November 2022

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Coming Soon to Arno…

Nov. 3

Mobile Dentist

Super Cougar Lunch

Building up to Kindergarten 4:30 (Info Below)

PTA Meeting 6:00 (Childcare available)

Nov. 5

PTSA Holiday Craft Show

Nov. 7-11

PTA Book Fair

Mrs. Field’s Order DUE

Nov. 8

No School- Election Day

Nov. 9

P/T conferences 5:00-7:30

Nov. 10

Early Release 11:30am

P/T Conferences 12:45-3:15 & 5:00-7:30

Nov. 23-25 

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Thanksgiving Break

 

 

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Dec. 1

Super Cougar Lunch

Dec. 2

Picture Retakes

PBIS Rewards

End of Trimester 1

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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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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 9/10 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  The sign up links for your child’s teacher are below. Be sure to click the link to get a time slot.  The annual PTA Book Fair will also be going on during conf week and you can stop by the media center during conferences to grab some Christmas presents for under the tree!

November 9th and 10th

Sign Ups

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-y5parentteacher 
Mercer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D49AFA729A6FD0-mercer 
Harrison https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D48A5A92FA2FF2-harrison1
Roller https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEA82DABF94-roller
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4A92EAAF58-pushman
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson
Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4FA8AD2EA6F94-martinchick1 
Schultz  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4CAEAF28ABF58-schultz
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444A8A62DA7F85-cervantes2
Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C44AAAA22A1FD0-amonette
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4BACAD22A4FD0-warneck 
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AB22A5FB6-guyot
Talamonti https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A9AE28A0FA7-talamonti3 
Huntington https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45A4A728A4F9C61-huntington 
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E49ACAD23A1F94-johnson2 
Zuke https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054DABA82AA5FB6-zuke
Garza https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444AEA72FA1FF2-garza2 
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AAFA92FA3FC1-higgins2 
Eskew https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AA9A72DA7FAC16-eskew 
Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ea8a728a6fd0-bleau1
Boyer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4FA8AD2EA6FB6-boyer
Solak (Media Tech) If you would like to meet with me regarding Media Tech, please email me at: solak@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!
Smalley (PE) If you would like to meet, please email me at: smalley@appublicschools.com  we can schedule a time that works for you!
Jensen (Media Lit) If you would like to meet, please email me at: jensen@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!
Wesley (Reading Coach) If you would like to meet, please email me at wesley@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!

 

PTA Book Fair Update

📚 BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED📚

If we do not get volunteers, we will have to cancel this event.  Thank you to those that sign up, we really appreciate it!

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Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Dec. 2.  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.

 

Fundraiser Update

Just a reminder that if you would still like to order cookie dough/cheesecake.  All orders are due either online or into the Arno office by November 7 in order to guarantee shipping before Christmas.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need another form.  To place an order online, please click the link below:

https://onlineorders.mrsfieldsfundraising.com/arnoelementary/cookies

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Building up to Kindergarten– Coming Soon!

Be sure to sign up in the link provided!


Building Up to Kindergarten Part 1 11.3.22

 

Unified PE

Students from Mrs Johnson’s class , Mr. Huntington’s and Mrs Talamonte’s class participating in Unified PE with Mrs. Eskew’s class, through the Special Olympics program, at ARNO.

 

 

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PTA Holiday Fever is coming to town…

Food Service-Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Food Service-free & reduced lunch application

ALL Families MUST REAPPLY for Free/Reduced Lunch this year, if you feel you qualify. There is NO carry-over from last year as all students were F/R.

The Federal Government has ended the Free lunch program for all kids that was in effect during the pandemic. Breakfast/Lunch will now need to be paid for if you would like to have your child participate. I would encourage everyone to fill out and return the Free and Reduced Application for lunch, which if your family qualifies, can provide breakfast/lunch at a reduced or FREE rate.

To apply ONLINE, please click on the following link: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/allp01

 

Line-up Procedures

Line-up procedures will remain the same as last year with outdoor lineup

  • 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

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Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

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 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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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

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October 2022

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 4

Fire Drill

Oct. 6

Picture Day

Super Cougar Lunch

PTA Meeting 6:00

Oct. 11

2nd Grade to Real Life Farm

Oct. 13

ALICE Evacuation Drill 1:30- Full evac to church meeting point

Oct. 18

Culvers Of Allen Park | Allen Park Chamber of Commerce

Culver’s Scholarship Fundraiser Night

Oct. 19

Kinder to Real Life Farm

Oct. 24

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Mrs. Fields Office Fundraiser Kickoff

Oct. 28

Halloween Vehicle* Parade – Home of the VPCA

Halloween Parade 10:00

Early Release 11:30

Oct. 31

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Happy Halloween! Full Day of School

 

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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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From the PTA

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization that works cooperatively with school administration and educators to provide opportunities for our students and families to socialize by providing fun family events and in-school opportunities. We have provided assemblies, family activity nights, playground/gym equipment, student technology, staff appreciation, and so much more!

Fun Run Success! 

Wow! Our Cougars did an amazing job gathering donations for the Fun Run! Together we raised almost $28,000 and want to thank everyone who helped make this event a success! We couldn’t do it without the support of our Cougar families, volunteers, teachers, staff, and the PTA – A BIG THANK YOU! These donations help fund special events such as dances, family activity nights, in-school assemblies, gym equipment, and so much more. We had so much fun this year and hope your Cougar did too! Way to go Cougars!

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 PM – Come see what we have planned next for our students!

 *New Room Location* We will be meeting in the Arno Media Center. Enter through the school front doors, go all the way down the hall until it ends and turn left. We will have childcare for all Arno students. Please register to become a PTA member.

PTA Membership Drive

We currently have our membership drive contest going on through October 14th and the cost is $7 per membership.  Your membership will count towards our contest. The top membership class will win an ice cream party! Anyone can join the PTA – parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Register online by following this link  https://arnopta.memberhub.com/store We appreciate your support!

Mark Your Calendars!

Book Fair – November 7th – 11th | located at Arno. More information to come soon!

Spirit Wear Sale –  November 16th – 30th | Spirit wear will be sold online this year. More information to come soon!

Like us on Facebook by searching @arnoelementarypta – be sure to like our page, we occasionally give away cool stuff like Detroit Tigers tickets!

 

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Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day for Arno Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, Oct 6.

This event’s Order Code is 70211YF.

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Online ordering is available before and after Picture Day. Shipping and handling charges may apply to orders placed after Picture Day

 

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Walk to School 2022

Walk to School 2022

 

 

Fall Office Fundraiser

Arno will be trying a new fundraiser this year- Mrs. Fields/The Cheesecake factory starting  Oct. 24 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, and books 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 Oct. 24  will contain all of the information needed (and there is an online order method).

Fundraiser Timeline

October 24 – November 7 (All orders due)         Fundraiser Sale

November 7 All money and orders due (online payment option available)

Prize info for qualifying sales coming soon at kickoff!

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Halloween Parade

Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 28 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.  It is a district PD day with an 11:30 dismissal that morning.

Halloween is a full day on Monday. While some teachers may do some activities centered around Halloween, costumes are not allowed on Monday.  Thank you!

 

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Building up to Kindergarten- Coming Soon!

Be sure to sign up in the link provided!


Building Up to Kindergarten Part 1 11.3.22

 

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October Movin’

 

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Congratulations to one of our very own Cougars- Ava Fugedi, on being cast in the Nutcracker Ballet coming to the Fox Theater this Christmas! Be sure to get your tickets!

 

 

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PTA Holiday Fever is coming to town…

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Food Service-Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Food Service-free & reduced lunch application

ALL Families MUST REAPPLY for Free/Reduced Lunch this year, if you feel you qualify. There is NO carry-over from last year as all students were F/R.

The Federal Government has ended the Free lunch program for all kids that was in effect during the pandemic. Breakfast/Lunch will now need to be paid for if you would like to have your child participate. I would encourage everyone to fill out and return the Free and Reduced Application for lunch, which if your family qualifies, can provide breakfast/lunch at a reduced or FREE rate.

To apply ONLINE, please click on the following link: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/allp01

 

Line-up Procedures

Line-up procedures will remain the same as last year with outdoor lineup

  • 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

Be Careful Safety First Safety Sign MGNF971

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

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 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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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

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September 2022

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year!!

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Welcome back to the what quite possibly will be the Best Year Ever!!

On behalf of the entire Arno staff, I would like to welcome all of our wonderful families back to another great school year!  I would also like to extend a warm welcome to those families who are new to our building this year, a truly remarkable year awaits you.  We are very excited to get started with much anticipation of Cougar success.

As we look ahead, we believe that this will be a banner year- bouncing back from the pandemic and doing so strong and together!  Arno will be assessing and analyzing our data carefully to plan our next steps and start erasing any losses that occurred the past two years.   I look forward to all of our future accomplishments this year as we help all of our students at Arno master their academics!

We also continue to look forward to all of the fun PTA events, assemblies, and other possible events as we are able to offer them.    I believe in all of our students and staff here at Arno and I know it’s going to be an unbelievable year of accomplishment!

Start Strong!!

 

Coming soon to Arno…

August 22

Office Reopens

Sept. 1

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Meet the Teacher (Schedule below)

    • Meet the Teacher Night will be an Open House on September 1 from 6:30-7:30pm.
    • Students are encouraged to attend Meet the Teacher Night with their family.
    • Meet the Teacher attendance will be staggered to help with parking  Please arrive and depart promptly according to the schedule below.
  • Families will be divided into two groups by alphabet with 20 minute sessions (6:30-6:50 and 7:00-7:20)
  • Last Names A-M — 6:30-6:50pm
  • Last Names N-Z — 7:00-7:20pm
  • If your family has multiple last names, please follow the schedule for your oldest child’s last name

September 6

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Student First Day

September 8

PBIS Stations

First PTA Meeting 6:00

September 15

First Fire Drill 10:30

September 22

Tornado Drill 2:00

September 23

PTA Fun Run

September 27

Fire Drill 2:00

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Parent Connect- Student Placement Info

It’s time to complete the “Back to School Updates” located through your parent connect portal. This takes the place of school buildings sending home emergency cards/paperwork to be updated. The instructions are below along with the steps to request your PIN and password if needed.

ALL enrolled students, including new enrollments for this school year, are required to have the “Back to School Updates” completed by a parent/guardian, before their teacher placement will be available to view.

Please click on “Need Your Login Information,” on the Parent Connect Login page left tab, to access your PIN and password before emailing parentconnecthelp@appublicschools.com for assistance. (When emailing for PIN and password please include your students name, school and your name and email address.)

The 2022-23 Back to School Updates are now available to complete. You can access the Back to School Updates from your “Back to School Updates” tab found in the upper right corner of your parent connect page once you login.

You will need to click on the “Update Now” for each student and confirm all the areas.

Arno Teaching Staff 2022-2023

Young fives Jeanine Haskin
Kindergarten Cassie Harrison
Kindergarten Nickie Roller
Kindergarten Cristina Mercer
First Grade Julie Martinchick
First Grade Barb Pushman 
First Grade Dawn Watson
Second Grade Nicole Amonette
Second Grade Alexandra Cervantes
Second Grade Megan Schultz
Third Grade Sarah Kalis
Third Grade Renee Guyot
Third Grade Rachel Warneck
Fourth Grade Megan Johnson
Fourth Grade Emilie Talamonti
Fourth Grade Aaron Huntington(Pending Board Approval)
Fifth Grade Ciara Zuke
Fifth Grade Lindsay Garza
Fifth Grade Erin Higgins
Cross Categorical Classroom Jessica Eskew
ECP Program Sara Bleau
Life Skills Stella Boyer
Media Lit Arno/Bennie Katie Jensen
Media Tech Arno/Bennie Carrie Solak
Art Arno/Bennie Elisabeth Cunningham
Art Arno/Lindemann Rachel Trapani
Speech-Language Pathologist Andrea Alvarez
Vocal Music Todd Burke
Instrumental/Vocal  Music Steven Cross
Physical Education Arno/Bennie Lisa Smalley
Social Work Arno

School Psychologist

Marisa Tringali

Debbie Green

Resource Room Aly Kubik 3-4-5

Nicole Nasutovich- K-1-2

ECP Speech Taylor Cuddy
Reading Coach/Title I Beth Wesley
ESL Jennifer VanMael
Math Coach Erin Jackson

2022-23 Door Assignments

Door Assignments

 

From the PTA

Welcome Arno Cougar Parents!

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization that works cooperatively with school administration and educators to provide opportunities for our students and families to socialize by providing fun family events and in-school opportunities. We have provided assemblies, family activity nights, playground/gym equipment, student technology, staff appreciation, and so much more! We will have a table setup during Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30 PM and will be located by the main doors. There will be information available regarding planned events for the 2022/2023 school year, PTA membership forms, and general PTA information. We know it’s a busy night, but please stop by and see us! 

 The PTA Membership Drive will run from September 1st through October 14th and our theme this year is “Fall into the PTA”.  The class that receives the most memberships will win an Ice Cream Social!  Forms will be sent home on the first day of school and a link will be posted on our Facebook page. You can find us on Facebook by searching @arnoelementarypta – be sure to like our page, we occasionally give away cool stuff like Detroit Tigers tickets! Check out the flyer below for more details on the PTA and scan the QR Code to link you directly to our Arno PTA membership page! Please consider joining – the cost is $7 and your membership helps support so much we do for your child. 

Our first PTA meeting will be held in the school cafeteria at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The meeting will take place in-person and childcare will be provided for all Arno students. PLEASE JOIN US! If you’re looking for school spirit wear, we will be selling it online from November 16th through November 30th, so mark your calendars! More info will be available in the coming months. 

Our annual FUN RUN FUNDRAISER will take place from September 12, 2022 through September 30, 2022. The actual Fun Run will be held Friday, September 23, 2022 on the playground. This is our biggest fundraising event! It’s because of the fun Run and the support from our Arno Cougar families that we are able to offer free family-fun events and opportunities for our students. More information will be sent home with your child in the coming weeks. 

We have so many fun events planned for the school year and we need your help! Please consider volunteering or serving as a chairperson at one of our events. If we do not have a chairperson for an event, it is at risk to be cancelled. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please email the PTA at arnopta@gmail.com

We are so excited for the 2022/2023 school year and can’t wait to share these great experiences with our awesome students! 

 

 

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School Supply Lists 

This year we are continuing to use Teacherlists.com to post all of our supplies.  You can access the lists down below from the click-button.  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.

https://www.teacherlists.com/schools/31210-arno-elementary-school

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Welcome to Arno!

This year we are pleased to welcome to the Arno staff: Jessica Eskew- CI program,  Marisa Tringali-Social Work, Ms. Aly Kubik- Resource Room, Aaron Huntington- 4th grade(Pending Board Approval), and Erin Jackson- Math Coach.    Welcome to Arno Jessica, Marisa, Aly, Aaron, and Erin!

Jessica Eskew

My name is Jessica Eskew and I am from Wyandotte, MI! I received my B.S. in Elementary Education with a major in Cognitive Impairments and Masters in Teaching and Learning in Special Education with a concentration in ASD from Wayne State University . Personally, I have been married for 1 wonderful year and recently had a daughter who is 3 months old.  We love to play with our Golden Doodle Sammy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, and music.I am excited to be a part of the Arno family and help each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor.  I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment.

Marisa Tringali

Hello! My name is Marisa Tringali and I will be the school social worker at Arno Elementary School this year. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in elementary education from Michigan State University and got my masters in social work from the University of Michigan. Last year, I was a long term school social work substitute at Bennie Elementary and I am so excited to continue my time at Allen Park Public Schools. I look forward to helping our students make this year their best one yet!

Aly Kubik

My name is Aly Kubik and I have the pleasure of
being Arno’s Resource Room teacher. I will encourage
all students to become active participants in their
education and in the school community.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from
Eastern Michigan University. This is my first year
teaching and my second year in the district as I served
as a long-term substitute before taking this position.
I was born and raised in Allen Park, graduating
from Allen Park High, Go Jags! I also coach the Girls
Varsity Basketball team.
I am committed to providing your child every
opportunity to have a successful year! I am very excited
to be a part of the Arno family!

 

Aaron Huntington

Hello, my name is Aaron Huntington and I am a graduate of Michigan
State University with a degree in  Elementary Education with a focus on
Language Arts and a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages). In the winter of 2020 I graduated from Grand Valley
State University with a Masters of Education in Educational Technology. I
have ten years of teaching experience, with five of those years being in
fourth grade.
​    I live right here in Allen Park with my wife and two children. One of our
favorite things to do as a family is walk to any of the amazing parks
around the city. My favorite subjects are English and Science, but I love
certain aspects of them all. I love to see students reading and enjoying
books as much as I do.
I am a hardworking, responsible, and confident person with a continued
passion for elementary education. I believe a great teacher helps children
with the learning process and guides them to finding the answers for
themselves through discussion and discovery.
My interest in teaching was sparked as a child. My grandfather, my
grandmother, and my mother were all teachers or child care providers, so
I feel like I am stepping into a role that has been there for me since I was
young. My mother ran a child care out of our home, so I was always
around children and I would always volunteer to help. Becoming a teacher
was the most natural career choice for me.
I am extremely excited to begin this year at Arno as a fourth grade
teacher. I look forward to meeting everyone and becoming a part of the
Allen Park school community.

 

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Additional changes for 2022-23

Please also welcome to Arno staff Angela Monte and Katie Alsobrooks, both new additions to our classroom paraprofessionals.

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!

Brian Trionfi, one of our 4th grade teachers, accepted a position in math over at APMS.  We thank Brian for all that he has done for Arno and wish him the best in his new position!

 

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General Information

ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE

  • All students will attend in-person instruction Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm.
  • Bus transportation will run according to schedules provided through the Transportation Department.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 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.  
  • If you still have a district-owned Chromebook from last school year, it should come back to school with your child on the first day.  Please make sure the charger is included.
  • All students will be issued a district-owned Chromebook during the first week of school. 
  • Every day, Chromebooks and chargers will go back and forth from home to school.
  • Please ensure that your child’s Chromebook is fully charged each night before coming to school.
  • Students will need headphones or earbuds that will remain at school.  Label with your child’s name. 
  • Supply lists are on the school websites or blog, and sent to families.  Supplies are able to be dropped off during Meet the Teacher Night or brought on the first day of school.
  • Individual water bottles are recommended.  Please consider a pop-top or straw-type if possible to avoid spills onto school materials or technology.  Label with your child’s name.
  • Please practice independence with shoe tying, zippering, buttoning, and other clothing features with your child.
  • All grades will administer the NWEA to students in person by October 1.  Your child’s teacher will provide these details to you.
  • Our PTAs provide support to our schools in many ways.  Please look for upcoming information on ways to join our PTA.

VISITORS

  • At this time, visitors will be welcomed in the building. Meetings may be held by video chat or in person, depending on the nature of the meeting and comfort of the participants.  
  • Whenever possible, please refrain from bringing forgotten items to school after the start of the school day. This includes homework, classwork, textbooks, etc.
  • All visitors MUST go to the main entrance and use the doorbell to inform the office staff what you are at the building for. Office staff will let you know from there what you should do. Please do NOT enter the building when doors are open during arrival and dismissal. 
  • When picking up a child early, please ring the doorbell and let the office staff know who you are picking up.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

  • Doors will open upon the morning bell at 8:30am.  Students may enter at the assigned entry door (see attachment).
  • Students should not be lining up prior to 8:30am as there will not be outside supervision for students.
  • All doors close at 8:35am
  • Arrival beyond 8:45am will be considered tardy and students must be buzzed in through the front doors of the school.

FOOD SERVICE PROCEDURES

  • The free Breakfast and Lunch program during Covid has ended.  Families will now have to pay for those meals or apply for free or reduced breakfast/lunch. 
  • Please apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits by October 1, even if you think you may not qualify.  Our schools receive additional funding for the number of students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch.  Applications and directions are available on the Food Services page of the AP website:  Food Services Website
  • Breakfast and Lunch may be purchased by loading money on to your child’s account: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
  • Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria this school year.  Front doors will open at 8:10 and students must finish by 8:30 to be dismissed to class.  
  • All students will eat lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Students may still bring lunches from home if desired.
  • Please avoid sending lunches with peanut butter products whenever possible.
  • Please practice the process of opening food packages with your child.  Encourage your child to open food packages independently.
  • Whenever weather permits, students will have outdoor recess.  When we approach winter please be aware that we go outside as long as the temperature is 20 degrees or above. 
  • During inclement weather, recess will be held indoors.  

SPECIAL CLASSES

  • All special classes (Art, Music, Phys Ed, Media Lit & Media Tech) will be held in specials classrooms.  Schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

Please consider the following for specials:

  • Phys Ed classes require students to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • Media Tech classes will require headphones and Chromebooks.  
  • Art classes will utilize shared materials.  

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

  • Dismissal time is 3:30pm at assigned dismissal doors    
  • Parents with multiple children: please meet your youngest child at his or her exit door first.  Make a plan with your older children about where to meet you (wait at their door, meet at a designated spot, etc.).

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PBIS 

Arno Cougar’s PBIS expectations are set to provide all of our learners a positive environment and include Being Safe, Being Respectful, and Being Ready.  We will be working on these expectations during the first week of school with all grade levels as we implement stations throughout the building that each class will tour and hear from a speaker about expectations for each area.  Students will hear about the bus, the hallway, the cafeteria, assemblies, and the main office.  In addition, we are looking forward to the Super Cougar lunch with the principal (monthly), Cougar cash, Cougar Store, and Monthly Rewards.

This year is going to be awesome!

 

 

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Starting Smarter

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.

Starting Smarter Link

 

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Line-up Procedures

Line-up procedures will remain the same as last year with outdoor lineup

  • Students should line up at their assigned door

  • Parents will not 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

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Parking/Drop-off

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 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!!

 

2022-23 School Information

Office is open daily:           7:30-4:00

School day for students:  8:30-3:30

Breakfast:                               8:10-8:30

Latchkey hours:                  7:00-8:30

3:30-6:00

Student arrival time:          8:20

Half-Day dismissal             11:30

*If your child is not picked up consistently 20 minutes past dismissal, you will be required to enroll in latchkey services.  

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Lunch Times

Grade K             11:00-11:40

Grades 1/2       11:30-12:10

Grades 4/5      12:00-12:40

Grade 3            12:30-1:10

Breakfast Times

All Grades       8:10-8:30

 

National School Lunch Program

Breakfast and Lunch Program

The U. S. Government has ended the free breakfast/lunch program for all students as of June 30.  This year, it is important that everyone fills out the Free and Reduced Lunch form, which will increase your chances of qualifying for one of those programs.  The number of approved free and reduced applications also greatly affects the amount of 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 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

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Breakfast Change

Since the free breakfast program has ended, families will either have to pay, or be approved for a free or reduced breakfast if your child would like one.  We will no longer be sending home breakfast at the end of the day, instead we are going back to normal system we had in place.  If your child is signed up for breakfast, they may be dropped off at the main office doors starting at 8:10 and report to the cafeteria to eat.  Please note that breakfast is not served past 8:30 a.m.

To purchase breakfast/lunch, please go to the following link: MyPaymentsPlus

 

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for October 6 for picture day, retakes will be on Dec. 2. Information will be coming home soon.

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Student Attendance

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.

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Although we cherish every birthday here at Arno, we wanted to remind everyone that birthday food treats are not allowed and will not be brought down to the classroom.  Pencils, bookmarks, etc are acceptable alternatives.  Thank you for your support!!

 

June 2022

Raye-Allen Elementary School

Coming soon to Arno…

June 1

Super Awesome! Kentucky Edition

NWEA Reward Picnic for Top 10 Readers and Most Improved 11:30

June 2

3rd Grade to Greenfield Village

June 3

5th Grade to Greenfield Village

June 7

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5th Grade Graduation APCA 9:15

Honors Choir APCA 7:00

June 8

Mentor Celebration

June 9

5th Grade Picnic

Super Cougar Ice Cream Party

June 10

1st Grade to Bowling

3rd Grade to Barney Park

Kindergarten to the Zoo

June 13

Early Release 11:30

3rd Grade to Boccabella

4th Grade to Pretty Family Park

June 14

Early Release 11:30

3rd Grade to Pretty Park

4th Grade to Boccabella

Kindergarten Celebration Picnic Barney Park

June 15

Early Release 11:30

Last Day of School

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

June 22

Office Closes

2022-2023 School Year

August 22

Arno Office opens

September 1

Meet the Teacher

September 6

Student First Day

September 8

First PTA Meeting 6:00 New Time

PBIS Stations

 

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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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NWEA Celebration

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!

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Top Ten Readers

Most Improved

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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

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.

 

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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!

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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 Fun 

Kiwanis Club Kids Day-A Fun Day for AP kids Preschool-Grade 5 (1)

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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May 2022

Coming soon to Arno…

May 2

Teacher Appreciation Week!!

Kindergarten Roundup 6:30

Hearing screening Y5, K, and 1

May 4

Arno Staff Appreciation Lunch by the PTA

May 5

PTA Meeting 6:30

May 6

Early Release 11:30

May 11

Hearing retakes

May 12

ALICE EVAC DRILL 

May 17

K Screening

APMS student orientation 9:00

May 19

K screening

May 27

PBIS Reward

5th Grade reprod unit

May 30 

Memorial Day- No School

 

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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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Ways you can show appreciation for your child’s teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching and will take place this year the week of May 2.  The PTA has some wonderful things planned for our staff, and there are also other ways you can show appreciation for your child’s teacher:

  • Write a thank you/appreciation note

  • Make a special “Thank you” art project

  • Record a personal thank you video

  • Send them a digital or ecard

  • Send them flowers

  • Tell your child’s teacher what they love about school

  • Give a special note

 

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KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

We are pleased to be bringing back the normal kindergarten round up this spring for all incoming kindergarteners. This year’s event will be on May 2 starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents will attend in the gym, all future Cougars will attend within the 3 different classrooms.  Remember that Kindergarten registration is now open at Riley.

 

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Kindergarten 2022-2023 Information

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Congratulations to our New PTA BOARD for the 2022-2023 School Year

President: Nicole Adkins

Vice President: Meaghan Bachman

Treasurer: Jesse Spencer

Secretary: Sarah Wald

Please join us for our last meeting of the year on May 5 in the cafeteria at 6:30- childcare is available.  It’s important we get everyone involved in the group- the PTA cannot run fun family events without chair people and volunteers- your help makes all the difference!

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ALICE Evac Drill

On May 12, Arno will holding our annual ALICE evacuation drill as we make our way to the Presbyterian church on Park. During this time, classes will head out of the building, choose a route to our rendezvou point, and stay there until we are all assembled- finally heading back which will end the drill.

 

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M-STEP

Our Arno Cougars have been working so hard on the M-STEP! We are very proud of their efforts as we wrap up testing during the first week of May.  Parents should receive a parent report from the state by early fall and it will show your child’s score, as well their strengths and weaknesses.  More information will come out in when school starts.

3rd and 5th grade march to victory on the M- STEP

 

 

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Moving?

If you know you are moving from AP schools, please email parentconnecthelp@appublicschools.com

 

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TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE

As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, student placement is one of our primary considerations.  Our school team of teachers, administrator and social worker spend many hours working together to form classrooms for next year.  We strive to balance classrooms with a blend of students based on academic strengths and needs, social and emotional supports, and the unique personalities of each child.

If you have any special concerns about your child’s placement for next school year, please submit a written explanation of the concern.  For example, “my son is very active and needs to be placed in a classroom where he will have opportunities to move around” or “my daughter struggles with reading and needs a teacher with a strong background in reading”.

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be not be considered.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 20, 2022.

This is the same procedure that has been used in previous years and is the same procedure used at Lindemann and Bennie.  If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to contact my office.

Steve Zielinski, Principal

 

Culver's Fundraiser, Tuesday November 3rd | Willowbrook PTO

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.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please send in $3 in a labeled envelope with your child’s name on it.  Thank you for your support!

 

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 EARTH DAY STATIONS

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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April 2022

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Coming soon to Arno…

April 4

School Resumes

April 7

Fire Drill

PTA Meeting 6:30

April 11

MSTEP window opens

April 12

MSTEP 5th Grade SS

April 14

MSTEP 5th Grade Science

April 15

Good Friday- No School

April 17

HOPPY Easter!

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April 19

MSTEP 5th Grade ELA

April 20

Fire Drill

April 21

5th grade parent orientation 6:00-7:00

April 26

MSTEP 5th Grade Math, 4th Grade Math, 3rd Grade ELA

April 29

PBIS Reward

 

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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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Kindergarten Roundup

We are pleased to be bringing back the normal kindergarten round up this spring for all incoming kindergarteners. This year’s event will be on May 2 starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents will attend in the gym, all future Cougars will attend within our classrooms.  Remember that Kindergarten registration is now open at Riley.

 

Good Neighbor Saturday

MDE - M-STEP Summative

The M-STEP Window Opens

M-STEP kicks off on May 4 for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade for all students. Please see the schedule below for testing dates:

ALL testing starts at 9:15.  

April 12    5th Grade Social Studies

April 14    5th Grade Science

April 19    5th Grade ELA

April 26    3rd Grade ELA, 4th Grade Math, and 5th Grade Math

May  3       3rd Grade Math, 4th Grade ELA

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Rock Your Socks- 2019 – 321Foundation

Thank you so much for your generous donations to Rock Your Socks Day at Allen Park Schools!  This celebration of World Down Syndrome Day has been so much fun!  The students loved showing off their socks.  It was so amazing to see the community come together to support and celebrate all “EXTRA” special kids.  The district’s Cognitively Impaired programs greatly appreciate your support more than words could ever convey.

 

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APPS Summer Camp Info

 

Summer Kids Camp 2022

 

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Watersheds Contest

As a Wayne County Green School award recipient, Arno Elementary School is one of just 25 Schools eligible to participate in this year’s Adopt a Storm Drain contest!

The Alliance of Downriver Watersheds Schools for Clean Water Adopt a Storm Drain Contest is an easy online contest where you encourage parents, school staff, and community members to pledge to adopt a storm drain near their home. When they take the pledge they assign that pledge to your school.

The schools that get the most pledges will win cash prizes up to $1,500 for class materials and educational projects!

Here are the contest details:

The Alliance for Downriver Watersheds (ADW) is proud to announce the 2nd annual Schools for Clean Water Contest! As a current, or recent, Green School located in the Downriver area, your school is eligible to participate and win!

What is the Schools for Clean Water Contest?

The Schools for Clean Water Contest is a friendly competition to reduce pollution in our local waterways. Like last year, we will focus on keeping yard waste and litter out of storm drains.

How does it work?

Participating schools urge parents, alumni, and faculty to visit www.SchoolsForCleanWater.org between April 4th and April 22nd (Earth Day) to complete a simple online pledge to do their part. When they submit the pledge form, they assign that pledge to your school. At the end of the contest, we tally up the totals and the schools with the most pledges win cash prizes.

Who can pledge?

Anyone 18 and older can take the pledge including, but not limited to: parents, alumni, student’s family members, teachers, school support staff, friends, neighbors, etc…

What do schools win?

Eight schools will win a share of the $5,000 in prize money. The money can be used to pay for educational projects and classroom materials.

  • First Place – $1,500

  • Second Place – $1,250

  • Third Place – $1,000

  • Wild Card – 5 x $250 (all schools with 50 or more pledges, will be entered into a random drawing for the five wild card prizes)

 

In 2021, winners used the prize money to help fund programs like an outdoor classroom, a reading garden for special education students, school gardens, and other green initiatives.

 

 

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COVID-19 RAPID TESTS FOR HOME USE AVAILABLE

Allen Park Public Schools has received a supply of Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Tests for student/family home use.  We ask that parents/guardians please limit to 1 test per student in the family.

Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up their test kit(s) Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Closed 3/28 thru 4/1 for spring break) while supplies last at the following location:

RILEY EDUCATION CENTER

9601 VINE, ALLEN PARK

DOOR #8

 

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Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2022-23

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2022-23 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications will be available, online only, between Monday, March 28, 2022 through Sunday, April 17, 2022 on our website, https://www.allenparkschools.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=971881&type=d&pREC_ID=1847418

Completed applications will be accepted beginning Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 17.  Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

A random draw selection will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022. The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.  Parents will be contacted with their students’ waitlist number, by email or phone call by April 20, 2022.

We ask that you help us by sharing this information with friends and/or family members who may be interested in having their children become a part of the Allen Park Public Schools Family.

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at www.allenparkschools.com.  You can also address questions to schoolofchoice@appublicschools.com or call (313) 827-1154.

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Culver's Fundraiser, Tuesday November 3rd | Willowbrook PTO

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.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please send in $3 in a labeled envelope with your child’s name on it.  Thank you for your support!

 

Kindergarten / Home

Kindergarten 2022-2023 Information

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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March 2022

Coming soon to Arno…

March 1

Roller Kingdom Reading Challenge - Roller Kingdom

March is Reading Month Begins!

March 2

Dr. Suess’s Birthday

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March 3

PTA Meeting 6:30

March 7

Mobile Dentist in gym

March 10

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures-Rescheduled - Park Avenue Elementary School

March 11

End of 2nd Trimester

March 16

Tornado Drill 10:00

March 17

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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March 18

No School- Teacher PD

Report Cards Released

March 21

World Down Syndrome Day- Rock your socks!

March 23

Bingo for Books 6:00

March 24

PBIS Reward March Madness

March 26-April 3

SPRING BREAK!

Open all week for Spring Break! – Boys and Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls

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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

 

Title I/School Improvement Surveys

It is that time of year… we are in need of your opinion of how things are going at Arno for school improvement planning.  Please take a moment and complete this year’s survey that has taken our remote status into consideration. We survey three groups annually- staff, students in grades 3-5, and parents.  This valuable information goes into our school improvement planning so Arno can be its very best!  The link will be active until March 9.  Thank you for your participation in helping us always improve!

Survey Link:

https://forms.gle/inhFCUoLtqDmcsf8A

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Mobile Dentist is Coming March 7

If you would still like to register, please click on the link: https://www.myschooldentist.com/AEAPMI

Mobile Dentists COVID FAQs for Schools

 

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Spring Pictures are here!

Picture Day for Arno Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2022 and this Picture Day event’s Order Code is 67356XF

Please note, only those who have preordered will be photographed. Click here to order.

Online preordering closes at 11:59 p.m. the night before Picture Day.

 

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Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council Craft and Vendor Show | Allen Park High School | March 12, 2022

Spring Fever

 

 

March is Reading Month Activities

Travel the World with Books!
One Book, One School

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity: Brown, Jeff, Pamintuan, Macky: 9780061429903: Amazon.com: Books

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures!

This year to celebrate March is Reading Month, our entire
school will be reading Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures:
The Mount Rushmore Calamity. Our celebration is called One
Book, One School because the entire school is reading the
same book. The Mount Rushmore Calamity is just one book in
a series about Flat Stanley, the boy who was flattened by a
falling bulletin board and his adventures traveling by mail
around the world.

Each student will get a book this year. Our goal is that you
would read this book together at home. The book is for your
family to keep. We hope you enjoy reading together as a
family. The included pacing guide outlines the chapters to be
read each week. Your child’s teacher will also be given a
book to read and discuss in class.

Throughout the month of March, we will have a wide
variety of reading themed activities to participate in at home
and at school. Attached is a calendar of all of the fun
activities we have planned!

Books will be distributed on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Pacing Guide

February 28 – March 4: Chapters 1 & 2
March 7-11: Chapters 3 & 4
March 14 -18: Chapters 5 & 6
March 21-25: Chapter 7

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley loves to travel by mail, he is flat and fits perfectly inside
an envelope. As a family, decorate Flat Stanley however you like! Ask
a friend or family member who lives in another city or state if they
would like to show Stanley all around their town. If they agree, mail
Stanley to them. Have them take pictures with Stanley on all of their
adventures and share them with you and your family. Or take Flat
Stanley all around where you live and keep a journal of the place you
visit!

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures!

Unplugged Tuesdays

Turn off electronics… and turn on your imagination! Every Tuesday night in

March “unplug” and spend quality time with your family!

March 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Wear it Wednesdays

Celebrate March is Reading Month by dressing up each Wednesday to

match the reading theme.

March 2: Pack your bags! Wear a shirt from you favorite location,

vacation, or somewhere you want to go!

March 9: Pawsitively Wild About Reading! Wear animal print.
March 16: Team up for reading! Wear sports apparel.
March 23: We “read” all month! Wear red.

Book Exchange

During the week of March 7-11, students will be participating in a book
exchange on their library day. Students can bring in up to three gently
used books to exchange. Students will be able to exchange the same
number of books that they bring from home. If a student brings in one
book, they will be able to pick out one book. Look for a flyer coming home with more information.

Final Week: Reading “Spirit” Week

To celebrate the end of March is Reading Month we will be hosting a Reading Spirit Week!

March 21: Be a Word! Wear a shirt or hat with words or pin a word and definition to your shirt.

March 22: Be a Book Character! Come dressed as your favorite book character.

March 23: Wear Red because we “read” all month. (Wear it Wednesday)
March 24: Michigan Day! Wear your favorite Michigan themed clothes.
March 25: Read and Relax! Bring in your favorite book and wear your comfiest pajamas.

 

From the District

Dear Friends,
 
Preparations continue for Spring Fever, the PTA/PTSA Council Scholarship fundraiser on March 12th.  You can help!  Here are some opportunities to help us raise our goal of $12,000 for APHS and APCS graduating senior scholarships.  
Spring Fever includes a craft & vendor show, mom 2 mom sale, silent auction, bake sale and concessions!
We are grateful for your continued support!
 
Contact: Sandy Winkler (appta.council@gmail.com)

Culvers Calendars

Culver's Fundraiser, Tuesday November 3rd | Willowbrook PTO

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.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please send in $3 in a labeled envelope with your child’s name on it.  Thank you for your support!

 

MDE - M-STEP Summative

M-STEP

The M-STEP, a state of Michigan assessment will start for all of our third-fifth graders in April after spring break.  Right now our students are hard at work learning material and practicing digital formats that will prepare them.  More information will becoming when we get closer.

 

 

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From the District- Parent workshops 

Love and Logic Parenting Bootcamp on March 9, 16 & 23

–Raising Responsible Kids

–Letting Empathy and Consequences Provide Teaching Opportunities

–Turning Mistakes into Wisdom

Virtual Parenting Workshop: Raising a Reader-Promoting Literacy for Kids 0-5 – March 16


Love and Logic Parenting Boot Camp-March 2022.pdf
Parent Workshop-Raising a Reader-Promoting Literacy for Kids 0-5.pdf

 

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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February 2022

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 3

NWEA Rewards Assembly Grades 3-5

PTA Meeting 6:30 Arno Cafeteria

Feb. 11

NO SCHOOL- Teacher PD

Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Feb. 21 and 22

Winter Break- No School

 

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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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Winter Break is coming…

There will be no school on February 21 and 22 for winter break.  School resumes on Feb. 23

 

Culvers Calendars

Culver's Fundraiser, Tuesday November 3rd | Willowbrook PTO

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.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please send in $3 in a labeled envelope with your child’s name on it.  Thank you for your support!

 

MDE - M-STEP Summative

M-STEP

The M-STEP, a state of Michigan assessment will start for all of our third-fifth graders in April after spring break.  Right now our students are hard at work learning material and practicing digital formats that will prepare them.  More information will becoming when we get closer.

 

 

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 10 WAYS YOUR STUDENT CAN LEARN ABOUT BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE IN AMERICA

  • By Valerie Kirk

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the impact of African American heritage, culture, and achievement in our country. While most K–12 schools incorporate Black history activities into their curriculum, Black History Month offers a wonderful opportunity to extend your child’s learning at home or enhance your homeschool curriculum. Here are 10 ways your student can learn about Black history and culture. You don’t have to wait until February—these activities and resources can be used throughout the year!

1. Celebrate with Cross-Curricular Activities

Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, has developed 13 cross-curricular activities for teachers to celebrate Black History Month, broken down by elementary, middle, and high school. While these ideas are intended to be done in a traditional classroom, they can all be adapted to online school or homeschool students. While you’re on the Scholastic website, check out their reading list of young adult books written by African American authors.

2. Read a Book About the African American Experience, History, and Culture

Educators recommend that students spend at least 20 minutes a day reading. Celebrate Black History Month by having your student read a book that features African American culture, shares the story of a great African American figure, or brings the African American experience to life. For inspiration, here are 10 terrific books for students in elementary school.

3. Watch a Documentary

Documentaries bring the past to life, connecting us to significant times in history. PBS offers this list of powerful documentaries exploring Black history and culture in America. Relive iconic moments, like the 1963 March on Washington, or join the Freedom Riders on their journey through the Jim Crow South. These documentaries are appropriate for middle or high school students.

4. Plan a Full Lesson on Historical Topics

PBS also offers their Learning Media series, with several lessons that honor Black History Month, including lessons on the Emancipation Proclamation, the Great Migration, and the civil rights movement. These lessons are designed to support teachers and homeschool families but are an excellent resource for parents looking to help their student have a deeper understanding of these important topics.

5. Virtually Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is part of the Smithsonian Institute and devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. They have a wealth of online learning resources to help you enrich your student’s learning experience, including recommended reading resources for elementary, middle, and high school students and Smithsonian Learning Labs, which are free, interactive lessons where students can explore both well-known and not so well-known moments in history.

6. Watch a Movie Showcasing African American History or Experiences

Celebrate Black History Month with family movie night, watching movies that celebrate the African American experience or that highlight historical events. Movie casts have become more diverse in recent years, so choosing films that feature actors of color is a way to celebrate achievements. Need inspiration? Check out this list of 50 African American children’s movies for a special family movie night.

7. Honor African American Veterans

Did you know that nearly 200,000 African Americans served in the US Army from 1863 to 1865, making up nearly 10 percent of the American soldiers who served in the US Army during the Civil War? It all started with the formation of the 54th Massachusetts regiment. From service in the Civil War to the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, African American men and women have a long history of serving in the United States military. Your student can honor their contributions in both times of war and peace by learning more about their service.

8. Learn About African American Inventors

The first African American to be awarded a US patent was Thomas Jennings, who in 1821 invented a way to dry-clean clothes. The first African American woman to receive a patent was Judy Reed for her dough kneader and roller in 1884. Have your student research other African American inventors who made contributions to science, industry, business, agriculture, transportation, and communications.

9. Listen to a TED Talk

If your high school student walks around with earbuds in all day, have them spend some time listening to TED Talks that celebrate Black History Month. TED Talks are designed to share knowledge through short talks and presentations. Their Black History Month playlist includes talks about the migration of African Americans out of the Jim Crow South, an introduction of the woman Martin Luther King Jr. called “the architect of the civil rights movement,” and how speaking openly about race makes for better business and society.

10. Explore African American Musical Influencers

Celebrate Black History Month by listening to the great African American musicians. Have your student read about the 50 most important African American musical artists and learn more about their lives and music. Use this opportunity to introduce your student to musical genres that were heavily influenced by these talented artists, including jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, gospel, doo-wop, and hip-hop.

 

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Kindergarten / Home

Kindergarten 2022-2023 Information

K Registration 22 23

 

young 5 22 23

 

21 22 Kinder instruct.

 

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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January 2021

Coming soon to Arno…

Happy New Year!! Wishing you a wonderful 2022!!

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Jan. 3

Welcome Back! School resumes

Jan. 14

No School- Full Day teacher PD

Jan. 17

MLK Observed- No School

Jan. 20

ALICE Drill 10:00

4th and 5th to APAC for play 8:45

Jan. 21

3rd to APAC 9:10

Jan 28

PBIS reward- Zumba

 

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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

In case you missed Arno’s Musical Holiday Card…

Thanks to Mr. Cross and Mr. Burke for all of their hard work in producing this wonderful video!

 

COVID 19 Information

(From Mr. Darga)
Happy New Year’s Eve!
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and are finding time to relax and rejuvenate.
I wanted to address the recent announcement by the CDC & MDHHS regarding COVID & Quarantine.  Here’s an updated article regarding the changes to the state’s quarantine guidance.
https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/mdhhs-to-update-quarantine-guidance-for-general-public-based-on-cdc-recommendations

In short, MDHHS announced that it plans to update its quarantine guidance for the general public to reflect the recommendations of the CDC – 5 days of isolation, followed by 5 days of mask wearing if asymptomatic. It is, however, important to know that MDHHS stated that the existing quarantine recommendations for early childhood and K-12 will not be changed
Allen Park Public Schools will continue to follow the guidelines set by the Wayne County Health Department and require a 10 day quarantine. If WCHD changes their protocols, I will be sure to share the news with our team.
As a district, we have signed up for the new MI Backpack At Home Testing Program.  This program will supply districts “at home COVID tests” to be sent home with our students.  As we learn more, I will be sure to share updates.  To learn more, here is a link to the program: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_104699_104700_105077-572622–,00.html
We are also looking to implement an onsite Mi Safe Schools Testing Program for our staff and students.  We have been utilizing this testing method through our HS athletic department with great success. We plan to expand the program to service our entire K-12 population.  Stay tuned for additional information.  To learn more, here is a link to the program:  https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/Overview_MI_Safe_Schools_Testing_Program_712939_7.pdf
Please enjoy a safe New Year’s Eve celebration.  I look forward to seeing you all when we return back into our buildings on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Sincerely,
Mike Darga

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 5-11 Years Old- Wayne County Health

November 2, 2021: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a final recommendation approving that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. The vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 through 11. Also, data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC shows that children 5 to 11 years of age account for approximately 40% of pediatric cases. (Source: www.fda.gov)

Pediatric doses will be available beginning Thursday, November 4, 20201, at the following Wayne County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (see further below for hours and addresses):

  • Wayne Health Center
  • Wayne County Community College – Ted Scott Campus
  • Wayne County Community College – Downriver Campus Please continue to check this webpage or call 1-866-610-3885 for updates on when pediatric doses will be available at our remaining COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Children aged 5-11 will receive 1 pediatric dose of Pfizer vaccine, followed by a second dose in 21 days. Note: Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (J&J) have not been approved for this age group.COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, deaths, MIS-C (inflammatory syndromes) and long-term complications, such as “long COVID,” in which symptoms can linger for months. Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission.Also, vaccines will be available at some pediatrician’s offices, family doctors, or local pharmacies, contact your pediatrician’s office to obtain more information. The Wayne County Health Department continues to collaborate with local schools to offer in-school vaccine clinics.

Vaccine Finder:

https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

 Family Screening Protocol for Covid

  • 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.

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January Assessments

The month of January brings back our second round of testing. During this month, students will be given the NWEA, FAST reading, and most grades will be assessing reading levels for targeted students.  Student performance on these tests give us a good gauge on their strengths and weaknesses, and helps us identify those students who may qualify for additional help-  please encourage your child to perform their very best so their teacher gets an accurate picture of their skills.  NWEA parent reports will go home later this month. Thank you for your support!

 

ALICE Drill

This month we will be conducting our second ALICE drill of the year.  During this drill, classes will be practicing HIDE OUT/KEEP OUT where students will find numerous places in the room to hide (not in one big group) and the teacher will assist in showing the class how the door could be barricaded from an intruder if needed.  This May we will be practicing GET OUT where the whole school will mock evacuate to our rendezvous point at the Presbyterian church on Park.

 

BOARD APPRECIATION

A big THANK YOU to our Allen Park Board of Education members during School Board Appreciation Month.  We are honored to have such a supportive Board of Education who keep the arts and education alive in Allen Park!

 

Literacy Website

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.

https://readwesley.edublogs.org/

 

Great Educational Websites for Students

National Geographic for Kids

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

FunBrain

https://www.funbrain.com/

Storyline Online

https://storylineonline.net

PBS KIDS

https://pbskids.org/

ABCya

https://www.abcya.com/

Into the book

https://reading.ecb.org/

Seussville

https://www.seussville.com/

Leading to Reading

http://gws.ala.org/content/leading-reading

Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Usborne Books Activities

https://usborne.com/us/activities-for-kids

 

Looking for a Great Winter Activity…

Creating a Home Library

Creating a Home Library

Starting a home library for your children shows them how important books are. Here are some creative ideas for finding books (including flea markets, book swaps, birthday and holiday wish lists), creating a welcoming space to keep the books, making your own bookplates, and more.

Finding books

  • Become a treasure hunter! Browse book store sales, garage sales, flea markets, used book stores, and sales at your local library
  • Organize a children’s book swap with friends, community groups, or your school
  • Encourage family and friends to give books as gifts for birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations
  • Don’t forget quality nonfiction and children’s magazines!

Building your library

  • A cardboard box or small wooden packing crate that you can decorate together might make a good bookcase. Or you might clear one of the family bookshelves.
  • Pick a special place for your child’s books so that she knows where to look for them — in a cozy corner of your child’s bedroom or close to where the rest of the family gathers and reads if your child is very social.
  • Help your child to arrange her books in some order — her favorite books, books about animals, or holiday books. Use whatever method will help her most easily find the book she’s looking for.
  • “This book belongs to…” Bookplates give your child a sense of ownership and can add “newness” to a used book. You can make your own or download and print one of these colorful designs by children’s book illustrators.
  • If you and your child make your own books together, you can add those to your home library.
  • Borrow books from your local library. Go to the children’s section and spend time with your child reading and selecting books to take home and put in her special spot. You might even have a box or space just for library books, so that they don’t get mixed up with your child’s own books.

When collecting and reading books are a part of family life, you send your child a message that books are important, enjoyable, and full of new things to learn!

MLK Observance January 17- No School

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING

Much can be learned from leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The leadership lessons he gave the world are as important today as they were during Dr. King’s life. Click here now to download this poster in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Picture Books that Teach about Kindness

In celebration of MLK’s positive messages about how to treat one another, here are some resources to use for your home library…

1. Boo Who? by Ben Clanton (PreK-1)

It can be hard to find ways to include someone new –especially when that someone is invisible– but it’s worth the effort. Simple and sweet, it’s easy for kids to “see” the possible connections between this story and their own lives.

2. What Does It Mean To Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio (PreK-1)

Concrete but engaging, this title answers an essential question.

3. Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller (PreK-2)

Who better to teach kids the nitty-gritty details of being nice than…otters? Trust us, it works.

4. The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates (PreK-2)

Being kind means making space for everyone, as this “big, friendly umbrella” shows. Read it, and then leave an umbrella propped by your classroom door as a reminder to be inclusive.

5. Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller (PreK-2)

A girl tries to follow her mother’s advice to “be kind” when others tease a classmate, but her attempt doesn’t help…at first. Talk with students about how kindness can gain momentum over time.

6. Most People by Michael Leannah (PreK-3)

This title is a lovely tool for reassuring children that the world is full of kind people with good intentions. Diverse illustrations highlight the kindness of “most people.”

7. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (PreK-3)

Teach children that no one is too small to be kind with this timeless fable, re-imagined by a masterful illustrator.

8. The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (PreK-2)

A simple assignment leads to a school-wide kindness-fest.

9. Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler (K-2)

Mrs. Ruler is to kindness what Ms. Frizzle is to science. Instead of punishing kids who act up in class, she challenges them to find opportunities to be kind.

10. I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindnessby Kerascoet (K-4)

This wordless story of how one child wrestles with the decision to become an ally, and her eventual impact, is a powerful one.

11. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss (K–4)

How could we leave out this Dr. Seuss classic, which taught us the adage “a person’s a person, no matter how small?”

12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

And speaking of Dr. Seuss, this holiday favorite is a great reminder of the importance of friendship and giving back.

13. The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness With The Worldby Maria Dismondy (K-3)

Twins Dexter and Leah enjoy the back-and-forth nature of kindness when they decide to reach out to their elderly neighbor.

14. How To Heal A Broken Wing by Bob Graham (PreK-3)

No one notices a hurt pigeon except young Will, who takes it home and tenderly nurses it back to health. This story celebrates the capacity of children to provide kind, gentle care.

15. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (K-5)

CJ’s wise and patient grandmother shows him that kindness resides in both one’s mindset and actions in this quietly evocative award-winner.

16. A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards (K-5)

How do you acknowledge the efforts of someone who is perennially kind? Return the kindness, of course. Little Sophia sets out to show Mrs. Goldman how much the neighborhood appreciates her hand-made gifts.

17. Under the Lemon Moon by Edith Hope Fine (1-5)

When a man steals the lemons Rosalinda and her family intended to sell at the market, a wise advisor encourages her to be empathetic.

18. The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau (1-5)

This beautifully illustrated saga of a greedy king’s transformation into a traveling ambassador of kindness will keep kids captivated until the last page.

19. Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts (1-5)

Jeremy’s quest for a pair of “those shoes” that his family can afford doesn’t end as he originally hopes, but it does create an opportunity to be kind.

20. One Green Apple by Eve Bunting (1-5)

For Farah, everything feels new. Her classmates’ small acts of kindness go a long way towards making her feel like she belongs.

21. The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig (1-5)

This classroom must-have shows how another’s kind acts can mean the difference between feeling unseen and living in full color.

22. Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets To Your Happiness by Carol McCloud (1-5)

Being kind to yourself is as important as being kind to others.

 

 

December 2021

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 29

Report cards released at 4:00

Dec. 1

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Dec. 2

Early Release 11:30

P/T Conferences 12:45-3:30

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Dec. 3

PBIS Reward PJs and a movie

Dec. 9

PTA Meeting 6:30

Dec. 15

PTA Craft Night 6:30-8:30

Dec. 16

Otis Spunkmeyer Now Available at Select Kroger's!

Cookie Dough Delivery Date

PBIS Reward Day

Dec. 18-Jan. 2

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Christmas Break!!

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Jan 3, 2022

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

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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!

 

Time to get Merry!

 

PBIS/PTA Table

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:

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  • 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.

 

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Conferences

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.

 

 

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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!!

 

 

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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

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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

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/FlyerEntry/62437R

 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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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!  

 

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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!

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer

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