Bobcat Broadcast

March 5, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Time is quickly approaching for our spring student-led conferences. This time of the year is an exciting way for your child to show how he/she has grown as a learner. Student-led conferences are in accordance with our Leader in Me practices. Traditionally, these would take place at school. However, this year students will share their learning evidence and progress at home. Students will present to you examples of their learning success and growth in various content areas and a reflection of their academic work habits. We invite you to participate in a conversation that encourages your child to explain his/her learning, possible challenges, and how they feel about the progress they have made so far this school year.


  • Your child will bring his/her learning artifacts home for the at-home sharing of their learning the week of March 15th or 22nd.


  • We believe that home-school partnerships are vital to student success; therefore, we practice a variety of ongoing communication strategies. For that reason, some families may feel that they already have enough information and that a Zoom conference at this time is not needed.


  • Times available include Thursday, March 25th from 1:00 - 6:40 p.m. and Friday, March 26th from 1:00 - 3:40 p.m.


  • If you would like a conference please sign up here.


  • It is assumed that parents that do not sign-up for a conference by Tuesday, March 23, 2021 do not feel a conference is necessary at this time.


  • Please understand that placements for 2021-2022 will not be discussed at this time. This includes middle school placement, including Advanced Math and Academic Resource, will not be discussed at this time. For more information about your questions, please see the Advanced Programming Link.


We look forward to this wonderful opportunity for your child to be a leader and also be the owner of his/her learning. We hope you enjoy this special opportunity to explore your child’s growth throughout this school year!



Stay Safe,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

March 5 - End of 2nd Marking Period

March 10 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 12 - Warm Feet Warm Heart Deadline Extended

March 17 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 18 - Credit Union Deposit Day

March 18 - PTA Meeting - 6:30pm

March 22 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

March 24 - Bobcat Pride Day

March 25-26 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

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Congratulations PTA Reflections winners!

Amerman is successful again in REFLECTIONS at the State level. Out of 5 participants we have 3 winners. One will represent us at the National level! Check out there work by clicking below.

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Anchored in Reading - Kick off Week! March is Reading Month at Amerman

Thanks again to everyone who submitted photos for our March is Reading Month Kick Off. Here is the video montage that was created to kick-off reading month on Monday. We continue to share photos of readers in daily announcements too. (Please note some of the photos in this video were taken pre-covid during our read-in last year)

MIRM 2021 Kick Off Video

Guest Author Book Orders

Spriya Kelkar is this year’s Guest Author. As an Amerman parent and because of the unique situation of the year, she will be giving her talent and time for 3 virtual assemblies on March 18th, free of charge.


Check out her books at www.supriyakelkar.com


We are accepting book orders through March 19th. In-person students can turn in the form and payment to their classroom teacher. Virtual students can drop off their book orders in the lobby of Amerman Elementary. Checks should be made payable to Amerman PTA.


2020 2021 School Visit Book Order - Supriya Kelkar


All Orders are DUE MARCH 19th!

REMINDER: EVERY FRIDAY is READ MY SHIRT DAY in MARCH

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Family Activity Calendar

This is full of optional activities for you to do as a family to celebrate being lifelong readers all month long.

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vaccine eligibility - community update

Beginning Monday, March 8th, MDHHS has expanded vaccine eligibility to persons age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs. Additionally, beginning Monday, March 22nd, vaccine eligibility expands to those 50 and over.


Those eligible to receive a vaccine should:


  • Check the website of the local health department or hospital to find out their process or for registration forms; or
  • Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like Meijer or Rite Aid; or
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or can call 2-1-1.



Please see the full announcement of these vaccine availability updates at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98158-553512--,00.html

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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.


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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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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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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March Focus: Trustworthy! Habit 6: Synergize!

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of March is Trustworthy and our Habit of the Month is Habit 6: Synergize!



This month’s Habit: Habit #6 - Synergize


What this means: Working together is better. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


“I get along well with other people and work well in groups.”

“I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them.”

“I know that working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions than we could alone.”

“I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems.”


How can I do this in my life?

With your children, choose a problem you may have (like curfew or completing tasks). Use the Synergy Action Plan to summarize your child's solution and your solution: (1) define the problem, (2) share your views, (3) think of solutions, (4) choose the best solution together. See if you can reach a better solution (The High Way) than either of you could come up with alone.


Great Books for Habit #6- Synergize

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willams

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats Reading