Coming soon to Arno…
NWEA Reward Picnic for Top 10 Readers and Most Improved 11:30
3rd Grade to Greenfield Village
5th Grade to Greenfield Village
5th Grade Graduation APCA 9:15
Honors Choir APCA 7:00
5th Grade Picnic
Super Cougar Ice Cream Party
1st Grade to Bowling
3rd Grade to Barney Park
Kindergarten to the Zoo
Early Release 11:30
3rd Grade to Boccabella
4th Grade to Pretty Family Park
Early Release 11:30
3rd Grade to Pretty Park
4th Grade to Boccabella
Kindergarten Celebration Picnic Barney Park
Early Release 11:30
Last Day of School
2022-2023 School Year
Arno Office opens
Meet the Teacher
Student First Day
First PTA Meeting 6:00 New Time
Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower
and inspire students to become collaborative learners
that strive for academic excellence-
We kicked off another celebration of our students who have worked so very hard to meet their goals on the NWEA. This time around, all students who met their goal or achieved grade level on their NWEA will receive an extended recess. We also have a Top 10 reading scores per grade, and a “Biggest Jump” category for those who saw the biggest jump in score from Sept. to May. All Top 10 and Big jump kids will be attending a pizza picnic at Boccabella park on June 7- those students have a note and permission slip to take home. It was so great to see all of the smiles and the M-STEP charm necklaces, which were very filled up to end our testing season!
Congrats to all of our hard working 3rd -5th graders!
Top Ten Readers
School Supply Lists are out and ready to go…
This year we are using Teacherlists.com to post all of our supplies. You can access the lists down below from the click-button, or you can access from our Arno site off the main APPS website. This feature also allows you to choose a store, if you wish, which auto sets up the list for purchase and lets you finish the process without ever setting foot in a store.
Class Lists- Important
The district will be in contact with all families this summer to go into MiStar Connect. It is very important that you log in and go to Back to School updates- where you will review forms for next year. Be sure your email address is updated in our system as class lists will not be posted this fall. Families will not be able to view the new teacher for the fall until that step is complete. Please visit MiStar Parent Connect on Aug 31 after 4:00 p.m. to see your child’s placement once you have completed your updated information. Paper copies will be available the first day of school to be sure everyone gets to their correct classroom.
NO BACKPACKS PLEASE…
Please note that students may continue to carry backpacks through Tuesday, June 14. Students will not need a backpack for the last day of school.
Some New Beginnings
Some people would say that change is good. In some cases they would be right,, but not in this case. This year we must say goodbye to two of our MVP’s of Arno- Michele Sbonek, Colleen Byrne. We are also saying goodbye again to Sandy Bennett, who has stepped back into the social work role this year at Arno. The mark they have left on us, and the tremendous impact on kids that they have had is immeasurable. They are truly the professionals that put kids first everyday, but have also been tremendous supporters of our staff. We wish them well in their retirement as they begin anew, waiting for their next big adventure. They will always be an Arno Cougar– We will miss you!!!
Michele Sbonek has been a fixture in our resource room at Arno for a long time. So many students have passed through her door that were in need of assistance, and so many shined brightly because of it. Michele has that magical touch that really digs down to the heart of what is needed, and reaches her students in an inspiring way. Michele develops those key relationships with her students that helps to motivate and engage them in their learning. In the same way, Michele has been an invaluable resource for our entire staff, tirelessly working with every classroom teacher to bring the best learning opportunities for her kids. We will miss Michele at Arno, whether it was for her work with students, the APHS scholarship team, or just being there for the staff- Michele was all you could ask for in a teacher- and we wish her Congratulations, and best of luck in this new chapter in her life.
Colleen Byrne has been a fixture in the Arno media center for a long time as well. Her love of literacy and positive enthusiasm for it, is very engaging to our students. The students always love going to Mrs. Bryne’s class for special because of all the fun lessons with reading they experience, and that is a big part in helping students achieve a love of reading. Mrs. Byrne has also been a big part in supporting our social-emotional team, bringing in literature to support student needs, as well as co-chairing our student peer to peer mentoring group at Arno- an invaluable experience for both the mentor, and the mentee. Student engagement in literacy at Arno is in a better place thanks to Mrs. Byrne and we wish her Congratulations and best wishes in all her future plans.
Welcome to Arno!
This year we are pleased to welcome to the Arno staff Ms. Jessica Eskew, new teacher for our CI program, as well as Ms. Aly Kubik, who will be our new resource teacher. find out more about our new teachers in this fall’s first blog post of the 2022-23 school year. Welcome to Arno Jessica and Aly!
Additional changes for 2022-23
Mrs. Jensen, our current CI teacher, will be moving into the role of Media Center teacher, which will take on some new STEM initiatives in the years to come!
Mrs. Dana Brown will be returning to us from leave in the fall, she will be taking on the the social work position at Arno
Kiwanis Club Kids Day-A Fun Day for AP kids Preschool-Grade 5 (1)
5th Grade Graduation
It’s hard to believe that we are already upon the end of the year. That always means celebrations, picnics, and special activities. The biggest event that takes us into the summer, though, is 5th Grade Graduation. We will be hosting the celebration on June 7 starting at 9:15 at the Allen Park Center for the Arts adjacent to the high school. This year’s 5th grade picnic will take place on Thursday of that week. Please mark your calendars