Committee Chair: Julie Thompson
Livonia PTSA Council presents the 59th Annual Founders’ Day Celebration
The Magic of a Moment
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the founding of PTA in America, and the accomplishments of PTAs and PTSAs in Livonia. Help us to honor top Livonia High School Seniors and Livonia Teachers of the Year. Winners of the PEP program will be announced, and many others will be recognized.
Tickets: $20 each. Tables seat eight.
Founders Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It’s a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.
PTA’s founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, and the founder of Georgia’s Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, Selena Sloan Butler, were women of imagination and courage. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to literally change the world.
They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and futures of all of our children. As much as other conditions in America may have changed, that idea has not. PTAs keep it alive.
Today, PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. Our members represent the ethnic diversity of our nation, and they come from the ranks of traditional families, single-parent households, blended families, grandparents, and other caring adults. Together, we continue to serve as the conscience of the country for children and youth.