Nov 20

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 20

No events

Nov. 21

Half-day dismissal 11:40

Teacher PD P.M.

Nov. 22

No School

Nov. 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 24

Shop ’till you drop

Nov. 27

No events

Nov. 28

3rd grade mobile learning

Dr. Hall 2:15 Read

Nov. 29

No events

Nov. 30

No events

Dec. 1

End of First Trimester

PBIS Reward

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Thank you

It was great to see so many families out for parent/teacher conferences.  As research has shown, a strong home-school connection is critical to a student’s academic success!  If you ever have questions or concerns, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher.

PBIS Mentors

Thank you Sandy Bennett for kicking off our building Mentorship program with our young leaders.  The kids have been so very excited to get started, and now they are off to their assignments!


New Blog out…

Please take a look at a new blog from our At-Risk Reading Speacilist D. Barb. Chuby. You can find it at


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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using thelinks below or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by December 4
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 7th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers!
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Crystal Palace on Wednesday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!

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From the PTA

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to thank all of the parent volunteers, staff, students and families that helped to make our Scholastic Bookfair a success! We look forward to sharing all of the details at our next PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria! Mark your Calendars and Save the Date!
Founders Day Nominations are now being accepted! Do you know an Outstanding Educator, Support Personnel, or Program? A Council Member that has gone above and beyond that deserves recognition? Maybe you know a member of our Arno Community that has dedicated their time to helping council out for years and deserves to be recognized for all their hard work? Maybe a Local business that has supported our PTA needs to be recognized for their service? Has a program at Arno really impressed you and you would like to nominate them for their hard work? If you know you would like to give someone(s), a business, or program some recognition, now is the time to do it! Nominations are being accepted until December 1st. You may pick up the forms across from the main office and next to the gymnasium doors or download them from this post or the Arno PTA Facebook page. Once you have completed your nomination(s), please hand them in to the main office in a sealed envelope marked, “Founders Day”. Voting will take place at our next PTA Meeting on December 7th.
Our SPIRIT WEAR is now on sale! It will continue through November 25th. THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE WILL GET TO ORDER THIS SCHOOL YEAR! Please DO NOT miss out! Visit the link below to place your orders!
Our next restaurant fundraiser will take place at Angelina’s again on December 4th from 11-9 pm. Order Lunch! Take your family out to Dinner! Have a few sodas or adult beverages. We receive 25% from the total! Help Support your School! Please visit the Allen Park or Southgate Locations to show your support.
Family Caring Night will take place at Skore Lanes on Wednesday, January 3rd. Please look for more information to come home via email, Memberhub, Facebook, and flyers in your students folders. All proceeds will go to support the volunteer group of TASKK. We will be putting a donation box in the office after the holidays and will be accepting donations in the form of: dog and cat food, blankets, toys (tennis balls, etc.), giftcards.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! If you plan to do any shopping or traveling, please Be Careful!

Arno PBIS team in action!

Last Thursday our Arno PBIS leadership team presented all of our programming that relates to PBIS in front of a packed auditorium at RESA.  The team included pictures, docs, and other examaples like shirts and our golden lunch tray program.  Observing the room really showed how engaged they were about all of the things our buildings does every day and month.  Congratulations to Lisa Smalley, Katie Jensen, Megan Schultz, and Sandy Bennett for an outstanding job!

Food Pantry

Dear Caring Cougar’s,

The AP high school counseling department reached out to our PTA. They informed us their food pantry supplies are running low. At APHS food pantry they provide food & necessities confidentially for families of AP students that are dealing with unforeseen circumstances, some of which have been tragic.

At our last PTA meeting members decided to support this cause in two ways. The Arno PTA received a $300 Consumers Energy Grant last year from one of our members for their volunteer service. We voted to allocate these funds to the pantry in the form of $300 worth of Kroger Gift card to assist in their inventory needs. We also decided to place a box in our main office to collect items from now through December. Students and staff can drop donations off and a PTA member will transport it to the HS pantry as our box fills up.

Suggested Items Need; cereal, cereal breakfast bars, pop tarts, canned vegetables, canned fruits, tuna, pasta and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles (or something similar that’s a quick fix meal) and any type of snacks. Personal hygiene products and socks.

Thank-you in advance for your partnership on this. We are excited to kick off the holiday giving season by supporting the kids in need within our district.


Your Arno PTA

Update on food Pantry:

We are humbly amazed at the amount of donations already cming in for APHS food drive. Here’s a pic of our 1st load from Arno & a pic of our districts sweet ‘lil pantry. December 18th will be the last day we are accepting donations in order to get supplies delivered to HS, sorted & distributed to those in need.

New Bus Zone

To accommodate bus arrivals at various throughout pickup/drop off, the bus lane on Thomas has been extended all the way up to the second grade set of doors.  Please do not park in the zone for any pickup/dropoff.  Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!

5th Grade Literacy in Action

Students in Mrs. Hool’s class were hard at work in Daily 5 through activities such as Working on Writing, Reading to a Partner and Listening to a book on Raz Kids

Boggle fun for Mrs. Smalleys kiddos…



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