Bobcat Broadcast

November 19, 2021 and November 26, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate! We are excited to continue with the idea of homework-free “Well-Being Breaks” for all of our major school holidays. 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. Therefore, all students AND staff will be free of academic-related work during the following dates:


  • Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday, November 24 - Sunday, November 28)
  • Winter Break (Saturday, December 18 - Sunday, January 2)
  • Mid-Winter Break (Saturday, February 19 - Monday, February 21)
  • Spring Break (Saturday, March 26 - Sunday, April 3)


    Making sure that our students, staff, and families have the opportunity to completely detach themselves from school—physically and mentally—on the days they’re off is an important part of our commitment to honoring the whole person. (Leader in Me fans call this “Sharpening the Saw.”) In other words, we know our students and staff have lives outside of school, and guess what? We want them to enjoy those healthy, balanced lives!


    Please note, I am planning on following this same advice, as a result, there will be no Bobcat Broadcast next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please look for a new Broadcast on Friday, December 3. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.


    With Gratitude,

    Devon Caudill

    Mark Your Calendars

    November 20 - Dad's Club Courtyard Clean-up - 11:00am

    November 22 - No Bus C this week

    November 24 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15)

    November 25 - No School

    November 26 - No School

    November 29 - Book Fair Begins (See Below)

    November 30 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

    November 30 - Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

    December 2 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15)

    December 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    December 3 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15)

    December 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences

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    Bobcat Pride Press is Back!

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    Parent - Teacher Conferences

    This year parent-teacher conferences will be done virtually via Zoom or in person. You will need to select a zoom conference or an in-person conference when you sign up. To sign up for conferences, please click here.


    We encourage your active participation in these conferences. Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions or concerns ahead of time so we may address them.


    The window to sign-up closes on November 28, 2021 at midnight.

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    Treats and Food for Staff during Conferences

    Your PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee is providing grab and go food for our teachers and staff during the Parent Teacher Conferences. We need our school community support to fill in the rest! Please consider signing up to support our teachers. Items can be dropped off on specific dates listed for each sign up.

    Click here to sign-up help

    Items can be dropped off on specific dates listed for each sign up.

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    Courtyard Clean-up

    The Amerman Dad's Club will be cleaning up the courtyard November 20th at 11:00am.


    If you'd like to be a part of the club and would like to help improve the Amerman campus, please join us.


    Interested in participating? Email Bill Hanes at hanesrealestate@gmail.com

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    Come to the Fall 2021 Scholastic in-person book fair !


    Book Fair hours:

    • 11/30 (Tuesday) 4-7p
    • 12/2 (Thursday) 12-7p
    • 12/3 (Friday) 12-3p


    Note: Students may shop during their regularly scheduled media times during school


    Click on the link below to volunteer!

    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080d44a4ab28a31-fall


    Click on the link below to learn more about ewallet/ electronic book fair flyer/online purchases

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amerman elementary school

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    BOTTLE DRIVE IS COMING!!!

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    THANK YOU FAMILIES FOR SUPPORTING OUR WIN-WIN FUNDRAISERS!

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    The tally is in for our recent coin drive. The winning team won by only $4.00! A rematch may be in order come Basketball Season. Thank you to all the families who helped out student leaders raise nearly $282.


    Watch the video below to find out the winner!

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    You can also check out the gear at the pop up sale this weekend at the Northville Holiday Greens and Winter market on 11/20 and 11/21!

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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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    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!


    Holiday Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt:
    We are excited to announce our Amerman Holiday Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt!

    We are looking for 10 Winter holiday lovin' families to join in our Scavenger Hunt!

    The Details

    • Dates & Time: Fri 12/10- Sun 12/12 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
    • Opt-In to have your address (no names, only address) in the Scavenger Hunt list.
    • Participating houses will include something out of the ordinary in their outdoor Holiday lights display (for example an Easter Bunny hanging out with Rudolph).
    • The map of Holiday Displays and a list of items to search for will be shared on Friday 12/10 on our Amerman PTA FB pages and Bobcat Broadcast Listserv.
    • Scavenger hunt items need to be pre-approved as a part of the sign-up genius to make sure they are appropriate and not duplicated.




    If you are interested in being one of the participating houses, sign-up at the link below. Please leave only your email address. We will reach out to you for your home address and your unique item.


    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49ACA622A1F8C16-holiday

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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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    Northville C.A.R.E.S Coming Attractions!!!


    On December 16th at 7:00 Northville C.A.R.E.S will be showing a pre-taped student panel that some of our high school students participated in. The panel was facilitated by Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-Northville Youth Network) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Our students shared their thoughts on the pressures they face as they navigate through high school. Please contact Susan Johnson at johnsosu@northvilleschools.org or 248-344-3532 if you are interested in attending this virtual event.


    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 (information listed above) 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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    Leader in Me November Focus: Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

    We will be working on Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind this month.


    Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen. One of the best ways to incorporate Habit 2 into your life is to develop a Personal Mission Statement. It focuses on what you want to be and do. It is your plan for success. Plan ahead and set some goals - begin with the end in mind.


    Great Books for Habit #2 - Begin With the End in Mind

    • The BFG by Roald Dahl
    • When I Grow Up by Sean Covey
    • Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
    • Little Bunny on the Move by Peter McCarty
    • The School Story by Andrew Clements
    • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
    • Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse


    If you would like to recognize your child for using Habit 2: Be Begin with the End in Mind at home, please fill out the following Bobcat Boost and return it to your child's teacher.

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