Bobcat Broadcast

December 10, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Throughout our classrooms I see Amerman as a community of learners. We (students, staff, parents) can all make a difference and we each have the power to impact the world around us. Our school successes are made possible through partnerships with you, our parents and community. Thank you for all that you do to support your child through their story of learning this year and beyond!


Be well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

December 10 - PTA Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt Begins

December 16 - PTA Bonaventure Night

December 18 - January 2 - Holiday Break

January 6 - Credit Union Deposit Day

January 13 - PTA Meeting via Zoom 7:00pm

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Congratulations Bobcats - You make us proud!

The Building Bobcats robotics team from Amerman competed in the regional FIRST LEGO League Challenge in Brooklyn, Michigan this weekend. They won the 2021 Rising All-Star Award and moved on to the state finals. Congratulations to Leena S., Eleanor D., Noah O., Colin G., Frankie R., Vihan T., and Elijah A.!


The Amerman "Bobcat Prime" FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team won two 2nd prize for Robot Design and Robot Performance both in the Regional Competition held at Waverly High School. The team also qualified for State Level Championship. Congratulations to Jaydeep D., Siddharth B., Carter Y., Krish R., Andrew K., and Landen G.!


After 6 long months the Amerman Blue Goggles FIRST LEGO League Robotics team won the Grand Prize at last Saturday's Regional Competition conducted at Freeland High School in Freeland, Michigan! The team is super excited to be eligible for State Competition in just a few weeks! Congratulations to Amerman Team members Aashna S., Nayan C., Ayansh T., Aayush P., Ridhi T., and Vihaan K.!

Fifth grader Vraj S. participated in a creative writing and a speech competition to benefit a regional charity called Angels of Hope. His short story was recognized amongst 200+ virtual attendees and won the 1st prize. Congratulations, Vraj!

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GiftCrowd for Amerman Staff

Your PTA has once again made it easy for you to cross Amerman teachers and staff off your holiday shopping list! Simply choose the staff members and amounts you would like to contribute to and gift crowd will pool all the funds together for each staff member. They can choose from a large variety of gift cards and there are zero fees. Happy shopping! https://app.giftcrowd.com/join-event/MWI3TiOsog


p.s. If you prefer something other than gift cards, check out the PTA store for gift ideas like chocolate covered almonds in a holiday tin!

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Book Fair Online Store is still open

Did you miss the in-person book fair? Still want to order books? The online store is still open!


See link below:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amermanelementaryschool

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Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overgrowing its location. Please have your students check outside the gym to find their lose items. All items not claimed will be donated at the start of the holiday break.
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Amerman Bottle Drive-LAST WEEK

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to all our families who have donated to this month’s Bottle Drive. We are overflowing with bottles. This is our last week. We do not have a total yet and need help to get the bottles returned and the deposits collected.


We know that it is a busy time of year and if you are willing and able to donate some time, we are in need of parent volunteers to return the bottles for us. If you can help, please call the office or email lamannael@northvilleschools.org or sign-up using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449ACAD2DA3F85-awinwin


Thank you!

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Amerman Holiday Lights Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt - This Weekend!

What do penguins trick or treating, vampire Mickey Mouse and an inflatable alligator all have in common? Find these items and more as a part of this weekend's Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt. Print off the attached flyer and head out to the addresses on the list to find each of the scavenger hunt items.


Dates are this weekend December 10-12th, 6:00-9:00 pm. Please drive by the houses and locate the items hidden within the holiday lights displays (for the safety of our students we ask that they remain in cars to locate the items). At the final house there is a prize table where students can turn in their completed sheets and select a prize. Slippers for mom donations (see information in PTA section below) will also be collected at the last house on the hunt list. Have fun and happy holidays!

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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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Amerman PTA News!


Donation Drive - Slippers For Mom:

The holidays have officially arrived! To help support the community this holiday season, Amerman PTA is partnering with Slippers For Mom, a 501c3 non-profit organization (run by one of our own Amerman families), whose mission is to give comfort to those in need during the holiday season by providing a cozy pair of slippers. Slipper donations will be collected at the final house of the Holiday Lights Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt on December 10-12. Detailed donation and ways to contribute information is included in the attached flyer.

Slippers for Mom Flyer

Click here to view the slippers for mom flyer on how you can support this wonderful organization.

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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Northville C.A.R.E.S Coming Attractions!!!


On December 16th at 7:00 Northville C.A.R.E.S will be showing a pre-taped student panel that some of our high school students participated in. The panel was facilitated by Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-Northville Youth Network) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Our students shared their thoughts on the pressures they face as they navigate through high school. Please contact Susan Johnson at johnsosu@northvilleschools.org or 248-344-3532 if you are interested in attending this virtual event.

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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 (information listed above) 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/departments/NYN)

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It's Time to Teach Habit 3 - Put First Things First


We will be working on Habit 3: Put First Things First this month. Work first, Then Play!


What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.


Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

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