Livonia PTSA Council Courier
News for October
October PTSA Council Meeting
Dinner will be provided, so we kindly ask for your RSVP here:
Michigan PTA Advocacy Day 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com - 248-719-0277
Find more information at https://livoniaptsacouncil.org/work/male-engagement/
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!
Michigan PTA Celebrates
100 Years of Advocating
on Behalf of Children
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 http://www.michiganpta.org/page/Centennial
*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.
REFLECTIONS - are you in?
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:
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
For more information about the National PTA:
To access the PTA Tool Kit, click here:
Check out the PTA One Voice Blog here:http://onevoice.pta.org/
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: http://ptaourchildren.org/
Our Children Magazine is the unique voice for parents.
Go to PTAOurChildren.org 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
Want to contribute to Our Children? View our Editorial Calendar.
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