Bobcat Broadcast

December 18, 2020

A Message from Mrs. Caudill

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always. Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

At Amerman, we are excited to begin a new year. This year our goal is to continue helping our students learn all of the important things they will need to be successful learners! We are passionate about learning and everyone at Amerman; classroom teachers, specials teachers, building aides, custodians, and office staff, want you to know that we are committed to providing your child/children a positive and fun place to learn.

As a reminder we want you to Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate this holiday break! 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. I will be leading by example and there will be no Bobcat Broadcast the next two weeks due to Winter Break. Please look for a new Broadcast on Friday, January 8. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Warm Wishes,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

December 19 - January 3 - Winter Break

January 4 - 8 - In-person Learning Pause - Virtual Instruction

January 6 - Bobcat Pride Day

January 13 - Bobcat Pride Day

January 18 - No School

January 20 - Bobcat Pride Day

January 21 - Picture Retake Day (8:30 - 10:30 am)

January 27 - Bobcat Pride Day

January 29 - Half Day

February 1 - Second Semester Choice Begins


Please share your Holiday Traditions

We need your help to recognize and celebrate Amerman's diversity of cultures by sending in pictures and videos for Amerman’s announcements. Please send pictures or videos of the ways your family celebrates the holiday season whether it be traditions that celebrate Hanukkah, Eid-Al-Fitr, Christmas, or any family tradition like making cookies.

Please send videos and pictures to Mrs. Vertrees at


Can You Guess Who?

This week some of our Amerman staff shared pictures of themselves from they were young. Can you guess the Amerman staff from holiday celebrations past?

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Gift Crowd - Ends 12/19 @ 7:00 AM

The PTA is happy to announce we have opened our Gift Crowd Link for the Amerman staff. This is a simple and wonderful way to give a gift to the Amerman staff during the holidays. Simply click the link and submit your gift amounts, Gift crowd will then pool the contributions together for each staff member and they will be able to choose from a variety of gift cards. This link will be open until Saturday 12/19 at 7 AM. Reach out to with any questions. Happy Giving!


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Science Olympiad 2020-2021 Enrollment

Science Olympiad 20-21 enrollment is about to start, please look for more announcements the first week of January and mark your calendars for the Science Olympiad OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, January 12 @ 7:30 PM.


Community Financial - Student Run Credit Union

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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:

  • January 14
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.


The registration for our next session of Chess Wizards is now open

Please login to your account by going to our website. Our popular classes often have limited enrollment - we encourage you to reserve a spot for your child today! You can also give our office a call - we’re happy to help!

All skill levels will run at these dates and times!

  • Day(s): Monday
  • Time: 04:45pm - 05:45pm
  • Dates: 01/25, 02/01, 02/08, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22 (Total: 8 Classes)
  • No class: 2/15

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As we prepare for our return to in-person learning, please remember to screen your child each morning before school. The Wayne County Health Department has revised the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool* based on guidance from MDHHS as we enter into the cold and flu season. The revised tool separates symptoms into two categories and asks if you have any new, unusual or worsening symptoms in those categories. Additionally, the form asks if you have been in close contact with anyone that is positive. If any response is yes, you must keep your child home and contact your school to report any symptoms and the absence. It is critical that children are screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.

*Important Note: The Wayne County Screening Tool is a COVID Symptom Screener, which is required in addition to, rather than in place of, the District's standard health requirements. Please DO NOT send children who are sick with a fever, are vomiting, have a rash, or any other evidence of illness to school. Students may not return to school following any illness until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications, or longer if subject to continued quarantine based on COVID guidelines.

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Classroom Ready Checklist

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The Yearbook Needs 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 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!

Thanks so much!

The Yearbook Team



Birthday Book Club is Open!

Shop our online link for this fun program:

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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!

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January Focus: Fairness! Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of January is Fairness and our Habit of the Month is Habit 4: Think Win-Win

This month’s Habit: Habit #4 - Think Win-Win- Everyone can Win!

What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.

“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

If you would like to recognize your child for being proactive or using Habit 4: Think Win-Win at home, please fill out the following Bobcat Boost and return it to your child's teacher.

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats

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