Feb 18

NWEA Celebration Assembly (more below)

Coming soon to Arno…

Feb 18

No School- Winter Break

Feb 19

No School- Winter Break

Feb 20

Founders Day Banquet

Feb 21

Building up to Kindergarten Part 2 4:00

Feb 22

No Events

Feb 25

No Events

Feb 26

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

Feb 27

PTA Restaurant Fundraiser

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

Feb 28

3rd Grade Maple Syrup

March 1

PBIS Reward

Gordon Miller Visit 1:00


Let’s get some Wings!!


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If it’s shopping your looking for…

Spring Fever Craft & Vendor Show-Now Renting Tables-25klkfa

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NWEA Celebration

On Feb. 7, Arno held its first NWEA Rewards Assembly to celebrate student achievement.  Students in grade 3-5 had an opportunity to earn an extra recess reward, and a certificate by either reaching their own personal growth goal, or meeting the grade level cut score or above on the NWEA assessment that was taken in January.  we also took the Top 10 reading scores in each grade and rewarded them with a movie on Feb. 8.  During the assembly, students were recognized with a certificate and another charm for their MSTEP necklace.  Congratulations to all of Cougars on their accomplishments!

From the PTA

Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 13655 Eureka Drive in Southgate on February 27 th 2019. All day, 20% of ALL purchases will be given back to ARNO PTA! Flyers will be sent home next week. Flyer must be presented.

-Our next PTA meeting is March 7th . Arno teachers/staff will present proposals for items they would like the PTA to consider assisting them with. Hope to see you there!
-Spirit wear has been discounted!! Children’s shirts are $5 and Adults are $10 (2x and up are an additional $2) Spirit wear will be available at our March meeting. The PTA accepts cash, check or credit/debit card.
-Join us March 9 th at Spring Fever (9am-3pm at APHS) to bid on gift certificates, baskets and other auction items. You can also treat yourself to some bake goods, and shop the craft show and mom 2 mom sale.
-Mom2mom and vendor tables are still available. More Spring Fever information can be found at https://apptacouncil.weebly.com/
-Do you own a business, or belong to a club or department and want to help AP students further their education? The PTA is looking for basket donations for the silent auction.
-Please email ARNOPTA@gmail.com if you are interested in making a donation.
Are you interested in becoming part of the PTA executive board? If so please email
ARNOPTA@gmail.com with your full name and the position. Your name will be added to the ballot. Voting will take place at our April meeting.


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Cookie Dough Fundraiser Deadline Approaching

It appears that the fundraiser is going w

ell so far.  Please remind students that the deadline for all sales to be completed and turned in with payment is Feb. 22

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March is Reading is Here! Please see the attachment below

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Kindergarten Registration 2019

 Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer 2019-20 School Year-2ko4e62

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Kindergarten Turns 100 (Celebrating 100’s Day)

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Important: Read by Grade Three Updates from the MDE

What is the Third Grade Reading Law?


Reading Book Marks



February is Black History Month!

Every day this month, the Arno Announcements are highlighting a special African American person in history – ranging from Rosa Parks to Lebron James! During these announcement videos, students are learning interesting facts and accomplishments by past and present scientists, athletes, artists, activists and more. 

In addition to this special programming, classroom teachers are extending instruction with various activities. In the school library, there is a designated area of books featuring African American characters and book pertaining to African American history.

Keep the conversation going at home! Ask your child who they learned about in each day’s announcements. Use multiple resources to do more research – like YouTube, books from the local library, and visits to museums and institutions that highlight black history, including:

Henry Ford Museum

Motown Museum

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

We are so proud of the diversity at Arno, and the new learning happening everyday! Keep it up, Arno Cougars!


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Zumba Reward

Arno students finally were able to enjoy the January PBIS reward- Zumba.  As you can see below, it takes lots of energy to keep up!


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Here’s a list of the Smencil sales dates:

February 26
March 12
March 26
April 9
April 23
May 7
May 21
June 4 (last one!)

Sharing a few fun upcoming events:

  • The APHS Advanced Placement US History Class is holding an ice skating fundraiser at the Southgate Ice Rink on February 8 from 6-8 pm.  Cost is $6 and includes skate rental.  Proceeds will go to the APHS AP US History Class Trip to Boston this May!
  • SKATE WITH THE JAGS – NEW DATE – FEBRUARY 10 @ AP Civic Arena from 1-3 pm
  • AP Jags Softball Skills Camp – March 17 for Grades 3-8
  • Reminder: APMS Scrapbooking/Crafting Event on February 23 – proceeds to benefit APMS Scholarship Fund
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Feb 4

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 4

NWEA reward recess 1:45

Feb. 5

MTSS group full day

Feb. 6

P/T Conf 5:00

Feb. 7

P/T Conf 5:00

Feb. 8

NWEA reward movie 1:45

Feb. 11

Spirit Week starts

Feb. 12

No events

Feb. 13


Skating Party 6:00

Feb. 14

Happy Valentines Day!


Feb. 15

Early Dismissal 11:30- Teacher PD

PIE in the Face 10:30



Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of

support to empower and inspire students to become

collaborative learners that strive for academic excellence-

PBIS Needs Help!

The PBIS team is looking for a few good volunteers during Parent-Teacher Conferences to sell Smencils and SHOUT-OUTS?

Thank you so much!  We appreciate your support and help with this endeavor.



From the PTA

Thank you for your continuous support with the food pantry drive donations! You guys rock!

Spirit week is coming up on 2/11-2/15! The PTA still has spirit wear available, please email
arnopta@gmail.com for sizes and prices.

The Founder’s day tickets will be on sale until Feb. 4 th .  Mrs. Anderson has tickets in the office as
well as all school secretaries, or you can purchase online at: https://apptacouncil.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/8610

The Valentine’s Day Skate party is on 2/13/19 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Flyers will go home
next week. The link to sign up is: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-arnos1

We have an awesome new fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on 2/27/19, be on the lookout in
your child’s folder for the flyer to come home!


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Thank you Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education for all you do for our students and families!

Letter to Community & Staff – SBRM 2019-2cg86dm

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 18 to Feb. 7.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2018-19 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:



Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 6 and 7 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice.

2. If you did not receive a notice from the teacher, you may still request a conference with the teacher OR decide that you don’t feel a conference is necessary at this time.

3. All classroom links will come from the teacher and be live on this Friday’s  blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

4. Report Cards go home on March 15

**Once again, please do not sign up for a slot on signupgenius if a conference is not needed at this point.

Conference Links:


Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin3
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1F94-johnson
DiCarlo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo1
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson6
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EA4A92CA20-martinchick6
Schultz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444A8A62DA7F85-cervantes1
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot Please contact the office with any concerns
Smalley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley2
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-hool1
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Jensen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen2
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ea8a728a6fd0-bleau
Byrne https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caaa729a1ff2-msbyrne1


Skating Party Coming Soon…

Valentine’s Skate Party Flyer 2019-2gooiys


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Mother/Son Night at Skore Lanes

Judging from all the smiles and strikes- a grand time was being had by all of our Arno Cougars and their moms!  Thank you to the PTA for organizing such a great event!


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Way to go Arno Olympians!

Our Arno cougars came in with their game face on for our annual Olympics last week.  In addition to the fun, medals were passed out to out top athletes!

Congrats to our winners and all of our Olympic competitors!


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