Bobcat Broadcast

January 7, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


I hope everyone had a fantastic winter break. I hope it was everything you had hoped it would be. I found joy in being able to unplug, relax and focus on my favorite job, mom.


At Amerman, we are excited to begin a new year. This year our goal is to continue helping our students learn all of the important things they will need to be successful learners! We are passionate about learning and everyone at Amerman; classroom teachers, humanities teachers, building aides, playground aides, custodians, and office staff, want you to know that we are committed to providing your child/children a positive and fun place to learn


Please be sure your child brings boots, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. to school for the next few months. Unless the temperatures/windchill are below zero, students go outside for a much-needed fresh air/movement break.


Stay warm,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

January 13 - PTA Meeting via Zoom 7:00pm

January 17 - No School

January 18 - PTA Bonaventure Skating

January 25 - Amerman Board Meeting - 6:30pm

January 27 - Credit Union Deposit Day

January 28 - Half Day Dismissal - 12:15pm

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE LOOP!!!


SHOUT OUT & BIG THANK YOU to all our families who continue to make our dismissal loop procedures run smoothly and safely!!!!!


We had a successful first week of 2022 because so many families were prepared and paid attention. This is definitely a team effort!


For anyone who might be using the loop for the first time in 2022, here are a few tips to follow:


  • Be sure that your child/ren knows to meet you at the Loop.


  • Display your name card in an upright position until your child/ren are safely in your car. (We need to know your names to call for students and to help our rotating teachers get the right student to the right car.)


  • Display your name BOLDLY! (Whether cloudy or sunny, it is easier to read the name when it is BIG and BOLD)


  • Keep your car in park until your child/ren are safely in your car.


  • Stay in your car while the Loop is open. (Our teachers and staff need to stay focused on the vehicles and students. Please do not walk up to teachers and staff in the Loop. It is safer for you to go to the office for assistance.)


  • The dismissal loop will be closed at 3:55, if you have not entered the loop by 3:55 and the gym doors are closed you will have to come to the office to collect your child/ren.

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Enrollment

Do you have a student who will be ready for kindergarten next school-year? It is now time to sign up for an appointment! Please click here to view materials needed and specific dates for each school.

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Due to distribution problems with our vendor the books for the Birthday Book Club are not arriving until late January. ( This affects late November, December , January birthdays ) We will distribute them as soon as they arrive. Thanks for your patience.

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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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PTA NEWS and EVENTs

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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Amazon Smile:

Don't forget to use smile.amazon.com (and select Amerman Elementary School PTA) when shopping Amazon this holiday season 😊


To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.

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Chasing Childhood

As part of Northville C.A.R.E.S, we are happy to provide 2 opportunities for our families to view the movie Chasing Childhood. Chasing Childhood explores the pressures for families and children in a high achievement culture. Northville Youth Network and PTA are sponsoring this movie in the Northville High School Auditorium on:


  • Thursday, January 20th 6:30-8:15
  • Saturday, January 29th at 10:00-11:45


There will be a short Q & A after the movie facilitated by Amy Prevo (Director-NYN), Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-NYN) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Please feel free to view the Chasing Childhood trailer


If you would like to reserve a spot to view Chasing Childhood, please contact Susan Johnson at johnsonsu@northvilleschools.org to communicate which showing and how many spots you are reserving.

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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/boards-and-commissions/northville-youth-network-commission

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IT'S TIME TO TEACH HABIT 4 - THINK WIN-WIN!

During the Month of January we will be working on Habit 4: Think Win-Win this month. Everyone can Win!


What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.


“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.


Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

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