Bobcat Broadcast

March 19, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Every year each school gets a chance to highlight the amazing things that are going on with their buildings during a Board of Education Meeting. Amerman's night to shine is this Tuesday! I would like to invite you to attend the Amerman Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. The Amerman portion is right at the beginning so you do not need to watch the entire meeting if you do not want to. I hope you are able to join us and take a look at the amazing things happening here at Amerman and how we have been able to stay anchored no matter what the tides bring.


Stay Safe,

Devon Caudill


PS - The link for the board meeting is in the calendar information below or you can find it on the NPS website.

Mark Your Calendars

March 22 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

March 23 - Amerman Board Meeting - 6:30pm - Link

March 23 - PTA Restaurant Night - MOD Pizza

March 24 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 25-26 - Half Day Dismissal - 12:15

March 25-26 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The second volume of the Bobcat Pride Press is here. It is a newsletter made by Amerman kids, for Amerman kids! Every week, this newsletter is emailed to all K-5 students and the second volume was emailed today!


Click here to view volume two. If you did not get a chance to see last week's it is not too late. Click here to view last week's volume one. We could not be prouder of our students they are showing what true leaders are!

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SPRING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES


Information about Spring Conferences was sent home through MiSTAR email on Friday, March 5th and was in last week's Bobcat Broadcast. If you did not receive the information, please check your spam or junk folder. If you are unable to find the email, please call the office for more information.


We are looking forward to "seeing" everyone at conferences.

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Lost and Found

We are going to move our lost and found outside the front doors on Monday, March 22 from about 2:00 - 4:30 if you want to take a look and see if anything your child has lost, has been found by us.

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PTA Restaurant Night - MOD Pizza

Tuesday, March 23rd

18821 Traditions Drive, Northville, MI 48168

Noon - 8pm (Lunch & Dinner)


MOD Pizza will generously donate 20% back to our school when you order over the phone or online. Over the phone, call 248-277-3620 and mention you are with the Amerman PTA before placing your order. On the website, use the promo code GR179211A.

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Anchored in Reading - March is Reading Month at Amerman

Guest Author Book Orders

Spriya Kelkar is this year’s Guest Author. As an Amerman parent and because of the unique situation of the year, she will be giving her talent and time for 3 virtual assemblies on March 18th, free of charge.


Check out her books at www.supriyakelkar.com


We are accepting book orders through March 19th. In-person students can turn in the form and payment to their classroom teacher. Virtual students can drop off their book orders in the lobby of Amerman Elementary. Checks should be made payable to Amerman Elementary.


2020 2021 School Visit Book Order - Supriya Kelkar


All Orders are DUE MARCH 19th!

REMINDER: EVERY FRIDAY is READ MY SHIRT DAY in MARCH

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Family Activity Calendar

This is full of optional activities for you to do as a family to celebrate being lifelong readers all month long.

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Northville Baseball-Softball Association

Registration for the youth baseball and softball house recreational leagues for the 2021 season is now open. Registration ends March 21st. See the web site for details.


http://www.nbsaonline.org

To determine which league your child should be playing, consult the grid below and/or the House Leagues web page for age/grade breakdowns.


Coed Baseball

Rookie House – Ages 4 - 5

Coach Pitch House – Ages 5 – 7


Boys Baseball Girls Softball

Machine Pitch House – Ages 7 – 8

Girls Machine Pitch – Grades 1 - 3

Boys H-League House – Ages 9 – 10

Girls Primary – Grades 4 - 5

Boys G-League House – Ages 11 – 12

Girls Intermediate – Grades 6 - 7

Boys F-League House – Ages 13 – 14

Girls Advanced – Grades 8 - 10

Boys E-League House – Ages 15 – 16


Disclaimer: “Notice: Distribution of this information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Northville Public School system. If requesting to place items at the counter in the school office, printing costs for these flyers is paid for by the sponsoring organization.”

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The Northville Youth Football

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment.


The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2021 season.


New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2021

Flag (6 & 7 year olds, on August 31st)

Freshman (8 & 9 year olds, on August 31st)

JV (10 & 11 year olds, on August 31st)

Varsity (12 & 13 year olds, on August 31st)


Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions)


Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field).


For more information or to register, please visit our website. www.northvilleyouthfootball.com

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CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE

As you may be aware, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the quarantine requirements for students identified as being a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case to 10 days (from the previous requirements of 14). Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms and not send them to school where symptoms are present. Additionally, if your child has had COVID-19 in the past 5 months (evidenced by a positive PCR), quarantine is not required. We began following these new requirements immediately and notified all families where an identified close contact quarantine could be shortened under these new rules.


SCREENING FORM UPDATED

Please remember to use the Wayne County Health Department COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021) each morning to determine if your child can come to school. If your child is a close contact to a positive case, please plan on a 10 day quarantine as the 14 day quarantine will only be required in circumstances where symptoms are present or as required by the health dept or your child's medical care provider.


We thank you in advance for being mindful of these requirements, as they keep your children and ALL of our children and staff safe.

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Traveling Internationally For Spring Break????


Spring Break is quickly approaching. Students will be off from school Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2, returning to school Monday April 5th. As a reminder please contact the attendance line to report any absences before or after the scheduled Spring Break dates. If you plan to travel internationally for Spring Break, please be advised of the updated requirements from the Wayne County Health Department. The Wayne County Health Department has updated the requirements for students returning to school after international travel.


These changes require that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date that they returned to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-19 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school. PCR test results can be emailed to: fritzbe@northvilleschools.org Any travel to US Territories, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands ARE NOT considered international travel for the purpose of the new quarantine and testing requirements.

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Community Financial - Student Run Credit Union

Deposit Days are Back!

If your child would like to make a deposit into their Community Financial Student Run Credit Union account they may do so on the following dates:

  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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yearbook News!

Order your yearbook today!

Order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com


  • Yearbook ID Code 9994421
  • Cost $18.00 and up (depending on package)
  • Order Deadline - March 26, 2021

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

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Open positions for the 2021/2022 school year

The PTA is happy to kick off our nomination process for next year’s PTA board! Open positions for the 2021/2022 school year include secretary, vice president and treasurer. We are looking for people who wish to make a positive impact on our school community. Please reach out to amermanpresident@gmail.com to learn more about what we do and get involved, at any level!

Birthday Book Club is Open!

Shop our online link for this fun program:

https://amerman.new.memberhub.store/store/items/129832

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Join the PTA!

If you haven’t had a chance to yet, please support our Amerman Bobcats by Investing in your child and joining our PTA!

https://amerman.new.memberhub.store/store

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March Focus: Trustworthy! Habit 6: Synergize!

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of March is Trustworthy and our Habit of the Month is Habit 6: Synergize!



This month’s Habit: Habit #6 - Synergize


What this means: Working together is better. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


“I get along well with other people and work well in groups.”

“I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them.”

“I know that working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions than we could alone.”

“I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems.”


How can I do this in my life?

With your children, choose a problem you may have (like curfew or completing tasks). Use the Synergy Action Plan to summarize your child's solution and your solution: (1) define the problem, (2) share your views, (3) think of solutions, (4) choose the best solution together. See if you can reach a better solution (The High Way) than either of you could come up with alone.


Great Books for Habit #6- Synergize

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willams

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!