May 1

Coming soon to Arno…

May 1

Teacher Appreciation Week!!!!

PTA Appreciation Breakfast

Vision and Hearing K-1-3-5

May 2

4th Grade MSTEP ELA CAT

May 3

No events

May 4

4th Grade MSTEP Math CAT

TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH

PTA Meeting 6:45

May 5

PBIS Pizza Lunch 11:00

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How You Can #ThankATeacher

 

Take the time to show your appreciation this week.  Teachers and staff here at Arno work so very hard to make sure that each and every child feels successful.  They spend countless hours of their own time to make each child feel appreciated and give them best experience possible.  Below are just  a few ways to thank a teacher here at Arno.

Here are a few ways you can thank a teacher:

  • Have your child sign and present a thank-you card to their teachers!
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
  • http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/teacher-appreciation-week-gift-ideas/
  • https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/2014/04/15/top-10-inexpensive-ways-show-teacher-appreciation/
  • The simple spoken words of “Thank you” can go a long way. Teachers are very grateful to feel that their work is valued and appreciated. Try a simple thank you next time you see your child’s teacher, or better yet, write them a thank you card.
  • Technology makes it so easy these days to show that you are thinking about someone. As soon as you have a thought, you can simply send a quick text or email and instantly the other person can know that you are thinking of them. Try sending a quick note thanking them for a skill your child learned, or the wonderful craft your child brought home. Anything to show them that their work is valued and that you have noticed.
  • Who doesn’t like it when someone brags about them? Anytime that you see an opportunity to boast about your child’s teachers to another teacher, school staff member, or even the principal, then do it. Teachers spend all of their day in the classroom and many times no one realizes how great they are! Just a little shout out is all you need to do to make your child’s teacher happy.
  • Teachers are always running out of classroom supplies, especially kindergarten teachers. Usually when this happens they have to use their own money to pay for them. Ask the teacher what they are running out of, and offer to send some more in. They will appreciate it more than you know.
  • Not all parents have the time to volunteer inside of the classroom due to their busy work and home schedule. So try volunteering outside of the classroom. Think of all the paperwork teachers have to take home, grading papers, sorting out permission slips, cutting crafts for projects, etc. Offer to help the teacher with any of these things, and he/she will be so grateful that you have given them more time to spend with their family.

From the PTA

Happy Friday Everyone!

We hope everyone had a great week! The weather has been so delightful it reminds me of a favorite  Christmas Song, but…no one is wishing for snow right now! BRING ON THE SUNSHINE!

A quick recap of some of the important events that took place this past week:

On Friday, April 21st we held our Daddy/Daughter Dance at Parkside Gardens in Southgate. What a Fabulous Night! We have heard nothing but non-stop, wonderful comments! This night would not have been so successful if not for our 2 Chairs- Stephanie Leavitt and Beth Schalf! They worked so hard for over 3 months to bring you the rockin’ dance that our dads and Daughters enjoyed last Friday Night! If younsss one of these wonderful ladies around the school, please stop and tell them how much you appreciated all their hard work! A night like that would not have been possible either without our wonderful volunteers there supporting them either. Thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers that helped to support all of their efforts! Remember, without volunteers to support our events, our events cannot be successful! If you would like to check out some pictures and videos from the night, visit our Facebook page: Arno Elementary PTA. Make sure you like our page to continue to get important updates of upcoming events as well!

The day following our Daddy/Dance was a Beautiful Day for a Race Day: the Martian Marathon! Arno had a great showing for this event and we are Super Proud of all of our Caring Cougar Run Club Members that ran in the event!

This past Wednesday, April 26th, we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day at Arno! I’m sure many of us showed our support to two of the hardest working women at Arno Elementary: Mrs. Cathy Anderson and Mrs. Michelle DesJardins. The PTA and school community cannot tell them or show them enough how much they’re appreciated, so we showered them with a few gifts to make sure they knew. Thank you for all the love and support you provide our students with everyday!

Coming up next week we celebrate all of our staff at Arno with Staff Appreciation Week! The PTA will be showering all of our staff at Arno with treats all week including a catered staff breakfast and lunch provided by our own Kyle Kalis! A lot of thought has gone into preparing our menus these two days, but there’s still a few things we need to make this week extra special for everyone! A Sign Up Genius has been created for a few of these items and coveted volunteer spots still remain! Grab a slot fast before it’s too late! If you decide you also want to get in on the action of spoiling our staff, a link has been provided to an updated version of, “A Few of Our Favorite Things” document.

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iny8oejGhGTXj31Twropdma-bP2-wyffVGDjcAmVOXs/edit#gid=0

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On Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm, we will hold our last PTA Meeting of the Year. This is an important meeting because we swear in our new PTA Executive Board Members (we even have a new Board Member). It’s important to attend this next meeting not only to show your gratitude to whom served last year, but to also show support for your incoming officers. Attending meetings are also a great way to have your parent voice heard about events or issues. If we do not have membership feedback on our events, then we have limited opinions on what events are kept and what events are cut while we plan next years PTA Event Calendar. Remember: we always have free childcare, giveaways, and we try to adhere to our time frame because we understand how busy everyone is! We always enjoy meeting new people and hearing all of your ideas on how we can better serve our School Community…TOGETHER!

Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to an exciting week next week!

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Daddy/Daughter Dance

What a magical night our Dads and Daughters had at the annual dance, this year at Parkside Gardens.  Family, friends, great food, and jamming on the dance floor made for an awesome Friday evening.

Big thank you to Beth Scalf and Stephanie Leavitt for Chairing the Daddy/Daughter Dance!

 

 

 

Martian Mile

It was a beautiful Saturday morning this past week when the Arno Run Club’s 30 student members went out to run in the annual Martian Mile in Dearborn.  The run club participants have been working hard at building stamina to run the final mile and cross the finish line.  With the nicer weather, the students have enjoyed running outside this spring.  Congrats to all our runners for their perseverance and being a good role model of a healthy lifestyle.

5th Grade Band Concert Rocks!

Under the expert guidance of Mr. Skebo, the 5th grade band impressed everyone in the audience through an ensemble of well played songs.  Congratulations to Emily Quickel and Steven Stewart for receiving a band award for the special talents.  What a great night!

M-STEP Update

Congratulations to the 5th grade for completing  the M-Step assessment.    They have wrapped up their testing this week in social studies and have completed the set!  They did a stellar job in taking this long assessments on computer.    4th grade opens up their testing during the first week of May with English Language Arts and Math

Great Causes to support:

 

 

All Proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association

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APPS LIMITED SCHOOLS OF CHOICE PROGRAM for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

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PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

 

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April 24

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Coming the week of May 1-5

More info below on how you can thank a teacher…

Coming soon to Arno...

April 24

5th Grade SS MSTEP

April 25

No events

April 26

Administrative Professionals Day

Band concert 7:00

Lock Down Drill A.M.

April 27

Bingo for Books

April 28

No events

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How You Can #ThankATeacher

 

Take the time to show your appreciation next week.  Teachers and staff here at Arno work so very hard to make sure that each and every child feels successful.  They spend countless hours of their own time to make each child feel appreciated and give them best expereince possible.  Below are just  a few ways to thank a teacher here at Arno.

Here are a few ways you can thank a teacher:

  • Have your child sign and present a thank-you card to their teachers!
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
  • http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/teacher-appreciation-week-gift-ideas/
  • https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/2014/04/15/top-10-inexpensive-ways-show-teacher-appreciation/
  • The simple spoken words of “Thank you” can go a long way. Teachers are very grateful to feel that their work is valued and appreciated. Try a simple thank you next time you see your child’s teacher, or better yet, write them a thank you card.
  • Technology makes it so easy these days to show that you are thinking about someone. As soon as you have a thought, you can simply send a quick text or email and instantly the other person can know that you are thinking of them. Try sending a quick note thanking them for a skill your child learned, or the wonderful craft your child brought home. Anything to show them that their work is valued and that you have noticed.
  • Who doesn’t like it when someone brags about them? Anytime that you see an opportunity to boast about your child’s teachers to another teacher, school staff member, or even the principal, then do it. Teachers spend all of their day in the classroom and many times no one realizes how great they are! Just a little shout out is all you need to do to make your child’s teacher happy.
  • Teachers are always running out of classroom supplies, especially kindergarten teachers. Usually when this happens they have to use their own money to pay for them. Ask the teacher what they are running out of, and offer to send some more in. They will appreciate it more than you know.
  • Not all parents have the time to volunteer inside of the classroom due to their busy work and home schedule. So try volunteering outside of the classroom. Think of all the paperwork teachers have to take home, grading papers, sorting out permission slips, cutting crafts for projects, etc. Offer to help the teacher with any of these things, and he/she will be so grateful that you have given them more time to spend with their family.

From the PTA

Happy Friday!

The night is finally here for our Daddy/Daughter Dance! We hope all the happy Dad’s and Daughters have a wonderful time together tonight. The PTA is so thankful to everyone that has helped to make this event a wonderful night for our dad’s and Daughters.

We had our Yogurtown Fundraiser this past Wednesday, thank you to everyone that participated in supporting our PTA and our school.

Last night Mrs. Hool held our 5th Grade Graduation meeting. There were a handful of parents that came out to support our 5th graders last days and volunteer their help and support, but there is still A LOT to be done. Please contact Mrs. Hool to find out how you can support your 5th Grader!

Wednesday, April 26th is Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day we love,  celebrate, and show a lot of appreciation to  Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. DesJardins for all their hard work and compassion they define are to our kids and our school community. So, if you have a moment: stop in , email, or give them a call to show them how much you support and appreciate them. 

We are just over 1 week away for our Staff Appreciation Week that begins on May 1st for all of our staff at Arno! More information will be available in the next week about all of the events planned for Staff Appreciation!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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M-STEP Update

Congratulations to the 5th grade for completing week #2 of the M-Step in math and ELA.  They will wrap up their testing next week on Monday while taking the social studies assessment, which is in 2 parts.  4th grade opens up their testing during the first week of May with English Language Arts and Math

In the interim, 4th grade has been working hard on the practice questions the state has provided:

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TEACHER REQUEST PROCEDURE

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

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

We do not/cannot accept any requests for a specific teacher.  Letters requesting a specific teacher will be returned.  The one exception is a request for your child to not be placed in a specific classroom based on previous first-hand experience you’ve had with a teacher.  And, that parent concern / issue should be documented in the office.  All such letters are due to the office no later than Friday, May 19, 2017.

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

Steve Zielinski, Principal

 

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Kalahari Fun

Last week, Arno students enjoyed taking part in a building fundraiser at Kalahari Resort in Ohio. The kids had a blast in their huge water park! Arno earned $470 from the fundraising part- that’s 47 rooms that were booked under our school- Amazing!  Enjoy some photos below

 

Happy Spring APPS Staff & Families!
 
Sharing a few great upcoming events and information:
 
1. Cheerleading Open House – April 18 – Open to all 5, 6, 7 and 8th grade girls/parents (see attached)
2. City of Allen Park – Pansies & Pets – Flower Sale & Pet Event on May 13 (and other upcoming events sponsored by the City of AP DDA)
3. Still time to sign up for the APHS Music Boosters Greektown Casino Bus Trip on April 29!!! (see attached)
4. APPS – Summer Kids Camp – Registration/Sign-up Info attached
5. APPS Latchkey Program Info for 2017-18 School Year
6. 3rd Quarter Report Cards Distributed Friday, April 21

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APPS LIMITED SCHOOLS OF CHOICE PROGRAM for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

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PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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April 17

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Have a Happy Easter Arno Families!

Coming soon to Arno…

April 17

No events

April 18

No events

April 19

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

PTA Yogurt Town Fundraiser

April 20

Title 1 Math Workshop 6:00

Fire Drill A.M.

April 21

Report Cards Go Home

Daddy Daughter Dance 6:00

 

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From the PTA

Hoppy Easter! We hope everyone enjoys the extended holiday weekend!  A few reminders of our events we have coming up tonight and when we return:

Tonight is our PTA Meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30. We will be electing our Executive Board and have a presentation by Mr. Michael Porter about possibly bring a Lego Robotics Club here to Arno. Please join us for these events and many other updates tonight!

When we return from Break, we have 3 VERY important events happening at Arno and Around Town:

Wednesday, April 19th is our Yogurttown Fundraiser at the Yogurttown on the Hill. Information will be coming home with students on Monday, April 17th!

Thursday, April 20th we have a 5th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting scheduled for 6 pm in the Cafeteria for those interested in planning the event or would just like information in general.

Friday, April 21st is our Daddy/Daughter Dance at Parkside Gardens in Southgate! We look forward to seeing all the Dad’s and Daughters at this annual event. Tickets will be distributed the week of the dance!

Good Luck to all of our Arno Run Club participants as they take on the Martian Mile, Saturday, April 22nd!

Have a Great Weekend and we hope to see many of you at our meeting tonight!

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M-STEP Parent Info

As you all know, the M-STEP window opens this week.  This is the start of the window that lasts until the end of May and assesses English Language Arts, Math, Science (4th) and Social Studies (5th).  During this time, it is critical to have your child in school for their testing dates.  We do offer make-ups, but testing with their peers is a more beneficial environment.

It is also very important that your child gets plenty of sleep, has a good breakfast, and has a snack to eat if/when the class takes a break.  I am so very confident that our students are going to master this test and improve on our previous year’s scores!  Should you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher or the office.

I will post the scheduled days for testing that week, as well as the grade level.  In the meantime, please take a moment to read a letter addressed to parents from our new State Superintendent.

Please also see the information below for future testing dates:

4/18- 5th Grade Math Assessment

4/20- 5th Grade Math Performance Task

4/25- 5th grade Social Studies Part 1 and 2

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6th Grade Parent Orientation

Honor Choir Awesomeness

This past Tuesday, students from Arno, Bennie, and Lindemann held their annual Honor Choir Concert at the Performing Arts Center.  The students were magnificent in their performance, a reflection of all their hard work and dedication – under the guidance of Mr. Tracy Hoffman.  Congrats to all of our Cougars and hats off to Mr. Hoffman for a terrific job!

 

4th Grade Moby Max Reading Contest

Congratulations to Mrs. Smalley’s Class who won the 4th grade Moby Max March is Reading Month Contest. Bravo to the entire class that earned 9.962 points.
The top ten students from the class:
Bailey
Abby
Leslie
Isabella Castro
Flavia
Sophia
Reina
Anahi
David
Tessa
Way to go Mrs. Smalley’s class!  Keep Reading ALL year long.

Collaborative Art Piece

Kindergarten is brightening our hallways with a collaborative spring art work in the form of a giant rainbow!  It’s great to see our students working together towards a common goal for everyone’s enjoyment.   Thanks for the spring forward with color

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APPS LIMITED SCHOOLS OF CHOICE PROGRAM for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

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April 10

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Coming soon to Arno…

April 10

Welcome Back!

April 11

MSTEP Window open for 5th grade

5th grade ELA Test Part 1 and 2

April 12

PBIS Team meeting 3:45

April 13

5th Grade ELA Performance Task MSTEP

PTA Meeting 6:30

April 14

Good Friday- No School

 

Camp 2017

It was a chilly few days at camp, but the fun activities warmed everyone right up!  AP students were treated to science, Michigan history, archery, and learned many things about various animals and reptiles, and made many new friends throughout their three day experience at camp.  AP students were also a shining example of always being on their best behavior that put a smile on all the all that attended.  Please enjoy some photos of their time

From the PTA

This weekend officially starts SPRING BREAK! We hope that everyone has a safe, fun, and relaxing break! For those families that are traveling…Happy Trails and we wish you a safe journey! For those staying home..hopefully we “roll into each other” at the Lincoln Park Skating Center!
Thank you so much to all of the families that participated in our Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser! There were a lot of Arno Families there and we hope that the food was great and the company was fun and the beverages were refreshing!
Today is the LAST DAY for Daddy/Daughter Dance RSVP’s! PLEASE get your RSVP’s in by the end of school today 3:30 pm! We do not want any girls or dad’s to be disappointed they missed out!
If you would like to volunteer for this event, a sign up genius has been created and the link is available below! We appreciate any and all help that you can give!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA4AA2AA4FE3-daddy1

Information was sent home this week about our Kroger Rewards Program. This is a simple and easy way for you to help your school community! Sign up today and start earning cash for your school. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA (arnopta@gmail.com); we would be happy to help!
Also…we are still accepting nominations for our Executive Board! If you are interested in a board position, please contact us! We are happy to answer any and all of your questions! Our elections will be held at our next PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 13th!
Have a Great Break! We will see everyone on Monday, April 10th!

Arno Donations

The Winner is…

This entire month of March, the Arno classroom doors were decorated with the Hollywood movie theme.  Congratulations to Mrs. Uhring’s class, Mrs. Jensen’s class and Ms. Amonette were the most creative door winners and received a movie and popcorn on Thursday.  Check out all of our other awesome door decorations!

 

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NEW PARTNERSHIP CREATED 

THANK YOU – FLOWERS ON THE AVENUE!!

Address: 6834 Park Ave, Allen Park, MI 48101

Allen Park Public Schools would like to say THANK YOU to FLOWERS On The Avenue!  Our elementary art teachers have partnered up with Flowers on the Avenue to help our kindergarten students learn about Impressionist Art.  The kindergarten students in all three elementary schools are studying Art History with a focus Claude Monet and his famous waterlilies paintings!

Flowers On The Avenue has been donating flowers to our art program that will be used in this project!

 

 

Metro Parks “Ponds” Presentation to First Grade

 

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APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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Preschool Information

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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March 27

 Time is Running Out- March 31, 2017 Deadline

Coming soon to Arno…

March 27

March Madness PBIS

March 28

Title I Parent Workshop

March 29

Community Interview Day at APHS

PTSA at Arno 7:00

March 30

First Grade Assembly We’re Fond of Ponds

  • First Grade Classrooms & Kindergarten Super Cougars

March 31

March is Reading Month Movie Reward Day

Last day before spring break

Thanks once again Dr. Sturock

As mentioned in last week’s blog, the elementary art teachers put together a wonderful project to honor Dr. Sturock.  The following students helped to create that masterpiece:

Brooklyn Combs             Isabella Garrison           Noah Kilburg

Kaylee Daniels                Isabella Maldonado       Isabella Mastin

Miles Dewberry              Kyan O’Connell               Chris Plascencia

Emily Ellis                        Steven Stewart                Tyler Tillery

Anna Watson                   Kaylee Williams              Judith Zarate

From the PTA

Hi-Di-Ho Campers! We hope that all of the 5th Grade Students, teachers, and chaperones had a fun and memory filled adventure!

On the home front here, we just have a few reminders:
💐This is the LAST WEEK that Daddy Daughter RSVP’s will be accepted. PLEASE! Get your spots reserved before time runs out! Make those memories! Dance that Groove on the Dance Floor! Come on out and have some one-on-one fun with your daughter(s). Remember, Friday, March 31st is the last day RSVP’s will be accepted!
💐The PTA is currently accepting nominations for our Executive Board! If you would like to step up and take on a more “hands on” role in planning our schools yearly events or you just want to be a little more involved, please contact us at : arnopta@gmail.com or send us a private message on facebook to Arno Elementary PTA. Nominations are due BEFORE our next meeting, Thursday, April 13th.
💐This upcoming Wednesday, March 29th we will be hosting the PTSA Council Meeting at Arno. The meeting will take place in the Media Center at 7:30. All are welcome to attend!
💐Also this Wednesday, March 29th, we will be holding our next restaurant fundraiser at the Southgate Buffalo Wild Wings. The event runs all day. Please bring the flyer that is sent home with your student(s) in order for Arno to receive 20% from your purchases.
Have a Great Weekend!

 

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Penny War Results

Congratulations to Mrs. Uhring’s room, they were the 2017 Penny War champions!  As the winners, they will participate in  a movie/popcorn in the building as a reward.  The total raised from Penny War was $2171.98!  That is a fantastic number- way to go Arno cougars!!  The funds earned from our Penny War will go towards purchasing books at Arno School.  Thank you for your support!!

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For a good Cause…

On Monday, March 20th, Mrs. Warneck and Marie Pettit-Pokora walked to the middle school to donate 8 inches of their hair to the foundation called Children with Hair Loss. Their hair donation will be used to make wigs for children. We hope more people will join us next year and donate their hair.

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From the PTA/PTSA…

Dear APPS Community,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We are very grateful for the wonderful Spring Fever donations from local businesses and the entire APPS community–families, friends, teachers, staff, administrators, schools, classes, clubs and organizations.  Whether you donated your time, baked goods, or an item to concessions your support is truly appreciated and enables us to support many graduating AP students with scholarships.  Please consider visiting these local businesses to show you appreciate their support!
With gratitude,
Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council
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March is Reading Month

Senator Ian Conyers celebrates March is Reading month with Mrs. Shultz’s class

 

Bennie principal Sara Metzger delights Mrs. Kalis’s room with funny books

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APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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Preschool Information

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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District Calendar

A reminder that the following is the Spring Break timeline for the 2016-17 school year:

SPRING BREAK 2017

  • April 1 thru April 9, 2017
  • Classes Resume Monday, April 10

APHS & APCS Special Testing Schedule (APHS Letter Attached)

o   April 11th – Juniors & Sophomores Only (No School for Freshman & Seniors)

o   April 12 – Juniors & Freshman Only in AM (Class for all grades at 11:00 a.m.)

  • No School on Friday, April 14 (Good Friday)
  • Classes Resume Monday, April 17, 2017

 

While the entire 2017-18 school year calendar is not yet complete, the following are Winter Break 2017 and Spring Break 2018 timelines for those planning vacations:

WINTER BREAK 2017

  • Last Day of Class Friday, December 22, 2017
  • December 23 thru January 7, 2018
  • Classes Resume Monday, January 8, 2018

 SPRING BREAK 2018

  • March 30 (Good Friday) thru April 8
  • Classes Resume Monday, April 9, 2018

  

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March 20

Coming soon to Arno…

March 20

Mr Z.ielinski @Bennie guest reader- 9:30

March 21

No events

March 22

Early Dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD

5th grade leaves for camp

March 23

5th Grade camp

Ok To Say Assembly

  • Grades K & 1 @ 9:30 am

  • Grades 2 & 3 @ 10:30 am

    In the gym

March 24

Camp Return 1:00

Mr. Zielinski guest reader @Mrs. Jensen 2:30

***Bingo for Books rescheduled for April 27- Same time schedule

 

Dr. Sturock Honored

Allen Park’s superintendent, Dr. Sturock was honored Monday evening at his final appearance at a board meeting.  Many special presentations paid tribute to all of his hard work, dedication, and putting students first.  Arno had a great showing with several staff members and students in attendance.  We are very excited and pleased to announce the Arno Media center has now been named to “John J Sturock Media Center” in honor of our superintendent, and recognizing that he was also a former Arno student- Go Cougars!!   Dr. Sturock was also given a plaque commemorating that naming, as well as a shirt donated by the PTA, and two large photos of the sign in place above the media center door.  Mr. Creutz also had an outstanding adapted version of Crosby, Stills, and Nash in chorus with Arno students! Special thanks Emily Quickel, Kaylee Williams, Olivia Kalis, Zach Hillmer , Zoila Davenport, Reina Garza, Abby Obrycki, Sandy Bennett, Diane Peyton, Dawn Watson, Brian Trionfi, Lisa Smalley, Barb Chuby, and Todd Creutz for their contributions to the night.  Way to go Cougars!

 

From the PTA

It’s the “LUCKIEST” Day of the Year! We hope that some of our Caring Cougar Community were able to catch a tricky LEPRECHAUN! If not, we hope you’re enjoying your day with good food, drink, and people!

🍀This Saturday, March 18th, the PTSA will be holding our annual Spring Fever Craft/Vendor show, Mom to Mom Sale, Bake Sale, Sports Memorabilia and Card Show, and Silent Auction. Please join us at the High School from 9-3 to help support our Community and graduating Seniors. All proceeds help fund our scholarship program
🍀As many of you may know by now from following our Arno Elementary Facebook page, we have 2 State Winners for our PTA Reflections contest: Charlotte Tracz- Primary Music (Award of Merit) and Sophia Kaloian- Primary Visual Art (Honorable Mention). Both girls were presented with flowers and a card from our PTA and will have the opportunity to go to the Michigan State PTA Reflections Reception! Way to Go Girls!

🍀Speaking of winners….our Executive Board has its own “Winner” too! Our Super Awesome Treasurer is part of her company’s (Consumer Energy) ad campaign to support women’s leadership with two other companies: the Society of Women Engineers at U-M and Career Mastered. WAY TO GO JULIE! What a wonderful opportunity to be involved in! Julie also applied for anagrams from Consumers Energy and was awarded $250 for volunteering her time at Arno and in our Community. WOW! What a Rock Star!

🍀If you have enrolled in the Kroger Community Reeards Program, you MUST re-enroll in April. If you have NOT enrolled in this program, please email us at:arnopta@gmail.com and we can get you started and set-up. It really only takes about 5 minutes of your time to help out your school!
Arno PTA Executive Board nominations are being accepted! If you think you would like to contribute to the PTA by taking on an executive board position, please email us or send us a message on Facebook. 🍀Elections will be held at our April 13th meeting. In order to ensure our official ballots are correct, we need to be aware of anyone interested in running. If you have any questions about any of the positions (President, VP of Fundraising, Treasurer, or Secretary), please contact us and we will be happy to answer any and all questions.
🍀PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Get your Daddy/Daughter RSVP’s in SOON! No RSVP’s will be taken after March 31st. Do not miss out on this event! New Venue! Awesome DJ! Delicious Food! Fond Memories with your Duaghter(s)!
We hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Hopefully we will see many of you at the Spring Fever event on Saturday!

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APPS Limited Schools of Choice Program for 2017-18

The Allen Park Public School District has established a successful Schools of Choice Program for the past several years and the Board of Education has approved continuation of the program for the 2017-18 school year for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  (Requests for specific elementary schools cannot be guaranteed)

Applications are available beginning Monday, April 10 at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine.  Completed applications will be accepted beginningTuesday, May 2 through Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Pupil Accounting Office at the Riley Education Center.  Completed applications must be presented in person to ensure that all information is complete.  A random draw selection will be held on June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Riley Education Center.  The draw will determine numerical selection for acceptance of candidates.

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

For more information about the Schools of Choice Program, please see the attached FAQ’s, visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

Mrs. Zylla guest reads in Mrs. Smalley’s room

Roll Out the Red Carpet and Read!

March is Reading is in full swing with reading the center of attention.  We have had a book character day, and even some Drop Everything and Read time-outs, and there were plenty of bright smiles to go with the reading fun.  Please the calendar below as we make our way through March so you know what event or activity is coming up.

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Preschool Information

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

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March 13

Coming soon to O’Arno…

March 13

Board Meeting to celebrate Dr. Sturock 7:00

March 14

No events

March 15

School Improvement Meeting 3:45

March 16

Tornado Drill

Author Visit Chris Bak

  • Grades K-2 9:00

  • Grades 3-5  10:00

March 17

St. Patty’s Day

March 18

PTSA Spring Fever Craft Show

Bingo for Books 

Due to the power outage this week, Bingo for Books was cancelled. We will review when it may be rescheduled and we will let everyone.

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

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Congrats Mrs. Solak for helping make Arno Green!

Dear Mrs. Solak,

I received and reviewed your Michigan Green School activity verification.  Congratulations! Because of the hard work from the teachers, students and parents, Arno Elementary School has received the 2017 Michigan Evergreen School designation, by completing at least 20 energy saving and environmental tasks.  The efforts you made to complete the tasks are very impressive.  I especially enjoyed learning about your composting project, rain barrels and the GLEP field trip.  I urge Arno Elementary School to continue with the energy saving and environmental tasks and hope you encourage others to follow.

Thank you for the well written and organized documentation, I very much appreciate it. 

I will stay in contact with you regarding your certificate, banner, and the 10 year anniversary recognition ceremony, which has been scheduled for May 16, 2017.   Please note that if you already received a banner you will be receiving an annual decal to place on your banner.

Go Green and Stay Green,

Nancy Gregor

Wayne County Michigan Green School Co-coordinator

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March is Reading Month

Dr. Hall reads to 4th grade

Roll Out the Red Carpet and Read!

March is Reading is in full swing with reading the center of attention.  We have had a book character day, and even some Drop Everything and Read time-outs, and there were plenty of bright smiles to go with the reading fun.  Please the calendar below as we make our way through March so you know what event or activity is coming up.

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Preschool Information

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by September 1st, 2017 or a 4 year old child, consider enrolling them in our Preschool Program.  Please come with your child to our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 anytime between 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Lindemann Elementary, 9201 Carter.  You will be able to meet our teachers, experience our classroom centers, discover theme-based teaching, and make new friends.

Registration will begin for in-district residents on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Riley Education Center, 14700 Moore. Out-of-district residents may begin registering Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

Our office hours for registrations are 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

NO REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING OPEN HOUSE 

For further information, contact Kristy Caleca in the Preschool Office at 313-827-2662 or caleca@appublicschools.com

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

PTA-PTSA Council Spring Fever Event – March 18 2017

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March 6

Coming soon to Arno…

March 6

OK2Say Cyber Safety Assembly- Grades 4 & 5 @ 1:30pm

March 7

PBIS meeting 3:45

March 8

!/2 Day dismissal 11:40

Teacher PD

March 9

Bingo for Books 5:00 first set

March 10

2nd grade/Jensen field trip

From the PTA

To all the staff and members that came to our meeting last night! We were extremely happy to see so much support from our Arno Community Staff and our members! It really does take a village to provide for our school and it showed tonight! We appreciate the unanimous support of our proposal to reward our teachers.
The PTSA Spring Fever event is coming up at the High School on, Saturday, March 18th. Our President is still looking for a “Partner-in-Crime” to help co-chair this event with her. There is still time to sign up to donate an item or your time. Arno is in charge of the concessions again and we could use all the help we can get! Come on out and join us! Shop a little. Eat a little. Bid on one of Arno Sponsored Raffle Baskets! We look forward to seeing all the friendly faces! A sign up genius link is available on the PTA Facebook Page and the school blog. All help is appreciated!
Our Daddy Daughter Dance is approaching at the beautiful Parkside Gardens Banquet Center. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to turn in your RSVP’s. Remember, March 31st is the deadline! There will not be any late RSVP’s accepted! This is FIRM!!!
We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! THANK YOU again for your overwhelming support of our School Community!
 

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March is Reading Month

Roll Out the Red Carpet and Read!

March is fast approaching and we are gearing up for a Hollywood theme to this year’s reading month activities.  The calendar is attached below and contains all the info you will need to know about all the happenings here at Arno, and what should be going on at home.   Please let your teacher know if you clarification on anything.

Did you know that all of our Arno teachers were some of the most famous videos?  Be sure to ask your child about what they and enjoy this video down memory lane…

 

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Bingo for Books

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Kindergarten enjoyed learning about some animals in Life When It’s Snowy form Metro Parks

 

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

February is Kindergarten Registration Month in Allen Park!

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closed February 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

PTA-PTSA Council Spring Fever Event – March 18 2017

 

DISTRICT NEWS

Good Morning APPS Staff & Families,

Just a quick note to share some upcoming events and activities:

APHS is sponsoring the 10th Annual Professional Interview Day on Wednesday, March 29.  The day provides all 11th grade students with an authentic experience in job interviewing.  Help is needed from area professionals!  More information is provided in the attached letter and commitment form.  Please feel free to share this information at your place of business or with local friends/family who may wish to participate.

  • Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for APHS & APCS – Wednesday, March 1 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Annual Blake Bowman Memorial Golf Outing – Benefits APHS Scholarships for Graduating Seniors (see attached for more details)  
  • Students start the day with a good breakfast – join us for National School Breakfast Week March 6-10.  All elementary students who have breakfast during that week get a free prize!  (see attached for more details) Breakfast Program at APPS

Mark your calendars!

  • Adult Booster Club Meetings – February 27 & March 20 – 7:30 p.m.
  • ½ Days for K-12 – March 8 & 22
  • PTA/PTSA Spring Fever Craft & Vendor Show – March 18
  • APHS Spring Musical – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – March 24, 25 & 26

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Feb 27

 

Coming soon to Arno…

Feb 27

Guyot field trip

Feb 28

Warneck field trip

March 1

Board games PBIS rewards

Wesley field trip

March 2

Spring Pictures

PTA metting 6:45

March 3

Super Cougar Lunch 11:00

From the PTA

Puxatony Phil must have gotten this one wrong! What beautiful weather we have had this past week! Come on Spring!!!
Speaking of beautiful….the Founders Day Dinner held at Crystal Park Banquet Center on Thursday night was BEAUTIFUL! So many beautiful people and beautiful words spoken about all of the honorees. Congratulations to all of the winners. You make our community a better place!
A few reminders going into the weekend about our upcoming events….
🌺Our March PTA Meeting will be this Thursday, March 2nd at 630 pm. This is an important meeting for us because we will be submitting a proposal to our members to vote on about how we will distribute our hard earned funds we raised this year. Please consider coming out and placing your vote! As always free childcare will be available.
🌺Daddy/Daughter flyers were distributed. Please remember to RSVP by the deadline, March 31st. This date is FIRM! Don’t miss out spending a great night with your little girl!
Thank you to all the volunteers we had for the book fair! We really appreciate all that you do to help make our school successful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Please see the order code below that allows parents to order Spring Pictures online at inter-state.com/order. Our online ordering process is quick, easy, and has many extra options! The unique order code for Arno Elementary is 17079MF.  Spring Pictures will be on March 2

Congratulations to all of our Arno Award Winners!!

What a nice evening it was at the Founders Award ceremony and dinner this past Wednesday honoring the accomplishments of many of APPS’ finest.  The PTSA kept under wraps their mystery Life Time Award winner- which ended up being our own Michelle Desjardins!  Arno had a great night and as you can see from the photos below- we were blessed with many award winners!  Way to go Team Arno!

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March is Reading Month

Roll Out the Red Carpet and Read!

March is fast approaching and we are gearing up for a Hollywood theme to this year’s reading month activities.  The calendar is attached below and contains all the info you will need to know about all the happenings here at Arno, and what should be going on at home.   Please let your teacher know if you clarification on anything.

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Bingo for Books

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Kindergarten Information & Registration

February is Kindergarten Registration Month in Allen Park!

Allen Park Public Schools is ready to welcome your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!  The process is easy and we’re here to help.

Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members who may have a child ready for Kindergarten next fall.  Whether this is yourfirst childattending school, or you live in the district andalready have a child attending APPS, or already have a child attending APPS through ourSchool of Choice Program, we need you to enroll your school age/younger siblings through our registration process.

*The entry age for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year – child must be five years of age by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten enrollment takes place at the Riley Education Center, 9601 Vine, Allen Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.  (Office closedFebruary 20 & 21 for Mid-Winter Break)

Please bring:

§  Birth Certificate of Child

§  Driver’s License of Parent/Legal Guardian (for ID purposes)

§  Proof of residency (Warranty Deed/closing statement, tax or utility bill, homeowner’s insurance policy, rental agreement)

§  Current School of Choice Families – Name/grade of student currently enrolled in Allen Park Public Schools

§  Immunization Records or Wayne County Health Department Waiver (Required for enrollment)

§  Health Information Form/Physical (Required for entrance, but not required at time of enrollment)

§  Vision Screening Record (Required for Kindergarten enrollment)

For more information, please visit our website at apps.k12.mi.us or call (313) 827-2105.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

at Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary

  

Young Fives or Kindergarten?

Young Fives Informational Meeting – March 21, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Park High School – LGI Room

Young Fives Screening Sessions – March 28-29, 2017

(Please see website under the “Schools” tab for more information)

 

*Children who are five years of age by September 2 thru December 1 may only be enrolled for kindergarten at the request of the parent/guardian through a signed waiver process.  Waiver form is available at the Riley Education Center.

Kindergarten Information & Registration

Young Fives Information

 

Daddy/Daughter Info

Please do not forget to send in your Daddy/Daughter Dance RSVP’s! Remember there is a FIRM DEADLINE of March 31st!

This event is being held at Parkside Gardens in Southgate! New revenue+New DJ+New Event Chairs=LOTS OF NEW EXPERIENCES AND FUN!

Arno Dance 2017

PTA-PTSA Council Spring Fever Event – March 18 2017

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 From the Red Cross…

Thank you so much for hosting another drive at Arno Elementary.  We truly appreciate your continued partnership with the American Red Cross.

The preliminary results from Thursday, February 16, 2017 are as follows:

23 donors presented to give blood

29 was our projected goal

22 products of life-saving blood were collected

And the most important number of all-66 patient’s lives will be touched by this drive!

Thank you for all that you do to make these drives a success.  Please let me know how many gifts I should order for our students that recruited a donor.  Please pass along our thanks to everyone that was involved.

Best regards,

Beth Harris

Regional Donor Representative

American Red Cross Blood Services

 

From the District…

Feb 20

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb 20

President’s Day- No school

Feb 21

Winter Break- No school

Feb 22

PTA Founder’s Day Banquet

Feb 23

Title 1 Parent Night @Bennie

Feb 24

No events

 

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Conferences

Thank you so much to all of our Arno families that came out for conferences this past week.  We know that research confirms the importance of a strong school-home relationship and that we truly do need a “village” to raise a child.  Please at any time for the remainder of the year if you have any concerns be sure to contact us.

 

From the PTA

“Hi-Di-Ho, Campers!”

The PTA cannot THANK everyone enough that helped make our Happy Camper Book Fair such a success! Our book fair chair worked hard to bring new ideas to this fair and we are so appreciative of all her hard work! Thank you Nicole and thank you to all our volunteers! YOU ROCK!!

Our annual Red Cross Blood Drive was held on Thursday, February 16th in the Arno Gym and was quite a success. The Red Cross said that this was our biggest turnout in years! Way to Go Caring Cougars!

A quick reminder that this is the LAST DAY to purchase Founders Day Dinner Tickets in the office. Tickets are $20 each for this event that takes place on, Wednesday, February 22nd, 6pm at Crystal Park Banquet Center. Please consider joining us in celebrating all of those who give so much to our community and school! Arno has many Caring Cougars receiving awards this year! Please see Mrs. DesJardins to purchase tickets.

***SPRING FEVER HELP NEEDED!***

If you are interested in donating a basket to be raffled off at the PTSA Spring Fever Craft, Vendor, and Mom-2-Mom Sale on Saturday, March 18th, please contact the PTA through our Facebook page or send us an email: arnopta@gmail.com

We are also in need of a Chairperson for this event too! Arno is in charge of the concession stand that day. If you’re interested in helping your, Super-Awesome President plan the concessions at this event, she would be eternally grateful for your assistance.

We hope everyone has a GREAT EXTENDED WEEKEND! Enjoy your Winter Break!

Daddy/Daughter Info

Please do not forget to send in your Daddy/Daughter Dance RSVP’s! Remember there is a FIRM DEADLINE of March 31st!

This event is being held at Parkside Gardens in Southgate! New revenue+New DJ+New Event Chairs=LOTS OF NEW EXPERIENCES AND FUN!

Arno Dance 2017

PTA-PTSA Council Spring Fever Event – March 18 2017

From the District…

Parent Surveys

Thank you to all who were able to participate in our annual stakeholder survey.  Overall we had 52 participants and have collected some good data to help us improve the overall experience at Arno.  All of the feedback you have provided will also be summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  I have listed below the “big picture” results- which gives us a quick look, then the staff will dig deeper in the near future.  The bar graph shows an average of scores based on the responses given.  The scale is based on 5 total points.

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100s Day

It’s hard to believe that 100 days has already flown by this year!  Our Arno kindergarteners had a great time remembering that milestone!

 

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