Livonia PTSA Council Courier
Is it Spring Yet? 2019
Mark your Calendars
April 17th - LPTSAC Executive Board & General Membership Meeting 6 -8 pm @ Board Office
April 25th - Youth Making a Difference Celebration 6 -9 pm @ Churchill High School
May 29th - LPTSA Council Officer Training 6 - 8 pm @ Churchill HS Library
July 17th - Council Audit Party 6-8 pm @ Board Office
March 20th - School Funding Workshop
Youth Making A Difference
Well, we are just 8 weeks away from the Youth making a Difference celebration!
It is on Thursday April 25 from 6-8 PM at Churchill High School.
Things for the unit YMAD chairpersons to do in the next 2 weeks:
1) Reach out to your students/ teachers/ parents asking for
final call for participants to turn in their commitment forms for this program.
2) Obtain a final head count of students participating from your school
( I just need a number NOT student names). I need this count to order Certificates and Celebration invitations for each student.
3) Email your participation number to me by March 13, 2019
4) Please let me know the name and email of your YMAD Chairperson if you have not done so. OR if your school is NOT participating- I just need to know.
I want to make sure these emails are getting to the right person!!
More details to follow...
Youth Making a Difference-
PTSA Council Chairperson
Tips for your Nominations Commitee
I found a great resource for selecting and guiding your nominations committee. You can use this as a guideline but also refer to your units bylaws for specifics. If you have any questions about nominations or elections please contact your liaison or anyone on council.
A fun flyer can be used to help look for board members!
Congratulations to Hayes, Riley and Roosevelt for winning the centerpiece contest. Each year, everyone does a great job taking the Reflections theme and turning them into centerpieces.
Congratulations to Mandy who was chosen to receive the Michigan PTA Child Advocacy Award for our council. We are beyond lucky to have her and were excited to surprise her with this award. Thank you to Michigan PTA's Barb Blanchard for presenting the award and to Michigan PTA's President Sibyl Wilson for speaking to the crowd about the benefits of PTA.
Thank you to Amanda Walworth & Debbie Pline for organizing our Founders Day Celebration. Thank you to Mandy Gerstenbrand for the amazing slideshow and to all the council members who helped make the night great!
Here is a list of the awards- Deadline for all awards is April 15, 2019
Educator/Staff Member of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Council of the Year
Best Membership Campaign
MemberHub Super User
Unit Achievement Award
Healthy Lifestyle Award
Excellence in Communication
Best Male Involvement Award
PTA/PTSA Member of the Year
Shaton Berry Spirit of PTA Award
Brian Whitson Advocate of the Year Award
Membership Goals & Contests
Continue your membership drive thru the winter. Council has a goal of 4800 members this year and we are at 84% .
March: Finishing Strong
Units that surpass 2017-18 numbers by more than 19 members. New Units for 2018-19: Recruit 19 more members than the Unit’s January 2019 count.
April: Final Push
Units that increase membership enough to gain an additional delegate at Convention. (Units gain additional delegates for every 50 members.)
Units that complete a monthly challenge must 1) use MemberHub to submit membership, 2) report the achievement to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of that month to be eligible for the drawing.
Michigan PTA Advocacy Update
An edition just came out this week that is FULL of great information about:
New PTA Initiatives
Michigan PTA Advocacy Day
National PTA Legislative Conference
2019 Blueprint for Children
School Finance Research Collabrative
For more information about the Michigan PTA & National PTA:
Are you looking for PTA logo merch? Check out the Michigan PTA store here: Michigan PTA Online Store
Click here for more information about the National PTA Local PTA Leaders Guide- http://www.ptakit.org