Dec 18

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 18

Christmas Sing-along 2:30

Dec. 19

3rd grade mobile learning

K Field Trip

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade

Honor Choir Concert 6:30

Dec. 20

No events

Dec. 21

No events

Dec. 22

1st grade field trip

PBIS reward

Dec. 23-Jan 7     Christmas Break

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Jan 8                     Happy New Year! School Resumes

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On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we wish you

and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

Congratulations to all of our Founders Day Award Winners!

2018 PTA Founders Day Winners 

Outstanding Educator – Nikki Stanley

Outstanding Support Personnel – Tim Tanksley 

Distinguished Service – Shannon Mihalik

Outstanding Program – Fun Run (Jeff Mouchet, Julie Hegedus, Nicole Atkinson & Shannon Mihalik)

Business Partner – ATS Tax Preparation, Allen Park

From the PTA

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from your PTA! We couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative for all of the support we have received this year from our members and school community.
A few reminders and information for the remainder of the year:
❄️No January Meeting! I know we’ve said a lot lately, but it’s easy to forget. Our next scheduled PTA MEETING is Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria.
❄️Last day for donations to the Food Pantry is Monday, December 18th. Thank you for all of the generous donations we have received to date.
❄January 19th from 7-9 pm we will hold our annual Mother/Son Night at Skore Lanes in Taylor. Coat is $25/couple with each additional child $5. Cost includes: 2 slices of pizza, pop, 2 games of bowling, shoes, and a picture with you and your child(ren).
❄️And Finally…..In case you have NOT read the PTA Facebook Page…
***And the Winners are for Founders Day 2017…***
Outstanding Educator- Ms. Nickie Stanley
Outstanding Support Personnel- Mr. Tim Tanksley
Distinguished Service- Mrs. Shannon Anderson-Mihalik
Outstanding Program- Fun Run 2017- Jeff Mouchet, Shannon Mihalik, Nicole Falconer-Atkinson, and Julie Hegedus
Business Partner- ATS Advisors Allen Park Office
Congratulations to EVERYONE for your dedication and support to Arno and our Community! Our awards banquet will be held at Crystal Park on Wednesday, February 21!
Have a Great rest of the Year! We look forward to 2018!

Hearing Screening

Hearing screens at Arno have been completed for this school year. Kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades participated in the hearing screening process. Any child in third or fifth grade who failed the school hearing screen last year was likely re-screened this year. If your child did not pass the hearing screen, you have likely received a letter from the Wayne County Health Department already. Many, but not all, failed hearing screens are a result of middle ear fluid/ear infections. Follow-up with a doctor is recommended, and the letter includes a section for a physician to complete following the examination of your child. The completed letter should be returned to the Wayne County Health Department. If a parent or teacher has concerns regarding a child’s ability to hear, please contact Lesli Sutherland, hearing consultant for the district: (734)692-4618sutherlandl@trentonschools.com

 

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Christmas around the world

Second grade got a real treat last week when they participated in Christmas around the world stations.  The group went from country to country, learning facts about how they celebrate differently from us, like shoes left by the fireplace to put presents in.  Learning fun!

Art on display

Here are the photos from our Luke and Lulu’s December display.  Each student featured receives a flyer for $2 off next purchase.   This display features six 2nd grade Lindemann artists and five 1st and Kinder Arno artists!  Art will be on display until January 15th.

Allen Park elementary art students are studying the elements of art this school year.  Kindergarten is learning that they can draw anything using basic lines and shapes, which you can see in their Rudolph reindeer portraits.  1st grade created implied texture by using found materials to print on their birch trees.  They used painted paper cut into simple shapes to create these snow birds!  2nd grade studied the work of folk artist, Heather Galler.  They created cute coffee cups with lots of patterns!  Artists featured here are from Arno and Lindemann Elementary schools.

Way to go!

Congratulations to Dr. Barb Chuby and Sandy Artman on their $7200 grant from Rotary for AP elementary book rooms.  A check was presented Monday night at the Board meeting and it was a proud moment for all of our elementary staff and students!  They truly are a great example of our AP mission!

Super Cougar Pizza Lunch

Once again we celebrated with out outstanding role models- November Super Cougars with a delicious pizza lunch.  We are so proud of these students and are proud to call them our Arno Cougars!

Haskin-Adrian Rosado

Stanley- Klaudia Dyrmishi

DiCarlo- Jon Gramlich

Martinchick- Edwynn Green

Watson – Alejandro Zarate

Pushman – Jacob Melnyk

Schultz- Susie Oh

Cervantes- Marshall Hegedus

Amonette- Camdin Broome

Warneck- Jeziah Roldan

Guyot- Joshua Booher

Wesley- Jenny Reeves

Kalis- Alexander Hoerle

Smalley-Ben Klos

Trionfi- Ethan Armstrong

Higgins- Avery Barrow

Creutz- Angela Dunnett

Andersen-Owen Choppa 

Hool- Kyle Cameron

Jensen-Kenny Davis

 

4th Grade Buddies

Students from Mrs. Kalis’s class and Mrs. Jensen’s class buddied up for some December exercise as they enjoyed some volleyball.  Great fun and friendship was had by all

 

SMART Reading Tips for the Holidays

Winter break is right around the corner, and holidays can get pretty hectic! Routines can fly out the window with celebrations, travel and out-of-town guests. As your family prepares for the holidays, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over winter break.

  1. Read for fun! Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories or the newest installment from a favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to set aside school books and read for fun. Make time for bedtime stories to create the routine and enjoy books on a daily basis.
  2. Stock up on books at the local library. Help your child pick out books they’re interested in reading over the winter break. Libraries may also have fun, free holiday activities throughout the break.
  3. Make the most of travel time. Turn travel time to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice reading. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. Read street signs and billboards you see along the way.
  4. Create a new tradition. A little predictability is comforting for kids. Starting a special Winter Break Story Time can be a new tradition that links reading with happy memories. Hot cocoa and your favorite stories will have the whole family feeling comfy and cozy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Remember, you don’t have to be an expert to help your child with reading. By simply interacting with children around books, you can show them that books are important and worthy of our attention.

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Dec. 4

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 4

No events

Dec. 5

Super Cougar Lunch 11:00

Dec. 6

No events

Dec. 7

PTA Meeting 6:30

Dec. 8

Report Cards Go Home

 

Dec. 11

No events

Dec. 12

No evetns

Dec. 13

No events

Dec. 14

4th and 5th grade concert APAC 6:30

Detroit Pistons Assembly

Dec. 15

Half-Day dismissal 11:40 a.m./Teacher PD

From the PTA

Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Holiday Break are ready to rock the rest of the school year!
Just a few reminders of upcoming events…
🌮Due to the HIGH DEMAND of Nacho Monday’s… on Monday, December 4th from 11am-9pm, at the Allen Park and Southgate Locations, we will be having an Angelina’s Fundraiser once again! Please come out or order out and mention Arno PTA and we will receive 20% of your bill. Thank you so much for your support!
✅Our FINAL PTA Meeting of 2017 will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30 (this meeting may go over due to Founders Day Voting) in the Arno Cafeteria! We will be voting on our Founders Day Nominations and many other upcoming events for 2018! Please join us!
🐶🎳🐱Family Caring Night is coming!! During our Christmas Break we will be holding our annual Family Caring Night/Family night Out event at Skore Lanes in Taylor on Wednesday, January 3rd. Their event will benefit TASKK (Taylor Animal Shelter Kanines and Kats). A donation box will be available in the office if you would like to donate food, gift cards, toys, etc to the animals! More information about the event will be available soon!
We will also be selling Spirit wear at our December meeting- makes for great gifts under the tree! We have the new design and limited stock with the other Arno designs
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting!
Have a great weekend!

Fundraiser Reminder…

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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using thelinks below or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by December 4
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at arnopta@gmail.com or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 7th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers!
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Crystal Palace on Wednesday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!

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Get Registered to help our PTA

Please take a moment to link your Kroger cards to Arno Elementary PTA. This program has proven to be very beneficial to us and we would love to have more cards registered!
You can also support us by going to www.amazonsmiles.com & choosing us when you do your Christmas shopping at Amazon!
More info on Kroger:

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Time to Kalahari again…

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Flip you Lid for AP Benches Info here

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Golden Tray Award for November

Congrats to the following classes for earning the Glden Tray award for great lunch behavior!

K- Ms. Stanley

1- Mrs. Pushman

2-Cervantes

3-Warneck

4-Smalley

5-Higgins

Night out…

Dear Arno, Bennie & Lindemann Parents/Guardians,

Are you ready for a parent night out to get some holiday shopping done, have a nice meal out or just enjoy some quiet time at home?

 

The APHS Class of 2019 will entertain your K-5 children – pizza, drinks movie, photo booth and crafts provided!  The Parents Night Out event will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. – please see attached for details.

 

Reservations are suggested – take advantage of the discounted early registration pricing!  Please turn in completed forms, cash in marked envelope or checks payable to APHS Class of 2019 to your school office by December 13.

 

Enjoy!

Mrs. Tanya Duffy, Class Advisor & APHS Class of 2019

 

Kindergarten Turkey Time

Our K students enjoyed a special time just before Thanksgiving and created a huge turkey for our hallway!

Dr. Hall visits 4th grade for some reading time

 

 

 

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Nov 20

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 20

No events

Nov. 21

Half-day dismissal 11:40

Teacher PD P.M.

Nov. 22

No School

Nov. 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 24

Shop ’till you drop

Nov. 27

No events

Nov. 28

3rd grade mobile learning

Dr. Hall 2:15 Read

Nov. 29

No events

Nov. 30

No events

Dec. 1

End of First Trimester

PBIS Reward

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Thank you

It was great to see so many families out for parent/teacher conferences.  As research has shown, a strong home-school connection is critical to a student’s academic success!  If you ever have questions or concerns, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher.

PBIS Mentors

Thank you Sandy Bennett for kicking off our building Mentorship program with our young leaders.  The kids have been so very excited to get started, and now they are off to their assignments!

 

New Blog out…

Please take a look at a new blog from our At-Risk Reading Speacilist D. Barb. Chuby. You can find it at http://drchuby.edublogs.org/

 

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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using thelinks below or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by December 4
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at arnopta@gmail.com or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 7th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers!
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Crystal Palace on Wednesday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!

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From the PTA

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to thank all of the parent volunteers, staff, students and families that helped to make our Scholastic Bookfair a success! We look forward to sharing all of the details at our next PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria! Mark your Calendars and Save the Date!
Founders Day Nominations are now being accepted! Do you know an Outstanding Educator, Support Personnel, or Program? A Council Member that has gone above and beyond that deserves recognition? Maybe you know a member of our Arno Community that has dedicated their time to helping council out for years and deserves to be recognized for all their hard work? Maybe a Local business that has supported our PTA needs to be recognized for their service? Has a program at Arno really impressed you and you would like to nominate them for their hard work? If you know you would like to give someone(s), a business, or program some recognition, now is the time to do it! Nominations are being accepted until December 1st. You may pick up the forms across from the main office and next to the gymnasium doors or download them from this post or the Arno PTA Facebook page. Once you have completed your nomination(s), please hand them in to the main office in a sealed envelope marked, “Founders Day”. Voting will take place at our next PTA Meeting on December 7th.
Our SPIRIT WEAR is now on sale! It will continue through November 25th. THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE WILL GET TO ORDER THIS SCHOOL YEAR! Please DO NOT miss out! Visit the link below to place your orders!
Our next restaurant fundraiser will take place at Angelina’s again on December 4th from 11-9 pm. Order Lunch! Take your family out to Dinner! Have a few sodas or adult beverages. We receive 25% from the total! Help Support your School! Please visit the Allen Park or Southgate Locations to show your support.
Family Caring Night will take place at Skore Lanes on Wednesday, January 3rd. Please look for more information to come home via email, Memberhub, Facebook, and flyers in your students folders. All proceeds will go to support the volunteer group of TASKK. We will be putting a donation box in the office after the holidays and will be accepting donations in the form of: dog and cat food, blankets, toys (tennis balls, etc.), giftcards.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! If you plan to do any shopping or traveling, please Be Careful!

Arno PBIS team in action!

Last Thursday our Arno PBIS leadership team presented all of our programming that relates to PBIS in front of a packed auditorium at RESA.  The team included pictures, docs, and other examaples like shirts and our golden lunch tray program.  Observing the room really showed how engaged they were about all of the things our buildings does every day and month.  Congratulations to Lisa Smalley, Katie Jensen, Megan Schultz, and Sandy Bennett for an outstanding job!

Food Pantry

Dear Caring Cougar’s,

The AP high school counseling department reached out to our PTA. They informed us their food pantry supplies are running low. At APHS food pantry they provide food & necessities confidentially for families of AP students that are dealing with unforeseen circumstances, some of which have been tragic.

At our last PTA meeting members decided to support this cause in two ways. The Arno PTA received a $300 Consumers Energy Grant last year from one of our members for their volunteer service. We voted to allocate these funds to the pantry in the form of $300 worth of Kroger Gift card to assist in their inventory needs. We also decided to place a box in our main office to collect items from now through December. Students and staff can drop donations off and a PTA member will transport it to the HS pantry as our box fills up.

Suggested Items Need; cereal, cereal breakfast bars, pop tarts, canned vegetables, canned fruits, tuna, pasta and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles (or something similar that’s a quick fix meal) and any type of snacks. Personal hygiene products and socks.

Thank-you in advance for your partnership on this. We are excited to kick off the holiday giving season by supporting the kids in need within our district.

Sincerely, 

Your Arno PTA

Update on food Pantry:

We are humbly amazed at the amount of donations already cming in for APHS food drive. Here’s a pic of our 1st load from Arno & a pic of our districts sweet ‘lil pantry. December 18th will be the last day we are accepting donations in order to get supplies delivered to HS, sorted & distributed to those in need.

New Bus Zone

To accommodate bus arrivals at various throughout pickup/drop off, the bus lane on Thomas has been extended all the way up to the second grade set of doors.  Please do not park in the zone for any pickup/dropoff.  Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!

5th Grade Literacy in Action

Students in Mrs. Hool’s class were hard at work in Daily 5 through activities such as Working on Writing, Reading to a Partner and Listening to a book on Raz Kids

Boggle fun for Mrs. Smalleys kiddos…

 

 

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November 6

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 6

PTA Bookfair Kickoff

Nov. 7

No events

Nov. 8

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Nov. 9

P/T Conferences 12:35-3:15

                                    5:00-7:30

Nov. 10

PTA Bookfair End

Nov. 13

No events

Nov. 14

No events

Nov. 15

School Improvement meeting 3:45

Nov. 16

Picture Retake Day

Nov. 17

Happy Friday!

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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Door Security Concerns

As we are always ensuring safety and security at Arno, it is imperative that all parents enter through the main office doors if you have any needs in school.  Parents are not allowed to enter any of the side doors at any time, including morning line up.  We ask that you please also not ask safeties to open doors as this puts them into an uncomfortable spot as well.  Thank you for help in helping us be a safe school.

 

Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are just around the corner on Nov. 8th (5:00-7:30) & Nov 9th (12:45-3:15 & 5:00-7:30) .  There is a half-day that morning with dismissal at 11:40.   If you have yet signed up for a time slot, please see the links below to reserve your time.  A strong home connection is a critical part of the education process, making it very important for everyone to connect with their child’s teacher.   This year, the district moved to tri-mesters to align closer to our assessments which are given three times a year as well.  Although report cards don’t come out until early December, your child’s teacher will go over your child’s current progress and awnser any questions or concerns up to this point.

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin1
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson3
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick3
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cervantes
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz1
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool3
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Andersen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-andersen
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen1
Byrne http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne

Dalton          http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa8ad2ea1f58-msdaltonphys

Gym Note

As the weather has now taken a turn to the cold, please remember to pack gym shoes on your child’s gym day if they are wearing boots, etc.  All students need gym shoes to be able to particpate in the special.

3rd Grade Reading Law

Thursday evening Arno hosted a parent meeting on the new 3rd grade reading law.  I have attached the ppt. from that meeting for your review.  If you have any questions please call the office.

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From the PTA

YEE-HAW!

It’s book fair time! We hope that y’all have had an exciting October! Fun Run Prizes, Skate Parties, Super Cougar Lunches, Pizza Parties, PTA Meeting, and HALLOWEEN FUN for those of us that celebrate it!

Our Bookfair Kicks Off on Monday, November 6th with our first PREVIEW Day! Students will receive a Wish List in class the day of their Class Preview that they will fill out and bring home. Parents then have an idea as to what they would their students to purchase and can budget accordingly. For those students that do not have their PREVIEW Day on Monday, will get their chance on Tuesday, November 7th. PURCHASE Days will be WednesdayFriday. The Bookfair will be open from 9-Noon1-3pm, and 5-7:30 on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9-11 to purchase books on Friday.

If you would like to volunteer, please see the link below! Remember in order to sign up, you must be a member in “Good Standing” as per our By Laws.

https://arnopta.memberhub.com/dues

Recently, the Allen Park High School Counseling Department recently reached out to our PTSA Council President, Bernadette Burgus informing her that their food pantry supplies are running low and they help. This pantry provides food and other necessities for families who are struggling to provide these basic necessities to their families. These families are dealing with unforeseen circumstances, some of which have been very tragic.

The Arno PTA Members voted tonight to help support the Food Pantry in the following ways:

*** The Arno PTA received a $300 Consumers Energy Grant last year from one of our members for their volunteer service. The members voted to allocate those funds to the pantry in the form of a $300 Gift Card. A member of the Executive Board will deliver that Gift to the person in charge at the High School next week.

*** A box will be placed in the Arno Main Office to collect items for the Food Pantry. A list of suggested items needed will be placed on the box and an email, facebook post, and blog reminders will go out as well.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our FUN RUN WINNERS! We heard they had a fabulous lunch and an “unexpected” stop at McDonald’s for ice cream. Thank you for all of your hard work and support.

Our Fun Run was a HUGE SUCCESS, we raised over $19,000 and after all of our expenses, we ended up raising over $16,000. We really could not have done such an outstanding job without the support of our Arno Community!

Our Membership Drive has come to an end, but don’t worry, you can still become a PTA Member! Use the link below to sign up or pick up an application from the Bookfair to join! While you’re at it, we can help you link your Kroger Cards too!

The Winners of our Membership Drive were:

*** 1st Place- Mrs. Jensen’s Class! They received $100 in Scholastic Dollars and ear buds

*** 2nd Place- Mrs. Pushman’s Class! They received $50 in Scholastic Dollars and Emoji Pens

*** 3rd Place- Ms. Stanley’s Class! They will receive $25 in Scholastic Dollars, Stickers, and Licorice Erasers.

The 5th Graders are getting ready for Camp! In order to raise the funds needed for their 3 days of fun, they will be selling treats through Classic Recipes! If you would like to help support the 5th Graders please follow the link below and place your order.

Classic Recipes sells:

*** Cookie Dough (in tubs and proportioned)

*** Gourmet Popcorn

*** Pumpkin Rolls

*** Individual Personal Pizza Kits

*** Entertainment Book or Entertainment Book App

https://fundraising.entertainment.com/arno-elementary-1

Founders Day Applications are now available! Nominations will be accepted through December 5th and can be picked up in the Main Office. Once we receive them electronically, we will also post them on Facebook and have Mr. Zielinski post them on the School Blog Site and in a School Wide email. If you have any questions, please contact us in person, via email, or via Facebook.

Thank you to everyone that attended our meeting tonight! We appreciate all of the support and ideas!

Volunteer Signup for Wild West Book Fair

We are seeking Cowboy and Cowgirls (volunteers) to help out with our Wild West Book Fair! Leave your electronics at home and come help us explore the world of books in our “Town” (Media Center)! All Wranglers who seek to help us with our shenanigans will receive $5 in scholastic dollars for each shift worked!

There are various Wrangling opportunities available each day (9:00-Noon and/or 1:00-3:15). Of course if you decide to join us for both opportunities, you will earn $10 in Scholastic dollars! Our wrangling stops at Noon-1:00 daily for Lunch or a Nap! There will be additional opportunities for an evening wrangling session on November 8th and 9th from 5:00-7:30 during conferences.

We look forward to Wrangling and Hootin’ and Hollerin’ with all our Cowboys and Cowgirls Big and Small!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-volunteer2

YEE-HAW!

Your Book Fair Sheriffs!

 

Happy Halloween Happenings…

Do the Mash…

 

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The results are in…

Although new members will always be accepted, the membership drive is over.  Winners were determined by highest % of stars per enrollment count of the classroom:

1st Place: Mrs. Jensen’s room with 162% will receive $100 Scholatic money to shop at the book fair and student ear buds.

2nd Place: Mrs. Pushman’s room with 79% will receive $50 Scholastic money to shop at the book fair and student pens

3rd Place: Ms. Stanley’s room with 75% will receive  $25 Scholastic money to shop at the book fair and student sitckers.

Thanks to everyone who has become a member of the PTA, there is always plenty of room for more members! We are proudly sitting at 141 members, but we are still striving to break our record setting 191 members from last year.

Thank You AP Firefighters

A big thank you to our local AP fire fighters who not only visited Arno to share safety tips with the students, but also brought their truck so our kids could actually go through it! Thank you!

Golden Tray Winners for October!

Kindergarten:  Mrs. Haskin

1st Grade:        Mrs. Pushman

2nd Grade:      Mrs. Cervantes

3rd Grade:       Mrs. Wesley

4th Grade:        Mrs. Kalis

5thGrade:         Mr. Creutz

Way to go Super Cougars!

 

Preschool Workshop 

Arno Elementary hosted a prescool/kinder skills night this past week as part of fulfilling our Title I school improvement plan.  Parents and their children were invited from Lindemann preschool, as well as Cabrini and the local AP Presbyterian church preschools with the main purpose of helping families better prepare for the transition into kindergarten next fall. Parents were able to learn about kindergarten readiness skills, reading startegies to use with their child, and an activity that can be used for learning letters.  Congratualtions to our kindergarten teachers Jeanine Haskin, Cristina DiCarlo, and Nickie Stanley for organizing and producing an amazing evening.  The event will held at Arno for both parents and local preschool teachers

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Super Cougar Lunch

Congratualtions to all of our PBIS Super Cougar Pizza lunch with the principal winners!  Way to go!

October Super Cougars

Haskin-Kylee Payne

Stanley- Nina Hegedus

DiCarlo- Brady Proctor

Martinchick- Savannah McNeal

Watson – Kaylyn Messer

Pushman – Rosalee Wynn

Schultz- Bryce Brewer

Cervantes-Gwen McCue

Amonette- Isabella Harrison

Warneck- Molly Schryer

Guyot-Chloe Skelly

Wesley- Ella Atkinson

Kalis- Jordyn Russell

Smalley- Kylee O’Connell

Trionfi- Jake Hauck

Higgins- Matthew Chadwick

Creutz- Flavia Hoxha

Andersen-Kalie McNamara

Hool- Leslie Hernandez

Jensen-Cooper Genaw

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Fun Run fun with Limo and Lunch for our top fundraisers!

We had an awesome time together as the Arno top fundraisers got treated to lunch at Red Robins and a limo to get us there.  What great weather we had to head out in our decked out limo!

A special shout out to Red Robin for great service from a very friendly staff, which really topped off the afternoon!  Thank you to all of our contributors for the Arno Fun Run!

K Stanley Nina Hegedus
1st Watson Isabella Chodkiewich

Olivia Ostrander

2nd Cervantes Marshall Hegedus
3rd Wesley Meadow Stewart
4th Smalley Luke Feroni
5th Hool Miley Keysaer

Principal for the Day

Arno had a very special guest principal for the day as Isabella Chodkiewich took over the office as the “Boss”.  Isabella won the position through being the top fund raiser for the Fun Run this fall.  She enjoyed walking around, talking to classes, calling bingo, and a special lunch.  Thanks for a great day Isabella!

 

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Roary the Lion Visits Arno

To thunderous applause, Roary the Lion ran into our assemebly Thursday along with Lion personnel Coach Chris and Coach Pat for a good message on Anti-Bullying.  Our Arno Cougars were very excited and enjoyed Roary’s performance as well as his message.  Go Lions!!

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3rd Grade Mobile Learning-Three Fires Tribe

In addition to today’s Lion’s assembly, we also had a visit from Metro Parks to work with 3rd grade.  The presentations were very educational and many items from earlier Native Americans were on display.

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again next week!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!

 

 

Tips for Parents on Parent-Teacher Conferences

How Should Parents Navigate This All-Important Meeting? Educators Show the Way!

A key ingredient for educational achievement is the parent-teacher conference, and to make sure they’re successful for both parents and teachers, we’ve come up with a list of what educators would like parents to know.

 

The first on the list: Show up, please!

“We know parents are busy, but it is important to carve out time to invest in your child’s education and ensure success at school,” said National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. “To get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, parents need to take an active role in their child’s education year-round and come prepared to discuss how their child can reach their full potential.”

Here are the rest of our tips for parents:

Get Ready. Do your homework prior to parent-teacher conferences. Prepare by writing notes to yourself concerning:

  •     Any questions about the school’s programs or policies.
  •     Things you can share with the teacher about your child and his life at home.
  •     Questions about your child’s progress.

Ask Important Questions

Don’t be afraid to engage in a frank conversation with your child’s teacher. Your goal is to develop an action plan for your child’s success at school. Good questions to ask the teacher include:

  •     What are my child’s strengths and weaknesse.
  •     How does my child get along with classmates?
  •     Is my child working up to her ability? Where could she use improvement?
  •     What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?

Initiate the Action Plan

Start immediately on the action plan you and the teacher put together. Discuss the plan with your child and track his progress. Stay in touch with your child’s teacher throughout the year with regularly scheduled “report card” conferences that can keep the communication lines open.

“Parents are the best resource for a child to make the grade,” said Van Roekel. “When teachers and parents work together, we can help a child have a successful school year.”

 

STAYING CONNECTED

Greetings from Superintendent Darga,

I’m excited to announce that Allen Park Public Schools has an “Official Facebook Page”.

I will do my best to keep it updated with “All Things APPS”.  I’ll also add in or share posts that I feel would be beneficial for you as a member of our school community.

You will also notice that I’ve linked my TWITTER account to the FB account.  It’s important to me that I am visible throuhout the district.  While visiting our schools I often take pictures.  These photos are shared on Twitter to give a glimpse of what is happening in APPS.

I’m pretty new to most of this (Twitter & Facebook) and am open to suggestions.  IF you would like to see information on certain topics posted, please feel free to send me an email.

Be sure to check out the new page:

https://www.facebook.com/AllenParkPublicSchools

With Pride,

Mike D.

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.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  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!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

Fall Conferences

Our fall conferences are just around the corner on Nov. 8th (evening), and Nov. 9th (p.m. & evening).   All of the staff links are below to sign up for a time slot.  If you have multiple children in the building, you may want to check soon as time slots go quick.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin1
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman1
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson3
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick3
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Cervantes http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cervantes
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette1
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warneck http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot1
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a8ac2caaf85-smalley1
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz1
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool3
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins
Andersen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-andersen
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen1
Byrne http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAAA729A1FF2-msbyrne

 

 

Oct. 23

Coming soon to Arno…

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Oct. 23

Happy Monday!

Oct. 24

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade 2:15

Skating Party 6:00

Oct. 25

Preschool Parent Meeting 4:30-5:30

Oct. 26

Fire Assembly K-3

Oct. 27

PBIS Reward

Membership Drive Winners reward

Oct. 30

No events

Oct. 31

Halloween Parade 10:00

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Teacher PD half-day, dismiss 11:40

Nov. 1

No events

Nov. 2

3rd Grade Mobile learning

Proud Like a Lion Assembly

K-2 9:00-9:45

3-5 10:00-10:45

Super Cougar Pizza Lunch 11:00

PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 3

Happy Friday!

 

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

Happy Fall Arno Families!
We would like to thank everyone for their help with the Fun Run and all the amazing support we received from our Arno School Community. For a complete update on the amount of funds we raised and what all of winners received, please visit our Facebook Page and plan on attending our next meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Arno cafeteria. As always…FREE BABYSITTING is available for school aged children. At this meeting some of the topics we will be discussing are about our upcoming events:
* Scholastic Book Fair
* Fun Run Wrap Up
* Founders Day Nominations
* Mother/Son Night
Our Membership Drive is still happening!!! Get your membership forms in! Can’t find your form? That’s ok, just visit our link below and sign up! It’s so easy!
Our membership challenge ends on October 27th! Who will have the highest percentage of members??
Our Halloween Skate Party is Coming Up! Get ready to dress in your costumes and lace up your skates! It all takes place at Lincoln Park Skate Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8 pm! You may pre-purchase your tickets through the link below or send money in with your child(ren). Please put all money in an envelope and make sure your child(rens) name, teacher, number of people skating, and amount enclosed are all listed on the outside of the envelope. Admission fee is not required if you aren’t skating.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Angelina’s Fundraiser on Monday, October 16th! Our school raised $385!
Mark your calendars, on Saturday, November 4th The PTA/PTSA Holiday Fever Craft Show and Mom 2 Mom Sale is here! This event helps to raise money towards the PTSA’s Scholarship Fund for this years Graduating Senior Class! Please consider visiting and volunteering! If you’re interested the Sign Up Genius Link is below. This year, Arno is in charge of the auction!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a4af2bab9-holiday2

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall Weather!
We look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting.

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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade will take place on the 31st around 10:00.  Everyone will join as the line goes by and we will exit out of the 4th grade doors, go around the inner playground perimeter and enter through the main office doors.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Nov. 8/9 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  Stay tuned for a sign up link from your child’s classroom to get a time slot.

Kindy Engineers

Students in Ms. Stanley’s kindergarten class participated in a STEM Challenges this month to learn more about engineering and science! The students met four different engineers from our community, including PTA Treasurer Mrs. Hegedus and Ms. Stanley’s father, Greg Stanley. They had a lot of fun learning about safety, goal setting, design testing and planning, problem solving and collaboration! Kindergarten engineers are hard at work!

 

Summer Reading

Congrats to all of our readers who hit 1000 plus reading minutes over the summer.  For all of their efforts, Arno gave them a pizza lunch with the principal where we shared our favorite summer reads!  Great job to this group and all of our summer readers who earned various rewards!

1000 Minutes Plus Club

Grant Szwed                             Kylee O’Connell

Jacob Gombos                          Anahi Chapa

Carlos Sanchez                          Cole Newsted

Jordyn Russel                            Reese Hastings

Haley Kuryvial                           Alivia Gonzalez

Stacey Stecconi                          Allan Irick

Stephanie Warneck                   Julia Schroeder

Benjamin Mayor                        Gavin Leeman

Xander Warneck                       David Richarson

Bentley Vu                                   Gabrielle Moore

Kylee O’Connell                          Rosaria Orskinski

Samantha Muse                         Peyton Will

Miley Keysaer

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A.L.I.C.E. Training

The Allen Park School district recently sent home a letter on the new ALICE training that all buildings will be doing as a conversion from the traditional way we have done “lockdowns”, to a more researched methos that has proven to be more effective in dangerous situations.  Please take a moment to read the letter below from Superintendent Mike Darga

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SKATE PARTY

Mark your calendar for the Arno Skate Party on October 24, sponsored by our awesome PTA!  Be sure to dress up!!

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New Chromebooks

Our district has been great at keeping us current, and there latest task was to replace an aging cart of chromebooks that were becoming useless in the tasks we needed them for.  Our new HP cart for 5th grade is filling the need right away as our students were enjoying them just minutes after delivery.  Thanks AP!

 

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again next week!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!

 

STAYING CONNECTED

Greetings from Superintendent Darga,

I’m excited to announce that Allen Park Public Schools has an “Official Facebook Page”.

I will do my best to keep it updated with “All Things APPS”.  I’ll also add in or share posts that I feel would be beneficial for you as a member of our school community.

You will also notice that I’ve linked my TWITTER account to the FB account.  It’s important to me that I am visible throuhout the district.  While visiting our schools I often take pictures.  These photos are shared on Twitter to give a glimpse of what is happening in APPS.

I’m pretty new to most of this (Twitter & Facebook) and am open to suggestions.  IF you would like to see information on certain topics posted, please feel free to send me an email.

Be sure to check out the new page:

https://www.facebook.com/AllenParkPublicSchools

With Pride,

Mike D.

Full Brochure:

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Brochure:

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office 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

Free/ReducedApplication

 

Oct. 9

Arno PTA

Thank you for an awesome Fun Run!!

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Coming Soon to Arno

Oct. 9

No events

Oct. 10

No events

Oct. 11

No events

Oct. 12

Summer Readers Rewards Pizza Lunch

Oct. 13

PTA Reflections contest Kick Off

Oct. 16

No events

Oct. 17

No events

Oct. 18

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Oct. 19

DTE 4th Grade Presentation

Oct. 20

No events

 

Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

From the PTA

Here is a link to view pictures form our Fun Run! Please share with
families on your social media pages.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcfyeuIfeCVDhshd2

TomorrowFriday is the last day for fun run donations for students to
be eligible for a prize. Families can contribute online or send money
into office tomorrow labeled with student name & “PTA fun run” to get
credit.

Prizes will be distributed to students next week. We will also be
announcing the highest contributing classroom winner & plans are
underway for the limo lunch for our top earning students!

Thank-you for the generosity to those who have participated so far!
We’d also like to give a huge shout out to all the teacher’s,
student’s and parent volunteers for making this years event
outstanding! Way to go Cougar community!

Much love,

Your PTA executive board

 

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PBIS Smencils for Sale

Smencils sales will begin again next week!  Smencils will be sold on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30p.  The proceeds from Smencils benefits the PBIS program at Arno.  With the funds, we are able to have great monthly incentives such as pizza lunches for Super Cougars and Zumba.  The prices for items are as follows:

Smencils: $1

Smens: $2

Smencils Pouches: $8

Happy Smelling!

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Walk to School Day

This past Wednesday was Walk to School day to encourage physical activity and the healthy benefits

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Halloween Parade

Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 31 at 10:00 for our annual Halloween Parade.  Our route will take us out of the 4th 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 11:40 dismissal that morning.

 

 

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September Super Cougars

Each month for our PBIS program we pick 1 Super cougar from each classroom- someone who has demonstrated they are being the very best and following Arno’s PBIS expectations of being Respectful, Safe, and Responsible.  This month’s Cougars received a pizza lunch with the principal.  Way to go Cougars!!

Haskin-Ellie Cole

Stanley- Anthony Ferrence 

DiCarlo- Elianna Esquivel

Martinchick- Reynaldo Garza

Watson – Bentley Vu

Pushman- Lia Morandini

Schultz- Mallory Lada

Cervantes- Jazlyn Salinas

Amonette- Alayanna Lazarowicz

Warneck- Ethan Rozman

Guyot-Gabriella Scalf

Wesley- Izzy Bergman

Kalis- Hannah Booher

Smalley- Peter Lenart

Trionfi- Bailey Ellis

Higgins- Gabby Stanley

Creutz- Brianna Anderson

Andersen-Lulu Schutt

Hool- Owen Adamisen

Jensen-Connor Bate

 

Meemic Grant Award

Mr. Creutz was awarded this week with a $100 grant that he wrote for Scholastic books.  Representatives from Meemic stopped in to present and congratulate Mr. Creutz.   This is another great example of how Arno is always advocating for our kids!

 

 

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Solar System Study in 5th Grade

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

READING MATTERS

Check out the information below about the importance of reading at home!

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office 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

Free/ReducedApplication

 

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Sept 25

Are you a member of the PTA yet??

Coming soon to Arno…

Sept 25

No events

Sept 26

No events

Sept 27

No events

Sept 28

No events

Sept 29

PTA FUN RUN

PBIS Reward

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October 2

Fire Drill

October 3

Super Cougar Lunch

October 4

No events

October 5

Picture Day

PTA Meeting 6:30

October 6

District PD- Half-Day Dismissal 11:40

 

 

Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

From the PTA

Happy Friday!

We hope everyone is adjusting to our new school schedules!
Next Friday, September 29th, is our annual Fun Run! A Sign Up Genius will be available soon for Volunteer Opportunities. Once it is finalized an email will go out to everyone and it will be posted to our Arno Elementary PTA Facebook Page! Thank you for all your support!
Please Do Not forget to register your child(ren) for the Fun run! Link is available in this blog and on our Facebook page.
Today is the LAST DAY for Spirit Wear Sales! Please do not miss out! Get your orders in today!!!
We hope to see many of you at the Fun Run and our next meeting, Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 in the cafeteria!
We  would also like to share with the very exciting news of online membership applications!
Use this link to pay for your Arno PTA dues electronically!
Have no worries we will make sure your class get’s credit for our membership drive contest!
After you submit your membership you will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t see it right away
check your junk inbox to make sure it didn’t go there!
Please also support us by linking your Kroger cards to Arno Elementary PTA. This program has proven to be very
beneficial to us and we would love to have more cards registered!
Thanks so much for posting the above links & encouraging parents to get involved this year!
We are excited to partner with each of you again!
Have a Fabulous Weekend! We look forward to another amazing year with all of our families!
 

Picture Day is almost here! On October 5th, Interstate Studios will be here capturing all the smiles of our awesome Cougars.  The company also supplies an order code that youc an use to order online at inter-state.com/order. The unique order code for Arno Elementary is 20837SF.

The Halls proudly displaying our Arno Student’s work…

Meet the Teacher 

Thanks to all of our wonderful Arno families for coming out to our Meet the Teacher night.  We had a great crowd and it was awesome to see all of our families again, and meet many of our our new families.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let your classroom teacher know.

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for October 5 for picture day, retakes will be on Nov. 16.  Information will be coming home soon.

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Super Cougar Lunch

As part of our PBIS positive support this year, the principal will be having a pizza lunch with all the

Super Cougar winners each month through the year, as well giving each student a certificate.  Our first date is Oct. 3 at 11:00 K-2, 12:00 3-5

 

This list is great for all parents. Try asking your kids these questions the next time they come home from school! {pacifickid.net}

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

 

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MSTEP Parent Guide

M-STEP Results: What Families Can Expect

This past spring, Arno Elementary students in grades 3-8 took the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress). Final results from the  M-STEP is now available and Thanks to technology improvements and online testing, our district has much earlier access to data that is also a more precise measure of learning.

The purpose of these state summative assessments is to see how close our students are to reaching Michigan’s new higher standards in English language arts and mathematics.

This year’s test scores will build on the new baseline set in 2015 when the M-STEP was brand new. This year’s results show an improvement in most areas,  we expect that as students gain more and more experiences with online assessment and as our instruction adapts to Michigan’s higher standards, our scores will rise over time. We encourage families to remember that state standardized test scores are just one measure of student progress and to keep them in perspective.

What happens next?

Our staff will spend time reviewing the 2017 M-STEP results to find where we are having success, and where we see areas in which to improve. The test results also will reveal which groups of students are doing well, and which will need more or different kinds of support.

Families are encouraged to review the M-STEP Parent Report and learn where your child might need additional support. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher and learn how together you can target academic support where it’s needed most.

The Michigan Department of Education has developed a useful document called Student Testing: What Parents Can Do to Help Students Prepare that is now available for download on the M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep).

Please look for your child’s Parent report coming soon…

 

 

 

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.arno park

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office 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

Free/ReducedApplication

 

 

September 11

Coming soon to Arno…

Sept. 11

No events

Sept. 12

Lockdown Drill A.M

Sept. 13

No events

Sept. 14

Title 1 Parent Meeting 6:30

Meet the Teacher 7:00

Sept 15

Happy Friday

 

Sept 18

No events

Sept 19

Fire Drill

Sept 20

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Sept 21

No events

Sept 22

Tornado Drill

Happy Friday!

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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New Staff

In addition to the new staff introduced on the last blog, we now also have a new second grade teacher, replacing Jennifer Brown who has lef tthe district to pursue other endeavors.  I am pleased to introduce Alexandra Cervantes to the Arno team.  We are very excited to add her talents to our second grade team as she is looing forward to being in allen Park.  You can read more about her below.

Meet Alexandra Cervantes, 2nd grade

Hello! I am Alexandra Cervantes. I graduated from Allen Park High School in 2010 and I attended Central Michigan University where I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education! I started teaching fourth and fifth grade in the winter of 2014 and I have been teaching for the past 2 1/2 years. I have taught third through fifth grades. This is my first year teaching second grade and I am loving every minute! I am so excited to be part of the Arno team this year! When I am not at school, I am most often curled on the couch reading with my cat, Trinket. I cannot start my day without a cup of coffee, and no day is complete without a little chocolate! I got married this past Labor Day weekend.

 

Meet Cassie Harrison, new ECP teacher (Previously at Lindemann)

This will be my fifth year teaching ECP – I feel so blessed to be teaching in Allen Park, it is truly an amazing place! I was previously at Lindemann but am very excited to be at Arno-I did my student teaching here so I am coming back to where I started! I graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a major in Early Childhood Education and just this summer I completed my Master’s degree in Education with certification in Reading Specialist. My husband Nick and I are expecting our first child, a girl, this November-we are beyond excited to start our family! I look forward to a wonderful school year at Arno, I already feel very welcome here.

From the PTA

📚✏Welcome Back!🖍📚

We hope everyone’s first week of school was fun and exciting! Meeting new friends and teachers all the while catching up with old friends and returning to school routines.

Our first meeting brought out many families old and new! Thank you so much for taking time out of your evening to meet us, support us, and inquire about the events going on at Arno!

✅The Welcome Back Staff Breakfast was well received and enjoyed by all. Thank you to all the staff for all that you do and the kinds messages you have sent us!

✅Our Annual Fun Run will be kicking off soon with a new chair and ideas! If you would like to be a part of the PTA’s BIGGEST Fundraiser of the year, please contact us through our email address: arnopta@gmail.com or through our Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/Arno-Elementary-PTA-367389359959764/

✅Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, September 14th from 7pm-8pm. The PTA will be selling Spirit Wear that night and we could use a few volunteers to help us out that night! Any time you can spare…15 minutes, 20 minutes, an hour, we appreciate!

Have a Fabulous Weekend! We look forward to another amazing year with all of our families!
We also would like to share with the very exciting news of online membership applications and spiritwear!
 
Use this link to pay for your Arno PTA dues electronically! 
Have no worries we will make sure your class get’s credit for our membership drive contest! 
 
 
After you submit your membership you will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t see it right away 
check your junk inbox to make sure it didn’t go there!
 
You can use this link to place an online order for Arno Spirit Wear anytime Sept 1 – 17th for our online sale!
 
 
Please also support us by linking your Kroger cards to Arno Elementary PTA. This program has proven to be very 
beneficial to us and we would love to have more cards registered! 
 
 
Thanks so much for posting the above links & encouraging parents to get involved this year!
We are excited to partner with each of you again!
Have a Fabulous Weekend! We look forward to another amazing year with all of our families! 

 

 

Welcome Back Memories...

 

PBIS Stations

This year, Arno had students move through “stations” to hear all about the expectations in some areas that were outside of the classroom.  Students visited the office, went on a bus, the cafeteria, assemblies, and finally hallway behavior.  Please be sure to discuss with your child what they learned in each station.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NEW FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

UPDATE MiSTAR PARENT CONNECTION – CONTACT INFORMATION

As our district continues to build towards more and more digital communications in the future, it is important that you take a moment to update your contact information in MiStar.  Under the “My Information” tab at the top right, you will now be able to update:

  • Email address for parents/guardians
  • Phone contacts for parents/guardians
  • Primary phone number – “Under Student Demographics”

o   This is the phone number used for automated phone notifications. 

  • Add Text Messaging

o   If you wish to receive text messages from the district, please select “SMS Cellular” as the “Telephone Type” for your primary phone number or other parent/guardian phone contacts.

  • Emergency Contact Updates (Authorizing release of your student)

Info on Parent Connect from the district website:

You must have a PIN and Password to log into ParentConnection. ParentConnection is a web program that allows parents to view information about their child.
To receive a PIN and passwords for ParentConnection contact your child’s school.
If you have more than one account to view your children, please contact the school office.
Make sure to insert your email after logging into ParentConnection.  Inserting your email will allow you to access the automated password reminder system.

 

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MSTEP Parent Guide

M-STEP Results: What Families Can Expect

This past spring, Arno Elementary students in grades 3-8 took the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress). Final results from the  M-STEP is now available and Thanks to technology improvements and online testing, our district has much earlier access to data that is also a more precise measure of learning.

The purpose of these state summative assessments is to see how close our students are to reaching Michigan’s new higher standards in English language arts and mathematics.

This year’s test scores will build on the new baseline set in 2015 when the M-STEP was brand new. This year’s results show an improvement in most areas,  we expect that as students gain more and more experiences with online assessment and as our instruction adapts to Michigan’s higher standards, our scores will rise over time. We encourage families to remember that state standardized test scores are just one measure of student progress and to keep them in perspective.

What happens next?

Our staff will spend time reviewing the 2017 M-STEP results to find where we are having success, and where we see areas in which to improve. The test results also will reveal which groups of students are doing well, and which will need more or different kinds of support.

Families are encouraged to review the M-STEP Parent Report and learn where your child might need additional support. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher and learn how together you can target academic support where it’s needed most.

The Michigan Department of Education has developed a useful document called Student Testing: What Parents Can Do to Help Students Prepare that is now available for download on the M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep).

Please look for your child’s Parent report coming soon…

 

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.arno park

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office 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

Free/ReducedApplication

 

Meet the Teacher

Be sure to mark Sept. 14 on your calendar for our Meet the Teacher night.   This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Arno and meet your child’s teacher,  hear about grade level curriculum, classroom policies, and important classroom information.

The evening starts at 7:00 and runs until 8:00 p.m.in your child’s classroom.

Please call 313-827-1050 if you have any questions.

See you there!

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for October 5 for picture day, retakes will be on Nov. 16.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

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!!

 

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