Feb 26

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Coming soon to Arno…


Feb 26

No events

Feb 27

No events

Feb 28

3rd grade U of M

MARCH is Reading month activities start per calendar

March 1

3rd Grade U of M

PTA Meeting 6:30

March 2

3rd grade U of M

Gordon Miller building visit 10:00

PBIS Reward


Mrs. Jensen’s class show off their awesome snowman

March 5

No events

March 6

No events

March 7

Wear a Hat with words

March 8

Unplugged Night


March 9

End of Second Semester

Early Dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD p.m.


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Pokemon Cards

Pokemon cards have been increasingly been an issue in the classroom causing some disruptions as well as some conflict.  I am asking that all students keep their Pokemon cards at home for the rest of the school year to prevent any further issues in the building.  Thank you for your help in this matter



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March is Reading Month

March is fast approaching and we are gearing up for our One Book, One School theme for this year’s reading month activities.  Our book for this activity will be “Winter according to Humphrey“.  The oldest child in every family will receive a copy, so that there is at least one per household.   The calendar is attached below and contains all the info you will need to know about all the happenings here at Arno, and what should be going on at home.   Please let your teacher know if you clarification on anything.

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Happy Friday

The PTA had quite an evening on Wednesday night at our Founders Day Dinner!

Congratulations to all of our Winners!

Outstanding Educator- Nickie Stanley

Distinguished Service Award- “Sharon” Shannon Mihalik

Outstanding Support Personnel- Tim Tanksley

Outstanding Program- Fun Run (Julie Hegedus, Nicole Falconer-Atkinson, Jeff Mouchet, Shannon Mihalik)

Business Partner- ATS Advisors- Donna Genaw

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 1st! Come out and join us! We will be voting on what we should do with our funds and taking nominations for our Executive Board Positions. If you’re interested in running, please attend!

Our Spring Fever Craft Event is coming up soon! If you would like to donate an item or volunteer some of your time, please consider signing up!


Enjoy your weekend!

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Founder’s Day Celebration

The annual Founder’s Day awards celebration took place this past Wednesday as our amazing winners shined!  Congratulations to all of our award winners this year- you represent the very best of our Arno Cougars!!

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

Student Safety

Please refrain from attempting to enter any of our side doors around the building during drop off/pickup.  Our safeties are trained to not let anyone through those doors, all visitors must report to the office before coming into the building.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.


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Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary


Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24th from 11 am-2pm!  Tickets are still available at the door.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to stop by!


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Spirit Week Wrap Up…


Arno Data

As part of our ongoing commitment to the analysis of student data for continuous improvment, I wanted to share this with our community.  This data report is for Winter 2018, after our latest round of assessments that include DIBELS (Reading), DRA (Reading) and NWEA (Reading and Math).  We are especially proud of our numbers as we have seen significant growth since fall, and we are on track to meet our targets.  The data is broken down by Tiers-

Tier 1- The Core- this is where we want at least 80% of our kids to be at or above grade level by the end of the year

Tier 2- This group should lower down to 15% of the building by year’s end.  This group maybe slightly below level, and receives additional instruction

Tier 3- This group should be down to 5% or lower by year’s end.  This group can be 1 or more years behind academically, and requires more intense intervention.

The key data markers by winter- we would like to see Tier 3 shrinking, and Tier 1 growing.  If you have any questions on the data, please contact me at 313-827-1050




Title 1 Blog

We would to inform you of our new Title I blog brought to you by Mrs. Gorski, our Title I teacher.  Title I is a federal program that gives dollars to school with higher populations at-risk students.  We are a School-wide school for service, which means our whole population qualifies to benefit from services, parent meetings, resources, etc.



Metro Parks Visits 5th Grade

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From the Red Cross…

Thank you for continuing your partnership with the Red Cross.  During the drive we saw 21 donors and collected 19 products on a goal of 20.  Excellent numbers especially given the very cold weather and the cold and flu season being in full swing!  And the most important note of all is this drive will touch the lives of 57 patients!

Again, I thank you for all of your hard work.  Please pass along our thanks to everyone that was involved!

Best regards,

Beth Harris

Regional Donor Representative


American Red Cross Blood Services


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Feb 12

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 12

Spirit Week Begins

Olympic Village Day

Dress up as your favorite sport or country

Feb. 13

Medals Day

Wear a medal you have, or make one to show off your

favorite sport or subject

Feb. 14

Happy Valentines Day!

PTS Skating Party 6:00

Red, White, & Blue Day

Show your love of the U.S.A. by wearing Red, White, & Blue

Feb. 15

Arno Blood Drive

Reading Olympics

Bring your favorite book and Olympic Torch (flashlight)

to read in your class

Feb. 16

Early Dismissal- 11:40 a,m. Teacher PD

Spirit week end assembly- Snow in the Face Day


Feb. 19

Winter Break- No School

Feb. 20

Winter Break- No School

Feb. 21

Founders Day Banquet 6:00

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Feb. 22

Metro Parks- 5th Grade

Feb. 23

Nothing Scheduled

Feb. 24 

Arno Fun Fair 11-2

Arno’s new sign has arrived! 

Thank you voters for passing the special RESA millage!


Student Safety

Please refrain from attempting to enter any of our side doors around the building during drop off/pickup.  Our safeties are trained to not let anyone through those doors, all visitors must report to the office before coming into the building.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Start planning now to attend Arno’s Valentine’s Day Skate Party!

RSVP using this link!


From the PTA

Happy Valentine’s Day!

❤️Grab your sweetheart and join us on Valentine’s Day for our Valentine’s Night Skate Party at Lincoln Park Skate Center from 6-8 pm! Cost includes admission and skating; cost does NOT include food. The Concession Stand will be open to purchase food if you wish.
Beat the line at the door and buy your presale tickets online for $7 or send your money into the school office.
RSVP option will end Sunday, February 12th at 11pm. Tickets will be distributed to your student on Monday, February 12th.
❤️Also remember, the PTA Executive Officers Election will be held at our April Meeting. We will have vacancies that need to be filled in order to continue having an ARNO PTA! If you’re interested in running or have questions about each position, please send us an email, private message us on Facebook, or stop us when you see us out and about! We are happy to mentor anyone willing to step up and help continue to make Arno Great!!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!🌨❄👍🏻



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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

17113 Champaign

Allen Park

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)

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Arno Blood Drive

The Arno blood drive is from 1:00-6:45 on Feb 15th.  You can call or email Mrs. Anderson at 827-1050.  You may also go on the Red Cross Website to register, searching for Arno Blood Drive.   Please call  the office if you have more questions.



Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is Saturday, Feb. 24th from 11 am-2pm!  Tickets are still available at the door.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to stop by!


Metroparks visited Arno once again to show some very cool facts on birds and Predators.  Along with the fascinating facts, there were also some awesome models of the birds to enjoy!\


PBIS Zumba Reward in Action!

4th Grade Book Club fun in Mrs. Smalley’s room

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Olympic Medal Winners



Ellie Cole-Gold

Gabriel Minton-Silver

Arianna Tourangeau-Bronze



Brex Bokatzian-Gold

Sofia Chavarria-Silver

Giovanni Zamorron-Silver

Autumn Rich-Bronze



Dakota Adkins-Gold

Jessica Oubeck-Silver

Lainey Sisson-Bronze


1st Grade


Isabella Chodkiewich-Gold

Blake Gartside-Silver

Jackson Shepard-Bronze



Jonathan Sadler-Gold

Calvin Rudolph-Silver

Connor Shepard-Bronze



Noah Niemann-Gold

Reynaldo Garza-Silver

Claire Darnell-Bronze

Jayse Hanak-Bronze

2nd Grade


Olivia Kalis-Gold

Riley Johnson-Silver

Ashton Hanak-Bronze

Alyssa Bommarito-Bronze



Carmino Koski-Gold

Marilyn Toth-Silver

Blake Mortimer-Bronze



Jacob Oubeck-Gold

Dakotah Hicks-Silver

Nolan Olechowski-Bronze


3rd Grade


Avery Bolley-Gold

Isabella Bergman-Silver

Lilliana Hernandez-Bronze



Ava O’Donnell-Gold

Caden Lewis-Silver

Peyton Keys-Bronze



Alle Bailey-Gold

Olivia Lardie-Silver

Xander Warneck-Bronze


4th Grade


Shayla Palicz-Gold

Angel Gutierrez-Silver

Loren Minton-Bronze


Bailey Ellis-Gold

Jake Hauck-Silver

Samantha Chick-Bronze

Marissa Oleynik-Bronze


Mallory Hool-Gold

Benjamin Klos-Silver

Madelyn Gee-Bronze


5th Grade


Abigail Obrycki-Gold

Mackenzie Mouchet-Silver

Aiden Thomas-Bronze



Addison Kurilla-Gold

Savannah Hardy-Silver

Dawn Hudson-Bronze


Liam Shepard-Gold

Scott Oleynik-Silver

Owen Choppa-Bronze



Reina Garza-Gold

Gary Beesley-Silver

Anahi Chapa-Silver

Jeran Moody-Bronze


Breakfast/Lunch Program

Here at APPS, we take our meal service seriously by providing the best quality food that lines up with federal nutritional guidelines.  If you have never given our breakfast or lunch program a try, it’s always a good time to start.  Breakfast starts around 8:10 in the morning (You can drop off early and get the kids in a warm place) and of course we have our hot lunch and salad bar available every lunch time.  Please see the flyer for more information- did I mention that every Friday a.m. breakfast time also includes some fun dancing?



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