Livonia PTSA Council Courier

News for October 6

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Livonia PTSA Council Candidates Forum

Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 7-8:15pm

15125 Farmington Rd

Livonia, MI

The Livonia PTSA Council would like to invite you to participate in a forum of candidates running for election to Livonia Public Schools’ Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. The forum will be held at the Livonia Public Schools Administration Building in the Board Room at 15125 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Michigan.

Questions may be submitted in written form from the audience. No verbal questions will be allowed. All questions will be directed to each candidate.

We're off to a great start!

Livonia PTA Units have reported 3,496 members so far.

We hosted our first workshop for the year. Thanks to Rosedale Elementary for hosting us! We learned some great fitness and nutrition information and tips from our fantastic presenters.

Our next workshop will be at Cooper Upper Elementary to discuss fundraising. We will discuss rules, guidelines, and best practices as well as roundtable discussions on types of fundraisers that have worked well for our Units. We hope to see you there.

We are continuing to work to meet our Units needs. Please let us know how we can best meet your needs and support your unit.
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Franklin High School PTSA Voter Registration day!

via Sybil Wilson, VP for Membership, Michigan PTA...

"Are you 18?"

That is the question being repeated by volunteers at Franklin HS PTSA in Livonia, the first and only school to participate in our Register2 initiative! Ny Derry, Julie Thompson from Livonia PTSA Council, Livonia City Clerk Terry Marecki and other dedicated volunteers are registering eligible students as PTSA members and voters today for another hour.

Terry informed me that Livonia has 95K residents, 75K of which are registered voters. Now, more are being added today!

Remember, this is the final weekend to register to vote--October 6th is the last day.

And, please, take notes from Frankin HS PTSA and take someone who needs to register to fulfill their obligation. Way to go, Ny and team!

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Smart Snacks are in effect!

New USDA guidelines have gone into effect. Do you know how they affect your Unit? The National PTA has created guidelines and documents to help you navigate the new rules. Visit their website to find out more:

Membership Benefits - PTA working for YOU!

Our Membership Benefits program is up and running! We have several local business partners who have signed up to offer discounts and incentives to Livonia PTA members simply by showing your current PTA card. Please see our website for special offers and discounts.

To participate in our program, or for more information, please contact Robb Drzewicki at
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Hot Stuff!

Council is planning again. Watch for information about our first ever Chili Cook Off event! We are looking at scheduling in mid January. If you would like to help plan our first ever Chili Cook Off, please contact Robb Drzewicki at Dads are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Coming up

7 @ 7:00 p.m. Livonia PTSA Council Candidates Forum @ LPS Board Office
22 @ 6:00 p.m. Founders Day planning meeting @ Claddagh Irish Pub, Livonia
25 @ 9 a.m. - noon MI PTA Advocacy Day @ Double Tree Detroit Dearborn
31 - YMAD Beautification Contest deadline

4 - ELECTION DAY - go vote!
5 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Council Fundraising Workshop @ Cooper Upper Elementary
12 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Livonia Education Foundation Lunch @ St. Mary's Cultural Center
19 & 20 Reflections entries due to Council
22 Leader In Me presentation at Cooper Upper Elementary

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