February 8

Coming up at Arno…

 Feb. 8

Spirit Week- Arno Wear- Spirit Week 2016 flyer

Book Fair

Feb. 9

Spirit Week- Pirates and Princesses

Book Fair

PBIS meeting 3:45

Feb. 10

Spirit Week- Inside Out

Book Fair

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

Feb. 11

Spirit Week- Rainbow

Book Fair

P/T conferences 5:00-7:30

DOME Theater Assembly 

Feb. 12

Spirit Week- Tropical (School appropriate- no bathing suits)

Spirit Week- Pie in the Face Assembly 3-5 @1:30-2:00, K-2 @2:30-3:00

Book Fair Ends

 

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is Saturday!  This exciting event will take place on February 6th from 11 am-2pm.  Tickets are still available at the door.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to stop by!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

On Feb. 10th and 11th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day.  We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.

The spring/winter conferences are meant for those who either received a teacher request for conference OR for parents who still wish to meet with the teacher.  If you feel comfortable with your child’s progress, and you did not receive a teacher request- then you may choose to not attend this round.

For those parents who have a teacher request OR if you would like to request a conference for your child- Please click on the above tab marked “Pages” and look for the spring conference page that has all teacher links to sign up for a time slot.

Please feel free to come in for the bookfair even if you don’t have a conference scheduled.

Spirit Week

Calling all Arno spirit!!! Please read the flyer below for more information on our upcoming Spirit Week and our ending activity- Pie in the Face

Monday: Spirit wear- Students may wear their Arno or Allen Park spirit wear

Tuesday: Pirates and Princesses- Students may dress as pirates or princesses. No weapons allowed

Wednesday: Inside out- Students may wear their clothes inside out.

Thursday: Rainbow- Each grade level wears a t-shirt of a designated color

K- Red     1- Orange     2- Yellow     3- Green     4- Blue      5- Purple

Friday: Tropical- Students may wear school appropriate, tropical attire. NO BATHING SUITS PLEASE

Our Pie in the Face assembly will take place in the gym on Friday, Feb. 12th K-2 @2:30-3:00, 3-5 @1:30-2:00

Spirit Week 2016 flyer

February is Kindergarten Registration Month in Allen Park!

Please feel free to share attached info with friends and neighbors…  (This information is for families living in APPS boundaries as well as current School of Choice families)

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Texas Roadhouse

Just a reminder that all forms are out for our Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for K-4 families which wraps up on Friday Feb.12th.  A new note will come out informing everyone of when they can come to the office to pickup your voucher(s) for the rolls (restaurant roll pickup).  This fundraiser is for the building- with the purchase of Kindles in grades K-2 as the goal.

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Mission for Miles School Challenge

The sponsors of the Martian Marathon, Running Fit of Ann Arbor, are issuing a school challenge!  In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles, Running Fit is offering Arno Elementary students and families a $5 off code when registering for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon.  The school with the most participants will win a Flyer Saucer Pancake Party by Chris Cakes!

On the day of the race, there will be a meeting spot for Arno Elementary but there will not be a group start for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon since these are timed races.  There will be NO group packet pick-up prior to race day.  Individuals are responsible for picking up their own packets.  Those students participating in the Cougar Tracks Club Kids’ Martian Marathon can run both!  For those participating in the Cougar Tracks Club race, there will be group packet pick-up and group start time.

5K, 10K, Half, Full, Milky Way 26k REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Students, Staff, Parents/Family should individually register* at:https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2016-martian-invasion-of-races

YOUR Mission for Miles School Password**(Coupon Code): arnocougars

**Please be mindful that this coupon is issued to Arno Elementary students and families only.**

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Spring (winter) Book Fair

Our spring/winter book fair will be taking place the week of Feb. 8, with a Groovy theme!  The book fair will also be open on some special days that week including Feb. 6 (Fun Fair) and Feb. 10 and 11- the nights of parent/teacher conferences.  Please stop by and browse all of the great books that Scholastic offers.  This is a PTA sponsored event with proceeds going to the Arno PTA.

Olympic Medal Winners

Now that all of the medals are out, its time to congratulate all of our Arno Olympic Medal Winners from the January games.  Congratulations goes out to:

Kindergarten

Haskin:   Connor Sheperd ~Gold,  Heather Muse ~ Silver,   LeNorah Steward~Silver,   Olivia Kalis ~ Bronze

Liedel: Jack Grzebyk ~Gold,   Alayna Lavoie ~ Silver,   Camden Ward-Flynn~Silver,   Nolan Olechowski~ Bronze

Yesh:  Carmino Koski ~ Gold,   Bryce Brewer ~ Silver,   Grace Grabowski ~ Bronze

1st Grade

Watson:  Cooper Obrycki ~ Gold,   Ethan Rozman ~ Silver,   Ava O’Donnell ~ Bronze

Pushman: Xander Warneck ~ Gold,   Brady Sauve ~ Silver,   Kaitlyn Choppa ~ Bronze

Martinchick: Peyton Keys ~ Gold,   Kate Simpson ~ Silver,   Juan Vega ~ Bronze

2nd Grade

Shultz: Samantha Muse ~ Gold,   Benjamin White ~ Silver,    Peter Lenart ~ Bronze

Brown: Jordyn Koski ~ Gold,   Zachary Niemeyer ~Silver,   Savannah Schonfeld ~ Bronze

Amonette: Nicholas Closs ~ Gold,   Nolan Leitz ~ Silver,   Alyssa Thomas ~ Bronze

3rd Grade

Wesley: Reina Garza ~ Gold,   Lulu Schutt ~ Silver,   Anahi Chapa ~ Bronze

Warneck: Kimareah Steward ~ Gold,   Elizabeth White ~Silver,, Morgan Kraft ~Bronze

Guyot: Tessa Sheperd ~ Gold,   Abigail Obrycki ~ Silver,    Liam Sheperd ~ Bronze

Kalis: Mackenzie Mouchet~ Gold,    Gabe Montie ~ Silver,   Alex Rogers ~ Bronze

4th Grade

Trionfi: Alex Varga ~ Gold,   Kadyn Rodgers ~ Silver,   Luke O’Donnell ~ Bronze

Smalley: Gracyn Gartside ~ Gold,   Kaylee Williams ~ Silver,   Anna Watson ~ Bronze

Solak: Vinnie Kulaszewski ~ Gold,   Bryce Sauve ~ Silver,   Gerry Klos ~ Bronze

5th Grade

Hool:Teagan Montgomery ~ Gold,  Addison Bacheller ~ Silver,  Olivia Garza ~ Bronze

Walkup: Joshua Armbruster ~ Gold,  Dylan Hammock~Silver,   Anthony Codd- Bronze,  Madelyn Vaugn-Bronze

Uhring: A.J. Lavoie~ Gold,  Selena Guzman ~ Silver,  Mason Lada ~Bronze

Creutz: Andrew Hernandez ~ Gold,  Carla Schultz~ Silver,  Joshua Ditzhazy ~Bronze

January’s PBIS rewards was a healthy round of Zumba for those student who earned the monthly reward.  Enjoy some pics below

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Text Features School Improvement Strategy 

Some examples are below of our Arno students hard at work creating their information text feature booklet, that highlights important features that students need to be aware of when reading informative text.  This is a highlight strategy in out School Improvement Plan that is reviewed annually

 

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February 1

Coming up at Arno..

Feb. 1

Parent Survey open (see link below)

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser Kickoff Grades K-4

Feb. 2

No events

Feb. 3

No events

Feb. 4

PTA Meeting 3:45

Feb. 5

No Events

Feb. 6 (Saturday)

Arno Fun Fair 11:00-2:00

Board Appreciation Month Video

Thank you Board of Education-

 

Dear APPS Staff and Community Members,

January is School Board Recognition Month – a time to salute the work of our elected School Board Members and to celebrate public education. The theme, “School Boards Lead” reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accountability assuring that ALL children succeed.

As a state, Michigan has faced many challenges, but the key to a brighter future is a strong public education system. Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are deeply rooted in U.S. tradition. It’s the foundation on which our democracy was built. The Allen Park Board of Education continues to do the most important work of the community – that of educating our youth.

School Board Members in Allen Park Public Schools develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. Their job is to ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate for continuous improvement in student learning. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $35.6 million, 3,800 students, 428 employees and six buildings. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our community.

Showing appreciation for the important work of school boards should be a year round process, but too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. We are asking all members of the community to take a moment and thank a School Board Member.

At the Board of Education Meeting on January 25, Allen Park High School and Allen Park Community School staff and students will play the lead role in honoring the Members of the Board of Education this year. APHS and APCS Art, Industrial Arts and Life Management students are creating a special gift for Board Members and the Allen Park High School Jazz Band will perform a few musical selections.

Thank you to the men and women who dedicate countless personal hours to ensure the needs of our community are met by our public schools. We salute the public servants of APPS whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

The men and women serving the Allen Park Public School District are: Mr. Guy DesJardins, Dr. Janine Hall, Mr. Paul Klenczar, Mrs. Margaret Marten, Mr. Gordon Miller, Mr. Rick Moynihan and Mrs. Julie Sheppard. 

Sincerely,

John J. Sturock, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Feb 1, and end on Feb. 12.  The link is embedded in this article, and can also be found in the right column under “Parent Survey Link”  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up in the gym for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2016-17 school year.  Thank you and look for that link to be active on Feb. 1.

Parent Survey Link: http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/266/20337

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 10 and 11 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice by Feb. 4.

2. If you did not receive a notice from the teacher, you may still request a conference with the teacher OR decide that you don’t feel a conference is necessary at this time.

3. All classroom links will come from the teacher and be live on the Feb. 5 blog release to sign up for a time on signupgenius for those who need to attend conferences.

Once again, please do not sign up for a slot on signupgenius if a conference is not needed at this point.

 

Building Fundraisers

There are 2 separate Texas Roadhouse fundraisers coming up from Arno, with 2 different goals.

Fifth grade is currently selling the popular rolls among the fifth grade parents for camp.

The other Roadhouse rolls fundraiser will be for parents in grades K-4 and those funds earned will go towards technology in the lower elementary grades.  The letter below explains the fundraiser for parents of students in grades K-4, which will go out with the selling form the last week of January.  The timeline is also included with a kickoff date of February 1.  This is a building sponsored fundraiser and is not being run by the PTA.

Dear Parents,

In our 21st century classrooms, integrating technology into the curriculum helps to prepare all of our Arno students for college and career down the road.  Currently our building has a chromebook cart for our mid-upper grades, with lower grades(K-2) relying on a mix of chromebooks and a limited number of classroom Kindles to enhance their literacy program.  This school year, we are attempting to purchase more Kindles to bring up the ratio of student devices in K-2, opening up the way we can deliver classroom instruction, intervention, and enrichment.   The PTA has been Amazing in their help to meet our technology requests, but this request will stretch PTA’s budget.  Therefore, we have partnered with Texas Roadhouse to offer you a “Roadhouse Rolls” fundraiser, which will go directly to the purchase of Kindle devices in grades K-2.  some highlights of the fundraiser are below:

 

  • The fifth grade is running their own version of this fundraiser for 5th grade camp.  This fundraiser included on this sheet is for K-4 families and will go to technology purchase for the building.  
  • The fundraiser allows you to purchase as many dozen Texas Roadhouse rolls that you would like.  Each dozen roll is $6.00, with $3.00 going right back to the school.  
  • You will actually not pick up any rolls at Arno.  The purchase is for a voucher that is good for a dozen frozen rolls (that you can bake when you want), and includes a free appetizer with meal purchase (up to $6.00),
  • You will receive one voucher for every dozen rolls purchased
  • We request that only 1 family member pick up the entire order of vouchers that your child sold
  • Voucher pickup will be during the week of February 29- March 4
  • Roll pickup will start the following week at the restaurant.  You will have a specific date you can go pick up the rolls and you will have up to 4 months following that date to do so.

The restaurant address is at 14660 Pardee Rd.  Taylor, MI

Fundraiser Timeline

February 1- February 12 Fundraiser Sale

February 19 All money due

February 29- March 4 Come to Arno to pick up your voucher

March 7-March 18 Window to pick up rolls at the restaurant.  Your voucher  will specify the date

 

Spirit Week

Calling all Arno spirit!!! Please read the flyer below for more information on our upcoming Spirit Week and our ending activity- Pie in the Face

Monday: Spirit wear- Students may wear their Arno or Allen Park spirit wear

Tuesday: Pirates and Princesses- Students may dress as pirates or princesses. No weapons allowed

Wednesday: Inside out- Students may wear their clothes inside out.

Thursday: Rainbow- Each grade level wears a t-shirt of a designated color

K- Red     1- Orange     2- Yellow     3- Green     4- Blue      5- Purple

Friday: Tropical- Students may wear school appropriate, tropical attire.

Our Pie in the Face assembly will take place in the gym on Friday, Feb. 12th K-2 @2:30-3:00, 3-5 @1:30-2:00

Spirit Week 2016 flyer

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Spring (winter) Book Fair

Our spring/winter book fair will be taking place the week of Feb. 8, with a Groovy theme!  The book fair will also be open on some special days that week including Feb. 6 (Fun Fair) and Feb. 10 and 11- the nights of parent/teacher conferences.  Please stop by and browse all of the great books that Scholastic offers.  This is a PTA sponsored event with proceeds going to the Arno PTA.

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

Arno Olympics

A big Shout-Out to Ms. Amonette for running another fun Arno Olympics!  It was great to see such a large crowd out on a late January night to compete for bragging rights in golf, ring toss, and hockey to name a few.  In the end, it seemed that the kids were always coming up the winners!  Congratulations to all of our medal winners, and great job to everyone who competed!

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 Have a great Cougar week!

January 25

 

Coming up at Arno…

January 25

No events

January 26

Middle School Parent Orientation 6:30

January 27

PTSA Council Meeting 6:30

January 28

No events

January 29

End of the first semester

 

Arno Olympics

The annual Arno Olympics is tonight.  Please listen to the podcast below for more information from Ms. Amonette’s classroom.

http://room118news.podbean.com/e/arno-2016-olympics-1452196502/?token=72337f14c0ee0f39b69182436dbedf91

Arno Olympics Flyer 2016

 

Building Fundraisers

There are 2 separate Texas Roadhouse fundraisers coming up from Arno, with 2 different goals.

Fifth grade will be selling the popular rolls among the fifth grade parents for camp.

The other Roadhouse rolls fundraiser will be for parents in grades K-4 and those funds earned will go towards technology in the lower elementary grades.  The letter below explains the fundraiser for parents of students in grades K-4, which will go out with the selling form the last week of January.  The timeline is also included with a kickoff date of February 1.  This is a building sponsored fundraiser and is not being run by the PTA.

Dear Parents,

In our 21st century classrooms, integrating technology into the curriculum helps to prepare all of our Arno students for college and career down the road.  Currently our building has a chromebook cart for our mid-upper grades, with lower grades(K-2) relying on a mix of chromebooks and a limited number of classroom Kindles to enhance their literacy program.  This school year, we are attempting to purchase more Kindles to bring up the ratio of student devices in K-2, opening up the way we can deliver classroom instruction, intervention, and enrichment.   The PTA has been Amazing in their help to meet our technology requests, but this request will stretch PTA’s budget.  Therefore, we have partnered with Texas Roadhouse to offer you a “Roadhouse Rolls” fundraiser, which will go directly to the purchase of Kindle devices in grades K-2.  some highlights of the fundraiser are below:

 

  • The fifth grade is running their own version of this fundraiser for 5th grade camp.  This fundraiser included on this sheet is for K-4 families and will go to technology purchase for the building.  
  • The fundraiser allows you to purchase as many dozen Texas Roadhouse rolls that you would like.  Each dozen roll is $6.00, with $3.00 going right back to the school.  
  • You will actually not pick up any rolls at Arno.  The purchase is for a voucher that is good for a dozen frozen rolls (that you can bake when you want), and includes a free appetizer with meal purchase (up to $6.00),
  • You will receive one voucher for every dozen rolls purchased
  • We request that only 1 family member pick up the entire order of vouchers that your child sold
  • Voucher pickup will be during the week of February 29- March 4
  • Roll pickup will start the following week at the restaurant.  You will have a specific date you can go pick up the rolls and you will have up to 4 months following that date to do so.

The restaurant address is at 14660 Pardee Rd.  Taylor, MI

Fundraiser Timeline

February 1- February 12 Fundraiser Sale

February 19 All money due

February 29- March 4 Come to Arno to pick up your voucher

March 7-March 18 Window to pick up rolls at the restaurant.  Your voucher  will specify the date

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Feb 1, and end on Feb. 12.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up in the gym for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2016-17 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Feb. 1

5th Grade Science

Students in Mrs. Hool’s class are using the Chrome books as part of their science lesson on the Skeletal and Muscular Systems.  To enhance learning, they are using the website Edheads.org to perform virtual knee and hip replacements.

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Spring (winter) Book Fair

Our spring/winter book fair will be taking place the week of Feb. 8, with a Groovy theme!  The book fair will also be open on some special days that week including Feb. 6 (Fun Fair) and Feb. 10 and 11- the nights of parent/teacher conferences.  Please stop by and browse all of the great books that Scholastic offers.  This is a PTA sponsored event with proceeds going to the Arno PTA.

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Dear Parents,

The Arno Fun Fair is on Saturday, February 6th. We are looking for baked goods for our Cake Walk.
If you are able to donate a baked good, please click on the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cake2
Thank You,
Dr. Chuby & Mrs. Gorski

Attention 5th Grade Parents

From the office of Mark Lowe, Middle School Principal:

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We would like to invite you to the 6th Grade Parent Orientation, which will take place in the Middle School cafeteria on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:30 – 7:30. This orientation is for the parents/guardians of current 5th grade students who will be attending Allen Park Middle School for the 2016-17 school year.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about your student’s first year at Allen Park Middle School.

Although we cannot make this meeting mandatory, we strongly encourage you to attend. Even if you are not a first time parent of a middle schooler, the information provided is always being renewed.

This is a PARENTS ONLY event. We ask that you leave your student at home for this evening, as they will have their own orientation at the end of August.  Principal, Mr. Mark Lowe, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Mr. Bruce Andrews, and our counselors Mr. Curry and Mrs. Kristin Gladd will be presenting information and will be available for questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 26th!

Sincerely,

Mark Lowe

Principal

 High School Performance

Students in grades 3-5 were able to enjoy a fun performance at the high school this past Thursday.  The high school students were performing “Knights of the Rad Table”,  which coincided as a grade for their final exam.  The performance was funny and creative, a job well done- and a good model to encourage our young actors and actresses.

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M-STEP

The state just released a video that summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report.  This is a great resource that can hopefully help answer some questions about the report.

 Have a great Cougar week!

January 18

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Coming up at Arno…

Jan 18

No events

Jan 19

No events

Jan 20

Lock down drill

Jan 21

High School Play grades 3-5 9:00

Jan 22

Arno Olympics 6:00

 

Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Feb 1, and end on Feb. 12.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up in the gym for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2016-17 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Feb. 1

 

Arno Fun Fair

Dear Parents,

 
The Arno Fun Fair is on Saturday, February 6th. We are looking for baked goods for our Cake Walk.
 
If you are able to donate a baked good, please click on the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-cake2
 
Thank You,
 
Dr. Chuby & Mrs. Gorski

Arno Olympics

The annual Arno Olympics of fast approaching on January 22.  Please listen to the podcast below for more information from Ms. Amonette’s classroom.

http://room118news.podbean.com/e/arno-2016-olympics-1452196502/?token=72337f14c0ee0f39b69182436dbedf91

Arno Olympics Flyer 2016

 

Attention 5th Grade Parents

From the office of Mark Lowe, Middle School Principal:

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We would like to invite you to the 6th Grade Parent Orientation, which will take place in the Middle School cafeteria on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:30 – 7:30. This orientation is for the parents/guardians of current 5th grade students who will be attending Allen Park Middle School for the 2016-17 school year.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about your student’s first year at Allen Park Middle School.

Although we cannot make this meeting mandatory, we stronglyencourage you to attend. Even if you are not a first time parent of a middle schooler, the information provided is always being renewed.

This is a PARENTS ONLY event. We ask that you leave your student at home for this evening, as they will have their own orientation at the end of August.  Principal, Mr. Mark Lowe, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Mr. Bruce Andrews, and our counselors Mr. Curry and Mrs. Kristin Gladd will be presenting information and will be available for questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 26th!

Sincerely,

Mark Lowe

Principal

 

High School Play

Just a reminder that we will be taking our 3rd-5th graders to the high school on Jan. 21 @9:00.  This production is a culminating activity for the students and I hear it will be quite good.  Permission slips went out Wednesday.

 

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Spring (winter) Book Fair

Our spring/winter book fair will be taking place the week of Feb. 8, with a Groovy theme!  The book fair will also be open on some special days that week including Feb. 6 (Fun Fair) and Feb. 10 and 11- the nights of parent/teacher conferences.  Please stop by and browse all of the great books that Scholastic offers.  This is a PTA sponsored event with proceeds going to the Arno PTA.

Dollars and Sense Assembly

Arno students enjoyed an assembly that blended magic and a lesson on money (saving).  Chris, our presenter, energized the crowd and helped everyone to think about ways they could save money in the future- and some awesome tricks!  Thanks to Mrs. Warneck and Dr. Chuby for bringing Dollars and Sense to Arno.

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Have a great Cougar week!

 

 

 

 

 

January 11

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Coming up at Arno…

January 11         

No events

January 12

No events

January 13

No events

January 14

Dollars and Sense Assembly K-5

January 15

No School- Teacher PD Day

 

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Happy New Year Arno Families!  I hope that you and your family had a joyous holiday season as we now get set for an exciting 2016 at Arno.  We are really looking forward to some great events coming up like the Arno Olympics, special assemblies, spring book fair, and our skating party to name a few.  Of course, we always focus on the wonderful family we have here at Arno,  with our caring cougar staff, students, and parents all working together to make this the best school it can be!

Looking forward to an Awesome 2016, Happy New Year!

Steve Zielinski

 

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Brrr… it’s cold outside!

Please remember that we still continue to have outdoor lineup and outdoor recess unless the wind chill hits 10 degrees.  Be sure to properly dress your child before sending them on their way to every morning as we make our way into the heart of winter.  If we see snow, be sure they are dressed with boots and snow pants for the younger ones if they wish to play in it.  Think Spring!

 

M-Step

You may have already heard, M-Step state test results are now out and can be seen on MiSchoolData.

MSTEP DATA RELEASED TO PUBLIC

Spring 2015 M-STEP data can be found under the Student Assessment tab located under the left navigation category titled Kindergarten – 12 atwww.mischooldata.org. For a direct link to the Student Assessment page click here:https://www.mischooldata.org/DistrictSchoolProfiles/AssessmentResults/AssessmentSummary.aspx

Once on the assessment page, select either Grade 3-8 Assessments or High School Assessments. Once on the grade specific assessment page, select M-STEP and using the dropdown menu, select the information you are interested in reviewing.

Parent reports are being prepared this week and will be going home the week of Jan. 11.  These results contain individual student results and come with detailed explanation from the state on what each of the scores mean.  If you have questions on the report, please contact the office.

ARNO Scores: Although this was a baseline test, Arno scored very well in comparison to the rest of the state.  We are very proud of our students for performing so well on this new academic test, that will now move to web based testing this year (We still took the paper/pencil version last year).  As you will notice we scored well across the board in ELA, while our continued focus will be in the areas of math and science.  Please let me know if you have question on the scores below.

 

Arno Grade % ProficientArno % Proficient State
ELA 3 76.81% 50.1%
4 71.74% 46.6%
5 47.71% 48.7%
Math 3 71.01% 48.8%
4 68.48% 41.4%
5 24.77% 33.4%
Science 4 17.39% 12.4%
Social Studies 5 21.10% 22.2%

Attention 5th Grade Parents

From the office of Mark Lowe, Middle School Principal:

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We would like to invite you to the 6th Grade Parent Orientation, which will take place in the Middle School cafeteria on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:30 – 7:30. This orientation is for the parents/guardians of current 5th grade students who will be attending Allen Park Middle School for the 2016-17 school year.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about your student’s first year at Allen Park Middle School.

Although we cannot make this meeting mandatory, we strongly encourage you to attend. Even if you are not a first time parent of a middle schooler, the information provided is always being renewed.

This is a PARENTS ONLY event. We ask that you leave your student at home for this evening, as they will have their own orientation at the end of August.  Principal, Mr. Mark Lowe, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Mr. Bruce Andrews, and our counselors Mr. Curry and Mrs. Kristin Gladd will be presenting information and will be available for questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 26th!

Sincerely,

Mark Lowe

Principal

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

 

Arno Olympics

Please enjoy a podcast from Ms. Amonette’s room on the Arno Olympics with Lilli Acker

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Arno Olympic Podcast

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 Razzing it up on RAZ Kids in Mrs. Martinchick’s class

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Kindergarten practices social skills…

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Haskin and Warneck book buddies pay a visit to Snow White at the Marquis Theater

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 Make it a great Cougar week!

 

 

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See you next year!

We would like to wish all  of our Arno families a joyous Christmas and hope that all your wishes come true over the holidays.   Cherish your time and enjoy your family and friends!  Have a Merry Christmas and an Awesome New Year!

Steve Zielinski, Principal

 

 

Coming soon to Arno in 2016…

Christmas Break December 19-Jan.3

January 4

Welcome Back!!

January 5

No events

January 6

PTSA Reflection Tea

January 7

PTA Meeting- Founders Day Nominations read

January 8

No events

 

Lost Phone:  A parent has lost a Samsung 6 phone outside the K doors, and actions on the phone indicate that a child might have picked it up.  If anyone knows information on the phone, please contact me via email:  zielinski@appublicshools.com

Arno Decks the Halls with Christmas carols

The building was alive with the sounds of our Arno students belting out some awesome Christmas carols, helping all of us feel the holiday spirit (still no snow to do that).  Huge thanks to Mr. Creutz and Mr. Skebo for an outstanding performance and in leading in holiday song this morning, much appreciated!

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Honor Choir Holiday Concert

What a wonderful holiday performance from our Elementary Honor Choir Thursday from Arno, Bennie, and Lindemann.  congratulations to all of our students and to Mr. Tracy Hoffman for showcasing the incredible talent we have at Allen Park Schools!

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Arno Family Caring Night

What a great time we had together last Friday night as an Arno family, enjoying each other’s company and showing how much Arno cares about the community.  At our Caring Night, kids and parents enjoyed pizza, listened to Christmas stories, of course crafted an ornament for the residents of the local senior center.  Way to go Caring Cougars!

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Arno Cares

What an incredible job Arno did in collecting cold weather gear and food.  That included 166 cans of Spaghettios!  Thank you for being so generous and showing the true meaning of Christmas!

Below, Darren Putnum, Seth Black, Tyler Tillery and Bryce Sauve help load up all the donations to area people in need.

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3rd Grade Fur Trade

Metro Parks visited Arno 3rd graders once again this past week to talk about the fur trade back in the day.  The students got treated to lots of history on the fur trade in Michigan hosted by a French accented colonial woman that helped them understand what it involved.  Thank you Metro Parks!

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Have a great break and we will see you in 2016! 

 

December 14

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 14

5th grade maturation 2:00

Dec. 15

5th grade maturation 2:00

Dec. 16

Pizza Party for Santa Cash winners

5th grade maturation 2:00

Dec. 17

5th Grade maturation

5th Grade Band Concert 7:00 Performing Arts

Dec. 18

1st grade to Henry Ford Field trip

Holiday Sing-a-long

 

Congratulations Mrs. Pushman, Mrs. Ellis!

IMG_0284Congratulations goes out to Mrs. Pushman for the Founder’s Day Award for Outstanding Educator 2015. This is a well deserved award for Mrs. Pushman’s hard work and dedication to her students, parents, staff, and her teaching craft.  Mrs. Pushman, along with other award winners from around the district will attend a dinner in their honor in February.

In addition, Congratulations to Mrs. Ellis for the Founder’s Day Distinguished Service Award.  She has been very active on the PTA and spent a lot time making sure our Arno Fun Run was a huge success.   Mrs. Ellis currently serves as secretary for the PTA, among other responsibilities that she gladly takes on for our kids.

Other results just released from our PTA:

Stephen Zielinski for the 2016 Outstanding Support Personnel
Barbara Pushman for the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award
Kelley Ellis for the 2016 Distinguished Service Award

 

Kiwanis donates dictionaries to all third graders

Kiwanis, which has been in Allen Park since 1939 and is celebrating their 100 year anniversary, came to Arno on Thursday to donate a new dictionary to every third grade student.  Dave Goodwin, who spoke with the classes indicated that this is the Kiwanis’s 10th year of donating dictionaries.  We thank Dave, Brian Goodmin, Tony Lally, Dean Settemy and all of Kiwanis for this great resource gift to our kids!

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Holiday Giving

December brings around a wonderful time of year.  Unfortunately, many people do not have the ability to enjoy the season as much as others.

To make things a little bit easier for some families, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Christine Food Bank/Soup Kitchen.  The food bank provides non-perishable goods to families to help stretch their grocery budget.  The soup kitchen provides hot meals to school children that might not get one during the week.  The kid favorite…Spaghetti-o’s

Arno school families have always been generous in the past.  We are asking for donations of food to help brighten the holiday season for others.

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will also be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share.

We are collecting through Wed.  December 15.  Your donation can be put in boxes if that’s easiest.

We hope that you can join us in this holiday tradition!

 

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5th Grade band a holiday hit 

Thursday night’s 5th grade band concert that included students from Arno, Lindemann, and Bennie helped raise our Christmas spirits as the band played a selection of holiday favorites in front of a packed crowd at the Center for  Performing Arts.  Although no snow was falling, the holidays never looked, or sounded better.  Congratulations to all of our your band members, you sounded professional!

Arno 5th grade band members include:Alexis Ballard, Avery Loving, Teagan Montgomery, Glenn Doss, William Keysaer, Samantha Manson, Juliette Torres, Molly Hool, Victoria Koziel, Carla Schultz, Madilynn Vaughn, Jackson Pettit-Pokora, Drake Steele, Luis Diaz, Cameron Greene, Mia Hool, Cameron McGinnis, Cole Mucha, Damani Dewberry, Meadow Merchanco, DiegoSanchez

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Safety and Security 

Please remember that for security reasons, all parents wishing to enter the building during drop off, or other times during the day, must report to the office- even if it’s just a brief pop-in.  This is an important matter and we appreciate your cooperation.

 

Make it a great Cougar week!

 

 

 

December 7

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Coming soon to Arno…

December 7

No special events

December 8

No special events

December 9

PBIS Meeting 3:45 (Positive Behavior Intervention System)

December 10

5th Grade Band Concert 7:00

December 11

3rd Grade Metro Parks in Media Center

PTA Family Caring Night 6:00

 

sleighspinHoliday Giving

December brings around a wonderful time of year.  Unfortunately, many people do not have the ability to enjoy the season as much as others.

To make things a little bit easier for some families, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Christine Food Bank/Soup Kitchen.  The food bank provides non-perishable goods to families to help stretch their grocery budget.  The soup kitchen provides hot meals to school children that might not get one during the week.  The kid favorite…Spaghetti-o’s

Arno school families have always been generous in the past.  We are asking for donations of food to help brighten the holiday season for others.

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will also be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share.

 

We will begin our collection on Monday, Nov. 30 through Wed.  December 15.  Your donation can be put in boxes that will be available aess.

We hope that you can join us in this holiday tradition!

 

Birthday Reminder

Just a reminder that as part of a healthier school, there are no sweet birthday treats allowed in the building.  Pencils, erasers, etc. are perfectly fine to bring as a “treat” for the class.

 

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Snow Policy

As we have already been hit with one snowstorm, more is always on its way.  As far as snow goes at Arno, please read the following:

1. As long as our play areas have been treated, we will continue to go out throughout the winter (as long as the wind chill/temp isn’t too low).

2. Students who wish to be in the snow should at a minimum be in boots and protective leg wear to keep them dry.  This prevents large amounts of students from needing a clothing change, and missing class time.   Students who are not wearing protective covering for the snow will be required to stay out of the snow for recess.

3. Snow stays on the ground.  Please talk with your child about the dangers of throwing snowballs, which can sometimes contain ice.  Students are free to build a snowman or snow fort, etc., things that keep the snow on the ground.

All of these rules apply before/after school, bus stop to walking home, and recess.

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE WEBSITE

 
Dear Arno Families,
Take a minute and check out the resources and practice activities provided to you for that little bit of extra speech practice at home.  Please visit the website: http://appspeech.weebly.com/
Mrs. Boyer

Third Grade Fur Trading

Just in time to help keep warm, our adventurous third graders wrote on fur traders, complete with their own creative version of a fur trader.

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Community Project

Thanks to all of our Pilgrims, Turkeys, Indians, and Parents for making the Thanksgiving placemat project a big success!

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PTA Reflections Tea

What an awesome evening we spent with some of Arno’s talented students honoring their entries into the PTA Reflections contest on Monday.  This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly”  and as you can from some of that night’s pictures, our students reached for the stars.  The next step is to give awards to some of the entries, which will then go on to a state competition,.  Congratulations to all of our Arno students who entered- you’re all superstars!

Anna Watson, Ava Berkebile, Ben Klos, Gerry Klos, Cooper Obrycki, Elizabeth Lesatz, Ella Elliott, Gracyn Gartside, Hailey Rose, Isabella Garrison, Jeran Moody, Juan Vega, Julia Schroeder, Madeline Every, Meadow Stewart, Peter Lenart, Phoebe Elliott, Selena Swidan, and Victoria Koziel.   Special thanks to Mrs. Emilia Vega and Mrs. Dawn Watson for organizing the our Reflection Tea!

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PBIS Rewards Pay Off

Monday marked another PBIS rewards day for the month of November, awarding those who displayed good behavior and good work habits with a dance party down in the cafeteria.  The students had a great time and we are all looking forward to December’s reward!

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Consumers Energy Grant for Kindergarten

A huge thank you to Mrs. Julie Hegedus for securing a $250 grant from Consumers Energy which will be going to our Kindergarten to use on technology for the classroom.  On behalf of Arno, thank you Mrs.  Hegedus for your donation to our kindergarten program.

 

Make it a great week Arno Cougars!

November 23

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Coming up at Arno…

November 23

Half-day for students Dismiss 11:40

Afternoon and Evening Conferences

Last day for the Book Fair

November 24

Mrs. Jensen’s Pie and Poems 2:00

November 25

No School

November 26        

Happy Thanksgiving Arno Families!

November 27

No School- Black Friday shop ’till you drop

Looking ahead…

November 30

PTA Reflections Tea Celebration 6:30

December 1

School Improvement Plan Meeting 3:45

December 2

Nothing Scheduled

December 3

PTA Meeting 6:30

December 4

Poetry Competition

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 Have a wonderful holiday 

On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a restful holiday week.  We feel so very lucky that you share your children with us everyday to help make a difference in their lives.  Enjoy!

Due to the short week, the next blog post will be on December 4th

Holiday Toy box Drive presents

Sponsored by Allen Park High School

Hello Parents, Staff, and Community Members, Allen Park High School  students,  school organizations, and other district  schools are  working  together  to  help  families  in  need  during  the  upcoming  holiday  season  by  collecting toys, books, and clothing. This year, in addition to the toy boxes, the woods  class students are building bookshelves which will be outfitted with fabric storage bins. As in previous years, we need your help! If you’d like to donate new items, or clean,  gently used articles, you may drop them off at any of the district schools’ main offices.

Monetary donations are always welcome and will help offset the construction costs as  well as supplementing any items not received.  If  you  know  of  a  local  family  in  need who would  appreciate  help  this  holiday  or  are  asking  for  some  extra  help  for  your  own  family,  please  contact  Mrs.  Jeannette  MacDonald, counselor at Allen Park High School macdonald@appublicschools.com or  at 313­827­1236. All information will be kept confidential.  We hope that you will consider participating this year to help make the holidays of local  families a bit brighter. The annual APHS Toy Drive Party will take place December 8 th , from  3­5pm  for  district  students  and  staff.  Join  us  for  cookies  and  hot  chocolate, with a performance by the Jazz Band, as well as visit from  Santa! Small donations or unwrapped presents will be accepted at the  door. All students are welcome.

The annual APHS Toy Drive Party will take place December 8 th , from  3­-5pm  for  district  students  and  staff.  Join  us  for  cookies  and  hot  chocolate, with a performance by the Jazz Band, as well as visit from  Santa! Small donations or unwrapped presents will be accepted at the  door. All students are welcome.

From the Art World…

Dear Arno families,
 
We need to express our overwhelming gratitude for your support of our Original Works art fundraiser!  We have raised over $1300 to put into the art program.  We had no doubt that this program would be successful here at Arno, but it wouldn’t be possible without such a supportive school community. 
Orders will arrive mid-December, before we dismiss for Winter Break. 
 
Sincerely, 
Ms. Trapani and Mrs. Cunningham 

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Founders Day Nominations

Founders Day is a celebration of the amazing things that the PTA does in the life of our school and overall community.  The Allen Park PTSA Council will be hosting this annual event at The Red Fawn on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase.

 
Attached are the Founders Day nomination forms.  Copies will be available in the office.  All nominations are due 12/03/15 at the December meeting during which voting will take place for Arno’s awards.
 
Categories are as follows:
  • Support Personnel – recognize a person that demonstrates professional excellence and a commitment to the students of our district. This person is someone in your building who gives tirelessly and without looking for praise. It should be a person who helps to better the lives of children and the building in which the represent. They are someone who goes above and beyond the role of “support personnel.”
  • Outstanding Educator – recognize an outstanding educator from each local unit who demonstrates professional excellence and commitment to the students of our district
  • Distinguished Service – a member who has given unselfishly and tirelessly throughout the year to better conditions for children and youth which reflects the real purpose of the PTA/PTSA as child advocates. It should be a member who has brought new meaning and direction to your unit and whose actions demonstrate the PTA/PTSA objectives
  • Outstanding Program – recognize a 2015-2016 program that demonstrates the objectives of the PTA
    • February 2015 Blood Drive – Cathy Anderson
    • April 2015 Daddy/Daughter Night – Amy Muse & Beth Scalf
    • May 2015 Spirit Week – Sarah Kalis
    • May 2015 Staff Appreciation – Jill Beesley
    • June 2015 –  Run Club/Color Run
    • September 2015 Welcome Back – Heather Lada
    • September 2015 Family Kickball Night – Jill Beesley
    • September 2015 Fall Fun Run – Kelley Ellis
    • November 2015 Mother/Son Night
    • November 2015 Reflections – Emilia Vega
    • December 2015 Family Caring Night – Amy Muse & Beth Scalf
    • January 2016 Olympics – Nicole Amonette
  • Business Partner – recognize a business that your PTA/PTSA has partnered with and by entering into partnership with this business, your PTA/PTSA may have been able to carry out a program or event, or enhance an existing program or event that demonstrates the objectives of PTA.
  • Council Member – this award honors an individual for exemplary service with Council sponsored projects, programs, and special events.
  • PTA Lifetime Membership – honors a person who has given outstanding service to children, someone who has promoted children’s well being by serving as an advocate for children in such areas as education, health, safety and legislation. The honoree need not be a member of the PTA/PTSA nor be well known beyond his or her own area of service.
We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can share all that great things that happen every day at Arno!  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at arnopta@gmail.com.
 
Thank you!

Nomination Forms:

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 Book Fair

Just a reminder that our book fair only has one more day left- Monday, Nov. 23.  The fair is open until 7:15 of that conference night.

Thanks for your support!

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Mother and Son Night

Lots of smiling faces filled Sky Zone last Friday at our Mother and Son Night.  Arno students were treated to lots of bouncing, pizza, and cupcakes- all while getting to spend some special time with Mom.  Enjoy the pics below of our fun evening!

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 4th Grade Dental Delight

Two students from Wayne County Community College recently visited Mrs. Solak’s class to do a presentation on oral hygiene.  Fourth graders engaged in several hands-on activities which promoted discussion about how to care for and protect their teeth.

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 Arno Green School

Each year, Wayne County donates trees to local school districts to promote environmental stewardship.  Students from Mrs. Solak’s class planted a new tree this past week at Arno.  This effort to beautify the school and provide additional food, protection, and homes for wildlife will be included in this year’s application for Michigan Green Schools.

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 4th Grade Dioramas 

Our awesome 4th graders shared their book reports and diorama projects this week to showcase the book that they chose.  The students did a fantastic job and their projects were just amazing.  Great job 4th grade!

 

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Introducing our Principals of the Day

Antonio and Vinnie Kulaszewski enjoyed a day of being the top spot at Arno in their role as principal for a day (Top Fundraisers).   They got to experience first hand all of the work that goes into running a school and how fun it can be to get to experience all of the kids at Arno.  Great job guys, I couldn’t have done it without you!  Mr. Zielinski

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Have a great week Cougars!

November 16

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Coming Soon at Arno…

November 16  

Book Fair preview begins

November 17

Book Fair Preview

November 18

Book Fair Purchase day

Kids Hope Pizza party

November 19

Book Fair Purchase Day

Principal for a day- Tony K

P/T conferences begin 5:00

November 20

Book Fair make-ups

Principal for a day- Vinnie K

November 23

Student 1/2 day- 11:40 dismissal

P/T conf. 12:45/5:00

Book Fair closes after the final conference

November 24

Nothing Scheduled

November 25-27

No school- Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Conferences 

As a reminder, we are using signup genius this year for conference scheduling.  The links staff schedules was emailed and put on last week’s blog.  In addition to that, if you look across the top bar on this page, you will see “pages”.  The page that is marked “Conferences” contains all of the links in case you missed last week.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Although Special teachers are not listed among the links, we are providing you the times they will be here at Arno if you would like to meet with them.

Music- Jeff Skebo- Thursday 11/19                       5-7:30pm

Music- Tracy Hoffman- Monday 11/23                12:45-3:15 p.m.

Gym- Jenny Dalton- Thursday 11/19                    5:-7:30 p.m.

and Monday  11/23                    12:45-3:15 p.m.

Art- Rachel Trapini- Thursday 11/19                     5-7:30 p.m.

Art- Elisabeth Cunningham- Thursday 11/19       5-7:30 p.m.

Media- Colleen Byrne- Thursday 11/19                  5-7:30 p.m.

 

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Book Fair starts next week

Just a reminder, our book fair starts next week and will be open through all conference times for your shopping convenience.  Please make checks payable to Arno Elementary

Now Collecting…

Arno has a number of items that we collect to benefit the school and other organizations.   Please see below for more information.

Pop Tabs– Maddy Every (4th grader) collects pop tabs for a very worthy cause- The Ronald McDonald House.  Please consider collecting and sending in your pop tabs to help- Great job Maddy!

Box Tops –  Box Tops are found on hundreds of products.  Please clip the dotted line and have your child turn them into the office.  When they are submitted, the school earns 10 cents for each one received.  Over the past few years, Arno has been averaging approximately $1000 per calendar year.  This money is used to purchase merchandise and help to pay for special events that benefit the entire school.

Labels for Education- Campbell labels are found on many different products,  usually soup labels.  On those slips it will say either 1 point or 5 points.  Please cut the area out with the UPC code as well as the point value.  When they are submitted, we have the opportunity to obtain merchandise from a catalog that can be used in our school.

 

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Santa Clause Is Coming to Town…

If you want to get a sneak preview of this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade- just talk to one of our 4th graders

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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.  The limo even  had a fireplace to warm us up on that chilly day!

A special shout out to Red Robin for treating our kiddos to a free ice cream shake- Service was awesome with a very friendly staff, which really topped off the afternoon!

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Arno Students Collaborating and Creating

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Make it a GREAT week cougars!