Bobcat Broadcast

February 5, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


"When eating lunch, always eat your cookie first". I had a first grader pass on this piece of unsolicited advice as I walked by her at lunch. She looked up at me and smiled with her teeth full of Oreo cookie crumbs. I happen to agree with her, because cookies are delicious. However, I couldn't help sitting down and asking her to tell me more.


So, I asked her, "Firstie, why should I eat my cookie first? Shouldn't I eat my lunch first and then my cookie?" She replied with wisdom far beyond her years. "You see, Mrs. Caudill" she said. "I'm gonna to eat my lunch, but cookies make me happy. I don't want to wait to be happy."


This weekend, I hope you follow this firstie's advice, some things can wait. Do not wait to be happy. Eat your cookie first.


Stay Safe,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

February 9 - 11 - Virtual Kindergarten Registration

February 12 - Half Day Dismissal - 12:15

February 15 - No School

February 16 - No School

February 17 - Bobcat Pride Day

February 27 - Northville Parent Camp

March 5 - End of 2nd Marking Period

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Lead from the Heart! ❤️

February’s leadership trait is Kindness. We are inviting all families to create and share hearts with us in a digital way. You are invited to create a special Valentine/s to your child this year. You can make your heart as simple or as fancy as you’d like. Please think of a few ways that your child has followed the 7 Habits and write them on the heart. Some of our teachers may be asking you to send in hearts which you can do in addition to sharing them digitally. All Bobcat Families are invited to share how their child is leading from the heart!


This year you have the opportunity to share your hearts digitally, all you need to do is take a photo of your child’s heart(s) and email them to Mrs. Vertrees. vertreesbl@northvilleschools.org or you can post a virtual heart on our Amerman Padlet. We plan to share images of these hearts on daily announcements. We ask that all posts and photos be submitted by Friday, February 12th!

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BIG THANK YOU!

Thanks to all our Amerman Bobcat Families for donating to our Northville Civic Concern Food Drive.


We are still tallying and counting items and will have a grand total in next week’s Broadcast.


We appreciate your compassion and kindness.❤️

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LAST CALL

Please follow this link to make your T-shirt select TODAY!

T-Shirt Size Selection Due February 5th to select your child’s/children’s t-shirt size.

This is a free shirt, sponsored by the PTA.


Students with missing selections will be assigned a size by Amerman staff.

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Science Olympiad 2020-2021 Enrollment

Science Olympiad 20-21 sessions will start after Mid-winter break. We will have a virtual open house on Wednesday February 17 2021. Meeting details will be sent out next week. Please sign up your students online here https://forms.gle/GQao8X4oa6XjUQDZ8


Registration Fees $50 (check payable to Amerman Elementary). Fees is not per event. - Last year’s students who already paid, will not be charged any registration for this season. If you have any questions please email amermanso.headcoach@gmail.com

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Mark your calendars! Northville Parent Camp is on Saturday, February 27, 2021!

Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation has again partnered to bring you Northville Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops put together to give you the practical knowledge, resources, and tools to help equip you to support and guide their children.


This year, Parent Camp will be virtual so you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home! A special website is being created which will contain the agenda, workshop topics and descriptions, resources, and all of the necessary zoom links to participate. We hope to release the web address soon so that you may explore the topics and resources and make the difficult decision as to which breakout sessions you want to attend! For more information, please go to NEF's website, www.supportNEF.org.

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Lose Something?

Make sure you have your child check our Lost and Found. There are not too many things there, but we want to make sure all lost items find their way back home.

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Amerman Bobcat Corner

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PLANNING FOR KINDERGARTEN: NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN FOR FALL 2021

Now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage. We can't wait to welcome our newest students!


Elementary School Enrollment Dates

Amerman - February 9, 10, 11

Winchester - February 23, 24, 25

Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4

Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11

Moraine - March 16, 17, 18

Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25

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UPDATED SYMPTOM SCREENING TOOL AND quarantine period

The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening Tool STUDENT (1.8.2021) to reflect the reflect the importance of not sending a child to school with a fever over 100.3 F with or without other symptoms and the CDC recommendation of a 10 day quarantine period for those without symptoms that are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case. It is important to continue to closely monitor your child for symptoms using this updated screener tool prior to sending your child to school. This continued effort by all parents will allow us to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff and support our ability to provide continued in-person learning for all students.

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Northville Broncobots Informational Zoom meeting.

For kids in 3rd grade through 7th grade, who want to learn about Robotics and STEM. The Broncobots team will show you their robot in action, give a presentation on FIRST, show robot videos, play Kahoot, answer your questions, and tell you about the fun we have designing, building, programming, and competing with robots. Just log into this Zoom Link on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm for an hour of fun!

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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:

  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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Northville Youth Network

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yearbook News!

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

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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February Focus: Kindness! Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Every month Amerman Focuses on a new theme and Leader in Me Habit of the Month. The focus for the month of February is Kindness and our Habit of the Month is Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood



This month’s Habit: Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood


What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.


“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.


Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka


If you would like to recognize your child for being proactive or using Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood at home, please fill out the following Bobcat Boost and return it to your child's teacher.

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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats

Spotlight on our Bobcats learning Spanish