Bobcat Broadcast

February 19, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Next week is meant to be a celebration of leadership and learning. Part of that celebration is Leadership Spirit Week Themed Days (see below). Also, there will be a different activities in the classroom students will be participating in around leadership all week.


In addition to Leadership Spirit Week next week is the start of our Warm Feet Warm Hearts Sock Drive. Please see the flyer below for details. I love that our students are always thinking of ways to help others and the community!


Stay Safe,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

February 22 - 26 - Spirit Leadership Week

February 22 - 26 - Warm Feet Warm Heart

February 23 - PTA Restaurant NIght - Center Street Grille

February 24 - Bobcat Pride Day

February 27 - Northville Parent Camp

March 3 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 5 - End of 2nd Marking Period

March 17 - End of 2nd Marking Period

March 10 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 22 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

March 25-26 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

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CALLING ALL BOBCATS!!!

Spirit Leadership Week - February 22nd-26th!

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Anchored in Reading - Photo Call!

Amerman has a long standing tradition of launching March is Reading Month with an all-school read in. We are working on a different format this year and need your help.


We would like to launch the month with a photo montage of students reading in their favorite places at home.


Please email photos of your Bobcat(s) reading to lamannael@northvilleschools.org


We need the photos by February 24th!


We will share the montage in the weekly Broadcast once it is put together. Students will get to view it with their classmates and teachers too!

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Hello Future Engineer!

We welcome you to join us in attending the Michigan State University Women in Engineering Mentoring Program.


This event is FREE and open to all. It will be a great opportunity for your student to experience hands-on engineering and meet others interested in STEM.


We will be hosting the following session dates:

  • 1st through 4th Grade Sessions - Tuesdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 9th, 16th, and 23rd
  • 5th through 8th Grade Sessions - Thursdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 11th, 18th, and 25th


*activity difficultly varies based on age group*

If you cannot attend your age group's day, you may sign up for other group days.



If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/WIE-Mentoring


Registration Ends March 1st!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at msu-wie-ambassadors@egr.msu.edu.

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Restaurant Night at Center Street Grille Wednesday, 2/23.

Skip the cooking and head over to Center Street Grille next Wednesday. Mention Amerman Elementary when placing lunch or dinner orders and Center Street will generously donate a portion of proceeds to the PTA. Support Local & Support the PTA, definitely a Win! Win!

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Mark your calendars! Northville Parent Camp is on Saturday, February 27, 2021!

Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation have again partnered to bring you Northville Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops put together to give you the practical knowledge, resources, and tools to help equip you to support and guide their children.


This year, Parent Camp will be virtual so you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home! A special Parent Camp website (https://sites.google.com/northvilleschools.org/northville-parent-camp/home) has been created which contains the agenda, workshop topics and descriptions, e-program, resources, and all of the necessary zoom links to participate. We hope you take some time to explore the topics and resources to make the difficult decision as to which breakout sessions you want to attend! We are still adding resources daily, so please check back often.


If you have any questions, please contact us at contact@supportnef.org. We hope you will join us!

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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.


Veteran registration starts February 15th-February 28th.


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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UPDATED 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!

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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Let the PTA know what you think!

Please take the time to fill out the short (8 question) Amerman Planning survey in the link below. The feedback will be extremely helpful as we think about the 2021/2022 School Year. It should only take 5 minutes, maybe less!


Thank you in advance.


https://forms.gle/hTcyVqaUfiE13LEa9

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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February Focus: Kindness! Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of February is Kindness and our Habit of the Month is Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood



This month’s Habit: Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood


What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.


“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.


Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka


If you would like to recognize your child for being proactive or using Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood at home, please fill out the following Bobcat Boost and return it to your child's teacher.

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