Friday, January 23, 2015


This month, we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and many of our students had the chance to see his famous "I have a dream" speech.  Many teachers tied that in with this month's habit of Beginning With the End in Mind.  Dr. King had a dream, a vision of equality for all people and that dream helped bring many people together from across the country and through several generations. I often think of our job as educators as helping our students develop their own dreams and then giving them the support and instruction they need to reach those dreams.  You have dreams for your children, we have dreams for them for them as well, and of course the students have dreams of their own.  Together, we can help make all their dreams come true with a true home-school partnership!

photo credit: Marquette University


Tuesday, January 27: Science of Music Assembly
Friday, January 30: Student of the Month Assembly - Begin with the End in Mind
                                        Report Cards Go Home
                                        Skate Night at Riverside Arena 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, February 5: PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
Friday, February 6: Daddy Daughter Dance 6:00-8:00 pm

Monday, February 16: No School for President's Day
Tuesday, February 17: No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development Day)


Rosedale rocked the PTA Reflections (Arts) contest!  

Olivia Alexander, Rajvi Mandaliya, Erica Maladecki,  Aniya Robinson , Ava Posh, Brianna Blackwood, Alivia Lavigne, Grace Robertson, Ryan Rainey, Tara Ngnyen and Purva Mhatre all entered artwork based on the theme, “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”. 

The original pieces were on display and the students received a certificate of merit during a ceremony at Stevenson High School on Thursday, January 13th.  An extra special note of congratulations goes to Grace, Ava, Olivia, Ryan and Rajiv who received either an additional Award of Excellence or Merit.  Their artwork is currently traveling to compete at the state level.   Good luck girls!  And a very special thank you to Mrs. Posh, our art teacher, for all her work with this program and all our students!


Mrs. Bartnick - 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Bartnick is a third grade teacher at Rosedale.  She has been teaching at Rosedale/Johnson Elementary for 17 years.  All but one of those years she has been a third grade teacher.
She is married to her husband, Dave, and they have two grown children, Matt and Missy.

The Rosedale community is like a second family to me.  Staff and families genuinely care about each other.  In good times and in bad, the Rosedale community is always there to support each other.
I love teaching third grade because the students are developing independence and are eager to learn.  Their personalities shine through, and the mix of those personalities in a classroom, makes it a wonderful learning environment.

Away from school I enjoy spending time with my family.  We love to travel.   Since Missy lives in Washington DC, we travel to visit her as often as we can.  Matt has a puppy Chocolate Lab that is a fun addition to our family.   As a family we also enjoy golfing and watching sporting events both in person and on TV.

Miss Zabawski - Title 1 Paraprofessional

Miss Zabawski is very excited to start her first year of her career at Livonia Public Schools!  She graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she met her boyfriend, who is also a certified teacher and is known throughout Livonia Public Schools. She completed her student teaching at Cleveland Elementary in the winter of 2014.

My favorite thing about Rosedale is how everyone treats each other like family. The staff is so friendly and helpful that it didn’t take long for me to feel at home and that I belong.  I also love working with the students. They are always eager to learn!

Other than being at school, I enjoy being involved with my Polish heritage. I spend time creating Polish crafts, like a szopka, and being a Polish folk dancer. I also love spending my time walking around with my boyfriend and friends. 

That Rosedale Elementary participates in the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support or PBS program?  Each year, we receive grant money to implement researched based best-practices to support our students in making positive choices.  As part of that program, every students recites the "Three to Be" pledge each morning where we promise to be Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.  Great things are happening at Rosedale!