Livonia PTSA Council Courier
News for May, 2017
STEM Summer Camp news
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) committee is new to Livonia PTSA Council in 2015. Our first project was a Maker Camp in the summer of 2016 for Middle School students. If you would like more information on the STEM committee, or if you would like to participate, please contact Committee Chair Amanda Walworth.
Learn more about this summer's activities and sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSEAjE9lj7kVKDfcaEQAHgRpZGx9V1nmDnNRMco5eTfXTnQQ/viewform
ELVs Sign Up is live
The ELVs (Early Literacy Volunteers) program provides reading tutoring over the summer months for elementary students in the Livonia Public Schools District.
This year’s 2017 program is currently taking registrations.
To sign up your student for summer reading help, click here:
If you would like to sign up to be an ELV volunteer, click here:
2017 Michigan PTA Reflections Celebration
talented State Reflection Winners!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
1:00 - 3:00pm
Admission: $5.00 per attendee
Honorees are admitted FREE
Light hors d'oeuvers will be served, followed by the awards ceremony
New this year
Silent Auction and 50/50 Drawing
All proceeds will go toward our ongoing
commitment to the Michigan PTA
Location: City of Southfield Parks & Recreations
Multi Purpose Room
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
2017 YMAD Celebration is a success! Thank you PTSA Council Chairperson Karen Werden!
Officer Training Workshop
Join us Wednesday May 24 at Franklin High School from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for our annual Officer Training Workshop. Learn the ins and outs of your new role - or get more in depth training if you're a returning officer. There is always something new to learn. This is also a great way to network and share ideas.
Dinner will be provided. PEP points will be awarded. This is something you DON'T want to miss!
We do need to know how many people to expect. Please register online by filling out the following google form:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE AT THE PTSA COUNCIL LEVEL?
Serving on the Executive Board requires good communication and organizational skills, a willingness to coordinate the business and activities of the association, cooperation with all members, the ability to offer leadership services when called upon, and the desire to make the schools a welcoming place where all students may enjoy the benefits of PTA/PTSA.
Committee Members may serve at the Council level without being voted on as formal members. This is a good way to try out Council and become familiar with our work.
Nominations season is upon us! If you would like to apply for a position on Council, you can find an application on our website, under the "Resources" tab. Scroll down to "Other forms and documents"
(Annual) Staff Appreciation Contest coming up!
We have one more PTSA Council sponsored contest for the year, one that has been well received in the past: The Staff Appreciation Contest!!
We are always so impressed with your Staff Appreciation events that we are going to award a Gift Card ($100) to the Unit that has been declared the winner.
The rules/details are:
Email/message Kellie Dummer - ONE photo that you think best represents your Staff Appreciation event by SUNDAY (May 21st) You can include a short description. (Collage photos accepted.)
Kellie will post a series of photos on the Livonia PTSA Council Facebook page Monday, May 22nd. The photo with the most LIKES by Friday, May 26 at noon will be declared the winner. It's that simple (hopefully!) You are all encouraged to share, tag and like the post! If anyone has any questions, please let Kellie know. Good luck (and THANK YOU!)
Michigan PTA 99th Annual Convention
Where: Lansing Community College - West Campus5708 Cornerstone Dr.
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Online registration closes July 10th.
You will be able to register on site in Lansing after that date -
just print and complete the registration form and bring it with you to Lansing Community College on July 14th!
Register Online Here:
Registration Pricing Information
Member Registration - $129.00 Member Onsite - $149.00
Non-Member Registration - $149.00 Non-Member Onsite - $169.00
Student Registration - $59.00 Student Onsite - $79.00
Convention T-Shirt Pricing
$15.00 - Sm, Med, Lg, xLg
$18.00 - 2x & 3x
AGENDA COMING SOON!
1-5 - Cass PTA, Cleveland PTA & Roosevelt PTA Staff Appreciation Week
2 - Cass PTA Meeting, Coolidge PTA Meeting
3 - Cleveland PTA Meeting, Kennedy PTA Meeting
8 - Roosevelt PTA Meeting
9 - Cleveland PTA Muffins with Moms
10 - Cass Elementary 50th Anniversary Celebration
11 - Webster PTA Meeting
12 - Cass PTA Muffins with Moms, Kennedy PTA Spring Fling
16 - Stevenson PTSA Meeting
17 - Cass PTA Art & Science Fair Extravaganza, Frost PTSA Meeting
22 - Franklin PTSA Meeting (elections)
23 - Cooper PTA Meeting
24 - LPTSA Council Officer Training
29 - MEMORIAL DAY - LPS NO SCHOOL
30 - Churchill 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