November 2019

Coming soon to Arno…

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November

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No events

5

Election Day

6

No events

7

Limo/Lunch Day

PTA Meeting 6:30

8

Reflections due

District Assessment Reports go home

11

No events

12

No events

13

School improvement meeting 7:50

14

Picture Retake Day

15

Principal for the day

 

18

Book Fair week begins

Mr. Peace Assembly

Hearing Rescreens

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No events

20

Parade Company 4th grade

Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00-7:30

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Early Release 11:30

Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15 & 5:00-7:30

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PBIS Reward

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No events

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Early Release 11:30

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No School

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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No School

 

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Wishing all of our Arno Families a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

Happy Halloween!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 20 & 21 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 that same week this year with a parent night to purchase on November 20 & 21 until 7:30.

 

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-young
Mercer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-mercer
Harrison https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D48A5A92FA2FF2-harrison
Stanley https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-msstanley
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4cafac28aa8-watson7
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick7
Schultz  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz3
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cervantes
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis2
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Talamonti https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A9AE28A0FA7-talamonti
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1F94-johnson1
Zuke https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054daba82aa5fb6-zuke
Garza https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444AEA72FA1FF2-garza 
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Jensen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A62CA5F49-jensen4
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EA8A728A6FD0-ecpfall

 

Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Nov. 14.  For those students who would like to get their picture retaken and bought a package, they MUST bring their package down to the cameras for an even exchange.  

 

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From the District

We are excited to announce that with our most recent bulk purchase, APPS is able to offer families our educational discounted pricing on Chromebooks – Lenovo 100E Generation 2 – with 4 GB RAM for $170.  (25% savings over current Amazon price)

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offering for your student(s), please see the attached letter for more info!  (Great holiday gift!)

email contact: chromebooks@appublicschools.com

Dr. John J. Tafelski, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Mr. Adam Michalak, Director of Technology


Parent Technology Letter 2019.pdf

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Teacher Sites

Many of our teachers maintain educational websites or blogs- please see the list to see of your teacher has a site to access.  Some teachers also use other means of communicating such as class dojo, so there may be alternate tech piece for your teacher not listed here- you can contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

 

Teacher Website/blog, etc
Lisa Smalley http://lisasmalley.edublogs.org/
Lindsay Garza http://garza1920.edublogs.org/
Julie Martinchick https://mrsmartinchicksclass.shutterfly.com/
Rachel Warneck http://warneck.edublogs.org/
Katie Jensen https://www.facebook.com/groups/2283017308391431/?ref=bookmarks
Megan Schultz https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsinroom111/?ref=bookmarks
Emilie Talamonti http://talamonti.edublogs.org/ 
Andrea Alvarez  https://appspeech.weebly.com/arno-elementary.html
Nicole Amonette https://www.facebook.com/groups/rm118/?re=bookmark
Carrie Solak http://apelementarytech.weebly.com/
Kindergarten Team (stanley – but shared) https://sites.google.com/appublicschools.com/

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Sarah Kalis http://skalis.edublogs.org/
Erin Higgins http://fifthgrade1920.edublogs.org/
Ciara Zuke  http://zuke5thgrade1920.edublogs.org/
Colleen Byrne (Elementary Media Center Blog) https://apelementarymedia.weebly.com
Megan Johnson https://johnsonmegan.edublogs.org/
Sara Bleau (Allen Park ECP) http://allenparkecp.weebly.com/

https://mrsbleausclass.shutterfly.com/

Jeff Skebo (5th Grade Band)  https://apelementaryband.wordpress.com/
Alex Cervantes https://www.facebook.com/groups/room113/

 

 

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Building up to Kindergarten

We had a terrific turnout for our third 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 over 53 amazing  families from various preschools attend the event, well more than the amount over last year.

A huge thanks to our staff , Nickie Stanley, Cristina Mercer, Beth Wesley and Cassie Harrison, as well as our Bennie colleagues 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.

Building Up to Kindergarten Part 1 Night Fall

 

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Dear Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Members of the Community,

We are hiring lunchroom paraprofessionals!  Please see attached flyer for details and consider joining our team!

Thank you,


APPS-Job Opportunities-Join our team.pdf

 

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Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

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!

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

EXCITING NEWS

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!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

**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.

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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