April 16


The message to all of our Cougars from Mr. Peace (assembly)

Coming Soon to Arno…

April 16

No events

April 17

Penny War Movie- 1:30

Dr. Hall reads to 4th

April 18

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Honor Choir concert 6:30

April 19

No events

April 20

ALICE Drill 10:00

April 23

Earth Day Celebration

April 24

Fire Drill

April 25

No events

April 26

No events

April 27

PBIS Reward

Daddy Daughter Dance


From the PTA

Happy Spring! Looks like the season is trying to move in! I think we’re all ready to enjoy some of that warmer weather!

A few of things:

**Our April Meeting has been cancelled. We will hold our Elections, Voting on our Proposals for our Surplus, Swearing in of our New Executive Board Officers, and the wrap up of Daddy/Daughter at our May 3rd Meeting. We will send out reminders closer to the meeting date.

**May brings one of our favorite events: Staff Appreciation Week (April 30th-May 4th)! This is a week dedicated to showing our staff just how much we support and appreciate all they do for our school community. If you would like the opportunity to contribute to Staff Appreciation Week and to partner with other parents to gift teachers and improve classroom technology, the sign up link and information is below!

Thank you for all your support!


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Attention 5th Grade Families

Dear Current APPS 5th Grade Families,

We are excited to meet with you next Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 pm, at the AP Center for the Arts (attached to Allen Park High School). The evening is designed to help give all of our 5th grade parents a good understanding of our philosophy, academic expectations and curriculum, daily life at APMS, and our many extra-curricular opportunities.The AP Art Center doors will open at 5:45 pm–many of our Student Clubs, Music and Art Programs, and Athletics will be represented in the lobby, prior to the start of the program at 6:30 pm.  The program will take just over one hour.

We highly encourage you to attend this important night!  We greatly look forward to meeting with you next Thursday, and welcoming you to APMS!

This evening is a Parents Only event, we have a special orientation for all of our incoming 6th graders on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th from 8–11 AM.  On this day, 6th graders will meet their 8th GRADE WEB LEADERS, pick-up their schedules and locker assignments, and tour the school.  The school is open the rest of the day until 4 pm, and again the remainder of the week for students to set up and practice their lockers, walk their daily schedules, and get a good feel for the building, and even meet their Principals, Teachers, and Staff.

Thank you!

Mark Lowe, APMS Principal


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5th Grade Camp FUN!

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Mr. Peace motivates Arno

This past week, Arno invited Mr. Peace for an assembly at our building.  In addition to academics, helping students believe in themselves and building their self-confidence in doing their best in life is just as important.  Mr. Peace came in with that message to positively impact the mindset of our students.  You can see more at www.mrpeace.org


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K-5 Yoga is here!!

Yoga was kicked off again this week to a good crowd.  Enjoy some pics below



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M-Step is coming…

 The M-Step window is now open for 5th grade,  schedule is as follows:

April 17- English Language Arts

April 19- Science (Field Test, this is new to 5th grade this year)

April 25- Math

There is a new doc under the motivational folder that contains quotes to use in your classroom where appropriate.

I will publish the 3rd and 4th grade dates soon, with their window starting the first week of May.


State of Michigan Emergency Preparedness

As part of helping keep Michigan families safe, the state has a web page with many different resources, please take a moment to review some of them.


APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program Approved for 2018-19

The Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the continuation of a limited Schools of Choice option for the 2018-19 school year for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  Application forms will be available starting Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 27, at the Riley Education Center between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  For your convenience, applications will also be available on our website – www.allenparkschools.com

Completed applications may be presented in person at the Riley Education Center or emailed to schoolofchoice@appublicschools.com from April 9 through April 27 at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications can be accepted.

A random draw selection will be held on May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center if you wish to attend.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at www.allenparkschools.com or call (313) 827-2105


Young Fives

Early learning is a key component to the success of each and every child – the earlier we can provide solid educational opportunities to our younger learners the better.  With that being said, we are very proud to announce that the Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education approved the expansion of the Young 5’s Program held at Lindemann (currently for the district) to Arno Elementary and Bennie Elementary starting with the 2018-19 school year. 

Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the APPS boundaries with young children getting ready for school this fall!

Registration is still open for screening for the district’s Young Five’s Program.  Ideal candidates for the program are turning 5 years of age between July 1 and December 1.  (December 2 and later are not eligible and consideration will not be given to students born before July 1).  The Young Five’s Program is currently open for residents of Allen Park Public Schools.



The Young Five Program is intended to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten

Ideal candidates include children who:

  • Turn 5 years old between July 1st and December 1st.
  • Live in the Allen Park Public Schools district
  • Could benefit from an extra year of social and emotional growth.
  • Have made significant progress in preschool, but are not yet ready for the demands of Kindergarten.
  • Have attended preschool (not a mandatory requirement, but strongly encouraged)
  • Have a basic understanding of academic concepts
    • Able to identify several letters, letter sounds, shapes, and colors.



Q: Is the Young Fives Program full day?

A: Yes, the children start and end school with all other K-5 students.

Q: Where will my child go after completing the Young Fives Program?

A: Your child will advance to kindergarten.

Q: Do students in the Young Fives program attend gym, art, music, media and technology?

A: Young Five students attend these classes as well as lunch with our Kindergarten students.


Kindergarten Registration Information 2018-19

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

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