Bobcat Broadcast

June 11, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


As I reflect on this past year, it amazes me how quickly it went by. I cannot thank each and every one of you for the part you played in making this year a success (Yes, despite everything it was a success). Thank you for supporting your students and the staff each and every day. This year's successes are because of you.


I am so lucky to be a member of the Amerman family. It truly is a blessing to be here, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. This will be the last official Bobcat Broadcast for the 2020-2021 school-year. I wish every one of you a safe, healthy and fun summer, enjoy your time as a family. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you in September, ready to do it all over again! Well... maybe not exactly the same again :)


Stay safe,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

June 17 - Last Day - Half Day

June 17 - 5th Grade Drive-Through Clap Out 1:15pm

June 17 - Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

June 25 - Office Closes for the Summer

August 16 - Office Reopens for the 2021-2022 School-year

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The thirteenth (and final) 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 thirteen (new)
  • Click here to view volume twelve
  • Click here to view volume eleven
  • Click here to view volume ten
  • Click here to view volume nine
  • Click here to view volume eight
  • Click here to view volume seven
  • Click here to view volume six
  • Click here to view volume five
  • Click here to view volume four
  • Click here to view volume three
  • Click here to view volume two.
  • Click here to view volume one

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Amerman's New Lending Library

We are excited to present the new Amerman Lending Library. This wonderful new addition to the Amerman grounds is a gift from our fifth graders the class of 2028, on behalf of the PTA. Each fifth grader got the opportunity to put their fingerprint and name on it. The Lending Library will be prementley installed within the next week. Please get ready to share your gently used books for others to love, read and treasure.

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5th Grade Parties

On Thursday all of our 5th graders (virtual and in person) had their end of the year parties. Each class rotating throughout different stations. They tie dyed, had Kona Ice, signed the farewell banner, fingerprinted and signed the 5th grade gift to the school, and just enjoyed each other's company. For many of them, it was the first time they had been back to Amerman since March of 2020. It was an AMAZING day! A huge shout out to the entire 5th grade teaching team for making this day possible!

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B.O.B Day

Today was B.O.B Day! B.O.B stands for Bobcat Olympic Bash. It is our version of field day. Each class got a bucket of supplies and a list of activities to choose from. They spent an hour outside, running, laughing, competing, laughing some more, and enjoying being a kid. Virtual students were provided the list of activities and encouraged to participate at home. What an amazing way to spend the last Friday of the school year.

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Gift Crowd


Want to give your child’s teacher a super easy end of year gift? Want to say a little thank you to the support staff, humanities teachers and everyone else who worked so hard at Amerman this year? Well spread the love around with GiftCrowd.


The PTA has opened a GiftCrowd link for anyone who wants to contribute to a group gift for a staff member. There is no fee so your entire contribution goes to the staff member.


The gifting will close on Friday 6/18 at noon and then each staff member will be able to choose a gift card to redeem.


https://www.giftcrowd.com/#/event/lT5cnfEjXv

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5th Grader and team wins first place in International Moon Camp Project


Fifth-grader HuiJun (Ella) Zhong, along with four other multi-Michigan district team members, was awarded first place in the 2021 Moon Camp Challenge - Explorers Category (age up to 14 years old) for their project title Mona Astra. This international 3D design competition is hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus Foundation, and Autodesk. Over 4100 students from 33 countries participated in a variety of categories.


For the Moon Camp Explorers, each team’s mission is to 3D design the complete Moon Camp using Tinkercad to overcome important challenges which enable astronauts to stay on the Moon for long periods of time. Such challenges include protection from radiation and meteorites, energy production, the extraction and recycling of water, food production, and much more. Each team needs to explain their project in a written report to the expert jury, including use of local resources (e.g. lunar soil, water ice), Technological solutions (e.g. power source, recycling system, food growth chamber), Protection (from meteorites and radiation), and provide suitable living and working facilities for the astronauts.


The team's Moon Camp is named “Mona Astra”. Astra is Latin for “stars”, and often used in inspirational phrases. In Arabic, Mona means “a wish or desire”. Mona Astra means “A wish to get to the stars”. There are 11 buildings in the Mona Astra camp including a nuclear power plant, laboratory, living base, urine purification chamber, clinic, and greenhouses. Visit the official Mona Astra project page to learn more about the project and the team's vision for their camp.


Along with their first-place recognition, Zhong and her team will have a chance to talk to European Astronauts and gain insight and experience in space travel and leaving the gravitational limits of our planet to explore the infinite possibilities of space.

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Good Luck Science Olympiad - Final Tournament

Good luck to our Amerman Science olympiad team consisting of students 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They will be participating in the "Wayne-Oakland Science Olympiad (WOSO) Final Tournament" on this Saturday June 12th 2021. The event will run from 9am - 2:30pm and the results will be announced the following day. For the first time this event is being run virtually and our students have learned and adapted so well. I can't wait to hear how well they did!

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FREE Summer Reading Programs

Looking for a fun way to keep your growing reader(s) engaged this summer?


Visit one of our local libraries and see if there is a program that works for you.


The Northville District Library’s Summer Tails & Tales Program is challenging readers to read 600 minutes this summer. That’s just 15 minutes a day. To register or get more information check out the Youth Summer Reading – NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY.


The Novi Public Library is offering a Tails & Tales summer program. Their challenges are a little different and they are offering Zoom options too. More information can be found here: Novi, Michigan (MI) - Summer Reading Program

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Students/Parents accessing archived schoology courses during the summer


If there is something in your child's schoology that you want to access over the summer, click here to find out how.

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Important - End of the year medication pick up

Medications will be available for pick up starting June 17th at 12:15pm. We are asking that all medications be picked up by 4pm on June 24th. Our school will be closing for the summer on June 25th. After June 25th all uncollected medications will be discarded. Thank you for your understanding.

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Chromebook Return Process


As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, and with the knowledge that we are planning for a full return to in-person learning in the Fall of 2021, we will begin collecting borrowed Chromebooks from families. You may begin returning devices at any time, with the final collection taking place the week of June 21, 2021. Please do not return the device to your child’s school. You should drop off your device at the centralized collection location noted in the link below.


Chromebook Return Process

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Amerman’s ABC COUNTDOWN

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

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5th grade only

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Edukit School Supply Kit Fundraiser

The Northville Council of PTAs/PTSAs in partnership with the middle and elementary schools are very excited about our school supply kit fundraiser. They provide a convenient way for families to purchase school supplies for the coming school year. The school supply lists have been developed by the teachers in each grade, at each school.


If you place your order before June 17, it will be delivered directly to your school before the first day of school. Extended ordering is available from June 18, 2021 - August 16, 2021 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience. Please use the below link to find your school and place your order. Multiple schools can be ordered at the same time! https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/11882/. ORDER BY JUNE 17, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.


Please contact Jodie Roden at jrr0913@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

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CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROCEDURES


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a 10-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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Northville Cheerleading Tryouts

Attention! Northville Cheerleading will be holding tryouts for student athletes who will be in grades 6-12 for the 2021-2022 school year! Make up tryout date is June 24, 5:30-7:30pm for grades 6-8 at the NHS Auxiliary Gymnasium. We will follow all COVID-19 protocols and screening requirements. A new physical is required by July 1 for the upcoming school year. Come be a part of a growing program! Sign up here:



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePE53Vo2rO1PMgaOM5HA5wJo6q1u5VLHA5HTmj34KgI22Uyw/viewform


Follow us on Instagram @northvillecheer

Email questions to: northvillecheerleading@gmail.com

Go Mustangs!”

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There is still one more opportunity to check out our pack this saturday

There is still one more opportunity to check out our pack this Saturday at our spring campout. We are starting the fun at 2pm at the Kensington Metropark Group Camp. Look for the big blue Pack 755 banner!
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Summer Tennis Camp

The Girls Varsity Tennis team will be holding their annual Summer Tennis Camp for two weeks at the end of June! Please see the attached flyer for details about the camp and how to sign up. Girls and boys of all school ages and skill levels are welcome!


Please note that Northville High School tennis courts will be under construction all summer and the camp will be held at the tennis courts at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park just a short drive from Northville High School on Joy Road between Sheldon and Beck.


If you have any questions, please contact Northvillegirlstennis@gmail.com

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Hillside Cross Country 2021

Incoming 6th grade boys and girls who are interested in running on the Hillside Cross Country Team, there will be a parent/athlete zoom meeting on Monday June 14th at 7pm. We will go over the calendar/meet schedule, practices, physicals, forms, team expectations, and more. Parents and interested athletes please plan to attend. Use the link below. See you then! Kurt Bartel, Reid Nicklaus, and Sue Fairchild - Cross Country Coaches.


XC 2021 Zoom Meeting Monday June 14th 7-8 pm

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Make New Friends

“Make New Friends” is a free, four-part virtual series hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan that allows your girl to make new friends, strengthen her social and emotional skills with other girls her age, and have fun as they prepare for kindergarten and first grade! Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is meant as an introduction to our program. Check out the flyer for more details

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Becoming Me

Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. The Becoming Me program will be available at no additional cost to any interested Girl Scout member enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Available to girls in grades K-12, the program will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is the perfect introduction into our program. Check out the flyer for more details!

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

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and the winners are...


A huge thank you to everyone who made the Raffle a success! We would like to start with Devon Caudill for always supporting the PTA. Second all the amazing volunteers who created these gorgeous baskets. Really, every one is spectacular. Finally, Audra Dahl Hall and Dave Hall. The raffle truly would not have been possible without the continued hard work they put in these last few weeks. Congrats to all the winners!!!


Winners: Please expect an email from Audra or Ana to arrange pick up.


The winner list will also be available on our PTA website: http://www.amermanpta.com and will be on the Amerman PTA Facebook page, along with the video of the drawing for anyone who missed.

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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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Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats - Best of Luck at the hill and the mill 5th Graders!!