Bobcat Broadcast

April 9, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this week. I love seeing nature come alive again after the winter hibernation. The students have enjoyed recess and brain breaks without coats running in the sunshine.


I also want to thank everyone for being so diligent in monitoring your children for symptoms and notifying us when a close contact has happened. While we have had an uptick in positive cases, as of yet we have seen zero spread within the school. This tells us our mitigation strategies are working!


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

April 12 through April 26 - Spring Follett Book eFair

April 12 - MStep Testing Window Opens

April 28 - Virtual Steam Fair

April 28 - Virtual Kindergarten Parent Meeting - 6:00pm

April 30 - Kindergarten Round-up for incoming KDG Students

April 30 - No School for ALL current KDG students

May 4 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

May 7 - PTA Drive-in Movie Night

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The fourth 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 four (new)
  • Click here to view volume three
  • Click here to view volume two.
  • Click here to view volume one

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No School For Kindergarten Students April 30th

We are planning to do an in-person Round-Up for next year's kindergarteners on Friday, April 30th. For this reason, there will not be school for our current kindergarten students on Friday, April 30th. This includes both in-person and virtual Kindergarten students.


Please call the Amerman office with questions.

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Book Fair!!


We will have a Spring Follett eFair 4/12 through 4/26. 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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Updated Student Handbook Language on Dress Code

The following language has been updated in our Student Handbook regarding dress code. This update is consistent across all the elementary buildings. The new dress code language is as follows:


It is recognized that appropriate student dress and grooming are the responsibility of the parent and the student.Students are expected to be appropriately dressed and practice good hygiene at all times. Any form of dress or appearance which is offensive, disruptive in appearance, and/or detrimental to the purpose and climate of the school will not be permitted.


Clothing and accessories, including but not limited to backpacks, jewelry and electronic device covers or decals may not display statements that are age-inappropriate, racial or ethnic slurs, historical symbols of oppression (i.e. confederate flag), vulgar, obscene, or suggestive images, nor may they promote items or products that students may not legally purchase or possess (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, vapes or illegal drugs.)


We ask for parents’ continued support in helping children choose clothing that will not detract from the learning environment or devalue the principle of respect. The principal will determine when attire or accessories are inappropriate for school. Students who fail to adhere to dress code policy will be asked to change their attire or remove an accessory, remain in the office, or be sent home until acceptable attire is delivered to them or parent contact is made. Multiple infractions and/or failure to comply may lead to discipline.


Likewise, any materials brought into school (pictures, toys, etc.) which are disruptive or detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will be confiscated, and may be picked up from the school office by a parent or guardian. This includes the popular items of the moment which are often disruptive to the school environment.

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NEW - CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE - NEW

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

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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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:

  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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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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April Focus: Caring! Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw!

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of April is Caring and our Habit of the Month is Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw!


This month’s Habit: Habit #7 - Sharpen the Saw


What this means: Balance is Best. Seek continuous improvement and renewal professionally and personally.


Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Here are some examples of activities:


Physical: Beneficial eating, exercising, and resting

Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others

Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching

Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, or service


What I can do:

  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep
  • I balance my time between school, extracurricular activity, family, and friends
  • I an always learning how to become a better person

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Great Books for Habit #7- Sharpen the Saw

•Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

•The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

•Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky

•Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog by Cynthia Rylant

•Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo

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