Bobcat Broadcast

September 17, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Dear Bobcat Families,


This week I was able to get into every classroom and read a book. The book I read is titled, When Pencil Met Eraser. This simple picture book has a big message. In each class we discussed how we are better when we work together and each of us are a member of a team. We have classroom teams like Team Hartnett and Team Warum. But, we also are members of a larger team, Team Amerman. As members of a team, our job is to encourage and support each other. We also discussed how the book I read related to our school-wide theme, On Your Mark.. Get Set.. LEAD! Leaders use teamwork to work together, support those around them and preserve when times get tough.


I am so excited about our year ahead of us. Go team!!


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

September 17 - Heritage Festival

September 21 - PTA Bonaventure Skating 6:00 - 8:30pm

September 22 - PTA Restaurant Night - Center Street Grille

September 22 - Bobcat Pride Day

September 29 - Bobcat Pride Day

October 4 - Spirit Week Begins

October 5 - Picture Day

October 6 - PTA Breakfast with a Buddy - Amerman Playground

October 6 - Bobcat Pride Day

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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 very first issue of the 2021-2022 school-year below!


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Student Account Password Maintenance

On Monday, September 6th (Labor Day), our ED Tech department initiated password maintenance of student accounts as follows:

  • Students in grades K - 8 only will have a new password generated..

  • 9th graders will use the same password from 8th grade. These will not be reset.

  • Grades 10 -12 will be managing their own passwords so those are not reset at this time.


A separate communication was sent out to families to inform them about the maintenance.


Student Account Password Maintenance Information

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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. We will start to collect sizes next week.


CALLING ALL AMERMAN ARTISTS!!!

Entries are due: Friday, October 1st

  • 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:
  • “On Your Mark-Get Set-LEAD!” - Encouragement, Perseverance & Teamwork
  • 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 October 11th
  • Please see below for the entry form

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LOOP DISMISSAL UPDATE


We have been tweaking our Loop Dismissal procedures and would like to give a shout out to all our Amerman Bobcats and their families who successfully transitioned to a new procedure this week.


Thanks to our families for their patience and flexibility as we continue to make improvements.


One way our families can help is to have your name card written boldly and displayed in an upright position until your child/ren are safely in your car. We need to know your name to call for students and to help our rotating teachers get the right student to the car.

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Morning Loop Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed every morning to assist students with exiting their vehicles during drop-off in the Amerman loop. Volunteers are needed 8:30 until approximately 8:45 a.m. We'd love your help for 15 minutes each week to keep things running smoothly - especially if you regularly use the loop. Please join us!


If you are unable to commit to a regular time slot, please consider signing up to be a back-up volunteer. Back-up volunteers (our "subs") are needed to fill slots when regular volunteers are unable to work, and occasionally when we anticipate higher than usual traffic in the loop


Please sign up by using the link below!

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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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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!

Invest In your Child Update:

Thank you to all the families who have contributed to IIYC! We have made progress, however we still have more ground to cover to achieve our goal of 13K to help cover all of our programs planned for this year. Please send your form and check in or go to our memberhub store to Invest. If you invest by the end of October you will receive a free insulated Amerman Bobcats lunch tote! Your bobcat will love it! Note, one per investment.

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Restaurant Night:

Take a night off from cooking and head to Center Street Grill on September 22nd for our first restaurant night of this year. Bonus, lunch time will also be included!! Enjoy a business lunch out or lunch with your friends this day! They will generously donate 20% back to our PTA fund! Great food and supporting a great local business who supports us, win/win/win!!


Breakfast with a Buddy:

Back for this fall, join us at school for Breakfast with a Buddy! Wear a jacket, this event will be outdoors! We are so excited to bring this back for our Bobcats this year.

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After school programs:

After school art and chess programs are also back with limited seats available this fall! Stay tuned for more details!


Trunk and Treat:

Save the date for spooktacular fun at our Amerman Trunk and Treat event on the evening of Friday 10/22. More details to come!


Bonaventure:

Join friends for our first Bonaventure roller skate party of this year! Its retro cool fun!

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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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Come join the Northville Youth Network for a Wellness Wednesday program in October! There is something for all ages (5-18). Programming supports the wellbeing of our youth and is FREE!


Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

October 6th - Littles (ages 5-8)

October 13th - Tweens (ages 9-12)

Exercise your body and mind with a fun and engaging yoga class, while learning about how to be mindful.


The Power of Pressure

October 27th - Teens (ages 13-18)

Learn about the Power of Pressure - what it is, how it affects us, and how we can harness the power of it for social, academic and athletic success.


Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/nynwelless . See the flyer for more details.

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Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions:

  • Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.


  • Lunch/Recess Monitor: Please contact the school principal for more information.


  • Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats at the Heritage Festival!