Bobcat Broadcast

November 12, 2021

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 halfway 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 outlook we have, winter is just around the corner.


Today marks the end of our first marking period. Report cards will be viewable in MiStar on Tuesday, November 30th. We will continue using our standards based report card we introduced last year. Please look at next week's Broadcast for a parent guide on report cards.


Also coming at the end of this 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 29. 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 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.


Be Well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

November 11 - End of Marking Period One

November 18 - Credit Union Deposit Day (Rescheduled from 11/11)

November 24 - Half Day Dismissal (12:15)

November 25 - No School

November 26 - No School

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!

The newsletter made for Amerman kids, by Amerman kids is back for the 3rd year in a row. Check out our 8th issue of the 2021-2022 school-year below!


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Hola Spanish!

For the first card marking students at Amerman had STEAM where they explored creativity and design through science, technology engineering, art and math. The start of the 2nd marking period next week mean students will have Spanish as one of their Humanities classes. Students will have Spanish for the 2nd and 3rd marking periods. We are excited for our students to gain a better understanding of other cultures and experience the language. Teachers will continue to use the MakerSpace as part of their curriculum to ensure students are still involved in the design process.

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Brownie Troop Donation Drive

Amerman Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40422 is working on collecting donations for Brightmoor Connections in Detroit Michigan.


Personal care items that are in need are:


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Bar soap and hand soap
  • Face wash
  • Floss
  • Toilet paper and Kleenex
  • Deodorant


There will be a box in the Amerman Foyer until Monday, November 22. Please help our troop give back to families in need, thank you!!!

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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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PTA REFLECTIONS 2021-2022

Amerman PTA would like to invite all students to participate in the 2021-2022 REFLECTIONS. The theme is: I Will Change The World By… Reflections is a judged art contest. The categories are: music composition, literature, dance, film, visual art and photography. Entries are due NOVEMBER 19th 2021. For more info contact Cristina Muresan at cmuresan@hotmail.com

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PTA Reflections 2021-2022 Forms

Please click here to access the consent forms and guidelines

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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 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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Overbooked – Parenting is hard. Your book club shouldn’t be!

Join us as we launch Overbooked 2.0, a quarterly book club co-hosted by a Northville personality. We are excited to announce that Joe Reimann, the new principal at Moraine Elementary, will be our inaugural host for our discussion on the book Why We Sleep, a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn about as well as share their own family sleep strategies that support healthy sleep habits.

November 18th from 7-8pm at the Northville Community Center

No registration necessary

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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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