Bobcat Broadcast

May 14, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


It is with great sadness (for us) and excitement (for her) that I announce the retirement of Mrs. Beth Fritz, Amerman secretary. Mrs. Fritz affectionately known as Fritzy by the Amerman staff, has worked for Northville Public Schools for the last 20 year, 17 of them at Amerman. While here, she has worked in every role except teacher. Mrs. Fritz has been a lunch/recess aide, building para, classroom para, special education para and MTSS para before moving into her current position in the front office five years ago.


Mrs. Fritz will be known for her hard work, integrity, BIG hugs, genuine love for children, seemingly endless energy, and the ability to solve almost any problem. To say she will be missed is an understatement. However, I am excited to announce that we have hired Mrs. Jessica Winne as our new full-time secretary. Mrs. Winne currently works part-time in the Thornton Creek front office. During the interview process it was evident she was the perfect person to fill our void. Mrs. Winne will be working with Mrs. Fritz in the front office the last few weeks of school to get to know the Amerman staff, students, parents and community.


One thing of note - While Mrs. Fritz is ready to begin this new chapter and take on the role of caring for her 92 year old father, she cannot talk about leaving Amerman without getting emotional. Please know your good wishes are welcome, but please understand if she cannot say much in return.


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

May 16 - Tie Dye Spirit Wear Order Due (See below)

May 24 - Leader in Me Parent Survey Due

May 31 - No School - Memorial Day

June 17 - Last Day - Half Day

June 17 - 5th Grade Drive-Through Clap Out 1:15pm

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The ninth 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 nine (new)
  • Click here to view volume eight
  • Click here to view volume seven
  • Click here to view volume six
  • Click here to view volume five
  • Click here to view volume four
  • Click here to view volume three
  • Click here to view volume two.
  • Click here to view volume one

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Leader in Me Parent Survey


As a Leader in Me Lighthouse School we are always working on continuous improvement. Each year we ask parents to take a short survey. These surveys are used to annually collect, analyze, and report student, staff, and school-level outcomes related to the focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. They help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, develop improvement plans, and monitor progress. Please complete the survey below. All of your responses are completely anonymous. The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.


Speaking of being a Lighthouse School, I am excited to announce that we were just recertified as a Lighthouse School! This certification is good for another two years. Thanks to our students, staff and community for all their support. Without us working together to strengthen leadership within, this would not be possible.


https://www.leaderinme.com/s/amerman-elem-mi/parent

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Classroom Basket Raffle

The Classroom Raffle Baskets are simply spectacular! We will be sharing a Grade a day this week on our Facebook and PTA website. We will have the complete photos and lists available for next weeks Bobcat Broadcast. Here are the Kindergarten Classroom Baskets. Thank you to our volunteers who organized these beautiful baskets. Best of luck to all our families.

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Spirit wear sale extended to Sunday May 16

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Congratulations to our Stock Market Game Regional 2nd place Winners

The Stock Market Game, a program run by the SIFMA, is an opportunity for students of all ages to participate in live, linked-to-the Stock Market, investment simulations. Each student team starts with $100,000 to invest in stock, bonds, and mutual funds traded in the NYSE. Students learn about investment strategies such as considering risk, portfolio diversification, and performance of their holdings. Fifth grade students at Amerman each year are offered an opportunity to participate in a year-long session competing with other students in the region.

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Amerman’s ABC COUNTDOWN

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

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5th grade only

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Northville Public Schools Health Advisory Board Wellness Newsletter

The Northville Public Schools Health Advisory Board (HAB) is comprised of many members, from across the district and the community. The Health Advisory Board includes two co-chairpersons (a district parent and the district's Director of Instructional Programs and Service), along with teachers and administrators from each educational level, community members, parents, health professionals, and secondary students.


Northville Public Schools Health Advisory Board Community Wellness Newsletter for Spring 2021 is now available, please check it out!


This newsletter focuses on nutrition, physical activity, mental-emotional health and opportunities within our community. It's designed to be student friendly, and promote ideas and choices that can be supported by all members of your family.

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Edukit School Supply Kit Fundraiser

The Northville Council of PTAs/PTSAs in partnership with the middle and elementary schools are very excited about our school supply kit fundraiser. They provide a convenient way for families to purchase school supplies for the coming school year. The school supply lists have been developed by the teachers in each grade, at each school.


If you place your order before June 17, it will be delivered directly to your school before the first day of school. Extended ordering is available from June 18, 2021 - August 16, 2021 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience. Please use the below link to find your school and place your order. Multiple schools can be ordered at the same time! https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/11882/. ORDER BY JUNE 17, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.


Please contact Jodie Roden at jrr0913@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

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OUR VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR & TALENT SHOW ARE BACK!!!!


These events are completely optional. Our goal is to provide our amazing and talented Bobcats with an opportunity to share their talents and interests with the school community. We are eager to see what they come up with this year! Have fun!!!

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Covid-19 vaccination drive - for anyone over 12 Saturday, May 15 10 am - 4 pm

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Pfizer Vaccine @ NHS SIGN-UP - Ages 12 and Up

Northville Public Schools, in coordination with the Wayne County Health Department, is hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Site at Northville High School on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for all individuals (adults and children) age 12 and up. (Registrants will automatically be scheduled for the second dose three weeks later on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at NHS).


If you have not already signed up and would like to reserve a spot for yourself and/or all eligible members of your household, please click here: NHS 5/22/2021 COVID Vaccine Site REGISTRATION FORM. Feel free to share this registration link to friends and family members outside of NPS. All are welcome!


ONLY SUBMIT THIS REGISTRATION FORM ONE TIME. If you have already received this link and completed your registration, you are already registered and your spot(s) are reserved!

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CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROCEDURES


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a 10-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases effective immediately.


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.


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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Summer Tennis Camp

The Girls Varsity Tennis team will be holding their annual Summer Tennis Camp for two weeks at the end of June! Please see the attached flyer for details about the camp and how to sign up. Girls and boys of all school ages and skill levels are welcome!


Please note that Northville High School tennis courts will be under construction all summer and the camp will be held at the tennis courts at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park just a short drive from Northville High School on Joy Road between Sheldon and Beck.


If you have any questions, please contact Northvillegirlstennis@gmail.com

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Join Cub Scouts!

Cub Scout Pack 755 is holding three events this spring that are open to interested students of all ages, girls and boys. The pack has continued to operate safely since the beginning of COVID. Please see the attached flyer for details. Come out to see what we're all about!

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Make New Friends

“Make New Friends” is a free, four-part virtual series hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan that allows your girl to make new friends, strengthen her social and emotional skills with other girls her age, and have fun as they prepare for kindergarten and first grade! Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is meant as an introduction to our program. Check out the flyer for more details

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Becoming Me

Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. The Becoming Me program will be available at no additional cost to any interested Girl Scout member enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Available to girls in grades K-12, the program will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is the perfect introduction into our program. Check out the flyer for more details!

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

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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 date:

  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

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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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May Focus: Integrity! Habit 8: Find your Voice!

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of May is Integrity and our Habit of the Month is Habit 8: Find you Voice!


This month’s Habit: Habit #8 - Find your Voice


What this means: Find your voice means finding something that you are good at and like doing. You are proud, but do not boast. Instead, you use your expertise to help and inspire others.


Physical: Learn your true nature and gifts, then use them to envision what you can achieve.

Social/Emotional: We all have a purpose and special talents.

Mental: Transcend the negative culture of ego, scarcity, comparison, and competitiveness.

Spiritual: Be a catalyst to the success of something bigger than ourselves.


What I can do:

  • Try something new like painting, horseback riding, or baseball. Then ask yourself: Did I enjoy myself? Was it easy or hard? Do I want to learn more?
  • Go to the library or search the internet to find reading material on new things. What kinds of things spark your interest? What do you want to continue learning about?
  • Plan some time to help someone in need. How did the experience make you feel?


Great Books for Habit #8- Find Your Voice

  • Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
  • The Lion Inside by: Rachel Bright
  • Separate is Never Equal by: Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Wonderland by: Barbara O'Connor
  • Those Shoes by: Maribeth Boelts
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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!