Bobcat Broadcast

October 22, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Over the last week you should have received information regarding changes to bus service that affect most families in our district. (Please click here to read that communication if you did not receive it.) I would like to reiterate one area of the communication that was sent out in regards to our ALPS shuttle buses. While there are some changes and cancellations of routes throughout the district, a shuttle to/from each elementary school and the Amerman ALPS program will remain in place. It might be a different shuttle than your child(ren) normally ride, but shuttle service will continue as usual.


Thank you for your grace and understanding as the transportation department does their best to provide reliable and predictable transportation during this period of severe driver shortages.


Be Well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

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

October 25 - U of M vs. MSU Win-Win Challenge Begins (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 6th issue of the 2021-2022 school-year below!


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Halloween Celebrations

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!)

Halloween Parade - Friday, October 29 @ 9:30am

The parade route is highlighted below. Students will walk in the parade route on the sidewalk and part of the blacktop. Students will loop around the inside of the school for their classmates to see their costumes prior to heading outside.


Parents are invited to watch the outside parade. We ask that parents line the parade route by standing in the grassy areas or along the woodchips area of the playground. Please stay clear of the sidewalk and playground blacktop where students will be walking. Please note in case of inclement weather, the outside parade will be cancelled.

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Time to Order Your FREE 2021-2022 PTA Themed Shirt


Once again this year the Amerman PTA is funding a themed t-shirt for every Bobcat! The Winning design will be shared during our October ROAR Assembly.


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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DISMISSAL LOOP NOTES

We continue to have success with our Dismissal Loop procedures. With the influx of families using the loop due to bus route cancellations, we wanted to remind families of a few procedures that keep everyone safe.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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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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Northville High School Haunted House!

On October 29th - 31st, the annual Drama Club Haunted House will be held in the NHS Auditorium! This year's theme is Invaders From Above! Ticket sales will be at the door, cash only. Come solve the mystery of the missing townsfolk. Friday the 29th from 5pm - 10pm, Saturday the 30th from 2pm - 10pm and a special less spooky Haunted House on Sunday the 31st from 12pm - 3pm, for 6th grade and under!

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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:

We are beyond thrilled to report that we met our Invest in your Child goal for this year! The PTA is excited to put these funds to work on school enrichments and fun events for this school year! We want to keep the momentum going so, please if you haven’t yet, Invest in your Child by the end of October and you will still receive a free insulated lunch tote! We will report back with additional ways we will support our school this year!

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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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Fundraiser Fun Night at BonaVenture

Join us for an Amerman Private Party for the whole family. Such a fun way to spend a Tuesday night all while supporting our school!

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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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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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Calling all elementary students! Join us for our November Wellness Wednesday program: Zumba Kids with Jade Schneider! Kids will get to dance and play games along with learning team work, confidence building, coordination and more. The theme of the class is gratitude.


Date: November 10th

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Northville Community Center - 303 W. Main St.


The program is free to kids ages 5-8 and pre-registration is required at this link: https://form.jotform.com/212857530379160

See flyer for more details!


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!