Livonia PTSA Council Courier
News for October 20
End of the month - PTA wrap up!
Livonia PTSA Council Fundraising Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 6:30-8:30pm
28550 Ann Arbor Trail
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
You should be wrapping up this month's membership to give yourself time to pass paperwork to your Treasurer so that everything is turned in to Council (Council's membership form and check) and the State (State membership form, roster and check) by the 28th of the month. DID YOU ACHIEVE THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE? 100% STAFF MEMBERSHIP? Council will send you a PTA MEMBERSHIP banner if you did!
There is still time to complete the YMAD challenge - it's worth a $100 gift card for landscape materials for your Unit! Gather the largest group you can to complete a beautification or clean up project at your school. Send a picture of your group to Debbie Pline, YMAD chair. The Unit with the largest group wins the gift card. Must be completed by October 31!
Please check the Council calendar when selecting dates for your events - we try to include your dates on our calendar to help you minimize conflicts with other Units when planning events. Don't see your dates on there? Send them to Julie Thompson to be added to the online calendar. http://livoniaptsacouncil.org/calendar/
HAVE YOU FILED YOUR 990???
Good Standing Requirements
To remain in GOOD STANDING, you must send the following to the Michigan PTA, and Council:
- Register Officer Names and contact information with the State & Council
- Submit Unit Dues to the State, copy to Council (Due JUNE 1)
- Submit Membership Dues to the State and Council by the 28th of the month (minimum of 25 members)
- Submit a copy of the approved Annual Budget, Audit and 990 form, no later than December 1
- Review and revise or approve Bylaws every three years
News from the CLOTHING DEPOT
Jeans, size 6-8, and men's sizes (for High School students)
Gently used boots, all sizes, through men's size 13
Toddler girl clothing, size 3T
The Clothing Depot can always use donations of new socks and underwear, or cash contributions. Please make checks out to the "Livonia PTSA Council Clothing Depot" a thank you will be sent to Units who who send the Clothing Depot a donation, to be used as a receipt.
For questions, or to schedule an appointment to visit the Clothing Depot, please call 734-744-2525 x25128. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am - noon.
Please share this information with your members.
The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education is a coalition of education leaders committed to fighting for strong K-12 schools in Michigan. We work hand in hand with education leaders across the state to achieve one common goal: Ensuring all Michigan children have access to a quality public education.
To rebuild Michigan education after years of budget cuts, we urge policymakers to address these three core themes:
Restoring full and fair funding
The state has cut millions of dollars from our schools since 2010 —amounting to hundreds of dollars per student. This makes it harder for our kids to compete. It’s time to invest it in our future —our kids —and restore school funding cuts.
Tackling child poverty
Half of Michigan’s students live in poverty and more than 37,000 are homeless. When kids can’t feed themselves, properly stay warm in the winter or even find shelter, they cannot learn. Michigan must take a more aggressive approach to fighting poverty among our schoolchildren and we can no longer afford to ignore this problem.
Protecting local control
Lansing politicians are meddling in local school issues, making it harder for our teachers to teach and kids to learn. Education policy should be crafted by education experts, teachers, parents and those on the front lines of education.
22 @ 6:00 p.m. Founders Day planning meeting @ Claddagh Irish Pub, Livonia
25 @ 9 a.m. - noon MI PTA Advocacy Day @ Double Tree Detroit Dearborn
31 - YMAD Beautification Contest deadline
4 - ELECTION DAY - go vote!
5 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Council Fundraising Workshop @ Cooper Upper Elementary
12 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Livonia Education Foundation Lunch @ St. Mary's Cultural Center
19 & 20 Reflections entries due to Council
22 Leader In Me presentation at Cooper Upper Elementary
5 Council Bowling Party at Woodland Lanes for Unit officers