Feb 13

Arno students get into the spirit of things during Spirit Week!

Coming Soon to Arno…

Feb 13

Spring Book Fair Week

Feb 14

Happy Valentines Day!

Feb 15

P/T Conferences 4:30-7:30

Feb 16

Blood Drive All Day

P/T Conferences 4:30-7:30

Feb 17

Book Fair Ends

Colors of the rainbow say “Hi!” during Spirit Week!

 

From the PTA

“We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!!! We’ve Got SPIRIT How ‘Bout YOU!?”
It was Spirit Week at Arno and Oh what fun we had! Spiritwear, PJ’s, Imaginative/Mix-match Day, Rainbow/Color Day, and Team Day! What a FUN week topped off by Pie-In-The-Face!
Hi-Di-Ho! The Happy Camper Bookfair is approaching! We will kick off our Preview days Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th. Purchase Days will be Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th.  We will have special evening hours during conference nights (Wednesday and Thursday). We look forward to seeing all of our Happy Campers and Junior Explorers at our Bookfair next week in the Media Center! A BIG Thank YOU to Mrs. Byrne and Mrs. Mantua for allowing us to transform their class for the week!
Another exciting event taking place on Thursday, February 16th from 1pm-7pm at Arno is our annual Red Cross Blood Drive! Come help your student(s) become pint-sized hero(s) and donate blood! Please sign up online to reserve your time at: redcrossblood.org  Sponsor Code: arno.
If you cannot sign up online, please fill out and return the red form that was sent home with your student(s).
A quick reminder that Founders Day Dinner Tickets are available for purchase 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!
***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 WEEKEND! We have another exciting week ahead of us!

 

The Daddy Daughter Dance event is finally here!  Please take a moment to read the event flyer as the location has changed this year.   This memorable event takes a lot of planning and in order to make it a success we will be honoring a FIRM RSVP DEADLINE. The deadline for RSVP’S will be MARCH 31st.  Look for the ticket form to come home with your child, or download it below.

Arno Dance 2017

Teachers, please help stress that No late RSVP’S will be accepted beyond MARCH 31st

Don’t miss our Book Fair

Don’t miss out on next week’s book fair featuring a fun camp theme.  There will a huge assortment of great titles and will be the last book fair for this school year.  The book fair will also be open both conference nights from 4:30-7:30.

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences 

On Feb. 15th and 16th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day.  We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.

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

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

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

Winter/Spring Conferences 2017

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin2
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B45A8A629A6FC1-dicarlo1
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley1
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman2
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson2
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick2
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Tillery http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EA5AB2CABFE3-mrs
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warnek http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot2
Smalley www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E44A8AC2CAAF85-smalley2
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool2
Uhring http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AA29A1F94-uhring2
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A62CA5F49-jensen2

BMX Assembly Dazzles

Once a contestant on America’s Got Talent, Matt Wilhelm came to Arno with a positive message of believing in yourself and a solid anti-bully message.  Matt performed some fantastic moves and even did a daring jump over Mr. Trionfi and Mr. Zielinski!

 

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Arno Spirit Week culminates with a pie in the face

 

Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 27 to Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/14926/20337

Fun Fair Memories

Thank you so much to all of our families and volunteers who came out to enjoy some fun and friends at Arno’s annual fun fair to benefit our scholarship fun.  In total we raised over $2500! Way to go Cougars!!!

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Arno Blood Drive

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in participating in our annual blood drive

Blood drive

 

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Feb 6

Staff and Students share their love for Arno

Coming Soon to Arno…

Feb 6

Spirit Week- Arno/AP Swag

BMX Anti-Bully assembly 1:15

Feb 7

Spirit Week- Pajama Day

Feb 8

Spirit Week- Mis-match/creative wear

PBIS Meeting 3:45

Feb 9

School Spirit- Rainbow Day

Each grade level wears a t-shirt of a designated color.

K- red 3- green

1- orange 4- blue

2- yellow 5- purple

Feb 10

Spirit Week Finale Pie Assembly 2:00

Spirit Week- Favorite Sports team

 

From the PTA

Happy Healthy Heart Month! Red is symbolic for love and health and we have many events in the month of February that remind us of these two! 

Our Happy Camper Scholastic Bookfair will be kicking off the week of February 12th. Look for information to come home early next week about our book fair!

On Thursday, February 16th, from 1:00-7:00 pm,  come be a “Pint-Sized Hero” and help your school and community out by donating blood. The American Red Cross will be on hand to host and deliver delicious juice and cookies to those that donate. 

Just because the Lions didn’t make The Super Bowl this year, doesn’t mean you still can’t have a Super Bowl Party! Remember to shop at Kroger with your linked Kroger Card to benefit your school! 

Also, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and maybe your students class is having a party? Kroger has great deals on treats and Valentine’s for friends and maybe even a Special Teacher. If you can’t find what you need at Kroger, Amazon Smiles will probably have what you’re looking for! When you shop at either place, it helps benefit your school!

If you have a 5th Grader at Arno, Mrs. Hool needs your help! She’s trying to put together a photo collage for the outgoing 5th Graders and needs a parent volunteer to help her out. She will provide the photos, but she needs your help organizing them and creating that special, tear-jerking, photo collage. If you’re interested or would like more information about the project, please contact Mrs. Hool at: hool@appublicschools.com

Have a great weekend and remember that Monday, February 6th is the beginning of Spirit Week, so dress your Caring Cougar in their Arno Spirit Wear! 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences 

On Feb. 15th and 16th, Arno will host parent/teacher conferences in the evening from 5:00-7:30 each day.  We will once again be using signupgenius for all available slots to be filled.

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

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

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

Winter/Spring Conferences 2017

Name Teacher Classroom link
Haskin www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4AACAD2DA0FC1-haskin2
DiCarlo http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B45A8A629A6FC1-dicarlo1
Stanley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faea82dabf94-stanley1
Pushman http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4a92eaaf58-pushman2
Watson http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFAC28AA8-watson2
Martinchick http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ea4a92ca20-martinchick2
Schultz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caeaf28abf58-schultz2
Tillery http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EA5AB2CABFE3-mrs
Amonette http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaaa22a1fd0-amonette2
Wesley http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-wesley2
Warnek http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4bacad22a4fd0-warneck2
Guyot http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48a4ab22a5fb6-guyot2
Smalley www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E44A8AC2CAAF85-smalley2
Trionfi http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aaaa28a0fc1-trionfi2
Higgins http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aafa92fa3fc1-higgins1
Kalis http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-parent
Creutz http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44abac2da0fa7-creutz2
Hool http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA82CA5FA7-hool2
Uhring http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E48A4AA29A1F94-uhring2
Jensen http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9A62CA5F49-jensen2

 

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 27 to Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/14926/20337

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  Tickets will be available at the door.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  

Arno Fun fair flyer 15

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Arno Blood Drive

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in participating in our annual blood drive

Blood drive

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100% Book Return Club

We are so proud of our many Arno students that are celebrating having 100% book return!  Including students from Ms. DiCarlo, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Schultz, and Mr. Creutz!  Great job!

 

PBIS

Arno Cougars were getting their energy out last Friday when we had a guest instructor come in for The January PBIS reward, which was Zumba.  As you can see below, it was a great, healthy way to celebrate our positive behavior.

 

Olympic Medal Winners

Congrats to all of our medal winners from this past Arno Olympics!

Kindergarten

Haskin-      

Connor Sheperd~Gold

Blake Gartside~ Silver

Katherine Klos~ Bronze

Rosalee Wynn~ Bronze

DiCarlo~      

Elijah Aquino~Gold

Pearson Ridgely~ Silver

Owen Kovacs~ Bronze

Stanley~

Bentley Vu~ Gold

Jackson Shepherd~ Silver

Jonathan Sadler~ Bronze

1st Grade

Watson

Dakotah Hicks~ Gold

Grace Grabowski~ Silver

Olivia Kalis~ Bronze

Pushman

Heather Muse ~ Gold

Dilyn Soliz ~ Silver

Nolan Olechowski~ Bronze

Martinchick

Landon Carnarvon~ Gold

Cole Newstead~ Silver

Carmino Koski~ Bronze

2nd Grade

Schultz

Eliana Aquino~ Gold

Peyton Keys~ Silver

Xander Warneck~ Bronze

Tillery

Logan Kraft~ Gold

Charlotte Tracz~Silver

Grace Granta~ Bronze

Amonette

Izzy Bergman~ Gold

Cooper Obrycki~ Gold

Dylan Armbruster~ Silver

Bella Spiteri~ Bronze

3rd Grade

Wesley

Loren Minton~ Gold

Marissa Oleynik~Gold

Peter Lenart~ Silver

Mia Morandini~ Bronze

Warneck

Ben White~ Gold

Samantha Muse~Silver

Mallory Hool~Bronze

Guyot

Nayelli Cabrera~ Gold

Katie Watkins~ Silver

Sophia Bassett~ Bronze

4th Grade

Kalis

Jacob Gombos~ Gold

Lulu Schutt~ Silver

Scott Oleynik~ Bronze

Trionfi

Liz White~ Gold

Gary Beesley~ Silver

Quintin Liepe~ Bronze

Smalley

Sophia Maldanado~ Gold

Anahi Chapa~ Silver

Tessa Shepard~ Bronze

Higgins

Jorja Siddall~ Gold

Jeran Moody~ Silver

Liam Shepherd~ Bronze

5th Grade

Hool

Gavin Bolley~ Gold

Gracie Gartside ~ Silver

John Manson ~ Bronze

Uhring

Emily Ellis~ Gold

Bryce Sauve~ Silver

Raelyn Lipa~Bronze

Creutz

Caleb Wynn~ Gold

Raymond Winter~ Silver

Alan Hoover~Bronze

 

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Jan 30

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Happy February!

Coming to soon to Arno…

Jan 30

No events

Jan 31

No events

Feb 1

District PD (early dismissal 11:40)

Feb 2

PBIS pizza lunch 11:00 for Jan Super Cougars

PTA Meeting 6:30

Feb 3

No events

Feb 4 (Saturday)

Arno Fun Fair 11-2

 

From the PTA

It is hard to believe that January is almost over and our next PTA Meetings is upon us! Mark your calendars…Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Arno Cafeteria, is where all the excitement will be! 😊As always, free childcare will be provided, so Come on out and join us!

The Arno Olympics has just passed, so that means that Spirit Week is just around the corner the week of February 6th! If you haven’t purchased Spirit Wear yet, the PTA does have limited spirtwear in stock, so contact us today via Facebook or email to be prepared for all the fun that comes with SPIRIT WEEK!!

Our District Founders Day celebration will be held on, Wednesday, February 22nd at Crystal Park Banquet Center. Tickets will be available next week in the office.

With the arrival of February, it also means that April is not far off and the election of new PTA Officers. If you like what’s been happening around here or want to get involved in the planning of our events and changes, why not consider running for a board position? Please contact us if your interested, have questions, or suggestions for next years team.

As always…we appreciate all the support! We hope everyone has a wonderful, fun-filled weekend!

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available  Jan 27 to Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/14926/20337

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note came home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!  You can download and print the form below if you have not yet received it.  

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Arno Blood Drive

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in participating in our annual blood drive

Blood drive

 

Early Dismissal

Feb 1 is an early dismissal half-day.  Dismissal is at 11:40 for teacher PD.

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Arno Olympics

What a great time Arno students has Thursday evening competing in our annual Arno Olympics.  There were many smiling faces while everyone enjoyed some golf, hockey, basketball, and even a clothes pin drop!  Special thanks to Ms. Ammonette for organizing this wonderful event and to Mrs. Kalis and staff who participated in helping make this a great night!


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We are so fortunate here in Allen Park Schools to have such wonderful, creative art teachers!  We thank Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Trapani for being a big part of what’s great about our district!  Enjoy some of their student work below:

Kindergartners practicing cutting and painting with their castles

Special Art project gift for all of AP Board members for Board Recognition Month

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice by Feb. 3.

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

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

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

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4th grade Gets Historical

Our fourth graders have been very busy on their project creation for class.  Their assignment was to focus on an important historical figure of their choice, do research, and create either a puppet or poster board based on that figure.   Enjoy some of the results below:

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U of M Visit to 4th grade

The university of Michigan paid a visit to our 4th grade this week teaching them with hands on examples of weathering and erosion.  Their experiences included setting up a city to withstand a flood on a stream table

 

 

 

 

PREPARING FOR MSTEP

Our staff will certainly ensure that all students are feeling comfortable and prepared before the M-STEP online assessment begins this spring.  However, if your student would benefit from additional practice or opportunities to see what the test will look and feel like, please feel free to visit the Michigan Department of Education’s website for the M-STEP assessment.  On this site, you can find practice that your child can do at home if you’d like!  We work hard to create an environment that is comfortable for our students to show their best work on the test without feeling stressed or worried.  Thank you for anything you may do at home to promote this growth mindset with your student.

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ABCD STUDY

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 following letter and brochure links helpful.

abcd-parent-letter   abcd-parent-brochure  abcd-study-fact-sheet-52416

Here is a link to a short informational video (1.5 mins) about the study.

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

Jan 23

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 23

Board Recognition Month at the Board Meeting 7:00

Jan 24

 No events

Jan 25

School Improvement meeting 3:45

Jan 26

 Arno Olympics 5:30

Jan 27

End of 1st Semester

 

From the PTA

Just a reminder, there is a PTA meeting coming up on Feb. 2 at 6:30, as always there is childcare available.  Hope to see you there to be a part of helping Arno be a great school!

 

Arno Olympics

Arno Olympics Flyer 2017 PDF

 

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice by Feb. 3.

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

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

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Jan 27, and end on Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Jan 27

 

Learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mrs. Watson’s students learn about MLK through discussion and media

Ms. Ammonette’s class discusses recognizing key events vs facts of less importance in MLK’s life  

 

Arno is alive…with the sound of music…

4th graders start to practice reading musical notes and putting it together with the flute.

 

 

 

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

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Jan 16

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

NWEA assessment window opens

Jan 17

No events

Jan 18

Half-Day- dismiss 11:40 Teacher PD

Jan 19

4-5th grade to AP Center for Arts play 9:00

Lockdown drill 11:00

Jan 20

No events

 

From the PTA

WELCOME BACK!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their break and are settling back into their “school day routines!”
A belated thank you to our Roosevelt Lanes chairman Sarah Duncan! She did an excellent job chairing our family event during the break! Many families enjoyed coming together for a little competitive bowling and fun times with friends!
We want to again extend our thanks to the Lincoln Park Skate Center for partnering with us to provide free skate admission coupons to ALL of our Arno Families! Rumor has it there were a lot of Caring Cougars on skates utilizing their passes over break! What a great way to burn off some energy close to home!

Wednesday night we celebrated our districts Reflections Winners with a Reflections Tea at the Allen Park Performing Arts Center. The Winning students from each school were honored with medals and certificates. The following were the Winners from Arno:

Sophia Kaloin, Marshall Hegedus, Kaylee Daniels, Morgan Kraft & Charlotte Traz.

Congratulations to all as their art work has now been submitted on the state level for judging. In March the MI PTA will announce the state level winners.

Last night the PTA hosted its FIRST official event of the New Year, our Family Caring Night to benefit the cats and dogs of the Taylor Animal Shelter. Our Chairs, Patty Messer and Jennifer Mayor, did an excellent job hosting our First Arno Family Movie Night! Crafts, tattoos, raffles, food, fun, and “The Secret Life of Pets” were enjoyed by many! We raffled off many prizes including: A Sky Zone Family Pass, Pump It Up passes, and a Hatchimal! Congratulations to all of our winners! This event would not have been so successful if not for all of our ROCKSTAR volunteers, our first time chairs, and all of the hard work of everyone!
Thank you everyone who donated an item to the Shelter, many animals will benefit from your generosity.

Caring Cougar Night

What a great night we had showing what great Cougars we are with pet item donations, making pet treats, face painting, snacks, prizes, and of course enjoying our main feature presentation- The Secret Life of Pets.  Thank to all of our families who came out and enjoyed a night at the movies!!

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING

Our district has chosen to be in session on Martin Luther King Day.  This gives us the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with our students.

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

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Musical Happenings

Mrs. Kalis’s room jamming on homemade instruments with Mrs. Hayden

Mr. Skebo’s 4th grade music class preparing to learn how to read musical notes to be able to play on their recorders.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Kalis!

Mrs. Kalis was honored by Zeal Credit Union as one of Metro Detroit’s Hardest Working Teachers!  Her commitment to teaching excellence, donating time to the PTA, School Improvement, various committees,  and other initiatives make this a well-deserved recognition!  Congratulations Mrs. Kalis, you truly make a big impact here at Arno!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Winter conferences are coming up quick on February 15 and 16 from 5:00-7:30 each night.  This conference is slightly different in that not every family generally attends, but is still open as an option for all who would like a conference with the teacher.  Some fast facts:

1. If your classroom teacher is requesting a conference with you, you will receive a notice by Feb. 3.

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

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

4. Report Cards go home on Feb. 3

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

 

Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available starting on Jan 27, and end on Feb. 10.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have sets of computers set up for both parent/teacher conference nights if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you very much and look for that link around Jan 27

Arno Fun Fair

Arno’s annual Family Fun Fair is coming up soon!  This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am-2pm.  A note will come home soon with more information and a chance to pre-order tickets (they will also be available at the door).  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, a cake walk and more!  This is a great family event so be sure to put it on your calendar today!

Arno Olympics

Save the date- the Olympics are coming to Arno on Jan 26 starting at 5:30.  Look for more info in next week’s blog post.

 

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Jan 9

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Coming soon to Arno…

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Jan 9

Welcome Back and Happy 2017!

Jan 10

No events

Jan 11

No events

Jan 12

PTA Caring Cougar Movie night 5:30

Jan 13

PBIS pizza party (December)

 

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On behalf of the entire Arno staff, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

 

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Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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Christmas Sing A Long

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Mrs. Haskin’s class shows off their cool Santas

 

Kindergarten enjoys The Snow Queen at the Marquis theater

 

Honor Choir shines up the holiday night at their concert Thursday

Allen Park Community in the spotlight in second grade

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From the PTA

🎅🏼🎅🏼”He’s making a list! Checking it twice…!” 🎅🏼🎅🏼
We hope that you all made the “Nice List” this year and have enjoyed your first four months at Arno!
Just a few reminders of some of our events that are taking place over the break:
❄❄️Family Fun Bowling Night at Roosevelt Lanes on, Tuesday, December 27th from 3-6pm. 3 hours of bowling, 2 slices of pizza, pop, and shoe rental all for the bargain price of $11 per person. Come on out and join us for some fun!
❄❄️Winter Break Roller Skating at the Lincoln Park Skate Center. Check your calendars and plan a “Skate Date” with some friends! It’s all free and courtesy of the Lincoln Park Skate Center and your PTA! Bring your pass and your energy and have some fun!
❄❄️Our Family Caring Night on, Thursday, January 12th, will kick off our New Year of fun with a movie night to benefit the Taylor Animal Shelter. This is a free event, but we will be accepting donations for the shelter. Fun, friends, snacks, crafts, raffles, and face painting! Look for more information to come home and continue to check the Facebook page and school blog.
The PTA has had some wonderful successes this year because of all the love, support, and generosity of our Caring Cougar Community. We hope that the remaining months ahead are just as fun and successful as these first few have been for all of us. Our current team has instituted a lot of different ideas and programs this year and our events have been well-received by our Community and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support and proud of all of our accomplishments as a team and school community.
Please continue to join us! Your presence, support and participation is what makes all of this happen and a truly special experience to take part in! Thank-you to all the families and volunteers who helped make this year so successful and to all of our members from the bottom of our heart’s! We are blessed to have some amazing teachers and administrators to partner with us and inspire the children. You continuously raise the bar and we appreciate your exceptional gift you offer to our community!
It has been a true pleasure and privilege to serve as your PTA board. Arno is a special school and we are ecstatic to work with you during the second half of our school year and see what transpires in our cougar community in 2017!
We hope that your pride continues to shine brightly in the upcoming New Year and that you have a wonderful Christmas Break and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sincerely,
Your PTA executive board

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3rd Grade Metro Parks

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The Huron-Clinton Metro Parks came to Arno to share information about the French Fur Traders and Voyageurs.  The people, the furs, the culture and the commerce of 1750 were shared  during this presentation and role playing

Keep Skills Sharp During Winter Break

Help your child stay at the top of his learning game during the holiday vacation — no flashcards involved!
 LEARNING BENEFITS
Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Creativity
Literacy
Compassion

Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don’t let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:

  • Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
  • Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
  • Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. Not sure what to say? Check out our thank-you note template for wording. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
  • Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see.
  • Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
  • Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you’ve already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
  • Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
  • Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family’s favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don’t have time for on school nights.

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Cell Phones in school

Cell phones have become quite a distraction in class. School policy is that cell phones must be OFF and inside backpacks if brought to school. If a cell phone is discovered throughout the day, it will be dropped off in the office for a parent to come claim at the end of the day. If you need to contact your child throughout the day in regard to dismissal arrangements, please contact the office and a message can be relayed to your child.

 Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Dec 19

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec 19

Christmas Sing Along 2:30

Dec 20

3rd Grade mobile learning

Dec 21

Santa Bucks Lunch 11:00

Dec 22

K to Marquis Theater

Elem Honor Choir concert 7:00 Ap Center for the Arts

Dec 23

1st Grade to Henry Ford

Last Day before Break

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Christmas Break

Dec. 27

Family Night at Roosevelt Lanes

 

Superintendent Darga

In case you missed the big news, Lindemann’s principal was selected as the next Superintendent of AP Schools!  We are so very excited to welcome him as our new district leader!

 

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Christmas Break Happenings…

Are you looking to have some fun on break, then check this out from our PTA…

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Please see the flyer below

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From the PTA

“Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

Or as Arno Students would say, “SNOW DAY! YAY!”

Speaking of Snow Days,  we hope that everyone enjoyed theirs this past Monday. The weather is definitely preparing us for the official start of Winter, so please ensure that you send your student(s) to school dressed properly: Winter Coat, hat, scarf, gloves, snow pants, boots (and a change of shoes, especially on gym days)!

Speaking of snow and chilly weather, the PTA has some fun INDOOR events coming up next week and during the Winter Break!

Next week, we have a fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse in Taylor, on Wednesday, December 21 from 3:45-10 pm. Flyers will be sent home early next week and do need to be presented at the restaurant when ordering in order for the PTA to get credit (10% of your bill gets credited to our PTA).

During the break, the Lincoln Park Skating Center has given the PTA free passes for up to four people during any public skating event for all of our students at Arno to enjoy! They have also included a free calendar of their events during the break for our convenience. What a wonderful gift from the Lincoln Park Skating Center!

Our last planned event is a Family Fun Night at Roosevelt Lanes on, Tuesday, December 27th from 3-6 pm. This afternoon of fun includes: 3 hours of bowling, 2 slices of pizza and pop, and shoe rental all for the Bargain Price of $11 per person! RSVP’s will be coming home this week for the event!

Please return them as soon as possible, so we can plan appropriately with Roosevelt Lanes for our event!

 We hope that everyone has a fun and safe weekend! Stay Warm! 

Please remember to check our Facebook page for updates and reminders! 

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PBIS

We will be having an extra Smencils and car cling sale before the holiday break.  Next Wednesday, we will be selling Smencils from 8:45am-10:15am.  Smencils make great holiday gifts!  Please come to Room 116 to make your purchase.  Classes will be following their normal sale schedule.  Below is a list of our inventory and prices:
Arno Elementary Car Clings: $5
Smencils: $1  (scents: strawberry, pb&j, bubble gum, kiwi, pineapple, blueberry, orange, blue raspberry, rootbeer, black cherry)
Smens: $2  (scents: cupcake, cinnamon roll, blueberry, cucumber melon, mocha)
Pouches: $8  (scents: rainbow sherbet, cupcake, jelly donut, watermelon)
Thank you for supporting the PBIS activities and Cougar Cash store!

Encore, Encore…

“Dashing through the snow…” is exactly what our Caring Cougar Members did last night to get to our PTA Meeting! We cannot THANK everyone enough for the outpouring of support we received in such inclement weather!!! Much appreciation to the Arno Staff that came out to show their love for our Caring Cougar Community as well.
Tonight was an important night for the PTA because we voted for our Founders Day Nominees. We received a record number of nominations this year! Way to Go Cougars!
So, without further ado…Our 2017 Founders Day Winners are as follows:

Outstanding Educator– Julie Martinchick

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Outstanding Support Personnel– Debbie Burgess

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Distinguished Service: Jeni Sauve

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Outstanding Program: Arno Run Club (Nicole Amonette, Katie Jensen, and Carrie Solak)

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Business Partner: Fireproof Authentics (Spirit Wear)

All winners were notified and given an Allen Park shirt. They will also receive recognition at the district founders day event on, Wednesday, February 22nd at Crystal Park. All members are welcome to attend and celebrate with us for an adult evening out. Tickets and more information will become available once it’s closer to the event date.
Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination and Congratulations to our WINNERS! You help make Arno and our Community a better place!

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Warming Tree

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway.  Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 21.  Thank you for your help.

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A reminder that we have another half-day dismissal coming up on January 18.   Dismissal is 11:40 a.m.

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Dec 12

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec 12

No events

Dec 13

No events

Dec 14

PBIS meeting 3:45

Dec 15

No events

Dec 16

No events

 

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Announcement of New Superintendent

The Allen Park Board of Education is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Michael H. Darga to lead the district as its next Superintendent, replacing retiring Superintendent, Dr. John J. Sturock.  Mr. Darga was chosen from a highly qualified field of candidates following a very rigorous selection process conducted over the past few months with the assistance of the Michigan Leadership Institute.

The Board would like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed time, energy and thoughtful input to the Superintendent qualifications, stakeholder sessions and interview process.

We are excited to begin the next chapter for the Allen Park Public Schools, and believe that Mr. Darga will continue to move the district forward in our efforts to provide a quality education for all students.

Barbara Zdrodowski

Administrative Assistant to

Dr. John J. Sturock, Superintendent

From the PTA

“Dashing through the snow…” is exactly what our Caring Cougar Members did last night to get to our PTA Meeting! We cannot THANK everyone enough for the outpouring of support we received in such inclement weather!!! Much appreciation to the Arno Staff that came out to show their love for our Caring Cougar Community as well.
Tonight was an important night for the PTA because we voted for our Founders Day Nominees. We received a record number of nominations this year! Way to Go Cougars!
So, without further ado…Our 2017 Founders Day Winners are as follows:

Outstanding EducatorJulie Martinchick

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Outstanding Support PersonnelDebbie Burgess

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Distinguished Service: Jeni Sauve

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Outstanding Program: Arno Run Club (Nicole Amonette, Katie Jensen, and Carrie Solak)

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Business Partner: Fireproof Authentics (Spirit Wear)

All winners were notified and given an Allen Park shirt. They will also receive recognition at the district founders day event on, Wednesday, February 22nd at Crystal Park. All members are welcome to attend and celebrate with us for an adult evening out. Tickets and more information will become available once it’s closer to the event date.
Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination and Congratulations to our WINNERS! You help make Arno and our Community a better place!

Others, like Gary Hegedus, walked away with raffle prizes from the PTA that evening as well…

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One final update: Spirit Wear orders have been submitted and we should be receiving them the week of December 19th. Thank you to everyone that placed an order. We received a lot and are so grateful for all the excitement our products bring to our school.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend! We will post pictures of our winners in the next week on our Facebook Page!

The importance of practicing reading at home…

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Warming Tree

In the spirit of sharing holiday warmth, we will be collecting new, warm outerwear like hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to share on our warming tree located in the main hallway.  Please consider donating to help out less fortunate children by December 21.  Thank you for your help.

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PBIS in Action

Last Friday our cougars enjoyed some PBIS dance moves as they were treated to some free time for our monthly PBIS reward.  As you can see below, it is well worth Being Responsible, Being respectful, and being Safe.

Be sure to encourage your child to earn some Santa Bucks this month, which will go into a classroom drawing for lunch with the principal later this month.

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A reminder that we have another half-day dismissal coming up on January 18.   Dismissal is 11:40 a.m.

Moby Max Math

Many of our 4th graders enjoyed the rewards of hard work after they competed for points in the 4th grade Moby Max math contest.  The top point winners received a pizza party with all the trimmings.

Congrats!!

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Holiday Toy Box Drive

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

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ART OF GIVING PROJECT

Art Drop Boxes will be available in our office for collection of this project:
The ART OF GIVING is a project that is very near and dear to my heart, just as ART is at the HEART of Blake. Although this project is very personal, with all of us working together, it has the potential to impact and uplift so many others.  I began the Art of Giving when my boys were small. The Bowman boys, like many chronically ill children, spent countless hours in the hospital. They tire of the many, often painful, procedures; however, these procedures are their means of survival. Art therapy is a very vital part of these children’s care. It creates a positive direction, allows them to express their emotions about their health, and is a different approach to cope through ART.  I have had the rare opportunity to see first hand how amazing art therapy is for these children; please consider joining us during our Art of Giving event, the reward is priceless. ~ Kim Bowman
Please click here for the flyer:  2016-event-poster-big-3
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Dec. 5

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 5

No events

Dec. 6

No events

Dec. 7

Superintendent Announcement

Half-Day dismissal 11:40- Teacher PD

Dec. 8

PTA meeting 6:30- Founder’s Day nominations

Dec. 9

No events

Thank You!

On behalf of Arno staff, we wanted to thank all of our caring families for coming out to conferences this past week.  We know that research puts a heavy weight on the importance of parental involvement in school, and that’s why a strong parent/teacher connection is so important.  It was great to see so many of our families come out and enjoy time learning about all the wonderful accomplishments your child  is currently working on.  As we move forward, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher should you ever have a question or concern.  Thanks for being a great partner!

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Important Reminder

A reminder that we have another half-day dismissal coming up on December 7, and then again on January 18.   Dismissal is 11:40 a.m.

 

From the PTA

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”
December is upon us and the Holiday Season is in full swing! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break celebrating with family and friends.
Just a few reminders:
Our December Meeting is, Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the Arno Cafeteria. We will vote on Founders Day Nominations and give important information about our upcoming events in December and January (no meeting will be held in January). There will also be a midway budget breakdown analysis which will give us an excellent view of where our organization stands financially at this point in our school year.
Speaking of Founders Day….Nominations are due TODAY! Please drop them off in the main office in a SEALED ENVELOPE or to the PTA President! These are the only two ways your Nominations can be submitted.
Today is also the last day to submit your Spirit Wear order forms! Make sure to get them turned in for your Christmas Shopping convenience!
Our Reflections Celebration was held this week with lunch with the Principal! Thank you so much to our chairs, Heaven and Cathy! They did a wonderful job and we just appreciate all their hard work! Congratulations to the students! Their stories were told and are hopefully proud of the entries!
ARGH! We hope all you enjoyed our Book Fair! Books are some of our greatest treasures! The success of this event was made possible by our Awesome Chair, Nicole, and all the wonderful volunteers who came and donated their time to make your experiences positive. We could not have done it without them and their families! Thank You, Mateys!!!Have a Great Weekend and do not forget to check facebook for updates!

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Spirit Wear

Arno Spirit wear is due today!  Please see the flyers below to some very cool Arno swag

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Founders Day

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 Crystal Palace 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!

Reflections

What a wonderful celebration lunch we had this past Monday with all of our Reflection contest entries.  Our very own Arno PTA provided yummy pizza and cookies, while each student was able to share their piece and some background on how they created it.  Congratulations goes out again to Ben Klos, Katie Klos, Gerry Klos,

Charlotte Tracz, Morgan Kraft, Madeline Every, Kaylee Daniels, Marshall Hegedus, and Sophia Maldonado.  Their pieces will be reviewed for state entry and will also be on display in the main hallway during conferences.
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Holiday Toy Box Drive

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

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ART OF GIVING PROJECT

Art Drop Boxes will be available in our office for collection of this project:
The ART OF GIVING is a project that is very near and dear to my heart, just as ART is at the HEART of Blake. Although this project is very personal, with all of us working together, it has the potential to impact and uplift so many others.  I began the Art of Giving when my boys were small. The Bowman boys, like many chronically ill children, spent countless hours in the hospital. They tire of the many, often painful, procedures; however, these procedures are their means of survival. Art therapy is a very vital part of these children’s care. It creates a positive direction, allows them to express their emotions about their health, and is a different approach to cope through ART.  I have had the rare opportunity to see first hand how amazing art therapy is for these children; please consider joining us during our Art of Giving event, the reward is priceless. ~ Kim Bowman
Please click here for the flyer:  2016-event-poster-big-3

Self Defense Classes for Grades 5-8

Please see the flyer for more information

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Nov. 28

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 28

PTA Book Fair Kickoff

Nov. 29

No events

Nov. 30

P/T Conferences 5:00-7:30

December 1

Half-Day Dismissal 11:40

P/T conferences 12:45-3:30/ 5:00-7:30

Dec. 2

No events

From the PTA

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Volunteer Signup for Buccaneer Book Fair

The Arno PTA book fair starts next week, please watch for information coming home on when your child will be shopping.  The book fair will also be open on both conference days for your holiday shopping convenience.  Please consider looking for your teacher’s basket when you arrive at the book fair for a chance to donate a book to your child’s classroom.

We are seeking some swash-buckling, mateys (ARGH) to help out with our Buccaneer Bookfair! Leave your parrots at home and come help us plunder some books for our wee mateys and the S.S. Arno! All mateys who seek to help us with our plundering quest will receive 5 gold dabloons  ($5 in scholastic dollars) for each shift worked!

There are two separate plundering opportunities available each day (9:00-Noon and/or 1:00-3:30). Of course if you decide to join us for both plundering opportunities, you will earn 10 gold dabloons ($10 in Scholastic dollars)! The plundering stops at Noon-1:00 daily for Lunch or a Pirate Nap! There will be an additional opportunity for an evening plundering session on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 5:00-8:00 during conferences (Pirate Meetings)!

We look forward to plundering and pilfering with all our mateys! (Pirate attire welcomed, but not necessary)! ARGH!

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Spirit Wear

Arno Spirit wear is back!  Please see the flyers below to some very cool Arno swag

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PTA Reflections

Congratulations to all of this year’s participants in the 2016-17 PTA Reflections contest “What’s Your Story?”  These students were able to enter a piece for placemnet in the local and state level.   This year, we will celebrate all our entries with a special lunch with the Principal on Nov. 28.  This lunch replaces the evening celebration, which has been canceled.  We are very excited to hear and see all of the amazing projects our Cougars have created!  All entries had to connect with the theme of “What’s Your Story?” and could be done in any of the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film Production Film Production
Literature Literature
Music Composition Music Composition
Photography Photography
Visual Arts Visual Arts

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding efforts

-Marshall Hegedus
– Charlotte Tracz
– Ben Klos
– Morgan Kraft
– Katie Klos
– Madeline Every
– Kaylee Daniels
– Gerry Klos
-Sophia Maldonado

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’t 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

Around Arno…

Mrs. Smalley’s class enjoys one last warm day learning in the courtyard

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Allen Park Christmas Parade

We are so proud of our Arno Run Club!  They got to be part of the Allen Park Christmas Parade!

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Founders Day

Founders Day is quickly arriving! It is a celebration of all the amazing things going on within our school district. Do you know of an outstanding program, volunteer or staff member? If so we need you to nominate one! You can access applications by using 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 Crystal Palace 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!

 

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Although our afternoons are often warmer than mornings, please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.  We definitely want to take advantage of the sunny fall weather to play on our playground and with our fun new equipment, but need to be dressed appropriately!  It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

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ART OF GIVING PROJECT

Art Drop Boxes will be available in our office for collection of this project:
The ART OF GIVING is a project that is very near and dear to my heart, just as ART is at the HEART of Blake. Although this project is very personal, with all of us working together, it has the potential to impact and uplift so many others.  I began the Art of Giving when my boys were small. The Bowman boys, like many chronically ill children, spent countless hours in the hospital. They tire of the many, often painful, procedures; however, these procedures are their means of survival. Art therapy is a very vital part of these children’s care. It creates a positive direction, allows them to express their emotions about their health, and is a different approach to cope through ART.  I have had the rare opportunity to see first hand how amazing art therapy is for these children; please consider joining us during our Art of Giving event, the reward is priceless. ~ Kim Bowman
Please click here for the flyer:  2016-event-poster-big-3
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