Coming soon to Arno…
Christmas Sing-along 2:30
3rd grade mobile learning
K Field Trip
Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade
Honor Choir Concert 6:30
1st grade field trip
Dec. 23-Jan 7 Christmas Break
Jan 8 Happy New Year! School Resumes
On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we wish you
and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!
Congratulations to all of our Founders Day Award Winners!
2018 PTA Founders Day Winners
Outstanding Educator – Nikki Stanley
Outstanding Support Personnel – Tim Tanksley
Distinguished Service – Shannon Mihalik
Outstanding Program – Fun Run (Jeff Mouchet, Julie Hegedus, Nicole Atkinson & Shannon Mihalik)
Business Partner – ATS Tax Preparation, Allen Park
From the PTA
Hearing screens at Arno have been completed for this school year. Kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades participated in the hearing screening process. Any child in third or fifth grade who failed the school hearing screen last year was likely re-screened this year. If your child did not pass the hearing screen, you have likely received a letter from the Wayne County Health Department already. Many, but not all, failed hearing screens are a result of middle ear fluid/ear infections. Follow-up with a doctor is recommended, and the letter includes a section for a physician to complete following the examination of your child. The completed letter should be returned to the Wayne County Health Department. If a parent or teacher has concerns regarding a child’s ability to hear, please contact Lesli Sutherland, hearing consultant for the district: (734)692-4618; suthe
Christmas around the world
Second grade got a real treat last week when they participated in Christmas around the world stations. The group went from country to country, learning facts about how they celebrate differently from us, like shoes left by the fireplace to put presents in. Learning fun!
Art on display
Here are the photos from our Luke and Lulu’s December display. Each student featured receives a flyer for $2 off next purchase. This display features six 2nd grade Lindemann artists and five 1st and Kinder Arno artists! Art will be on display until January 15th.
Allen Park elementary art students are studying the elements of art this school year. Kindergarten is learning that they can draw anything using basic lines and shapes, which you can see in their Rudolph reindeer portraits. 1st grade created implied texture by using found materials to print on their birch trees. They used painted paper cut into simple shapes to create these snow birds! 2nd grade studied the work of folk artist, Heather Galler. They created cute coffee cups with lots of patterns! Artists featured here are from Arno and Lindemann Elementary schools.
Way to go!
Congratulations to Dr. Barb Chuby and Sandy Artman on their $7200 grant from Rotary for AP elementary book rooms. A check was presented Monday night at the Board meeting and it was a proud moment for all of our elementary staff and students! They truly are a great example of our AP mission!
Super Cougar Pizza Lunch
Once again we celebrated with out outstanding role models- November Super Cougars with a delicious pizza lunch. We are so proud of these students and are proud to call them our Arno Cougars!
Stanley- Klaudia Dyrmishi
DiCarlo- Jon Gramlich
Martinchick- Edwynn Green
Watson – Alejandro Zarate
Pushman – Jacob Melnyk
Schultz- Susie Oh
Cervantes- Marshall Hegedus
Amonette- Camdin Broome
Warneck- Jeziah Roldan
Guyot- Joshua Booher
Wesley- Jenny Reeves
Kalis- Alexander Hoerle
Trionfi- Ethan Armstrong
Higgins- Avery Barrow
Creutz- Angela Dunnett
Hool- Kyle Cameron
4th Grade Buddies
Students from Mrs. Kalis’s class and Mrs. Jensen’s class buddied up for some December exercise as they enjoyed some volleyball. Great fun and friendship was had by all
SMART Reading Tips for the Holidays
Winter break is right around the corner, and holidays can get pretty hectic! Routines can fly out the window with celebrations, travel and out-of-town guests. As your family prepares for the holidays, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over winter break.
- Read for fun! Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories or the newest installment from a favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to set aside school books and read for fun. Make time for bedtime stories to create the routine and enjoy books on a daily basis.
Stock up on books at the local library. Help your child pick out books they’re interested in reading over the winter break. Libraries may also have fun, free holiday activities throughout the break.
Make the most of travel time. Turn travel time to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice reading. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. Read street signs and billboards you see along the way.
Create a new tradition. A little predictability is comforting for kids. Starting a special Winter Break Story Time can be a new tradition that links reading with happy memories. Hot cocoa and your favorite stories will have the whole family feeling comfy and cozy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Remember, you don’t have to be an expert to help your child with reading. By simply interacting with children around books, you can show them that books are important and worthy of our attention.