Oct. 29

Trick or Treat Halloween wishes watercolor

Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 29

PBIS Reward

Oct. 30

PTA Membership Drive Class reward

Metro Parks Schultz

Oct. 31

Halloween Parade 10:00

Early Dismissal 11:30

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Nov. 1

Principal for the Day winner- Nina Hegedus

PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 2

No events

Nov. 5

No events

Nov. 6

No events

Nov. 7

P/T Conf 5:00-7:30

Nov. 8

Early dismissal 11:30

P/T Conf 12:45-3:15/5:00-7:30

Nov. 9

Reflections entries are due


Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence


Arno has been awarded MIHeart Safe Designation

This is awarded to schools that have completed criteria such as

AED and CPR training and a cardiac emergency response plan.

Arno is one of only 211 schools with this designation

in the state and it is issued  for the next three years.

Congratulations to our staff on maintaining a

safe environment for all students, staff, and visitors



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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 7/8 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  The sign up links for your child’s teacher are below. Be sure to click the link 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


Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-mrs
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-johnson
DiCarlo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo2
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEA82DABF94-msstanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson5
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick5
Schultz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-cervantes
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-creutz
Hool https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool4
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Jensen  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen3
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EA8A728A6FD0-bleau
Byrne https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne
ELL Teacher


(Anyone receiving ELL services)



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Title I Writing Workshop

for Parents  (Grades K-5)  


When:                    Thursday, November 15, 2018  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:                  @ Arno Elementary in the Media Center

                                  Enter through the main office door

                                     (Arno is located @ 7500 Fox St.)

Presenter:            Eastern Michigan University – Writing    


Topic:                     “How to Help Your Child with Writing”

You are invited to this writing parent workshop to learn strategies to help your child improve his/her writing skills at home.

This workshop is scheduled (for parents only) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at Arno Elementary School (313-827-1050) or Bennie Elementary School (313-827-1300).


Dr. Barbara Chuby: Reading Specialist/Title I at Arno

Sandy Artman: Reading Specialist/Title I at Bennie

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From the PTA

The next PTA Meeting is on November 1st, 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). 

NEW spirit wear options are coming! Watch for flyers to come home soon!

Our “Get The Scoop” Membership Drive has wrapped up! We are happy to announce that the following classes have won……… Martinchick’s class is in first place with 23 members, Smalley’s class is in second with 22 members and Wesley’s class is in third place with 19 members!!  These classes will be enjoying an ice cream social on October 30th and the teacher’s will have book fair money to spend for their class! As of right now we have 157 PTA members. Our goal for the month of November is to recruit at least 10 more business memberships, public official memberships, or outside/community members. Can you help us reach our goal?


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!

Reflections is well underway. Entries are due on November 9th to your teacher. Get Creative!
This is your chance to tell a story about “Hero’s Around Me” through one of the following :
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Music Composition
Visual Arts

Just a reminder that our Carnival themed book fair is coming soon! Look for more information starting next week and a signup genius link to go out soon! Volunteers receive 20% off their purchase for each full shift they work!!

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Cougars go for a Scary Skate….

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Building up to Kindergarten

We had a terrific turnout for our second annual Preschool meeting with parents and their preschooler.  This is an event that is open to all of our local preschools in the area and is designed to give parents a better understanding of the skills that their child will need as they enter kindergarten next fall.   We had amazing 41 families from various preschools attend the event, more than double the amount over last year.

A huge thanks to our Kindergarten staff , Nickie Stanley, Cristina DiCarlo, and Megan Johnson, for an excellent job on helping our future kindergartners be better prepared for next year.

The presentation slides can be seen below- there will be Part 2 of Building up to Kindergarten in the winter.

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Limo and Lunch

Congrats again to all of our Top Sellers for this year’s Fun Run- we had a great time with our limo ride to Red Robin’s and then an ice cream at Mickey D’s!


Therapy dogs start in Mrs. Jensen’s room


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Fire Safety Assembly

Thank you our Allen Park fire Department for coming out to Arno for another excellent fire safety assembly!


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From the District

Dear AP School Community,
Please support the Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council Scholarship fund with your time, donations and talents at Holiday Fever on Nov. 3!  Since 1959 the PTA Council has awarded scholarships to AP graduating seniors with your generous support.
Sign up to donate food or paper products — or work a shift before or after you shop! 
Rent at table for the Craft Show or Mom 2 Mom Sale at
Share the Holiday Fever Facebook event  with friends and family.
Thank you!
Sandy Winkler Hoback
Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council

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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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