May 2023

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Your 23/24 school year PTA board is as follows:

PRESIDENT: Xina Bagger

                        VICE PRESIDENT: Meaghan Bachman

     TREASURER: Kristy Varkoly

SECRETARY: Sarah Wald

                      Congrats and welcome aboard! 🐾

Coming soon to Arno…

May 1

Kindergarten Roundup 6:30

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May 2

MSTEP- 3rd MAth/4th ELA

May 4

Super Cougar Lunch

5th grade meet with APMS Counselors 10:30

PTA Meeting 6:00

May 5

Early Release 11:30

Daddy/Daughter Dance

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May 8-12

Teacher Appreciation Week!!

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May 11

PTA Teacher Appreciation Lunch

ALICE Drill 1:30

May 12

Kinder field trip

May 15

Mobile Dentist- gym

May 17

3rd grade field trip

May 19

4th grade field trip

May 22

Mobile Ed Animal Assembly 12:20

May 23

5th Grade Video

May 25

PBIS Rewards

NWEA Assembly 9:30

May 26/29

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May 31 

NWEA Picnic 11:30

June 1

5th Grade Special Education students APMS Tour 9:30

Arno Planting Day 3:30

June 2

Cougar Cash Lunch

Field Day

Field Day – First Baptist Christian School

 

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ARNO MISSION

ARNO ELEMENTARY…INSPIRING STUDENTS TOWARD ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

 

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ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY PROVIDES A SUPPORTIVE HIGH QUALITY ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE TO INSPIRE ALL LEARNERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST.

 

Arno PTA

*Staff Appreciation Week*

**See link below for the sign up genius for donations**

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-staff3

As we all know Staff Appreciation week is coming up May 8th – May 12th as part of the week we’re doing a special project and we need help from All PARENTS & STUDENTS to accomplish this task!

This is a SURPRISE FOR ALL TEACHERS SO PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS!

We have sent home a 6×9 white manila envelope with instructions and 1 Piece of construction paper. All your child will need is scissors to cut out handprints and pencil/crayons to do this project. The instructions will be in the envelope.

 We are asking that ALL envelopes be sent back with the finished project in them with the students name/teachers name on the front of the envelope in their folder and given to their teacher no later than MAY 5th.

Animals and the Environment Assembly Coming in May to Arno Elementary funded by ARNO PTA! 

We also have 5 metro park assemblies coming in May also funded by ARNO PTA

If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link and fill out the information so your child will receive 1 FREE Arno Field Day shirt.If you have already filled out the form your all set! PLEASE ONLY FILL THIS FORM OUT 1 TIME ONLY per student!(as your student will only be receiving 1 free shirt)

Click Link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVkJZYLTaSgND1Wph8Hp_XQEi6qlW0XNFtLvaZr4SDDoML9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Shirt colors for Field Day:

C1/Y5/K – Blue

1st Grade –Purple

2nd Grade – Yellow

3rd Grade – Green

4th Grade – Orange

5th Grade – Red

We encourage everyone to attend our PTA meeting on Thursday May 4th @ 6pm in the media center, this is our last PTA meeting of the year and also a pretty important one as we are voting on our excess funds we have to spend.

AP Immunization 

Immunizations

 

Hello Arno Families,

The Green Team is actively working to ensure Arno Elementary remains an Evergreen Designated School, which is the highest honor among Michigan Green School recipients. Each year, we provide students with the knowledge necessary to become environmental experts. Continue to stay up to date with our latest tips to recycling responsibility as Earth Day is approaching.

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M-Step

Please mark your calendars if you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade.  The M-Step window continues for 3rd and 4th grade.  The schedules is as follows:

May 2/3- 4th grade ELA

May 2/3- 3rd grade Math

Please make every effort to be sure your child is here on the testing dates.

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New Music Link!

Ms. Murphy, our new music teacher, has created a new newsletter and would like to share the link with all of our families.  You can find more info at: https://sites.google.com/appublicschools.com/msmurphysmusicroom/home

 

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KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

We are pleased to be having our kindergarten round up this spring for all incoming kindergarteners. This year’s event will be on May 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents will attend in the gym, all future Cougars will attend within the 3 different classrooms.  Remember that Kindergarten registration is now open at Riley.

 

 

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Kindergarten Registration 2023

Kinder 23 Flyer

23-24 Kinder Enroll_Instructions

 

Looking for Young 5’s info?

Young 5’s

 

Student Services / Attendance

Attendance

If you have an absence to report to the office, please email andersonc@appublicschools.com

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Need to leave an item?

Please leave any items (lunches, books) that you need to drop off for your child in the responsibility cabinet (grey cabinet by the main office doors); there are post it notes and pencils in there to label items and the secretary will check it in the morning.  This helps to reduce congestion in the office area, especially to start the day.  Thanks!

 

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.

**There is No Parking in front of the school during drop-off/pick-up

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

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April 2023

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Coming soon to Arno…

April 6

1st grade to Henry Ford PA

Super Cougar Lunch

PTA Meeting 6:00pm

April 7

No School- Good Friday

April 9

Hoppy Easter!

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April 11

5th Grade MSTEP starts- SS

April 12

Rev’d Up Family Night

April 13

5ht Grade MSTEP-Science

Fire Drill 2:00

April 20

Fire Drill 1:30

April 28

Cougar Cash Lunch

PBIS Rewards

May 1

Kindergarten Roundup 6:30

 

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ARNO MISSION

ARNO ELEMENTARY…INSPIRING STUDENTS TOWARD ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

 

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ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY PROVIDES A SUPPORTIVE HIGH QUALITY ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE TO INSPIRE ALL LEARNERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST.

 

From the PTA

Hello Arno Cougar Families,

We are now accepting PTA Board nominations for the 2023/2024 school year due by April 6. Voting will take place at April’s  meeting.  Please submit nominations ASAP to arnopta@gmail.com. Without a PTA board we will not have a PTA and the school will NOT be able to have the Free events,assemblies,Mother-Son/Daddy Daughter Dance etc

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming Family Fun Night @ Rev’d Up on Wednesday April 12 from 5:30pm to 9pm. Doors open at 4.30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Spectators do not need a ticket. Tickets get you into every activity minus the VR and ax throwing. Play cards are available for $10 as well. You can also add on a food package for $6. Please note that parents must stay with their child/children.This is NOT a drop off event. Please see the attached flyer and link for details! And always, we appreciate your support!

https://revdupfun.centeredgeonline.com/retail/items/d6dffc93-54a0-4fa7-a97f-3f82be00c3f7

Tickets for our upcoming Daddy Daughter Dance @ The Grecian Center Friday May 5th from 6:00pm until 9:30pm are on Sale now Until April 21st. The link & flyer are below!

THIS IS FOR CURRENT ARNO STUDENTS ONLY!!!!

**Flyers will be coming home soon for this event in the students folder**

 https://arnopta.memberhub.com/store

Upcoming events:

*Staff Appreciation Week*

We will be celebrating our wonderful staff at Arno the week of May 8th – May 12th we are asking for some donations to help us keep the cost down to be able to do everything we want to do for the entire week **See link below for the sign up genius for donations**

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-staff3

*Field day*

Friday June 2nd

Look for more information closer to the event. This will be an all day event and we will be looking for many volunteers as this is our first hosted field day.

We encourage you to attend our next PTA meeting on Thursday April 6th @ 6pm in the media center, ChildCare will be provided for ARNO students.

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M-Step is coming…

Please mark your calendars if you have a child in 3rd,4th,5th grade.  The M-Step window opens up for 5th grade immediately following Spring Break, then runs through early May.  The schedules is as follows:

April 11- 5th grade Social Studies test (2 parts)

April 13- 5th grade Science

April 18/19- 5th grade ELA

April 25/26- 4th and 5th grade Math

April 25/26- 3rd grade ELA

May 2/3- 4th grade ELA

May 2/3- 3rd grade Math

Please make every effort to be sure your child is here on the testing dates. An informational letter will be coming home as well with additional details.

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New Music Link!

Ms. Murphy, our new music teacher, has created a new newsletter and would like to share the link with all of our families.  You can find more info at: https://sites.google.com/appublicschools.com/msmurphysmusicroom/home

 

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KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

We are pleased to be having our kindergarten round up this spring for all incoming kindergarteners. This year’s event will be on May 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents will attend in the gym, all future Cougars will attend within the 3 different classrooms.  Remember that Kindergarten registration is now open at Riley.

 

 

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Kindergarten Registration 2023

Kinder 23 Flyer

23-24 Kinder Enroll_Instructions

 

Looking for Young 5’s info?

Young 5’s

 

Student Services / Attendance

Attendance

If you have an absence to report to the office, please email andersonc@appublicschools.com

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Need to leave an item?

Please leave any items (lunches, books) that you need to drop off for your child in the responsibility cabinet (grey cabinet by the main office doors); there are post it notes and pencils in there to label items and the secretary will check it in the morning.  This helps to reduce congestion in the office area, especially to start the day.  Thanks!

 

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

 

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March 2023

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Coming soon to Arno…

March 2

PTA Meeting 6:00

March 4

PTA Spring Fever

March 9

Spring Picture Day

Super Cougar Lunch

Bingo for Books 6:15

March 10

End of Second Trimester

March 17

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No School- Teacher PD

Report Cards Released

March 22

Severe Weather Drill

March 23

PBIS Rewards

March 25-April 2

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SPRING BREAK

 

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Arno Mission

Arno Elementary…inspiring students toward academic excellence.

 

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ARNO VISION

Arno Elementary provides a supportive high quality academic experience to inspire all learners to achieve their personal best.

 

From the PTA

Hello Cougar Families!

The PTA would like to thank all of our volunteers for your help at Glow Dance! We would also like to thank all those who donated to the event as well! Please know that all of your support does not go unnoticed and is an important factor in sponsoring our events. A special thanks to Little Caesar’s and Bella’s Pizza! We would also like to send a shout out to Amy Muse for graciously taking the extra pizza to both the AP Fire Department and AP Police Department!

Please remember that your input/suggestions/concerns are both encouraged and appreciated so that we know how to better our events. So please reach out via email (arnopta@gmail.com) or attend our meetings!  Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 2 at 6:00pm in Arno’s Media Center.

PTA Board nominations for the 2023/2024 school year are due by April 6. Voting will take place at May’s meeting. So please submit nominations ASAP. Thank you!

Our Spring SPIRIT WEAR sale will run from February 27 to March 10. The link is below:

Spirit Wear

March 4 is the annual PTA/PTSA Spring Fever at the AP High School.  Arno is running the Bake Sale this year. We’re looking for bakers and volunteers:

Bakers – here’s your link to donate something yummy!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FABA723ABF85-20231

If you would like to volunteer to help sell baked goods with us, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FABA723ABF85-2023

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE TEACHERS/STUDENTS/FAMILIES WHO DONATED TO AND/OR MADE BASKETS FOR THE 2023 SPRING FEVER SILENT AUCTION!

March 16 we are sponsoring a Super U Assembly! This will take place in school for all grades!

Please note that game night scheduled for March 16 has been cancelled.

Our Rev’d Up all school event is scheduled for April 12!  Details to come in March.

*Reminder Daddy/Daughter Dance has been changed to May 5*

Stay tuned for more exciting news/events/reminders from your PTA, and remember to check your emails and our Facebook page for information as well!

Thank you for your support! 🐾

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars:

Picture Day is coming up on 3/9/23! You must preorder for your child’s photograph to be taken. Online ordering closes at 11:59 p.m. the night before Picture Day. Order here: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/76865WF

 

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March is Reading Month

Get ready for Battle of the Authors!!

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Kindergarten Registration 2023

Kinder 23 Flyer

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Young 5’s

 

Student Services / Attendance

Attendance

If you have an absence to report to the office, please email andersonc@appublicschools.com

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Need to leave an item?

Please leave any items (lunches, books) that you need to drop off for your child in the responsibility cabinet (grey cabinet by the main office doors); there are post it notes and pencils in there to label items and the secretary will check it in the morning.  This helps to reduce congestion in the office area, especially to start the day.  Thanks!

 

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Spring Fever

 

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M-Step is coming…

Please mark your calendars if you have a child in 3rd,4th,5th grade.  The M-Step window opens up for 5th grade immediately following Spring Break, then runs through early May.  The schedules is as follows:

April 11- 5th grade Social Studies test (2 parts)

April 13- 5th grade Science

April 18/19- 5th grade ELA

April 25/26- 4th and 5th grade Math

April 25/26- 3rd grade ELA

May 2/3- 4th grade ELA

May 2/3- 3rd grade Math

Please make every effort to be sure your child is here on the testing dates. An informational letter will be coming home as well with additional details.

 

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NWEA Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who met their grade level norm, or met their growth for the Winter 2023 NWEA Assessment!

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Congrats Super Cougars!

 

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

 

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Feb 2023

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 1

Golden Tray Award Recess 1:20

Parent Survey Opens

Feb. 2

NWEA Rewards Assembly

PTA Meeting 6:00

Feb. 8

NWEA Reward Recess

Feb. 9

NWEA Reward Movie- Top 10

Feb. 14

Happy Valentines Day

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Parent Survey closes

Feb. 15

Founders Day Dinner 6:00

Feb. 16

PTA Glow Dance at Arno

Feb. 17

NO School- Teacher PD

Feb. 20 and 21

No School- Winter Break

Feb. 24

Kinder to Ann Arbor Museum

PBIS Rewards

Feb. 27

5th grade departs for camp

March 1

5th grade returns from camp

1st Grade to Henry Ford

 

New Mission/Vision

The Arno staff has created a new Mission (Why we are here) and Vision (where we want to be in 3 years) to set forth our path towards further academic excellence.  The Mission/Vision will be shared with all stakeholders in various ways so that everyone has a shared understanding of Arno’s future.

 

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Arno Mission

Arno Elementary…inspiring students toward academic excellence.

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ARNO VISION

Arno Elementary provides a supportive high quality academic experience to inspire all learners to achieve their personal best.

 

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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 Arno School Improvement Team rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Feb. 1 to Feb. 14.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office 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 2023-24 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

 

Book Drive

 

From the PTA

🐾 Hello Cougar Families! Below are some upcoming events/reminders/news from your PTA:

February 2 is our next PTA meeting held in the Arno Media Center at 6pm.

February 15 is our Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony at Arnaldo’s in Riverview.

February 16 is our first ever GLOW DANCE! Flyer attached.

 

We are having another SPIRIT WEAR sale at the end of February! Keep your eyes out for the dates and link!

March 4 is the annual PTA/PTSA Spring Fever at the AP High School.

We are hosting a Game Night on March 16 and a Super U Assembly for all grades! Details to follow.

We had such awesome feedback regarding mother/son night that we are planning another night out at Rev’d Up Fun in Woodhaven in April! This time for the whole family! Details to follow.

REMINDER:  Daddy Daughter Dance has been scheduled for May 5 at the Grecian Center in Southgate. Details will be announced beginning of April.

Stay tuned for more exciting news/events/reminders from your PTA, and remember to check your emails and our Facebook page for information as well!

Thank you for your support! 🐾

 

 

Attendance Matters

 

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The Olympics were awesome!

Thank you to Nicole Amonette and all of our volunteers-Mrs. Kalis, Mrs. Warneck, Ms. Zuke, Mrs. Garza, and Mrs. Talamonti for organizing another awesome Olympics, back after the pandemic years.  Lots of family fun, ribbons and medals!

 

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Founder’s Day Celebration

The annual Founder’s Day awards celebration takes place on Feb. 15 as our amazing winners get to shine!  Congratulations to all of our award winners this year- you represent the very best of our Arno Cougars!!

2022-23 PTA Founders Day Winners

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PTA/PTSA invites families, friends and staff to celebrate the great people and programs in APPS!  Join us for the Founders’ Day Awards Dinner on February 15th to honor those who have shown dedication and supported our schools and PTAs since last year’s awards.

Tickets for the awards dinner are now available for purchase online only for $25 each, or two for $45, at  https://apptacouncil.memberhub.com/store?category=Founders%27%20Day%202023  The last day to purchase tickets is February 6, 2023.  For more information, contact Sue Clark at apfoundersday@gmail.com

Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council

2022-2023 Founders’ Day Dinner & Award Ceremony

Wednesday, February 15

Arnaldo’s Banquet Center

18275 Quarry Rd, Riverview, MI 48193

Doors open at 6:00 pm ~ Dinner at 6:30 pm

Arno Elementary

Outstanding educator: Cassie Harrison and Nicole Amonette

Business partner: Culver’s of Allen Park – Jeff Holden

Distinguished service: Nicole Adkins

Support personnel: Steve Zielinski

Outstanding program:  Reading therapy Honey and Gunner-Cathy Bray

Bennie Elementary

Outstanding Educator: Mrs. Kristie Lauth

Distinguished Service: Amanda Botello

Support Personnel:  Erica Saville

Business Partner: Jet’s Pizza

Outstanding Program: Fun Run

Lindemann Elementary

Outstanding Educator: Stephanie Partin

Distinguished Service: Marlene Cottrell

Support Personnel: Benjamin Hughes

Business Partner: Papa’s Pizza

Outstanding Program: Fun Run

Allen Park Middle School

Outstanding Educator: Amy Oaks

Distinguished Service: Hillary Haney

Support Personnel: Emily Portalski

Business Partner: World Stride

Outstanding Program: PBIS

Outstanding Students: Eliana Aquino and Ryan Workman

Allen Park High School

Outstanding Educator: Brittney Hartley

Distinguished Service: Kelley Carey

Support Personnel: Denise Crank

Business Partner: Liberati’s

Outstanding Program: Unified Sports

Outstanding Student: Ellie Lauth

Michigan Honorary Life Membership

John Burgus

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Camp

Our 5th graders get the awesome opportunity to head back to camp for the first time since the pandemic started!  WE are so excited that they will get this experience again and look forward to all of the memories.  Camp will run from Feb. 27- March 1

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M-STEP

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

Literacy Website

Mrs. Wesley, our Literacy Coach at Arno, has created a blog that contains great information and resources for families in the area of literacy . Please check it out and take advantage of all the great information.

https://readwesley.edublogs.org/

 

 

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Attendance Matters

Important points to remember about attendance:1) ALWAYS call or email the Main Office when your student will be absent.

2) A central attendance concern are students who are “sick” one day a week on a frequent basis.

3) Attendance letters are sent out when there is an ongoing concern. The 1st is a notification of concern, the 2nd is a notification that attendance has not significantly improved. If there isn’t improvement in attendance, a contact is made for a follow up with our school resource officer.

4. Student progress data is almost always shown to have a decline in academic performance when there are frequent absences.

4) Attendance can be viewed in Parent Connect at any time if you have questions about the number of days your student has missed.

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

  • By Valerie Kirk

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

1. Celebrate with Cross-Curricular Activities

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

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

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

3. Watch a Documentary

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

4. Plan a Full Lesson on Historical Topics

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

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

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

6. Watch a Movie Showcasing African American History or Experiences

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

7. Honor African American Veterans

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

8. Learn About African American Inventors

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

9. Listen to a TED Talk

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

10. Explore African American Musical Influencers

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

 

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Celebrating Black History Month with Poetry

On her Poetry for Children website, Sylvia Vardell showcases wonderful poetry created by African American poets who write for young people, including Marilyn Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Carole Boston Weatherford, Nikki Grimes, Ashley Bryan, Charles R. Smith, Jacqueline Woodson, Walter Dean Myers, Kwame Alexander, Eloise Greenfield, Maya Angelou, and others.

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To celebrate Black History Month in February — and the rich tradition of African American poetry all year long — browse essays on literary milestones and movements, find important books on black history and poetics, look for lesson plans for Black History Month, read archival letters from classic African American poets, and search poems about the African American experience by both classic and contemporary poets.

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Poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture. Discover poems from Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others.

 

Arno Facebook

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

HERE IS THE LINK!  

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

 

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January 2023

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Coming soon to Arno…

January 9

Welcome Back! classes Resume

January 12

PBIS Stations

Super Cougar Lunch

January 16

MLK Observed- No School

January 18

District Reflections Celebration

Arno Reflections Celebration Ice Cream party

January 19

4th and 5th grade to Center for the Arts 9:15

ALICE inside drill

PTA Mother/Son night 5:00-9:00

January 20

No School- Teacher PD

January 26

Cougar Cash Lunch  11:00

Arno Olympics 6:00

January 27

PBIS Rewards

Feb. 2

NWEA Assembly grades 3-5 9:30

 

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ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

From the PTA 

Happy New Year Cougar Families! And welcome back!  Below are some upcoming events/reminders from your PTA:

The PTA/PTSA will be hosting their annual Reflections Art Show January 18 at the AP Center of the Arts.  All those who entered the contest should be receiving an invitation from the council with further details.

We are proud to present to you Mother Son Night January 19 at Rev’d Up in Woodhaven! Please view the attached flyer for details and ticket info. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event AND for each person participating in the event!

February 2 is our next PTA meeting held in the Arno Media Center at 6pm.

February 15 is our Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony at Arnaldo’s in Riverview.

February 16 is our first ever GLOW DANCE! Details TBA later

**FYI – Daddy Daughter Dance has been moved to May 5 at the Grecian Center in Southgate. More details will be announced at a later date. But mark your calendars!**

Stay tuned for more exciting news/events from your PTA like Spring Fever Craft Show, Game Night, and another Spirit Wear sale! 🤗

 

January Assessments

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

 

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Reflections Celebration

For those student that participated, the district celebration will be on Jan. 18, and we are doing our own sponsored by PTA (ice cream party) on Jan. 18

 

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Attendance Matters

Important points to remember about attendance:1) ALWAYS call or email the Main Office when your student will be absent.

2) A central attendance concern are students who are “sick” one day a week on a frequent basis.

3) Attendance letters are sent out when there is an ongoing concern. The 1st is a notification of concern, the 2nd is a notification that attendance has not significantly improved. If there isn’t improvement in attendance, a contact is made for a follow up with our school resource officer.

4. Student progress data is almost always shown to have a decline in academic performance when there are frequent absences.

4) Attendance can be viewed in Parent Connect at any time if you have questions about the number of days your student has missed.

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Building to Kindergarten Part 2

If you or someone you know has a child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2023, this would be a great event to come and learn how to prepare for kindergarten.  The event information is below:

Building Up to Kindergarten Part 2
Monday, January 23, 2023
4:30-5:30 pm
Bennie Elementary Cafeteria

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ALICE Drill

This month we will be conducting our second ALICE drill of the year.  During this drill, classes will be practicing HIDE OUT/KEEP OUT where students will find numerous places in the room to hide (not in one big group) and the teacher will assist in discussing the new lockout system in place.  This May we will be practicing GET OUT where the whole school will mock evacuate to our rendezvous point at the Presbyterian church on Park.  The future of our ALICE drill format will depend on how the new lock out system fits with our existing practice, so the drill formats may change slightly in the future.

BOARD APPRECIATION

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

 

Literacy Website

Mrs. Wesley, our Literacy Coach at Arno, has created a blog that contains great information and resources for families in the area of literacy . Please check it out and take advantage of all the great information.

https://readwesley.edublogs.org/

 

 

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MLK Observance January 16- No School

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING

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

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Picture Books that Teach about Kindness

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

1. Boo Who? by Ben Clanton (PreK-1)

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

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

Concrete but engaging, this title answers an essential question.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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December 2022

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Coming soon to Arno

Dec. 1

PTA Meeting 6:00

Dec. 2

Picture Retakes

PBIS Reward

End of Trimester

Dec. 9

Report Cards available on ParentConnect

Dec. 14 

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Magic with Santa PTA night

Dec. 15

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pickup 3:00-6:00

Dec. 20

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

Dec. 23

1st grade to Henry Ford

PBIS Rewards

Dec. 24-Jan 8

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Christmas Break

Jan 9

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

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Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Dec. 2.

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

https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/70215W

 For those students who would like to get their picture retaken and bought a package, they MUST bring their package down to the cameras for an even exchange, as pictures will not be reprinted unless those are returned.  Our photographer will need to know what to enter in for them for those pictures to be replaced.

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From the PTA

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

Dance choreography

Film production

Literature

Music composition

Photography

Visual arts

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

https://sites.google.com/site/apptacouncil/reflections

 

Upcoming Events @ Arno Presented By Your PTA:

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

For more info please reach out to us at arnopta@gmail.com or Facebook @arnoelementarypta

December 14th: MAGIC WITH SANTA

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

January 19th: MOTHER/SON NIGHT

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

February 16th: GLOW DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Our students are changing the future with an Hour of Code

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

See http://hourofcode.com/br/en for details, and help spread the word.

 

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Warming Tree

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway.  Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 16.  Thank you for your help

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Building to Kindergarten

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

 

 

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Looking for some fun things to do together over break?

1.. Magic Reindeer Food Recipe

Magic Reindeer food that the kids will love to make!

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

2. Movie Night!

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

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

3. DIY Handprint Christmas Ornament

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

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

4. Candy Cane Science Experiment

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

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

5. Play Christmas Minute to Win It

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

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

6. Bake and Decorate Cookies

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

7. Go on a Candy Cane Hunt

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

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

8. Christmas Bingo

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

9. Snowman Slam Game

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

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

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer

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 Track Santa with NORAD help

https://www.noradsanta.org/

 

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November 2022

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Coming Soon to Arno…

Nov. 3

Mobile Dentist

Super Cougar Lunch

Building up to Kindergarten 4:30 (Info Below)

PTA Meeting 6:00 (Childcare available)

Nov. 5

PTSA Holiday Craft Show

Nov. 7-11

PTA Book Fair

Mrs. Field’s Order DUE

Nov. 8

No School- Election Day

Nov. 9

P/T conferences 5:00-7:30

Nov. 10

Early Release 11:30am

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

Nov. 23-25 

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Thanksgiving Break

 

 

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Dec. 1

Super Cougar Lunch

Dec. 2

Picture Retakes

PBIS Rewards

End of Trimester 1

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

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

November 9th and 10th

Sign Ups

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Mercer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D49AFA729A6FD0-mercer 
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Zuke https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054DABA82AA5FB6-zuke
Garza https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444AEA72FA1FF2-garza2 
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AAFA92FA3FC1-higgins2 
Eskew https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AA9A72DA7FAC16-eskew 
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Solak (Media Tech) If you would like to meet with me regarding Media Tech, please email me at: solak@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!
Smalley (PE) If you would like to meet, please email me at: smalley@appublicschools.com  we can schedule a time that works for you!
Jensen (Media Lit) If you would like to meet, please email me at: jensen@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!
Wesley (Reading Coach) If you would like to meet, please email me at wesley@appublicschools.com and we can schedule a time that works for you. Thank you!

 

PTA Book Fair Update

📚 BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED📚

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

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Picture Retake

Picture retake day is Dec. 2.  For those students who would like to get their picture retaken and bought a package, they MUST bring their package down to the cameras for an even exchange.

 

Fundraiser Update

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

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

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Building up to Kindergarten– Coming Soon!

Be sure to sign up in the link provided!


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Unified PE

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

 

 

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Food Service-Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Food Service-free & reduced lunch application

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

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

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

 

Line-up Procedures

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

  • Students should line up at their assigned door

  • The playground is always closed before school starts

  • Parents will not be permitted to enter with students/stand in the halls- normal protocol to sign in with the main office does not change

  • Students will enter the classroom at the 8:30 bell

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Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

 

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Arno Facebook

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

HERE IS THE LINK!  

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

 

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October 2022

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 4

Fire Drill

Oct. 6

Picture Day

Super Cougar Lunch

PTA Meeting 6:00

Oct. 11

2nd Grade to Real Life Farm

Oct. 13

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

Oct. 18

Culvers Of Allen Park | Allen Park Chamber of Commerce

Culver’s Scholarship Fundraiser Night

Oct. 19

Kinder to Real Life Farm

Oct. 24

Nibblers® Bite Size Cookie Tins Delivery | Mrs. Fields®

Mrs. Fields Office Fundraiser Kickoff

Oct. 28

Halloween Vehicle* Parade – Home of the VPCA

Halloween Parade 10:00

Early Release 11:30

Oct. 31

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Happy Halloween! Full Day of School

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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From the PTA

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

Fun Run Success! 

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

Next PTA Meeting

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

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

PTA Membership Drive

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

Mark Your Calendars!

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

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

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

 

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Picture Day is Coming!

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

This event’s Order Code is 70211YF.

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

 

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Walk to School 2022

Walk to School 2022

 

 

Fall Office Fundraiser

Arno will be trying a new fundraiser this year- Mrs. Fields/The Cheesecake factory starting  Oct. 24 to help supplement the many requests we get from staff during the school year such as assessment programs, research-based activities, special project supplies, literacy materials, tech, etc.  The last fundraiser helped us purchase many extra classroom supply requests, Super Cougar pizza lunch supplies, and books for teachers.

The PTA has been a tremendous resource for our building with all they have given, however, the many teacher requests received throughout the school year to give our students the very best experiences create a need to seek additional support.  Therefore, we have partnered with this company to offer you a choice of items should you choose to purchase any, that would support providing more resources for our teachers. The large envelope coming home on Oct. 24  will contain all of the information needed (and there is an online order method).

Fundraiser Timeline

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

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

Prize info for qualifying sales coming soon at kickoff!

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Halloween Parade

Time to get those costumes on the kids and come on down to Arno on Oct. 28 at 10:00 for our annual Halloween Parade.  Our route will take us out of the 5th grade doors that morning, making a loop on the inside perimeter of the playground.  Please join us around the outside perimeter of the playground for the best seats.  It is a district PD day with an 11:30 dismissal that morning.

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

 

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Building up to Kindergarten- Coming Soon!

Be sure to sign up in the link provided!


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October Movin’

 

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

 

 

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Current Protocol for Covid Cases

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Food Service-Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Food Service-free & reduced lunch application

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

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

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

 

Line-up Procedures

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

  • Students should line up at their assigned door

  • The playground is always closed before school starts

  • Parents will not be permitted to enter with students/stand in the halls- normal protocol to sign in with the main office does not change

  • Students will enter the classroom at the 8:30 bell

Be Careful Safety First Safety Sign MGNF971

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

 

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Arno Facebook

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

HERE IS THE LINK!  

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

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September 2022

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year!!

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

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

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

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

Start Strong!!

 

Coming soon to Arno…

August 22

Office Reopens

Sept. 1

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Meet the Teacher (Schedule below)

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

September 6

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Student First Day

September 8

PBIS Stations

First PTA Meeting 6:00

September 15

First Fire Drill 10:30

September 22

Tornado Drill 2:00

September 23

PTA Fun Run

September 27

Fire Drill 2:00

 

 

 

 

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

Parent Connect- Student Placement Info

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

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

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

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

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

Arno Teaching Staff 2022-2023

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

School Psychologist

Marisa Tringali

Debbie Green

Resource Room Aly Kubik 3-4-5

Nicole Nasutovich- K-1-2

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

2022-23 Door Assignments

Door Assignments

 

From the PTA

Welcome Arno Cougar Parents!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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School Supply Lists 

This year we are continuing to use Teacherlists.com to post all of our supplies.  You can access the lists down below from the click-button.  This feature also allows you to choose a store, if you wish, which auto sets up the list for purchase and lets you finish the process without ever setting foot in a store.

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

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Welcome to Arno!

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

Jessica Eskew

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

Marisa Tringali

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

Aly Kubik

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

 

Aaron Huntington

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

 

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Additional changes for 2022-23

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

Mrs. Jensen, our current CI teacher, will be moving into the role of Media Center teacher, which will take on some new STEM initiatives in the years to come!

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

 

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General Information

ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases must be reported immediately to the school office.
  • Please report all absences to the school office by 9:00am.  
  • If you still have a district-owned Chromebook from last school year, it should come back to school with your child on the first day.  Please make sure the charger is included.
  • All students will be issued a district-owned Chromebook during the first week of school. 
  • Every day, Chromebooks and chargers will go back and forth from home to school.
  • Please ensure that your child’s Chromebook is fully charged each night before coming to school.
  • Students will need headphones or earbuds that will remain at school.  Label with your child’s name. 
  • Supply lists are on the school websites or blog, and sent to families.  Supplies are able to be dropped off during Meet the Teacher Night or brought on the first day of school.
  • Individual water bottles are recommended.  Please consider a pop-top or straw-type if possible to avoid spills onto school materials or technology.  Label with your child’s name.
  • Please practice independence with shoe tying, zippering, buttoning, and other clothing features with your child.
  • All grades will administer the NWEA to students in person by October 1.  Your child’s teacher will provide these details to you.
  • Our PTAs provide support to our schools in many ways.  Please look for upcoming information on ways to join our PTA.

VISITORS

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

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

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

FOOD SERVICE PROCEDURES

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

SPECIAL CLASSES

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

Please consider the following for specials:

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

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

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

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PBIS 

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

This year is going to be awesome!

 

 

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Starting Smarter

Please check out the state of Michigan’s Start Smart website that will help you understand all of your child’s M-STEP test scores and how best you can help them.

Starting Smarter Link

 

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Line-up Procedures

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

  • Students should line up at their assigned door

  • Parents will not permitted to enter with students/stand in the halls- normal protocol to sign in with the main office does not change

  • Students will enter the classroom at the 8:30 bell

Be Careful Safety First Safety Sign MGNF971

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

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

 

2022-23 School Information

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

School day for students:  8:30-3:30

Breakfast:                               8:10-8:30

Latchkey hours:                  7:00-8:30

3:30-6:00

Student arrival time:          8:20

Half-Day dismissal             11:30

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

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Lunch Times

Grade K             11:00-11:40

Grades 1/2       11:30-12:10

Grades 4/5      12:00-12:40

Grade 3            12:30-1:10

Breakfast Times

All Grades       8:10-8:30

 

National School Lunch Program

Breakfast and Lunch Program

The U. S. Government has ended the free breakfast/lunch program for all students as of June 30.  This year, it is important that everyone fills out the Free and Reduced Lunch form, which will increase your chances of qualifying for one of those programs.  The number of approved free and reduced applications also greatly affects the amount of Title I funding from the Federal Government, which is used for our at-risk program here at Arno.  I urge everyone to fill out the form, even if you think you may not qualify.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application as soon as possible.  Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

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Breakfast Change

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

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

 

 

Put On Your Smile…

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

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Student Attendance

Please read the attitude article on the importance of student attendance, which is mandatory by the laws of the State of Michigan.  Please be aware that we are required to follow up with families either verbally, in writing, or both when absences reach the 10 full day mark.

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

 

June 2022

Raye-Allen Elementary School

Coming soon to Arno…

June 1

Super Awesome! Kentucky Edition

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

June 2

3rd Grade to Greenfield Village

June 3

5th Grade to Greenfield Village

June 7

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5th Grade Graduation APCA 9:15

Honors Choir APCA 7:00

June 8

Mentor Celebration

June 9

5th Grade Picnic

Super Cougar Ice Cream Party

June 10

1st Grade to Bowling

3rd Grade to Barney Park

Kindergarten to the Zoo

June 13

Early Release 11:30

3rd Grade to Boccabella

4th Grade to Pretty Family Park

June 14

Early Release 11:30

3rd Grade to Pretty Park

4th Grade to Boccabella

Kindergarten Celebration Picnic Barney Park

June 15

Early Release 11:30

Last Day of School

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

June 22

Office Closes

2022-2023 School Year

August 22

Arno Office opens

September 1

Meet the Teacher

September 6

Student First Day

September 8

First PTA Meeting 6:00 New Time

PBIS Stations

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence-

 

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NWEA Celebration

We kicked off another celebration of our students who have worked so very hard to meet their goals on the NWEA.  This time around, all students who met their goal or achieved grade level on their NWEA will receive an extended recess.  We also have a Top 10 reading scores per grade, and a “Biggest Jump” category for those who saw the biggest jump in score from Sept. to May.  All Top 10 and Big jump kids will be attending a pizza picnic at Boccabella park on June 7- those students have a note and permission slip to take home.   It was so great to see all of the smiles and the M-STEP charm necklaces, which were very filled up to end our testing season!

Congrats to all of our hard working 3rd -5th graders!

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Top Ten Readers

Most Improved

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School Supply Lists are out and ready to go…

This year we are using Teacherlists.com to post all of our supplies.  You can access the lists down below from the click-button, or you can access from our Arno site off the main APPS website.  This feature also allows you to choose a store, if you wish, which auto sets up the list for purchase and lets you finish the process without ever setting foot in a store.

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Class Lists- Important

The district will be in contact with all families this summer to go into MiStar Connect. It is very important that you log in and go to Back to School updates- where you will review forms for next year.  Be sure your email address is updated in our system as class lists will not be posted this fall.  Families will not be able to view the new teacher for the fall until that step is complete.  Please visit MiStar Parent Connect on Aug 31 after 4:00 p.m. to see your child’s placement once you have completed your updated information.  Paper copies will be available the first day of school to be sure everyone gets to their correct classroom.

 

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NO BACKPACKS PLEASE…

Please note that students may continue to carry backpacks through Tuesday, June 14.  Students will not need a backpack for the last day of school.

 

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Some New Beginnings

Some people would say that change is good.  In some cases they would be right,, but not in this case.  This year we must say goodbye to two of our MVP’s of Arno- Michele Sbonek, Colleen Byrne.  We are also saying goodbye again to Sandy Bennett, who has stepped back into the social work role this year at Arno. The mark they have left on us, and the tremendous impact on kids that they have had is immeasurable.  They are truly the professionals that put kids first everyday, but have also been tremendous supporters of our staff.  We wish them well in their retirement as they begin anew, waiting for their next big adventure.  They will always be an Arno Cougar– We will miss you!!!

 

Michele Sbonek

Michele Sbonek has been a fixture in our resource room at Arno for a long time.  So many students have passed through her door that were in need of assistance, and so many shined brightly because of it.  Michele has that magical touch that really digs down to the heart of what is needed, and reaches her students in an inspiring way.  Michele develops those key relationships with her students that helps to motivate and engage them in their learning. In the same way, Michele has been an invaluable resource for our entire staff, tirelessly working with every classroom teacher to bring the best learning opportunities for her kids.  We will miss Michele at Arno, whether it was for her work with students, the APHS scholarship team, or just being there for the staff- Michele was all you could ask for in a teacher- and we wish her Congratulations, and best of luck in this new chapter in her life.

Colleen Byrne

Colleen Byrne has been a fixture in the Arno media center for a long time as well.  Her love of literacy and positive enthusiasm for it, is very engaging to our students. The students always love going to Mrs. Bryne’s class for special because of all the fun lessons with reading they experience, and that is a big part in helping students achieve a love of reading.  Mrs. Byrne has also been a big part in supporting our social-emotional team, bringing in literature to support student needs, as well as co-chairing our student peer to peer mentoring group at Arno- an invaluable experience for both the mentor, and the mentee.  Student engagement in literacy at Arno is in a better place thanks to Mrs. Byrne and we wish her Congratulations and best wishes in all her future plans.

 

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Welcome to Arno!

This year we are pleased to welcome to the Arno staff Ms. Jessica Eskew, new teacher for our CI program, as well as Ms. Aly Kubik, who will be our new resource teacher.  find out more about our new teachers in this fall’s first blog post of the 2022-23 school year.  Welcome to Arno Jessica and Aly!

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Additional changes for 2022-23 

Mrs. Jensen, our current CI teacher, will be moving into the role of Media Center teacher, which will take on some new STEM initiatives in the years to come!

Mrs. Dana Brown will be returning to us from leave in the fall, she will be taking on the the social work position at Arno

 

Kiwanis Fun 

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

 

 

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5th Grade Graduation

It’s hard to believe that we are already upon the end of the year.  That always means celebrations, picnics, and special activities.  The biggest event that takes us into the summer, though, is 5th Grade Graduation.  We will be hosting the celebration on June 7 starting at 9:15 at the Allen Park Center for the Arts adjacent to the high school.  This year’s 5th grade picnic will take place on Thursday of that week.  Please mark your calendars

 

 

 

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