Bobcat Broadcast

November 13, 2020

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Time is just flying by the school year and every day I am so thankful to be a part of such an amazing school community. It's hard to believe November is half way over! If you are anything like me, you've started digging out hats, gloves, boots and snow pants to see what still fits and what needs to be replaced. I know we don't want to think about it considering the weather we had this week, but winter is just around the corner.


Today marks the end of our first marking period. Report cards will be viewable in MiStar on Monday, November 30th. This year's report card will look different than in years prior. This year we are introducing a standards based report card. Please see the information below about our new report card and information sessions being offered to families.


Also coming next month is our annual fall parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most important methods of communication between our families and the school. We are very much looking forward to your participation in parent-teacher conferences during the week of November 30. We strive to ensure that we meet with every child’s parent during this time.


This year parent-teacher conferences will be done virtually via Zoom. Teachers will be sending out a ink for conferences in the future. To sign up for conferences, please click here.


We encourage your active participation in these conferences. Please be sure to bring any questions or concerns you may have so that we may address them.


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

November 13 - End of the First Marking Period

November 18 - PTA Restaurant Night - Panera Bread (See Below)

November 23 - Report Card Parent Session - 6:00 pm

November 24 - Report Card Parent Session - 10:00 am

November 25 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15 pm) Kid's Club not Available

November 26 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

December 1 - 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences Week (Sign up here)

December 3 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15 pm)

December 4 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15 pm)

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K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions

In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress in the K-5 level. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous way to identify what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new K-5 Standards Based Report Card.


Join us at one of the Parent Sessions listed below as we provide information about the process being used at your child's school and additional background information and answer frequently asked questions.


NPS K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions:


Monday, Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLTxYMePQ8q7SLNBojw4Zg


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Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_msD4hihFSFWeK1B88CAv5A

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A day in the life of an Amerman Bobcat

With all the precautions in place, parents have not been able to see what amazing things are happening on a day to day basis at Amerman. Below is a brief video that shows what a day at Amerman looks like.

A Day in the Life of an Amerman Bobcat

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The All School T-Shirt is Back!!!!

Thanks to the generosity of Amerman’s PTA, there will once again be an all-school shirt. PTA will purchase a t-shirt for each student. Look for details about requesting a size in a future Broadcast. What we need first is a design.


CALLING ALL AMERMAN ARTISTS!!!

Entries are due: Monday, November 23rd



  • Completed entry forms can be turned in digitally to aelighthouse@northvilleschools.org or to the Star box in the lobby of Amerman Elementary.
  • Designs must be G rated
  • “Non-political and non-commercial”
  • Designs should reflect this year’s theme:
  • “Changing Tides”
  • Designs are limited to 3 colors on front & 2 on back
  • Designs must include the name Amerman
  • Design is limited to the box on the template
  • Designs must be signed
  • A team of students can submit a design



***winning entry may be slightly modified by tshirt company, including colors***

Finalists will be voted on the week of December 7th.


Please see below for the entry form.

20-21 T-Shirt Contest Entry Form

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Amerman Book Fair November 8 - 20

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This fall Amerman Elementary will be having an online book fair!

https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=Z54GP


Or go to https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com and type in our code: Z54GP


If you are interested in purchasing a book for your student’s classroom, view your teacher’s wish list located on the left side of the screen.


All book orders will be delivered to Amerman Elementary. For virtual kids we will coordinate a pick up day with your teacher

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Atlas: K-12 Curriculum Storage Platform


Atlas, the K-12 Interactive Curriculum Storage Platform is available for public viewing. This is phase one of Northville Public Schools Units of Study, a local core curriculum and aligned instructional program, which takes into account state, national, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (DP/MYP) standards and frameworks. This model curriculum has been produced by Northville staff including teachers, administrators and coaches.


Learn more about Atlas, by visiting the District website. An Atlas guide and a tutorial video are available to help navigate the Atlas platform.

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Updates from the Student-Run Credit Union

We know your school year looks very different but one thing hasn’t changed, Community Financial Credit Union is still here to support you! Whether you are learning on-line or in person, we are thinking of you.


Community Financial encourages students to continue to set savings goals. Student members can make a deposit at one of our branches, or can keep their money safe in a piggybank for when the Amerman Student-Run Credit Union can operate once again in school. We are providing a goal sheet to help you keep track of your savings goal. Student credit union members and non-members alike may participate. Simply print the goal sheet below to start keeping track of your goal. Once you have completed your savings goal, drop off your goal sheet at a branch, or email a copy to lsimons@cfcu.org. You will receive a prize if you do!


If you are interested in opening an account, you may do so at any time during the school year. Please visit www.cfcu.org/scu to open an account online. These are dividend bearing, fee-free savings accounts with Community Financial Credit Union. Savings accounts may be used at school (when the Student-Run Credit Union is operational), online, or at any Community Financial branch during regular business hours.


Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Keep saving for your future!

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**REMINDER** COVID-19 and Symptom Reporting Requirements


Parents must symptom screen students, including a temperature check, BEFORE sending their child to school each day. If you answer YES to one or more questions on the screening form, do the following:

  • Call your child in using the attendance line at your school
  • Identify any symptom(s) your child is having
  • If you are taking your child to get COVID-19 tested, please indicate so when you call.


If you have any family members in the household that have tested positive, do the following:

  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the school attendance line and advise that a household member has tested positive
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If your child has been identified as being in close contact with a person that has tested positive, do the following:

  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child was in close contact with a person who tested positive.
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If you take your child to be COVID-19 tested, do the following:

  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child has been taken for COVID-19 testing
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


We must work together to keep our students, staff and entire community safe. Your child's safety is our first priority. Please help us ensure that safety by using the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool EACH MORNING and following all reporting requirements above if you answer YES to any symptom.

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Classroom Ready Checklist

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

Restaurant Night - Panara Bread

Panera Bread

20140 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152

Wednesday, November 18th

4-8pm


Panera will generously donate 20% back to our school when you order online or at the cafe and show the flyer or enter the code PRFUND during online check-out.

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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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The PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM

The PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM invites all AMERMAN students to enter one work of art in one or more of the following categories:

  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film


This year's theme is I MATTER BECAUSE....

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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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November Focus: Responsible! Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of October is Be Responsible and our Habit of the Month is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind



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.


If you would like to recognize your child for being proactive or 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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Additionally, this year, on the back of the white envelopes being sent home, you will find our monthly Amerman Leader In Me calendar. We have included this as a resource for families to help bridge the home-school connection. Each month, you will see what habit is being taught, what personal trait in being highlighted, and conversation starters for you and your child. I have attached several pictures below for your convenience. You do not need to sign it each month but hope that it helps your child communicate how they are learning to live a balanced and healthy life inside and outside of school.

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats

I love my flag

I love my flag

Miss Borchard's kindergarteners learned a new song when they were learning about Veteran's Day.