Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for March 2016


Are you familiar with your bylaws and what they have to say about nominations and elections? You want to check them TODAY to see what they tell you about:
  • WHEN do you have to select your Nominations Committee
  • WHO should make up your Nominations Committee
  • HOW you need to select your Nominations Committee
  • WHEN does your slate of nominees need to be presented
  • WHEN are your elections held

Your BYLAWS will answer all of these questions. MANY UNITS WILL NEED TO PRESENT THEIR NOMINATIONS IN MARCH!! Don't miss this important task - set your Unit up for future success NOW!

Your Liaison is available and happy to assist you if you have any questions.

High School PTSA Voter Registration Drives

Each of the three high school PTSAs held a voter registration drive in the beginning of February. Council Legislative chair John Grezbik coordinated with both the Livonia and Westland City Clerks offices to spend one lunch hour at each of the three high schools. We are proud to report that 287 students took advantage of this opportunity to register to vote! Way to go PTSA! Thank you Susan Nash, Livonia City Clerk and Richard LeBlanc, Westland City Clerk for making this possible.

Livonia Culinary Tour

The Livonia Public Schools Hospitality Management program is hosting the:

Livonia Culinary Tour on Sunday March 13, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm.

This event will celebrate food while benefiting the LPS program. Patrons can sample food, speak with chefs and bid on items in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Livonia Culinary Program and Chef Chuck Sansone.

Tickets are available for $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Contact instructor Chris Bednarczyk at or call
734-744-2655 x 47184 to reserve your tickets now or to find out how your business can participate in this second annual event!
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Do you like to play euchre? Never played, but interested in learning? Then join the MI PTA this March 19 in Southfield for an evening of euchre, fun and networking! Proceeds will support MI PTA programs. Snacks and prizes will be provided. Can we send the largest group?
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Another Founders Day has come and gone...

Your feedback is welcome...

No event is complete without feedback. We can always make next year better. Please share your thoughts on Founders Day 2016 with us in this short survey:

Survey results are anonymous. Responses have been made public for all to see. Please let us know what you thought!

This is just a small sample of the photos from Founders Day 2016. Check out the rest of the album - photographed by the very talented Karen Werden - on our Facebook page here:

Make sure to LIKE us while you're there!

Michigan PTA Annual Convention - REGISTER NOW!

April 15 - 16, 2016

Lansing Community College


Member Pre-Registration (by 3/30/2016) - $99
Non-Member Pre-Registration (by 3/30/2016) - $124

Member On-Site Registration (after 3/30/2016) - $129
Non-Member On-Site Registration (after 3/30/2016) - $154

Student Registration - $59

Convention T-Shirt - $15

Book your room now! Hotel capacity is limited at Convention time!

The Michigan PTA Board and Convention Committee will be staying at the

Quality Suites Hotel
901 Delta Commerce Dr. • Lansing • 48917

Free WiFi • Complimentary Breakfast

State you are with the Michigan PTA Convention
to receive a room night rate of $89 (plus applicable taxes).

PTA Convention is for YOU

Have you ever attended a Michigan PTA Convention? Don't think it's for you? THINK AGAIN! Convention is open to everyone! This is a chance to talk with other involved PTA parents and officers. Go - learn - network. You have the power to make a difference!
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Coming up:

1 - Grant & Cass PTA meeting
4 - Randolph PTA Pizza, Pop & Paperbacks night
9 - Garfield PTA meeting
10 - Randolph PTA meeting
11 - Kennedy PTA meeting
13 - Patriot Inn Livonia Culinary Tour @ Franklin High School
14 - Franklin PTSA meeting
16 - Livonia PTSA Council Workshop @
- Johnson PTA meeting
22 - Churchill PTSA meeting
- Cass PTA Battle of the Books
25 - April 1 LPS Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
28 - Membership Due

14-15 - MI PTA Convention, Lansing, MI
20 - Livonia PTSA Council GMM - ELECTION OF OFFICERS @ Stevenson High School
26 - YMAD @ Churchill High School
28 - Membership Due
For More information about the Michigan PTA, click here
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Check out the PTA One Voice Blog here:

Welcome to One Voice, the Official Blog of National PTA. A powerful voice for all children, PTA launched this blog as another platform for our leadership, ambassadors, staff and members to share the work they do on behalf of all children. You’ll read about dynamic programs happening at the local level, commentary on news and issues impacting the everyday realities of children, as well as live action from our conventions and events.

Check out the PTA Our Children Magazine here:

Our Children Magazine is the unique voice for parents.

Go to for:

  • Tips to help parents best support your child’s academic success and well-being
  • Relevant and timely stories about the successes and challenges of students, schools and families
  • Inspiration from everyday heroes who work to make every child’s potential a reality

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About us

The Livonia PTSA Council provides support and guidance to local PTA/PTSA units within the Livonia Public Schools District. Council promotes conferences, communications, leadership development and coordination of the efforts of the local units.