December 2022

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Coming soon to Arno

Dec. 1

PTA Meeting 6:00

Dec. 2

Picture Retakes

PBIS Reward

End of Trimester

Dec. 9

Report Cards available on ParentConnect

Dec. 14 

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Magic with Santa PTA night

Dec. 15

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pickup 3:00-6:00

Dec. 20

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2nd and 3rd Grade Holiday Concert- Center for the Arts 6:30pm

Dec. 23

1st grade to Henry Ford

PBIS Rewards

Dec. 24-Jan 8

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Christmas Break

Jan 9

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School Resumes







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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence


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On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

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Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Dec. 2.

 The direct link for parents if they wish to order pictures prior to retake picture day,

 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.

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From the PTA

Greetings all! The annual PTA/PTSA Reflections is kicking off! This is our art recognition program. Students in all grades are invited to create a work of art in any of the below following categories. The theme is “Show Your Voice”.

Dance choreography

Film production


Music composition


Visual arts

All participants will be recognized with a ribbon and certificate! A show and celebration will be held on January 18, 2023 in the AP High School Creative Arts Building. Invitations will be sent by the PTA/PTSA Council.  All entries are due to your child’s school office by 9:00am on December 2nd. You must submit an every form and consent form. All details, rules and forms can be found at the following link:


Upcoming Events @ Arno Presented By Your PTA:

We are excited to announce our next and future events! Please mark your calendars! And please consider volunteering to help us make sure these events run smooth and are successful!

For more info please reach out to us at or Facebook @arnoelementarypta

December 14th: MAGIC WITH SANTA

*A sign-up genius link for a slot for magic with Santa and/or to volunteer will be shared with registered PTA members on Friday December 2nd-December 4th then will be shared with everyone else.

January 19th: MOTHER/SON NIGHT

•Mother/Son will be held at Rev’d Up in Woodhaven. We will share the sign-up genius link for this event when it gets closer.

February 16th: GLOW DANCE

•Look for more information as this event nears and at February’s PTA meeting!

**Thank you everyone for your support on our spirit wear sale! We had 180 items purchased!**

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe and healthy! 🎅🏻

There will not be a meeting in January. We hope to see everyone at our February 2nd meeting at 6:00pm in the Arno Media Center!

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A BIG Thank you to all of our families that participated in the Cookie dough fundraiser!  All items will arrive on December 15 for pickup starting at 3:00.  All of the products are frozen and we do not have capacity to hold any orders not picked up- please plan on coming to school that afternoon for your order.  Thank you for your support!!


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Our students are changing the future with an Hour of Code

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 51% of all high schools offer computer science.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (October 1 – December 18). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Arno is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

See for details, and help spread the word.


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Warming Tree

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


Building to Kindergarten

Our annual fall Building to Kindergarten presentation was a huge success!  We have a huge crowd that packed the cafeteria to learn about what it takes to be an entering kindergarten student next fall.  If you have a preschool child entering in the Fall of 2023, but were unable to attend, please contact the office for the materials.  Thanks to our kinder team including Jeanine Haskin, Nickie Roller, Cristina Mercer, Cassie Harrison, our reading coach Beth Wesley and all our reading intervention paras for creating a great program!



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Looking for some fun things to do together over break?

1.. Magic Reindeer Food Recipe

Magic Reindeer food that the kids will love to make!

The kids will love making food for the reindeer that will be visiting their home. They can even make extra in goodie bags for their friends in the neighborhood to enjoy as well! This site has a free printable version as well!

2. Movie Night!

This Almost Joy Popcorn is perfect for a movie night with the kids!

You can’t go wrong with a night of some of the best Christmas movies, a bowl of popcorn, and a warm cup of hot cocoa! Here is a list of some of the most-loved holiday movies.

3. DIY Handprint Christmas Ornament

These ornaments are fun christmas craft and keepsake for the kids.

These Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Ornaments are the perfect DIY project for the kids and a good keepsake. The kids will have tons of fun decorating their ornament.

4. Candy Cane Science Experiment

A fun experiment for the kids to do with candy canes and any other candy laying around the house.

Candy canes are very popular this time of year. This experiment is neat way for your kids to learn a little more about candy and not just eat it! Click here to see more.

5. Play Christmas Minute to Win It

17-Quick-Minute-To-Win-It-Christmas-Games kids will love to play!

Minute To Win It is always a fun game. Click here for a list of fun Christmas games for the whole family!

6. Bake and Decorate Cookies


Baking is one of our favorite things to do this time of year, especially these gluten-free sugar cookies! It’s so fun for the kids to bake and then decorate their cookies!

7. Go on a Candy Cane Hunt

Candy cane scavenger hunt for kids. The perfect holiday game to keep them entertained!

Every kid loves a good scavenger hunt! This Candy Cane Hunt is a great way for the kids to play together. They can each take turns hiding candy canes throughout the house. It will also get them thinking and using math to decide who wins the hunt!

8. Christmas Bingo

play christmas bingo with the kids to keep them entertained this holiday season!

Christmas Bingo is fun for the whole family! This site has a super cute free printable version so that you and your family can play whenever you want.

9. Snowman Slam Game

Kids Games: Holiday Minute-to-win-iit! Games to keep kids entertained for hours!

This is not only a fun game for the kids, but it’s also super easy to make! Snowman Slam is a great game that will be keep the kids busy.

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer

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