November 22 and November 29, 2019
A Message from Mrs. Caudill
Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate! We are excited to announce the idea of homework-free “Well-Being Breaks” for all of our major school holidays. We believe school breaks should be just that - a brief reprieve from school responsibilities like homework, special projects, planning, and grading. It is a time to reconnect with loved ones without the stress of school work creeping in. Therefore, all students AND staff will be free of academic-related work during the following dates:
- Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1)
- Winter Break (Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, January 5)
- Mid-Winter Break (Saturday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 18)
- Spring Break (Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 12)
Making sure that our students, staff, and families have the opportunity to completely detach themselves from school—physically and mentally—on the days they’re off is an important part of our commitment to honoring the whole person. (Leader in Me fans call this “Sharpening the Saw.”) In other words, we know our students and staff have lives outside of school, and guess what? We want them to enjoy those healthy, balanced lives!
Please note, I am planning on following this same advice, as a result, there will be no Bobcat Broadcast next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please look for a new Broadcast on Friday, December 6. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.
Mark Your Calendars
This Week's Events:
November 25th - 3rd Annual Dad's Club Bowling Night - 6:00pm at Novi Bowl
November 26th - Robot Garage - 3rd Grade
November 27 - Half Day Dismissal - 12:15pm
November 28 & 29 - No School
Next Week's Events:
December 4 - Leader in Me Parent Night (Tentative Date)
December 12 - Primanti Bros. Restaurant Fundraiser
December 23 - January 3 - No School
How does your family Sharpen the Saw?
We would love to see all the ways you sharpen your saw during the winter and holiday months. The four dimensions to finding balance are physical, social, emotional, or spiritual. Your Bobcat family wants to learn about you! Please send in any send pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be displayed on our Amermam morning announcements. Be sure to include the names of your children and possibly a short explanation of how you sharpen your saw during the holiday and winter season
Student Drop-off on Center Street
As a reminder you cannot pull up behind the buses or partially into the parking lot when the gate is closed to drop-off your child in the morning. You have three options for student drop-off in the morning. You can either park your car in the lot before the gates close and your child can walk to the front door, you can park on one of the side streets, or you can utilize the loop behind the school. You cannot pull up behind the buses or partially into the north parking lot when the gates are down. We have a number of students and parents walking in this area and their safety is our number one priority.
Kindness Challenge Update
Booktober Campaign Winners!
I am excited to announce to you all the tallies and classroom winners from the Booktober Campaign. These results are based off of all donations that were received through 11/15 at the end of the school day. We have had a few more contributions roll in over the weekend as well!
Overall, we had contributions from 46% of our families, which represents 48% of our students. I counted the classroom tallies 3 times to make sure I had everything right then used a random number generator to choose the winners of the book stipends to ensure fairness.
1st prize goes to Mrs. Mooney's class! 16 students/67% of the families in her classroom are represented in our campaign! Mrs. Mooney wins the $150 book stipend from the PTA!
The three remaining winners were chosen by random selection - each student's name was entered from those who contributed. Each of the following teachers will receive at $125 book stipend from the PTA!
- Ms. Beson
- Mrs. Charboneau
Congratulations to the winners! Thank you all for your support in the Booktober Campaign!
AMERMAN ELEMENTARY'S VETERANS OF AMERICA DONATION DRIVE
In honor of Veteran’s Day and in our efforts to bring hope to the world around us, we will be hosting a donation drive for VA Hospital of Ann Arbor. OUR GOAL: To collect 2500 items This donation drive has been organized through a partnership with the PTA & Student Lighthouse Team
The Dad's Club 3rd Annual Amerman's Bowling Night
The Dad's Club 3rd Annual Amerman's Bowling Night is November 25th, 6:00 pm at Novi Bowl. It's a blast for the whole family and we hope you can make it, if you have any questions feel free to email me anytime email@example.com. Prizes are awarded to the highest-scoring classrooms - so bring your A-game! See flyer below for additional details.
There are SEVEN school days left to enter the Reflections Art Competition.
The theme is LOOK WITHIN. Write a story, choreograph a dance, take a photo, make a mini-film, draw or paint a picture, or write a song. There are many ways to express what inspires your look within.
All participants will receive a prize and will be invited to the Reflections pizza party. And, if you win in your category, your art will be entered in the State Competition, with the possibility of going onto the National Competition.
Pick up an entry form in the Amerman Office.
Entries are due in the office December 2!
The Harlem Wizards are offering a BUZZER BEATER deal!
If you purchase online tickets to the game by midnight on Wed. Nov. 20th, you will be entered in a drawing to sit on the HARLEM WIZARDS bench during the game!! Five lucky winners will be chosen to sit on the WIZARDS bench! (Winners will be contacted by email on Thursday, Nov. 21st).
The game is Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Northville High School gym. And you could be sitting on the bench!!
Order your tickets now:
Also, our very own art teacher, Mrs. Rohrhoff will be playing!
You don't want to miss the action!
Thank You NEF!
A HUGE Thank you to the Northville Educational Foundation for awarding our art teacher, Jessica Rohrhoff $2,042.76. She was awarded all three of the grants she applied for. We can't wait to see what she does next with our Amerman artists!
PTA Information and News
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Lansing
Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!
Writing our Senses
Mrs. McDougall's 3rd graders went outside to use their senses. She wanted them to gain a better understand on how to add descriptive words to their writing.
Drawing a city park
Mr. Babich's fifth graders were using their knowledge of fractions to create a city park that was to a specific set of fraction measurements.
Smaller Shapes to Bigger Shapes
Miss Borchard's kindergarteners were working as a team to use smaller shapes to create a larger shapes.