Nov. 14

Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 14

No events

Nov. 15

3rd Grade Mobile learning

Nov. 16

School Wide Title 1  Meeting all day

4th Grade to Parade Company

SIP meeting 3:45

Nov. 17

Mother/Son Night 6:00

Nov. 18

Superintendent First round interviews

Nov. 19

Superintendent First round interviews

From the PTA

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Ahh…the sweet smell of pumpkin, pies, and everything that reminds you of FALL IS HERE!!
Time to rake some leaves into a pile and JUMP ON IN!!¬†WOO-HOO!!! But, jumping isn’t just for kids…adults can enjoy it¬†too in the safety of their own Community Center! So, if you’re a mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, step-parent and have a son, grandson, nephew, brother, or a step-son that attends Arno, come join us for some jumping fun¬†at our annual Mother/Son Night Event! We will have Bounce Houses, food, cotton candy, and a professional photographer to help you capture your night! Have more than one son, grandson, etc. that attends Arno?? NO PROBLEM! You don’t have to choose, they can all join in on the fun (if they attend Arno)! Please see the attached flyer or visit our Facebook page (Arno Elementary PTA) to get the link for the flyer. Save the Date, November 17 from 6-8 pm. We hope to see you there!
-Reflections entries are due today, Friday, November 11 by the end of the school day. Please get your entries into the Arno Main Office so we can discover what your story is. Participants will be contacted with upcoming celebration details once all entries are collected for judging.
Do you know of an outstanding program, staff member or volunteer here at Arno? We need you to fill out a short Founders Day form to nominate them! Forms are available across from the office and links are on our FB page. Please submit them by email at aropta@gmail.com or return to them to the office in a sealed envelope marked Founders Day. All entries received in the Main Office MUST be in a sealed envelope per new rules this year.
The Holidays are approaching fast and we are excited to announce we will have new spiritwear products to offer for everyone on your gift list! Order forms will be going out soon.
ARGH MATEY’S!!! Our Bookaneer Book fair will also be here soon! Another way for you and your students to get something special for the people on your lists and your teachers wish lists!¬†So, save the date for a swashbuckling, good time! Monday, November 28-Friday, December 2nd.¬†Look for a sign up genius to come out soon with¬†volunteer opportunities to earn scholastic dollars to use at the Book Fair!
Speaking of holiday shopping,¬†we’ll see you on Saturday, November 12th¬†getting at¬†the¬†High School for our annual Holiday Fever¬†craft and vendor show and¬†mom-2-mom sale! All these wonderful opportunities to shop and support your school and community! We couldn’t be more thankful!

Have a Wonderful Weekend! GO JAGS! ūüŹą

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Founder’s Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using this link or picking up a paper copy in the magazine rack across from the Arno main office.
All nomination forms must be submitted by Tuesday, November 29th
You cab submit your nomination by emailing us at arnopta@gmail.com or by turning it into the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA.”
All nominations will be placed on a ballot and voted on by members present at the December 8th PTA meeting. The name of the person who has submitted the nomination will be kept confidential. However the written description on why the person or program is deserving will be read out loud. We encourage you to submit nominations so that we can reward some of our amazing program lead volunteers! 
The person or event that secures the most votes per category will be notified and honored at the Allen Park PTSA Council Founders Celebration! It will be at The Red Fawn on Monday, February 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Dinner tickets will be available in the office for purchase and all are invited to attend a wonderful adult evening and celebrate the great things happening at Arno!
A few other reminders…..
REFLECTIONS entries are due this Friday
MOM/SON NIGHT¬†is quickly approaching!¬†Turn in those¬†RSVP’s! See attachment if you need another copy!
 
Hope to see you shopping at the PTA HOLIDAY FEVER craft show and mom to mom sale this Saturday at the high school! If you have a last minute opportunity to volunteer with us at concessions please get in touch with us by responding to this email or messaging us on FB! For those of you who signed up to donate supplies don’t forget to drop them off at Arno tomorrow!
 
Thanks!

 

 

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Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences this fall will be taking place on Nov. 30 (5:00-7:30) and Dec. 1 (12:45-7:30), Dec. 1 is also a half-day- 11:40 dismissal.  This year for conference sign-up, we have once again chosen to use a web based tool called signup genius.  Many of you may be familiar with it as a number of Arno staff and the PTA have used it in the past for various events.  Using this tool allows you to have the ability to choose times that are best for you while looking over the slots available, as well easily scheduling siblings.

Each teacher at Arno has their own signup genius link to click and choose times.  All links are the blog just below, and you will get the same link from your teacher as well next week.  Simply choose the teacher and click an available slot, then go and repeat for siblings in other classrooms.  We will have a computer available in the office if you are not able to access the program.  There will not be any paper sign up this year

Remember:

  • To be on time
  • If you have more than one child, please don‚Äôt schedule back to back as you will need travel time to move around the building

Please select your child’s classroom teacher(s) below to sign up for a conference time. ¬†For the fall, we encourage all parents to attend conferences. ¬†

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aacad2da0fc1-haskin1
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45a8a629a6fc1-dicarlo
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEA82DABF94-stanley
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4A92EAAF58-pushman1
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson1
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EA4A92CA20-martinchick1
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz1
Tillery http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EA5AB2CABFE3-parentteacher
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C44AAAA22A1FD0-amonette1
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley1
Warnek http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck1
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AB22A5FB6-guyot1
Smalley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44A8AC2CAAF85-smalley1
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi1
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AAFA92FA3FC1-higgins
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis1
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz1
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool1
Uhring http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AA29A1F94-uhring1
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9a62ca5f49-jensen1

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Kindergarten Rocks the Vote

This past election day, Kindergarten read the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin/Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. The students then had to decide who would be president; Duck or Farmer Brown. Duck was declared the winner!
Pictures:
Ben Zakhar closing the curtain of the voting booth
Stephanie Warneck casting her vote
Miss DiCarlo and Ms. Stanley help count and tally the votes
Ms. Stanley announces Duck as the winner!
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Around Arno…

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Bayli Nagy teaches Language Arts in Mr. Creutz’s class

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Mallory Lada reads aloud, “Are You My Mother”¬†to her 1st grade class

 

Mrs. Jensen’s class began their weather unit this week.¬† They worked hard in small groups to read about different types of weather.¬† After they were done reading the books assigned to their groups, they made anchor charts to describe the type of weather.¬† On the anchor charts, the students also informed us on what we wear and fun activities we can do when experiencing those types of weather.

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University of Michigan

Parents of nine- and ten-year old students:

The University of Michigan requests your voluntary participation in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Over 10,000 nine- and ten-year-old children across the country will join this landmark study, supported by the American School Health Association and National Institutes of Health.

Please consider being part of this important study with your child. Participants will be paid for their time, up to $400 per year. If you are interested, go to Arno School ABCD to submit a response card.

For additional information, visit the study website (www.abcdstudy.org ), email abcdmichigan@umich.edu, call toll-free 844-864-ABCD or go to Arno School ABCD. You may also find the attached letter and brochure helpful.

Here is a link to a short informational video  https://youtu.be/bxReujuHMHU about the study.

***This study is not affiliated with Allen Park Public Schools or Arno Elementary

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NEW TO THE WEB

Please visit the newly updated Phys Ed and Art websites created by Ms. Dalton and Mrs. Cunningham!  You will be able to keep current on what’s happening in our special areas by visiting these websites often.  Links are located on the right side of the blog, or check them out here:

Ms. Dalton’s Phys Ed Website:  http://apelementarydalton.weebly.com/

Mrs. Cunningham’s Art Website:  https://apelementaryart.shutterfly.com/

Now Collecting…

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

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

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

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

 

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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.

**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!!

 

Voice Volunteers

Arno is still in need of Voice Volunteers to work with students throughout the building.  I have attached the page below that would need to be filled out and sent in to the office.  The info sheet does have to run through the state iChat site for a background check.  After receiving approval from the district, you would be scheduled to come in and work with kids  We appreciate all of the support we receive at Arno!!

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Nov. 7th

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 7

No events

Nov. 8

Election day!

Half-day dismissal 11:40

Nov. 9

PBIS meeting 3:45

Nov. 10

Picture Day Retake

PBIS pizza lunch

Nov. 11

End of First Q

Reflections contest entries due

Nov 12

PTSA Holiday craft show

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It was a SCARY Halloween at Arno….

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From the PTA

HERE YEE! HERE YEE!!!

The elections are approaching fast just like our weekend! Please remember to get out and VOTE!! 

Speaking of voting….I vote that we have more cool assemblies like the Rory the Lion Leadership Assembly we had on Thursday, November 3rd! A BIG “Thank You” with much Love from all of us at Arno to Mrs. Warneck for setting that up for us!
Voting will also be taking place for our annual “Founders Day” nominations starting next week.¬†Founders Day is a way for us,¬†as a community and as a school, to show others how much we appreciate and respect all the hard work someone has done “Above and Beyond” in various categories. Some of these categories include: Outstanding Educator, Business, PTA Member, etc.¬†Applications will be¬†available by link on Arno’s PTA Facebook page and an¬†email link to members on Monday, November 7th.¬†Paper Copies of all applications will be available¬†in the¬†main office Tuesday, November 8th. You¬†can submit your completed application by email or turn into the office in a sealed envelope marked “Founders Day PTA”. Voting will take place at our next PTA Meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria.¬†Members present at that¬†meeting will have the¬†opportunity to vote on all the nominee’s.¬†The winners of each of the¬†categories will be¬†notified and¬†acknowledged at the¬†Founders Day District¬†Banquet being held on February 22nd at 6:30 pm at Crystal Park Banquet Center. It’s¬†important as a community¬†to show those who do¬†take the time¬†to go¬†above and¬†beyond how much we appreciate them and all the things they do.¬†We can be quick to judge and leave bad reviews, but oftentimes we do not always show our¬†gratitude,¬†so please consider setting time aside to submit a nominee.
Our Reflections campaign is coming to an end soon. Set some time aside to show us what your story is and get your submissions in by, Friday, November 11th.

Mother/Son Night out is approaching! Flyers were put into teachers mailboxes today and should be coming home with your student(s). Please get your RSVP’s in soon. We have had a tremendous amount of support from the community and we hope you can join us for this fun event!

Save the date for our first Book Fair of the school year! Monday, November 28- Friday, December 2nd our Media Center will be transformed into a Buccaneer Book Blast! Look for more details to come in the following weeks, as well as, a sign up genius to volunteer and earn free scholastic dollars while doing it.
Thank you to everyone for all your support. Have a Great Weekend and we look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!
Remember to check our Facebook page, emails, and the school blog for information.


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Lion and lessons on being a leader

(That’s Mrs. Schultz and Ms. Stanley competing in pushups with Roary)

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The Media Center is about to be plundered by PIRATES!!! Our first Scholastic Book Fair is almost here! Wee Matey‚Äôs can stake their claim to treasure a bounty starting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2nd. So, ¬†mark your ‚ÄúX‚Äôs‚ÄĚ on the calendar and look for further details next week! ARGH!!!

 

HOLIDAY FEVER 11/12/16

Dear APPS Staff &  Families,

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Holiday Fever event on Saturday, November 12 from 9am-3pm at the APHS.  This annual event includes a Craft/Vendor show, Mom 2 Mom sale, Tin-Can Auction and lunch concessions.  All proceeds from the Holiday Fever event benefit the PTA/PTSA Council scholarship fund for this years graduating seniors.  Please see the attached flyer for event details.

If you would like to volunteer for this event or donate an item for concessions, please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a4af2bab9-holiday1

Thank you for your continued support!

Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council

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Introducing our Principal of the Day

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

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Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences this fall will be taking place on Nov. 30 (5:00-7:30) and Dec. 1 (12:45-7:30), Dec. 1 is also a half-day- 11:40 dismissal.  This year for conference sign-up, we have once again chosen to use a web based tool called signup genius.  Many of you may be familiar with it as a number of Arno staff and the PTA have used it in the past for various events.  Using this tool allows you to have the ability to choose times that are best for you while looking over the slots available, as well easily scheduling siblings.

Each teacher at Arno has their own signup genius link to click and choose times.  In a couple of weeks, we will be posting all of the links in the blog, and you will get a link from your teacher as well.  Simply choose the teacher and click an available slot, then go and repeat for siblings in other classrooms.  We will have a computer available in the office if you are not able to access the program.  There will not be any paper sign up this year

Remember:

  • To be on time
  • If you have more than one child, please don‚Äôt schedule back to back as you will need travel time to move around the building

 

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

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

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

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Working hard in Mrs. Watson’s room…

  1. Students ‘listen to reading’¬†on Raz-Kids
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2. Grace enjoys the book “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!” during ‘read to self’. The book was donated by the Allen Park Rotary
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3. Marilyn works on words using a book about insects¬†during ‘work word’.
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4. Mallory and Abby are writing books about School during our ‘work on writing’.
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5. Dakotah, Miguel, Jacob and Zack ‘work on vocabulary’ playing the game Zingo with a parent volunteer.

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University of Michigan

Parents of nine- and ten-year old students:

The University of Michigan requests your voluntary participation in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Over 10,000 nine- and ten-year-old children across the country will join this landmark study, supported by the American School Health Association and National Institutes of Health.

Please consider being part of this important study with your child. Participants will be paid for their time, up to $400 per year. If you are interested, go to Arno School ABCD to submit a response card.

For additional information, visit the study website (www.abcdstudy.org ), email abcdmichigan@umich.edu, call toll-free 844-864-ABCD or go to Arno School ABCD. You may also find the attached letter and brochure helpful.

Here is a link to a short informational video  https://youtu.be/bxReujuHMHU about the study.

***This study is not affiliated with Allen Park Public Schools or Arno Elementary

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Now Collecting…

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct. 31

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 31  Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween Parade 10:30

Student Half-Day- 11:40 Dismissal

Nov. 1

No events

Nov. 2

No events

Nov. 3

Roary the Lion Assembly

PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 4

No events

 

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Happy Halloween!

  • Monday, October 31st.
  • 10:30 AM.¬† Halloween Parade.¬† Outside
  • Classroom teacher will communicate with you if they are having any events to follow

Costumes:

  • Students will wear their costumes to school.
  • All costumes must be school appropriate
  • No play guns or weapons of any kind
  • Please do not allow your child to wear a mask.¬† Masks tend to slip causing a possible trip and fall accident / injury.

Parade Path:

  • Weather permitting.¬† We will be outside for our parade.¬† Our plan is to start the parade with our Kindergarten classes.¬† We will walk through the building picking up each class and exit door ¬†# 8(5th grade doors).¬† We will walk around the inside perimeter of the playground fence, and then down the way to enter through the office main door- the best place to stand and watch would be on the outer perimeter of the fence, and along the sidewalk to the office. ¬† ¬†Each class will then proceed back to their classrooms

It’s beginning to look a lot like…. Halloween

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From the PTA

Happy Friday, Caring Cougar Families!

It is the weekend before Halloween and all the kids are getting excited for….CANDY and Dressing up! Please be safe out there while you’re having fun collecting all your goodies!
Our Gumball Drive is at its end and it looks like we have a BERY tight race between 3 classrooms- Ms. Stanley’s Kindergarten Class, Mrs. Martinchick’s First Grade Class (there’s that name again…didn’t her class all ready win something? HeHeHe), and Ms. Amonette’s Second Grade Class! Results will be posted later this morning, so make sure to ask your students who won!
Our Limo Ride and Lunch with Mr. Zielinski has been scheduled for our top Grade Level Winners of the Fun Run! This grand and glorious escape (we meant, lunch) will take place Wednesday, November 2nd from 10:30 am-12:30 pm!
Our Spirit Wear is in and distributed! We are very sorry for the delay, but we had an overwhelming amount of orders and¬†some last minute orders that we wanted to make sure got processed. We did not anticipate it taking as long as it did, but we’re sure the next round of orders will be handled more efficiently! Look for new products being offered just in time for Christmas!
Thank you to everyone that attended our first Skateland Skate Night of the year! Everyone had fun skating, falling, and even dancing their way through the night! A BIG THANKS to Tania Bassett for chairing this event! She did a tremendous job and we look forward to working with her again at future events!
We had a lot of families show up to our first “Family Dinner Night” at Applebee’s! Thank you so much for supporting your PTA by dining out! We hope everyone enjoyed their visit!
Our Reflections Contest¬†is in high gear! “What Is¬†Your Story”? Everyone has one, let’s show the world yours! The contest ends November 11thwhen entries are due.
Our Richard Paul Anti-Bullying Assembly took place yesterday, Thursday, October 27th. We hope everyone took home some good information as to how to prevent and stop bullying!
Our next PTA Meeting will be held this Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30-730 pm in the school cafeteria. Come on out and check us out! Learn what’s going to happen with the Fun Run Money we raised. Sign up to volunteer at an event or even chair one! As always…FREE Babysitting is available!
 Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! We look forward to seeing all the costumes in the school parade this Monday!

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Lots of skating Cougars had a great time last night!

 

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Teacher Professional Development Dates

This year, the district calendar reflects 8 half-days of teacher PD that is required by the state.  Those PD dates feature no school in the afternoon, 11:40 dismissal.  The dates for October/November are as follows:

10/31     11/8

 

Enhancement Millage Information

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Full Letter on millage:

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Voice Volunteers

Arno is still in need of Voice Volunteers to work with students throughout the building.  I have attached the page below that would need to be filled out and sent in to the office.  The info sheet does have to run through the state iChat site for a background check.  After receiving approval from the district, you would be scheduled to come in and work with kids  We appreciate all of the support we receive at Arno!!

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CHECK THEM OUT ON THE WEB

Exciting news from the world wide web!  Check out all of our teacher blogs/sites for more information

Mrs. Watson

Mrs. Martinchick

Mrs. Schultz

Mrs. Kalis

Mrs. Warneck

Mrs. Wesley

Mrs. Higgins

Mrs. Kalis

Mrs. Jensen

Mrs. Boyer

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Trapani

Mrs. Solak

Mrs. Byrne

 All staff websites or blogs are listed in the Blogroll on the right side of this blog’s main page.  Keep up the great work in creating a web presence for your classrooms!

 

Dr. Hall Treats Our 4th Grade to some Read-Alouds…¬†

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Fun and Educational times for our Cougars…

 

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AP Fire Safety Assembly in action!

 

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 3rd grade recently went the River Raisin Battle Field

 

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4th Grade uses Kahoot, an online program, to study for Social Studies

 

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4th graders creating circuits in science

 

 

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Richard Paul presents Arno with a fun and educational anti-bullying program

 

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Oct. 24

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 24

No events

Oct. 25

3rd grade to River Raisin

Oct. 26

No events

Oct. 27

Principal’s meeting 9:00

Fire Prevention Assembly 9:00 K-3

Bully Prevention Assembly

K-2    1:30-2:15

3-5     2:30-3:15

Skating Party 6:00

Oct. 28

Welcome Back PTA rewards

 

From the Arno PTA

Happy Friday Cougar Families,

A few reminders:

Next Wednesday, October 26th, we have our Applebee’s Fundraiser at the Allen Park Applebee’s. ¬†A No-Hassle way to take your family out for dinner and help support your PTA!

Thursday, October 28, from 6-8pm we have our first skating party at Skateland of Woodhaven! Come on out and skate, glide, dance, trip, and stumble through a night of fun!

Our Gumball Challenge is kicking up and almost coming to an end. It is a close race between classes. Get your Membership Forms in to add more gum to your class machines! A more detailed update will become available next week!

Our next PTA Meeting is coming up soon, Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria! Come check out what is going on and what we will be doing with all the Fun Run money!

We really could not be more grateful and thankful for all the hard work that went into the Fun Run! The rewards for the top performers are as follows:

Each Grade¬†Level Winner will get a limousine ride with Mr. Zielinski to lunch at a restaurant in the area. For 3rd Grade, there was a tie, so both students will get to go out to lunch! For the overall student winner he will get to be, “Principal for the Day!” The Class Winner will receive a Pizza Party.
And without further ado….YOUR 2016 FUN RUN RESULTS AND WINNERS…..(Drumroll Please…)

TOP STUDENT PER GRADE
Grade Teacher Student Amount
K DiCarlo Allan Irick $340
1st Martinchick Marshall Hegedus $880
2nd Amonette Connor Mihalik $215
3rd Warneck Kellen Fogarty $195
3rd Warneck Samantha Muse $195
4th Trionfi Mackenzie Mouchet $360
5th Hool Anna Watson $330
TOP OVERALL IN ARNO
1st Martinchick Marshall Hegedus $880

 

 

Classroom Leaderboard

School Classroom Grade Total Raised ($)
Arno Elementary Team Martinchick Grade 1 $2,522
Arno Elementary Team Watson Grade 1 $1,500
Arno Elementary Team Amonette Grade 2 $1,075
Arno Elementary Team Kalis Grade 4 $1,060
Arno Elementary Team Stanley K $975
Arno Elementary Team Trionfi Grade 4 $935
Arno Elementary Team Pushman Grade 1 $745
Arno Elementary Team Warneck Grade 3 $740
Arno Elementary Team DiCarlo K $675
Arno Elementary Team Schultz Grade 2 $650
Arno Elementary Team Haskin K $645
Arno Elementary Team Wesley Grade 3 $625
Arno Elementary Team Hool Grade 5 $595
Arno Elementary Team Higgins Grade 4 $555
Arno Elementary Team Tillery/Brown Grade 2 $475
Arno Elementary Team Smalley Grade 4 $365
Arno Elementary Team Uhring Grade 5 $300
Arno Elementary Team Guyot Grade 3 $285
Arno Elementary Team Creutz Grade 5 $120

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!! Details about the lunch will become available in the next couple of weeks! Remember to check the Arno Elementary PTA Facebook page for updates and events, as well as, past school blog posts.

Have a Great Weekend!

Enhancement Millage Information

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THANK YOU DTE Energy!

Our 4th grade students loved the presentation on ENERGY and greatly appreciated the TAKE ACTION KIT that was passed out to each student to bring home and share with their parents.

 

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CHECK THEM OUT ON THE WEB

Exciting news from the world of specials!  Check out new links to the AP Elementary Tech and Media websites!  Please visit these specials websites to connect our families to the important work our students are doing in the specials classes!
Media Literacy ‚ÄĒ¬†http://apelementarymedia.weebly.com/
All staff websites or blogs can be reached from the Blogroll on the right or left side of this page.  Please visit these pages often for helpful and informative news!

More happenings in Arno…

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Book buddies get together for some fun buddy reading with Mrs. Hool’s and Mrs. Schultz’s class
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21st Century learning in student collaboration¬†with Mrs. Kalis’s class¬†before a math assessment

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Updates regarding Halloween at Arno Elementary.

  • Monday, October 31st.
  • 10:30 AM.¬† Halloween Parade.¬† Outside
  • Classroom teacher will communicate with you if they are having any events to follow

Costumes:

  • Students will wear their costumes to school.
  • All costumes must be school appropriate
  • No play guns or weapons of any kind
  • Please do not allow your child to wear a mask.¬† Masks tend to slip causing a possible trip and fall accident / injury.

Parade Path:

  • Weather permitting.¬† We will be outside for our parade.¬† Our plan is to start the parade with our Kindergarten classes.¬† We will walk through the building picking up each class and exit door ¬†# 8(5th grade doors).¬† We will walk around the inside perimeter of the playground fence, and then down the way to enter through the office main door- the best place to stand and watch would be on the outer perimeter of the fence, and along the sidewalk to the office. ¬† ¬†Each class will then proceed back to their classrooms.

 

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Teacher Professional Development Dates

This year, the district calendar reflects 8 half-days of teacher PD that is required by the state.  Those PD dates feature no school in the afternoon, 11:40 dismissal.  The dates for October/November are as follows:

10/31     11/8

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Oct. 17

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 17

No events

Oct. 18

4th Grade DTE presentation 12:00

Oct. 19

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

Oct. 20

No events

Oct. 21

No events

Arno PTA

Happy Friday!!! Is it Thanksgiving yet because we have SO MUCH to be Thankful for!

Our Fun Run has raised over $13,000 and we still have one last day to donate for the final tallies! WOW! Simply AMAZING! We couldn’t be more excited from all the support we have had for this event! Prizes will be distributed once all contributions have been finalized.
Our Reflections Program has launched! Information about the program went home last Friday. This years theme is “What Is Your Story”? Entries are due by November 11.
Our first Skateland Party is coming up! RSVP’s went out! So, save the date, Thursday, October 27th from 6-8pm.
Wednesday, October 26th is our¬†first restaurant fundraiser at Applebee’s in Allen Park! Come on out and enjoy a meal with your family and support your PTA! Information will be coming home next week.
There is just 2 more weeks left for our WelGUM Back Gumball Challenge! It’s a tight race between 4 classrooms right now. Get your membership forms in to give your student some EXTRA books for their classroom and a prize!
Have a Great Weekend
Please enjoy some pics from our Fun Run by clicking the link below

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Last Minute Fun Run donation directions

Click on  http://www.thegetmovincrew.com/

2. Then, click on the star for Parent Login.
3. Enter your email and password.
4. Click on “View Webpage/Donate Here” on the right side.
5. On the bottom right, it says “Share this Fundraiser”, click on if you would like to share it on Facebook, on Twitter, by email, etc.
Thank you for your support!

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Vinnie is ready for the teacher match!!

Red Wing’s Share Positive Message

Arno had a special visit from the Red Wing’s Assembly Program yesterday with the positive messages of a good educations, and dedication towards exercise and healthy eating habits. ¬†The program also passed out prizes and included an awesome hockey 1:1 shoot out between teachers and students- the students walked with victory with a 3-1 win!!!

 

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Student Dismissal

As of Monday, October 17th, all students must exit their designated class door. This is in an effort to keep the hallways clear during dismissal time. Cougar Tracks Club will be starting soon and they meet in the hallway. This club can have up to 100 members. In turn, students with siblings must exit with their class out their designated door. Please make arrangements with your child as to whether they are going to walk outside to their sibling’s door or have a designated meeting spot.  Thank you so much in advance for your cooperation in this matter. This will hopefully alleviate hallway congestion.

 

 

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Updates regarding Halloween at Arno Elementary.

  • Monday, October 31st.
  • 10:30 AM.¬† Halloween Parade.¬† Outside
  • Classroom teacher will communicate with you if they are having any events to follow

Costumes:

  • Students will wear their costumes to school.
  • All costumes must be school appropriate
  • No play guns or weapons of any kind
  • Please do not allow your child to wear a mask.¬† Masks tend to slip causing a possible trip and fall accident / injury.

Parade Path:

  • Weather permitting.¬† We will be outside for our parade.¬† Our plan is to start the parade with our Kindergarten classes.¬† We will walk through the building picking up each class and exit door ¬†# 8(5th grade doors).¬† We will walk around the inside perimeter of the playground fence, and then down the way to enter through the office main door- the best place to stand and watch would be on the outer perimeter of the fence, and along the sidewalk to the office. ¬† ¬†Each class will then proceed back to their classrooms.

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Teacher Professional Development Dates

This year, the district calendar reflects 8 half-days of teacher PD that is required by the state.  Those PD dates feature no school in the afternoon, 11:40 dismissal.  The dates for October are as follows:

10/31     11/8

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From Camp…

Good afternoon,

Pie Fundraiser order forms and money are due Friday, October 21st.  Please make one check payable to Arno Elementary.

Also, please send back the orange “Intent to Go to Camp” form along with the first payment of $50 by Friday, October 21st.¬† Checks should be made to Arno.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Hool

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Oct. 10

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Coming soon to Arno…

Oct. 10

Reflections Contest Kickoff

Oct. 11

Fire Drill 1:30

Oct. 12

Half Day- dismissal @11:40 Teacher PD

Oct. 13

Red Wings Assembly

Oct. 14

No events

 

From the PTA

FUN RUN IS HERE! We hope everyone has a GREAT DAY and the weather cooperates! ¬†So far we have over $10,000 in donations and still counting! ¬†A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE because without your help, this year’s Fun Run couldn’t and wouldn’t have been as successful! ¬†Just a reminder that donations will be accepted until next Friday, October 14th. ¬†so don’t delay,¬†get your students contribution submitted online or into¬†the office!

Have a great weekend!

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Cougar Run Club News

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Updates regarding Halloween at Arno Elementary.

  • Monday, October 31st.
  • 10:30 AM.¬† Halloween Parade.¬† Outside
  • Classroom teacher will communicate with you if they are having any events to follow

Costumes:

  • Students will wear their costumes to school.
  • All costumes must be school appropriate
  • No play guns or weapons of any kind
  • Please do not allow your child to wear a mask.¬† Masks tend to slip causing a possible trip and fall accident / injury.

Parade Path:

  • Weather permitting.¬† We will be outside for our parade.¬† Our plan is to start the parade with our Kindergarten classes.¬† We will walk through the building picking up each class and exit door ¬†# 8(5th grade doors).¬† We will walk around the inside perimeter of the playground fence, and then down the way to enter through the office main door- the best place to stand and watch would be on the outer perimeter of the fence, and along the sidewalk to the office. ¬† ¬†Each class will then proceed back to their classrooms.

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21st Century Learning at Arno…

When walking into room 122, you’ll notice that the classroom looks different. This third grade learning space doesn’t have traditional desks or tables for 26 students.

Instead, Mrs. Warneck’s classroom has a variety of seating options.

There are stools, yoga balls, wobble cushions, video game chairs, regular chairs, yoga mats, standing tables, a standing desk, a sitting desk, ottomans, bean bags, beach chairs, small tables, clipboards, and a new carpet space, which the classroom recently won from Jabro Carpet One in a voting contest. ¬†This furniture arrangement is called Flexible Seating and ‚ÄĒ in addition to the students viewing it as fun‚ÄĒresearch says Flexible Seating has positive impacts on student learning.

Here are some examples:

  • helps students attention spans which results in higher achievement

  • makes students more actively engaged in the classroom

  • gives them an active outlet without disrupting their learning

  • makes them more physically fit

  • motivates students to want to come to school

  • helps those with ADHD and Autism, along with other special needs

  • helps develop a sense of community among the students which improves their social skills

  • helps them to become independent learners

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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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Teacher Professional Development Dates

This year, the district calendar reflects 8 half-days of teacher PD that is required by the state.  Those PD dates feature no school in the afternoon, 11:40 dismissal.  The dates for October are as follows:

10/12        10/31

 

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Oct. 3

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Coming soon to Arno,

Oct. 3

Super Cougar Lunch

Oct. 4

No events

Oct 5

State Count Day- Please try to be sure your child is in school

Oct 6

Fall Picture Day

PTA Meeting 6:30

Oct 7

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PTA FUN RUN 

 

 

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What exciting news Arno received this past Monday. ¬†Our first grade teacher, Mrs. Dawn Watson received a “Teacher of the Week” Award from WNIC¬†after being nominated by a parent. ¬†After finding out she won, Mrs. Watson had this to say ¬†“I am honored that one of my students nominated me for the WNIC Teacher of the Week.¬† It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with the students at Arno. We get to learn, love and laugh together everyday!¬† I get to see their faces light up and their big smiles when they’re successful. I get to help them when they struggle, pick them up when they fall, hug them when they’re not well and guide them through learning challenges. I am a lucky teacher indeed!¬† In addition to working with my wonderful 1st grade classroom family I have THE BEST 1st grade teaching team and colleagues in the field. It is an honor to receive recognition for doing the work that I love and I look forward to celebrating with my colleagues and classroom family when WNIC comes to visit us on Thursday morning.” ¬†Congratulations Mrs. Watson from the whole Arno family!!

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PTA News

 

The Fun Run is one week away! We are hopeful more students will hit their goal in order to achieve our overall school goal. Please remind your families to donate this weekend!¬†Donations are accepted¬†online or by¬†sending¬†cash/checks into the school office clearly labeled “Fun Run” with your students name and teacher so¬†they can get credit. Remember every student who collects a pledge will get a prize!

As of now team Martinchick is in the lead with Watson & Amonette as the closest classrooms chasing after them! We are humbly greatful for the generosity of the donations submitted so far!

Gum Ball membership challenge update! Martinchick leads with 12, Haskin & Kalis tied with 11. We’re having so much fun watching the gumball machines fill up! Keep gathering memberships to help your students class!

A big thank you to the families that came out for our first ever mad science night! We hope you were carried away with the fun, silly, and educational experiments Atomic Angie displayed for our students.

Congratulations to Mrs.¬†Watson for winning Teacher of the Week from WNIC! We’re so proud of her for all that she does for our students and families!

We look forward to seeing many of you again at the PTA meeting this Thursday, October 6th at 6:30! Free childcare is provided.

Fourth Annual Arno Fun Run

The PTA and school community are excited for this event on Friday, October 7 .

On Line Donations

We hope that you are finding the Get Movin’ Crew on-line donation website easy to use and are able to share with friends and family.  We are on track to meet our goals for this year and are so grateful for all you are doing!  Go to http://www.thegetmovincrew.com/ and Click on the Star if you haven’t had a chance to register yet and share the message about our Caring Cougars Making Tracks.

The Report System makes your job easy! Cash and check pledges merge into Pledge HQ for accurate pledge reports. Run Reports at the Click of a button, anytime!

 

PTA Mad Science Night

From the Dry Ice bubbles to Bernoulli’s Principals on air pressure, Arno students got a fun look at how science works in our world. ¬†We had many families show up for the educational fun, and were able to enjoy cookies after the show compliments of the Arno PTA!

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Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

Thank you for attending our Meet the Teacher Night 2016.

We are excited about the new school year and are looking forward to working together as a team!

This year,  330 students were represented by their parents!

 

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Super Cougar Lunch

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

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

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Sept. 26

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Coming Soon to Arno…

Sept. 26

5th Grade Camp Parent Meeting @Performing Arts

Sept. 27

No events

Sept. 28

No events

Sept. 29

PTA Mad Science Night

Sept. 30

Tornado Drill 10:00

 

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5th Grade Camp Meeting

If you currently have a 5th grader, please plan on attending the parent meeting on Monday, September 26 @7:00 at the Allen Park Center for the Arts. Hope to see you there! 

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PTA News…

Happy Friday!

This week has been BUSY! We have received lots of membership forms and the gum balls are filling up! We have a REALLY close race with Team Martinchick in the lead with 12, but team Haskin is close behind with 11, and team Kalis has 10!
This Thursday, September 29th, the PTA is¬†going “MAD” with with our Mad Science Event! If you haven’t sent in your $5, no worries you still have time!! We will be selling T-Shirts and taking orders at the event. If you would like to sign up, there is a link for the sign up genius on the Arno Elementary PTA Facebook page.
The Fun Run is off and running to a good start! We have over 100 kids registered and are almost at $3000 raised in just online donations! WAY TO GO CARING COUGARS! Please check our Facebook Page (Arno Elementary PTA) for current standings and information on how to sign up your student(s) and volunteer for the BIG EVENT Friday, October 7th!
Have a Great Weekend!

The preparation for Fourth Annual Arno Fun Run  is well underway.  The PTA and school community are excited for this event on Friday, October 7 .

On Line Donations

We hope that you are finding the Get Movin’ Crew on-line donation website easy to use and are able to share with friends and family. ¬†We are on track¬†to meet our goals for this year and are so grateful for all you are doing! ¬†Go to¬†http://www.thegetmovincrew.com/¬†and Click on the Star if you haven’t had a chance to register¬†yet and share the message about our Caring Cougars Making Tracks.

The Report System makes your job easy! Cash and check pledges merge into Pledge HQ for accurate pledge reports. Run Reports at the Click of a button, anytime!

Also, please remember to join us for all the fun this Thursday at the PTA Mad Science Night.  Info Below

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Pop Can Tab Collection

The office will be once again collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house in Detroit sponsored by one of our Cougars.  We  have a box in the office where you can drop them off throughout the year.
The pop tabs are cashed in by the Home and the money is used to buy any needed supplies to help families have a home away from home while their child or sibling is in Children’s Hospital.

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Math In Focus

Some pics to take a look at Math in Focus across the grades- here we see our Cougars working with the new manipulative kits.

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Italian Dinner 

A message from Kelly Meister,  the APHS PTSA VP.

We are hosting our annual Homecoming Italian Dinner next week, on September 30 from 5-6:30 pm at the high school.  Thank you for your support and I hope to see you at the Italian dinner!

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MTSS Community Letter

Please take a moment to read a letter to the community about Multi Tiered System of Support in AP.

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Homework Help

NHS has added an additional day to the homework help program this year and will be offering homework help at the AP Public Library on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The program will begin Thursday, September 29.
 
Also, parents that have elementary aged students should be directly supervised by a parent or other responsible adult while participating in the program.

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Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

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Coming Soon to Arno…

Sept. 19

Superintendent’s Forum (see below)

Sept. 20

Superintendent’s Forum

Sept. 21

Fire Drill 12:00

SIP Meeting 3:45

Sept. 22

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No events

 

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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

 

 

Meet the Teacher

Thanks to all of our Arno families for coming out to our Open House! ¬†It was so wonderful to see so many of families come out to hear information from your child’s classroom, we appreciate the support! ¬†The hallways were lined with great projects and I am very proud of all of our Cougars. ¬†If you were unable to attend, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher to receive any information that was covered that night.

 

PTA News

WAY TO GO CARING COUGARS!

We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Meet the Teacher Night tonight! Thank you to all of our wonderful, supportive volunteers! We could not have done it without you!

Our WelGUM back challenge is off to a good start! We are so grateful to all of the¬†families that have turned in membership forms! If you haven’t turned yours in yet, don’t worry, you still have time! Ask your child’s teacher for one¬†or you may also pick them up in the school office!

Mad Science night is coming up and flyers went home this week. We’re looking forward to hosting this educational family event for the first time at Arno! Turn in your RSVP to your child’s teacher soon! You won’t want to miss it!

Fun Run registrations have launched! This is the MAIN FUNdraiser for the PTA! Remember it’s free to register your student and it really only takes about 2 minutes! All registered students with donations will receive a prize encouraging healthy living, so don’t delay and get your child registered this weekend! If you have questions on this event be sure to contact the PTA at:

arnopta@gmail.com or on FB “Arno Elementary PTA”.

We have lots of exciting things planned for our Arno Caring Cougar Community this year!

Thank you for your continued support and involvement! 

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From around the building….

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New District Assessment 

Allen Park Schools, in trying to better identify students who may be struggling and in need of intervention will be implementing an assessment called DIBELS at all elementary buildings starting next week. The measures are designed to be short (1-3 minutes) and can be used as a universal screener, as well as a progress monitoring tool. The purpose is to identify students at-risk of not meeting grade level reading benchmarks and to provide such students targeted supports immediately.

This year, we will be administering the DIBELS in grades K-5. The number of tests per student will vary based on grade level.  A team of trained staff will be administering the DIBELS this fall, winter, and spring.  Please read the article below for more information.

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First Grade Turns Orange

Our first graders had fun this first full week reviewing colors, and wearing them!

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

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

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

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

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

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

 

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Dear APPS Families~

Are you or someone you know seeking employment?  If so, consider joining the APPS Team; currently we have openings for bus drivers, lunch paraprofessionals and are always in need of substitute workers in the areas of: food service staff, custodians, teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals/aides and secretarial support.

 Please note that the training required for the open bus driver positions is at no cost to the employee, and the employee will be compensated for their time during the course of the training.

Please see attached for more info about substitute employment in all areas!

Please contact Mr. Dawson, Director of Human Resources, at dawson@appublicschools.com to inquire about the open bus driver or lunch paraprofessional positions.

Thank you!

 

 

Superintendent Search- Community Forums Info

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Parking/Drop-off

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

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

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

 

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

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

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HEALTH ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE

Please read this information if you and your family are in need of assistance with health insurance enrollment or Medicaid.
We have been informed that the City of Garden City/Community Resources Department was awarded a grant thru the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The grant funds will be used to assist community members in Wayne County with the application and enrollment process through the Health Insurance Marketplace at no cost to them.  In addition to being certified to offer assistance with the Marketplace, they are also certified to assist people with the application process for Medicaid.
Open enrollment begins November 1 ‚Äď so at this time, we wanted to bring awareness to our school community about this free service.
Thank you.

Need Help with Health Insurance Enrollment for Medicaid or CHIP

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September 12

Coming up at Arno…

September 12

No events

September 13

Lockdown Drill 10:00

September 14

No events

September 15

Title 1 Parent Night 6:30

Meet the Teacher Night 7:00-8:00

September 16

No events

 

Meet Our New Staff 

Last week we introduced two of our staff members, Cristina DiCarlo and Erin Higgins.  This week, we are excited to share introductions from Nickie Stanley and Kristin Tillery.

Nickie Stanley

My name is Nickie Stanley, I am a new kindergarten teacher this year at Arno! I am currently seeking my master‚Äôs degree at Wayne State in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, my undergraduate degree is from the University of Detroit Mercy and I am a certified Elementary Teacher (K-5). This is my third year teaching kindergarten… I LOVE my job!¬†¬†

The last two years I taught kindergarten at both Bennie and Lindemann. I am so excited for this new school year, and to get to know the students, staff and families at Arno Elementary. I am from the Dearborn area, however I went to Cabrini High School in AP. I am so happy to be in a place that myself, and that so many friends and family call home.  Thank you for welcoming me! 

 

Kristin Tillery

Hi Everyone! My name is Kristin Tillery and I’m excited to be joining the Arno Staff this year as part of the second grade teaching team. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching in fifth grade at Geer Park Elem. in Dearborn and continued to substitute teach here within the Allen Park Public School District. During the 2015-2016 school year I completed a long term at Lindemann and Bennie Elem. as the Physical Education teacher. I am extremely happy and proud to work within this great community and feel very grateful to be a part of the Arno staff. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you as the school year progresses.

 

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First Day Off to a Great Start…

 What a great start to the school year we had!  It was wonderful to see all of our families returning to school on Wednesday, with much anticipation of all of the awesome experiences we are all going to share throughout the year.  From catching up with friends at the first lunch and recess, to our PBIS assembly in the gym, there was excitement in the air that charged everyone up for all the learning to come.  Welcome Back!

Enjoy some pics from our first week…

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Meet the Teacher

Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar for our Meet the Teacher night.   This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Arno and meet your child’s teacher,  hear about grade level curriculum, classroom policies, and important classroom information.

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

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

See you there!

PTA News

We’re Teaming Up with The Get  Movin’ Crew for the Arno Fun Run Friday, October 7, 2016

 All students will participate with their friends on the day of the

Fundraiser. Students will run, walk, skip, or jog to some of their favorite songs played by DJ Scott Piestrak!  Our fundraiser is geared toward
health¬†and¬†wellness¬†so¬†students¬†are¬†enriched¬†with¬†a¬†fitness¬†education¬†experience¬†aimed¬†to¬†achieve¬†budget¬†success¬†for¬†this¬†school¬†year. Please take some time to review our flier regarding how to register your child for this year’s Fun Run!

PTA Kickoff

Thank you to everyone that came out to our first meeting of the school year! Your support means so much to all of us! We know that this year will be great and successful!¬†Our WelGum Back membership drive has launched! Students should have come home with membership forms and information about this exciting contest! Please return your child’s membership forms quickly so your child’s class can earn points in the membership challenge.Next Week officially kicks off our annual Fun Run Fundraiser. This is the MAIN fundraising event for our school! This year we are partnering with the “Get Movin’ Crew” to offer online donating and the capability to allow you to post on Social Media sites. Make sure to check your childs’ folder for more information about this opportunity on October 7th!

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! For those of you that signed up for an event, we will be contacting you within a week! If you were unable to make the meeting and would like more information about how to volunteer, please contact us through our Facebook page,¬†our PTA email account (arnopta@gmail.com), or stop us at the school when you see us; we’re always willing to help!

Have a Great Weekend!

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Summer Reading Program…

Our summer reading program for students, Whoooo’ s Reading had a lot of participation with many books read by students. ¬†While our fundraiser amount is still being calculated, we are excited to announce that some students in Mrs. Pushman’s and Mrs. Solak’s class are the top summer readers and will receive a pizza party. ¬† Those are the students that had Mrs. Pushman and Mrs. Solak last school year, not this year’s current class. ¬†Their pizza party will be Wed. Sept 14 during lunch, a note will come home if your child is part of the lunch. ¬†Thanks to everyone for summer reading effort!

 

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District Elementary School STUDENT DRESS CODE

The staff of the Elementary schools expect all students to be neatly and appropriately dressed and groomed at all times while in school and at all school functions. Clothing and general appearance of all students shall be in keeping with the intent of this policy. The spirit of the Allen Park dress and grooming regulations are best reflected in the following two excerpts from the Allen Park Board of Education policy: ‚ÄúStudents are expected to determine their patterns of dress and grooming, provided that such dress and grooming do not interfere with the health and safety of themselves or others and does not interfere with the educational process of the school.” In order to assist students and parents to comply with this provision, the following guidelines have been developed. The school administrator and staff will uphold the following regulations:

1. Clothing should not be so torn or so loose fitting as to be inappropriate or immodest.

2. Students are not to wear items of clothing which have obscene or vulgar statements or pictures, which promote alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances. Shirts that convey a negative attitude should not be worn to school. Also, students should not wear clothing that promotes violence or fighting; such as “wrestling t-shirts”

3. Shoes or footwear must be worn at all times. Sandals must be worn with socks. Flip-flops do not make good shoes for children to wear to school, especially for gym and recess.

4. Hats or headscarves are not to be worn in the building and must be kept in the student’s cubby or locker during the school day.

5. Makeup and all other cosmetic products are prohibited. This includes fake fingernails and “tattoos”.

6. No bare midriffs, “fishnet” shirts, bare backs, halter tops, spandex, spaghetti straps, low cut or loose fitting tank shirts or transparent clothing are permitted at any time. However, sleeveless tops that fit tightly around both the shoulder and the neck will be permitted. In general, school clothing should be age appropriate and modest.

7. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least fingertip length when one’s arms are extended straight at one’s sides.

8. Coats and jackets, and other outerwear should not be worn in class. Exceptions to the above for “special” days may be declared by the administration.

These guidelines are offered as general statements so that students and parents can select and purchase clothing appropriate to the school environment. As in most other things, good judgment and common sense are the ultimate standards. Students who arrive at school inappropriately dressed will be referred to the principal and asked to remedy the problem. This may involve being sent home to change a particular article of clothing.

M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

Our M-STEP parent reports are in we are getting ready to send them out by September 19 by US mail, please be sure to look for those reports at that point.  For more information on how to read those reports, please see the important information below.

How To Read Student Report

Your student M-STEP report will be mailed home later this month.

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

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

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

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

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

 

Put On Your Smile…

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 6 for picture day.  Information will be coming home soon.

Superintendent Search- Community Forums Info

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HEALTH ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE

Please read this information if you and your family are in need of assistance with health insurance enrollment or Medicaid.
We have been informed that the City of Garden City/Community Resources Department was awarded a grant thru the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The grant funds will be used to assist community members in Wayne County with the application and enrollment process through the Health Insurance Marketplace at no cost to them.  In addition to being certified to offer assistance with the Marketplace, they are also certified to assist people with the application process for Medicaid.
Open enrollment begins November 1 ‚Äď so at this time, we wanted to bring awareness to our school community about this free service.
Thank you.

Need Help with Health Insurance Enrollment for Medicaid or CHIP

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