May 29


Hard Working Cougars on Planting Day

Coming soon to Arno…

May 29

5th grade Health program

Art for the Sky assembly 1:15

May 30

5th grade Health program

May 31

Art for the Sky @Lindemann

**Lunch will be from 11-12.  The entire school will be at Lindemann from 12:15-1:45

June 1

Art for the Sky wrap up assembly 10:00

Kids Hope end of year party 2:00

Senior Walk 1:30


***June 2

Color Run 10:00

June 4

Field Day

June 5

Field Day

3rd grade to Greenfield Village

June 6

Super Cougar pizza

June 7

AP Library assembly

K to zoo

June 8

No events


June 11

1st grade to bowling

PBIS Reward

June 12 

Super Cougar Ice Cream

**Early Dismissal 11:40 

June 13

5th Grade Celebration

**Early Dismissal 11:40

June 14

**Early Dismissal 11:40- LAST DAY for Students

June 15

NO SCHOOL- Last Day for Teachers


Final Blog of the 2017/18 School year

It has once again been my pleasure to be of service to you as principal of Arno Elementary this school year.  We have had such a great year with so much academic success and so many wonderful activities sponsored by our awesome teachers and wonderful PTA that included Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son bowling night, Bingo for Books, Fun Fair, field day, Caring Cougar food drive, and  of course our latest, the Color Run.  I cannot thank you enough for being a working partner with for your child’s education and bright future.  I encourage you to help your child retain what they have learned over the summer by reading lots of books and making fun trips to the library.

Have a fantastic, safe summer and we will see you in September!!

Steve Zielinski, Principal

*Please look for our first blog as we head towards the end of August.


From the PTA

As our year comes to an end and many of the existing Executive Board Members step down from their positions to allow new faces and ideas help transform the PTA throughout the next year, we just wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the good things that has happened at Arno over the past 2 years!
☀️First: THANK YOU! Thank you so much for all of the support and patience we have received from the Arno Community during our tenure as PTA Board Members. Your patience through our transition and “growing pains” and with all of the new things we implemented from Spirit Wear to FINALLY accepting online payments for our events cannot be more appreciated! We would also like to thank those that stepped out of their “comfort zone” and helped us Chair/Lead Events because without you, events would not happen! THANK YOU!
☀️Second: Thank you to all of the Staff that has supported us throughout these past 2 years. We threw a lot at you and know that even though it may not always be ideal what we have in store, we knew we could count on you to help us build good relationships and bring new and exciting things to Arno like: our new Kindergarten Play Structure and our Play Works Recess Program! We appreciate all you do and give to the students at Arno!
☀️Finally: Daddy/Daughter Pictures will be distributed at the end of next week! Thank you for your patience!!!
✒️Congratulations again to our 2018-2019 Executive Board Officers! We look forward to your success and ideas!

2018-2019 Executive Board

2016-2018 Executive Board

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Field Day Volunteers Needed

Dear Arno Families-
Please consider signing up to help out with Arno Field Day during one of the half day sessions on Monday, June 4 or Tuesday, June 5. Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.
Thank you,
Ms. Dalton-Arno P.E.


Color Run 2018 Info 

Arno Color Run 2018.docx-2b8wbkc

2018 Color Run T-Shirt Order Forms copy-udxkx0

Arno Planting Day

Office closes June 22

Arno school offices close for the summer on June.  Registration continues for the fall throughout the summer at Riley offices.   The offices will reopen on August 20.



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Class Lists- Important Changes

It is very important that you are sure your email address is updated in our system as class lists will not be posted this year, instead they will be emailed out via MiStar Parent Connect on August 31.  Paper copies will be available the first day of school to be sure everyone gets to their correct classroom.


School Supply Lists

Suggested school supply lists will be available by the end of June on our district web page (Arno page).  As always, supplies are recommended but not required.


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Senior Walk

This year’s Senior Walk will be at Arno June 1 @1:30.  Our proud graduates will be walking our halls for some final memories.  It’s a great moment for all!


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5th Grade Celebration

We are looking forward to another wonderful 5th grade graduation ceremony on June 13th at 9:00.  Following the ceremony there will be “picnic” for all the students with lots of yummy treats.  Please contact the office with any questions.



No Backpacks please…

Please note that students may continue to carry backpacks through Monday, June 12.  They will no longer be allowed for the next 3 half days leading up to the last day.


Arno Tentative Staff Schedule for 2018-2019

We have a few changes for the upcoming school year that can check out below.  Sarah Andersen, 5th grade, will be moving to Lindemann Elementary and we wish her all the best and thank her for her service to our Cougars.


Young fives Jeanine Haskin
Kindergarten Cassie Harrison
Kindergarten Nickie Stanley
Kindergarten Cristina DiCarlo
First Grade Julie Martinchick
First Grade Barb Pushman
First Grade Dawn Watson
Second Grade Nicole Amonette
Second Grade Alexandra Cervantes
Second Grade Megan Schultz
Third Grade Beth Wesley
Third Grade Renee Guyot
Third Grade Rachel Warneck
Fourth Grade Sarah Kalis
Fourth Grade Lisa Smalley
Fourth Grade Brian Trionfi
Fifth Grade Todd Creutz
Fifth Grade Melissa Hool
Fifth Grade Erin Higgins
Cross Categorical Classroom Katie Jensen
ECP Program OPEN
Life Skills Stella Boyer
Media Lit Arno/Bennie Colleen Byrne
Media Tech Arno/Bennie Carrie Solak
Art Arno/Bennie Elisabeth Cunningham
Art Arno/Lindemann Rachel Trapani
Speech Andrea Alvarez
Vocal Music Tracy Hoffman
Instrumental/Vocal  Music Jeff Skebo
Physical Education Arno/Bennie Jenny Dalton
Social Work Arno/Bennie Sandy Bennett
Resource Room Michele Sbonek
Reading Coach/Title I Barb Chuby


Rovers in 5th grade action

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M-STEP Is Complete 

3rd grade wrapped up  their testing and now the whole building is complete this year!  Our Arno students did a tremendous job despite the challenges of testing- we are so very proud of their effort!  Initial scores for the M-STEP will not be available until the fall, we will certainly inform you when the individual reports come out.


High School Jazz Band Visit

We recently had a visit from the high school jazz band that rocked the gym with some great music!  Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were treated to an awesome start to their day and we loved seeing some of our former Arno kids!