Oct. 15

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 15

No events

Oct. 16

PTA Angelinas Fundraiser

4th grade DTE 12:00

Oct. 17

No events

Oct. 18

No events

Oct. 19

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Oct. 22

No events

Oct. 23

No events

Oct. 24

Preschool Title 1 event 4:30-5:30

Oct. 25

No events

Oct. 26

Conf Links Released

4th Grade to Parade Company


Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence


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PTA Reflections Contest Kickoff

Please the attachments for information on this year’s exciting theme for the PTA Reflections contest

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From the PTA

The Membership Drive is still going on. Register today by going to http://arnopta.memberhub.store
Currently Mrs. Martinchick’s class is in the lead, followed by Ms.Smalley and then Ms. Watson. This contest ends on October 25th and the winning class will receive an ice cream social on October 30th.

Our Angelina’s Fundraiser will be taking place on October 16th at all 3 locations Allen Park, Wyandotte and Southgate from 11am to 9pm. This fundraiser includes dine in, carry out orders and drinks!   Arno PTA will receive 20% of all proceeds. Come enjoy Taco Tuesday with us!

Calling All Artists! For 50 years the PTA reflections contest has given students the opportunity to express themselves through the arts. Please join us as we celebrate this golden anniversary. This year‘s theme is “Hero’s Around Me” It’s free to enter and students can choose from six categories which include: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Music Composition.  Reflections kick off is today! Watch for more information to come home with your child.

Join us on October 25th from 6pm-8pm at the Lincoln Park Skating Center for our Halloween Skate Party!!  A prize for best dressed boy and girl, so wear your best costume! Tickets are $10 each and include admission, skate rental, pizza, pop and glow stick. Reserve your spot today by purchasing tickets at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-Halloween

The Fun Run was a huge success!  The PTA held the FUN RUN on September 28th and the weather turned out to be in our favor!

We made $18,092 total and after approximately $3,500 in expenses, the ARNO families will net over $14,000!  This was all made possible by the countless parent volunteers, generous donations, The Get Movin Crew team, and the ARNO teachers and staff for making the event an enormous success!

The kids enjoyed a popsicle the day of the event and all kids that donated they will receive a Zoo Themed Stuffed animal and zoo stickers.  Random students will be chosen for an additional prize as well. 

The top student winner is Nina Hegedus and she will have the opportunity to be the principal for a day, on November 1!

The top grade winners will be going out to lunch with Mr. Zielinski in a limousine to celebrate their success on October 22!  The top class was Mrs. Martinchick’s 1st Grade class.  They earned over $2,400 and they will enjoy a pizza party on October 18!

Thank you to EVERYONE that made this possible and together we are amazing Caring Cougars!

Our TOP grade winner are as follows







Ariana Laughlin



Sutton Holt



Lacey Mansfield



Olivia Ostrander



Marshall Hegedus



Meadow Stewart



Luke Feroni

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Zoey Boyd




Nina Hegedus

The next PTA Meeting is on November 1, 2018 in the Arno Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. As always Free Childcare for school aged children will be provided. Spirt wear will also be sold (cash, check and credit card is accepted). 

Holiday Fever is almost here! Join us on Saturday November 3rd at the Allen Park High School from 9am-3pm. There will be a craft and vendor show, mom 2 mom sale, tin can raffle and concessions. Admission is $1 (over age 12). Proceeds go to the PTA Council scholarship fund. This is a perfect time to start your Holiday shopping!


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Building Up To Kindergarten

If you currently have a preschool aged child and would like to learn about what’s coming up next year for kindergarten expectations, and how you can help prepare your child- this is an event for you.  Please see the attached document below for more information.

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Therapy Dogs arrive for Arno literacy program

The main objective of this program in our Y5 and 3rd grade classroom is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.

By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant.


Thanks to everyone for your participation in Walk to School Day!

White & Park: Mrs. Smalley
Cleveland & Park: Ms. Higgins
Harrison & Rosedale: Mrs. Martinchick
McLain & Park: Mr. Trionfi
Regina & Rosedale: Mrs. Jensen
Markese & Park: Mr. Creutz
Thomas & Rosedale: Ms. Dalton
Englewood & Park: Mrs. Hool
Oceana & Park: Ms. Amonette
Jonas & Park: Ms. Byrne
Champaign & Park: Mrs. Kalis


Arno Cougar Super Summer Readers

Our Book Swap at Arno was a huge success with so many of our readers visiting the building throughout the summer.  Many of our students returned their reading log in addition and we were able to pass out lots of rewards.  One of the rewards was for our Top Readers- They received a 30 minute recess with the principal and a cool popsicle this past week.  They are all pictured below

Pop Can Tabs

Madeline Every has been collecting pop can tabs at our schools to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit for a number of years now and she continues this very important effort.  There will be a collection box in the office where you can drop off pop can tabs off to support her favorite charity.


Time to roll out the costumes…



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Picture retake day is Nov. 15th




In order to protect the safety of all of our students, any family member who plans to regularly volunteer in the classroom, or chaperone a field trip must complete the background check information below.  This paperwork is also available in our Arno office.  Unless you are planning to begin as a regular volunteer, or chaperone a field trip within the next month, please refrain from completing this paperwork in advance.  It is most effective if the requests are processed within a few weeks of the intended volunteer experience.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!  Volunteer-Background-Check-Authorization-Form-2-2f9d6ta-1unseow-27li2bf  ICHAT-Volunteer-Letter-2-1wr1z3p-zjrwpf-1esyvyz


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Food Drive

Please see the attached flier for information on a food drive that be will be occuring at Arno from Oct. 22-Nov. 9th.  Boxes will be brought in, and collected by the coordinator.

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Halloween Parade

Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 31 at 10:00 for our annual Halloween Parade.  Our route will take us out of the 4th grade doors that morning, making a loop on the inside perimeter of the playground.  Please join us around the outside perimeter of the playground for the best seats.  It is a district PD day with an 11:30 dismissal that morning.


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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again starting Oct. 9th!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!


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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 7/8 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  Stay tuned for a sign up link from your child’s classroom to get a time slot.  The annual PTA Book Fair will be the following week this year with a parent night to purchase on November 14 from 3:30-6:30


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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

FREE and REDUCED Lunch Application


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