March 20

Coming soon to Arno…

March 20

Mr Z.ielinski @Bennie guest reader- 9:30

March 21

No events

March 22

Early Dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD

5th grade leaves for camp

March 23

5th Grade camp

Ok To Say Assembly

  • Grades K & 1 @ 9:30 am

  • Grades 2 & 3 @ 10:30 am

    In the gym

March 24

Camp Return 1:00

Mr. Zielinski guest reader @Mrs. Jensen 2:30

***Bingo for Books rescheduled for April 27- Same time schedule


Dr. Sturock Honored

Allen Park’s superintendent, Dr. Sturock was honored Monday evening at his final appearance at a board meeting.  Many special presentations paid tribute to all of his hard work, dedication, and putting students first.  Arno had a great showing with several staff members and students in attendance.  We are very excited and pleased to announce the Arno Media center has now been named to “John J Sturock Media Center” in honor of our superintendent, and recognizing that he was also a former Arno student- Go Cougars!!   Dr. Sturock was also given a plaque commemorating that naming, as well as a shirt donated by the PTA, and two large photos of the sign in place above the media center door.  Mr. Creutz also had an outstanding adapted version of Crosby, Stills, and Nash in chorus with Arno students! Special thanks Emily Quickel, Kaylee Williams, Olivia Kalis, Zach Hillmer , Zoila Davenport, Reina Garza, Abby Obrycki, Sandy Bennett, Diane Peyton, Dawn Watson, Brian Trionfi, Lisa Smalley, Barb Chuby, and Todd Creutz for their contributions to the night.  Way to go Cougars!


From the PTA

It’s the “LUCKIEST” Day of the Year! We hope that some of our Caring Cougar Community were able to catch a tricky LEPRECHAUN! If not, we hope you’re enjoying your day with good food, drink, and people!

🍀This Saturday, March 18th, the PTSA will be holding our annual Spring Fever Craft/Vendor show, Mom to Mom Sale, Bake Sale, Sports Memorabilia and Card Show, and Silent Auction. Please join us at the High School from 9-3 to help support our Community and graduating Seniors. All proceeds help fund our scholarship program
🍀As many of you may know by now from following our Arno Elementary Facebook page, we have 2 State Winners for our PTA Reflections contest: Charlotte Tracz- Primary Music (Award of Merit) and Sophia Kaloian- Primary Visual Art (Honorable Mention). Both girls were presented with flowers and a card from our PTA and will have the opportunity to go to the Michigan State PTA Reflections Reception! Way to Go Girls!

🍀Speaking of winners….our Executive Board has its own “Winner” too! Our Super Awesome Treasurer is part of her company’s (Consumer Energy) ad campaign to support women’s leadership with two other companies: the Society of Women Engineers at U-M and Career Mastered. WAY TO GO JULIE! What a wonderful opportunity to be involved in! Julie also applied for anagrams from Consumers Energy and was awarded $250 for volunteering her time at Arno and in our Community. WOW! What a Rock Star!

🍀If you have enrolled in the Kroger Community Reeards Program, you MUST re-enroll in April. If you have NOT enrolled in this program, please email us and we can get you started and set-up. It really only takes about 5 minutes of your time to help out your school!
Arno PTA Executive Board nominations are being accepted! If you think you would like to contribute to the PTA by taking on an executive board position, please email us or send us a message on Facebook. 🍀Elections will be held at our April 13th meeting. In order to ensure our official ballots are correct, we need to be aware of anyone interested in running. If you have any questions about any of the positions (President, VP of Fundraising, Treasurer, or Secretary), please contact us and we will be happy to answer any and all questions.
🍀PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Get your Daddy/Daughter RSVP’s in SOON! No RSVP’s will be taken after March 31st. Do not miss out on this event! New Venue! Awesome DJ! Delicious Food! Fond Memories with your Duaghter(s)!
We hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Hopefully we will see many of you at the Spring Fever event on Saturday!

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APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at or call (313) 827-2105.

Mrs. Zylla guest reads in Mrs. Smalley’s room

Roll Out the Red Carpet and Read!

March is Reading is in full swing with reading the center of attention.  We have had a book character day, and even some Drop Everything and Read time-outs, and there were plenty of bright smiles to go with the reading fun.  Please the calendar below as we make our way through March so you know what event or activity is coming up.


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Preschool Information

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.


For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or


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MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary


Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)


*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at or call (313) 827-2105.


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