Bobcat Broadcast

March 12, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


There is something about the first warm days after our cold winter that add a bit of spring to my step. I loved being able to go home and enjoy the outside for a while with my son. I know our students loved their taste of the warmer days to come too. I heard all about riding bikes, going on hikes or just playing outside in the backyard.


However, we know this weather is not going to last and by Monday, winter will remind us that it is here a bit longer. Please make sure you are sending your child dressed appropriately for recess that day - one day it might be shorts and the next could be hats, gloves and boots. Gotta love Michigan!


Stay Safe,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

March 17 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 18 - Credit Union Deposit Day

March 18 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm (Zoom Link)

March 22 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

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 is Back!



I am excited to announce the return of the the Bobcat Pride Press. It is a newsletter made by Amerman kids, for Amerman kids! Every week, this newsletter will be emailed to all K-5 students and the first edition was emailed today!


We cannot thank our student leaders for working on the content for this new publication. I cannot be any prouder of our kids! Also, a huge thank you to Ms. LaManna and Mrs. Parnin for all their work to make this new newsletter possible.

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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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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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Student Teams Update

Thanks to every student who took the time to fill out the Team Interest Survey. It was emailed to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders a couple weeks ago. Sunday, March 14th is the last day to complete the survey.


Starting next week, our student team mentors will reach out to students who have shown an interest to make some plans for the rest of this school year.


A Few Reminders

  • A team application is not needed this year, the survey is all we need. (Survey due March 14th - Here’s the link: Student Team Interest Form)


  • Students will have to be willing to meet after school, at recess, and in Zoom.


  • You will only be able to serve on one team, but it is ok to have interest in more than one. (When a team gets too full you may get selected for one of your other choices. FYI - Lighthouse Team was filled in the fall.)



Have an amazing day Bobcats!

The Staff and Student Lighthouse Teams

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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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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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SYMPTOM SCREENING TOOL AND quarantine period

If your child(ren) are currently traveling internationally, or if you plan to travel internationally, in the coming months, please be advised of the updated requirements (below) from the Wayne County Health Department. Additionally, As you may be aware, multiple SARS B.1.1.7 variant COVID cases have been confirmed in Wayne County. As a result, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the screening forms, including the 14 day quarantine requirements in most cases



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



SCREENING FORM UPDATED

The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021) Please use this updated form each morning to determine if your child can come to school.


INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Health Department has updated the requirements for students returning to school after international travel, These changes are included within the updated screening tool and 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.

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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:

  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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yearbook News!

Last Call!

All pictures must be sent in by March 19th.

Miss picture day? No problem!

If you were unable to attend picture day but would like your child’s portrait to be included in the yearbook, please email a picture of them to amermanyearbookchair@gmail.com. To make the pictures easy to format, please make sure all pictures are portrait style with a plain background. Please send all photos in by March 5. Thank you!

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

Parents We need Your Help!


Parents - We know 2020 is a year we will never forget so let’s try to have some fun with the yearbook! Whether your child is learning virtually or in person, please submit pictures of them to amermanyearbookchair@gmail.com. Zooming? Doing homework? Walking into school with a mask and hand sanitizer? We want to see it! We’d rather have more pictures than not enough so please send whatever you have and let them coming throughout the school year!

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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!