Livonia PTSA Council Courier
News for January 5, 2015
Happy New Year!
It's Chili Cook Off Time!
If you're more interested in sampling chili, then mark your calendars for Saturday January 10 to join us. We've got a fun event planned, all proceeds will promote PTA programs and events in Livonia. We're looking to increase our presence and hope that you will be part of our programs!
Thanks for joining us to celebrate and have some fun with our great PTA Dads!
Registration form can be found here: Chili Cook-Off registration form
Rules can be found here: Chili Cook-Off rules
FHS PTSA in the spotlight!
Will you show your staff some LOVE this Valentine's Day? Tell us how you made them feel special! We want to know!
RUNNING YOUR UNIT:
Please join us for our 61st Annual Founders Day Celebration Wednesday February 11, 2015
Leader in Me Workshop
Join the Livonia PTSA Council for a presentation by Dr. Terry Taylor, Cooper Upper Elementary Principal and Leader in Me pro for an informative workshop all about the Leader In Me program.
Saturday January 24
9:00 am - Noon
Cooper Upper Elementary School 28550 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185
This workshop is geared to new Leader in Me families, but all are welcome to attend. Dr. Taylor will go over the program and explain the way it works, both at school and at home.
Please follow the link fill out the online form to RSVP.
YMAD - have you started your program yet?
It's a great idea to get YMAD going in the new year. There are so many opportunities for your students to make a difference. There is finally show to shovel. Visit shut ins or a nursing home. Collect hats, gloves, or coats for the less fortunate in these frigid temperatures. Have a can and bottle drive to benefit a charity. (The Clothing Depot is always in need of funds and directly benefits students in our schools.) Projects can be done by individuals, small groups, classrooms, or the entire school. The possibilities are endless.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
IMPORTANT LPS MEETINGS COMING UP - HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Community Forums: Planning our Financial Future
The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education would like your input on the budget challenges that have resulted from enrollment and funding declines.
Please join the Board of Education at one of two community forums in January, as it charts budget priorities for the future.
You are invited to hear about these funding challenges, in the big picture, and as they exist for this year and future years. The Board of Education would like your input on the important decisions ahead.
Community Forum Dates
· 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at LPS Administration, 15125 Farmington Rd.
· 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at LPS Administration, 15125 Farmington Rd.
· First, an update on school funding and historical budget perspective will be presented, to provide context to the discussion.
· Second, small group meetings with members of the Board of Education will allow participants to give input.
Please RSVP, so we can plan for meeting space, materials and appropriate group sizes to maximize participation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 744-2510, and let us know which day you can attend.
The district looks forward to hearing from parents, staff and community members as budget plans are shaped for the future.
8 Council Reflections Ceremony 6:30 pm Stevenson High School
10 Council 1st Annual Chili Cook off 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Franklin High School
14 Awards Workshop 6:30 pm, Frost Middle School
24 Leader In Me Workshop, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Cooper Upper Elementary School
11 Founders Day Doors open at 5:00 pm @ Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center