Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for November 3, 2014


Welcome Niji Iro PTA!

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Please join us in welcoming our 25th PTA unit - Niji Iro PTA. Several Livonia PTA representatives were on hand to welcome our newest unit, including: Suzy Migrin, Webster Elementary PTA; Debbie Pline, Livonia PTSA Council; Joy Ellis, Livonia PTSA Council; Shelly Robinet, Emerson Middle School PTSA & Livonia PTSA Council; Sue Nicholson, Johnson Upper Elementary PTA; Nicole Sturgeon, Rosedale Elementary PTA; Kellie Dummer, Grant Elementary PTA, Karen Bradford, Holmes Middle School PTSA; Chris Flannigan, Holmes Middle School PTSA; Robb Drzewicki, Livonia PTSA Council & Perrinville PTA; Julie Thompson, Livonia PTSA Council. Several Units gave gifts - including information on hosting events and fundraising.

Livonia PTSA Council Fundraising Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 6:30pm

28550 Ann Arbor Trail

Westland, MI

Join Council for a Fundraising workshop and roundtable discussion at Cooper Upper Elementary School. We will discuss fundraising strategies, rules and best practices. We will also have local fundraising opportunities available to review.


Congratulations to the Cooper Upper Elementary PTA on a HUGELY successful Fall Festival. Cooper PTA started the night out with 157 members, and ended up doubling their membership total to 314 members by the end of the night. How did they do that you ask? While many of the activities were free of charge, some had a fee of '1-3 tickets' Tickets were sold for $1 each, with PTA members receiving 6 free tickets. If you joined the PTA that night, you would receive six free tickets with your membership. Brilliant idea! Job well done Cooper Upper Elementary PTA!

Tell us your success story and we will feature you in an upcoming newsletter! Email Julie Thompson at
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Leader in Me workshop has been rescheduled FOR NOVEMBER 22, 2014

ATTENTION - ANOTHER DATE CHANGE, due to a conflict with the Blessings in a Backpack fundraiser. We will see you in January, please bowl on November 22 - for a good cause!

Join the Livonia PTSA Council for a presentation by Dr. Terry Taylor, Cooper Upper Elementary Principal and Leader in Me pro for an informative workshop all about the Leader In Me program.

Saturday January 24, 2015

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cooper Upper Elementary

This workshop is geared to new Leader in Me families, but all are welcome to attend. Dr. Taylor will go over the program and explain the way it works, both at school and at home. Please RSVP using the following link:

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It's time to wrap up your Reflecions entries!

It's time to wrap up Reflections entries at your school. Entries will be collected by Council Reflections Chair Cyndi Pierzynski for judging before heading to the State level competition. Please make sure that your forms have been correctly filled out and that entries meet all rules and regulations.

Drop off is scheduled for Wednesday November 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm and Thursday November 20 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at Niji Iro Elementary School (former Taylor Elementary) 36611 Curtis, Livonia MI 48152. Please contact Cyndi at with any questions.

Livonia PTSA Council would like to offer special thanks to Niji Iro Principal Karen Young for allowing us to continue to receive entries there, and for making special accommodations for us to do so. You are much appreciated!
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Christmas Cookies with the Patriot Inn

Livonia PTA officers are invited to join the Patriot Inn staff and students for an afternoon of cookie baking! Join us as we bake five different types of cookies. You will return to your school with five dozen cookies to share with your PTA and staff!

Your unit can choose to join us for one of the following four sessions:
Wednesday December 10 at 11:00 am OR 3:00 pm
Friday December 12 at 11:00 am OR 3:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED (5-8 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION) AND IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE RSVP by following the google link: <iframe src="" width="760" height="500" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe>

Come learn about the Patriot Inn program at Franklin, and how you can work with them too. (And leave with cookies!)
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Does this logo look familiar?

The PTA logo - you recognize it, right? Do you use it? The PTA logo should appear on every document that comes from your PTA! Make sure that your members (and non-members!) know who is responsible for your events, activities, fundraisers and purchases! Copy and save the logo if you haven't already saved it somewhere easy to find and use! For rules on the use of the PTA logo:

Coming up

4 - ELECTION DAY - go vote!
5 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Council Fundraising Workshop @ Cooper Upper Elementary
12 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Livonia Education Foundation Lunch @ St. Mary's Cultural Center
19 & 20 Reflections entries due to Council
22 Leader In Me presentation at Cooper Upper Elementary

5 Council Bowling Party at Woodland Lanes for Unit officers
10 @11 am & 3 pm Cookies with the Patriot Inn
12 @ 11 am & 3 pm Cookies with the Patriot Inn

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.