski~ Silver

Olivia Kalis~ Bronze


Heather Muse ~ Gold

Dilyn Soliz ~ Silver

Nolan Olechowski~ Bronze


Landon Carnarvon~ Gold

Cole Newstead~ Silver

Carmino Koski~ Bronze

2nd Grade


Eliana Aquino~ Gold

Peyton Keys~ Silver

Xander Warneck~ Bronze


Logan Kraft~ Gold

Charlotte Tracz~Silver

Grace Granta~ Bronze


Izzy Bergman~ Gold

Cooper Obrycki~ Gold

Dylan Armbruster~ Silver

Bella Spiteri~ Bronze

3rd Grade


Loren Minton~ Gold

Marissa Oleynik~Gold

Peter Lenart~ Silver

Mia Morandini~ Bronze


Ben White~ Gold

Samantha Muse~Silver

Mallory Hool~Bronze


Nayelli Cabrera~ Gold

Katie Watkins~ Silver

Sophia Bassett~ Bronze

4th Grade


Jacob Gombos~ Gold

Lulu Schutt~ Silver

Scott Oleynik~ Bronze


Liz White~ Gold

Gary Beesley~ Silver

Quintin Liepe~ Bronze


Sophia Maldanado~ Gold

Anahi Chapa~ Silver

Tessa Shepard~ Bronze


Jorja Siddall~ Gold

Jeran Moody~ Silver

Liam Shepherd~ Bronze

5th Grade


Gavin Bolley~ Gold

Gracie Gartside ~ Silver

John Manson ~ Bronze


Emily Ellis~ Gold

Bryce Sauve~ Silver

Raelyn Lipa~Bronze


Caleb Wynn~ Gold

Raymond Winter~ Silver

Alan Hoover~Bronze


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