Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for October

October PTSA Council Meeting

Join the Livonia PTSA Council for our annual LPS/BOE Meet and Greet on MONDAY, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. We will meet at the Board of Education office on Farmington Road, in Conference Room A. Meet your LPS Trustees and the Superintendent and cabinet. You may contact your Liaison for more information.

Dinner will be provided, so we kindly ask for your RSVP here:

Michigan PTA Advocacy Day 2017

Join the Michigan PTA in Lansing on Tuesday, October 17 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Learn about current legislative issues affecting children, and how to communicate with your elected officials. This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP by October 13. You can register online here:

Learn to effectively use your voice to advocate for today's PTA.

Every Child. One Voice.

Contact Rebecca Lenk, Livonia PTSA Council Advocacy Chair, with questions at

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4th Annual Dad's Chili Cook Off is back!

Who: The Livonia PTSA Council

What: 4th Annual PTA Dads Chili Cook-Off

Where: Franklin High School

When: December 2, 2017 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why: To get Dads, Grandpas, Uncles to join and support their favorite PTAs, earn money for their favorite schools, and have a great time while doing it. Male LPS teachers &/or administrative staff are welcome too!!

A $5 admission gets you refreshments and unlimited chili samples from all of our entrants (while supplies last).

The 1st place “Dad” will take home a “Dadcentric” prize package, a $500 grant, courtesy of The Livonia Kiwanis Early Risers, for their favorite Livonia Public School, and bragging rights for 365 days.

Potential Entries: All entrants MUST be a “dad” and a member of their local PTA. If you are not a member yet, there is still time to join. Chili must be brought to the event in a crockpot, ready to eat. Please bring an extension cord. Feel free to dress up your table to wow the judges. Extra awards will include people’s choice, best dressed table, & hottest chili!

Entry fee is only $10 per chili so sign up now!

For any further questions, please contact Robb Drzewicki at - 248-719-0277

Find more information at

Cleveland PTA welcomes families back to school!

Cleveland Elementary PTA welcomed their new incoming kindergartners and their families at their annual Kindergarten Picnic! With over 200 people in attendance, it was a great event! Families checked in to see which kindergarten teacher their child would be having this year. They received name tags with their teacher's initials and could then find other fellow classmates who had those same initials! Making friends with others in their class was a great ice breaker, and it made the kids more comfortable and more excited for their 1st day! Our kindergarten teachers, as well as our new principal, Mrs. Regan, were all in attendance and were excited to meet the students as well as answer any questions or concerns that parents may have had.

Families munched on hot dogs, chips, and water. Each family was given a treat bag to help with those 1st day of school tears or cheers! The kindergartners were able to take photos with several of our "Photo-Op Frames", and the parents loved it! The kids enjoyed playing on the playground, with the gym equipment, and sidewalk chalk. They also had a scavenger hunt to complete which earned them a prize upon completion!

Zeal credit union representative, Tiffany Sweet, was in attendance to discuss the popular Rockstar Savers program held at Cleveland throughout the year. The Rockstar Saver himself was there to greet the families as well!

The PTA also had Spirit Wear available for families to purchase, and families were also able to sign up for their PTA membership!

Cleveland PTA is always excited to host this event. Our incoming families had nothing but good things to say, and they were very grateful for the opportunity to have their kids be more comfortable when the 1st day of school arrives!

Michigan PTA Centennial Celebration!

In 2018,

Michigan PTA Celebrates

100 Years of Advocating

on Behalf of Children

and Families

and Supporting Parent

Groups Across the State.

There are Membership contests and awards, and a special Business Membership available for Units to sell. (See the form below for the Centennial Business Membership.) Additional information is available at

*NOTE* ALL Business Memberships are $100 this year.

The Centennial toolkit can be found at the top of the Resources page of the Livonia PTSA Council website.

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Please note, this is not a PTA sponsored or endorsed event.

REFLECTIONS - are you in?

With just over a month to go, do you have your Reflections program up and running? Do you have a plan? If you answered no, you can contact for assistance on getting your program up and running. There is still time!

All projects must be completed and turned in to Council on either November 14th or 15th. It's not too late to participate!

This year's theme is: "Within Reach"

Find additional resources here:

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Coming Up:


3 - Rosedale PTA Meeting

4 - Cleveland PTA Meeting & SHS PTSA Meeting

7 - MI PTA President's Webinar

9 - Grant PTA Meeting & Hayes PTA Meeting

10 - Randolph PTA Meeting & Hoover PTA Meeting

11 - LPS HIGH SCHOOL HALF DAY, Parent Teacher Conferences

12 - LPS MIDDLE SCHOOL HALF DAY, Parent Teacher Conferences

- Cleveland PTA Walk A Thon & Buchanan PTA Meeting

16 - Livonia PTSA Council Meet & Greet & EB Meeting

- LPS BOE Meeting

17 - Cooper PTA Meeting

18 - LPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HALF DAY, Parent Teacher Conferences

- Holmes PTSA Meeting

19 - LPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HALF DAY, Parent Teacher Conferences

- Emerson PTSA Meeting

21 - FHS PTSA Scrapbook Crop date

23 - FHS PTSA Meeting, Frost PTSA Meeting

24 - CHS PTSA Meeting

26 - Cleveland PTA Halloween Activity Night, Rosedale PTA Trunk or Treat

27 - Buchanan PTA Boo Bash, Hayes PTA Trunk or Treat, Hoover PTA Hoot N Howl


1 - Cleveland PTA Meeting, Stevenson PTSA Meeting, Grant PTA Meeting

2 - Webster PTA Meeting

4 - Frost PTSA Annual Craft Show

- Michigan PTA President's Webinar

6 - Rosedale PTA Meeting

7 - LPS NO SCHOOL - Election Day (vote!!)

8 - Hayes PTA Make & Take fundraiser

9 - Emerson PTSA Meeting

10 - Niji Iro PTA Meeting & Movie Night

13 - Hayes PTA Meeting

14 - Cooper PTA Meeting, Randolph PTA Meeting, Hoover PTA Meeting

15 - Livonia PTSA Council Meeting & Workshop, Holmes PTSA Meeting

17 - Hayes PTA Movie Night

22-24 LPS NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving

27 - FHS PTSA Meeting, Buchanan PTA Meeting

28 - CHS PTSA Meeting

30 - PTA AUDIT & 990 DUE TO MI PTA, Frost PTSA Meeting

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About us:

The Livonia PTSA Council is a group of 24 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.

The Mission of PTA

The overall purpose of PTA is to be:

  • A powerful voice for all children;
  • A relevant resource for families and communities, and
  • A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child