Legislative meet and greet

Please join the Livonia PTSA Council for an evening with your elected representatives to discuss local issues and concerns.

We have State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (District 6),
State Senator Patrick Colbeck (District 7),
State Representative Julie Plawecki (District 11),
State Representative Robert Kosowski (District 16) and
State Representative Laura Cox (District 19) joining us.

We will update as we add additional legislators.

Refreshments will be provided by the Franklin High School Patriot Inn. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend.

We do ask for an RSVP for planning purposes – please email John Grzebik at john.grzebik@livoniaptsacouncil.org

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Leader In Me

Did you attend the Leader in Me presentation by Dr. Taylor at Cooper Upper Elementary in January?  Did you miss it?  Do you want to see it again?  We have good news – the slide show is available to view – please follow the link below.   Thank you again to Dr. Taylor for sharing your time and expertise with us, and to all who attended!

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Congratulations to our Livonia PTSA Shining Stars!

Another Founders Day has come and gone!  We are thrilled to have recognized the following “Shining Stars” in our PTA’s:

Buchanan Elementary School:

Melissa Bater & Naomi Joyce

Churchill High School:

Melissa O’Neil

Cleveland Elementary School:

Rod Brandon

Coolidge Elementary School:

Stephanie Eaton & Mishelle McCann

Cooper Upper Elementary School:

Provvidenza Ayers, Jennifer Hrycaj & Donald Lack

Emerson Middle School:

Stacey Dogonski & Audrey Mickel

Franklin High School:

Ny Derry

Frost Middle School:

Jennifer Schleif & Sarah Wisner

Garfield Elementary School:

Mary Ann Ingram

Grant Elementary School:

Salena Begley

Holmes Middle School:

Cindy Wilson

Hoover Elementary School:

Mary Akahoshi, Dave Billington, Karen Martoia, Paula Young & Rebecca Starks

Jackson Early Childhood Center:

Lisa Borenski, Diane Coccia & Amy Johnson

Johnson Upper Elementary School:

Dave Gluth

Kennedy Elementary School:

Nicole Minor & Debbie Pline

Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School:

Rebecca Lenk

Perrinville Center:

Sarah Sinkus, Rochelle Ranta, Jessica Connolly, Amanda Walworth, Sue Schawinsky, Robb Drzewicki, Megan Smith, Liz Biddle, Becky Drzewicki

Randolph Elementary School:

Melissa Myers & Laura Stemple

Riley Upper Elementary School:

Matt Bentley & Melodie Provencher

Roosevelt Elementary School:

Suzanne Thiele

Rosedale Elementary School:

Rhonda Simko

Stevenson High School:

Sonja Kabrovich & Cyndi Pierzynski

Webster Elementary School:

Heidi Jo Fulk, Genevieve Lueck, Crystal Frank, Bridget MacDonald, Anne Lantto, Craig Dobias, Lora Boka & Julie Hill

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Do you have an opinion? About PTA? Please share it with us!

We’re looking for ways to make the Livonia PTSA Council even better!  In order to do that, we need to know what you want!  Please take a few minutes (it’s a short survey!) to fill out our survey.  We appreciate your feedback and will work to make Council the best that it can be.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xWrX0qGAol15GFL-TligfBAEiiCWrhil8DJIBZXrRw4/viewform

We will address survey results and discuss future plans and goals at our March 11 PTSA Council meeting.  All are welcome to join us.  See our Calendar for location and time!

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Leader in Me workshop was a success!

Council would like to thank Cooper Upper Elementary Principal and Leader in Me expert Dr. Terry Taylor for his Saturday morning workshop.  We learned about the Leader in Me program, Seven Habits and how they work at school and in the home.  It was an informative and fun morning for all who attended.  One of the videos presented can be seen here:

http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en

Stay tuned for more information about the Leader in Me!

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Your input is critical! Let your voice be heard.

Community Forums: Planning our Financial Future
The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education would like your input on the budget challenges that have resulted from enrollment and funding declines.

Please join the Board of Education at one of two community forums in January, as it charts budget priorities for the future.

You are invited to hear about these funding challenges, in the big picture, and as they exist for this year and future years. The Board of Education would like your input on the important decisions ahead.

Community Forum Dates
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at LPS Administration, 15125 Farmington Rd.
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at LPS Administration, 15125 Farmington Rd.

Forum Format
• First, an update on school funding and historical budget perspective will be presented, to provide context to the discussion.
• Second, small group meetings with members of the Board of Education will allow participants to give input.

Please RSVP, so we can plan for meeting space, materials and appropriate group sizes to maximize participation. Email us at jwozniak@livoniapublicschools.org or call (734) 744-2510, and let us know which day you can attend.

The district looks forward to hearing from parents, staff and community members as budget plans are shaped for the future.

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Founders Day is coming!

Please join the Livonia PTSA council for our 61st annual

Founders Day Celebration Wednesday February 11, 2015

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Tickets are $25 each, tables seat eight.

Additional details can be found below.  Questions and reservations can be directed to Founders Day Chair Stacey Dogonski at stacey.dogonski@livoniaptsacouncil.org

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