STEM Camp update

This week, students learned about weather and climate with Fox 2 News meteorologist Derek Kevra, geology with Mr. John Felsner, and 3D printing and structural engineering requirements for Mars from Lawrence Tech University staff, Dr. Keith Kowalkowski and Marianne DeBrito.

Wednesday camp participants were able to visit Earthworks Urban Farm in Detroit.  You can check out their website here:

Thank you to all who have participated in making our Summer STEM camp so fun!


Weather presentation by Derek Kevra:

Weather 1

Weather 2

Earthworks Urban Farm trip: Continue reading


STEM Camp: Newton’s Laws


Summer STEM Camp is here!

The Livonia PTSA Council would like to send a special thank you to all of our guest speakers for this year’s STEM Summer Camp:

Chitra Rangan- Physics Professor at the University of Windsor

Sara and Frank Thompson

Jesse Mason- Eastern Michigan University Physics Professor & The Farmington Community Stargazers

Derek Kevra- Fox 2 News

John Felsner- The Henry Ford

Roger Harrison- Project Engineer at Lawrence Technological University

Kathi Withun

Cheryl Garrett- Henry Ford College Biology Professor

Charlotte Barel- Master Gardner

OHM Advisors; presenters Kim Klieber and Caitlin White

Patty Novak

Abusayeed Saifullah Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Wayne State University

Livonia Warriors Robotics Team


Additional thanks to the following for hosting our field trips:

The Michigan Science Center

Madonna University- Prof. Maria Kuhn

Livonia PTSA Council 2017 Audit Party

Make sure your Unit is represented at the 2017 Audit Party.  Each year, Council sponsors a night for all of our Units to come together to complete their annual audit.  We have experienced auditors and CPA’s on hand to assist.  Instructions on how to prepare for and how to complete your audit can be found here:

Livonia PTSA Council Audit Report Form

Each Unit should send 2-3 members (the treasurer should be one!)  Council provides dinner, calculators and forms.

LIAISONS will also be selected at the Audit party!  PEP totals will determine order in which Units select (must be present) their Liaison.

Sign up here to attend:

We look forward to seeing you:

6:00 – 8:00 PM



Upcoming workshops

It’s election season in the PTA.  Make sure that you sign up for Officer Training offered by the Livonia PTSA Council:

Join us Wednesday May 24 at Franklin High School from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for our annual Officer Training Workshop. Learn the ins and outs of your new role – or get more in depth training if you’re a returning officer. There is always something new to learn. This is also a great way to network and share ideas.

Dinner will be provided. PEP points will be awarded. This is something you DON’T want to miss!

We do need to know how many people to expect. Please register online by filling out the following google form:

Our Audit party is on the calendar too; join us Wednesday July 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Your Treasurer and two – three other PTA members should plan to attend.  See our Resources page for information on what to bring to the Audit – or contact your Liaison.  Dinner will be provided.

Sign up for the Annual Audit Party here: