Bobcat Broadcast

April 23, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Several years ago I stopped asking my son the question, "How was school today?" Every day I got the same answer, "Fine". I would then follow it up with another question, "What did you do?" The answer, "Nothing". Well, I knew he did something. I knew his day was filled with learning, laughter, excitement and maybe even frustration. What I eventually figured out is that I needed to reframe how I asked my questions. Now I ask him questions like:


  • "What's the coolest thing that happened today?"
  • "Pretend you're the teacher. How would you describe the day?"
  • "What made you laugh?"
  • "What was the most creative thing you did?"
  • "How were you kind or helpful today?"
  • "How was someone kind or helpful to you?"


Now, I still might get one word answers or "I dunno" every once in a while. But, now most days, I not only know what he did at school, I know how he felt when he was there. If you are struggling like I did, perhaps you could ask your after-school questions differently. They made a world of difference to me ❤


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

April 12 through April 26 - Spring Follett Book eFair

April 12 through May 7 - MStep Testing for Grades 3 - 5

April 26 through May 3 - Amerman's Many Colored Days Continues (See Below)

April 26 through May 7 - SOS (Save our Seas) Coin Challenge (See Below)

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 4 - Election Day

May 7 - PTA Drive-in Movie Night

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The Bobcat Pride Press

The sixth 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 six (new)
  • 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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Calling all Kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 School-Year

Please join us for our Kindergarten parent meeting virtually! Our virtual kindergarten round-up parent meeting will be, Wednesday, April 28 at 6:00.



Amerman Elementary

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00PM

Zoom Meeting Link

Password: KIND2021


If you have not registered you child for kindergarten, please do so ASAP! We are already starting the planning process and want to make sure your child is included in those plans. To register your child, please click here.

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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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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher appreciation week is coming 5/3-5/7 and we need your help to make it extra special. The PTA is providing a 8 week wellness seminar for our staff! Please sign up to donate additional items to make each day of our “Anchored in Learning” week extra memorable. Thank you for your support!



https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45ACA92DA2F94-teacher


The PTA is excited for our drive in movie on 5/7. Get your tickets soon, space is limited! See you there!

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S.O.S. - Help Amerman Bobcat to Save our Seas!

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Check out the video below!

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Northville Schools will host drive-thru COVID-19 testing

In partnership with the State of Michigan and MDHHS, Northville Schools will host drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Northville High School parking lot (45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI.) The drive-thru testing event is open to all Northville residents and the public and will be taking place on Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


We have been advised by the COVID-19 testing contractor that they have encountered some programming issues with the pre-scheduling module for Sunday’s COVID-19 testing event at Northville High School, and as a result, the scheduling feature has been deactivated. However, if you have previously made an appointment for Sunday’s testing event prior to the deactivation of the scheduling module, please advise the parking lot monitor upon entering the site, and you will be moved to a separate line.


We apologize for any inconvenience. Although the pre-scheduling module has now been deactivated, we continue to encourage your participation in the COVID-19 testing event on Sunday.


During the drive-thru testing event, participants will receive a rapid test and receive results with 15 minutes. Individuals who receive positive rapid test results will be given the opportunity to receive a follow-up PCR test, receiving those results with 24-48 hours.

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2021 Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal Informational Meetings

Northville Public Schools has a critical Operating Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot to renew the current operating millage on all non-homestead property for five years, 2022 to 2026. This millage applies only to non-homestead property such as businesses, rental properties, and second homes. This millage renewal will impose no new taxes. This millage generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16% of the district's overall operating revenues. Learn more about the Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal on the District website. Election Day is Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROCEDURES

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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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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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:

  • May 13
  • June 10

Deposits can be made in the Amerman Office.

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PTA NEWS and EVENTS

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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 Willems
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