Livonia PTSA Council Courier
News for September 2017 - Back To School!
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Grant PTA Welcome Back BBQ
Last year, Grant Elementary PTA wanted to host a laid-back event for all students, families, and staff to give them an opportunity to catch-up with each other after summer break, and to introduce our new Principal. The event was exactly as we hoped it would be – we introduced our Principal, families mingled, children played, and everyone enjoyed themselves! Like any good neighborhood BBQ, we had more food than we could eat and a lot of laughter. The Welcome Back BBQ is a fun addition to the beginning of the year and something families requested we continue.
New this year we’re adding an activity for students that will kick-off a beautification project for the school! Attendees can paint a rock that will be displayed at the school in our rock garden – one of Grant’s 2017-2018 projects that demonstrates how each of us are unique, but together we’re a masterpiece.
Helena Stylianou, 16-17 PTA Vice President, and Heather Burk, 16-17 PTA Assistant Treasurer
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* Centennial Business Memberships are $100
MI PTA offers Units a new database tool
To view recorded webinars, you can check the Michigan PTA website here:
If you have issues with your hub, you can contact MemberHub support at:
Council is adding Hubs for officers, please contact your Liaison if you are an officer and have not been added to the Livonia PTSA Council MemberHub site.
Join us at our September 20 General Membership Meeting as we discuss MemberHub and have a presentation on the ways to use and incorporate it in your Unit.
Speaking of Liaisons...
2017-2018 Liaison Assignments:
Buchanan |Robb Drzewicki | firstname.lastname@example.org
Churchill |Julie Thompson | email@example.com
Cleveland |Julie Thompson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coolidge |Lynda Scheel | email@example.com
Cooper |Joanne Hayes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerson |Liz Jarvis | email@example.com
Franklin |Kellie Dummer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Frost |Kellie Dummer | email@example.com
Grant |Amanda Walworth | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayes |Julie Thompson | email@example.com
Holmes |Joanne Hayes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoover |Debbie Pline | email@example.com
Jackson Ctr |Robb Drzewicki | firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson |Donna Blauet | email@example.com
Kennedy |Debbie Pline |firstname.lastname@example.org
Niji-Iro |Cyndi Pierzynski | email@example.com
Randolph |Liz Jarvis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Riley |Cyndi Pierzynski |email@example.com
Roosevelt |Joanne Hayes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosedale |Amanda Walworth | email@example.com
Stevenson |Joy Ellis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Webster |Joy Ellis | email@example.com
Livonia PTSA Council Info you need to know
Did you know...
Livonia PTSA Council PEP Program
PEP is the Livonia PTSA Council PTA Excellence Program. It was created to assist our Units in achieving and maintaining the Michigan PTA Standards of Affiliation. We thought we'd make it fun and add in a little bit of competition! Each Unit gets points for submitting required documents to the Michigan PTA and copies to Council.
We have added additional categories to encourage Units to network and to excel in all matters PTA! Check out the guidelines (and status!) of your Unit here:
email your PEP documents to PEP@livoniaptsacouncil.org
2017-2018 LIVONIA PTSA COUNCIL OFFICER'S DIRECTORY
Please fill out the form separately for EACH Unit you serve (if you serve at more than one Unit. It will allow you to submit multiple responses.)
PEP Points will be awarded when ALL ELECTED OFFICERS AND THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIR have responded.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 Calendars and planning your PTA year:
K-4 Elementary - set your meetings for the FIRST WEEK of the month
5-6 Elementary - set your meetings for the SECOND WEEK of the month
Middle School - set your meetings for the THIRD WEEK of the month
High School - set your meetings for the FOURTH WEEK of the month
Council will continue to meet the THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month.
PLEASE Submit your calendar (meeting AND event dates) to PEP@livoniaptsacouncil.org to be added to the Council calendar (which can be found here: http://livoniaptsacouncil.org/calendar/
Write down these dates:
9/20 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Conference Room A
9/20 General Membership Meeting | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Conference Room A
10/16 Meet & Greet |6:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Conference Room A
10/17 MI PTA Advocacy Day | Lansing, MI
11/15 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | OPEN
11/15 Workshop - College Prep: It's Never Too Early | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | OPEN
11/14 & 11/15 REFLECTIONS ENTRIES DUE TO COUNCIL
12/2 LPTSA Council Chili Cook off | 11:00 -2:00 p.m. | Franklin High School Cafeteria
1/11 Reflections Ceremony | 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. |TBD
1/24 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | OPEN
1/24 Workshop-PTA Halftime Tailgate |7:00-8:00 p.m. | OPEN
2/21 Founders Day | 6:00 – 9:00 | VisTa Tech Center, SCC
3/13-15 National PTA Legislative Conference | Arlington, VA
3/21 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | OPEN
3/21 Workshop - Staff Appreciation Workshop | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | OPEN
4/18 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Conference Room A
4/18 General Membership Meeting & Elections | 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Conference Room A
4/21 MI PTA Centennial Banquet | Lovett Hall, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
4/24 Youth Making a Difference Celebration | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Franklin High School
5/19 MICHIGAN PTA DAY
5/30 Executive Board Meeting | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Conference Room A
5/30 Officer Training Workshop | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. |Conference Room A
6/20 Executive Board Meeting | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Conference Room A (subject to change)
7/25 Council Annual Audit Party | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Board Meeting Room
6/21-24 National PTA Convention | New Orleans, LA
7/19/2017 2017 Audit Party | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Board Room, BOE office (downstairs)
Save these dates...
Fourth Annual Dads Chili Cook Off is set! This is our fun way to get our Dads out and competing for PTA honor, glory and heartburn! Grant PTA, Churchill PTSA and Hoover PTA have won - will one of your Dads and your PTA Unit be next? Start working on those recipes and be prepared to compete on
Saturday December 2, 2017!
FOUNDERS DAY 2018 is set:
Wednesday February 21, 2018, at Vis Ta Tech Center
2016 - 2017 End of Year Survey
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5 - LPS First day of School
6 - Cleveland PTA Meeting
- SHS PTSA Meeting
8 - Niji Iro PTA Meeting
9 - MI PTA President's webinar
12 - Randolph PTA Meeting
13 - Grant PTA Meeting
- National PTA ESSA call
14 - Emerson PTSA Meeting
18 - LPS BOE Meeting
20- Livonia PTSA Council EB Meeting & GMM Meeting
- Holmes PTSA Meeting
25- FHS PTSA Meeting
26 - CHS PTSA Meeting
-Cooper PTA Meeting
4 - Cleveland PTA Meeting
- SHS PTSA Meeting
7 - MI PTA President's Webinar
9 - Grant PTA Meeting
10 - Randolph PTA Meeting
12 - Cleveland PTA Walk A Thon
16 - Livonia PTSA Council Meet & Greet & EB Meeting
- LPS BOE Meeting
17 - Cooper PTA Meeting
18 - Holmes PTSA Meeting
19 - Emerson PTSA Meeting
23 - FHS PTSA Meeting
24 - CHS PTSA Meeting
26 - Cleveland PTA Halloween Activity Night
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