Bobcat Broadcast

January 20, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Caudill


I find that as my son is getting older (he's a 5th grader) it is getting harder and harder to keep him engaged in conversations that don't revolve around soccer, the ESPN highlight reel and whatever video game he is currently playing. Now don't get me wrong, I love talking with him about his interests. But, there is so much more to my kiddo that he just doesn't offer up on his own. I read a blog about a month ago (I can't remember where) about how to have deeper conversations with your kids. These are questions to ask that are playful, open-ended and let us see a different side of our kids than we normally would. As an educator I have used these questions and have seen our teachers use many of these questions as a way to get students talking in the classroom. It is crazy to me how I never thought of using them at home:


  • If I said yes to anything right now, what would you ask me?
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would you have and why?
  • If I said pack your bags for a trip, where are we going?


I am sure you can think of a number of questions like this that will allow you and your kids to have conversations that make you laugh, build memories and maybe give you an insight into your child's thoughts, wishes and imagination you did not have before.


Stay well,

Devon Caudill

Mark Your Calendars

January 24 - Amerman Board of Education Meeting - 6:30pm

January 24 - PTA Bonaventure

January 26 - Science Olympiad Open House - 6:30pm MPR

February 4 - Northville Parent Camp (See information Below)

February 10 - End of Civic Concern Food Drive

February 17 - Half Day, Dismissal at 12:15

February 20 - No School

February 27 - Northville Inclusion Week

March 3 - End of Second Marking Period

March 11 - NEF Night for Northville Casino Night

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Science Olympiad - attention 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents

Amerman Students can sign up for the Wayne Oakland Science Olympiad (WOSO) now!

Sign up students online here https://forms.gle/qp1hUXQkBsswUEST8.


Amerman Science Olympiad Information Night is on Thursday, January 26th from

6:30-8 pm in MPR at Amerman Elementary School. You could also join us virtually by using the Zoom Meeting ID: 823 7299 4251 Password: 7777


  • Science Olympiad gives students an opportunity to explore science based topics with a group of other interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders under the supervision and guidance of adult volunteers outside of the normal school hours.

  • There are 17 different topics/events and students can sign up for 4 events.

  • Students typically meet for 45 - 60 minutes weekly for each event that they sign up to attend, until the final tournament in June 2023 for the WOSO County Tournament at Schoolcraft College.

  • Registration Fees $50 ( check payable to Amerman Elementary). Price is not per event.

  • Please write the name of your child in the memo of the check along with the grade information to help us identify the students registered.

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Kindergarten Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year is now OPEN!

Please visit our Kindergarten Enrollment webpage to sign up for an appointment to enroll your incoming Kindergarten student. Once you've signed up for an appointment, please return to the Enrollment webpage to complete the online portion of your pre-enrollment outlined in Steps 1-3.


If you have any questions, please call Student Data at

(248) 344-3524.

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Date Change for Teacher Professional Day (No School for Students)

The Teacher Professional Day (No school for students) originally scheduled on March 7, 2023, has been moved to May 2, 2023.


This change is being made to allow election day on May 2nd to proceed without students in the building.


Please make a note on your schedules that your children will be in school on March 7th and will be off on May 2nd.

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Inclusion Week

Northville High School is working hard to bring Inclusion Week to each and every school across the district. Inclusion week will be February 27 - March 3rd.


One of the things they are hoping to do to show support across the District will be a spirit week. See the flyer below with more details about what the theme will be for each day that week.


They are also selling t-shirts that were designed by students at the high school. Here is the link for anyone that is interested in purchasing a t-shirt: https://www.customink.com/g/yhu0-00cp-xd9t T-shirt orders need to be placed by February 5th.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Northville Parent Camp, presented by Michigan Educational Credit Union, is on Saturday, February 4, 2023, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Northville High School! Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation have again partnered to bring you Northville Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops, presented to empower parents of children of all ages with practical knowledge, resources and tools to help equip them to support and guide their children.


For more information regarding schedule and presenters For Parent Camp please visit NEF's website at www.supportnef.org/parent-camp. This year, in conjunction with Parent Camp, we will host Northville's 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair from 10am - 2pm in the Northville High School Cafeteria. Thank you to current fair sponsors, Galvin Growth Group, Building Bridges Therapy and Kiss My Lash. If you would like to become a sponsor please visit www.supportNEF.org.

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NEF's Annual Night for Northville

Now is your chance to purchase tickets to the premier event of the season.Northville Educational Foundation's Night for Northville presented by Royal Truck & Utility Trailer. Tickets are on sale now! This year we are again Betting on our Students at an exciting Casino Night!


Join us Saturday, March 11th at 6:30 PM at Northville Square! We will have more Casino tables available this year, amazing silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar provided by The Lava Grille Northville, delicious beer provided by North Center Brewing Company, dancing, wine pull and much more!


NEW THIS YEAR ---> Become our VIP! Limited tickets available for VIP Cocktail event. VIP tickets include early admittance at 6:00pm, reserved seating and cocktails at the exclusive bar in Lava Grille for the entire Casino Night Event, free valet, and a special Thank You swag bag! VIP Cocktail Event is sponsored by Kiss My Lash of Northville!


Visit https://www.supportnef.org/night-for-northville to purchase your tickets!


Back this year - Amerman's PTA can win $500!! How does it work?! It’s simple - A $500 check will be written to the PTA for the school with the most attendees represented at Night for Northville. Don’t forget to write Amerman's name in the “Additional Notes” section when you register! Last year Winchester was the big winner…. maybe Amerman will receive the big check this year!?

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Submitting Photos for the Amerman Yearbook


Please email your yearbook pics to amermanyearbookpics@gmail.com Please include which teacher your students have so we can organize them easier!

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Bonaventure Skate Night!

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This year the Northville Council PTA is selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits to support all of our students

Pizza night just got a little more fun! Everyone in the family can help make pizza with these kits! Pre measured and packaged ingredients to keep in your freezer until you need them. Great for sleepovers, pizza night or even the big game party.


Starting today and through February 15th, you can buy Pizza Kits to help us raise funds for the Northville Council PTA community engagement programs and your school's PTA as well.


We need everyone’s help and it’s super easy to participate…

  1. Here is the link to order the Pizza Kits online. https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/977945a9-5011-40f6-a012-6200881c1d2e?ko_click_id=ko_hdmyghqqovhu3xfp5
  2. Wait for your package to be delivered to your door by FedEx.
  3. Get meals that are fun to make and delicious to eat! Enjoy!
  4. Every kit we sell makes an impact. We earn $6.00 on every item sold so your participation makes a big impact.


But should you have any questions about our fundraiser, please contact northvilleptavp@gmail.com.

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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 latest resource templates: Tech and Internet Safety and Social Anxiety 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)


February Wellness Wednesdays are all about self-love and self-care! Teens and Tweens join us for one of these programs:


  • Yoga & Mindfulness for Self-Care for Tweens (9-12) - Wednesday, February 8 Facilitated by Stephanie Rife, Yoga Instructor


  • Love Yourself - Building Self-Esteem for Teens (13-18) - Wednesday, February 22 Discussion and activities around being unique, happiness, and remembering how to unapologetically love yourself! Facilitated by Kristie Wyler, MA LLP, McCaskill Family Services

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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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HABIT 4 - THINK WIN-WIN!

During the Month of January we will be working on Habit 4: Think Win-Win this month. Everyone can Win!



What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.


“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.


Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Spotlight on our Amerman Bobcats!