Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for March, 2018

Big Thank you to the CONNECT program students... the LCTC (Livonia Career Technical Center) for the fundraiser they ran in December. Students brought in donations to be used for new undergarments for the Livonia PTSA Council Clothing Depot, now housed at Franklin High School and run by Franklin Transition Program students. The CONNECT program students raised over $665!!!

Frost PTSA News and Activities...

In looking for ways to give back to our students, Frost Middle school PTSA has 2 scholarships for students who are current PTSA members. The $100 Washington DC Scholarship is awarded to students based on their brief responses to questions such as "What are you most looking forward to visiting and why?" This year, we awarded 20 DC Scholarships.

The other Scholarship we host is the Music Scholarships. Music teachers conduct auditions and then decide the award amount. PTSA provides the certificates and the funds. Music Scholarships are available to any student currently in a band or orchestra class or any student in choir. We award $1000 in scholarships.

Frost PTSA is honored to help support and encourage our student's interests!

National PTA Family Reading Experience

In March, thousands of elementary schools will celebrate National Reading Month by hosting a PTA Family Reading Experience. Check out our NEW, interactive approach that engages the whole family in reading activities!

Parents take part in the fun with their kids and leave the event with a deeper understanding of the simple ways they can support literacy. National PTA has partnered with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) to provide literacy expertise and activities to host an engaging and effective Family Reading Experience.

Share Your Event

We invite you to share details of your experience and encourage you to use our tools for support in planning and promoting your event.


Family Reading Experience Guide

Engage families in reading fun at your school by hosting a PTA Family Reading Experience using our Experience Guide. This guide is organized into 5 steps with links to materials and sample templates you can customize for your own PTA and school.

National PTA Advocates for Gun Safety and Mental Health Services to Protect Children

Media Contact

Heidi May Wilson, Senior Manager, Media Relations


ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 21, 2018)—National PTA joins students, families, educators, school administrators, community leaders and the nation in grief over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and all acts of gun violence involving children and youth. This kind of loss is unimaginable, and our country has experienced far too many gun-related tragedies. It is urgent that we work together to find solutions and make meaningful changes to keep our children safe.

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MI PTA Centennial Celebration Luncheon


Please join us for lunch, advocacy awards, guest speaker, entertainment, and reunion with past and present Michigan PTA members!


11:00 am - 12:30 pm Reception, Silent Auction
12:30 pm Luncheon, meal choice of Trout, Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian/Vegan
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Program

Register online here:

MI PTA Awards and Recognition:


Eligibility for Recognition
Distinctions between Certificates and Awards
Certificate of Achievement
Centennial Membership Challenges
Michigan PTA Awards Checklist

Click below for the following applications:

Council Achievement Certificate
Unit Recognition Certificate

Best male Involvement Program Award
Best Membership Campaign Award
Excellence in Communications Award
Healthy Lifestyles Award
MemberHub Master User Award
Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award
Outstanding Educator/Staff Member of the Year Award
PTA/PTSA Member of the Year Award

Applications due to the office by April 15!

See options below to submit applications:

Click here to upload application to Dropbox

Applications can be mailed to:
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

or emailed to:

Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship

Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2018 and are available to graduating seniors.

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Coming up


1 - Hoover PTA Bingo Night

6 - Rosedale PTA Meeting

7 - Cleveland PTA Meeting

- SHS PTSA Meeting

- Grant PTA Meeting

12 - Hayes PTA Meeting

13 - Hoover PTA Meeting

- Randolph PTA Meeting

15 - Emerson PTSA Meeting

- Webster PTA Meeting

20 - Cooper PTA Meeting

21 - Livonia PTSA Council Meeting & Workshop @ Rosedale

- Holmes PTSA Meeting

22 - Buchanan PTA Meeting

- MI PTA Advocacy Day

23 - Hayes PTA movie night

26 - FHS PTSA Meeting

27 - CHS PTSA Meeting

30 - LPS NO SCHOOL (spring break begins)


1-6 LPS NO SCHOOL (spring break)

10 - Randolph PTA Meeting

- Hoover PTA Meeting

11 Cleveland PTA Meeting

- SHS PTSA Meeting

- Grant PTA Meeting

- Hayes PTA Meeting

12 - Emerson PTSA Meeting

13 - Niji-Iro PTA Meeting & Movie Night

17 - Cooper PTA Meeting


- Holmes PTSA Meeting

20 - Hayes PTA Ice Cream Social

21- Michigan PTA Centennial Luncheon

23 - FHS PTSA Meeting

24 - LPTSA Council YMAD Celebration

- CHS PTSA Meeting

26 - Cleveland PTA Ice Cream Social & Art Fair

- Hoover PTA Ice Cream Social

- Buchanan PTA Meeting

27 - Hayes PTA Movie Night

About us...

The Livonia PTSA Council is a group of 22 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.