March 2020

Please see below for more information on this important vote!

Coming soon to Arno… MARCH is Reading Month!

March 2

MIRM Penny Wars Day 1

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

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Kalis to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 3

Unplugged Night

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Guyot to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 4

Wear it Wednesdays- Book Character

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Warneck to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 5

PTA Meeting 6:30- MOVED TO Lindemann to hear about the millage

March 6

End of 2nd Trimester

Early Release 11:30

March 9

MIRM Penny Wars

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Book Exchange Week

March 10

Unplugged Night



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Author’s Visit

March 11

Wear it Wednesdays- T-shirt with words

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser Game truck

March 12

Spring Pictures

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March 13

2nd grade/Jensen to DYPAC

Report Cards Issued on Parent Connect

March 16

MIRM Penny Wars

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March 17

Unplugged Night

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March 18

Wear it Wednesdays- Hat with Words

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March 19

Bingo for Books

March 20

Tornado Drill


March 23

MRIM Penny Wars

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March 24

Unplugged Night

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March 25

Wear it Wednesdays- Dress as Humphrey

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PTSA/PTA meeting at Arno 7:00

March 26

PBIS Reward

March 27

Bring your favorite book and PJs

Early Release 11:30

March 30 

MIRM Penny Wars Last Day

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Honor choir Concert 6:30 APAC

March 31

5th Grade to Camp

April 1


April 2

5th Grade returns to Camp

PTA Meeting 6:30

April 3

No School- Spring Break Begins!

April 4- April 12- NO School- Spring Break

Class resumes April 13


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We need your help!

Our Priority – To ensure that the students of Allen Park Public Schools receive the maximum funding authorized!

Things to Consider

  • This will not increase property taxes for primary residents.

  • The loss in funding will only grow as taxable values increase on all non-homestead properties.

  • We are just asking for business taxes to return to where they were in the past.

  • Our schools have lost $189,000 due to the Headlee Rollback over the last two years.

Important Voting Information

  • February 24: Last day for online/mail voter registration

  • February 25 – March 10: In-person voter registration

  • For your polling location, visit

PLEASE join us at Lindemann Elementary for our next PTA meeting on March 5 at 6:30.  The district will be at the meeting presenting information on this vote to all three AP elementary PTAs.

          Headlee headlee

Art Exhibition Information!


21000 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI 48180

OPENING RECEPTION • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

EXHIBITION • March 4 through March 30, 2020
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March is Reading Month News!

March is Reading Month
One Book, One School

This year to celebrate March is Reading Month, our entire school
will be reading Spring According to Humphrey. That is why our
celebration is called One Book, One School. Spring According to
Humphrey is just one book in a series about Humphrey, the class
hamster at Longfellow School.
Each student will get a book this year! Our goal is that you would
read this book together at home. The book is for your family to keep!
We hope you enjoy reading together as a family. The included pacing
guide outlines the chapters to be read each week. Your child’s teacher
will also be given a book to read and discuss the book in class.
Throughout the month of March we will have a wide variety of
reading themed activities to participate in at home and at school. Also,
attached is a calendar of all of the fun activities we have planned!
Books will be distributed on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Pacing Guide
To celebrate March is Reading Month at home, we ask that you read Spring
According to Humphrey at home each night. To finish the book by the end of the
month please follow this suggested pacing guide.
March 2-6: Chapters 1-4
March 9-13 : Chapters 5-8
March 16-20: Chapters 9-12
March 23-27: Chapters 13-14

Book Exchange
During the week of March 3 -9, students will be participating in a book exchange on
their library day. Students can bring in up to three books to exchange with gently
used books. Students will be able to exchange the same number of books that
they bring from home, so if a student brings in one book, they will be able to pick
out one book. Look for a flyer coming home with more information.

Unplugged Night
Every Tuesday in March, we ask that you “unplug” from your electronic devices.
While you are unplugged, do fun activities together with your family like: play a
board game, read together, make dinner together, or any other unplugged activity
you can think of.

Wear it Wednesdays
Each Wednesday dress up to celebrate March is Reading Month!
March 4: Dress up as your favorite book character
March 11: Wear a t-shirt with words on it
March 18: Wear a hat with words
March 25: Dress up as Humphrey

On Tuesdays and Thursdays each classroom will participate in D.E.A.R, which stands
for Drop Everything And Read! Students can read books from their classroom
libraries or they can bring a book from home.

Guest Readers
Throughout the month of March, Mrs. Byrne, our media specialist, will be arranging
guest readers to come into different classrooms to read. If you would like to be a
guest reader in your child’s class, contact your child’s teacher to schedule a time.

Penny Wars
Save your spare change to bring to school every Monday in March, March 2, 9, 16,
23, and 30. Give your pennies to your class and your nickels, dimes, and quarters to
other classes. Pennies add to your classes total, but other coins count against your
total. The class with the highest total wins! All proceeds will go to future March is
Reading Month events.

Bingo for Books
On March 19, students are invited to play bingo in Arno’s cafeteria. Get a bingo and
win a book! There will be two different times available. Look for more information
about Bingo for Books coming home soon.

Culminating Activity
Friday, March 27, is a half day. Help us celebrate the end of March is Reading Month
by wearing your pajamas and bringing your favorite book to school.

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National School Breakfast Week- Check it out!

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Thank you so much for all of your support for the cookie dough fundraiser.  As you know, the district does supply our building with a budget, but there are many programs, supplies, books, super cougar lunches, etc that enhance the educational experience at Arno- and this goes a long way to fund those initiatives!  All orders should be here within 2-3 weeks after Feb 21.

The gaming truck will be here on March 11 for all those who sold 20 items or more.

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We are excited to introduce this Social-Emotional & Academic link to parents and staff members. This webpage has been updated and can be found on the District website under the Resources, District, and Department tabs.

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New Blog Alert

Welcome to the new APPS ELL Website and blog!

A new blog for teachers and families as a resource for our English Language Learners.



2020-21 KindRegInfo (1)

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Lice Information

Please review the letter on lice by clicking below

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Unpaid Food Service accounts are a financial concern for our district.  If you are struggling to pay for your child’s breakfasts or lunches on a regular basis, please complete the Free & Reduced meal application below. 

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch also helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online
We are now accepting Free and Reduced Meal Applications Online. Parents and Guardians now have the option of completing a meal application on paper or online.
*Please note* paper applications are available in all school offices and at the free and reduced meal application link below.
Click here for the Online Free and Reduced Meal Application


Parents can setup a free account online at . You will need your 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 (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:

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!



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