Coming soon to Arno…
Report cards released at 4:00
P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30
Early Release 11:30
P/T Conferences 12:45-3:30
P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30
PBIS Reward PJs and a movie
PTA Meeting 6:30
PTA Craft Night 6:30-8:30
Cookie Dough Delivery Date
PBIS Reward Day
Dec. 18-Jan. 2
Jan 3, 2022
Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower
and inspire students to become collaborative learners
that strive for academic excellence
On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family
a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!
Time to get Merry!
The PTA and PBIS team will have items for sale during the PTA Craft night on December 15 (info coming soon). For sale that evening:
Culver’s calendars for PBIS- A 2022 calendar that is filled with valuable coupons for Culver’s delicious food! The cost is $3 and $2 of that will go the building Positive Behavior Support program. We have 100 to sell and they make great stocking stuffers!
The PBIS team will also have Arno bumper stickers, smencils, Smencil pouches that can help Santa fill his Christmas list.
A reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on Dec. 1 and 2. Please be sure that you have signed up for a time- either in-person or virtual with your classroom teacher. Your child’s teacher will send out a Zoom link if you have signed up for a virtual conference. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
A BIG Thank you to all of our families that participated in the Cookie dough fundraiser! All items will be in prior to Christmas and we will send out a notification on a pick up date when everything arrives. Thank you for your support!!
In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway. Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 16. Thank you for your help
District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive- With a Twist
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner and that we will be hosting a district-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive with a twist. Much like last year, this year’s Toy Box Drive will look a little different than years past. We will be securing the names of Allen Park Families in need and reaching out to them to see how we can help. As in the past, we will be asking individuals, teams, community businesses, etc. to adopt a child or family. WE WILL NOT BE COLLECTING ANY GENTLY USED ITEMS. It will be a drive through pick up, allowing everyone to be as safe as possible.
Boxes will be placed in school buildings but all donations must be to the high school by December 3. We ask that you fill the boxes with non-perishable food items rather than toys..
Picture retake day is Dec. 2.
The direct link for parents if they wish to order pictures prior to retake picture day, https://inter-state.com/
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, as pictures will not be reprinted unless those are returned. Our photographer will need to know what to enter in for them for those pictures to be replaced.
Many of us look forward to the holiday break as a time to relax with our families. To eat delicious food, watch festive films, and spend time with our kids. We definitely think that some down time is needed, but it’s also important to keep educational practices going during the break.
To keep reading progress moving in a positive direction, and have some fun along the way, try a few of these strategies out this holiday season:
Incorporate Holiday Themed Books Into The Mix
Make a list of holiday classics you loved as a child and look into new releases to add in to reading time. Make a goal to work your way through one book a day over the break. You might even create new bedtime habits that last into 2019 when they’re back at school.
Make it a Family Affair
I’m sure that you’ve heard that children will often model their behaviour after their parents. We’re not telling you to cut out all of the Home Alone and Christmas Vacation movie time, but it would be a good idea if others in the family made daily reading a practice as well. Create a nightly ritual where everyone in the family cozies up with a hot chocolate and a good book for 20-30 minutes.
Create a Recipe For Success
Encourage your kids to help you cook this holiday season. Whether it be helping with dinners or baking treats, asking your kids to participate will make for a memorable and teachable moment. Add in reading by asking them to read the recipes out loud to you.
Holidays Around The World
You might not personally celebrate certain holidays, but it’s a good idea to explain different cultures and traditions to your kids. This can help them to better understand some of their classmates and the world around them. Choose books that are centered on specific holidays or traditions around the world, add in learning prompts, and even activities to bring the traditions to life.
Make a Day of it
Make a plan to visit your local library or book store one day over the holiday break. If weather permits, bundle up and walk or sled there, and maybe even stop for a hot drink or tasty treat on the way home.
We hope that you’ll enjoy time off with your family over the holidays and keep reading fun and festive!
How about Math?
DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER
Brr! The weather has turned chilly! Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily. It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures. Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere. The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!
Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer
Track Santa with NORAD help