Bobcat Broadcast

December 17, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always. Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.


At Amerman, we are excited to begin a new year. This year our goal is to continue helping our students learn all of the important things they will need to be successful learners! We are passionate about learning and everyone at Amerman; classroom teachers, specials teachers, building aides, custodians, and office staff, want you to know that we are committed to providing your child/children a positive and fun place to learn.


As a reminder we want you to Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate this holiday break! We believe school breaks should be just that - a brief reprieve from school responsibilities like homework, special projects, planning, and grading. It is a time to reconnect with loved ones without the stress of school work creeping in. I will be leading by example and there will be no Bobcat Broadcast the next two weeks due to Winter Break. Please look for a new Broadcast on Friday, January 7. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Warm Wishes,

Devon Caudill

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Mark Your Calendars

December 18 - January 2 - Holiday Break

January 6 - Credit Union Deposit Day

January 13 - PTA Meeting via Zoom 7:00pm

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Last call - GiftCrowd for Amerman Staff

Your PTA has once again made it easy for you to cross Amerman teachers and staff off your holiday shopping list! Simply choose the staff members and amounts you would like to contribute to and gift crowd will pool all the funds together for each staff member. They can choose from a large variety of gift cards and there are zero fees. Happy shopping! https://app.giftcrowd.com/join-event/MWI3TiOsog


p.s. If you prefer something other than gift cards, check out the PTA store for gift ideas like chocolate covered almonds in a holiday tin!

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December Roar Assembly

Every month we hold an assembly to celebrate our ROAR Award winners. Lately our assemblies have been virtural. As a Lighthouse Team we realized we could share our virtual celebrations with our families. We are excited to share the December winners. Congratulations to all of our Bobcats!

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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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PTA NEWS and EVENTs



Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt & Slippers for Mom Donation Drive:

Last weekend's scavenger hunt had 87 students that participated! We hope all of the students and families had a great time with this new holiday activity. A big THANK YOU to all of the families and Northville Township Police Department that participated as scavenger hunt locations.


Also the Slippers for Mom Donation Drive collected 14 pairs of slippers and $40 in donations! Here is a picture of all the slippers collected. These slippers will go to a shelter in Wayne - First Step. Thank you to all of the Amerman families that supported this donation drive.

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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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Amazon Smile:

Don't forget to use smile.amazon.com (and select Amerman Elementary School PTA) when shopping Amazon this holiday season 😊


To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.

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Chasing Childhood

As part of Northville C.A.R.E.S, we are happy to provide 2 opportunities for our families to view the movie Chasing Childhood. Chasing Childhood explores the pressures for families and children in a high achievement culture. Northville Youth Network and PTA are sponsoring this movie in the Northville High School Auditorium on:


  • Thursday, January 20th 6:30-8:15
  • Saturday, January 29th at 10:00-11:45


There will be a short Q & A after the movie facilitated by Amy Prevo (Director-NYN), Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-NYN) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Please feel free to view the Chasing Childhood trailer


If you would like to reserve a spot to view Chasing Childhood, please contact Susan Johnson at johnsonsu@northvilleschools.org to communicate which showing and how many spots you are reserving.

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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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It's Time to Teach Habit 3 - Put First Things First


We will be working on Habit 3: Put First Things First this month. Work first, Then Play!


What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.


Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

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IT'S TIME TO TEACH HABIT 4 - THINK WIN-WIN!

During the Month of January we will be working on Habit 4: Think Win-Win this month. Everyone can Win!


What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.


“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.


Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats Holiday fun!