Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for April 2016

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2016-2017 Nominees for Livonia PTSA Council Executive Board

President - Joanne Hayes

Vice President - Karen Werden

Second Vice President - Debbie Pline

Treasurer - Tytti Newton

Recording Secretary - Amanda Walworth

Corresponding Secretary - Joy Ellis

The Livonia PTSA Council officers’ election will be held at the General/Annual Membership meeting April 20, at 7:00 P.M. in the Stevenson LMC. Additional nominations will be taken from the floor. Those eligible to vote shall hold a membership in a unit with a good standing status. Voting by proxy shall be prohibited.

Respectfully submitted by Kellie Dummer, Karen Werden and John Grzebik

ELVs is back for Summer 2016!

The Livonia PTSA Council and Livonia Public Library have partnered together to provide the Early Literacy Volunteers (ELVs) program to assist elementary students in Livonia Public Schools with reading and other literacy skills.

Sessions will be held at the Civic Center Library on 5 Mile near Farmington. They will be scheduled based on child and volunteer availability Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30am - 4:30pm. Parents or guardians are required to remain at the library while their child is with the volunteer.

To register your elementary student for the summer ELVs program, follow this link:

If you would like to volunteer as an ELVs tutor, follow this link:

If you are interested in more information, please contact Amanda Walworth:

Phone: (517)398–0969


Cleveland PTA kicks off March is Reading Month

"Team Up for Reading" was the theme this year at Cleveland Elementary. It's a general sports related theme. The PTA provided the funds for Paws to appear at school for the kick off assembly. In addition, to get students excited about reading month, they were able to go pick out their free books from the Kiwanis Club that we were awarded earlier this year by recommendation of Livonia PTSA Council. The Livonia Kiwanis Early Risers Club presented the Cleveland Elementary PTA with a free Scholastic Book fair, in celebration of 100 years of the Kiwanis Club!

Way to go Cleveland Elementary PTA!

Rosedale celebrates March is Reading Month

Rosedale students enjoyed a fun reading month with our theme of "Treasure a Good Book"! With the help and support of our PTA, we were able to create weekly adventures for our students including a treasure hunt, reading below the decks (desks), pirate booty (snacks & popcorn) and ended with dressing like pirates as we read in our very own pirate ship in the gym! Our teachers sure make learning and reading fun at Rosedale!

Michigan PTA Convention is coming up quickly!

Have you ever attended a Michigan PTA Convention? Don't think it's for you? THINK AGAIN! Convention is open to everyone - whether you are a PTA officer, a parent a teacher or just care about the well being of our kids! This is a chance to talk with other involved PTA parents and officers. Go - learn - network. You have the power to make a difference!

Michigan PTA Annual Convention - REGISTER NOW!

April 15 - 16, 2016

Lansing Community College


Member On-Site Registration (after 3/30/2016) - $129
Non-Member On-Site Registration (after 3/30/2016) - $154

Student Registration - $59

Convention T-Shirt - $15


We have been told the Quality Suites Hotel is fully booked for Friday night.
Below are other hotel options in the area.
Please note that Michigan PTA does not have any special room rate arrangements with these hotels.

Crown Plaza • 517-323-7100 • 925 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, 48917

Country Inn and Suites • 517-648-6547 • 6511 Centurion Dr, Lansing, 48917


The Michigan PTA Board and Convention Committee will be staying at the

Quality Suites Hotel
901 Delta Commerce Dr. • Lansing • 48917


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Spring is trying to arrive...

With spring and prom and graduation seasons upon us, now is a good time to talk to your teens about responsible ways to celebrate. Check out this article in the Scholastic Choices online magazine about the dangers of alcohol:

Choices is a magazine dedicated to the health and well-being of middle and high school students. Published by Scholastic, each issue is packed with page-turning stories about crucial issues that matter to teens— from bullying, drinking, and technology, to nutrition, fitness, and goal-setting.

Coming up:

5 - Grant & Cass PTA meeting
6 - Randolph PTA meeting
8 - Cass PTA Movie Night, Grant Battle of the Books
11 - Franklin PTSA meeting
12 - Kennedy PTA meeting - ELECTIONS
13 - Garfield PTA meeting
14 - Frost PTSA meeting
15-16 - MI PTA Convention, Lansing, MI & Kennedy PTA Mom 2 Mom Sale
18 - BOE meeting
20 - Livonia PTSA Council GMM - ELECTION OF OFFICERS @ Stevenson High School
- Johnson PTA meeting
26 - YMAD @ Churchill High School
- Churchill PTSA meeting

- Membership Due

25 - Livonia PTSA Council Officer Training @ Franklin High School
28 - Membership due
30 - LPS NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

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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.