Coming soon to Arno…
Metro Parks assembly grade 3
PBIS Pizza lunch
PTA Meeting 6:30
PBIS January Reqard
Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade
Elementary P/T conf 5:00-7:30
Elementary P/T conf 5:00-7:30
Metro Parks assembly 4th grade
From the PTA
MDE State Visit
Last week Deputy Superintendent Sheila Alles visited APHS and Arno Elementary. Ms. Alles was in AP from the invitation of our new superintendent, Mike Darga. We had a great tour of the building and various classrooms, observing everything from literacy to science, and technology. Our staff was able to show her many of the current best practices that Arno to help each and every child learn.
It’s Conference time again…
On Feb. 7th and 8th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day. We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.
The spring/winter conferences are meant for those who either received a teacher request for conference OR for parents who still wish to meet with the teacher. If you feel comfortable with your child’s progress, and you did not receive a teacher request- then you may choose to not attend this round.
For those parents who have a teacher request OR if you would like to request a conference for your child- Please click on the above tab marked “Pages” and look for the Conference Sign Up page that has all teacher links to sign up for a time slot or see below.
Conference Links 2018
PBIS at conferences- we need help…
The PBIS Committee will be selling hearts, smencils, and car clings during our upcoming conferences. We are in need of a few parents to run our table for us. If you are interested and available, please sign-up. The PBIS table will be outside of the office near the gym. Thank you for your consideration.
The shout-out hearts can be purchased for $1. We will be decorating the entrance hallway with love to our students from their families. Purchase your student(s) a heart and greet them with love every morning! These hearts combined with the sale of Smencils ($1), Smens ($2), and car clings ($5) help fund the fantastic incentives and rewards that our Caring Cougars earn through their positive behaviors!
It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno. The survey will be available Jan 29 to Feb. 9. We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below. If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there. Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder. In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.
All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2018-19 school year. Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:
Arno Olympics Wrap up
Thanks to Ms. Amonette, Mrs. Kalis, Mrs. Hool, and all of our volunteers yesterday at our annual Arno Olympics. The weather was great and we saw a huge crowd attend as all of our Cougar competitors has their eyes set on Gold! After our fun evening, we will be tallying all of the scores and awarding the Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals soon. Congrats to all our Olympic Champions!
PTA FOUNDERS DAY
Dear APPS Staff & Families,
The Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council is busy planning this year’s Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony and the entire school community is cordially invited to attend the event! Founder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role that our PTA/PTSA’s play in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It is a time to reflect and take pride in the many accomplishments throughout APPS and recognize exemplary staff, volunteers and community members.
Founder’s Day Dinner and Award Ceremony
Crystal Park Banquet Center
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Doors will open at 6:00 pm
Dinner served at 6:30 pm
Ticket Price is $20.00 (Award recipients will receive two complimentary tickets).
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ticket purchase deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 (Firm due to final count by this date).
Theme: Cheers to 100 Years! Founder’s Day Centennial Birthday!
Tickets will be available at APHS, APMS, Arno, Bennie & Lindemann Offices and at the Riley Education Center/Superintendent’s Office beginning January 17, 2018.
Parent Tech Survey
Please take a moment to answer 7 short questions in order to provide the district with guidance and allow us to make informed decisions about technology and facility use needs. You may fill out the survey for each of your children if you wish, or provide your general perception within one survey.
Thank you for your participation! (If you have difficulty with the link, the survey is also located on the district website – apps.k12.mi.us and the mobile app)
What a great evening we had at Skore Lanes Friday night for our annual Mother/Son outing. This year included pizza, friends, pictures, and of course lots of bowling. Thanks to our PTA and volunteers for all of their hard work that made this event successful!
Building to kindergarten Part 2
Our Arno kindergarten teachers once again held a training for parents and preschool teachers that included information on skills the kids will need to work on, and some awesome make and take letter activities. Thanks to Mrs. Haskin, Ms. Stanley, Ms. DiCarlo, and Mrs. Gorski (Title I) for an outstanding workshop!
A big THANK YOU to our Allen Park Board of Education members during School Board Appreciation Month. We are honored to have such a supportive Board of Education who keep the arts and education alive in Allen Park!
New Parent Dashboard for the State of Michigan
Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold and snowy weather. Below are a few reminders for helping our students to stay safe and healthy at school:
- Wash hands frequently — especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
- Cover your cough — cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
- Encourage children to put hats and gloves into coat sleeves when hanging among others’ items.
Below is some information about head lice, shared from our Wayne RESA Nurse Consultant, Terri Czerwinski.
ART FOR THE SKY
We have some BIG news! The Art for the Sky project with Daniel Dancer is returning to Allen Park this spring! The project will involve ALL of our Allen Park elementary students. Details such as design and location are currently in the works.
Tuesday May 29th – Intro assemblies at all 3 buildings, Arno, Bennie and Lindemann. 2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon
The art team and administration will be meeting soon and will send the staff updates as we move into the spring.