April 17

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Have a Happy Easter Arno Families!

Coming soon to Arno…

April 17

No events

April 18

No events

April 19

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

PTA Yogurt Town Fundraiser

April 20

Title 1 Math Workshop 6:00

Fire Drill A.M.

April 21

Report Cards Go Home

Daddy Daughter Dance 6:00


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From the PTA

Hoppy Easter! We hope everyone enjoys the extended holiday weekend!  A few reminders of our events we have coming up tonight and when we return:

Tonight is our PTA Meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30. We will be electing our Executive Board and have a presentation by Mr. Michael Porter about possibly bring a Lego Robotics Club here to Arno. Please join us for these events and many other updates tonight!

When we return from Break, we have 3 VERY important events happening at Arno and Around Town:

Wednesday, April 19th is our Yogurttown Fundraiser at the Yogurttown on the Hill. Information will be coming home with students on Monday, April 17th!

Thursday, April 20th we have a 5th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting scheduled for 6 pm in the Cafeteria for those interested in planning the event or would just like information in general.

Friday, April 21st is our Daddy/Daughter Dance at Parkside Gardens in Southgate! We look forward to seeing all the Dad’s and Daughters at this annual event. Tickets will be distributed the week of the dance!

Good Luck to all of our Arno Run Club participants as they take on the Martian Mile, Saturday, April 22nd!

Have a Great Weekend and we hope to see many of you at our meeting tonight!

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M-STEP Parent Info

As you all know, the M-STEP window opens this week.  This is the start of the window that lasts until the end of May and assesses English Language Arts, Math, Science (4th) and Social Studies (5th).  During this time, it is critical to have your child in school for their testing dates.  We do offer make-ups, but testing with their peers is a more beneficial environment.

It is also very important that your child gets plenty of sleep, has a good breakfast, and has a snack to eat if/when the class takes a break.  I am so very confident that our students are going to master this test and improve on our previous year’s scores!  Should you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher or the office.

I will post the scheduled days for testing that week, as well as the grade level.  In the meantime, please take a moment to read a letter addressed to parents from our new State Superintendent.

Please also see the information below for future testing dates:

4/18- 5th Grade Math Assessment

4/20- 5th Grade Math Performance Task

4/25- 5th grade Social Studies Part 1 and 2



6th Grade Parent Orientation

Honor Choir Awesomeness

This past Tuesday, students from Arno, Bennie, and Lindemann held their annual Honor Choir Concert at the Performing Arts Center.  The students were magnificent in their performance, a reflection of all their hard work and dedication – under the guidance of Mr. Tracy Hoffman.  Congrats to all of our Cougars and hats off to Mr. Hoffman for a terrific job!


4th Grade Moby Max Reading Contest

Congratulations to Mrs. Smalley’s Class who won the 4th grade Moby Max March is Reading Month Contest. Bravo to the entire class that earned 9.962 points.
The top ten students from the class:
Isabella Castro
Way to go Mrs. Smalley’s class!  Keep Reading ALL year long.

Collaborative Art Piece

Kindergarten is brightening our hallways with a collaborative spring art work in the form of a giant rainbow!  It’s great to see our students working together towards a common goal for everyone’s enjoyment.   Thanks for the spring forward with color

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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 apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.


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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 caleca@appublicschools.com

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MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary 

*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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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 apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

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