Oct. 23

Coming soon to Arno…

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Oct. 23

Happy Monday!

Oct. 24

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade 2:15

Skating Party 6:00

Oct. 25

Preschool Parent Meeting 4:30-5:30

Oct. 26

Fire Assembly K-3

Oct. 27

PBIS Reward

Membership Drive Winners reward

Oct. 30

No events

Oct. 31

Halloween Parade 10:00

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Teacher PD half-day, dismiss 11:40

Nov. 1

No events

Nov. 2

3rd Grade Mobile learning

Proud Like a Lion Assembly

K-2 9:00-9:45

3-5 10:00-10:45

Super Cougar Pizza Lunch 11:00

PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 3

Happy Friday!


Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence





From the PTA

Happy Fall Arno Families!
We would like to thank everyone for their help with the Fun Run and all the amazing support we received from our Arno School Community. For a complete update on the amount of funds we raised and what all of winners received, please visit our Facebook Page and plan on attending our next meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Arno cafeteria. As always…FREE BABYSITTING is available for school aged children. At this meeting some of the topics we will be discussing are about our upcoming events:
* Scholastic Book Fair
* Fun Run Wrap Up
* Founders Day Nominations
* Mother/Son Night
Our Membership Drive is still happening!!! Get your membership forms in! Can’t find your form? That’s ok, just visit our link below and sign up! It’s so easy!
Our membership challenge ends on October 27th! Who will have the highest percentage of members??
Our Halloween Skate Party is Coming Up! Get ready to dress in your costumes and lace up your skates! It all takes place at Lincoln Park Skate Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8 pm! You may pre-purchase your tickets through the link below or send money in with your child(ren). Please put all money in an envelope and make sure your child(rens) name, teacher, number of people skating, and amount enclosed are all listed on the outside of the envelope. Admission fee is not required if you aren’t skating.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Angelina’s Fundraiser on Monday, October 16th! Our school raised $385!
Mark your calendars, on Saturday, November 4th The PTA/PTSA Holiday Fever Craft Show and Mom 2 Mom Sale is here! This event helps to raise money towards the PTSA’s Scholarship Fund for this years Graduating Senior Class! Please consider visiting and volunteering! If you’re interested the Sign Up Genius Link is below. This year, Arno is in charge of the auction!


We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall Weather!
We look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting.

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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade will take place on the 31st around 10:00.  Everyone will join as the line goes by and we will exit out of the 4th grade doors, go around the inner playground perimeter and enter through the main office doors.


Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 8/9 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  Stay tuned for a sign up link from your child’s classroom to get a time slot.

Kindy Engineers

Students in Ms. Stanley’s kindergarten class participated in a STEM Challenges this month to learn more about engineering and science! The students met four different engineers from our community, including PTA Treasurer Mrs. Hegedus and Ms. Stanley’s father, Greg Stanley. They had a lot of fun learning about safety, goal setting, design testing and planning, problem solving and collaboration! Kindergarten engineers are hard at work!


Summer Reading

Congrats to all of our readers who hit 1000 plus reading minutes over the summer.  For all of their efforts, Arno gave them a pizza lunch with the principal where we shared our favorite summer reads!  Great job to this group and all of our summer readers who earned various rewards!

1000 Minutes Plus Club

Grant Szwed                             Kylee O’Connell

Jacob Gombos                          Anahi Chapa

Carlos Sanchez                          Cole Newsted

Jordyn Russel                            Reese Hastings

Haley Kuryvial                           Alivia Gonzalez

Stacey Stecconi                          Allan Irick

Stephanie Warneck                   Julia Schroeder

Benjamin Mayor                        Gavin Leeman

Xander Warneck                       David Richarson

Bentley Vu                                   Gabrielle Moore

Kylee O’Connell                          Rosaria Orskinski

Samantha Muse                         Peyton Will

Miley Keysaer

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A.L.I.C.E. Training

The Allen Park School district recently sent home a letter on the new ALICE training that all buildings will be doing as a conversion from the traditional way we have done “lockdowns”, to a more researched methos that has proven to be more effective in dangerous situations.  Please take a moment to read the letter below from Superintendent Mike Darga

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Mark your calendar for the Arno Skate Party on October 24, sponsored by our awesome PTA!  Be sure to dress up!!

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New Chromebooks

Our district has been great at keeping us current, and there latest task was to replace an aging cart of chromebooks that were becoming useless in the tasks we needed them for.  Our new HP cart for 5th grade is filling the need right away as our students were enjoying them just minutes after delivery.  Thanks AP!


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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again next week!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!



Greetings from Superintendent Darga,

I’m excited to announce that Allen Park Public Schools has an “Official Facebook Page”.

I will do my best to keep it updated with “All Things APPS”.  I’ll also add in or share posts that I feel would be beneficial for you as a member of our school community.

You will also notice that I’ve linked my TWITTER account to the FB account.  It’s important to me that I am visible throuhout the district.  While visiting our schools I often take pictures.  These photos are shared on Twitter to give a glimpse of what is happening in APPS.

I’m pretty new to most of this (Twitter & Facebook) and am open to suggestions.  IF you would like to see information on certain topics posted, please feel free to send me an email.

Be sure to check out the new page:


With Pride,

Mike D.

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As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.


Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050