Jan 7, 2019

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Coming soon to Arno…

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Jan 7

School Resumes

Jan 8

No events

Jan 9

Reflections district celebration APAC 6:30

Jan 10

No events

Jan 11

No events

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Jan 14

Caring Cougar Week Begins

Jan 15

Title I Parent Night 6:00

Jan 16

No events

Jan 17

ALICE Drill 1:30

Jan 18

Play at APAC Grades 2-5

Mother/Son night Skore Lanes


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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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On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!


Arno students send Christmas cheer!

Thanks Mr. Creutz and Mr. Skebo for another great performance!


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From the PTA

Christmas is almost here! Have you been Naughty or Nice? Of course, ALL our Arno Cougars are on the nice list! December 22nd though January 6th is Arno’s Winter Break! School will resume January 7th and we cannot wait to hear about your wonderful Holiday! We hope all our Arno families have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Calling all Dad’s! Have you joined the ARNO PTA? We are looking to add “dad” memberships to the ARNO PTA! Dads, stepdads, uncles, grandfathers etc. ALL count! To join the ARNO PTA please visit https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/2860 or complete a membership form along with the $7 membership fee. ***When you join the PTA before December 28th 2018 each new “dad” membership will be entered to win a free couples entry to the Mother/Son night or Daddy/Daughter Dance***

Our District Reflections Tea Luncheon is on January 9th. Invitations have been sent home to the Reflections winners.

Save the date! Mother/Son night is coming up quick on January 18th at Score Lanes!  A Sign-Up Genius link will be sent out soon.

Save the date! We have our Family Caring – Pantry Food Drive for Allen Park’s Community Pantry (inside APHS) going on from January 14th through January 25th.

REMINDER! We do not have a PTA meeting at the beginning of January, our next PTA meeting is on January 31st and we cannot wait to see all your smiling faces!

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Yoga is back…

Arno Elementary School Before School Yoga

Who: All students Grade K-5 are welcome!

When: 8:10-8:25 a.m. every Thursday

Where: The Arno Elementary School Gym

*please enter through the main office doors*

Why: Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Fostering cooperation and compassion is a great gift to give our children. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.





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Title I Workshop

Please see the open invitation below for another parent informational evening on Jan 15

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Board Recognition

In case you haven’t heard yet, Mrs. Warneck, Dr. Chuby, and Mr. Creutz were honored Monday at the Board meeting for their involvement in the vocabulary our students enjoy every week, and coordination through broadcast.  They informed the Board of the reasons behind the program, and also showed a great clip with Bernie Smilovitz.  Well done- we are very proud of them for all the extra effort to benefit our kids!




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Calling all Dads!


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Christmas Choir Concert

What a fun way to get into the spirit of the season from watching our awesome Cougars sing holiday songs!  It was all very festive and our kids did a great job!



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Third grade welcomed Metro Parks to learn about French “Voyageurs”


AP K9 Unit pays a visit to 3rd grade

A Big THANKS to Officer Franco and his K9 Phantom for their visit to Arno!  The students were so excited to see them after reading a story about a K9 officer.


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Time to pack for Kalahari

Please see the attached brochure for another Arno fundraiser at Kalahari Resort.

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer




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From the District

We are pleased to announce OPEN SWIM times in APPS – come spend a fun evening of swimming with your friends and family – details attached.

Attached is info for Swim Lessons at ALL age levels, as well as Barracuda Swim Team-Competitive Swim Program practice and registration information.


Open Swim Winter 2019.pdf
SWIM LESSONS flyer Winter 2019.pdf
WINTERBarracudaFlyer 2019.pdf

Keep Skills Sharp During Winter Break

Help your child stay at the top of his learning game during the holiday vacation no flashcards involved!

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Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don’t let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:

  • Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
  • Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
  • Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. Not sure what to say? Check out our thank-you note template for wording. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
  • Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. For another take on this fun idea, you can have your kids play license plate bingo with this free printable.
  • Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
  • Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you’ve already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
  • Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
  • Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family’s favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don’t have time for on school nights.

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Dec. 10

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 10

No events

Dec. 11

Restaurant Fundraiser

Dec. 12

No events

Dec. 13

No events

Dec. 14

Early Dismissal 11:30 *************

Dec. 17

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Christmas sing-along 2:30

Dec. 18

Choir Concert 6:30 APAC

Dec. 19

Kindergarten to Marquis theater 9:00

Dec. 20

No events

Dec. 21

Christmas Break begins at the end of day

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Dec. 22Jan 6-

Christmas Break

Jan 7

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!


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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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Warming Tree

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway.  Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 21.  Thank you for your help.

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Congrats Mrs. Cervantes! Outstanding Educator

Congrats Mrs. Manson! Support Personnel

From the PTA

This year we are holding a brand-new fundraiser at Five Below and just in time for the Christmas Holiday! This fundraiser will be held from December 14-16th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Allen Park location. 10% of your total purchase will be donated BACK to Arno Elementary PTA! The flyer for this event will be sent home next week. Remember to bring the flyer that is being sent home to the event, so we can get credit for your purchase! Go grab your stocking stuffers and gifts folks!

Congratulations to our Founder’s Day Winners!

Business Partner: Awesome Audio Video Solutions

Support Personnel: Heather Manson

Outstanding Program: Fun Run

Distinguished Service Award: Julie Hegedus

Outstanding Educator: Alexandra Cervantes

Spirit wear orders will be arriving around December 17th just in time for Christmas. They will be sent home with your littles so keep a look out!

Calling all Dads!!! We are looking to add as many “dad” memberships to the PTA! Dads, stepdads, uncles, grandfather etc. ALL count! To join the ARNO PTA please visit https://arnopta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/2860 OR submit a completed membership form along with the $7 membership fee to the ARNO office.

**When you join the PTA before December 28th 2018 each new “dad” membership will be entered to win a free couples entry to the Mother/Son night or Daddy/Daughter Dance.**

Congratulations to all our Reflections Winners! We had an amazing group of students this year! An invitation to the District wide celebration will be sent home in January.

Primary pre-K to 2nd

Gabriel Minton     Mrs. Watson
Brady Proctor      Mrs. Watson
Visual Arts:
Nina Hegedus.     Mrs. Martinchick
Landon Yuhaz      Mrs. Martinchick
Music Composition:
Leyla Franklin        Mrs. Schultz

Intermediate: Grades 3-5
Ava Proctor        Mrs. Smalley
Alle Bailey        Mrs. Smalley


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Calling all Dads!

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Five Below PTA Fundraiser

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To all of our students who entered the PTA sponsored Reflections contest on “Heroes around me“.  We are so very proud that so many students entered this year.  As part of that contest, winners are picked for each category and will go on to the state judging where they can earn additional recognition.  All of our state winners are below!

Primary pre-k to 2nd

Gabriel Minton     Mrs. Watson
Brady Proctor       Mrs. Watson

Visual Arts:
Nina Hegedus      Mrs. Martinchick
Landon Yuhaz      Mrs. Martinchick

Music Composition:
Leyla Franklin        Mrs. Schultz

Intermediate: grades 3-5

Ava Proctor         Mrs. Smalley
Alle Bailey            Mrs. Smalley

Music Composition:
Loren Minton       Ms. Higgins

Dennis Hougas    Mrs. Warneck

Visual Arts:
Grace Nation        Ms. Higgins
Loren Minton       Ms. Higgins

Alyssa Thomas    Mr. Creutz

Reflections Recognition and Celebration Breakfast

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Time to pack for Kalahari

Please see the attached brochure for another Arno fundraiser at Kalahari Resort.

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Safeties of the Month

Congratulations to November’s Shining Stars!

Luke Ferroni

Mallory Hool

Isabella Bergman

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New Band Website

Please click on the link below to view Mr. Skebo’s band website



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Fifth Grade Science in ActionThe Food Chain Game


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Looking for more ways you can help your child at home?


How about Math?



Information from F.A.N




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District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive

The annual district-wide toy drive for local families, as in the past we are looking for donations of new or gently used clothing and toys.  The box for drop off is in the main office at our school until December.  Please consider donating something if you are able.


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Health Corner

Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold weather.  Below are a few reminders for helping our students to stay safe and healthy at school:

  • Wash hands frequently — especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough — cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Encourage children to put hats and gloves into coat sleeves when hanging among others’ items.

Please report all cases of communicable illnesses or circumstances to our office when reporting your child’s absence.

** Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

** Students who have been treated for head lice must have a head check in the office before returning to class, even if the head lice was discovered over the weekend.


By reporting these things to our staff, we can limit the spread of germs and other things.  The two attachments contain additional information that may be helpful to you.  Please know that information related to illnesses is kept confidential.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


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Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

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