PTA Takes Action-October 2015

Source: PTA Takes Action-October 2015

Attention PTA Officers!

Each school year, the Livonia PTSA Council provides an Officer’s Directory to each of our Units.  If you are a current PTA officer, please take a moment to fill out the form with your contact information.  This Directory will be provided to Livonia PTA Officers.  Thank you!

Michigan PTA Summer Leadership Academy

Are you a new or a returning PTA officer this year?  Have you been to training before?  Does running a meeting make you nervous?  Could you use a few tips on Parliamentary Procedure?  Do you know the basics about being the treasurer for your Unit?  Then the Summer Leadership Academy is for you!  Register now – either online or by mail.  It’s easy, and it’s affordable (especially if you are already a PTA member!)  Your Unit should have a line item for training to cover the cost (your Treasurer will know that the budget needs to be approved by the membership BEFORE reimbursing you though!)

We’re looking forward to seeing you there – it’s local!  This year’s Summer Leadership Academy is being hosted by:

Dearborn Edsel Ford High School
2061 Rotunda Drive
Dearborn, MI

Saturday August 8, 2015

You can find event information here:

You can register online here:

This is something you won’t want to miss!  (Your Unit will receive PEP points for attending too!)

Dine out to support the Livonia PTSA Council!

Join us in welcoming Applebee’s to the neighborhood!  Applebee’s will donate a portion of proceeds from 5 – 8 pm to the Livonia PTSA Council.

Help us celebrate our official ribbon cutting ceremony on May 27 by dining to donate! A portion of our proceeds on May 27 will benefit the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation and the Livonia PTSA Council. We’re also giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post between May 26-27! Tell us what you love about Applebee’s. More info on our Dine to Donate Livonia events:

Applebee's Livonia, MI's photo.

Livonia PTSA Council Officer Training

Elections are over!  New or returning officers have been decided!  Now what?

Join the Livonia PTSA Council for an officer training workshop at Frost Middle School Wednesday May 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Dinner will be provided, we do ask for an RSVP for planning purposes.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Officer Responsibilities – President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair
  • Running a Meeting
  • Making motions, amending the budget, Roberts Rules
  • Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
  • Relationship of your Unit to the Livonia PTSA Council, Michigan PTA & National PTA
  • PTA Resources & where to find them: Forms, Calendars, Websites, Liaisons
  • PTA Programs (Council programs, National PTA programs)
    including: PEP, YMAD, Reflections, Founders Day,
  • Financial Best Practices
    Money Management, Fraud prevention, Audit Party, paying bills
  • End of year Board Transition responsibilities

Contact Julie Thompson if there is something not listed that you would like to see covered:

Please RSVP here: