Council Courier

It’s here!  The back to school issue of the Livonia PTSA Council newsletter is now available.  Check it out for information to help your Unit prepare to go back to school!

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The Livonia PTSA Council is on Pinterest!  Find us at

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Ready to Level UP?

Ready to Level Up?

You have spent countless hours, helping at the schools and volunteering with PTA. But you want something more. Are you ready to level up?

We invite you to join us at the Council level. Council is PTA on a district level—not in the trenches. Livonia PTSA Council leads, trains and guides the local units. Council also coordinates district-wide programs, like Masterworks, Reflections, Youth Making a Difference, and more.

Livonia PTSA Council consists of an executive board, and committee members. You’d start as a committee member, working on something you enjoy. For example, do you like Masterworks? Would you like to help make it happen in all Livonia Elementary schools? This is your chance. Notice, we didn’t say you would DO Masterworks in all the schools; only that you would help them to do it. That’s the important thing about Council-level work. We help make things happen all across the district!

Currently, Livonia PTSA Council would like more committee members. We want to grow so we can reach out more and do more, and help PTA units across Livonia. We are all familiar with “burning out” and recognize that bringing on new teammates is fundamental. There are several areas to participate in, and you could do more than one, if you’d like. Or, you could help us with new programs, not currently on the list.

Youth Making a Difference
Green Schools
Founders Day
Clothing Depot
Legislative / Advocacy
Health and Safety
…and more

If you would like more information, please contact Liz Jarvis or Julie Thompson. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people. Maybe you or someone else in your unit would be a good addition to Council—that would be great! If you’d like to “level up,” we would be glad to have you!

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2014-2015 Slate of Officers Announced

In accordance with the Livonia PTSA Council bylaws, the following is presented as the 2014-2015 Livonia PTSA Council Executive Board Slate of Officers:

  • President – Julie Thompson
  • Vice President – John Grzebik
  • Second Vice President – Stacey Dogonski
  • Treasurer – Debbie Pline
  • Recording Secretary – Karen Werden
  • Corresponding Secretary – Allison Johnson

The Livonia PTSA Council officers election will be held at the General/Annual membership meeting April 16, at 6:00 PM at Cooper Upper Elementary. 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 John Grzebik, Allison Johnson, and Debbie Pline.

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You’re Invited to Founders Day on February 12

You are cordially invited to attend Livonia PTSA Council’s 60th Annual Founders Day Celebration on February 12, 2014. This event recognizes the contributions of PTA and PTSA units, teachers, students and volunteers in educating, supporting and advocating for our children. Details

Livonia PTSA Council presents the 60th Annual Founders’ Day Celebration
“Believe, Dream, Inspire”
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each and tables seat eight. Advance purchases are welcome; tickets may be purchased at the door. Ticket Order Form

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer in Livonia!

Do you know of an outstanding volunteer deserving of community recognition? Nominate him or her for the Livonia Observer’s First Citizen or Outstanding Youth award for 2014 by filling out this form.

The deadline to nominate someone is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

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Join Us Wednesday, January 22, for a PTA Awards Workshop!

Livonia PTSA Council will host an Awards Workshop for local units on Wednesday, January 22. This workshop is focused on helping units complete the submission forms for Michigan PTA awards to be presented at the annual convention in May.

The workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. at Cleveland Elementary (28030 Cathedral
Livonia, MI 48150; north of Joy and south of West Chicago, between Inkster and Middlebelt.)

Unit officers, awards committee chairs, committee members and anyone else interested in the awards process are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

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