Bobcat Broadcast

April 30, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Next week is teacher appreciation week. I could not be more appreciative of the teachers and staff at Amerman. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done over the course of this year and they are real life super heros. Thank you for “weathering the storm.” Thank you for all the work they are doing behind the scenes to be there for our students and families. Thank you for going an extra trillion miles. Mostly, I just thank them for being who they are - AMAZING!


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

May 1 - Spring Cleanup - 9:00am

May 3 - Rainbow Day (See Below)

May 3 through May 7 - MStep Testing for Grades 3-4

April 3 through May 7 - SOS (Save our Seas) Coin Challenge (See Below)

May 4 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

May 4 - Election Day

May 7 - PTA Drive-in Movie Night

May 12 - Extended Bookfair Due Date

May 13 - Student Credit Union Deposit Day

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The seventh volume of the Bobcat Pride Press is here. It is a newsletter made by Amerman kids, for Amerman kids! Every week, this newsletter is emailed to all K-5 students and the second volume was emailed today!


  • Click here to view volume seven (new)
  • Click here to view volume six
  • Click here to view volume five
  • Click here to view volume four
  • Click here to view volume three
  • Click here to view volume two.
  • Click here to view volume one

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Morning Drop-off Reminder

As a reminder, please do not drop your child(ren) off in the south lot. If you would like to drop your children off without getting out of your vehicle, please utilize the loop. If you are utilizing the south lot, you must park your car and walk your child to the sidewalk. This is for the safety of our students.

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The Amerman Spring Clean-up is planned for Saturday May 1, 2021.


Please join us for the annual Spring Clean-up of our school grounds! We will meet Saturday May, 1, starting at 9 am. Many hands make light work, so grab your gardening tools and meet fellow Amerman families as we take pride in our school and ready the landscape for summer. Please bring shovels, takes, snips, pruners, gloves, cordless leaf blowers, brooms. Especially wheelbarrows and plastic baskets are needed. We are going to do mulching. Come for as long as you are able. Masks are required when unable to keep a 6 foot distance.


We all know, it is very stressful time for all of us, however, many hands make our work easier, so we expect this to be done quickly, if we get enough help.


Additionally the Dad's Club will be onsite putting together our new Gaga Ball Pit - they could use the help too!


(A light “grab & go” snacks will be provided)


Thank you in advance!!!

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Ahoy Amerman Families! Staff Appreciation Week starts next Monday, 5/3. We have some plans to make sure our wonderful Amerman Faculty knows how grateful we are for their hard work. The week's theme is: Thank you for Keeping Us Anchored in Learning!


Monday 5/3: Mindfulness Monday

We will kick off the week with a small gift to support the weekly Mindfulness Series


Tuesday 5/4: Message in a Bottle

Even though the kids have off, let's shower our teachers with words of Thanks. Please have your child email the "Message in Bottle" to their teacher(s.) Template is attached. You can pick the Fillable PDF or print and take a picture to email.


Wednesday 5/5: Stock the Galley

If you signed up for snacks for the lounge, please deliver to Amerman by Wednesday, 5/5.


Thursday 5/6: Ahoy Mateys, Lunch is on Us!

A fun lunch and treats await our Amerman Crew.


Friday 5/7: You're a Lifesaver!

We will end the week with another gift of thanks.


If you haven't had a chance to sign up for an item and still want to, here is the link.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45aca92da2f94-teacher

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S.O.S. - Help Amerman Bobcat to Save our Seas!

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S.OS. video update! See why chose the animals we did and much money we have raised already!

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A special read-aloud will be shared via your child's email on Monday

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Edukit School Supply Kit Fundraiser

The Northville Council of PTAs/PTSAs in partnership with the middle and elementary schools are very excited about our school supply kit fundraiser. They provide a convenient way for families to purchase school supplies for the coming school year. The school supply lists have been developed by the teachers in each grade, at each school.


If you place your order before June 17, it will be delivered directly to your school before the first day of school. Extended ordering is available from June 18, 2021 - August 16, 2021 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience. Please use the below link to find your school and place your order. Multiple schools can be ordered at the same time! https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/11882/. ORDER BY JUNE 17, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.


Please contact Jodie Roden at jrr0913@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

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OUR VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR & TALENT SHOW ARE BACK!!!!


These events are completely optional. Our goal is to provide our amazing and talented Bobcats with an opportunity to share their talents and interests with the school community. We are eager to see what they come up with this year! Have fun!!!

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Due to Popular Demand the Follett Efair is extended until May 12!!!

Our Spring Follett eFair has been extended through May 12! What a great way to not only purchase books for summer reading but earn 40% back in rewards to help support our school. All book orders will be delivered directly to Amerman then will be distributed to each student.


Direct link:

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


Any questions please email Laura Perkins at Perkinla@northvilleschools.org

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Election day is next Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The NPS Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal is on the ballot.


On May 4, 2021, voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal that would renew Northville Public Schools’ current Operating Millage rate of 19.2383 mills for five years, 2022 to 2026, and would permit the school district to continue to levy the maximum 18 operating mills on only non-homestead property each year.


This millage renewal will impose no new taxes.


This is a renewal millage on non-homestead property only. No added taxes for businesses. No tax impact to homeowners of primary residences.


Learn more on the District website: www.northvilleschools.org/election2021/

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STEAM Fair

This past Wednesday, our 4th and 5th Graders had the opportunity to participate in Northville's "Virtual" STEAM Fair. The day began with live sessions presented by some wonderful corporate partners. CooperStandard took the students on a virtual factory tour. DTE – MIGreenPower taught them about wind and solar energy, while ITC explained how they get that energy to our homes.


Afterwards, the students were able to explore their peers' projects online through a website specifically designed for the event. We now invite you to do the same. Please click the link below to explore the wonderful projects created by Northville's K-12 students. Also, there are links to recordings of the live presentations our students saw from our corporate partners.


Special thanks also goes to the Presenting Sponsor, Community Financial Credit Union and all of the senior sponsors who made the STEAM Fair possible.


STEAM Fair Website Link -->>https://sites.google.com/northvilleschools.org/northville-steam-fair-2021/home

CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROCEDURES

As you may be aware, there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID cases in our community, and across Michigan over the course of the past several weeks. Citing the increasing case rates and variant spread in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases effective immediately.


Please remember to use the Wayne County Health Department COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021) each morning to determine if your child can come to school.


We thank you in advance for being mindful of these requirements, as they keep your children and ALL of our children and staff safe.

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drive-in movie night - Only 11 tickets Left!

The PTA would like to invite all Amerman families to a drive in movie night on May 7th! Please see the flyer for details and click on the link below to purchase online, OR print and turn in the form with cash or check.

https://amerman.memberhub.store/store/items/742880

Thank you,

Amerman PTA

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Join Cub Scouts!

Cub Scout Pack 755 is holding three events this spring that are open to interested students of all ages, girls and boys. The pack has continued to operate safely since the beginning of COVID. Please see the attached flyer for details. Come out to see what we're all about!

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Make New Friends

“Make New Friends” is a free, four-part virtual series hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan that allows your girl to make new friends, strengthen her social and emotional skills with other girls her age, and have fun as they prepare for kindergarten and first grade! Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is meant as an introduction to our program. Check out the flyer for more details

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Becoming Me

Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. The Becoming Me program will be available at no additional cost to any interested Girl Scout member enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Available to girls in grades K-12, the program will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is the perfect introduction into our program. Check out the flyer for more details!

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

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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:

  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

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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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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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May Focus: Integrity! Habit 8: Find your Voice!

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of May is Integrity and our Habit of the Month is Habit 8: Find you Voice!


This month’s Habit: Habit #8 - Find your Voice


What this means: Find your voice means finding something that you are good at and like doing. You are proud, but do not boast. Instead, you use your expertise to help and inspire others.


Physical: Learn your true nature and gifts, then use them to envision what you can achieve.

Social/Emotional: We all have a purpose and special talents.

Mental: Transcend the negative culture of ego, scarcity, comparison, and competitiveness.

Spiritual: Be a catalyst to the success of something bigger than ourselves.


What I can do:

  • Try something new like painting, horseback riding, or baseball. Then ask yourself: Did I enjoy myself? Was it easy or hard? Do I want to learn more?
  • Go to the library or search the internet to find reading material on new things. What kinds of things spark your interest? What do you want to continue learning about?
  • Plan some time to help someone in need. How did the experience make you feel?


Great Books for Habit #8- Find Your Voice

  • Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
  • The Lion Inside by: Rachel Bright
  • Separate is Never Equal by: Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Wonderland by: Barbara O'Connor
  • Those Shoes by: Maribeth Boelts
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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!