Oct. 14

Smencils are on Sale at Arno!

Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 14

Mad Science Assembly 9:00

Oct. 15

No events

Oct. 16

Restaurant Night- BUffalo Wild Wings

Oct. 17

No events

Oct. 18

2nd Grade to Cranbrook

Oct. 21

K-2- Fire Department assembly 9:00

Oct. 22

Hearing tests

Oct. 23

Hearing tests

Building up to Kindergarten (Preschool) 4:30

Oct. 24

Hearing Tests

Membership Drive ends

Halloween Skating Party

Oct. 25

No events

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Oct. 28

Mobile Dentist at Arno

Oct. 29

Membership Classroom winners party

Metro Parks 3rd Grade

Oct. 30

No events

Oct. 31

Halloween Parade 10:00

EARLY Dismissal 11:30

Nov. 1

PBIS Reward

Nov. 2

PTSA Holiday Fever/Craft Show


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As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

**We now have some volunteers for the dropoff/pickup, but we need more.  Please contact the office if you can help out!




Wahoo!  Introducing Arno Elementary’s first Facebook page! “LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  This format is much easier to share photos in real time, so the blog photo gallery will now be coming to you in the form of Facebook posts!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!



**I have learned that there is an Arno Elementary Facebook page out there with pictures- this is NOT an official school page- The real Arno Facebook page is titled “Arno Caring Cougars”.  Please check the page to make sure it has current photos before you “LIKE” it- The most recent post is on a lesson from Mrs. Byrne. 

So what’s happening with the blog?  

The blog, after a post on Oct. 11, will then only be updated once monthly on the first Friday of every month.  It will still contain a calendar and other news, but will no longer contain pictures- those will be on the Facebook page.  

Of course, as always, if you have a concern or question, please contact me directly by email or by calling our office.  I am here to help you in any way you need.

Ohhh, that’s Scary– Halloween Skating

Arno Halloween Skating Party 2019



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Garden Club

Garden Club Community Involvement Request


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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 5th 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.



Free NHS  Tutoring is Back!

Help! Volunteers needed for the classroom!

Arno parents are encouraged to sign up and become involved in our Cougar day!  Volunteers are such an important part of being partners for your child’s education.  If you have not had the chance yet, the volunteer form from Meet the Teacher is below

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Drop off for student items

Please remember to drop off any lunches, folder, homework, etc in the cabinet that is outside of the main doors (Be sure to put a sticky note on with their information).  The secretary will then go get all of the items in there and be sure to get it to your child.  This helps to keep the office clear which helps everything run smoother.   Thank you for your help!


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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PBIS Smencils for Sale

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!



From the District

AP Rotary Club – Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Enjoy yourself and support the AP Rotary by dining at Blaze Pizza on Wednesday, October 9 from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the literacy programs in the APPS elementary schools and help fund improvements to Milward Rotary Park.  (Flyer attached)


October 9 – 1:00-6:45 p.m. at Crystal Park Banquet Hall

Swim Lessons & Aqua Tots Fall Lessons

Thru AP Community Services (flyer attached) 

Walk to Fight Suicide

The Downriver Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide is Sunday, October 13 at Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown – details attached.


Free Underage Drinking Presentation

On Thursday, October 24th the Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs (SUDDs) Coalition will be hosting an event titled “Underage Drinking:When it Stops Being Fun”.

This event is for parents, students, and anyone else concerned about alcohol misuse among youth. The Coalition will have several professionals in law enforcement, the health field, recovery, and prevention covering this topic.

The event is free and open to all members of the public. The Coalition is inviting all students, parents, caretakers, and staff to attend.

Event: Underage Drinking Town Hall
Date: Thursday, October 24th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: 16703 Fort St. Southgate, MI 48195

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underage-drinking-when-it-stops-being-fun-tickets-71527160663

Trunk or Treat!

Sunday, October 27 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

APHS Parking Lot

Donation admission – Games & Raffles – Car Contest!

Need Child Care on Half-Days of School?

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Trunk or Treat October 27

Half-Day Latchkey Offering

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Swim Lessons – APPS

Save the date!  Holiday Fever is Saturday, November 2nd, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Allen Park High School!

You can support this Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council scholarship fundraiser by

Last year we awarded $15,500 in scholarships to APHS and APCS graduating seniors.

Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!

Contact: Sandy Winkler (sandy.winkler@gmail.com), Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council

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