Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for March 2017

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Michigan PTA Annual Convention has a new look!!!



  • General Sessions – Let your voice be heard through participation in the business of Michigan PTA.
  • Learn New Skills with Workshops and Table Talks – Convention workshops and table talks provide a great selection of hands-on learning and training opportunities. Get up-to-date information to strengthen your PTA.
  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers and Presenters – Hear from exciting and powerful keynote speakers who will motivate and inspire you!
  • Free Resources – Visit with Michigan PTA partners to gain ideas and information for programs for your school.
  • Volunteer- Learn how you can volunteer and work with Michigan PTA leadership and share your talents!
  • Networking – Link up with hundreds of others working on behalf of children and families to share best practices, resources and information.
  • Special Giveaway – Don’t miss the opportunity to win a cruise for two! A lucky PTA Volunteer will win this fantastic Caribbean cruise during the event – Remember you must be present to win!

Saturday March 25, 2017

Cornerstone Health + Technology High School

17351 Southfield Fwy.

Detroit, MI 48235

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Congratulations to our Livonia PTSA Council Reflections winners, who will be moving on to the National PTA level competition:

Dance Choreography

High School: Kayla Antongiorgi Churchill HS

Outstanding Interpretation Award

Middle School: Andrea Morton Riley Upper Ele

Award of Merit

Film Production

High School: Ann Pollack Stevenson HS

Outstanding Interpretation Award

High School: Jacob Schaf Stevenson HS

Award of Merit


High School: Elise Nehasil Stevenson HS

Honorable Mention

Middle School: Megan Pribak Holmes MS

Award of Merit

Intermediate: Emma Antonczak Webster

Honorable Mention


High School: Alexa Pierzynski Stevenson HS

Outstanding Interpretation Award

Visual Arts:

High School Laura Stevens Stevenson HS

Award of Excellence

High School:P Florencia Benavidez Stevenson HS

Award of Merit

Thank you Cyndi Pierzynski & Ny Derry, Livonia PTSA Council Reflections Chairs! If you are interested in helping promote Reflections at the Council level, or at your school, please contact Cyndi at or Ny at

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MI PTA Scholarship - it's not too late to apply!

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2017

The Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship deadline has been extended to April 1, 2017! The scholarship was created as a way to recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership and advocacy skills through participation in PTA. A minimum of one $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year and additional scholarships and/or scholarships of varying amounts are awarded based on available funds. Spread the word and let your high school seniors know about this fantastic opportunity!

ELIGIBILITY: High school students that plan to attend college in the fall of 2016 and are a member of a Michigan PTA/PTSA unit in good standing.



2017 Livonia PTSA Council Founders Day celebration.

Thank you to Debbie Pline, PTSA Council Founders Day chair for a fantastic event!

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"

Coming up:


20-LPS BOE Meeting

20-21 - Webster PTA Science Fair

21 - Cooper PTA Meeting

- SHS PTSA Meeting

25 - MI PTA Annual Meeting, Southfield, MI

27- FHS PTSA Meeting

28 - CHS PTSA Meeting



11 - Cass PTA Meeting

- Coolidge PTA Meeting

- Cooper PTA Meeting

- Webster PTA Meeting

12 - Cleveland PTA Meeting

- Kennedy PTA Meeting

13- Frost PTSA Meeting


17- Livonia PTSA Council Meet & Greet, Executive Board & General Membership Meeting (Election of Officers)

18 - SHS PTSA Meeting

24 - FHS PTSA Meeting

25 - CHS PTSA Meeting

- Livonia PTSA Council YMAD celebration

28 - Niji Iro PTA Meeting

For more information about the Michigan PTA

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For more information about the National PTA

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Check out the PTA One Voice Blog here:

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:

Our Children Magazine is the unique voice for parents.

Go to 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

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About us

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