Bobcat Broadcast

September 2, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


Dear Bobcat Families,


I think my cheeks still hurt from all the smiling I did at our open house events the last two nights. You could feel the excitement in the air as we welcomed parents and students into our building. Seeing our Bobcats (and their families) excited and ready for the new school year, gave our teachers and myself a jolt energy. We are ready for Tuesday!!


During our first few weeks of school our teachers' main focus will be on building classroom community and learning procedures. Getting back into a routine is essential. Children thrive from routine, and that lack of routine can lead to anxiety and stress. Taking the time to during the first weeks of school to get to know students, build new routines, and establish trust is imperative. Without these things it will be difficult for our students to learn new academic information.


I am so very excited to start this school year with you. I know it's going to be an amazing year!


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

September 5 - PTA Popsicles on the Playground 1:00 - 3:00pm

September 6 - First Day of School

September 7 - Bobcat Pride Day

September 8 - First PTA Meeting of the Year - 9:15am Amerman MPR

September 16 - Heritage Festival

September 20 - PTA Bonaventure

October 4 - Picture Day

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Morning Loop Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed every morning to assist students with exiting their vehicles during drop-off in the Amerman loop. Volunteers are needed 8:30 until approximately 8:45 a.m. We'd love your help for 15 minutes each week to keep things running smoothly - especially if you regularly use the loop. Please join us!


If you are unable to commit to a regular time slot, please consider signing up to be a back-up volunteer. Back-up volunteers (our "subs") are needed to fill slots when regular volunteers are unable to work, and occasionally when we anticipate higher than usual traffic in the loop


Please sign up by using the link below!

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Using the Loop (Car Drop-off)


For anyone who might be using the loop for the first time, here are a few tips to follow:


  • Be sure that your child/ren knows to meet you at the Loop.

  • Display your name card in an upright position until your child/ren are safely in your car. (We need to know your names to call for students and to help our rotating teachers get the right student to the right car.)

  • Display your name BOLDLY! (Whether cloudy or sunny, it is easier to read the name when it is BIG and BOLD)

  • Keep your car in park until your child/ren are safely in your car.

  • Stay in your car while the Loop is open. (Our teachers and staff need to stay focused on the vehicles and students. Please do not walk up to teachers and staff in the Loop. It is safer for you to go to the office for assistance.)

  • The dismissal loop will be closed at 3:55, if you have not entered the loop by 3:55 and the gym doors are closed you will have to come to the office to collect your child/ren.

  • We know the beginning of year adds to longer loop lines - we will be flexible in the loop closure the first week of school.

Here are a few other reminders to help us keep the loop moving:


  • Form TWO lanes as you enter the parking lot, to keep cars off 8 Mile Rd.
  • MERGE alternating lanes when you approach unloading/loading zone.
  • Pull ALL THE WAY forward to the farthest available volunteer.
  • Try to stay BUMPER TO BUMPER in the loop, don’t leave space between cars
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This year’s Theme: Amerman is Out of This World!


Focusing on:
    • Friendship

    • Kindness

    • Understanding

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Annual Online Information Confirmation

Every year, all families (including those who recently enrolled) are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through MiStar ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.


This process needs to be completed on a desktop or laptop computer, unless you download the MiStar App available in the App Store.


ANNUAL REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL FAMILIES

PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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NEW: FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS HAS ENDED



When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program.


We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.


If your student qualifies for free or reduced priced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen. Please complete the 2022-2023 online application for free or reduced meals. The application is available on the district’s Food Service webpage. The online application link can also be found in the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Paper applications are also available at the school where your child attends.


If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches. Money can be deposited online before school starts through the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Once school resumes money can be deposited online or can be sent to school with your student (cash or check). Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:


Lunch Meal Price - Elementary $4.00


If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. You can check your students balance online and make a payment online, through the MiStar Parent Connect portal.


Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now.


For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 248-344-3690. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Thank you for your understanding,

Northville Public Schools

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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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BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus assignments are available in Parent Connection https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal

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Girls on the Run

Hello Amerman families! Girls on the Run (GOTR) is back and registration is now open for all girls in grades 3-5! Please see the attached flyer below for details and reach out to Candace Mitkovski at clwynn313@gmail.com or Jessie Swiecki at jswiecki10@gmail.com with any questions.


We look forward to a great season!


Registration Link:

http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/83539

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Join Cub Scouts!

Scouting is a great way to help your youth grow in his or her life skills, friendship, and even community service. Along the scouting trail we have a LOT of fun, too!


Please see the flyer below and come see us at our Join Scouts Night on Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm in the Amerman West Parking Lot.

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Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic


All K-8 students are invited to attend Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic on October 11th & 12th from 5:30-7:30.


Attendees will be given a t-shirt and opportunity to cheer on the sidelines with the 2022-2023 Northville High School Cheerleaders!


The cost of the clinic is $50 / attendee. This must be paid upfront. Proceeds will go to the Northville Cheerleading program and the KC Foundation, a local foundation that helps support breast cancer patients and their families.


Please register here: https://forms.gle/11rRKSzc7ga5TLm67

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Spotlight on our Ameman Bobcats on our new playground!