Livonia PTSA Council Courier

Is it Spring Yet? 2019

Mark your Calendars

March 20th - LPTSAC Executive Board Meeting & Workshop 6 -8 pm @ Riley Upper Elementary

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

PTA Boards- Please share this flyer with parents. We are hosting a discussion about K-12 School Funding. We will have former LPS Superintendent Dr. Randy Liepa speaking about the School Funding Research Collaborative. We are trying to get a head count so please RSVP, per the flyer. Thank You!
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Youth Making A Difference

Hi everyone!!

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...

Thank YOU!!

Karen Werden

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!


It is time to start thinking about year end awards that your unit can apply for. Last year several Livonia units received awards. Emerson for Best Membership Campaign and Jon Wennstrom, the Buchanan Principal, received the Administrator of the Year! Below is the link to all the different awards being offered. Don't be afraid to toot your own horn, or the horn of your unit.

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 by the 28th of that month to be eligible for the drawing.

Michigan PTA Advocacy Update

If you are not getting the MI PTA Advocacy Newsletter and would like it, please email

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

Launch MI

2019 Blueprint for Children

School Finance Research Collabrative

For more information about the Michigan PTA & National PTA:

Click here for more information about the Michigan 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-

About us...

The Livonia PTSA Council is a group of 22 local PTA/PTSA Units within the Livonia Public Schools District. The Council is organized under the authority of the Michigan PTA for the purpose of promoting conferences, communications, leadership development and coordination of the efforts of the local Units.