April 24

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Coming the week of May 1-5

More info below on how you can thank a teacher…

Coming soon to Arno...

April 24

5th Grade SS MSTEP

April 25

No events

April 26

Administrative Professionals Day

Band concert 7:00

Lock Down Drill A.M.

April 27

Bingo for Books

April 28

No events

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How You Can #ThankATeacher


Take the time to show your appreciation next week.  Teachers and staff here at Arno work so very hard to make sure that each and every child feels successful.  They spend countless hours of their own time to make each child feel appreciated and give them best expereince possible.  Below are just  a few ways to thank a teacher here at Arno.

Here are a few ways you can thank a teacher:

  • Have your child sign and present a thank-you card to their teachers!
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
  • http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/teacher-appreciation-week-gift-ideas/
  • https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/2014/04/15/top-10-inexpensive-ways-show-teacher-appreciation/
  • The simple spoken words of “Thank you” can go a long way. Teachers are very grateful to feel that their work is valued and appreciated. Try a simple thank you next time you see your child’s teacher, or better yet, write them a thank you card.
  • Technology makes it so easy these days to show that you are thinking about someone. As soon as you have a thought, you can simply send a quick text or email and instantly the other person can know that you are thinking of them. Try sending a quick note thanking them for a skill your child learned, or the wonderful craft your child brought home. Anything to show them that their work is valued and that you have noticed.
  • Who doesn’t like it when someone brags about them? Anytime that you see an opportunity to boast about your child’s teachers to another teacher, school staff member, or even the principal, then do it. Teachers spend all of their day in the classroom and many times no one realizes how great they are! Just a little shout out is all you need to do to make your child’s teacher happy.
  • Teachers are always running out of classroom supplies, especially kindergarten teachers. Usually when this happens they have to use their own money to pay for them. Ask the teacher what they are running out of, and offer to send some more in. They will appreciate it more than you know.
  • Not all parents have the time to volunteer inside of the classroom due to their busy work and home schedule. So try volunteering outside of the classroom. Think of all the paperwork teachers have to take home, grading papers, sorting out permission slips, cutting crafts for projects, etc. Offer to help the teacher with any of these things, and he/she will be so grateful that you have given them more time to spend with their family.

From the PTA

Happy Friday!

The night is finally here for our Daddy/Daughter Dance! We hope all the happy Dad’s and Daughters have a wonderful time together tonight. The PTA is so thankful to everyone that has helped to make this event a wonderful night for our dad’s and Daughters.

We had our Yogurtown Fundraiser this past Wednesday, thank you to everyone that participated in supporting our PTA and our school.

Last night Mrs. Hool held our 5th Grade Graduation meeting. There were a handful of parents that came out to support our 5th graders last days and volunteer their help and support, but there is still A LOT to be done. Please contact Mrs. Hool to find out how you can support your 5th Grader!

Wednesday, April 26th is Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day we love,  celebrate, and show a lot of appreciation to  Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. DesJardins for all their hard work and compassion they define are to our kids and our school community. So, if you have a moment: stop in , email, or give them a call to show them how much you support and appreciate them. 

We are just over 1 week away for our Staff Appreciation Week that begins on May 1st for all of our staff at Arno! More information will be available in the next week about all of the events planned for Staff Appreciation!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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M-STEP Update

Congratulations to the 5th grade for completing week #2 of the M-Step in math and ELA.  They will wrap up their testing next week on Monday while taking the social studies assessment, which is in 2 parts.  4th grade opens up their testing during the first week of May with English Language Arts and Math

In the interim, 4th grade has been working hard on the practice questions the state has provided:

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As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations.  Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year.  We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.

If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern.  For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 19, 2017.

This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie.  If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.

Steve Zielinski, Principal


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Kalahari Fun

Last week, Arno students enjoyed taking part in a building fundraiser at Kalahari Resort in Ohio. The kids had a blast in their huge water park! Arno earned $470 from the fundraising part- that’s 47 rooms that were booked under our school- Amazing!  Enjoy some photos below


Happy Spring APPS Staff & Families!
Sharing a few great upcoming events and information:
1. Cheerleading Open House – April 18 – Open to all 5, 6, 7 and 8th grade girls/parents (see attached)
2. City of Allen Park – Pansies & Pets – Flower Sale & Pet Event on May 13 (and other upcoming events sponsored by the City of AP DDA)
3. Still time to sign up for the APHS Music Boosters Greektown Casino Bus Trip on April 29!!! (see attached)
4. APPS – Summer Kids Camp – Registration/Sign-up Info attached
5. APPS Latchkey Program Info for 2017-18 School Year
6. 3rd Quarter Report Cards Distributed Friday, April 21

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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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