Bobcat Broadcast

August 26, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Dear Bobcat Families,


I am excited to welcome you to the start of another school year! The Amerman staff is so excited to welcome our students back to school on September 6. Our focus has always been to educate and to inspire a lifelong joy for learning. We know our students will Aspire, Achieve and Amaze! We will continue to focus on our students social and emotional health first to build classroom connections and communities. We know that without those positive connections we will never be able to achieve academic excellence.


Please be assured we are here to help you and your child. We are here to love them and make them feel safe. Together we can do anything. Don't worry, we got this!


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

August 31 - K/2 Open House 5:30 - 7:00pm

September 1 - 3/5 Open House 5:30 - 7:00pm

September 5 - PTA Popsicles on the Playground 1:00 - 3:00pm

September 6 - First Day of School

September 8 - First PTA Meeting of the Year - 9:15am Amerman MPR

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Teacher Assignments

I know students (and parents) are anxiously awaiting the posting of who they have for a teacher this school-year in the parent portal. The work of placing students in classes usually happens in the spring and then is double checked and finalized in August. It is a complex process that requires us to take into account a variety of factors.


This year, teacher assignments will be viewable in the parent portal Friday, August 26 at 4:00pm. Thank you all for your patience!

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Open House

We look forward to seeing you next week at our annual open house events. The purpose of these events are to welcome students and families into our buildings. They are informal events. There will be no formal presentations. Feel free to come in anytime between 5:30 - 7:00 to meet your child's teacher and see the classroom. You can drop off any supplies your might have at this time too!


  • Wednesday, August 31 Kindergarten - Second Grade
  • Thursday, September 1 Third Grade - Fifth Grade

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Morning Loop Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed every morning to assist students with exiting their vehicles during drop-off in the Amerman loop. Volunteers are needed 8:30 until approximately 8:45 a.m. We'd love your help for 15 minutes each week to keep things running smoothly - especially if you regularly use the loop. Please join us!


If you are unable to commit to a regular time slot, please consider signing up to be a back-up volunteer. Back-up volunteers (our "subs") are needed to fill slots when regular volunteers are unable to work, and occasionally when we anticipate higher than usual traffic in the loop


Please sign up by using the link below!

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Medication Drop Off

If you have medication to drop off to school please do so before the start of school. The office is open daily from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Please be sure you have all forms completed with physician and parent signatures. Place the form and medication in one bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name. We cannot take medication without a completed form.

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Using the Loop (Car Drop-off)


For anyone who might be using the loop for the first time, here are a few tips to follow:


  • Be sure that your child/ren knows to meet you at the Loop.

  • Display your name card in an upright position until your child/ren are safely in your car. (We need to know your names to call for students and to help our rotating teachers get the right student to the right car.)

  • Display your name BOLDLY! (Whether cloudy or sunny, it is easier to read the name when it is BIG and BOLD)

  • Keep your car in park until your child/ren are safely in your car.

  • Stay in your car while the Loop is open. (Our teachers and staff need to stay focused on the vehicles and students. Please do not walk up to teachers and staff in the Loop. It is safer for you to go to the office for assistance.)

  • The dismissal loop will be closed at 3:55, if you have not entered the loop by 3:55 and the gym doors are closed you will have to come to the office to collect your child/ren.

  • We know the beginning of year adds to longer loop lines - we will be flexible in the loop closure the first week of school.

Here are a few other reminders to help us keep the loop moving:


  • Form TWO lanes as you enter the parking lot, to keep cars off 8 Mile Rd.
  • MERGE alternating lanes when you approach unloading/loading zone.
  • Pull ALL THE WAY forward to the farthest available volunteer.
  • Try to stay BUMPER TO BUMPER in the loop, don’t leave space between cars
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This year’s Theme: Amerman is Out of This World!


Focusing on:
    • Friendship

    • Kindness

    • Understanding

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Suggested School Supplies

If you are interested on getting a jump on school supply shopping, please see the link below for our suggested school supplies. The supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as we provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.

Suggested School Supplies

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Annual Online Information Confirmation

All new and returning families: It's time to fill out your required online Annual Registration!


Every year, all families (including those who recently enrolled) are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through MiStar ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.


Need Help? Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right-hand corner of ParentConnection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org


  • All NHS students must have the Annual Registration completed before Transition Day the Week of Monday, August 22, 2022.
  • All Hillside and Meads Mill Middle School students must have the Annual Registration completed before Transition Days starting on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
  • All elementary students and Cooke School students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.


ANNUAL REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL FAMILIES

PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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NEW: FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS HAS ENDED



When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program.


We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.


If your student qualifies for free or reduced priced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen. Please complete the 2022-2023 online application for free or reduced meals. The application is available on the district’s Food Service webpage. The online application link can also be found in the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Paper applications are also available at the school where your child attends.


If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches. Money can be deposited online before school starts through the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Once school resumes money can be deposited online or can be sent to school with your student (cash or check). Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:


Lunch Meal Price - Elementary $4.00


If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. You can check your students balance online and make a payment online, through the MiStar Parent Connect portal.


Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now.


For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 248-344-3690. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Thank you for your understanding,

Northville Public Schools

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hot lunch program for interested students

Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8:30 AM for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus assignments will be available the week of August 29th in Parent Connection https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal

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Spotlight on our Ameman Bobcats Ready for our new school theme!

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