Arno will be once again doing the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser starting Nov. 8 to help supplement the many requests we get from staff during the school year such as assessment programs, research-based activities, special project supplies, literacy materials, tech, etc. The last fundraiser helped us purchase many extra classroom supply requests, Super Cougar pizza lunch supplies, books, and professional development for teachers.
The PTA has been a tremendous resource for our building with all they have given, however, the many teacher requests received throughout the school year to give our students the very best experiences create a need to seek additional support. Therefore, we have partnered with this company to offer you a choice of items should you choose to purchase any, that would support providing more resources for our teachers. The large envelope coming home on Nov. 8 and will contain all of the information needed (and there is an online order method).
November 8 – November 19 Fundraiser Sale
November 23All money and orders due (online payment option available)
Game Truck Prize for qualifying sales: TBD
**Turnover time is about 2-3 weeks, we will contact everyone when the items will be in (before Christmas)
Read by Grade Three
Arno 3rd grade parents, please take a look at the flyer below for an informational meeting Nov. 4 about the reading law and what to expect this year. This meeting will be via Zoom:
We recognize that this has been a difficult couple years for families, with reduced work hours or income, illness and the rising cost of food, gas and other monthly bills. Things may be tight and support may be needed.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are sharing the website below, “Julie’s list,” which includes many resources and supports for families in need. Thank you to the AP Social Work Team for providing this information.
Picture day is fast approaching- October 7. Below is the information you will need to do online ordering. As was the procedure last year, students may remove their mask for the picture if they are comfortable and then put it back on after the picture.
Virtual students please report between 11:00-12:00 for your pictures.
Picture Day for Arno Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021 and this Picture Day event’s Order Code is 60204TF if needed.
Thank you to the Arno PTA, our teachers, and all of the volunteers that helped make this years Fun Run a huge success again! The weather was beautiful and our Cougars did a great job making the rounds around the “track” all while helping to raise money for our school!
Culver’s Scholarship Night
We have planned a restaurant night at Culvers (15655 Southfield Rd, Allen Park) for the evening of October 19 from 5:00-9:00- the best part of the night is that Arno staff will be at the restaurant helping out the Culver’s crew! All proceeds from the evening will go the Arno Scholarship fund, which gives 3 APHS students who formerly went to Arno, the chance to get some scholarship money towards college. Please come and join us and see the Arno staff in action!
Mrs. Wesley, our Literacy Coach at Arno, has created a blog that contains great information and resources for families in the area of literacy . Please check it out and take advantage of all the great information.
Walk to School Day (W2SD) is an international event celebrated each year in October. This annual event began in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, to encourage walkable communities and has grown to an international event that takes place in over 40 countries worldwide. In Michigan, over 90,000 students across 304 schools participated in W2SD events at their local schools last year. Walk to School Day encourages healthy habits, heightens awareness of traffic safety, draws attention to environmental concerns around schools, and is a great way to build local momentum for a Safe Routes to School initiative.
W2SD 2021 officially takes place on October 6.
Please see the schedule below where your child can meet Arno staff to walk into school on Oct. 6:
McLain & Park: Mr. Trionfi Regina & Rosedale: Talamonti and Johnson
Markese & Park: Mrs. Schultz Thomas & Rosedale: Mrs. Martinchick
Oceana & Park: Ms. Amonette
Jonas & Park: Miss Winkles Champaign & Park: Mrs. Kalis
Breakfast and Lunch Program
Although Breakfast and Lunch are free for every student this year, it is still important for our school that everyone fills out the Free and Reduced Lunch form. The number of approved free and reduced applications greatly affects our Title I funding from the Federal Government, which is used for our at-risk program here at Arno. I urge everyone to fill out the form, even if you think you may not qualify. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.
**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.
If you are not sure about the guidelines or have
any other questions, please call the office @827-1050
Thank you everyone who came out to our first ever before school meet the teacher open house. We heard a lot of positive comments and hopefully it calmed some first day jitters. In addition to meeting our classroom staff, we have some short introduction videos from our special teachers and district ESL teacher:
Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 29 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, unfortunately we will not be allowing classroom visits that day. It is a district PD day with an 11:30 dismissal that morning.
Thank you again Mr. Peace for helping us build a positive, safe learning environment at Arno!
Time to Move!
Please check out the state of Michigan’s Start Smart website that will help you understand all of your child’s M-STEP test scores and how best you can help them.
Families will complete the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Families every day prior to sending children to school. If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you MUST keep your child home from school that day and consult your primary care provider.
Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases must be reported immediately to the school office.
Please report all absences to the school office by 9:00am.
All students in all grades will be required to wear masks at all times in the school building unless eating or drinking. Please practice mask wearing for extended periods of time in the coming days.