Coming soon to Arno…
Cougar Cash Lunch
Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser Kickoff
PTA Meeting 6:30
Nov. 4 (Saturday)
PTSA Holiday Fever
Nov. 6-Nov. 10
PTA Book Fair
NO SCHOOL- Teacher PD
Parent-Teacher Conferences (See below) 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Early Release 11:30 A.M.
Parent-Teachers Conferences 12:45-3:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser End
Super Cougar Lunch
Fall Picture Retakes
Building to Kindergarten 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-Nov. 24
3rd Grade Metro Parks Assembly
Cougar Cash Lunch
End of First Trimester
ARNO ELEMENTARY…INSPIRING STUDENTS TOWARD ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.
ARNO ELEMENTARY PROVIDES A SUPPORTIVE HIGH QUALITY ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE TO INSPIRE ALL LEARNERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST.
ARNO COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS
Academics are student-centered, which allow for various learning styles to showcase student achievement.
We will develop and maintain a positive, respectful relationship with each student by using flexibility and adaptability to meet individual needs
We will foster safe learning environments that allow students the opportunity to establish a growth mindset
Thank you for your support for the Arno Memorial Scholarship Fund!
Picture retake day is Nov. 16.
Cookie Dough Sale
Arno will be once again doing the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser starting Nov. 2 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. 2 and will contain all of the information needed (and there is an online order method).
November 2 – November 14 Fundraiser Sale
November 17 All 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)
Even though it feels like the year just got underway, it is time to sign up for conferences. Please see the links below to sign up for a time with your child’s classroom teacher. If you are unable to attend the dates, please contact your child’s teacher for other options.
November 8th and 9th
New Elementary Media Center Facebook Page
Check it out!
PTSA Holiday Fever
Building up to Kindergarten– Coming Soon!
Be sure to sign up in the link provided!
Registration Link: Building to Kindergarten
K-5 Device Care
Although the students have done lessons with our Technology teacher, this is great information to also sit down and discuss device care at thome.
Tips From the Parent Institute
Make bedtime reading a relaxing ritual
When your child was younger, you may have read aloud at bedtime every night. But now that your child can read, should you keep up the habit? You bet. Research shows that, in addition to building literacy skills, the sound of reading aloud can help soothe children. Make daily bedtime reading with your child a relaxing time together. You’ll be building cozy memories and reading skills for a lifetime.
Kalahari Fundraiser Dates
Support your child in three ways every day
From day to day, you may be helping your child with schoolwork in many different ways. But according to research, three things support school success every day. The first is making class attendance a priority. The second is reading with your child. The third is making time for productive, screen-free activities. When the school day is over, encourage your child to read, play board games, exercise or think.
Important Attendance Information
Please read the attitude article on the importance of student attendance, which is mandatory by the laws of the State of Michigan. Please be aware that we are required to follow up with families either verbally, in writing, or both when absences reach the 10 full day mark.
The attendance/tardy process:
Ten full day absences- 1st attendance letter sent home
5 additional absences- 2nd attendance letter sent home
Ongoing after 15 absences- referral to our liaison officer for truancy
Students are considered tardy after 8:40am
After 8:40 am, Parents will be required to walk their student into the office to sign them into the building
If a student has accumulated 5 tardies, the parent will need to sign an acknowledgement letter of the tardies
After 15 tardies, a meeting will take place with the principal to discuss possible solutions.
Excessive tardy arrival/very early dismissal
Student arrival after 9:30am will equal a half-day AM absence
Student dismissal that takes place prior to 2:30pm with count for a half-day PM absence
Picking up your student between 2:30 and 3:30 does not count against them
Students should line up at their assigned door
The playground is always closed before school starts
Parents will not be permitted to enter with students/stand in the halls- normal protocol to sign in with the main office does not change
Students will enter the classroom at the 8:30 bell
As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern. We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.
** No child should never run across the street to get into a car.
**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.
**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.
BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!
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