Bobcat Broadcast

October 15, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


It's October, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and there is positive energy resonating through Amerman's halls. As the newness of the school year wears off, we find ourselves settling in, more relaxed yet working as hard as ever.


While things are not entirely back to "normal," we have come a long way. Starting the year together and learning in person has set all of our students and staff up for success. This continuity of learning has allowed us to reset good school patterns, establish expectations, and most importantly, build relationships that foster academic growth.


We expect great things for our students and will continue to make strides toward our goals this year and in the years to come. Thank you for your support and continued partnership as we continue to raise the achievement bar for all of our students.



Be Well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

October 19 - PTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle (See Flyer Below)

October 20 - Bobcat Pride Day

October 22 - Trunk or Treat 6:30 - 8:00pm (See Flyer Below)

October 26 - PTA Bonaventure Skate Party

October 27 - Bobcat Pride Day

October 29 - Halloween Parties and Outside Parade (weather permitting)

November 2 - No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)

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Bobcat Pride Press is Back!

The newsletter made for Amerman kids, by Amerman kids is back for the 3rd year in a row. Check out our 5th issue of the 2021-2022 school-year below!


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Reminder - Bring a water bottle Daily

Just a friendly reminder to make sure you are packing a water bottle daily for your child(ren). Our drinking fountains are not turned on for health reasons, however, our bottle filling stations are up and running! Water bottles are necessary during the day so our students are staying hydrated.

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Halloween

Halloween celebrations will happen at Amerman on Friday, October 29th. We will be having parties (sorry no parents) that day. Students can either wear their costume to school or be able to put it on over their clothes to avoid congestion in the bathroom areas.


Please follow these guidelines when planning your child's costume:

  • Please make sure the costume is weather appropriate (students will go outside for recess)
  • Students are responsible for their costumes not causing a problem during learning time.
  • Face make-up, hairspray, etc. must be applied at home.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed at school.
  • No fake blood and no scary costumes (if it would scare a kindergartener, please don’t wear it!)


The Halloween Parade route will take us outdoors and therefore, will only take place if the weather cooperates. There is no Plan B if inclement weather. Details of the route will be shared in next week's Broadcast.

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Time to Order Your 2021-2022 PTA Themed Shirt


Once again this year the Amerman PTA is funding a themed t-shirt for every Bobcat! The winning design is being voted on this week. We will share the final design once all the votes are in.


We are collecting sizes until October 29th.


To select your child/children’s t-shirt size CLICK HERE


After October 29th, students with missing selections will be assigned a size by Amerman staff.

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Northville Public Schools Close Contact Quarantine Protocol

NPS has aligned our Close Contact Protocol with the guidance provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shown here in the School Quarantine Guidance graphic and supported by our local Health Department. This guidance provides multiple pathways for students to remain in school. For a more detailed explanation of this graphic, please see this NPS Close Contact Quarantine Protocol Explained document.


If your child is an identified Close Contact to a positive COVID case, we will contact you and further explain your options of, where possible, keeping your child safely in school.

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Northville Public Schools COVID-19 Testing Site


Northville Public Schools (NPS) announces a new partnership with RAPIDBIO to provide the NPS community a reliable and convenient COVID-19 testing site on campus.


As part of the NPS CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROTOCOL and in partnership with RAPIDBIO, all Northville students, staff and families are eligible to make a COVID-19 test appointment at this priority testing site:


NPS COVID-19 Testing Site Location:

Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville MI 48168 (Main Entrance)


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Appointment Link:

Northville Public Schools/RAPIDBIO Appointment Link
(select Northville School District under Location options)


We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to partner with RAPIDBIO to provide our community with a priority test site on our high school campus allowing our students and staff to remain in school and continue to discover a World of Possibilities.


(Additional testing resources can be found at NPS COVID-19 Testing Resources.)

COVID Safety and Mitigation Plans

As we come together in learning this year, it is important to remember to perform at-home self-monitoring using the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool. This screener serves as a daily reminder that children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (or ANY illness) need to stay home from school. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in using this screener each school day. In addition to the daily screener students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors.

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The NPS 2021-22 COVID-19 General Mitigation Response Plan outlines the multiple layers of COVID-19 safety measures being implemented across the district to support the health and safety of all students and staff. School principals will share specific building procedures with families. Processes are in place at each school to teach and/or reinforce safety measures with all students. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers additional questions you may have as you and your child are preparing for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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PTA REFLECTIONS 2021-2022

Amerman PTA would like to invite all students to participate in the 2021-2022 REFLECTIONS. The theme is: I Will Change The World By… Reflections is a judged art contest. The categories are: music composition, literature, dance, film, visual art and photography. Entries are due NOVEMBER 19th 2021. For more info contact Cristina Muresan at cmuresan@hotmail.com

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PTA Reflections 2021-2022 Forms

Please click here to access the consent forms and guidelines

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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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Amerman PTA News!

Invest in Your Child Update:

Thank you to all the families who have invested in your child! If you haven’t had a chance to support all the programs we have planned for this year then please take a moment to send your check in or go to our memberhub store and choose the bundle that is best for you. We are so close to our goal, and want to celebrate a victory! Without your support we can not run events such as Trunk and Treat and the Bobcat Bash, we can’t supplement programs at school such as March is reading Month and classroom magazines, and we can’t support our staff with meals and classroom stipends. Support our Amerman community and Invest in your Child!

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PTA Restaurant Night - Chipotle:

Want to take a night off of cooking and support the Amerman PTA at the same? Pick up dinner (or lunch) from Chipotle on Tuesday, October 19th!

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Trunk or Treat:

Join us on Friday, October 22nd for our Annual Trunk or Treat. Please see the flyer below for detail and information!

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Spiritwear:

Great news, Amerman Spiritwear is ready to sell in the MemberHub store! https://amerman.memberhub.com/store Keep an eye out for spiritwear sales at our upcoming events also!

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PTA Birthday Café:

Announcing our PTA Birthday Café program for this year! The PTA is pleased to offer a birthday program for your Bobcats, if your child does not have a school day birthday, choose any special day for your Bobcat to receive an item to be delivered during their lunch hour. Let your Bobcat know you are thinking of them on their special day! See the attached flyer, and also available for purchase through our memberhub store. Thanks for your support! https://amerman.memberhub.com/store

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Art Club through Northville Art House!

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Northville Youth Network (NYN)

Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's Mindfulness and Resilience resource templates as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)

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Come join the Northville Youth Network for a Wellness Wednesday program in October! There is something for all ages (5-18). Programming supports the wellbeing of our youth and is FREE!


Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

October 6th - Littles (ages 5-8)

October 13th - Tweens (ages 9-12)

Exercise your body and mind with a fun and engaging yoga class, while learning about how to be mindful.


The Power of Pressure

October 27th - Teens (ages 13-18)

Learn about the Power of Pressure - what it is, how it affects us, and how we can harness the power of it for social, academic and athletic success.


Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/nynwelless . See the flyer for more details.

Overbooked – Parenting is hard. Your book club shouldn’t be!

Join us as we launch Overbooked 2.0, a quarterly book club co-hosted by a Northville personality. We are excited to announce that Joe Reimann, the new principal at Moraine Elementary, will be our inaugural host for our discussion on the book Why We Sleep, a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn about as well as share their own family sleep strategies that support healthy sleep habits.

November 18th from 7-8pm at the Northville Community Center

No registration necessary

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Leader in Me October Focus: Habit 1 - Be Proactive

Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”


What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.


“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.


Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!

Kindergarten Fire Department Visit